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RE: Straight-line weight distribution system

I have been using the Reese Straightline for 13 years now and as others have said, once it is setup it is a very good system for towing. I was even surprised when I went from a Tundra to my RAM 3500 on the same trailer. All I had to do was to adjust the ball height and everything else stayed the same with no other adjustment needed.
CaLBaR 11/26/20 01:29pm Towing
RE: Have You Installed Your Own Slide Topper?

I am thinking of ordering and installing a slide topper on my RV. My side measures flange to flange at 7'6" (or 93"). When I go on Solera's site I see the closest topper sizes at 8' (or 96") or 8'6" (or 102"). Would either of these sizes work or would I have to do a special order? Thanks I have installed 2 of the Solera toppers to my Reflection. Lippert has a table that should be used to determine the length of the topper needed. You measure flange to flange length and then pick the correct P/N from the table that you find here and it all works out perfectly. https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.com/quickreferences/ccd_0001820.pdf Rob
CaLBaR 11/24/20 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

DW and I had this talk yesterday when we read about the Burlington helicopter. No way we are going south until things settle and the border opens again. Could afford the $2K but sure don't want to be anywhere but home if we get sick.
CaLBaR 11/12/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: New tow vehicle-releveling WDH

We just sold our TV and will be replacing it before next spring. But it got me to thinking-the next time we hook up our trailer and pull it out of the shed, we’ll have a different truck up front. I’ve never towed our trailer with a different truck and our wdh was set up at the dealer initially. Any tips to getting it level? I highly doubt it will sit the same out of the box. When we went from a Tundra to a RAM 3500 the only thing I had to change was the height of the ball as the RAM is higher. The height change required a new shank with a bigger drop too. Rob
CaLBaR 11/12/20 06:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide toppers

I have a question for those of you who might have slide toppers. On our main slide we only have 2.5 inches between the slide out flange and the arm of the awning when deploying the awning. Am I going to be able to get a slide topper to work on this slide out? I really want to add the slide toppers as I don't enjoy climbing on the roof to sweep the slides off. Thanks in advance. I mounted a slide topper on my Grand Design Reflection 297RSTS and have maybe 3" of room between them. Just had to offset the topper.
CaLBaR 10/26/20 05:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

After a 2nd look, still can't imagine the culprit other than bottoming out in reverse or possibly an extremely sharp turn where the trunnion was close to being ejected and apon straightening back up.....the top section of trunnion caught the cam bracket. Inspect the tip of trunnion for gouge marks. Oh, 6 links does seem to be the sweet spot with these hitches.\ After listening to what you guys have said & looking at everything I'm thinking the cam slipping out of the trunnion bar makes the most sense. I had to replace my bars this summer & the tip that drops down behind the detent for the cam is very short compared to my old bars. In hindsight I wish I would have kept them just to compare. I have to make a very sharp turn into my driveway & with the longer tip it was not an issue. With the shorter tip the cam probably slipped out the back of the bar & then the bar caught on it when I straightened out. I absolutely love the dual cam but if this is how the damage happened then I either need to disconnect when making sharp turns (not going to happen) or get a different hitch. I was leaning towards Blue Ox but after reading a lot of posts & a lot of reviews I'm now thinking Equalizer. Thank you all. On a side note I have emailed Reese twice & have not received even as much as an acknowledgement of receipt, not impressed. Don't email them, give them a call and talk to technical assistance. I called first thing in the morning when I had questions and talked to a tech right away and he was extremely helpful. I never email for customer service. Always get the best support and response talking person to person. Here's all the info you need for technical support. Technical Service 800-632-3290 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
CaLBaR 10/17/20 05:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Pretty Sure Dual Cam Shouldn't Look Like This!

Not a clue. Hitched up the same as usual & had no events along the way. I'm at a loss & I'm wondering what to go with as a replacement set up. I would call Reese and talk to them about it. Their hitches and dual cam setups have a lifetime warranty. I am sure that they can help you through tech support. No way that this should have happened under normal conditions.
CaLBaR 10/13/20 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Endurance Tires VS Carlisle Trail HD Tires

carlisle has rep for being the cheap tire on the market also a rep for blow outs. they make lawn mower tires ,and still trying to get that right. Yes they did, at the same time that Goodyear made the piece of **** Marathon that had major blowouts too. Need to get with the times. The Carlisle HD has not had any issues reported that I have seen. I used them on my last trailer and a good tire. Rob
CaLBaR 10/07/20 05:43am Travel Trailers
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

German drivers are more considerate than North American drivers. The also follow the rules better when driving the Autobahn to avoid the mass collisions.Actually consideration has little to do with it. They know the laws and value their license because they cost a lot to get, both in time and money. None of this walk in the door, and if you can find the counter with minimal help, you get a license. They actually have to prove they both want and have earned a license. The licensing procedure is quite severe. Thanks for that information. Guess it is not so much a right there as it seems to be in North America.
CaLBaR 09/08/20 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water pump check valve.

I have been looking for repair kit for a Lippert FlowMax pump but can't seem to find one. Mine seems to leak back too and will not hold pressure consistently. Looks like it is another Lippert throw-away item, replace it with a real pump that can be repaired. Unfortunately that seems to be it with this one. I know you can get diaphragm kits for Shurflo. This is disappointing from Lippert again. Guess will buy a Shurflo and not have this issue.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 02:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump check valve.

I have been looking for repair kit for a Lippert FlowMax pump but can't seem to find one. Mine seems to leak back too and will not hold pressure consistently.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Very seldom that semis run at their speed limit, now days the limits are 65 autos, 60 trucks most semis run between 65 and 70, autos 65 and 75. Running 20 mph below the flow of traffic in the right lane, basically setup a rolling road block.Rolling roadblock? That's what that passing lane is for. If people would drive like they should, i.e. move over to pass and then move back over to their original lane, it wouldn't be an issue, but instead you have people that pull into the right lane and just sit there, even when they could get back over. There's your rolling roadblock. Makes a person wonder how they keep the autobahns in Germany from being endless car wrecks, when you have people driving 100+mph and other people doing 60-70 mph. Oh yeah, they know how to drive. German drivers are more considerate than North American drivers. The also follow the rules better when driving the Autobahn to avoid the mass collisions.
CaLBaR 09/07/20 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019+ RAM HD with failed CP4-2 IP to get CP3's

Ram, unlike Ford, is making things right!!!! Please let me know what RAM is doing to make things right. I have a 2019 with the CP4.2 fuel pump. No issues and love the truck just would like to know what you know in case I ever have trouble with the CP4.2 pump so I know what to expect. One reason I bought the RAM over the Ford was CP3 fuel pump but then found out a couple of days after I bought it that RAM was now using the CP4.2 pump too. Not that it would have made much difference anyway I guess. Please provide any info that you have just in case. Thanks, I can provide info on what Ram is doing, "just in case." The answer is NOTHING. My 2019 injector pump failed at 15k miles. Left me on the side of the road 2 hours from home. They towed it to the nearest shop. The truck that is. That's about the extent of it. I had to pay for them to tow my travel trailer. Once I paid Chrysler for them to arrange the trailer tow, no one showed up to get it. I had to end up making my own arrangements to get it home. It took them about a week and a half before they finally figured out what happened. When they figured it out, they told me that the pump was on backorder due to the corona virus shutdown. I was going to have to wait 4 months until the parts were available. They approved a rental vehicle, but I was told that due to the coronavirus, they couldn't do that either. I escalated the claim internally at FCA. They pretty much de-escalated it back down to the case manager. This means that they weren't going to buy it back or replace it. The only choice I was left with (I needed a vehicle) was to trade the 4 month old truck in at the dealership where it sat. They didn't have a good selection of vehicles (also probably due to the coronavirus) but did have a 3500 on order that was similar in options to my 2500. I ended up buying that one. If there was an option to trade it to another manufacturer's dealership, I would have, and never purchase another Chrysler product. It's kind of hard to trade a vehicle that is disassembled and sitting in a shop. So again, to recap on what to expect from Chrysler to make it right if it happens to you.....nothing. Sorry to hear about this issue with yours and the lack of Chrysler doing anything for you. Hopefully you didn't lose too much or any on the trade but from what you wrote sounds like you did. This is what concerns me about this is exactly what happened to you or worse that Chrysler starts to deny warranty like Ford did. This issue should seriously get fixed by Bosch for such a pitiful design. Should have been fixed a long time ago.
CaLBaR 08/31/20 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019+ RAM HD with failed CP4-2 IP to get CP3's

Ram, unlike Ford, is making things right!!!! Please let me know what RAM is doing to make things right. I have a 2019 with the CP4.2 fuel pump. No issues and love the truck just would like to know what you know in case I ever have trouble with the CP4.2 pump so I know what to expect. One reason I bought the RAM over the Ford was CP3 fuel pump but then found out a couple of days after I bought it that RAM was now using the CP4.2 pump too. Not that it would have made much difference anyway I guess. Please provide any info that you have just in case. Thanks,
CaLBaR 08/31/20 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cracked frame Heartland/Lippert - Warranty but no help!

T18skyguy, Ontario uses lots of salt. The trailer has traveled for 2 March Breaks down to Florida. After the first trip I washed the trailer as soon as I was home and by mid summer this is how rusted it was. I talked to the dealer and showed him and was told its just the way it is. My plan was to wire brush the entire exposed frame, paint and then get it undercoated this fall to try and slow things down. Absolutely no off roading. We have drove a few dirt roads but nothing nasty. No modifications to the trailer or frame and nothing heavy in the rear of the trailer. All questions the dealer asked me when I dropped it off. Hi Bedpan, I had surface rust on my frame too. I sanded and painted the tongue but the ordered Corrosion Free kit with sprayer. No need to wire bush and paint it the solution dissolves the rust and penetrates to the metal protecting it from further rust. Works great and been using on my vehicles for the last 11 years.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Yep, it's the slower guy that is the problem. If we would just find the highest recorded speed on that highway and require everyone to run at that speed, just imagine how safe we would all be. What might make sense is to actually understand that we are all traffic, not just those that run at illegal speeds, and instead of giving the fast crowd the consideration, but instead come back to common sense and let the fast crowd adjust to my speed. If they can't grow up it's their problem. Blowing it our of proportion. Not saying highest speed is safe either just that. Higher speed than traffic flow or lower speed than traffic flow is a hazard. Both are issues. Drive the speed limit or close to it and it makes everyone safer. 20 MPH below or above is dangerous.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

Most interstate highways also have a posted minimum speed of 55 mph. If traffic engineers thought that was so unsafe don't you think they would increase that number? Those that think slower drivers are unsafe should probable slow down theselves in case they overtake one of these "unsafe situations". I am a traffic engineer...max and min limits on freeways are set by politicians not engineers. Actually in many places we have been successful in increasing the truck speed to 65mph because it creates safety problems when you have a small number of vehicles going substantially below the average. The ideal for safety is to have everyone going the same speed. Thank you for your professional information not that it will change any of the opinions here about driving slow not being a hazard but very nice to hear from a traffic engineer about slower traffic being a hazard for everyone else.
CaLBaR 08/29/20 12:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trunnion Lube?

Reese Hitch Ball Lube https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yv70lxV8L._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160 I used this as well for many years. Just went to Amsoil hitch grease due to a good deal when I bought my gear lube for the truck. Not sure I like it though and may go back to the Reese with teflon once the Amsoil stuff is done. The oil and grease are starting to separate a bit and makes for a bit of a mess.
CaLBaR 08/28/20 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

We all know that a 75 mph posted speed limit means traffic will be moving at 77 to 80. Personally, before I'd cruise along at anything less than 65, I'd get off the Interstate and use US highways. Traveling too far below the speed of traffic, IMO, is more dangerous than trying to keep up with it. I never worry what happens behind me. If you can't plan/look ahead and go safely around me you DO NOT belong on an interstate. You DO need to worry about what happens behind you, especially if you're the cause of it. Selfishly saying it's everyone else's responsibility to conform to your style of driving is just that, selfish -- and potentially dangerous. If I want to/need to drive 60 when the vast majority of traffic is moving at nearly 80, then I'm the one who doesn't belong on the interstate, and believe me, I've spend thousands of miles off the interstate for that exact reason. I completely agree with this statement. Travelling slightly under the speed limit is not an issue but 15 - 20 MPH under the speed limit or flow of traffic is dangerous and inconsiderate. You should find an alternate route than the interstate or highway if you can't or won't keep up with traffic. RV or no RV.
CaLBaR 08/28/20 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trunnion Lube?

Getting my trunnion WD hitch tomorrow & I'm wondering what to use for lube where the bars go into the hitch head. I have some 80w90 gear oil & if it's heavy enough I'll use that. Thanks. I use wheel bearing grease or hitch grease. Much heavier and less wear. Rob
CaLBaR 08/26/20 06:06am Travel Trailers
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