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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-30-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Bhidalgo
New 5'er Sitting Unused

We ordered a 2022 Alliance Paradigm 310RL back in June and took ownership of it in September. Unfortunately, due to still waiting on our truck upgrade to be built we have yet to use the 5er. (Gotta...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 11-16-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bhidalgo
They sold us the same bag of manure in the early...

They sold us the same bag of manure in the early '80's about lifetime medical. I do not trust VA Healthcare so that diversion to lifetime medical doesn't work for me either. Thank goodness for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-12-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bhidalgo
UPDATE Found out on Wednesday, 11/10/21, that...

UPDATE
Found out on Wednesday, 11/10/21, that not only did my truck miss it's scheduled November 9th build date, it got bumped to November 17th, which promptly got re-bumped to December 13th....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-09-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,251
Posted By Bhidalgo
2022 SuperDuty - Losing the waiting game

Ordered my 2022 SWB F350 Lariat back on June 25th - same day we ordered our Alliance 310 RL. Got the 5th wheel 10 weeks later. F350 is still in limbo. Our 2021 F250 will pull the RV but I'm at...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 10-05-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks. Slowly adding DIY items to it and getting...

Thanks. Slowly adding DIY items to it and getting it fitted out for our first trip
The truck in the pic is used by the dealer. Fingers crossed and holding out hope that our new one arrives as...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-24-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bhidalgo
UPDATE: FOund out from Ford last Friday, and...

UPDATE:
FOund out from Ford last Friday, and confirmed yesterday, that we have a VIN now. The truck is due to hit the production line in 4 weeks from today then be in our hands the week of...
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 09-16-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bhidalgo
First RV

Signed the papers this afternoon. 2022 Alliance Paradigm 310 RL.
Now we just need our F350 to get built and we can start using it! Anxious to get out and start having fun.
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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks. We are looking forward to getting it. ...

Thanks. We are looking forward to getting it.
I'll look tomorrow about the slides and junk under the edge...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bhidalgo
The F-350 has been on order since June 25th. No...

The F-350 has been on order since June 25th. No VIN or delivery date yet. I am hopeful the recall will be a non issue when I finally get it delivered. My current F-250 was built in January of this...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 09-15-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Bhidalgo
I run that same I-10 route several times a year -...

I run that same I-10 route several times a year - sorta. We live in St Augustine FL and I have family in the Lafayette/Opelousas, LA area. I-10 does not have any overpasses or bridges that you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bhidalgo
One thing the GM at the dealer I am working with...

One thing the GM at the dealer I am working with told me - off the cuff - is that Alliance RV has been trucking in workers from Chicago on a daily basis to get work done at their plant. Something...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-14-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bhidalgo
We take possession of our very first Fifth Wheel...

We take possession of our very first Fifth Wheel - a 2022 Alliance Paradigm 310RL - on Thursday, 9/15/2021. The rig got here last week and I did an Aircraft QA Inspection on it (Old Navy Aviation...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-11-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Bhidalgo
My current Superduty came with Max Tow and Camper...

My current Superduty came with Max Tow and Camper packages, but was not OEM setup for towing a fifth wheel. As a result , I ordered the cable set for the Camera / TPMS system, as well as the cable...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-08-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Bhidalgo
I've had the same truck in the Lariat model on...

I've had the same truck in the Lariat model on order since June 25th. No VIN or delivery date yet. Local Ford dealer is telling me 30'ish days from VIN notification to truck delivery. With the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks Jerry. Looks like a bunch of 15's and...

Thanks Jerry. Looks like a bunch of 15's and 25's. Our rig should be the same since I believe you have the same one as ours. R//Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Bhidalgo
Fuses

For all you Alliance Paradigm owners out there, (everyone else can chime in too if you want), what is the makeup of electrical fuses used in the Alliance rigs? I'm putting my tool bag together for...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-18-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks. I was hoping so.

Thanks. I was hoping so.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-18-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Bhidalgo
Pin Box Differences

Looks like the new fifth wheel we are getting in a few weeks will have a Curt Rota-Flex pinbox. The prior year's model of the same rig had a Trailair Rota-Flex pin box. Anyone know the differences...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bhidalgo
Jerry - you've really got me thinking here about...

Jerry - you've really got me thinking here about truck cargo capacity issues regarding the 2022 310RL we're due to pick up in a few weeks, or so. I have a 2021 F250 currently, but due to cargo...
Forum: Boondocking 08-11-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,523
Posted By Bhidalgo
Just another day in Paradise.

Just another day in Paradise.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks everyone for the input on this. I think I...

Thanks everyone for the input on this. I think I got the answer I was looking for.
"Twinboat" - a play on words on my part for using "conditioning". I really do understand what these items are...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 08-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 723
Sticky: iRV2 Supporters
Views: 658,625
Posted By Bhidalgo
Don't even have our RV yet and I just upgraded. I...

Don't even have our RV yet and I just upgraded. I find sites like this extremely helpful for a Novice like myself and will always support. Thanks for the great information so far! Bill
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Bhidalgo
Dual Power Conditioners Usefulness?

Purchased a 50amp plug-in power conditioner for our soon-to-be new Fifth Wheel. Would it be of any real use to also install a hardwired variant of the same in the Fifth wheel as well? I want to be...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Bhidalgo
Hope this helps. On your iPhone check the...

Hope this helps.
On your iPhone check the following:
*Settings
*Cellular
*Cellular Data = ON
*Personal Hotspot = ON
**Under Personal Hotspot ensure Maximize Compatibility = ON.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-09-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,561
Posted By Bhidalgo
THAT brings back memories of when I was stationed...

THAT brings back memories of when I was stationed in Spain with the Navy back in '86 - '89. The road between Rota, Spain and the Rock of Gibraltar was a winding, two-lane, white knuckled drive every...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,575
Posted By Bhidalgo
TobyDogy, gotta ask about what you mean by "5ers...

TobyDogy, gotta ask about what you mean by "5ers track inside of the truck..."? I'm about to take possession of a 36-ft 5'er next month and have never pulled anything longer than 12-ft before. TV...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Jerry Thanks. I have a few weeks at most to make...

Jerry Thanks. I have a few weeks at most to make a decision and get it. I've looked at both versions and with my jacked-up back from the Navy A hoist would definitely be a requirement with the Slider...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Our rig is due to hit the assembly line on the...

Our rig is due to hit the assembly line on the 18th of this month, then scheduled to be in our hands by September 1st. We did not go with the preinstalled generator, however. Instead, we are getting...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-31-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,905
Posted By Bhidalgo
Waiting on a short bed 2022 F-350 and looking at...

Waiting on a short bed 2022 F-350 and looking at a b&W slider to put in it. I'm new to this whole 5th wheel RV life. Heck, I won't even get the rig for another month. Thought I could do without the...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 07-29-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 72,627
Posted By Bhidalgo
U.S. Navy - 29 years RTC Orlando NATTC/NAS...

U.S. Navy - 29 years

RTC Orlando
NATTC/NAS Memphis - "A" School
VS-41 FRAMP - NAS North Island, CA
VS-37 - NAS North Island, CA
*USS Enterprise
*USS Constellation
NATTC/NAS Memphis -...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-27-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
No problem. I got a few but answered back about...

No problem. I got a few but answered back about an hour ago. Hope it helps.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-27-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Bhidalgo
I’m new to diesels and am still trying to figure...

I’m new to diesels and am still trying to figure out the whole engine break thing. I’ve got a 2021 f250 with the 6.7 diesel and I have yet to figure out how to use this whole cruise/engine brake/tow...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-17-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Anyone know the dimensions of the King Bed? We're...

Anyone know the dimensions of the King Bed? We're investigating replacements for the Serta RV mattress the rig come with. I have L4/L5 vertebra damage in my back from the Navy and sleeping on the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks. I was hoping that the Lariet 350 would...

Thanks. I was hoping that the Lariet 350 would give me those types of numbers. The XLT 250 is good but not good enough for the 310 since I am not willing to exceed the door sticker CC.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-14-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Yeah, that drywall guy is as dependable as the...

Yeah, that drywall guy is as dependable as the door delivery crew who keeps trying to deliver to the house we moved out of 3 years ago. Different story for another time.
HOWEVER, I got word from...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-14-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,289
Posted By Bhidalgo
We went round trip in 8 days from FL to San Diego...

We went round trip in 8 days from FL to San Diego and back last month, Took 10 to 8 both ways. Be aware there is constructon on 10 just West of TX-LA state lines as well as the outskirts of Houston...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-14-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Bhidalgo
Pretty sure I can put 1K on it within a month....

Pretty sure I can put 1K on it within a month. BTW, what is the Cargo Capacity of your Lariet? I'm getting the same Lariet model for my 350. Currently I'm sittng at 2955 lbs CC for the 250. Thanks.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-14-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Bhidalgo
All, appreciate all the responses. I think...

All, appreciate all the responses.

I think at this point from what I've heard is to just park it at the dealer and let it sit until the F350 gets here. e-Trailer.com suggested I get the hitch...
Forum: Louisiana - Gulf Coast 07-14-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Bhidalgo
Opelousas, but retired from the Navy in St....

Opelousas, but retired from the Navy in St. Augustine, FL in January 2010.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-14-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Bhidalgo
OEM Prep vs Non-OEM Prep Fifth Wheel Hitch Use

All,
If this is a repeat subject I apologize up front. However, I need to make a decision within the next 6 weeks that may be costlier than I want to deal with. I am new to RVs and although I have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Follow UP

Follow up to my last post...I contacted Tanner in Sales and he's going to get me progress pictures. Gotta wait for the rig to be assigned a VIIN, which he said was a few weeks out based on current...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-28-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks. I'm going to contact the Dealer and get...

Thanks. I'm going to contact the Dealer and get the info on the Alliance Rep and see if they'll accommodate build process update pictures. That would be an intersting process to see as the rig...
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-26-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Bhidalgo
About as Virgin, Wet Behind Ears, and Newbie to RVs As You Can Get

Good Morning ya'll from the Sunshine State (Florida),
After 30 years of Naval service including several trips around the world on Aircraft Carriers and a tour living in Spain, you'd think I'd have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bhidalgo
Alliance Paradigm 310RL on Order

We finally did it...pulled the trigger and ordered a 2022 Alliance Paradigm 310RL late yesterday afternoon.

We, the dealer General Manager and I, spoke directly to the Alliance Rep a few times...
Forum: New Member Check-In 06-17-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Bhidalgo
Newbie from the Sunshine State

Good Morning Ya'll,
Greetings from St. Augustine, FL on a bright, sunny, and humid Florida morning. Looks like it would be a great day to go out camping IF we had our rig.

A little...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,611
Posted By Bhidalgo
I fat-fingured the 5th wheel max cargo capacity....

I fat-fingured the 5th wheel max cargo capacity. Based off of a 15K trailer it would be roughly 15000/5 = 3K pin weight. But off the 19K max Tow capacity the truck is supposed to be capable of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,611
Posted By Bhidalgo
Thanks for the info. I just do not want to go...

Thanks for the info. I just do not want to go over safety limits - which is why I have this truck. Had a 2018 F-150 prior and it did not come close to being able to safely tow anything even close to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,611
Posted By Bhidalgo
Congrats

Congrats on the RV. We’re a week or so away from ordering one ourself. Can’t wait to get started camping!!
Question? What truck do you use to haul it with? We’ve got a 2021 F250 with Max Tow and...
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