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RE: Crack in Sidewall by Bedroom Slide

Is it under the bedroom slide, extending down to the frame? IF so, that is a common problem. The flex in the frame is too much with the slide bouncing on top of the floor, and the rigid wall cracks at the weakest point. A few years ago, a saw cut and moulding was the factory answer to avoid the crack. If that's not the area, then I'm not sure what you mean. http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1523/6528899/12657597/409189381.jpg
Mile High 09/30/14 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer cap turning white

I was hoping they had the issues worked out on the colored gelcoat after seeing all those 1990s tan fiberglass Fleetwoods and blue/gray fiberglass Dolphins turned to chalk in a few years. Guess not. We did full paint this time, not that it is immune to issues either.
Mile High 09/30/14 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: storage

My opinion is "Absolutely not". Bugs etc. can crawl in and the threads are subject to rust if the plug is left out. Put it back in (but finger tight if you like). Any rust or corrosion on the threads of the plug will be cleaned out when you open it up again. The less air that gets in the tank when it's empty the less corrosion will occur. Never even though about bugs and nests. I've always left the rod out buy may change my thinking.
Mile High 09/29/14 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer cap turning white

The only "Real" fix is to have it painted. Heartland has gone to this after many of their front caps and sometimes rear caps did this. Mine was painted with a base coat clear coat finish under warranty and the problem is gone. It's not necessarily cheap gel-coat. Most RVs are white and you don't notice it. B.O. This is correct! Our previous 2011 Big Country developed "fading" gray caps. Something about no UV protectant in the gel coat. There is nothing that can be done except painting the caps. Heartland sent us new graphics and $800 but that was not nearly enough to cover the expensive job. We no longer have that rig and opted for a white one this time. X3 - non-painted Redwoods had the same issue. The only fix is paint because the color has already washed out. Original Dealer attempts to buff and polish only lasted a few months and only recovered the shine, not the color.
Mile High 09/29/14 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The old question of what size truck do I need

Depends on pin weight (and don't horse trailers HAVE to be gooseneck?) My F350 diesel dual rear wheel (DRW) has a combined gross weight of 30,000 lbs, and truck is 9,000. Payload is 5,700 lbs.
Mile High 09/29/14 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: electric over hydraulic brakes

Our 2006 and Kodiak/Carlisle setup worked fine with the Carlisle adapter (HBA-CAM) for Ford integrated controllers. Sticking calipers? Set too aggressive? It might be the trailer brakes are taking too much of the braking percentage. Hi, did you have a Ford, if so why did you have the HBA-CAM installed. All the info I have says that the 2006 ford were compatible with Hydraulic brake actuators. Did you have electric over hydraulic brakes or shoe? BOB Bob, The HBA-CAM module came standard on the 5th wheel along with the HBA16 actuator so it could adapt to any truck. Yes we have the electric over hydraulic disk. As I understand - because the 2006 Ford Integrated Controller did not have the selection for electric vs electric over hydraulic like the newer ones have, the HBA-CAM is required to prevent the Ford "trailer disconnect" alarm or "trailer fault" alarm from actuating because it cannot find end resistance from the magnets when using the Carlisle disk brake actuator. We now run a 2014 Ford, and didn't have to change anything on the trailer. Our 2014 still runs through the HBA-CAM, even though it may not need it.
Mile High 09/28/14 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equalizer hitch

Thanks folks -I'm getting an education on the latest technology :) Leaning toward the Reese integrated strait-line with the dual cam. Is that overkill for a 7,000 GVWR trailer?
Mile High 09/28/14 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: electric over hydraulic brakes

Our 2006 and Kodiak/Carlisle setup worked fine with the Carlisle adapter (HBA-CAM) for Ford integrated controllers. Sticking calipers? Set too aggressive? It might be the trailer brakes are taking too much of the braking percentage.
Mile High 09/28/14 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pulling a Fifth Wheel problem, worried about my Dad...

If your Dad has towed with the same rig that long, he should be able to sense if something has changed about the rig over time. You should drive with him and let him describe the problem. ...however, don't rule out he may just be getting a little older. I have found towing can be very draining and as I get older it becomes more stressful and tiring.
Mile High 09/28/14 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Equalizer hitch

Ah I didn't realize the sway was built into the equalizer. I used to have a separate friction plate that installed between the hitch and trailer tongue in addition to the equalizer. Maybe those are old technology now.
Mile High 09/26/14 12:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Equalizer hitch

An equalizer is required I'm sure, but do you still use an anti-sway (friction plate) even if your truck has one built in that uses the brake?
Mile High 09/26/14 11:56am Travel Trailers
Equalizer hitch

My daughter is getting ready to deal on a 26 ft lightweight to tow with her 1/2 chev. I've not had a TT for years, what is a good to better equalizer system for that? Also, with the truck having the anti trailer sway system (brake), is a an antisway bar necessary anymore?
Mile High 09/26/14 11:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Front Cargo Door Strut

I saw a retrofit kit at the RV show last year. Kind of pricey. Slam latches are also available. Ours came with gas struts and slam latches and it really adds nicely to the rig to be able to pop a door open and have it latch by itself when you close it.
Mile High 09/25/14 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Golf Cart

Those are cool! If you pedal, does it significantly extend the range?
Mile High 09/23/14 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: IF the trailers a rockin?

I didn't fall off a turnip truck here - I've had front and back JT Strongarms on our previous unit, and I have 6 pt leveling now. The TWO DON'T MIX! If the OP would just come right out and tell us that he has the 6-pt leveling system like he eventually did on the other thread, then it will save most of you time trying to sell him steadyfast or JT Strongarms. That is totally useless information to him probably really confuses the issue! ....but he will forget by tomorrow anyway. Mile High----- Am I missing something here or does the fact that a 6 point system meen that the trailer is that MUCH MORE stable than one with scissor jacks and JT's . .?? Maybe he is NOT using them properly ?? Actually, my previous unit electric landing gear with JT Stabilzers and Rotochoks was rock solid. This 6-pt leveling is nice and convenient, but can't compare to the old setup as far as stability. (Aside from the Lippert expansion popping that makes you think you are about to drop), the rear jacks are right behind the wheels, and leave the remaining rear frame unsuspported. If the OP would really like to knock that wobble down a bit, he can scissor jack the rear frame.
Mile High 09/23/14 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: IF the trailers a rockin?

I didn't fall off a turnip truck here - I've had front and back JT Strongarms on our previous unit, and I have 6 pt leveling now. The TWO DON'T MIX! If the OP would just come right out and tell us that he has the 6-pt leveling system like he eventually did on the other thread, then it will save most of you time trying to sell him steadyfast or JT Strongarms. That is totally useless information to him probably really confuses the issue! ....but he will forget by tomorrow anyway.
Mile High 09/23/14 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: IF the trailers a rockin?

I would assume those that installed Steadyfast and JT Strongarms don't have the 6-pt LCI leveling system, as I have not seen a method for doing that. I have only seen manual jacks set on the rear of the frame with the 6-pt leveling.
Mile High 09/23/14 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: IF the trailers a rockin?

You kind of beat this to death on your other post: you know, I come to this site for advice, not attacks. I have noticed that a question may be asked 2, 3, 4 maybe 1000 times. Who cares. If you see a post that you can't give good advice to, just move on. Don't waste time pointing out a persons feable minded questions. Yes I forgot. I had a pressing question and was hoping that someone who knew the answer would share. I didn't come here to be bullied or put down. I thought this was a site of fellow campers that enjoyed the RV world as much as I do. I don't come here to listen to a person that thinks their time is so much better than mine. I have no time for haters and can only hope this site is the same. To those who enjoy bullying others and pushing your will on them. Get a life and move on. If I ask a question multiple times. Have patience and help me and others out. Who kows maybe you will be in the same spot some day. You may even remeber it. Dave Wow - you sleep on it and get chance to take a breath? I was just pointing out to you that you don't provide enough information to get a good answer, as like last time, so you end up generating more questions than answers. If you just explained what you had up front, your quality of answers would be better! Other than that - Bite me
Mile High 09/23/14 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's a Shame!

One of the issues that I've run across with boat and smaller horse trailers, is the low clearance between the fenders and the tires, which allows heat to build up to excessive levels. I first heard about it when a friend went through a number of tires on his boat trailer...until an "old hand" at an out-of the way tire shop said that was the issue. Friend raised the fenders 2" and never blew another tire. If the NTSB, or even the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Comission), simply came out and said that all trailer tires delivered on a new trailer of =any= sort, must be rated to carry the entire GVW of the trailer (or even GVW + 5%), with no up-rating of existing tires allowed, it would solve a lot of the issues. You can't tell me that the demand for heavier tires wouldn't also kick in some economies of scale as more and more heavier tires were needed to satisfy this requirement. Lyle I had to wait in line to get my G614 tire replaced that had a bolt in it, because a gal with two brand new horse trailers in front of me were getting all the tires replaced. They looked great in the showroom, but when she loaded with horses and took off down the road the clearance around the fenders disappeared and the fenders cut right into the tire, blow 2 on one trailer and 1 on the other. All 8 tires were damaged.
Mile High 09/22/14 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's a Shame!

Ah but they are for passenger use. Some states allow passengers in a trailer.
Mile High 09/22/14 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
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