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RE: Lights on a bicycle carrier

It's really easy. My 14 yr old grandson ordered 6" LED stop/tail strips for motorcycles (or whatever) and installed them on my rack in less than 30 minutes (assuming you have a trailer plug on the back of your rig).
Lightning55 04/21/21 07:46pm General RVing Issues

Does anyone know if this stuff protects against UVs? My front cap on my last FW faded out in less than 2 years, even after waxing every 6 months.
Lightning55 04/20/21 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

No luck so far. We've tried every combination to wire up this dimmer and can't get it to work. Very frustrating. We think it's a ground circuit issue. I hate to give up but don't know what else to do.
Lightning55 03/25/21 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

That dimmer will work fine for for your 12V LED's. BTDT. The problem is that I don't know how to hook it up.
Lightning55 03/21/21 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

I don't know if they are or not. I did this on my last FW with no problems but it had different wiring and switch. I tried wiring the new switch like I thought it should but nothing.
Lightning55 03/21/21 04:09pm Tech Issues
Installing a dimmer switch

Need some expert advice to install a dimmer in my Grand Design Reflection 31MB. The 12v cabin lights in the ceiling are way too bright. The switch is a blue lighted switch in the main panel in the hallway. I want to install the new on-off/dimmer switch. I can easily run wires in the wall to a more convenient location about 3 feet away. Behind the main switch is 2 red wires (constant power to the switch and one that goes to the lights when the switch is turned on - see pic. The 2 white wires plugged into the current switch are probably ground? I thought I'd just eliminate the main switch in the control panel and use the new switch for on-off and dimming. How the heck do I wire this up?
Lightning55 03/21/21 03:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Keystone Rant

Tell them you want a new trailer.
Lightning55 03/21/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
New 5th Wheel gives better ride!

Last month we bought a brand new Grand Design Reflection 31MB. We enjoyed our last Jayco, but were just ready for something "new". This one is a perfect layout for us with a large mid bunkroom and rear living area. It's not huge (36+ feet) so our 2500HD handles it well. The reason for this post is to brag about how well this FW tows compared to the Jayco. The Jayco bucked and chucked so much that we bought a MorRyde rubber pin box to help absorb the rough ride and it really helped but didn't fix the problem. I thought I'd have to buy another MorRyde pin box ($800) for the new trailer but after pulling it home I've decided it doesn't need one. This trailer tows way better! It must have something to do with axle placement, weight distribution, or something...whatever they did worked. No more stress from towing a bucking bronco trailer!
Lightning55 03/21/21 08:39am General RVing Issues
RE: How we camp in the winter

Nice puzzle. I do online puzzles now. I never have lost pieces anymore.
Lightning55 02/18/21 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

That's the same camper we've been looking at. Our first grandbaby was born last fall and we're looking forward to take her (and her mom and dad) camping in the future. We also looked at the 311BHS but it doesn't have much seating in the living area. How comfortable is the U-shaped dinette for general seating ? We were thinking that would be perfect for grandchildren craft projects on rainy days.+ The rear dinette and large bunkroom were just a couple of the features in the 31MB that we liked. The dinette seems like a very comfortable place to sit, the table is stable and is very easy and fast to drop down into a sleeper. No more wrestling with folding or removeable legs. It's a great place to eat from but also perfect for sitting there with a laptop or just gazing out of the rear windows. I think it's the perfect layout for our situation.
Lightning55 02/18/21 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

First trip out is in March to a small lake south of here about 70 miles away. We'll be on full hook ups in a pull through spot so it should be an easy set up. It's hard to call this camping with a new trailer that's like a condo on wheels. Can't wait to try out the automatic self leveling system.
Lightning55 02/18/21 12:18am Fifth-Wheels
Just bought a new 5th wheel

After looking at a lot of new 5th Wheels, we just bought a new 2021 Grand Design Reflection 31MB. We pick it up next week, just in time to fill it up with stuff for our first trip on March 5th. It's a relatively small 5th wheel with a mid-bunkroom and rear living area, but big enough for us and the grandkids. We're not new to RVing but it's always exciting to get a new RV. Wish us luck!
Lightning55 02/16/21 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front Cap Cover

The white area of the cap is gelcoat. The large black area is painted, the graphics are decals. I'm going to visit a couple of trim shops and see if a snap on cover could be made at a reasonable cost. thanks
Lightning55 02/15/21 04:56pm General RVing Issues
4 degrees in Dallas!

My buddy that lives outside of Dallas reported that it was 4 degrees at daybreak this morning. WOW! He said with all the snow and ice, his wife keeps looking through the window....but he thought it was probably time to let her in.:)
Lightning55 02/15/21 12:07pm Around the Campfire
Front Cap Cover

I just bought a new 5th wheel trailer and want to protect the front cap from UV fading. My last FW had to have the cap repainted and decals replaced after only 18 months. I'm a senior and don't want to climb up on the roof and try to put a heavy full cover on and off so I'm hoping someone makes just a cap cover that can be put on and off without climbing up on the roof. Anyone know of such a cover?
Lightning55 02/14/21 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air Bag Pressure

It takes 60 psi unless I'm loaded heavy, then it takes 80 to level off the rig
Lightning55 02/13/21 10:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone towing 5ver with lifted truck?

If anyone answers saying they did use a lifted truck, you don't want to take their advice about anything. I tow a FW with a GMC 2500HD Denali Duramax that is lifted about 2 inches. I have air bags that I pump up to about 80 lbs and it levels both the truck and trailer. Originally I was worried that the trailer would be nose high but it wasn't. Perfect set up.
Lightning55 02/13/21 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Rubber pin box

I installed a Morryde pinbox trying to improve the "chucking", jerking motion in my Jayco FW. It doesn't stop the chucking but it dampens the jerking motion enough that I was very pleased with the results. I won't own another FW without installing a Morryde pinbox.
Lightning55 02/04/21 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you do?

Hmm....I gave up drinking 3+ months ago. I guess I'll just take a nap.
Lightning55 01/17/21 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Throttle enhancement

I've never thought my Duramax needed any improvement as it's already pretty quick off the line. I feel the same about our 2016 Ram CTD, a little turbo lag is normal with a diesel. I really don't want to abuse my transmission with a full 385 HP and 900 ft. lb. of torque off the line. I get it, maybe it's not for everyone but if you plug in one of these throttle enhancing devices I guarantee you'll be surprised! I set mine for just City driving and it really woke up my Duramax.
Lightning55 01/03/21 11:59am Tow Vehicles
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