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RE: Jacking up a Fifth Wheel

I jacked mine up one side at a time. You don't need to get the whole trailer jacked up all at once, but have to get all the weight off the axles to get the bolts swapped out. I also upgraded the suspension to the SRE4000 equalizer with the crossmember if you haven't done/considered that yet. Made a world of difference with bumps and wind and not too costly. Thanks for this info, I am considering doing this to our 2017 Vilano. How hard of a job was it overall? What tools did you need? I have jack stands for the frame. Did you do the wet bolt kit at the same time you did the SRE4000 and the crossmember? I was given a tip to use a pair of HD Ratchet straps around the Axles to pull them closer together so the SRE units could be put into place easier.
robroy90 07/17/19 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
DISH Network: Which Dish?

I would be curious to know what those of you who subscribe to DISH network for your RV use in terms of the actual dish for reception? I know ultimately I want to end up with the Travel'r automatic on the roof, but for now I don't need to run multiple TVs. In the meantime, I would like to get one of the small, portable (but automatic) units, I just don't know which brand and model to go with. I have heard of trouble with all of them. I don't think I can use the Dish Hopper 4 DVR with a portable, so for now I will go with a Wally. But, I do want full access to all of the programming from Dish and have it in HD, so I want to make sure the portable I get can accurately access both the eastern and western arcs. I am particularly interested in input from those who like what they have and would buy it again, and input from those who bought one model, but then had to switch because of issues, etc. Thanks in advance!
robroy90 07/11/19 08:02am Technology Corner
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

I could not disagree more that the Goosebox is somehow inherently less safe than a conventional 5th wheel hitch. If that were true, there would be issues left and right with not only campers, but horse trailers as well. The statement that it is a glorified adapter is ridiculous. If you want to talk about unsafe, then no discussion on that is complete without mentioning the abomination that is an Andersen hitch... THOSE are unsafe.
robroy90 07/11/19 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

I have to have a Sidewinder in my RAM because I have a rambox bed. That means a B&W Companion hitch for me. I have tried them all, and IMHO, B&W makes the best hitch money can buy in terms of quality and security. That said, if I were to have a longbed truck, I would buy a Goosebox hands down. Especially the 2nd generation version that has an integrated lock on it to prevent tampering. I have a B&W turnoverball installed on my truck, in addition to the factory 4 corner "pucks" I had to install myself in the rambox bed because they don't offer tow prep from the factory on a rambox. I like the turnoverball for the convenience of stowing it, but I would also look long and hard at the gooseneck ball kit that B&W makes for factory tow prep. It includes a really nice case, and adapters that allow you to use the rear two puck locations to hook your gooseneck safety chains to.
robroy90 07/10/19 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
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