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RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

It really shouldn't be a surprise. A year and a half ago the local dealer lot had 10 trailers on it. Where they usually have 60-100. That means a lot of delivery's just to get the lots back to full. Now the lots are full, why would delivery's continue? Pre-covid - lots full ordering to replace the 15 units sold in a month. Covid - Trailer sales explode and lots empty. Can't staff the manufacturers due to quarantine rules. Covid waning - manufactures ramp up production to all time highs to supply current needs and replace the inventory to pre covid levels. Post covid - Lots filling up, other vacation options open up, many used units available, production will naturally slow down.
schlep1967 11/23/22 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

In my opinion... Look at the lift equipment rims and tires. Figure out who manufactured the lift kit and contact them to find out what the max load is on their components. Look at the tires and find a max load rating. Also look at the rims for their max load rating. Then go with the lowest number for your max load rating. There are lift components and rim and tire components out there that wouldn't hurt you a whole lot. But there are also plenty of cheap parts out there that would totally destroy your towing capacity. WIthout knowing what was added to the truck everybody on here is just guessing. Including the original poster.
schlep1967 11/21/22 05:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beware *** Poor Build Quality 2021 Heartland North Trail

With any units built during and just after covid, I would be more surprised if they were good quality. Quality was fair at best before they started making 3 times as many units per day and using substitute parts because they couldn't get what was originally specified for that part. I'm hoping as trailer orders slow down the assembly lines can get back to producing better work.
schlep1967 11/15/22 09:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

It sounds like you are doing everything right. One thing that can get you are air leaks. Go out at night and with the lights on in the basement, look for any light escaping. Get those holes blocked with rags or tape. If the air leak is close to a water line it can easily cause it to freeze.
schlep1967 11/09/22 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which one of you put a water filter here?

First thing I would do is remove the sink. Then, when you have room to work, you could move that filter anywhere you want.
schlep1967 11/04/22 05:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Finally got the truck, next will the fifth wheel fit ?.

You are still measuring from the puck mounting point. Watch the video I posted again. You need to measure from where the center of the pin would be to the closest point on the cab. Or in your case the closest point on the corner of the tank. How high does the tank sit above the top of the bed?
schlep1967 11/02/22 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally got the truck, next will the fifth wheel fit ?.

The distance from the puck to the tool box is pretty much irrelevant. Depending on the fifthwheel you are looking at (some are now "widebodies" at 101 inches), generally you are looking at between 8 and 8.5 feet. If you turn 90 degrees, or close to it, you will need 4 to 4.25 feet in front of the pin. If you have enough bed rail clearance when hooked up the trailer may go right over top of the tool box. Provided you are not backing the trailer down hill when in a tight turn. This video really simplifies it. How to measure 5th wheel clearance.
schlep1967 10/28/22 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finally got the truck, next will the fifth wheel fit ?.

The fuel tank could definitely stay. Your concern would be the tool box. If you could cut enough off of the bottom of that to get you to bed rail height you could keep it with a standard hitch. If you remove the tool box you can use a standard hitch. If you want to keep everything the way it is I would consider an autoslider hitch. The length of your fifthwheel makes no difference. The width is what matters. When you turn 90 degrees half the width of the trailer is going to be in front of the pin towards the cab, or in this case towards the tool box.
schlep1967 10/28/22 04:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane smell inside to best diagnose?

Did you leave the pilot light in the oven on? If it goes out it will still be releasing propane.
schlep1967 10/25/22 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Heating the Garage

Does anyone put a small heater (thinking about a radiator heater) in their garage. We will be spending this winter in an area that regularly sees temps in the 20's. I don't want to drain the lines every time we are away for a few nights on short excursions and don't like leaving the propane furnace on. Opinions/ideas?? Judging by the replies we need at least one more bit of information. Are you talking about the garage on your toyhauler or the garage where you park your cars? If toyhauler, putting a heater in the garage and not running the furnace will not keep your water lines from freezing below the floor. A heat source in the belly/storage area would do that. But that wouldn't keep your drinks from freezing. However, your fridge is insulated. It would take a several day freeze before the inside of the fridge would lower temps.
schlep1967 10/19/22 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you sell a relatively new rv and downsize/moneywise?

When I want to sell something I put a sign on it saying "FOR SALE" and park it in my front yard. If you are driving it around make sure the phone number is on it and large enough to read.
schlep1967 10/18/22 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Theft at a State park.......

The question I have to ask: Are you 100% sure it was there when you arrived?? In our travels we have passed a few on the side of the road, which was probably a surprise to the owner when they went to get it. I'm guessing the bumper plug laying on the ground ruled out lost on the highway...
schlep1967 10/17/22 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: How level should I shoot for?

Looks alright to me. About the only way to be sure is to go to a scale. Weight each axle and see what the difference is. With the way manufacturers use 7,000 lb axles on 16,000 lb trailers, you don't want to be transferring too much weight to one axle from the other.
schlep1967 10/17/22 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shopping new tires - is my shop confused or am I?

I see you got your tire situation covered. And it is amazing how many "tire salesmen" have no idea about what they sell. I had a blowout on the way to Delaware one year. Replaced it with the spare and got to the campground. Called the local tire place and they had one tire in the size and weight rating I needed. I drove over with the blowout one the rim and they changed it out. Before I left I asked him what pressure he had it set at. He said 60 lbs. I asked him to make it 80 lbs. The max cold psi on the sidewall. He said "It's no wonder you had a blowout. If you run them at 80 lbs they will blow out when the tire warms up above 80." I told him to put 80 in it and the next time his tire manufacturer rep comes in, ask him about max cold tire pressure and what you should be inflating tires to.
schlep1967 10/14/22 04:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: No water pump

Add a board under one side of the RV wheels. Water tanks tend to sag in the middle and pickups are generally towards one end or the other. Lifting one side will push antifreeze toward the other end. All you need to do is figure out which end the pickup is on.
schlep1967 10/11/22 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: No water pump

Try changing the level of the trailer. You may not have enough fluid in the tank to allow it to get to the drain.
schlep1967 10/11/22 05:22am Tech Issues
RE: The Television won't pick up the cable channels

There are three thigns Also if you are feeding the Park cable inlet on your RV. 1: TURN THE ANTENNA OFF (the wall plate with the switch, light, antenna connector and 12 volt outlet.. TURN IT OFF) Start with this.
schlep1967 10/06/22 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: B&W Companion question

It's amazing what you can learn from your owners manual. Companion Manual
schlep1967 10/04/22 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning dissassembly

The gas struts are what pulls your awning tight. The motor just rolls the awning up. Now if you look at slide awnings, they have springs and they have the holes to pin to keep them from unrolling when disconnected. Basically the slide motor is what unrolls them but the internal spring keeps them tight. If you ever owned an older trailer that had the manual awning you had to flip a catch on the roller arm to allow you to pull it out. You then had to hold onto the strap when you flipped that catch again to roll it back up. That one had an internal spring.
schlep1967 10/03/22 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: Awning dissassembly

See the video Solera awning repair Your biggest worry is the gas struts on the arms that push out from the trailer. You will need to secure them.
schlep1967 09/30/22 12:56pm Tech Issues
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