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RE: Dutchman Grand Junction vs DRV Mobile Suitea

I believe it was early 2016, either then or in 2015. Sorry I just can't remember exactly when. Ours was built before the buy out though. :B Dan
dapperdan 10/24/20 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I think you may have mis-read the chart. The rear wheel weight rating on a RAM 3500 SRW is 7,000 lbs, the weight rating on a DRW 3500 with the SAME drive line is 9,750! The GCWR difference is about 4,000 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. depending on bed length and rear end gear ratio. That would be way more than 500 lbs! Stability is another huge factor if you factor in wind. I’m sure you’ll have opinions for both though. As for me we started out owning our first fifth wheel with a dually and haven’t looked back. With a dually you’re not that limited to what kind of trailer you can pull. Just the peace of mind is well worth it to me. Dan
dapperdan 10/16/20 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: WINEGARD TravLer

I believe the SWM 3 Winegard only needs one coax That’s all that’s required at our stick and bricks, the same box for the house works on the RV. We’ve had our Winegard for over 4 years now and love it! I do however carry and extra dish for when we get stuck in the trees (which doesn’t happen very often). We try to request a “satellite friendly” site. BTW you will need a power inserter for the SWM dish to work with your box. Dan
dapperdan 10/10/20 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can worn kingpins be refurbished?

Why not consider replacing the pinbox. It's not that difficult and not that expensive. Here's an example Dan
dapperdan 10/01/20 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

Download the app and you don't even have to go inside. App will properly charge the reduced cost for the re-weigh. Mike X2 I've gone inside and used the app. SOOOO much easier/faster with the app. This sounds like a really smart and convenient way to get your weights! Beats having to go inside! :B Dan
dapperdan 09/11/20 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing at Cat Scales

When I weighed my rig, Loves was "nice" and only changed me for 1 weigh-in even though I weighed once WITH the trailer and once without. It's fool proof and accurate. Good luck! Dan
dapperdan 09/10/20 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your total length, truck and trailer

We have a long box RAM 3500, our trailer is 39’ 8”. I can’t remember the exact dimension of my truck (sorry) but our over all length is right at 57”, might be 57’ 3” but it’s really close to just plain 57’. Hope this helps. Dan
dapperdan 09/08/20 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Directv access card

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said! We've been with DirecTV for over twenty years and NEVER had a new card sent to us either! Dan
dapperdan 06/16/20 04:37am Technology Corner
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

This is obviously someone's idea of a joke! This was more or less a "photo op" type thing to get people talking. NOBODY in their right mind would even attempt to tow a fifth wheel this way! Besides, I'm pretty sure they don't make properly sized brake controllers for Buicks (or whatever that vehicle is). :B:B Dan
dapperdan 06/10/20 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Directv getting channel loss 771 but not really

We experienced somehing similar a couple of years ago. We were getting the dreaded "771 loss of signal" message too even in clear weather and we have NO trees to obstruct. Long story short, what it turned out to be was our satellite dish (over the years) had been bumped or whatever and was out of alignment! We had a Direct serviceman out to check things out, he replaced our LNB (even though he didn't really think that was it) and re-tuned the dish. NO more "771" messages since! It's hard to say what's going on in your situation but this is what ours turned out to be. Good luck!! Dan
dapperdan 04/19/20 10:54am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone have a favorite RV wax ???

I use NuFinish, have for years. I don't seem to get the blotchy effect some are stating here. :h I only wax our fifth wheel once year, I do however wax the front cap at least two or three times a year to make removing bug splatters easier. Lots of good suggestions here, pick one and go with it! :B Dan
dapperdan 04/11/20 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wisconsin Campgrounds

The governor just announced that 40 state parks will be closing effective April 10th. Dan
dapperdan 04/10/20 05:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP, Georgia

I can't speak for the State Park, we didn't stay there. We stayed at River Falls at the Gorge Campground and that had a steep hill heading down to the river, not bad though. We made that climb out with our 38' fifth wheel just fine but is was a little intimidating. :B If I remember correctly we did check out the state park, the sites looked very nice BUT I can't remember the drive in or out of it, sorry. :h I can say though that the gorge itself is beautiful!! Definitely worth visiting at least once!!! Good luck with your trip. Dan
dapperdan 03/24/20 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas prices

I paid $2.35 at Sam's in Fort Walton (FL) two days ago. :B There was a station in Milton yesterday that was selling diesel for $2.15! Every station in Navarre was at around $2.55 to $2.69 as of yesterday. Dan
dapperdan 03/20/20 04:44am General RVing Issues
RE: getting trapped inside a park

I love it when you get to a campground/park and the host/attendent says "you should be able to make it"....... Happened to us a few times, a couple of times we ended up using reverse. :B Thank God I'm comfortable backing up the rig, for some it's a rather daunting task! When making reservations our first question is "we have a 38' fifth wheel, can your place accommodate our size RV?" Dan
dapperdan 02/21/20 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out creep

These guys are SPOT ON!! You have a leak going on somewhere in your system. This happened to us on our old Montana, the bedroom slide would "work" it's way out in transit just a little. When I figured out I had a leak, started searching around and, for me it turned out to be easy. The fitting on the bedroom slide ram was a "tad" loose. All I had to do was tighten the fitting and didn't have any more issues with it while we owned it. Dan
dapperdan 02/07/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Metropolis IL

We were just there last February and throughly enjoyed our visit! Parking with an RV could be challenging but if you're willing to walk a little you "may" be able to park on one of the side streets around the corner where you won't need to angle park. A lot is going to depend on what time of day and just how busy downtown Metroplolis is. While we were there, there was PLENTY of close parking (for an RV) BUT you're talking about fourth of July week and that's going to make things harder. You might give the chamber of commerce a call and see if you can get info from those people. While there check out "Yesterday's Home Cookin" diner. It's a cute diner we found and had LOTS of locals there for lunch the day we were in there. The food was really good and the prices VERY reasonable! Good luck and enjoy Superman!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 01/01/20 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Visiting Family in Memphis, need safe rv park

We've stayed at EZ Daze three times in the last few years. ALWAYS felt safe, very well run park, nice and clean and we would defiantly stay there agin if in the area! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/26/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Getting cold {er} in southern Arizona...

This was Chandler last Monday afternoon, a thunderstorm moved through and dropped a BUNCH of hail! :E https://i.imgur.com/fygM8hbl.jpg It was actually pretty nice the rest of the week, we were only there for a week. Looked like Wisconsin tho!!! :B Dan
dapperdan 12/17/19 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auto leveling airbag system??? How important is this?

I have the factory (rear) air suspension on our 2015 RAM. The air suspension "seeks" it's own level whatever the load is you put on the rear axel! I had Firestone air bags on our old '06 RAM just for leveling the ruck with the fiver on. Now the 2015 levels itself each and every time I add weight to the box. My truck ALWAYS sits level, load or NO load! Our rear air has worked flawlessly since new! I love it! Dan
dapperdan 12/01/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
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