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RE: Add leveling jacks

That's the same system I have. Frankly, your buddy should have complained to his dealer and KZ about it while under warranty. Likely the wrong capacity jacks were installed at the factory. I'd certainly check what the capacity of them are and replace them with larger jacks. Pretty simple; 4 or 6 bolts on each jack and 2 wires. Frankly, I'm surprised a Gold had only a 4 point system on it and not 6. Lyle Lyle...he did get them swapped out for the 6-point, when he traded the KZ in on a Cedar Creek Hathaway edition. :D
djousma 07/16/19 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

I've been using the Demco autoslide for 4 seasons now. No issues. No need for a capture plate unless you are using the Mor/Ryde pinbox. I do have that pinbox, and the capture plate is no big deal. that said, my next truck will be a long bed, mostly for the larger fuel tank, so I would be switching hitches to a B&W at that point.
djousma 07/15/19 04:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaky waterhose

I used a zero-g hose for one season. Water started tasting like the hose at the start of the second season. I have since replaced the zero-g with Flexzilla hose and have had much better results. Biggest is that the hose is 5/8", not 1/2" like the zero-G so water volume is improved again(noticeable when showering), and second, there has been zero hose taste now since I started in April with these. Since my waterbay is inside the basement of my 5th wheel, I bought: These stay connected to the city water connection all the time: 90 degree hose adapter 3' Flexzilla lead in hose Hose Quick connect then just connect the 25' hose when arriving. 25' Flexzilla hose 50' Flexzilla hose
djousma 07/12/19 05:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Add leveling jacks

My opinion, stick with hydraulic. More than enough power to autolevel front to back, and side to side, and the controller make them all operate in sync, IOW, if it calls to level side to side, all 3 jacks on that side operate together. What you describe would torque the frame if not all operating in unison. As for electric jacks, my buddy had them on his prior 5th. They didnt have enough lift capacity to level, only to stabilize. It is odd to me, that a RV builder wouldnt go to 6 point hydraulic leveling if they already had front hydraulic jacks and presumably hydraulic slides as well. Might check out lippert's system. That's because your buddy had electric =stabilizers=, not electric =jacks=. Basically, he had what amounts to the old scissor jacks, but with an electric motor on them to save cranking them down. Electric jacks, OTOH, are true jacks, with plenty of lifting power. My 10.5GVW KZ can be lifted completely off the ground with the 4 jacks of the 4-point leveling system. Lyle Lyle, It was the lippert 3.0 ground control 4 point leveling system. IOW, the front legs, plus 2 additional behind the wheels. And I know what lippert publishes (20K capacity), but for whatever reason on his KZ Durango Gold(weighed in at about 16K) they just were not up to the task. $3500 for GC 3.0 6-point vs about $6000 for 6-point hydraulic. Quite a price to pay after the fact.
djousma 07/09/19 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Add leveling jacks

My opinion, stick with hydraulic. More than enough power to autolevel front to back, and side to side, and the controller make them all operate in sync, IOW, if it calls to level side to side, all 3 jacks on that side operate together. What you describe would torque the frame if not all operating in unison. As for electric jacks, my buddy had them on his prior 5th. They didnt have enough lift capacity to level, only to stabilize. It is odd to me, that a RV builder wouldnt go to 6 point hydraulic leveling if they already had front hydraulic jacks and presumably hydraulic slides as well. Might check out lippert's system.
djousma 07/09/19 05:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Shackles and Wet Bolts

The wetbolt kit will come with the wetbolts pre-pressed into the shackles in the kit. I think you will end up with fitment or clearance problems using something different than what was on it to begin with?
djousma 06/28/19 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel wiring

It's hard to know which end you are talking about. Here is both: Trailer end Car end
djousma 06/19/19 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: rv extension cord

My rig came with 25' cord. I bought another 50' 50AMP cord to match it. I've been forced to use it a couple times. You can find good prices on EBAY.
djousma 06/17/19 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inverter Generator

+1 vote for the Champion 3100 inverter. In fairness, I did install a couple of the Microair Easystart units to 2 of my 3 AC's. The champion would run fine without them, but always had to have it on "normal" mode vs "Eco" as the startup in-rush of current was a problem on ECO mode. Now I can run on ECO mode no problem and save a bunch of fuel. Oh, and for clarity, I only run one of the A/C's at a time. Not inferring I can run them both at once.
djousma 06/10/19 01:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What brand of 5th wheel cover to purchase?

Just thinking, anyone ever shrink wrapped their trailer like they do boats? I just saw one last weekend on a seasonal site. I cant believe it is an good thing, though. Would seem like it would hold moisture in...but what do I know...
djousma 06/04/19 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes in along with 8k axles.

Nice job , Monty!
djousma 06/03/19 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auto level leg lift?

You cannot lift just one rear leg at a time, but you can just go into manual mode and then you can raise the 4 rear legs until the one you want if off the ground. Once you have your blocks in place, just push the autolevel button twice and it will re-level automatically.
djousma 05/30/19 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toilet bubbles/spits up ???

The only time I get the burping/bubble is when the black tank is nearing full because the level in the tank has reached the vent pipe. Its just a reminder for me to dump.
djousma 05/23/19 05:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Price per mile

What is a reasonable price to charge to haul a fifth wheel? I was thinking 2-2.50. I'm curious why you are asking? Are you getting quotes from others to move one for you? Or are you looking to do this to get paid? If the latter, you'll have to register as a commercial vehicle, and comply with all those regulations. I think there is money to be made doing that, but there is also a lot of things to consider doing that as well.
djousma 05/15/19 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rookie mistake

Don't feel bad. A buddy of mine did the same thing. Funny part of it was that he was trying to explain to me, and a third friend that we needed to top ours off too, as its bad to let them get low. He wasnt too happy either....
djousma 05/14/19 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What brand of 5th wheel cover to purchase?

If your 5th wheel has fully body paint, I'd be careful about putting a cover on it. they have been known to rub the paint off where they touch from the wind.
djousma 05/10/19 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie question about retracting all the legs

I am not sure if the people that said No have ever had auto-level:h ,my last 2 5er's have had it and YES you can I have done it Many times yea, you can. just means that the front is all the way down. no big deal.
djousma 05/09/19 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Directv Sattelite Question

Eliminate the Satellite Dish. I had a portable winegard Dish for 10 years. Had Dish network for the service provider. Besides the cost it just got to be a big hastle with Dish Network everytime we arrived a a new site and began setup. I AM NOW STREAMING JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. Our DRV 5th wheel does have a HD Antenna and that pulls in a lot of stations. In addition we purchased an ATT Velocity Hotspot. With my laptop and the Hotspot I stream just about everything through the Xfinity service that we have. Since I have Xfinity at home and have programs recorded with our DVR we can view those thru the Xfinity streaming site. We love it. The ATT Hotspot also gives us a portable hotspot in the truck and wherever else we go. Don Maryland Don, Thats fine in more populated locales, but often we camp where cell service is spotty, ie slow at best. Also, for those like us who have satellite service at home, other than the cost of the dish, there is no monthly additional fee's. I know that it is technically against the T&C's for Directv, but we are only at one place or the other, not both at the same time, so no one is "ripping off" DirecTV by having it active in both places at once. My cell hotspot on my Verizon unlimited plan, on the other hand maxes out at 20Gb tethering per month before being throttled.
djousma 05/02/19 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh Water Tank Leak

you are going to have to drop the belly pan and get eye's on it. Could be something as simple as a leaky fitting, or split line. Without finding the leak, you will never be able to know if it can be fixed or needing replacement. Now, that said, would it leak until it fully emptied? Or only when full, then leaks for a bit, and stops? Answers to these questions can help lead to where to look. If it would leak until fully empty, then the leak is on or near the bottom, or the water line from the bottom. Otherwise, if it stops leaking at half full, etc, then you'd need to look other places. Sorry, no shortcuts.
djousma 05/01/19 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snap pads

I have them on my Cardinal. Well made, and a good decision to buy. Eliminates the need to put wood blocks down to avoid rust stain on the concrete.
djousma 04/29/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
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