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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,268
Posted By schrod
Yes, they bill it as retail value of 5000 but for...

Yes, they bill it as retail value of 5000 but for me and anyone else before it was included in the pricing was 2988 IIRC. And you had anytime during the first year of ownership to purchase at this...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,268
Posted By schrod
Yes they do have an additional 5 yr warranty. Now...

Yes they do have an additional 5 yr warranty. Now it is included with the purchase and the purchase price increase reflects that. On our 2021 Luxe Elite 42RL to get the additional 5 yrs it cost me...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By schrod
I agree. Do a complete power down. Shut off both...

I agree. Do a complete power down. Shut off both the 12 volt disconnect and the 120 volt disconnect. Then for good measure trip the shore power breaker off at the upright.


I had to do this to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-16-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,845
Posted By schrod
I agree with Rhagfo. They just raised the floor...

I agree with Rhagfo. They just raised the floor and moved the steps to the entry. Who wants to climb 6 steps getting in or out? And you lose walking room with the steps inside the doorway. My Luxe...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-15-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By schrod
Have you looked inside the access door and opened...

Have you looked inside the access door and opened the front of the pump? It is very possible that you have threads or something wrapped around the pump impeller so that it is unable to force the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-15-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By schrod
I agree with mjdenn. Multiple mounting positions...

I agree with mjdenn. Multiple mounting positions on jack. Jacks can be re-mounted one set of holes lower to offset the height increase of the IS. My trailer came with the IS.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-12-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By schrod
shop for stair treads. You can get different...

shop for stair treads. You can get different sizes and colors. Fasten down with carpet tape. EZ PZ
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 11-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,635
Posted By schrod
To all you people adding TPMS systems, I hope you...

To all you people adding TPMS systems, I hope you are having your trailer tires rebalanced after adding the systems. Most are not going to tell you but the fact remains that 95% of tire failures...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,268
Posted By schrod
Call the RV Factory and dial ext 102. This will...

Call the RV Factory and dial ext 102. This will be Pete. He is the plant mgr. I am sure he will be able to help you.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,268
Posted By schrod
We picked up our Luxe Elite 42RL on the 17th of...

We picked up our Luxe Elite 42RL on the 17th of August 2020. We ordered in February and then the plant was shut down for covid in March and April. We love this coach! It is very solid and trails and...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By schrod
Sure that Tailgater will be perfect unless...

Sure that Tailgater will be perfect unless something is wrong with it mechanically inside. I just gave my classmate friend my 7 year old Tailgater and 211K receiver. Works great and tech that helped...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-07-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,752
Posted By schrod
Well something is wrong with your setup. I...

Well something is wrong with your setup. I seriously doubt your 6200 pin wt. Your BD5 is only rated to 5000 so you have a big big problem. This idea of watching the electric meter to see which is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-06-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,752
Posted By schrod
I beg your pardon! My Luxe Elite maxes out at...

I beg your pardon! My Luxe Elite maxes out at 24,000 lbs. You should fact check before spewing false statements!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-06-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,752
Posted By schrod
So you are telling me that my coach empty...

So you are telling me that my coach empty weighing 20,000 with a max CWR of 24,000 is only half a NH??? That is [Mod Edit] and you know it!:whistling:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,752
Posted By schrod
Luxe Elite

If you are looking for top end trailers ( Luxe calls theirs coaches) then look at the RV Factory lineup. They have 3 inch walls and ducted whisper quiet A/C. We just took delivery Aug 17th. We...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-27-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By schrod
I just installed a Personal Comfort Queen airbed...

I just installed a Personal Comfort Queen airbed in our new Luxe Elite. been in business much longer than Sleep Number and only do sales via internet or phone. Much cheaper than comparable model...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-27-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,268
Posted By schrod
Smile New owner on August 17, 2020

We are proud new owners of a Luxe 42RL. Model year 2021. We love it! When we went to pick it up on the 17th we ended up staying until the 21st. Plugged in on their electricity and water at no...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-05-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,459
Posted By schrod
How many slides do you have and what length is...

How many slides do you have and what length is your trailer? These will have a large impact on the comparisons you are making to others:whistling:
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,459
Posted By schrod
I find this very very hard to believe they are...

I find this very very hard to believe they are guaranteed to keep you comfortable from -10 to + 115. I have looked at Luxe, I know how well they are insulated.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-21-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,459
Posted By schrod
Angry Now that is only YOUR opinion. You need to look...

Now that is only YOUR opinion. You need to look closer at LUXE!
Forum: New Horizons Owners Forum and NHOG 02-22-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,108
Posted By schrod
I find this very untrue. I am parked next to a...

I find this very untrue. I am parked next to a Spacecraft trailer that was pulled into the park by a 2018 F350 dually. He had no problems with it pulling it from Colorado to the coast of Texas. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-19-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Posted By schrod
I have a 2016 BayHill 375RE and just a few spots...

I have a 2016 BayHill 375RE and just a few spots down from me is a Space Craft.
It looks far inferior to mine on the outside. My fiberglass is nice and smooth. The Space Craft shows ripples...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-24-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By schrod
Taking any sound measurements farther than 2 ft...

Taking any sound measurements farther than 2 ft from the source you will get too much background interference skewing your readings. Take the sound measurements within an inch of the cover and you...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-23-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By schrod
I will take your bet on that and raise your bet...

I will take your bet on that and raise your bet to 1000. It comes with the foil tape to get it sealed better but the reality is that it really cuts the sound level and improves the air flow. I first...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-21-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By schrod
I have a 43 ft 5th and just put the 2nd one in...

I have a 43 ft 5th and just put the 2nd one in the bedroom. I put the first in the living room and was so impressed I ordered the 2nd one and put in the bedroom. You can not believe the difference....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,656
Posted By schrod
I 100% agree! Those persons calling these...

I 100% agree! Those persons calling these "pricey" are living in what I call pricey RV's! If you are unwilling to pay for a patented product that has cost the entrepreneur thousands of dollars to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-16-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By schrod
Heavier wheels and tires do not affect payload....

Heavier wheels and tires do not affect payload. Larger brakes and the wide track front will make a slight difference.


I had a 2016 F350 with the smaller gvwr. When I ordered my 2019 F350 I maxed...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,164
Posted By schrod
I don't think they are even 1" thick on the...

I don't think they are even 1" thick on the bottom of the leveling jack. I tried to find this out from their webpage but they don't mention this part of the thickness at all. I sincerely doubt there...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-11-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By schrod
Who was talking chassis cab? Pretty sure we have...

Who was talking chassis cab? Pretty sure we have been talking crewcab pickups. You are into an entirely different category!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By schrod
The reason you get a higher GVW is because there...

The reason you get a higher GVW is because there is nothing but the bare frame on the rear! LOL
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-10-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,190
Posted By schrod
Where do you get beefed up frame? The F350...

Where do you get beefed up frame? The F350 actually has a higher payload rating than the F450. Cheaper too. That is why I got the 2019 F350.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,164
Posted By schrod
I looked into them. Very pricey. Also they really...

I looked into them. Very pricey. Also they really don't increase your footprint as much as you need on really soft surfaces if your trailer weight is over 12K. Mine weighs 16.5K. I had 14X14 blocks...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-16-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,055
Posted By schrod
What air pressure do you run in the centerpoint?...

What air pressure do you run in the centerpoint? I have just added it and it seems that 40-45 is about what it takes to get the 5 inch separation the instructions advise. My trailer is 16,500.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,055
Posted By schrod
45 degree mounting is still very extreme. I would...

45 degree mounting is still very extreme. I would hazard a guess the most the springs can change angle is hardly 15 degrees. So then it should follow to mount the shocks at that same angle to get...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,055
Posted By schrod
Shocks on a 5th wheel trailer

With the extreme angle that shocks are mounted on trailer axles, just how much do they actually help with the ride? On vehicles the shocks are mounted vertical so we all know they can compress and...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 09-21-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By schrod
Westinghouse igen4500

Anyone here have experience with this inverter genny? I don't need opinions from non-owners. Just persons that have either good or bad experiences with ownership. The reviews are definitely good for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-19-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By schrod
I think the rubber will wear out just as fast on...

I think the rubber will wear out just as fast on this as on the EZFlex. My EZFlex on 8K axles does not seem worn much but it is hard to tell until I replace them with the CenterPoint. Lippert screwed...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-17-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By schrod
Road Armor is just a glorified EZFLEX 3000...

Road Armor is just a glorified EZFLEX 3000 system. I have serious doubts it can address the harsh bumps that the CenterPoint can absorb.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-15-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By schrod
MnTom, I paid 1470 to Lippert. 51 dollars for...

MnTom, I paid 1470 to Lippert. 51 dollars for shipping and almost 90 dollars sales tax. They only shipped 1 unit for 1 side that I received last Wednesday. I had not opened the box until Friday. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-07-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By schrod
Gasser VS diesel......whopping big difference....

Gasser VS diesel......whopping big difference. :whistling:
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-06-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By schrod
I agree 100%. I have the BD3 and only have to add...

I agree 100%. I have the BD3 and only have to add a little air after not using for several months. I also have the VIAIR and would hazard to say it has to be way and far cheaper to have a separate...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-06-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By schrod
I thought the kit included a pressure gauge. The...

I thought the kit included a pressure gauge. The picture of parts shows a pressure gauge to mount. I also have been thinking of adding shocks. My trailer GCWR is 16,500. I also have the BD3 air ride...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By schrod
Lippert CenterPoint Air Suspension

With the terrible rough roads and bridge abutments, our trailer takes a severe beating. Have been considering airbags and in my searches this came up. I can't find reviews other than the endorsements...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
All aluminum body now. But I am sure it is more...

All aluminum body now. But I am sure it is more than 7500 lbs. That would be a regular cab 4X2. 4X4 CC longbox dually will still be around 8000 or more.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
After checking the specs page with it configured...

After checking the specs page with it configured for 14,000 GVWR it has a 6550 payload rating.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-15-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
:thumb: Will do! I am thinking pretty close to...

:thumb: Will do! I am thinking pretty close to that 7640 rating on their specs page.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-14-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
I have it pretty well decked out. 4X4, Lariat...

I have it pretty well decked out. 4X4, Lariat Ultimate pkg., Linex spray bed liner, 5th wheel prep, blind side alert, adaptive steering, adaptive cruise control, all cameras, box tube running bds,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
Thank you guys for all the encouraging words....

Thank you guys for all the encouraging words. Will try first without adding bags to see how the ride is. Can hardly contain myself waiting for this baby to come home!
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-13-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,952
Posted By schrod
Newly ordered 2019 F350 dually

Have just ordered a 2019 F350 dually equipped the way I want it. My question is will adding airbags improve the ride quality when towing a 43 ft. 5th wheel weighing 16,500 lbs with a hitch weight...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 07-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By schrod
Seriously, you need to check with the mfr. of...

Seriously, you need to check with the mfr. of your trailer. Very doubtful it is attached strong enough for towing any kind of vehicle.
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