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RE: Slides and Jacks function trips then resets

My Montana was doing this a few years back and the Dealer said it was O.K. to change it to an 80 amp breaker per Lippert and I have never had a problem since, In fact newer Montana's have a 80 amp now
topjimmy 03/18/19 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airbag assist rear suspension??

Yep Firestone air bags for me on my last 2 Trucks love them and pump them up to 45 P.S.I. when loaded for my 14K 5er 3K pin Weight to keep it nice and level then back down to 5 P.S.I. when not to smooth the ride out
topjimmy 03/14/19 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sliding Hitch

No you do not need a slider in my experience with newer 5er's I have a 6 1/2 ft Crew Cab short bed GMC with a Reese 18K NON slider and never had any problems in this last year of owning it and yes I have made many tight turns backing up with room to spare to the back window and I knew I would not have a problem as My buddy has had a Ford Short bed for years with no slider and never had any problems the key here is NEWER 5er's with a curved cap like was said before
topjimmy 02/27/19 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auto Leveling

I do not know where GHop or MerryKalia are camping at or if you are not using the auto level right but I have had auto level on my 5er's since 2012 and being a full timer for 8 years and I can tell ya it is one of the best things that have ever come out for 5th wheels Only sometimes times do I have to use a few orange blocks to compensate for a real unlevel site it is pretty much hit the auto level button and watch it do it's thing I LOVE IT! and would NEVER go back to the old school jacks with Pins and wood blocks Blah Blah Blah MerryKalia is right. We have the same problem and have only had them work correctly one time. I just go old school and don't use it at all. I'm thinking it was a waste of money. I hope you have better luck with yours.
topjimmy 02/20/19 11:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Avalanche or Best quality 5th wheel

There is nothing wrong with the Avalanche ,it is a nice Mid-level 5er by Keystone I have owned 3 Keystone Montana's with very little issues just buy from a good Dealer and do a good LONG P.D.I and Enjoy there will always be things that come up with these rolling houses that break and hopefully like me you can just take care of them yourself if you are a little handy
topjimmy 02/17/19 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2 Bedroom 5th Wheel for Adult Visitors

This might work for ya Montana has 2 of these Bonus room floor plans https://www.keystonerv.com/fifth-wheels/montana/floorplans/3855br-fifth-wheel/ And also they have this floor plan with the lighter and less expensive Montana High Country which is pretty cool https://www.keystonerv.com/fifth-wheels/montana-high-country/floorplans/364bh-fifth-wheel/
topjimmy 02/13/19 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad Development At Cedar Creek!

Yep it's a Shame My 3 Montana's have always come with Sony or Samsung Tv's and Surround sound My 2015 Monty is Really good quality Sony stuff same with the standard rear cap and Mor-ryde-re4000 susp Pin Box etc.. I use to give my buddy With a Grand Design Guff for not having this good stuff.. Not Any More now Montana and everybody else all have the same lame stuff trying to save Cash ,I will just keep my 2015 Monty Thanxwas at the frog rally in Aug 2018 and during the factory tour all the rep talked about is price point and said they were going more and more with chinese goods. i told them i want quality and will pay more for it. they stopped putting fiberglass rear caps on cedar creek and cardinal. look at the electronics they use now. no longer giving service at rally unless 2 yrs or less. as far as dealership servicing your rig, they couldnt punch there way out of a paperbag. As if they were not crammed full of imported garbage previously? I have never seen electronics in an RV that could be considered Audiophile grade or win best of show? Maybe in a Prevost or something. For at least the last 10 years or so you were going to get Concertone, ASA/Jensen, and more recently IRV or the new total junk award winner Furrion, a partner of Lippert. One thing for sure, and that is if it it says or is associated with Lippert and has a wire, its going to fail at some point and replacing or repairing it is going to cost dearly. It's their MO. I bet the Forest River Kool Aid drinkers at the Frog Rally were upping the Arsenic content in the punchbowl when they announced that 2 year policy? Good for Forest River. At the one we attended a few years back there were so many freeloaders expecting their 10 year old rigs to be repaired gratis, in a lot of cases due to damage they caused themselves, that it was enough to almost make one want to stick their finger down their throat and blow chunks. It was loads of fun watching them load their plates to overflowing at the sponsored dinners, then get on the forum afterwards and B&M about the food LOL.
topjimmy 02/08/19 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish antenna ideas

Yep no doubt living up north we use a High Quality Quad wrap 25ft cable most of the time as it does help with getting a better signal, 50 ft +all the cable in the 5er is a LONG way for the signal to go the 50 ft Coax Dish gives ya for the Tailgater is Cheap stuff dish network even works in Ontario Canada for me. Can only use 25ft cable or it wont pick up all the stations. many times we have been down south with friends that have the roof mount and they cant get anything, just pull ours out and find and opening.
topjimmy 01/31/19 11:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish antenna ideas

This one is easy for me being a full timer for 8 years and having a Dish Tailgater They have a 50 ft cable and you can easily move them around OR on the roof/Slideout to get to them in the clear to find the Southern Sky BUT there was a few times I was so deep in the woods nothing works,I always try to pick my spots at the Campgrounds that have Some clearing
topjimmy 01/30/19 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Quality

You have all been sipping the GD Koolaid they are Not Bad 5er's at all but to say that are a cut above any other brand in their class ..that is Crazy talk I have good friends with Solitudes and they are no better(or worse) or more well built than Any Cardinal or Cedar Creek Or Montana Etc.... You did not look close enough or did not know what to look for,I have been a full timer for 8 years now and seen and been in all of them and they are pretty much all the same in quality etc.. GD has gotten better since Winnebago bought them but in the early years (2012 or so ) they cheaped out on ALOT of things compared to the competition BUT again they are not bad 5er's and would consider buying one I've been doing a lot of research over the past year, and have looked at a lot of different higher end 5er's. Im convinced Grand Design is a cut above. Yesterday I went to two dealers. One who carries Grand Design, amongst others, and the other dealer carries Forest River Cardinals, and Cedar Creek, amongst others. After about 3 hours going through both dealers, me, and a friend I was with both walked away with the belief that GD was head and shoulders above Cardinals/Cedar Creeks. The Solitudes are awesome, and the Reflections, I believe, are very very nice as well. I would take a Reflection easily over FR Cardinal's or Cedar Creeks. Mike
topjimmy 01/28/19 11:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV consignment

I have sold probably over 50 cars and motorcycles on CL(lost track)and it use to be pretty easy and effective and all I do now is give my Phone number because scammers are less likely to talk to a real person and I always say NO TEXT and the Boneheads still try it because they are Scammers and do not even read the whole Ad and another hassle is People calling you Non stop To "Help Sell it" again Scammers It has gotten worse over the Years on CLPeople always complain about scammers on Craigslist - non issue for me. I'd set a price based on what similar used units are selling for and post on CL with lots of pictures. Make sure you have it cleaned up. I cleaned the roof and re-caulked the joints on my roof, then took a picture of the roof for the ad. You don't have to give your contact info until necessary, and it's easy to weed out the idiots. I wanted 10K for my Coleman - stated price was firm on ad. Did get emails from low-ballers but so what - told one guy to pack sand - it was fun. If you want to put some wiggle room in, add 1 or 2K to your asking price and then you can come down to your real price and make the buyer feel like they got something from you. Told the guy who actually bought it that maybe he should go and try to find a better taken care of travel trailer for the money when he offered me 8. Him and his wife had been crawling in and out of it for an hour. Had all systems operating. Gave him a ladder to look at the roof. Pointed out repairs I'd made from a blowout. One look from her, and he said, OK - will take it for 10. That was on the first day the ad was posted. If you know what you have, and it's good, then stick to your guns. It will sell. Now if your in a hurry - whole different story. Consignment shops can sell for a higher price and report the sale for much less than actual, then pocket higher profits afterwards. Good luck!
topjimmy 01/28/19 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV consignment

Sorry Ralph you are a little off The MSRP on a Montana Legacy was 82.5K so yeah I know the 30% off MSRP I guess you don't know what Upper level 5er's go for now AND I live on the West Coast where they are more expensive because of shipping from Indiana there is NO WAY you can buy a fully loaded Montana with a Legacy Pkg for 56K New like I did in 2012 on my Loaded 2012 Monty that I paid 57K forI put my 2015 5er up for sale first on CL and that was a nightmare with all the scammers,lowballers etc... a huge pain in the Butt so I put it on consignment and you will not believe how little these things are worth after a couple years My Montana is a Legacy model in excellent condition with all the bells a whistles and was getting offers of 30-35K on a 68K RV New so I just decided to keep it for a few more years it is BAD out there folks trying to sell a used 5er and for sure a Higher end one Most likely because your $68K new 5'er, which in actuality should of had a selling price at 30+% below MSRP or $56K new, is now worth about $26K-$28K or less wholesale / trade in. The right dealer selling to the right person would get maybe $35K retail if its in immaculate shape, and it happens to be the dealers lucky day.
topjimmy 01/28/19 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV consignment

Last year I put my 2015 5er up for sale first on CL and that was a nightmare with all the scammers,lowballers etc... a huge pain in the Butt so I put it on consignment and you will not believe how little these things are worth after a couple years My Montana is a Legacy model in excellent condition with all the bells a whistles and was getting offers of 30-35K on a 68K RV New so I just decided to keep it for a few more years it is BAD out there folks trying to sell a used 5er and for sure a Higher end one
topjimmy 01/28/19 10:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alpine and Pinnacle

Yep it cracks me up that folks Drank the Grand Design Koolaid Hearing that Brand was SOOOO..... much better I have 2 friends with GD's and they have been back to the Dealer many times(Bad Dealers)for service and I am NOT saying GD's are Bad but again pick ANY brand ya like and get a good dealer and do a long P.D.I and enjoy Yep just pick a floor plan ya like and buy from a good dealer and do a extensive P.D.I. and Enjoy, ALL brands build a Lemon sometimes and like was said before it helps to be a little bit of a handy Man and also I bought a 6 year Extended Warranty on all 3 of my 5er's just in case any "Big Stuff" went wrong and on 2 of my 5er's I traded in I got a Pro Rated Refund on my extended warranties because I never used them I have had really good service from my Jayco dealer and saw more proof recently. I went with a friend to pickup their new 2019 Grand Design and the purchase inspection & dealer prep was horrible. I was not impressed with both the dealer or the rv. I think most brands need a thurough prep by dealer so find the best reputation dealer you can.
topjimmy 01/24/19 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alpine and Pinnacle

Yep just pick a floor plan ya like and buy from a good dealer and do a extensive P.D.I. and Enjoy, ALL brands build a Lemon sometimes and like was said before it helps to be a little bit of a handy Man and also I bought a 6 year Extended Warranty on all 3 of my 5er's just in case any "Big Stuff" went wrong and on 2 of my 5er's I traded in I got a Pro Rated Refund on my extended warranties because I never used them
topjimmy 01/24/19 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Avalanche feedback

You were asking about Big Horns, Riverstone etc... so why are you asking about the Keystone Avalanche?? they are a step down from the above mentioned but still nice 5er's, The Keystone Alpine and Montana is more the comparison with Big Horn,Riverstone etc...
topjimmy 01/03/19 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike racks in the rear

I have been hauling 2 Mopeds for years on the front with my Draw-Tite bolt on 2in front receiver hitch and motorcycle carrier for years with a anti- wobble plate and it is Rock Solid and I can see them as I am driving and in my opinion it is the way to go in your case just buy a bike carrier instead of the motorcycle carrier
topjimmy 11/21/18 05:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cardinal is FR's top dog??

The OP_ was asking about the Cardinal sorry my man nothing wrong with the High Country but your Montana High Country edition is a step down from Montana's top of the line Legacy and non Legacy edition which is a direct competitor to the Cardinal and Cedar creek.
topjimmy 11/15/18 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sulfur smell

amxpress just beat me to the punch:) I had the same stinky problem with my new at the time 2012 5er that I could not figure out and somebody told me to hook up a hose to my Washer hot and cold lines and run them outside or in a bucket whatever to get the stale water out of those lines since I do not have a Washer in my rig either and that did the trick
topjimmy 11/12/18 09:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brand Questions and 5er Choices

Legacy Pkg is : Shoreline® Low Profile Power Cord Reel (N/A 3130RE) - LEGACY PACKAGE Wireless Rear View Camera with in Vehicle Mobile Display - LEGACY PACKAGE Keystone In-Command Control System - LEGACY PACKAGE Solid Hardwood Cabinet Framing - LEGACY PACKAGE Rear fiberglass cap with automotive paint and 2 layers of clear coat (N/A 3700, 3701, 3790, 3791) - LEGACY PACKAGE Day and night roller shades in living area (night roller shades in bedroom and hallway) - LEGACY PACKAGE I didn't see a "legacy" on Montana's site.
topjimmy 10/22/18 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
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