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RE: Info on 5th wheel brand

I think Vilano 5th wheel put most of the money in gliz and glamor and not enough into the syspension. That is a big draw back if traveling is important.
justme 03/17/20 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

Reminds me Tiffin velano when it was first introduced. Lots of excitment, but turned out to be run-of-the-mill for its price range. I looked closely at this trailer and didn't find much to brag about. They claim 8K springs expecting that to be a lure, but in reality it is 7K axles with 8k springs which is a little wierd. No A/C ducting which is strange as well. However, competition is a good thing and I hope they do well.
justme 03/07/20 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I wouldn't make a decision either way until you pick out the 5th wheel you are buying. Some 5th wheel frame manufacturers will void the warranty with the use of gooseneck adapters. The reason for voiding the warranty is their frame is not strong enough. I would not buy a 5th wheel trailer from a manufacturer that voids the warranty for goose neck towing for obvious reason.
justme 02/27/20 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

So far many RV's like Hartland products are glitz and glammor with inadequate engineering incorporated for travel and endurance. It is difficult to "polish a turd". I fully support entreprenureship if it enhances things that would contribute to a better and improved product. I will sit back and evaluate this new company as they progress. I really hope they come up with a product that moves the RV industry forward. BTY many management folks in the RV industry have been quoted in the past that the reason that past RV manufacturers go out of business was because they put too much quality into the product that diminished the profitability. They felt the public wanted inexpensive rather than quality. I totally agree. We have seen it before. Theres nothing special about their engineering, frame, or otherwise. Just another cookie cutter like all the others. Since the demise of NuWa, Carriage/Lifestyle, Excel they are all built the same. That goes for Vanleigh, too. Throw a beautiful pint job on it and it's the icing on the cake for the typical American buyer. Most people put emphasis on the truck suspension and seem to ignore the trailer suspension. I look at my F350 suspension rated at 11500 lbs GVW and compare it to my 5th wheel suspension rated at 14000 lbs (2X7000) with a GVW of 16000 and wonder why trailer is much flimsier than the truck. Evidently the trailer engineers use a different method to spec their suspension, springs and brakes than the auto industry.
justme 01/20/20 11:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panels and battery cut off

panels-->switch-->controller-->fuse-->battery bank-->cut off switch-->loads. Never have the panels send power to the controller without the battery connected. That is very good advise because when the solar charger is unloaded with the panels connected the voltage from the panel to the controller exceeds the rating of the semiconductors in the charge controller-- thus destroying the controller.
justme 01/20/20 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

So far many RV's like Hartland products are glitz and glammor with inadequate engineering incorporated for travel and endurance. It is difficult to "polish a turd". I fully support entreprenureship if it enhances things that would contribute to a better and improved product. I will sit back and evaluate this new company as they progress. I really hope they come up with a product that moves the RV industry forward. BTY many management folks in the RV industry have been quoted in the past that the reason that past RV manufacturers go out of business was because they put too much quality into the product that diminished the profitability. They felt the public wanted inexpensive rather than quality.
justme 01/20/20 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TrailAir Pinbox Observation

Beware that the "arrow" indicator sticker on the shock is evidently added by the installer/improperly by the mfg sometimes incorrectly. When they installed my TrailAir someone misapplied the arrow and it was to high and required to fill the bladder completely to reach the arrow tip. Consequently I marked the shock with no air.-- then half way and finally when the bladder was full ( fully extended shock). I found the trailer travels the best when between 1/2 AND 3/4 extened at the shock. At the point there is minimal chucking and better ride..... Mine rides with 70-80 PSI with a pin weight of 3100lbs.
justme 12/16/19 06:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design purchase

The RV industry has certainly trained its customers to not trust thier MSRP. Reminds me of the auto industry years ago. I think it was Saturn that bravely took the approach to offer non-negotiated prices. One is a fool to not do thier homework before buying an RV. I looks like 25-35% discount is considered a reasonable discount. Then the issue is the trade in value and most dealers would use that as their best bargening tool to make a profit. Buyers beware and knowlege is the best tool.......
justme 07/27/19 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure

Calling Chineese made tire junk is more political than fact. Many Chineese tire are ISO cetified and many so-call American tires are made in China. So folks please don't confuse facts with politics. Buy American is a good thing however.
justme 06/13/19 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is older really better than newer....

As time goes on, engineering and manufactureing processes should improve. However, the quality control has not. Manufacturers spend a lot of time on gliz, glammor and wieght reduction, and not enough time on quality control. RV's are hand built which makes quality control very difficult and time consuming. Therefore when buying a new unit one should pay attention to engineering, manfacturers choice of items and pre-delivery inspection. That will take a lot of home work which most people are not equipt to perform. If one is not familiar or experienced with RV construction, it would be wise to hire a consultant who is and work with them. After all RV are a large investment and one should treat it that way.....
justme 06/10/19 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: peak traffic times in cities

I use Google Maps on my Smart Phone; or maps that comes with Windows10. They show traffic congestion for the USA. I check various times and days before my trip. One can determine the best time to travel as well as construction. Also Accidents and traffic cams are shown. If you don't use modern technology, you are at the mercy of the stars :-))
justme 05/06/19 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

The only problem with Sailun tires is they are steel belted. In tire TPMS monitors don't work well because the signal is attenuated more than a non-steel belted tire. This could be a problem for trailers, but not a TV. Sailun has proven to be a good tire and is rated well-- Also they are ISO certified. Therefore one can not go wrong with them. They do cost less than GoodYear. That is because Goodyear will pay for blow out damage on a trailer and Sailun will not. Goodyear prices in an insurance policy.
justme 05/06/19 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Jayco Pinnacle

I would chose a F450 dually over a F350 dually. The F350 dually is an add-on for a F350 SRW. The F450 is design as a dually-- Frame, springs, brakes and etc. BTY the new F350 SRW will pull that trailer with ease.
justme 05/05/19 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lug Nut Torque

I had a wheel off the fifth wheel camper today. It has been a while. I am running 8 lug hubs with E range tires. Went through all the literature and as best as I can figure the torque should be 120 ft lbs. I am kinda skiddish about that being correct. Make take one off today and measure the diameter of the lug bolt and look at some charts. Should I search further or go with the 120? Thanks This is what I use https://www.etrailer.com/question-93673.html It is a mystery why the RV manufacturer does not provide this information in an easy to find manner.
justme 04/19/19 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
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