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RE: Plastic Fenders

...Not cheap though, with shipping for one fender was $180. The price for one of these on the Icon site was $149, and I didn't get far enough to check shipping, but I'm sure it wasn't included. I paid $120 with free shipping on Amazon. And they drop shipped from some place called Keystone Auto, and were here in 2 days. Not sure if that is related to Keystone RV. I had the same issue with the screw holes being cracked. I just scuffed the back side around each hole & applied epoxy (slow cure, not the 5 minute kind). A stainless steel washer was also epoxied to each hole on the front side. After curing, I rattle can sprayed it with a new coat of white paint. That was over 2 years ago & that fender still looks like new with no cracks around the screw holes. Probably a good idea. The back side is recessed by 1/8" or so, and something to fill that so you could actually clamp them down would help. Some of that epoxy putty probably would work. I upsized the screws to #10 SS and SS washers.
bpounds 07/15/19 02:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plastic Fenders

Here is a few pics. Before... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SKvdIrWkzV94GGBSNAV0NI5ILCmmrGaBI6AZWnLOv1uUGNqHBBAiJvrQG6IeaVsPS48TERxygcskDpos8bUC2y4ilRKSiLRjJTSxtWRLoAZ67oj5nCA6_BM3xzvpyadoSSKITqhx-m7ZvmL4dtcSCehHyr1DsHMPL1nfper7ywHos1bLsHTEmDuEyXVhDONZ70Y6xZs3D0rHXc07AOJA8i5eVRvB8JaInWL4YyhZqfj7B3tTflyzuTi6w53rzy_rfbmExbynuj181Y1Kqa2CRVAAab931nWYRWsjyS9P9DuX7hAVxZiT7_19_2SWIaMr-QaQlL0u8D5x7sLGMHc6OrdUAfLIQsV8gj3RDpkxqL-XLn4ADmnBPNRlnOiyQblyRar8IWj9-x43LXOz2Q6luka4Y9A7haC-dio9gDBav-3WWTFGdCwP3r1TVJZBGmhWuBol5Dali5IFYcG08r1ftueZkk8x17hlqkeiZaBmtnbo01rs-lp54FH9YGRVDijks7O6qLiojcSogQ_qlukENhSVmhp3mdfJLT3tAXeECN4zyX_6eGFQe_3WMl6dODWqDMasHLGFekWdaWPOe0Em9D250Ar46-k4ETNIuzSZyi1-xLHeNuO5d48tFQHsGMeGby4CtzmbsvmA8rp_osAD8HCVpgjr1IG-EnGZ1JxJlzq82JFKukeXrDw_9JD-u7jFufILU7bY8FzEV9CpATc7-gbo=w1022-h766-no width=640 This was the worst of the tear-outs. Front edge, on driver side. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/509JXPLt8Q78pP7y1VhpN-RGLjXSkJ9kB6D7g7vaevL7iLnWpy1Xdo3NOSr3AY9phBGw1WKxRa5v5jMy9YRlgQN1E1RAsT6F47UQMdLw-ok9Rw0WkfU89vm6qscDtfMoEivIzUnt1Abb_dk3L64jBIq131q6g2yfp78rI4ygdBFB54f3BhDVnK2aI8c8kGwLIWBM60CnNq6Dr-nda6Z_C1CrApIAov5qkrnFDEPtr40EGuZEOEITQAyNUKgvDRZjAgZgpXi5IHjvv8xQMqLERW0N4erzEqW2JbgHutLr4lJE-MAKGYfggjNfpJ3Io0gKnRDmsbLQ3YT0rgpU0PQbO-jf02AcRG1RTby3_Wfg3QKRlOWUYF8ailPh9kd4UzICxdlmB0spZe8lIGZ1BaW9ZLWMnhVtMGMf2ykyad4DytkBHzpguBkoap_SEcbvsAlS3iUl8s67_qHu8JZQ2ZwiIZF2WbbYY-LD96-CKBpktBowlkh3-t0ASkNM7yWpoe6YHSmmf6JbqGg91N-PkodTT1K7R1u4_Ox_Oq6h7WLiZvOs5yNo-BcLocO8eA8Emwx59bGrgbw5zAICVM2T1WKm4LhRAVGUXMPkGP_1UEvyJcj4ZnUJEJzSJwkcQobZn8Vl2KbdiKQ7BAaF9YKN_znWPu75dTXowMpClYDnQDyVk8bk_LKDdBYuwOZlz_qkASmPpWCqSaU1mOEPK2f7tEwLqs_I=w1022-h766-no width=640 The clear Gorilla tape worked for a season to keep the skirts from completely tearing loose. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/N-kNpKvUwz0KG3OOBQkNBEXqJRdqumZ-vEInlG6ZLaWwrL32Uq794i0d7rfEIRZUkqpRs7Jt0MrIR0rfH_gT2eAmb6P1K5FPhIUJh68No3sJWTTgFMadOvmXo9cE8PiaH52iEU15mciXWCUeh30ycBMyXH_KK1D6O_mlooyerSvTbmxoxbHY0NUouhl1j6ndkltFGgnHLkXm0XyAmhXEmDZ9KrPR6CZjYZS-S-3SQur6iFSSoqyM0UZq27xaqW69SvFpVXQYo6Tvy9lockvMb36DswYxDVv8J3yFgeGPCeLMJpQ4RXc6R8y1JP-k8aZ41TgiJj0lf-EoIOJlAqSH5Alh4JSmbPLUon7KHmbMrQa9QCX2MPWh_DfvyzTYHk8nNFrE4RuKbyL-Gpf4hA_wEHarXDO8DSNeWrsEd3oTJmF-fd1nWfhxU9mtABNvLRnNz4dzXAR1r8eqNHO-Mw9WH59D_r0Wg3Kv8rEshQV2_XOUZN8jriqATnGqyAWRFvpAVGDow0TwMz-bwChhm6tDKuxjUv6FUpoeaue8rsV_DQnjfSyTF_K-Peuo46QCIekTgiRhwb6z1IkXoOyPh0x_VEYy2NXR7H9Km-LI1Alig3PEuj7gQs9l8zDvUIAFtEcyBUn9byc7cyvR2PLA2OEdwSItrvC1RMIpwe9sTcpF4boG30mZOzrCOL07_wW27r2z37FHSqQVRooMvm1xNMmrtvdU=w1022-h766-no width=640 The new skirts had a different radius where it returns under the side. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CilDU-tR9z2xicFVGN2sm4hGc7B1-fGJvNM6r6jKk0ycQokM3WyAB8gNg_eZnrPrLF8X--6bmLTBv5WAXjdGgKXprNsglkz-6XA77LWDvnG_R1STo02bdb6I_pkKn_kt7ltEj4GmPp5chM7XBTtlxCq6KbIhft0YpcD732swt4Hgp8t-StL4wQn8Tcn1pRQ4R_fzAg3wYPCuo8gtyr9HGDe6i89iLMZyqhGWQVEJeR9hbls_t5hmNsFvLPxaDSQZ2KC6lDxylE5zqSdTFRmijE4V5BqbC_uTlhfKTiQFr5jVPVsxrTDf2p1atN-KX1kjxgurL0H8dnrm0GJWfZvhDDFrQpZK_pCpjX79fbGs4cTiqs96UyggRVC2EcmeV12YkDLEqnNb9iVR3mInBbhbsHY2eibvN9hlxK3M3lpt89_RCLzjXVVu3e2PdOyPK5PQCqDnkEBKwa1QR_zj_0wynABQd1lj2V7rZ_zTr4KSgFNQ_ulpeU_wEgA6q5LOGzVILP-G8dnqzjw7rP-xQuo5wZJQDMBPQVFSUd6FS6gxEC6cTvB94IRGTkzp4oNG1qP9A-k80R5CclgrMZr_3hkrVjXAJnVQ-BangdJUPL2zFgGVtCaDmYZIjP0JSLeq0uw3lWEgsfkWe8b9Wu_Qt5cTdz3xVVLNwbWWP-y5cdzVXDD8IduOwV_tmyYl1hSHhztT3UqxE5JQl8DBZihgFKHYiOh9=w1022-h766-no width=640 A little scribing and trimming had those fitting decent. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l_MN-L8s9FOgXr8-W7psEWIFvI6xoKOcf6QAUpwbGjIIoc9itLVIvfpuVGxIkTR2RH3yjcA6KD1T9xbbpPLx09wUfpm7IIgwTouW8as-eT7SzoI8w2Xuu6QYMrjId5Xv5hFCz0EagS1j-dWEviE_a9zxGQLSmxtoWgkCb0Sbnt_VWOmVoTmBmSlZgQZC_J1r__2D5mElXGzLWGOPhi-9xuS4PEDuNQdkd1uhOAYeyHMPE2TfHg-pAHH-ZqAALTBgMcTyFb6rmvqOENPQrtvylv8GZdOCcwzds_DW6RaB1UNDHv_Nz2RRicboej-qx0rY8MVaICYW7ZQMXOz-nplgIGqW5jamUd5DfIZL0wDml5yLtOq9JagCtbxGPrsqemCs3kg2CfnFiee2EYARPe2XjQpt9vdyosWs0cnzzYXSWxunn21XvkFhgxcGfVm6CrZ04pEzmCtxopVMacaD-ACZ8JVKuqDMCpaF7SRGcx3tjisDcn4o9vHEFwmyCCGEOfCmSQj_dI0RqpZP8Mb2-EyaB-hqEeE00kOGo-Sd-zKZRGNiE277wr45QUOFdccQ1p6K5K-Cl6xXUix2-V_E2qvJgqdgVfwRE7LAn-D2RuScP2WJ08GDk9bNt-SKfIz5pLXAmx4vKL0clDqcAvMmrxezYlv-6VScqn79TbhMFuIPRU7jccF5aWNcqDrD51fatNRU4eGpBv7mmWz_gkDNFFMfjj-H=w1022-h766-no width=640 Not much tire clearance. Maybe these things are intended to be trimmed to fit, I don't know. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pLo_Ra6rtrDAXUMQjMuPnkWdYSdW7hO7PHMKhnrofqD7ymtzSODafAK05o74bXUw3z5c-wbT38qyR17r2afS7xwqoZaq64NFP35WcSUUw-kk2QdRdNnWxe1_EjZ6H6FUtIppy2Dt8Yvfwdn7RBGJZulEE7IUa79GcZmL3bXIB1IzuPoZSXUZ1MpoxEqtrbYJuQufk9iD3l_gIKiP6_4ZY4DSly3PEXw4UF2EFQdzNoGCzVgxWKSBHbj9H6va4f-0a8tmlNPt_8hrHAKSc0AoVLNKFsfto_9S90UKTM8s2f7TgCrcKUbphwxwg5Dw6C78WBbi-m_kK7yhvwxubuALYtIsI0zBTnCVW1F4NjuUAMrwHIBUUBraxYwxtT8FeRIsTrAEFMg7ZMANndSGTWD-5ig1o_zl9GbyRZa90W8BrZOMwMJGrT635gfx4NAQXHjhjX94zQCkq6CqJeDmKiVsNJiYCMDqRRiVmduYAanqY0ivTCcz3Ch9rrfVVcUP_IZ4UalLLuhq6_FWnghhaQ0h4-tzlpXBtidBU2iaGgK5cU8Ou9zGyo6quAHYRwsJLcxJjMVPVpsUOe67bCeTcrndMutGcJs3bdzHoYMLOts5nIXnWZQAU5eAi9DzslL7wDASxLH4oDBPrvFkjS77U6FLkJGBe5rbgzX4G0STFVvoABDbmwQXhqblKjzHTNQ-zbqyG5WJGMXo4gjpKigI7jBB5d90=w1022-h766-no width=640 A little trimming here made me comfortable with the clearance. Had to do the same thing on both sides of the center drop area. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hQZ3nnec87hVT_jic1HUnOZ6txJjMFdqQSZqV3UMNfmiKvnf7Gk5hbKVu74e2rIHWxGp23RQHeZTvQfYDfICJvuwWcuCa0bykvRp1g-DfeuiO1w4HpviYzuq15siVM5NXRRtgL-aQtDEqAnK2AdXrirY1u1LwxmPxEaKe67X8kmzzwFAZpimkNMIH3nMUJLFAzGPsqNPRKAdkltgrG-x5ANMLweoRodUNXIJSf9KFCmTUtalvkgjBFFP0b-6PQFIYXWxjfc7ODEcNqEhUukHOJ2aYjPE1m0nfU1yHGyzp4vePnVKiPFVlx9P_IRyliM3P4EZ0op3ueO4cVhsre2Bty8KXjAmoWFvM2DqZJC-T7VNillv1nIg8217MSiojJl7xFMYUSDOkS105LUzfVnd4HPUpJX8TWOBiuCTpk-It9YBuC2VFE4qsdLIRiJqL4XKPdKcas1JASlK_GeW4q4cIJrRZ9fKD_hg9PZd0eNaWnApTec1zNbxN0JxPuCqN1knXwXJj6yXb6gcFDMj6aFn3kbbLBMkHzgnKgvUFAAx4LVwyZ6PYAVcn3KtAEsLBorN0SD7H2UEtphyFLYsQjF5UOTdRMBKzHKWb2_mFAQZ5bfjrGsXOPwxdm9T9udFjs2fHrkO6s2Exnf09BPWeoTdOofRXe5Z5x3b2uUZF3a_b97SKXBlHYfb8G4ExcsaZTlVPSh7vuL5NljgfKqAw8tEEziT=w1022-h766-no width=640 And after a little touch-up paint, they don't look to shabby. Need to do a little cleaning tomorrow before the tire skirts go back on. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1vGgteHyMXSbtQMev1SasFUScNCkFSP3IjzeeBA54iqIP7px4V7k4Aa-zAYqZS5JP3zdvp0abcIpQ6_dYPvlUpLnyAQQMMpcivCTEGQRZkpVh_ciKoi7g5Xqj5jaJ5HvFCvgVwyEX8JNCxS0wPncDSLylza4Gb5dMo0MU0yrKgOlJa0k9Xu4o1uap4pBI9SFSwvAqlO3sISHPqY9PPLLPjsYRyzhJekCGyvfbrikR7ogUzDTZaEc4wPAhta6shKswnb1BS3TPZelqZAswFcSfKB4u9s_b8C2TiigtSBIPwIEhj1f_dopFB1ZX9m9De-oKxacKsdl93fMdNuPk_1gVWPidH2ndrXE161C6u-_qlnmEffeB2CmNPkR_McHdHIHWMXwXSbNRe7TlZDsn6h9-p6yyey92hZYET_sYWxLJjoVNdM7Zg6BH3WojB-2h558DaDvCZ-srfC4h4GyaT3Qh1w8mU1oc92wz_Rh1y7Sa--kmcazJ70jxHOAwaaO0Mftghg3tR3EzF3_AbPbB0Ez-O_TN2UpMF-gxVuD5gwNsb8lz7CDyNdp0R3VA2Exdu3HkQS103A_Zx2AjWPK-BhBcyT8A9E1o0oKtWIqwLaYY0_NnJ2eV---Mh8qU7mynxmAnL8cHIJXj2T1VJeSvA8xTBRBY-l8TTCYc0HIgjA2zYKxt4eXRtIXDDbblrx-dFD3aK9AwI3GNE8gMbVkX0zQ9mKg=w1022-h766-no width=640 This stuff was a decent color match for blended touchups on the typical RV white. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7bg42Qvd2KpHLkS-8oiTK2ziUS7aDNeavd8DDzh6ulceJjabT8k6WrgtA4zBmYVdv5ppcK2bfj6gaqM0vNuMuhj03vYkj43--OpYesNcs_yTcDkffeLcyj-k6O1tD9zfGG58vKzIkRGdNjPtBsgRZuZcRmvx-KQmPBZIt9E6pGAXtEE-NbeAgP-6DQvtH4S3OoCgOemt90Jq1qvI7NkzDeYC_oKo0B2mE57GryofqKxAcVssW2nwIaF4mDM1shiVHEAliUBL50msMZelsC1nW9D19fJ66DAXAl7suopUtMBcI541dxBT4hIZIAdVabZRVogkV7h5x1ABwY5AJirHoioUkEiCzaYGA2wOByLgFbeVwwXVGxjXXs5Jkp426uj6km91aSO41sH5MBp6TxpoqPGVQnNpojTPM59NFcjQ3d6M9CXgXRwMDw8RpCtxZrMWAyiA3knLrRFeCXAc72m8SyWzqONQLMbN2qbbw3prmviaa9xEMQ2g4Kwi0CkBDhV18h00wyOWRH5UoIdom0N-uRaN6mlh4tBAqnAKC0XBsz8kXpz-bOgRovtn7D1qShQeH15oG8e7kc-AXNyS7rTrj9oHBoXs1FURj--D10QgtVDvnORf71CVi2QfnLQE6s7Vze6Xjob6MJamua5uwgFSYX323_PFzjjmOCgfP0HfhTbWc8kmPwjCJM9d_BOt-mr3XvNyysbWikflFMW6CsOW_69Z=w1022-h766-no width=640 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/veGRXabG9du3xstKrUTOn-6Xu9BsMEcDuQv7xn_uUWM5FXsV1WJ7iYgituSAR6_OB9tv1sJWwiwuaRGkE_wNuz5A-63c8RqZ07gF4gRCSjGYU4J-935nC3YOnXMGyaI3t6XB-Q1bD0tCn7QR8aVEXSd6gnPO_lBQSa9RR39zBCNBEoZ3teBe_mY5P_nYIRMF5A5exYsS-XjMmd5Sc8iwodMnE3L6_K7kDZziUQVwfmGtJZ5NFsrDZWLV10oqBbN0oTHMoj7qnf2Fv26BO3aDfcV_5LTwDELwC7NaSUvN2QlmGRf-cQI5ZE6mVEnL88CLrJWd6KcVArH-RtkyuhVM4u_uSQP7_DfVtjcUl59x6WV_sBrVj4VGHr9K45Wh8lfvGn4zx5Pl38XnH1m_zB-q7b6zkN6RtQoVvBYo17liITVgG5rCsu0eGc09aCn5HLi7-gvjVCCQjjPbEze7kuESNO_-YcMEzQ6c_XWIEu6PSV0utylfxv5mDgGQjH8SHH2DkO1nVV-KIJ12nNwrYwmovRh_S2t7iVtX8mwTf7NJxe5BeU_LGAW4MQqH0hP2dYo3wu6ASMBZtwiqnwdvDMuUKxBETqrJTnt6eOxGBaL6QzxZ8gtZk8q6I8Y6W9Qr23E2JREalxwZT9jydcQi_VQITQXTk5H0dYMOOmJizWk87O_Dw1T4jYioAsQ9OHZGdW7fjNPzOvyt9ePifmK72ebd4HkC=w1022-h766-no width=640
bpounds 07/13/19 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plastic Fenders

Amazon delivered fast and I got the Icon fender skirts installed today. They are not an exact fit. The radius around the wheel opening is not identical. And the radius around the bottom is not the same either, so it needed to be trimmed. But the overall length and width is very close, similar hole spacing, and with a little trimming to improve tire clearance I made these work. I think the thickness of the plastic is very similar, and I would not consider these an upgrade. Pretty much a straight across trade as far as quality. Just a heads-up if you need to purchase. This isn't a 15 minute job to swap a few screws. You'll spend some time making them fit. They also don't come with the holes drilled, but it was obvious the originals didn't either and the assembly guy just zip gunned them down fast. It's just as well, since I didn't need to try to reuse the existing holes, and had the freedom to place them where I wanted.
bpounds 07/13/19 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plastic Fenders

I wonder how hard it would be to glass the back of them for added strength. The only place mine cracked was around the screw holes, and the recesses for the screw holes. I think someone creative could reinforce just around those areas. Glassing the whole back sides IMO would just increase the weight and not help. I found that my driver side was in much worse shape than the other side. I had assumed that was because that side gets all the sun in our parking location. But today I realized that the struts they used to stabilize the lower sheet metal were worthless, and what little there was had vibrated loose. This is along the slide-out. So today I welded in some real struts to stabilize along that side and I'm expecting to see a lot less flexing in my rearview mirror. The passenger side is not a slide-out, and the sheet metal was well supported, so the plastic fender skirt is well support too.
bpounds 07/13/19 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

These tales of the police state abusing us as citizens are important. In fact, they demonstrate that it isn't just an Indiana problem. And that in turn demonstrates that the article the OP was all upset about was nothing but click bait. If we as travelers avoid any state where this might occur, we won't be doing much travel, not even in our home state.
bpounds 07/12/19 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plastic Fenders

So now I've ordered a pair of replacements from Icon. Thanks for those who suggested them. Should be here in a day or two. Dang, they've got a slew of them to browse through finding the correct ones. I'll add to this after I've completed the job. Incidentally, I ordered through Amazon, fulfilled by Icon, and this was quite a savings over ordering direct.
bpounds 07/12/19 12:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ordered a Flojet 18555 MACERATOR and I have some questions

For OP: Return the Macerator. Purchase a Sewer Solution. Pocket the extra cash. And disregard any need for electrical power. For RVshrinker, how high your clean-out isn't the question you should ask. How deep is the trunk line is the question. Probably a lot deeper than a foot, and might give you the drainage slope you need, which is 1/4" per foot.
bpounds 07/11/19 01:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: Cleaning black streaks

This is all I use. Love the stuff. Use with a pole brush. Gel-Gloss RV Wash & Wax
bpounds 07/11/19 01:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: A simple idea

Wife can't be trained... LOL, that's a bit harsh, but I have a similar better half. The fact is that she cannot back the trailer, I can't even get her interested in just driving it on the highway. So expecting her to understand the geometry of backing up isn't going to happen. And that's fine, although the day is likely to come where she might have to at least manage to drive us home. Meanwhile I'm content with her watching and warning if I am going to hit something. Any able-bodied person should at least be able to observe and warn before I run into something. I'll take care of backing, GOAL, because I am aware that the rear end of the truck cannot move directly sideways, and she apparently is not.
bpounds 07/11/19 11:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Tool Box

Just went through a toolbox search. You can definitely fit a chest style, which does not extend up above the truck bed rails. The only question is what size will fit. Take a look at this link below. This particular one would fit, but more importantly, scroll down to the bottom of the page and see the list of all their chest style sizes. Other brands have similar sizes. Weatherguard Tool Chest I think you could also use a low profile cross-bed saddle style, since you have a slider, and some of those are even narrower, as small as 16" wide and 13" deep. That shallow depth might be helpful to avoid the front hitch mounting rail or puck. You'll be in a better position to search once you get your hitch mounted, but the short answer is you can definitely fit a toolbox.
bpounds 07/11/19 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A simple idea

I don't use cones (don't want an extra widget to carry), but marking the path to follow is something I do frequently. Often just using a rock or stick of wood. And usually I just put it next to exactly where I want my trailer wheels to end up. Kind of an "aim small-miss small" kind of thing, but having a target helps me a lot.
bpounds 07/10/19 03:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

Instead of avoiding Indiana, I suggest you avoid the click bait links. Which is all that one was.
bpounds 07/09/19 02:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tool Boxes - Show me yours please

Sure, if that's what you want. It would be like any other cargo, and like any load, up to you to decide how or if it needs to be secured. But isn't the whole idea of a tool box to keep people from stealing your stuff? I'm not clear on if you were asking about the chest style, or the cross-bed style that I have. There are a bunch of different no-drill kits for mounting the cross-bed style. The PO even included a set with the box, but I chose not to use them. I used a J-hook in a stake pocket and one drilled hole, per side. I'm done with the various clamps that loosen up over time.
bpounds 07/09/19 01:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

We're assuming that, but not everyone assigns acronyms the same meaning. Which is one of the reasons to spell things out. ...HT 5th wheels with a pin weight of approximately 1300 lbs and dry weight of 8,000 to 9,000 lbs... That ^ part of his question clarified it in my mind.
bpounds 07/09/19 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

HT = Half Ton, also called Lite models. Basically he wonders if using too much truck to pull one is an issue. I think it can be an issue, with a rough ride and a lot of bouncing a lightweight trailer frame. Not ideal, but not necessarily a deal breaker either. His target of 32' is on the heavy end of the HT line.
bpounds 07/08/19 09:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who has a good RV oven

I'm wondering if we will ever use ours. If we do, may consider Grill Grates Link Had to replace the grates on our park model BBQ, and LOVED IT. For the cheap onboard coleman grill, added the grates, and the thing actually works now! Why would you put those in a propane oven? Aren't they just a BBQ grill gizmo, to prevent flare-up or make clean-up easier? I'm not seeing a point to using in an oven.
bpounds 07/08/19 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tool Boxes - Show me yours please

Here it is if anyone wants to snag it. https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/tls/d/santa-barbara-highway-products-truck/6916105871.html
bpounds 07/07/19 01:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tool Boxes - Show me yours please

^ yeah. And there happened to be a Highway Products chest come up on CL. Very good price, but still about double what I paid. I don't think it was the width I needed, or wanted, or maybe I had just already decided on a saddle box. Don't recall for sure, but I know it was too far away to interest me unless it had been exactly right. Also, I was traumatized by the big clunky hitch that was obscuring a view of the chest in one of the photos above. ;)
bpounds 07/07/19 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tool Boxes - Show me yours please

Russ, we had the Retrax rolling hard cover. It was nice and worked great with the fiver. After the second cover split I didn't want to replace it again. Time to try something different. I do have the Customflow wedge insert. Only used it rarely. One thing I like about the saddle box versus a chest, is I can haul 8' sheet goods again.
bpounds 07/07/19 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tool Boxes - Show me yours please

Be careful if you get in any big dips n twists! Yes! I debated over a chest versus this low profile. I've got a long bed and the fiver has the clipped corners, plus I'm at over 7" of clearance over bed rails. I still think it could hit if I got really cranked over and twisted, but being aware I think it can be avoided.
bpounds 07/06/19 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
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