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RE: Tires again

We currently have Samson tires on our trailer that could be up to 7 years old. The 5er is a 2014, we bought it in 2018 so we don't know for sure how old the tires are. We have traveled about 15,000 miles with these tires. I have always kept the tires aired up to 110 lbs. Now I'm wondering if we should just put the same tires back on. The blow out did put a hole in the sidewall about the diameter of a baseball. But is it possible that these current tires are at the end of their useful life span?
klr650goldwing 10/09/21 09:34am Fifth-Wheels

Is there an I-pad APP especially made for RV application that would provide a warning for any given road as far as low bridge height, too curvy for a long trailer etc.?
klr650goldwing 10/09/21 07:29am Technology Corner
RE: Tires again

We are currently in Boone, NC and will find new tires while we are here. I just called a local truck tire place and they are recommending Carlisle tires over Hercules. Do any of you have experience with Carlisle tires?
klr650goldwing 10/07/21 03:06pm Fifth-Wheels
Tires again

Today, while driving on a freeway, we blew out aST235/80R16 with a G load rating. This tire was mounted on a 16,000 lb 5er. The tire brand was Samson and yes, that tire is mfg. in China. We will be purchasing 4 new tires in the next day or two. Can you recommend a better tire than the one that blew? We don't mind paying for quality, in fact we would much rather pay for quality than experience again what happened today.
klr650goldwing 10/06/21 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
Hanging pictures

We tried hanging some pictures with 3M command strips which worked for several months, but eventually the pictures fell off the wall. We think the command strip didn't work well with the textured wallpaper in the 5er. Do you all know of a better way of hanging pictures in the RV?
klr650goldwing 09/22/21 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
Wine Country north of San Francisco

Can anyone recommend some nice wineries out in the country north of San Francisco? We don't know that area at all. On this trip we'll see the giant General Sherman Sequoia tree, Yosemite NP, San Francisco and north of there some. Not sure how far we'll go north of that area yet. DW wants to see the wine country and take a tour or two.
klr650goldwing 09/02/21 09:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: General Sherman Giant Tree

I guess we'll have to keep an eye on the weather as we near the giant tree. I do what to see the whole tree and stand in the vicinity of many similar trees etc. Due to the fires we have decided to take this trip in Sept. of 22. So we have plenty of time to plan. Thanks for the help with that.
klr650goldwing 09/02/21 09:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RV campgrounds near Yosemite NP

Does anyone know of campgrounds near Yosemite, but outside of the park that have full hook ups?
klr650goldwing 09/02/21 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: General Sherman Giant Tree

Thanks everyone for the many good ideas. We have as much time as we need to do this trip right and see what is there to see. I really appreciate your ideas so far. We might not make it out that way again so we'd prefer to see it all on this trip, or at least most of it. We are open to any type of camping, have a generator and can boondock, but the wife prefers RV parks. However, she has liked state parks too.
klr650goldwing 08/27/21 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2016-2021 with Island Kitchen floor plans

We have a Grand Design Solitude 369RL with island and pantry and can get to the refrigerator with the slides in. In addition, this is the best trailer and Grand Design offers the best service we have ever had. Good luck. Hope you find a good one.
klr650goldwing 08/26/21 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
General Sherman Giant Tree

In about a month we'll be leaving MN and heading to the General Sherman giant Sequoia tree in California. Our route will travel south out of MN on I35 until we intersect I80 in Iowa where we'll head west on I80. We'll travel west to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado near Alamosa. Next we'll head west to drive through Monument Valley in Utah and head south to the Grand Canyon in AZ. The route is flexible. Please advise us on places to camp along the way, RV parks, campgrounds etc. and things to see and do. After visiting the giant tree we'll head for the wine country north of San Francisco. All of your recommendations will be carefully considered. Thank you.
klr650goldwing 08/26/21 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Design Quality

We have a 2014 Grand Design Solitude 369RL. We like it very much. Two years ago we took the trailer to the factory for some work on the bedroom slide. While the trailer was at the factory they did an inspection of the trailer and found out that the kitchen slide had issues too. Then they said something magical: they said, if we would bring the trailer back down to them and leave it for a couple weeks, they would repair the kitchen slide for FREE. They explained that the problem with the kitchen slide was the result of their design flaw. At that point in time the trailer was 4 years out of warranty. They took out the kitchen slide, all the furniture in the trailer, the kitchen island, all the cabinets that were sitting on the floor and then they took out the entire floor. Once the floor was out they welded 39 braces in strategic places and put it all back together again, new flooring, new carpet etc. And charged us nothing. That is Grand Design service. The trailer is like new.
klr650goldwing 07/04/21 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
Television mount

What to you all recommend for holding the living room TV solid and strong in a Solitude 5er?
klr650goldwing 06/13/21 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
Hauling bicycles

What brands/models of cover do you all recommend for protecting bicycles while carrying them on the back of the 5er?
klr650goldwing 06/13/21 07:45pm Fifth-Wheels
Water hook up Solitude 369RL

First day of first trip of the season and the water doesn't work. Water from the spigot works, water from the hose works, attach the hose to the trailer and no water in the trailer. On the water valve there are only two possible options, city water hook-up and normal. Neither one produces water in the trailer. What else could I be doing wrong?
klr650goldwing 04/16/21 07:52pm Fifth-Wheels
Raising our 5er

Our 5th wheel rides about 2 inches high in the front. We checked into lowering our 2017 F350 DRW truck, but we can't do that. So, now we are considering raising our 2014 Grand Design Solitude 5th wheel trailer. Have any of you done such a thing to your 5er? What are the pros and cons, dangers, pitfalls etc.
klr650goldwing 02/25/21 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Utah National Parks and Monuments.

Wonderful information, thank you. Based on what you all said, a couple questions popped up: Do we need reservations to get into the parks? We already have reservations at RV parks which are located very near the National Parks. We were thinking we could just drive the truck to see the parks during the day and return to the RV at the end of the day. We might also rent a motorcycle to tour the parks on, not sure on that idea yet.
klr650goldwing 02/04/21 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Utah National Parks and Monuments.

These are fabulous tips and give us many places to research. So, thank you everyone.
klr650goldwing 02/03/21 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric bikes.

Great ideas. Thanks everyone.
klr650goldwing 02/01/21 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
Utah National Parks and Monuments.

Usually we winter on the Texas gulf coast, but due to Covid19, this winter, we are staying home in Minnesota. Provided, we receive vaccinations by mid-April we will be heading out to Utah for about three weeks. We will tour each national park and most of the monuments. Just wondering if some of you, who have already been there, might have some suggestions : must see items etc. We'd love to read about whatever information you want to share. Every comment will help us deal with the cabin fever that is setting in. Thank you.
klr650goldwing 02/01/21 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
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