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Forum: Forum Admin, News & Member Account Info Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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Views: 947
Posted By CaptnJohn
Fine on the email but the password has long been...

Fine on the email but the password has long been forgotten...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-29-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By CaptnJohn
I do the same with AC. The floor register is easy...

I do the same with AC. The floor register is easy to replace with an adjustable vent. Need to find the correct one for the AC/heat ump vent.
Forum: Towing 11-25-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,935
Posted By CaptnJohn
"Originally Posted by Lisa B Have a 2014 Ford...

"Originally Posted by Lisa B
Have a 2014 Ford 250 6.7 diesel. Was seriously thinking about purchasing a Carbon 357 but have figured out its just too big for our truck. We cannot afford nor desire...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-18-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By CaptnJohn
When they come out with a truck/camera that will...

When they come out with a truck/camera that will back a 43 foot 5er I'll buy the 1st one.
Forum: Towing 11-18-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,002
Posted By CaptnJohn
Not all, Watched a customer at CW get really...

Not all, Watched a customer at CW get really pissed when the salesman told him he could buy the 5er but they would not put the hitch on his 1500 or let it leave if he put a hitch on the truck....
Forum: New Member Check in! 11-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By CaptnJohn
For more than minor weekend use I too would stay...

For more than minor weekend use I too would stay away from anything that said 'lite'. Cougars are good IMO. We had a 303rls and sold it to a neighbor. The only reason we sold is we often spend 2...
Forum: Full-timers & Snowbirds 11-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By CaptnJohn
Have been forwarding my mail for years, just 3...

Have been forwarding my mail for years, just 3 1/2 months at a time. Never missed a beat! Yesterday, the 3rd time this week, I have to deliver a package UPS screwed up again because they cannot read?
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-28-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By CaptnJohn
That is the one I bought a while back. Then...

That is the one I bought a while back. Then Amazon wanted $129 and Farm & Fleet was $87 + FREE shipping.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By CaptnJohn
Took the Ford gate off and added a 5er gate to...

Took the Ford gate off and added a 5er gate to make life easier...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,835
Posted By CaptnJohn
Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

Thank you! My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-07-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,544
Posted By CaptnJohn
Semi-trailers to RVs is comparing apples to...

Semi-trailers to RVs is comparing apples to elephants. Totally different compounds. Different applications, my 5er has 4' more from the axel to tail than a trailer. Rarely do they 'curb' a tire. As a...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-07-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,544
Posted By CaptnJohn
True and the company will provide a weight/psi...

True and the company will provide a weight/psi chart if requested.
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 10-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,544
Posted By CaptnJohn
Sailun S637. The same tire coming on Montana...

Sailun S637. The same tire coming on Montana today.
Forum: Towing 09-30-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,536
Posted By CaptnJohn
Maybe because I'm an old fart at 70, maybe...

Maybe because I'm an old fart at 70, maybe because I've been towing since the 1970s, maybe because I was a fleet manager for many years ~~ but I see some stupid drivers on the roads today. Maybe...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-23-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By CaptnJohn
Bought this one at etrailer for around $90. Works...

Bought this one at etrailer for around $90. Works fantastic.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-23-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,760
Posted By CaptnJohn
Tires take a minimum of 5 years to earn a good or...

Tires take a minimum of 5 years to earn a good or bad reputation. Endurance is looking OK as reported by those paying to test them. A 5er with a GVWR over around 13,000# and especially around 15,000#...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,752
Posted By CaptnJohn
In 2015 e bought a new 2016 Cougar ~ not a lit or...

In 2015 e bought a new 2016 Cougar ~ not a lit or 1/2 ton. We had it 13 months with only a few minor problems over 13 months and 13,500 miles. All were taken care of under warranty. At 34' it was a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-22-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,236
Posted By CaptnJohn
Nothing easier to use than a diesel when pulling....

Nothing easier to use than a diesel when pulling. Especially when needing fuel, just go in with the big boys.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,558
Posted By CaptnJohn
I only use the truck lanes when the 43' 5er is...

I only use the truck lanes when the 43' 5er is hooked, and then always do. I prefer Pilot/Flying J as using their card is 9 cents off ( GS Elite) and do not get a bill to send a check in, just...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 08-16-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,168
Posted By CaptnJohn
Sailun S637 have the best rep and are on new...

Sailun S637 have the best rep and are on new Montana 5ers. The 235/80/16 rated at 4080# and the 235/85/16 are rated at 4400#at 110 psi. The company has a psi/weight chart down to 80 psi. Made in...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 08-12-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,394
Posted By CaptnJohn
What a mess. Good luck with insurance!

What a mess. Good luck with insurance!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,397
Posted By CaptnJohn
Well,,, I'd never suggest do or don't. My truck...

Well,,, I'd never suggest do or don't. My truck payload is a little less, GAWRs are the same, GCWR a little less, max trailer 15,200. Loaded ready to snowbird just under 14K. Pulled over 14K miles in...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,665
Posted By CaptnJohn
I have never had wheels off the ground except...

I have never had wheels off the ground except when new. I took it to the tire dealer and had 4 Sailuns installed (plus the spare). Instead of jacking each side Ground Control 3.0 was used, well the...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-09-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,667
Posted By CaptnJohn
Yes, had a few of those dreaded little round...

Yes, had a few of those dreaded little round monsters. About 3 units back traded them for a button that says 'auto level'.
Forum: Keystone Questions 08-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By CaptnJohn
If your 5er has 50 amp service I'd be shocked if...

If your 5er has 50 amp service I'd be shocked if it was not prewired for the 2nd AC. If 30 amp, all bets are off. Easy to check ~ just remove the inside of the hatch cover.
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