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RE: Hot water in new 5er Montana

It would be most helpful to describe what is the issue with the water heater. Ken
TXiceman 08/03/21 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know anything about Columbus River Ranch?

From what I have seen on the one I looked at on a dealers lot, it had lots of glitz and bling. The fit and finish is pretty much comparable to most of the other mid-priced 5ers. I question the stability of the overall structure with the tall basement. Trying to entice customers based on something new and lots of glitz. Ken
TXiceman 08/02/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: satellite on fiver

Measure the height of your 5er while hitched to the truck. See if the added height of the dome is too much and keeps you under 13'-6". I think the Skyline 5ers were considered mid-profile and not all that tall to begin with. Ken
TXiceman 08/01/21 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Road armor pin box

Looks like a TrailAir. Ken
TXiceman 07/29/21 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transitioning Class A to Super duty truck and Fifth Wheel

From what we saw when we were out shopping with our daughter and son-in-law, I would go with a Grand Design over a Cougar. Seems to be better fit and finish on the GD. They wound up going with a Cedar Creek. Ken
TXiceman 07/27/21 12:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transitioning Class A to Super duty truck and Fifth Wheel

If you are scared to drive a 32 foot class A, I don't know how yo will do with a truck and a 5th wheel. How are you at backing? It will be a learning experience. Ken
TXiceman 07/26/21 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: forest river salem F21

The model number seldom has anything to do with length now days. The only true way is get out the tape measure . Ken
TXiceman 07/20/21 08:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 Short Bed Adding Diesel Auxiliary Tank

The issue with adding additional fuel is weight and the weight limits of the truck. A 3/4 ton truck has a limited load capacity and the added fuel. Diesel fuel weighs about 7.2 to 7.5 LB/Gal. 40 gallons of diesel will add 300# plus the weight of the tank to the truck and reduce the payload capacity by the same amount. Most 3/4 ton trucks with 5th wheels are nearing their rated load capacities without added fuel. Make sure that you will still be within your trucks ratings with the added weight. Adding a tank with added capacity will not effect turning at all if you get a tank that sets below the bed rails. Ken
TXiceman 07/20/21 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Generator Help for New Sabre 36BHQ Owners....

If they want to be able to run both A/C units, they will need at least 5500 Watts. A 5500 Watt generator will run a 30# propane bottle dry in pretty short order. But first thing they need to do is to evaluate if they really need a generator for camping. Then where they are dry camping if they dry camp. Many camping areas have restricted hours for generator use. And above all, they do not want the cheap loud contractor grade generator unless they hate their neighbors. Ken
TXiceman 07/19/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

We added a portable island on wheels to our big open kitchen. Since we both cook, it adds work space as well as storage. Ken
TXiceman 07/18/21 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many strokes??

My Mobile Suites came with the Dexter system. Every or every other year I raised the RV and grabbed the outer edge of each tire and did the push pull to feel for bearing pay. Never needed adjustment so I did the grease pump method. Never a bit of grease escaped. Bearings and races looked new when I changed to oil bath system. I use AMZ/OIL grease. All sounds just dandy , but noticed no one wanted to answer any of my questions. So I am assuming you keep pumping grease until something goes wrong . As noted, read the Dexter manual or watch the video and tells you how much to pump. No set number of strokes, Ken
TXiceman 07/16/21 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many strokes??

…. I have that system and have pumped many tubes of grease into them and NEVER had a bit of grease come out the back. I have disk brakes so it's easy to tell. …. . Every time EZ Lube comes up there are those who immediately say don’t do it or you will get grease on your brakes. Two or three of those I asked if they had actually done that. And they admitted they had not and were only repeating what they had heard. No doubt some have gotten grease on their brakes. And questionable if those followed Dexter guidelines exactly, either pumping to fast, not continuously turning the wheel, using a pneumatic gun, etc. Yes, too many declare a product bad, just because they fail to follow the instructions. I had EZ Lube axles on two trailers and never an issue with blowing the seals, but I read and follow instructions. Ken
TXiceman 07/14/21 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many strokes??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeIJzoLJ2Go Follow these instructions carefully or you will blow the grease seal and ruin the brake shoes. Ken
TXiceman 07/13/21 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank valve replacement

Most manufacturers fit up and glue in place and leave no slack for a replacement. You may have to unclamp down stream and possibly install a Rubber slip coupling is the pipe to have enough slack to get it installed. SLIP COUPLING Ken
TXiceman 07/13/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with choosing our 5th wheel (and truck)

I've tried booking campsites for August and it just felt so very crowded. Not a whole lot of availability for the kind of campgrounds we liked. Welcome to the new world of RVing. Things have really changed in the past few years and not necessarily for the better. Campsites are in short supply and more expensive than they were just a year or two ago. You have to plan many months out now. Hopefully the market place will settle down a bit over the next year. Ken
TXiceman 07/08/21 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

Come out west like all the way west, not west from the east coast like Nebraska and see if you like dragging around 15,000 lbs with a gasser for a few years. I would never own a trailer that weighted 15,000 lbs ! Well, I guess you are limiting trailer size. Loaded we are a bit over 19,000# trailer weight and a pin weight of 4100#. Ken
TXiceman 07/07/21 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cost to have someone wash your FW

The cost to wash an RV varies with location and length of a coach. It is also, is it was wash only, is including the roof, is it a hand detail wax, a buff wax and so on. Prices for wash, roof and detail wax are +/- $10 per foot. You just have to see who is in the area and are they allowed to work in the park. Ken
TXiceman 07/05/21 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do newer Winnie Minnies (2015+) have leak issues?

Generally on any RV, there can be leak issues over time. Class Cs are known to have leaks in the clearance lights which is easily fixed with proper caulking. The cap to roof seam can lean and again needs maintenance. Ken
TXiceman 07/04/21 04:50pm Class C Motorhomes

Yep, the side in the sun is always a bit warmer and a couple of PSI higher in pressure. No need to worry on this little change. Ken
TXiceman 07/04/21 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel Hitch troubleshooting

Look in the owners manual for the hitch. All hitches do require periodic cleaning and maintenance. Ken Wrong - not my Andersen. You mean it never requires any cleaning or checking for tightness and mounting....Good Luck. Ken Yep that's what I mean - if you have not owned one you would not understand. Nope but I have had to assist people in the park with the Andersen get then to release and unhook. Wound up putting blocks under the front jacks and lifting the ball and shank out of the hitch....that is a high lift to clear the hitch. The other lifted the whole hitch out of the bed and then literally beat the thing to make it release the ball. In both cases, the release cable was corroded.....due to NO MAINTENANCE. And to tell you the truth, I'll never own an Andersen. Ken
TXiceman 06/24/21 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
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