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Old 10-06-2015, 09:15 PM   #31
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We have a little bit of a rocking sensation when walking around. Do I need to check interior floor with level to see if I'm level back and front?

Make sure your rear stabilizers are down. I usually run mine until they slightly lift the rear of the camper, maybe an inch. Also, a hitch tripod stabilizer helps.

I actually use a torpedo level on my counter tops to level by. I watch the level and my wife operates the front jacks.


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Old 10-07-2015, 09:44 AM   #32
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You probably haven't had the opportunity (and the dealer probably didn't as well) to install bubble levels to use during set up. If you've set up and didn't check level, you really should. It helps the refrigerator work better and the slide outs won't be on a bind when extending or retracting. (you'll find other reasons too why level is better!)

As far as the rocking sensation, as mentioned make sure you have some weight on the stabilizers. Remember they are not designed to lift the unit off the ground, just stabilize.

Even with the front & rear stabilizers properly extended, many 5th wheelers still complain about the jiggling. A forum search will turn up many, many discussions about this.

Some use an extra set of jacks/stabilizers near the center of the unit, some use a hitch pin jack, and many are now going to one (or more) of the several available types of cross bracing methods for the built in jacks/stabilizers. Most say the x-brace wheel chocks help a lot too.

Especially with a new unit, each trip will be a learning experience. Enjoy!
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:22 PM   #33
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Sewer question for when we leave tomorrow. I want to make sure all water is drained including fresh water holding thanks and water heater. What are the steps in order? Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:14 PM   #34
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We are in our second year with our 8528 IKWS. Had to replace the front end cap (warrantee) and roof (tree limb). But we use a great shop and all that said we still love our Flagstaff! Hyper vigilant about tire pressure and keeping them covered. I'll replace the China bombs next spring for peace of mind if nothing else.
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:09 PM   #35
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What kind of tires?
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:40 PM   #36
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What kind of tires?
It has the Trail Express Power Touring S/T tires in it now. I'll probably go with the Maxxis ST tires in load range D.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:31 AM   #37
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Getting back up fuses. Forgot to ask. What is the most common size and what sizes are needed 15 20 or 30? Same fuses as cars correct?
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:09 PM   #38
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Another question for you. I just received my tag in the mail. I'm putting on the back of the Flagstaff. Is the plastic threaded stuf and plastic nut strong enough to keep the plate secure? Thanks again love my 5th wheel.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:14 PM   #39
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Another question for you. I just received my tag in the mail. I'm putting on the back of the Flagstaff. Is the plastic threaded stuf and plastic nut strong enough to keep the plate secure? Thanks again love my 5th wheel.
I use stainless steel bolts, flat washers, and stainless steel self locking nuts.
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buying a 2014 8528ikws diamond. pulling with a f150 4x4 screw. pullrite superglide. any suggestions? My first RV. Getting excited about going Camping.
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