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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-03-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By redfisher
Got it squared away. Lowered the pump location,...

Got it squared away. Lowered the pump location, raised the bottle of anti-freeze and managed to get the pump to draw the fluid into the system.



Thanks for the input.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-02-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By redfisher
Shurflo model 4008 water pump problem

I'm winterizing my FW and have run into a problem with my water pump. I opened the water line low point drains and emptied the potable water tank. Next I blew out the lines with air. I opened the hot...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-30-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By redfisher
Thanks NvGuy

Thanks for your response. I have auto levelers so I should be able to check them easily. I'm not sure if the system has wet bolts, it's new to me and currently in storage away from my home but I'll...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-29-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By redfisher
OP with addt'l info.

I'm the OP and would like to thank you for all responses. Some questions have been asked so I'll provide some addt'l info.


Front axle rating - 5200#
" " scale weight - 4820#
Rear axle...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By redfisher
Total scale weight was 13,780 lbs. , 11,320 on...

Total scale weight was 13,780 lbs. , 11,320 on the axles and 2460 at the pin (17.8%)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By redfisher
New fifth wheel bounce when towing

Just returned home after pulling our new to us fifth wheel over 6K miles. It has a pin weight about 80 lbs. heavier than our last FW and is 4 feet longer at 35'. I added a set of Firestone airbags to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By redfisher
Electric brake problem

Hooked up to leave CG this morning and got a trailer hookup problem dash display warning on my 2015 2500 Silverado HD with factory tow pkg. This trailer is new to me and on it's first pull my dash...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-18-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By redfisher
Arrow Thanks for the response tg's. We'll head that way...

Thanks for the response tg's. We'll head that way tomorrow.


As for the weather at GNP, we arrived Wed. to mostly clear skies and saw beautiful peaks all around us. Since that time it's been...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-17-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By redfisher
through the area 2 weeks ago

I was in the same position as you 2 weeks ago and used route 75 north out of Topeka. Good quality road although only 2 lanes for most of the time I was on it.


Good luck !
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By redfisher
Route 287 , Montana

We're currently camped near East Glacier NP and will be heading south through Browning to Helena for a night and then on to West Yellowstone. I plan to use 89 from Browning south and then pick up 287...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,768
Posted By redfisher
Rather be safe than sorry !

I tow a 12K pound fiver. I travel no faster than 5mph over the speed limit and a maximum speed of 65 MPH. That is a comfortable speed for me and one at which I have a reasonable chance of controlling...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-19-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By redfisher
Receipts

Great advice given your experience !


Bill
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By redfisher
Pick-up bed cover decision

Thanks to all who offered feedback on my question. Lots of good suggestions. I have ordered the Truxedo Pro X15. I felt that was a good compromise between quality and what my wallet was willing to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-18-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By redfisher
I have 6" between my hitch plate and the top of...

I have 6" between my hitch plate and the top of the bed rails.


Thanks !
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-17-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By redfisher
P/U bed cover ideas

I have a Chevy Silverado 2500HD standard bed. I'm looking into some sort of collapsible bed cover which would fold towards the cab and not interfere with my FW hitch. I want any hardware/tracks...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-03-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By redfisher
Thanks to all from the OP

Thanks to all of you for the great information. If all goes well we'll buy a new to us FW in Alberta during the winter and pick it up in May. That accounts for the the early season visit to Glacier...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-01-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,660
Posted By redfisher
Lots of good advice and tips already given. I...

Lots of good advice and tips already given. I would add only 2 things:


- When you're backing and you have the feeling you're not going where you need to, stop right then, pull forward...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-01-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By redfisher
Max load for 265-60-R-20E tires

I have a 2015 Chevy D-max 2500HD with the above size tires on it. They have a load max of 3195 lbs/tire. I'd like to get as much cushion as possible between my actual load and what the tires can...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-01-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,002
Posted By redfisher
Glacier Nat'l Park - Late May

I'm considering camping around this park in late May. We'll be entering from the east side. I'll be in a 35' FW. Looking for input on suggested campgrounds with full hookups if available. Are the...
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