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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
RE: Closing a Pullrite

I always close mine,I like the handle in so I don't trip on it... I use a black bungee cord with the "S" hook to activate the close latch and hold the handle and let it release slowly to a closed position. The hitch and other bed contents is then covered with the roll up bed cover.My SuperGlide has been in servive since September of 2006.
Hvyhauler 02/17/15 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need a bit more payload on Ram 2500.

To the OP... here's my story. Back in late October 2005 I purchased a new 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4 QC CTG short box truck,this truck pulled and handled with ease our then Coachman travel trailer 297RKS aprox 30 feet long. In September of 2006 the real world experience/adventure began.We bought a brand spanking new 2007 Mountaineer 5ver 336RLT with his & hers bathroom sinks,open floor pan and other options we liked.The dry hitch weight was 2090 lbs and truck payload was per door sticker 2071 lbs.The dry pin weight quickly went up. I needed more payload... so for mental gratification and safety I installed some rear after market overload springs to gain additional payload... problem solved right... no way,not in my case,the "seat of pants meter" was pegged !! The Mountaineer is 36 feet long (longer when the rear bumper is slid out) and 12.9 feet tall. Its safe to say I knew it was back there.The 5ver was pushing the 2500 short box truck around. When fully loaded for camping, clothes,food,tools,etc,etc,you really knew it was back there.It only took 2 trips to the North Carolina mountains curved roads and 7 percent downhill grades to know I needed more truck. In June 2008 I bought a 2006 Dodge 3500 DRW long box 4x4 qc ctg from the original owner with 14k miles.The difference is night and day,one has to experience both trucks with the same trailer to feel the difference. I now have payload to spare and feel safe,the larger platform of the dually controls the 5ver with ease and is enjoyable to tow with and rides better empty or loaded than my 2500 which is now my daily driver with 180k miles. In a few years when we upgrade to a newer and better 5ver I'll already have enough truck,current mileage is 49k for the 3500 dually. You're presently in the perfect position to get the right truck for the job.
Hvyhauler 02/17/15 11:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Compressor

I went with a 6 gallon 150/PSI Porter Cable compressor,it rides in the front storage compartment next to the generator.The compressor cuts off at 150 psi and will inflate an LT 235/85R/16 tire rapidly. The Duro Max XP4400E generator powers the compressor with ease... no problems at all.I also keep 50 feet of air hose and various air chucks and attachments for any situation.
Hvyhauler 01/10/15 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator

I have a DuroMax XP4400E generator mounted in the front storage compartment of our 5ver,I ran exhaust piping out the bottom which exits behind the left front jack. I also mounted a 50 amp male plug in the compartment wired to the electric panel.I can connect it quickly with an adaptor.The generator gets used occasionally. Generators are nice to have... just like 4 wheel drive and a 12k winch.
Hvyhauler 01/09/15 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Did anyone get any goodies for thier campers for Christmas

My belated Christmas gift of 2 big rubber wheel chocks with eye bolts are exactly what I wanted,same type you see at truck loading docks. We will try them out in a couple weeks at a Georgia State Park. Opps... Forgot to mention the digital cooking thermometer for DW that will stay in the 5ver, no more over cooked pork ribs!!
Hvyhauler 01/08/15 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SuperGlide or Sidewinder

Mopar, I now have the Pullrite SuperGlide in my 2006 Dodge Dually long bed,previously had it in my 06 Dodge short bed.The hitch has been in service since September of 2006. I have observed as the hitch slides back on the rails while backing very slowly into a site that the sliding action is actually turning the trailer a few degrees making manuerving into a site easier with a long bed dually. Enjoy your new hitch.
Hvyhauler 01/02/15 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing Tires

Thanks for all the feedback. After reading here and doing a little more research I have decided on the Bridgestone Duravis tires. They do fit my budget better then the Michelin. Although I know they are an excellent tire (Michelin), I am hoping the Duravis will perform well also. Thanks again for all the help !! ;) Excellent choice with the R250. I run Michelin XPS Ribs on our 5ver and Bridgestone Duravis R500 on the rear of the dually, all 3 are good dependable long wearing tires. Enjoy your new tires and peace of mind.
Hvyhauler 11/11/14 04:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dog Crap

The campground we were in last week charges a pet fee of $3.25 for the complete stay and I see why. They have doggy poop bag stations throughout the camping area and signs saying "Clean Up After Your Pet" and you will still see people who think it doesn't apply to them. Our 2 Collies don't get out of the truck or trailer without being hitched up first... especially at rest stops and I've always got the pooper scooper in my hand when the Collies are out for any type of walk & I clean up after them. They are never allowed to run loose in the campground or other campers sites. We have separate longer outdoor ropes for them when we sit outside. There are too many inconsiderate / irresponsible pet owners camping these days that don't care about rules or regulations,we see it on just about every camping adventure we go on. They are the ones ruining it for the rest of us. I don't hesitate to call the park rangers/management etc when I see rules blatantly ignored.
Hvyhauler 10/13/14 12:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Tire Review Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD

Hello Me Again... I had 4 of the Bridgestone R500 LT235/80R/17E tires installed on the rear of my Dodge dually 3 weeks ago. The Bridgestone's replaced the 4 rear BFG Comm TA's,the left rear outer BFG developed a belt seperation at 28K. I moved the 2 rear inners (L/R) with excellent tread to the front. The R500 does have a stiffer ride than the BFG... but offers extremely high mileage service which is what I'm after. I bought mine from Discount Tire... they went the extra mile and pro rated the failed BFG and credited $86.00 towards the R500 purchase price. All 4 R500's were balanced on the Hunter Road Force balancer.Lifetime balance is included in the purchase,no disposal fee...I took the old tires home. We are currently camping in south Georgia... the trip up here was good,the truck rides smooth.Stopped at the first rest stop in Georgia to check all the tires,and all was good.The R500's were slightly warm and the trailer XPS Ribs were about the same maybe a little cooler. I kept the cruise on 68mph most of the way up... truck and trailer felt super stable. We head home Friday for a week then its off to the mountains of S.C. / N.C. and Virginia for a 3 week camping trip. The second half of our camping season is underway.
Hvyhauler 10/08/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

PullRite Hitch Bed Pins Good info... thanks for posting the link.
Hvyhauler 09/30/14 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

I expect the pins in question are NOT conventional hitch pins; ie the ones that connect the bed-pins to the hitch. The bed pins are probably only available from PullRite Good point... if the op is referring to the large "rail" mounting pins (4 each) which go through the truck bed into the underbody mounts... these will definitely be a Pullrite only part. Still... call Pullrite and explain what parts you need. They have great customer service & will work with you.
Hvyhauler 09/29/14 10:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite super glide hitch, looking for bed pins

I would call Pullrite and talk to Leslie in the parts dept, I'm sure these can be purchased individually with the retaining clips. Tractor Supply also sells this type pin for about $2.25 each... retaining clip included. Any farm/agriculture/country hardware type supply house will have these pins.
Hvyhauler 09/29/14 10:14pm Fifth-Wheels
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