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RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

I have had: B&W Companion, B&W Patriot slider, Pullrite autoslider, Blue Ox slider, AUH and now a Goosebox. B&W products are heavy and take a tractor or hoist to put in the truck. They also take up a lot of bed space but they work good. The Pullrite autoslider was junk- if you weren't nearly perfectly straight you couldn't get it to unhitch and second the locking arm that wraps around the ball had to be replaced several time from it getting bent when I would back in. Blue Ox slider works great but is a pain in the butt to install. You have to get in the truck and torque three bolts AUH worked ok but doesn't give a good enough turning radius while backing The Goosebox works great. Ride is good. To hitch up I put a long piece of yellow tape down the center of the hitch and I stick one of those telescoping magnetic balls from Harbor Freight on the gooseball to aid in backing. This hitch gives me the most freed up bed space, also all I gotta do is install the extended B&W gooseball and hitch up. Only downfall is the turning radius backing even with the extended ball isn't as good as one of my previous hitches that had a transport and "backing" position. From having all of these the Goosebox wins for convenience. Now if it ding the truck from backing up too sharp I might wish I still had my slider. BTW a gooseneck adapter is NOT what you want. That's a good way to tear up your RV. You want a Goosebox by Reese. There is another company making one but can't remember the name. Good luck
johndeerefarmer 06/16/21 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

Been using WM DEF since '15 and no issues. Just make sure the seal hasn't been tampered with as was mentioned above
johndeerefarmer 01/07/21 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

My GD Reflection 150 series has one of those. Only one set of adjustment holes- I think and no other pin box will fit in it's place. Stupid design...
johndeerefarmer 01/07/21 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue DEF

DEF is DEF, buy whatever has the lowest price. I do have concerns with dirty nozzles at truck stops, but many use it with no problems. Walmart most likely has the best price on their own brand. As noted DEF is DEF is DEF. It is all the same, save yourself some money and buy the $7 stuff from Walmart. So you are both certified chemist that have tested all brands of DEF on all counts including purity. The effects of less pure DEF likely will not appear right away, the same as using cheap engine oil will only build sludge which leads to issues down the road. As often as I need to add DEF I will use a brand name. All DEF is the same percentage of water and urea and you don't have to be a chemist to know that. Walmart DEF is also API certified. If you want to buy Peak and waste money then go for it.
johndeerefarmer 12/11/20 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
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
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