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RE: Electrical Plug Inside the pickup box

Here are the instructions and they seem quite different than what I expected. Is this the way you installed your plug, or was yours a factory install? http://www.moparonlineparts.com/docs/82212195AB.pdf Custom truck place did my plug for $60.
Beaker 03/28/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electrical Plug Inside the pickup box

So plugged the cord into rear bumper electric receiver and put the remaining cord excess into the bed of the truck. It bounced out or threaded out of the bed of the truck onto the road and by the time I figured out there was a problem- the outer insulation and 4 of the 7 wires were bare down to the wire including the electric brake wires. Got to a campground in Ft. St. John--parked it--and went to work splicing the wires back together. Then got a roll of Duck Tape and taped it all to the bed of the truck. Didn't move until we got back home in So. Calif. Always carry Duck Tape !!! Same thing happened to me bringing home my first fifth wheel. Love that inside plug.
Beaker 03/26/15 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Negotiating the price on a used 5th wheel

tell dealer you are looking at the same trailer at another location and ask if he can do better to keep you from buying other. And WE complain about the liar salesmen??
Beaker 03/26/15 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Beach State Parks in South Carolina?

James Island While it is a great park, not exactly a "beach park"
Beaker 03/24/15 09:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: White vs. trailers with color

We're shopping for a late model 5th wheel, and we will likely buy a model from a couple years ago with "boring white" plus decals. I won't ever be buying any RV in a dark color. The simple reason: white reflects heat, dark colors suck it in. This is the practical reason that traditionally, up until a couple years ago, most all RV's were white (with decals). RV's aren't insulated like houses, so it's a practical concept that matters to me, perhaps more than to some because I live in Southern Arizona and our RV is stored next to the house in the sun. One hot day last summer I put my hand on the dark decal and it was so hot I couldn't hold it there. I could hold it on the white fiberglass. Just noticed last week that the decal is now cracking. I've got a thermal laser and someday will temp them both.
Beaker 03/23/15 09:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Florida beaches

FL State Parks do not allow pets on the beach. I asked one of the rangers as to why and the response was that it was for the best interest of the animal: lack of fresh water, dehydration, sand fleas, salt water not being good for their skin and coat, and even sunburn But its all good for me??
Beaker 03/22/15 09:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tailgaters

But I'm flabergasted at the folks on I-70 who insist on riding my bumper! I'm doing 55mph, far right lane, speed limit is 75. Both left lanes are open. No exits for miles... Really? Don't know why this surprises you. It's SOP on every interstate or road in the USA no matter what you are driving. I love life in the slow lane.
Beaker 03/22/15 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone ever been to the Pisgah forrest in NC?

Any thing that you are looking for or need to know about Pisgah Forest?
Beaker 03/19/15 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 5th Wheel Owner Rear Suspension Rough When Towing?

Beaker 03/19/15 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: electrical issue

Do you have a GFI on the circuit?
Beaker 03/16/15 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drive safe! (Moab)

It is not uncommon for a RV to totally disintegrate in an accident depending upon how it rolled or was hit. Seen many over the years that just looked like debris fields. They just scoop them up in a dumpster. I've seen a couple of those. Not a pretty sight.
Beaker 03/16/15 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: camper to bed rail clearance

Have not had to do a flip, but I've heard that it's not that hard to do, if you want to DIY, but a decent spring shop shouldn't charge you a lot to do it for you; there are kits from the axle mfrs to do this. Also, if you have more holes in the spring hangars/shackles, move them to the lowest setting and, while you're at it, install a set of "wet bolts". A wet bolt kit gives you bronze bushings to replace the plastic OEM bushings, heavy-duty shackles and grease-able (wet) bolts to hold the springs. Most people report much longer life and some even say their trailers ride better. IF I am reading correctly, this is what I had done to my trailer. However: Per manufacturer, this cannot be done with the Equa-Flex unless it is also lowered the same distance as spring shackles holes. Something about the "plane" of the axle. A good shop can do this quite easily and inexpensively.
Beaker 03/16/15 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

North Carolina has long required inspection of trailers with GWR of 4000 lbs or greater. Been pulling an RV for the last 15 years but have never heard of inspection for trailer.
Beaker 03/15/15 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residual values of trucks

After 14 years mine is still worth 20% at clean trade in value And my 7yr old truck is 86%. I have never believed any price in KBB or NADA.
Beaker 03/14/15 10:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Where to buy whee skirts for a 5th whee?

Hope you have better luck than I did. The manufacturer could not help with any info on where to purchase. The dealer was of no help. Went to many online sites checking measurements with nothing matching mine. Finally just repaired original. There was one site which could replicate original if you had most of the old one. They were reasonably priced if you were buying both.
Beaker 03/14/15 10:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions take truck for hook up repair battery connection

It also appears that the charge wire is only energized (somehow) when the tow/haul button is on or when the headlights are fully on (not just the DRL's)...it is not a constant hot 12V. May be true for OP truck but not for my 2008 with dual batteries. My trailer battery will go dead in 2 days when not plugged in. Hook up the truck and everything is fine, including slides and jacks.
Beaker 03/11/15 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Steep Driveway

Simple math, isn't it? How far from the back axle to the low point on the back end? How high is the low point on level ground? This is all you really need to know.
Beaker 03/09/15 01:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oh No!?!,,?

Beaker 03/07/15 09:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow vehicle servicing gap

Both managers expressed that it is supposed to be a part of there servicing procedures To MFL your 13 250 does not have zerks and does not need greasing as everything is sealed. Same thing for my 2011, and 2014. And the managers(who are supposed to be the pros) don't know. Sounds like a great shop to go to. When I asked for greasing on my '08, I was told there were no zerks. Hope they were right.
Beaker 03/07/15 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Wholesellers

Just remember about shipping the camper to you and service on the camper. It is known that dealers sometimes won't touch a camper they don't sell for warranty work. Yes, this is why you should pay the $20,000 extra.
Beaker 02/26/15 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
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