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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
Electric bikes.

We recently purchased a couple of folding Rize mini-bikes. Soon we'll travel with them and I'm wondering if people are who have electric bikes do anything extra to secure them. I'm assuming that electric bikes are a higher theft item than regular bikes. Thanks for any and all of your ideas.
klr650goldwing 01/28/21 03:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: General 5th Wheel Brand Question

You are looking at a couple nice brands there. Grand Design Solitude is another of similar quality.
klr650goldwing 11/10/20 10:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Furnature ???

We replaced our couch and recliners at Slumberland. They have the best hide-a-bed ever. and the reliners are nice too.
klr650goldwing 10/26/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing furnature

We had the same problem with the furniture in our Solitude. We opted to replace it with cloth furniture. One day we decided to just go to every furniture store until we found something we liked and that would fit in the trailer 28 inch wide door. It took some time, but we found both recliners and the best ever hide-a-bed couch at Slumberland. We have no attachment what so ever with Slumberland, but enjoy their furniture. We are very happy with that decision. Hope you have similar luck.
klr650goldwing 10/26/20 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

We had the same problem. We added about a 6 inch long flexible valve stem extender to the inner tire and wire tied it to the valve stem on the outer tire. It works very good although on the inner wheel I need three hands so I hold the flexible stem of the inner wheel and the air compressor tip together and my wife squeezes the air compressor trigger. To place the valve stem extender on the inner wheel I took the truck to a tire shop, asked them to balance all 6 tires and while they had the inner wheel off the truck attach the extender. When I got home I added the wire tie.
klr650goldwing 10/09/20 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering rear of truck

Thank you guys. I have an appointment at a spring and suspension shop. The Ford dealer wasn't interested in even talking about doing it. This sounds like the easiest fix for the current problem.
klr650goldwing 09/11/20 06:15am Tow Vehicles
Lowering rear of truck

Our 5er hitch is hitting the rails on the Retrax tonneau cover. And the front of our 5er rides 3 inches high. Someone suggested lowering the back of out 2017 F350 DRW LB CC truck. What are the pros and cons to this adjustment. Has anyone done it?
klr650goldwing 09/09/20 01:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hitch hits rails of Retrax

The welder guy said raising the trailer is relatively simply and might help also. I measured our trailer and it sits 3 inches high in the front. So, my limited logic says that raising the trailer 3 inches would make it level. What do you all think of that idea? Our trailer is 13'6" high now so raising it would make it 13'9". Is that too high??? I'm also thinking about lowering the back of our truck to solve this problem. I know nothing about what would be required to do that and what the pros and cons would be. Do any of you have experience and or ideas out there for this one?
klr650goldwing 09/04/20 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch hits rails of Retrax

So today, I met with the service manager at the dealership where we bought the trailer. He says cutting off the back of the hitch ought to solve the problem. Next, I met with a welding shop guy who says cutting off the back of the hitch will NOT reduce the structural integrity of the hitch. And, the trailer is scheduled to have that work done soon. Thanks everyone for your help.
klr650goldwing 09/04/20 05:00pm Fifth-Wheels
Hitch hits rails of Retrax

Recently we had a Retrax retractable tonneau cover installed on our 2017 F350 DRW 6.7. The hitch on the trailer is now making contact with the rails on the Retrax. Looking down the trailer when it is hitched up to the truck it is easy to see that the trailer is high on the front. It is only an inch or so, but clearly more weight is riding on the rear tires of the trailer. The hitch only make contact by a fraction of an inch. Is the solution to raise the trailer? How difficult is that to accomplish? What are the pros and cons?
klr650goldwing 09/02/20 05:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel with no dually truck

We started RVing with a 10,000 pound 5er and a SRW f350 V10 truck. All was well. Then we bought a 12,700 pound 5er and the same truck wasn't as much fun. It lacked adequate power on the steeper grades and the trailer seemed to push the truck around some. So we bought a F350 DRW 6.7 and the difference is miraculous. This truck makes towing a breeze. By the way, the new trailer is a Grand Design. We absolutely love it.
klr650goldwing 08/21/20 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
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