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RE: Generator pros and cons

I have the 2800 Champion inverter generator. If I was doing it again, I would probably bite the bullet and buy 2 smaller Hondas, for 2 reasons. One is the weight, second is the noise. If it's generator time and I walk around the campground, even in econo-mode,mine is much louder than the little Hondas I see. We don't do a whole lot of boondocking, so I have yet to run the A/C in a campground. JK
JKJavelin 10/09/19 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

That's one of the reasons we bought an Open Range fifth wheel. Our 31 footer has 85 fresh, 82 gray, 41 black and 10 gallon water heater. It's no longer made, but the new model closest to it has 97 gray. JK
JKJavelin 10/07/19 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How tight are the lugs? Repacking bearings.

From the link above, I read that 120 to 130 is what I should torque them to. Since my wrench was already set at 125, I went with it. Thanks guys. FYI, you should always unload your torque wrench after using it....bring the setting back down to near keep it in calibration. I ruined my first one that way. JK
JKJavelin 09/28/19 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2016 Highland Ridge LF319RLS

There was a bad batch of gearboxes for the slides for 2016 Open Range,but on this unit at least some may have already been replaced. If you want to check, they are located inside the cabin on the wall behind the slide trim above the slide. You'll see the round motor attached to the rectangular gearbox. The gearbox will have a label with the serial number. If it starts with a 15 it's suspect. The first 2 digits are for the year produced (2015). If it has a 17 or 18 it's been replaced with a newer design. Not a deal breaker, but I'd have a spare on hand. About $80. Otherwise, people seem to be happy with their Lights. JK
JKJavelin 09/13/19 01:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper T boned while enRoute on camping trip

Quite the experience pat. Perhaps the most frustrating part save for someone getting injured is the value of an older vehicle to the owner, if it's well kept, compared to the book value when it gets totalled. is very important to talk with your insurance company if your vehicle is worth more than a typical vehicle of that age. Local guy bought a 67 Cougar back in the 90s. It was driveable, so he just added it to his insurance policy. He did one of the most amazing frame-off restorations I have ever seen, much less by a guy in his garage. Car was custom, but still looked like one did back when they were on the street. Crager SS wheels, a black metal flake paint job that looked like it was 6” deep and custom black leather interior. 351C under the hood with performance parts everywhere. Drunk guy T-boned him at an intersection. Insurance paid something like $600. He had $3000 in the seats alone! Hard to believe someone so talented could be so foolish with an expensive vehicle. Collector car insurance is very cheap with full coverage, zero deductible. And many policies have automatic increasing car value year to year. JK
JKJavelin 09/08/19 02:18pm Towing
RE: RVing YouTube videos???

We like many listed above especially Slim Potato Head, Grand Adventure and Nomadic Fanatic. JK
JKJavelin 09/07/19 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

I put the Endurance on my 5th wheel in June of last year and have close to 18,000 miles on them. They are wearing fairly evenly and expect I'll get about 25,000 miles from them. The biggest negative about them is that they start out with only 1/4" deep tread. JK
JKJavelin 09/05/19 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Level on sloped campsites. How? Unique to 5er's

I guess that's the way it is with those drop-frame rigs. I did notice that the front ends of them look mighty low and was wondering if that would cause any issues like dragging on driveway approaches with low clearances. JK
JKJavelin 08/17/19 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Level on sloped campsites. How? Unique to 5er's

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JKJavelin 08/17/19 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: using wifi while camping

This is a VERY good question. My wife will sit in the truck with ACC on for the wifi to post pics and whatever, although I recently installed a Winegard wifi 4G for the trailer. But if I don't buy 4G data from Winegard, she'll sit in the truck for an hour using the truck wifi. JK
JKJavelin 08/11/19 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2011 Open Range Roamer RF316RLS

The 316 is the smallest in the Open Range Roamer line. I would think if a 2011 was gonna crack it would have happened by now. They did have a fix for that early issue but I don't recall when that was. What they did was add gussets in the framing near the propane tanks. You would be able to see that when opening the propane doors. By the way, Open Range is not the only brand with cracking frames. JK
JKJavelin 08/11/19 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grand Design purchase

What's their mantra??? Customers For Life??? Well, looks like they lost one. Open Range used to treat customers like family. Not any more! JK
JKJavelin 08/11/19 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water Filters

Here's a few options: One of the stupidest RV videos I've seen, and part of the continuing trend of for-profit RV advice sites trying to drive people to their monetized YouTube/web site. The couple in this video appear to be above board by admitting they accepted "free" water filters and systems from several commercial sites. However, their claim that they weren't influenced by these freebies is BS as their favorite purification system is the most expensive and selected because their dog likes the water. The couple's water "research" appears to be limited to Google searches of water contaminants which appear in a fast scroll list during their video. Wow! So cool. Also, their water filter system research appears to be limited to what they were given. Finally, I don't think they understood what each system was filtering. Their evaluations seemed to be primarily based on (A) Ease of use (B) American made (C) Information the seller provided. Their final test -- did their dog drink the water? You betcha. Like my wife just said: A dog will drink out of a toilet.
JKJavelin 08/05/19 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

Nice job Twinstick! I bought one of those from Demco and the first thing I thought was it was way overpriced. JK
JKJavelin 08/03/19 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is your favorite COE CG in Georgia

Not helping the OP here, but today I just made a reservation for a week in late Sept. at Carter's Lake (Woodring campground) and a week in October at Hartwell Lake (Watsadler capground). Now looking in North Carolina at Bandit's Roost campground. All COE and look like nice places. JK
JKJavelin 07/29/19 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pleated shade only raises half way?

Check to see if strings are not frayed or knotted. Also, if I recall, there are grommets that guide the strings. ryoung ^^This. In the 2 years we've owned our fifth wheel, I've fixed several and just did one last week. The strings fray and eventually break. Usually the big windows. JK
JKJavelin 07/29/19 05:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Louisiana State Parks

We stayed at Grand Isle State Park in March, 2018. Nice place at the Gulf but not a whole lot else in the area. Never saw a state park with free laundry room before. JK
JKJavelin 07/23/19 09:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

I'm too new to be a seasoned expert, but I have the Demco and like it. Pretty easy to hitch and unhitch, easy to SEE whether it's hitched correctly. I've put over 20,000 miles on this rig in 3 years and we do get the chucking on bad expansion joints. I'm looking into getting the Air Ride Trailair pin box to help smooth things out. JK
JKJavelin 07/14/19 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Redwood National Park question

We were just at Ramblin Redwoods Campground near Crescent City last week for 5 nights. Pretty nice place... Heavily wooded with the scent of the Redwoods. The biggest negative is the dusty gravel road through the park is annoying. Some sites are close together also. Right in Redwood country. I would stay there again. SeaQuake Brewing in town is very popular. JK
JKJavelin 07/05/19 08:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Teddy Roosevelt N.P.

We stayed at the south campground, Cottonwood, about 10 days ago. No hookups, but a really nice park. I guess they completed the work on the entrance roadway then? No construction on the entrance road. But the scenic loop IS closed as noted on their website. You can go most of the way around, but have to turn around.
JKJavelin 06/13/19 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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