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RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

Our Grand Design 2930RL is 34'- 4" No outdoor kitchen but that wasn't something we wanted anyway. Honestly I think it is a bit of a joke, these outdoor kitchens. The camper has been ok quality wise but I can and have fixed many warranty issues myself.
work2much 07/17/21 11:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Understanding towing weights?

Payload is the number. We have a 2017 Ram 3500 dually and are near payload with a 35' 15,000 gvwr trailer. How? we carry more than just the trailer pin in the truck. 2 people, a hitch, a tool box full of tools with a diesel transfer tank, chocks, blocks. Really need to hit the scales to know what you got and where it's sitting for payload.
work2much 06/17/21 10:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design Solitude

Our 2020 Solitude 2930RL has had issues. Nothing I couldn't fix myself but I pack a lot of tools. Bad wiring, trim and cabinet panels falling off, door hardware, leaking PEX piping, heater ducts with leaks... If we had to drag it to a dealer for every issue I'm not sure how many nights we would have slept in it over the last year. Honestly I don't know if things are any better with other manufacturers in the price range of the mainline manufacturers. In the nexts 2-5 years we are going to pull the plug on a New Horizons and have a bigger role in the manufacture of our FT home and hopefully a trailer built by a company not 100% driven by profit via the number of units they can pump out...
work2much 05/27/21 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

95 gallon transfer with tool box. 2 birds... Since installing we haven't fueled while hitched, something I don't really like doing. With a short bed you may have to go smaller and remember that these boxes full of fuel are heavy so account for that in your payload/pin weigh calcs. https://i.imgur.com/dBqfGail.jpg
work2much 05/27/21 06:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Full Body Paint Job

Stunning!
work2much 05/06/21 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or gooseneck?

I like our Reese Goose Box. Smooth ride and leaves bed empty when not towing aside from the ball and chain tie downs.
work2much 04/30/21 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV furniture

We plan to purchase quality furniture from a furniture store when ours starts looking bad. RV stuff is typically less quality and higher price.
work2much 04/13/21 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Standard hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

I've been following threads like this as we plan on upgrading to a fifth wheel, and really want to make the best choice for a hitch. The above Keystone letter refers to the "Anderson Goose Neck Adapter". No such thing on their website. They offer the "Ranch Hitch Adapter", which appears to be a goose neck adapter, and the "Anderson Ultimate Hitch" Which is a hitch and not an adapter. So what is the above letter referring to? I just don't yet know enough about fifth wheel hitches. The letter refers to the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel Connection. This is the exact phrasing Anderson uses on their website. https://i.imgur.com/2o48R4ol.jpg Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection I have no dog in this race. These look like a quality product and certainly many people use them and are happy. As far as warranty though, at least Keystone is making it pretty clear that you may be denied using this product. Any particular reason why you would misrepresent the terminology by leaving out the MODEL of the Anderson hitch. The next 3 words in your highlight specify the Anderson “goose neck adaptor” which most certainly is NOT the Anderson ultimate that you say voids waarranty. It makes sense the Anderson goose neck adaptor would void the same warranty as every other GOOSE NECK adaptor. I also have no dog, but would recommend that anyone purchasing would do their diligence away from Internet forums The term Goose Neck adapter (as I interpret) simply means you are using the goose neck ball of the truck to adapt to a standard 5th wheel kingpin. If I said Honda Accord automobile would you be confused what I was talking about because in their literature Honda only called it the Accord? The superfluous terminology does't eliminate the fact that they call the product out exactly as does Anderson. Anderson does not make any other products with this name or anything close. I agree that people should do their own due diligence. My interpretation is clear. They are talking about the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel connection as stated in the letter. The same product I hyperlinked. There is no alternative explanation and trying to conflate terms to create confusion doesn't make the frame warranty any more secure. I agree the memo could have been written more clearly but the intent is clear (IMO) That's just my take. People are certainly able to come to their own conclusions. Once again I think based on what I have read and looking at high res pictures the product it looks high quality. Personally I think it would be foolish to install this on a new RV without clarification in writing that my frame warranty would not be challenged.
work2much 04/12/21 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BAttery replacement.

Most FLA or AGM batteries have shortened lifespans due to over discharge, lack of full and complete regular charging or poor maintenance. The stock converter chargers in many RV's don't do a great job getting batteries to 100% and many don't do equalization charges. In addition the standard battery monitors give poor information as to state of charge so you are basically guessing leading to the batteries easily becoming discharged too low. If you want a battery that will last many years go with lithium and also install a true shunt based battery monitor.
work2much 04/12/21 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Standard hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

I've been following threads like this as we plan on upgrading to a fifth wheel, and really want to make the best choice for a hitch. The above Keystone letter refers to the "Anderson Goose Neck Adapter". No such thing on their website. They offer the "Ranch Hitch Adapter", which appears to be a goose neck adapter, and the "Anderson Ultimate Hitch" Which is a hitch and not an adapter. So what is the above letter referring to? I just don't yet know enough about fifth wheel hitches. The letter refers to the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel Connection. This is the exact phrasing Anderson uses on their website. https://i.imgur.com/2o48R4ol.jpg Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection I have no dog in this race. These look like a quality product and certainly many people use them and are happy. As far as warranty though, at least Keystone is making it pretty clear that you may be denied using this product.
work2much 04/11/21 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

Pretty common for 5th wheels to have 2 grey tanks. One for the bath and one for the galley.
work2much 04/10/21 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Standard hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

Happy with our goose box. No more heavy hitch in the bed and the air bag and shocks make for a nice ride. The only downside is it's a little harder to line up hitching but adding a stripe of yellow tape in the center of the bed and on the face of the hitch does the trick if you ave a bed view cargo camera.
work2much 04/08/21 03:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cost of Morryde suspension.

The equalizers themselves are under $150. I can't imagine a shop charging more than $500. It should only take them an hour. Very simple item to install. Ours came with the Cre-3000 and wet bolts. Still the trailer had a bounce to it on less than perfect t roads. I found a nice difference installing the Roadmaster shock kit. I did the install myself but I can't imaging the labor being more than $1000. It only took 4 hours to install. It might be worth asking what they would charge for this while the trailer is in the shop anyway. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Roadmaster/RM-2460.html https://i.imgur.com/Ggh7biKl.jpg
work2much 03/18/21 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Steps

For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps. Dan Fair points. We do sweep them off before putting them up. That is an extra step in packing up camp.
work2much 03/15/21 07:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Steps

What are all these limitations of solid steps? Aside from you can't be right up against something and use them? Our new 5th wheel came with solid fold down steps. The feet adjust to ground imperfections. So far they have been great. Years ago we had a truck camper with the accordion style steps. Nowhere near as stable. Perhaps the tork lift accordion stairs are better than what we had but we have no complaints on the solid steps and wouldn't hesitate to add them to a camper that doesn't have them. https://i.imgur.com/X63Q800l.jpg
work2much 03/15/21 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Work2much, Enjoy your new lifestyle! My advice would be to make sure you have a backup plan in place for when the time comes that you cannot continue the lifestyle. That time most likely will come eventually - sadly. :( Barney No doubt. We are still pretty active and in good health in our mid 50's. The proceeds of our house sale will be set aside for whatever comes along and we are planning on buying or building another sticks and bricks at some point when we get older. Thanks. :)
work2much 03/11/21 07:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

As of the 18th the house will be someone else's. and this will be our home full time. Not going to lie, there is a little trepidation.. Very Nice Setup, enjoy the fulltime lifestyle. We have been fulltime over 10 years and still love the lifestyle. Robert Thanks!
work2much 03/11/21 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Here she is - our new to us 5th wheel

Sweet!
work2much 03/10/21 10:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

As of the 18th the house will be someone else's. https://i.imgur.com/B8wHjL4l.jpg and this will be our home full time. Not going to lie, there is a little trepidation.. https://i.imgur.com/ZzXGYV5l.jpg
work2much 03/10/21 03:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone pulling a Montana 3120 with a SRW short bed?

" If I recall the GVWR was 16,000. That makes for a 3200 pound pin." So based on your formula I should have 4,200# pin since my GVWR is 21k. But why is my pin 6,000? My RV actually weighs 24k and my pin percentage is 25%. So just because a number says XYZ that doesn't make it so!!! Good point. Pin can be higher than 20% It can also depend on tanks. Our 90 gallon fresh tank is behind the axles so a full tank drops pin and empty fresh and full gray and blacks means a big jump in pin. Another reason why it's better to have more truck than less.
work2much 03/04/21 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
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