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Forum: New Member Check in! 07-14-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Dave W
Welcome from further Upstate NY

Welcome from further Upstate NY
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-14-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By Dave W
I guess I should have 'splained my method. This...

I guess I should have 'splained my method. This is only how I did it. others may differ

- fully empty tanks with the valved closed
- pour in about a half of the gallon in each tank through a sink...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-13-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Dave W
Our add-on is a Dometic Penguin low profile. ...

Our add-on is a Dometic Penguin low profile.

Virtually any other a/c would put us at over the 'magic' 13'6" height number by a couple inches since I also have taller springs and a 1" spacer on...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-13-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By Dave W
Thought I should finally report back about this...

Thought I should finally report back about this little problem.

I picked up a gallon of veggie oil at less then 5 bucks at Wally World. Half went in each gray tank. Mow the slide handle works with...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-13-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Dave W
I have not used these packets but occasionally,...

I have not used these packets but occasionally, not every dump, use the bottled odor control stuff and have been for many tears.

FWIW, our black tank flows way to slowly to evacuate it completely...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-13-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Dave W
Per Dexter axle - 12mos or 12,000 miles which is...

Per Dexter axle - 12mos or 12,000 miles which is exactly what the cars before encapsulated bearings took over about 20 years ago. The first inspection and repack should be after you take possession...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-12-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Dave W
John - no for your 1 & 2 'guesses'. I...

John - no for your 1 & 2 'guesses'.

I think, after the others have made their 'guess' is that it was for the original and now trashed spare lift and/om manual rear stabilizers. I have a couple...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-12-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Dave W
Nope - the slides are BAL cable and I have 2-3 of...

Nope - the slides are BAL cable and I have 2-3 of their supplied flex tools for use in a cordless drill
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-12-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Dave W
Could have been though that piece of junk went to...

Could have been though that piece of junk went to the steel dumpster at the transfer station a couple years ago after dragging the spare one too many times.
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-12-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Dave W
What is it?

I've been doing the RV 'thing' for a long time. Most RVs come with tools that it is pretty evident as to what they do. I pulled one out yesterday that I've carried around assuming (and ya'll know...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Dave W
We just use any common septic system safe. often...

We just use any common septic system safe. often single ply, TP, regardless of brand name. We have tried the RV TPs but have found that they will disintegrate while using it but not necessarily in...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-09-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,219
Posted By Dave W
Interestint that folks 'complain' about failing...

Interestint that folks 'complain' about failing trim. The only one we had fall off really didn't. I pulled it off when I slipped while adjusting the kitchen slide, grabbed it and off it came. I can...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Dave W
If you feel you need a built in flusher, CAMCO...

If you feel you need a built in flusher, CAMCO makes a 'Tornado' but reviews are only mediocre at best.

If you have a separate sewer drain hook up for that rear tank, both Camco and Valterra make...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Dave W
You pay DEARLY for anything that says Tiffen plus...

You pay DEARLY for anything that says Tiffen plus whatever I've seen had too small of a diameter fan to move air quietly at a reasonable speed, i.e. the one in our now long gone Titanium which roared
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-08-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Dave W
Unless you have two toilets, you only need one...

Unless you have two toilets, you only need one black tank. If you have a second toilet you should have a second black tank which then should have its own flusher. Gray water tanks will never...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-08-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By Dave W
A search for a 12 volt ceiling fan to tie into...

A search for a 12 volt ceiling fan to tie into any permanently live 12VDC ceiling wiring will probably be successful but these fans are often pretty useless. If I really felt that this mod was...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-06-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Dave W
First of all, you will love having a long bed. So...

First of all, you will love having a long bed. So much better (that is until you try to park in a tight parking lot:D(

Yes, you can install a B&W turnover hitch reversed. Yes, my set of...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-05-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Dave W
Very nice mod. My wife has been muttering about a...

Very nice mod. My wife has been muttering about a slide out pantry - so for sure she will not be "allowed" to see this thread though I have assed several shelves to gaping hole cabinets
Forum: Keystone Questions 07-05-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Dave W
Ours leaked ---- and on every RV we have ever...

Ours leaked ---- and on every RV we have ever owned. That is until it gets replaced with a good (read more expensive) version. On this 5er, the shut off valve popped out and I just replaced with a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By Dave W
An RV to me is a DIYers dream. If you are handy,...

An RV to me is a DIYers dream. If you are handy, there is lots of room for improvement or additions and exactly what I (we!) have been doing.

A few that have been done to ours

- A real bed...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 06-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dave W
That's right. I'm making a another one just for...

That's right. I'm making a another one just for traveling from 1/2 x 1/2 opening hardware screening from Home Depot. I suspect the MORrtde version may have that restriction too.
Forum: Travel Trailers 06-28-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,272
Posted By Dave W
Whatever it ends up at is what you and your sig...

Whatever it ends up at is what you and your sig other are comfortable driving. There is no hard and fast rule. In the Northeast - a couple hundred may be enough. In the mid and South West - 350-500...
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues 06-28-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Dave W
A good mastic will hold it up well. ust make...

A good mastic will hold it up well.

ust make sure that you do a good roof to belly PDI before you sign off on the delivery. Montana 5rs like every other brand have quality problems that are...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 06-28-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dave W
We have the Lippert steps and with that 50 larger...

We have the Lippert steps and with that 50 larger top step, think that's the best choice for us. I added the MORryde box after I took the original 'springboard' steps off. This is not a huge box but...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 06-22-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Dave W
Worth a try though I thought the plastic might be...

Worth a try though I thought the plastic might be too thick.

Update: Put a gear drive clamp on and around the tabs and that valve seems to be tight. It still rotates as it should. Hopefully that...
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