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RE: 2020 GMC 2500 and Pullrite Superglide hitch for puck mount

Please do not double post. See any new posts to this question here.. Thread closed. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roadside Assistance Companies

Thought you might be interested in one of our "adventures" during our trip back home to Michigan from Florida several years ago. We left Tampa on Tuesday morning. All went well until I made a great BIG expensive blunder. Stopped at Flying J to fill up about 1/2 way through our day on Friday (Franklin, KY). There were three pumps at the RV island. Stupid me mistakenly thought all three were diesel pumps. Don't know why because I have stopped at Flying J RV island many times. Anyway, the ONE diesel pump had a broken hose on my side, so instead of picking up the GREEN hose on the other side of the island, I picked up the BLACK hose at the next pump. Filled up my tank (was about 2/3 empty) and went inside to get my receipt. On the way out, I looked at it and it said 26 gallons of REGULAR!!!!. I went and looked at the pump and, sure enough, I had filled up with gasoline instead of diesel! I called Good Sam and about 1/2 hour later a tow truck came and towed me 20 miles to Bowling Green, Kentucky to a place that pumped out my tank, changed filters and blew out all my lines. Flying J said I could drop the trailer in the parking lot so they only had to tow my truck. I started it up and drove quickly away from the pumps and to the parking area. GS put me on a large flat bed wrecker. They were going to send two wreckers to tow both truck and trailer but I preferred them not to since I have the Hensley hitch. $400 and 4 hours later we were on our way again. Got to our campground that night a bit late and a lot poorer! What a bonehead move! Learned a good lesson though. Always take a look at the pump two times before you pump that stuff! Thank goodness we are members of Good Sam Emergency Road Service. They really came through for us. One phone call and they arranged the tow and the repair facility. I didn't even have to sign anything for the towing job. Thought you might enjoy hearing about my stupid mistake. Sure hope it is the last one like that that I make! It could have been worse though. If I had taken off down the road, I could have destroyed my engine and been stuck for a while beside the road. I think my wife is going to rib me for a while about this one! Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 01:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best place to buy Dometic Brisk Air 2 top unit

I would go with either E-Trailer or PPL. Have dealt with both of them and both were great transactions without any problems. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 01:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bed slide "flange" problems

Jeff, You only put one picture in your post. When you use the app you have to put each picture in separately. Upload one, copy the URL and paste it into your post. Upload another, copy the URL and paste it into your post. Continue this until all picture URL's are in your post. I helps to put a blank line (RETURN) in between each picture. When all the URL's are in the post then hit "post" and they will all show up. I usually open the app in a 2nd window and just switch back and forth between the two. In your picture post above you only have one picture URL from the app in there. Barney
BarneyS 07/01/20 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: reese hitch question

This thread, stuck at the top of the Towing forum, should give you a lot of help in setting up your Reese Dual Cam system. It is an old thread but is still relevant and good today. It discusses not only the proper setting up of a WD hitch but some of the problems that people have, and the solutions, of the Dual Cam sway control system. I towed my trailer and the trailer before it with the Reese Dual-Cam system. I never had a single problem with a sway or control event in all those years. I changed to a Hensley hitch later on because I wanted to see if all the "hype" was true. It was! :C I continued to use the Hensley system for many years until I quit towing last year and retired our trailer to a beautiful permanent camping spot.:) If you take the time to set up the Dual Cam system correctly you will be rewarded with many years of safe, comfortable towing. It is somewhat fussy about things being exactly right on setup but, if you take time and care, it will reward you greatly for doing so. Barney
BarneyS 06/30/20 05:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

I agree with the recommended procedure as described in this link. I had those types of bearings in my previous trailer and had no problems in many years of towing using the same procedure. The trailer in my signature has the "never lube" bearings, which are a cartridge type and they have never needed any service in over 15 years of travel. :) Barney
BarneyS 06/30/20 10:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to add a cable pass through/access in camper.

When we ran cables from the mast down into the cabin area of my sons' sailboat we used these Blue Sea Cable clams which worked great. They never leaked and were still on the boat when it was sold about 15 years later. If you need larger ones, they sell those also. Barney width=200
BarneyS 06/29/20 08:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ISO Owners Manual

I agree that most manufactures manuals for the trailer are very generic and almost useless. What you really need are the manuals for the appliances that are in your rig. I think you can probably download the manuals for most of your rigs appliances from a website owned by member Chris Bryant who has his own RV repair shop,Bryant RV Services. Click here and be prepared with the model name or number of the various appliances you need manuals for. Hope this helps you out a bit.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 09:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

You might give Bontragers RV Supply a try. They have about the largest supply of surplus RV stuff I have ever seen. You can wander their various warehouse barns all day and still not see everything. They are located southern Michigan not far from Elkhart, IN. where most RVs are made. Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 09:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mission Load Max Radial crowned like a bias ply.

Snip... Finally got pictures but it looks like I need an external photo hosting site. Don't belong to one. Don't want to belong to one. So you're just going to have to use your imagination. Snip... No external hosting site needed! :) If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/27/20 08:51am Towing
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

That video is ok but it is only half of the maneuver. Here is how to turn the "scoop" into the "S" maneuver. EXample: Site is on the left (drivers side). Always try to start with the site on the left. 1. Approach site from right side of road and swing to the left so you are lined up at the beginning of the site on the left side of the road (this is the first part of the S) 2. Slowly drive across the road to the right side (this is the 2nd stage of the S) 3. Turn left and drive across the road to the left side and stop. This should leave you with the truck pointed towards the left side of the road, the trailer pointed toward the right side of the road and angled across the road with the rear of the trailer positioned to enter the site. (this is the 3rd and last stage of the S maneuver). 4. Now, you should be able to start backing up and follow your trailer right into your spot. After a little practice, you will be able to judge very accurately exactly where to start the S maneuver and where to stop. If your trailer has a long overhang in the rear, be careful of the tail swing when you start the S maneuver if there is a tree or other object nearby on either side. If it makes a bit easier to visualize, think of this maneuver as a backwards "S". I used this for years and could usually position the trailer in the first try. Hope this helps! :) Barney
BarneyS 06/26/20 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

Interesting. Diesel are not know for good engine braking ! That's why they all come with excellent exhaust brakes or other now. My 2016 RAM CTD shown in my signature was a delight to run in the mountains - both up and down. My old 2002 Ford Power Stroke 7.3 not so much, but it ran like a top for well over 300,000 mile when I finally traded it. Barney
BarneyS 06/25/20 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Birds ??

Moving this to the Snowbird forum where it will probably get more response than here in the 5th wheels. Barney
BarneyS 06/24/20 11:22am Snowbirds
RE: Do useless gifts bug you like they bug me?

Snip... Does this kind of thing bother anyone else? Or have I become an eccentric old wacko? I go with the "eccentric old wacko" idea! :B :W Barney
BarneyS 06/23/20 02:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bed slide "flange" problems

Yep, it is showing up. That app works great and is very easy to use - as you just found out.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/23/20 08:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed slide "flange" problems

Jeff, If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 06/23/20 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Topper Awnings Will Not Fit

I personally will not have a RV them. I There's a word missing from your sentence. Do you mean "with" them or "without" them? From the rest of his post I would assume (safely probably) that he meant "with". :) Barney
BarneyS 06/21/20 07:31am Travel Trailers
RE: 10,000 wdh for 4,000 lb TT

I don't know about your's, but on mine all I need to-do is switch out the bars when I tow a lighter trailer; the head is the same. That is not the case with most of the Equal-i-zer bars. Barney
BarneyS 06/21/20 07:19am Towing
RE: Slide Topper Awnings Will Not Fit

"Because of the length of time we wanted to install slide toppers to help prevent any excess rain intrusion and of course the heat and debris benefits. Snip... Water and debris that accumulates on the slide roof while extended could come in when retracted. Snip... I can’t see how this could happen. We have had slide toppers for over 25 years and have never had any water or debris come in when retracting the slide. It all just waterfalls over the edge or the roller as the slide comes in. Some also pours out of the side if we are not exactly level but it has never come inside the rig. If we have been in one place for a long time I will usually stand in front of the slide with a broom and brush the roller as it rolls up the topper material. This gets any stuck debris off so it doesn’t get rolled up. I have never had to get on the roof to clean it. I have had to use a broom and awning rod to remove a birds nest a couple of times. :). It is very rare that anything gets on top of the slide roof though and have only had to run a extendable wash brush under the topper and over it a couple of times to help clean it. Barney
BarneyS 06/20/20 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Odd Part

Now why don't the images work when I try to insert them :@ New members have to meet a required number of posts before they can post a picture. Not that I am aware of. I think that only applies to links to websites. His pictures didn't show because they were not inserted correctly. I looked at his edited posts and none had the links correct. Probably that is why the pics didn't show. Barney
BarneyS 06/19/20 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
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