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RE: Generator gone!

I put my yamaha 3000 on the ground and the ranger warned me of what can happen in that case. that was a few years ago at ventura on the highway, so what I did and you may not like the idea but I have to leave the gen. in the back of the truck at ventura to fit in the site. and I have a bolt that comes from the bottom of the bed of the truck that goes into a hole in the bottom of the gen. and I drilled a hole in the bolt and two flats for the lock to fit. I remove the oil change access door and put the lock on the inside of the gen. can't get to it with a bolt cutter. or grinder which I am guessing they used to cut the cable on yours.. I built a receiver for the back of the trailer and usually mount the gen in the carrier in the receiver and lock it the same way.
Ed9824v 09/26/14 04:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing coax?

My cable was connected to a amplifier. When the amp was turned off it went direct. Lots of loss through that switch. I was surprised it even worked. I just disconnected it from the switch and connected it to the input of the sat receiver, then to the switch. 3rd that
Ed9824v 09/23/14 09:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed Saver

how much ? simple
Ed9824v 09/19/14 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

I have a roll on aluminum 1/4 m00n shaped device and the good tire lifts the bad tire.. I have had a chance to try it out worked great. also cart a 12 ton bottle jack with the screw center. The 12 ton will jack faster then the 20 ton (I do have them as well) and still do the job. At home I have a 5 ton and 10 ton Railroad jack the I am more comfortable with mechanical and nothing to give out.
Ed9824v 08/31/14 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flex Seal; As seen on TV, nine months later

Did not work on a plastic water tank for me. Not much will work on the white plastic water tanks,, But plastic welding. I made a welder from one of my dads old big soldering guns by silver soldering a copper plate to the tip and welded up my water tank so far successfully,one year and 120 gallons and holding. the only thing i would do differently next time would be to embed some metal mesh into the plastic and build it up with more polyethelene.
Ed9824v 07/18/14 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

MY boy has that truck with rear air bags and super glide hitch and it pulls his 9k 5th wheel trailer like it is not there only ever issue was the front brakes seem to get hot on really steep grades. pulls better then my 99 dodge diesel with injectors and edge ez. He needs to adjust his brake controller, or check the trailer brakes, if the truck brakes are getting hot. The trailer brakes are supposed to fully stop the trailer by themselves. Lyle Will do that, The Ford has a unbelievable brake/sway controller don't ask how we know. BUT WE WILL GIVE THE TRAILER BRAKES A GOOD CHECK thanks
Ed9824v 07/18/14 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

Just got back form a short 320 mile RT camping trip. I pull a 9000lb 28' 5'er with a 12 Ram 2500 CTD. No way would I want to tow it with a 1/2 ton. My pin is 1800lbs. Not much for 3/4 -1 ton trucks, but a bunch for the average 1/2 ton. Am I overkill? Maybe a little. But towing in Oregon and particularly the Cascade Mtn range, having a 3/4 ton truck makes life easy. I could easily get by with a gasser but only in a 3/4 ton+ truck. Handling and braking are far superior with the big trucks. JMO but the guys that say they tow 8-9000lb 5'ers with a 1/2 ton and feel its great aren't towing in the mtns with steep grades and tight corners. It's one thing to tow that weight with a 1/2 ton over a few rolling hills or on the flats, but put those trucks in a tight situation and the easiness is gone quickly. my boys 1/2 ton ford 2013 ecoboost has 4 wheel discs my Dodge ram diesel 98.5 has only two wheel disc up front 1 ton wheel cyl. in rear with drums.
Ed9824v 07/18/14 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EFI Reset Location?

I have a 2004 Prairie schooner 5th wheel camper that is 31 feet long. Currently I have no power to the outside outlets to the right of the side door. I have checked fuses and none are blown and all other outlets in the trailer appear to be working. I need to find out where the EFI plug reset is located in the trailer. Any ideas? had the same problem mine was reset with one of the ground fault plugs in the kitchen.
Ed9824v 07/13/14 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

MY boy has that truck with rear air bags and super glide hitch and it pulls his 9k 5th wheel trailer like it is not there only ever issue was the front brakes seem to get hot on really steep grades. pulls better then my 99 dodge diesel with injectors and edge ez.
Ed9824v 07/12/14 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Emergency Brakes

I made that mistake years ago on a pull trailer and everything worked perfect,was leaving for vacation after the grave yard shift and left the pin out and came home and all was good. I think as long as the magnets are in contact with metal they will not get fried from the prolonged energization. The brakes themselves do nothing till the disk forces the energized magnetic puck to pull the pads open I think you are good to go amy have taken some long term life out of the batteries though.
Ed9824v 06/01/14 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Let's hear it for Tire Minder!

I purchase a new to me trailer, and on my first trip had a blow out, changed the tire and repaired the plastic that got pulled away from the trailer, I then purchased tst tire monitors, I checked the monitor and it showed that the tire that had the blow out that now had a brand new tire in the rim was low again. filled it up to just be safe and a few day later I had a low tire reading on the monitor. removed tire and wheel and put it in a tank of water to find that the tire had a leak from the center of the rim. I then removed the tire and found a small pin hole in a weld from the manufacturer. I silver soldered the weld area and remounted the tire and have not had a problem since, with out the tire monitor system I probably would have has another blow out. They now have nearly paid for them self in one occasions.
Ed9824v 04/24/14 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: best new 5er about 32 foot. to purchase.

All you folks have been so helpful, my boy is coming over this Sat. to get some work done here. I will pass on all the information to him and then we will get together with his father in law and go over his options. not sure if he can wait for the big RV show coming up in Pamona, ca. I went there a few years back and they have nearly every type of RV available. thanks so much for the info.
Ed9824v 04/10/14 09:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: best new 5er about 32 foot. to purchase.

just for quicky are any of the ones on the list substandard?? He is getting out of the offroad buggy thing because of an serious accident/injury and getting rid of his 3 axle 45 foot toy hauler and wants something more suited for camping and vacationing. A lot of places or not suited for the real big long trailer. so that is where we came up with the 35 foot size, The buggy thing is on hold for a while.
Ed9824v 04/06/14 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: best new 5er about 32 foot. to purchase.

Sadly, most of them on the list are not suitable for his truck. So unless he is going for a new/newer dually he will need to stick with a fifth wheel under 10,000 GVWR Arctic Fox does have several models that might work if he is very careful. But they are heavy for their size, so again look at GVWR numbers. I just check with my boy, he has a 2008 Ford F450 dually.
Ed9824v 04/06/14 06:33pm Fifth-Wheels
best new 5er about 32 foot. to purchase.

My boys father in law wants to get a 5th wheel about 32 foot. he want a quality one and has about 100k to spend. We are in So. California. What are the best ones out there for his purchase. some of the models names that came up with a quick search where New Horizon Artic Fox Montana Cardinal Hitch Hicker Forrest River Mobile suites My boy and I both have 5er but we are in the 12 yr old models and under 10k. He has a newer Ford dually 450 I believe as a tow vehicle. thanks for your help Ed
Ed9824v 04/06/14 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TPMS sensors

I Removed the. Lock SYSTEM and now. No differant then valve stem cap
Ed9824v 02/23/14 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Clearance Between Bed Rails and Fiver. Yikes!

on my boys 2013 F150 and a pullrite we purchase a kit that raised the 5th wheel hitch 3" and matched my 99 dodge clearance. we were going to make the lift kit but it was actually reasonable a I think $100.
Ed9824v 02/11/14 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch on rear of 5th wheel

I had a local welder/fabricator come to my house and he custom built mine on site. Welded a 4" square tube between frame rails and welded hitch tube to that, looks like a factory installation and only cost about $250.00. in California it would cost $250 just to come to your house the install and parts from there.
Ed9824v 02/11/14 08:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sewer hose recommendations

Love the rhino but the hose no longer fit in the bumper. Had to relocate it into a 5" pipe. I have to have the best THAT FITS WERE WAS ORIGINALLY
Ed9824v 02/11/14 07:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch on rear of 5th wheel

I made a hitch for my 5er, I got some large C channel that I bolted to the existing channel at the rear with 5 grade 8 bolts. I ran that through the fiberglass of the trailer and use a truck hitch that I extended. I cut square holes in the channel and ran the extended hitch through the C channel and welded it up. I have a basket on it that I carry a 3000 watt Yamaha and for one trip adde a bike rack to hold 3 bikes.Traveled many miles and all is good. http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/Edke6bnl/2000%20Sea%20Breeze%20Vacations%20Trips/th_IMG_20130730_132458_512.jpg http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/ac110/Edke6bnl/5th%20wheel%20Sea%20Breeze/th_IMG_20130418_112233_397.jpg
Ed9824v 02/11/14 06:33am Fifth-Wheels
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