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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
I agree-Gettin Old Ain't for Sissies!!! ...

I agree-Gettin Old Ain't for Sissies!!! https://ak.ssl.imgfarm.com/images/motitags/Classics/32x32/rotfl.gif
I'll give an update on what, why, etc next week after the hustle bustle of the weekend. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,724
I think, like anything else, it depends on your...

I think, like anything else, it depends on your preference or personal experience. We have been using out TST system for 6 years and have been 100% happy and it has "saved" us several times {once...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,724
We too have the TST system but have the 510 but...

We too have the TST system but have the 510 but the 507 works the same way. Once parked, you just have to push and hold the mode & minus button at the same time and it with put the trailer to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
The hydraulic levers, while offering some...

The hydraulic levers, while offering some stabilization, are meant to level. We had our permanently stabilizers already on our Carriage when we bought the BF. We did try the system without...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
We agree and use any lubricating grease. We...

We agree and use any lubricating grease. We usually pick it up at Wal*Mart. Hugs, Di

Hey Cumming12V98----How ya doin????? Hope to catch up with you again one day. Dutch sez Hey! :cool:Di
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
I agree that it really depends on your frame. ...

I agree that it really depends on your frame. Usually 8" frames will get a 6 point system and a 10" or bigger will only need a 4 point system.
We had the Big Foot Leveling System installed on our...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Happy Happy

OK. This is the easiest way to get back into my time on the forums. Still can't stretch my right arm over my shoulder or stretch it out over the keypad for that long--yet!! Lets just say that...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 02-03-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
We don't have an Entegra but Dutch installed an...

We don't have an Entegra but Dutch installed an R/O system on our Carriage and we absolutely love it. Great water for drinking, washing clothes, dishwasher and washing the truck and 5th wheel. He...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 02-03-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,749
We replaced ours about 3 years ago from RV...

We replaced ours about 3 years ago from RV Superstore in Pahrump, Nevada. https://www.rvsuperstorenv.com/
We had all of our awnings { a large awning, 3 windows and 2 slide toppers but I don't have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-03-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,263
We started with our aftermarket stabilizers and...

We started with our aftermarket stabilizers and loved them. We thought that when we added a Big Foot leveling system on in 2010, that we wouldn't need them anymore. We left them on but didn't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-02-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
We have used aftermarket permanently installed...

We have used aftermarket permanently installed stabilizers for almost 9 years and wouldn't be without them. When we installed a leveling system in 2015, while it did help a bit with the movement, we...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 08-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
I don't know where you are located but DISH over...

I don't know where you are located but DISH over this last year has drawn an invisible line down the US. Where we got everything off the western arc 119-110-129 wherever we were, when we hit PA last...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,311
I think it really depends on several things. ...

I think it really depends on several things.
How much do you RV? Some folks who only go out occasionally or are weekend warriors don't seem to mind some interior movement
Those how go out from 3...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 11-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
There are several differences between the 2...

There are several differences between the 2 systems and part of them have been discussed here. [moderator edit] Hugs, Di
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,543
We too use permanently installed stabilizers. ...

We too use permanently installed stabilizers. We tried everything to stop the movement including a tri pod and an additional set of arm jacks at the very rear of our Carriage. Another bonus is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,943
I don't know where that rep got his information...

I don't know where that rep got his information but our 17 year old Carriage came with a fiberglass roof and a ladder. Like any shinny material you have to be careful. Ours is not dimpled. Dutch is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,640
We had terrible interior movement for over 8...

We had terrible interior movement for over 8 years of fulltiming and Dutch did everything he could to stop it. Adding a Bi-Pod and even a 2nd set of arm jacks at the very rear of our Carriage. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,145
We too have the Big Foot leveling system. Over 4...

We too have the Big Foot leveling system. Over 4 years of fulltiming with it and it still works great. Hugs, Di
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,418
We have been using another brand for almost 8...

We have been using another brand for almost 8 years and couldn't be happier. We have a 38' triple slide Carriage with a full entertainment across the entire rear of our rig and we have almost no...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
We switched to Kodiak about 10 years ago and boy...

We switched to Kodiak about 10 years ago and boy were they worth it. Wouldn't be without them. Hugs, Di
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-16-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,503
You are right about any air hitch not helping a...

You are right about any air hitch not helping a bi pod or tri pod as they are meant to move for a smoother ride.
Any aftermarket permanently installed stabilizer system takes care of that and...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 07-08-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
I have a really great guy that I work with at TST...

I have a really great guy that I work with at TST and I felt he could help you out so I forwarded this thread to him in the hopes he can take care of you. Di
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 07-08-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
I agree with Greystroke. If you tell us exactly...

I agree with Greystroke. If you tell us exactly what is happening, we might be able to help.
Are the sensors on all the time or do you take them off when you aren't traveling.
Do you just not...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-24-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
That is not normal at all. The 507 sensors last...

That is not normal at all. The 507 sensors last between 9 months & a year. Even keeping them on when not in use should give you the minimum 9 months.
I would either contact the vendor you...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
I'm not Dan but the only system that has sealed...

I'm not Dan but the only system that has sealed sensors {which would be ok to use on a boat trailer} would be the 510 system. The sensors on the 2 systems cannot be interchanged. Di
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
Hi Robby Joe, The one question you have that I...

Hi Robby Joe, The one question you have that I would like to address is which unit you would like to purchase for your trailerable houseboat.
I cannot speak for the internal sensors but I have...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 04-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
If your carry more than 80 pounds of air in your...

If your carry more than 80 pounds of air in your tires or if your tires are more than 3 years old, changing to metal valve stems is strongly recommended.
The main reason is that over time & harsh...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 03-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
I myself have not aired up both systems for a...

I myself have not aired up both systems for a comparison but I can't see why it would any longer.
You do have to delete the old sensor codes before programing the new flow thru sensors just as you...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 02-21-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
You might try checking the pricing of TST the...

You might try checking the pricing of TST the Diamond Dealers on the TST websites. Hugs, Di
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 02-21-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
We have been using our TST for over 3 years and...

We have been using our TST for over 3 years and agree with the rest that it is a great system. I do disagree that you have to purchase directly from TST. Any product the company sells comes with a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
We've had the Big Foot 4 point fully automatic...

We've had the Big Foot 4 point fully automatic system on our 5th wheel for almost 4 years. We are a triple axle 38' so we have 4 17,000 pound jacks on our system. They work wonderfully well.
If...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 12-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
If you haven't even received a shipping...

If you haven't even received a shipping notification I think it would be in your best interest to contact either TST or the dealer you purchased the system from for an update. That is an unusually...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-25-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
We've used our Max Brake for over 4 years and we...

We've used our Max Brake for over 4 years and we are fulltimers. Wouldn't have any other controller. Di
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-31-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,758
Put us in the "satisfied" column for Max Brake. ...

Put us in the "satisfied" column for Max Brake. We're used ours for almost 4 years have never had a moments worry with it. We've had 2 panic stops with it and it worked like a charm. I don't feel...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,475
When we decided to sell everything and head out...

When we decided to sell everything and head out on a fulltime adventure 16 years ago. We looked at everything out there. For us, we eliminated the MH's because of lack of living space [at that time...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,512
We've used the TST for almost 3 years now and...

We've used the TST for almost 3 years now and have been completely happy with it. It has "saved" us twice. As far as pricing, do a search for TST or go to TST's website and look at the dealers to...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 07-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,311
Pros on stackable: Can start another load while...

Pros on stackable:
Can start another load while the 1st one is in dryer.
bigger washer capacity
I like that the dryer is "on top" making it easier to load and unload.

Cons on combo:
Smaller...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
We too love our Max Brake. Had the Jordan Ultima...

We too love our Max Brake. Had the Jordan Ultima for 8 years and at the time it was the best controller out there. When he retired we decided on the Max Brake after much research. Best move we...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-20-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
As I said I love our Big Foot but for us and our...

As I said I love our Big Foot but for us and our 38' triple slide Carriage we still needed stabilizers. We had them before we added the Big Foot system and while it did help some, I still had...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-13-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Add us to the "love it" side. We added the Big...

Add us to the "love it" side. We added the Big Foot to our Carriage almost 3 years ago. Pushing a button to level is just super. The bonus of using the key fob to bring the 5th wheel back to hitch...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-24-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
If those settings make you comfortable, then you...

If those settings make you comfortable, then you should use them but do keep in mind that the settings are recommended settings. They are not 100% written in stone. You have to set your monitor for...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-23-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
I can offer my opinion of your question. We have...

I can offer my opinion of your question. We have used both the 510 and 507 systems for a year each. Both systems do operate the same and they both work as advertised. We used the 510 system 1st...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
Hi there. I am not Dan but I am definitely one...

Hi there. I am not Dan but I am definitely one of the people who recommend the 20% above & 15% below. We do a lot of traveling, sometimes all day which when temps rise and the tires get hot from...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-21-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
Hi Ray, If you have your truck and RV set up...

Hi Ray, If you have your truck and RV set up with sensors, you just have to hold the Mode and Minus button down at the same time. This will put the 5th wheel to sleep. When you are ready to hook...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 03-29-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 270,010
You can call TST as others have suggested to get...

You can call TST as others have suggested to get more gaskets but the gaskets do on occasion work their way out of the sensors. It is fine to just gently push them back in and you're good to go. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,176
We added the Big Foot Leveling System to our...

We added the Big Foot Leveling System to our Carriage 5th wheel over 2 years ago and wouldn't be without one. Push a button and you are level. More time for play that way! Hugs,Di
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,848
Before I answer what I would do, I have a...

Before I answer what I would do, I have a question or 2.
When you picked up your 5th wheel, did you check before leaving the facility that the job was done and done right?
Have you called them...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-10-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
We had no luck with either the Bi Pod or the...

We had no luck with either the Bi Pod or the additional arm jacks added to the very rear of our 5th wheel. We have been very satisfied with our stabilizers that we have been using for over 6 years. ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-12-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,310
We had room for the apartment size Whirlpool...

We had room for the apartment size Whirlpool dishwasher so we ordered it when we ordered our Carriage in 1996. We use it constantly! Having one has worked very well for us for 15 years. Not having...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,873
Hijacking is ok with me. I sent you a pm. Diana

Hijacking is ok with me. I sent you a pm. Diana
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