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RE: 2020 Cougar 368mbi

Initial look is you need more truck or less trailer. Look at the trucks payload capacity and figure a loaded pin weight for the trailer at something closer to 2600 to 2800 lb. Ken
TXiceman 05/10/20 07:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing HP Metal Vavle Stems

Check your tire store to see if they have the correct metal valve stems. If not, you can order them on line and have on hand. Also order a spare set of the rubber gaskets to keep on hand. Ken
TXiceman 05/09/20 07:09am Fifth-Wheels

Turn down the volume....really ALL CAPS. Keystone is a typical entry level trailer. K
TXiceman 05/08/20 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 30 or 50 AMP surge protector

Like said, if your RV is 50 amp, get a 50 amp unit. It will work on 30 amp with an adapter. Best unit to get is the Progressive Industries EMS, to protect your trailer. The cheap surge only units are no much use. The EMS units monitor the power voltage for high and low as well as the frequency and surge protection. I like the hard wired unit mounted in the RV with the remote read out pannel, https://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems-lchw50
TXiceman 04/20/20 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

"I then torqued all the lag bolts on all 3 to 50” pounds" That's an interesting torque. Reality that's slightly above 4'# TQ. You only want to compress the gasket, not crush it. Ken
TXiceman 04/06/20 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

Barney, our NitchHiker Champagne has the above the roof mounting system. Ken
TXiceman 04/04/20 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

DO NOT us caulk of any sort on the A/C gasket. And yes, the higher end u nits are mounted from the outside with no inside access panel. It keeps then quieter than the through the roof units. Get a proper replacement gasket and do not try to use a make shift gasket. Ken
TXiceman 04/04/20 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

First try to gently tighten the 4 bolts from the top by removing the cover. If this does not work, you will need to pull the unit and replace the gasket. DO NOT try to use any caulk on the unit. To install a new gasket, you will need to remove all 4 bolts, disconnect the wires and lift the unit off. Then install the gasket, sticky side to the bottom of unit. Re-position and tighten the bolts according to the manufacturers instructions. Ken
TXiceman 04/03/20 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

Call Big Foot for some help. Generally they are very responsive, but maybe understaffed with this pandemic. Oh, and the unit hydrAulic,,,,not hyrdrOlic. Ken
TXiceman 03/30/20 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

We use Kansas RV Center (Chanute, KS), the former manufacturer of NuWa HitchHiker. When you call for an appointment, you get a date and time. You pull up to the door at the appointed time and the service manager or his assistant meets you with work order in hand and goes over it. You pull the RV into the shop, unhitch and the crew to work on it starts right then. That is what having an appointment means. Ken
TXiceman 03/28/20 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: What size of fifth wheel to accomidate my 3/4 truck...

Remember it all boils down to ....they make little trucks for little trailer and big trucks for big trailers. Get a trailer that falls within the manufacturers weight limits. Ignore the folks that tell you I pull a bigger trailer with my little truck and they cannot give you any weights on the truck and trailer. Ken
TXiceman 03/20/20 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLite #2400

The problem with that the Pullrite or the Andersen is when in for service, they may have trouble moving your trailer safely unless they have an adapter for that hitch. Ken
TXiceman 03/11/20 02:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MOR Ryde X Factor Frame Strengthening

Sure ashamed that Lippert cannot build a frame with sufficient bracing in the first place. Ken
TXiceman 03/05/20 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric heated water hose

We never use a heated hose. If it will be below freezing, which we try to avoid, we fill the fresh water tank, store the hose and shut off the gray water drain and drain the hose. Ken
TXiceman 03/03/20 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Riverstone 37MRE

I don't understand all of the dark paint on the RVs. The vs are already hard enough to cool in the hot sun and dark colors absorb more heat than lighter colors. Has Forest River stepped up the construction with a heavier frame, better axles and better construction cabinets or do they use the same as on the other lower end products. Ken
TXiceman 03/01/20 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

You can find several threads on this "new" manufacturer. Ken
TXiceman 03/01/20 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Put one of the underbed rail with turn over gooseball so you have both. Another option is just a turnover ball gooseneck & a B& W Companion that slips into the gooseneck ball shaft. I use a Curt turnover gooseneck with a Curt X-Rail that mounts in the hole and use a B& W Patriot . Really depends on how heavy a 5er your planning on. If real heavy look at the Traiersaver Airride hitches but B&W will take some really heavy ones also. As luck would have it, I was actually looking at the B&W underbed mount gooseneck. I want to get the hitch before I have the bed Line-Xed. Most of the 5ers we've looked at so far are in the 9-11K dry weight range. I had my bed lined before installing my own Turnover Ball. NBD to drill through the lining with a 4" hole saw. Given that I'm in AZ, I didn't worry about painting or coating the exposed edges of the 5 holes used for the TO Ball. :-) Lyle Lyle is among the few that understand the mechanics of what happens with a goose neck hitch. No way will I ever use a GN or GN adapter on a 5th wheel frame. Ken
TXiceman 02/27/20 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Load Range G Tires

Seems odd coming from those owning a made in Mexico truck. Or a truck made in Canada. Or a truck with a engine made in Mexico. What country did those materials in the G614 come from. Try to find a fully made American vehicle. At least it was assembled in Kentucky. And GY will provide a better warranty on the tires. Ken
TXiceman 02/15/20 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking For a Second 5th Wheel

MSRP's over $120K for a mid-line 5er is out of this world. Why don't you look for a higher end used 5er? Much better value for your money. Ken
TXiceman 02/15/20 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Load Range G Tires

I elected to go with American made GY tires over the Chinese tires. Rather see Americans with jobs. Ken
TXiceman 02/14/20 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
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