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RE: Loose Shackle Bolt From Factory??? *PICS*

This would be the time to do your research on suspensions.Yes they are lock nuts and have a correct amount of tension.No you don't want flex in the bushings and U bolts are tightened a certain amount and method also, as the stretch of the bolts etc. all becomes involved.Not all as simple as it looks for sure.Nothing you can't do if you know what to do.Have fun.Be careful what experts you listen too.
mayo30 09/26/16 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help with dutchmen/keystone

I think your dealer should ask the factory service department how to repair it.Dealer takes money and hasn't got a clue how to service and deal with factory,again and again we hear this situation,mention lawyers that always helps when you threaten people.Good luck.
mayo30 09/25/16 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Not a chance.I am 75 wife 79 and we are planning cross country trip next summer pulling a 28' trailer.Age is just a number,health is the critical determiner.i am a better driver now then years ago,I have more respect and more patience for less experienced drivers,sorry to say this but the young ladies are by far the worst.cell phones are a very everyday danger.
mayo30 09/19/16 09:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: towing capacity

I am new to travel trailer towing and need to learn about towing capacity. I am looking at a travel trailer that has an empty weight of 5,700 and a Gross Weight of 8,700. My 2016 Ram pickup is a 4x4 5.7 Hemi with a 3.21 ratio rear end. it has a maximum stated towing capacity of 8,100 lbs. Will my Ram pickup be adequate to pull this trailer as long as I keep the real weight of the trailer at 8,010 lbs. or below? What else should I be thinking about here? I tow a TT weighing 6000 lbs. loaded with a 2012 ram 1500 5.7 and 3.92 gearing 4x4 with towing package.Trailer is 28' long Jayco whitehawk with the wide spread tandem axles.I use a WD hitch and would never pull anything much heavier.I have rv'd for over 50 years from tents to Class A's so have a fair bit of experience towing.You need to know that coil springs and P tires which you probably have are not your friends towing.
mayo30 09/17/16 11:04am Towing
RE: Elctrical Circuit Issue

And you double checked your main 12volt fuses even though they are new??
mayo30 09/16/16 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Frame Failure

The end result is that it has to get repaired and who pays.Sad situation,only guy out is usually the customer.Hate it,should never get to that.
mayo30 09/16/16 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frame Failure

Same thing can/does happen to any different manufacturers products given that the same company makes most of the trailer frames. I would guess you had jack knived the trailer quite a bit parking it on a high traction surface. As noted 2x2 1/8" wall tubes install from hanger to hanger across the rig and all three hanger location is the answer to preventing it again after getting the hanger back in place. Chris http://i.imgur.com/00IPk4wl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XqFlINjl.jpg Chris did you flip your axles/looks like there is a reverse axle camber.How does the shock mounted like that work out?That frame work might be something the op could use,did you do it yourself?
mayo30 09/16/16 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frame Failure

Look at the axle and u bolts.Better prepare a reply for "severe jack knifing is the cause".How is the tire wear?The tire looks to be touching also or very close to it,probably hit you with overloading comments too.
mayo30 09/16/16 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do I not blow up my city water connection check valve?

Well if you are worried about that then what about your black tank flush?
mayo30 09/16/16 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Answered: How Much Does a Class A DP Cost?

I always find it interesting when people comment that they paid cash.You have now lost any investment income from that cash spent on a depreciating investment,so the depreciation and investment loss must be added to get a true picture of actual costs.RV costs are about the same as computer costs only worse just stand around a big hole and keep throwing money in until it hurts enough to stop.We all have our ways of rationalizing our fun.Mine is the smell of a campfire.lol.
mayo30 09/03/16 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crippling insurance costs

is this out of country health insurance? yes, but the other 8 months you get "free" health care. bumpyNice if it was free.lol.as everyone knows nothing is free.It is paid out of taxes and almost all Canadians carry some supplementary health and travel insurance.Health care in Canada is a provincial jurisdiction,some provinces charge extra taxes to cover it one does not.
mayo30 08/23/16 10:37am Snowbirds
RE: RV Quality

Every time I point out an issue, many come right back defending the junk. As long as folks blame the user instead of the manufacturer nothing will change. It would be best if you look at a new RV as a pile of materials that needs assembly, you will have the correct outlook. So true and always know you paid either too much or someone paid less.This after rv'ing for over 50 years.But guess what we upgraded our truck and travel trailer this spring.As a friend of mine used to say"Who makes the best junk these days".Just have as much fun as you can afford.
mayo30 08/12/16 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow/Haul Mode and manual shifting

What does your manual suggest?2012 ram hemi in tow haul anytime towing no matter what it is.
mayo30 08/03/16 10:25am Towing
RE: Updated- end of thread,something in the black tank.

Well the next problem of not getting it out is jamming the valve open,it needs to come out as it will eventually clog and collect debris.If you can't hook it can you get at the tank?Can you get at the tank to move it around with a heavy magnet against the bottom to help align it?
mayo30 08/01/16 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Attaching sign to cinder block

Use a simple tube of concrete adhesive in a tube,
mayo30 07/30/16 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Breakdown Options

If it will run at something less then full throttle why not try to drive it home?? Worse case is you toast the engine and have it towed home.
mayo30 07/18/16 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sold AZ Lic TT, trying to reg in CA

Me thinks it is all about non disclosure and lack of transparency.Equally spread around,I wonder who will win?
mayo30 06/14/16 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Has anything ever happened that wasn't the RV Park's fault

You want another source of eye opening stories try working as a players assistant or marshall on a golf course.It is even more fun then sitting and watching a boat ramp Sunday afternoon.
mayo30 06/11/16 09:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel Trailers.....what brands to stay away from??

It is very confusing and the industry works hard to keep it that way. What I mean is different brands can be made on the same asembly line with just a different name and cosmetic differences. Someone had trouble with their Prowler so never again. They buy Wilderness. Same asembly line. Same trailer different name. In my observations quality is sorely lacking with few exceptions. As for trailers Lance is great quality for the design. I also like Camp Lite and top of the quality chain is Airstream in my opinion. Read the archives here. Problems in quality occur because asembly line focus is on speed not pride of workmanship. You tube has video's to support this. How a company deals with problems counts alot. Some have their trailers at the shop all through the season for warranty work. What a joke. Take your time and research. Best of luck A very astute reply.The last three words cover it all.
mayo30 06/03/16 09:09am Travel Trailers
RE: test

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY. It is wrong to move this to the Tech forum. This thread is about DIY ceiling work. A small group of morons got to typing a bunch after their evening cocktails and cant seem to see the point of the original post.Just in case I am one of those morons you are referring to,I have no further suggestions of help for you,but hope you are equally adept at ceiling repairs as electical solving.
mayo30 06/03/16 07:54am Tech Issues
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