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RE: Bird in the pin box

We did have a problem with Carolina Wrens building a nest in the pin box the last 2 years .Now I stuff 2 old large car / bath towels in the open area and no more nest.
Hvyhauler 05/03/15 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: X Chocks

I have been using the Bal Deluxe chocks for about 6 years with no problems, lube each chock assembly as needed. I like the way the chocks stop that annoying brake drum squeak. In addition to the Bal chocks I use the heavy duty style black tire chocks in front and behind 1 tire, the type found at most commercial truck docks,
Hvyhauler 04/29/15 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: East coast Lighthouse and Fishing advice sought.

We were camping at the Outer Banks last week,spent 3 days in Frisco & 3 days in Hatteras. A fishing license is now required for surf fishing,a non resident 10 day license was $12.00 & available at most tackle shops. We have been going to the OBX to fish for years... however this is the first time since all the changes took place (beach driving restrictions /permit & fishing license) $50.00 for a seven day beach driving permit at the NPS offices,too expensive for me. We walked on the beach at the Frisco pier location to fish (the pier is closed due to damage) maybe a 100 feet from the ocean & you can see your truck in the parking area. Bodie Island lighthouse & Cape Hatteras lighthouse are both open for climbing, We climbed Cape Hatteras lighthouse & took some great pictures and enjoyed the view. Enjoy your stay and catch some fish.
Hvyhauler 04/26/15 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: My Other Tow Vehicke

Really nice truck & restoration.
Hvyhauler 04/04/15 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is the 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO 3500HD a good tow rig

X 2 ... Agree with Bamaman1.
Hvyhauler 04/04/15 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: diesel lanes

I use both,whichever pump is easiest to get to and available.I prefer to swipe my card at an auto lane rather than go in the building and leave a credit card with the attendant which is required at some truck pumps I've fueled at in the past. Another thing I look for is a clean fuel island/lane which doesn't have diesel fuel slopped all over the place... seen this all too often.Nothing smells better (worse) than diesel fuel on the bottom of ones shoes tracked into truck.
Hvyhauler 04/03/15 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling east on US 264 off I 95 north at Wilson N.C.

Thanks amexpress,we are going that way.
Hvyhauler 04/03/15 01:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Dually, 4X4 or 4X2?

Another vote for the 4x4,never owned a 2 wheel truck.
Hvyhauler 04/02/15 01:46pm Truck Campers
RE: new converter

The converter does need air,my oem Wfco 55 amp failed a few years ago,it was laying in the enclosed panel behind the power panel box loose and flopping around... virtually no air flow and ran alot. I replaced it with a 65 amp Wfco and relocated between the enclosed panel and basement partition board (toilet/lav plumbing area) and mounted it on 4 rubber groumets,it now has plenty of air flow around it and under it. The existing cables were long enough to reach the new location and its easily accessible now by removing 6 screws.
Hvyhauler 04/01/15 12:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air compressor

X 3 on the Porter Cable 6 gallon compressor... builds air quick and inlates fast. It rides in the front compartment next to the generator.
Hvyhauler 04/01/15 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck bed stuff

In my truck bed I keep a 42 gallon 4 wheel blue tank strapped down in the RF corner and 1 or 2 five gallon yellow diesel cans next to it,also a five gallon bucket.The 2 indoor/outdoor carpets to lay out on our site ride between the hitch and tailgate folded up and strapped down. Since wind tuberlance can be quite strong in the truck bed everything is strapped down tight with either bungee cords or ratchet straps. Also there are assorted wood blocks for leveling etc. I also use a Pullrite Superglide hitch. All these items used to fit in my shortbed Dodge 2500 when it was my tow vehicle...just a little more compact though.
Hvyhauler 03/29/15 02:03pm Fifth-Wheels
Traveling east on US 264 off I 95 north at Wilson N.C.

Need some info from campers who have traveled US 264 east at Wilson N.C. after existing I95. We are heading to the Outer Banks in a few weeks and looking to save a little time by taking 264 east at Wilson N.C. instead of going up to 64 east at Rocky Mount N.C. Looks like we can take 264 east to CR 11/ US 13 to 64 east then on out to the coast. We have normally taken 64 east in the past... just looking for anyone who has traveled this route pulling a camper and your impressions of the trip. Checked online trip routes/ distances but didn't see 264 mentioned as an alternative.
Hvyhauler 03/28/15 11:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Hitching At an Angle

I have un-hitched with no problems at some sharp angles in the past... tight uneven sites. To hitch back up to leave I pulled the hitch down the rails and positioned the plate/jaws towards the pin and eased in until it locked. I was extremely careful of the tailgate position. GOAL = Get out and look
Hvyhauler 03/25/15 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: White vs. trailers with color

When we upgrade in a few years we will be sticking with a white exterior. The hot Florida sun is the reason. We have 2 ac's that work hard to keep it cool in the summer.
Hvyhauler 03/24/15 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wet bolts install

I installed the Dexter E-Z Flex wet bolt suspension kit # K71-653-00 myself,no help needed. Tools used were a 1/2 inch air impact for disassembly,floor jack, 2 hyd bottle jacks 12 & 20 ton,jack stands, bushing driver set and various wrenches/tapered punches and hammers. I rolled the smoke wrench out to the camper but didn't need it,the old shackles and bolts came apart easily.The job took aprox 3.5 hours per side Saturday & Sunday. Take your time and clean everything good and lube the new bushings and bolts for reassembly. I also installed 90 degree grease fittings for easy access and lube everything once a year,no problems since installation in mid 2009.
Hvyhauler 03/22/15 02:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Bed Cover

My truck came with an Access Lorado and its still in excellent condition after nine years of use. I like keeping my hitch and 42 gallon blue tank out of sight when not towing. It also rolls up tight enough with the rods removed to clear my truck camper when loaded into the bed. Truck bed covers are another personal preference item ... there is something out there for everybody.
Hvyhauler 03/14/15 11:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: OK on two wheels out of four?

Great tire choice with the R500. I always jack our 5ver up under the u bolts and use jack stands to hold the axles up.I prefer a 20 ton hyd bottle jack for easy lifting. I pulled all 4 at one time for replacement over 2 years ago.
Hvyhauler 02/25/15 01:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer life subscription

Been getting the magazine for many years and just re-subscribed for 3 years at a very low price. Enjoy many of the articles and the RV Resolutions letters.
Hvyhauler 02/25/15 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need a bit more payload on Ram 2500.

tcamper... great choice with the Dodge Ram 3500.You will have miles of smiles pulling with it.
Hvyhauler 02/19/15 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Closing a Pullrite

For those that do close it, how much pressure does it take? Is it just a tap at the right spot or does it require some amount of force? Standing in the back of my truck behind the hitch with the hitch jaw open and the handle in the unlocked position... I pull the handle out slightly to relieve pressure on the locking assembly and gently pull back on the locking activation lever (same lever the pin box pin activates when you back in to hitch) The lever pulls back effortlessly this way,a bungee cord "S" hook works well as does a welding rod with the end bent in a hook position.I then slowly let the handle return to the locked position.
Hvyhauler 02/18/15 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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