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Forum: General Community Discussions 07-24-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Rockyhud
While I don't have first hand experience with...

While I don't have first hand experience with more conventional 5th wheel hitches, such as the B&W Companion and similar, I can attest to how well our Anderson Ultimate hitch performed during the...
Forum: General Community Discussions 05-10-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Rockyhud
One RV model we considered at one time was the...

One RV model we considered at one time was the DRV Atlanta. They're long - about 43-ft or more - and heavier, but have a 2nd bedroom/office in the rear and have more slides (i.e., more storage area)....
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 05-10-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,393
Posted By Rockyhud
Jbeliveeau, what type do you need to replace? As...

Jbeliveeau, what type do you need to replace? As I indicated earlier, our unit needed the RTR/HUB-133-8-10XL, which is designed for 8K axles with disc brakes and is 8-lug with 5/8" size lugs. I still...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 05-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,393
Posted By Rockyhud
jbeliveau, I had a need to replace one of the...

jbeliveau, I had a need to replace one of the hub/bearing/rotor assemblies with Nev-R-Lube bearings on our 2011 DRV last fall and wound up calling Kodiak and spoke with a Jesse Muldrum who helped me...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 03-27-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Rockyhud
golf_bears, sorry to hear you're plagued with...

golf_bears, sorry to hear you're plagued with this problem. From your post it sounds like you've already been in contact with Lippert to get the repairs, so it may be a moot point to discuss...
Forum: New Member Intros 03-11-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By Rockyhud
Hi Phil and welcome to the forum. I concur with...

Hi Phil and welcome to the forum. I concur with Joe that used DRVs can be a great find. A thorough inspection is critical. Since it appears you haven't pulled the trigger on buying a 5th wheel quite...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 03-08-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Dan, First, I'm glad your repairs have been...

Dan,
First, I'm glad your repairs have been successful. Your description of completely different mounting to the frame is precisely why Josh said they won't "farm out" this work to anyone any more,...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 03-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Since I had the landing gear repairs done locally...

Since I had the landing gear repairs done locally and am pleased with the results I decided I needed to contact Joshua at Lippert to let him know about the repairs and that we won't be using their...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 03-06-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,290
Posted By Rockyhud
Until a few years ago we had a Jeep CJ-7 that I...

Until a few years ago we had a Jeep CJ-7 that I had modified quite extensively over many years time for hard core trail use. At one point, many years back, our 4x4 club had an opportunity to buy what...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 03-05-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,290
Posted By Rockyhud
Smile This maybe related to deep cycle batteries - I...

This maybe related to deep cycle batteries - I don't know for sure - but a few years back I had a conversation with a pretty well informed employee at one of the local auto parts stores about...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 02-22-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Yeah, I know what you mean - especially attaching...

Yeah, I know what you mean - especially attaching "old" to the description. My dad was very frugal when it came to the farm equipment and what he bought and used was a testament to that. He had a...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 02-22-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
I have no experience with 2017 hydraulic rams and...

I have no experience with 2017 hydraulic rams and I too haven't heard of any issues, but what I would add is that rams and seals aren't the only items to consider as the cause of landing gear and...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 02-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
I'm with you on believing I found a really...

I'm with you on believing I found a really quality shop here. From this experience I would highly recommend them to anyone needing work on their RV while in the Colorado Springs area. Another thing I...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 02-19-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
I should have been more detailed as the repairs...

I should have been more detailed as the repairs weren't just replacing 2 hoses - it was 7 hoses total which includes the 2 short hoses to connect from the pump to the relocated supply and return...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 02-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Update with good news

It's been a little over a month since my last posting about what we could do about our hydraulics. This will be a little long so bear with me if you want to see what we've decided and what the actual...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 02-12-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By Rockyhud
Since you have a full length (8-ft) bed you...

Since you have a full length (8-ft) bed you SHOULD have no issues. Like wingnut said, test it at different angles so you know for sure. The design of the 5er front end will most likely be the...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 02-09-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By Rockyhud
Dan, This 10-pack of brass valves I found on...

Dan,
This 10-pack of brass valves I found on Amazon (for $36 with free shipping) might work for you. Since you need one but might also discover the need or desire to replace the other 3 valves on...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,211
Posted By Rockyhud
Certainly good points to that reasoning and...

Certainly good points to that reasoning and factors I have considered. However, this coming summer we're planning to setup and live in the rig on our kids property nearby for 1-3 years while I finish...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-21-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,211
Posted By Rockyhud
FINAL UPDATE: Several weeks ago I had time and...

FINAL UPDATE: Several weeks ago I had time and decent weather and was able to replace the wobbly wheel hub/bearing/rotor and brake pads on the off-door side rear axle. The actual work wasn't bad at...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 01-16-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rockyhud
Dan, Late last night I thought some more about...

Dan,
Late last night I thought some more about your dilemma and had the maybe somewhat bright idea of using a heat gun, or hair dryer on high temp, to heat up the Pex tubing, hopefully enough to...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 01-15-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rockyhud
Another thing to consider is the fact the tubing...

Another thing to consider is the fact the tubing under the existing crimp will be compressed against the valve's inserted fitting, so once the crimp is removed the valve will still have a tight fit...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-15-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Glad it's going to work for you as well. I talked...

Glad it's going to work for you as well. I talked with Joshua last Friday to see if they'd consider shipping the parts to a local RV service shop, to potentially save Lippert and me some $$. Long...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 01-11-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Rockyhud
I haven't used the copper crimp rings so I can't...

I haven't used the copper crimp rings so I can't speak to how hard or easy they are to work with, but the pinch type (have a raised section the crimper grabs) have worked for me in areas that haven't...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-10-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
No problem - to each his own. My version of...

No problem - to each his own. My version of "beefed up" and yours may well not be the same. FWIW, I was very pleasantly surprised and pleased with how well my truck performed the entire trip from FL...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 01-09-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rockyhud
Yup. I'm using an Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel...

Yup. I'm using an Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection 2 hitch and since some states mistakenly consider it a gooseneck adapter I decided I'd buy and use their safety chains kit, just in case any...
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