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RE: Dual 6v Vented Battery Boxes

These are on alternative, but I don't really like that you have to secure them from inside with screws, or strap then down, plus they need modified to accept vents top and bottom. battery box
Mile High 10/08/14 03:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual 6v Vented Battery Boxes

They are too tall for the standard 12v boxes. I used this in my Montana - modified with a vent out the top and bottom through the cabinet. Great box - but discontinued. Blue Sea There are plenty of Marine style for golf cart batteries, but unfortunately they are designed to vent inside the cabinet. I've yet to find the perfect one for an RV cabinet.
Mile High 10/08/14 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to use the slider?

Many-many-many variables - The style of the front nose and radius The length of the pin box The make model of the short bed (truck turning radius) The hitch position in the bed You just have to try it.
Mile High 10/08/14 11:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to use the slider?

You really just have to go into a parking lot to test you limits, both backing and forward so you can have a feel or it. Turn as tight as you can forward in a circle to see if it would even get close. It may not. As you doing that, think about dips pulling out of a parking lot, because the nose can hit the cab in a dip even if it wouldn't have level. By experimenting, you may learn you would only ever need it if you were backing into a tight spot. You'll get a feel for what kind of turn you can make before you need to worry. Our last rig with a SB Ford and short pin box by 5th Airborne kept me too close for comfort most of the time, so I used the slider when I pulled into a campground or storage, when I had to pull into a tight gas station or parking lot. Not a great convenience. I eventually went to an electric release on the Reese slider, but I don't think they make it anymore.
Mile High 10/08/14 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to the 5th Wheel world, Colorado

In all seriousness - rent an apartment.
Mile High 10/07/14 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Redwood Need New Truck Help

Our Redwood 36RL has a pin weight of 3,400 lbs without water, 4,340 with water. We traded our SRW for a DRW because we were close to exceeding the rear tire max weight when carrying water, and we like to dry camp.
Mile High 10/06/14 06:49pm Fifth-Wheels
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
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