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Old 06-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #15
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Snap on fittings were a great invention!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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Its even faster when you add the step "press the Auto Level on the Big Foot System" (god bless the inventor of the automated leveling system).
I loved that feature on our Carriage. I would push the button and walk away for a couple of minutes while it did the work.

It would take me about 15-20 minutes to set up and this included the patio mat, chairs and grill.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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I don't have rear jacks, just stabilizers. I do have a digital level that I used to use in engineering work (sorry about the "work" word). It can read in % so knowing the width between the wheels I can use the best thickness of wood blocks I have available (multiply the % on the level times the wheel distance to get the thickness needed). I don't try to get it dead level, just close. I would guess that 10 or 15 minutes is the longest it has ever taken me.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #18
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20 minutes is about how long it takes....sure helps having a high speed drill to drop those scissor jacks in the back....
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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When we got our first rig it used to take me about an hour. Of course, 40 minutes of that was trying to back into the site....
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Snap on fittings were a great invention!!!
ALMOST as good as when they came out with velcro tennis shoes for the kids

I do have them too and bought some extras so I could 'protect' the open end when not connected to the pedestal....

just can't see allowing an army of ants living in my open ended water hose
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Sooooooooooo!!! Why the big hurry???
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If we're just stopping overnight, I generally don't even unhitch. Just drop the stabilizers, run the slides out, hook up the utilities that we'll be using and that's it.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #23
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If we were to ever have another 5th wheel, it would have leveling jacks!
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i try to get it close but that's only because of the shower drainage. I hate getting small puddles away from the drain
Wow!!! Im not the only one???!!
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Less than 10 minutes from parking to relaxing in the lazy-boys. Longer if we have to hook up 'cause we gotta re-read our notes on how to do it and find the shore power plug, LOL!!!
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Sooooooooooo!!! Why the big hurry???
You talking to ME !?!!??

not that I'm in a hurry, just that it makes the 'work' easier and quicker so we can play at relaxing

(and if it's 110 degrees in the sun, I like to get on the other side of the coach under the awning shade as quickly as possible)
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This past year was our first with a fifthwheel after having a travel trailer for 9 years. After the 5th time my speed had improved, but I expect to slow up as
I get older.
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It takes us about 15-20 mins to set up. Back into the site, drop the front jacks, chock the wheels, pull the pin and disconnect the truck. DW uses the 2ft. level and lets me know when level, then wind down back jacks grab a beer and extend slides. I don't worry about sewer for the first few days.When we are leaving, DW cleans up inside and I hook up sewer and clean up outside, piece of cake!
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