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RE: Add Awning To Slide?

Not enquiring about a slide topper, not enquiring about an awning going over the slide. Talking about attaching an awning to the slide. This may be worth a try. Call Jayco directly and ask for customer service. Have the camper VIN number handy to give to them so they know exactly which camper you have. Ask if they can provide a stud wall plan for the area you want to mount the awning to. Then you can see if there is extra support in the wall structure and where it is located. I have seen this exact question asked to Jayco from a friend who bought a new Jayco and wanted to add a slide topper. He needed to know where and if there was structure to mount the roller arms to the slide wall. And I called Jayco myself when helping a friend with his large Eagle Fifth wheel to look up the screw length in the gutter rail screws. In this case the technician looked up the wall plan and told me over the phone the size of the aluminum tubing that was used. This was all pre Covid, not sure if on site staff is still available to look up things like this with so much remote cutometer service working from home now a days. But, it is worth a shot. They have given good customer service like this in the past. A sign of at least one RV company left who will help their customer with these kinds of questions after the sale. Hope this helps, John Good info. Thanks!
Arn 10/30/21 09:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Add Awning To Slide?

Not enquiring about a slide topper, not enquiring about an awning going over the slide. Talking about attaching an awning to the slide.
Arn 10/28/21 03:02pm Travel Trailers
Add Awning To Slide?

Apologies for the crossthread if you're also on the Jayco Owners forum. I have a 2015 Jay Flight 33RLDS & I'd like to add an awning to the door side slide. Has anyone ever done this? Is it even possible? Thanks.
Arn 10/22/21 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kia, Hyundai: Please come to the rescue "Pathetic Quality"

Don’t blame the line workers, blame the management for not doing a proper job of inspecting the work product at each step of the process. Most RV’s are built by hand unlike the modern automotive industry which uses a lot of robots and other automated processes. Ours was built missing a rear window, was missing floor heat register, the Dura Shield on the front had to be replaced twice as it came from the factory looking like bubble wrap. Yes the workers may have made an error, but obvious stuff should have been caught. What really frost my buttocks though is the crappy furniture and appliances that go into these things. Unfortunately inspection is a lost art. In North American manufacturing there has been a major swing to self inspection. If I do it wrong without realizing it then it goes down the line like that. Owners save money by having a minimal quality department at the expense of, you guessed it, product quality.
Arn 10/03/21 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kia, Hyundai: Please come to the rescue "Pathetic Quality"

Given the proper training, the proper tools & a reason to want to do the job right (pay, pension, benefits etc) anybody anywhere can build quality anything. Look up the ladder, that's where the problem is.
Arn 10/03/21 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can I Use Gear Oil On Dual Cam

I currently use wheel bearing grease on ball & trunnions as well. I tried Reese's recommendation of Vaseline on the cams without much success. Sometimes when turning the friction is so great that it sounds like something is breaking & the "pops" are so violent they seem to shake the trailer. Next up, white lithium grease. Thanks.
Arn 09/18/21 05:00am Travel Trailers
Can I Use Gear Oil On Dual Cam

Can I use an 80W90 gear oil to lubricate the trunnion pivot points & cams on Reese Dual Cam? Reese says grease on cams is okay if close to 1200lbs hitch weight. I'm about 1,150lbs. Thanks.
Arn 09/17/21 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

You can get grade 70 chain from Princess Auto, 2 locations in Ottawa. Perfect, I'm 25 minutes from the Kanata location. Thanks!
Arn 09/05/21 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Thanks for all of the info & advice. I think moving the chain mounting point on the "A" frame back about 6" will solve my problem. I currently have 24" chains which I think will be too short so I'm going to buy 36" & go from there. Question now is what grade chain do I buy? 8,500lb trailer with 1,120lb on the tongue. Thanks!
Arn 09/05/21 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Why can't you route the safety chains on the outside of the torsion bars. Then nothing will get pinched from what I can see in the photos. As long as the chains are long enough I couldn6't agree more. Where they are now is just asking for trouble That was the first thing I tried, too short. When I get home I'll be putting on longer chains so I can do just that.
Arn 09/04/21 12:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

do you have the HD snap up brackets with the extra gussett on them? If not you NEED them with the 1500lb bars or you WILL bend the brackets. I do have the HD bracket. It was supplied with the hitch & the dealer installed it. It's not the snap up bracket that is bending though, it's the flat hanger bracket & the cam.
Arn 09/03/21 10:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Sounds like too much tension on the bars to me. 8,500 lb trailer with 1,120 lbs on the tongue. WD hitch is rated 15,000 lbs with 1,500 on the tongue. I know what you're saying but if Reese specs are right that really shouldn't be an issue. I may have to call them again.
Arn 09/03/21 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

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Arn 09/03/21 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

The shop where I had my new dual cam installed gave me this info. I took a look today & it doesn't make sense that the chains are getting pinched. There is a small "pocket" for the chains to go in so they stay out of the way so I'm still at a loss as to why my bracket & cam are bending. This has been happening since I installed a new 15,000 lb Reese hitch last year. I phoned Reese & their answer was simply that you can't mix old with new. Well with the new dual cam installed everything is new so we'll see how this plays out. Thanks.
Arn 09/03/21 07:21am Travel Trailers
Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

Anybody ever have this issue or ever hear of this issue with Reese Dual Cam sway control? I've posted a couple of times about my dual cam bracket & cam bending. I discovered today it's because the way the safety chains hang when I am straightening out from a turn sometimes the chains will get bound between the hitch head and the trunnion bar. This won't allow the trunnion bear to come back into its proper location so it in turn puts outward pressure on the hanging brackets for the Dual cam which bends both the bracket and the cam. If you have a fix I'd be mighty obliged to hear it, if you have suggestions I'd be mighty obliged to hear them as well. Here's hoping I can get this one sorted out.
Arn 09/02/21 04:05pm Travel Trailers
Sharp reverse turn with Equl-i-zer hitch?

I posted in the fall about damaging my Dual Cam hitch by reversing at a very sharp angle. In order to back into my driveway I need to backup at as sharp an angle as possible. Can this be done without unhitching an Equal-i-zer hitch? Thanks.
Arn 03/21/21 08:28pm Travel Trailers
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