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RE: Upgrading to electric stabilizer jacks

Just understand that they're less stable than anything you're replacing now. My thought was that the title is wrong and should say: "Downgrading to electric stabilizer jacks." True, our fifth wheel has them and when they **** out someday I will not be replacing them not to mention they are slooooww. Dan I know a U-Haul store in Lousiana that'll make short work of those rear stabilizers if you want to just go ahead and smash the s$#@@t out of them. https://live.staticflickr.com/1480/24198354744_fafab154d0.jpg :D
ependydad 06/14/19 04:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hose question........

I generally need between 20'-35' of hose at the RV parks that I visit. I carry a 25' Zero G hose and that's my primary. I carry a 15' hose from RVWaterFilterStore.com. And I carry a 25' cheap Camco hose from Walmart. It's a hodge-podge but mirrors my recommendation- buy what you need as you need it. Start with the 25' Zero G hose and then buy another if you need it. Zero G hose
ependydad 06/14/19 04:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stabilizers

I've had JT StrongArm knockoffs and the SteadyFast system. The SteadyFast system is my preference: - it performs equally as well (if not slightly better) - it only has 3 bars to tighten - its knobs are easier on the hands Full review: https://learntorv.com/product-review-steadyfast-stabilizers/
ependydad 06/14/19 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrading to electric stabilizer jacks

Just understand that they're less stable than anything you're replacing now.
ependydad 06/14/19 11:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Outside Kitchen Gas Strut Supports

I'd worry about the door bending with too high of weight struts.
ependydad 06/13/19 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: storing power cord on new f'ver

I coiled my factory cords into a 5 gallon bucket before I went fulltime. Now I just throw it in the truck bed until the next stop. :)
ependydad 06/13/19 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wanting to replace furniture

We bought a sectional. It's being delivered on Saturday: http://havertys.com/furniture/reynolds We have a dining room table that we bought from Amazon with cheap chairs from Amazon (they stack for less space occupied when not in use) and we built a L-shaped bench. Came flat-packed and built inside. In the kid's room, we have a dresser, desk, 2 wall cabinets, a tall shelf, and a pull-out sofa bed. All built in the room. Fortunately it's a toy hauler with garage door if I ever have to yank any of it out. So long as you can get it through the door, there's no issue with residential furniture!
ependydad 06/12/19 02:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

That's NOT a Toy Hauler Actually it is. The rear bedroom raises and lowers to give access to a small garage. https://www.granddesignrv.com/showroom/2019/fifth-wheel/solitude/floorplans/374th-374th-r
ependydad 06/11/19 12:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: Medical marijuana

Let me start - I'm pro legalization. I've seen the benefits and believe it's no more evil than alcohol. Ironically, I almost never partake (has been many years since I last did). If I recall reading correctly that the act of crossing state lines with marijuana is a federal offense. Even from a legal state to another legal state, simply crossing the border is what is illegal. I don't think there's a way around it. Which sucks.
ependydad 06/10/19 01:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Storing tools for the RV

I keep my tools in a hatch. There are times I wished they were in the truck. My friend keeps his in the truck. There are times his wife has had the truck while he was doing or wanted to do projects and he didn't have what he needed.
ependydad 06/05/19 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: toy haulers stop at weigh stations?

There's a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit/intent of the law. The "letter of the law" in Maryland says to follow the signs. Most that I recall say, "Any truck over 5T must enter". I emailed them and explained that I'm purely recreational driving and that my truck alone, without towing, has a 12,300 lbs. GVWR but an actual weight of 8,200 lbs. The person explained that the I should stop so they can verify that I'm not performing any commercial activities. He also explained that is based off of the GVWR not the actual weight of the truck. Now, the "spirit/intent" of the law is that it's for commercial drivers and recreational drivers should just drive on by. I've never stopped nor will I. But if LEO ever gets his panties in a wad and pulls me over in MD for it, I'll know that I was in the wrong. I read of 1 instance of it happening on another forum. In VA, I did pull into the exit for a weigh station because it was shared by a rest area. The signs indicated for me to bypass the weigh station when I came close to the "Y"-split for weighing or resting.
ependydad 06/05/19 03:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Awning Motor

Here's what mine was doing (watch with sound): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQdjn7di_5s&list=PLOzBRz6QdU5GK2-buSDwxbOCZA9u2W_bm&index=26&t=0s I ended up buying a motor from a local RV dealer for $100 more than I could find them online at the time. There's a link to the motor that I needed in the video description.
ependydad 06/05/19 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dripping at back

I drained the fresh water tank and it stopped, now waiting to see if it get full again to know if it has a problem with where you fill it up at. Just so you know what options there are when you take it into a RV Service Center (cough) anyone but Camping World (cough). Here's what's going on: https://learntorv.com/water-pump-check-valve/
ependydad 06/05/19 03:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: getting ready to full time rv

Mail and residency are established through a mail service. You use the mail service as your address for your license and registrations. In Florida, we also recorded an affidavit of domicile or residency (I forget the name of what we sent) with the county clerk. See if this article helps: http://learntorv.com/fulltime-rving/
ependydad 04/05/19 10:06am Full-time RVing
RE: membership rv parks

"What do you have near B-17 (It was our song it was his song now it's over).. Ok. so I did not quote the song. She had B-19 and that's where i'm parked.. TT Orlando? If so, howdy neighbor .. I'm on B24.
ependydad 04/05/19 10:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Weighed my Spartan 1245 yesterday

The Sailun S637 ST are a commercial class tire all steel ply carcass and don't fit in the same requirement as our typical Load C/D/E tires with the 3-5 years replacement time frame. Most commercial grade tires have no problems with 5-7 years of service if maintained with max pressures and parked long term out of the sun...or at least thats been my experience on my equipment trailers. Give Sailun a 1-800 or email and see what they recommend on replacement time frame for RV trailers that sit most of their lives. Interesting. I'm emailing Sailun now.
ependydad 04/05/19 10:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Weighed my Spartan 1245 yesterday

I weigh mine a couple times a year just to be sure. Looks like you are fine with that, but of course keep an eye on the hauler tires at those loads. Wouldn't be fun to have a blowout at that weight. Nice rig. How's it pull loaded like that? M Good tip! And I agree. Fortunately it came with Sailun S637 / load range G tires from the factory. It was a hold over 2017 that we bought in March 2018, so it was built in Dec 2016. Guess I'm going to need to start budgeting for tires next year. :( And I run a TPMS to keep an eye on them. And I visually inspect them (and the rest of the suspension) regularly. Pulls well. We haven't really challenged the truck with it yet- just have gone between PA/NJ and Florida. Come August, we'll leave Florida and head west for the Balloon Fiesta in October. I'll finally get a feel for how she pulls. I will say, you can definitely tell the improvements from the 2012 Ram I had before to this one. I was over on a few ratings on that truck which is what led me to upgrading to the 2018 Ram.
ependydad 04/04/19 11:47am Toy Haulers
RE: Wondering about Harvest Hosts

I do have a longer review here: http://learntorv.com/overnight-at-wineries-farms-and-other-places-with-harvest-hosts/
ependydad 04/04/19 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Financing TT's

Credit Unions or Bank of America. It's been a few years but BoA beat the rates of about 4-5 other credit unions when I was shopping for my last rig. Additionally, you can often negotiate with the dealers on the interest rate.
ependydad 04/04/19 08:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Weighed my Spartan 1245 yesterday

I applaud you for knowing your weights. Too many people run around with their head in the sand saying "I see lots of other people using that truck". You look good to go on everything. Using that truck for what it was built for. Thanks! https://live.staticflickr.com/1954/30386279507_038b3da29e.jpg
ependydad 04/03/19 03:26pm Toy Haulers
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