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RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

Call Big Foot for some help. Generally they are very responsive, but maybe understaffed with this pandemic. Oh, and the unit hydrAulic,,,,not hyrdrOlic. Ken
TXiceman 03/30/20 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

We use Kansas RV Center (Chanute, KS), the former manufacturer of NuWa HitchHiker. When you call for an appointment, you get a date and time. You pull up to the door at the appointed time and the service manager or his assistant meets you with work order in hand and goes over it. You pull the RV into the shop, unhitch and the crew to work on it starts right then. That is what having an appointment means. Ken
TXiceman 03/28/20 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: What size of fifth wheel to accomidate my 3/4 truck...

Remember it all boils down to ....they make little trucks for little trailer and big trucks for big trailers. Get a trailer that falls within the manufacturers weight limits. Ignore the folks that tell you I pull a bigger trailer with my little truck and they cannot give you any weights on the truck and trailer. Ken
TXiceman 03/20/20 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperLite #2400

The problem with that the Pullrite or the Andersen is when in for service, they may have trouble moving your trailer safely unless they have an adapter for that hitch. Ken
TXiceman 03/11/20 02:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MOR Ryde X Factor Frame Strengthening

Sure ashamed that Lippert cannot build a frame with sufficient bracing in the first place. Ken
TXiceman 03/05/20 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric heated water hose

We never use a heated hose. If it will be below freezing, which we try to avoid, we fill the fresh water tank, store the hose and shut off the gray water drain and drain the hose. Ken
TXiceman 03/03/20 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Riverstone 37MRE

I don't understand all of the dark paint on the RVs. The vs are already hard enough to cool in the hot sun and dark colors absorb more heat than lighter colors. Has Forest River stepped up the construction with a heavier frame, better axles and better construction cabinets or do they use the same as on the other lower end products. Ken
TXiceman 03/01/20 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

You can find several threads on this "new" manufacturer. Ken
TXiceman 03/01/20 02:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Put one of the underbed rail with turn over gooseball so you have both. Another option is just a turnover ball gooseneck & a B& W Companion that slips into the gooseneck ball shaft. I use a Curt turnover gooseneck with a Curt X-Rail that mounts in the hole and use a B& W Patriot . Really depends on how heavy a 5er your planning on. If real heavy look at the Traiersaver Airride hitches but B&W will take some really heavy ones also. As luck would have it, I was actually looking at the B&W underbed mount gooseneck. I want to get the hitch before I have the bed Line-Xed. Most of the 5ers we've looked at so far are in the 9-11K dry weight range. I had my bed lined before installing my own Turnover Ball. NBD to drill through the lining with a 4" hole saw. Given that I'm in AZ, I didn't worry about painting or coating the exposed edges of the 5 holes used for the TO Ball. :-) Lyle Lyle is among the few that understand the mechanics of what happens with a goose neck hitch. No way will I ever use a GN or GN adapter on a 5th wheel frame. Ken
TXiceman 02/27/20 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Load Range G Tires

Seems odd coming from those owning a made in Mexico truck. Or a truck made in Canada. Or a truck with a engine made in Mexico. What country did those materials in the G614 come from. Try to find a fully made American vehicle. At least it was assembled in Kentucky. And GY will provide a better warranty on the tires. Ken
TXiceman 02/15/20 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking For a Second 5th Wheel

MSRP's over $120K for a mid-line 5er is out of this world. Why don't you look for a higher end used 5er? Much better value for your money. Ken
TXiceman 02/15/20 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Load Range G Tires

I elected to go with American made GY tires over the Chinese tires. Rather see Americans with jobs. Ken
TXiceman 02/14/20 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Fire Places

The fire place produces the exact same 1500 Watts or 5100 BTUH on the 15 amp circuit that a 1500 Watt ceramic heater produces. It is a big expensive space waster that is fixed to one location. I would rather have the storage space and carry a small cube heater that is stored out of the way when we do not need it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Ken
TXiceman 02/08/20 07:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GD Solitude 380FL-R or Keystone Alpine 3711KP

GD over any Keystone product. Ken
TXiceman 02/05/20 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: North Point 5th wheels

Look at the warranty. Does it exclude full time living? Next is it a true 4 season RV? Ken
TXiceman 02/05/20 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitches

First, use the trailer GVWR, not the dry weight. AS for hitches, you cannot beat a TrailerSaver TS3. Expensive and heavy but a great hitch. The Binkley Holland hitch head is pretty much fool proof. Ken
TXiceman 01/28/20 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alliance 5th Wheels

They are being touted as a Luxury Full Time RV. From the photos, videos and plans and specs on Face Book and their site, I do not consider them either Full Time or Luxury. They appear to be putting large windows and few overhead cabinets. As a full time RVer, I value my cabinet space. Ken
TXiceman 01/18/20 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small flys/ gnats coming out of commode.

What it took to get the drain flies out of the black and gray tank was to pour about quart of Pin-sol in the tank and fill with water. Let it set overnight, drain and flush. The little buggers were gone then. Ken
TXiceman 01/14/20 07:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Break away cable

Frankly, if the hitch comes out of the bed, you've got a lot bigger problem and I seriously doubt the e-brake on the trailer is going to make a hill o' beans difference. Lyle But even the slightest difference can mean the difference between an accident and a disaster. Ken
TXiceman 01/10/20 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

Love our Slindide2100XC combo. Fulltime 6.5 years and would not be without it. We find that most of the people that bad mouth the combo units are guilty of not reading and following the instruction manual and/or overloading them. They are not the same as the larger home size units but they do a great job and we don't waste time at the laundry room and filthy machines. If you boondock, don't use your machine, go to a laundry mat. Ken
TXiceman 01/06/20 08:17am Fifth-Wheels
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