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RE: Excel RV...Entertainment System ?

Someone on the Excel Owner's Club Forum would likely be able to help you. Bummer that Peterson Industries is no longer in business. They are no longer making trailers but their service center is open, we drove past it last week and the doors are open and the bays were all full. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/01/15 11:40am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon is doing away with contracts

Sorry double post
Denny & Jami 08/09/15 08:50am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon is doing away with contracts

I will have to stop into a store and check it out, we have just one smartphone with 6GB data shared with our MiFi for about the same price they are offering with the new plans (we bought our own phone) . The biggest difference is only 20 for another phone instead of the 60 they wanted before, it that is the case I will buy a phone when my Tracphone minutes are used up and transfer my number. May also go to the 12gb data. Denny
Denny & Jami 08/09/15 08:50am Technology Corner
RE: 1989 Nuwa Hitchhiker II axles

I'd certainly be willing to spend the money to buy two if I can find ones that will fit relatively quickly. The one I took off was easier than I expected since it's below the spring, so it wouldn't be a huge project. I'm headed to Garden City tomorrow where there's several agricultural trailer dealers. I worry that since the ones on my camper were apparently fabricated by Young Machine in Chanute, KS, that they may be nonstandard in some way. But I'll call and find out. The axles weren't fabricated by Youngs Welding they were Dexter axles supplied by them when they built the frame my 1987 HtH II had Dexter axles. Call them and they will send your exact replacements with new brakes. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/26/15 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gasoline Auxiliary Fuel Tank Questions

I use a Handy Tank in our gas truck Handy Tank this is the 3rd truck it's been mounted in. I use a Holly rotary vane pump to pump into the main tank when fuel is needed. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/04/15 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Will a dirty magnet cause intermittent brakes?

If you have grease on your shoes and magnets you will have to clean that up before you can diagnose any other problem. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/21/15 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Brakes for Fifth Wheel

When you are looking price the difference between drum and disk brakes. I'm not sure that you can find 12x2 drums that are self adjusting. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/08/15 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Valve stems and tire inflation

Thank you folks for your help. My truck does not have stock TPMS but I do have a TST system. I will change to metal valve stems and be done with it. Miles away, the air pressure listed appears to be for fully loaded as it shows the max load weight for the truck. I'm thinking you may be incorrect on your statement. Lets see what others have to say. Best wishes t all. When you have your stems changed have them use the short ones so the sensors don't stick out so far. I have the TST flow through ones on our trailer and had the stems changed to short ones so the sensors stayed inside the rim. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/01/15 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New brakes are hopping

After 12 years and around 90K miles our Dexter HD (12.1/4 x 3 3/8 shoes) they were wore out and it was cheaper to change to disk but I did it myself, $1750 for all the parts and material for 8K 13" disks. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/16/15 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New brakes are hopping

Glad to see you found the problem since your last thread. Just wondering what was your brake problem? Well, from what I'm told by our dear friends at CW, I burned through 4 magnet/brake backings and 2 of 4 drums in about 5,000 miles. I looked at the 2 drums that had to be replaced, and there were serious grooves in the drum inner wall. I also looked at the backing plate (as if I knew what I was doing) but wasn't sure what was wrong there. All I know is that I spent $1100 and now it at least tries to stop way better than before. I'm guessing the hopping is not where I want to be, but after adjusting down to 6.5 from 10, things are getting better. I still need to check the suspension before our Memorial Day trip. But we just got her out of the body shop, moved ot 17.5 inch wheels/tires, replaced the brakes, had her detailed and can't wait to get out in her. Dang....this is fun....pricey, but fun..... Thanks guys! Tom The groves where the magnets ride on the drums will cause excess magnet wear and damage the arm they ride on. You will also get poor braking and maybe some surging until the magnet wears into the groves in the drum. With my Dexter HD brakes and grooved areas where my magnets ride I used up a few magnets but never had the problems you were describing. Not seeing them mounted on the axles best guess would be something was mounted wrong the first time. I solved my grooved drums by converting to Kodiak disk brakes instead of throwing money at outdated mechanical nightmares called electric brakes. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/16/15 07:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New brakes are hopping

Sounds like the primary and secondary shoes are reversed. Denny Soooooo, which should be the primary and which should be the secondary? Is it a front/rear axle thing.....based on physics, that would makes sense..... The front shoe is the secondary and normally has a smaller surface, the rear shoe dose 90% of the braking. When the magnet moves the front shoe out it contacts the drum first pushing the back shoe hard against the drum. If you look at the backing plate you will see that the top of the back shoe is solid against the pin were the front shoe pivots out with the arm. The solid shoe dose the braking going forward, if the shoes are reversed it will a case a chatter. If they replaced the hole backing plate and got right and left sides reversed that will also cause all sorts of problems, the magnet arm should be to the front. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/16/15 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New brakes are hopping

Well, I had some new brakes installed on my rig. They are electric drums on a 16k carriage cameo. On the way home from the shop today, I had to stop quickly. The rig started hopping like crazy. I backed down the gain and it got a little better. I eventually backed off almost 50%. So, was the hopping caused by too much gain and my brakes locking up? Or was it something else? Thanks so much folks! Sounds like the primary and secondary shoes are reversed. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/14/15 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tst 507

When I added TPMS to my previous trailer I went with the flo-thru 507's and can easily see why TST recommended metal stems (which I did). Those sensors are pretty long & I could evision them whipping around in certain situations. However after I peeled one off on a curb & switched to the older "button" style (doesn't stick out past tire) I'd be less concerned. Those are so small & light it doesn't seem like rubber stems would be a problem. YMMV. Next trailer had metal stems so a non-issue. They make a short metal stem that will keep the flow through stems inside the rim, I have one tire with a short stem and 3 with the longer ones, today I'm having them all changed to short stems. The short stem will read a little warmer but that seems to be the only difference. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/11/15 06:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.4 is a screamer!!!

I took delivery of a new 26 ft camper that weights just under 6,000 pounds. GVWR is 7,650, but it is empty right now. I live in Texas which has a lot of rolling hills. It rarely goes into over drive, so it stay sin 3rd gear and every time I hit a hill, it downs shifts to 2nd gear. Boy that motor can scream! My truck has the 3.7? ratio. I remember someone mentioned that don't spend the money for 4.10, go straight to 4.30 for better performance. If I do that, will it stay in OD longer? I got 8 MPG, but I was expecting better MPG. If I go for 4.30 will it get better MPG for not down shifting a lot? 2001 F250 5.4 Crew Cab RWD. Changing to 4.30 not only changes your rpms it changes the mechanical advantage so you deliver more power to the road. Simple example You have a bolt that tongues to 1000 ft lbs so you use a 10 to 1 multiplier so it only takes 100 ft lbs to get the 1000 lbs of torque but if you use a 5 to 1 it will take 200 lbs of torque to get the 1000 lbs of torque. You will get better performance through all the gears and put more usable power to the ground without modifying the motor. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/03/15 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slop in the hitch

I am new to 5th wheelers. I have noticed that there is more slack in the hitch then I have seen in a pull trailer. I have a Reese 30032 hitch. Is this normal? Is there a way to adjust the slack in a hitch? When your locking arm is all the way in do you have to pull it out just a little to get the latch into the notch, if so remove some of the spacing washers until the arm is held in with no play in or out. With the jaw style Reese high because of the location of the pivot pins the jaws cannot come open under load but if the locking arm has any play it will allow the jaws to open just a small amount when the pin comes forward when stopping causing more clunk than normal when starting out. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/03/15 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brake conversion?

While pricing the Kodiak kits I cannot determine what comes with the kit. Do I need to purchase the pump etc separate plus the tubing??? The kits come with the disk brakes for one axle, the actuator and the line have to be ordered separately. I just ordered to kits for the axles a line kit and actuator. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/24/15 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ever feel like we need some Japanese RV manufactures

What we need is buyer's to stop buying the******out there and force the manufacturers clean up their act. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/03/15 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disc Brake conversion?

If you are having trouble with your controller and disk brakes just take two of your old magnets and strap them to your frame and wire them to the same wires that come from the truck controller (in parallel with the actuator wires) and it will make the controller think you are running electric brakes. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/31/15 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brake conversion?

As soon as we get home I'm ordering Kodiak disk brakes for Nev-R-Lube bearings from etrailer and a Dexter actuator from Trailer Parts Super Store. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/30/15 05:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Factory ordering truck?

We built our 2013 on the Ford site and sent it to 4 dealers from the Ford site. We ended up with 3 prices and ordered it from the lowest priced dealer, only talked to the sales person when we had to give them a credit card for the down payment, we were in Arizona at the time and dealership was in Nebraska. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/22/15 08:42pm Tow Vehicles
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