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RE: Light vs heavier 5ers

The newer models of one ton DRW trucks of any of the "Big Three" are well equipped to handle the heaver 5th wheels. Even my 6 year old F350 comfortably handles our 15,000 5er. Yes some of the newer 5er's weigh more but the advances in technology allow higher weights. Also many of the newer heavy fifthwheel trailers have disk brakes which improve the stopping over drum brakes. Length more than weight will affect maneuverability. Turns will be wider with a longer trailer. Ever notice the signs on trucks stating this vehicle makes wide turns.
stickdog 04/27/16 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Booth Dinette Removal Problem

Did you try to lift it? There may be a J bar that holds the top in, once it's secured to the floor the top won't move either.
stickdog 04/27/16 07:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Domicile in South Dakota, but what Doctors

If your medicare age you don't need a primary doctor unless you want one any specialist that accepts medicare will take you without a referral. When we lived in Illinois we found a doctor that understood our retirement plans to fulltime we still see him once a year. DW and I have both had non-emergency surgery while on the road because it was convenient. We just googled up the specialists we needed and selected the ones we considered qualified by their training and affiliations.
stickdog 04/26/16 10:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Best fuel economy speed

I drive at 62 when possible, may drive a little faster going through metro areas my best mpg is at 55 but with a days driving 62 turns out to be 55 so 55 would turn out to be 45 which would add an hour to our 250 mile preferred travel distance.
stickdog 04/26/16 10:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new kitchen faucet

Instead of direct connection I installed shutoffs and used flexible hoses to the new faucet.
stickdog 04/24/16 12:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about state parks

Who would know? When we were camp hosts at a SP there was a prepaid reserved specific site on Memorial Day weekend that showed up with a TT on it. We never saw it arrive and never saw anyone there, no vehicle, no chairs or coolers out and I walked all the loops twice a day. It was gone early on checkout day. It's possible they were spending their time at another site but I doubt it. I can only conclude they were doing as you wish to do.
stickdog 04/22/16 04:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Classes for total newbies?

Most all your questions can be answered here. The only place that might offer more information would be: Escapee's Boot Camp Some of the items you mentioned are brand specific but general in nature, filling tanks, emptying tanks and setup.
stickdog 04/22/16 01:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Inverter generator

Look into smarter tools generator on amazon. Powered by a yamaha engine and gets great reviews. I have never used one though. $600. Seems legit, Yamaha power is nice without the cost. Thanks. I picked up a pair of these last year for our trip to Alaska only used one, it took care of our needs. Good to have the second if we need AC.
stickdog 04/22/16 11:21am Truck Campers
RE: What truck to fit 6 people and fifth wheel?

We've traveled across country several times and from south Texas to Alaska in the last six years and I could count the number of times on one hand that DW used public restrooms. The two things she likes about out fifth wheel is her bathroom and her Splendidi W/D. Sorry, I am new to fifth wheelers and don't know a ton about them as I have been concentrating on a Class A. How do you use the bathroom. Just pullover, open the door, walk in and go? Do you have to slide out the pop outs to make room to get to the restroom? Do you have to start the generator and the water systems/pumps to use it? How long does it take to 'set up' to go to the bathroom? Our fifth wheel the bathroom is fully accessible without putting the slides out. Just turn on the water pump and good to go. Same here.
stickdog 04/20/16 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck to fit 6 people and fifth wheel?

We've traveled across country several times and from south Texas to Alaska in the last six years and I could count the number of times on one hand that DW used public restrooms. The two things she likes about out fifth wheel is her bathroom and her Splendidi W/D.
stickdog 04/20/16 05:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a mid-profile vs a full-profile 5er?

I had never towed a trailer other than a small boat trailer before we purchased our full profile 5th wheel. By the third day towing from SE Kansas to NE Illinois I was fairly confident in my towing ability. After 6 years and 50,000 miles I am very confident. I continue to be cautious when driving in campgrounds and RV parks for low hanging branches after a few brushes and minor repairs, Areo vent and gutter extensions. At 6'1" I would not have been a "happy camper" with a mid profile.
stickdog 04/20/16 12:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Please help us with our dilemma!

We've been fulltiming in a 33 1/5 ft fifthwheel, 35' from hitch to rear cap for 6 years. Would a couple more feet be nice? Sure but we've adjusted. By the way a forty footer wouldn't make much difference towing just limit some public campgrounds but not many commercial parks.
stickdog 04/19/16 10:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Highway from TOK to Dawson

Your good pavement to about 1/2 mile before Chicken, we're talking "Alaska good" then gravel to just past Eagle cutoff, pavement to the border then gravel to just before civilization going down to the river. A very enjoyable ride if there's no smoke. Smoke so bad last year we couldn't see many vistas.
stickdog 04/15/16 10:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Good to hear so many are headed North to Alaska. We went last year and are looking toward a return trip in 18. DW doesn't want me watching Building Alaska said it reminds her of the great time we had and she so wants to spend another summer up there and explore more of BC. Hope they don't have the fire season they did last year, smoke was so bad on Top of the World visibility was minimal.
stickdog 04/14/16 10:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Battery location

You might try NUWA if you get no response here #620-431-2088
stickdog 04/14/16 09:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitching up

I hitch up utility trailers several times a week. Just line up to trailer with side mirrors and back-in slowly. Use the rear view to gauge closeness, stop get out and look, generally within 6" straight in, if tongue needs to be raised I do it then reenter truck and mark a spot necessary to the distance needed and back in. It gets easier the more you do it.
stickdog 04/14/16 07:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Does 2 feet really make a difference

If you plan on doing most of your camping East in state and federal campgrounds you will be better off with the shorter rig. Even if there are longer sites they are often filled with a PU and a couple vehicles. Ask me how I know, we were camp hosts and unless you had a reservation it was first come on non reserveable sites. As for commercial campgrounds in the East even at 35ft we've found some older ones the same.
stickdog 04/14/16 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Best washer dryer combo

Splendidi 2100 vented, DW said the only way she would consider fulltimeing was if she had a W/D, we'll start our 7th year next week.
stickdog 04/13/16 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snakes

Our first winter in Texas we met all four of the venomous snakes in the hill country plus several nonvenomous species while volunteering at a NWR. At a New Mexico campground they recommenced checking down under the stairs and making noise before exiting at night while taking the dog out for duties. Rattlesnakes liked to curl up on the warm pads.
stickdog 04/12/16 10:44pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Roads with clearance

We've never had a problem on US highways or anything marked truck route and we're 13'.
stickdog 04/10/16 05:07pm Class C Motorhomes
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