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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-29-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By drdit92
Here is a pic of the fifth wheel he's buying....

Here is a pic of the fifth wheel he's buying. It's definitely not a goosebox; I am aware LCI is ok with goose boxes. 334144
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-29-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By drdit92
Gooseneck in older models

My friend is buying his first fifth wheel. It's a 2005 Laredo, one owner. I told him to take a pic of the weight sticker, but he forgot. He thinks it is around 7500 dry and maybe 10,000 gvwr.

The...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 05-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By drdit92
I'm at a loss as to what you two are talking...

I'm at a loss as to what you two are talking about. Maybe I do my trip planning differently than other people, but I've used RVTW to plan several extensive trips: one up through Michigan and across...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-17-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By drdit92
RV-CO Port-A-Deck

I already have the port-a step, which I love. I've ordered a fairly expensive e-bike and for security reasons it would be nice to keep it inside the fifth wheel at night or when traveling. I travel...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By drdit92
Home is the brand. Mine has traveled over 15k...

Home is the brand. Mine has traveled over 15k miles. Went to Alaska and back with me. Works great. 320845
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-10-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By drdit92
Yes. Where it rides it fits with just a few...

Yes. Where it rides it fits with just a few inches to spare. It's forward of the axles of the fifth wheel, so less bouncing. It also couldn't fall forward too far with both slides in as there is a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-09-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By drdit92
I do. Have had for 3 years now. I got the HOME...

I do. Have had for 3 years now. I got the HOME one on Amazon. It sits on my covered range, beneath the microwave, when traveling. I put some bubble wrap underneath it to protect the glass range...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By drdit92
Charlestown State Park is the bomb. I love it

Charlestown State Park is the bomb. I love it
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-27-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By drdit92
"while the flyover states are not enjoyable" ...

"while the flyover states are not enjoyable"

I guess if your only focus is driving as fast as you can you are apparently blind to seeing what beauty surrounds you. There are thousands of cool and...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-25-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 207,006
Posted By drdit92
There's 4 of us here all together. A class C, a...

There's 4 of us here all together. A class C, a Prevost, me, and a Montana fiver that got here after I did.
Forum: Just Conversation 02-25-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 207,006
Posted By drdit92
Well, hooking up and getting out of Walnut Ridge...

Well, hooking up and getting out of Walnut Ridge was a challenge. Drive to Battleground was easy. Prophetstown itself is another story. Had to use 4 low to get into my pull thru. I think I'm going to...
Forum: Just Conversation 02-24-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 207,006
Posted By drdit92
Hey fellow Hoosiers

I'm not native, but having lived in Indiana since 1996 I feel like I can claim at least partial Hoosier status. I'm Andrea. Live in Indy. Bought a travel trailer and 3/4 ton truck in 2015 and have...
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 02-24-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By drdit92
Did you check inside the off door side basement?...

Did you check inside the off door side basement? That's where mine is.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-19-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By drdit92
I'm confused--you're never going to have hookups?...

I'm confused--you're never going to have hookups?

I've owned 2 Open Range products: a Light 272 travel trailer (2015) and now a 2018 Mesa Ridge 337 fifth wheel. Never had any major issues with...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-11-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,393
Posted By drdit92
You're not supposed to. It's a stop to rest, not...

You're not supposed to. It's a stop to rest, not to camp.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,676
Posted By drdit92
You're drinking beers while driving??? ...

You're drinking beers while driving???

Personally, I highly prefer the safety of the heavy duty trucks. Very few class As are built to protect the drive/passengers in a collision. And I drive...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-09-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By drdit92
Mary, I would not recommend a 150. I'm a single...

Mary, I would not recommend a 150. I'm a single woman; don't full time, but I've lived for several months in my fifth wheel on a very long (and totally amazing) vacation when I drove from Indiana to...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-31-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By drdit92
I went to Evansville and back from Indy this past...

I went to Evansville and back from Indy this past week towing my fifth wheel. Took 67 down to Mooresville as that is the advertised truck detour. Then 39 over to the south end of Martinsville, which...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-28-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By drdit92
Lakehaven on the south side is open year round....

Lakehaven on the south side is open year round. Everything else is closed for season. All the state parks are typically open, but water situation varies. If you need full hookups, Prophetstown State...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,444
Posted By drdit92
I don't watch any of them consistently, but I do...

I don't watch any of them consistently, but I do know comments are turned off on Less Junk More Journey by Youtube, not by them. Because they have young children, YouTube won't allow comments per...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By drdit92
I get to use my fifth wheel this week for work....

I get to use my fifth wheel this week for work. Here's some pics of my RV port a step
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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-19-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,433
Posted By drdit92
Loved it until it stopped working. But will get...

Loved it until it stopped working. But will get it fixed.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-19-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,433
Posted By drdit92
I have the 400p Viair.

I have the 400p Viair.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-18-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,433
Posted By drdit92
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll get the...

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll get the smaller pancake one like Arch mentioned and will definitely contact Viair. My friend sent me a video of someone replacing the piston rod and gaskets of a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-18-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,433
Posted By drdit92
Portable air compressor for truck and fiver tires

I've had a Viair 12 volt that was expensive but small. I somehow bricked it on a camping trip in November. It turns on but makes a wheezing sound and no air comes out. Of course I'm well past the 1...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-17-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By drdit92
I69 is not closed, just the prob of the route...

I69 is not closed, just the prob of the route that they've chosen to become I69 near Martinsville. I have to go to Eville for work from Indy, so this is going to be a pain.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-05-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By drdit92
My port a steps. Turns out I don't have a picture...

My port a steps. Turns out I don't have a picture of the steps just by themselves, but hopefully cropping this gives you an idea. They fold up and sit in my truck bed when I'm traveling. 313589
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-05-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By drdit92
I went with the best of all worlds, the RV port a...

I went with the best of all worlds, the RV port a step. Easily adjustable, would function no matter what the slope or height, which none of the others can claim, and I'll take them with me to next...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12,730
Views: 1,783,429
Posted By drdit92
I've had this system for 2 years. Works great.

I've had this system for 2 years. Works great.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 221,281
Posted By drdit92
Really enjoyed Stewart and Hyder. Saw quite a few...

Really enjoyed Stewart and Hyder. Saw quite a few bears.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-30-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 221,281
Posted By drdit92
Stewart, BC?

Stewart, BC?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-28-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,507
Posted By drdit92
There is another solution I've not seen anyone...

There is another solution I've not seen anyone post yet: the port a step. My fifth wheel has the folding out 4 step aluminum. I cannot/don't want either the Morryde Step Above or LCI Solid Step due...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-16-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By drdit92
The Reserve is actually below the Riverstone....

The Reserve is actually below the Riverstone. Legacy is the third and highest priced unit. They claim they are making the Reserve for those who have 3/4 ton trucks, which is laughable since the GVWR...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-16-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By drdit92
Just starting to be released is the Riverstone...

Just starting to be released is the Riverstone Reserve line. Not as expensive as the Riverstone, but a lot of nice standard features, including 3" walls that no other manufacturer seems to match at...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-16-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By drdit92
Found a new 5th wheel series that might be worth it

I complained a bit in another post that the crop of fifth wheels with MSRP around $100,000 and selling around $70-75k weren't really much better than the fifth wheel I bought for far, far less. ...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 09-04-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,202
Posted By drdit92
It always amazes me the confidence some people...

It always amazes me the confidence some people have in speaking about things they've actually not done. I cannot tell you about going to Alaska by myself. I am a single, middle aged woman who works...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-03-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By drdit92
Must be. My unit is almost exactly the same GVWR...

Must be. My unit is almost exactly the same GVWR as theirs of comparable length. I can't find $35,000 worth of extra anywhere, so it must be the market.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-03-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By drdit92
I edited the quote a bit to make it briefer... ...

I edited the quote a bit to make it briefer...

So, the units I looked at were from 2 completely different manufacturers. One very well known, the other is a new entry to the RV market. MSRP for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-30-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By drdit92
Fifth Wheel price points

I really don't understand them. I went and looked at 5 new models, all with MSRPs around $90,000 or more with sale prices around $75,000. None are toy haulers. These are considered "high end"...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By drdit92
A water filter wrench fits perfectly. I have 2,...

A water filter wrench fits perfectly. I have 2, so one is kept with the black tank items and the other I just use on the water filter system. Makes it quite simple.299161
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-10-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,537
Posted By drdit92
Dude, adaptive cruise control is amazing. I drove...

Dude, adaptive cruise control is amazing. I drove to Alaska and back last summer, 14k miles total over 3 months. ACC makes it so nice. The only time I won't use it is in the mountains. Going uphill I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-25-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,012
Posted By drdit92
Game Changing Design for Fifth wheels

Has any one else seen this article?
https://www.rvnews.com/exclusive-utterly-unique-fifth-wheel-to-start-blowing-minds-this-fall/

In a nutshell, they managed to elevate the entire living area so...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-18-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 713
Posted By drdit92
I've stopped buying it in jugs and just refill at...

I've stopped buying it in jugs and just refill at the pump. It's much cheaper and no worries about what's in a jug (like the case of Walmart having people return them with just water inside and...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-02-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By drdit92
WeBoost Room

I have my fifth wheel on a seasonal site, outside of the trips I make. It's an hour from my house and with the quarantine and work from home I wanted to be able to do so from the RV. However, the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-01-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,900
Posted By drdit92
It definitely sounds like your inner front...

It definitely sounds like your inner front landing gear legs don't have a lot of travel. Why do you not want to extend the outer portion more than half way? I have been on sites where that was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,900
Posted By drdit92
Also, if you need a lot of height, you can stack...

Also, if you need a lot of height, you can stack the jack blocks of you have 4 of them.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,900
Posted By drdit92
I use the Andersen Jack blocks and very rarely...

I use the Andersen Jack blocks and very rarely have to extend my front jacks beyond the fourth stop. I've towed all over and they've worked great.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-27-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,477
Posted By drdit92
I bought a Light Travel Trailer in 2015. Light...

I bought a Light Travel Trailer in 2015. Light is the 'step down' from Open Range/Mesa Ridge floorplans. I had no issues with it except for one slide gearbox failure, which was actually fixed while...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,453
Posted By drdit92
I wouldn't worry at all about the slides. I'd...

I wouldn't worry at all about the slides. I'd worry a lot more about the fridge if you don't have a residential. The absorption fridges need to be close to level for the flow of ammonia. If you're...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-13-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,356
Posted By drdit92
What part of I-70 through Indiana is a toll road?...

What part of I-70 through Indiana is a toll road?

None of it. I live here. Personally, after driving the Yukon and Alaska, nothing fazes me.
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