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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
RE: Rubber roof reseal ????

I have done Two with Bus Kote. Works great! do you put the flex clear on top of the Bus Kote for UV protection??
Ed9824v 10/29/16 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber roof reseal ????

I could use a similar reseal, I do see that where the roof material rolls over the edge at that seam looks to need some attention, no sure how to attack it with self leveling sealer or eternabond? I used 2" Eternabond along the area where the roof meets the side walls. 1/4" overlapped the rain gutter, the rest was on the roof. It didn't interfere with the rain gutter. I bought two 50' rolls of Eternabond so I could put a solid 30' piece along each side. Before applying the Eternabond tape I filled the small gap between the rain gutter and the roof with Dicor caulk. It made an even surface for the tape. sounds like the plan I want to follow thanks ED
Ed9824v 10/29/16 05:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber roof reseal ????

I could use a similar reseal, I do see that where the roof material rolls over the edge at that seam looks to need some attention, no sure how to attack it with self leveling sealer or eternabond?
Ed9824v 10/29/16 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorcycle on the back of the 5er.

Very do able and many like your friend have done it. I think the key is to get recommendations from your dealer as to what welding shops they deal with for doing this type of mod. You are looking for a welding shop who is proficient in this type of fabrication on the 5th wheel you have, and have a reputation for the work to be preformed. These are the people who's opinions are on the line and reputation at stake. I would not trust anyone who has little of no actual experience in this mod. This is critical. Next, I might want to go with a lighter bike, there are many out there under the 300 lbs weight class, that can perform most of what a rider wants. A rear view camera is something I would consider a must, for the obvious reasons. Good luck and I hope you can find a solution you can go with. I built a hitch for my 5er and have carried a dirt bike an old 490 yamaha on my pull trailer. and I have to agree that I would keep it close to the 300 lbs. mark unless it has a swivel wheel trailer attached to the rear. Not an engineer but have built many things and vehicles and buggies that have held up to the terrain.
Ed9824v 09/19/16 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorcycle on the back of the 5er.

I have channel that is bolted to the frame and extends through the fiberglass of the rear of the 5er and then got a stock pu hitch and extended its square tube welded to the channel iron. I would not hesitate to put a dirt bike on the back, did it on an older pull trailer with no issues. I presently have a rack for my 3000 watt yamaha generator and some other small items. Your choice. I carried that set up 4000 miles last year.
Ed9824v 09/18/16 04:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: turning radius with short bed supeduty and tool box

:S So unless your 5er clears the bed rails by 10" or better you are looking for trouble! The B&W is a great hitch, but it is a manual slider! So if you pull into a parking lot and make a semi sharp turn, you could be looking at a damaged 5er and Tool box. Just get a tool box like this and problem solved. http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/rhagfo/5EB62273-3B3E-4042-B982-B06432E4824C_zpsxhisiceo.jpg width=640 that is what I have with my slider and do not have to be thinking about it, that is peace of mind.
Ed9824v 08/31/16 10:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting Axles Flipped - any potential problems??

I have done it to three trailers now all work fine, last year took a 4000 mile trip in our raised/flipped axle trailer no problem, I have more problems if I do not have the bed to 5er clearance because of the roads on our property and come very close to touching bed to trailer. I had an old pull out step from a pull trailer and welded some metal to it and it just attaches to the last stem and gives me one more step when I need it, slips over and snaps down and is on. came so close to being able to fit in place while traveling but protrudes a little too much. YOU ARE GOING TO BE FINE. and less problems catching things under trailer and easier to dump in some places, all is good
Ed9824v 08/31/16 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slider hitch vs Anderson rail mount question.

Anderson doesn't move BUT center of the load is still under the axle. the slider moves the weight to the back of the bed
Ed9824v 08/12/16 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Needing to transport golf cart

I think you need a trailer type platform that attaches to the rear hitch that either has one or two wheels that swivel in the rear of the platform. can even back it up. I do not think this is considered double towing. not cheap but will do what you need. http://www.toy-tote.com/toy-tote
Ed9824v 08/08/16 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
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