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RE: How to test the trailer brakes without a TV?

I tried the tip on jacking up and pulling pin. Brakes turn 1/4 revolution or so and got tight. Still seemed to have some issues. Some brakes may be getting full voltage and others not. I found some not getting full voltages from loose connections and and others adjusted slightly more than others. A DC voltage meter is required to determine how many volts each brake is receiving. That will tell you if the voltage is correct but not if they are adjusted properly. There are also other methods such as seeing if the brakes will lock up on loose gravel/
Charlie D. 05/04/16 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bottom of my BR slide rotting. What do I do?

Water damage does not just happen. It is from likely years of neglect. Your choices are pretty easy. Sell it as is for what you can, or repair it. Depends on what you mean as "years". Depending on location and material used by manufacturer it can happen in months.
Charlie D. 05/02/16 12:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bottom of my BR slide rotting. What do I do?

Find a way to post pictures on here. I just made some repairs to my bedroom floor and installed some preventive measures,
Charlie D. 05/02/16 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: NFL Draft 1st. Round!

Not to take away from the Bucs but I read that the SEC has the most players going to the NFL this year.
Charlie D. 05/01/16 07:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone use a CARCHET TPMS

In the past I have looked at every web site for monitors and the sensors and monitors look very much alike. I had the TST originally and had a problem from day one. I now have the Hawkshead.
Charlie D. 04/30/16 06:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

How much did it take? I have a 2011 I am getting ready to do before towing this summer.. Changed mine 2 weeks ago. Took 3 quarts and about 20 additional ounces. About 1/2-3/4 below the plugs. Did not add all of the above bottles if oil because I had to squirt in in and it left a little in each bottle. Looked at the Auto Zone and O'Reilly's web sites and Auto Zone had the Castrol on sale at about half the price. You print the order form and take it to the store. The website will tell you if they have enough and if not can get it delivered to the store. Go to the website, check prices and get the discount. I am amazed and all the different weights and types of oil recommended by the different OEM's. Not to include the different ones for different loads when they are all doing the same job. 2013 D/A 2500
Charlie D. 04/30/16 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: NFL Draft 1st. Round!

Congrats to you and the Buckeye's but I would not have drafted Elliott because of the money he will commanded. Could have been used better. Brandon Carr took a hit on his salary to may cap room but he and Claiborne has only one year left on their contracts. Don't like Claiborne and never have. IMO, he gives LSU a bad name for his laziness and desire to work and hit. He has also been prone to injury. Cowboy's are banking on 3 more years of Romo, according to Jerry, but he not only won't last that long but takes too much of a beating because of what the "experts" call "arguably the best offensive line in football." Love the Cowboy's but too much of the so called "stars" drafted on defense last year were suspended for 4 games each and did not reach the potential they were supposed to have. That is a disturbing trend for a number of years. LB from ND supposedly has no longer any trouble with his knees but he will command a premium and I am not sure that it is worth it. Dak Prescott may have some potential but I see him as another Donovan McNabb. Doesn't sound as if I am very hopeful for the next 2-3 years does it?
Charlie D. 04/30/16 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford recall

so was my 60' Rambler (letters were changed around to read BERMLER) with same said buttons. Used to take the engine apart after school and it was back together before dinner.. Remember the local dealing saying: "Don't be a gambler buy a Rambler"
Charlie D. 04/28/16 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: The Mountain Men are returning.

Several years ago they have several episodes of Tom returning to his home state of Florida at his children's insistence to see if he would consider leaving the cold winters. He thought ab out and said :NO". His mother was featured also and I was surprised that Tom was not as old as I thought being 70. Bad legs from the rodeo circuit .
Charlie D. 04/25/16 04:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: water drain rail

Loose screws that won't tighten mean that water got into the holes. After repairing I would cover the heads with Dicor Lap Sealant.
Charlie D. 04/24/16 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leveled - now shocks?

Many campers do not have shocks so I am going to make the assumptions that you would be O.K. I do believe shocks help greatly and am a fan of them. Others with more experience will be along shortly but I would check and see if I could find new shocks at an auto parts store. Much better shocks their than the Lippert that may have been on their. Less than 10,000 miles on my previous rig and 2 Lippert shocks had no action and one was frozen up.
Charlie D. 04/24/16 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Peragon Tonneau Cover

Had one on my previous truck. Worked fine, plenty of room behind the hitch for storing the leafs. I was able to close with the hitch installed. In my instance there was enough room behind hitch where pulling the strap allowed the panels to go over the hitch. Don't remember that hitch height so can not tell if it would work for you. I believe the plate on the hitch was 17" above the bed. You have to climb inside the truck to attach the strap for keeping it open. Was towing a short distance from home and did no attached the strap. The wind blew the strap between the bed and cab. It twisted around the drive shaft and sounded like a cannon when the strap broke. Eventually got to where I never closed it. It was not water tight but did a pretty good job of keeping most of it out. Installation correctly is important.
Charlie D. 04/21/16 03:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: difference among forest river 5th wheel brands

After owning 3 Forest River products, I wouldn't buy another. From the low end models to the high end there is no quality in their product. After the warranty runs out you're on your own. And I bet you bought from Dixie Rv with their incompetent and non-existent service. My Crusader, except for the cheap Lippert electric rear stabilizers, has been a good trouble free unit since July 2012. I lived near you in Gonzales for 30 years bought my previous Holiday Rambler, from Dixie, was a trouble free unit with over 40,000 miles.
Charlie D. 04/19/16 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ohio State's Spring Football Game Attendance!

If Ohio State is the most hated then they have overtaken the Crimson Tide.:). Remember that success brings contempt. I dislike Sabin intently but have a high respect for him. One can not argue with his success. Harbaugh has become the coach I dislike the most and Sabin following him. Good luck to your Buckeye's. Have not followed the LSU Tigers as close as I would like but there are good reports coming from the fan base. A decent QB, IMO, is all that Miles needs to win a Championship on a regular basis and compete with 'Bama. College football seems to be becoming more competitive and the days of one team dominating for long periods of time coming to an end.
Charlie D. 04/18/16 07:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Diesel engines.

Did you buy a 2500 pickup or 3500 truck? It looks like you have a substantial trailer, and would need the 3500 truck to avoid overloading the tires found on the lighter duty 2500 pickups. Have fun camping! Fred/ A 2500 is more than enough truck for that single slide camper.
Charlie D. 04/17/16 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2011-2015 Duramax injector pump failure.

There is a CP3 conversion?????? I wouldn't think so as the ECM expects certain PSI the CP3 can't deliver. Poor spray pattern on piston would almost certainly throw a CEL without a programing change. I wouldn't worry to much OP. Keep fresh fuel and drain filter often. The good side is GM has covered a portion of the repairs with truck out of warranty. I believe flyboy had this happen. http://fleeceperformance.com/fuel-system/injection-pumps/2011-2015-lml-cp3-conversion-kit-with-cp3-pump.html Chris After clicking on the link and reading the warnings I don't think I would have one.
Charlie D. 04/15/16 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: what kind of fifthwheel hitch?

He means that a gooseneck adapter on a fifth wheel stresses the fifth wheel frame, which is true. Some fifth wheels are designed to handle it and some aren't. My dad has had his Nash on a gooseneck adapter for over 20 years with no issues. I like goosenecks better than fifth wheel hitches, probably just because I've used them more, but went with the Andersen because I was a bit leery about using an adapter on my somewhat larger fifth wheel. Having a gooseneck setup on your truck won't stress anything unless you install a gooseneck adapter on your trailer (which might be fine depending on the trailer). There has been reports of broken welds and frame failures on 5ers. with goose neck adapters. Seems to not be isolated to one particular brand. I would not trust a dealer for an answer but would speak to the RV manufacturer and get their approval before using a goose neck.
Charlie D. 04/15/16 12:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: what kind of fifthwheel hitch?

I don't know if it applies only to older FWs, but there was a time that some manufacturers would not warrant frames if a pin box was converted to a goose neck so it might bear checking out. OP-I am bumping this in the event did not see it. A GN adds additional stress to the frame. I would not use one unless the manufacturer approved it.
Charlie D. 04/14/16 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Medicare Plans Any shine more than others?

I'm sorry to say this but you are entering a morass - there are Medicare supplement plans and Medicare advantage plans and they are all different with respect to which doctors are on their lists and what services are provided, particularly if you travel out of state. Note that the list of accepted doctors can change. First check with your doctor(s)which plans they are allowed to use and ask for recommendations. Get plan information from the various insurance companies to see what they cover, particularly in terms of out of state and out of system coverage. Medicare supplement plans are available when you first sign up for Medicare. If you do not select a supplement plan when it is first available, you may not be able to switch to one later if you have certain medical problems. Excellent point. Although not necessarily a Medicare point I went to the doctor last week to set next weeks cataract procedure in motion. Behind the nurse was a sign that said to inform them if insured by the government medical exchange as they do not accept all plans. Can you believe that Medicare is billed nearly $10,000 for just the procedure. Does not include eye drops, other visits and that momentary nap prior to deadening. Of course Medicare doesn't pay that..
Charlie D. 04/12/16 08:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Medicare Plans Any shine more than others?

Call 1--800-Medicare. Open 24/7. I gave them all my FIL information and they gave me a couple of options on what was rated highly for our area. If you call Medicare, have all your information ready INCLUDING medicine.
Charlie D. 04/10/16 06:58pm Around the Campfire
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