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RE: Caulk used at factory

From my expierence...They use a typical butal tape underneath the flanges, usually about 3/4"wide. Then they seal the outside of the flange with Geocell clear to keep the butal from oozing out of the flange. I will tell you getting Geocell off of the flat surface is extreamly dificult. This stuff bonds beyond belive but over time you will see some seperation from the flange where the Geocell is thin. Are you worried about leaks?.. not likely IMHO but use a heavy duty plastic scraping tool, usually the blue kind and mineral spirits...be prepaired for a lot of work. Thanks for the info. There's a few spots on the seam between the fg body and the skirt where the caulk has cracked.I was hoping I could get away with cleaning the surfaces real well and caulking over existing caulk. Oh btw, I grew up in Beaverton, went to BHS back in the 70's.
Whangler 05/30/22 01:34pm Travel Trailers
Caulk used at factory

Anybody know what type of caulk is typically used from the Northwood factory to seal window and vertical seams on an Arctic Fox of 2014 vintage? Just wondering how meticulous I need to be in removing existing caulk before recaulking. Thanks, Dave
Whangler 05/30/22 12:09pm Travel Trailers
Maybe getting a longer trailer

Thinking of upgrading to a 31’ trailer from a 27 footer. TV is a GMC 2500HD cc long bed. I know longer trailers are generally easier to back up. I keep my trailer in a driveway at my house so it’s a 90 degree back in on a 30’ wide suburban street. It’s a piece of cake to back my 27 footer into the driveway. Will it be appreciably more difficult backing the 31 footer into the spot? Anybody here made a similar jump up in trailer length? Was there much difference in the towing experience? Both trailers have a 10,000 lb gvwr. Big improvement in floor plan and interior space. Thanks, David
Whangler 05/11/22 09:52pm Travel Trailers
GM 6 liter vortec what are you towing with it?

What are you towing with your 6 liter 2500hd or 3500hd? What’s the gvwr of your trailer and how’s the towing experience? I tow an Arctic Fox 25r with my 2015 2500hd 6 liter vortec. Trailer weighs about 9,000 lbs loaded. I’m happy with it’s performance and reliability for the most part. Throughout the mountain west, It’s averaging 8 mpg per 400 miles. It goes over Donner Summit in CA at 60mph towing. Handles comfortably while towing. But……… I’m considering a 30’ 5th wheel that weighs about 12,000 lbs. No doubt a diesel would handle it better. Would I be miserable towing a 12k 5’er with my 6 liter gasser?
Whangler 05/05/22 12:41pm Tow Vehicles
Arctic Fox 25r interior wall removal

https://northwoodmfg.com/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Arctic%20Fox/25R/Arctic-Fox_25R_NF_Windswept-Serenity-4.jpg?bwg=1650552047 width=640Has anyone removed the "L" shaped wood partition wall between the bed and the kitchen/living area? . This wall runs ceiling to floor approximately 2' wide (left side), then about 3' high and about 4' wide as you look to the right behind the sofa. I want to https://northwoodmfg.com/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Arctic%20Fox/25R/Arctic-Fox_25R_NF_Windswept-Serenity-4.jpg?bwg=1650552047 to a regular 80" length queen mattress and the partition prevents that. Whats involved in removing that wall? Did the job turn out to your satisfaction? Thanks, David Moderator edit to re-size picture to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
Whangler 04/23/22 09:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Whaddaya gonna do?

OP here. Thanks for all the replies. I’ve decided to stop worrying about supply disruptions and just carry on as planned. Wondering if maybe places will be less crowded. Best, David
Whangler 03/13/22 06:01pm RV Lifestyle
Whaddaya gonna do?

We have been planning our 6 week spring trip pulling the AF25R with the Chev 2500hd (6.0 gasser) from home in. CA to Utah,NM, and southern Colorado. Planning to hit the road end of March. Wow! Now I’m not so sure. >$5.00 a gallon regular gas at 8mpg. Hmmmm, I can afford it but worry about a supply disruption at the pump and getting stranded. This situation with RUS-UKR doesn’t bode well. What unintended consequences could could ensue? What are you all doing these days? Going for it anyway? Or sitting this one out?
Whangler 03/08/22 03:41pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Do you even need a WDH with your rig? I use a Curt 2.5” ball mount on our 2020 F-250 to tow our 32.5’ Jayco 28RLS. Tongue weight is 1,081 lbs. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch-Ball-Mount/Curt/C45456.html That, is a good question.
Whangler 09/24/21 10:36am Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

OK fellas,OP here, mea culpa. Its a 2.5" hitch receiver and I'm using a genuine GM reducer to 2". There's a bit of play between the reducer and the hitch receiver and lots of play between the 2" shank and receiving end of the adapter. I should have known that all these HD trucks would have a standard equipment hitch receiver that fits available WD shanks. Now I see there are readily available 2.5" WD shanks that fit my equalizer system. Thats what I shall get after this trip. Thanks for your help!
Whangler 09/13/21 12:54pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

I've never liked that 3"-2" adapter set up. Think I'll visit the welder when I get home for some mods to the receiver.I recommend a proper 3" stinger, no adapters. That would be preferable, but i can't find a 3" shank for weight distribution systems.
Whangler 09/11/21 11:01pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product. It may be a designed product by Reese, but a quick look revealed Country of origin ?China Scroll down to the bottom. Hitch Pin Are you sure the pin actually broke or did the lock fall off and the pin rattled out? Can't say for sure. but there sure was a loud metallic snap. I checked the pin lock before we hit the road and did a visual inspection this am. I've heard of poor quality steel and brass coming from China.
Whangler 09/11/21 08:18pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Since the 3" to 2" adapter places the load points 1/2" apart, that is asking for trouble. Also, 3" receivers require a 3/4" pin, but you probably used a 5/8" because that is what fits 2" shanks. Reese has sent much production to China and it would be a good idea to avoid those products. I've never liked that 3"-2" adapter set up. Think I'll visit the welder when I get home for some mods to the receiver.
Whangler 09/11/21 07:59pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product. It may be a designed product by Reese, but a quick look revealed Country of origin ?China Scroll down to the bottom. Hitch Pin Are you sure the pin actually broke or did the lock fall off and the pin rattled out? Can't say for sure. but there sure was a loud metallic snap. I checked the pin lock before we hit the road and did a visual inspection this am
Whangler 09/11/21 07:56pm Towing
RE: Broke my hitch pin today

Key says "ccp" on one side. and "lb10" in the other side. Seems to indicate that it's a Reese product.
Whangler 09/11/21 06:30pm Towing
Broke my hitch pin today

Today, 900 miles in to a trip to Wyoming, driving hwy 26 near Palisades reservoir, 2 lane road with few turnouts, I heard a snap sound and soon felt as though truck had lost power. Drove another hundred yards or so before i found a pullout. Pin was gone and stinger held in by the chains. Well, the breakaway switch worked as it should. Ironic that i never carried a spare until just b4 this trip. Whew! that could have been ugly. Wondering about the cause. 1. 5 year old, 20k miles distressed pin? 2. #1 above due to excessive rattle? Its a 3" receiver with an adapter for 2" stinger. 3. I tried one of those u-bolt anti rattle devices for the first time on this trip. Could that have done it? It was one of those locking hitch pins btw. Truck is a '15 Silverado 2500 hd pulling an arctic fox 25r that weighs about 9k loaded. Thanks, Dave
Whangler 09/11/21 04:23pm Towing
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