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RE: removing shades & valance

On ours we removed the roller shades and replaced them with drapes. The shades were clipped in and didn't require removing the valences. I left the brackets there to reinstall the roller shades when/if we sell. I used the valances to attach the curtain rods. https://i.imgur.com/4Gt0BcHl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cRGaWL3l.jpg
work2much 03/04/21 01:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

The Numbers https://i.imgur.com/QiMMZGyl.png
work2much 03/04/21 08:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

To get to just one wheel I drive the good tire on to blocks. It doesn't take much to get the other tire off the ground.
work2much 03/03/21 09:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changing Tires

If you have hydraulic jacks you from the all down bring the rear jacks so they will raise the rear of the trailer and thus wheels off the ground. Bring up only far enough so tire is off ground. Our electric jacks will raise the wheels off the ground as well.
work2much 03/03/21 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

We looked at the Montana 3120. If I recall the GVWR was 16,000. That makes for a 3200 pound pin. With passengers hitch and fuel it made for over 4000 pounds cargo for the truck. We ended up with a 5th wheel that has a 15000 GVWR and our pin is a little over 3000 pounds and our total is over 5000 pounds with a transfer tank. about 4000 pounds without the tank. Originally I wanted to trade the truck for a SRW but the numbers didn't work out so we kept the dually. It probably boils down to whether you feel comfortable going over the stickered GVWR of the truck or not.
work2much 03/03/21 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paperwork

This must be the video? Wave transport company YouTube video This video is on the Wave commercial transport YouTube channel. The officer identifies himself as a commercial enforcement officer. This isn't a stop on a family out on vacation. https://i.imgur.com/IO46wyQl.jpg
work2much 03/01/21 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paperwork

Was the inspector stopping a private citizen pulling his own recreational RV or a commercial hauler transporting a 5th wheel travel trailer for hire?
work2much 03/01/21 12:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco?

Ok we have been looking for a new 5th wheel that is small enough to pull a utility trailer behind with our sxs. So you will be pulling TWO TRAILERS ? You had better have a goo welder re-enforce the frame on that 5er ! Jayco rates the hitch for 3000/300 pounds and includes the electric connector and safety chain loops. A small utility trailer shouldn't be a big deal.
work2much 02/27/21 12:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Raising our 5er

"Our solitude is already 13'-5"ish in height stock." Have you "physically measured" your 5er at the highest point? Or are you going by mfg info? I have 3" risers added to my Mobile Suites and I am at 13' 4". Yes using 6 foot level off the front AC unit. That's a hitched height. It is a littler lower unhitched.
work2much 02/25/21 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jayco?

1600 pounds of cargo capacity? That would be a deal breaker for me. By the time you fill the fresh tank, add a couple batteries and fill the propane there isn't much left for food, clothes, tools, BBQ, chairs, beer etc etc...
work2much 02/25/21 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Raising our 5er

Can you adjust the hitch or kingpin and still maintain bed rail clearance? Our solitude is already 13'-5"ish in height stock. 13'-6" is max height in many states. Probably not an issue but something to keep in mind. Our 2017 Ram has our Solitude pretty flat but it has the factory air that allows some downward bed adjustment to where the truck is level. We have 6 inch of bed rail clearance which so far has been enough. https://i.imgur.com/D950cm1l.jpg
work2much 02/25/21 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

Heck yeah, I think the $5 gas that is coming will change the market. Actually as a full timer I would be ok with that trade-off. Trying to book popular parks now exactly 6 months in advance and having to take a shot at exactly 8am and having everything fill immediately as a bunch of us are competing for those few available spots and not getting them is getting old.
work2much 02/25/21 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

I think some sort of shock supression is essential for either Gooseneck or 5th wheel. The failure on the frame is happening because of the intense shock caused by nearly 3000 lbs hitting repeatedly. Put the airbag in the equation and those intense shocks are reduced substantially. I suspect the Goosebox is approved specifically because of this vibration dampening. Yes. This from Jason Lippert: The airbag technology used in the Goose Box reduces the stress transferred to the RV frame. The combination of the airbag, dual shocks and rubber bumpers used in the Goose Box provides multi-directional shock absorption for a smoother driving experience that RV enthusiasts will greatly appreciate.
work2much 02/19/21 11:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

Why is a gooseneck harder on the trailer frame than a 5er? Is it because the length of the neck down to the ball is longer than a 5er? We are thinking of going from a TT to a 5er, and just trying to learn. It isn't with a modern gooseneck adaptor like a Reese Goose Box.
work2much 02/19/21 11:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

It is due to the frame stresses. Look at how heavily built your goose neck trailers are up front. It would cost too much to build an RV that heavy. Most of the RV's on the market have frames made by Lippert. Lippert endorses the use of the Reese Goose Box with their frames so apparently the frames don't need to be any heavier or cost anymore than they already do. I'm with Adamis, they should at least make it a factory option so you don't have to toss the factory boat anchor when you make the swap. New Horizons makes the Gen Y available on their units. Aside from ease of hitching there is a lot to like with a gooseneck over a std. hitch. Lippert 5th wheel frame failures and these were using standard 5th wheel hitch....Lippert/JUNK ---words are interchangeable! Lippert approves Reese Goose Box cause THEY own it https://www.forestriverforums.com/PhotoPost/data/500/medium/b.jpg height=300 width=400 https://www.forestriverforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_166829_0_c10e7297e4055b2a6cb2615ed69fee6f.jpg height=400 width=400 https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9598&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1395785371 height=300 width=300 https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22858&d=1357863983 height=300 width=400 Could Post all day long but you should do a little bit of research. So to make your point you post a traditional kingpin and a bent frame from an obvious traumatic impact? Nothing remotely related to a Goose Box.. The goose box adapter Reese makes is more like a kingpin that fits a ball instead of a hitch. Turning off the gaslight now...
work2much 02/19/21 11:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

It is due to the frame stresses. Look at how heavily built your goose neck trailers are up front. It would cost too much to build an RV that heavy. Most of the RV's on the market have frames made by Lippert. Lippert endorses the use of the Reese Goose Box with their frames so apparently the frames don't need to be any heavier or cost anymore than they already do. I'm with Adamis, they should at least make it a factory option so you don't have to toss the factory boat anchor when you make the swap. New Horizons makes the Gen Y available on their units. Aside from ease of hitching there is a lot to like with a gooseneck over a std. hitch.
work2much 02/19/21 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

it is pretty simple like was mentioned before big windows less cabinet space smaller windows more we like more cabinets but we were full timers and we think the windows are big enough for us the Solitude above although very nice has ZERO cabinets up there True but there is already more storage on this unit (despite one of the largest CCC in its class) than we can pack and scale under GVWR. Much of the available storage space goes unused anyway. We are FT as well. I guess it depends how much stuff one needs and if they have enough remaining GVWR to carry it all.
work2much 02/17/21 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

Enjoy!
work2much 02/16/21 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for New Fifth Wheel with Bigger Windows

One of the reasons we chose our Solitude 2930RL. 34-4" https://i.imgur.com/q5wIoskl.jpg
work2much 02/16/21 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shortest 5th Wheel with King Bed Option

I doubt it's the shortest available but our Solitude has a King and is 34'-4" Solitude 2930RL
work2much 02/15/21 12:06am Fifth-Wheels
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