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RE: New Truck and 5th wheel

Look at the 3500DRW and long bed. Fellow just came in with a Open Range 5er and a short bed truck....rear window was busted out..... Ken
TXiceman 09/16/19 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

We lived in NE Oklahoma for several years and I always used air to clear the lines and then put antifreeze in the P-traps. Never had an issue. Ken
TXiceman 09/12/19 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert 6 point hydraulic landing gear.

Read the manual and manually level the rig using a 4 foot long carpenters level. Then reset the level point. Ken
TXiceman 09/11/19 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking to upgrade to a fifth wheel.

The limiting weight on your 2500 is the pin weight of the trailer and the trucks GVWR and GAWR for the rear axle. A typical 5er when loaded has a pin weight around 20% of the trailers GVWR. Weigh your truck loaded for travel with passengers, cargo, hitch and fuel. now you have a baseline for selecting a trailer that will not over load the trucks ratings. Adding air bags and help springs does nothing toward increasing the trucks ratings. Ken
TXiceman 09/05/19 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2007 Holiday Rambler Alumascape 32SKT

The HR series generally had a good reputation. However, it was not considered a 4-season trailer. As for value look at the low retail price, no options added and then deduct for the damage. make sure the tires are less than 5 years old by the date code. Ken
TXiceman 08/30/19 08:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What options?

Winegard Traveler satellite antenna, Splindide washer drier and dishwasher. Mor/Ryde IS suspension system. Ken
TXiceman 08/23/19 07:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide seal protectant

303 works fine...but twice a year works fine. Ken
TXiceman 08/18/19 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ice cream?

The coldest spot in most RV fridge is the back lower left hand corner. Keep the carton shoved back in that corner. Ken
TXiceman 08/08/19 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing speed

I stay in the right hand lane and run 65 MPH. But drive no faster than what you are comfortable with. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:44am Towing
RE: Crash in Australia (tongue weight). Video.

Prime example of small tow vehicle and improper set up as weight distribution...as well as speed. I guess Australia also has RV sales people that say....Your vehicle will tow it like it was not even back there. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:41am Towing
RE: Water Filters

Home Depot whole house sediment filter, than a whole house carbon filter than an On The Go Water softener. Water is good everywhere now. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Bicyclist/RV Death

Some bike riders are a problem and break the laws. But most state have a law that bikes abide by the same traffic laws as a vehicle. Motorist are also require to keep 3 foot minimum clearance when passing a bike. Texas requires commercial vehicles to keep 5 foot clearance. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Please help me identify 5th wheel towing issue.

Sounds like you are most likely a bit light on the pin. Weigh the rig and find out what your real pin weight is when loaded for travel. On a 5er you want to be around 20% of the loaded trailer weight. Lighter pin weights tend to have more chucking. You can get chucking with any rig and it will very according to the road. We have a Demco Glide pinbox and a TrailerSaver TS3 air ride hitch. Most roads we do fine. every once in awhile get get some chucking. I just slow down a bit. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hooking and unhooking of axis

If you are at a 45 degree angle to the truck when you hitch up, how will you get the trailer out? Remember, that when you pull forward, the trailer will cut inside the trucks tracks by quiet a bit. Sounds like you will be better off finding a storage yard. Ken
TXiceman 08/07/19 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Limited selection

Neither one is better than the other. They are all pretty much the same quality. If you want a better unit I suggest that you look at the Grand Design line. Ken
TXiceman 07/17/19 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone Eagle HT Fivers

Keystone is not know for good quality. Jayco used to make a decent RV for the money, however, Jayco is now owned by Thor and in talking to new Jayco owners, they are not pleased with the units/ Ken
TXiceman 07/15/19 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cheater adapter to run 50 amp

The cheaters don't work, especially if there is a GFCI. An energy management system will also fault. Ken
TXiceman 07/11/19 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

redhooker, your analysis of the GB is all wrong. I am not wasting time explaining the mechanics of the design. K
TXiceman 07/11/19 08:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

The 5th wheel frame failures are primarily attributed to Lippert frames. I know Lippert and Reese have a sweet heart deal on the GooseBox, but that does not change engineering. A goose neck frame is designed totally different from the 5th wheel frames used on RVs. You can beef up a 5er frame and use a goose neck adapter. The Goose Box still has the same extended lever arm ad a goose neck adapter. I would NEVER by a used 5er that had been used with a GooseBox or any other goose neck adapter.
TXiceman 07/11/19 11:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

royroy, The GB is not any less safe than a regular goose neck set up. What I see is the extended lever arm on the pin box area of the trailer which puts more stress on the trailer frame at the area the pin box is attached to the trailer frame. It is basic mechanical engineering. Ken
TXiceman 07/11/19 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
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