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RE: hydro or electric leveling

I had electric-mechanical jacks on 2 previous 5er and this one and the past two had hydraulic jacks. I'll take the hydraulic system any day of the week. I had problems with the electric-mechanical jacks several times. The Big Foot hydraulic jacks have had only one problem in the 8 years in the current RV. One jack started leaking and had to be replaced which I did myself. The electric jacks had multiple problems of motors burning out, blowing buses and gears breaking. Ken
TXiceman 09/23/21 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydro or electric leveling

Lyle, go to Canada or the UK and ask about the hydro, they will hand you an electric plug. As for Deadliest Catch, I never watch it. As a retired mechanical engineer, I will continue to spell out hydraulic and not short cut it. Ken
TXiceman 09/22/21 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydro or electric leveling

Why are people calling hydraulic systems "Hydro". Most places, Hydro refers to electric powered, coming from hydro-electric. Ken
TXiceman 09/22/21 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

But the Woe part not so good. He has woe because it will not WHOA. Ken
TXiceman 09/16/21 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hangers/Springs/Axles

Been running the Mor/Ryde IS for 8 years and love it. Greatest thing available for RVs. It is not cheap but rides so much better. Ken
TXiceman 09/13/21 12:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

I'm in agreement that RV dealers need to be held liable if they sell a rig to someone they =know= will be towing with a truck that's simply not meant for hauling something that size. Doubly liable if they actually set up the truck for the customer. There =are= the occasional dealers that will refuse to sell a trailer to someone if their truck's too small. With FWs, =tow= ratings mean almost nothing; it's =payload= that's the controlling factor. Lyle While I agree there's dealers that will sell anyone anything to make a buck, isn't it the consumer who should be held accountable? Or maybe it should be the truck manufacturer, because after all, they show a Toyota Tundra pulling a Space Shuttle. Mike Oh, absolutely, but you get a newbie, who doesn't have any RVing friends, and, even with research, can get talked into just about anything by a good salesman. At the same time, were I the owner of a dealership, I can tell you that my "company lawyer" would likely have kittens if it came to their attention that my salesmen were actively selling setups that simply weren't safe. The cost of being sued, even if I prevailed, would likely cost the profits on 2 or 3 dozen, or more, sales. Why take the risk? All I know is that I'd tell everyone involved to acquaint themselves with tow/payload numbers and they'd be out the door in an hour if I caught them selling something that simply wouldn't work. I'd rather lose a sale than have someone's injuries or death on my conscious. And then you have the mechanical side of things, where someone blows a transmission because a Tacoma simply isn't capable of towing a 10k lb trailer, or something similar. Just too [email protected] many headaches to deal with that kind of stuff. 'Sides, I like to be able to look at myself in the mirror without flinching. Lyle Lyle, I was in a high dollar technical sales for close to 30 years and there were projects that I walked away from due to the poorly written specs for the system they wanted. I liked living where I did and did not want to be tossed out of town. I would not be able to sleep at night if I had tried to put in some of the equipment. When we sold one 5th wheel, I would not sell it to one buyer as he did not have enough truck for the trailer. He was mad and said he was told his 1/2 ton truck could pull my 15,000# 5er by his friend. I did sell it to a fellow that showed up with a big enough truck. Some of the dealers and sales people have no morals and all they want is the all might DOLLARS. Ken
TXiceman 09/13/21 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lube

I use one of the plastic lube disc. I do add some grease to the jaws on the 5er hitch. Ken
TXiceman 09/12/21 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

I'm not creating a "Rolling Road Block", doing 65 because the other traffic never use the right lane and are running 10 to 20 over the speed limit at least. So, I guess that you are the one that will run 85 just because that is posted. You do not have to run 85 mpg as that is the MAXIMUM legally posted speed limit. Most of these high speed roads are also posted with 60 mph as a minimum speed. I will stay above tis minimum as long as the road conditions are safe. A section of I-44 toll road in Oklahoma is posted 75 mph, but it is unsafe in an RV at 55 mph. I slowed to 45 mph, right hand land, flashers on and 45 mph until the road was safe to increase my speed. Many trailer tires are speed rated to 65 mph, yet people do not even look at this. I will roll along at my 65 mph in the right lane and you can change lanes and blast ahead. RV stands for Recreational Vehicle....not RACE vehicle.
TXiceman 09/09/21 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: owners manual - 2005 King of The Road

If you can find a manual it is 99% composed of manufacture's manuals for all of the components. Best thing to do is go on line and Google all of your appliances by model numbers and download the manuals. Ken
TXiceman 09/08/21 06:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone have to send fiver back to mfg for major repair?

Needs to look for an Extend-a-stay type place with weekly/monthly rentals. Ken
TXiceman 09/08/21 06:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er accidents

We have been RVing since 1984 and full time the last 8 years. Every day, we see people pull in with too much trailer and not enough tow vehicle and/or a poorly set up rig. The dealers should be held responsible for letting people off the lot with some of these rigs. Then you get the ones posting about the trailer they already bought and the little tow vehicle and all they are looking for is vindication from others that they can pull their 35 foot 5th wheel with a Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder. Then you get the ones that fly by you at 80 mph with the trailer wagging away. Ken
TXiceman 09/07/21 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2010 Mobile Suites shock absorbers : See updated post

The Nev-R-Lube are just that....never lube, a sealed bearing. There are specs for amount of side play and how to check them. Ken
TXiceman 09/04/21 07:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2009 carriage cameo 37RE3

We had two Carriage Cameos and generally well built. A common problem with the units was the gear drive for the slides. We had two friends with the 37RE3 that both had the drives on the big kitchen and bedroom slide break. It can be repaired. Make sure that the slides all operate smoothly and minimal noise. If they are not smooth and make noise, they are headed for problems. If this is a private individual, you might see it they had any repair work done on the slide drives. Also, check the slide wipere seals as well as the bulb seals. If they are weathered and cracked, you will need to look at replacing them. And as noted, the current Cameo by Crossroads is nowhere near the quality of the original Cameo trailer. The original Cameo units had a stacked rectangular tube frame and not the thin channel frames on the current units. Lifestyle (Evergreen) built a trailer with very near the same construction. Ken
TXiceman 08/24/21 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5er coming

Stay near the dealer for a day or two is a great idea. A 700 mile drive is way too much. That needs to be broken onto two 350 mile days. The idea of a recreation vehicle is to enjoy life. One word of advice is to let the dealer know that on delivery and demonstration of all systems for the trailer, it will not be accepted until everything is 100%. Do not accept any we owe you or we'll take of that when it is back for warranty work. 100% correct before the deal is sealed. Ken
TXiceman 08/20/21 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 3rd AC

Lou D, if not set up for a 3rd A/C, ducting and wiring will be an issue. It would be great if you added a signature line to your post letting people know what kind of RV you have. Fill in any info you want to show and then scroll down to the bottom and click save. Ken
TXiceman 08/18/21 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to repair loose trim?

Automotive trim adhesive. Ken
TXiceman 08/15/21 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to get slide out manually.

There is an active NuWa HitchHiker forum at: NuWa Join the form and start asking questions. Also, Kansas RV Center in Chanute, KS is where the HitchHikers were built and thay are stiull doing repairs on these rigs. Ken
TXiceman 08/14/21 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Denver area in Winter??

It takes more than dual pane windows. It takes a well insulated unit, a heated basement, and planning. If you travel during freezing conditions, you will most likely need to winterize and only dewinterized when you park with hook ups. Fill fresh water tank and put up the hose. Go to travel, winterize again. Ken
TXiceman 08/13/21 04:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why do some fifth wheels have angled front ends?

So the only *advantage* is storage, nothing structural? As long as the unit does not have a Lippert frame. Ken
TXiceman 08/09/21 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why do some fifth wheels have angled front ends?

As noted, from the photos, dropped frame vs straight frame. Dropped frames tend to be on the larger units. Ken
TXiceman 08/08/21 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
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