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RE: Is older really better than newer....

BADLY!!:(There is no such thing as a new trailer. As soon as you sign the dotted line it's a used unit and has already depreciated.
topjimmy 06/08/19 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is older really better than newer....

Like was said before the older Excels, Teton,Holiday Ramblers,Cameo, Hitchikers etc.. were built like brick poop houses but other than those brands I have had a 2004 Montana a 2012 Monty and my current 2015 Montana and all have been pretty much trouble free and the same construction quality but all in all I will take my 2015 out of all of them just for the better suspension ,refers,6 point auto level, better Pin boxes,less carpet more wood laminate floors etc....although my 2012 had most of those things as well
topjimmy 06/08/19 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water not working at all through city, but it's on outside.

Yep This has happened to me a few times with the inlet check Valve behind the screen sticking so I just grab it with needle nose pliers and pull it back and forth to loosen it up watch out though when you unstick the valve it will spray ya in the face with a shot of waterCheck the city water connection inlet screen,,,,and the city water inlet check valve Either one or both will cause little to no flow from hose to RV
topjimmy 06/02/19 11:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie question about touring with 5th wheel

Yep I have been a fulltimer for 8 years and been to alot of parks mine is a 40fter and you can forget about National parks like was said before but you will have no Problems 90% percent of the time in Private parks KOA's etc... just outside most National Parks And MAKE Reservations as early as you can or you are in a world of hurt and you will be spending many nights in Walmarts and Truck stops NOT GOOD Plan out your trip and have Fun:B
topjimmy 05/31/19 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Owners Manual-CarriLite M-529RKS

All manuals are pretty Generic you could pretty much take from from any brand most manuals just have basic info on how to hook up to the tow vehicle ,how to dump your tanks water and power hook ups and all the info of all the on the appliances in the RV, safety info blah blah blah
topjimmy 05/30/19 05:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design

I do believe the first year of GD was 2012 my buddy bought the 101st Solitude of the line as far as construction they are pretty much built like any other 5er the French brothers who started GD came from Keystone so that tells ya a lot the Apple did not fall far from the tree so when looking at any used 5er you are looking for water incursion all appliances working etc.. etc.. lots of videos on You Tube on what to look for I would also look at the roof as GB did(or still does use wood for their roof trusses instead of aluminum
topjimmy 05/24/19 11:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: peak traffic times in cities

DITTO for Seattle:MThere is NO good time in Los Angeles County.
topjimmy 05/20/19 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: CURT Q20 Slop and Noise

Not saying it is not your hitch but you have a GD Reflection and I do believe they do not have a Mor-ryde pin box or Roto-flex like your big brother Solitude these pin boxes make a huge difference in chucking etc..
topjimmy 05/16/19 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Redwood has landed.

I have always liked Redwoods that one is Sweet ,our friends have one and they love it as well:C
topjimmy 05/12/19 10:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie question about retracting all the legs

I am not sure if the people that said No have ever had auto-level:h ,my last 2 5er's have had it and YES you can I have done it Many times
topjimmy 05/09/19 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on Selling FW Hitch

I just bought a used Reese Hitch almost brand new for 300 bucks on CL and it did not have the rails no big deal to me I just bought new Universal ones for 100 bucks and installed them myself and I am thinking for how cheap 5th wheel hitches go for used most do not care if they have to buy the rails
topjimmy 04/15/19 12:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgate question

I have had both V gate and stock and yeah the V gate is a "Little" more convenient But If I had the backup Camera in my stock tailgate I would not change it IMO lowering my tailgate is no big deal
topjimmy 04/11/19 10:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your thoughts. Thor Redwood?

Vanleigh 5th wheels is Owned by Tiffin Lance was bought by REV Group (Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Fleetwood, etc.). Tiffin is just motorhomes as far as I know. Newmar as well. Winnebago has some smaller 5th wheels. What I've seen doesn't do much for me.
topjimmy 04/09/19 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your thoughts. Thor Redwood?

our friends have a 2017 Redwood and it is really nice and they have only had a few little issues,as far as Independent Manufactures there is also Vanleigh RV /Tiffen which there is one in our Resort right now (Nice!)and also the high end New Horizons 5er's if money is no object
topjimmy 04/09/19 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

Exactly I was thinking the same thing when I was Younger my Old man was towing an Old Holiday Rambler 5er with a Chevy 3/4 ton "Camper Special" for years and Yeah it was SLOW going but the old Beast did it without ever a problem so Yeah times have changed:) Remember the days of the heavy Holiday Ramblers, Hitch Hikers and Carriage fivers that were towed with the trucks made in the 80s? What has changed?
topjimmy 03/30/19 12:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

LMAO I have one of those "sissy" short beds and my "sissy" 2004 3500 1 ton short bed crew cab Duramax /Allison hauls my "sissy" 14K 5er with ease but I guess I better man up and get a Ford Huh???:B............NOT!
topjimmy 03/29/19 03:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

Just got off the road a year ago after 8 years of fulltiming all of them towing with a Dually and yes they are more stable and yes they are the perfect tool for the Job for heavy 5er's and I was never overloaded But now I am just a "vacationer" and sold the Dually for my current SRW short bed and loving it and do not miss that Big Butt turning radius of a stretch Limo Dually AT ALL my current rig tows the 5er Good and me and my wife love driving it anywhere so my point is are you going on long trips?? are you fulltiming?? it if not like I said RELAX your are good to go:)
topjimmy 03/26/19 11:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

Man you worry too much RELAX:B you are good to go with that truck I tow that same weight with my 2004 3500 Short bed GMC Crew Cab and I am a "little" overweight but Believe me you are Good with a 2014 F350 SRW Just make sure your tires are up to the task now go out and buy that 5er and Enjoy will ya:)
topjimmy 03/25/19 09:13pm Fifth-Wheels
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
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