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Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By johnlewis
Used to live near Fredericksburg, been there many...

Used to live near Fredericksburg, been there many times. Stayed at KOA. It was nice, and there are shady areas, with all the trees, but it is pretty far from town. There are so many "touristy"...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-14-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By johnlewis
It will seem like it is rushing out, because the...

It will seem like it is rushing out, because the water heater will suddenly spring a leak from rusting out.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-14-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By johnlewis
We have a Tire-SafeGuard system, which we...

We have a Tire-SafeGuard system, which we installed almost 2 years ago. We know it works, because we've had 2 flats on dually (inside tire, of course), and it gave us time to find a place to pull...
Forum: Freeways & Byways 09-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By johnlewis
Instead of going through Chicago, you might...

Instead of going through Chicago, you might consider heading north Toledo, go to the UP of Michigan. We made that trip this year, and the UP is beautiful. Stopped at The Henry Ford -...
Forum: Toy Haulers 09-30-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By johnlewis
Installed LED's in our 5er about 2 years ago. ...

Installed LED's in our 5er about 2 years ago. Did a lot of research, and found someone who had spent a lot on research, and found what worked. I followed their recommendations, and haven't had an...
Forum: Towing 09-30-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,436
Posted By johnlewis
My wife likes driving our rig (3500 DRW Ram & 37'...

My wife likes driving our rig (3500 DRW Ram & 37' 5er). She does at least 1/2 of the driving. She doesn't like backing into a site, so I do that with her on the walkie-talkie to help me in. I like...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-27-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,160
Posted By johnlewis
2x on Thomasbeau re walkie talkies, except I...

2x on Thomasbeau re walkie talkies, except I would recommend a good set. No more waving of arms, screaming, etc. Much less stress between partners when backing in.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 09-23-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By johnlewis
Yep, RVing can be unforgettable. I remind myself...

Yep, RVing can be unforgettable. I remind myself of the good times, when I'm not unforgetting the bad times. Had a hard three months on the road this summer. Did more fixing and spent more money...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-23-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,368
Posted By johnlewis
I have 2+ years on Hartland 235R85/16 tires that...

I have 2+ years on Hartland 235R85/16 tires that are load range G, made in China. Rated for 81 mph. I have been very happy with them. Cost less than $200.00 each. My TPMS has kept me out of...
Forum: Keystone Questions 08-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,585
Posted By johnlewis
The "check" light came on while you were driving,...

The "check" light came on while you were driving, not at the camp?
We've never had a problem leaving on Auto. Makes the switch from AC to propane with no trouble.
If the flame blew out, ignition...
Forum: Keystone Questions 08-19-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By johnlewis
I was told to treat the black tank after dumping,...

I was told to treat the black tank after dumping, whether you were moving on to another campsite, or storing the RV for the winter (freezing in SO AZ not a big problem).
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,125
Posted By johnlewis
The truck lanes usually have a large nozzle,...

The truck lanes usually have a large nozzle, since the pumping rate is high, to fill over the road trucks quickly. My 2012 Ram 3500 has a fill spout large enough for these nozzles. My friend's 2013...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,524
Posted By johnlewis
Cold tire pressure is supposed to be at 70...

Cold tire pressure is supposed to be at 70 degrees F. Of course, it's seldom we can check tire pressure at 70. However, adjusting for an ambient temperature that is a few degrees higher or lower...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By johnlewis
I vote for JT Strongarms, too. We have been very...

I vote for JT Strongarms, too. We have been very happy with how stable our 5er is now.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 08-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By johnlewis
ST tires are supposed to be used on travel...

ST tires are supposed to be used on travel trailers and 5th wheels. Check out https://rvingwithmarkpolk.com/2012/11/08/trailer-towing-st-tires-vs-lt-tires/
When we bought our 2006 Montana a couple...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 08-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By johnlewis
Have her watch the movie "The Long Long Trailer"...

Have her watch the movie "The Long Long Trailer" with Lucille Ball & Desi Arnez. That will probably stop her from wanting to ride in the trailer while moving.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-16-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,720
Posted By johnlewis
There is a GCWR for your truck. This is maximum...

There is a GCWR for your truck. This is maximum combined legal weight of your truck and whatever you tow. This along with GVWR and maximum payload will tell you if you are exceeding the truck's...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-12-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By johnlewis
I use wood under the stabilizers even on...

I use wood under the stabilizers even on concrete. Avoids the possibility of a rust stain when I leave. Want to leave the site as nice as when I got there.
rsl is right - you need to put wood or...
Forum: Technical Corner 08-12-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By johnlewis
We have 50A service on our Montana. When we have...

We have 50A service on our Montana. When we have a 30A pedestal, we have yet to have a problem, running 1 A/C, fridge on electric, water heater on electric. The "low voltage" error signal you got...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By johnlewis
We have a 37' Montana, and we can run one A/C...

We have a 37' Montana, and we can run one A/C unit until the ambient temp get into the upper 80's. Then we need both to stay comfortable. I agree with adding the 2nd unit. Upgrading to a 15,000...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 08-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By johnlewis
I have been running Hartland ST235/85R16's (Load...

I have been running Hartland ST235/85R16's (Load Range G) for 2 years - a little over 20,000 miles. No problems. OEM was ST235/80R16's, Load Range E. Hartland's fit with no problem, rated for 81...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,999
Posted By johnlewis
We tried (2) 35# bikes on a rack bolted to the...

We tried (2) 35# bikes on a rack bolted to the ladder, but it didn't seem sturdy enough for me (even without the front tires). We have a LWB Ram 3500 dually, so there was room to lay the bikes in...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By johnlewis
Do you have an EPDM (rubber) roof? If so, your...

Do you have an EPDM (rubber) roof? If so, your RV is about the age when you should use the Dicor cleaner/activator and Acrylic Roof Coating. We did our 2006 Montana last year, and the difference...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,258
Posted By johnlewis
Check out this website: http://rvtowcheck.com/ ...

Check out this website: http://rvtowcheck.com/

This will tell you what your F150 is capable of towing. The GVWR, GCWR, etc. that you need to make the calculations should be listed in your Owners...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-29-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By johnlewis
Look at this website:...

Look at this website: http://fifthwheelst.com/rvtc_calculator.html
You input the information shown for the 5th wheel you are considering, and it will tell you if the vehicle you are considering will...
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