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RE: A/C flipping breaker

I’m guessing your FW is 50 amp service and you said you were tripping a 20 amp breaker. Sounds like you are using adapters to plug into a regular household outlet in your garage. This can be a problem depending what else is drawing current in the FW or possibly in your house on the same circuit. I used to have this same issue on my TT with 30 amp service plugged into a household outlet. Especially in July and August when it is the hottest. Try running your AC in the evening after the outside temperature has cooled down. See if it runs longer than 30 minutes. If that works, you might see if you can find someone with a 50 amp box or generator where you can get 30 to 50 amps of continuous power and see if that solves your problem.
ETCrockett 08/06/19 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert electric leveling problem

Sounds like you are on the right track. You have confirmed a solid 12.6 volts to the controller. Have you also confirmed the volts to the jack motors? If you find none of the jacks are getting 12 volts, then most likely the controller is not outputting 12 volts. If you have 12 volts at the motors, I would then suspect the touchpad. Perhaps there is a short or broken wire between the touchpad and the controller. When you connected 12 volts directly to the motor, I'm guessing the motor operated immediately and not by using the touchpad since you bypassed the controller for this test?
ETCrockett 06/08/19 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking Truck For Level?

Park on flat ground. Stand back at the side, does it LOOK level??? Yeah.... I'm kind of in favor of this method. I guess the question is what is trying to be achieved by having the TV perfectly level? I understand the 5th to TV and bed rail clearance but I can't see a problem with a TV being a few degrees one way or another off level. Certainly, the trustworthy eyeball test Cummins eludes to should be close enough. I agree about the bed clearance and the FW towing level. However, you want to also avoid excessive squating on the TV when loaded. I have always been told that when towing from the bumper hitch that excessive squat puts a strain on the drive shaft and cause major problems. I just assume the same would be true when towing a FW.
ETCrockett 05/19/19 12:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Hitch issue

I have the Andersen 5th Wheel hitch and have been very happy with it's performance. The issue I have is the distance of travel needed to get the pin off the ball when unhitching. I have to use every inch of upward travel on the landing legs to get off the truck and then sometimes it's impossible to get the trailer down to level for camping because I run out of downward travel of the legs. I have air bags on the truck and thought about letting some air out of them to gain an inch or so. I haven't tried this yet but thought maybe someone else has had this same problem and may have a solution that works. I also have an air bag in the pin box that may be creating an additional height to deal with. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks...Tony I don't own an Anderson hitch, but I'm curious about your issue of running out of travel to level your FW because you have to use every inch of upward travel to get off your truck. I had the problem you described once and the reason was not because of the hitch. It was because I lowered the feet of the front landing gear too far before extending the jacks via the leveling systems. Because the feet were manually lowered too far, the travel distance of the jack needed to come off the truck is less. This reduces the amount of travel downward to level the FW. To solve this issue, the Lippert (LCI) technician that manufactures the 3.0 Ground Control system on my FW explained that I should only lower the feet of the front landing gear to the point of 5" to 6" from the ground and then extend the jacks to get off the truck. This should give adequate downward travel for leveling. I have been on sites that sloped away from the road where I don't manually lower the front feet at all. I don't use air bags on my setup. Are you towing level or does your truck have excessive 'squat' with the FW hitched up? If my suggestions don't work for you, perhaps you need to consider some changes with the truck to allow you to tow level or reduce the squat in the truck when hitched. I'm imagining you have quite a bit of squat if you are using all your upward travel to relieve the weight of the truck to pull off the king pin.
ETCrockett 05/19/19 12:13am Fifth-Wheels
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