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RE: Eagle vs Montana High Country vs Avenue

Pbutler97, I will disagree with you on you last statement(Not that they were much better prior). I have a 2006 Carriage I bought brand new in 2006. It is a very well build Rv. They don't build them like that anymore. I have had it a little over 16 years and it has been a good one. I have had many enjoyable trips with it over the years. Including staying in it during Hurricane Ike in 2008. And I mean exactly that, during the Hurricane. CenterPoint cut the electricity off while the skies were clear and Hurricane Ike had not even made it to us yet. It got hot in the house so we moved in the RV and Cranked up the generator. And that is where we stayed during the Hurricane and a few days after till the electricity got turned back on in the house. I will admit that RV manufacturers make the RV look nice on the inside and outside. But they aren't very good in between.
handsome51 11/19/22 03:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

I have a 35'11"long 2006 Carriage. I have camped in 15 degree weather at night. I use the furnace to warm the 5th wheel up quick when we get there. Then I have 3 electric heaters to keep the 5th wheel warm. I keep the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink and bathroom sink open so the heat can get in. In the front storage where the water tank and lines are. I mounted a 110 volt single bulb white fixture with a pull on and off chain. I have a good supply of the old type 60watt bulbs that put out heat. I turn on that single 60 watt bulb and it keeps the compartment above freezing. The first night I unhooked the water hose and rolled it up. But on the second night I said why not do it like at home. I didn't need to run the hot water because of being inclosed in the RV. I just ran the cold water in the kitchen sink at night. And did not have a problem at 15 degrees with the water hose freezing. This way with the electric heaters I am not burning up all the propane like the rest of the RVs were at the campground.
handsome51 11/11/22 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finally got the truck, next will the fifth wheel fit ?.

Go buy you a Hensley air hitch with their copy of the Binkley Holland Head. And be happy. Your 5th wheel will ride good and your truck will ride good. Your 5h wheel won't get jerked around . And you won't be jerked around in the truck by the 5th wheel. Everything will be riding smoothly
handsome51 10/28/22 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I went to Home Depot and bought a regulator that is used on a house, a pressure gauge, water hose connections and built my own water regulator for my RV .That was 16 years ago and it still works fine.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cameo Slides - Gear skipping

That skipping is going to ruin the gear on the main track sooner or later. I had to replace my motor because one of the 1/4 20tpi holes got stripped. You could see the wear on the gear. It is on a 2006 Carriage and the original motor and gear. It had lasted 14 years. I put a new gear on the new motor. And you could see the big difference on the way it messed with the main gear track. You don't want to ream any of the holes out. Like you said their is plenty of torgue on the motor and it would move. On the bad hole on the old motor I had it helicoiled so now I have a spare. Another thing is after each trip I always check the motor bolts on the big slides to make sure they are still tight. Use blue locktite on the threads of the three 1/4 20tpi bolts.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AirSafe 5er hitch

I have a 25K airsafe hitch since 2006 and love it. It has a Binkley Holland head on it.They don't make a Binkley Holland head anymore . But TrailerSaver makes one that is just like it . So if I had to buy a new air hitch right now I would go with the TrailerSaver. Because I think that head is the best.If airsafe hitch would make a copy of the Binkley Holland Head like TrailerSaver did. I would buy another airsafe hitch. The way the hitch is setup with the 4 air bags. My 5th wheel rides so smooth you almost don't know it is behind you. Nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless I slam on the brakes
handsome51 04/28/22 08:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

I have a 2001 ford F250 7.3 diesel with a 8ft bed. I have hewing helper springs on the rear. I have a generator, air hitch,37gallon fuel tank in the bed. When hitched I have a little over 3,100 pounds hitch weight. And when you look at my truck it is just a fraction above level.Been towing my 5th wheel this august for 16 years. And never had a problem.
handsome51 04/08/22 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More efficient propane furnace

I use the furnace to warm my 5th wheel up. Then I use electric heaters to maintain the temperature in the 5th wheel. That way you don't use all the propane up. Been doing that for 15 years now.
handsome51 01/08/22 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Pattern for 2006 Open Road 5th Wheel

Just buy you some new 16in Micheline XP Ribs and put on it. And you will be fine. You don't need the 17in rims
handsome51 12/10/21 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
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