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RE: Total novice camper weights question...

What is your truck’s payload number? Max hitch weight and max payload are different. But the 2100# is my payload. 9900#-truck-gas-passengers/stuff=2100#. Isn't that correct? I would think if I would want a camper I would want to know my payload capacity and get one that fits those numbers. Thus my question, I would need to know the weight of said camper + what I believe I would carry in it. Sorry if I am making this difficult.
ramyankee 10/27/19 07:04pm Truck Campers
Total novice camper weights question...

Have a 2002 Silverado 2500hd, 8.1, long bed, crew, 4x4... Have been towing 5th wheels for ~10+. Now have a 34+ foot Cougar. The hitch weight max on my truck is 2100# or under. Now Patti is contemplating a camper. Possibly much easier to carry around and would fit probably anywhere. Would my max weight be the 2100#? Suggestions... Advice... Again, total camper novice here. Either that or maybe as an example, the largest Jayco Hummingbird.. Appreciate any and all input...
ramyankee 10/27/19 01:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Looks like possible pinched wiring in tail/running lights...

I have checked tightness on the umbilical wiring. One was probably not as tight as it should have been... That will be my first chore, remove all wire nuts and redo... If I were to remove a fixture I guess I could use some of the tape (cannot think of the name) that you use on rv's..... Thanks, gives me stuff to look for..
ramyankee 09/04/19 05:35pm Tech Issues
Looks like possible pinched wiring in tail/running lights...

I can replace the fuse and lights are fine. It is when it hits the road surface and gets bumpy, even a little. That is when the fuse blows.. The 7 point connections have been replaced. To access the wiring I am guessing it might be in the flexible channel and will be in the lower section on each side of the fifth wheel. The vapor barrier under the unit will have to be cut out so I can have access. What I am worried about is the upper running lights that are not accessible. Question: what do I use to repair the vapor barrier? A gorilla tape??? Any way to trace this issue to find the possible short while the unit is stationary. Would any type of anomaly show up with an ohmmeter? I Not looking forward to this... Thanks
ramyankee 09/04/19 01:48pm Tech Issues
Sealing roof vents and AC??? Is it necessary?

Our 5th wheel is 3 1/2 years old. Patti is nervous about leaks. Is it a necessity to seal those areas and if so what recommendations. I am figuring they should be fine but what say you??? Thanks
ramyankee 09/04/19 01:11pm General RVing Issues
Hiway 2 in Montana road construction...

We headed for Hungry Horse today, from Post Falls ID. Took hiway 2 to miss road construction... hahahaha About 20 minutes east of Libby MT the entire road surface is gone. VERY rough and VERY slow for maybe 10 miles or so it seems. Maybe go to I90 on the trip home... Enjoy Labor Day...
ramyankee 08/30/19 05:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: need new tires

Third season on the tires on our Cougar... When we get back from this trip new Carlisles are going on. Our local Discount Tires in Hayden ID have the 10 ply for $116 per... Taking off the 8 ply... My 2 cents worth...
ramyankee 07/27/19 07:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best route from Biggs Junction to Coos Bay

Depends on which roads you prefer. I-84 to Portland, I-205, then I-5 would be the freeway route. Avoids most of the messy bits of Portland, but 205 is very busy as is 84 coming in from Troutdale. Troutdale is the gas place. Or, head from Biggs to Redmond. That road is very good, though mostly 2-lane. US 20 to Eugene is a good road also, but obviously twistier through the Cascades. Madras is a good gas place on this route. Would be afraid the Biggs to Redmond would add too much time. Highway 97 is our normal route between Post Falls and trip to california...The Biggs Junction to Coos Bay is probably close to 9 hours and is a bit farther that I like to go in a day but it is what it is...
ramyankee 07/18/19 05:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route from Biggs Junction to Coos Bay

126 from Eugene is a good route but don't go through downtown. Take the 569 Beltline. BTW Diesel at Freddies on the north side of Florence is $2.99, use the inside lane furthest from 101. Plus points for future fuel discounts. I have the 8.1 but will check that out for gas... Thanks Looks like 569 Beltline circles from I-5 to 126/11th ave.
ramyankee 07/18/19 04:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route from Biggs Junction to Coos Bay

126 from Eugene is a good route but don't go through downtown. Take the 569 Beltline. BTW Diesel at Freddies on the north side of Florence is $2.99, use the inside lane furthest from 101. Plus points for future fuel discounts. I have the 8.1 but will check that out for gas... Thanks
ramyankee 07/18/19 12:17pm Roads and Routes
Best route from Biggs Junction to Coos Bay

We will be leaving Post Falls and stopping at Peach Beach RV Park. So the next leg will be from Biggs Junction to Coos Bay. What would be the best recommendation? Towing a 35' Cougar 5th wheel. Figuring turning at Eugene??? Thank you
ramyankee 07/17/19 10:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Our good friends got a new Cedar Creek...

No one has mentioned "finger pointing". Seems like since its left the dealers lots after a pre delivery inspection that FR and the dealer would blame who ever delivered it to it's current location. Any pix you could post if the damage? Since the buyers did not have the class A license required the dealer in Ukiah delivered it to them.
ramyankee 07/11/19 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our good friends got a new Cedar Creek...

Get a tarp or something on it right now. depends on how much it rained as to how much damage there might be. It could be no damage, or it could turn into extensive damage. the only way is to get it to the dealer so they can start inspecting it. But if I were them I would insist that it stays tarped or stored indoors until it was repaired. Many dealers are prone to parking things in the back lot out in the weather for weeks or months while they wait for warranty claims to go through. Wanting a new one is a normal reaction and I would have the same reaction. Unfortunately that is not likely to happen and they are stuck with the unit they received. I've never owned a 5th wheel, but is it common to need a class A license to pull one? The class A is needed due to the weights. I do believe anything over 15000# requires the class A. And we are talking california. So glad we finally were able to move out of there.
ramyankee 07/10/19 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
Our good friends got a new Cedar Creek...

I guess it is actually a 2020. They didn't want to purchase from their local dealer, that huge nation wide chain. So they chose a dealer that they felt comfortable with, a dealer in Ukiah Ca... Since neither have the class A license he delivered it to them. They are taking the training for the license so officially they have never driven it... Now comes the good part. The husband was glancing at the 5th wheel, looked up and thought something looked out of whack. Went out bought a longer ladder and when he got level with the roof saw that it had peeled back from the front cap and a bit from the drivers side. His dealer said take pictures and turn in a claim. Side note, before they saw the damage it had rained on it... Question: what are the chances of telling Cedar Creek they would sure like a NEW replacement? What are the chances of water damage that may end up biting them in the butt later? What are recommendations? Has this happened to anyone? She has retired within the year and he is retiring at the end of the year. Their FIRST rv ever and now they are both a bit ticked... Thank you
ramyankee 07/10/19 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hwy 95 from Winnemucca to Boise, Id. and RV sites in Idaho

Yes, that route is all good but so boring. But if you go that route you can tell everyone you have been to Rome. Much nicer countryside after you leave Nevada... Years ago Jordan Valley was a very well known speed trap...
ramyankee 06/27/19 09:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Starting to trace a "short" in my running lights

Well all, I have good news and bad news. Pulled all the lights, plugged into the truck, checked voltage at the rear... 13.3 volts... Plugged each light in starting from the rear. Went through all of them and they all work... That's the good news. The bad news is I have no idea what I did. I did notice a slight bit of moisture inside a couple of the covers but????? Wondering if maybe putting some type of "grease" or something on the lip of all the cover. Heck, I don't know... May go to O'Reilly's and look for that "fuse flasher" in the event that happens again. Or Harbor Freight... Thanks all.
ramyankee 06/27/19 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Starting to trace a "short" in my running lights

Thanks ndrorder..... Well now to plug in and start checking voltages...
ramyankee 06/27/19 03:53pm Tech Issues
Starting to trace a "short" in my running lights

Plug in the fifth wheel to the truck, turn on the lights and the fuse blows. The only lights that work are the turn signals and brake lights. I will start by removing all the running lights, will then plug into the truck and begin plugging in each light one by one. Will this be a reasonable way to find where the short is? Also, how would I find if it is maybe the wiring on the truck? I have two plugs, the bed mount for the 5th wheel and the bumper plug. Will add that I have no idea how long this has been an issue. When we would do the light check we would only really look for brake and signals and was always done during the day. Never have done any night driving.. Absolutely hate tracing shorts. Thanks for any responses...
ramyankee 06/27/19 03:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing Over Wolf Creek Pass

I had completely forgotten about that great old country song. Here is just over 8 minutes (2 versions) of a pretty darn good bit of country. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KHb_0Lhegig And darned if the link will not work!!! Hopefully this link works... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X6LzWZYWpOU
ramyankee 06/17/19 02:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 93 south from Polson MT and Salmon ID.

I have only been on the portion of 93 north of I90 at St Regis and it it 2 lane but nothing out of the ordinary I can remember. Hopefully others will chime in the have traveled the entire route..
ramyankee 06/17/19 02:21pm Roads and Routes
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