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RE: RV furniture

The backs are removable on the La-Z-Boy recliners. The Collage series is below the Pinnacle and are pure JUNK. The Collage chairs are slightly smaller than the Pinnacle and are just plain cheap. They will start to fall apart in a few months. We originally bought Collage and after fighting with La-Z-Boy for a year and one repair due to collapsing foam, they refunded out cost against the more expensive Pinnacle series. We have had the Pinnacle recliners for about 2 years and they are doing great. La-Z-Boy is sold through distributors. Find our who is the distributor in your area and check their BBB and reviews. For the SE Texas it is LEBCO and they are horrible. To get satisfaction, I had to go back to the manufacturers main office. Ken
TXiceman 04/17/21 02:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

.The 20% tongue weight is basically why a fifth wheel tows so well. No reason you can't have 15% or 20% tongue weight on a travel trailer. The big difference on the 5th wheel trailer and a bumper pull, it the pin weight is over the rear axle. The travel trailer, has the pin weight 3 or 4 feet behind the ear axle of the truck. Any side movement on the trailer now has a nice long lever arm to move the rear end of the truck. Increasing tongue weight on the travel trailer will make it more stable, but then you have to make sure you are not over the trucks rear axle rating. Ken
TXiceman 04/14/21 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV furniture

We replaced our recliners with La-Z-Boy recliners. DO NOT buy any of the recliners below the Pinnacle series. The smaller and lighter ones are JUNK. Ken
TXiceman 04/12/21 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BAttery replacement.

Wet cell batteries typically will go 5 to 6 years if you do not abuse them and maintain them properly. Ken
TXiceman 04/12/21 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

Pretty common for 5th wheels to have 2 grey tanks. One for the bath and one for the galley. Not all common to have two gray tanks, but some do. It is usually when the kitchen sink and shower are on opposite ends. The bathroom sink may be routed to the black tank since it is generally low use and the black needs lots of water to operate properly. Ken
TXiceman 04/10/21 02:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grey tank connections

Our tanks are supported by a flange in a like manner. But the manufacturer went a step further by adding several supporting straps under the tanks and attached to the frame. Strongly suggest the addition of the supporting straps. Ken
TXiceman 04/09/21 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grey tank connections

More than likely, the connection directly to the tank connection is a a slipped on rubber piece and clamped. The valves are bolted on with a flange, a gasket and 4 bolts clamping the assembly together. The gray tank should be a smaller 1.5 in pipe and the black a 3 in pipe. Some manufacturers install the tanks with the piping glued to the tank on out. Fitting This a 3" fitting, but available in 1.5" Ken
TXiceman 04/07/21 03:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2021 3500 DRW Bed Height for 5th Wheel ?

To get a lower bed rail height, do not get a rear wheel drive and not a 4x4 truck if you do not need 4x4. Our 2012 rear wheel drive dually works great. Ken
TXiceman 04/02/21 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '18 F150 with 5.5 box tow a 5th wheel ?

My friend wouldn't listen to me. I wanted other information to show him. I would never use a 1500 to tow a 5th wheel. Your friend can tow a fifth wheel with a 1500, right up to 100% of the 1500's ratings (without exceeding any ratings). And since no one here seems to know for certainty what the specs are for what he want to tow and what the ratings are of the tow vehicle - that makes most of these 3 page pure baseless conjecture. Weight and ratings are the key. The F150 has limits and most people do not understand the ratings or how to apply them. Their eyes are too big and they want a 34 ft 5er but a 1/2 ton truck. They ask for advice and get many opinions and when they find another person or two that says they do fine with their little truck and too much trailer, they feel safety in numbers...someone else is towing with too small of a truck. All I can tell people is unless the people can back up their claim with REAL weight tickets, ignore them. Get the manufacturers towing guide for the vehicles and read and understand the numbers and all the footnotes. Ken
TXiceman 03/26/21 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wildcat 5th wheel

First you have to know the model and manufacturer of the A/C . Ken
TXiceman 03/24/21 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 7.3 Diesel help

AS noted, do not push the tune much unless you have an exhaust temperature gauge. Without the temperature, you can literally run the engine until melt-down, Also upgrade the transmission oil cooler and monitor transmission temperature. On my 2002 7.3L, I had gauges for boost, transmission and exhaust temperature. I had an up graded transmission cooler, a heavier duty torque converter and used synthetic transmission fluid. The truck was dependable and capable until we got a larger trailer. Ken
TXiceman 03/22/21 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 7.3 Diesel help

The old 7.3L Power Strokes respond very well to a number of tuners. Ken
TXiceman 03/21/21 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carpet Replacement...

Be careful changing carpet to laminated or tile flooring. Check first to see that your slide can come up over the flooring. Some do not have rollers and need to come up over carpet. Ken
TXiceman 03/12/21 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 only carries 2300 lbs.

Since a few of you guys have Ram pick-ups let me ask about your real world experience. The 5er my wife is looking at has an advertised hitch weight of 2580lbs so I'm sure actual loaded hitch weight will be at least 2800lbs. I'm wondering how much my 2500 Ram will sag. For a real world pin weight estimate use 20% or the trailer GVWR. Forget the brochure numbers. Ken
TXiceman 03/07/21 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 2500 only carries 2300 lbs.

What I do not understand is why don't people just buy the right truck to carry and pull the trailer. Trying to justify propping up too small of a truck with air springs just does not make sense. If your rear axle and tires cannot carry the weight, you are a danger to yourself as well as others. Ken
TXiceman 02/26/21 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

As noted, look at the older higher end 5ers. The new ones are junk compared to the older ones. Ken
TXiceman 02/25/21 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help! Nu Wa manual desperately needed

Kansas RV Center NuWa still has an RV center here. Daryl and Rick are a wealth on information on the HitchHikers. Give them a call. They provide great service. Ken
TXiceman 02/24/21 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help! Nu Wa manual desperately needed

I also second the NuWa forum. I sent you a private message. Ken
TXiceman 02/23/21 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

Why is a gooseneck harder on the trailer frame than a 5er? Is it because the length of the neck down to the ball is longer than a 5er? We are thinking of going from a TT to a 5er, and just trying to learn. The lever arm on the GN is longer than on a 5th wheel pinbox. On either one, it takes the same force to move the trailer forward. With the longer lever arm and the same force, you get a higher stress transferred to the frame where the pinbox attaches. Ken
TXiceman 02/19/21 09:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is 5th wheel standard vs Gooseneck?

You do not want a goose neck trailer. They are harder to hook up, require chains and over stress the RV frames that are designed for a 5th wheel. Ken
TXiceman 02/19/21 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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