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RE: BAttery replacement.

After the covid downtime both my batteries were gone. I don't know if they were the factory installs or replacements from a previous owner. (coach is a 2014) They were nothing special just group 27 Interstate FLA "marine" batteries. My price point was around $300. I'm not in the Battleborn league. I did a lot of research and was leaning toward a pair of Trojan T-105's but ultimately decided I didn't want the maintenance responsibility of checking and replenishing the water levels. (Yes I know they have gadgets to do this) Ultimately I decided on 2 group 27 Duracell AGM's from Sam's Club (about $325 out the door). I've used East Penn/Deka's in my motorcycle and they have been good but not exceptional like the Panasonic AGM. Wife does not like to boondock so that influenced my decision to pass on the Trojan GC's. Otherwise I would have gone that way. We'll see how these do over the winter. I think my solar and converter do a pretty good job of keeping these batts charged and I doubt I will discharge them below 50%. Time will tell.
obie311 06/22/21 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
Lube slide seals?

I've been doing some small mods and maintenance on my AF 5'er. I want to preserve the life and flexibility of the seals. I was wondering if I should do some preventive maintenance on my slide seals? I have 303 in my garage but I didn't know if that was the right product. Thanks in advance.
obie311 05/15/21 05:47pm Tech Issues
need 411 on Winegard Pathway X2 PA6002R Wally Receiver

A local guy getting out of RV'ing has a Winegard Pathway X2 PA6002R Satellite TV Antenna and DISH Wally Receiver for sale for $200. My wife likes to watch her TV shows so I'd like to not have to depend on the Cable feeds from RV parks but I'm not up on the latest technology. Here's a few questions I have: Is this a good unit with current technology?Is this a good price?Assuming a good LOS to the satellite are these things reasonably reliable? (my wife holds me personally responsible for all tech issues LOL) If you have a suggestion for a better system in the $400 price range I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts. Thanks.
obie311 04/27/21 08:02pm Technology Corner
RE: RV furniture

We replaced our recliners with La-Z-Boy recliners. DO NOT buy any of the recliners below the Pinnacle series. The smaller and lighter ones are JUNK. Ken How do you discern which ones are below the Pinnacle Series? Is it the price point below $759? Also are the backs removable on all these to fit thru a narrow 5'er door? Unfortunately La-Z -Boy does not have a specific RV line and you can't rely on what a salesman may tell you to make a sale.
obie311 04/17/21 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A useful tip for using the BLM interactive maps

What's the "home page" for these maps? Say I wanted to look at CA or NV?
obie311 04/05/21 06:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheel tire review

It looks like Walmart offers the Sailun for about 900 bucks all up, but do I trust them to install properly? Of course, I'd check the torque myself before leaving and do the re-torque myself.
obie311 03/10/21 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel tire review

Have you looked at, priced the Sailun tires. Sailun has a pretty good rep with forum members. The Endurance are proving themselves to be dependable, but probably best suited to lighter trailers. Jerry I've read all the good chatter on the Sailuns but the nearest accredited dealer to me is in Tulsa about 100 miles away. I'm also concerned about warranty replacement when I'm far from home. Most likely there will be a Sams Club or Goodyear Commercial dealer not too far away.
obie311 03/10/21 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel tire review

I've got Goodyear G614 235/85R16's on my 2014 Arctic Fox 29.5K with a GVWR of 16,600. The date codes are from late 2013 and early 2014. They look OK but.... I was thinking of changing them before hitting the road for any long distances. I called the local Goodyear Commercial tire store and got a quote of roughly $1800 all up for a set of 14 ply G614's LT's. The next option down were the ST Endurance 10 plies for about $950 all up. Obviously the 14 plies are the best way to go but I'm not sure I can step up financially. Would I be skating on thin ice with the set of Endurances on my rig?
obie311 03/10/21 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Rubber pin box

Does the Goosebox limit your jacking angles more than a fifth wheel hitch?
obie311 02/08/21 09:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.6 liter gas engine

2016 Duramax here on a 5'er pulling about 16K all up. I don't see how a gas engine could do this.
obie311 02/08/21 12:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: polyurethane refinish for dining table?

I didn't believe this until I tried it myself. I had googled this problem and this is how I found this trick. We had a whiteish mark on our table also about the size of a small pot. Take a steam iron (remember them) with a little water in it, lay a white towel over the stain and run the iron over the towel with steam puffs from the iron, just don't over due it. Ours came out great. Took 10 minutes. Did this just even out the dull spot so it wasn't noticeable or did it actually bring out the original luster of the finish?
obie311 02/08/21 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
6 liter V8 Chevy Vortec question

I'm considering downsizing from a 8 ton GVWR 35' 4 season 5'er and a Duramax crewcab dually to a Forest River Sunseeker LE 2250SLE w/6 liter V8 Chevy Vortec for a number of reasons. I have rented a 32' Class C previously with a Ford V10 in it and absolutely hated it. It was gutless, sounded like it was going to blow up in Haul mode going up grades, and got 6-8 mpg on average. I love gas Chevy V8's but is that enough engine and torque to propel this Class C to my standards. My 5'er is not fast but the rig will pull the load with decent (usually) fuel consumption (8-10 mpg).
obie311 02/08/21 12:32pm Class C Motorhomes
polyurethane refinish for dining table?

I put a dish just out of the microwave on my wood dining table and it left a dull ring in the finish. I was wondering if I could lightly palm sand the finish (220>320?grit) and then polyurethane it for added protection? Has anyone on this forum done this to their unit?
obie311 02/04/21 11:58pm Fifth-Wheels
best propane hoses

In preparation for my Spring work, I'm going to replace my propane hoses. They're going on 7th year and are getting hard. I don't seem to smell any leaks but o-rings don't last forever and DW is paranoid about propane. There's Camco of course and lots of stuff on Amazon, but I'd prefer to buy American if possible. Any info, pro or con, on propane hoses you have purchased and put into service would be appreciated.
obie311 01/19/21 09:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Real-life experience blocks to aid 6-point leveling system

I'm guilty too of lifting wheels off the ground with my 4 point leveling system. I primarily plead ignorance of the system. 6 points may be OK but I would think the more contact points you have with ground (+4 w/ tires) the more stable you will be and the less chance of tweaking the frame. I also like the theory of using as little stroke as you can (thru leveling blocks or cribbing) keeps the legs telescoped as much as possible and intrinsically more stable.
obie311 10/13/20 02:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

I used x-chocks on my last 2 5th wheels that did not have auto level. Loved them, but with my new 5th wheel with auto level, I noticed right away that as the legs go down and the trailer goes up the weight is taken off the tires and leaf springs. This causes the springs to relax and x-chocks get loose to where they almost fall out. I sold the x-chocks on Craigslist and went back to rubber wheel chocks on the side of 5th wheel that won't need as much height. I do that to keep it from possibly bending auto level legs if it were to roll while unhooking or hooking back up. I'm kind of in the same boat. My x-chocks would fall out too. Now I throw a couple of MaxHaul rubber chocks under one wheel before I unhitch. Then Auto Level. If I'm parked for more than a couple of nights, I put the x-chocks back in for perceived safety and stability. It's probably arguable whether they are needed or not.
obie311 10/13/20 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
monitoring tire temp

The various tire pressure monitoring solutions out there are very good ideas... if you can afford them. For the $350+ though, I can be halfway to a new set of 4 brand new trailer tires. I had an appliance repairman come out to the house yesterday to fix my gas dryer. He had a nifty $35 IR thermometer. I was wondering if this would be a cost effective addition to my walkaround tire check with my stoneage trucker tire bat? Anybody out there using such a gadget to ever monitor tire temps on the road??
obie311 08/25/20 02:30pm Towing
RE: A very good reason Not to scrimp on surge protectors.

Went with the Hughes watchdog hardwired on our new 5th wheel. I liked the bluetooth monitor and alerts it sends if there is an issue. I thought about their auto former but we can run a long time without shore power or use the hybrid inverter to boost voltage in load sharing mode. "border=0" For Full-Size Image. "border=0" For Full-Size Image. I'm in the market for one of these. I want to hardwire as you did. I thought the PI EMS50 was the most common choice but the Hughes looks good. Why did you choose it over the Progressive? I was worried about an outboard autoformer being stolen from the pedestal when we were out day-tripping.
obie311 07/20/20 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
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