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RE: One lucky rv'er , it could have been worse.

I have a hard time imagining that happening, what a freak occurance. I a picture would have been great. For the record, that would be on the axle manufacturer, as I'm sure they come to the tt manufacturer as complete assemblies.
93Cobra2771 08/22/14 07:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Sewer Hose Storage Project - Another Fence Post Mod - Pics

How did you mount the holder on the side like that, and did you have to space it out from the frame?
93Cobra2771 08/22/14 06:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone broken a Hensley?

Also, have you had a chance to break look at the spring bar bushings? I'm very curious to know their condition. Note to self - keep a watch on the area that failed. I am not sure how to take apart the area to look at the spring bar bushings. But if anyone wants to analyse this hitch you are more than welcome. Because otherwise it is being sold for scrap metal. Watching the hitch is a good idea. I perhaps was always looking at the wrong area. I looked at the orange part, struts and the screw buckles. I have always stored the hitch with a light coating of oil (Rust Check) and the hitch was religiously greased. I even oiled any moving parts. The bolts were all torque checked prior to the trip. I would add to those of you towing with this hitch or any other than any unusual noises coming from the hitch area is cause for concern. Inspect your hitch immediately. Perhaps if I knew where to look for a failure I could have prevented the near accident that would ensued had it broken while driving. Easiest thing to do would be to wipe the grease off the bottom and take a pic looking straight into the bushings. The bushings where the spring bars go into the head are wear items. I'm assuming you've never checked them before since you don't know how they come out - basically, you remove the zerk fittings at the top - that releases the spring bars. There is a single bolt between where the spring bars go into the head itself. Take that bolt out and the bushing will come right out. However, with the damage your head has, chances are it won't come out. So a picture looking straight into the bottom where the bushings are would work, once cleared of grease. I'm curious to see how ovaled out the bushings were, and whether or not it was enough to possibly contribute to the failure by binding or something like that. Also, I wouldn't scrap all of the unit - the jack screws and some of the assorted pieces, as well as the one good strut bar, would be worth more than scrap to a Hensley owner. Might be worthwhile to throw them on craigslist before scrapping them. In fact, I might be interested in the screw jacks for the right price as spares.
93Cobra2771 08/15/14 07:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone broken a Hensley?

...... But at this point I don't think I can trust Hensley again. Out of the thousands of Hensleys on the road, I've heard of very few that have failed like yours. I don't think it matters which hitch you buy, it may break. Unlikely, but possible. But, I do understand your position - when my last f-350 left me stranded with the trailer, I quit towing until I replaced it. I just couldn't trust the truck any longer. Overkill, I know, but I just couldn't get past it. Bingo - 25k isn't a lot of miles, but it is towing a camper. Lots of time and wear and tear. As with any moving part, it can eventually break. I think, no matter what hitch, an inspection of ALL the towing equipment should happen. From the receiver to the tongue of the TT, axles, shackles, etc. Also, have you had a chance to break look at the spring bar bushings? I'm very curious to know their condition. Note to self - keep a watch on the area that failed.
93Cobra2771 08/14/14 02:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone broken a Hensley?

Broke my Hensley last week. Came off the I91 onto the 7 in Vermont had to brake a bit harder and heard the Hensley bump. After that the hitch started to make a "knocking" sound. I drove for about 10 minutes and then stopped. I checked the strut bars and they were still tight. Everything looked normal other than the hitch was off to one side. I added more grease and continued. When I got to the I90 I heard more of the "knocking" sound and pulled off at the next rest stop outside of Albany. The hitch was still off to one side, but everything looked ok (struts tight nothing looked out of the ordinary). I unhitched and re-centered the hitch manually and re-hitched. Added more grease and continued. No more noise everything seemed fine. Drove about 70-75 rock steady. Then after Syracuse got off onto the 690 and then off the highway and "bang". Trailer started swaying violently. I was able to stop and limp to the Camping World which was around the corner. Hitch destroyed. What a let down. Only about 25k on this thing. Good thing it didn't happen 5 minutes earlier. Ended up buying an Eaz-lift but not happy with it. Maybe time for a ProPride. Hensley failure Would like to hear some specifics about your TT and TV as far as weights and such. Would also be curious to see what the spring bar bushing looks like. If you bought the unit new, it is under warranty.
93Cobra2771 08/14/14 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: EAZ lift

Guys - don't get hung up on the total distance he is raising without knowing how much he sags. If he is sagging a lot, that will affect the total distance. If he has a bunch of links taken up, or a a lot of head tilt, that affects the distance too. To the OP - have you gone though the WDH setup thread that is stickied at the top of this forum? It will help you determine the optimum setup for your WDH, and minimize the amount of work you have to do for hooking and unhooking. Also, it doesn't matter what type of WDH hitch you have, the problem you describe can happen with any brand of hitch.
93Cobra2771 08/13/14 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Securing the Underbelly

All the above. Tape, sheet metal screws, silicone. The material is called corrugated plastic. Made just like cardboard, but plastic instead of paper...
93Cobra2771 08/13/14 11:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Shortening an awning

First person I've ever seen wanting to shorten their awning. :-) I'd watch craigslist and see if I could score a shorter tube, as opposed to trying to cut the current one. Then, once found, I'd put my current one on craigsist and see if it will go.
93Cobra2771 08/07/14 12:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: RV Wireless TPMS Systems - which one is preferred

One other thing to note regarding repeaters/sensors - I had almost decided I needed to get a repeater when I realized that it had been a while since I had changed batteries in the sensors. Sure enough, the occasional sensor drop was from low battery strength, as opposed to being a repeater issue. Of course, a repeater would also compensate for low batteries as the signal sent gets weaker and weaker. I do think having the option for a repeater is a good thing.
93Cobra2771 08/07/14 07:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dodge, Starcraft, 10 day boondocking review

Thanks for the review!
93Cobra2771 08/06/14 11:46am Travel Trailers
RE: REtro Fitting Slam Latches to my 5'r

93Cobra2771 08/06/14 11:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ordered a 2015 F150 Lariat — almost

Wow - very interesting. I guess they are allowing for the weight reduction to make up the difference. My truck has 3:55s, which puts me at ~1400rpm at 60mph. Great for fuel economy, but not for towing. Hit any kind of hill and it will drop down into fifth. I wonder if that will stay or change later down the road. Heck, is the 4:11 even available any more? I assume it is not. I'm thinking it might be a good idea to hold out for a year or so before making the jump as they sort things out. Of course, what do I know. Heck, they may pull better than you think with the reduced weight. ~700# is nothing to sneeze at. If it pulls as well with 3:55s as it used to with 3:73s (300-400rpm difference) then it's a win/win, especially when not pulling a load. Lower rpm on highway equals less fuel consumption (for the most part).
93Cobra2771 08/05/14 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Air Bags & Sway Control = ROUGH ride

With your bags aired totally deflated, measure the height of your rear fenderwells. When fully hooked up with spring bars engaged and air in your bags, measure the height of the rear fenderwells. Height of the fenderwells SHOULD NOT be any higher than unloaded height. My guess is that the new tires, plus possibly a bit too much air, is making it ride rougher than you are used to. You need to also remember that your WDH will need readjusting due to the change in rear ride height from the bags (unless the height isn't changing at all). Change in rear ride height changes the amount of angle between TT and TV, which removes some weight off the front of the truck.
93Cobra2771 08/05/14 07:30am Towing
RE: Ordered a 2015 F150 Lariat — almost

Interesting regarding the rear gear and weight. In the current versions of the F150 you had two options for the 3:73. 3:73 electronic locking, which was available on pretty much any model 3:73 limited slip, which was only available on HD payload trucks So you guys are saying the only 3:73 available is now on the HD payload model?
93Cobra2771 08/05/14 07:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is the left side of my trailer heavier?

If the first bar is that easy to snap up, and the second bar requires that much force, seems to me that either your shank is bent, or the receiver might not be perfectly level, something along that line.
93Cobra2771 08/01/14 09:11am Towing
RE: Anyone broken a Hensley?

The spring bar bushing is a wear item - you are supposed to grease them every 500 miles. They will start ovaling out eventually but not a big deal unless it wears so much they eventually break. The lower jack tube pieces can be flipped over if the holes are getting elongated. Takes a lot of miles for that to happen.
93Cobra2771 08/01/14 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: TST Monitors

As above, their customer service is excellent. I ordered the non flow throughs when I meant to order the flow throughs. Called, they sent me the flow throughs and a RA for my non flows. 100% my fault. And didn't charge me a dime. That, people, is customer service.
93Cobra2771 07/30/14 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Zep or Wax on new TT

Zep has not been marketed for reviving old neglected fiberglass as long as a product called PoliGlow, which is the same******in a different bottle. As Weldon has stated it will eventually fail and start to peel and/or turn yellow. The only way to remove it is either heavy sanding or scrubbing or with a nasty chemical remover that Poliglow sells for just that reason. Try Googleing Poliglow instead of Zep and see the horror stories. If your ride is so far gone that red fiberglass looks pink/orange the stuff will make it look pretty good but for something I want to keep there is no way I would use it. I didn't even go into the removal process for the floor finishes. Heavy abrasive brush on a floor machine, along with an alkaline (caustic) floor stripper. Good times. Spent years of my youth doing just such a thing twice a year at the local grocery store I worked at. You can, however, apply new finish over old with varying degrees of results. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good.
93Cobra2771 07/30/14 10:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Zep or Wax on new TT

Wax gets my vote. I worked for a chemical manufacturer for a number of years, and floor finishes were one of the things we actually made. And Zep products were some of our competition, along with Proctor and Gamble, etc. The zep product is a floor finish and designed to be applied to asphalt tile (like what you see in grocery stores. It has zero UV protection. It is not rated for use outdoors, period. With that being said, I understand how some people are trying to bring back faded materials. Zep may be the only way to do that. However, for a new TT, I would go wax all the way. I would use Collonite 845. It is amazingly easy to apply. It, however, is not a cleaner wax.
93Cobra2771 07/29/14 02:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rear rack / Bike rack

Still waiting for the picture of how it's attached to the frame. Good job!
93Cobra2771 07/29/14 01:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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