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RE: Worth repairing?

It can be repaired. The front cap may need removal and part of the sidewall. You are probably looking at $5000 or so for the repair. Ken
TXiceman 09/18/22 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

Now that that's settled. Could someone please tell me if I can tow a 36'Keystone TT with a 1929 Duesenberg? Afraid not on the 1929 model Duesenberg, unless it is a late model manufacturer date. It will need the dual spare option as well. Ken
TXiceman 09/18/22 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solitude leaning to one side.

To Fj12ryder : "Oh Bosh" doesn't make you right and me wrong. I bought a brand new Montana fifth-wheel. I took it from Buffalo NY to Florida and back and I also took it from Buffalo to California and back. On the way home it was dog tracking so badly I stopped to see if something was broken. I brought it home and had a local manufacturer make a new axle of 250 thousandths wall thickness. The original was a Dexter 188 thousandths thick. At same time I put brass bushings and wet bolt kits. I took it to Florida and with a high pressure grease gun couldn't get grease into them and that axle was bent. At that point I made an appointment with Mor/yde and had the problem corrected properly and installed Disc brakes. I will change my wording . Everything prior to Mor/yde was a band-aid and pissing into the wind. PS:I also had an extra leaf added to each left spring and it still didn't sit right. AGAIN Mor/ydeYeah, you found it worked for you, but I have no desire to go that route. There are choices, thank you very much. Yours isn't the only one that works. If you are going to use the RV very much, the Mor/Ryde IS is money well spent rather than the Band-Aids on the spring suspension system. Ken
TXiceman 09/12/22 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel vs. Gooseneck

Goose neck trailers are specifically built to be pulled by a goose neck ball. Adding an after-market adapter to a 5th wheel trailer does not make it suitable to tow from a goose neck ball. Ken Reese Goosebox The GooseBox is nothing more than a glorified adapter with an air bag. I would not put on my RV even though Lippert guarantees it. Lippert now owns Reese. Ken
TXiceman 09/08/22 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway issies

You have to remember that Ram in their great wisdom, went to coil springs on the back of the 2500 like they did on the 1500. So far, the coil springs do not handle weight as well as the leaf springs. Ken
TXiceman 09/07/22 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel vs. Gooseneck

Goose neck trailers are specifically built to be pulled by a goose neck ball. Adding an after-market adapter to a 5th wheel trailer does not make it suitable to tow from a goose neck ball. Ken
TXiceman 09/06/22 03:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solitude leaning to one side.

My suspicions are weak springs on one side. You can get new spring packs with a higher rating or as suggested, get the Mor/Ryde IS system installed. Ken
TXiceman 09/06/22 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

"Have you weighed the truck and trailer when loaded for travel" I'm guessing that OP has not responded to any of the questions about the weight that weight is in fact the problem. I am thinking he does not want to know how bad off he really is on the truck. But ignoring the issue does not make it any better. We have all seen people posting that keep looking for someone to tell them that all is fine, just add air bags and truck on. Ken
TXiceman 09/06/22 03:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mini Split A.C. in their fiver

https://www.google.com/search?q=mini+split+ceiling+cassette&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS894US894&oq=minisplit+ceiling+cassett&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i10l9.14538j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 There are now ceiling cassettes which may be a better option for you. Above is a Google search with many options. Ken
TXiceman 09/06/22 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

Have you weighed the truck and trailer when loaded for travel to see where you are on weights and weight limits. With this information, make sure the truck and trailer are level and tire pressures are correct for the loads. Without this information, everyone is shooting in the wind in the dark. Ken
TXiceman 09/06/22 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway issies

I addition to being under trucked, that model Ram 2500 has rear coil springs. This is known to be less stable than a leaf string truck. That model trailer has a rear basement (under the living area). If this is loaded too heavily, it will lighten the pin weight which can lead to poor handling. Ken
TXiceman 09/03/22 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway issies

UVW1 14200 lbs Hitch Weight1 2900 lbs GVWR 16800 lbs Length2 41' 4" I think you do not have enough horse to pull that trailer per the above numbers. A loaded camper of 16,800 lbs will have a loaded pin weight of roughly 3400#. Forget the unloaded weights unless you never plan to add anything to the trailer including food, clothes, water or propane. But I have yet to see a camper that does not bring along clothes, food, propane, pets, wife and kids. Ken
TXiceman 09/03/22 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

I just read that the Redwood is the number 1 seller of luxury fifth wheels. Depends on what article you read. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 06:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

Of course they ALL recommend a pull test. A pull test is no divergent than a visual test, it's a test! My wife double checks me every time as she fully understands how the hitch works. Kinda like "did you put the butt plug in the boat" as she asks me every time before a launch. I really don't care if people do a pull test or not. I think people should do what they feel comfortable with. Lot's of damage can be done not doing a pull test correctly. Expand on the damage that can be done if a pull test is not done correctly. If the front jacks are not raised enough, they can drag and bend. If they are raised too much and the hitch does not hold, the drop can damage the jacks as possibly the bed. I clear my jacks about 1/2 to 1 inch from the ground. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a ventless washer dryer efficient

A ventless unit uses some of your fresh water supply to cool a heat exchanger in the warm circulated air. The moisture condenses on the heat exchanger and is sent to the gray tank along with water used to cool the heat exchanger. It does not get very hot and does take longer to dry. Get a vented unit. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heat Pump or Not

With an electric strip heater and 12.5 amps at 120 volts you will get 1500 Watts of heat which is 5,118 BTUH. If you run that same 12.5 amps and 120 volts on a heat pump, it will produce 10,000 to 12,000 BTUH. A bit over twice the heat output than an electric strip heater. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your help Pinnacle Vs Redwood?

Our daughter and son-in-law bought a Cedar Creek last year and it has had very few problems. They might want to expand their search a bit. Fellow on the park has a Solitude and it has continual little problems. It seems that now days, you roll the dice and take your chances. The manufacturers do not focus on quality at all and do not instill and pride in workmanship. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom door comes open during travel.

We travelled 1500 miles to home from Az in 2020 with my wife in the alpenlite. she thought it was awesome and enjoyed the ride. air hitch and trailer air suspension might be the reason. Not how we wanted to travel but no choice. chevman There are a very few states where it is legal to ride in a trailer while being towed and they usually require a communication link to the cab. Have you seen the Lucille Ball movie, The Long Long Trailer? Look at the structure of a trailer and one that has been hit or rolled. They have no safety structure at all. Ken
TXiceman 08/31/22 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

The Andersen will do well as long as you only subject it to vertical loads and light lateral loads. Any lateral load will reduce the load on 1, 2 or 3 of the legs and load the remaining legs in a high compressive load. A cylindrical column will do well as long as the load is on its centerline axis. With one end anchored and a load off the centerline, the column will be subject to bending or buckling. If the thickness cannot tolerate the off-center load, failure will occur. Get the Trailer Saver air ride hitch and enjoy it. Ken
TXiceman 08/30/22 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Out Question

A slide should extend or retract smoothly with minimal noise. If they did some floor repairs due to a leak, it would seem that the floor was nor repaired correctly. I would pass on this trailer. Ken
TXiceman 08/27/22 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
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