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RE: Any of you ever use a 5th Wheel Dolly like this?

I wonder how much the hitch weight would typically be of a 30 footer? Last night while trying to sleep all these ideas were running through my head. Could I get an old beater golf cart & mount a 5th wheel on it to move it around? Or would simply collapse the golf cart? Or could I pick up one of the tiny fork lifts cheap? Open to ideas If the one that Ivylog gave the link to is not commercially available, I suppose I could get one fabricated for me? a good figure is 20% of the total weight. for the tongue weight
Ed9824v 10/22/17 07:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Pressure Monitors

The TST is a very popular system, but be advised that the time delay between the sensor losing contact with the monitor, and an alert that this has happened, can be up to an hour. It has happened to me in the past and can be a bit disconcerting if you're unaware that it can happen. The repeater is an extra cost option, but with your length it might be a good idea. Yes, I noticed that too on a couple of occasions. When it happened I got a beep. In my case, I simply picked up the receiver in the cab, moved it about 2", and it immediately reconnected. I believe it is a connection loss between the repeater (connected to TT battery) and the receiver (in the cab). I've been meaning to see about relocating the receiver to the rear seat to see if it improves, just forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me! LOL That is what I Just discovered with mine, just brought it closes and it stayed connected. Had a blowout on one trip and was able to pull over as soon as I heard the alert and there was still air in the tire without damage to trailer from flinging rubber and steel.
Ed9824v 10/12/17 09:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4:10 or 3:73 ?

I think I would go to the 4:10 I did, if for some reason that seems a bit steep you can always go with a slightly taller tire. I do not pull that much weight but put on 4:10 with my 35 in tires and it is working good for me. just thought
Ed9824v 08/31/17 08:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Kayak carrier under fifth wheel frame

I do not have a kayak but a porta bote and I fold it up and put it under the rear of the 5th wheel. been there for some 5 years. ready to use. BUT it is only 4.5 in +- thick. can't see why your idea will not work with that clearance.
Ed9824v 08/11/17 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you hitch an autoslide hitch in an angled position?

I don't think I will have a straight shot in my driveway is why I ask I think they have a 10 or 11 degree freedom from straight, easy to check with the pullrite site or call them they are very helpful rechecked the website it shows 16 degrees. http://www.pullrite.com/sites/default/files/4100-4400%20SG%20Owners%20Manual_1.pdf
Ed9824v 08/01/17 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you hitch an autoslide hitch in an angled position?

My experience with my SuperGlide if I needed to hitch at an angle, I separate the hitch head from the base and attach it to my kingpin. I would then back under the head and align the base and lower the head onto the base, re-attach the head to the base and I'm good to go. Not the easiest, but it worked. I've since moved to a long bed and Andersen hitch. I have the pullrite and I will have to try this in the front yard before I need to do it. the other manual sliders maybe able to come in at any angle.
Ed9824v 08/01/17 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advice choosing a hitch

I would look into the anderson hitch. 30 pounds and so easy to take off the gooseneck ball
Ed9824v 07/03/17 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mice, Bugs and Other Unwanted Guests

I have a battery compartment that is vented and open to the basement for free travel for the critters.
Ed9824v 06/26/17 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any electrical experts out there?

Assuming the vacuum has a ground plug... can you use a two prong extension to unground the vacuum? I am thinking the motor induces a ground current in the RV when operating. Then try plugging the RV into the inverter with a two prong plug. Have you tried another vacuum? 2000w inverter should power anything that plugs into a regular outlet. Do you have the fridge and water heat set to propane only? good question on the water heater on electric, that thing can be 1000 to 15oo watts alone. I has issues at one campsite tripping there breaker and turns out the electric water heat was just too much for this maybe weak breaker
Ed9824v 06/19/17 08:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any electrical experts out there?

Newman, I thought of that (too many watts). But, the inverter has error codes and alarms for that. Besides, the vacuum is only rated 1000 watts and the inverter is rated at 2000 watts (1800 sustained). Everything else in the trailer is off (except parasitic loads). I have another vacuum (small shop vac) that works fine. So far, it's only this Shark vac that seems to be a problem. Rjxj, I assume you mean the DC cables powering the inverter. They are huge (4/0) and maybe 3 or 4 feet max. I am still thinking it may be a grounding issue but am curious why this vacuum is the only device (so far) that behaves like this. I would like to try another 1000 watt load, there may be an insulation break down in the vacuum that is tripping the GFI.
Ed9824v 06/19/17 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any electrical experts out there?

its simple to many watts there might just be too much watts. Can you check the wattage using b4 you plug in the extra load. and the starting watts in greater then the running wattage. not expert and not sure why it shows up with it tripping the GFI?
Ed9824v 06/19/17 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: flipping my axles for more height

I have done a few and all worked fine no issues. hardest part is supporting the trailer safely. etrailer.com was very good for the brackets.
Ed9824v 06/18/17 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stabilizing 5er for long term

Where are you staying in the Sierras. We will be up for a month at Mono village.
Ed9824v 06/13/17 05:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane quick change

I was able to place a tee in a line to the heater & extend it to the side of the trailer with a quick disconnect.
Ed9824v 04/13/17 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone fix a slide seal with FlexSeal tape?

check with steele rubber company, they now make RV seals
Ed9824v 04/12/17 07:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is the spring perch

the place where the axle attaches to the springs with a large U bolt is the spring perch
Ed9824v 03/16/17 05:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Made a removable Flag Pole holder today

Very nice job, nice to have a tig welder
Ed9824v 02/19/17 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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