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Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-30-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By fjr vfr
Our experiences are similar to other inputs here....

Our experiences are similar to other inputs here. What I do to keep the cost down is not run the hot water tank full time and use gas when I do. I find the gas is cheaper. When we are in a park...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-27-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By fjr vfr
Although some state and national parks take big...

Although some state and national parks take big rigs, I'd say the break over is about 30 ft. Under you can get in most places. Over it's more like 50/50.
Of course that doesn't apply to private...
Forum: New Member Intros 11-26-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By fjr vfr
IMHO, if you are going full time and getting a...

IMHO, if you are going full time and getting a 5th wheel I'd get a diesel. Our 5th wheel is a Laredo 265rl which is 30 ft overall and 10,600 lbs gross. We have a diesel 6.7 cummins and I am so glad....
Forum: New Member Intros 11-24-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By fjr vfr
Friends of ours have one of these. They have...

Friends of ours have one of these. They have recumbent trikes and mountain bikes. They love the side door loading and have a king bed out back. Their trailer is a few year older so the designation...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By fjr vfr
Yup...been thinking about that.

Yup...been thinking about that.
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-05-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By fjr vfr
Mail Forwarding

We are not full timers, but we "snow bird" and will be gone about 5+ months.
We had someone looking after our mail, but this year we need another way.
We're not looking to establish out of state...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 11-05-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By fjr vfr
The argument for shutting it off is to prevent...

The argument for shutting it off is to prevent gas leaking out from a ruptured line in an accident creating a fire hazard.
With that said, I too run mine while traveling.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-16-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By fjr vfr
About 20 years ago when the tailgate down fad was...

About 20 years ago when the tailgate down fad was at it's height, Consumer Reports did a very complete report on the subject. They used two full sized pickups and two small pickups. They drove each...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-15-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fjr vfr
[QUOTE=elliott-maine;25801]Airbags, sumo...

[QUOTE=elliott-maine;25801]Airbags, sumo springs,etc do not increase your capacities.

I didn't say they would increase his capacity. I said they would help keep him level.


As for pin weight,...
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-12-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By fjr vfr
IMHO, I wouldn't tow a 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton...

IMHO, I wouldn't tow a 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton truck, although some do. The semi-floating rear axle on a 1/2 ton truck is not designed for the increased weight. 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks use a full...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fjr vfr
Wow, that's a mouthful. Anything that is Base...

Wow, that's a mouthful. Anything that is Base weight or empty weight, etc. you can forget. The meaningful weights are; GAWR, Payload weight and Loaded hitch weight, which is the same as pin weight....
Forum: New Member Intros 10-11-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fjr vfr
LOL :) Wow I wish! I meant to write 2,511...I...

LOL :) Wow I wish! I meant to write 2,511...I think :???:
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-10-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By fjr vfr
A 5th wheel style tail gate is just that. It is...

A 5th wheel style tail gate is just that. It is not necessary at all.
I have a Bak-Flip tonneau cover on my truck with a locking tail gate and it works great for me.

The only concern you have is...
Forum: New Member Intros 10-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By fjr vfr
What is the payload capacity of your truck? It's...

What is the payload capacity of your truck? It's posted on the drivers door. A 5th wheel is Not like a bumper pull. Much of it's weight is on the truck.

A few points, the pin weight listed on...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-10-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By fjr vfr
Glad to here you were able to work with the...

Glad to here you were able to work with the dealer to get the right truck.

Towing a 5th wheel is a lot different than a bumper pull and most people, especially new to 5th wheels, don't...
Forum: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc 10-01-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By fjr vfr
Back up cameras

Has anyone used one of these? How well did they work? What about reception?


Thanks


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Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 10-01-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By fjr vfr
They charge $10 to weigh on the CAT scale. If...

They charge $10 to weigh on the CAT scale. If you come back within 24 hrs it's $2 for a re-weigh. You need the first slip for the ticket number on it and tell them it's a re-weigh.
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 09-30-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By fjr vfr
Here are some more points of interest. ...

Here are some more points of interest.

First your 1950 lbs does not officially change when you ad air bags or Sumo Springs, etc. They do increase load carrying, but you are over the official...
Forum: Plumbing and Electrical 09-24-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By fjr vfr
I would work on increasing the pressure from the...

I would work on increasing the pressure from the spring water supply and not ad anything except a pressure regulator to the RV. Normal pressure is 40-45 psi. You can adjust the regulator to keep it...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By fjr vfr
I believe what you're saying. So many people are...

I believe what you're saying. So many people are overestimating their capabilities because of misunderstanding all the very confusing numbers given them by truck and trailer manufacturers.
The...
Forum: New Member Intros 09-17-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By fjr vfr
Remember the pin weights they list are for empty...

Remember the pin weights they list are for empty trailers with empty gas tanks and no batteries. Whatever pin weight you see listed expect it to be about 25% higher when the trailer is loaded.
Also...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-13-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By fjr vfr
These kind of problems are sometimes hard to...

These kind of problems are sometimes hard to trace to the root cause. They can drive you crazy. I once had a GFI in my house that would trip all the time. I disconnected each outlet one at a time...
Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree 09-10-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,859
Posted By fjr vfr
The surge guard checks what's coming into the...

The surge guard checks what's coming into the trailer. If the problem is after it won't know. Since the GFI is not reading currant, it reads potential between the two sides, I might guess you have...
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 09-08-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,953
Posted By fjr vfr
With enough time and money you can make almost...

With enough time and money you can make almost anything roadworthy, but why would you? With much less time and about the same money you can have a roadworthy late model 5th wheel.
Forum: New Member Intros 09-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By fjr vfr
There are so many things to consider. To start...

There are so many things to consider. To start with what size trailer are you looking for? Do you take short trips within one day travel time or do you require days living on the road?
If you are...
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