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RE: hydro or electric leveling

Hydraulic......Bigfoot to be specific! memtb
memtb 09/20/21 02:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Not much posting

I am in total agreement.....to a point. However, there are certain members that that consistently inject flagrantly antagonistic comments, to intentionally start a disagreement......which invariably happens. This causes the moderators to close the post. So......those of us that wish to remain civil and continue the conversation are stopped by those few that have “heartburn” over the topic. Thank You! memtb
memtb 09/18/21 10:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Not much posting

Sometimes posters get pretty adversarial on certain subjects (probably just human nature). This can cause a thread to be deleted if it goes too far. In addition, such behavior may cause others to leave the forum. As for me, I don't mind a disagreement on a topic as long as it remains a discussion and not an out and out name calling argument, which doesn't lead to anything positive. ;) The threads don’t have to go too far!!! Often some overzealous, overly sensitive moderators close a thread long before it starts to get out of hand! Yes, perhaps it may have or even likely would have....or perhaps some of our moderators are clairvoyant! Over the years, good informative or entertaining threads were closed when there were no obvious arguments or insults being started! I, for one approve of thread moderation......just not overly moderated! JMO. memtb
memtb 09/18/21 08:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

I-70 and I-25 through Denver is lined with long black skid marks on the road surface and lots of plastic/glass and broken vehicle parts on the shoulder of the interstates. From NE Oklahoma to SLC we go up I-35 and on north to York, Nebraska then west on I-80 on to SLC/Provo area. When we go south......that is our “much” preferred” route! memtb
memtb 09/03/21 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector

Somewhat pertaining to this topic, whether your alarm was real or a false alarm.....CO is nothing to take lightly. If your detector fails and you have a high CO event.....your next of kin may be the ones telling the story. There is a saying among “preppers”.....”One is none, two is one”! Meaning, you do not place your life or well being on one item.....always have a back-up on critical equipment! We have two CO monitors in each of our units! Yes both could fail at the same time, but unlikely. We sleep better knowing that we have a back-up system! memtb
memtb 09/01/21 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Got a foggy window? I know a repair shop.(LONG)

We had several of ours repaired in Mesa, Arizona! Pretty simple, fast repair (with the proper tools and knowledge). Ours were done in the campground we stayed at! memtb
memtb 08/28/21 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: How to Install Fuel Pump & Gas Filter for Onan

The most difficult, time consuming issue with mine was....I had to remove the generator from it’s compartment. I staked some pallets to get the appropriate height, disconnected everything that would prohibit it’s removal, remove cover to access the pump/filter, replace offending parts, reverse procedure to put back into compartment area. Just did this a few weeks ago! memtb
memtb 08/28/21 08:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

I do not let our Class C motorhome's V10 rev past around 4000 RPM on grades. I just stay in the right hand lane, or on two lanes roads pull off periodically so others can pass. This works best on the multiple-lane highways/freeways/Interstates that have a lot of big rig traffic. With my V10 revving no higher than around 4000 RPM, max, on grades, I usually find our motorhome moseying comfortably up grades right along with the big rigs. This makes for low stress, lower V10 noise, lower engine wear, and best-as-possible V10 gas mileage on grades. You’re more patient than I! ?? I’m accustomed to towing our 5th wheel (20K) with our diesel pickup, and passing the semi’s and most often maintaining the speed limit, or my chosen 65 mph. I even considered the diesel conversion for ours, but couldn’t justify, as we’re not using the “c” nearly enough! memtb
memtb 08/26/21 08:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

The world is full of idiots.....Denver seems to have exceeded it’s allotment! I’ll drive an additional 500 miles, just to avoid the “Front Range” of Kolorado! Nice driving....glad you avoided contact! memtb
memtb 08/22/21 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on diesel vs. gasoline

BillyandKris, We have a pretty heavy Class C with the Ford V-10. Performance is OK, certainly not great. Fuel mileage is abysmal, especially when towing. My biggest complaint is sitting on top of a V-10 gas burner turning anywhere from 3500 to 5500 rpm when encountering a grade. While I may hear the diesel, listening to 1500 to 2700 rpm would be a rather pleasant change! JMO. memtb
memtb 08/22/21 09:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: First big road trip with 5th wheel - thru Wyoming

If you have a good tow vehicle and are fairly experienced......all routes are good. If you don’t fulfill the above criteria.....certainly avoid Teton Pass. When in Thermopolis visit the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.....a very highly recognized privately owned museum! If you’re a fisherman/person, Thermopolis also has great trout fishing in the Big Horn River....both do it yourself and guided! They also have some pretty good rodeos thru out the summer! memtb
memtb 08/15/21 08:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

I have a smaller TT (21ft), but I found that my truck's jack (what it came with from the factory) works just fine - and it has an extendable arm for turning the jack. Tvov, I did the same as you, until......November 1993, with our first outing in our 1990 Teton. It was pretty much a week of disasters, culminated with a winter storm moving in with sub zero temperatures, propane tanks the dealer had not filled prior to our departure from Casper, Wy., a flat tire ( a slow leak the dealer was supposed to repair), and “jelled” diesel as we were trying to get off of the mountain. The truck scissor jack “stripped” it’s gears trying to lift the axle of the Teton ( 2 axle with gvw @ 16K+) up to change the tire. It’s been bottle jacks for us ever since! memtb
memtb 07/29/21 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires and their pressures

The vehicle manufacturers (virtually all manufacturers) put the tire pressure recommendations on the door sticker for ride comfort. The manufacturers compete for best ride, soft tires help in this aspect. It is up to the vehicle owner to adjust tire pressure according to his/her needs! memtb
memtb 07/28/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

I’ve used bottle jacks for many years on my trailers, I even went so far as to, cut a pipe coupling (larger than the trailer axle) in half and weld it to the top of the jack ram. It makes for a very secure, stable jack point. However, on our 5er, I just used the hydraulic auto leveling to lift trailer high enough to change a tire or whatever maintenance required ( tire rotation, bearing pack, brake work, ect)! ;) memtb
memtb 07/28/21 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage

Need some ideas on storage. I plan on a full cover for my C but outside so how do I keep the critters out? I live in southern AZ. Thanks We occasionally had mice enter our 5th wheel. My wife, who hates mice, tried nearly every method suggested to keep them out. Nothing worked.......until! She tried plastic condiment containers with an “X” cut in the lid. Into condiment container was placed a cotton ball, liberally dosed with Peppermint oil! Mice problem solved....and the unit has a nice, mild peppermint smell. We probably have about 15 of these stashed in various places around the 5er. We have done the same thing with our class c.....though, we had never had a mouse issue with it! memtb
memtb 07/25/21 08:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: levelers

We have Bigfoot auto leveling on our 5th wheel....17 years old and work flawlessly. “If” our Bigfoot Class C didn’t already have hydraulic leveling from another manufacturer ..... I would go with Bigfoot! Yep, you read that correctly.....I would have Bigfoot auto leveling on our Bigfoot! :B memtb
memtb 07/25/21 08:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Saving the Clutch

I use 4-low a lot...but, hate the stress it puts on the drivetrain. Not fond of the “crow hopping” when in a tight maneuver. There are ways/methods/components to disengage the front drivetrain, it’s only a matter of money.....a goodly portion of it! memtb
memtb 07/18/21 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

Love/Hate relationship. Once camped.....absolutely love it. Additional counter space, more storage space. When traveling, it makes getting into the refrigerator impossible, without opening a slide! memtb
memtb 07/18/21 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New couch ideas ???

We put an Ashley Love Seat Recliner with center console in our camper. The love seat broke-down into 3 pieces, making it easy to put in the 5’er! They may have a sofa of similar design! memtb
memtb 06/19/21 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to change oil

First....I don’t have a computer that tells me my % of use/time left. Nor, do I rely upon the recommended mileage for oil changes. If I’ve been working the engine hard, heavy towing in hot weather...... I shorten my oil change mileage a bit. Though it’s still well beyond the recommended intervals. As I run synthetic, I generally change the filter at about the recommended “oil change interval” then change the oil and filter at around the time I would on my “3rd” oil/filter change! But.....that’s just me! ;) memtb
memtb 06/09/21 07:42am Tow Vehicles
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