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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,778
Posted By Rolfsted
The main problem I have with my 2015 F350...

The main problem I have with my 2015 F350 Powerstroke is that after towing to campground (Northern Door County) I only putter around going to coffee shops and wineries. The last 2 years I have almost...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-29-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Rolfsted
Now to figure how the front two "scare" lights...

Now to figure how the front two "scare" lights work.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Rolfsted
Yes, it's on the outside towards the front leg of...

Yes, it's on the outside towards the front leg of the awning. There's nothing inside in that area. I have a 2003 Carriage Cameo LXI and nothing in the literature I have on it mentions this plug.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-28-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Rolfsted
Neutrik

I saw this last summer but was too busy doing other things to worry with it. I have no idea. Web search just says some kind of connector.261724
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-26-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Rolfsted
I was told to turn the switches off after I moved...

I was told to turn the switches off after I moved the slides in or out by the guy I bought my 03 Cameo from. Guess I'm fortunate the slides didn't move out while I was towing.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-25-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Rolfsted
Yep.....my advice for it's worth….new roof and...

Yep.....my advice for it's worth….new roof and new husband.

Happy travels!!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-24-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Rolfsted
Wow and I thought my previous 5th wheel roof was...

Wow and I thought my previous 5th wheel roof was a mess. It amazes me how some people think the more caulk/silicone or both together will make a leak go away. I had to remove the whole roof to fix...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-24-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Rolfsted
Thanks....I can't wait to look!

Thanks....I can't wait to look!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Rolfsted
Nope. I won't risk it. Our reservation is set...

Nope. I won't risk it. Our reservation is set until October 21st. One day is not a big deal.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Rolfsted
Well, he isn't my friend and never will be....

Well, he isn't my friend and never will be. Working at an RV/Boat dealer/repair shop he should have known. I wonder now if he kept the "good" tires and sent me down the road/river with tires that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Rolfsted
There's my answer.

There's my answer.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-22-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Rolfsted
Goodyear G614

I bought my 2003 Cameo in May. The guy I bought it from works at a boat and RV dealer. He put 4 Goodyear G614 tires on it from stock they had. The tread and condition looked really good.

As I was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Rolfsted
That's awesome. I'll spray some silicone...

That's awesome. I'll spray some silicone lubricant on the zippers. Maybe they'll work.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Rolfsted
Zippered access under 2003 Cameo

Yesterday I was doing some pre-camping trip inspecting and I saw underneath my 5th wheel about 8 feet from the rear 2 zippers on both sides horseshoe shaped going from where the fabric connects to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
I have an update to my original post. In removing...

I have an update to my original post. In removing the silicone under the gutter I found that where the gutter butts together the factory or somebody used regular caulking that has dried up exposing...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-31-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Rolfsted
Yes, I would agree with you. The material...

Yes, I would agree with you. The material supplier assured me I had received EPDM roofing. Even the cardboard tube it was wrapped around said EPDM. The glue manufacturer said to remove all the old...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-30-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Rolfsted
I did my other 1994 32 ft 5th wheel. I have a...

I did my other 1994 32 ft 5th wheel. I have a machine shed so it was out of the weather. I couldn't get the old glue off so I went over the old roof with 1/4 inch underlayment. Then the supplier gave...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-11-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Rolfsted
I will definitely check this out. I can...

I will definitely check this out. I can understand the peace of mind it can offer. Checking mirrors or waiting for a passing vehicle honking and pointing back to the camper is nerve-wracking.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Rolfsted
I had never considered monitoring tire pressure....

I had never considered monitoring tire pressure. I didn't know there were systems out there. Since I found this one in the camper and did a search, I figured why not use it. But since I'm not sure it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Rolfsted
Tire pressure monitor

I recently bought a newer 5th wheel and this tire pressure monitor was in a drawer with the entertainment remotes. There are no sensors but they are available online. I plugged the monitor into a 12...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
Not sure if stainless reacts with aluminum. I...

Not sure if stainless reacts with aluminum. I know the remodeling industry introduced steel trim nails to fasten aluminum fascia to gutter boards and gable fascia boards. Of course the nails are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
Yep, I've got rusted screws also. That is an...

Yep, I've got rusted screws also. That is an excellent idea to replace with stainless. I've used silicone before when replacing screws...it's better than a rubber washer.

Now I have another...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
Thanks for the replies. I am going to remove the...

Thanks for the replies. I am going to remove the silicone under the gutter. I am recaulking all the seams on the side walls and around the doors, windows and lights with clear Solar Seal. It is the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-05-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
If someone could, please look at your rig and see...

If someone could, please look at your rig and see if the bottom of the gutter is sealed up. Maybe I'm obsessing over something that is normally done.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-05-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
The owner's friend said they thought the leak was...

The owner's friend said they thought the leak was from the slide out awning track. But when I tore into it the awning track is lower. I can see the screws from the gutter up at the top. Unfortunately...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By Rolfsted
Gutter/drip rail

I recently purchased a 2003 Carriage Cameo 3 slide one owner. It had a leak over the kitchen/entertainment slide. I removed the damaged paneling and replaced it with paneling from the back underneath...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rolfsted
I just found a 2003 Carriage Cameo F35ks3 for...

I just found a 2003 Carriage Cameo F35ks3 for $7500.00. One owner Lady got it in her divorce. Beautiful condition. Her friend works at a boat dealership that has a RV repair shop so he went over it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-07-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rolfsted
Maybe get a fitting and use compressed air. Open...

Maybe get a fitting and use compressed air. Open all faucets and see if air comes out. Then close off one at a time leaving one open. if air comes out the faucet the pipe is open. Just a thought. If...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-14-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Rolfsted
I really appreciate the heads up on the roofing...

I really appreciate the heads up on the roofing issue. I will look closely at what you mentioned.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-14-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,744
Posted By Rolfsted
I'm Ford through and through. Even the 6.0 didn't...

I'm Ford through and through. Even the 6.0 didn't scare me.....almost broke me though.

I now have a 2015 F350 6.7 dually. Ford improved the 6.7 that year. I am impressed with it. It tows my 1994...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Rolfsted
You say "owned" but yet it seems like you are...

You say "owned" but yet it seems like you are still towing it. In either event it looks like The Cameo is a great 5th wheel and would serve us well.

We are going to look at the one we are thinking...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Rolfsted
thank you for your replies.

thank you for your replies.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-03-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Rolfsted
Carriage Cameo

I am looking at the owners forums and so not see any discussions on Carriage 5th wheels, I did an internet search and I know Carriage is out of business but still should be some discussion on older...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-16-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,985
Posted By Rolfsted
I think it is. He started out at $16,000. Dropped...

I think it is. He started out at $16,000. Dropped to 14 still couldn't sell it so went to 12. So he towed back home for a try next spring.

I could probably offer 11 and save him the hassle of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-16-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,985
Posted By Rolfsted
I didn't even think about that. Yes, it is an...

I didn't even think about that. Yes, it is an individual. He had it parked by a busy highway not far from me all summer and could never sell it.

It is very good condition except for the Carriage...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,985
Posted By Rolfsted
I looked on NADA and $12000.00 is low retail. But...

I looked on NADA and $12000.00 is low retail. But I do think he will drop some.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,985
Posted By Rolfsted
What are you guys thoughts on a 2004 M 35ckq?...

What are you guys thoughts on a 2004 M 35ckq? It's a beautiful rig. 4 slides new Michelin tires. 2 owner. $12,000.00 might come down some since the owner hasn't sold it for months. My wife and I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-04-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Oh boy I didn't consider that. That tap is over a...

Oh boy I didn't consider that. That tap is over a hundred years old.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-03-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Well, I had to go for it. I inherited my Great,...

Well, I had to go for it. I inherited my Great, great uncle's steam threshing machine tool chest full of gauges, taps, dies, oil cans and grease guns.

So now I have take the tap and match a new...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-30-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Thanks for the good advice. I'll post my progress.

Thanks for the good advice. I'll post my progress.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-29-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,651
Posted By Rolfsted
Disclaimer: All suggestions in this thread...

Disclaimer: All suggestions in this thread cannot be used in a court of law.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-29-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Yes, that's a good idea before I perform major...

Yes, that's a good idea before I perform major surgery.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-28-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Sorry, I forgot to include model details. ...

Sorry, I forgot to include model details.

I'm using a bottle torch and I know that's not working.

There's no room for a pipe wrench unless I pull the unit out. I talked to a plumber. He said no...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-27-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
No, the anode rod goes in the back side of the...

No, the anode rod goes in the back side of the heater. This is a 1994 unit so it's old but still works great.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
It's the drain at the very bottom. It is a two...

It's the drain at the very bottom. It is a two piece brass petcock. I'm going to hook up the water and test it before I leave in a month. So far all I've done is round off one of the shoulders on the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-24-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rolfsted
Brass petcock drain

I noticed last fall the brass petcock on my suburban water heater was dripping. We are getting ready to leave Sept 24th and I thought I better get it out and replace it. Yeah, right.

It's froze or...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-23-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By Rolfsted
I bought a. 04 F350 in 2015 with the B&W...

I bought a. 04 F350 in 2015 with the B&W installed. I have no idea how long the ball was in the pocket upside down. I was able to get a bottle jack on the axle and put quite a bit of force on it. 2...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,281
Posted By Rolfsted
If I was 30 years younger and working full time...

If I was 30 years younger and working full time like I used to, I would have a 6.7 for sure. But as it is my 6.0 is paid for and hopefully will get me down the road another 100,000+ miles. At 15,000...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,281
Posted By Rolfsted
Thank you. 6.0 owners who experience no...

Thank you. 6.0 owners who experience no problems....(other than what happens to other trucks....ask my brother who jumped off the Ford ship to Dodge, then jumped that ship to GM then back to Dodge)...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-02-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,685
Posted By Rolfsted
2004 F350 dually 6.0 egr delete, ARP head studs,...

2004 F350 dually 6.0 egr delete, ARP head studs, OEM head gaskets, Cat delete, no muffler, towing 32 ft Gulfstream gets 21.25 mpg.


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