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RE: Truck squat question

If you have not owned the RV long just wait they mysteriously gain weight. So true in many cases and it’s easy to do but the wife and I always try to stay with minimal stuff. If it doesn’t get used at least once every few trips it’s gone. House is the same way. Plus with this rig I can’t because I realize I can overload my truck if I’m not careful.
SUMRX4 04/05/22 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

As loaded currently I’m at 3,160lbs rear axle difference between loaded/hitched and unloaded
SUMRX4 04/04/22 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

Have a 21 GMC 3500 SRW and a 21 KZ 387FLF. I’m within my trucks weight limits but just curious what was typical. Having never towed a 5th before I didn’t know what to expect. I’m considering adding Timbrens just to keep it level.
SUMRX4 04/03/22 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
Truck squat question

How much does the rear of your truck squat once hitched and landing gear are up? Never owned a 5er before so just curious.
SUMRX4 04/03/22 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Reese hitch; confused about unhitching.

Not trying to sound like a jerk but didn’t you receive a manual with your hitch? Yes there are many knowledgeable folks here but if the manual isn’t clear for you I would contact Reese to be for sure. GEEZE, what a "JERK" :B I 100% agree! There is always that "one guy" :C
SUMRX4 12/06/21 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydraulics in cold weather

Cold will make hydraulics work slow. Some hydraulic systems use various types of fluid which effects system operation. What system do you have and what fluid is in it? Some hydraulic systems, not nessesarily rvs, have screens on the intake to the pump that can become restricted. My unit is a new KZ Durango Gold with an LCI system. Have no idea what type of fluid is in it. Haven’t looked into that yet. Was just here searching for clues.
SUMRX4 12/03/21 06:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Reese hitch; confused about unhitching.

Not trying to sound like a jerk but didn’t you receive a manual with your hitch? Yes there are many knowledgeable folks here but if the manual isn’t clear for you I would contact Reese to be for sure.
SUMRX4 12/03/21 06:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge Protector

I went with the Hughes power watch dog portable over progressive industries for two by reasons. One is it’s less expensive and two, if you have a surge that trips it, you can buy and replace the board inside where the progressive model requires you to replace the entire unit.
SUMRX4 12/02/21 02:08pm Fifth-Wheels
hydraulics in cold weather

Does cooler weather typically effect hydraulics operation. Winterized my unit last week and when I tried to close the main slides (hydraulic operated) they would move about 6" and stop and the touch screen would say "Fault occurred" I could release the control and touch it again and it would move about 6" and do the same thing. I'm thinking it was just because the fluid was cold and a little thicker. Does this seem typical and if so, is there an additive to help with this issue?
SUMRX4 12/02/21 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about unit stabilization

What I would really like is something on the far rear corners. My issue isn't up front with the landing jacks. My unit is 42' with 6 point auto leveling but I bet it 12 - 15' from the rear jack to the rear of the unit. The bedroom is in the rear of the coach and the movement is almost embarrassing sometimes...if you know what I mean!
SUMRX4 11/15/21 01:36pm Fifth-Wheels
tankless waterheater question

So I'm new to tankless WH in an RV. When you winterize do you store them with antifreeze in the lines or can you effectively drain and blow them out? When I bought the unit during the PDI I was told to always put antifreeze in it because there is no way to get all the water out. I want to do what's going to protect my heater best but would live to avoid storing antifreeze it in.
SUMRX4 11/08/21 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Scary GMC commercial

I saw the commercial also. Granted it was the 1500 models not the HD but I'm sure that's coming. We all have are different opinions on automated driving and our own reasons why we feel that way but let's face it...the day is coming when all we do is ride. Like it or not. I'm not saying I'm a fan but there was a time when folks hated power windows and now you can't buy a car made without them. Its a change that's coming. Sure it will have its faults as the technology is improved and mastered but it's here and only growing.
SUMRX4 11/08/21 11:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Question about unit stabilization

We are headed out again next weekend. After the auto level sequence I will run each down a tad more and see it that helps. I looked at the strong arms but Didn't see any with hardware to mount to the round hydraulic jacks. Just the square electric jacks. Am I missing something?
SUMRX4 11/05/21 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about unit stabilization

Yes I have landing gear and 4 jacks. Two each in front and behind the axles. That's all it currently has and I'm looking for some extra stabilization. What are "strong arms"?
SUMRX4 11/05/21 07:24am Fifth-Wheels
Question about unit stabilization

Just purchased my first 5th wheel. 42' KZ front living. Well I had been curious how sturdy it would be with those hydraulic jacks. After all it's just one point straight down with no lateral support. I didn't notice that big of an issue with it shaking but wife brought it up. I know I can add blocks under the jacks and the shorter they end up the more support they would have but I'm wondering what else I can do? I realize a 42' camper on a few stabilizers isn't going to be rock solid but just curious if there is any suggestions out there. I have never owned a set but would the scissor type locks that fit between the tires help? I have heard they help on smaller TTs but I'm not sure on this application.
SUMRX4 11/04/21 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I cover my tires?

Still not sure what to do. ?? Do what gives you the most confidence. If you want to purchase covers and use them then by all means do so. If you decide you don't want to then don't. Honestly I don't think its going to make much difference on the tires but sometimes a decision is more about self assurance than anything else. I have never used them before but I just purchased a new 5th wheel a couple months ago and when I store it for the winter I'm covering my tires. Why? because I want to.
SUMRX4 11/04/21 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrade from 2500 to 3500 Question

With the absurd pricing of used truck these days I would just buy new. That's what I did. With comparable models I would have saved 5K or less to get something a couple years old with 50K miles or more. Plus new gives you better interest rate and more warranty. Never thought I would see the day when I actually told someone to buy new over used. :E Everyone has their opinion on gas vs diesel and the pros and cons can be argued for days. But one thing if for certain...if you buy a diesel you will never utter the phrase "man I wish this thing had a little more power"
SUMRX4 11/04/21 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Older Front Living Fifth Wheel

I just upgraded from an 03 F250 to a 21 GMC 3500 simply because the 03 did not have the payload to carry the 5th wheel we wanted. From what I have found most FL units are going to be on the larger size. Having the separate room adds length as opposed to having the living and kitchen combined into one large area. I just bought a Durango Gold 387FL by KZ. Its GVWR is just over 16K Currently I am within my cargo capacity but if I maxed out the trailer my truck would be over.
SUMRX4 11/04/21 08:30pm Fifth-Wheels

Good luck on your search. We just finished the same thing you are doing. We had been looking for a few months and went to the Hershey show last month. Take lots of notes as they will all start to run together. We ended up buying a KZ Durango Gold (not one of the models on your list) but we love it. We looked at the Grand design but they just didn't have a FL plan that we really liked. Plus we heard from multiple sources that since their buy out the quality had really took a nose dive. I can't say that's true but I have heard it from several different places. Have you looked at the Alliance Paradigm line? I was told at the Hershey show (again from a couple different places) that Alliance was one of the top quality units out there today. Good luck in your search and if you do buy a truck, pay no attention to the tow weights and capacities listed in any ads. Look at the actual door placards on the actual truck you are considering.
SUMRX4 10/31/21 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can someone help me understand what I'm looking at

I believe it has a roof top antenna but honestly not sure. So purchasing a small cheap router and running it through the king system would just simply strengthen a local campground wifi signal? Am I understanding this correctly? As far as the connect anywhere I can already connect to the one control and operate the system from my phone inside or outside the RV. From the name "Connect anywhere" What else does that allow me to do? Turn of my lights while at the grocery story or what?
SUMRX4 10/16/21 07:26am General RVing Issues
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