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State Farm Insurance coverage for roof water damage

If you have State Farm and have had water damage did State Farm pay?
johndeerefarmer 10/28/20 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Flex armor sprayed on roof

I wish I had had the FlexArmor done 4 or 5 years ago when I had originally scheduled it in Florida. My roof needs attention again but the trailer is now permanently parked. Guess it is time to investigate RV Armor instead or FlexArmor since they will come to our location. Barney What you used (even with the second application) didn't hold up?
johndeerefarmer 10/27/20 11:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Flex armor sprayed on roof

The sprayed on RV FlexArmor roof as being discussed here is, as of last January, $130 per linear foot. For a 30 foot RV such as ours, it would have come to $3900. We had an appointment with Elite RV in Palmetto, Fl. last November to have the roof done but had to cancel because we needed to replace our refrigerator when we arrived in Tampa for the winter. I have since re-done the roof myself, with the help of my son and grandson, as posted about here and posted follow-ups here and here. Barney I just got a quote for Flexarmor for $185 foot from DFW Roof in Denton TX. Not sure I am willing to pay that.
johndeerefarmer 10/26/20 07:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gen Y fiver hitch increase fuel economy?

You had me intrigued so I checked their website. I can't see where they even make a fifth wheel hitch. Pin boxes yes. Hard to make claims on something they don't even sell. They make three replacement pin boxes with gooseneck couplers. These they claim increased your fuel economy by up to 3 mpg. Maybe they figure because you don't have a 200 lb hitch in the back of your truck fuel mileage goes up???
johndeerefarmer 10/21/20 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen Y fiver hitch increase fuel economy?

"Users claim up to 3 mpg increase".....
johndeerefarmer 10/20/20 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
Gen Y fiver hitch increase fuel economy?

How is that supposed to work? Does it have magic in it or what? LOL:R
johndeerefarmer 10/20/20 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need new Tires

Plain and simple. GY ENDURANCE has ZERO reported failures being on the market for over 3 years now. Simply choose your size and load range n get er dun. One you have done so maintain proper tire pressure and don't look back! OH yea if YA care they are US Made! I suggest you take a quick look with Google. There are several failures listed
johndeerefarmer 10/16/20 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Built 5er?

The latest issue of RV Business Magazine featured a new company called Alliance RV. Currently they are building one model of 5er and introducing a toy hauler this Fall. What stood out for me is their philosophy on quality. Everybody talks quality, but these guys build an aluminum-framed trailer with Azdel sides and rear, one piece fiberglass front cap and PVC roof. Suspension is reinforced spring hangers, Mor-Ryde equalizers, HD wet bolt shackles, G-rated tires and optional disc brakes. . Nothing special about any of those specs, many out there are the same..
johndeerefarmer 10/16/20 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: advice on 5th wheel hitch option

I had a Pullrite and hated it, as was said most of the time it wouldn't unlatch. I then bought an Andersen I like it but when I put it in my F150 it put too much weight at the rear of the truck- so it's for sale if anyone wants one... I know have a Blue Ox slider that mounts to my B&W ball. No one has mentioned one advantage of a slider in the rear position is it make backing easier because it puts the pivot point farther back. For that reason I use the slider most of the time (unless it's a straight shot backing in to the site) When your Pullrite wouldn't unlatch, did you try backing the truck up against the pin? The hook that goes around the back of the pin is the moving part on any fifthwheel hitch. If the truck is pulling on the pin it will be next to impossible to unhook at any angle. Chock the wheels and apply rearward pressure against the pin and unhooking will be easy. Ask any trucker how to do it. That was 5 years ago... My current Blue Ox slider has a latch that wraps around the pin and i have never had any trouble with it either latching or unlatching. The Pullrite gave me trouble nearly every time I used it
johndeerefarmer 08/26/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: advice on 5th wheel hitch option

I had a Pullrite and hated it, as was said most of the time it wouldn't unlatch. I then bought an Andersen I like it but when I put it in my F150 it put too much weight at the rear of the truck- so it's for sale if anyone wants one... I know have a Blue Ox slider that mounts to my B&W ball. No one has mentioned one advantage of a slider in the rear position is it make backing easier because it puts the pivot point farther back. For that reason I use the slider most of the time (unless it's a straight shot backing in to the site)
johndeerefarmer 08/26/20 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

We are not fond of King beds in an RV, especially smaller RVs. The problem is the bedroom is not any larger than one with a queen bed. The king bed leaves little room to get around the bed and makes it very hard to make the bed or change the bedding. If you find one with a king, be sure and carefully check the clearances around the bed. Ken With the two of us and two dogs we usually end up getting pushed off both sides of the bed. I would rather have a king bed with comfortable sleeping. I have had campers before where it was a pain to change the sheets or you had to crawl on and off the back of the bed but would rather have a king and those problems I think. Thanks for the reply!
johndeerefarmer 08/06/20 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

King bed is only for some models of Reflection Options Free Standing Table w/ Storage Ottoman (NA 28BH and 31MB)(O) 12 cu. ft. Refrigerator (Forced) (NA 29RS and 31MB)(M) Dual Pane Windows(O) 78" Theatre Seating IPO Booth Dinette (28BH only)(O) 2nd A/C Low Profile 13.5k BTU Ducted(O) King Bed (320MKS, 337RLS, 367BHS)(O) 2nd Awning (Forced) (NA 28BH, 29RS, and 31MB)(M) 60" Trifold IPO Theatre Seating (forced) (28BH only)(M) Oh dang it... read it wrong, sorry! No problem, I appreciate the help. I am looking at Montana now
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

King bed is only for some models of Reflection Options Free Standing Table w/ Storage Ottoman (NA 28BH and 31MB)(O) 12 cu. ft. Refrigerator (Forced) (NA 29RS and 31MB)(M) Dual Pane Windows(O) 78" Theatre Seating IPO Booth Dinette (28BH only)(O) 2nd A/C Low Profile 13.5k BTU Ducted(O) King Bed (320MKS, 337RLS, 367BHS)(O) 2nd Awning (Forced) (NA 28BH, 29RS, and 31MB)(M) 60" Trifold IPO Theatre Seating (forced) (28BH only)(M)
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

Grand Design Reflection 29RS has a king bed as an option and it's 30'11" I have a '16 model 29rs now but the queen bed. Looks like king bed isn't available on the 29rs?
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

Our new Cedar Creek 29RW has a king bed but it's 33'. Thanks, I will take a look
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

Talk to 5star tuning he has two 7.3's and tows regularly. He also posts on the FTE ford truck forum. Personally only diesel for me. I hate the high rpms and downshifts that gasser do.
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gen-Y 5th wheel goose neck pin box

Just wondering if anyone has seen, or is using this new pin box. It is USA made, and looks very well built, with torkflex cushion, and no air bag to mess with. It is also pending approval from LCI, but I wouldn't hold my breath, since they are partners with Reese. Gen-Y I wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole unless Lippert approves it. Their pin boxes and frames are already known to be weak, add that and you might be asking for trouble, at least with the Goosebox you might have warranty. Also Lippert is making their own version of the goosebox which will be out soon
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
Under 32' fiver with king side bed

Looking for makes and models of under 32' fivers that have a king bed or king bed option. Thanks
johndeerefarmer 08/05/20 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

We want to remove the fireplace from our 2020 Highland Ridge Silverstar. This rig has precious little storage. We won't get much use out of this "fireplace" and that cavern behind it would make a great cabinet! Since most campsites we go to include unlimited electricity we use the fireplace to heat the camper instead of expensive propane. I would reconsider leaving the fireplace for that reason and carry less stuff with you
johndeerefarmer 06/30/20 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Fiver these days

I have two Grand Designs. A '16 29rs and a '17 220 rk. I have had lots of little things wrong with both of them. The only major thing was the Lippert brakes that had grease on them. GD made me call Lippert instead of them handling it. I did get new brakes but installed them myself. As the other poster mentioned above GD used to go above and beyond on service and extend the warranty for years past it's expiration date. I had a couple of plumbing parts go bad and they said I had to buy them. I paid a premium for both of these RV's but will not buy GD again unless I can get a price comparable to a FR. I had three FR (Nitro, Surveyor and Columbus) prior to these two and had no more or less issues with them. Looks like if you want a chance of getting anything from GD for free you have to get on one of the Facebook pages and cry.... They may help you that way. They are also bad about deleting posts that don't show GD in a good light.
johndeerefarmer 05/21/20 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
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