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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-17-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By Butch50
I use singles and the easiest to put on I have...

I use singles and the easiest to put on I have found is ones called Snap Ring.

https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/product/snapring-tiresavers.ST
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-14-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,642
Posted By Butch50
I'll pass, been there done that for 24 years. I...

I'll pass, been there done that for 24 years. I lived in Arvada and Golden.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-12-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,642
Posted By Butch50
Sorry double post

Sorry double post
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-12-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,642
Posted By Butch50
Mine on a 2017 Ram dually for this year $4.89 in...

Mine on a 2017 Ram dually for this year $4.89 in AR. Next year they well be $3.89. The reason a dollar less I had to buy a new plate. It is a veterans plate that is the reason it's this cheap. Still...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-07-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Butch50
I would pull the drums and check the linings,...

I would pull the drums and check the linings, magnets and repack the bearings with new seals. I would also check the spring shackles and bolts and if they are not grease able put in a wet bolt kit.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-04-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,993
Posted By Butch50
OH COME GIVE IT UP Nowhere did he say to...

OH COME GIVE IT UP

Nowhere did he say to have less than the GAWR at a minimum and best to have greater.

My rig came with 235/80R16 LR E with a capacity of 3520# at 80PSI. This gives the total...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-01-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Butch50
You can go the the Grand Design page. Select your...

You can go the the Grand Design page. Select your model and on the upper right corner is a build tab. Build the unit and other than shipping that should be the MSRP for the unit. Then figure anywhere...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-28-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,054
Posted By Butch50
My Viair 450P-RV is good to 150 PSI.

My Viair 450P-RV is good to 150 PSI.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-26-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Butch50
I believe that propane doors must not be locked....

I believe that propane doors must not be locked. In case of a fire there needs to be fast entry to turn them off. If you are worried about someone stealing them most all tank straps the hold the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By Butch50
I know they are. I had a 96 Volvo with a sleeper...

I know they are. I had a 96 Volvo with a sleeper then dropped the rear axle to single it out. I wished I would have removed the intermediate axle instead of the rear. Then had a hauler bed installed...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By Butch50
I don't want to be argumentative but if it your...

I don't want to be argumentative but if it your pulling a 5th wheel the highest F250 4X4 rating with a 3,31 rating is 16,500# and that is a regular cab. Then it drops as the cabs get bigger. Down to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-15-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,054
Posted By Butch50
I have the Viair 450P RV, just like the 400 I...

I have the Viair 450P RV, just like the 400 I hook up the jumper cables to the battery and start the vehicle. The 450P RV is a 100% duty cycle so it can be ran for an hour before you need to shut it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-02-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,381
Posted By Butch50
I use the Swift Hitch with an Iphone app. I have...

I use the Swift Hitch with an Iphone app. I have the rear cargo in my Ram but if the sun is bright it washes out the picture some also I have a short bed so I can't see the hitch for alignment.. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,689
Posted By Butch50
I just looked at Costco Generators and the 2000i...

I just looked at Costco Generators and the 2000i I saw was an A-I Power powered by a Yamaha engine but not a Yamaha generator.

I thought for that price if they were indeed a true Yamaha I would...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-30-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By Butch50
Are you cousin Eddie of Vacation fame dumping his...

Are you cousin Eddie of Vacation fame dumping his holding tanks in the street drain? :laugh:

On our 5er we have 60 fresh, 87 grey and 47 black. So we'll run out of fresh way before ever filling...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-29-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,850
Posted By Butch50
I wouldn't put spacers between the axle and...

I wouldn't put spacers between the axle and spring. If you need to raise go with building a sub frame. Weld subframe to the frame and the weld the hangers to the subframe. To me this is the correct...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-27-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By Butch50
I do hope you realize speed limit is just that...

I do hope you realize speed limit is just that the max you can go not the minimum. Also there are a lot of ST tires that are only rated for a max speed of 65MPH. So you are suggesting that they...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By Butch50
I agree I seen no mention of a dually?? Also...

I agree I seen no mention of a dually??

Also looking at Trailer Life 2002 towing guide the highest towing capacity that I'm seeing is less than 14,000# So even with a dually empty he is almost...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-20-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,072
Posted By Butch50
Sorry for you troubles and especially for your...

Sorry for you troubles and especially for your wife's last year. Hope things start looking up.

I bought one of these for my 2011 Ford F 350 when I was carrying a pickup slide in camper. Every time...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Butch50
No you do not need any chains, if you convert or...

No you do not need any chains, if you convert or use a goose neck connection in place of the 5th wheel hitch setup then you would need chains.

You don't see semi rigs with safety chains.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By Butch50
Good luck and I think you are smart to go with a...

Good luck and I think you are smart to go with a dually.

What you most likely have for a ball in the truck is a B&W turn over ball.

Here is a link to their website, by the way a great company...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Butch50
You are way up north for sure. Glad you...

You are way up north for sure.

Glad you found a good deal on a used one.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-29-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Butch50
Where do you live to be 3100 miles from a...

Where do you live to be 3100 miles from a dealer??

To OP,

Congrats on new AF. I have had 2 before. An AF1140 truck camper and a 27-5L 5er. We ordered both units so we could add what we wanted....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-26-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Butch50
If his is anything like my 2018 Grand Design 303...

If his is anything like my 2018 Grand Design 303 he has Lippert's ground Control 3 levelers and his controller is inside his pass through door so it is already protected from rain. What you are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-24-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By Butch50
Are you talking about a cable operated slideout? ...

Are you talking about a cable operated slideout?

If so it is a BAL system. The cables are under tension by using springs. There is a panel on the inside of the slideout on top with a piece of trim...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-19-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By Butch50
That's funny, I can't say I have ever done that....

That's funny, I can't say I have ever done that. Must be pretty hard to live down. Does the DW remind you each time not to forget her again. Didn't notice it was pretty quiet in the cab?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 26,192
Posted By Butch50
Take look at New Horizon. New Horizons RV –...

Take look at New Horizon.

New Horizons RV – Five-star luxury Rv trailer and fifth wheels | We design your perfect floor plan | Proudly serving Junction City, KS (https://horizonsrv.com/)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-14-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Butch50
On mine I have a switch that turns on the LED for...

On mine I have a switch that turns on the LED for the steps for night entry. I have 2 awnings and both of them have strip LED lights and boy does it light up the night. If I turn on my porch it is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 26,192
Posted By Butch50
I agree with the email, in my past working life...

I agree with the email, in my past working life after a call that could come back and bite me in the backside I followed it up with an email stating what we had discussed and what the resolution was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-06-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Butch50
I was wondering as the Onan 6K QD that I had in...

I was wondering as the Onan 6K QD that I had in my diesel MH weighed a little over 400# and it was a diesel. Per Onan a LP 5.5 is about 280#. Not as bad as you thought. :)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Butch50
What size of generator do you have that weighs...

What size of generator do you have that weighs 500#? Is it built in? It must be a big one. My Yamaha 3000ISEB weighs 180# full of fuel ready to go.

If it is not bolt then get a lighter genny and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,096
Posted By Butch50
You were probably thinking of Transfer Flow...

You were probably thinking of Transfer Flow tanks.

I have been very happy with my Titan even though I haven't had that long for a long term test.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-06-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,096
Posted By Butch50
You have over 20 dealers in the Houston area. I'm...

You have over 20 dealers in the Houston area. I'm sure many of them do installs. Just have to give Titan a call and I'm sure they can help you find a local dealer/install.

Dealer Locator...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-05-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,096
Posted By Butch50
I replaced my stock tank on my Ram with a Titan...

I replaced my stock tank on my Ram with a Titan tank and now have 51 gallons of fuel. I put a 11" deep tool box in front of my hitch. I had to build a stand to raise the tool box as my short bed ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By Butch50
With my uneducated welding eye those welds look...

With my uneducated welding eye those welds look terrible. The bead never penetrated the steel and was just laid on top of the steel. I wouldn't blame the roads as this was going to fail in time...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-04-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By Butch50
2018 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS From the...

2018 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS

From the factory with 2 ACs dual pane windows

GVWR 11995#

GAWR 5200# X 2

UVW 9850#
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,096
Posted By Butch50
Sorry to hear that as you just got your new rig. ...

Sorry to hear that as you just got your new rig.

I've never done it as soon as I buy a new truck the tailgate come off and gets covered and storied in the garage and a 5th wheel tailgate is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,889
Posted By Butch50
YES These are the style I use. Rubber...

YES

These are the style I use.

Rubber Wheel Chocks - Durable Tire Chocks w/Eyebolt-trafficsafetywarehouse.com...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-03-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By Butch50
On our back wall storage compartment I installed...

On our back wall storage compartment I installed a clear Plexiglas sliding panel. So now I have access to this area without taking the whole panel down. The panel is located right where the water...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-28-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,438
Posted By Butch50
That is what I would do. I used a similar...

That is what I would do.

I used a similar tester when I had a truck camper on my 2011 Ford F350. The camper hung out over the back of the truck so every time I would shift into reverse the truck...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By Butch50
Myself I wouldn't do it as this could over stress...

Myself I wouldn't do it as this could over stress the pit toilet if that is where you are talking about dumping. Also even 10 gallons of liquid is over 80# not including the tank. Can you imagine...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-21-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,993
Posted By Butch50
IMO no, the upgraded tires are still going to be...

IMO no, the upgraded tires are still going to be Westlakes or that is what I think the G rated ones are also. Instead wait till you get it with the stock tires and then replace them with the Sailuns....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-18-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,401
Posted By Butch50
We lived in a couple of our 5ers for over 3 years...

We lived in a couple of our 5ers for over 3 years in OR while working on a project. The first rig we bought to go onto the project was a Elite Suites (DRV). I couldn't wait to trade this rig in....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,328
Posted By Butch50
The Tork Lift Glow Steps were originally not even...

The Tork Lift Glow Steps were originally not even built for trailers. Tork Lift started out making most things for truck campers. Like the Tork Lift camper tie downs and Fastguns and such. Their...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,467
Posted By Butch50
I've had good luck with my local dealer. It is...

I've had good luck with my local dealer. It is Coachlight RV in Carthage, MO. I dealt with Dave Roe and I felt he was a good person to deal with. This one of a few dealerships that my wife wasn't...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-12-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,172
Posted By Butch50
I'm 69 years young and we have been RVing for 46...

I'm 69 years young and we have been RVing for 46 years. We just bought a new pickup and 5er and got out of our Super class C. I plan of RVing for another 46 years, Why give up a good thing which we...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-08-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,070
Posted By Butch50
I had hydraulics on one MH and it would pop and...

I had hydraulics on one MH and it would pop and this would happen during the night when sleeping. I took it back to the dealer and they found one jack had a leaky valve and would allow the fluid to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-27-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,117
Posted By Butch50
I had mine in a couple of weeks back and they did...

I had mine in a couple of weeks back and they did the park software update and checked my water pump and it needed it. So they ordered the pump and installed it this past Monday but I didn't get a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-14-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,307
Posted By Butch50
Is that TorkLift or TorkFlex. I know of TorkLift...

Is that TorkLift or TorkFlex. I know of TorkLift coming from truck campers as they make a lot of products for them. I can't seem to find the TorkFlex.

IF TorkLift here is their web site
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-08-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,460
Posted By Butch50
I have a 2017 Ram Mega dually and mine is around...

I have a 2017 Ram Mega dually and mine is around 21" A Mega adds 9" to a SB as they only come in a SB and not a LB.

A new Ram CCLB is 21.6' lomg
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