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RE: 5th wheel lube

I believe it should be greased if it is metal on metal. I use one of those thin plastic or teflon discs that eliminates the need for grease. I guess I should grease the jaws that grip the kingpin though?
GMH 09/12/21 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hangers/Springs/Axles

Don’t know if this helps. I just had everything replaced and upgraded the springs on my Cougar 26sab. Here are a couple of before pics. Hangers all look straight and square.
GMH 09/12/21 04:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery size question

Here is a link to the photo hosting site.
GMH 09/02/21 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: old cracked faded graphics. R&R is easier than thought.

Do you think a plastic razor blade would also work?No the plastic blades are just OK for scraping some of the the adhesive. A heat gun or hair dryer and plastic scraper blades WILL take all the vinyl and 95% of the adhesive off with ZERO chance of gouging the gelcoat. Some 3M adhesive remover and elbow grease gets the remaining glue off. These are what I used. They don’t last long, but they’re cheap.:)
GMH 08/31/21 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: 3rd AC

have you pulled the inside covers off your AC to see if the ducts are blocked or if some of the cold air is mixing with the hot air. I just saw some videos today on airflow systems ( pretty sure that was the name). Maybe something like that product will help. I saw some videos on youtube about them. That’s the first thing to do. Make sure the two you have are working efficiently. I re-taped the inlets and the divider. I also added a small scoop to direct the air into the long duct to the bedroom. Also block off the duct just past the last diffuser on each run. It made a huge difference!
GMH 08/20/21 06:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

Hi Bob. Thanks for your advice on my window issue. The airflow on your unit can be improved by pulling off the main grill and re-taping the duct inlets. Also a lot of units seem to have the divider between the warm and cold sides out of place which allows the system to short circuit. Check out this YT video and my thread here.
GMH 08/16/21 05:57am Tech Issues
RE: Putting new decals over old.

Yes you can use a heat gun and scraper to remove the decals. The trick is to get ALL the adhesive off also. Yes, a heat gun and plastic scraper blades (Titan is one brand) will get 98% of it off. And 3M makes an adhesive remover that can take the remaining glue off.
GMH 08/15/21 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

If they made the bars triangular it would be a lot easier to hang onto. I have seen gardening gloves that have little rubber “grippers” on them. Maybe wear a pair in the tub or shower. When done toss them in the laundry? Sounds silly…but better that a slip and fall!
GMH 08/15/21 08:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Safety issue in handicapped bathrooms

As an ole 'run what you brung' country boy, I might try using a relatively coarse sandpaper and sand (one direction only) around the grip section of the bar. This should scar the finish enough to allow a good grip and would only be as expensive as the number of pieces of paper used. I likely would use the 2 inch bands and turn the rough side inward toward the bar and then just pull the strip until the textured surface I wanted is achieved. I doubt that those grab bars are made from stainless steel or aluminum. They are most likely just chrome plated steel and scarring that finish would soon lead to rust.
GMH 08/15/21 08:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Enhancing RV security

All of my friends think my German Shepherd Dog is pretty effective. When they knock on the door, they stand to the side. Just in case. You can’t leave a dog unattended in an RV for 10 hours!
GMH 08/13/21 08:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

The main reason I chose B&W over Curt is that the B&W is made in the USA. Curt 5th wheel hitches are made in China.
GMH 08/11/21 06:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Old style propane cylinders

I imagine things are the same in the US as they are in Canada? The newer style valve still has internal threads that will accept the old style hose.
GMH 08/11/21 03:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: As a Fulltimer, Where Can I Work on My RV?

Walmart parking lot?:B You could rent a big rig storeage bay. No fun living inside it likely, but you could do whatever you want in there.
GMH 08/11/21 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

FYI: Lippert clearly states that the hitch manufacturer should be consulted to establish compatibility with their “Turning Point swivel pin box”. Quote: “Failure to consult with hitch manufacturer to verify compatibility may result in death, serious personal injury or severe product and/or property damage.”
GMH 08/11/21 05:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

Andersen hitch all the way , with your setup it’s a no brainer .Quietest , lightest hitch on the market . Ideal for short beds , no need for those heavy manual or automatic sliding hitches . Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the Turning point swivel pin box that the OP’s trailer is equipped with requires a conventional hitch?
GMH 08/10/21 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

I bought these for removing my decals. With something like these, you may be able to scrape 99% of it off without damaging the fiberglass. Then maybe a commercial silicone remover solution? If not, naptha may work. They work great, but the edge doesn’t last long, so buy lots of them.
GMH 08/10/21 01:12pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel Hitch recommendations

I have a BW in my F-250 that I really like. Very solid unit with no clunking at all. It can be removed and replaced in two sections. I believe that Turning Point swivel pinbox has a wedge that keys into the back of the hitch to prevent the pin from turning in the hitch….so check with the hitch manufacturer to make sure it is compatible.
GMH 08/09/21 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels

If you store it where you have power, keep a radio playing inside it. I’m not sure if it will keep them out from under the hood, but it works for my garage. I keep a radio on constant and have never had mice even though there are gaps at the overhead door where they could enter.
GMH 08/07/21 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I’m aware! I don’t travel at night and the signal lights are still visible…somewhat. The bikes are the last thing to get loaded before I leave the city and I drive extremely defensively in traffic, so I am more worried about a ticket than an accident. If I do get one I will have to re-think things. I have thought of relocating the plate. I added a warning to my post for anyone who may consider this option.
GMH 07/30/21 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Rv locks install

Nice upgrade!:C I didn’t know something like that was available. Our latch is very sticky. We can’t push or pull the door shut without operating the handle. I’ve lubed it numerous times and it only works proper for a short while.
GMH 07/28/21 06:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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