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RE: Backup camera

The Halo looks good, about the same as the Emmako. All of them state a distance standing still in the clear, what I am concerned about is the distance when traveling at towing speedes.
smithrjd 10/09/19 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
Backup camera

I am sure this has been discussed before, and I did look around in the search section. Does anyone have a wireless system on a 35' 5th wheel that works well? Looking at Furrion, Emmako, and others. The Furrion is a bit different and much more expensive. All of the others seem to be pretty similar. Seems distance and what is between the camera and monitor is the issue. I am guessing I would be around 40'. 2011 Jayco Eagle, so nothing pre installed.
smithrjd 10/09/19 03:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Time

I am not sure what my rims are rated for, the Maxxis are 80psi. That is what I have been running them at. It orignally had Goodyear Marathons, only D range.. They were replaced with the Maxxis tires before the first real trip. Think I am going with what has worked on the last two 5er's. Another set of Maxxis. Thanks to All
smithrjd 10/08/19 05:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ST Tires ???

Well just basically asked the same sort of question, 7 year old 30K+ Maxxis are done. No issues at all with them. 2011 Jayco Eagle 321RLTS max at 14500#. The two choices I am looking at are the same E range Maxxis or E range Endurance tires. 235/80/16.
smithrjd 10/06/19 04:17pm Fifth-Wheels
Tire Time

The 7 year old Maxxis tires are shot, starting to break apart in the ribs. I have had great luck with these, wondering about the New (to me anyway) Goodyear Endurance tires made in the US and seem to have good reviews. So Maxxis 8008's again or Goodyear Endurance? 2011 Jayco Eagle 321RLTS max at 14500. So E load range at least. 235/80/16.
smithrjd 10/06/19 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

I have had both, diesel is much better towing. I will never go back. Jayco 321RLTS max at 14.5K Pulls mountains with no issue, jake brake going down. Much smoother ride all the way around. Dealer wants me to trade on a new one, 2014 Sliverado 2500HD 4X4, offered me $40K on a trade. Yep they keep their value.
smithrjd 08/14/19 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jayco 5er ?

Normally the "sprayer" is for the black water tank. No idea where it is on the location of all the variuos inlets, vales etc. I have one, but no sticker like that.
smithrjd 08/11/19 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When replacing tow vehicle, do you.....

I moved my old rails over, but used new bolts and sandblasted and painted the old rails. 5 years now no issues.
smithrjd 08/11/19 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thinking of a Class C

I understand that LOL, old bad knees. Reason I don't want a corner bed. Wife would not be happy. 6'1" and shrinking.. Looking at Leprechaun now, also a Winne. Jayco als has some that look good. Depends on condition.
smithrjd 08/09/19 07:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Lots of good info, thank you all. Didn't think of the rear overhang, could be an issue depending on the location. I'm pretty well versed in RV isues, they all have them, no matter the type or class. Next couple of months will tell. Thinking of one 5 to 6 years old that was taken care of. Not like a 5th wheel, maintainance records would be a must. Generators are another issue, what is a lot of hours? How long do they last when cared for?
smithrjd 08/08/19 06:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

The 5th wheel is a bit of a pain, backing in and parking level. Also when visiting family I have to go about an hour away to find a decent park. 2014 chevy 2500HD 4X4 LTZ with 38K.. Trailer is payed for as well. Retiring soon, and may travel much more. Probably best to stick with what I have, it is proven. But the Jayco at 2011 is at the sell by date. Either sell it now or keep it till the junk yard.
smithrjd 08/07/19 09:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Dealer that I have used for three trailers has a Coachman 311 2016 for $62K. Might get it for a bit less. Also several Jayco Redhawks and Greyhawks. I have owned three Jayco trailers and all were good. Also had a Holiday Rambler 5th wheel, several issues with that one but covered under warenty fine after that. Don't really know many of the others. IE Dutchman, Entegra, Thor. Winnebago seems to have a good reputation, but have not owned one.
smithrjd 08/07/19 07:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Another question, I am full of them. How old is too old? Would it really matter if the maker was out of business?
smithrjd 08/07/19 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a Class C

Considering both, it looks like a good used unit would be much cheaper. But also could come with issues. Diesels are nice, but looking at them they will be too small. We want a couch, dinette and at least a queen size bed. Not a "corner bed". So that seems to mean a 26'+ unit.
smithrjd 08/07/19 06:13pm Class C Motorhomes
Thinking of a Class C

We have had trailers for many years, and are thinking of going to a Class C. Current rig is a Jayco Eagle 321RLTS 5th wheel. I see many brands of Class C units, are there ones that should be avoided? Seems Thor's are much cheaper than others. Ford E450 seems to be the preferred platform, anything specific to look out for? Many questions I know. I am comfortable with checking out a unit and know many of the things that are important, but not sure about the motorized part.. Is there a better time of year to buy? TIA
smithrjd 08/07/19 05:56pm Class C Motorhomes
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