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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-15-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By scout4eagles
I had similar issues and worked with LCI customer...

I had similar issues and worked with LCI customer service to diagnose problems with my 2010 Mobile Suites. Ultimately we replaced the main control box, sensor and touch pad.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-06-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By scout4eagles
We upgraded to the LCI Auto Leveling on our 2010...

We upgraded to the LCI Auto Leveling on our 2010 MS 36TKSB in 2015 and really like it. We have had to replace the main sensor and control panel. LCI paid for the main sensor and our extended warranty...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-26-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
Posted By scout4eagles
We upgraded to the LCI Auto Leveling on our 2010...

We upgraded to the LCI Auto Leveling on our 2010 MS 36TKSB in 2015 and really like it. We have had to replace the main sensor and control panel . LCI paid for the main sensor and our extended...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-19-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By scout4eagles
We bought a used 2010 Mobile Suites in 2015 and...

We bought a used 2010 Mobile Suites in 2015 and opted to buy the extended warranty. While only a bunch of little things have gone wrong like water heater, vent fans leveling system and refrigerator...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-06-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By scout4eagles
I have a 2015 Chevy 3500 HAD Dually Diesel and we...

I have a 2015 Chevy 3500 HAD Dually Diesel and we pull a DRV 36TKSB3 that weighs in at 17k loaded and with a full load of water. I have electric over hydraulic disc brakes on the trailer and I have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-15-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,569
Posted By scout4eagles
We are retiring at the end of the year and we...

We are retiring at the end of the year and we purchased our retirement set-up 2yrs ago. We purchased a 2015. Chevy 3500HD dually and a 2010 DRV 36TKSB3 with a fourth slide. Our trailer scales in at...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-08-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By scout4eagles
With the weight you thinking of towing the only...

With the weight you thinking of towing the only safe option for a emergency situation is an MDT. I do not believe any of the manufactures 1 ton DRW has enough braking power to handle a trailer that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-01-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By scout4eagles
I apoligize ahead of time for the lengthy...

I apoligize ahead of time for the lengthy response but it is from my own bad decisions that I had that I base this response.

The weight questions has many threads on many siites but the best...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-31-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,084
Posted By scout4eagles
Well, your task will be daunting given the budget...

Well, your task will be daunting given the budget but it is possible. You best get your pen, paper, calculator, phone and computer ready to go. First you need to decide what type of full-time rv'er...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-14-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By scout4eagles
It sounds pretty pricey especially with a new...

It sounds pretty pricey especially with a new unit. I had looked into it for a used 36TKSB3 Mobile Suites we bought in 2015. The number I got was 7-8k. It is a lot cheaper to get it on a new unit...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-19-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By scout4eagles
Our first 5th wheelbase a 2005 keystone cougar...

Our first 5th wheelbase a 2005 keystone cougar and we had a similar problem. The drain from the toilet to the tank had 2 elbows (not a straight drop) and a clog developed at the second elbow...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-13-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By scout4eagles
My son has a Sierra 5th unit with a bunkhouse...

My son has a Sierra 5th unit with a bunkhouse bedroom in back with a half bath. Works OK from them but it is crowded at best
Forum: Full-Timers 01-13-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By scout4eagles
I agree with dual pane windows and less...

I agree with dual pane windows and less condensation. We owned 4 bumper pulls and on our 2nd fifth wheel and it has dual pane windows. We presently live in WI and camp from April thru November and...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-13-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By scout4eagles
We are having a hard time filling the living area...

We are having a hard time filling the living area storage areas up (maybe using 50-60%) of available storage areas. The basement area is pretty full and I am working on figuring out how to organize...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-13-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By scout4eagles
We are reading to go full-time in late fall. We...

We are reading to go full-time in late fall. We got a 36' Mobile Suite and it has a lot of storage.
Forum: Full-Timers 01-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By scout4eagles
Great info and insight into what to expect when...

Great info and insight into what to expect when we hit the road in about 10 months. My budget I have been working on is pretty similar except for fuel. We are planning on almost double since our...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-30-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 47,629
Posted By scout4eagles
Look to start full time in 10 months

Look to start full time in 10 months
Forum: Full-Timers 12-30-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,924
Posted By scout4eagles
Look at adding a " Cheap Heat" electric heat unit...

Look at adding a " Cheap Heat" electric heat unit to the furnace plenum. The unit costs around $600 and about that much to get it installed. Then the furnace will run on gas or electric
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-30-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,738
Posted By scout4eagles
I have a B&W Companion that I leave in the ...

I have a B&W Companion that I leave in the truck for weight and remove it if I need to haul something big. I have a tonneau cover that keeps things clean and dry. I do loosen the holding ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-29-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,049
Posted By scout4eagles
We have a 2015 Silverado 3500 HD DRW towing our...

We have a 2015 Silverado 3500 HD DRW towing our 2010 Mobile Suites 36TKSB. Most of our trips have been 400-800 miles round trip and we average about 10-12 mpg. In the hills we get 3-7 mpg and 10-13...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-27-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,820
Posted By scout4eagles
Tow vehicle is a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500HD DRW...

Tow vehicle is a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500HD DRW towing a 2010 36TKSB3 Mobile Suites. To date we get about 7-10 mpg towing in the hills (not mountains) and 9-13 on the flatlands. Have logged about...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-11-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By scout4eagles
There are multiple threads on this site regarding...

There are multiple threads on this site regarding this topic. My experience with my 2010 FX SuperCrew Cab 5.4L with a Max Tow package rated at 11100# trailer and a Keystone Cougar 285 fifth wheel was...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By scout4eagles
If you are truly at 23k you need a true medium...

If you are truly at 23k you need a true medium duty or better. While you may find a F450/550 or Ram 4500/550 that will handle a 5k plus pin weight but you need the strength to stop it as well.
A...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-05-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By scout4eagles
One of the first things to help the decision is...

One of the first things to help the decision is to know what your tow vehicle is rated to tow. If you are going to tow with a newer 1/2 ton you are probably looking at a trailer that weights around...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-28-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By scout4eagles
There are multiple threads on this site regarding...

There are multiple threads on this site regarding this topic. My experience with my F-150 and an Keystone Cougar 285 fifth wheel which weighted 8900# (scaled fully loaded) was not so good. My F-150...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-11-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,072
Posted By scout4eagles
I know this is a little late but why if you have...

I know this is a little late but why if you have a 2016 Model are "You" replacing it unless you are out of warranty. I think that Suburban have a 2 year warranty. I also think they have a tech...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-06-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By scout4eagles
If you go to the RV dealer and they are able to...

If you go to the RV dealer and they are able to help you find your key #'s then you can go to eBay and buy replacements in multiples for a fraction of the cost of the dealer. Another option is ask a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-16-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,395
Posted By scout4eagles
RV manufacturing is under the direction of three...

RV manufacturing is under the direction of three or four major companies. The days of quality built and customer service ended 10-20 years ago. Most manufacturers list their products so high and ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-10-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,209
Posted By scout4eagles
The motors used to drive the landing legs are a...

The motors used to drive the landing legs are a big power consumer. If your battery is a standard deep cycle battery properly maintained and properly charged should give you several cycles before...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-07-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By scout4eagles
A dually gives you more of a safety margin should...

A dually gives you more of a safety margin should something happen. A dually long box gives you more storage in the bed, smoother ride and you do not have to worry about moving hitch position before...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-07-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 30,286
Posted By scout4eagles
We spent two years looking for a used unit (a new...

We spent two years looking for a used unit (a new one was out of the budget). We looked at DRV, Excel, New Horizons, Newmar and other and we ended up with DRV because we found a fantastic deal on a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-07-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By scout4eagles
We bought a used 2010 DRV Mobile Suites with the...

We bought a used 2010 DRV Mobile Suites with the none auto 6 point system. We had the LCI One Touch system added to the unit before we picked it up. The system was upgraded at the LCI service center...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-15-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By scout4eagles
1 fifth wheel and two trucks ago I had Pullrite...

1 fifth wheel and two trucks ago I had Pullrite Superglidenin my 2010 F150 SuperCrew and it worked flawlessly. Itvwas definitely heavyband required two people to get it in or out. The mounting...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-10-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,618
Posted By scout4eagles
If you already a B&W keep it and look for...

If you already a B&W keep it and look for Companion. Look on Craigslist for a used one. I upgraded from a B&W 3500 to 3600 for increased height on my new truck and have that laying around in the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-10-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By scout4eagles
My previous 5th wheel was a Cougar 285EFS that...

My previous 5th wheel was a Cougar 285EFS that said it was 7400lbs but scaled at 8600lbs. I towed it withba 3/4 ton dodge with a Cummins with no iddues other than I was at max rating on truck. The...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-10-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,397
Posted By scout4eagles
When looking at buying our used DRV 36TKSB3 I...

When looking at buying our used DRV 36TKSB3 I conversed with greg weldon several times both by email and phone and he was a great help at answering questions. Not sure how much has changed under the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-10-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,783
Posted By scout4eagles
We plan to retire in about 15 months and upgraded...

We plan to retire in about 15 months and upgraded to a used DRV 36TKSB3 with another bedroom slide. I knew what I wanted for a fifth wheel and the specs range for the units. I actually bought the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-23-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By scout4eagles
First of all 7500lbs is not light. You will need...

First of all 7500lbs is not light. You will need to go through the dreaded numbers evaluation game. You will need to find out the weight and load specs of your truck and trailer then do the math....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-23-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,622
Posted By scout4eagles
What type of brakes does it have (drum or disc)....

What type of brakes does it have (drum or disc). If you have electric over hydraulic disc brakes it may be that the standard factory controller will not work correctly. My trailer is a 2010 DRV with...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-22-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,577
Posted By scout4eagles
Get the long bed dually F450 and you shouod have...

Get the long bed dually F450 and you shouod have a truck that should tow most anything around the specs you noted. I may take a little time to get used to the size but you will be comfortable in no...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By scout4eagles
Not sure where you live but is your bedroom area...

Not sure where you live but is your bedroom area with the problem stationary or on a slide? I agree it may be condensation but if it raining and uou notice the moisture there may be leak. Look for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-22-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By scout4eagles
Do your PDI only after the unit is ready. Go...

Do your PDI only after the unit is ready. Go online and search for a PDI sheet to take with you. You want to kske sure you know where things are and how the y work before you sign on the dotted line....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-17-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,562
Posted By scout4eagles
Depending on your budget, where you live and if...

Depending on your budget, where you live and if you know your actual weights of the trailer & tow vehicle you may want to consider going up to a 17.5" tire. We upgraded the tires on or usedDRV we...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-16-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,134
Posted By scout4eagles
Your trailer looks to be awfully close to the...

Your trailer looks to be awfully close to the safe line. While a 3/4 or 1 ton single wheel may work it may not be your safest choice if you load the trailer with the stuff that many people add I am...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By scout4eagles
My son has a Lippert electric stabilizer on the...

My son has a Lippert electric stabilizer on the back of his fifth wheel. below is a link to his unit. You may need to have it welded to your frame and you need a 12V constant power line as well
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,388
Posted By scout4eagles
If your worried about loosing the head only and...

If your worried about loosing the head only and if you are handy with a welder you may weld a section of chain long enough to wrap around the base to the head in one or two spots and secure with a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,426
Posted By scout4eagles
I tow a 2010 DRV 36TKSB that weights in at around...

I tow a 2010 DRV 36TKSB that weights in at around 17500lbs with a pin weight of around 4500lbs with the weights certified on a CAT Scale. I tow it with a 2015 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab Dually. I have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,555
Posted By scout4eagles
Our DRV has the Trail Air pin box and it works...

Our DRV has the Trail Air pin box and it works great. I wish it had the other lower MorRyde type pad on the bottom but I may upgrade later after I see more comments.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By scout4eagles
I did not see the manufacturer listed. I have...

I did not see the manufacturer listed. I have a 2015 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab Dually and I had an old style B&W 3500. I needed more rail clearance at the rail with my trail aire pin box. I upgraded...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-03-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,523
Posted By scout4eagles
I bought a 2010 DRV 36TKSB with 4slides last...

I bought a 2010 DRV 36TKSB with 4slides last spring. I had the dealer I was buying it from have it taken to Lippert to upgrade the system to the One Touch Level-Up system. I did a lot of research on...
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