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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-29-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,965
Posted By ac5501
How often is more often? Thanks

How often is more often? Thanks
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-04-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By ac5501
Switch the Living room tv to over the air...

Switch the Living room tv to over the air antenna. Does it get channels? If yes then problem with connection to bedroom TV or problem with TV itself. Most likely loose or incomplete connection. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-10-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By ac5501
Considering the same change for our FW. If we...

Considering the same change for our FW. If we do, it will be the 20,000 pound.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ac5501
Unless I am overlooking something, you will need...

Unless I am overlooking something, you will need to be - or know - someone that is good at welding and structural engineering.

The Idaho Tote MAY work out - depending on load position, but...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-30-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By ac5501
We did notice that while looking at the Sandpiper...

We did notice that while looking at the Sandpiper when we were shopping for our former Bayview. One thing I like about how KZ did the rear wall, is it looks to be a normal RV wall with studs and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-30-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By ac5501
We have the KZ 382mbq. Its worked out well. ...

We have the KZ 382mbq. Its worked out well. Really like the rear patio.

Also Sandpiper came out with a rear patio 5th wheel for a couple years (2013-15ish?) Very similar to the 382mbq. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By ac5501
PRIOR to finalizing purchase price? Generally...

PRIOR to finalizing purchase price? Generally no. After signing purchase agreement but BEFORE SIGNING FINAL paperwork and taking delivery, yes and generally highly recommended. Either some sort of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-10-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By ac5501
When a UK Boat Reviewer Examines a Jayco FW

Very interesting review/perspective on an "American RV" from a guy from the UK that does a lot of boat/yacht reviews.

I never knew my KZ has a mezzanine level.
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-05-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By ac5501
Probably best to install a vent even for lithium...

Probably best to install a vent even for lithium batteries. You never know, a new owner could come by and replace them with lead batteries down the road after you no longer own it.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-20-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By ac5501
The red toggle switch in the basement is most...

The red toggle switch in the basement is most likely the tank heaters. My Bayview(Bay Hill Cousin) had the tank heater switch there and on an illuminated toggle.

Check around the king pin...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-07-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By ac5501
A manufacture door sticker with 2036 payload on a...

A manufacture door sticker with 2036 payload on a 10,000 pound GVW truck indicates a fully fueled empty weight of 7964. So even by the 10kGVW measure, it will be overweight.

Again, still...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By ac5501
Unfortunately your truck payload capacity will ...

Unfortunately your truck payload capacity will most likely not handle even complete dry weight (assuming 20%) pin weight.

If your only moving short distances and/or once or twice per year, ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-31-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By ac5501
We purchased our former Bayview through RV...

We purchased our former Bayview through RV Wholesalers. Over all it was a very positive experience. They had no issue with me not signing paperwork (except for order) until I conducted a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-29-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By ac5501
Correct the last year maybe 2 they used what they...

Correct the last year maybe 2 they used what they called I believe the Titan 2 frame. I would however NOT call them conventional cheap Lippert frames. I saw a few of these frames and units while...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-17-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By ac5501
Here is a link the the PDI checklist I have used...

Here is a link the the PDI checklist I have used in the past.

https://www.angelfire.com/trek/buenavistas/RV_checklists/PDI_V113_2.pdf
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By ac5501
If this is a replacement, did you install an RV...

If this is a replacement, did you install an RV hot water heater? Is this a small residential 240v electric heater wired to 120V by an chance?

Is there a feature where this can operate at 120...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ac5501
Bring your slides in and out at least once a...

Bring your slides in and out at least once a month if thats practical. If the pattern is gone days at a time. Pull slides in when you leave and extend when you return.

Same thing with the ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-11-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By ac5501
On our new Durango we have 3 knobs that are...

On our new Durango we have 3 knobs that are supposed to control that. I have never tested it -Bad PDI on my part. I was told by the tech during walk-through to turn off each slide I wanted to stay...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-07-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,669
Posted By ac5501
For a short period a while back,...

For a short period a while back, Evergreen/Lifestyle made a fifth wheel they called a side hauler. Basically one of the rear slide outs was fitted with a track type lift that pulled the bike up...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-05-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By ac5501
Here is a link from this forum that discuses...

Here is a link from this forum that discuses this topic

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/sewer-tote-484967.html
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,146
Posted By ac5501
I believe the OP stated this would be the daily...

I believe the OP stated this would be the daily driver.

So you need to add the cost ownership of a daily driver vehicle to the cost of hot shot delivery since you would not have the truck to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-24-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,055
Posted By ac5501
I take mine out of the truck when not using it. ...

I take mine out of the truck when not using it. Usually store in a couple pieces in the front storage of the FW.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,146
Posted By ac5501
Well, the other commenters just about convinced...

Well, the other commenters just about convinced me that having it moved 2x a year may be your best bet. When I had my DG moved up from FL last year, I only needed 2 days notice. HOWEVER....you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-22-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,265
Posted By ac5501
The two occasions I had to deal with them were...

The two occasions I had to deal with them were both very positive. Neither dealing with any broken or defective component.

1)On our former Bayview, the stick on instructions for the auto level...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-21-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,621
Posted By ac5501
Those are ROAD weight limits applicable to all DL...

Those are ROAD weight limits applicable to all DL and equipment types. If your overweight for a given road yes of course you will have a problem. But if your NOT overweight for the ROAD, but ARE...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-21-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,621
Posted By ac5501
Thats correct. Here in Michigan you do not need...

Thats correct. Here in Michigan you do not need ANY special license at all to tow your own PERSONAL equipment. So since as you say, they cannot override your DL, if you have a MI license you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-21-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,621
Posted By ac5501
Short answer - if you have a michigan drivers...

Short answer - if you have a michigan drivers license and plates - You should be fine anywhere you go pulling a DRV with what I hope is a Silverado not a Colorado.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-21-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,146
Posted By ac5501
Could not have said it better myself. In your...

Could not have said it better myself. In your case, if you travel a lot with FW, get a dually. If only towing twice a year, go with properly equipped SRW, and you will have more than enough...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-19-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By ac5501
Very interesting. This would get rid of the...

Very interesting. This would get rid of the ever popular smell that blows out the vent hole while filling.

I use a macerator pump too. I have the sewer pig(42gal barker) mounted on a 1000#...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By ac5501
We use one going on 5 years now. The ones made...

We use one going on 5 years now. The ones made by Barker seem to be the best in my opinion. they are also the most popular in our campground. Try to find one that is bigger than your biggest...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-14-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By ac5501
If possible. Take a look at what the same model...

If possible. Take a look at what the same model 2-3 years older is selling for used. Add a couple 3-5 thousand dollars and start form there.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-31-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By ac5501
If looking at new/slightly used, I'd check one...

If looking at new/slightly used, I'd check one of these Riverstone's out. Went through one at an RV Show. Real nice.

https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/fifth-wheels/riverstone/39RKFB/3959
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-27-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By ac5501
VeryNice!!

VeryNice!!
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-23-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By ac5501
weather aint all that great up here yet. Not...

weather aint all that great up here yet. Not bad, not great either. I'd wait another month if thats an option.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-02-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By ac5501
I can't speak to that particular unit, but I...

I can't speak to that particular unit, but I really like ours, and have always been impressed with the Durango Gold line in general.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-12-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By ac5501
Can't Even Think of a Title For This

It is FW related.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toH3-NGEkEc
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-02-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By ac5501
Real happy with our Durango Gold. Very well put...

Real happy with our Durango Gold. Very well put together. Bought at the Tampa RV show. Chose that particular unit in part because I saw how well it held up to all the traffic that was going thru it....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By ac5501
When I was at the bankruptcy auction, I inquired...

When I was at the bankruptcy auction, I inquired about designs, records, office equipment, other business items not in the auction. I was told that Thor bought all of those, and the only things...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By ac5501
From my research before buying my former Bayview,...

From my research before buying my former Bayview, here is the Tesla toy hauler brochure

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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-27-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,300
Posted By ac5501
Only from what I've seen at Dealers/RV Shows The...

Only from what I've seen at Dealers/RV Shows The Grand Design is better quality. 35% off that MSRP is about 75k Nothing bad about the Cedar Creek. That advertised sale price is too high based on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,542
Posted By ac5501
It really depends on what you're measuring it by....

It really depends on what you're measuring it by.

For what its worth, here's my opinion as I currently see things (pretty sure I've missed a couple). I have no connections to the RV Industry. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-11-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By ac5501
Check what your particular unit is going for on...

Check what your particular unit is going for on EBay Motors, RV Trader, local listings if there are any. This will get you a reasonable range on what you will be get for it being sold.

If...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-10-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,806
Posted By ac5501
My f350 crew cab lb will come close. Door...

My f350 crew cab lb will come close. Door sticker says 5650 payload.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-05-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,300
Posted By ac5501
I think a front living room layout is a good bet...

I think a front living room layout is a good bet for your requirements. Possibly look at front kitchen, but not sure if those have the extra bath you are looking for. You might also want to look...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-04-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By ac5501
I can see it in this forum, but not the FW one

I can see it in this forum, but not the FW one
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-04-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By ac5501
Signature Not Appearing All The Time

Hi. My signature does not appear in all places. I see it in my pm inbox, but not in my posts in the Fifth Wheel forum. When I show a preview of this post the signature is present
Forum: iRV2 Owners Registry 01-04-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By ac5501
GLD :: 2019 KZ Durango Gold

GLD :: 2019 KZ Durango Gold (2020-01-04 07:52:37)
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-03-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,362
Posted By ac5501
I have a 382 MBQ. purchased new at last year's...

I have a 382 MBQ. purchased new at last year's tampa show. Only issue I had was the furnace had a bad board. Was fixed under arranty. Very impressed with the build quality. Especially the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,100
Posted By ac5501
Keep in mind i've never driven an f450. I think...

Keep in mind i've never driven an f450. I think I'd be leaning to the 450. The 350 will be more than capable, but the wide track front, better turning radius and lower dif gearing would seem the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,100
Posted By ac5501
You can get brand new dually's well under 65,000....

You can get brand new dually's well under 65,000. I ended up with a 6.7PS CC LB 4x4 dually for just barely over 50000 in October. XL trim that also includes 410 diff, aluminum wheels, 360...
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