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RE: Electric over hydraulic brakes

Easy check to see if it's truck or a trailer problem is to pull the break away switch and see if the trailer brakes lockup. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/25/17 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.2 F-350 4.3 rear end

Would like to buy a 2017 6.2 F350 lariat with the 4.3 rear end. The 4.3 rear end is hard to find though. If a person calls Ford up are they able to track the trucks with the 4.3 rear ends to the dealers and let you know any locations? First 4.30 gears are the only way to go if you are using your truck to pull a trailer. You will have a hard time finding a 6.2 with 4.30 gears on a dealer lot, after looking country wide on Ford's site I found 0 on dealer lots so I ordered one. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/25/17 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun Tires ?

Let's be serious here guys, these tires are made in China and they are cheap for a reason just like all the other China tires out there. If you don't put a lot of miles on they will probably work fine if you change them out every few years but if you put on a lot of miles I would consider a higher quality tire. DennyHave you even read any of the posts about the Sailun tires? Do a little research before you start talking trash. :) Not trash talking just giving you something to think about, when it comes to tires I use a lot of caution because I don't like repairing my trailer after blowouts or tread separation, just because a few on the internet think something is great doesn't make it true. I don't push any brand I just use what I think is best for way I use my trailer. I'm running GY G114 17.5 tires on my tailer now because I personally know a lot of people using them but after having multiple failures with GY 614 tires I would never have them agian even though many on the internet think they asre the greastest thing that came along. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/25/17 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires ?

Let's be serious here guys, these tires are made in China and they are cheap for a reason just like all the other China tires out there. If you don't put a lot of miles on they will probably work fine if you change them out every few years but if you put on a lot of miles I would consider a higher quality tire. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/25/17 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tpms repeater

We have a TST 507 system and it worked flawlessly for two years until we were coming home from Texas this spring and I started loosing signals, the only thing that was different was I was using my Garmin GPS and it was close to the monitor, put the Garmin away and all was well agian. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/04/17 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.2 VS 6.8

I went from a 2000 V10 with 4.30 gears to a 2013 6.2 with 4.30 gears and would never go back, the 6 speed is a amazing transmission. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/09/17 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pathway X2 Owners

I routinely see 40-50. Of course rain wipes it out. For us getting each arc often means TV vs No TV and an unhappy DW. I've found that occasionally a cable may look ok but replacing it will clear up signal loss problems. This what I'm looking for to make my decision, my Tailgater has never had that kind of signals, the Playmaker really impressed me but it doesn't have the eastern arc. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/01/17 10:44am Technology Corner
RE: Pathway X2 Owners

48 locked on to 129 transponder 23 (CNN HD) right now. Keep in mind that the portable antennas require high-quality quad-shield coax since they are transmitting programming signal as well as control voltage and signal(s) on the same coax. We had issues until I upgraded all the coax. Rob I checked that transponder and got 25 but it is cloudy today, will have to wait a couple of days for clear skies down here in Texas. I checked the trailer coax the other day by connecting directly to the reciever and got tne same signal strength. What I'm really looking for is something that will bring in the weaker transponders, I played with a new Dish Playmaker by Winegard and was impressed by the signal strength over the Tailgater. But I like the bigger dish and the eastern arc discussion abilitythat the X2 has. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/01/17 07:40am Technology Corner
Pathway X2 Owners

We've been having signal strength issues with our 6 year old Tailgater, after taking it apart and cleaning years of desert dust out of it it's better but still low signal on most satellites. I'm talking 15 to 32 depending on the transponder mostly around 20. Before I spring for a X2 what kind of signals are you getting. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/31/17 07:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Passport america

I bought a lifetime membership 2 years ago and it has already paid for itself. There are two passport websites. passportamerica and passport-america. I see a lifetime membership on just one. I understand that there are two different competing offices selling memberships. What you are looking at is their add site and the main site, same company. We use it all the time in fact we are staying in one right now for 3 nights in AZ, we are also lifetime memberships Denny
Denny & Jami 03/15/17 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dexter Axle wheel studs

Just a suggestion but torque them to 90 and check them one time after going around 50 miles and don't check them agian unless you take the tire off. IMO you are over tightening them and fatiguing the studs. I torque mine to 120 but I have 9/16 studs, I only check them one time after removing a wheel. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/05/17 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: Ford 6.2 Mileage while towing

We get 8 to 9 pulling a 16K trailer but we have 4.30 gears. Denny
Denny & Jami 01/02/17 03:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Questions from a newbie to DISH

DISH's Western Arc (WA) sats are 110, 119, and 129 (and 118 for International programming). The Eastern Arc (EA) sats are 61.5, 72.7, and 77. Generally, areas west of the Mississippi use the WA sats and areas east use the EA. If you RV around the country, then you'll probably need to keep track of what arc to use. How do you know what arc to use? As a rule, your ZIP code determines which arc you use: - Use your current ZIP code to find what city your local TV stations come from. - Then use The List to look up what sats are used for that city. For example, the Milwaukee, WI TV HD locals are all on 61.5 (the EA). However, the SD locals are also available on WA sats 110 and 119. I've used our Tailgater from east to west coasts but no further north than New York City in the north east. I have always been able to get all the western arc sats, one time in Florida I had to change my service area to get HD locals, I find that most spot beams overlap so using a map I change my loacals to that service area without changing my location. If my Tailgater quits I will look at the getting a Pathway X2 for the bigger surface area. Denny
Denny & Jami 01/01/17 09:43am Technology Corner
RE: Gas Choice

Poor gas quality seems to cause generator carb problems. How many of you choose to pay a little more for non-ethenal gas? Thanks I haven't read all the posts or do I care to, the way to get good gas is to stay with busiest stations to get the freshest fuel. Nothing that you are running will have a problem with E10 but if you have something that has never had E10 run through it it will take a few tanks to clean the fuel system out. I run E10 in my truck and everything else that we have including our generators, mowers and outboard motor with no problems at all. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/21/16 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dish tailgater losing signal

The info that Denny gave was spot on, everything is working fine, I just need to order a new rubber wheel from king controls. After doing some research, cant seem to come up with a replacement wheel, any suggestions out there? I think you will have to call King Control's directly. Denny
Denny & Jami 11/07/16 08:12am Technology Corner
RE: Dish tailgater losing signal

Take the cover off your Tailgater and see if there is any rubber dust in the bottom, if there is check the rubber wheel that moves the dish up and down. Link Denny
Denny & Jami 11/06/16 09:06am Technology Corner
RE: Dexter 8k axles, nev-r-lube bearings

Were your original axle Dexter or Lipert, if they were Lipert that was your problem not Never-R-Lube thats a Dexter product. lipert made their own and it was failure. Denny They were Kodiak hubs on Alko axles. You are correct that Nev-R-Lube is a Dexter name but they both use the same 50mm bearing cartridge. Lippert has never made bearings, they source them from other vendors as does Dexter. Its the design of the hub that can make a difference, the center of the bearing has to be centered on the weight bearing part of the hub. The same goes for the wheels they have to have 0 offset with Nev-R-Lube bearing where standard bearings with take a offset to a point. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/22/16 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dexter 8k axles, nev-r-lube bearings

2 year old Nev-R-Lub left me stranded for a week waiting for a new axle. I have since switched to the old fashion repackable bearings when I had the MorRyde suspension installed. I use to check the hubs with a temp gun but when it failed we had been driving for about 3 hours and I don't remember if I checked the temp during the prior stop but doubt it would have indicated a failure pending 3 hours later. I believe a failure of this type happens quickly. Were your original axle Dexter or Lipert, if they were Lipert that was your problem not Never-R-Lube thats a Dexter product. lipert made their own and it was failure. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/22/16 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford F-350 switches

Remove the panel below the steering wheel and the side cover on the side of the dash and you will find them straped to the wiring harness, different switches have different amperages. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/20/16 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter 8k axles, nev-r-lube bearings

I "had" never lubes on my 2009 5er. This past summer while heading out to Alberta, the left rear brake drum broke up and the only thing left was the part that held the wheel studs. When a repairman came to the 5er where we were in a campground in Edmonton, he found the bearing to be damaged. He tried to get a new drum and bearing but Lippert told him they didn't make parts for that axle anymore. So got rid of the never lubes and got 2 new Dexter axles with bearings that can be greased when needed. The summer before last, my repairman, here, was able to change out the never lubes and one fell apart in his hand. I have never liked having them because I could never grease them myself. Lipert made their own version of Nev-R-Lube, they were not Dexter bearings or axles. Denny
Denny & Jami 10/20/16 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
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