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RE: New Outside Stairs

When was the last time a set of unsupported steps collapsed? I've never heard of it, and the steps don't flex as much as the trailer suspension moves when weight is applied. No big deal, unless you have mobility issues. I've had both and see no advantage to the solid steps that outweigh their inconvenience. My traditional folding steps did pull through my laminated floor. I will admit, I'm a big guy and weigh about 300. The Solid steps are much more solid, and I like them. They do need to work on the leg adjustment, I think that could be improved.
wowens79 03/03/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crank style Roof lift system requires physical assistance

There are a couple of different lift systems so not sure if yours is the same as ours was, but we had a couple of grease fittings underneath that once we greased it, it became much easier to crank. Also the one we had you could upgrade to an electric lift. I never did since it was like $400, but might be worth looking into.
wowens79 02/28/22 08:48am Folding Trailers
RE: Dually life? What about Ford 6.2L

From what I've read the 6.2 is a solid reliable engine, but not tons of power. Fords new 7.3 gas seems to be a beast for a gas motor. It came out in 2020, so there are a few used ones out there. Unfortunately they are more than you can order a new one for. Sorry your old truck got totaled, it's a rough time to need to buy a truck.
wowens79 02/28/22 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires---Ouch

I’ve been super happy with my Cooper tires. Reasonable price, good traction, good wear.
wowens79 02/27/22 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exploring Florida...Recommendations wanted

If you want to get in a Florida state park they fill up really quick, the ones in the keys fill up within minutes of becoming available. The springs in central florida are really nice, and worth a visit. The northern Gulf coast is really nice. March will be getting into spring break season so be prepared for that in places like Destin or Panama City. The north Georgia mountains have some great state parks! In late Feb and March, you never know if you will have 75 and sunny, or 35 and rainy, the weather that time of year is very unpredictable.
wowens79 02/03/22 07:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OK to FL

Manatee Springs, and Rainbow Springs State Parks in Central Florida are worth the stop. If you haven't visited some of the springs down there, they are amazing. They are inland, so they may not work if you want to stay coastal.
wowens79 02/03/22 07:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help narrowing down 5th wheel

What does everyone think about OP taking a look at mid bunk/multi purpose room 5ers? Offers 2 in mid room, 2 on loft and 2 in rear. Although, I'd tend to agree that a toy hauler (TH) would probly be his best best overall. I really like the mid bunks, I was intrigued by them, the problem I see is the one I liked was 41', and would eliminate most of the state parks we like to visit.
wowens79 02/03/22 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front brakes

The brakes on my 2002 Chevy HD wore really even, and a long freaking time. I replaced the original pads at 225,000 miles, and all 8 pads wore identically, you could tell no wear difference in any of them. Best brake system I ever had. My wife had an accord, that the back brakes wore faster than the front, but the rear pads were about half the size of the front ones.
wowens79 02/03/22 06:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy Express 3500 with 6.0

Like others, I've got the 6.0 in a 2002 truck, and it is very solid, I've had it 19 years, and 260k miles and it still pulls strong. It's only had external things done like starters, waterpumps etc. It does like to rev, so expect to be over 3000 rpm on most rises, and 4000+ in hills.
wowens79 02/01/22 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does anyone own a 16 Forest Riv. Flagstaff Super Lite 26FKWS

^Including the "Super Lite" models? In the new ones yes. Don't know about the 2016 models though. Look under the sink where the drain goes through the floor, and you can see the foam. I assumed mine was plywood/osb, but it’s foam.
wowens79 01/25/22 09:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Does anyone own a 16 Forest Riv. Flagstaff Super Lite 26FKWS

I've got a different model 2016 Forest River, and I'll give you a heads up on the floor system. Most of these have a sandwich floor, made with 2 pieces of 1/4" luan, and foam between them. These floors get spongy with normal daily use. It is not suitable for daily living. My daughter lived in ours for 8 months of college, and the floor got very soft over that time.
wowens79 01/25/22 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: towing with gm 6.6 gas

The new 6.6 gas I'm pretty sure only has 3.73 gearing, not option for the 4.10. I was waiting on the 6.6gas to come out, but after reading about it, I held off. The towing reviews have not been great, and it seems they have alot of torque management on it. I've decided to go with a Ford, their new 7.3gas seems to be a beast, and it has a 10 speed. TFL did a tow test with both trucks, and the Ford blew the Chevy away. On the same road the Chevy got down to 40mph with 14k lbs, and the Ford held the speed limit of 60mph with 16k lbs, and still had pedal left. I've been driving a Chevy for 20 years, and was really disappointed with what I've seen of the 6.6 gas. I think if they had put an 8-10spd trans that could handle the power and not have to limit the power, and offered 4.10's it would be a great truck, but GM messed up.
wowens79 01/25/22 11:22am Towing
RE: What causes soft floors

I've got one with the sandwich floors and it is awful. I've got soft spots in all the high traffic areas. I had no clue about this when we bought the camper. I would avoid it at all costs. I'm wanting to go to a 5th wheel, but really dread trying to sell this one. I've looked at repairing, but it looks like it will be a huge undertaking.
wowens79 01/04/22 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: How to see grand canyon

We just got back 2 weeks ago, but could not take the RV. We were on the south rim, and December was a great time to go. It was not crowded at all. If you are able take a hike down into the canyon, even if just a little ways, the views and perspectives are totally different. We hiked to Ooh Ahh Point, and it deserves that name. Also check out the different overlooks, they are all different, and are different at different times of day due to the sun angles. Also stock up on food before getting there, the little stores in the town outside the park are nice but pricey, and the restaurants were not very good. It is an incredible site, but look at all the other things to see in the area if you have time. Zion, Bryce, Arches etc.
wowens79 12/29/21 09:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

Finding the Puck system to install may be the hard part if you are in a hurry. A lack of the puck system is delaying Ford truck builds. I heard they are only being allowed on custom ordered trucks, and dealers can't order trucks with Pucks for stock, and is for the duration on 2022 trucks.
wowens79 12/21/21 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: back to gas v diesel

The both have their place, for me I only drive about 12k a year, and only about 2k towing a 8k TT, and possibly upgrading to a 12k 5ver in the next year or two. For my use diesel doesn't make sense.
wowens79 12/21/21 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

Tend to agree with you Wowens, but fanboys will demand everyone have what they do , because anything else is garbage. You are so right. I try to research and use logic. Currently I'm towing a 8000lb TT with a 2002 Chevy 6.0, and it has been great, but it does struggle on some hills, and I would not want to go any heavier with it. I'm thinking we will got to a 35ish foot 5er in the next couple of years, and I think the 7.3 with 10spd will be perfect for it. My Chevy has been as they say Like a Rock, but I'm honest with myself, and I don't think Chevy's 6.6 gas with a 6spd can compete, so Ford here I come. I see no need for Diesel for my use.
wowens79 12/20/21 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: LED awning strip lights

They always do this. Just go to Amazon and buy a roll of replacement aftermarket LED lights A LOT CHEAPER than the awning brand. Doug What Doug said. I did end up going with a set with 3m adhesive. The cheap set I had, came loose from the camper on the second trip. It may have been my installation, but the 3m has held on for 2 years now.
wowens79 12/20/21 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: back to gas v diesel

I watched that awhile back, and actually was good info, especially since I live in GA, and tow in the same areas he does, and currently with a similar size camper. I'm probably buying, or atleast ordering a 7.3 in the spring. Before the 7.3, once you hit 10-12k lbs, you were really in diesel territory to have a decent tow experience. Now, I think you can tow with a gasser up to the 14-15k range. It isn't gonna compare with a diesel's torque, but for a midsize 5th wheel for the weekend warrior, it fits that need well. The payload different between the 7.3 and 6.7 seems to be 800-900lbs from the sticker I've seen. While the engine weights are not that big, I think the DEF, and other **** they have to put on the 6.7 adds a couple of hundred pounds. I like the fact you can see things under the hood. I still do lots of my own repairs/maintenance, and with the 7.3, I should be able to easily do alternators, water pumps etc. The 6.7, I'm always hearing about having to take the cab off to replace parts, I've never worked on one, so I may be wrong. I don't think the 7.3 is a replacement for the 6.7 in all cases, but for someone with a 12-14k lb camper that dailys it, and tows 10-15 trips a year, it really is a great fit. I think with it being a simple pushrod engine, that it hopefully will be a 300k engine, I think that is the duty cycle Ford is expecting from it.
wowens79 12/20/21 12:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

For us fridge access for loading is more important. We don't keep our camper at the house, so we will park on the street if we are doing a quick load or unload and can unload the fridge without extending the slide. Our driveway is sloped, so if we back in, we have to unhook and level to put the slide out. Most of the time traveling you can park at a place level enough to put the slide part way out.
wowens79 12/10/21 06:19am Fifth-Wheels
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