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RE: Roof Vent Cap Missing

A 3 inch pvc "drainage" cap fits over my vent pipe cap holder nice and tight,pvc drainage caps are not schedule 40 (thinner) found in drainage pipe section of the plumbing dept. I bought 2 at Lowes for about $1.50 each,I did drill a hole in each cap and used the existing screw which held the oem cover/cap in place.Put silicon sealer over the screw and on all 3 legs where the cap sits on the cover/cap holder and its done,much more durable than the oem cover. I did have to shorten the screw about 3/4 inch and re-sharpen the tip so it wouldn't be too long.Took me about 30 minutes to complete and alot cheaper than a thin oem cap or cap assembly.
Hvyhauler 05/26/15 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Worn/broken spring shackles-word of warning

It is such a joke that the manufacturers put such junk on their trailers. I also replaced mine with the Dexter ez flex, shackles, and wet bolts. X2 I replaced mine June of 2009 with the Dexter K71-653-00 EZ Flex wet bolt/shackle kit. Caught it before too much damage was done,the cheap plastic oem bushings were already worn through... on a 2007 Mountaineer. Cheap suspension components and cheap junk ST tires made a great towing experience for our rig.
Hvyhauler 05/21/15 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you wax the front cap of your Fifth Wheel?

I use an 8 foot step ladder,since the front cap is faded/oxidized I use a low speed electric automotive buffer.I apply fiberglass/marine cleaner wax and then change pads and buff it to somewhat of a shine. The semi shine will last maybe a couple of months,takes about an hour to do the front cap and the buffer can be operated with 1 hand.
Hvyhauler 05/13/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Second AC Size

I added a second a/c in the bedroom years ago,Duo Therm Brisk Air 13,500 BTU non ducted hand knob controls.Our 5ver is 50 amp service and was pre-wired for a second a/c. This unit quickly throws cold air out and has 3 speed settings also a fan setting,its a must have when camping in this Florida/South Georgia heat.The unit is loud in my opinion and I cannot sleep under it when running.Looking back I would have preferred a unit with a wall thermostst which would shut the complete unit down when it reaches preset temp/cycles instead of leaving the fan running. We run the main ducted a/c only during the night and it keeps us cool.Dometic has some new units out that are quieter and more efficient,better foam insulation and more vibration dampening material.Dometic has an online video about the new quieter units which is impressive. Take your time and do some research, I'm looking into replacing our main unit with one of the new 2015 year model units.Our main unit (15000 BTU) is starting to suffer from years of hard continuous use.
Hvyhauler 05/12/15 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing a fifth wheel

I use a telescoping Mr Long Arm poll with 2 different attachments,a brush & 5"x10" scrubbing pad assembly.The pads are replacable and held on with velcro. For soap its Turtle wash/wax and some Era liquid laundry detergent,about 1" of soap in the bucket and fill with water.The mix is very slippery and cleans good.
Hvyhauler 05/11/15 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Kitchen

We had a 1998 Coachman 297RKS TT with a rear kitchen which worked well for us,only drawback was not enough rear window area.We would tie wrap the cabinet doors closed (re-usuable tie wraps)to keep things from bouncing out while going down the road. After one incident of broken dishes we packed everything a little different and that stopped the problem.
Hvyhauler 05/11/15 04:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are you dissatisfied enough to change your hitch?

Our Superglide hitch has served us well so far... (been in 2 different trucks) and I see no need to even think about changing at this point.
Hvyhauler 05/09/15 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rebuild is moving forward! pj

Pjay9, thanks for the bumper info. I'll keep searching, progress on the rebuild looks good.
Hvyhauler 05/08/15 06:41am Truck Campers
RE: Rebuild is moving forward! pj

I've been following this project ... very nice work.I have a question about the front bumper on your Dodge dually,what company makes it and is it aluminum or steel ? I'm in the market for a new front bumper.
Hvyhauler 05/07/15 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Hitch Saver?

Butch's latch kit http://www.5thwheellatchkit.com/ X2... The latch you described is sold by Butch Services.
Hvyhauler 05/05/15 04:48am Fifth-Wheels
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
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