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RE: Schwintek Slide Failure :(

Hi, I had this same problem on my Sunset Trail. A wire that plugged into the control box had become loose. I just unplugged it and plugged it back in with the power off. Cleared it right up.
mbutts 02/25/17 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Baggage doors locks. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!!!!

Hop over to CH751.com for better locks, but they are not cheap (about $15/lock).
mbutts 02/24/17 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: ProPrid 3P Hitch Question

Howdy, I used a 3P for four years. My driveway rises six feet over a 75 foot run and my lawn runs down about 18" on either side of the drive. I had no trouble backing the trailer up the drive and on to the lawn for loading/unloading. I could leave the truck hitched or unhook the trailer. No issues with any of that.
mbutts 02/22/17 12:06pm Towing
RE: Ridiculous lack of payload....

We recently purchased a class C after 12 years in trailers. I was shocked at how low many of the CCCs were. I just assumed that a most are built on E-450 chassis so cargo would be no problem! Our 2017 Forest River Forester 3011 have 1,760 lbs. available which will accommodate us and the dogs nicely.
mbutts 02/15/17 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Financing Rates?

I'm going thru the dealer since they had rates competitive with local banks and the credit union. I did see rates a tiny bit cheaper at Essex (used to run Costco's RV/Boat financing service).
mbutts 02/08/17 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hensley Arrow or Propride vs pressure sway

I agree with Camp N Family. My experience with my Pro Pride made towing go from a hyper-alert effort, scanning the mirrors constantly, bracing for the passing vehicle push and recovery to a enjoyable drive. I no longer arrived like I had carried the trailer on my back the whole trip.
mbutts 01/27/17 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: cold TV's?

I live in the metro Detroit area and have not had any trouble, even during those same super cold winters 2-3 years ago.
mbutts 12/07/16 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing water system?

This is what I used before I had an RV with the "suck it up" kit installed: Winterize thru fresh water port
mbutts 11/21/16 01:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking at a 2008 F250 6.4l

If you want more specific information, hop over to 6.4 liter forum and poke around there. Lots of owners with good/bad opinions along with fixes for common problems.
mbutts 11/11/16 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is with the $100.00 limit at the fuel pumps?

Get a Pilot/Flying J card, you get unlimited fueling, pay at the pump, and a 4 cents (gas) or a 7 cents discount (diesel). Saves a lot of time and hassle.
mbutts 10/31/16 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sun coming in skylights

I bought a couple of these: Vent Pillow
mbutts 09/29/16 05:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Working underneath a trailer--best way to do it?

As to your question on jacking, put the jack under the frame or under where the axle is secured to the springs. Jacking up on the axle tube can cause damage and misalignment.
mbutts 09/27/16 01:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question about faster hitch unhooking

Are you are trying to remove it from the receiver without taking the tension off the weight distribution bars?
mbutts 09/26/16 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Speed / RPM dilemma

Not the exact answer you were looking for, but have you checked your TT's tires and their speed rating? Most (until very recently) have a max speed rating of 65 MPH. Blowout of an overstressed tire can do tremendous damage to your trailer.
mbutts 09/12/16 12:49pm Travel Trailers
Equa-flex Install on Wide Stance Axles with Pictures

Hi, I have a 2013 CrossRoads Sunset Trail with the Wide Stance (other brands call it Secure Stance) axles. I wanted to improve the suspension a bit to accommodate the occasional ;) pothole/expansion joint/crumbling infrastructure that I drive across. Shocks were a bit more than I wanted to invest right now and I didn't think I had the time to do the necessary drilling & installation. The only flat spot I have to work is the street in front of my house and I didn't want to block half the street for more than a few hours. Dexter EZ Flex wouldn't work due to the large spacing between the springs on my trailer so I went with the Lippert Equa-Flex. My trailer has Lippert springs so hopefully everything would get along together. The guys at Eastern Marine convinced me to use the Never Fail bushings which were included with the $169 Equa-Flex kit so that's what I used. I chocked the opposite side wheels and jacked up the trailer, putting my tallest jack stands under the frame. I then put a jack under each axle to support it while I disconnected the leaf springs from the current equalizer. http://i.imgur.com/rLIVw81l.jpg "border=0" http://i.imgur.com/AUaXb7ml.jpg "border=0" http://i.imgur.com/PU9DBWll.jpg "border=0" I removed the three nuts with an impact gun and removed the bolts, which are pressed into place. A huge help on this was a Harbor Freight ball joint press. If you don't want to spend the $60 on this, you can usually borrow one from an auto supply store for free. I then attached the new Equa-Flex to the hanger using the HF ball joint tool to press the splined bolt into place. Did the same on the rear link to the spring. Then I got stuck. I couldn't get the other end of the Equa-Flex anywhere near the other spring. I moved the axle jacks up/down to no avail. I then put a third jack on the Equa-Flex to push it up at a slight angle to meet with the spring's link. Took me about an hour to figure this out. http://i.imgur.com/vmDDxckl.jpg "border=0" The first side took me about three hours due to the learning curve and a rainstorm. Second side took less than an hour. I'm not a professional mechanic and I have very little experience with trailer suspension (other than lubing the bearings). This is a very doable project with basic hand tools (and a few jacks). http://i.imgur.com/HCj1rYRl.jpg "border=0" http://i.imgur.com/6R2ufjXl.jpg "border=0" My seat-of-the-pants test of the trailer on a local freeway felt like there was less shock being fed to the truck through the hitch when going over bumps. Hope this helps anyone looking to make this upgrade.
mbutts 09/12/16 10:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help sidewall delaminated pulled apart and broken

I've read some good reviews about this: Delam Repair
mbutts 08/22/16 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Ford Expedition - upgrade standard to heavy duty tow package

I went from a 4,400 lb. trailer to a 7,300 lb. trailer with my '04 Expy with HD tow package. Although I was technically within specs, it was all over the road. Rear independent suspension and passenger car tires made the rear end way too loose for me. I would recommend staying as close to 6,000 lbs. as you can.
mbutts 08/18/16 08:03am Towing
RE: Trip planner

I like Furkot The interface takes some getting used to, but it's the only one I've found that allows setting up stops for gas, food, etc. so your arrival time is more accurate. You can also have it calculate your range so it can predict when you need to fill up.
mbutts 08/11/16 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Repair vs. sell

Here's an idea on cost: My HTT's entry door seals failed in the first year and the first indicator that something was wrong was when the entry steps tore out of the trailer. Other repair was in the rear bath due to missing seal from new on floor joint. Vinyl flooring was coming up and floor was flexing. About $800 to have both items fixed. For the roof question, I had a tree drop a long branch through the roof, leaving about a 1.5" hole. Insurance company would not patch it and insisted on full replacement. This was in the neighborhood of $6,000.
mbutts 08/04/16 06:52am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Beginning search for new(used) TV

Be sure to check online outside of your state. Texas, Arizona, and Florida are chock full of used trucks in great shape. The dealer I brought from in Dallas paid for my airline ticket from Detroit. Then, it was just a quick 23 hour drive back home!
mbutts 07/11/16 06:30am Tow Vehicles
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