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RE: Anyone towing 5er with 6.7 ctd Ram 2500 short bed ???

I have a 2011 short bed Ram 6.7 and tow a 5th wheel with it. I can’t really speak to the pin weight question since my trailer is significantly lighter, but I’m very pleased with how the Ram tows. I have a B/W turnover ball with their Companion Slider hitch.
bigorange 09/14/20 11:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No water pressure when connected to city water.

Agree with what other have said...assuming you bought it new, I’m betting on a debris clog somewhere between the inlet and the supply tee. Is there an in-line filter or strainer that might be clogged? Our trailer had several lines and one faucet that were slow flowing due to debris from manufacturing.
bigorange 09/13/20 05:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Awesome...Payson is a great town. Enjoy!
bigorange 08/29/20 10:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Back to RVing

That’s awesome if you got a great deal on a new RV. I’ve been reading about the supply/demand and didn’t know if there were any deals to be had on new rigs. Welcome back to the RV world!
bigorange 08/28/20 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: How often and how to clean black tank

If you can dump at home, just give it a good flush after you dump since nobody is waiting in line. We have a dump station at storage so there’s rarely anyone waiting...I dump the black then close the valve and turn on the hose to the flush for a minute or two...then dump again. Repeat as necessary based on what’s coming out the hose. Use the flush again to add a little water back into the tank for storage.
bigorange 08/28/20 07:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Travelling with Bathroom Fan Running

I don’t think I’ve ever closed our bathroom vent...I don’t think running the fan is necessary with the wind/draft of driving, but I’ve often wondered how much air really moves if another vent isn’t also open. “Less stuffy” is a good way to describe it. Doesn’t Seem to make any difference in temp towing here in the desert heat.
bigorange 08/28/20 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: New rig for boondocking?

I agree with other’s comments, especially with regard to overall height and bed clearance. We like the increased space in our 30’ 5th wheel, but not as maneuverable as a shorter travel trailer in tight older campgrounds. I don’t think we’d go back to a travel trailer, but just something to consider. That said, from an overall length standpoint a 30’ 5th wheel is more like a 25’ travel trailer, but the full 30’ of usable space inside. Height has probably been our biggest barrier in boondocking...hasn’t stopped us, but have to be a little more careful.
bigorange 08/28/20 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are all new RVs built this bad or is it just mine?

I figured out your problem when I got 7 words into your post. bumpy Same...I have a much longer list of issues from my brand new Forest River...luckily most of them were fixed under warranty.
bigorange 08/23/20 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

Bigger tanks.
bigorange 08/12/20 11:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tailgate Bike Pad - any experience?

Just install a 2X6 in the front of the bed of the truck, attach a couple of skewer mounts to the 2x.That works great for road bikes, but you do have to store the wheels somewhere. But mountain bike tires are getting bigger, and removing the wheel isn't as straight forward as on a road bike. Something that allows you to carry without the hassle of front wheel removal is a real advantage. Agree with this...I don’t use a pad since I’m not really worried about further damage to the truck beyond the desert pinstriping and also not worried about my low-end bike. Removing larger mtn bike wheels and tires has become a hassle. I have friends who use Dakine pads and are happy. I also have a PVC bike rack that I built to use in the garage...if the whole family is going I can put that in the bed of the truck to hold all 4 bikes nicely.
bigorange 07/21/20 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pet Peeves long road trip

Merging is a serious problem with the majority of drivers. They simply do not understand they need to be at the highways minimum speed by the time they merge. They also do not understand the car that is already on the freeway has the right of way under all circumstances and they need to avoid it. The last time I remember getting pulled over I was in the right lane and didn’t yield to the merging vehicle. I asked the cop if I was in the wrong...answer was that we both were and I was easier to pull over...whatever. LoL
bigorange 07/17/20 12:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Selector switches, best for tidy surface mount

I have had good luck with the BLUE SEA Rotary Battery Switches. These are sealed to prevent internal arcing... Like the idea of the using good same length cables with ring terminals connection Blue Sea switches and cables purchased from AMAZON... Roy Ken Agree. Very pleased with Blue Sea and they surface mount nicely.
bigorange 07/16/20 11:36am Truck Campers
RE: Frig in Outdoor Kitchen

Agree. Those that I’ve seen were AC power only.
bigorange 07/01/20 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't Panic

There was mention of the rabbit disease on a podcast I heard recently. Rabbit hemorrhagic disease if it’s the same thing...not a new disease, but sounded like more cases in the US than previous years.
bigorange 07/01/20 02:14pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Flashlights

Nothing fancy, but we like this one. Nice size and bright, USB rechargeable. Anker Bolder on Amazon I use headlamps most of the time, but this one is handy when a headlamp isn’t ideal.
bigorange 07/01/20 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

Go for it. My neighbor who is very handy with woodworking made me a cabinet door to match my existing...added a door under the back side of our kitchen sink where the optional outdoor kitchen would have been. Pretty big unused space under there. Sorry no pic...when I tried to upload from my phone it was sideways. LoL We do like our fireplace too and surprising how much heat it puts out. Tiny space behind ours and that’s where the water pump lives so not a good storage option.
bigorange 06/26/20 11:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Portable grill/stove

Depends on your definition of small...I use a 2-burner camp chef stove with the grill box. Not small, but I’m able to store it inside our trailer so it might meet your needs. There are also some nice portable grill/stoves by Coleman, Cuisinart, and other companies.
bigorange 06/25/20 06:43pm Truck Campers
RE: dry docking and charging

Are you running the batteries all the way down? It will take longer to get them back to full charge If you fully discharge them. I’d run the generator a little more frequently than 5 days to top them off more effectively.
bigorange 06/25/20 06:38pm Travel Trailers
Water pump runs but no water pressure

Posting this here in case it helps someone else with a similar issue. On our last outing we found the water pump didn’t work en route...could hear the pump running but no pressure. Luckily we had water hookup at our destination so it wasn’t a huge issue. One of the faucets had a sediment clog That I cleared on the same trip so I thought the pump might be clogged as well. Today I had a chance to troubleshoot and fixed it...half the time was spent accessing the water pump since Forest River decided to install it behind our fireplace. After clearing the screen filter of the little bit of sediment and confirming all the lines were fine I took the pump apart since I’ve read before that sediment and other debris inside the pump can affect performance. There was a spring loaded check valve (I assume that’s what it is) stuck in the closed position so water would not flow through the pump. After freeing the valve and re-assembling the pump everything works fine.
bigorange 06/15/20 12:01am Tech Issues
RE: Camper Bedding

Depends on length of trip and our activities...last trip was a short weekend with no campfire and nothing terribly active besides a short hike. We left the sheets on the bed. Longer trips or if it seems “dirtier” like campfire or if I’m on a hunting trip with a lot of hiking and activity we strip the sheets. We have a bin that we keep the trailer towels and linens ready to got back in the trailer for the next trip.
bigorange 06/12/20 11:24pm Beginning RVing
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