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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
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

Chiefneon, I am a retired engineer and you cannot change the laws of physics and basic mechanics. Sorry, but I would not have a Goosebox if it was given to me. Ken
TXiceman 07/10/19 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sidewinder vs Goosebox vs BD3+1621

No Goose Box. It is glorified goose neck adapter. Id go for the Trailer Saver, no questions asked. Ken
TXiceman 07/10/19 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who has a good RV oven

We have a Dometic Convention microwave and love it. Ken
TXiceman 07/08/19 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

Anyone ever figure what was an HT Trailer? Ken
TXiceman 07/08/19 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking into a 2017 Grand Design

Owners of GD seem to be generally happy with them and not too many issues. If there is a problem, they fix it. GD is now owned by Winnebago. Ken
TXiceman 07/06/19 07:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Crossroads Carriage?

You would be much better off looking for a nice clean used Carriage Cameo rather than anything by Crossroads. Ken
TXiceman 07/04/19 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

That is fine unless you are full time. 50% or more of the time we are towing our 19000#, 40 ft 5er. So we want a truck rated to tow more than 10% of the time. Ken What 1/2ton is rated for a 19k lb 40ft 5er? None are. The point is to get the right truck for the job, never mind what the salesman says or what you best buddy is towing with. Ken
TXiceman 07/01/19 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slides out / level

Here is the escapees Code of Conduct. Ken
TXiceman 06/30/19 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2 Ton Towable 5th Wheel

Just to add a little bit more information. The ford 3.5 v6 ecoboost puts out 375 horsepower & 470 foot pounds of torque. How a little mostly aluminum engine of that size can handle twin turbos and that much power is mind boggling. However they seem to be holding up as well as any other gas engine that's out there. I think it comes down to very few tow at the max ratings or even tow much at all (ie:90% or more of miles are running empty). If Ford was comfortable towing 10k on a regular basis, they would be putting it in the 3/4 & 1 ton trucks. Yes, the motor can put out those numbers but doing so really limits the duty rating. That is fine unless you are full time. 50% or more of the time we are towing our 19000#, 40 ft 5er. So we want a truck rated to tow more than 10% of the time. Ken
TXiceman 06/30/19 06:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: rv extension cord

The best thing is to get a 25 ft. extension. You won;t need it until you need it. About once a year we will land in a site that we are a couple of feet short of the pedestal. Ken
TXiceman 06/30/19 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish Tail gater walk away ?

As much as the antennas cost, I am not about to offer a crook a chance to grab it and go. I have it locked with a cable to the nearest unmovable object. The cost of the cable and lock are not much compared to a new antenna. Of course, if the crook wants it bad it bad enough, he will cut the chain or cable. But it will keep the casual crook honest. Ken
TXiceman 06/27/19 02:05pm General RVing Issues
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