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RE: which roof is better?

I had a C older than 10 years with an aluminum roof; never leaked. I had an A older than 10 years with rubber, and now two FWs with rubber. None have ever leaked. Never had fiberglass.
phillyg 05/03/16 03:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can you 'Wear Out" a hitch receiver?

http://images61.fotki.com/v1635/photos/2/36012/13805932/DSC00034-vi.jpg width=800 That's a nifty device I didn't know existed; I'd try it along with getting the pin holes welded and re-drilled.
phillyg 05/03/16 02:55pm Towing
RE: RV manufacturers

Back 10 years ago when I was thinking new Class A, Newmar and Tiffin were my top two. Both have a reputation for great customer service. It has only been in the past two years I've started to notice a few complaints about Newmar but I don't know if that's indicative of a trend.
phillyg 05/03/16 02:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tires

If you only use the RV three weeks a year I'm not surprised the tires are cracking. Supposedly (think I read it somewhere; I have no proof), the tire compounds benefit from tire movement. I've used tire covers in the past with no discernable benefit. For the trailer, take a look at Goodyear G614s and Sailuns, both of which have a good rep. For the TV, all I can tell you is every time I go away from Michelins I get disappointed.
phillyg 05/03/16 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How important is it to access the bed with slides closed?

Non-issue for us with the Wildcat. We could still open the BR door and throw our clothing on the bed. Well, I did, but DW stopped me and said it was to be "placed neatly" on the bed. Can't do that with the Montana without opening slides. Will place clean clothes neatly in a laundry basket for transfer after setting up.
phillyg 05/03/16 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on Montana 333DB 5er quality

I know for sure that Keystone had severe decal problems around 2010. Mixed reviews exist about Montana in general although there are lots of Montana fans hereabouts. I think you have to take asking prices with a grain of salt. The dealership was asking $41,900 for the 2014 we traded in three weeks ago. Today it's listed as $36,700. Don't feel bad about offering a ridiculously low number for your first offer; you can always raise your offer.
phillyg 05/03/16 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flood Damage Query

I think I'd become the insurance company's most frequent caller, asking them what is the protocol for flood-damaged RVs? They might be willing to pay for a cleanup if it's required rather than totaling the unit. At the very least and since you mentioned the underbelly got wet, everything underneath needs to be pulled out and dried out. If water got into the underfloor ducting it needs to be drained out and purged, and at least the insulation, if any, needs to be replaced. Hope your insurance covers you for inability to occupy since you're full-timers.
phillyg 05/03/16 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No strap on main awning. How do I know the length I need?

I found the emergency strap (I have an electric awning) inside the plastic bag that's full of the warranty and instructions for all the equipment, inside a cabinet in the RV.
phillyg 05/02/16 08:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bottom of my BR slide rotting. What do I do?

Can't get to the pics here, either. Regardless, pull up both outer corners of the carpet in the slide to see if there's damage from above, which is the usual culprit. Follow any water damage and fix any leaks first. Google "slideout damage, leaks, repair, etc." and you should find a plethora of other posts and samples for repair. You might try youtube, too. You probably will not have to remove a slide for repair.
phillyg 05/02/16 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck do we need to haul this 5er?

Pshaaaaaw, a one ton SRW can never handle that monster FW. You need a heavy duty truck (HDT), looks like a typical tractor trailer puller; a nice Volvo would do it. Just kidding, thought I'd play weight police for a moment. Yes, a one ton SRW would handle it nicely.
phillyg 04/29/16 07:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: super glide capture plate not working

You're going to have to call PullRite and maybe send them some photos. It sounds to me that the bottom of your pin box has been damaged, causing the capture plate not to sit flat/flush with the pin box, and the recessed portion of the pin cannot slip into the hitch jaws because of the large gap between the pin box and plate.
phillyg 04/28/16 10:08am Towing
RE: Can I insulate the engine shroud?

Absolutely and I'm surprised it didn't come from the factory with a heat/sound shield.
phillyg 04/27/16 08:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Please tell me about the different types of leveling sytems

I think 6-point leveling is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
phillyg 04/27/16 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mirror and light on nosecap over hitch?

No deal breaker for me.
phillyg 04/27/16 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bluewater RV Resort

BWK is very nice. Stay on top of the weather as one can always expect that even a tropical storm could cause damage somewhere in FL. If it sounds serious, get out of town early.
phillyg 04/26/16 01:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Not being part of the PDI?

HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO WORK 1. You do the PDI and create the hit list of things wrong. 2. You go home, the dealer fixes everything on the list. 3. You schedule the delivery. 4. You show up for the delivery check the unit to make sure all items are fixed. 5. You close the deal. You don't pay the dealer until this step. This, x10. It took about three hours to do my own PDI and found 13 issues, 7 of which were serious. Took the dealership two days to fix the 7 serious issues, after which we accepted the FW and closed the deal, understanding the 6 remaining issues would be fixed later.
phillyg 04/26/16 01:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Greasing EZ Lube TT axles

Every year's a bit much IMHO. I do it every two years.
phillyg 04/26/16 01:04pm Tech Issues

Drop hitch.
phillyg 04/26/16 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nitrogen Filled Tires

Nitrogen=waste of money.
phillyg 04/25/16 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Spring hangers

I think it's a bit odd and I can't visualize a scenario where it would be required. If you're bothered by it (I would be) then it makes sense for both axles to be mounted similarly. I would opt to use the higher set of holes since there would be less lever effect on the spring hangars closest to the frame.
phillyg 04/25/16 03:01pm Tech Issues
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