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RE: manual retraction of slides

On a hydraulic system there is a manual override mechanism you attach a drill/driver to and run it in. Same for the stabilizers as well. Got big problems if you are there however.
94-D2 09/09/21 11:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

My last set of Costco (interstate) batteries lasted 8 years. Try a hard charge for 3 hours and cook em off at 15-16v. May help de-sulfate them. Put a kill switch in for storage and put a charge on them every few months. The electronics and propane detectors will draw them down to a low level which causes your problem. Those are very good batteries for what they are. And the price is right. Here is a chart that gives you an idea of charge state. Keep in mind you don’t want to go below 50% of a charge on a flooded battery. Good luck..... https://i.imgur.com/sm8LhKHl.gif
94-D2 06/12/21 01:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stuck Caliper Piston

I always use the old brake pad to center the pistons to push in. Works every time....
94-D2 06/12/21 01:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rent a Truck to tow a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck

Just pay someone with a 5th wheel or gooseneck. Hotshot or commercial hauler will do it. Or maybe a friend can do you a favor and you can help them out.
94-D2 05/16/21 02:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV furniture

E Trailer has furniture. I got a Thomas Pane sofa. They had a pretty good selection too.
94-D2 04/10/21 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

It looks nice. My concern would be the amount of weight you have added way at the back. You need to get to a scale and make sure you still have at least 18 percent of your total on the pin. Otherwise it may be very unstable driving. I haven’t weighed it. Just pulled it over 1000 miles. Was as solid as before. I figure the washer in the overhead closet up front pretty much compensates for the weight change. Do you have a vent oi the bottom incase that propane tank heats to overpressure? Opening a box full of fuel/air mix would be more risk than collision. I did not think about any ventilation. I’ll have to re-think the propane tank storage. Maybe some long line adapters from front tanks and skip the spare.
94-D2 03/21/21 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

Thank you. The storage is really valuable. I did a similar project on my 2011 Avalon shortly after I got it. Best mod yet.....
94-D2 03/20/21 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

Thanks for the comments. It was a difficult task. The coroplast had to come out to work on the frame portion and did that after a catastrophic tank leak which prompted a replacement and discovery of an absolute installation mess of all the wiring, plumbing and hydraulic lines (which is a whole other story). So, this was a 3 phase project that has been going on since late October. Actually led to insulating with R19 and installation of on board air and automatic reel. Fall and winter were very busy with it. Pretty good weather allowed for it. Even squeezed in a week trip last month too.
94-D2 03/20/21 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

The ladder is totally supported by the box. It has a cross member inside of the box terminating the flanges. Lots more support than the 90 degree bend and flanges holding it by 8 screws on the fiberglass panel by the OEM. housing a spare 20 lb propane bottle probably doesn’t carry any more or less risk that the 2 30 lb bottles up front in the fiberglass storage compartments. The boxed steel construction of the rear box is really strong and most likely has a bit more integrity than the fiberglass ones up front. Perhaps not as exposed to hazard as a side impact but definitely stronger.
94-D2 03/20/21 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
Rear Storage Mod.

I needed durable exterior storage for things such as the power cord, propane bottles, gas can, ladders, hoses, fire pit etc. not enough room in the front bullhead storage and don’t really like that stuff in the basement. So, I set out to fabricate a custom rear storage compartment that had the look as if it came this way (except that it is so much stronger than the EOM would have made it. I had a design in mind and a fabricator friend built it to spec for me. It is all steel construction welded and weather proof. 92x24x21 with offset lid and integrated roof ladder (modified from its original 90 degree mounting) with all steel horizontal mounting flanges. The finish is 2 tone power coat with semi reseeded LED tail/brake lights. https://i.imgur.com/ZdcrNiwl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GUt0QhNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jcb3MONl.jpg
94-D2 03/20/21 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage

My 2018 6.7 Ram with 295/70/18’s gets 11-12 on flat land with my 15.5k bighorn on. In the mountains, I’m in 9-10 range. I did get 20 on a solo trip to LA with a very light foot. Can’t see a dually getting any better with 4:10 gearing. I used a friends Ram DUALLY and it never got over 10-11 pulling. I also have a 99 Dodge 2500 with a 5.9 and some minor goodies in the engine. 5” exhaust turbo back, DB manifold, 100 HP injectors, fuel map chip and I got, $hit you not, 16 towing my bighorn on the flats. A light foot solo yielded a whopping 26 mpg, sadly, a 21 year old truck is not reliable enough to take it far for my liking without a full resto. hence the 2018 upgrade. Anyway, I can afford the fuel but I am still milage conscious and would love to spend less to do it. It also kills me to pay a $150 power bill too. So, I save where I can even though I don’t have to.
94-D2 02/08/21 12:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lighting fixtures Forest River 5er

I seem to recall having to put some upward force on the dome which releases enough pressure on the bottom cap to get it unscrewed. Otherwise use some sort of thin rubber (like a jar cap grip) to assist or put between some goose neck pliers. A strap type wrench might also work without maring up the nut cap.
94-D2 01/27/21 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out drifts open

My trailer has coroplast closing off the undercarriage. If you are insulated, any fluid leak could be masked or absorbed by the insulation batting. There is a feed and return line for each cylinder with 3 threaded fittings for each. So that is 6 per cylinder. If only 1 slide is slipping, then that is a starting point. Also, in a sealed system, if you are low on fluid, it is going someplace, indicating a certain leak. Remember to check the level with everything retracted, including your hydraulic landing gear. Shouldn’t be any air in an already operating system unless it was opened, or a worn part/seal. Good luck!
94-D2 01/08/21 09:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for mid bunkroom 5th wheel

I had a 99 Ram 2500. Beefed up with air bags, big diff. Cover and synthetics, 100 hp injectors, pac brake, and built trans, it handled the trailer just fine, in fact more than fine. Your 2016 Duramax should handle it. With no problem. I’m currently running on an 18 ram SRW 3500. No duely needed.
94-D2 12/26/20 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for mid bunkroom 5th wheel

Big Horn Traveler 39MB. Don’t know what your max weights are, but this trailer is 15.5k GVRW and 42’ . It has a mid “apartment” as I call it, and a sleeping loft above it (great for kids).
94-D2 12/26/20 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
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