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RE: Opininons on 2013 open range 386FLR

As someone who had had their share of campers over the years, I can say that Highland Ridge has bent over backwards to make sure what concerns I have had were corrected. While I have not had any problems with my unit of a worrisome nature the minor things were repaired pdq. The only problem I have had was lack of dealer support for those small items. Highland Ridge authorized a certified RV tech near my home to do all the warranty repairs I have needed so I would not have to deal with the dealer ****. My issues were items like a bad outdoor speaker, bad on board water pump, replacing the compression blocks, and repairing what the dealer had messed up when replacing one of my slide toppers. We are more than satisfied with Open Range/Highland Ridge and would not hesitate to buy again.
[email protected] 05/18/20 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning tie downs

Not a good idea if your awning rolls up automatically in wind gusts. I always roll mine up if I know a hard wind is coming. However at the coast wind springs up suddenly sometimes and the awning auto retracts.
[email protected] 05/15/20 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel bearing maintenance interval

I checked my 2002 Sunnybrook fiver once in 14 years and they were fine then and fine when I sold it. I always check for play each year and if I detect too much play I would pull them. With that being said now I will speak as to zerk fittings on hubs. Like a op said a couple of pages back, take them off and throw them away. When we picked up the new fiver in my sig after a couple of thousand miles I noticed that the braking was becoming increasing less. I pulled the hubs and found that the factory had over greased the bearings significantly. My trailer has zerk fittings but they are hidden under the center cap and the owner manual does not mention them. The hubs were so greasy I had to take them to a friend of mine to put inside his part washer. I cleaned the brake pads with Brake Kleen and regreased the bearings and put back in. Only grease your bearings manually as you cannot tell when too much grease had been applied.
[email protected] 05/10/20 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Westlake tires

We purchased a new 2017 3x open range. It came with the G rated Westlakes. We now have well over 15000 miles on them and they are fine. I am a firm believer in running maximum recommended pressure in them and have done so with all the fivers, tt's and boats I have ever owned. There are failures in all brand tires as there are in tow vehicles and everything else you buy. I would not worry about them.
[email protected] 04/07/20 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 Ford Fiesta dingy

I purchased a new 2016 Fiesta to pull behind our motorhome. I went with the manual five speed as it was simpler to tow vs the automatic. We sold the motorhome in 2018 and went back to a fiver. I kept the Fiesta for my third car as I only use the F-350 for towing. I would not be concerned with the transmission since it was a manual.
[email protected] 03/02/20 06:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: 5th wheel tires

My new FW came with Westlake tires, and I'm just trying to decide how many miles to trust them, before I go to 16" wheels, and tires. Mine came with G rated Westlakes too. I am very happy with them. We have put over 10k miles on them so far with not a hint of a problem. I did some research and they have a good reputation. With the way they are running I may price new ones when I decide to reshod the fiver.
[email protected] 02/13/20 04:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Animals in commercials

This year it was the Weather Tech commercial I liked most. In the past it was the little dog getting lost, making its way back home just to become surrounded by wolves. The Clydesdale's sensed it and came to his rescue. Most of the other commercials this year were not that great.
[email protected] 02/11/20 04:31am RV Pet Stop
RE: Electric Fire Places

Our fiver came with one. We use it more than the heat pump when it gets chilly. It is very nice to have on those chilly mornings or evenings.
[email protected] 02/11/20 04:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: riding nose high

I raised my pin box as high as it could be raised and lowered my hitch likewise. I measured from the top rail to bottom of fiver and have almost 6 inches clearance. I am still slightly nose high but not enough to cause any problems. If you have an trail air on the pin you may need to not inflate the bladder as much as it shows. I don't and have a smooth ride.
[email protected] 01/31/20 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alone or in a group?

Alone about 98% of the time. My oldest son has his own rv and we may spend 10 days a year at the same cg but that is it. I really enjoy socializing with other campers but we are on our own schedule.
[email protected] 01/30/20 04:25am RV Lifestyle
RE: Help finding fresh date Tires

Excuse my ignorance, but why does it matter? Most tire shops/warehouses I've been to are inside and out of UV exposure which is the biggest killer to tires -surrounded by thousands of other tires. If they are 6 mos or 12 mos old, who cares? The lifecycle should pretty much start when you put them on your coach - when they start getting exposed to elements and sun. Whenever I got new tires for a previous MH's I never even bothered to look at the dates. Inspect them every year and knowing I will replace in 6-7 years from when I bought them. Never had an issue. Sorry, I don't get the fuss. If you buy an RV off the lot - a leftover 2019 with 2018 or older tires, do you replace those tires at 5 years or 7? Some would say that a certain amount of deterioration takes place, anyway, but I do see where you're coming from and have often felt the same way. However if at all possible, I would still go with the latest production and if not for any other reason, it would be for thinking ahead and for a possible resell of the coach or for trading it in. This usually is taken into account and no one at that point, will take the install date very seriously, if it should come under discussion in the first place. Good that you haven't had a problem though and I'm faced with the same thing now and wondering when they should be changed, even though a ways to go yet, either way. You are correct. Tires have waxes and additives added when the tire is made. The stress tires have on them in use forces these oils to the surface giving protection to the tires. Oxidization also affects the interior of a tire while sitting on a shelf. Since tires on a motor home or my dually cost a lot I prefer to have current dates.
[email protected] 01/24/20 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cable slide chatter and noise

I do not know what type of gasket you are referring to but on mine is more of a seal wipe than gasket. If your slide is the flush mount type on the inside, then you will have two hinged rollers near each end. Inside the hinged roller are rubber blocks called compression blocks. It sounds like yours may have busted and some of the rubber is between the roller and the bottom of your slide. This will cause it to vibrate when going in and out. You can replace the rubber blocks yourself with a little patience and time.
[email protected] 01/24/20 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help finding fresh date Tires

When I had my motor home and actually I do the same for all my vehicles, I purchase from the same dealer here locally. In doing so the dealer knows I will not accept any tires not made in the year I purchase. I am not a butt, however, the dealer knows I am checking the dates and if not current year he will have to take them back off. Developing good relationships go a long way in everything you do.
[email protected] 01/24/20 04:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Composting Toilet

I never try to belittle someone else idea BUT I watched most the video. That told me the whole story. It is not for me period.
[email protected] 01/20/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Light Fifth Wheel Series M-297RLS

We looked at several different models before we purchased ours. Open Range had some features that we really liked and as far as quality, that is more of a **** shoot in any models. We sold our motor home and went with the fiver in sig. I have had no issues quality related other than two led lights on the awning and the on board water pump. The cable slides are not an issue. We have had gear driven, hydraulic and now cable slides and no issues with any of them. If the camper you are looking at now fits your lifestyle go for it.
[email protected] 01/20/20 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pigeon Forge and Nashville

We always stay at UP the Creek. It is off of Wear Valley road and it is a very nice and quiet cg. Sites are large and not crowded.
[email protected] 01/18/20 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Ark Encounter in Kentucky

Whispering Hills in Georgetown. Great cg and only 30 mins from the Ark.
[email protected] 01/13/20 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: melting plug

Yep, the problem is in the cg's receptacle. If the contacts in the receptacle are not making good contact on both sides of each of the male prongs it is generating heat and will cause the problem. Sometimes folks will tell you to bend the male prongs out so it will fit tighter in the receptacle. That is totaling incorrect and will just compound the problem.
[email protected] 01/13/20 04:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We had the 2100 in our motor home and now in our fiver. We ordered it for our fiver. It doesn't take up that much space and there are only two of us. Heck we have spots with nothing in them still and we travel quite a bit.
[email protected] 01/06/20 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Micro/Convection Oven techniques---how you cooking?

We have both a wire shelf and a round shelf on legs that work well in ours. We can put biscuits on the round shelf and by it rotating during convection cooking we get both top and bottoms brown. We don't use the shelf rack that much.
[email protected] 01/05/20 04:34pm General RVing Issues
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