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RE: Leaf-Spring Shackles

-------snip------- Really not the best solution! Usually the issue with less than a smooth ride is something wrong with the set up of the TV or 5er. The Air pin box will reduce the shock you feel in the TV, but the 5er is still bouncing around. Mentioned before Bilstein's on the TV, and bags if you need to overcome squat. Then look at the 5er. #1. Pin weight, while as low as 15 percent is stated to be OK, you will find 20 percent and greater will smooth the ride well. If FW tank is forward of the axle, run with it full. #2. Is the 5er level when towing? The closer to level the better. Many was to get there 6" of rail clearance is enough, then still way off flip axles, or add sub-frame. #3. install shocks on the 5er, this will reduce the multi cycle bounce and smooth the ride. Now if you still feel you want a smother ride get an air pin box, or Mor-ride pin box, One should not need an Air Pin box on a 28' 5er. Agree 100% Quality shocks added to truck. Set up trailer to ride frame level. Add shocks or equalizer cushions to trailer -I added Monroe gas trailer shocks. Make sure pin is at least 20% of loaded trailer weight. Yes it can be a lot of effort to resolve the above things but the value achieved is the best trailer ride possible without a bandaid. A cushioned pin box will help ride quality but don't nust blindly add one as many time they actually complicate getting the trailer setup in a frame level stance.
mapguy 03/27/16 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter and extender

99% sure Washington State requires safety chains for any ball and socket or hook & latch type trailer coupling system.
mapguy 03/23/16 10:21am Toy Haulers
RE: Inverter installation and automatic transfer switch

Ok so I will run MW with Genset...I'm planning on purchasing a PSW inverter and will install an add ATS. But where do I conect the ATS to, shore power at existing ATS? Depends -whole panel or just inverter driven circuit/outlets. Easiest/seamless usage would be circuits/outlets. Check the link and investigate the pdf documents. ST1500 psw at Best Converter Search member smkettner posts for more install info, too. There are some smart guys here, too that will help if you outline your needs clearly and are reasonable. In your original "needs" the microwave just wasn't feasible.
mapguy 03/19/16 01:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How we installed our new electric trailer brakes

Like the OP's initiative to spread information, but do have issues with some of the practices stated in video/thread text. This is based on a first career in fleet maintenance (lot boy to general manager angle perspective). In today's social media driven society information is available on everything but greater scrutiny needs to be given to that information. This is a point totally missed by most that are living in the social media bubble who don't actively filter content within the proper context.
mapguy 03/19/16 12:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Inverter installation and automatic transfer switch

Would agree existing battery capacity is at best marginal for running 2k watt inverter for more than a minute or two. A true sine wave inverter with transfer switch seems to be the ticket for painless usage.Wire it inline for desired circuits as already suggested by some people that are smarter than me. Something like a Samlex ST series unit would be a candidate for me as outlined.
mapguy 03/19/16 12:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Montana Axle Change - Easy or Not?

My 2005 Montana 2955RL has 2 Dexter D52-8 (5,200lb 8 lug) axles. Given it's dry weight of 9,200lbs, this puts them right at the edge. I'm considering changing the axles to either 6k or 7k rated ones. So... can I simply change the axles and use the same hub/brakes or would those have to be changed as well? Really not enough info to analyze the overall reason for axle upgrade. Do you have any weight data for the trailer loaded for a trip? Dry weight data is fairly useless for the analysis necessary to make an informed decision. I will say that this era/brand trailer was minimum built to meet the factory stated GVWR and would probably be easily loaded to GVWR for full timing or dry camping situations.
mapguy 03/19/16 12:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Montana Axle Change - Easy or Not?

So... can I simply change the axles and use the same hub/brakes or would those have to be changed as well? No you can't use the same hubs. Yes, 8 lug hubs from D52 axle are usable to D60 & D70 axles. Might need to upgrade the brake backing plate assembly depending on final axle capacity choice though. Disc brake upgrade time if really want to increase overall safety -which seems to be OP's intent. Research at dexteraxle.com will verify my comments.
mapguy 03/19/16 11:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: tires again

Good to hear. I read similar opinions and only have 2 axles so not as big an issue. Was thinking I could run them at 95 psi unless I had 15 k plus. Suggest that you email Sailun for a load and inflation chart for that specific tire to ensure tire is not run at low inflation for the load. Low inflation cause the tire to run very hot.
mapguy 03/18/16 11:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Fresh Water Drain - repair help needed

Try the link below for tools and supplies. Spinwelding Tools/supplies
mapguy 03/18/16 11:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Fifth wheel vs toy hauler weight and mpgs

Not much time in saddle running at 70mph with my 2006 srw duramax / 30' fw toyhauler. Many miles running Washington, Idaho, and Oregon getting between 9 & 12 mpg. It has been less in high winds. I run right at 14k on the trailer loaded for longer trips. This is with 3 or 4 dirt bikes as cargo and full water tank. Seems like the issue is really fuel tank range. Maybe time for an aftermarket tank.
mapguy 03/06/16 11:37am Toy Haulers
RE: More Onan 5500 - sputters bad under load

See if there is a split in the fuel line or try detaching the fuel line from the pump and run a small line to a gas can with fresh gas and see if you have the same problem. How old is the fuel in the tank? Did you add any stabilizer? Great idea using portable can with fresh fuel to limit the variables. Also monitoring the hz as the generator runs could give insight on the chain of events happening. Have you checked for an inline fuel filter. Some toyhauler and Moho builders add them. Also time to inspect the fuel line between tank and generator. Most toyhaulers have a very long run of flexible fuel line. If deteriorating - it could be collapsing during operation from the suction.
mapguy 03/06/16 11:09am Toy Haulers
RE: More Onan 5500 - sputters bad under load

Treat your fuel for storage and exercise the generator regularly is the best preventive program. Heavy doses of SeaFoam may clear up the sputtering -if problem is gummy type varnish. Corrosion(ethanol related)caused problems can not be fixed with a "mechanic in the can"
mapguy 03/04/16 11:18am Toy Haulers
RE: rear electric bed issues

Downloadable tech info: http://happijac.com/bed-lifts.html
mapguy 03/04/16 11:13am Toy Haulers
RE: tires again

Don't like the junk tires on my 2014 ( new but used) 3305 Voltage . Trying to find Sailun 235/80R/16 and sent numerous emails locally and to Sailun. Anyone have tires shipped to Canada? May have to do it despite the crappy dollar. Thanks Look for a dealer here: Sailun CA website Thanks. I sent an email yesterday but it was showing error. I just sent an email on the Canadian site. much appreciated the dealer locator might be quicker: http://www.sailuntires.ca/MRT/dealer-locator.html
mapguy 03/03/16 03:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: tires again

Don't like the junk tires on my 2014 ( new but used) 3305 Voltage . Trying to find Sailun 235/80R/16 and sent numerous emails locally and to Sailun. Anyone have tires shipped to Canada? May have to do it despite the crappy dollar. Thanks Look for a dealer here: Sailun CA website
mapguy 03/03/16 11:41am Toy Haulers
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