Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'TXiceman' found 147 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 8  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Do's and don'ts of towing a loaded 12" tandem behind 5vr??

Duke44, I have not seen what you have for a 5er or a truck. Make sure you are within your truck and trailers ratings. Be especially careful of the weight limits on the rear bumper and hitch on the trailer. Most 5ers do not have a hitch on the rear rated to tow or haul much more than a couple of bicycles. Ken
TXiceman 12/04/21 10:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do's and don'ts of towing a loaded 12" tandem behind 5vr??

In construction I always referred to feet and inches as it can be confusing. Example if someone says cut to 54" and you are used to 5' 4" that is a bit of a problem. Bottom line proper communication is where it's at. I am sure Larry will concur! Actually, it is supposed to written 5'-4". Ken
TXiceman 12/03/21 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do's and don'ts of towing a loaded 12" tandem behind 5vr??

Make sure you are legally licensed to tow double in your home state and doubles are allowed in the states you travel through. Also check max overall length laws you will tow through. I would want a rear camera to keep an eye on the utility trailer. Also make sure the hitch on the rear of the 5er is rated for the load you plan to tow as well as a break away system for the trailer. Ken
TXiceman 12/02/21 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Just about any 5th wheel set up is hard to reach the handles from the side of the truck. Most people either use a stool or one of the over the wheel step aids. HitchMate Another EXPENSIVE way to solve the problem is to have a towing bed installed. Hauler bed. I am not a fan of the Andersen hitch or the Goose Box. Ken
TXiceman 12/01/21 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge Protector

I always check the voltage under load before I plug in. How do you check under load before you plug in Unless you have load cell? Ken
TXiceman 11/30/21 03:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

With the sorry road conditions, we have now, even with the IS, you can still expect things to get "stirred" up in the trailer. With the IS, the trailer will still ride much smoother, Ken
TXiceman 11/18/21 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

My 2012 F350 crewcab DRW has a 37-gallon fuel tank. Apparently, the OP has a short bed SRW truck. Adding more fuel capacity to the truck will also increase the weight of the truck and decrease the capacity he can carry on in the bed. Before adding any additional fuel capacity, weigh the truck and trailer to see how much room you have for the fuel weight. Ken I added a 60 gal. aux. diesel fuel tank and this did affect my milage. My 3500 Dodge truck pulls a 14K 5th wheel and it pulls with no problems after instaling the 60 gal. tank. Did you check the gross weight of the truck and the rear axle weight after adding the 60 gallon fuel tank full of fuel and carrying the pin weight of the trailer. One gallon of diesel fuel weighs about 7 lb. So 60 gallons will weigh about 420 lbs plus the tank. Add you loaded pin weight, cargo, etc, are you still under the rear axle GAWR? Ken
TXiceman 11/17/21 03:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: MorRyde IS is finally happening

You will love the IS. Money well spent. Ken
TXiceman 11/17/21 05:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

My 2012 F350 crewcab DRW has a 37-gallon fuel tank. Apparently, the OP has a short bed SRW truck. Adding more fuel capacity to the truck will also increase the weight of the truck and decrease the capacity he can carry on in the bed. Before adding any additional fuel capacity, weigh the truck and trailer to see how much room you have for the fuel weight. Ken
TXiceman 11/17/21 05:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommended must have for 5th wheel

With the trailer you are buying, I sure hope you are going to get a DRW truck and not a SRW truck. A DRW truck will have a longer 8' bed unless it is a Ram 3500 DRW with the Mega Cab. Every day we see people pulling into the campgrounds with SRW trucks and too much trailer. There is fellow here now with a 3/4 ton GMC and a 41' Solitude. Ken
TXiceman 11/16/21 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best sliding hitch recommendation

I seriously question a 40' 5er and weighing 14,000 lb. What is the GVWR on the trailer. Estimate the loaded pin weight at 20 to 25% of the trailer GVWR (on sticker at fest front corner or in an interior label). I would think your GVWWR to be over 16,000# which means your loaded trailer pin weight will be over 3200#. Sounds like the OP needs to fully understand the tow ratings for trucks and trailers. Ken
TXiceman 11/16/21 05:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Recommended must have for 5th wheel

What tonnage truck do you have? Gas or diesel? Max weight of trailer? IMO, it's best we have this info to better inform you. I think tho, you may me asking about the 5er only, but if we have more info, we can better provide you w/ answers. This...make sure you have enough truck. 5th wheels tow great but not if you have a substandard truck. Well if one took the time to look up that 5er it is a Grand Design Momentum 376TH, these are the specs. UVW1 15,900 lbs Hitch Weight 3,250 lbs GVWR 20,000 lbs Length 41' 3" Height 13' 5" I would hope the OP has at least a 350/3500 DRW. My first choice. Ken
TXiceman 11/15/21 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires

I ran Hankook MaxiVantage G rated tires on my 3 axle trailer for 5 years and never a problem. I replaced them with Goodyear G614 tires and no issues in 3 years. https://www.tires-easy.com/7.50-16/hankook-tires/f19/tirecode/2000863 Ken
TXiceman 11/12/21 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carrying a 500 lb motorcycle on the back of a Solitude 5er

I doubt if you asked, GD or Lippert they would approve such loads on the back of their frame. Next is 500# plus the carrier frame on the back will lighten the pin and provide a poor ride and handling. Ken
TXiceman 11/11/21 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Splitting

Your description is not understood. A couple of photos would really help to understand your issues. Ken
TXiceman 11/11/21 12:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best truck for large 5th Wheel

It is real simple folks. They make little trucks for little trailers and BIG trucks for BIG trailers. You need to select your trailer and then buy the appropriate truck to haul it. If you already have the truck, get the trailer that fits it. We have been driving a DRW long bed F350 as the daily and only driver for about 10 years. You and the missus learn to park it farther out, forget most drive-thru lanes and how to back it. Every day I see people pull in with a SRW truck and way too much trailer for it. They have to have a short bed SRW to fit in the garage at home or the wife refuses to drive a DRW truck. Ken
TXiceman 11/08/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Feedback on Solitude

You can probably have a dishwasher in the island by the sink, but you will lose some drawers/cabinet space. That floor plan looks to not have a lot of interior storage and cabinets. If you are full time, you will want lots of interior cabinets, drawers and closet. Ken
TXiceman 11/06/21 07:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best truck for large 5th Wheel

Dry Weight14,344 lbs.GVWR16,800 lbs.Hitch Weight2,686 lbs. The loaded pin weight will be 3360# or more. I would not order anything less than a diesel dually for that much trailer. People that are using SRW trucks on these larger trailers are just kidding themselves. Ken
TXiceman 11/05/21 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Older Front Living Fifth Wheel

Estimate the loaded pin weight of the trailer at 20% of the trailers GVWR, not dry weight. As noted, watch your rear axle weight rating which will be reached long before the 14,000# trailer limit. A 14,000# 5er will have a loaded pin weight of about 2800#. The truck has to have sufficient capacity to carry that plus passengers, cargo in the truck as well as a hitch. Ken
TXiceman 11/04/21 06:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Modding the new 5th wheel

I guess he is calling the Blue Tote the honey pot. Ken
TXiceman 11/03/21 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 8  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.