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RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Try AmeriGas in Oxnard The OP is in Simi Valley - looooong way to Oxnard !!....:E (and -Yikes!-you're in Fresno ??) With a little bit of effort *locally* you can find a *convenient* place to refill. About 3 miles from my home in Orange County, a local gas/diesel station refills tanks at a good price...:C (they do a good business filling tanks - often several folks waiting!) *NEVER* had the attendant that comes out to the giant supply tank - check the date on the 20# or 40# tank you want him to fill...:W Como se dice...."gracias amigo!"...:W ~ I used to have a place that didn't check. That was before they became a tank exchange dealer. Now they check because it means more $$$$ for them if the tanks are expired. I found a place in Sylmar. They wouldn't tell me over the phone how much they will charge. Said I had to take it to the dock and have a technician inspect it and he would tell me. They also refill there. It's looking more like I might just order a pair of new tanks from Camping World (oddly they seem to have the best price).
Njmurvin 06/26/22 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Try AmeriGas in Oxnard I called them. They said the closest location that does the recertification is in Orange County (Placentia).
Njmurvin 06/26/22 02:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

We don't have too many places in town that actually refill them. Most do swaps of 20lb tanks. I guess I'll call around to the places that do refill and ask them. I know the local Uhaul refills them, but I don't think they will recertify because I've been turned away from there before when I had expired tanks.
Njmurvin 06/13/22 03:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Can't answer your question. But if you're a Costco member it's half that price. My local Costco used to stock the cylinders in the warehouse. But I don't recall seeing them on the floor in last year or so. CostcoI was going to say just replace at costco.com A few years ago I paid just over half that amount IIRC. Thanks. But, I think the Costco tanks are the 20lb BBQ size tanks. Mine are 40lb tanks which are quite a bit larger.
Njmurvin 06/13/22 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Redwood 3401rl vs artic fox 27-5

To be safe, use 20% of the GVWR of the Arctic Fox to determine the pin weight. That puts you at about 2700lbs. Check the sticker on your truck's door jamb if it's a later model truck for the payload rating of the truck. Consider the weight of the hitch, passengers and other cargo in the bed along with the pin weight of the trailer. FWIW, my SRW 3500 truck has 3900lbs payload rating and my older AF (they got heavier in 2013 when they went with wide body) has a lighter pin weight of about 2400lbs (20% of 12000lbs GVWR). With a light Andersen hitch, I have no problem handling this weight with my SRW truck.
Njmurvin 06/13/22 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Generator

I have the A-iPower from Costco that has the Yamaha engine. I only have one, but it comes with all the stuff needed to connect two of them together. I haven't used it much (only for bad solar days camping and power emergencies at home), but it seems to work well so far.
Njmurvin 06/13/22 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

My Arctic Fox has (2) 40lb propane tanks that are now 12 years old and, although I haven't tried refilling after their 12th birthday, I'm fairly certain I'll be turned away. My understanding is that I can have them inspected/re-certified for another 5 years. It would cost a little over $300 to replace with new tanks. I don't know how much re-certification will cost because I can't find anyone who does this. Once I know the cost, I can decide between replace or re-certify. Does anyone know who performs tank re-certification in SoCal (Ventura County/San Fernando Valley areas)?
Njmurvin 06/13/22 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Superglide Clean bed rails

I think you're fine. I used a Harbor Freight cable hoist to lift my hitch off those pins. I made a cradle out of pretty beefy chain to connect the hitch to the hoist. There was enough space between the rails and truck bed to slip that chain under the rails at all four corners.
Njmurvin 05/27/22 11:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is the dumbest things about your fifth wheel?

I only have a couple. 1) Weak-assed single motor landing gear ... I've since upgraded. 2) Why no water pump switch in the bathroom (my brother's Alpenlite has one)? I need to add it.
Njmurvin 02/10/22 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Locating In-Bed 7-Pin

Drivers side near tailgate mid height on the side of the bed. ^^^^ This I've had it on the driver's side just behind the cab and now driver's side just inside the tailgate. I like this location so much better.
Njmurvin 02/10/22 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paperwork

If you travel with a K-9, have a Rabies vaccine certificate. This ^^^^^ We have a mixed breed rescue and also carry paperwork documenting her as a lab/St. Bernard mix. Some campgrounds have a list of breeds they don't allow.
Njmurvin 01/03/22 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV Upgrade, Hitch question: What would you do?

Agree on getting a new hitch that fits your pucks. I looked at using an "adapter" with my old Superglide and the Pullrite salesman talked me out of it. He said it would be safe, but would add "slop" into the connection and raise the hitch at least another inch. These newer trucks are already too high to begin with (but that's a topic for another thread).
Njmurvin 12/22/21 05:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2+ weeks into Artic Fox 27-5L

Phill are you pulling with a 3500 or a 2500. I have both and we are considering buying a 27-5 ... Since you have the choice, I'd say 3500 all the way. Mine is lighter than the newer models. My 2004.5 Dodge Ram 3500 was marginal (3000lb payload). Newer 2500s with diesels are pretty comparable to that. My newer Duramax 3500 has 3900lbs payload and I appreciate the extra capacity.
Njmurvin 12/14/21 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: PullRite Super Glide hitch question

Interesting JIMLIN because PullRite recommends WD40. Page 6 of users manual Hi Mike....thats true for your owners manual but as I mentioned in some years PullRite recommended other lubes lubri-plate spray on lube? I think was the name. If I remember correct this was the lube PullRite told my buddy he should have been using. The incident was some time back in the mid '00 era. Yup. It was the earlier models. I had one. The manual specified lithium grease as I recall and later they recommended SlipPlate graphite spray that went on like paint. In later models they changed the way tubes to accept WD40. Ooops ... didn't notice there was another page of responses. Sorry for the redundancy.
Njmurvin 12/14/21 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for small fifth wheel, no bunks

If width is an issue, then you could consider looking for a nice used 2012 or earlier. They switched to the wide body in 2013.
Njmurvin 12/09/21 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for small fifth wheel, no bunks

I don't know what your definition of small is. The Arctic Fox 27-5L is 3" shorter than 30 ft. It is also 8 1/2 feet wide and has a GVWR of 13,600#. I would call it a large fifth wheel that is on the shorter side! Maybe not the right choice if lightweight is part of your "small" desires. Nice trailer though, it was on my short list at one time. Good point. I usually point that out. My older version is a bit shorter, narrower and lighter. However, OP said "under 30" and didn't mention any weight constraints.
Njmurvin 12/08/21 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Puck system & hitch questions

After talking to a few 5th wheelers who tow with SB trucks and own 5th wheels with the Turn Tec nose, I have decided to go with the Anderson Ultimate secured to the gooseneck ball. A big change from the Companion fixed that I have been using. Will also help with the payload that I'm close to maxing out as Lyle correctly pointed out. Thanks again for all the help. This is exactly what my brother did for his new RAM 3500 LB. Mine is a standard box (6'10") and I use an Andersen with the factory gooseneck puck. Another advantage to using the Andersen is that (when installed in the conventional position) it adds extra distance from the pin to the truck cab further reducing the chances of making contact.
Njmurvin 12/08/21 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for small fifth wheel, no bunks

I second the Arctic Fox 27.5L. I believe it ticks all your boxes with the possible exception of the theater seats (probably an option but not sure). We love having access to the bathroom and fridge while traveling. In ours, only the pantry and one lower kitchen cabinet are blocked with the slide in. You could even grab a few winks on the queen sized bed if you wanted to without opening the bedroom side.
Njmurvin 12/07/21 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing With Water Pump Switched On. Burn Up Pump??

I don't leave it on. After waking up one night to a wet floor (toilet shut off valve failed), I am wary of potential flooding. In fact, I try to remember to turn off city water to the trailer if I'm going to be away for longer periods of time. Come to think of it, on my last camping trip the couple behind us were bailing water out of their kitchen right after they set up camp. I never asked. It could have been a leaky cooler chest. There are lots of risks associated with camping. This is one that's just too easy to avoid.
Njmurvin 11/29/21 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions for a shorter 5’ver…

Artic fox 27-5L x2 but no bunks and they are HEAVY for their size.
Njmurvin 11/23/21 01:10pm Fifth-Wheels
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