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RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

The rig is now 10 years old; it’s possible that a good part of the problem is some sagging of the coach or the slide. I hope that isn’t the case since there might not be any cost effective way of improving the slide movement. :E Our slides sound exactly the same. Mine is 8 now and the sagging was the first thing that came to mind last season. Funny though I can get out the manual crank and it works great, although I didn't run it all the way to level floor, that will be my next test. OBTW I've done the seals each year with 303 and they seem pretty flexible. Let me know if you find the problem.
45Ricochet 04/23/14 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cracks in body near King Pin

Use the "search" feature top left and type in Lippert frames. I'd have it checked out at your dealer or RV repair place. Yes my frame is also a Lippert and I watch that pin box area like a hawk.
45Ricochet 04/23/14 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: can not draw propane from street side tank

I am not sure if I understand your problem, but I will take a shot at it. First of all, you probably have an OPD valve on those new tanks. http://www.propane101.com/valveopennopropane.htm They have a tendency to shut down if turned on incorrectly. My first experience with this valve was similar to yours. Here is what I did: 1. Ensure all appliances are turned off, so there is no draw of propane whatsoever. 2. Turn the tank off 3. Turn the tank on by "ever so slowly" and I mean SLOWLY turning it on. If you place your ear to it, you should hear the gas start to flow. All should work then. Good luck. Tony That's my guess also. Turn off anything that uses LP when you switch tanks. Both of mine are street side and it takes a long time each spring to get the air out of the lines.
45Ricochet 04/23/14 10:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Towing with 4X4 Ram

What is the measurement from the ground to the top of your gate? My 06 is 58" but she squats a good 4" when hitched up. IIRC NChauler has a 2013 dually 4x4 and his is 58.5", but it only squats about 2". Then I read he put new springs on the RV which most likely raised the 5er a bit. Your numbers don't sound real good as is though. You might try the new higher rated spring first, next I'd be looking at adding a sub frame. Good Luck
45Ricochet 04/23/14 10:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reese Goosebox

I've never heard someone giving up a B&W companion for any reason none, zip nada. Lets see here, a 5th wheel hitch is pretty simple to back into, straight shot first time every time. Now you bring a ball into the equation not to mention chains which 5er's don't need. Sounds like your retired and have plenty of time my freind. Believe me my GN is never a back under 1st try ever ( can't see it) . Same with the boat although it has a wheel to cheat or move around at bit. IMO your trailer emergency brake switch is much safer and eaiser than safety chains.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 08:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin wear (pics working now)

So your highly hazardous loads ( gasoline :E ) had a sliding bar hitch also ? That's what I thought :W I even bet you never lost the trailer because of not being latched correctly :B
45Ricochet 04/22/14 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

All that rambling with a him pulling a 1998 Nash 22' TT. Your right, you don't need a diesel. Some of us do. Just saying :W
45Ricochet 04/22/14 07:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pin wear (pics working now)

Thanks OP for the hitch information. That's what I thought from the get go. Double Jaw system is much easier on pins, right Chris :W Never have liked the slide bar type hitches since the big boys don't have em.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 07:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had My First Blowout Today

Is that the same one Wally World wouldn't fix for you last week? Glad there was no damage.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 04:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: wheel chocks

I use both. Your going to love the Roto type chocks, they really improve fore and aft movement.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 KZ GoldRush Nugget, picked up saturday

beautiful pictures.....oh wait....nevermind. :B He got me too!
45Ricochet 04/22/14 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin wear (pics working now)

What kind of hitch is in the truck? Chris Yeah I'd like to know that too. Like someone said grease plus dirt is not a great combo. That is the worst looking pin I've seen.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Pads

do any of you change out the brake fluid? truck is 14 years old!!!! Yes I do. My mechanic has performed a complete purge/refill of the brakes system. He tells me this service performed occasionally is cheaper than replacing an ABS module. And I agree......... I do also about every three years. OEM pads here but I have a EB.
45Ricochet 04/22/14 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

That reminds me of the video of about a year or so ago of the guys driving to off load vehicles down the rail cars, err maybe they were loading them onto cars. It was funny non the less, those dudes were crazy fast driving down the ramps. Hey pay per performance is usually the American way, YMMV Canada. LINK This ain't the one I was referring to, but it's almost the same IB. I'd just drive down there NOW and keep an eye on your new baby :B OBTW Bob, That's a Ferd :B
45Ricochet 04/21/14 09:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: determining pin weight

Heck where do we start ? I've never weighted rig? Pretty basic concept if your towing. You have great advice on how to do it now. Next I would ask what PSI are you running with? Next would be are these drive wheels OEM and over 7 years old? Not trying to pick but some of this stuff is really basic items we should all be aware of in being a responsible camper. Looking forward to your scale numbers though :) CAT allows two scale runs one without RV, one with RV. Plenty of parking usually for the trailer for temporary use. Next lesson, each wheel weights :W Good Luck and safe travels
45Ricochet 04/21/14 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TH 5th wheel. Differences with double vs.triple axle

Usually a triple axle will also have a lighter pin weight. Also a triple axle will scuff tires if you make tight turns very much. Lot of it depends on your load in the garage and weights. Most all triple axle TH's don't have near the weight their axles supply. Then the six tire debate over 4 starts :B And lastly I'd take two 8K axles with disk brakes over three 7k axles with standard brakes any day. In a perfect world three 7k axles with disk brakes would be my dream, but again nobody on this forum is towing a RV weighing in at ~ 24k lbs. Most of the heavier units don't weight in at more than 20k lbs or 28k combo TV+RV. Again a triple axle TH usually fits in nicely with a 35 series SWR TV as the pin weight is usually lower.
45Ricochet 04/21/14 08:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2004 4l80e hot trans on hills

I would never flush a transmission, that washes all of the junk to places it wouldn't be otherwise, probably blocking most of the cooler; just drain and refill,change filter, a couple of times if need be.. Exactly my thoughts. I can't count the tranny problem threads that start off with " flush", most of em 48RE related with a tuner :W Drop pan, change filter, adjust bans if needed and drop PM rate 10K miles. But since it just started up I'd also look at what ATF they used. Trannies are picky that way.
45Ricochet 04/21/14 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

Ahh didn't mean to ruffle the feathers :B I was just agreeing about a Longhorn would be worth more in 5 years than a ST. Same goes with certain diesels. For the heck of it I ran a simple KBB on a 06 Ram 3500 CC, with leather and only difference was one had the Hemi and one had the Cummins. $31519 for one $26654 for the other. Difference $4865 and I don't remember how much extra I paid for the Cummins, $6k ?
45Ricochet 04/21/14 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Updated w/ Pics : New Ecoboost!

Nice. Is that a block heater cord sticking out of the grill?
45Ricochet 04/21/14 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

Funny I read a post the other day and the guy said diesel was cheaper than gas where he lived ( Cali). Certainly not the case where I live but usually summer months they even out. I liked the prices much better when it was good ole LSD before ULSD was law. I guess CAT felt the same way :W I agree with goduck too.
45Ricochet 04/21/14 09:38am Tow Vehicles
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