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RE: Tires

big bird 2 08/14/20 03:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

You grossly over inflated your tires. Do not inflate to the max of the tire as you are not pulling max weight trailer. If you pulled 26,000 lbs. then inflate to 120. A G tire with a 12,000 trailer only needs 80 to 85 lbs., not 120. Now all the expert tire people, who cannot use a cell phone, will give you advice.
big bird 2 08/10/20 12:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire recommendations for 5th wheel

Listen to BB, he knows what he is talking about. BB you still have the Card?
big bird 2 04/21/20 12:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Refrig

We have a residental as well and also have solar and 5.5 Onan. When we dry camp the solar helps during the day a little. We run the gen 2 hours mid morning and 2 hours late afternoon. We are careful not opening the refrig unless necessary. We are also careful using other elect appliances. We have dry camped up to four days in sucession this way. Storage tanks are a bigger problem.
big bird 2 04/21/20 12:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire wear outside rear curb side

All RV dealers are open if they want to be. You did not described how the tire is wearing. It is not unusual for the front curb side to wear uneven as the inside tire does not turn, it slides. It may be your rear is sliding on some turns as well. Do you have China bombers or more expensive American or Europian tires? Camping World should be open. I have family that manages a large CW store in Texas and they and open and overflowing with business. It may be state to state on who is open.
big bird 2 04/12/20 12:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Info on 5th wheel brand

Not true about multiple day dry camping. We ended up buying a 2019 Forest River 24 foot Cardinal Luxury. It has a residential refrigerator, two batteries and solar. We added a 5.5 Onan gen. We have been out four consecutive days dry camping and only moved to drain waste tanks and add fresh water. We run the gen 2 hours in the morning and two in the afternoon. We make sure we have full sun on the solar panels. The electrical monitors keep us in a safe range.
big bird 2 03/14/20 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Info on 5th wheel brand

Don't believe all the junk. Tiffin, who makes the Vilano, is the best manufacturer on the market. I just wish they made a shorter model. They standby all they sell.
big bird 2 03/14/20 12:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Larger 5th wheels in/on state and federal parks

Length is only one consideration when buying to camp in State and Federal RV parks. Another consideration is utilities. Most public RV parks do not have full utilities. We do some dry camping if that is all that is available. It is not first choice. When I backpacked I had none of that and it was great. I have grown out a little and have different ideas of fun. Public parks are more crowded and have more kids. Don't get me wrong I love the kids down the street. And love to see them having fun down there.
big bird 2 01/08/20 01:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

What does any of this have to do with a 5th wheel RV endorsement?
big bird 2 12/18/19 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

Sutter, my CA drivers license says on the reverse side, CLASS C. Veh w/GVWR <- 26000, No M/C ENDORSEMENTS" None RESTRICTIONS" 41-Class A restricted to operating 5th wheel travel trailer between10,000 and 15,000 lbs GVWR
big bird 2 12/13/19 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

I live in CA. I applied for the endorsement and the DMV clerk told me there was no such thing and referred me to the commercial DMV office. Her boss happened to walk by and asked me to follow him. He had me fill out an application for a 5th wheel endorsement and gave me two separate written tests. Eye examine, but no driving test or physical examine. He asked me what I drive and never made note of it. I passed the test and have the endorsement. The problem is the DMV manual is not well written and most DMV personnel just do not know. Even better, ask a traffic cop. They don't know either. Risk; cops don't know so a ticket is unlikely. An accident could be a problem if the insurance company knows the law. If you do not have endorsement, get in an accident and they know about endorsement, you loose.
big bird 2 12/10/19 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will fifth wheel front hit truck back window?

If I am on level ground, NO; if I am pulling out of a driveway, YES. I know that for sure.
big bird 2 09/24/19 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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