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RE: About painting a 5th wheel

Friend had his MH painted. About 5K. Much cheaper than trading, though.
pyoung47 10/17/19 03:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving the RV World for a while

We sold our RV when the kids were too involved in school stuff to want to camp. Then, when they were 13 and 16, we threw a couple of dome tents in the van and took off on a 5,000 mile trip that they will never forget.
pyoung47 09/19/19 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stuck along a fence

Re: Pulling sideways Not something I would relish. My understanding was that it was unable to be moved without damage. Pulling it a few inches sideways would likely cause no damage. I’ll admit it would make me cringe, but so does a root canal.
pyoung47 09/09/19 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stuck along a fence

Pretty sure a tow company would just runs line through the wheels and drag it sideways enough to get it out.
pyoung47 09/08/19 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: pulling fifth wheel with f250 supercab 6.2L engine

You will be fine. Diesel trucks are great but overkill with that fiver. Avoid the G rated tires, since they may induce a very rough ride on a unit that small.
pyoung47 09/04/19 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Let's talk generators - again.

Need to connect you with a guy I met recently. Removing his Onan due to weight and LP consumption. Sounds like you are aware of the issues going in to the very pricey purchase.
pyoung47 09/01/19 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Height

I haven't been able to get a good measurement on mine, since my head is buried in the sand.
pyoung47 08/22/19 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: WONDERING,or WANDERING?

There is also a movement to mark and recognize the old Jefferson Highway "Pine to Palm," which goes from Winnepeg to New Orleans. You probably know that 66 is marked in many places in Missouri. I hope that you are able to make your journey, and that you will report back on this forum. We are always interested in a new adventure, since it's all about the journey, not the destination.
pyoung47 08/22/19 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rough Ride

Thanks for all of the replies. I'm going to play with air pressure a bit, and see if I can mitigate some of the issues. Selling/replacing the tires is not a realistic option, since I don't want to throw $700-800 bucks away.
pyoung47 08/22/19 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rough Ride

I agree that the E rated tires would ride better. I was just tired of babying my tires and I actually did have a blowout with the original E tires, although they were past their "use by" date. Everyone seemed to recommend the Sailuns, and I do like having a tough tire, but they may be too tough. I may try running at lower pressure, since they do provide a chart for pressure/weight. The rig can gross around 14,000, and I'm probably approaching that at times when we are loaded for a craft show. Thanks to all for the thoughts.
pyoung47 08/21/19 04:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rough Ride

I don’t feel any vibration. It pulls sweet. It just bounces everything around. Didn’tnotice that with E rated tires at 80 pounds.
pyoung47 08/20/19 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
Rough Ride

Last fall, I installed a set of Sailun tires on my Montana, upgrading to G rated tires. I’m running only 90-95 pounds in the tires. They are shaking the camper quite a bit. Last week, we cravked three crock pots on the way home. Does anyone else experience this?
pyoung47 08/20/19 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way through St. Paul

Getting through the twin cities proved tough. Construction detoured us from getting through on I35E and accessing I494 around. We finally took 62 East to 494 and made it around the city only to be backed up for quite a while due to construction north of the city.
pyoung47 08/04/19 03:09pm Roads and Routes
Best way through St. Paul

Heading up 35 toDuluth tomorrow. Is it best to take 494 around the city?
pyoung47 08/02/19 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: 15/30/50 SHORE POWER PLUG IN ?

I obtained a 50 to 30 dogbone which plugs directly into the male plug on the back of my camper. I rarely need to run both AC units, and this allows me to use a much, much, smaller 30 amp extension cord to serve the camper when we are traveling. Horsing that huge 50 amp cord around was a real hassle. Again, the 30 amp breaker on the campground box protects me.
pyoung47 07/30/19 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish Network has tough road to become mobile carrier

My biggest issue with Dish (and also Centurylink) was their deceptive billing practices. They will put you on a "special" rate, and then, after two years, bump up the price. If you call and gripe, they will give you the special rate again. After a $30 bump in Dish price, I decided to go to an RV plan where I could turn on a month at a time. The agent convinced me to go to a "suspended" plan, where for $5.00 per month, I could turn the dish on for a few days at a time, only paying for that time. At home, we stream just about everything, and we have great OTA coverage. With a Firestick and the firestick box, I can even record. With my ATT plan, I have WatchTV which offers all of the channels that I used on my former Dish account. WatchTV also offers back episodes of most of the shows, so you can watch them at your convenience or binge them. Where we winter, however, streaming is not possible either with ATT or our park WIFI; therefore, I may decide to turn on Dish.
pyoung47 07/30/19 09:58am Technology Corner
RE: RV Weather Station

Although this is slightly off topic, I have a Lacrosse system in my home. The particular model that I have allows me to access the temperature at my house, wind speed, humidity, and inside temp and humidity remotely via an app. It was around $50, and I have found it very dependable. We spend three months in the valley, and it is very helpful to be able to find out if the house is at a safe temperature. This saves my son having to check it frequency, and, actually, by the time he discovered an issue, it would be too late. I also have surveillance cameras that I can view via an app.
pyoung47 07/30/19 09:43am Technology Corner
RE: Special Trailer Brakes Required in Canada?

In Canada, brakes must be able to be operated in either French or English.
pyoung47 07/30/19 04:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Slide mechanism and motor

The slide mechanisms are usually very dependable. My older 5er is 12 years old, and I've never had an issue with it. I'm not sure what type of maintenance is necessary with a slide. I don't believe that you should lubricate any of the parts, since that tends to just attract dirt which can be detrimental. I do use powder on the inner and outer seals to be sure that they move freely past the slide rooms when they open and close. The main thing to watch is to ensure there are no objects which could jam against the slide when it opens or closes.
pyoung47 07/27/19 05:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Coffee on the road

My son-in-law is in the coffee business. However, when we can't get his coffee (Kaldi's Coffee), we like Dunkin Donuts. Here are brewing suggestions: https://kaldiscoffee.com/pages/home-brewing
pyoung47 07/16/19 10:14am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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