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RE: question about staking a power awning

I found this idea at the Wildcat users forum and made a set for myself. I think they work great. Awning tie down supports for electric awnings. (scroll down when you get to the link) http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/15/65/13/20/100_0611.jpg height=480 width=640 Maybe it could work for you. Steve
57 Panhead 07/09/15 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: ready for a better hitch...B&W or Anderson Ultimate

I'm a little late to the party here but I have a question. First, I own a B&W Companion and I am very pleased with the performance of this hitch. That said, I am very intrigued by the Anderson hitch. The question I have is this, In all the videos I have seen on the Anderson hitch I have yet to see either safety chains or break away cable. Being a ball and coupler type of hitch isn't it required to have those items? Steve Yes Andersen has a safety chain kit option available. It is not a 5th wheel hitch, it is a raised gooseneck hitch and most states would require chains just like a gooseneck hitch. Andersen danced around this a lot in the beginning. Heavy trailers sooner or later will dent the bed floor with this hitch, as the sheet metal bed carries the weight, which it is not really design to do. Chris Well my Companion carries the weight on the bed of my 07 Ford and in 3 years of pulling an 11,900 GVWR rated fiver there is no apparent damage to the sheet metal floor of the bed.
57 Panhead 07/04/15 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ready for a better hitch...B&W or Anderson Ultimate

I'm a little late to the party here but I have a question. First, I own a B&W Companion and I am very pleased with the performance of this hitch. That said, I am very intrigued by the Anderson hitch. The question I have is this, In all the videos I have seen on the Anderson hitch I have yet to see either safety chains or break away cable. Being a ball and coupler type of hitch isn't it required to have those items? Steve
57 Panhead 07/04/15 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any body using these...

One main advantage of the Reico Titan electric system is that it can NEVER leak hydraulic fluid, no seals to leak and no hydraulic cylinders to rebuild. There is a manual override in the event of a failure of one of the motors. It is not an auto level system so you don't have to worry about it going all wacko on you and not leveling. Also, with an electric system you wont have a leaky jack losing lift and not supporting the unit. We have had ours on our Jayco Eagle 34' fiver for over 2 years and I love it. Steve
57 Panhead 07/04/15 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Jacks

If your goal is to create a leveling system there are reasons to use the same jack motors all the way around. That said if you want to try and create your own you could try to purchase the rear jacks that are part of the Lippert electric Ground Control system. These jacks operate much faster than the standard front landing legs on most trailers so it would be a problem when leveling side to side. This is why it is important that the legs all work at the same speed. Good luck in your search. Steve
57 Panhead 02/24/15 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which shocks to install???

Well it looks to me like the jury is in and it's pretty much unanimous. Bilsteins it is. Thanks to you all for your replies and help. Steve
57 Panhead 02/13/15 08:48am Tow Vehicles
Which shocks to install???

It's about time to replace the shocks on my 2007 F250 2WD truck with 6.0 Powerstroke. What shocks are you other Ford owners using out there? I have Firestone air bags installed and pull an 11,900 GVWR fiver and also use the truck as my daily driver. What are your experiences with after market shocks and what is your preference and why? Thanks Steve
57 Panhead 02/12/15 10:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a 5th Wheel to double tow, need advice

I consulted with Jayco warranty department prior to having a custom hitch installed on our Jayco 31.5RLTS with Dexter frame. They stated that the only issue with warranty would be if the frame failed where the hitch was installed and the failure could be a result of the hitch assembly. I later had our trailer at the factory for a crack in the side wall at the bedroom slide and they made no mention at all of the hitch being an issue. Fixed the sidewall and covered everything under the 2 year warranty. And all is right with the world. Steve
57 Panhead 01/20/15 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on a good quality hitch that will work with my setup.

I have only had experience with the B&W Companion and am completely satisfied with the performance and reliability of this hitch. One comment I have read often about some of the other hitches out there is that if you are not fairly level with the trailer when unhitching it can be difficult to pull the release and unhook the trailer. This is never a problem with the B&W due to the design of the jaws. Steve
57 Panhead 01/10/15 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Favorite App for RV'n

Of course Gas Buddy, but then there are others such as: TV Towers.. Gives exact map locations of broadcast TV towers all over the nation, no more guessing about where to point the TV antenna. TV Guide is also very usefull. Not only on the road but also here at home since we do not have Sat or Cable TV, only free broadcast TV. Steve
57 Panhead 01/10/15 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Lippert 6 point leverlers leaking

This is why I bought the Reico Titan (now Lippert) Ground Control electric system If my system "leaks" it is much easier to clean up the spilled electric on the ground. ;-) Yes it is a bit slower and no it isn't one button automatic but it works and it doesn't leak and the legs don't move from pressure changes in the hoses. Sorry for being a smart a$$. Steve
57 Panhead 11/26/14 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mountain pass Grades

Question for 57 Panhead Is it safe to use the down shift on a automatic tran. I have a 05 F350 diesel with no exhaust brake? This is for bad weather. Hummmm, Well I have the tow/haul on our F250 and I would only use it in a single gear when descending a grade on icy or snowy roads. If you lose traction then you could pretty much become a bob sled with no control. If you want to use the breaking power of the engine when decending a grade then shift into the gear you want to use at the top of the hill and stay in that gear all the way down the grade. It is the shifting down that can bite you in the behind. Steve
57 Panhead 11/23/14 07:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mountain pass Grades

You do NOT want to use an exhaust break when driving on snow or ice. This can cause the drive wheels to lose traction and cause you to lose control when descending a grade. Make sure you have chains for the truck and for 1 axle of the trailer. I have driven I-5 between LA and Seattle more times than I can count and in the winter it is not bad unless you are in the middle of a storm. I can tell you that descending the Siskiou grade northbound toward Ashland in an 80,000lb 18 wheeler with no chains and about 3 inches of packed ice and snow on the road is no fun at all. Took me an hour to go 5 miles. Thats where I got my Merit Badge!!
57 Panhead 11/22/14 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: And they want me to shop locally....

Your local RV dealer has a lot more overhead and expenses than Amazon. Really? You believe this drivle? Amazon has a nationwide network of ENORMOUS warehouses and thousands and thousands of employees not to mention shipping costs much of which they pay. I would venture a guess that they have just as much over head per dollar of product sold as any retailer in the business. They just sell more. Steve
57 Panhead 11/18/14 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for 5th wheel hitch shop in SF Bay Area

The Hitch House in Stockton CA is a great place for hitch work and other towing accessories. Had mine done there and they did a great job. Love my B&W Companion with no slide. Have had no issues with our short bed Ford F250 and Jayco 31.5RLTS. Hitch was installed at the rearmost and highest setting and all is good. Steve
57 Panhead 11/18/14 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campingworld - Columbia SC BEWARE!

I'll probably be banned from RV.net after this post but I'm really not worried about it. Marcus Lemonis is nothing more than a used car salesman and runs CW accordingly. The never ending appalling stories on this forum makes me wonder if they REALLY give a hang about the customer at all. Just my $.02 Steve And a very successful one. The ratio of complaints vs sales is so small, why should he worry. Research the most successful Co. and you will find customer service is at the bottom of their cares. Look at Comcast and Bank of America. Everyone that posts hate them but they just keep on growing. As long as sales continue, it will never change. Sad but true... This a sad sad commentary on American business in this day and age. Shame on all of them.
57 Panhead 11/12/14 07:28am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Major Fail

We should keep in mind we only see the bad ones here. The good outcomes are only occasionally mentioned. You mean like this? GSRA Good Experience This tow was over $1200 and they paid every dime no questions. Steve
57 Panhead 11/11/14 10:11pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Campingworld - Columbia SC BEWARE!

I'll probably be banned from RV.net after this post but I'm really not worried about it. Marcus Lemonis is nothing more than a used car salesman and runs CW accordingly. The never ending appalling stories on this forum makes me wonder if they REALLY give a hang about the customer at all. Just my $.02 Steve
57 Panhead 11/11/14 09:55pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: New Diesel for me!

Welcome to the Ford 6.0 family, I have an '07 that is the best truck I have ever owned. If you haven't done so already, go over to the Ford Truck Enthusiast forum and introduce your self. There is a wealth of information and help available there. I have 75K on mine and have done all the updates and TSBs mostly under the Ford ESP that I have. I would buy another in a hot minute. Steve
57 Panhead 11/11/14 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: how to bring the atv along

About your only option is to double tow. Or you could try what this guy has done and hang it off the back of your unit. Personally I double tow. This guy had his MH, Quad, pickup a dolly behind the PU with an Airplane on it!!!!!! http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Steve_Scarboro/plane2_zpsdeb9c9e4.jpg height=480 width=640 http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i322/Steve_Scarboro/plane1_zpsba4c19e5.jpg height=480 width=630
57 Panhead 11/06/14 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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