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RE: Auxiliary Tank Combo

Went with the RDS tank with toolbox. All fits below the bed side. Ken
TXiceman 06/26/22 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

You might ask a younger neighbor if they could lift the tanks for you and offer him a beer for his troubles. Most people will help you. I more than feel your pain...we have two 40 LB tanks. Ken
TXiceman 06/26/22 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

RVIA has about as much bite as a 105-year-old granny. Ken
TXiceman 06/23/22 09:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

We tried one for a time and finally decided it was not worth the effort. I tried to sell it but wound up giving it away to a noobie to try out. Ken
TXiceman 06/23/22 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

You are lucky it did not rupture the seam on the black tank. Ken
TXiceman 06/22/22 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small residential refrigerator replacement needed!

We bought a small Haier at Lowe's. Worked great. Ken
TXiceman 06/20/22 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC on or off?

Why waste electricity cooling the space you are not utilizing. Oklahoma is rarely humid enough to worry about humidity. Put some vent covers on the roof vents and leave them open a couple of inches. Ken
TXiceman 06/15/22 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curiosity of RV Park parking?

Some parks have a rule that the RV cannot overhang the pad over the grass so that the lawn crew can mow. Ken
TXiceman 06/14/22 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jack and Slide Error

Well, according to the signature he has a 2018 Big Country. I do not have one and have no idea of what he has jack and slide wise. I presume it is a Lippert Level-Up. But where is he getting the message? But as a starting point...have you checked your battery voltage with a volt meter? Ken
TXiceman 06/12/22 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Redwood 3401rl vs artic fox 27-5

Just be sure you are not using the dry or brochure weights. Look on the upper left outside area for the weight data tag. Take 20% to 22% of the trailer GVWR for an estimated loaded trailer weight. Use this number and forget the dry weight. Ken
TXiceman 06/08/22 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Redwood 3401rl vs artic fox 27-5

The redwood is a 2018 and the fox is a 2018. I think we are going to make a offer on the fox and keep my 3500 thanks for the help. Your original post said you had a 2500 series truck. Check carefully, a SRW 3500 with the right payload package might get by OK. Ken
TXiceman 06/06/22 08:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Used Redwood 3401rl vs artic fox 27-5

First thing is to not use the dry or brochure weight to evaluate an RV. The dry weight does not include any added options on the RV like, awning, batteries, microwave, television, etc. Look on the trailer in the upper right outside corner for the sticker with the GVWR. Use 22% of the GVWR to estimate a loaded pin weight. A 3/4-ton truck has a limited payload or cargo capacity to carry the pin weight. Start by getting a real-world actual weight for the trucks front, rear and total weight when loaded for travel with all passengers, cargo and hitch. Redwoods tend to be heavy so I doubt if a 3/4-ton truck can handle either trailer. There are TWO parts to selecting a tow vehicle. One is the towing capacity and second is the payload capacity. Make sure the truck can handle both withing ratings when the truck and trailer are loaded. Honestly, a 3/4 ton truck is pretty much limited to trailers that actually measure 34 to 34 feet and GVWR of 15,000 lb. Last thing is Redwood is owned by Thor and they are not known for quality control. I would select Arctic Fox over Redwood, but neither one with a 3/4-ton truck. Ken
TXiceman 06/06/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

You will find you are better off to replace the whole backing plate brake assembly rather than trying to replace individual components. It is a matter of undoing two wires and 4 or 5 bolts to replace the whole backing plate. Ken
TXiceman 06/03/22 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Purchasing advice?

Maybe things are shifting from a sellers' market back to a buyers' market. Dealers' lots seem to have a lot more inventory than they had a year or two back. If that is the case, there is no set rule for mark up or discount. You will have to shop and shop some more. Are you willing to travel several hours from home to get a better deal and then deal with the slower service from a non-selling dealer? The best deal you can get is the one you will be happy with. But do make sure that the dealer knows that you will inspect the unit and he will need to demonstrate every system on the RV. And you will not accept the unit and sign the papers on it until everything on the RV is 100%. Do not take it off the lot until every item is 100% correct. Once they have the money and you are gone, they quickly forget you exist. Also, per the above, campsites in destination areas fill fast and RV travel is not the same as it was a few years ago. You have to generally plan your trip down to every stop and stick to your schedule. We are at the point of giving up full-time travel and leaving it to the "weekend warriors" Ken
TXiceman 06/03/22 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 350 mile per gallon

I have a new 350 with the 7.3 towing gets 8 or so mpg Need to tell us what you are towing. Ken
TXiceman 06/01/22 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 350 mile per gallon

Two things that will really hurt fuel economy are speed and head winds. We have a 2012 F350 CC DRW towing a 19,000 LB 5er. We typically get 9 MPG running 65 MPH on typical flatland roads. With a strong head wind, we will drop to 7 to 8 MPG. With a good tail wind, we can hit 10 MPG. If we run up to 70 MPH, we will drop ONE MPG overall. So, if you are not happy with your fuel economy at 70 or 75 MPG, slow down. It is the same result as a head wind to drive faster. Ken
TXiceman 05/31/22 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unknown or erroneous title on single axle fifth wheel

Scamp 19' Scamp built a single axle 5er. Ken
TXiceman 05/27/22 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wobble Stoppers?

I tried a tripod and finally gave it away. A major waste of your $$$$. J.T.'s Strongarms do better than anything else. Also put blocks under the jacks to keep the jack extension as short as possible. But the most sure-fire way to stop the wobble is to place solid blocks about every 4 feet under the frame and get the trailer totally off the tires. Ken
TXiceman 05/24/22 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

Operation is normal for a level floor slide out. As for unsupported when the slide is retracted, this again is normal and the slide floor should not be walked on. Ken
TXiceman 05/19/22 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Removing Shower Doors

Our HitchHiker has curved shower doors. In the inside of the track there is a plastic block held in by two small screws on the top and bottom track. Remove this block and you will find an enlarged slot that the roller wheels will fit through. Roll the door to the slot and let the rollers come out and continue until the second set of rollers disengage from the slot. I find getting the doors back in a two-person job. get the top rollers back in the track first and have the helper keep the top rollers in the track as you engage the lower roller. Next, reinstall the plastic blocks. Ken
TXiceman 05/17/22 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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