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RE: Disc Brakes

I'm in the process of putting my order together for a disc brake mod on our 5er. I'm at the point of adding a brake line kit and prefer using cut to proper length hard lines (yes, I have good tools for proper 37 degree flares plus tube benders) but have 3 of the MORryde X Factor spring bracket cross members to install at the same time. These cross members are located against the 5ers belly and add a few 'kinks' to the hard line assemblies. This brings up a Kodiak product which is a flexible brake line. My history using lengthy non-reinforced flex lines on high pressure systems is that they lead to spongy and inconsistent component actuation. This brings me to my questions - (1) has anyone used that Kodiak flexible line kit and (2)if so, is there any less then great brake application. I had issues going from side to side by the axles myself. So, I elected to Tee the lines in the front and run one line down each side. Then I tee'd at the wheel again. The steel lines can be bent easily by hand without a tool
Learjet 10/24/16 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

I would strongly advise to re bleed the brakes after the first 100 miles or less. yes, planning on it :)
Learjet 10/23/16 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

Congrats on your new disc and the self install. We installed them on our previous fiver and ordered them from the factory on our current rig. Would never want another fiver without them. I think it is important to run the lines in a fashion where they are least likely to suffer damage from possible road debris. As we know, the lines get damaged and you have no brakes. I was extremely fortunate to not have lost my brakes when I could not avoid road debris on a trip a few years ago. The debris hit the sewer discharge and broke it off at the cap, ripped off both holding tank handles, and missed the brake line by about an inch. It would have been ripped loose or bent to a point of being useless but I got lucky. So just a thought for those with disc, consider a path of protection in your installs. I even considered running the main line inside of a heavy gas line tube dons the side to the split to protect from such a thing in the future. I have a line plug, so I can plug either the left side or right side at the front of the unit or and individual wheel, if I have a problem. At least I can limp along with half brakes. I also will carry a line wrench and extra fluid with me.
Learjet 10/23/16 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Timken bearings...when would you repack?

Slightly off subject but was wondering if Mobil 1 Synthetic or any synthetic grease is the best stuff to use for these bearings? Been using Moly SO2 and have wondered about this stuff. Don't know how much this matters...But Dexter list Mobil 1 as an approved grease in their literature. Not why I use it, but just FYI.
Learjet 10/22/16 08:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Disc Brakes

Those disks are so beautiful :B Seems odd to have those extra loops in the fluid tubing. Odd the installer would not cut and double flare the tube to length. Well, the installer is me... and since I never double flared or have the tools...I just rolled them up. The line kit that comes with the brakes has several lengths ready to couple and roll up the slack.
Learjet 10/22/16 04:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

Batteries: http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2678_zpsznfdexuf.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2680_zps1yvfwm4b.jpg
Learjet 10/22/16 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

Titan Disc Brake conversion complete along with two Trojan T105's: http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2672_zpskdpentjq.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2671_zpscri1hoyi.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2682_zpsylnk8cuo.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2683_zpshlgevfl4.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2685_zpsefzgkitn.jpg
Learjet 10/22/16 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Timken bearings...when would you repack?

Hopefully, the timkens had made in the US stamped on them. :h yes, made in USA
Learjet 10/21/16 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Timken bearings...when would you repack?

Depends on mileage. With good bearings and grease, 3 years is a number I would be comfortable with figuring average mileage. good question..we do 6000 miles per year.
Learjet 10/20/16 06:36pm Tech Issues
Timken bearings...when would you repack?

Installing the Titan Disc brakes on my trailer, using Timken bearings and Mobil 1 synthetic grease....here is my question for y'all Since I don't have to pull the hubs to check brakes, I used Timken bearings and good synthetic grease...when should I repack again? More info, Trailer is garage kept and used at least monthly. What say you??
Learjet 10/20/16 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp services at my house, need some help..

I ran 6/3 @ 100' only a couple volts drop...happy with the 6/3. Remember, with 50 amps, you are hardly ever close to pulling 50 amps on either circuit...in normal operations.
Learjet 10/13/16 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Grill

Weber electric is awesome...not cheap, but great quality.
Learjet 10/13/16 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium ion batteries...?

Boeing has some well document issues with lithium batteries in the 787, also Cessna tried it on a business jet with issues. I'm not ready to put that in my RV yet.
Learjet 10/11/16 06:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Payload discrepancies

Driver is not considered part of the payload, but there is a weight associated with that, probably something like 158 pounds (it makes more sense in metric, and comes from the airline industry). Any excess driver weight is payload. I doubt it comes from the airline industry. 158 is not even close to what is used in standard average passenger weights in the airline world. The weights also change from winter to summer weights.
Learjet 10/09/16 08:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disc Brakes

Good call on the Timkins. Now look at your seals most likely Chicom! what brand would you recommend? I'm all about doing this right :)
Learjet 10/06/16 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

Brake parts arrived on a pallet, I elected for logistics to pick up from the depot I also, bough some Timken USA made bearings for this project. more install pics to follow in the next couple of weeks. http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2630_zpsyhbnqfvy.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l159/Learjetpilot/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2615_zpsxynzmng9.jpg
Learjet 10/06/16 12:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with full fresh water tank?

?? I don't know about the rest of you, but I only put enough water for flushing and washing hands! And I have never even thought about dropping the tank. Adding an additional 600 to 800 pounds to haul water, that I can get at my destination is to me absurd! I would rather haul something important, like Beer? "Absurd"....I don't think so, I've gotten to my campsite and had no water before...campground issue. I've also been stuck on the interstate for hours. I like at least 1/2 tank for comfort :)
Learjet 09/25/16 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

Just ordered my Titan Disk brake kit from Ron...pictures to follow in a few week :)
Learjet 09/25/16 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Failed Inspection

My questions are, could this be due to the brake controller in the truck not supplying the same power to each brake? If I were to adjust the brake controller could this fix the balancing problem or could the problem actually be in the electric drum brakes themselves? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. --Jerry No, the brake controller supplies the same power to all of the trailer brakes. 1. Take hubs off and inspect brakes and repack bearings 2. Adjust brakes 3. Check wiring and all connections under trailer
Learjet 09/24/16 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes

I'm ready to tackle this job myself, I have never liked the brakes on my new trailer since day one. Yes, I have adjusted them with no change. What I would love to see, is more pictures of how the lines are run down the length of the trailer and to the individual brakes. I've been looking at many kits over the last months.
Learjet 09/23/16 02:21pm Fifth-Wheels
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