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Old 08-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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I don't understand...Why the hostility?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:52 PM   #12
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I don't understand...Why the hostility?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #13
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Bad & long day, Sorry.

The jack problem is not a electric motor, it turns out it is a jambed jack. I will have it repaired (using 2 scissor jacks now) I have contacted my repair guy. The wheel bearings have always been taken care of and packed several times. It really was very deep and a lot of holes on I5 that caused it, there was a lot of smoke when I stopped. I have been taking care of a several problems due to all of the vibrations that day. The heater control board has gone out several times. I will most likely put a 'Dinosaur Board' in this time.

We travel a lot & are in the 5th wheel about 6 months out of the year. We really like it. We take good care of the 5th wheel & maintain it on a regular basis. It has been through all kinds of weather & road conditions.

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:45 PM   #14
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I would also like to point out that this 5th wheel has been in Freezing rain, several feet of snow, icy roads, damaging hail (loosing both awnings, roof vent covers, side vents, & damaging the decals), extended temperatures from below freezing to 118 degrees. Some very, very rough roads. We treat the roof and the sides twice a year.

The Rockwood has with stood it all.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #15
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In that case, Forest River should be paying you to do a commercial on the toughness of their fifth wheels.
You must have a ton of miles on that puppy!
About that jammed jack, I know we all have to be careful when retracting them, as they don't like being retracted all the way, as the gears could possibly break when the jack bottoms out. There really should be an electric cutoff switch to cut the power before they bottom out, because there are no warnings about the potential for damage. No big surprise there, as we are pretty much on our own as far as learning about our campers goes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #16
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The interstate 15 that we drive starts at Sweet Grass, Montana / Coutts Alberta. .
Wikipedia:
Interstate 15 (I-15)travels through the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana from San Diego to the Canadian border, serving the major cities of Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #17
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The interstate 15 that we drive starts at Sweet Grass, Montana / Coutts Alberta. .
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Interstate 15 (I-15)travels through the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana from San Diego to the Canadian border, serving the major cities of Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
The OP was referring to I-5
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #18
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The OP was referring to I-5
Oops! I haven't been on that section of I-5 but coming from San Clemente heading north isn't all that smooth in places either.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #19
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I also have a 2008 fifth wheel 8285, In the front storage compartment on the right hand side just right of the battery holder there is a couple of fuse holders. check those fuses one is for the slide ans the other might be for the landing gear!!
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