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RE: It's called a Tiny Home?

Their company website says that the goose neck can weigh 20K pounds. No problem for an F-150:W
pcm1959 11/17/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slideout Rocker Switches Dead, Remote Works OK

Carl n Susan, while I do not have this system on my rig I just wanted to say "thanks" for the informative post including pix. This is a clear example of the help we can all offer one another. Thanks and safe travels.
pcm1959 11/17/19 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slideout Rocker Switches Dead, Remote Works OK

Shorted switch wire? Maybe shorted out due to excessive heat, chaffing, etc., if the wire run is really long. There's a lot of wires that makes up the slide motor/switch wiring. Odd they work bypassing them via the remote. Good luck.
pcm1959 11/15/19 04:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: do you do this

Our fiver is parked at our home on a packed gravel driveway. We take it out once a month and it has a Big Foot leveling system. I have always kept it leveled with the weight off the suspension (tires not necessarily off the ground) since owning it nearly 6 years. I feel its better for the springs and tires. So for the extended period you are looking at, I say "yes".
pcm1959 11/15/19 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leave slide out?

I live in FL and have my rig at the house and I keep mine in. While not in use, due to the varying weather conditions as well as the sun/uv damage that occurs in FL, I'd keep the slide closed while away for extended periods. Keeping them closed will protect all the seals from uv damage. The slide will be less prone to a water leak should one develop when its closed.
pcm1959 11/11/19 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Just came in last week. Arctic Fox 32-5m. Its a heavy one for 36"-10" long. Dry weight is 14,100 LBS and pin weight is 3200lbs https://i.imgur.com/z9i2UVEl.jpg Congrats. Great rig....especially the truck. Your hitch is really something to be proud of, too. I'd NEVER have a rigid fifth wheel hitch no matter what brand. Safe travels.
pcm1959 10/03/19 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: wet bolt on suspension

Cummins2014, that's great to hear everything was in such good shape. What kind of fiver and mileage?
pcm1959 08/29/19 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: wet bolt on suspension

The wet bolts are supposed to be installed only at a certain angle to help in the addition of grease. They do not rotate in place as they are grooved to prevent them from doing so (at least in the case of the MorRyde wet bolts). As others have said, simply take a little pressure off each wheel until the grease goes in. You will find the sweet spot and the grease will go in easily.
pcm1959 08/29/19 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slight smell where the LP Gas cylinders are located normal?

No, not normal. I had to replace both hoses on my brand new fiver. The manufacturer installed hoses that were really too short. As others have mentioned, check to find the exact source of the leak. If indeed it is the hoses, replaces with longer quality hoses.
pcm1959 08/27/19 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Steps recommendations

While I don't have the Glow Steps, I'm a huge fan of them based on what I've seen. I'm considering getting them at some point. I'm curious about their longevity especially the 4 or 5 step versions used by those who extend and stow them frequently. With so many connections/moving parts do they loosen over time and loose their rigidity?
pcm1959 08/24/19 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keeping fridge cool in high 90s temps

I got a rectangular "shade sail" at Harbor Freight and rigged one edge to attach to the top edge of the slide and pull the opposite edge out at an angle to attach to tent pegs. The shade on the side of the trailer helps the fridge a lot. I also try whenever possible to set up so the kitchen side is facing East or North; away from the afternoon sun. My neighbors here in FL have done the same thing. First time I have ever seen such but it must work. Proper installation of RV refrigerators is paramount in the performance of them. Often times, the proper clearances, etc., have not been followed which will result in poor performance. Personally, I was so disgusted with my Norcold I ditched it for residential over 5 years ago. Never once have I regretted it.
pcm1959 08/17/19 01:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Hi everyone. I own a 2017 F350 6.2L long bed crew cab, and I’m in the market for my first 5th wheel hitch after 10+ years of bumper pulling. I’ve heard good things about B&W, but they of course make several different hitch options. What should I be looking for? My new 5th wheel won’t weigh more than 11,000 lbs loaded, and I won’t ever bigger than the set up I just purchased; certainly not with my gas truck. Thanks. You said long bed so I have to assume you have a real truck with a 8ft bed. That is what I call a long bed. Go ahead and do it right the first time and be happy. That is what I did in 2006 when I bought my first 5th wheel. Spend the money and buy either a 25k air safe hitch(25k because it has the Binkley Holland head on it) or a Trailersaver air hitch with a Binkley Holland head.You won't even know the 5th wheel is behind you. And nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless you slam on the brakes. Like my friend told me that said to buy the 25k air safe hitch. He said " I am not telling you it is worth the money, but I like the ride". He pulled a center console boat behind his 5th wheel to the lake. And said one time he forgot and left a soap bottle on the kitchen counter. And when he go back home from the lake it was still sitting their. I agree 100%. I'm amused how often B&W hitch owners rave about their hitches. I'm by no means discounting their quality, the design or anything else about B&W. However, there is no comparison between a fixed hitch and a floating hitch like those mentioned above regardless of brand. I'd never tow a fifth wheel again after having my Hensley Tralersaver air hitch. Yes, the jaws are robust and have a positive hitch action, too. There just is no comparison between fixed vs floating hitches no matter what brand. When asking for hitch recommendations you should specify fixed or floating. No comparison and that includes price but worth it to me for the rv pin box.
pcm1959 08/15/19 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

For me I went with an air ride hitch by Trailersaver the BD3 model. I don't think I would ever go back to a solid hitch after owning this one for a while. Previously I had a Reese which worked fine but then upgraded later on and dont regret it. X2 I have a BD3 and would NEVER pull a fifth wheel without an air hitch. There are so many reports from owners having broken pin boxes anything you can do to help cushion the rigid connection between truck and trailer can't hurt. If you rig is lighter you could also consider the less expensive BD1. http://www.trailersaver.com/air-ride-suspension-hitches/
pcm1959 08/02/19 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Update to my Towing analysis paralysis resolved, I think!.

No brand of rigid/stationary hitch is comparable to an air ride hitch. Often, members brag about their brand of rigid hitch. However, while great quality with robust jaws, etc., an is ride hitch is going to ride differently.
pcm1959 07/28/19 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide mechanism and motor

Please offer us year make and model of rig which will help all of us to help you. Slide outs are pretty basic, however, some have changed over the years. Also, when you update include if its a kitchen slide or a dinette/sofa slide, etc. This will help.
pcm1959 07/27/19 10:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide mechanism and motor

When you say double slide, are you referring to the slide within a slide that you find on a few of the Redwood and Heartland bedrooms?
pcm1959 07/27/19 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dexter Disc Bleeder Screws

Brass speed bleeders are available. I am just not certain of the Dexter 8k brake caliper bleeder size, ie., threads size and length. I want the replacements on hand before I replace them.
pcm1959 07/27/19 06:14am Fifth-Wheels
Dexter Disc Bleeder Screws

Has anyone with DEXTER disc brakes replaced the original bleeder screws with speed bleeders. I need to replace my bleeder screws due to corrosion and hoping to get brass this time and speed bleeder, too. Experience and recommendations, please. Thanks
pcm1959 07/26/19 07:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing Fifth Wheel at CAT Scale with Weigh My Truck App

Great post. I have done the same thing minus the mobile app. Who knew? It was interesting to see the pin weight for an average trip compared to the advertised pin weight of the fiver. In my case, that was 2900 and when I weighted it was 3400. I also got the weight of the trailer on the scale by itself just to be sure all the figures added up. Its good to know these things so that you know you are not exceeding hitch tire and axle capacities. Then you could make necessary alterations or adjustments.
pcm1959 07/25/19 08:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insurance?

I found Progessive by best option with best coverage at best price. Goid Sam was several hundred more.
pcm1959 07/24/19 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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