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RE: Backup cam - not sure what to do with it

Has anyone used a WIRELESS backup camera with a 36 foot plus 5th wheel or does one need a WIRED system? The Fusion system that came with our new FW is wireless. Works very well.
way2roll 01/05/21 06:26am Technology Corner
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

I always thought the salon bunk in the Sportscoach 40rb was pretty neat. It's like a 12 foot bunk that 2 people could sleep end to end and the dinette and sofa still offer sleeping below. When the salon bunk is up, you can't even tell it's there. 404rb
way2roll 12/28/20 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best floor plan for 6 sleepers

My problem with Class A bunkhouses is that they always seem to put the bunks right next to the bedroom. Sleeping 6 in a MH with any sort of privacy is going to be next to impossible. Technically you can do it in a variety of configurations, but privacy...The other consideration is the number of seat belts for all these passengers. Have you looked at FW's?
way2roll 12/28/20 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What PSI for tires?

Lots of info, thanks. Just to clarify, on the existing tires I should run 80 psi? Not much info on what axles I have. Description says: DEXTER Safety and Performance Package which includes heavy duty axles with E-Z Lube hubs, Nev-R-Adjust brakes, E-Z Flex suspension But as we all know that could mean a whole lot of nothing.
way2roll 12/28/20 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What PSI for tires?

Was able to get up there today. The tires are cheaper ones as suspected. Ridgeway Sport ST 235/80 r16 with an E load range. The sticker says 80 PSI cold. There are 4 tires. The FW's GVWR is 14,350 with UVW 11,414. I plan on getting decent tires in the spring, but for now these will have to do.
way2roll 12/27/20 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What PSI for tires?

So sorry I didn't respond to some of your posts in a more timely fashion. The FW is in storage, but never mind the fact that it's Christmas and was dealing with my son crashing his car Christmas eve. Some of you are very helpful and I thank you. I am more than happy to talk to anyone, feel free to PM me and we can share numbers and have a real conversation.
way2roll 12/26/20 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What PSI for tires?

OP has never come back to tell us what tires, or FW gross weight. Maybe doesn't know?? Hard to give advice, with out any details. Agree with above, best way to weigh, but most don't take the time, or have that option available. Jerry I think he did a hit and run. No, not a hit and run. Frankly I didn't know the replies warranted a response. The FW is in storage and I will be going up this weekend to prep for a short trip. I can reply back when I get the make/model of tires but I am not sure it will make a lot of difference. Seems that FW tires, unlike MH tires should be close to max pressure. Thanks for all the replies.
way2roll 12/26/20 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Warm weather traveling

Really doesn't need to be any more complicated than it is. It comes down to your comfort level. Are you hot and the dash air isn't cutting it? Then turn the rooftop air on. The use in fuel of the genset is negligible compared to wind, terrain, dash AC compressor and a million other variables. If you are hot, turn the air on. Simple.
way2roll 12/24/20 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
What PSI for tires?

After owning a few MH's this is our first FW. Airing up the tires in a MH requires knowing the weights, checking the charts and inflating to tire manufacturer specs. Max PSI was always a no-no as it could affect handling. Is this different for a FW? Is there some place I can find a recommended tire PSI for the FW in my signature? As ambient temps drop I usually find I need to air up all the vehicles a bit. I should also note that my FW tires were filled with nitrogen. That should not be affected as much by ambient temp swings, however I obviously don't have a nitrogen compressor handy. Can I top them off with compressed air? I've never dealt with nitrogen filled tires either.
way2roll 12/23/20 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reminiscing Part 3, old cell phones

I had one of the earlier bag phones. I could take it out of the bag and mount it in a cradle in the car. It was through cellular one I believe and had push button pad on the back to dial with a small lcd screen. Bag Phone
way2roll 12/23/20 08:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

My personal experience has been that, in general, if I'm staying for several days someplace before moving on, gas for my motorhome + grocery shopping + a campground is less expensive than gas for my car + restaurant meals + a motel; however, for a stay of only a night or two or three, the car and motel is usually less expensive. That's for relatively inexpensive motels and campgrounds and restaurants, nothing high-end. They're different ways to travel, though, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some places just don't have motels where I want to be (and others lack campgrounds). Sometimes having one's own home away from home with you, kind of like a snail, is a great advantage. Sometimes the less demanding and slightly quicker driving of taking a car is preferable to taking the motorhome. What I do depends on what makes sense for the trip. Don't forget to factor in insurance on the RV, tires every 5 to 7 years, maintenance, repairs, and the list goes on. Cost of ownership shouldn't really factor in. Sure it's a cost but it's apples and oranges. If you are going to factor the cost of a hotel to the cost of ownership for an RV, you might as well throw in the cost of your house and car too.
way2roll 12/23/20 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there a more accurate way to measure fluid levels?

Another vote for the SeeLevel system. It's one of the first mods I make on each RV I buy. The accuracy and percentage readouts are a big improvement over the "Empty-1/3-2/3-Full" common OEM readouts, as are the external sensors that can't get shorted out by TP, etc.. Wonder if there is a way to integrate the see level into the one connect system. Our previous MH's had the standard lit gauges. Our new FW is all lcd on a screen with various menus etc and viewable on an app. Frankly it scares me. I know a lot of folks like shiny new techy things. Personally I think it's a way for a lot of stuff to go very wrong all at once.
way2roll 12/22/20 08:28am Technology Corner
RE: Blocking "Restricted" Calls on Smartphone

I recently installed the truecaller app. It's free and shows you the actual number and ID of the caller and not the spoofed one. It has other options for blocking etc. The big question is, if app developers can do this, why can't the FCC? I wonder if the people that work for the FCC get car warranty calls on their personal lines.. I did recently read a large telemarketing scam in India was recently busted.
way2roll 12/21/20 10:28am Technology Corner
Last night I had a dream

Last night I dreamed I was a muffler. I woke up exhausted.
way2roll 12/21/20 07:31am Around the Campfire
RE: How to listen to MY own music on my phone?

Just went through this myself. I like Muzio although it's a little more clunky than Google play. You do have to download your music to your phone first. My biggest complaint is the inability to buy music. If I use Shazam or hear a song I like I used to be able to buy it. I haven't found an app yet that allows me to do it. What platforms allow you to search and buy music now? Seems inhibitive to the artists selling music.
way2roll 12/21/20 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

You know what? I didn’t start out to buy something that screamed YAKIMA but it does what I want and need. Entirely worth the price. @GDS-3950BH... if I recall correctly you like to make lite of those who buy anything better than an entry level trailer or a cabin in the backwoods of Virginia. You obviously have nothing to add to this discussion, don’t seem to have actually owned or needed a bike rack, so I have to wonder why you feel the need to post. Dave If you look through every one of GDS-3950BH's posts, he never has anything to add to a thread. It's a big poo poo to everything. Must be miserable being that negative all the time.
way2roll 12/21/20 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

OP here, again thanks for all the great responses. I keep trucks forever, my last F150 was 13 yrs old with almost 250k on it when I finally had to call it a day. Technology has advanced a lot since them, This new truck is pretty amazing and seems to do everything for you. Per the manual the glow plugs are automatic. Sensors determine if they are needed and for how long and the engine goes into pending start mode until it's ready to crank. I'll have to look into the block heater but frankly as little as we travel in the cold and it's not really frigid it sounds like I won't really need it. Pulling the FW we usually arrive in MD with about a half a tank of fuel, so I can get fuel once we arrive and have a half a tank of blended. I'll top off the DEF before we leave. Anyway, thanks again all. Lots of what I learn on these forums can't be found in a manual and it's very valuable.
way2roll 12/20/20 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

. Very high priced, paying for a name. Because it's a great brand. Like most things in the cycling world, you get what you pay for.
way2roll 12/20/20 07:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Warm weather traveling

OP here. Thanks for all the feedback. The DW was asking if she would be comfortable sleeping on the bed or sofa during our travels. I figure, bouncing around while trying to sleep will be more of an issue than temperature. Thanks again. DW would Nap occasionally while travelling without issue. A few times I pulled out while wife and son were still asleep.
way2roll 12/20/20 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How will my new F350 behave in cold temps?

Thanks for all the responses. Sounds like it's not an issue.
way2roll 12/19/20 12:08pm Tow Vehicles
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