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RE: Never Lube Bearings

Before you spend a lot of money having Nev R Lube bearings installed consider a Disc Brake Conversion Kit for $1950 that has the bearings already pressed into the new integrated Rotor/Hub assembly. That's why we are on are 3rd set, went to Kodiak Disk brakes. They call them by a different name but it's the same 50mm bearing. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/16/16 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never Lube Bearings

We are still using the bearings that came with our 2001 alpenlite that get greased every other year. Always told they are good or they would be replaced. Why are the never lube going bad so soon? chevman Nev-R-Lub can't be greased so they have to be replaced , it's to bad that some places take advantage of people like they do for normal service. What are shops charging now just to repack a normal bearing,I will bet it's more than what you can replace sealed bearings for over the same time period. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/15/16 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 tire longevity experience?

We ran our first set of GY G tires for 4 years before we had a tread separation, still had 110 psi just no tread. The second set lasted 2.5 years and I found one of them starting to separate so we changed to 17.5 H tires and never looked back, we still only run the H tires for 5years max. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/15/16 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never Lube Bearings

I replaced my originals after 7 years, I had to take them to a shop that had a 50 ton press to get the old ones out. I already had the snap rings out so all they had to do was press out the old ones and the new ones in. You have to press on the inner race to get them out so they will be shot after you get them out. They used a flat bar to push the new ones in until they where even with hub and one of the old bearings to push them the rest of the way so the inner race never had any pressure on it. I used Dexter bearings for $140 each that I could have got the same China bearing from etrailer for $90. The shop only charged me $50 to change them. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/14/16 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Excel/Peterson industries?

Looks like most of the online auction has ended. Just for your information the service center they built a few years back a few blocks west of the plant is open for business. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/09/16 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish playmaker vs. tailgator

Denny, you say it only does western arc, but then say you would buy it if yours fails. if I travel east, would I need an eastern arc unit also. I would buy the Pathway X2 if my Tailgater fails because it has a bigger dish and it will do both East and West arcs, we go east every few years and have had some problems with the Western arc only setup for locals. Any of the Dish automatic setups will receive locals if you call and change them so OTA aren't needed. We haven't used our OTA antenna for years but because of the East and Western arcs we sometime don't get HD locals but have always managed to get SD. There has been a few times I had to tell them I was somewhere else to change spot beams. I will add that we've had our Tailgater for 5 years with no problems, I just think the X2 would be a better fit. We also use it 7 to 9 months out of the year. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/06/16 06:43am Technology Corner
RE: Dish playmaker vs. tailgator

It only does the Western arc just like the tailgater, if our Tailgater quits I will go with the Pathway X2, bigger dish and Western arc. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/05/16 05:45am Technology Corner
RE: Lifetime sealed bearings on Cedar Creek

They are never lub not never replace, I replaced my first set at 7 years and have new ones agian because I changed to disk brakes and new bearings came with the rotors. But I have Dexter axles not Lipert but I can't believe that they aren't the same bearing, my are 50mm. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/03/16 07:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bike Carriers

I ordered our Swagman from Amazon 6 years ago and after thousands of miles on some of the not the best roads it's still going strong but with a new paint job. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/03/16 06:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hercules H-901 235/85r16 LT

Years back I used them with good luck but then they changed something and they started falling apart but maybe they changed again. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/12/16 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: External screws and silicone

Hello, if you have trim areas / caps such as the electric cord cap with screws holding it to fiberglass wall ( external) and they are coming out what is a good solution ? All I'm concerned with is the cap flying off and is there concern with water damaging the area where the cap sits. I noticed there has never been any silicone around that cap, but thinking maybe I can put some around it to help support that cap and prevent water from entering. Thoughts, ideas ? Thanks I'm new to campers. Bought this new 9//2015 Kz spree escape 17TH I looked at the way your trailer was constructed and my guess would be the screws are just in the siding backing plywood for your electrical cap. I would remove the cap and install plastic anchors that fit the screw. There are a lot of silicone sealants that work outside and hold up to the weather, I like Nova/Flex. Been using silicone on my trailers for years but they have to be high quality, if they say for marine use they will work. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/11/16 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Frige?

There's 4 screws in the corners along the inside frame and two at the base you get to through the outside access panel 6 total that's all that holds it in there. Disconnect the 12V, unplug the 120V and disconnect the gas line and it will slide into the RV. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/25/16 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished the disc brake conversion

I did the same conversion with 13" Kodiak disks from the Dexter HD brakes with Nev-R-Lube bearings but I used the Dexter actuator. I would never go back to electrics again, I have no delay with the Dexter actuator. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/13/16 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: This is going to hurt!

I have a 2013 Ford with Sync and it has its drawbacks the biggest one being its voice recognition but with the name on the dash name proudly stating Sync powered by Microsoft says it all. It's one company that never gets it right the first 10 or12 times. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/09/16 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mounting a fifth wheel hitch?

Why don't you use the pucks which come with the truck?It looks clean and better if you want to take the hitch off. Not all trucks come with the pucks, it has to be ordered that way. If it does have the pucks you can't use the Reese mounting hardware because the puck hardware is in the way. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/06/16 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mounting a fifth wheel hitch?

I recently traded my 2011 F350 dually for a 2016 F350 dually.The 2011 had a Husky hitch with Reese custom frame brackets. I went to a Reese dealer to be sure the 2011 brackets would fit my 2016 frame. He told me they never use any brackets to mount the rails.According to him, they use the 4 center bolts holding the bed to the frame. The rails have a round hole in the top at each end. I did some measuring and found that the bed mounting locations do put the rails in the correct position. He said to use grade 8 bolts. My question is, has anyone ever heard of this? I am not sure the hat rails on the bed would stand up to the strain of a 16,000 lb. fifth wheel trailer pulling and pounding on them.These rails between the bed and the frame are approx 1.5"X 1.5" and made of the same metal as the bed floor. It would be a very easy way to mount the fifth wheel rails but I am just not sure of it's strength and durability. On my present truck and my last truck I used the box bolts to mount my 20K Reese hitch. They go all the way through the box and thread into the nuts cliped to the frame. The box bolts go through the front lip of the rails and I used the Reese mounting brakets under the box to the frame for back lip of the rails. Ford uses a round tube that goes through the hat channel to the frame so the weight won't crush the box or hat channel. You also have to use flat washers to fill the space between the box and rails to seal the tube off so water doesn't get into the tube and rust the threads, I found this out the hard way. Ford's box bolts are very hard and strong, better than the carriage bolts that came with the hitch. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/05/16 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dually tire question.

Its been my experience with duallys that the outer will wear quicker than the inner for some reason. All of mine have been that way. You need to rotate to try to keep it even. The outside DRW tire will always wear faster because when you turn corners it has to spin just a little more than the inner tire. Denny Both tires/wheels on a dually are bolted together. They cannot rotate at different speeds. Take and draw two circles one inside of the other, the outer circle (outside tire) has to travel further than the inner tire. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/29/16 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire question.

Its been my experience with duallys that the outer will wear quicker than the inner for some reason. All of mine have been that way. You need to rotate to try to keep it even. The outside DRW tire will always wear faster because when you turn corners it has to spin just a little more than the inner tire. I only rotate the fronts and let the rears stay where they are, on Fords you have to dismount the rears because of the aluminum wheels so it's not worth it. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/28/16 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: TPMS advice

Do you need to rebalance the tires due to the weight of the transmitter? And why is there the choice of brass and aluminum? No you don't have to rebalance your tires, one thing I did was have short valve stems installed so my TST pass through monitors don't hang out pass the tires. I also didn't need a amplifier on my setup. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/24/16 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: F350: 4.30 or 3.73 Gears

I really hate to enter in to this spirited conversation mid stream , but I am in desperate need of advice. I HAD a 2013 F-350 6.7psd 3.73 rear that towed my 15000# fifth wheel. It has been wrecked and now I am looking @ a 2016 F-350 or F-450 . My question is if I opt for 4.30 gears what will I gain /sacrifice over my 2013 in terms of fuel milage, top end etc.etc. I understand that I will have a better bottom end but at which cost. I would greatly appreciate any advice or feed back that can be offered When talking about diesel 3.73 gears are great because of the rpm operating range, 4.30 gears would kill your top end. We've been discussing 4.30 gears in a gas motor not a diesel, gas motors make most of their power in the higher rpms unlike the diesel so the 4.30 gears are better suited for gas motors that are pulling loads. Denny
Denny & Jami 02/10/16 08:20am Tow Vehicles
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