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Forum: Fifth Wheels Today, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31
Posted By JRTJH
Are you sure it's a ShurFlo pump? Many (maybe...

Are you sure it's a ShurFlo pump? Many (maybe most) Keystone RV's have FloJet pumps as OEM. The "main difference" (other than preference) is that ShurFlo pumps use threaded inlet/outlet...
Forum: Technical Corner Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By JRTJH
The Air Conditioner is on its own 20 amp circuit...

The Air Conditioner is on its own 20 amp circuit breaker, so that "should" open before the campground 30 amp breaker (depending on what other loads you have drawing power inside the trailer)...
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Forum: Technical Corner Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By JRTJH
Does the A/C do the same thing on shore power? ...

Does the A/C do the same thing on shore power?

It may be the heat causing the A/C compressor to overload and it simply can't keep up with the pressure requirement to push the refrigerant...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By JRTJH
Having installed lots and LOTS of large decals on...

Having installed lots and LOTS of large decals on airplanes, when you get them on August 13th, UNROLL THEM AND STORE THEM FLAT !!!!! Otherwise, the "non-stick paper" will start to separate from the...
Forum: Towing Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By JRTJH
That "measurement technique" might be what's used...

That "measurement technique" might be what's used in Tennessee. In Michigan, a rig is measured "from the front most point to the rear of the most prominent projection"... In other words, put a...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,169
Posted By JRTJH
I couldn't begin to count the number of times...

I couldn't begin to count the number of times I've linked an old thread to a new question rather than type all those answers again.... I like the "fine wine" comparison. I've been laying laminate...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By JRTJH
Yep.... When we first moved back to Michigan...

Yep.... When we first moved back to Michigan (from Louisiana) we wore jackets every night in July... Now, we're taking those jackets off in April when it gets above 50F... We don't need a...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By JRTJH
I remember a time when if your house didn't have...

I remember a time when if your house didn't have "coppertone appliances and formica countertops" it wouldn't sell, then it was "avocado appliances with woodblock counters" then it was "black...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By JRTJH
Consider yourself fortunate. The next time you...

Consider yourself fortunate. The next time you have your hitch out of the truck, take one of the "swing arm, locking bolt, puck" assemblies apart and fit the puck into the oval hole in your bed. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By JRTJH
There may only be one valve on your water heater,...

There may only be one valve on your water heater, located on the lower "cold water input PEX line". On that type, there is no "manual valve" on the hot water outlet, rather a "one way valve"...
Forum: Travel Trailers Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By JRTJH
^^^Seldom have I seen a more true assessment of...

^^^Seldom have I seen a more true assessment of RV ownership. They are slapped together by sometimes incompetent workers, problems ignored by QC in order to meet production schedules, towed to...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By JRTJH
If you have your CURT installation manual handy,...

If you have your CURT installation manual handy, I'm talking about item #7 (puck) and item #2 (locking bolt) Go to your hitch and remove one of the cotter pins, nut and pull the locking bolt and...
Forum: Fifth Wheels Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By JRTJH
We do a lot of boondocking and typically tow the...

We do a lot of boondocking and typically tow the fifth wheel with the boat behind it down 1 lane dirt/gravel roads to get to a 5 or 6 site state forest campground that has no facilities except a pit...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-29-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By JRTJH
I have a CURT A16 hitch on the Ford in bed puck...

I have a CURT A16 hitch on the Ford in bed puck system. According to the CURT installation instructions, adjust the castellated nuts on the swing arms tighter until the swing arms can be moved to...
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-29-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By JRTJH
^^^ YEP !!!! Back in my "hold my beer and...

^^^ YEP !!!!

Back in my "hold my beer and watch this" days, I'd have jumped in that rig and "tried it to see if it would buck at 75MPH like it does at 45MPH....

Now days, it hurts too much...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-29-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By JRTJH
Quite a few people will run their A/C fan on low...

Quite a few people will run their A/C fan on low to reduce noise in the trailer. Doing that slows down the velocity of air over the evaporator coils and the condensation that collects on them can't...
Forum: Keystone Questions 07-29-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By JRTJH
There appears to be some damage to the "fake wood...

There appears to be some damage to the "fake wood covering" on the front slide between the first and second door. It looks like the vinyl contact paper has been pulled off that part of the slide. ...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-29-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By JRTJH
First, the water pump output flow is NOT...

First, the water pump output flow is NOT connected to the gray tanks except through the sink drain. So, a "leak" or "continuous running pump" can NOT put water into the gray tank through the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By JRTJH
Here's one (of many) places to start a search for...

Here's one (of many) places to start a search for a different truck: ...
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-29-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By JRTJH
Yep, I got my "2003 specs" from this link: ...

Yep, I got my "2003 specs" from this link: https://www.cars.com/research/dodge-ram_2500-2003/specs/101096/

Without knowing what model truck and how it's equipped, any guess is just that, a...
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-29-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By JRTJH
Here's the link to the thread Jasin1 posted: ...

Here's the link to the thread Jasin1 posted: https://www.keystoneforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33122
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-29-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By JRTJH
Where did you get those ratings? I don't believe...

Where did you get those ratings? I don't believe that Dodge made a 2500 series truck in 2003 with a GVWR that high. The series, if I remember correctly, put the 3500 single rear wheel series in the...
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-28-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By JRTJH
Might well be a 9200 pound GVWR. I simply don't...

Might well be a 9200 pound GVWR. I simply don't know but can assure it's not the 10K of "today's trucks"... So, rather than "chase possibilities without knowing the real weights we're dealing...
Forum: Towing 07-28-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By JRTJH
There are "lots of pitfalls" in the way Keystone...

There are "lots of pitfalls" in the way Keystone wrote that "new section in the manual"....

First, they state, "Towing allowed only with select fifth wheel trailers".

Then, they state, "Don't...
Forum: Toy Haulers 07-28-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By JRTJH
Ok, nobody has yet discussed the "elephant in the...

Ok, nobody has yet discussed the "elephant in the room"...

A 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel. If I remember correctly, the GVWR is around 8500-8800 pounds. With the diesel, and "typical owner added...
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