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RE: Sailun tires

Geez, my Cedar Creek Silverback got 9 years out of one set of Michelin XPS Ribs......enough said!
Splashers3 12/10/21 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Upgrade from 2500 to 3500 Question

I totally agree with SUMRX4's statement about never saying I wish I had more power with my Diesel.
Splashers3 11/09/21 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Tires Lighten my Wallet

On my previous 5ver, my Michelin XPS Ribs lasted 9 years. I kept them covered and applied 303 protectant quite often. My current 5ver came with Westlake "G" rated tires, which get good reviews. The lower rated Westlakes not so much. I know alot of CC owners that have a lot of miles on their Westlakes and have no complaints. If the bad news continues on the Vietnam made Sailuns I will probably stick with Westlake "G"s.....mine are about 3.5 yrs old.
Splashers3 11/09/21 02:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

You're correct Ken - MOST dealers & salesmen live for the dollar and that next sale, disregarding safety standards.
Splashers3 09/13/21 01:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

x2 on the disk brakes.....every now & then, I use the truck's manual trailer hand control (not truck's brake pedal) that activates the trailer's brakes....just using them will stop the truck....yes, they work so much better!
Splashers3 09/08/21 02:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to RVs.....A Few Newbie Questions

From one Twidget to another.....Thanks for taking the reins...I spent time at Pier 12/13.....LOL.I too am retired from the DON, last 15 years as a flight test engineer, last 3 yrs on TRITON. Hey, consider Forest River's Cedar Creek line....Coastal RV is near by up in the Newport News area. Not sure how many units they have on the lot. We are on our 2nd CC....and Yes, a full bed, diesel dually is the way to go, if you want ease of driving and stability. Your rig won't be pushing the truck around....ask me how I know. Richmond Raceway usually has a RV show, not sure if they still do. AS mentioned Hershey is really great. Good Luck on the search, its the most fun...and as was stated, whatever you buy, will have issues. Mike
Splashers3 08/31/21 06:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Reflection 150 260RD - Running fridge while on the road

WE also run ours on propane for longer trips, and yes, we have stopped to verify the propane is off before entering certain tunnels...sometimes they actually check, and sometimes they take my word for it.
Splashers3 08/29/21 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5er coming

I agree with TXiceman's statement about making sure everything is 100% OK BEFORE sealing the deal....especially since you live so far away. OBTW - hauling with a 5ver is much easier than hauling a TT - I've done more aware of low hanging objects.
Splashers3 08/20/21 01:05pm Fifth-Wheels

I totally agree with Vintage 465.....from his signature, it appears Cummins12V98 has the cash - and is rude!
Splashers3 08/15/21 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

I got 9 years out of my RIBS before one blew just sitting in my driveway.....luckily no was just as I had already made a deal on my current they got a brand new set of tires. I could not risk an interstate blowout on the way to Couch's....otherwise my trade-in might not have been. My current 5ver has "G" rated tires and unfortunately, Michelin does make a XPS RIB in that size....I wonder why?
Splashers3 07/31/21 03:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: King pin lock

We've locked our 2 5vers for the last 13 years; especially at c/gs. As stated, it doesn't take very long to put it on. I would like to think somebody would see thieves cutting it off and report it. I also used a lock on my TT
Splashers3 06/03/21 01:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

I have a 40 gal Titan high polymer tank in the bed. It came with its own pump system and all I need to do is press a button in the cab. It will add into the truck tank 5 gal in a 10 min span and then shut off. I repeat if I want more. Of course I can shut it off before 10 min if I want. The in cab controller has 10 small LEDs, when lit, show how full the tank is - also making it easy to know how much I need to add when I refill it....should it not be empty. It was really easy to change out the inline filter located above the tank, within a compartment. I also order a locking cap. They make a 50 Gal version, but I wanted the extra space on the sidewalls (The 40 gal version is not as wide as the 50 gal.) I love the extra capacity.
Splashers3 05/27/21 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod for a new fifth wheel

Our current 5ver has the 6 pt leveling system so we no longer need the tripod. However, our previous 5ver did not have 6 pt leveling. We used the tripod only when we were staying more than a weekend. It helped somewhat. On 2 night stays we generally didn't put it out. It now sits in our house basement.
Splashers3 05/21/21 01:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kudos to Toledo Mobile RV Repair

Glad you had such a great outcome. Our last experience with a mobile tech was fantastic as well when we had landing gear issues trying to head back home from the KOA in Wilmington, NC. Our first experience was a Virginia c/g and it ended very good as well. Some of them really know their stuff.
Splashers3 05/20/21 12:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom door

Our bed slides in and blocks the door from opening very wide in the event it should pop open. Our bathroom door is a pocket door and has a nice latch to keep it closed. The shower door also has a firm latch, but for extra protection we wedge a pool fun noodle in the track. Our bedroom closet doors have 2 very strong latches at the bottom which really keep them from sliding open. So far no issues.
Splashers3 03/30/21 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire life

I got 9 years out of my XPS Ribs....until 1 blew out sitting in my damage. I kept them covered, inflated a few PSI higher over the winter months, and applied 303 protectant quite often.
Splashers3 03/18/21 12:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed the rear springs

The Firestone airbags that I had on my old GMC 2500 worked great leveling my Cedar Creek Silverback....and I was way over the truck's GVWR....I did add wider wheels and tires to support the weight. The airbag alone configuration worked well for 9 years. The airbags were installed when I bought the 5ver, which also came with a compressor. It was installed in the truck's engine compartment and with a switch I was able to add/subtract air on the fly. I only had the wider wheels the last 3 years before I bought my current dually.
Splashers3 03/06/21 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just bought a new 5th wheel

Sounds like you made the right decision for you....and that's what counts. Good luck & safe travels.
Splashers3 02/17/21 12:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper Cover

The ADCO cover we are using on our 38' 5Ver fits very well, and has held up great.....considering it is now 13 years, it was used first year on our 2009, then we stored it away....until we put it on the first year with our was always big on our 34-ft 5ver (which is why we stored it), but fits very nicely on current trailer - doesn't flap to much in the wind. It also has alot of straps to keep it snug and zippers so that we can still get inside or open storage doors. We protect the gutter spouts and King antenna to avoid tears. IMO, the key is to have a good fit. I hope this helps. Mike
Splashers3 01/28/21 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
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