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RE: How to tow & push BACKWARDS?

Chains and a come-along or even an electric winch. You didn't say why you can't tow it in there. Are there trees in the way or buildings? If trees you can use a good rope and pulley attached to the tongue around the tree to the truck to pull it in place.
schlep1967 09/01/20 10:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Hauling generator on upcoming trip

My first question would be are you capable of lifting it in and out of the truck bed? If you can do that and you are concerned about hauling it behind the trailer, put it in the bed of the truck and remove the worry. If the generator is too heavy for you to lift that high, put it on the rack and check it often. What is the receiver rated for on the back of the trailer? 100 lbs is really not that much for most of them. Strap it down tight, lock it and cover it so it is out of sight.
schlep1967 08/28/20 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Repairing soft floor in my wolf creek

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions Now I’m scratching my head, I removed the table leg insert and there appears to be reinforced with more plywood than I thought but could this just be around the table legs or is the entire floor have this much wood? I find it hard to imagine they reinforced the table legs but the area that sees the most use gets a thin piece of luan I don’t think I will have much clearance for this storage nook if I put another type of flooring down so now back to the drawing board. I guess I will just have to live with a soft floor :( If you glue even 1/4 inch of plywood over the entire floor it should stabilize your issue. As for that storage area, move the hinges to the far end and the latch to the near end like it should have been made to begin with. If needed you can rip 1/4 inch off the bottom of the door and it will never be seen.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:35am Truck Campers
RE: What to do with my hitch

Perform seasonal maintenance on it. Make sure everything is lubed. Cover the bed and enjoy the winter.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Small mistakes can make big problems

Hopefully it was truly "brand new" and the toilet hadn't been christened yet. Send him out to buy a shop vac and dry it up. Then some bleach water clean up.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:20am Beginning RVing
RE: Your total length, truck and trailer

Your making this too complicated. Measure your truck from front bumper to the back of the cab. Add 43 feet (40 foot of trailer plus space between cab and front of trailer) to that and you should be close.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storing ball hitch

Think about all the pressures exerted on that coupler when towing the trailer down the road. Braking, accelerating, torque when turning and even bumps/pot holes. Letting the ball hang in there ain't going to hurt a darn thing other than your shins if you forget to turn it back under the tongue.
schlep1967 08/28/20 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Fuzion for sale cheap in Lake Charles??

Why wouldn't the guy with the trailer on fire pull the truck out of there? Drop the leg extensions as far as they will go and drive out.
schlep1967 08/28/20 07:36am Toy Haulers
RE: PA Boondocking??

Google PA State Forest camping. They have some primitive sites that are first come first served but you do need to get a permit from them.
schlep1967 08/28/20 07:26am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hughes Auto Former

Autoformer has built in surge protection only but no EMS protection at all! I'm not sure I agree with this statement as the autoformer steps up the voltage to avoid the lower than 108 Volt situation. Therefore it does provide low voltage protection.
schlep1967 08/27/20 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: advice on 5th wheel hitch option

I had a Pullrite and hated it, as was said most of the time it wouldn't unlatch. I then bought an Andersen I like it but when I put it in my F150 it put too much weight at the rear of the truck- so it's for sale if anyone wants one... I know have a Blue Ox slider that mounts to my B&W ball. No one has mentioned one advantage of a slider in the rear position is it make backing easier because it puts the pivot point farther back. For that reason I use the slider most of the time (unless it's a straight shot backing in to the site) When your Pullrite wouldn't unlatch, did you try backing the truck up against the pin? The hook that goes around the back of the pin is the moving part on any fifthwheel hitch. If the truck is pulling on the pin it will be next to impossible to unhook at any angle. Chock the wheels and apply rearward pressure against the pin and unhooking will be easy. Ask any trucker how to do it.
schlep1967 08/26/20 11:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: advice on 5th wheel hitch option

I've been using my Pullrite Superglide for 10 years. If you can read and follow directions, hitching and unhitching will not be a problem. In those 10 years I have unpinned the head and lifted it off the hitch to unhook one time. I have been in that same site over a dozen times since and haven't had to do that. Its always going to be a problem if you are not within 15 degrees . If someone enjoys unpinning the head to get unhitched ,well then go for it. So what does it cost to pull forward 15 feet and adjust the truck straight? A lot less than a broken window.
schlep1967 08/26/20 11:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: advice on 5th wheel hitch option

I've been using my Pullrite Superglide for 10 years. If you can read and follow directions, hitching and unhitching will not be a problem. In those 10 years I have unpinned the head and lifted it off the hitch to unhook one time. I have been in that same site over a dozen times since and haven't had to do that.
schlep1967 08/26/20 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carrier AIR V Blower wheel

Final answer. I did manage to find one fairly close in size and in the correct direction at Grainger. Item # 4GLZ7, Dia. 7 7/16", width 3 1/4 inch, Arbor 1/2 inch, Direction CCW. I ordered it last evening after 5 PM and it was delivered to my door at noon today. Total cost with PA Tax and $12.25 shipping was $102.03.
schlep1967 08/25/20 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: 6.7L Cummins Engine Brake

I don't know that it reduces soot but it will help to keep the variable vanes from seizing up due to carbon/soot buildup.
schlep1967 08/25/20 07:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: What The Heck???

If the batteries were hooked up wrong, there should be a circuit breaker or fuse that would have blown. Normally found on the ground right before attaching to the frame (I think, it's been a while since I've made that mistake). Also might be fuses on the back side of the converter.
schlep1967 08/25/20 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toy Hauler Flooring

My biggest concern with the peel and stick would be temperature changes. If the floor and the sticky vinyl do not expand and contract at the same speed you could end up with gaps or lifting sheets. I would lean towards the click together vinyl that floats. Leave space along the edges and cover that space with shoe molding.
schlep1967 08/24/20 12:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Carrier AIR V Blower wheel

Do you have a HVAC or appliance parts and supply house in your area? If so take the old wheel with you and see if they have a match. Visiting one this afternoon. The problem is I don't have a part number. And in this day and age of computers, if they can't enter a number and have the computer tell them where it is, "they don't have it". It's really going to depend on how helpful the counter guy is.
schlep1967 08/24/20 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Carrier AIR V Blower wheel

Still on the hunt. It would be great if online sellers didn't use a "stock" photo of the same wheel for different products. Apparently I need a counterclockwise wheel. And the one I said I found above that was CCW has a 2-4 week lead time before shipping. We go on vacation in 2 weeks. For me to have a happy life the wife needs working A/C....
schlep1967 08/24/20 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: A/C couldn't keep up. Help?

With an old unit my suggestion would be to hire a local to get up on the roof and clean the coils. If the air can't flow through the coils it can't get cool. Depending on your unit you should be able to see one of the coils from inside the unit, Pull out the filters and shine a light up into the unit. If you still can't see you might need to remove a few screws and take the inside cover off. My guess is the coil above the filters looks just like the filters do when they need cleaned.
schlep1967 08/21/20 01:17pm Tech Issues
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