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RE: Round bars

Read the instructions that came with the wdh. If you dont have them then contact the manufacturer or a hitch shop and get them.
wandering1 08/25/15 06:36am Towing
RE: SuperGlide Hitch

LOL, thats what happens with a short bed truck towing a fifth wheel. There have been 100's of posts about this. Real simple if you want to tow a fifth wheel with a short bed truck get a slider hitch.
wandering1 08/25/15 06:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tripod for 5er

When someone is walking around inside the 5er it will bounce/wiggle. Rubber tires will bounce, suspension systems are made to bounce. To eliminate the bouncing/wiggling you need to keep the weight from pushing down on the tires and suspension by making sure your stabilizers are tight between the 5er and the ground. Don’t just let them out far enough to touch the ground, turn the crank more to make sure they are tight so they will not allow the 5er to push down on the tires. Use a bipod/tripod under the king pin. Make sure it is tight between the ground and the king pin, don’t just adjust it till it touches, tighten it so the front overhang will not move. Make sure to check the stabilizers and bipod/tripod every couple of days because they will loosen up over time. Doesn’t make sense spending a lot of money on landing jack stabilizers when the landing jacks are stable and don’t bounce up and down. If you have properly adjusted the stabilizers and bipod/tripod then you shouldn’t have any bouncing/wiggling. This has worked for me over the past 15 years. Chocks are to keep the 5er from rolling forward or backwards. They do not eliminate the weight of the 5er from pushing down and causing the bouncing/wiggling. If you park on a site that has a incline/decline then you probably want to use chocks to keep your 5er from rolling when you unhitch. There are a lot of other options out there to “eliminate” the bouncing/wiggling if you have the extra money and want to spend it.
wandering1 08/24/15 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another residential fridge question

Call your 5er manufacture what I did. X2 They made the 5er, they should know.Facts are always better than personal opinions.
wandering1 08/22/15 08:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What would you do, stay put or pull over?

If you are holding up the traffic pull over and get out of the way and let the traffic pass. Being in an RV does not give you priority to block traffic.
wandering1 08/19/15 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 Cougar slide out problem please help!

The clutch gear in the gear box for the slide needs to be replaced. Look at the documentation for the slide which will show the gear box and call the manuf and order a new gear box.
wandering1 08/10/15 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cant get hitched-Trying to leave

Always remember to do the "bump test" after you hook up before you head down the road. :) How about looking to see that the jaws are around the king pin and the handle is in and latched? Bump test or pull test can fail when high hitched and king pin is jammed between the top of the jaws and hitch plate.
wandering1 08/09/15 06:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arriving late.

So why dont you call the state park and ask????
wandering1 08/06/15 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Towing capacity

Lots of info to play with. Get the towing specs from ford and read them. It has the tow ratings for TT and fifth wheel.
wandering1 08/05/15 06:24am Towing
RE: Stuck on frwy due to accident ahead. Let others use toilet?

Absolutely not, not a tough question at all.
wandering1 08/03/15 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Shaky towing experience, please advise

The link is a nice toy to play with. How much does the trailer weigh? What do the ford towing specs say, not the door sticker? If the steering is light, adjust the wdh. Run the psi in the tires as indicated on the sidewalls. Do not exceed the max speed indicated on thew trailer tire sidewalls. Push pull when trucks pass is normal with a TT.
wandering1 08/01/15 06:51am Towing
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

The roads are not sidewalks or playgrounds.
wandering1 07/29/15 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need your input

Not sure how Black Mountain compares to some of the Colorado passes. But we just recently came over a few high (10,000+) passes. We did not turn off the tow haul but did switch to manual transmission mode. By gearing down as we went down, the truck handled the down slope just fine. We did not start down in third gear but eventually got there. We also didn't turn on the hazard lights as the other bigger rigs were going through the same process. Black mountain is a 6% foot hill that is maybe 5k, doesnt even compare to mountains that are in CO.
wandering1 07/22/15 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need your input

Sunday I will be going down Black mountain. Am I correct that I should: 1. Turn off tow/haul 2. Manually put in 3rd gear 3. Turn on hazard lights 4. Hang on? Thanks Why would you turn on your hazard lights????????
wandering1 07/22/15 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Engine Temp how hot is too hot?

So why dont you call a dealer service dept and ask????????
wandering1 07/21/15 06:38pm Towing
RE: FIFTH WHEEL VS. GOOSENECK

Search the forum using the search function near the top of the page. Probably a hundred pages on this subject already. X2
wandering1 07/20/15 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear tire pressure dually

Follow what is on the tires, Michelin had a reason for putting that on the tires. What is on the door is wrong if it is not for the brand and size tires you have on the truck.
wandering1 07/17/15 06:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with a new vehicle

The current wisdom on breaking in a new vehicle is read the owners manual.
wandering1 07/15/15 01:45pm Towing
RE: hitch or spray liner first?

Before.
wandering1 07/14/15 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: curb side tire run hotter

I mentioned it was about 2 pm and I was heading north bound so the sun was not on the curb side tires at that time. Otherwise the curb side always run about 10 deg hotter. I will increase them to 110 cold psi and see what that materializes. Does anyone know where there are some scales for side to side? The CAT scales I have used in the past only provided front, rear (drive) and trailer axles. Running tires over or under inflated will cause the tires to over heat which causes damage along with being overweight.
wandering1 07/12/15 06:19am Towing
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