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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-16-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By cfowler55
MyLCI app for your smart device has all...

MyLCI app for your smart device has all operational and troubleshooting info.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-13-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By cfowler55
Bertschb pretty much hit the high points. The...

Bertschb pretty much hit the high points. The large / main slides are also hydraulic on the Solitude. Our s has upgraded appliances over what our Reflection had , but not really sure if this is still...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,863
Posted By cfowler55
That is odd. I had a ‘17 Tradesman - crew cab...

That is odd. I had a ‘17 Tradesman - crew cab dually , Aisin , 4x4. 5615 ccc.
My 2020 Longhorn, the rest same configuration, dropped to 5137. Both have 3.73 gears. Part of the difference is a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-12-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By cfowler55
On mine , once I get it set on top of the pucks ,...

On mine , once I get it set on top of the pucks , it’s just a matter on totaling the pins to the right spot and the weight makes it drop right into place. This is the base only , then the head is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-28-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,072
Posted By cfowler55
For 2020 RAM has a 50 gallon factory tank option...

For 2020 RAM has a 50 gallon factory tank option instead of the 32 gallon stock tank. I had a 55 Titan in my ‘17 RAM which was good , mostly. The factory tank has an anti-splash flapper in the filler...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-19-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By cfowler55
Just a mountain road with typical grades and...

Just a mountain road with typical grades and switchbacks, a little narrow. Most folks issue seems to be the big drop offs with no guardrails. 550N out of Durango toward Ouray. Driven at the speed...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-19-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By cfowler55
You can go from Durango to Cortez then Delores...

You can go from Durango to Cortez then Delores and come in from the south.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By cfowler55
On overnighters , I take some weight off the...

On overnighters , I take some weight off the truck and get close front to back. Then manually level side to side. Call it good and run out all the slides. I also unplug the 7 pin harness.
It takes...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-15-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,340
Posted By cfowler55
I’m not suggesting you change brands by any means...

I’m not suggesting you change brands by any means , but FYI. , A RAM 4500 can be had with a 15k , 16k , or 16.5k GVWR. This is from the build site.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-08-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By cfowler55
I have a dehumidifier set on auto full time while...

I have a dehumidifier set on auto full time while parked in my enclosed garage. When traveling in colder , humid weather , we leave the bathroom vent partially open , without the fan running. This...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,644
Posted By cfowler55
Yup. I ordered a DRW Longhorn w/ Aisin February...

Yup. I ordered a DRW Longhorn w/ Aisin February 1. I bought a Tradesman in Ď17 cause Iíd never owned a Chrysler product and didnít want to go too deep and hate it. All my diesels had been Power...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By cfowler55
My understanding is LRE tires are 80 psi max....

My understanding is LRE tires are 80 psi max. Donít think Endurance come in that rating.
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 03-03-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,204
Posted By cfowler55
For 2020 you can get a 50 gallon tank. I have a...

For 2020 you can get a 50 gallon tank. I have a special ordered Longhorn on the way with that option.
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-22-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By cfowler55
To clarify, I have owned two shops in almost 40...

To clarify, I have owned two shops in almost 40 years , and was a line tech the previous 10 , and have never allowed disabling emissions. I was saying in a county without testing people would feel...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-21-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By cfowler55
Sounds like me. If it canít take the pressure...

Sounds like me. If it canít take the pressure Iíll get rid of it, hopefully before it dies. You wouldnít happen to be an old auto tech, would you?
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-21-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By cfowler55
Obviously, this stuff does fall off of some...

Obviously, this stuff does fall off of some trucks , but I think the %ís would be closer to single digits. I have maybe 2-3 customers with deleted trucks , and Iím in a central Texas , non-emission...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-12-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By cfowler55
I would be hard pressed to lug our Solitude where...

I would be hard pressed to lug our Solitude where you are talking about. Not sure if you noticed , but the other issue , at least on ours , is the waste water drain is below the dropped portion of...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-12-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By cfowler55
If you liked the Solitude at 35’ I’m guessing you...

If you liked the Solitude at 35’ I’m guessing you are looking at a 310GK. Maybe check out the 337RLS Reflection. Very similar floor plan , and I think the Reflections do not have a drop frame. I know...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By cfowler55
I’ll probably get blasted for this , and it...

I’ll probably get blasted for this , and it doesn’t really address your question about those three specific RVs , but here goes. If you like the Solitude, maybe look at the 310GK. 34’11” and similar...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 02-03-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By cfowler55
Ive posted a couple of times on the Agilis. Put a...

Ive posted a couple of times on the Agilis. Put a set on my RAM DRW , got rid of them after one trip , 3400 miles. Rough , pulled fuel mileage down 10-12% , and threw rocks horribly. Replaced them...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-31-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By cfowler55
Thanks to those who responded. 77T - I...

Thanks to those who responded.
77T - I actually bought my ‘17 from BB and did shop them on the new one.
RMB - yup..love towing with my Cummins / Aisin combo. Looking for more amenities than the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,121
Posted By cfowler55
RVs are just like autos in that each manufacturer...

RVs are just like autos in that each manufacturer has different quality lines. As price goes up , so do amenities & generally GVWR , hopefully. Looking at the specs on the 383 , I would think it is...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-28-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By cfowler55
RAM dealer recommendation

I am looking for recommendations on a RAM dealer within about a 200 mile radius of Austin. I plan on doing a special order to get exactly what I want without paying for options I donít want. Best I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-07-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By cfowler55
Glad you found the problem with the grease...

Glad you found the problem with the grease bypassing. Ive actually seen tandem trailers with two different axles / seal diameter. Now I go ahead & measure them. It helps for next time if you make...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-06-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By cfowler55
One thing is to make sure the seal has the...

One thing is to make sure the seal has the correct inner diameter. Slip the seal only over the machined surface of the spindle. You need a nice snug feel. 7k axles have two different ID seals. When...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-01-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By cfowler55
If you have current draw ( amperage ) then the...

If you have current draw ( amperage ) then the switch is sending the current somewhere. If you have an old compass pass it by the brake drums when the pin is pulled to see if you get needle...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-20-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,435
Posted By cfowler55
I have owned several Ford trucks in the past ,...

I have owned several Ford trucks in the past , but , i have also had quite a few in the shop with the steering wheel off-center , caused by the sector shaft (pitman) being twisted where it comes out...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-27-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By cfowler55
Look inside the socket and see if there is one...

Look inside the socket and see if there is one contact in the center , or two slightly offset. Then look at the contacts on the end of the bulb to make sure they match. A single contact bulb in a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-26-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By cfowler55
Does it blow the fuse with the bulbs removed? If...

Does it blow the fuse with the bulbs removed? If not , you probably have the wrong bulbs. Are they the conventional 12v automotive style bulbs? If so what is the part # on the bulb?
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 11-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By cfowler55
I’m just curious where you got those weight...

I’m just curious where you got those weight numbers. I was considering the ER hauler bed , and was told the steel version weighed in at 12-1300 lbs. This was by an installer in my area. I have never...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-02-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By cfowler55
It requires some attention to detail , but it’s...

It requires some attention to detail , but it’s not what I would consider hard. Unlike most bumper pulls , you have no weight distribution or anti-sway mechanisms to deal with. Once we have...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-29-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,988
Posted By cfowler55
When I bought my dually the main criteria was tow...

When I bought my dually the main criteria was tow ability. RAM Tradesman. It has all I need in amenities, seats are comfortable for long days , and plenty of torque. With the AS69RC tranny upgrade...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,076
Posted By cfowler55
I think I would put the Champion back in and do a...

I think I would put the Champion back in and do a test run to make sure nothing has changed with the pin box or truck. If the chucking is gone , sounds like a problem with the new hitch.
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-27-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,212
Posted By cfowler55
Look more at payload than towing capacity. At 18k...

Look more at payload than towing capacity. At 18k I imagine the pin weight and hitch eat up most of the available payload on the SRW. I know the newer ones have more capacity but think you will be...
Forum: New Member Check-In 10-27-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By cfowler55
Welcome , from Dripping Springs. Get out there...

Welcome , from Dripping Springs. Get out there and enjoy it.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-26-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By cfowler55
Very nice. And huge! Charlie

Very nice. And huge!
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-25-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By cfowler55
See if the cylinders and keys have matching...

See if the cylinders and keys have matching numbers. Then try lubricating the lock cylinders. They are notorious for getting cranky if not lubed & used regularly. Small spray can on lock lube for a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-25-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By cfowler55
1. 35Ē Solitude fifth wheel 2. 11 states 3....

1. 35Ē Solitude fifth wheel
2. 11 states
3. 17 campgrounds
4. 7345 miles
5. 54 nights
Looks like I need to step up my game.
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-17-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By cfowler55
They do have one for fifth wheels that has a 5k...

They do have one for fifth wheels that has a 5k pound capacity. I think it was around $225 on Amazon.
Charlie
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By cfowler55
I think 3k pin weight will be cutting it close....

I think 3k pin weight will be cutting it close. Don’t forget you still need a hitch at 150-225 lbs. I also have a loaded bed box and a loaded Yeti cooler when we travel, plus a grill , extra propane...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-10-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By cfowler55
Welcome aboard. Ask away , that’s what the forum...

Welcome aboard. Ask away , that’s what the forum is for.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-08-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By cfowler55
Loose connections do not blow fuses , shorts do....

Loose connections do not blow fuses , shorts do. Fuses are rated for amps at a certain voltage. If V drops A can go up , but W will not exceed the load. Fuses that blow immediately are the easiest...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-07-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By cfowler55
If it’s like mine the compressor is actually run...

If it’s like mine the compressor is actually run by a relay. Jumper the battery hot to output going to compressor to check compressor. Then there is a wire that is 12v key on only. Both should be...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By cfowler55
Looks like it is a Delco alternator that has been...

Looks like it is a Delco alternator that has been rebuilt by Bosch. The large wire is battery positive. You should have 12 volts all the time on that wire. Should be a fusible link wire close to the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-02-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By cfowler55
Thereís an ok KOA in San Antonio. Take an Uber to...

Thereís an ok KOA in San Antonio. Take an Uber to the riverwalk. Easy walk down by the river or over to market square.
Buckhorn in Kerrville puts you a hill country drive away from Fredericksburg...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-27-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By cfowler55
Possibly the rubber cups on the master cylinder...

Possibly the rubber cups on the master cylinder pistons are swollen/distorted. This will block the return to the reservoir , which will result in having residual pressure in the system. Look at the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By cfowler55
We have a Samsung residential and two group 27...

We have a Samsung residential and two group 27 batteries. We have never lost power to the fridge while towing. The longest day was probably around 12 hours the road.
Charlie
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,044
Posted By cfowler55
We don’t go camping , we go RVing. Camping was...

We don’t go camping , we go RVing. Camping was when we were young in a two person tent , scraping rocks out from under a sleeping bag. I’ll stick to RVing now.
Charlie
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-04-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By cfowler55
I kinda wish I still had mine. They had 22k on...

I kinda wish I still had mine. They had 22k on them , mostly towing , with no issues. Before our Colorado trip thought I should change them out based on what I had read. I’ve always run Michelin ,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-20-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By cfowler55
You may check with Grand Design about that. Seems...

You may check with Grand Design about that. Seems I read this is a proprietary pin box and is not interchangeable with other boxes. I may be wrong , but this is what my old memory recalls. Another...
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