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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-19-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By Midlotexan
E Bike rack

We got a Hollywood from E trailer for our bikes. Just had to add the adapters for 4 inch tires. We use ours on a fifth wheel, and with the anti rattle bar, they are rock solid and have ridden 2500...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-22-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Midlotexan
Austin or San Antonio

I agree with many of the other posts, do the hill country. We live in DFW and own a house on the Frio River. That area is about 100 miles west of S A, with two great state parks, Garner and Lost...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,683
Posted By Midlotexan
Bike Rack for fifth wheel

300 pounds We are at 200 with rack and bikes+- a few pounds.
Without the anti rattle, there was a lot of wobble, but with it bikes ride very smooth.
Kirt
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-15-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,683
Posted By Midlotexan
Bike Rack for fifth wheel

I use a Hollywood that I got from Etrailer. We use it with e bikes that weigh 64 pounds each. I use a anti rattle u bolt to keep the rack as stable as possible.
5k miles and no drama.
Kirt
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-24-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By Midlotexan
I 10

In December we went from San Antonio to Destin.
Went thru Houston at 9:30 am, on I 10, no real slow downs, mid 50's most of the way. Construction at the TX LA border, tight lanes for about 5 miles. ...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-28-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By Midlotexan
South Carolina to TX

I have been from San Antonio to Tallahassee in the last month on I 10.
As previously stated the highway thru Louisiana is in poor condition. As you enter Texas, you have a good 20 miles of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-06-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,982
Posted By Midlotexan
40 Ft fifth wheel

Our KZ is 39'10". Length has been a problem at times finding parking spots.
But, my biggest drama comes from the height. At 13'6", tree limbs and other obstructions are concerning. We have had to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-06-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Midlotexan
Brake Fault

I was in Lafayette LA in early September. Hooked my fifth wheel (KZ Durango Gold) to my F 350. Got the trailer fault alert on dash. Tried unplugging the 7 way, finally at the suggestion of a service...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-28-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Midlotexan
Kerrville

In the last two weeks, we decided on the JellyStone resort on HWY 27
Walk down to the river, indoor pool and good wifi ( my wife works fully on line)
Now if it was summer, I doubt I would stay...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Midlotexan
Hitch Height

Your hitch will be able to adjust up or down. On my B&W it is 4 bolts to remove and replace as needed. I think the norm is 6-8 inches space between the bed rail and bottom of trailer.
I also have a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-23-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,781
Posted By Midlotexan
items needed

My wife would say air fryer and insta pot.
I use quick couplers on all my water hose connections.
If it didn't come with a power cord reel, think about that. That 50 amp cord when its stiff can be...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-20-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Midlotexan
Gears

My 2019 F 350 has 3.31 gears. We pull a 14k lb fifth wheel. To date, I have had no problems with any grade we have encountered. From Phoenix to Carlsbad to the Ozarks, it has run right up any hill....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Midlotexan
Bed cover

Has to be opened to access hitch
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-13-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Midlotexan
Bed cover

I also have a long bed F 350. I have the folding bakflip cover.
My hitch, B and W companion fits fine underneath.
The cover i have folds 3 times, and then has clips to hold the folds down.
This is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-11-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Midlotexan
Fredericksburg to Canton

I live south of DFW and go to Fredericksburg multiple times a year.
Maybe look at US 281 North to US Hwy 84 to Waco and catch TX 31 to Athens and then TX 19 to Canton.
You would do a small lop...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-05-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Midlotexan
Dallas to Mississippi Coast

We use US 49, from Gulfport to Jackson. Pretty good road. Being a US hwy, you have a mix on controlled access and stop lights.
Only construction we saw 2 weeks ago is near south side of Jackson
In...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-05-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By Midlotexan
Texas Winter spots

The Texas Rio Grande valley has lots of parks. I'm more partial to the Hill Country. Plenty of places, Kerrville, Bandera, Fredericksburg all have great parks, and are reasonable distance to San...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Midlotexan
St Louis to Cleveland

You might try, I 55 north out of St Louis, then I 74 east, when you get to Indiana, get on Indiana 25, which turns into US 24 over to Ft Wayne, and then up to Cleveland.
I 64 drifts very far south,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-02-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Midlotexan
I 35 Mn to Texas

If you decide to do 35 south from either Dallas or Ft Worth, you will have construction through Waco. About 6 miles of narrow rough lanes. I have had to do it multiple times these years as we have...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-01-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Midlotexan
I 35 Mn to Texas

From Oklahoma City south you are on I 35, at Denton TX, you have the choice of 35W, which goes to FT Worth or 35E that goes to Dallas. It becomes 35 again in Hillsboro Tx, about 50 miles south of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-01-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By Midlotexan
New Truck

Last fall, when we committed to a new trailer, and then to a fifth wheel, I had been 3/4 all along. Then, after a week of looking, one tons are only $900-$1100 more. At that point, the question was...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-20-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By Midlotexan
I went from tt to fifth wheel last fall. I have a...

I went from tt to fifth wheel last fall. I have a 1 ton long wheel base F350.
I chose the B and W companion hitch. It is a 2 piece unit, about 75 and 45 lbs. each.
Mine mounts into the factory...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,990
Posted By Midlotexan
along I 40

There are some beautiful sate parks in Arkansas on the western side of Little Rock. Some would be a 40 minute side route. Look at Lake Dardenelle near Russellville. If you've driven 40 before from...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By Midlotexan
Back up Camera

I have a 2019 F 350 that has all the cameras. But on my fifth wheel observation/back up camera, I use the monitor that came with it.
I don't know if you can make a wireless system play thru the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-16-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By Midlotexan
Bed cover

I also have had no issue with cover and trailer.
I rarely take my hitch out, so it is protected from the elements.
My bed will stay generally dry, with the cover closed, except in a driving rain....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-15-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By Midlotexan
Bed cover

I have a long wheel base F 350. I use a Bak Flip cover. It folds 4 times and has clips to keep it in the stored position.
When open you have about a foot from front of hitch to last fold.
Only draw...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-08-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Midlotexan
Where to live

I also live in the DFW area. We have looked in east Texas many times, but over the last 6 months have really started looking down toward the country.
Love Fredricksburg, a little out of my budget....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Midlotexan
KZ fifth wheel

My wife and I looked all summer, when we wanted to upgrade to fifth wheel.
We went to Hershey PA RV show in September from DFW, just to be able to see all brands at once. We looked for better part...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-31-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,613
Posted By Midlotexan
Camera

I went with the 5" Furrion Observation Camera. Got it on Ebay for $350, new in box.
This week will be first driving test, but in the driveway, I have had no issue with picture. That is with a 40 ft...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-31-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,052
Posted By Midlotexan
fifth wheel hitch

I have a new F350 with the ford pucks system.
I decided on a B&W Companion that mounts in the pucks.
Ours is the 18k model. 2 pieces and it is reasonably easy to get in and out.
Very smooth...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,534
Posted By Midlotexan
Fifth wheel options

My wife and I looked all summer for a new fifth wheel.
We traveled to Hershey PA RV show from DFW, to see all the brands and 80%of all floor plans at one stop.
After about 12 hours over two days...
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