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RE: Fifth Wheel toppers

I have had them on some campers and some did not. I currently have them on all three slides because they do work nicely and really help keep debris off. Plus they help from the sun cooking the top of the slides a great deal. Wouldn't be without them.
[email protected] 01/26/23 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

No I am staying in Middlebury. We have an appointment at MorRyde to have our suspension upgraded to IS and disc brakes. Just looking at the route you are taking 31 to 24 up 15 looks ok too. 15 is closer to Middlebury which is one reason I was thinking of that route. I don't mind some traffic but road construction is the pits sometimes especially if there are detours involved. It looks like I have several options. I will look at DOT's construction map for some ideas as well. Thanks to all.
[email protected] 01/11/23 08:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Summer before last there was a lot of construction on 31 and also 20. Since Goshen is my hometown, I visit there every summer. My sister lives just off 15 south of Warsaw. True, there are a few towns, but a charming drive and I normally choose that over 31/20. Dale Thank you. I have been thru on I-69 but never used 15. The only pics of the road I could find on the internet were dated so I was wondering. It sounds like you travel that road enough and I value your opinion. I just did not want to get stuck on a road pulling a 40 footer that was stop and go too much.
[email protected] 01/10/23 06:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 15 Indiana

Thanks to both of you for your suggestion. While I am not in a hurry I still don't want to get in a bunch of congestion and small towns with stop lights. I can hit 31 in Indianapolis to I-20.
[email protected] 01/09/23 05:38pm Roads and Routes
Hwy 15 Indiana

I will be leaving the Knoxville Tn area heading up to Elkhart later on this year. I am considering running up Hwy 15 in Indiana once I hit I-69 getting on it around the Marion area. Not being in a rush I would like to take it easy. To those in the know how is Hwy 15?
[email protected] 01/09/23 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: GSMNP close trails to allow black bears to feed

Should have a guessing contest as to how many idiots will sneak in and get mauled. Amen to that. We were in Cades Cove a few years back and the park rangers had hired around 12 volunteers using yellow crime tape to secure black bears feeding on walnut. Yes the bears were just off the road so getting a good pic was easy but folks were parking and walking back to get closer. Some folks were trying to cross the crime tape. Go figure !!
[email protected] 10/28/22 09:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Not destroying the awning

We spend four months on the Outer Banks. We have the dual stage latitude awning by Carefree. The only time I bring mine in is when we leave for a few days. That being said it has a wind sensor in the tube that brings it in automatically if the wind picks up. The newer awnings are made to withstand more wind than the older awnings. We have had several types of campers to compare it to. If I wanted to upgrade that is what I would put on.
[email protected] 10/08/22 04:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Inflatable hot tub vs. regular unit

Don't have the inflatable kind but we have had one for 16 years. You will use it a lot during the cold weather but as soon as it warms up your desire will wane some. If you like them when you stay in vacation homes periodically I would spend the money for a regular before going inflatable. Just my thoughts.
[email protected] 08/15/22 12:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fifth wheel mileage question

I would not be overly concerned with the weight/height but really concerned with the floor plan I wanted. Most fivers run 13 feet and a few inches to top of a/c's regardless. Now your mpg will run 9.3 to 10.5 depending on the terrain and more importantly your speed. I had a F-250 diesel pulling a heavy 28 foot Sunnybrook fiver and ran 10.5 fairly consistently. Our 40 foot motor home with a cummins got 9.5 to 10.5. Now with the setup in my sig I get 9.3 the majority of the time. I run 65ish on interstates and 59ish on primary roads. I will stress again though, go with the floor plan that you want or you will be sorry a few months, years down the road.
[email protected] 07/28/22 04:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A/C

I expect BRFNK has the same issue I do-----humidity. Our fiver is well insulated and with it being under a shelter out of the sun the a/c's only run periodically. I try to maintain 50 to 60% humidity by adjusting the temp. Over many years of doing so I have been successful in doing this over the summer months. I don't sweat a few extra bucks over the summer since we are not home that much anyway.
[email protected] 07/22/22 08:50am Beginning RVing
RE: A/C

Ours stays plugged in year round. I keep the a/c set on 82 in the hot months. The residential frig stays on year round just like the ones in my garage and kitchen. I think it is better for residential frigs than shutting them down. However, our fiver stays packed year round. The closet is full of both winter and summer clothing. The fiver is ready to roll at a whim. During the winter I use several damp rid buckets along with a small ceramic electric heater. It is under a shed out of the sun and weather. Do yours like you feel is best.
[email protected] 07/21/22 04:51pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fifth wheel length question

When we were going back to a fiver from a 40 foot dp, we were only concerned with the floor plans and what would fit our life style. I never let length dictate the floor plan we wanted. It took us around two years to find and decide on the fiver in my sig. I have talked to a lot of folks who regretted letting the length take precedence over the floor plan that was actually desired. Every foot makes a difference somewhere in the floor plan.
[email protected] 07/17/22 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

Little surprised at the answers. I have a set and use them just about every time I am at a site with full hookups. I don't use them at a dump station of course, but I find that at a site the port is always a few inches tall and the supports help overcome the hump. Also, without any support, I find the sudden rush of opening the valve really pulls on the connection point of the hose to the RV and keeps the hose from getting a little squirrely. It also keeps the hose off the ground and getting muddy etc. Only takes a minute to set them up and provide the easiest way for a straight shot. To each his own. I just never realized so many people were against them. I use mine as well. As far as being surprised, there are a lot of things talked about in this forum that surprise me :E
[email protected] 07/13/22 09:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Fifth wheel length question

When we went back to a fiver from a mh, we were only concerned with the floor plans in regard to what we wanted and that would meet our expectations. It happened to be a 40 footer but if it had been longer so be it. Based on your question I would shoot for what fits your needs and go that route.
[email protected] 07/10/22 02:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC on or off?

I keep ours set at 82 while it is under the shelter. I also leave my frig on year round. It is a residential frig however. As already stated on this thread, we have our fiver packed just like our house. It is always ready to roll.
[email protected] 06/15/22 04:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curiosity of RV Park parking?

Some parks don't want to kill the grass which the levelers would if off the concrete. But the main reason I don't put my fiver over is I prefer to keep the levelers on the concrete. Now if I was only staying a few nights it would not bother me but generally I stay two weeks or more at a park. There are a lot of cg's that were built when most folks had short campers and shorter trucks. I just don't sweat the small stuff.
[email protected] 06/14/22 04:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping Courtesies

ferndaleflyer's got it right. All you grumpy old men can stay home. Thank goodness a few of us think alike. If all the items in this thread bugged me I would stay home. Normally I read post like this and just shake my head but this one is something else.
[email protected] 04/24/22 06:40am RV Lifestyle
RE: Tow dolly or not?

When we had our dp motor home I pulled a ACME dolly with surge brakes. I towed a Toyota Highlander and a Lincoln MKZ with no issues whatsoever. The ACME will store upright which is a plus in a cg or at home if space is an issue. Eventually I went to a Ford Fiesta five speed pulling four down. I used the Ready Brute Elite system. I never had a problem with any of the above.
[email protected] 04/18/22 04:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: Nexgard or Bravecto chewable flea and tick protection

No one is more protective of their fur babies than we are. We were using Advantix on our small dog. Suddenly she started having fleas and that was within one week of me applying the Advantix. Since the bites were causing dermatitis our vet suggested Bravecto. She has no ill side effects from it. Our large dog still uses Frontline and it still works for him. He cannot use any type of pill for fleas since he had idiopathic seizures. The only thing I do different is during the cold winter months when we are home and not travelling I will put Advantix on Lucie and give her body a break from the pill. This works well and the vet does not have a problem with us doing that. We have not seen a flea on her since the Bravecto.
[email protected] 04/15/22 05:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Yellowstone with pets

I really appreciate the low keyed, common sense posts on this subject. A lot of times it gets way out of line. Lantley is correct, we have two Verizon mi-fi hotspots. One stays in the fiver and the other one goes with us. The one we keep on our person only has 10 gb but we only use it to make sure our smart phones have a connection. Everyone has good points on this subject.
[email protected] 03/21/22 05:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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