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RE: Remote duel fuel 2500 watt generator?

I use a Champion 4500/3500 Inverter generator that works for me. Weighs about 100 lbs with full gas tank, so is a bit on the heavy side.
ssthrd 09/19/21 05:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is everybody?

2 hrs east of Vancouver, BC
ssthrd 09/09/21 05:31pm Snowbirds
RE: Trailer Valet?

Maybe the trailer valet combined with the Andersen pin to ball adaptor alone would solve your problem.
ssthrd 08/23/21 05:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5er coming

Sticking around the dealer for a few days is a great idea. We camped at a nearby site for a few days with full hook up so we could check all systems in real conditions. My transition from TT to 5er was a piece of cake. Everything was so much easier on the road, and as mentioned, the diesel didn't hurt at all. It took a little practice to figure out the difference in backing the thing up, but good to go now. Good luck with your new rig, and happy trails.
ssthrd 08/20/21 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to repair loose trim?

Marine adhesive would be perfect.
ssthrd 08/16/21 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 or 12 That is the question

Which is better-- 2x6V deep cycle or 2x12V deep cycle for boondocking? My setup right now is 2x6V which gives me 260 ah. I found 2x12V that will give me (2x150=) 300ah. Are the 12's really better than the 6's?
ssthrd 08/03/21 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you think about this set up?

Your 5.3 has 315 HP and 335 ft lbs of torque along with a 3.42 tear end. My 2013 Tundra had 381 HP and 400 ft lbs torque and a 4.30 rear end. Both yours and mine had towing capacity of 9800 lbs. The TT I had was about 7000 lbs on the road and 30' as compared to the possibly 8500 lbs or so (you will most likely be over weight) and 29' that you will be faced with. A good chunk of my travels were in the mountains of BC, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and California. Power for the hills was never an issue, but in certain conditions, I was aware that my truck was just a half ton. Cross winds and passing semis moved me around because the truck was relatively light, and I had to anticipate what was going to happen and be aware that I would need to make corrections. I then bought a heavier truck that pulled that same trailer with authority, and wind or semis were not an issue. Instead of "driving" the truck and correcting constantly in those conditions, the trip became so much more relaxed and at the end of the day I didn't feel like I had been working all day. Up to you, I guess, but if I were you, I would be thinking about a ¾ ton like NanMedevac 70 has with more weight and more power. More weight to better handle the trailer movements, and more power to better handle the hills. Safe travels whatever you decide.
ssthrd 08/02/21 01:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Touring British Columbia

Not to deter you but........Not just BC, I'm afraid. We just completed a trip from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia over three weeks, and didn't have a single day where we were not driving thru smoke. BC was by far the worst. Have to play the return trip by ear in a month or so. Not sure which route thru BC will be best then. So many variables when travelling thru BC. Even if there is smoke where you plan to go, I'm positive that you will love it.
ssthrd 07/31/21 05:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: tire covers, yea or nay

I am in the sun basically 365 and never use a cover and never have had any cracking. I was too. Face is a bit cracked, but always had a shirt on so my spare tire is fine. I’m on the nay side.
ssthrd 07/28/21 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for Recommendations on Floor Jacks

I assume you mean for the 5er. I've had one flat in 18 years. Used a 12 ton bottle jack. ^ What I have + wooden blocks.
ssthrd 07/28/21 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transitioning Class A to Super duty truck and Fifth Wheel

C’mon guys. A perfectly legitimate question about two specific trailers. GVW, backing, or the reason for looking have nothing to do with it. Wish I could help.
ssthrd 07/27/21 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Weel vs. TT - Length Off Tow Rig

My last travel trailer was 31 feet tongue to bumper, and my current 5th wheel is 35 feet overall. The effective length for both on my truck is almost exactly the same at just under 52 feet. The distance from the bumper to the centre of the trailer axles is also close-within a foot if I remember right.
ssthrd 07/25/21 01:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: America the beautiful

ssthrd 07/23/21 06:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: America the beautiful

Can’t see them either
ssthrd 07/23/21 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Speed limits

If one kid has an IQ of 100 and another gets in with an IQ of 100 the combined IQ would total out to about 60. bumpy None of us are as dumb as all of us... Well said, bumpy. Funny things happen when a couple of youngins get together in a car.
ssthrd 07/21/21 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane tank level monitor

Thanks for your replies! Looks like Mopeka is what I'm looking for. I'll check it out. I don't have room to attach a gauge because I don't have clearance on the door. I do have two tanks and leave one closed, but lazy old me would rather fill both tanks at once. Thanks for the ideas!
ssthrd 07/18/21 09:41pm General RVing Issues
Propane tank level monitor

Anyone use a tank monitor? What do you recommend?
ssthrd 07/18/21 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Speed limits

Totally agree. I believe that people drive at their comfort level regardless of conditions. Of course there are those that are either in a hurry for whatever reason as well as those who are nervous driving anywhere near the posted limits. And there are those who are oblivious to adverse conditions due to weather or heavy traffic. IMO, speeds on freeways should be enforced at + or - 10 whatever the limit is. Keep the +10 on secondary highways and go with - 20 to accommodate those not comfortable at higher freeway speeds. No stats, but I believe that the consequences of driving 20 under can be more serious than driving 20 over. For me, I tend to drive 10 over with truck only and 10 under when pulling my trailer.
ssthrd 07/18/21 08:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: WD/Sway Control

You might want to consider an Equalizer with 4 point sway control. Loved the one I had.
ssthrd 07/09/21 01:39pm Towing
RE: New Shank for 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

Just a thought...... if your jack is electric, have you had a look at turning it around? I had the same problem and gained a couple of inches. Enough to be able to lower my tailgate. I probably don’t have to point this out, but.... make sure you block the reach before taking the jack bolts off.
ssthrd 06/10/21 03:31pm Towing
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