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RE: Replacing solid steps with folding steps

Sorry, I wasn't clear. My '17 KZ has old-style folding steps and I was gifted a set of the Glowstep Revolutions to replace them. We're thinking of upgrading FWs in the next 1-2 years, and I was wondering if anyone has swapped the stupid solid steps out for the old-style folding steps. That's one of my biggest pet peeves about the newer RVs and, IMO, it was totally unresearched by manufacturers to see if =actual RVers= would find them desirable. Again, IMO, LCI and MorRyde started literally giving these things to the manufacturers to promote them in the first couple of years, hence the explosive widespread use of them by all manufacturers. Now, if they'd make them OPTIONAL, I think you'd see how few people really like them. Lyle
laknox 03/03/23 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle and tire?

I have a 2006 Montana Mountaineer that has GVWR of 12275lbs but has 6lug 5200lb axles. This doesn't seem right to me but I guess they deduct some for pin weight. It came with Load E tires but I've had blowouts and thinking of going up to load F or G. I'm tired of tire issues and damage. I'm fanatic about tire condition and psi, I'm always on top of it. Last blowout tire was less than 2 years old. I've also had a new set all roll the belts and have to be replaced within a year, probably one trip on them, they bulged out in middle tread. I'm not a GY fan, but put a set of Endurance on my FW. So far, I'm happy, but I did notice that the tread depth is noticeably less than other brands. Given that ST tires rarely wear out, not a huge issue, but if you tow in the wet a lot, you might want to consider something else. I'd love to go to LTs but most places won't install them unless the tires have a load rating that meets or exceeds the placard, so you end up having to take the wheels off, take them to the tire shop for the swap, then put them back on. Lyle
laknox 03/02/23 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
Replacing solid steps with folding steps

Has anyone done this? I can't find any threads on rv.net about this. I was given a brand new set of Glowstep Revolution steps to install on my older FW, but would gladly take them with me if they'll fit my next FW. Personally, the ONLY good thing about the stupid solid steps is the stability, and the Revolution, among other folding steps, can give you the same without the cons of the stupid solid steps. Lyle
laknox 03/02/23 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

I have a 2012 Carriage Cameo F37RSQ and there are several areas of the entry steps that are compromised. I am holding them together with "band-aids". Has anyone replaced their stairs and what make and model did you use. I am leaning toward a similar type to OEM and not something that folds into the RV. Thanks Look at replacing them with the Glowstep Revolution. Bolt-on installation and have adjustments at the bottom to give the stability of the solid steps. Lyle
laknox 03/02/23 04:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about double towing

Question after upgrading house instead of buying the 5 th wheel we are now starting to think about a fifth wheel again apologizes if this has been asked before but what are the rules so to speak about towing a Jeep Wrangler behind the 5 th wheel ? I know it varies from state to state but would like some advice thanks As one of the others said, good luck getting out of FL unscathed. If you hit AZ, it is legal to double-tow. Max length is 65' from front bumper to center of rearmost axle of the tow. You =are= allowed up to 10' of "overhang" from center of rearmost axle to furthest aft point, to a max nose-to-tail of 75'. The overhang is mostly for boats with an outboard or stern drive, though some utility trailers can be pretty long. In AZ, the first hitch MUST be a FW. GN to ball is not legal, though the chances of being checked are minimal. Lyle
laknox 03/02/23 04:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awing repair

Thanks for the info! Have passed it on. Lyle
laknox 10/25/22 12:04pm Travel Trailers
Awing repair

Daughter and son-in-law picked up a really nice, and well cared for, 1995 Nash 22H travel trailer from my sister-in-law. The awning was replaced about 2 years ago, but was never used until this year. Nick (son-in-law) was maneuvering it and managed to scrape a tree branch and put a couple small holes in the awning, near the front edge. I see a lot of different repair products, but wanted to get opinions from others who may have used one of them. Both good and bad. Thanks, Lyle
laknox 10/11/22 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yuma

Guys, we're not talking Quartzsite. There's a lot of water in Yuma via that little ditch called the Colorado River, and I've been through there enough to know that most of the older RV parks have mature landscaping. I'm just looking for some nicer places for a couple nights that has at least =some= shade. Lyle
laknox 05/11/22 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Heading to San Diego for a few nights at Campland in late June. DW has a good friend who lives in Yuma and we were thinking of stopping to see her. Wanted to get recommendations for a place to stay for 1-2 nights, preferably on the AZ side and that has lots of shade. Also, places to =avoid=, too! TIA, Lyle
laknox 05/10/22 11:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh water dump inside help

Go to Home depot and at the order desk order a 50 foot roll of 2 inch pool drain hose. Hose Once your order is complete go into the store and buy: A 64 qt plastic storage container. This is your funnel. Container Some threaded ABS fittings. Link 1 and Link 2 A tube of caulking If needed go to Harbor Freight and buy a hole saw kit. Hole Saw Very carefully drill a 2 inch hole in the end of the container near the bottom. If you press too hard the container might crack. Use a boatload of caulking and screw the two fittings through the hole in the container. Now let the caulking dry for a couple of days while you're waiting for the drain hose to arrive. For use: Place the storage crate under the drain on the trailer. Attach the drain hose to the fitting using the included hose clamps. If the hose will not fit over the fitting you might have to buy a short piece or 2 inch pipe and glue it into the fitting. Then attach the Pool drain hose to the fitting. Pipe and some PVC glue PVC glue When finished disconnect the hose and hang it from a tree or something outside to drain dry. Then roll and store the hose. Put the storage container in a corner somewhere. Exactly what I was thinking. Cheap tub to catch the water and add a hose to drain it. Lyle
laknox 05/05/22 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

laknox, the post directly above yours has a link to a video that shows how to adjust the valves in this model RV to re-order the slides As I said, I was posting without reading. Personally, I think it's just another cheap-out on the mfrs' parts instead of having separate valves and switches. Lyle
laknox 04/25/22 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide design by Grand Design

OK, posting without reading to the end. My experience with sequential hydraulics is that there is often a control valve that may, or may not, be adjustable. Basically, it provides resistance to the oil flow so the the first cylinder you want to cycle has to complete its stroke, then pressure will build enough to override the sequencing valve, allowing the next cylinder to cycle. I don't know enough about these systems to know if they even =have= sequencing valves or it's just "free flow" to all cylinders at once and when one set hits the stops, it allows more flow to the remaining cylinders. I'd talk to a =good= hydraulic shop and see if they have a solution. The =simplest= solution would be to literally put separate valves and controls to each slide. Lyle
laknox 04/24/22 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

I've come to the conclusion that the Mor Ryde step have become so popular. Because they eliminate the stair box in the building process. THe steps have a debris issue,they block the door way,and cannot be deployed in tight spaces. But overall by eliminating the stair box the units are easier to build. The steps can be a last minute attachement vs. being part of the frame assembly. It allows the door to positioned almost anywhere which creates more floorplan flexibility. It allows similiar floor plans to share more construction techniques. In the end they have become popular not because they are good for the consumer, but because they are good for mass production and the RV builders. I'd pay for the option to have the old-school steps. Lyle
laknox 03/29/22 10:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

If your talking about the "Solid Step" I wouldn't have them, RV came with them it would be a deal breaker. They fold inside so any debris, mud, water, snow or ice goes inside. They do make a mat to catch it all inside. Then there's the space issue can't open in parking spaces they hang over to the next spot. Try opening in a storage area with another right next to you, how do you load for travel without taking it from the storage? I'm with Edd505 on this. As long as they all use those idiotic steps, I won't buy a new RV. If an option was offered for folding steps, I'd be interested. I'd =really= like to know how much MorRyde paid the mfrs to =all= change over in < 3 years. Lyle
laknox 03/29/22 10:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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