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RE: Disc Brakes - Saved me $$$$

Joe, not an option on my 20 model but were starting with the 21's. PTB did an excellent job. We've had them for a year and a half now and definitely worth the cost.
JTrac 06/03/22 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes - Saved me $$$$

I had gotten used to the disc brakes on our previous trailer and was disappointed when the only option on the Pinnacle we got a couple of years ago were drum. I thought I could deal with it until I made my first panic stop. I called Performance Trailer Braking and had them come to my house to do the conversion. What a difference it made. My drive is much more relaxed knowing I have much better braking power.
JTrac 06/03/22 06:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

This thread has come back to life which gives me an opportunity to say how much we also like our TorkLift Uprising steps. Our fifth wheel came with the MorRyde steps and I didn't have enough room in our rv garage to lower them. The Uprising steps solved the problem. They are sturdy and cam be deployed in tight spaces. Also, with 5 steps they are pretty easy to climb. What I did find when installing them is the frame well for the old style steps is still there hidden by some sheet metal. I actually considered trimming it back so I could mount a set of steps in the well but I felt it might not be good for resale down the road.
JTrac 05/29/22 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch or gooseneck for new 5er

Look at the Reese Goose Box. It's probably approved by Lippert for use with your frame. It has an air ride with 2 shocks which gives ours a really nice ride. Nothing but a small ball to deal with when you unhook. Another option is a Trailer Saver conventional style hitch with an air ride. We've had one of those also and they work as advertised. We've also had a B&W. A very good hitch. Lot's of choices, mostly good.
JTrac 02/25/22 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

We had an Excel for 7 years and never had an issue with it other than a few components like the water pump, etc. It had a fully boxed frame and all hydraulic operated slides. Heating and cooling it was never an issue.
JTrac 02/12/22 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck Extenders

Have you looked at the Reese Goosebox? As far as I know it is the only goose neck type hitch that is approved by Lippert for use on their frames. It has an air bag and 2 shocks which really cushion the ride. We have used ours for 2 full seasons on our Pinnacle. It is super convenient and really does make for a better ride.
JTrac 02/05/22 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Pin Box?

We had a Demco on our Excel and had to replace the bushings a couple of times in the 7 years we owned it. Combined with a Trailer Saver BD3 air hitch it rode pretty good. The aging process was making it more difficult for me to remove a heavy hitch from my truck bed so when we got the Pinnacle I had the dealer install a 20K Reese Goosebox Gen 2. I'm not sure how much the Reese contributed as we changed trucks at the same time but the ride is the best we have had in our 40 plus years of owning an rv of some sort.
JTrac 02/02/22 06:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel purchase advise - Solitude or Jayco

Actually, the Pinnacle is Jayco's top line fifth wheel. The NP is the next down in the line up. Doesn't make it bad just an FYI. As a counterpoint after owning a motorhome and a fifth wheel with dual pane windows they are not something I want. Both developed the dreaded fogging. We've had our Pinnacle since May of last year and other than a slide adjustment it has been trouble free and seems to be well built. We've had it in all kinds of weather and it heats and cools very well. The single pane windows have been a non factor in our use. On hot, sunny days I just keep the shades closed on the windows in the direct sun.
JTrac 12/11/21 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed cover for F350 with fifth wheel hitch

I have a BakFlip Revolver X2 that is now on it's second truck. I can see over it when it is rolled up against the window so it would not be a problem seeing a conventional hitch. I now have a Reese Goose Box and use my cab mounted camera to line it up as I cannot see it because the ball sits too low. My previous truck had a conventional hitch and I could see it.
JTrac 11/16/21 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

Ours has a side by side Whirlpool fridge. We can't access the freezer side with the slide in but no problem with the fridge side. The bathroom was more important to us especially with the current state of affairs. Most everything we looked at had total access without opening any slides so I think that part is fairly common.
JTrac 08/20/21 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Stove/Oven

I'm assuming your sister is talking about the Insignia residential style range that some fifth wheels are now making a standard feature. We have one in our Pinnacle and have not found a down side to it. It cooks and bakes much better than any rv type oven we have ever owned. The temps in the rv ovens were very difficult to regulate which resulted in burned biscuit bottoms. We haven't used the Insignia oven a bunch but it seems to be fairly accurate with the temp settings. I would ask for more details as to what she doesn't like about it. We tend to use the convection feature on our microwave as much as possible as it does not generate as much heat as the oven does, especially in hot weather when we are trying to help the a/c's keep us cool.
JTrac 08/06/21 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
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