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RE: Newbie - 36ft vs 41ft fifth wheel

Two issues with a longer 5er.... One is weight....... does the truck have sufficient payload to handle 20% of the trailers GVWR as pin weight and the truck is within the trucks GCWR' Two is site lengthh ...the longer length will be limited in site availability. Ken
TXiceman 11/26/22 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vanleigh with nautilis p2.5 empty fresh water

You can have a leaky valve or a bad water pump check valve which can cause the freshwater tank to fill and overflow. I do not know of any that have an automatic tank fill system. Ken
TXiceman 11/26/22 05:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Schwintek slide fox

Do you know if you have the standard motors or the high torque motors in the slide? I had the high torque motors put in mine and it did work better but overall, the Schwintek system is a major PITA on most slide rooms except for the fairly small rooms. If the room and opening are not fairly square and plumb, they can have issues. One solution is to go to the Vroom Slide System. It is about $3000 per room but is a much better design. They are booked several months out right now. Vroom Ken
TXiceman 11/26/22 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/dryers

We are planning on buying a washer and dryer. Where do you recommend we get it? should we have the dealer install it or can someone else do it? Have the dealer install it and roll it into the RV cost so you can get out of paying sales tax on that too? May as well go for all you can get lol. Unless you have a Montana LLC, you will pay sales tax on a washer-drier whether it is an add on or separate. Ken
TXiceman 11/25/22 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eagle vs Montana High Country vs Avenue

Pbutler97, I will disagree with you on you last statement(Not that they were much better prior). I have a 2006 Carriage I bought brand new in 2006. It is a very well build Rv. They don't build them like that anymore. I will admit that RV manufacturers make the RV look nice on the inside and outside. But they aren't very good in between. We have owned two Carriage Cameos and are selling our NuWa HitcHiker Champagne as we are retiring from full time RVing. These manufactures built a more expensive and better constructed trailer than anything built by Thor or Forest River. We have looked at getting a smaller bumper pull for shorter trips but are sorely disappointed in the garbage being offered today. Your money will be better spent if you look for an older high-end trailer and putting a few dollars in it for repairs. Ken
TXiceman 11/24/22 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: VanLeigh by Tiffin Fifth wheel

Remember Thor now owns Tiffin. Their quality and QC will depend on how much policy Thor dictates. Ken
TXiceman 11/23/22 08:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

If you are serious about towing, get rid of the lift and the larger tires. Go back to stock for a stable towing platform. The single most misunderstood term with a 3/4 ton truck is the limited GVWR and rear axle GAWR. SUre it can to w a lot, but the thing that will get yo is the limited cargo capacity and tongue weight. The cargo weight on any truck is the total of the passengers, cargo and tongue or pin weight. Lifting the truck may look cool, but it does decrease towing capacity and stability. Ken
TXiceman 11/20/22 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eagle vs Montana High Country vs Avenue

Have you looked at the Grand Design product line? I believe they are a bit better than the ones you listed. Ken
TXiceman 11/17/22 09:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Directional not working

There are no fuses on the trailer for the brake lights, turn signals or taillights, these are all powered by the truck. Some trucks do have separate fuses for the trailer lights. I would start checking at the 7-pin connecter and work back to the taillight bulb connections. I beg to differ. Our trailer and one other we had in the past, had fuses on the wiring for the lights. They were located in an area close to the pinbox where the harness came into the trailer. My truck also has the trailer wiring on a separate fused circuit. Ken
TXiceman 10/31/22 08:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Likely to regret

Toy hauler? Many of these never go to an organized park. Rather they park in an open range area on BLM or similar land and pull out the toys and run the trails. Not sure it would be much worse than a 45' class A pulling a second vehicle or trailer. I see plenty of these on the road. Strange that we see many Toy Haulers in private, state and COE parks. Ken
TXiceman 10/24/22 06:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

"Like wise if you must have a clean bed above all and that is your priority. The Andersen will be a better choice" Not sure why the Andersen is a better choice for a clean bed??? You can get a clean bed with a B&W Turn-over ball and B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. I have known a lot of folks that use these and are very pleased. The hitch has a good customer satisfaction. Ken
TXiceman 10/23/22 02:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1998 Teton Kingman wiring schematic.

Your best bet is to get a "RVing For Dummies" which will provide the basics for most RV wiring.
TXiceman 10/19/22 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waves in the fiberglass - what are they?

It is delamination of the wall. It could be water intrusion which caused damage to the Luann material in the wall. Or it could be that the glue simply let loose. There really is not a repair for the issue. The laminated wall is part of the structural integrity of the trailer. If you plan to keep the trailer, the best thing to do is to thoroughly check the roof and all side wall penetrations, such as windows, door, lockers, etc. for leaks. Reseal the trailer and get the leaks stopped. Ken
TXiceman 10/19/22 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quality control?

When I was referring to high end, I was referencing what the industry considers high end at $100K+ 5th wheels. That is a big laugh. High End has shifted to considerable higher in price. To truly get high end you need to be in the $150,000 to $200,000 range. $100,000 is now a upper-medium cost 5th wheel. And having been in sales, I found you had to know as much about your competitor's equipment as you did your own in order to do your job. Ken
TXiceman 10/18/22 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: heavier trailer tires and fuel economy

Heavier tires will have such a small effect if any on fuel mileage, it is not worth the effort to run the test. You will see more difference with way under inflated tires. Ken
TXiceman 10/13/22 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: mounting the tireminder booster under a fifth wheel triler

Ours is a TST system and the signal booster is mounted beside the pin box and wired to the power from the breakaway switch with a simple plug to disconnect the power. Been that way for 9 years and no issues. Ken
TXiceman 10/13/22 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailersavor vs Anderson Ultimate

No doubt the BD3 is an awesome hitch and has some articulation. The drawbacks are that it weighs 160 lbs, is over $2k and you need to be pretty level and straight with the trailer to hook-unhook. With the Anderson you can be un level and at 90 deg to your trailer and still hook - unhook with ease. It also rides great going down the road with no airbags to deal with. Extremely simple, easy to use and easy to remove. Sounds like salesman chatter. I have been using the TS3 for 8 years and it does a great job. It uses the same Holland-Binkley hitch head as the BD5. It is not hard to hitch, and you do not have to be straight or on level ground as you falsely believe. I have hitched and unhitched at nearly 90 degrees to the trailer. I have had to help several people get their trailer unhitched when the ball is jammed in the receiver. You wind up putting blocks under the front jacks so that you can lift the ball and pin clear of the hitch and then beating the ball and pin until it releases. As for the weight and price, you get what you pay for. No way would I consider pulling my trailer with the Anderson hitch. Ken
TXiceman 10/04/22 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel & Half-ton TV Thoughts

Thermoguy, the average half ton truck you find on the dealer's lot is not suitable to tow a 5th wheel. What the dealers order are generally good as mulch and grocery haulers. You can order a half ton truck that will be much better suited to tow a small 5th wheel. Even with a special ordered half ton, you are severely limited with the payload capacity and never order one with the short bed. Ken
TXiceman 10/01/22 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Worth repairing?

It can be repaired. The front cap may need removal and part of the sidewall. You are probably looking at $5000 or so for the repair. Ken
TXiceman 09/18/22 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

Now that that's settled. Could someone please tell me if I can tow a 36'Keystone TT with a 1929 Duesenberg? Afraid not on the 1929 model Duesenberg, unless it is a late model manufacturer date. It will need the dual spare option as well. Ken
TXiceman 09/18/22 07:23am Fifth-Wheels
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