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RE: B&W Hitch

Congrats on the B&W! I've had my Companion now through 3 trucks, all with Turnover Ball hitched that I put in myself. Now, two of my closest friends have B&Ws too. One with a Ford OEM and one with the Turnover Ball/Companion like mine...oh and two others WANTING one!
nremtp143 08/20/14 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Skylight replacement

Krylon Fusion plastic spray paint will protect it from the sun's angry rays. Exactly what I did to my new 5er. Painted it Gloss White Krylon. On my TT toyhauler, it cracked after 5 years. I had to replace it. Not a bad undertaking. Takes about an hour. Videos on YouTube to help. I will replace all of my skylights between 5-6 years due to how brittle the plastic gets.
nremtp143 08/19/14 03:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bicycle carrier front of truck or pin box.

A version of this will work. This is one I made. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/P1040275.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/P1040271.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/IMG_20120603_113309.jpg Here are a couple of more links to more similar. You could always buy and Arvika though. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27284595.cfm This one was made by a FR forum friend. It can be raised slightly to be used on short beds. See the Aquaman post. Aquaman's bike rack
nremtp143 08/11/14 02:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bicycle carrier front of truck or pin box.

There are lots of guys that have made pin box racks for short beds. Do a search and find one that you like and make it or have it made. I made my own, but I have a long bed. Anyway, I'd rather have them on the pin box.
nremtp143 08/10/14 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion

Here is the one that I took off. See the bolt where it sheared off? http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/20140802_171530_zpslvyxhsk2.jpg The hole that the bolt goes through is already oval shaped, which may be partially to blame for these failures. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/20140802_170724_zpsqpzrevic.jpg And the new one. Just like the old one. Let's hope this one last for more that three trips. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/20140802_165628_zpszfg5csji.jpg
nremtp143 08/02/14 04:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Who's idea was it?

I copied mine too. That's the beauty of these forums, lots of great ideas! I hold mine in place with long 3/16" bolts, bolted through the frame lip. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130407_152958_zps7c827266.jpg
nremtp143 07/31/14 02:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bought a new truck.

Remember, once it is full of all of your stuff, plus, maybe a full tank of water, it may not sit nose high..
nremtp143 07/31/14 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion

It's the little shock absorber type thing on the side of the head that acts when the head tilts side-to-side. Yep, on the right side underneath the head. It keeps the head level inf side-to-side motion.
nremtp143 07/31/14 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W Companion

I have loved my Companion hitch for years now. I've only had a problem in the last 3 trips. The threaded shaft on the head dampener has sheared off twice now. It's been replaced by B&W with no questions asked, but I just can't figure out what is causing it. I still will not have any other hitch. Love the rugged, yet simplicity of this hitch. Did B&W replace the entire damper or just the piston? I'm wondering if the cylinder could be out of round and it's jamming the piston somehow. Lyle The entire 'shock' comes as a unit. It has a T on the top with new bolts and a threaded end of the piston with a a new rubber bushing and nut. I believe the hole the piston goes through may be getting out of round and that's what is causing it. When the new one gets here, I will look at it again. Monty
nremtp143 07/29/14 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allison transmission whine, louder than usual.

It can be a pump. Mine has done that very thing before. As a precaution, change the spin on filter and top off with fluid. While you are at it, smell the fluid. Does it smell burnt? Is it still pink? The responses above are correct too, it could be the Tcase.
nremtp143 07/29/14 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Companion

I have loved my Companion hitch for years now. I've only had a problem in the last 3 trips. The threaded shaft on the head dampener has sheared off twice now. It's been replaced by B&W with no questions asked, but I just can't figure out what is causing it. I still will not have any other hitch. Love the rugged, yet simplicity of this hitch.
nremtp143 07/29/14 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Opinion needed if you've owned a TT and a FW

I have both and the 5er is better to me. Easier to hook up, tow and back.
nremtp143 07/27/14 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Your Rig

I do use ratchet straps as they don't give any at all and I can adjust them easily. I also use the dog tie out anchors(walmart) to secure them into the ground. I also use the orange ones as everyone, including myself, has a tendency to walk into them. I love this mod. I still take it down in bad storms, but not nearly as nervous in just little pop up storms.
nremtp143 07/12/14 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waxing the fiver

Good choice on using the Meguiar's Cleaner Wax!
nremtp143 07/12/14 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

The top piece is a 3" saddle for making T taps into existing pipes. All I did to it was cut the tabs off of the sides with a 10" miter saw so the edges wouldn't touch the awning fabric. Here is the link I used to build mine form the Wildcat forum. I followed these directions except that my poles are 6 Ft in height due to my trailer height. Electric Awning Tie Down Poles
nremtp143 07/12/14 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

We've just completed our first weekend with our new RV and truck and are now preparing for two weeks in Nova Scotia at the end of July. Very excited about getting this part of our lives started and traveling with our two cats. :C 5'er: 2012 Keystone XLite 26SAB (29') TV: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 5.3L V8 Clam Six Pack 1660 Mag Screenhouse https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10495365_10202398943001507_4037872358533074653_n.jpg height=800 width=1200 Nice rig. On a side note, you might want to put a pole under that awning under the straps. If a gust of wind pushes the awning down, when it rebounds, it can pull the awning frame bolts out of the sides of the camper. We saw 6 campers this way in one afternoon year before last at Myrtle Beach in a short thunderstorm. Here is a shot of the ones I made. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130707_084316_zpsea10aa37.jpg http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/golfmedik/Camper/IMG_20130621_201506_zps7e6a9f7c.jpg
nremtp143 07/11/14 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Your Rig

Very nice you will love the outside kitchen we do !!! The outside kitchen is my favorite spot. I keep the outside fridge stocked and we do all our cooking outside. So do we! Love outside kitchens!
nremtp143 06/21/14 01:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for Fiver

I have G614s on mine, but any of the ones mentioned above will do fine. Michelin, Bridgestone, or even the new kid on the block, Sailun.
nremtp143 06/09/14 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Creative pin box head safety ideas

As to the Ghetto look, it is far better then nothing, and i got the brightest color I could find!! I also cover the full bottom with a noodle as I also managed to graze the middle when passing under once. http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/rhagfo/295FA9AE-1183-43F1-8FD5-AA3FAA9A8C61_zpsoz9rjfob.jpg width=460 I've seen stars much brighter than that color after hitting my head on the slides and pin box. Several good ideas here.
nremtp143 06/09/14 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.7 - what oil do you use?

As long as the oil is CJ-4 compliant, it is ok. Then go by the temps you will be using the oil in if really concerned. Lots of people change types between winter and summer.
nremtp143 06/04/14 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
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