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RE: Slow front stabilizer repair question.

check the amp draw and look for loose or poor connections frayed wires. I need to check for grease fitting on mine, no problems yet but don't need them in the future
Ed9824v 05/09/15 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slow front stabilizer repair question.

I have not checked mine BUT do hear that some legs have grease zerks on the top of the legs and some tap the cap off the top and add I hear oil and grease. just a thought.
Ed9824v 05/09/15 04:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Brakes question

They make crimp connectors with sealer in them. Or solder and use heat shrink that has sealer in it. No wire nuts!!!!! OEM sometimes uses crimp connects where both wires go in the same end. Should be ones that have sealer in them. My first choice on our baja bugs is bare wire crimps with a quality crimper and my second choice is to make a solder join and in each case I use dual wall adhesive shrink tube works so far for me. Chris
Ed9824v 05/06/15 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Superglide Capture Plate

What I did was to mount the plate with all the screw because that is what it said, BUT later I welded 5/16 square steel around the capture plate with a small space for a gap. then removed all the screws in the plate and put only one larger screw in the space where the plate drops down and now only have to remove one screw to drop the plate. On my 5th wheel flat bed I bought one of their wedges cheaper then a plate no plate now and mounted that to the pin plate on the trailer, works great and has two large bolt to remove to be towed by regular hitch.
Ed9824v 04/26/15 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Superglide Capture Plate

drill them and get the plate off and grind surface smooth.
Ed9824v 04/26/15 05:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Axle Flip

I have done two so far. not too bad to do you will need some axle clamps for got the name. OR do a search there is a complete bolt on kit available. You will need to disconnect the wiring and remove tire and wheel and maybe the spring from one mount.You must have the trailer supported, left the trailer connected on the truck for the 5th wheel.
Ed9824v 03/28/15 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prodigy brake system

I use some contact cleaner on the connections or even WD40 move plug in and out a few time I bet that solve the issue have that brand controler never misses a beat.
Ed9824v 03/26/15 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't believe folks connecting up sewer without gloves

I am more concerned with having a special hose for washing the sewer hose, I have one painted in red, gloves sometimes if I want to dig into my pockets for some M&M as soon as I am done.
Ed9824v 03/21/15 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

for one time I can say California wins. and build a street rod or offroad vehicle from a registered vehicle NO PROBLEM. I am still stunned done them both.
Ed9824v 03/15/15 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar help

no expert at all, din my 250 watt install myself I use a house type 250 watt panel 35 volt and a MPPT charge controller with a separate read out works great at times puts out 15 amps batteries are always fully charged and I do not keep it plugged in to house power anymore. I have to 6volt deep cell batteries would like more but no room cost something around $400 a couple of years back. my roof is curved where I had to mount in so I put down two lengths of uni strut and attached the panel on top of the uni strut, the solar panel dealer had some really nice hold down for uni strut like they use for houses. Four holes in the roof with stainless steel screws and sealant.
Ed9824v 03/10/15 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need opinions on lifting my 5er this way...

I like heavier material and I would put a diagonal from sides to the center of the crossover bar.
Ed9824v 03/09/15 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheeler, Trailer and generator

I would think about 250 watt solar panel, and a 2000 watt Honda/yamaha generator and your set to go.and a good inverter is a plus. not going to run your A/C but good for most camping
Ed9824v 03/02/15 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Closing a Pullrite

don't try hooking up if you forget to open another reason to keep open
Ed9824v 02/17/15 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Closing a Pullrite

I just leave mine open at all times ready to use
Ed9824v 02/16/15 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best 5th Wheel Hitch Lubricant?

Forget the grease get a teflon lube plate: Amazon I believe he was concerned with the rails
Ed9824v 02/11/15 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best 5th Wheel Hitch Lubricant?

I do not know if this is correct but would like to here others opinion, I just purchase the CRC fast dry Moly Lube spray. this seems like the hot item. http://www.amazon.com/CRC-03084-Net-Weight-Lubricant/dp/B0013J62P4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423696885&sr=8-1&keywords=fast+dry+moly+lube
Ed9824v 02/11/15 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Leak - questions

I had a severe black tank leak, on a travel trailer that we used to have. Instead of buying a kit, I went to Lowes and bought a can of ABS cement and a short piece of ABS pipe. I used a reciprocating saw to make several cuts along the piece of pipe. I gathered all the cuttings and put them in an old cup. I poured some of the ABS cement in with the trimmings and stirred it up. I had already cleaned the crack as best as I could and scuffed the area around it with a wire brush. I put a couple pairs of disposable gloves on and spread my weld in and along the crack. That was 5 years ago and that tank has not leaked since. this maybe the answer if it is ABS tank, I do read that some of the newer tanks may be polyethylene this procedure will not work with this cement mix. my freshwater(polyethylene) tank leaked and I paid someone to fix it with some type of adhesive, it lasted 1 year. then leaked, I took it out again and welded it up, I took an old big solder iron from my dad and silver soldered a stainless steel disc to the bottom and welded up the tank and it has been good for a couple of years now and has about 118 gallon of water in it right now. I now have fixed other plastic items and will melt in metal screen door wire for extra support. I have gotten pretty good at it not so pretty but strong. Polyethylene tanks are cake to repair! As you found, it is a thermoplastic. Proper welding is to use an extrusion welder with filler rod. You'd be surprised how easy it is to find someone that can do this for you! Your method works, but you are locally thinning and altering the properties of the polymer a bit. When I checked for a repair shop in los angeles there WAS one and they moved out of state, I do have a hot air electric heat welder that you feed the rod into that I found hard to control, I purchased poly rods as filler and built up the area and what I did not mention, I also added a lot of extra support under the tank.
Ed9824v 01/30/15 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Leak - questions

I had a severe black tank leak, on a travel trailer that we used to have. Instead of buying a kit, I went to Lowes and bought a can of ABS cement and a short piece of ABS pipe. I used a reciprocating saw to make several cuts along the piece of pipe. I gathered all the cuttings and put them in an old cup. I poured some of the ABS cement in with the trimmings and stirred it up. I had already cleaned the crack as best as I could and scuffed the area around it with a wire brush. I put a couple pairs of disposable gloves on and spread my weld in and along the crack. That was 5 years ago and that tank has not leaked since. this maybe the answer if it is ABS tank, I do read that some of the newer tanks may be polyethylene this procedure will not work with this cement mix. my freshwater(polyethylene) tank leaked and I paid someone to fix it with some type of adhesive, it lasted 1 year. then leaked, I took it out again and welded it up, I took an old big solder iron from my dad and silver soldered a stainless steel disc to the bottom and welded up the tank and it has been good for a couple of years now and has about 118 gallon of water in it right now. I now have fixed other plastic items and will melt in metal screen door wire for extra support. I have gotten pretty good at it not so pretty but strong.
Ed9824v 01/29/15 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Noob as noob gets. Non commercial class A license?

now we are talking california only right? sorry, yes that was in california.
Ed9824v 01/16/15 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Noob as noob gets. Non commercial class A license?

I had to take 2 written tests, the Class "C" and the non-commercial Class "A" (same one you will have to take). That was it. Do they have you do the driving test with your rig ?? I was told yes by others not DMV. But why is it that the dealer says nothing about this or even ask to see it before you leave the lot? You have to have insurance. If medical is required, why do I see the drivers that I do. I've seen some that can't even get out of the rig, much less drive it. Dave My friend borrowed a flatbed trailer to make the test easier
Ed9824v 01/16/15 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
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