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RE: Any nice new 5th wheels that have cloth furniture

Take a look at VanLeigh Vilano 5ers. We purchased a 2019 320GK a little over a year ago. Love the beautiful woodwork. Also love the Franklin furniture. Microfiber and very comfortable.
MNRon 11/20/19 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch sliding while unloaded

Also have the same hitch. When unloaded I have a short bungee that wraps from the handle down to the hitch rail on the bed. Have been doing this happily for 5yrs. Great hitch!!
MNRon 10/01/19 06:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

My 2cents are to blow out with air then add pink stuff. Living in MN I blew out with air only on two trailers and never had a spring I found a leak caused by a cracked plastic 90deg fitting buried behind cabinets. Apparently enough moisture was still in the system and found its way to a local low point where it froze and burst. After that I did a quick air blowout and followed by pink stuff each fall. Air only worked for ~10yrs ‘til it didn’t; then air/pink worked well for 3-4yrs; now I found a foolproof method: moved to TN and store the 5er in garage at the if good!
MNRon 09/12/19 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax Turbo

Vanished, I just bought a cheap code reader years ago. Not sure I’d recommend the one I have. If I didn’t have one I’d just searc on Amazon, or go into a local Autozone or some such.
MNRon 08/14/19 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax Turbo

OP here, still traveling. We’ve added another 1k mikes towing heavy, and probably another 1k miles without the 5er since original post. Just leaving Rockies behind us but still at 7000ft and have crossed the continental divide a dozen or two times since last posting. No more problems...yet...fingers crossed. Taking it in for oil change in Cheyenne tomorrow, still have 1500-2000miles left in this trip. I have been a little gentle on it (not hammering down) but have let cruise control rev it up pretty hard on some of the pulls. Not sure what to think about exhaust brake. Last mechanic said not to use it much as it might aggravate the issue I’m having. Prior to that it was the second button I pushed (after tow/haul) every time I took off pulling. Since his advice I’ve only turned it on when needing it on a downhill. Advice here seems to be “use it” so maybe I’ll tend more back to previous practice. I’ll talk with mechanic tomorrow, but currently planning on at least finishing trip and dealing with at home. If “babying” it means the code seldom fires, and I can avoid limp mode, not sure if I won’t just continue to live with it instead of shelling out $4-6k....don’t know... we’ll see...
MNRon 08/12/19 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
Duramax Turbo

I have a 2013 Duramax with 130k miles. We’re in the middle of a 6k mile trip pulling 15.5klb 5er and I’ve started to get a turbocharger engine code (P2599). This first happened 3000 miles ago when I went to pass someone, caused the engine to go into limp mode at 30mph. After 20miles the nearest garage cleared the code and had normal operation. 50miles later GM dealer said might need a new turbo ($4k) or might be fine. After driving fine for 2500miles (traveling Rockies) it threw the same code on an uphill grade, again going into limp mode this time 20mpg. I cleared code myself and took it to Chevy dealer 100miles away. Same story, this time they said if replacing turbo they would recommend some other things as well ($6k). I drove on. Yesterday after another few hundred miles it threw the P2599 code but didn’t go into limp mode. After a couple engine starts the idiot light has turned itself off. Heading to Tetons tomorrow, still have 2k miles and a month to go on this trip. How worried should I be? Assuming it continues to behave like this do I need to invest $4-6k and a week+ in the shop? On the road? When I get home? Or do I continue to just clear code if/when happens again and keep driving? Thanks for your opinions, and better yet similar experiences. Ron
MNRon 08/04/19 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

Pullright here for 5yrs and two 5ers. Love it. Have to think about hitching straight on, but that hasn’t been an issue for us in 40k miles and about 25months traveling over last 5yrs. I’d get one again without question.
MNRon 07/14/19 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MORryde step question

We have MORryde steps with lift assist on our Vilano and are very happy with them. You do have to clean them off before storing, but we understand that’s a trade off necessary to have the solid feel. In a year and ~10k miles we’ve never encountered a time we couldn’t deploy the steps properly. I can envision a circumstance with a significant uphill slope or something but haven’t practically experienced one. I suspect movement on the site, or extending the landing gear (hydraulic) more would solve most issues. With that said, my wife doesn’t like the additional space required at a rest stop (never been a real issue for us) not having to clean them before putting up, she does like how stable they are...she wants her cake and eat it too :)
MNRon 07/10/19 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water life, how long?

We run with full tank, and fill it again when we get home so it’s ready for next trip ina few weeks. If it sits more than 2-3months I’d drain and refill. No worries for a week or two.
MNRon 07/01/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

Wow! Haven’t really been following for last year very much. Just happened to look tonight and saw thread on dropping with a Superglide which intrigued me...imagine my surprise when I read the initial post and realized it was ME 4yrs ago :) At that point I’d pulled our 5er for about a year and probably hitched/unhitched a couple dozen times. Thought I understood Superglide but obviously not as confident as I wanted to be. Thanks for everyone that helped boost my confidence in the hitch. Since then we’ve pulled that HitchHiker, and now our Vilano 30-40k miles and hitched/unhitched well into 3 figure territory. Not going to tell others how to do it but our experience is great with a Superglide, I (and my wife usually) look to make sure the pin is wrapped with flange below jaws but never do pull test, nor do I do a tug test on my truck hood to make sure it’s latched each time I drive...I live dangerously :) I do have to admit that we did high-hitch once which the visual test caught. Unfortunately this also bent the trigger which resulted in some messing with hookup and disassembling and bending back. Have to say that Pullrite was GREAT with support. When I called them they immediately sent me a replacement trigger AND a spare, fedex, at no charge. Did I say I LOVE this hitch and company?
MNRon 06/23/19 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
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