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RE: lost an entire wheel and drum

This all reminds me of an old country song, "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel" "Four hungry bearings and rings that won't seal. Oh, it's a fine time to leave me loose wheel."
Road Phantom 04/13/17 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
lost an entire wheel and drum

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Road Phantom 04/11/17 12:15am Snowbirds
lost an entire wheel and drum

I made a turn into a shopping center parking lot, looked back and saw one of my trailer wheels lying in the middle of the road. We have a 2011 Cougar half-ton 5th wheel. The brakes, including backing plates were replaced new last summer. I greased the bearings via the outer zerk fittings this Feb. All this and the bearing failed, breaking the drum. the wheel came off along with the broken drum. I blame this in part to the size drum they put on these light weight trailers. Mine are ten inches across the inside center. We are careful to load light for trips, despite the 2900 lb carrying capacity which leaves me to believe the Dexter axles are way under par for this trailer which weighs about 7000 empty.
Road Phantom 04/11/17 12:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: torqing the lug nuts

Aluminum, 15 in, six lugs, so I'm thinking 90.
Road Phantom 03/26/17 11:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tired of Key West

Do you folks actually pay, what is it, something like 2500 a month to stay in Key West? I guess that's better than renting a condo, but still, for an RV? We are backed to the water with a boat slip behind our trailer. Granted its not Key West, buy far more peaceful, lots of good fishing and abundant restaurants. Our space cost is $350 a month, no pool, bring your own cable TV. The Park is basically a graveled-in parking lot at the end of a road surrounded by expensive (for Texas) homes on canals. Port Isabel, TX.
Road Phantom 03/26/17 08:38pm Snowbirds
torqing the lug nuts

I have a 30 ft. 2011 cougar half-ton towable and don't know what to torque the nuts at. I thought it might be 70 lbs, but when I set them at that amount the nuts don't seem to be tight enough.
Road Phantom 03/26/17 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinions on Keystone Cougar 5th wheels

We have a 2011 5th wheel lite and are very happy with it. It's our second cougar and both were bought used. This latest one we traveled cross country from Pa to TX and then to Calif. I pull it with a Dodge Hemi since it's very light, around 7000 lbs empty. Your buying yours new but it doesn't mean issues won't present themselves early on, so a good nearby dealer would be helpful.
Road Phantom 03/26/17 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

This makes no sense :h, there are pilots who fly planes well into their 70's and beyond. It depends on the individuals health. One size does not fit all when it comes to aging. I'm 72, pull a 30 ft 5th wheel from pa to Tx every winter. We will be leaving the Rio Grand Valley in two weeks, hugging the coast from Tx to the Florida keys and then north back to Pa at the end of April. My wife and I still go to a gym, and are otherwise very active.
Road Phantom 03/15/17 09:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV manufacturers, I am calling you out

I don't know whether or not your rv was made on a Monday, (hang over from a rough weekend :h) but the help they get these days are far from competent. We bought a brand new Cruiser Funfinder that they never connected the drain to the shower in. The slide out mechanism was temperamental and only worked occasionally among other issues. I've had 9 trailers over the years and that one was probably the worse. We now have a Keystone product, a 2011 cougar lite that we bought used in 2014 and have not had any problems with it. Mine is made well and we have lived in it for three winters. I think its all luck of the draw. You have to hope that the people who worked on your rig knew what they were doing and were not there on their first day of work with the company and unobserved by more knowledgeable personnel who weren't present to check on them. These companies push their products through the building stages way too fast for quality control. I bought my 5th wheel used and it was in good working order and still is. The next trailer I buy, I will plug into a nearby campground from the dealer for a week, in case something breaks or until I'm satisfied that there are no issues with it.
Road Phantom 03/15/17 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck/trailer height question

I have the Companion Hitch and absolutely love it. It's an easy hookup. Mine cost $900 from the dealer.
Road Phantom 03/10/17 06:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Went Bigger any advise

The longer the trailer, the easier they are to back up. Turning 90 degree corners will be different, so go slow when maneuvering around gas pumps and other obstacles in parking lots. I drove commercially and was trained to get out and look behind before backing.
Road Phantom 03/03/17 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Speed excess!

I bought a brand new Funfinder TT and a year later, discovered one of my axles was bent. Knowing I never as much as hit a curb with the tires, I considered the RV hauler probably rammed the back wheels into something like a high curb and did the damage.
Road Phantom 02/24/17 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: At what point does length cease to matter?

That's what she said.
Road Phantom 02/08/17 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: nuevo progresso

(I bet the Sterilization rooms don't look like this in Mexico!) From your statement, you have never been there to make a fair comparison.
Road Phantom 02/08/17 09:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: nuevo progresso

(Ya get what ya pay for!!!) Not necessarily true. I've gotten good and bad both sides of the border. The biggest peeve I had with my Pennsylvania Dentist was his lack of hygiene, especially his not using gloves. The difference is you pay more for poor dentistry in the US than in Mexico. Good Dentistry has little to do with where you come from.
Road Phantom 02/06/17 10:35pm RVing in Mexico and South America
nuevo progresso

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Road Phantom 02/06/17 10:59am General RVing Issues
nuevo progresso

I've been going to Dr. Muestre and had to redo one of his post when I got back to Pa at an additional cost of $1500. The post was too thin and broke. My sister's bridge was uncomfortable for her and she didn't like the design of it and the way she had to remove it for cleaning. Anyone know of another Dentist in Nuevo Progreso?
Road Phantom 02/06/17 10:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
dentist nuevo progreso

Please review forum rules, you may not not post the same post in multiple forums.
Road Phantom 02/06/17 10:57am Snowbirds
RE: Which battery to buy

deep cycle, deep cycle, deep cycle. I got mine from Walmart. I think it was around 65
Road Phantom 01/31/17 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Curt fifth wheel hitch

I liked mine, good fit with little movement down the road. I would still use it except that my new truck came with an in bed ball hitch. I installed a Champion hitch to that.
Road Phantom 01/31/17 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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