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RE: Need help narrowing down 5th wheel

Look at used like a 2019 or 2020 model, a lot of folks bought RVs and are getting out of them. Start a search on RV trader, you may be able to find what you are looking for below budget, and 1-2 years old is just like new, and in some cases better since the original owner had all of the warranty issues taken care of :) Don't forget to search RVT, as well. Their search engine is =far= superior to Trader's, with many fewer false positives. Only downside is that Trader is still the 600 lb gorilla as far as postings. Make sure you use their advanced search tools to filter down to an exact model, unless you want to do a more general search. Another useful tool that I've used is called SearchTempest ( that searches ALL Craigslist listings in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as evil-bay and Amazon. Depending on what you're looking for, it's possible that it will return a huge load of irrelevant hits, but you can pare it down by using "-x -y -z", etc., to reduce the number of hits. Personally, I open =all= tabs at once and just close them as I look at them. Lyle
laknox 02/01/22 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Recommendation

FWIW, given my charging issues last summer, and the fact that I have power where I store my rig, I just got a cheap lamp timer and plugged it in between the extesion cord and the 50/120 dogbone. Set it so that it charges 2 hours a day. Rig is covered, so no weather issues for the timer. Lyle
laknox 01/31/22 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: cold weather woo's

Brother camped last weekend and there was a freeze warning sign at the entrance. Said all hoses must be disconnected and the faucet turned off, even though the spigots are all below ground in a box. They just filled up the tank and had no issues. When they checked out, they had no issues with frozen lines to flush the tank. Lyle
laknox 01/31/22 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equa-flex suspension?

Just another thought here, but were the wet bolts installed so the holes in them are at the 3/9 o'clock position? Every post I've read about this at least claims to have the bolts installed in the correct orientation. Lyle
laknox 01/31/22 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equa-flex suspension?

Easy enough to check. Drop a small drill bit down each hole and, if you can't see it, then send the whole thing back...under warranty, on their dime. You'd think it was an LCI product... Lyle
laknox 01/28/22 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery Recommendation

Mine also fit really tight in the battery box so I tape my wrenches and I use a water fill system to keep them filled. T 105s are hard to beat. My Walmart golf cart batteries are about four years old. They had two sizes of them and I got the bigger ones and I think the specs were nearly identical to the T 105‘s. They are holding up very well. Craig I've been using the Sam's / Costco 6v golf cart batteries for years with good success on 2 different FWs. My newer KZ, though, needs to have the power converter replaced since it cooked my last set of batteries in < 2 years after leaving it plugged in for the summer at my sister-in-law's house while my wife worked there, out of the PHX heat. Lyle
laknox 01/28/22 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

I think it would be helpful for a definition on how a 5th Wheel trailer is measured? Is it from the pin to the bumper or nose cap to the bumper? YES!!! Lyle
laknox 01/27/22 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

Hello, We are looking to buy a 44ft 5fer.m I recently came across a Good Sam article with the trailer length limits per state. It looks like many states set the limit at 40ft. Is this something to worry about if you have the right tow vehicle? MC Last time I checked, Arizona Revised Statues says that you can be 65' from the front bumper of your tow vehicle to the center of the rearmost axle of your trailer. In addition, you are allowed 10' of "overhang" from the center of the rearmost axle to the furthest rear point of the trailer =or load=. (Think of the outdrive on a boat trailer.) This means an OAL of 75' IF you have the 10' "overhang". If your FW has 8' from the center of the rear axle to the rear of your FW, then your unpermitted OAL allowed would be 73'. As others will say, you'll have a =lot= more trouble finding camping spots than with LEO about your length. Lyle
laknox 01/18/22 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dumb mistake

For $15-20 worth of diesel, I wouldn't want to mess with it. If you really feel the need, used to have a water separating funnel on the boat. If you know someone who has one, you could run it back and forth between a couple jugs (but to buy one would be more than the fuel is worth). Friends that used to fly their plane to Mexico a =lot= in the late 40s and 50s used to use an old-fashioned goat skin chamois to filter their gas through as they filled their plane's tanks. Might work for diesel, too, just take a while. Lyle
laknox 01/18/22 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5er Noob Looking for a Hitch

I'm a B&W fanboy who also has a GN trailer, so when I was hitch shopping I ended up with both the TurnoverBall and the Companion. Love 'em both! Great company to deal with, too. Now, if I didn't have a GN trailer, I'd probably go with a puck system and get the puck-style Companion. Lyle
laknox 01/14/22 03:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Even if the buyer owns it, it's not real likely that he's going to be camping in the next 2-3 months, so, were it me, I'd leave it there until it started pissing off the dealer to get it moved. I'd simply state that it's going to sit on his lot until it's fixed to my satisfaction, then contemplate a Magnusson-Moss claim due to "inability to use as designed" if he doesn't get it fixed in a timely manner. :-) Lyle
laknox 01/14/22 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun tires

I watched a video of a couple leaving in their new fifthwheel yesterday and soon after leaving the dealership a sailun tire blew. He was so happy to have a quality tires and soon after getting rolling a new tire blew on the new pickup. So as I always tell NOTHING IS PERFECT. felt bad for them. chevman Makes me think that there was trash on the road that he hit, especially if the tires were on the same side. Still, as Sir Richard Branson said on live TV, "s**t happens". ;) Lyle
laknox 12/30/21 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Those that are using the yellow lego blocks, do you just stack them up? Yep! I =do= put down a couple 2x6s underneath them when parking on dirt, or the bottoms fill up. On pavement/concrete, just put the blocks down. Lyle
laknox 12/30/21 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question 2 - TV Upgrade Hitch Question

I'm not sure if B&W has a version to use the OEM GN hitch, only the puck version. AFAIK, all the OEM GN hitches use a round post for the GN ball, where the Companion uses a square post. Also, the "standard" Companion is rated for a max of 20,000 lbs whereas the puck version can be had in 20k and 25k versions, for a Ford. Lyle I've owned my first truck with pucks for 24 hours now. My truck's GN hole is round. I did notice the B&W post is square. If most OEM are round, when or how would someone use the square post? Why does B&W make square when most trucks are round? Sounds like I need to just go with the 4 pucks. The square post is part of their add-on Turnover Ball GN hitch system. AFAIK, they don't seem to have any plans on creating a round post GN ball. I'd call them and ask, though. Lyle
laknox 12/27/21 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chinese Pickup towing a lightweight 5ver

They are slowly gaining acceptance as Pickup Trucks. Not a great fan of buying from China , but their quality is inproving in leaps and bounds their main attraction is a very low price. Of course stuff's cheap when it's made with de facto slave labor. Lyle
laknox 12/27/21 09:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question 2 - TV Upgrade Hitch Question

I'm not sure if B&W has a version to use the OEM GN hitch, only the puck version. AFAIK, all the OEM GN hitches use a round post for the GN ball, where the Companion uses a square post. Also, the "standard" Companion is rated for a max of 20,000 lbs whereas the puck version can be had in 20k and 25k versions, for a Ford. Lyle
laknox 12/23/21 03:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch security

moral of the story - Don't mess with a mans fresh water lever. ! ! :B Could also have been that we camped about 25 miles from the nearest fresh water and the idiots might have had to make 2 or 3 trips with my "blue cubes" to bring me more, then manually fill the tank via the gravity fill, might have had something to do with it, too. :-) 7 gallons of water isn't all that light, even for people in good shape! Lyle
laknox 12/22/21 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Aluminum Boat above cab and hood

You can sometimes find these used on Craigslist. Only thing I don't like about this is the fact that you're loading your boat a$$-end forward. I'd think that'd kill your mileage (even more). I'd figure out some way to load it so the pointy end is in front! :-) Lyle
laknox 12/21/21 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TV Upgrade, Hitch question: What would you do?

If it were ME, I'd sell everything and put the money towards. brand spankin new B&W Companion OEM Puck... What ^^^he^^^ said! My brother was in the same boat and was able to recover about 1/3 the cost of the new hitch from selling his old Companion. Lyle
laknox 12/21/21 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch security

I've been more worried about someone messing with the latching handle than stealing my hitch. Hell, I'm more worried about someone stealing the catalytic from my T&C van in my driveway. Lyle I agree, the latching handle is a BIGGIE that can cause real damage. Frankly, I worried more about some of my prankster in-laws who might have pulled the fresh water drain on my old Komfort, while we were boondocking. :-/ It was easily in sight, marked and on a 1.25" pipe, so it drained =fast=! Could be that I always carried my 9 in my fanny pack that stopped them. Could be that they might have woken up to 5 flat tires, too. :-) Lyle
laknox 12/20/21 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
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