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Forum: Fifth Wheels 01-31-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Thomasbeau
I have a 2018 Hideout 299RLDS FW. The plumbing...

I have a 2018 Hideout 299RLDS FW. The plumbing looks identical to the photos shown. The black valve handle on mine is up under the sidewall above the pipe. It's a cable pull through the frame. You...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 12-16-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Thomasbeau
We purchased the peel and stick tiles from...

We purchased the peel and stick tiles from Amazon. Very easy to apply and pretty inexpensive. They look great but we have only had them for one season so I can't comment on the durability.


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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 11-07-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By Thomasbeau
This is exactly a problem I had in the past too....

This is exactly a problem I had in the past too. Element burned out and GFCI continually tripped. Bought a new element at Lowes for about $10 and problem went away.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 11-04-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Thomasbeau
Hi, we have a 2018 Keystone Hideout 299rlds fifth...

Hi, we have a 2018 Keystone Hideout 299rlds fifth wheel and we have three takes total. One black tank, a standard gray water tank and what I call a galley tank that appears to be dedicated to only...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 10-28-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By Thomasbeau
We refused to spend $60 for some of the custom...

We refused to spend $60 for some of the custom tire covers out there. My DW wanted a Jack Russell dog cover. I bought the cheapo plain white cover from Amazon and got a $10 vinyl sticker off e-Bay....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By Thomasbeau
I also added the Tibren's a few months back. Work...

I also added the Tibren's a few months back. Work great on my F250 and unlike the airbags require zero maintenance once installed.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-30-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,147
Posted By Thomasbeau
Nope, it was a leftover that the sales manager...

Nope, it was a leftover that the sales manager drove around for a month or so and put about 1000 miles on it. I ended up paying $27K out the door.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-30-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,147
Posted By Thomasbeau
Here's my original window sticker for my 2002...

Here's my original window sticker for my 2002 F250, sorry it's a little ragged, it is 17 years old. Still running like a champ but your not gonna find these prices new anymore...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 09-30-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Thomasbeau
My DW and I have stayed at Cherry Hill a couple...

My DW and I have stayed at Cherry Hill a couple times in the past. Once with children and once without. The kids had a great time, always something for them to do. Be choosy if you can when picking a...
Forum: General RV Issues 09-25-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Thomasbeau
Ladder mount bike rack

Just curious to get some opinions regarding ladder mount bike racks. We used one for years with our Forest River Wildcat to carry two mountain bikes but our Hideout 5'ver seems to have a ladder...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 09-25-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Thomasbeau
Something to consider when buying the "pink...

Something to consider when buying the "pink stuff" antifreeze...

There are two possible primary ingredients, and they affect the price dramatically. One is Ethanol, it is cheaper and is the one...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-24-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Thomasbeau
Not really expecting better performance, my true...

Not really expecting better performance, my true goal is longevity. My 02 still looks showroom new and I want to keep the engine running like new as long as possible. If the synthetic blend cuts...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Thomasbeau
My location is up in the northeast corner of...

My location is up in the northeast corner of Connecticut. So it can get pretty cold here in the middle of the winter. This time I decided to give the Rotella T5 15w-40 synth blend a try. I also...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 09-23-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By Thomasbeau
Check the gap between the electrodes of the...

Check the gap between the electrodes of the ignitor. We had a similar issue and the gap was too close. The gap should only be about the thickness of a quarter.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-18-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By Thomasbeau
I have a 2002 F250 Supercab with the 6.5 short...

I have a 2002 F250 Supercab with the 6.5 short bed with a 16K Reese Slider. We used to tow a 2005 Forest River Wildcat. There was one time where I didn't slide back the hitch back and we ended up...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-17-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,392
Posted By Thomasbeau
Once we were camping in NH and the couple next to...

Once we were camping in NH and the couple next to our site had 4 full size Irish Setters in a vintage camper that could not have been bigger than 15 feet. They set up orange storm fencing across the...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 09-17-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,392
Posted By Thomasbeau
We have two cats and a Jack Russell terrier at...

We have two cats and a Jack Russell terrier at home. When we travel the cats stay home but the dog always travels with us. My DW loves the dog probably more than she loves me so the dog always tags...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Thomasbeau
Yes, it appears that there is a T6 15w-40. Here...

Yes, it appears that there is a T6 15w-40. Here is the Amazon link...
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Thomasbeau
7.3 Oil Change questions

My TV is a 2002 F-250 with the 7.3. I have owned it since it was new and its just shy of 150k. It used to be my everyday driver but now it only takes me to bank on weekends and pulls the Hideout for...
Forum: Keystone Questions 09-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,694
Posted By Thomasbeau
I mentioned because mine went bad once. If you...

I mentioned because mine went bad once. If you find it to be the culprit I personally would skip the hassle of the warranty repair. I picked up a new element and cheap wrench at Home Depot or Lower...
Forum: Keystone Questions 09-11-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,694
Posted By Thomasbeau
It's possible that the heating element is bad....

It's possible that the heating element is bad. Have you checked it with an ohm meter? With the power disconnected the reading should be somewhere around 14 ohms, maybe a little higher or lower but in...
Forum: Technical Corner 09-11-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,117
Posted By Thomasbeau
Our 2018 Hideout came with the 50" Summit TV that...

Our 2018 Hideout came with the 50" Summit TV that also had Roku on the remote. In our case the remote can control a Roku device but there is no built in hardware in our TV.

The TV did have a...
Forum: Technical Corner 09-11-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Thomasbeau
I have that same protector and can also verify...

I have that same protector and can also verify that it works fine with a 50 to 30 amp dog bone. Never have had an issue and used it many times.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-23-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,547
Posted By Thomasbeau
CaptnJohn, easier said than done. My DW thinks...

CaptnJohn, easier said than done. My DW thinks the 5er tailgates are ugly. So in translation I should stop thinking about getting one, lol.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 08-23-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,547
Posted By Thomasbeau
I have a 2002 F250 Supercab with the 6.5 short...

I have a 2002 F250 Supercab with the 6.5 short bed with a 16K Reese Slider. We used to tow a 2005 Forest River Wildcat. There was one time where I didn't slide back the hitch back and we ended up...
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