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RE: What size of fifth wheel to accomidate my 3/4 truck...

You will be close if you load to it's gross weight but if lightly loaded should be fine. I am in a similar position in terms of weights and ratings and will be getting a new truck next year. This one will be legal but a little more cushion where I don't have to sweat how I load will be better. Good luck!
keymastr 03/19/20 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: coupler height

They are all different. My Outdoors RV is about 30 inches.
keymastr 03/03/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Rockerball trailer hitch -- has anyone tried it?

I don't think it is compatible with a weight distributing hitch since they use pressure between the ball and bars
keymastr 03/03/20 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Black tank release cable

Get metal pull rods and keep the valve itself lubed. Often if you do not use the black tank flush you will get TP or other stuff pushed into the valve seat by the knife blade and that may be what is causing the stiffness at times.
keymastr 02/25/20 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Triangle Trailer tires?

Commercial trucks do not scrub their tires nearly as often when turning tight like trailers do. Not really a fair comparison. I would be leary of an unknown brand purchased to sit on the sales lot.
keymastr 02/20/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water inlet with check valve

The Camco filters are 20 micron filters. A 5 micron whole house filter after that one would be good choice. If you get a two stage whole house filter you can put a large carbon block in the second chamber for superior taste. The 20 micron filters are great for a pre-filter which will help the longevity of the whole house filters.
keymastr 02/20/20 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Does this hitch actually do weight distribution?

If your tongue weight is close to the rating of the bars as mine is you will still need to use the tool to get the bars on the perches with the jack lifting the rear of the truck. If not then the hitch is not adjusted tight enough and needs another washer. The instructions talk about measuring the front fender height and attempting to get the weight restored to the front by that measurement but my measurements were only 1/4 inch different. Went to a CAT scale and was able to adjust it so that it actually restored 380 pounds of the 400 pounds the trailer removed from the front axle. Rides so much better now, better with the trailer than without. Took 2 more washers than doing it with fender height adjustment. Also, use the optional pads Equalizer sells for the bar perches. They make the hitch dead silent, no more popping and creaking. The hitch will take 50 to 100 highway miles to wear the paint off the bars before the sway control is really effective. Same when you add the pads to the perches.
keymastr 02/04/20 10:12am Towing
RE: MaxAir added

The air sticking to the flat rear of the vent is what creates drag/wind resistance. A model A ford is much more aerodynamic in reverse than going forward.
keymastr 02/04/20 09:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Towing a 2640lb 16ft TT with a Ford Ranger 4.0L?

You will not like living in that, even for a few months. Tin and thin paneling with no insulation will not be warm in the winter or cool in the summer. I hope it works out for you. As for towing, the wind resistance is far more demanding than the weight. It will be working very hard to pull that through the air. Also, single axle trailers tend to move and sway more than double axles, the extra axle makes them want to track in a straight line better. Just means you will need to keep the speed down and pay more attention. Watch how you load it to keep the tongue weight high.
keymastr 01/04/20 11:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellow window frame on door. Ugly. What to do?

You do know they make clear replacements with internal privacy blinds, right? https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-015-201512-Upgrading-Window/dp/B01MRRNQNP/ref=sr_1_4?crid=23NL92Y7LCDHO&keywords=rv+door+window+with+built-in+shade&qid=1577754281&sprefix=rv+door+window%2Caps%2C353&sr=8-4
keymastr 12/30/19 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Imagine tt by Grand Design

If it does not have double pane windows you should find a unit with them. Much better at keeping heat and cold out and not forming condensation, and much quieter also.
keymastr 12/30/19 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nice find TV

Lots of pics and descriptions but no mention of axle ratings or Gross and Curb weights, which is what a buyer for this truck needs to know.
keymastr 12/30/19 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bent Kingpin?

No, but Lippert has been known to accept at least partial responsibility for these failures in the past. Some gooseball type hitches can add to the frame stress as well as some cheaper hitches. Air ride hitches can soften the blows our crappy highways produce but it was probably just por welds and too light of materials. Good luck with the repairs.
keymastr 12/07/19 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Springs

You will need to experiment with how much weight to remove from each spring. The goal is to see grease flow from both ends but depending on how much weight is hanging it may only come out one side.
keymastr 10/27/19 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions about pulling a fifth-wheel with a half ton TV

You can tow a much larger, heavier travel trailer than 5th wheel. If just towing with a half ton it makes no sense to get a 5th wheel.
keymastr 10/27/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help with sulphur smelling water

If you use the fresh water tank on the trailer you could simply use a fairly large aquarium pump to aerate the water and the excess air could escape out the vent. Not sure how long it would take but it would be your cheapest solution. You could leave the filler cap off for better air evacuation.
keymastr 10/08/19 11:40pm Fifth-Wheels
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