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RE: 5th wheel & Half-ton TV Thoughts

I have one simple statement....DO NOT do it. One issue is the short bed, and the biggest issue will be the pin weight. A 5er will have a pin weight that will be around 20% of the trailer GVWWR. So, a 10,000LB 5er will have a loaded pin weight of 2000 LB. Add in the passengers, the hitch and cargo in the bed, you will be over the truck's payload capacity or cargo capacity. Ken
TXiceman 08/06/22 04:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing a fiver with a 9' flatbed

There is no standard pin height for trailers. Your 9 foot bed will probably hit most trailers in a turn unless you move the 5er hitch point back behind the axle of replace the pin box with an extended pinbox which is a bad idea as it puts additional stresses on the trailer frame. Ken
TXiceman 08/02/22 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

It will definitely keep the bugs from getting so thick on the trailer or at least move the bug line up. False. If it is too far from the front of trailer it might pull bugs pushed out by windshield back in. False.... It did not cover the whole front of the trailer. This was on an SUV and I mounted the deflector toward the rear of the SUV. The deflector was covered in bugs and the upper foot of the RV had bugs. On a pickup what you said might be true. Ken
TXiceman 08/02/22 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: goosebox

I know two people that took the Goose Box off and went to a conventional 5er hitch with a Mor/Ryde pin box. They did not like the mess hooking up and it did not ride as well as a good 5er hitch. Ken
TXiceman 08/01/22 09:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

It will definitely keep the bugs from getting so thick on the trailer or at least move the bug line up. I tried on a small SUV and travel trailer and could see no difference in fuel economy when towing. Ken
TXiceman 08/01/22 09:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where is the photos

Most of the younger folks are going to Face Book, or Instagram. Ken
TXiceman 07/28/22 09:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed truck missing back window

We have been driving DRW trucks for over 15 years now and for the last 9 plus years as our only vehicle. My wife drives the truck solo as well while towing and has her class A license for the rig. It can be a pain at times when parking when the only parking is in a garage. The wide hips are not much of a problem, but the turning radius for the long bed crew cab is a pain in tight quarters and may require a two-point turn. But it is all doable and we can safely tow our 19,000 LB 40 FT 5er. Get the truck you need for the trailer, or look for a smaller and lighter weight trailer, but be safe. Ken
TXiceman 07/28/22 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof Replacement

We are getting the roof replaced on our 5er later this year and the cost is nowhere near $12k. You need to shop around for a less greedy shop. Ken
TXiceman 07/26/22 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed truck missing back window

Solution to the garage is too short...when we had our last house built, the garage was long enough and wide enough for my 1 ton, crew cab, long bed dually. Ken
TXiceman 07/26/22 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short bed truck missing back window

I drive a 8 FT bed truck and will not have a short bed truck. I see too many short-bed trucks and 5ers with broken windows or a boo-boo on the cab. Ken
TXiceman 07/25/22 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

You will do better for summer solar heat transfer if you put the screen on the outside of the RV. Do not let the heat into the RV. If you have to have it on the inside, look at MCD as they make roll up solar screens. We have had them on two RVS. https://mcdinnovations.com/american-duo Ken
TXiceman 07/24/22 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sabre 37FLL vs what?

Look beyond the pretty glitz and look at the structure. Look at how well the trailer is built, insulation, tire rating, axle rating, etc. A wonderful and pretty trailer is not worth anything to you if it is constantly in the shop for repairs under warranty. Sabre is an average entry level RV. Ken
TXiceman 07/18/22 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power cord connections melting

It boils down to either excessive load for the plug, loose connections, or dirty connections. Take your pick. Ken
TXiceman 07/18/22 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using a Cpap in my AF 27-5

In order to have 120 VAC power when boondocking, you will need an inverter (not converter) and a battery bank large enough to supply your needs. You will need to add up your loads and see how much energy you will need to store in the batteries. Ken
TXiceman 07/13/22 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1988 Citation Supreme 25 RK-5th manual?

The manuals are usually very generic for the RV wiring, plumbing, etc. The rest of the manual is a collection of manufacturers manuals, and installation information. Get the model and serial numbers from the various components and get on Google to find the manuals. I have never understood why people do not keep the manuals on the RV. That is where you are most likely to need them and then let them go when the RV is sold or traded. Ken
TXiceman 07/12/22 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary Tank Combo

Went with the RDS tank with toolbox. All fits below the bed side. Ken
TXiceman 06/26/22 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

You might ask a younger neighbor if they could lift the tanks for you and offer him a beer for his troubles. Most people will help you. I more than feel your pain...we have two 40 LB tanks. Ken
TXiceman 06/26/22 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

RVIA has about as much bite as a 105-year-old granny. Ken
TXiceman 06/23/22 09:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

We tried one for a time and finally decided it was not worth the effort. I tried to sell it but wound up giving it away to a noobie to try out. Ken
TXiceman 06/23/22 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank flush overfill

You are lucky it did not rupture the seam on the black tank. Ken
TXiceman 06/22/22 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
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