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RE: Husky 16 k glider opinions

I have a Valley/Husky (same thing)and have had no problems with it. They are manual, no auto sliding of any kind. Some don't like the bar type that slides in front of the kingpin, but it sure is easy to see if you are properly hitched. I've got no complaints and you can remove it yourself since it is a two piece hitch.
redsb3 05/05/15 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydraulic slides stop and start

More information would be helpful. Hydraulic or electric slides and what make and model of 5th wheel. The more info you can provide the better chance you have of someone being able to help you.
redsb3 04/15/15 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: slide out fluid

Hydraulic fluid is hygroscopic. Means it absorbs water from the air. Some can absorb enough water that the steel parts in contact with it start to rust. Ergo, why you change it periodically. Not all hydraulic fluids are hydroscopic. True petroleum based oils are not. Even transmission fluid is not hydroscopic. The water comes from head space in the reservoir and temperature changes which causes condensation to form on cooler surfaces. If you get a cap for your reservoir that prevents moisture from entering, you won't have a water problem.
redsb3 04/03/15 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traffic Laws - Photo Enforced

Red Light Camera's ----They are ONLY used to enforce Red Light infractions. Nothing else and yes, that story has been out there for a long time. Not true. Doug Not true, those cameras in Pima county were used to ticket speeders. They were radar operated and triggered at 11 mph over posted speed limit. They have all been removed now because the only people making money was the 3rd party running the system. And, in AZ, you cannot get a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt UNLESS you get stopped for something else and your not wearing one.
redsb3 03/09/15 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Haul.......When?

Thanks for your opinions. I too, have always used T/H anytime the 5er is moving. But I had to move my trailer today and I was on a flat/level stretch of road and it got me to thinking if T/H was really necessary under those conditions, especially given the MPG you lose. Just curious what others did. Thanks. The only difference between tow/haul mode and regular on your GM is the shift points are higher and the torque converter locks up sooner to help keep the ATF fluid cooler. On a flat, level road, it will shift to top gear at the same point you would without it on. MPG loss should be miniscule on a flat road, if at all. Yes, you lose some MPG when starting because the shift points are higher, therefore the engine revs higher. I forgot to engage T/H once in NM on I-10, didn't notice a difference in mileage, but my tranny fluid was about 10 degrees higher than normal when I tow my 5th wheel.
redsb3 02/23/15 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is this a dangerous situation?

I don't know what alignment shop you went to, but if they have the equipment, a 4 wheel thrust alignment would tell the person if your rear axle is "crooked" as they will not be able to get the rear wheels aligned correctly with the front. Hard to explain unless you have worked with the equipment or are familiar with how it works.
redsb3 02/23/15 03:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Driver side door and window whistleing Dixie??

Looks to me like the brackets that hold the hinge pins on the drivers side are definitely bent out. If that is the case, shimming will not fix it, likely only make it worse. Can't see the door side, are those brackets bent also? Is the sheet metal of the door dimpled in any way around those brackets? This is mostly likely your problem and can't be sure if new brackets would fix the problem or not. The door still closes but is likely misaligned due to those bent brackets. Perhaps a good body shop could check it out for a modest fee.
redsb3 11/29/14 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air suspension advantage or not

Have you checked out Air Lift bags, they may work for you. They have quite a few "no drill" installations.
redsb3 11/16/14 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cooper Discoverer HT3 or Firestone Transforce HT

I put TransForce HT's on my 5th wheel, love them except for concrete grooved roads. Makes a heck of a racket on those but I see nothing wrong with them. Ran cool, 114F in the shade, 119F in the sun and this was 95 degree air temperature plus they track well and no wandering. Premature wear, don't really care. I will probably have to replace them from age well before they wear out.
redsb3 10/28/14 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What 5 R's are Aluminum Framed

FYI Its really about quality not materials. Many good rigs are built with Aluminum framing because it's easier to get consistent quality. But some of the best, say like most (all?) New Horizon and Excel by Peterson are wood. Don't walk away from an excellent rig simply because it's wood New Horizons website says "full aluminum caged". I don't believe they've used wood for quite some time.
redsb3 10/22/14 10:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Cost in Arizona?

The 'use fuel tax' doesn't apply to private MHs If you fuel up at a pump that is set for the higher fuel use tax......go inside and get your refund of $.08/gallon. All you have to do is ask cashier, fill out info on THEIR 'refund tax form' (provided by AZ Fuel Tax Division) and sign for refund. Did you read the above post completely??? Tag axle, more than 26000 lbs. NO EXCEPTIONS, RV's must pay the tax. Just cause the cashier will give you a refund, doesn't mean it's right. I really trust some clerk to know AZ law.
redsb3 10/14/14 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford rear AC actuator obsolete part-Any other sources?

Check RockAuto Parts online, they have a lot of older stuff.
redsb3 10/09/14 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
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