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RE: 5th Wheel Cover before snowbirding

^At the risk of upsetting someone again or still, I’ll again suggest the plastic tarp on top. Still requires you to keep up with it or deal with the mess of multiple snows like you mentioned above. But everything slides off easier. Even if you get some melted/re-frozen chucks, they don’t stick to the tarp and slide right off. You could also just layout a few runs of sno melt cord up there. But I could see that only being partially effective and potentially creating ice dams and/or big ole icicles tugging on the roof material and gutters and anything else they freeze to. Grit , it just keeps getting better , keep up the good ideas . :B Don't tell Dave that I said this...seems often times trolling/troublemaking is initiated by RAM owners. Anonymous
MFL 09/26/23 11:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Flashing light under sink 2011 303BHS travel trailer

LP detector? Carbon Monoxide detector? Does it have any identifying label? ^This On a 2011 trailer a detector likely needs to be replaced, unless an obvious reason for it doing it's job, such as bad appliance combustion, or propane leaking. Often times, replacement can be every 5-7 years. Jerry
MFL 09/26/23 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 gas Towing 5th wheel.

^^ "They've been making them since what, 2008?" IIRC, the Ram rear coils came along about 2014, not that is really matters. I think ride improvement the reason. If they hindered the perceived use of a HD truck, I agree, they would not have continued using them.
MFL 09/22/23 08:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 gas Towing 5th wheel.

I don't see a problem with the coil springs, but have no personal experience with them. I know they do tow FWs with them. It should not affect the stability of towing a FW, but depending on pin wt, you may want to add bags or Timbrens. Rams have a bit shorter distance from rear axle center, to back of cab, with the shorter beds, so hitch selection is more important than the coil springs IMO. Jerry
MFL 09/22/23 05:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: hitch questions

Using the Patriot with new rails is not a bad thing, and you likely already know the rails don't interfere most times, when using the bed. The best thing is to install the Ford puck system, and get the 3300 Companion that attaches direct. I would not go to the trouble of puck install, then add an adapter for the Patriot. I am not a fan of using a gooseneck ball, and any type of single point attachment. The B&W 3500 is not the easiest in/out hitch, if you plan to do that often. Enjoy that new to you truck!! Jerry
MFL 09/19/23 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: lamination on 5th wheel

A bit more info would get more replies. A pic would be best!
MFL 09/19/23 03:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you decide how much to spend on an RV

First rule...never buy something you can't afford! You say you can afford this, so why not? If it is what you want, why settle for less? You bought a new truck, capable of towing that fifth wheel. You will enjoy the tow, more than a TT (I've had several of each). Most rec vehicles are going to depreciate, nothing new there. I've purchased many new motorcycles and snowmobiles, that were for enjoyment, but lost value quickly. No big deal, as I never was sorry about the purchases. Life is short, with lots of uncertainty as we reach retirement. Enjoy what you want NOW! Yes, absolutely, "bite the bullet"! Jerry
MFL 09/19/23 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Xfinity stream

Yes you can in many cases. What phone /tablet ..Apple or android or? you have and what tv and its capabilities will dictate how. I agree, but yes, depends on many variables involved! OP can google the question, to get lots of info, as to what works, or won't work. Jerry
MFL 09/18/23 06:57am Technology Corner
RE: Fifth wheel chucking (practical help needed)

Newer truck, older fifth wheel, can cause a nose high tow. If too much nose high, chucking may result. Jerry
MFL 09/12/23 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water at base of toilet - temp fix good idea or bad?

OP...bad idea! You will cause more damage by letting this go. A mobile repair will be $, and to repair later will be $$$.
MFL 09/11/23 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Curt E16 Hookup Question

First thing...I've no experience with this exact hitch. I've owned a similar slide bar hitch, and have seen others being used. The slide bar, when fully open, handle in proper position, likely pointing up, should close automatically when the pin glides back into the hitch. IMHO, this hitch (entry level slide bar, often provided by selling dealer) is not a good choice for FW towing. In general, they are noisy, due to sloppy fit, and will get worse over time. Will it work? Yes, but for just a little more, you can get a much better wrap around jaw style. I am familiar with B&W hitches, and their Patriot hitch would be a much better choice for you. In any case, congrats on the new FW, you will enjoy the tow. Jerry
MFL 09/10/23 05:45am Towing
RE: Fridge beeping

^^ This is what I was saying in my post above. A new unit, the fridge should work, so likely something simple, like mentioned.
MFL 09/09/23 05:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge beeping

Are you plugged into shore power electric? Do your outlets work? You say "gas is off" meaning shut off at propane tanks, or fridge is not set to gas? If shore power electric is not being supplied, fridge will default to gas. Are you sure your fridge is plugged into its proper outlet? Did you test fridge outlet to confirm power? Jerry
MFL 09/09/23 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Carbon ceramic pads question

I've never worn the brakes, to need replacement, before I replaced the vehicle, so can't add much here. I will say my forum buddy 12v gives factual info!! Even his marketing is coming from experience that he believes in. Jerry
MFL 09/07/23 04:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: hauling capability

Grit dog said: "Yeah, scary is relative. Some folks are scared to leave the house on a sunny day without an umbrella and galoshes. (You know who you are…) And others have no problems with motor sports that involve a little danger and some also have the knowledge to know what is “scary” and what is “DANGEROUS.” Depends where one is on that spectrum." This is me coming back down, while my riding partners waited, due to avalanche danger. Another small group attempting to reach the top, also stopped and watched. Pic is from Lions head (Idaho). Only way to get up there was where you see my track farther out on the crusted cornices, that gave traction. May have to zoom, but I'm the spec in upper part of photo. Scary, dangerous, foolish...having enjoyed all sorts of motorsports, I guess I was on the high risk end of that spectrum. Sorry...back to regular programming. Jerry
MFL 09/07/23 05:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is there 12V lead in the prewired AC on 2019 Keystone 28sgs?

Welcome to the forum! Many bedroom vents already have a small fan installed, that is 12V. If yours does not have a fan, then maybe there is a light close to the vent, which would be 12V. Jerry
MFL 09/01/23 05:30am Tech Issues
RE: Load range E--ST Tire

Because the tires are ST are they safe to use with 80psi and an average speed of 60mph? Thank you Yes. Agree, yes, but to last part of OPs question, many have run E-rated ST tires with good success, and some, not so good. Reason...all ST tires are not created equal, and by design, some more dependable than others. What brand tires are they? If just 2 yo, could be a quality, newer, improved ST tire, with higher speed rating. Jerry
MFL 08/31/23 02:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Load range E--ST Tire

Does your RV have a vehicle tire placard - located on the front drivers side lower? What does it say for size and inflation pressure? How old is the trailer? Still trying to sort this out, but it was common for many travel trailer manufacturers to use too small of a tire. What brand of tires? What country were they made in? Actually most TTs came OEM with just adequate tires. They only needed to match the axle rating, usually just a bit above. The placard likely shows a D-rated tire for that size trailer, with 65 psi for inflation. The E-rated tires would likely be an upgrade by previous owner. Jerry
MFL 08/31/23 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: How to search for tires?

At the risk of seeming to agree with the NMed, I have purchased many new trailers of all types, 4 being RVs, and none of them came OEM with tires/wheels balanced. If I did replace tires (rarely), before buying another new trailer, I did not have them balanced. My reason...same thought as JIMNLiN back on page two. I see friends posting here, that are somewhat adamant about balancing trailer wheels. That's OK, I'm not saying you shouldn't! However, for those willing to look back at Jim's reply on page 2 of this thread, I agree with him, concerning actual need. I am anal about vehicle tire, and especially high performance motorcycle tires being balanced. Jerry
MFL 08/25/23 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical Issue: Converter, Battery, Something Else?

I can't figure out how you're doing all that on 15 amps. That circuit is over loaded. ^This...running the AC alone on a 15A circuit, would be a heavy load. Any additional electrical load should trip the breaker. The converter charger is likely overloading, so helps to shut it off. To be there that long, a 30 amp circuit, with 10/2 minimum wire would be a wise investment. I used 8/2 to run 75'. Jerry We haven't had an issue with the breakers tripping. Our AC unit is as old as the trailer and fairly small. How would using too much AC power (not enough to trip the breaker) cause the converter charger to overload? I would think the breakers (in the house or in the trailer) would trip first before any kind of overload could occur. Maybe I should have said converter is overworking, possibly failing? In any case, a 15 amp circuit is not a good choice for full time living, supplying power for AC, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, hair dryer, etc. CB ground issue, battery issue, converter issue? Jerry
MFL 08/24/23 08:10am Tech Issues
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