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RE: Graphics

They don't call them '7 year vinyl graphics' for nothin. After dealing with them on boats for decades, first thing I did when I bought my new 32' FW was to remove every graphic on it. They just peeled off without a shadow or gum left behind. Last year I bought a 2005 Forest River for $1000 that other than slide issues (easily fixed) and peeling graphics, was in excellent shape. I'm told I 'stole' that FW. Heat gun, Goof Off, and a lot of time to remove the old ones. I did not replace them. Wheeled out the fiberglass and she looks perfect.
rsgs 07/10/19 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel upper Shock Mount

Thank you for your response. I have all the metal tools I need to do the repair (welder, torch, steel chop saw, etc.). I was curious how others handled the same situation.
rsgs 05/20/19 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
5th Wheel upper Shock Mount

Anyone have an upper (attached to frame) shock mount on a Lippert frame fail? Brought the rig home from storage yesterday. Turned onto my street and drove over the bombed out crater surface and felt something funny at one point only to get to my house and find out I had a flat. Got the rig in the drive and after removing the tire, discovered that the upper mount had come off and cut into the side wall of the tire until it went flat. On inspection, I can't see any evidence of the mount ever having been welded to the frame. In addition, both surfaces (the bottom of the frame and the top of the mount) were rusty. Now I worried about the remaining shock mounts. If anyone had this experience, I would appreciate any shared experience and what you did about it. I've seen some ads for the new equalizers and on the videos they show the frame/axles don't have any shocks. Could this be used to replace the shocks?
rsgs 05/20/19 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Great older fifth wheels

I have a 2004 Fleetwood 29BH that has served me well over the years. Never any major problems - only routine maintenance needed. I also bought a 2005 Forest River Wildcat last summer for $1000. The original owner said the slide was messed up and he didn't want to mess with it. A $3 o-ring, some hydraulic oil, and a new set of tires later and I have a gorgeous 28RK. It looks new on the inside and out. I use one for my fly fishing HQ in northern Michigan and the other on my summer get-away/deer hunting property on the west side of the state.
rsgs 01/31/19 04:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Proper Trailer Brake Function Check???

I don't know of a timed procedure for testing brakes. I always accelerate to about 25 and hit the manual slider without using the vehicle pedal. If I feel resistance and it slows my progress, I feel it's good (per the users manual). My average setting is 6. I do switch settings between my 32' and my 28' due to the weight difference. This has worked for me for 16 years. As far as working poorly when you first pull out, I would ask how long does the coach sit before trips? Could be a thin layer of rust on the surface of the drums that will grind off after repeated stops. Same if you have rotors.
rsgs 01/15/19 04:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Covers

Bought one online for my 32' fifth. I put it on myself and have done so for 8 years now. Works perfect and I'm happy with the protection it provides.
rsgs 01/03/19 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winterizing - remove batteries or not?

Same here. I pull the batteries from both 5th wheels and all batteries are set on a 2x8 on the garage floor with a bank of trickle chargers. Take care of your batteries and they will be there for you when needed.
rsgs 12/19/18 05:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ever worry about hanging limbs?

Just had my refrigerator vent cap taken off. Not sure how or where. Pulled the rig from my property 3 hours back to my home. Never once encountered low branches. $28 bucks and a couple of day wait and it's been replaced. Dometic refer caps are getting hard to come by. I will consider ordering one for backup.
rsgs 12/17/18 05:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hydraulic Lippert O rings

I recently purchased a 2005 Forest River Wildcat for $1300 that was in excellent condition inside and out. The only issue being the owner thought the slide was shot because the Lippert pump was leaking and he lost interest in fixing it. I did some research on the ole interweb's and found this was/is a very common problem (of which Forest River completely washed their hands of) with these pumps. A common fix I found was to empty the remainder of the reservoir, pull it off, clean up the mating surfaces, buy a new o-ring, and coat both the reservoir and pump mating surface with generous amounts of Permatex high temp gasket maker, and refill. Haven't had an issue since.
rsgs 12/04/18 05:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atwood furnace

Just had an issue with my Atwood furnace. Initial indication (fault light blinks once every 3 seconds) was that it was a limit switch. Called a mobile RV repairman (this guy was awesome) and it turned out to be a rusted out burned. I had him replace the limit switch and the sail switch while he was in there. Thought he could do it while the furnace was in place,, turns out he had to pull it. Heat works now. FYI: Turns out a mobile repairman costs about 50% less than your major RV shops for labor.
rsgs 11/21/18 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2007 Sunnybrook Titan slide issue

Slide adjustment is not rocket science. Many videos on YouTube. Adjustments for left/right, up/down, in/out. If you are somewhat mechanically inclined, one of the easier fixes the owner can do.
rsgs 10/26/18 05:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to raise a slideout?

Almost all slideouts are adjustable for up/down, left/right, in/out. Get underneath and take a look. There are also many YouTube video's on the topic.
rsgs 10/01/18 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: graphics and keystone

People in the industry call these '7 year' graphics for a reason. They have a 'shelf life' and if stored outdoors, often won't last that long. That's the primary reason why when I brought my brand new coach home, I dragged out the ladder and started peeling every last one of them off (easy to do when new!). That coach is now 14 years old and the exterior looks as good as the day I bought it.
rsgs 09/19/18 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Smoke detector goes off in middle of night

I had issues with the CO2 sensor since new. Never the fire alarm. Finally had to disconnect.
rsgs 09/10/18 04:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: reducing tire pressure when unloaded

For towing, I run my fronts at 65# and the rears at 70#. When not towing, I run the fronts at 55# and the rears at 50#. I add the extra air in front to make up for the weight of the diesel. Excellent ride when not towing.
rsgs 09/07/18 04:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do I move the slide out to the right

Agree with MFL. I am restoring a Forest River Wildcat and it has a Lippert hydraulic pump to extend and retract the slide. The slide has multiple adjustments underneath for up/down and left right. As was stated, be careful when you make an adjustment because you also changed something somewhere else. One thing I made sure was to mark all the original settings either with a scribe on the metal itself or using a silver sharpie before I started tweaking. This allows you to go back to the original setting if the adjustment was too much or didn't work. As Also stated, there are a bunch of You Tube videos. Sort through them because some are not recommended or won't solve your problem. Good luck - it can be done. ps: when I asked for a quote from the local dealer on adjusting it, they told me it could be anywhere from $200 to $5000 or more, depending on what is wrong, what has to be fixed, etc.
rsgs 08/01/18 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reverse lighting question

My rear lights and backup lights are so bright I have to lay towels over the top of the bed to black them out so I can see. I too would like to wire some sort of cut-off switch for them.
rsgs 07/23/18 12:49pm Fifth-Wheels
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