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Forum: DRV | Formerly Doubletree Yesterday, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By fjr vfr
Air bags, Sumo springs, etc. will definitely...

Air bags, Sumo springs, etc. will definitely help.

What did it all weigh? You did weigh your truck and then both truck and trailer together...right?
BTW, dry weights are totally meaningless...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 03-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By fjr vfr
When camping our 40 gal black tank lasts about a...

When camping our 40 gal black tank lasts about a week. But it all depends on how full of it you are...:p lol.
A friend of ours had a big tank in his pickup truck. He used a maserator pump and pumped...
Forum: Keystone 02-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By fjr vfr
We have a similar Laredo 265rl (30 ft) and love...

We have a similar Laredo 265rl (30 ft) and love it for two people. We live in it for 5 months a year. Before we had a 22 ft Outback 21rs bumper pull. It worked for us, but we are much happier now. If...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 02-22-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By fjr vfr
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Hide-A-Spare-70-I-B...

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Hide-A-Spare-70-I-Beam-Frame-Underslung-Mount-p/92-0153.htm
Forum: Keystone 01-22-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By fjr vfr
That's old terminology. They use load range...

That's old terminology. They use load range ratings such as E, D, etc. Tires are now rated by pressure. The higher lettering the more pressure they can hold. Higher pressure means higher load.


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Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 01-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By fjr vfr
Gary, I'd first pick up your 5th wheel trailer...

Gary, I'd first pick up your 5th wheel trailer and then measure the clearance you have between the bed and trailer to have a better idea as to what will fit. Not all 5th wheels will ride at the same...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 01-06-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By fjr vfr
A bumper pull is a very different animal than a...

A bumper pull is a very different animal than a 5th wheel. Even a small 5th wheel expect your payload between the hitch weight, hitch, passengers, cargo to be at least 2,600 lbs. No 1/2 ton truck is...
Forum: Trucks, Towing and Hitching 01-01-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,523
Posted By fjr vfr
Our previous truck was 4x4 and the whole time we...

Our previous truck was 4x4 and the whole time we had it I never used the 4 wheel drive. Most, maybe 90% of these trucks are 4x4. When we went shopping for a newer truck I found a nice 4x2 and bought...
Forum: General Community Discussions 12-19-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By fjr vfr
Many 5th wheel trailers have some bulging in the...

Many 5th wheel trailers have some bulging in the rear. The rear is a flexible panel with fiberglass insulation behind it unlike the side walls which are laminated and should not bulge.
The reason...
Forum: General Maintenance and Repairs 12-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By fjr vfr
All tanks are empty. ALL lines blown out with...

All tanks are empty. ALL lines blown out with compressed air and antifreeze in gray and black tanks. Drains have antifreeze.

What do you think?[/QUOTE]


Why do you put antifreeze in the gray...
Forum: New Member Intros 12-11-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By fjr vfr
Would you have hook ups at your location? If not...

Would you have hook ups at your location? If not you'd have to move it about every week to drain and clean the wast tanks.
If you have hook ups I might look for a used trailer and have the previous...
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-30-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,861
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, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,590
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, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By fjr vfr
Yup...been thinking about that.

Yup...been thinking about that.
Forum: Fulltimer Forum 11-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,608
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,608
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
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...
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