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RE: Question on winter storage and Onan 5500

Solving the gas problem is easy. I go to my local small airport in town and fill me up a couple of gas cans with av gas. Then when I get home I take my other gas cans and fill them half full with av gas. Then go to the gas station and fill the rest with unleaded gas. I run this in my generators. My chain saw engine is a two cycle. So I use pure av gas in it. You have to go 50/50 on a 4 cycle engine. But I never have a problem with the gas going bad. Years ago I had problems with my 140hp outboard carbs jets getting plugged from sitting from labor day to easter. It didn't make any difference if you ran the gas out of it our used a additive. I started keeping a 6 gallon outboard tank filled with av gas. And I would run the engine on that tank when the motor would be sitting for a while. Never had to pull the carbs again to unstop a jet. If you run your generator on the 50/50 mix.You won't have a problem with the generator when winter is over
handsome51 11/02/20 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

Have you tried a good air hitch. I have a 2006 Carriage that weighs fully loaded a little over 14,700lbs. Of that the hitch weight is a little over 3,100lbs. That puts 11,600lbs on the tires. I have a 25k Air Safe Hitch with the Holland Binkley Head. You don't really notice the 5th wheel behind you. It is floating back their and the truck rides good. Only time anything moves in the 5th wheel is if I have to slam on the brakes. So unless you break down and spend the money one time to get a good air hitch. You haven't tried everything. And if you do buy a good air hitch make sure it has the Holland Binkley Head
handsome51 10/31/20 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

Something no one has said is just break down and buy you a good air hitch. Either a Airsafe Hitch or a Trailer Saver Air Hitch. Buy a good one with the Holland-Binkley Head. Then don't worry about chucking or anything else. I bought the 25k AirSafe Hitch in 2006 and been happy every since. First time we took our Carriage out on a trip . The wife said , you don't even know it is back their. The truck and RV are not in a bind.They both ride smooth. Only time anything has ever moved in the RV is when I had to slam on the brakes. So bite the bullet one time and be happy.
handsome51 10/28/20 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel with no dually truck

Their is a lot of things a person can do to his truck to make it do what he wants it to. Even though the sticker in the door saids it won't. I have a 2006 carriage 5th wheel I bought new. It is 35ft 11in long. On a truck scale fully loaded it weighs a little over 14,700lbs.Of that, the hitch weight is a little over 3,100 lbs. That leaves 11,600 lbs on the tires. I pull it with a 2001 ford F250 4x4 extended cab, 8ft bed with a 7.3 diesel, 3:73 rear end. The only difference between it and a F350 SRW is the suspension. I put Helwing helper springs on the rear and heavy duty shocks on the truck. I have a 25K airsafe hitch in the bed. A 37 gallon fuel tank between the tailgate and 5th wheel hitch. And a generator between the 5th wheel hitch and the cab. When the truck is hitched up, and you look at the side of the truck. It is still sitting up just a little in the rear. The truck pulls my 5th wheel great. And the first time we made a trip. The wife said you don't even know the 5th wheel is back their. And when we get to where we are going nothing moves in the 5th wheel. No plates, bowls etc. And that includes at the back of the 5th wheel. Only time something might move is if you have to slam on the brakes. The air hitch is not cheap. But it keeps the 5th wheel out of a bind and from jerking you around in the truck. Even though the sticker in the door said the truck would not handle it . I made it to where it will handle more than a F350 single wheel will. So if you know what to do ,sometimes you can make what you have work.
handsome51 09/14/20 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Camper Northern Lite 811

I think you need a truck with a 8ft bed.
handsome51 08/31/20 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: front jacks

I have a 2006 Carriage 5th wheel I bought new and I did the front jacks a little differently and it was very much easier. On mine at the top of the leg is a plastic cap that covers the gears. I pull the cap and make sure their is plenty of grease in their. Then when I first got the RV I drilled a small hole in the side toward the top of the square tubing that houses the shaft. The hole is just big enough to put my oil can in and touch the shaft. I put synthetic gear oil in the oil can. I squirt the oil on the shaft and let it run down. then I run the front jacks up and down. I squirt some more oil on the shaft. The next day it has made its way down and has run down on the bottom leg. I wipe the excess off and that is it till next time. Been doing that for 14 years now.
handsome51 07/27/20 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need new Tires

I have used Michelin XP RIbs on my 5th wheel since 2007 and have not had any problems. The chinese tires that came on it only made 7000 miles. Buy a good tire and go by the date on the side of the tire when it was made. Buy new ones every 5 years by the date on the tire. Unless the tire has a manufacturer defect. You should be good.
handsome51 06/29/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I don't know how much you are going to tow your 5th wheel. But if you want the 5th wheel and truck to not be in a bind when you tow it. And you don't want to feel the 5th wheel or have stuff move around in the 5th wheel under normal towing. This does not include having to slam on the brakes . You need to buy a good air hitch. Either by Hensley or a airsafe hitch. When I bought my 5th wheel in 2006, I knew nothing about them . I had a cabover camper for 23 years while working. A friend of mine had a 5th wheel during that time and pulled his center console boat behind the 5th wheel going to the lake. He had a regular Reese hitch all that time till in 2006. He bought a 25k Airsafe hitch with the Binkley Holland Head. He told me that he isn't saying it is worth the money but he likes the ride. He forgot his soap bottle on the kitchen counter when he left the lake. And when he got home it was still sitting there. That was all I needed to know. I bought one and the first time we pulled the new 5th wheel . The wife said, you don't even know the 5th wheel is back their. Their is no strain on the 5th wheel or truck. The old saying you get what you pay for.You only have to spend the money once to be happy.
handsome51 03/30/20 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
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