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RE: Best Built 5er?

There's nothing special about a Tiffin fiver. They are designed no differently than the others. Even their "high-end" Beacon has the same two inch sidewall thickness. At least with Riverstone and DRV you get thicker sidewalls. Many things one would expect to be standard on a unit of that price point are optional. Pretty to look at but no better to live with.
pcm1959 10/18/20 11:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

My wife and I drove four hours round trip to look at an Alliance. Wish I had my gas money back.... Nothing special at all. As mentioned, the AC is not ducted. Look at some pics on line. Same AC in the living area as I have in my cheap TT. And if you look at them in person you will find more WTH items. The kool-aid is strong with this brand. But dig a little, and it's the same old s***. I totally agree. I'd say they same about Vanleigh.
pcm1959 10/01/20 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to calculate distributed pin weight?

I can't believe that "grocery hauler" F-150 can't tow that without a dolly. LOL
pcm1959 08/31/20 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furrion A/C ?

Looked at the website and all I can say about it is bovine manure. It doe s not have 50% more cooling capacity. It is rated at 14,500 BTUH and others are rated at 15,000 BTUH, unless they are comparing it to a much smaller unit. Next the manure about a single fan unit....it has two fans like they all require. One for the chilled air and one for the condenser air. Most units use a single, double ended fan motor. Our Coleman Mach 8 Plus has two separate fan motors. The website is a lot of smoke and mirrors. Ken I thought the same thing. That is why I posted the info. You know how RV industry love to sell fluff and the American consumer buys right into a lot of it.
pcm1959 08/19/20 08:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furrion A/C ?

I have not heard anything at all about Furrion a/c units. I wonder what manufacturers are using them. https://furrion.com/products/furrion-chill-rv-air-conditioner
pcm1959 08/19/20 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

The cost of the RV Flex Armor is the same as a new roof. No brainer.
pcm1959 08/18/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

Wow Chuck. You have one of the few shorter, quality trailers. Probably a keeper. DRV doesn't make anything that short any longer. Anyway, prior to getting my 2014 fiver roof done with RV Flex Armor, all I ever did to any of of my former RVs was Wet & Forget. Spray it on and leave it alone. No scrubbing. I'm done with any roof maintenance whatsoever now, however. Certainly a consideration on your rig.
pcm1959 08/17/20 06:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

The touch method is something I learned from my Dad when I was a child. Nothing wrong with it. Using an IR gun just allow you to get into spots you can't do with your hand and allows for an across the board check on things. I have used it extensively shooting it in areas that would be the closet to the bearing which I would not be able to do with my hand. I have thought of removing the center hub cover cap which would allow to shoot the bearing cover which is probably as close as one could get but I have not done so.
pcm1959 08/12/20 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need tire and wheel help

PSI rating on rims is stamped on the back side of the rim. Be sure its rated at at lest 110psi for that load range.
pcm1959 08/07/20 10:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

We were experiencing a sewer smell as we exited the shower. I opened the cabinet below the lavatory and was almost consumed with the smell. I removed the air admittance valve and found one at Home Depot cost about $6.99. It didn’t stop the smell. Located another at Home Depot, Oatly brand about $12. It worked and stopped our problem. Don’t waste your money on the cheap one. I replaced all of ours with the $7 Oatey model when our rig was new. The ones that come in RVs are typically the cheapest available. I think one of them may have become faulty after 6 years now. So I'm researching what will be a better replacement. Studor generally has a good reputation but I have read better reviews about the Oatey models.
pcm1959 08/05/20 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Located roof vents no visible blockage and minimal odor! I’m inclined to think vent pipe extends into holding tank to far! Odor gets stronger as tank fills! I totally agree on this one. The pipe is installed to deep into the tank OR has slipped down. Do you notice this with the black OR grey tank. Mine uses one vent stack joined by a tee so only one vent on the roof. One way you can determine if you have a venting problem is to get on the roof, place a single ply tissue over around the vent (or stick your nose around the vent to smell for odor) and then have someone flush the toilet as well as pulling the drain plug on a partially filled sink. A properly vented tank will expel air from the vent pipe on the roof. I was having this problem on my rig and I fixed it myself. The key is being able to get to the top of the tank which I was able to do fairly easily.
pcm1959 08/04/20 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Here's an excellent explanation of the holding tank vent system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E731e8asMyI
pcm1959 08/04/20 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

All good info! Have been unable to locate vent! Nothing visible under any sinks! Chased pipes into cargo area. One pipe turn up and I think is vent! Nothing visible from roof! Removed cap and odor was slight! Washer dryer is in front of trailer! Odor comes distinctly from kitchen area! Will continue to chase down problem! All replies are welcomed! Together we will solve this Thanks Are you saying there is not tank vent on the roof? The majority of manufacturers provide a vent stack for each tank. You should have at least one vent stack on the roof. Lets determine that.
pcm1959 08/04/20 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

I suspect that the tank vent pipe (the pipe that comes down from the roof into the top of the tank) may have slipped down OR is installed to deep into the tank. The pipe should terminate just inside the top of the tank. If it is installed to deeply into the tank, then once the fluid level covers the end of the pipe it is no longer effective. This is also not good for the tank when dumping as it will cause the tank to crush when draining until the fluid level gets below the vent pipe. In this situation, what happens when water enters the tank the air has to escape. If the vent pipe is submersed then the air will come out of the admittance valves mentioned above emitting odors into the coach. Pay attention to exactly when you start to notice the odor. If its before its full, I suspect it is defiantly the tank vent pipe. If so, as long as the top of the tank is accessible its not a difficult fix.
pcm1959 08/04/20 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carriage Cameo

Ours came rom the factory with Pullrite hitch bolted between the frame rails.
pcm1959 08/03/20 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just about dropped it!

Auto locking jaws on Trailer-Saver hitches, too.
pcm1959 08/01/20 04:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I like the heat gun because I can shoot it into areas of the hubs and disc brakes that I could not reach with my hand. Most wheels on an RV have a center piece that covers the actual hub. I can also shoot the back side of the assembly. Whatever method you use you are looking for abnormalities.
pcm1959 07/31/20 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First goof up, I have to share

We installed a keyless lock on our 5th wheel. It's so nice to not have to think about keys. keyless Yes, until the thing fails like mine did due to a broken wire. Keep a key hidden for any of those situations. We do. Peace of mind.
pcm1959 07/29/20 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I use the TST TPMS and it is reliable. I am also a creature of habit and still check with IR thermometer as part of my walk around at each stop. A few extra seconds for safety is not a bad thing. X2
pcm1959 07/29/20 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

I have one of the early ones from Bauer. They replaced it within a year due to a cheap plastic handle that was changed to metal. It was hard on batteries. I discovered that the folding assist handle when wet would cause the numeric keypad to illuminate and run down the batteries. So I had to put a rubber bumper on the handle. Lately it is shorting out and not working like there is a loose wire. Its 7 years old so maybe the new ones are better. I really like it while it was working. I'd be interested to hear what brand people have, the age of it and reliability.
pcm1959 07/29/20 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
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