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RE: Never lube bearings

We bought a 2005 5er with never-lubes last spring. Don't know how many miles on it. Planning an Alaska trip in a couple years and definitely want to replace prior to that just to be sure. Any info on options would be appreciated. As I understand: 1- could have new never-lubes pressed in, if have shop do everything maybe $600? 2- could buy new drums with never-lubes in place and self adjusting brakes, install myself, maybe $1800? 3- could swap out never-lubes for conventional bearings. This would involve new axels too? No idea the cost. I'm leaning towards #2 above, any thoughts, comments, or advice? Thanks I replaced our bearings at 70K but we've had our trailer from new. I had some brake problems before we left a couple months ago, the magnetic brake components are just wearing out from over 90K miles that are on the trailer. We have Dexter HD brakes (12.25 × 3 3/8 shoes) and it would be over $500 a wheel for new ones so I'm going to upgrade to disk brakes for around $2600, I will install them myself. We have no plans to retire the trailer so we are just going to keep upgrading it. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/31/14 08:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never lube bearings

I changed ours out a few years back, I bought the bearings from Dexter and had a shop with a 50 ton press install them. I removed the snap ring that retains the bearing and it was a PITA. When we get to our homebase in the spring I'm going to convert to disk brakes so they will be changed again. Remember they are Never Lube not never replace or check. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/31/14 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dish Tailgater - I don't like!

Thank you for all of the responses. I have an offer on a dish so I'll at least have a choice. I'm going to wind up making a diy pole for my tailgater to get it up about 15-20ft. I'm also going to redo the cable run into the TT to both shorten the run and get rid of all but one barrel connector. I purchased a 100ft. coax and Dish said there is no way that 100ft. Would work. They claim that only 35-50ft. would work due to signal loss. The tech I spoke to today said that was BS. My big issue is wanting more than will be capable as far as getting a good signal in the heavily wooded parks around my area. I'll do my homework allot more prior to my next trip. Again, thanks for all of the input. Edit....I did download Satellite AR. Great App. Wish I had my tailgater here at work. 84 hours of basic cable sucks. Lol. Took me all of 2 minutes to download and find EchoStar 14. The only time I had any problem with our tailgater it was the connector at the back of the trailer were it comes in. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/28/14 07:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Tailgater - I don't like!

As long as I can find a reasonable size hole thru the trees in the direction of the sats, my Tailgater does fine. I use the dishformyrv app to locate a hole to see the sats, but still sometimes have to move it a little one way or the other. But much better, at least for me, than trying to aim my 1000.4 tripod mount. I have an Android Phone. I got on their App Store and could not locate the Dishformyrv App. Where can I get it?j It's a Apple app not Android, the Android Satfinder works for me. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/28/14 02:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Dish Tailgater - I don't like!

I'm using the Satfinder app for my Android tablet to see if anything is in the way of our Tailgater. Where we are sitting right now 110 is through a hole in tree branches, 119 is in the clear and 129 is totally blocked by a tall tree. Even if I had a regular dish I still would get 129. I'm at my nephews and no matter where I use the app I can't get all 3 satellites so it's 110 and 119 for the next few weeks. The new apps are great just use the devices camera and you can see exactly where the satellite is at. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/28/14 01:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Gas/Diesel and Resulting Transmission Temps

I'm also pulling with a 6.2 Ford and compared to other Fords I have owned the transmission temp runs higher all the time when using the readout on the information center. It may have to do with were they take the reading but it's normal and it seams to be constant. Mine always stays around 200 and as high as 220 when pulling hard up a grade. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/22/14 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dish Network loses 7 Turner Broadcasting channels

Drop those channels along with 100 other junk channels and reduce the price. 2X maybe when Dish doesn't get many calls because they don't have them they will give us something else or god forbid lower the price. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/22/14 06:30am Technology Corner
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

I would stick with the GY G or H tires as they are a very high quality tire with an excellent track record the G's did have some problems pre 07 but that is all behind them. They did pay for damages on those that had problems and the still will if you were to have a problem. I have ran one set of GY Wrangler E's, two sets of GY G's and one set of GY H tires all USA Made and never even a flat with many thousands of miles and a lot of those miles are in the South West. Insurance claim, not for me! Sailuns may be fine but I KNOW from experience GY's are trouble free. The last set of 614 tires had a date code Feb 07 and they lasted 2.5 years before I found one coming apart, I was lucky this time because I had no damage. Changed to 17.5 Sumitomo and my tired problems ended. Denny Early 07 is when they changed the GY G614 from what I have been told and that seems to be the cut off of the problem era. I was told it was late Nov 2006 when they were changed, it's all PR BS. We travel with others that have them in the 2010 2011 time frame and they are having problems Denny
Denny & Jami 10/19/14 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 Tires

I would stick with the GY G or H tires as they are a very high quality tire with an excellent track record the G's did have some problems pre 07 but that is all behind them. They did pay for damages on those that had problems and the still will if you were to have a problem. I have ran one set of GY Wrangler E's, two sets of GY G's and one set of GY H tires all USA Made and never even a flat with many thousands of miles and a lot of those miles are in the South West. Insurance claim, not for me! Sailuns may be fine but I KNOW from experience GY's are trouble free. The last set of 614 tires had a date code Feb 07 and they lasted 2.5 years before I found one coming apart, I was lucky this time because I had no damage. Changed to 17.5 Sumitomo and my tired problems ended. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/19/14 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

One old Alltel dumb phone $37 a month same plan we had before Verizon bought Alltel. One Trac Phone with triple minutes $8.50 a month Verizon 5gb MiFi $50.00 a month Dish Network top 200 plan $76 a month $171.50 Total
Denny & Jami 10/18/14 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: towing with f250 gas

Will it tow it? YES Will it tow it SAFELY? NO You need more truck or less trailer... You forgot to add In My Opinion Denny No I didn't...but thanks for asking So you have personal experience with a properly set up gas motor like I have for the last 28 years. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/17/14 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with f250 gas

It's kind of funny I've been towing 5th wheel RVs for 28 years and I have never worried about to 60 times and I don't plan on starting now. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/17/14 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing with f250 gas

Will it tow it? YES Will it tow it SAFELY? NO You need more truck or less trailer... You forgot to add In My Opinion Denny
Denny & Jami 10/17/14 05:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dog Crap

Yes there is a lot of owners that don't pick up after pets (cats excluded) and the worst offenders are kids walking their's or grandparents pets. As far as more parks banning them some may but most don't because there's so many that have them. In a park we stayed in last winter in AZ it was split in half, dog side and pet free. The pet side was full and the pet free zone wasn't. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/13/14 03:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: towing with f250 gas

thinking of buying a solitude 320x 5th wheel, only have a ford f250 gas, 2015 pu, willthis do the job? I little short of information on your truck but if you bought it off a lot or buying it off a lot it will surely have 3.73 gears. Using the 2015 Ford towing guide the truck is rated to pull 12300 to 15900 depending on how the truck is setup, regular cab 4.30 being the highest. Our truck with 4.30 gears 2x4 Super Cab 6.2 is rated to pull 15600 and that's what I pull with it, and yes that excludes the Rocky Mountains. As far as merging onto interstates it doesn't have a problem with the load getting up to speed, will it run high rpm "yes" but it's not a diesel it's a gas motor and that's what they do when full power is needed. When cruising down the road the rpm is 2K at 65 mph and you can't hear it running. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/13/14 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Galaxy Tablet

I'm typing this using a 17 inch screen. would I want to use a 7" toy, NO. bumpy I'm typing this with a 7"Tab 2 :B great little machine. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/01/14 06:37am Technology Corner
RE: AC / Supco assistance needed

That's great information, Denny. I like it when a new motor comes with a new capacitor. Some motor brands seem to make it a policy to include one, others don't seem to think it's necessary. I saw a website that explained how the properly matched capacitor is best, by telling the downside of too much and too little capacitance. Only about RUN caps, but still useful information. Do you happen to have a link to that site? Don't have a link it's just things I know from being in the business for years and to many hours in classrooms. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/16/14 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: AC / Supco assistance needed

All motors are close to a dead short when power is first applied (locked rotor curent), the only resistance is the wire in the windings. The start windings have smaller wire so they have more resistance than the run windings. The difference in the resistance splits the phase causing a rotating magnetic field that pulls on the rotor, when a run cap is in the start circuit it splits the phase even further increasing the torque or the magnetic pull on the rotor. When a start cap is introduced into the start circuit it splits the phase even more but it can only be in the circuit for a split second because it can't take the current like a run cap. After the motor starts the rotation of the motor induces what's called inductive reactance or induced resistance reducing the current draw to the rated running current. When they design split phase motors they calculate just how much capacitance the run cap has to be and what size start cap should be used for optimal starting efficency along with how long the starting relay will hold the start cap in the circuit. If it drops out to fast it hurts the starting time and if it stays in to long the motor current goes up not down and will cause start cap failure. Supco can't make enough units to match all the different size compressor motors out there, they are one size fits all and aren't matched to your compressor windings like the factory caps and relays are. When I used to buy replacement compressors they would come with new run caps and start caps and relay for a reason, in many cases if it was a warranty compressor I would have to sent the old caps back with the compressor or no warranty. Like I said I did it for a living and worked on 1000s of split phase compressors and if you don't use the right parts they don't work right but its your money so do whatever you want. But I think you better look at your generator not your ac unit. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/15/14 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: AC / Supco assistance needed

The FACTORY start cap is matched to your compressor the aftermarket is not it's a one size fits all. Its not broke so why to try to fix it. I made my living in the refrigeration business. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/13/14 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: Who has been pulled over for double towing illegally???

towing laws by state Thanks for the link it looks pretty complete. Denny
Denny & Jami 08/27/14 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
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