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RE: Attitude 31CRSG

Make sure you get a price through Major RV in Hersperia, CA. If willing to travel to purchase. http://www.majorrv.com/m_showroom_results.asp?category=83&mfg=3235
mapguy 04/03/14 09:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy haulers with 3/4 ton truck

How many possabilitys are there for a nice toy hauler with a 3/4 ton diesel. Lots of possibilities but the possible size is gonna' depend on year model 3/4 ton truck. Easy part:: A new or older 3/4 ton diesel truck has 6000-6200 RAWR (suspension/wheels and tires). They generally have payloads on the rear axle from 2800-3200 depending on actual scaled weights. Hard part:: I had a 3/4 ton Dodge/Cummins with the 47RE and sickly 3.54 gears with a 9800 lb tow rating. The new gen 3/4 ton diesels have tow rating up to 17000 lbs HOWEVER the new gen 3/4 ton diesel is still limited to those 6000-6200 RAWRs. Pin weight and truck payload are what hold back a 3/4 truck. Especially on multi-slide trailers. Too keep pin weight down and have payload for truck passengers fifth wheel TH's need to be in the 12-13k gvwr.
mapguy 03/16/14 11:08am Toy Haulers
RE: Mobile RV Service Needed for dear Friend

Thanks for the leads. Already working the campground staff for anybody they know, but wanted to tap the collective knowledge on this forum. North Of Clermont -Lake Dora area.
mapguy 02/21/14 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
Mobile RV Service Needed for dear Friend

My DH and I have a very dear friend that is currently near Clermont, Florida. Our friend desperately needs a mobile RV service that is reputable/honest to look at the Class A. Having problems with various items not working properly. From a far -it seems that root issues are battery and cables but I am unable to test/meter out stuff over text and telephone! Anybody got any leads on who can help locally! Thanks! Our friend is not capable of DIY.....
mapguy 02/21/14 12:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any Point On Heating

Agree somewhat with ScottG about storage here in the PNW. Relative humidity swings so greatly during the winter that cabinet doors/drawer slabs can crack badly from the expansion/contraction cycle. Never had problems with flooring. Due to this I keep heat in our TH to minimize the humidity swing damage.
mapguy 12/11/13 09:02am Toy Haulers
RE: 4L80E Cooler Lines

This is my fix on the Duramax/Allison transmission lines. Not sure if the cooler lines are the same diameter on Suburbans.... FC300-10 Aeroquip hose 2x per hose FC2875-10S NUT VersilFlare Tube OD .63" FLARELESS 2x per hose FF9605-10S NUT VersilFlare Tube OD .625" FLARELESS 2x per hose 4414-10S SAE JIC (37 Deg) Male Flare 100R5 Reusable Fitting. Use this as a setting tool for the flareless fittings, too. I have purchased aeroquip from the link below: http://HoseWarehouse.com
mapguy 12/08/13 09:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Brake magnets, round or oval?

If lining are thin/cracked badly and you need magnets -the complete assemblies are the way to go. Typically a set of shoes and magnet are more cost than assemblies. Assemblies are easier to install too. EasterMarine right now has better prices than etrailer.com for Dexter brand assemblies. I did not factory shipping.....IM experience the Dexter system works a little better than the ALKO or Hayes style. Nev-R-Adjust is way to go if the cash is available. I would use 7K rated assembies, too as that gives you a little more stopping power.... If you had ALKO brakes OEM they were 7K rated magnets and friction. Eastern Marine electric brakes
mapguy 12/08/13 01:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Brake magnets, round or oval?

The ones I'm looking are dexter and have white wires and the magnets, after looking closer are not a "true round" and apparently according to Al-ko will work. Its the whole assembly in one piece. I was always under the impression that Dexter was top of the line, yet Al-KO sell the same assembly for almost twice as much...Is there THAT big a difference? Map-guy, the pads are down pretty low. Drums looked good last time I checked. Now that I have the 2013 RAM with the improved exhaust brake, once I install these brakes, should be good till the walls of the RV fall off. How thin? How much heat checking (cracks). The heat checking is a real issue. As the lining bond to metal shoe fails if thin and lots of heat checks. My concern with thin linings is heat fade resistance, when you actually need the brakes.
mapguy 12/08/13 12:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Brake magnets, round or oval?

Dexter doesn't have round magnets on 5.2, 6 or 7K-12x2 brakes unless it was a mobile home axle..... D52 and D60, both manual adjust and Nevradjust, use a white wire magnet Kit K71-105-00. They also have different friction sets between the 5.2K and 6K. D70 with both manual adjust and Nevradjust, use the black wire magnet Kit K71-125-00 plus a different friction set than the 5.2K and or 6K rated assembly. Each brand of 12x2 brake, Dexter, Alko, Hayes, plus others are interchangeable as complete assemblies but not all individual parts are interchangeable between brands... Dexter 12x2 Al-KO
mapguy 12/07/13 01:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Brake magnets, round or oval?

Dexter used round magnets on pre 1988 mobile home axles. These won't work right in place of a newer oval magnet. How are your shoes? How about the wear surface in the drum that the magnet rides. Are the magnets worn out or wires bad....if worn out the shoes and springs should go, too. Drum replacement is usually a better value than having drums resurfaced on two surfaces by someone that knows how. IMO if magnets are worn out. It is time for new brake assemblies as the shoes a probably nearing end of life, too. Springs are probably heat fatigued, too. If cost is your concern ...6K magnet is about $25-$30. At etrailer.com you can buy complete 7k rated manual adjust 12x2 for $45 each -free shipping over $50 Yes it will be costly on a triple axle rig to go thru the brakes completely but it is the right thing to do in regards to safety. Your signature trailer is old enough to need a careful look at the brake system.
mapguy 12/07/13 11:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Rear Axle True?

If mine, I would load it up as you normally travel and get individual axle weights and go from there. For sure and is the trailer frame level (parallel) to ground when hitched up? Nose high trailer setup will cause this type tire wear pattern as will axle alignment issues.
mapguy 12/04/13 07:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Using diesel-formulated motor oil in my 2-wheeled RV

Wet clutch on this m/c - do not use any oil that has a label "energy conservation" or the like or you will be replacing the clutch soon. Regular Rotella 15w40 for sure has the proper JASO ma rating on the packaging.
mapguy 11/07/13 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator Oil Change

For the lowest cost of ownership and reliability -that Onan needs to be run under a moderate to full load at least monthly. Running the unit like this will keep moisture out of the oil, keep the generator end slip rings from corroding, and keep your carb from gumming up. I am a strong believer in ethanol free fuel for small engines. If you have to use ethanol fuel -stabilize it to prevent phase shifting(fuel component separating) and the related corrosion that happens from this condition. I always keep my fuel tank full and the fuel treated with a mixture of Stabil and SeaFoam. Startron is also a good product.
mapguy 11/06/13 07:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: banks speed brake or B&D brake?

I also have a 2007.5 and it came with a built in exhaust brake system. Are you using the tow mode? Thats when it kicks in. IMHO take in tto the dealer and have it checked to see IF you have one already. If so have it checked. If everything is OK then read your owners manual. This might save you some money for more camping. No exhaust brake on your truck or the OP's unless an aftermarket unit has been installed. I like the PacBrake unit best for a conventional EB. If you decide on a Banks product - buy it directly from Banks. Why? Because of the way Banks handles warranty & tech support- if you buy from a dealer, Banks expects all support to be handled by the selling dealer.....
mapguy 10/10/13 06:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert 1716 vs. Chevy 2500 Bed Rails

A Lippert 1116 pin will interchange. It is about 6" less length. Might be time to consider a cushioned pin Box like the Mor Ryde or Demco unit -kill two birds with one expenditure.....
mapguy 10/08/13 06:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bulge in exterior fiberglass...

I usually put something down the tube (like a screw or something) then tape the whole thing with electrical tape to try to keep the air out. Theory is remove the tape, remove the screw and the tube is usable again, doesn't always end up that way, sometimes I need to stick something longer than the screw down there to bust through any hardened stuff, depending how long the tube's been sitting. Cap the tube and put in a seal a meal(vacuum) bag for the longest "open" shelf life.
mapguy 09/25/13 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Bulge in exterior fiberglass...

NICE Job! Agree -very tidy job. Other posters have advised you to use silicone based products for places not on the roof. DON"T DO THIS! It is nearly impossible to do spot touch up sealing with silicone products. Plus urethane based products work better with metal and gel-coat or FRP panels..... On your delam -it can be fixed in methods that don't require the walls be stripped and removed. First and foremost -the water intrusion must be stopped before any re-bonding/re-laminating is done. Second, the best repairs require the substrate to be reasonable sound and dry. Some of the epoxy systems will work with moist areas but make sure the leak is gone!
mapguy 09/25/13 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Adhesive for attaching Filon to roof

Proper Contact adhesive. Or use an 2 part epoxy like G/Flex 650 by West System. http://www.interstatervmetalandsupply.com/cat_adhesive.html Whisper Spray is a Henkels product -they own the Loctite and many other brands..
mapguy 09/25/13 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: Just had a great week at East Fort Rock

EFR is really getting popular. Week days are the best time to go. I haven't had a head on but have had a lot of close calls. I avoid holiday weekends and try to steer clear of trails near staging areas. There is nothing better when the soils is damp. Yes, you can rail when the crowds are low and the soil is damp.... We like to go early in the season. Can't always get to the ice caves from the northern staging areas.... This was the last trip down well before Memorial Day.... there about 10 rigs at Rd 25 staging area and a few here and there. Our group had 5 camp rigs and about 15 people. http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/map_guy/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNTUuanBn.jpg width=640 Same spot same day later when sun came out: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/map_guy/utf-8BSU1BRzAwNTAuanBn.jpg width=640
mapguy 09/24/13 05:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Just had a great week at East Fort Rock

EFR is a great place for a early or late season m/c group ride as the difficulty level is moderate to low for an experienced rider, but manageable and fun for less skilled/beginning riders doing long confidence building loops. Only way a very skilled m/c rider will feel much of a challenge is by high speeds. It is a very busy place on holiday weekends.
mapguy 09/24/13 01:47pm Toy Haulers
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