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RE: Water tanks

Some caution is advised. I've been told the drain plug melts as a last ditch safety feature. You have been told wrong. Barney
BarneyS 04/18/21 07:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

Congratulations on getting your hitch issue figured out! Welcome to the forums!:) As you have discovered, we have a whole lot of very helpful and friendly members here and you can get just about any question answered that is about RVing. We have a forum dedicated to towing issues. Stuck at the top of that forum is a thread with the title Travel Trailer Hitch Set-up Procedure. I think you will find it very informative and helpful. Again, Welcome to the forums and I hope you continue to participate and post often.:) Barney
BarneyS 04/17/21 09:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Holding tanks

So they are not all plumbed together? I too have three tanks in similar configuration as yours (1 grey rear of trailer, 1 grey, 1 black near front) but they are all plumbed to a single dump connection in the center of the trailer. Not at all uncommon. Mine is the same way except reversed. Black & grey at rear and another grey at the front. All to one dump valve. The 3" and 4" are joined just before the dump valve. Barney
BarneyS 04/17/21 08:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pinched Propane line ideas??

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 04/17/21 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

Having towed both 5th wheels and regular travel trailers, the last 15 years or so with a Hensley hitch, I believe the TT/Hensley combo tows better than the 5th wheel. There is no chucking or excess movement of any kind either left, right, up, or down and the whole thing is much lower to the ground so it seems to track better with less effect from side winds. Once you tow with the Hensley, you will not believe how comfortable a tow can be. The combo must be set up correctly (the owners manual is clear on how to do it) and the trucks brake controller set to have the trailer lead the truck slightly when braking. If the above are done, the whole towing experience will be a pleasure. The manufacture of the hitch is very helpful if necessary and there are tons of owners of the hitch that can help you set it up if you need the help. There is also a Facebook group about the hitch. I found it very easy to both install and adjust the hitch and did it 5 times, including both of my sons trailers. I have no reservation at all in recommending the Hensley hitch to anyone. It does exactly what they advertise. :) Barney
BarneyS 04/15/21 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 and Reflection 150 series?

Snip... and I don’t believe the Hensley would eliminate it with the F150),snip... I don't know why you believe that unless you have owned one and used it. Believe me, the Hensley would solve your sway problem. :) Seems to me you are going to throw a whole lot of money at a new 5th wheel trailer to solve a problem that the Hensley would solve very easily - for a fraction of the cost. If you REALLY want a 5th wheel then disregard my message above.:B Barney
BarneyS 04/14/21 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: type of hitch

Maybe he is talking about bending the frame on the tv? Nope! Sorry. Barney
BarneyS 04/13/21 07:43pm Towing
RE: Questions for Veterans

I agree with all the others above. Wear it with pride and respect for your grandson-in-law. I wear my "DD214 Alumni" shirt all the time and have several Retired Army hats that see regular use. I am proud of my service to the country and, like almost all others, would do it again in a heartbeat. Also have a shirt from my Grandsons' helicopter unit that served in Iraq. Often get a question or a thank you about that shirt but I explain proudly that my grandson is a pilot in that unit and gave me the shirt. When receiving a "Thank you for your service" comment, I usually reply with a "Thank you. It was my pleasure to serve." I cannot imagine any prior service member being upset with your wearing the shirt. Wear it proudly and be glad for chance now and then to brag on your daughters husband! :) Barney
BarneyS 04/08/21 05:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: 5th wheel hitches

I think Crowe was right. Things may not be getting nasty (I would delete if that were the case) but things are certainly getting off topic and the question has been answered with no new information - SOOOOO I'm closing the thread. Thank you all for your participation! :) Barney
BarneyS 04/08/21 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended tow bar

This ^^^^ Barney
BarneyS 04/06/21 12:15pm Towing
RE: Hot brakes on new tow vehicle

Moved to Tech Issues forum.
BarneyS 04/05/21 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Winnebago roof

I have not done it but if you have the skills, I see no reason it should not work out fine. I don't think the additional weight would be a problem. I would go for it! Barney
BarneyS 03/28/21 01:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Roof Tape

I put Eternabond on all the seams and roof penetrations on my trailer shortly after I purchased it new in 2004. The tape is still holding up well today and has never leaked in 17 years. I did paint over the tape several years ago with a liquid rubber product to protect my rubber roof for a few more years. It has held up well under that product also. I purchase the tape from Best Materials who had the cheapest price at the time. Probably still does! :) Barney
BarneyS 03/28/21 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out issue

Troy, I had that exact same problem many years ago with our trailer. Called a mobile repair guy and he came out and solved it in about 5 minutes. You most likely only have one motor running the slide in or out. It is usually located on one side and a long shaft goes to the other side to turn the gears there. What happened to ours is the shaft came loose from the gearbox because the set screw loosened up. The repair man just slid the shaft back into position and tightened up the set screw and it has remained trouble free for the past 14 years or so. Perhaps yours is a simple thing like mine was. Hope so! :) Barney
BarneyS 03/28/21 01:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Crushed F-150

Looks to me like maybe he had a slider hitch with the hitch in the rear position. This put too much weight on the trucks frame behind the axles, as he was jockeying into position, and bent it. The blown out rear window is what makes me think that may be the case. I have no idea what the pin weight of that 5er is but it looks like it was obviously too much for that truck!:E Barney
BarneyS 03/27/21 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Delmanation repair help needed

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/26/21 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: E-450 Front Hitch Mount?

Moved to Class C MH forum from Towing.
BarneyS 03/26/21 07:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ideas to carry spare and bikes

There is no way I would put 300lbs on the rear of a travel trailer no matter what hitch was on there! :E (or 120lbs of expensive electric bikes. I have one also.) As far as learning more about about sway with a bike rack (think weight) mounted on the back, just search the forum with the word "sway". Barney
BarneyS 03/23/21 09:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Wildcat 5th wheel

What brand air conditioner do you have. Most are either Dometic or Coleman. Either way, you can probably find a new cover for it here, or if you needs a replacement hard cover (shroud) you will probably find it here. :) Barney
BarneyS 03/21/21 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing Travel Trailer without WDH from Dealer

This could go back and forth forever. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 03/17/21 12:51pm Towing
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