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Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 09-27-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,515
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Those sorts of discoveries can be soul soothing. ...

Those sorts of discoveries can be soul soothing.

if you do a search on the internet to "RV Driving", "Driving a Motorhome" and similar titles you will find many helpful links. Also, check...
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 09-26-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,515
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Paying before a PDI? Out of the question. The...

Paying before a PDI? Out of the question. The dealer from whom we purchased our current fifth wheel told me the same thing -- that is was his policy to collect before the PDI. I stood up and told...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,183
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Evergreen RV's 2016 3 Year Warranty

Just announced today -- Please open the attachment

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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-29-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Extra Leaf + Timbrens

I did both -- an extra leaf (tried 2 extra leafs but rode too rough without the fifth wheel) on each side plus the Timbrens. I have a 2500HD, but installed Timbrens for a 3500 just to increase the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-22-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Had that happen to me once when making a sharp...

Had that happen to me once when making a sharp turn to enter a highway and the trailer wheels totally locked up and would not roll. With me half way out on to a 2 lane state highway I was in a panic...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-20-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 222,476
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Sounds exciting. Congratulations on the unit and...

Sounds exciting. Congratulations on the unit and the Dealer!!
For the Norcold 18 cu ft you may wish to visit the Grand Design Owners Forum. That Norcold is standard in the Solitude and there are a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-18-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,622
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Jim W. I cannot get your link to connect. ...

Jim W.

I cannot get your link to connect.

Thanks.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-17-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By SoCADesertRat
X2 on the anode rod in a Suburban Water Heater. ...

X2 on the anode rod in a Suburban Water Heater. You have to stay on top to those and change them regularly. I prefer to use magnesium or zinc rods instead of aluminum.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-17-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Could a possible source of the "smoking" be a...

Could a possible source of the "smoking" be a wheel bearing (because of a load shift) instead of or in addition to brakes?
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 08-15-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Thanks LadyFitz. I appreciate your...

Thanks LadyFitz.

I appreciate your observations.
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 08-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By SoCADesertRat
I intended to refer to customer contact - the...

I intended to refer to customer contact - the buyers' concerns with warranty issues -- not intending to infer that Jayco would not have any positive or negative influence over OR. "Parents" always...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Teflon Plate

Did NOT mean to infer grease on the Teflon plate -- that is what the plate is for -- not to have to use grease on the mating surfaces of the hitch and pin box.

I lube the hitch with the zerk...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-13-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Yes and yes! With the basic extended pin box the...

Yes and yes! With the basic extended pin box the chucking and bouncing and noise was disconcerting. After the install of the 5th Airborne extended pin box 6 1/2 years ago all has been tamed down. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-13-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By SoCADesertRat
If it works anything like my 5th Airborne pin box...

If it works anything like my 5th Airborne pin box it works for everything - all directions. On my 5th Airborne, the shock absorber and air bladder are inside the pin box instead of outside. It...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-13-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By SoCADesertRat
X2 for the grease on the pin plus the Teflon...

X2 for the grease on the pin plus the Teflon plate (disk).
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 08-12-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By SoCADesertRat
LadyFitz, As someone looking to replace my...

LadyFitz,
As someone looking to replace my current 5th Wheel, I would appreciate you sharing what it is you saw in the 2016 OR models that is "cheaper looking".
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Jayco Owner's Forum 08-12-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Jayco has in fact purchased Open Range. However,...

Jayco has in fact purchased Open Range. However, they operate as totally separate companies as far as we customers are concerned. Each has its own manufacturing, warranty service and staffs.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By SoCADesertRat
I have a 5th Airborne extended pin box and the...

I have a 5th Airborne extended pin box and the Reese Signature Series Hitch for 6 years. With the correct amount of air in the bladder of the pin box and the hitch lubricated properly you should...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-12-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 222,476
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Thanks for your reply. As for back pressure, my...

Thanks for your reply. As for back pressure, my limited but memorable engineering encounters have indicated that the furnace blower is rated at a constant rpm and consequently at a specific cu....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-09-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 222,476
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Bay Hill

We have never been inside a Bay Hill but were very interested in their 385BH. Unfortunately they are discontinuing that model this fall. We need a bunk model with an 18 cu ft or larger refrigerator...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-08-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 222,476
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Screen Under Vent Covers

MMasters -

What size screen mesh did you use so as not to reduce the furnace air flow and cause pressure back to the furnace blower?

Thanks.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-08-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Open Range Leveling

You might want to check out the Open Range Owners Website. There is much discussion on the four point electrical leveling system that is on your 5th Wheel. The electric units seem to be much more...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-01-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Fifth Airborne Pin Box

We have had a Fifth Airborne extended pin box for over 6 years and love it. Reese now has it in their line. It has both a shock absorber and inflatable bladder so you can adjust for the pin weight....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-31-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,622
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Thanks, class act outfit!

Thanks, class act outfit!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-28-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,622
Posted By SoCADesertRat
The Truck You Mention is a ?

Suiteowner --Would appreciate knowing what the truck is that you mention.

Thanks.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-19-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,968
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Thanks again to all for your inputs. Would have...

Thanks again to all for your inputs. Would have responded sooner, but my wife had a stroke just after we returned so have been addressing her recuperation. We took the trip from July 10-31, covering...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,968
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Thanks, skigramp -- You must be...

Thanks, skigramp --

You must be overwintering at the Santee Lakes Campround. We camp there 2 or three times a year. Nice place.

Appreciate your inputs very much. We are in the final stages of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 186,383
Posted By SoCADesertRat
Our 5th wheel came with Lippert 7K lbs. axles and...

Our 5th wheel came with Lippert 7K lbs. axles and their SBS (sealed bearing system). Within 2 months one bearing failed - poorly engineered system to hold the wheel on. One set of brakes were toast...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By SoCADesertRat
One thing to take into consideration is that...

One thing to take into consideration is that during the high travel season - like summer - many good campgrounds in the West are reserved well ahead of arrivals. Unless you don't care where you...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,968
Posted By SoCADesertRat
A ton of thanks to all three of you, bigskymt,...

A ton of thanks to all three of you, bigskymt, Tiff Inn and Ronnie. You have provided me with great insight. Based on Tiff's warning about 40, I plan to avoid it. Looks like we'll take the southern...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-22-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,968
Posted By SoCADesertRat
San Diego to Minneapolis Routes

Hi everyone - new to this forum.

We will be pulling a 40 foot 5er (22,200 lbs. GCVW) from San Diego to Minneapolis and back next month. This is the first time we have towed anywhere near that far...
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