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RE: Hitch reccomendations

Well, the 2 most common autoslides are the Pullrite and the Demco. I have the Demco 18k and have had no issues. My trailer is about 11.5k- 12k loaded and have over 30k miles of towing on this hitch in 3.5 years. I just replaced the pivot pin for the jaws because it had a little wear spot on it. That's it. JK
JKJavelin 11/28/20 07:12am Towing
RE: Water Filtration

If it's a 'Go' these guys have extended their Black Friday sale through today. 25% off. At checkout enter: BlackFriday25 www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/rv-water-filters-and-systems-rv-water-filter-store
JKJavelin 11/28/20 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Lock

40% off everything...Today only. www.rvlock.com/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJqa2phdmVsaW5AbWlsd3BjLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlZmZDZpayJ90
JKJavelin 11/27/20 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: DEF Math

Understanding DEF date code. Not obvious. DEF date cide This is why I tend to not buy Peak. WAY too cryptic date code. Why not just use a date? JK
JKJavelin 11/26/20 06:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Location on Highlander HF350H Toy Hauler

Don't know about the Highlander, but all the other Open Range rigs have them in the front compartment with flexible plastic vent tubes going down to the covers- one on the left, one on the right. Covers are screwed down. JK
JKJavelin 11/23/20 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Tax Credit

This is one of several websites promoting it: www.solar-electric.com/learning-center/save-money-on-rv-solar-with-the-federal-solar-tax-credit/
JKJavelin 11/21/20 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Tax Credit

Yes, I googled it first and didn't see a clear answer, that's why I thought I'd see if anyone here with a trailer/fifth wheel had done it. Somehow I have doubts that a beaurocrat on the phone will understand the difference between a motorhome and a fifth wheel. But I might have to find out. JK
JKJavelin 11/21/20 01:46pm Fifth-Wheels
Solar Tax Credit

I had a complete solar system installed in Quartzsite earlier this year and I have since found out that the IRS has a 26% tax credit for solar installations on your primary or secondary residence. They accept an rv as a second residence, but I've seen references to motor homes and mobile homes, not travel trailers or fifth wheels. I've also seen descriptions by others that a dwelling with a bed, toilet and stove as acceptable. Anybody have any experience with this? We spend considerable time 'living' in our rig. JK
JKJavelin 11/21/20 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 2021 Host Cascade

What a beauty! Don't apologize for what YOU want. Enjoy!
JKJavelin 11/21/20 06:57am Truck Campers
RE: Reservations

We usually call ahead a few hours, but even then they are sometimes full, especially Passport America campgrounds. It's nice knowing your destination is confirmed. JK
JKJavelin 11/17/20 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: will a flat tire cause my fifth wheel to lean

I must be extremely naive....
JKJavelin 11/17/20 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

JK have you ever weighed your rear axle loaded? I am betting you are over-inflating for your load. Sure, I go to the scale a couple times a year. In June the rear axle was 6780, and the RAWR is 7000. I believe the Firestone chart would call for 75 lbs, so I wouldn't say I'm out of line. Wow, 6,780# on the rear axle with a 5er that has a GVWR of 12,485#, what else do you carry in the bed. Our 5we is a bit over weight, and carries a pin of 2,700#, never had the rear axle on the 2001 Ram near 6,000# with a heavy in bed tool box. LOL... not a lot! 100 lb Champion generator, that's it. OK- my Demco autoslide with puck adapter is about 310lbs and my pin weight is 2840, so about 3250 in the bed. If interested, here's my weights with pretty full tanks and plenty of beer in the front closet. Front axle- 5140 Rear axle - 6780 Trailer axles- 9200 Total- 21,120
JKJavelin 11/13/20 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

JK have you ever weighed your rear axle loaded? I am betting you are over-inflating for your load. Sure, I go to the scale a couple times a year. In June the rear axle was 6780, and the RAWR is 7000. I believe the Firestone chart would call for 75 lbs, so I wouldn't say I'm out of line.
JKJavelin 11/13/20 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: settle an arguement

Hi all, My husband and I are having a discussion about getting a 5th wheel. We currently have a TT but I've heard that a 5th is easier to tow. As I have not driven this TT, and I need to learn as we are not spring chickens, I was looking for something to make the drive easier for me. Anyway, we have a 2015 F350, single rear wheel, crew cab, 4x4, 6.2 gasser. I say we should look at 5ths that are 10,000 or below. He says we can go higher. What is the formula again for determining weight? Thanks! You don't give any numbers about your TT, but your gas engine might feel quite underpowered towing a fifth wheel. A general rule of thumb has been over 10,000 lbs = diesel truck. And I learned the hard way.
JKJavelin 11/12/20 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

Looks like a beauty! My 2018 has been almost flawless. They replaced the radio due to a Uconnect problem. And the rear tires only lasted 25k from all the towing torque. 33k miles on it, over 20k of those are towing. Fantastic truck! JK Rear tires only 25K???? Must have been some cheap tires or underinflated for the weight I tow 2K# heavier 5th wheel then your Highland and get 60K Plus on my tires I keep close to 80 lbs when towing. They are Firestone Transforce,like all HD Rams that I've seen. The fronts have very little wear, and if I would have rotated them (like I will now) they will last much longer. I can feel them squirm when turning left from a dead stop on an incline from the torque when towing.
JKJavelin 11/12/20 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at '17 3500 Ram

Looks like a beauty! My 2018 has been almost flawless. They replaced the radio due to a Uconnect problem. And the rear tires only lasted 25k from all the towing torque. 33k miles on it, over 20k of those are towing. Fantastic truck! JK
JKJavelin 11/10/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

I'm typically 50-60 lbs with a 2800 lb pin. I don't run it up to the top of the arrow. Why keep it at the top of the stroke, I like to keep the shock in mid stroke and watch it float behind me. I found it's also a good tool for the correct trailer brake gain, when it's right the shock absorber will neither compress or extend during braking. JK
JKJavelin 10/27/20 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

They had a very long commercial for it during the World Series game last night. JK
JKJavelin 10/21/20 05:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help figuring out DOT tire code

Look for that oval outline like on Old Biscuit's pic. That's the mark left by the insert in the tire mold where they change the date code. JK
JKJavelin 10/20/20 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

We've been retired just a couple years, and snowbird only for the second half of winter. We've only gone southwest because of Florida being crowded, expensive and impossible to find spots... don't want the hassle. But since so many people seem to be canceling trips for this winter, I thought this could be our chance to see Florida. While many places are still booked solid, I managed to get reservations for a couple weeks in Florida before heading to the desert. Hopefully conditions are headed in the right direction by then. JK
JKJavelin 10/19/20 09:01am Snowbirds
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