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  1. Our '04 Alfa came with the combination slide toppers that pull on down for window awnings. They had vinyl for about 10 " from the side of the trailer then went to sunscreen material. Never thought much about toppers before buying the fiver but now I sure wouldn't be without them. If you spend much time in warm, bright sunny areas, they sure help keep the slide from picking up quite a bit of heat from the roof. Yes, they will flap in wind but if the spring tension is set correctly it minimizes the flapping. Also, by having sunscreen material, it will let some wind pass thru and will not let rain puddle. After 13 years of fulltiming I just replaced the material last March. The vinyl had become brittle and cracking but the sunscreen material was still pretty good. Had Arizona RV in Wellton AZ. sew me up new toppers/shades with ALL sunscreen material and I installed them. Something else, they do protect the EPDM rubber roof quite a bit. Looking at our main roof and the slide roofs you can really see the difference. Carefree made these combos but I do believe they have discontinued them. It really is too bad as now if want slide toppers and window awnings you end up with 2 rollers and more holes in the rig. If you are handy you can install them but just make sure before buying or ordering you have the correct measurements. For the install, it will take two people.
  2. First of all, Airtex, has been around for years. The first one I used was on our 1974 Ford PU. Most RV repairmen that are not Onan dealers use the Airtex for replacement.
  3. Hopefully the accident and tire analysts will examine this accident.
  4. Too bad but of course being market driven these fivers went away. In the 70's and early 80's, Fleetwood products produce short single and tandem axle fivers under the Wilderness and Prowler names, that were no problem for 1/2 ton pickups. I also believe Shadow Cruser produced a model. From time to time in our travels we will see one sitting in a driveway or field.
  5. Sorry, but I took the "any problems" that he was wanting to know if owners had problems related to Riverstone fivers.
  6. James 8848, well as luck would have it, yesterday, it rained, blew and snowed and they were gone most of the day. This AM. as I was going out to see if I could talk to them, all I saw was the rear end of the Riverstone pulling on to US 20.
  7. Found this this morning in the Idaho Falls, ID. AM edition of the Post Register. I think you will find it very interesting.
  8. As mentioned, Bakers Hole a Forest Service C/G with some dry sites and some with power, along with dispersed water. There is National Forest dispersed camping off US 20 west of West Yellowstone in Island Park. Turn right on to Red Rock Rd. then bear right on to Boot Jack RD. and there numerous spots there. Another place is Fremont County Park and boat ramp on Henry's Lake. By donation and big long sites. US 20 to RT 87, approx. 5 miles turn left and go around Henry's Lake, at end of pavement turn left into park. At the intersection of US 20 and RT 87 it is approx. 13 miles to the west gate of YNP. Don't be in a hurry, it is snowing here as I type this and we are parked about a mile form the US 20 and RT 87
  9. There is a Riverstone parked in front of us here in Island Park, ID. that I could barely see this afternoon due to hard rain and some snow. If I see someone I'll ask, it has PA. plates and evidently was sold at Keystone RV in Greencastle, PA.
  10. dsimpson, do you happen to know where Goodyear is building these tires?
  12. Jeff, may I ask where the picture was taken? Just beautiful.
  13. We have something similar to infoshot. Dually quad with 2 10' kayaks. We have a Yakama rack cross wise over the cab. Then a kayak carrier, that really is a saddle, one each mounted on each bar. We have tried numerous ways to haul them up there but stacking works the best for us. Two ratchet straps, each over the kayaks and anchored to the Kayak saddles. Then a ratchet strap from the rear of the kayaks that attaches to the base of the fiver hitch. One ratchet strap from the front of the kayaks to the top of our front mounted bike carrier. We put them up and down from the roof with a Big Boys' Toystore (Harbor Frieght) $50.00 remote winch. Works really well. Been in some strong winds between Twin Falls, ID. and Las Vegas with no problems.
  14. kb0zke, that was a big check for us. I don't know how many folks we have talked to over the years that only found what they could or couldn't do with the slides in after the purchase. In some instances it will make quite an expression on the sales person's mug! When we were looking for our fulltime rig, the first thing my wife would do was to check if Corelle plates would fit in the sink. Another priceless look.
  15. Vern, good to know. I always liked Gent-L-Kleen made over in York. It also worked real we for tar removal as long as it wasn't the pumice version.