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RE: 4x4 front hub

Be careful with 2 low. It puts a lot of torque to the axles. On some vehicles the manual warns about too much torque in 2 low damaging the axle. This is not much of a problem in 4 low as there are two axles recieving torque
Huntindog 12/05/21 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: anyone seen one of these in person?

I would be concerned about insufficient hitch weight. - A 5th wheel/gooseneck typically has a 20-25% of the trailer on the hitch and this represents a big part of why they tow so well. - A bumper pull is typically 10-15%. Being too light is often the cause of sway. By moving the hitch point further forward, it will reduce the percentage hitch weight. If you are looking at trailers, just go to a 5th wheel if you want one. If you are trying to fix an existing trailer towing problem, get to the scales and see if you are light on the hitch and if so, move weight forward.If a 5th should sway, it has little effect on the TV In fact unless you are watching it it the mirror, you probably would not know it. This is because a 5th wheels pin is centered over the rear axle. A bumper pull sits on the ball quite a ways behind the rear axle. So a TT has a lot of leverage to exert force on the TV,,, and as the driver makes steering corrections, the ball goes left or right, sending the TT in the wrong direction, which necessitates another steering correction and on and on. It is a wonder that TTs tow well at all. I think that the heavier pin weight of a 5th wheel plays a minor role in how well they tow.
Huntindog 12/04/21 03:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ref freezes everything

She probably knocked the thermister off of the cooling fins. Clip it back on it will be good to go.
Huntindog 12/04/21 03:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Nissan for a tow vehicle

Unless you have a parking or other constraint, your best bet is to keep the dually. At 7900, your new trailer is pretty much out of the 1/2 ton range...(yes I know there are a few that can do it. But they are rare and expensive, even pre Covid) So I do not see a point in taking a bath just to step down to a 3/4-1 ton SRW. Your dually will make a superb TV for that trailer, and since you already own it...The cost is not an issue. It will take a long time to make up the cost of changing vehicles with the small fuel savings you would get.
Huntindog 12/03/21 05:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Half ton towing

Your average half ton has a payload capacity from 1900-3000 lb.That is NOT average. Some would be a much more accurate statement.
Huntindog 12/02/21 03:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Springs in Mexicali, Mexico??

Beware! On some trailer springs, the centering pin is "off center" !! Example: Your spring is 50 inches long. You would/might think the pin would be in the middle - 25 inches from end to end. Not necessarily so! It may be at 26 inches! Meaning one end is 26 inches long - the other is 24 inches. (Measure one of the remaining springs to see how it's "oriented"). Found that out the hard way...but an "on center" pin will work in a pinch....for a while! Actually, it worked for a long while - until I discovered "why" it broke a 2nd time! Suggest you "jury rig" your axle (Mexicans are very creative!) and return to the US. Find a "Spring and Forge" shop to make new springs for you -or- make real sure springs from a trailer supply (utility trailers, etc.) are exact measurement for what you have - as well as the number of leaves. Save old (good) spring/s for spares. ~If one can find a "Spring and forge shop" that would probably be the best springs one could get.
Huntindog 11/28/21 04:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: RV roof chalky

Normal. It chalks forming a protective layer that is a 100% UV protectant. Many don't like the chalking, so they wash it off, and then apply a UV protectant. It is your choice. Personally, I have never washed my RV roofs in the 30+ years I have owned them.
Huntindog 11/27/21 01:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New, Just beginning process

When you say "used".... Just how used do you mean? When I bought my first one back in 1991, it was a 1975 Prowler. Looking at TTs of that age, it quickly became obvious that "condition, condition, condition was the single most important concern. I must have walked away from over 50 units shaking my head. When I found the one we bought, it was obvious immeadiatly that it was the "one". Had to go over my 2000.00 budget by 300.00 to seal the deal, but it was worth it.
Huntindog 11/23/21 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: bypassing the battery

And SOME TTs DO require a battery in the circuit for ALL systems to work. I had one. A 2001 Wilderness. And it did not have an inverter/charger combo unit. I am intrigued. What did not work? What was the potential damage from no battery? There were red warning stickers on the cabinent about it. I did not experiment to see what would happen if I ignored the warning.
Huntindog 11/21/21 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: bypassing the battery

If the RV is plugged in, the battery can be removed. All systems (both 12v and 120v) will work. And yes a few items might be connected direct to the battery in addition to the main cables. These items need to be connected to the main cables to function.NOT ALWAYS!!! This is a blanket statement, that is not true for all RVS.We are in the Travel Trailer section. Yes if your travel trailer came with an inverter/charger combo unit, the system may require a battery.I am aware of what section we are in. And SOME TTs DO require a battery in the circuit for ALL systems to work. I had one. A 2001 Wilderness. And it did not have an inverter/charger combo unit. Please refrain from blanket statements. When you do not even know what TT the OP has.
Huntindog 11/21/21 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: bypassing the battery

If the RV is plugged in, the battery can be removed. All systems (both 12v and 120v) will work. And yes a few items might be connected direct to the battery in addition to the main cables. These items need to be connected to the main cables to function.NOT ALWAYS!!! This is a blanket statement, that is not true for all RVS.
Huntindog 11/20/21 10:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Memory seats

Memory seats make some sense to me with a couple of drivers. The easy entry/exit thing makes no sense at all, though. What benefit is that? Especially in something like a truck with plenty of space. The benefit is your seat surface will last longer as your not having to slide on the seat when you enter the vehicle. Also it simply makes entering easier.We have a winner! I like the fact that there is less sliding of my posterior on the leather with this feature.
Huntindog 11/19/21 04:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace just one tire?

If you want the best and are willing to spend what it takes... Go with Michelin XPS RIBs in 16". You will need new rims, and 6 lug drums to make it work. (That TT started out with 14" tires as well) This was my solution in 2006 to constant tire failures. It was expensive, but worth it as I have never had another problem
Huntindog 11/14/21 04:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on changing leaf springs on 5'er

I put my entire trailer up on jack stands and did one side at a time. Seemed easier since I was replacing the equalizers etc that connect to both axles. A day to lift, day for each side then down made for three weekends. Mine was out of alignment due to sagging springs so once replaced all was good. Sagging leaf springs do not change the so called alignment on a trailer..... Unless one is sagging more than the others.
Huntindog 10/21/21 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Question on changing leaf springs on 5'er

I put my entire trailer up on jack stands and did one side at a time. Seemed easier since I was replacing the equalizers etc that connect to both axles. A day to lift, day for each side then down made for three weekends. Mine was out of alignment due to sagging springs so once replaced all was good.
Huntindog 10/21/21 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: how to not destroy an alternator when charging LI batteries.

Hi all, https://youtu.be/jgoIocPgOug The video offers solutions.This guy isn't all that bright, When an altenator is installed on a automobile, it is driven by the crankshaft pulley which is much larger. Usually a 4 to one ratio. So even at idle, it would be turning over 2000 rpm
Huntindog 10/21/21 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: I want to run a microwave on an inverter

The problem with ANY lead acid battery is that the only time you will have a fully charged battery is on day one of a trip. This because LA batteries slow down on accepting charge as they get closer to full. To fully charge a LA battery takes a VERY long time, and it doesn't matter what the charging source is..... Even a DC to DC charger cannot do it. The solution is to change the batteries to Lifpo chemistry
Huntindog 10/20/21 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Which Hitch do I buy?

As for those advocating that you not use a WD hitch at all as you have a stout truck.... I have been towing with 1 ton crewcab long bed dually diesels since 2000. I can tell the difference in handling that a single washer or chain link makes in a lashup. I like my lashups the best they can be... Not just good enough. There have been some occasions when I was glad I did not settle for less. So although your truck may be capable of towing without a WD hitch, it will be better with one. Others may have different expectations as to what is acceptable.. It is a free country. YMMV
Huntindog 10/17/21 07:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which Hitch do I buy?

My Truck: 2018 Ram 2500 diesel 4X4. Crew, short bed. I'm working with a Dealer for the purchase of a new 26' Grand Design TT that weighs around 5000lbs and 7000 GVWR. I need a recommendation for the hitch. I heard Reese was a good one. I would also like to have a little overkill in the event that we trade up to a larger trailer in the future. Thanks for you help.Overkill when selecting a WD hitch is not desireable. The hitch bars are working springs that need to be strong enough to transfer the correct amount of weight, yet weak enough to bend when needed such as entering driveways etc. So stronger than needed is bad...In fact some TT manufacturers actually state limits on how strong the bars can be based on the size of the TTs frame. WD hitches are like shoes. It you are a size 10, then a size 13 won't work very well. The right size is the right size. Buy the size you need now. If at some point in the future you get a larger TT, then sell your old hitch and buy the right one for your new TT.
Huntindog 10/17/21 07:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Friction Sway Bar

When reading threads like this one I am still a bit confused. Should I use one or two? This one is easy. Read the directions That come with it. They all state what the limitations of a single control are. There is very little difference in the recomendations between brands. BTW, I have owned 3 different sized EQUALIZERS over the years, and also a single, and a double friction bar setup. The all performed well. I still think that the friction bars are the best choice for newbies. Simply because most newbies will not get the setup right, which is very important with the integreated SC hitches.... But one can miss the setup by a mile with the friction bars, and still get some benefit from it.
Huntindog 10/11/21 02:26pm Travel Trailers
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