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RE: Berrings

For the price of new bearings, I'd just buy a new matching set, for just in case, rather than used ones, already worn to previous races. You could pack the new set, keep clean in plastic bags. Jerry
MFL 04/19/21 12:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Question on changing legal GCWR

Agree ^^^^GVWR is a manufacturers drive train rating, stating they will warranty your vehicle, if you stay within the amount your truck is designed for. You can change gearing, if you wish, and your drive train will be capable of handling the difference. Not a legal issue. Jerry
MFL 04/19/21 05:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Brake job?? You mean brake adjustment? If you are actually doing a brake job, with hub disassembled, then I'd hand pack at this time, and not add grease for several years. Otherwise, your plan should work to do a complete check every 5 yrs, depending on miles/use. The obvious though, a brake problem, a hot hub after towing, needs to be checked out. I have used the EZ lube on 3 different trailers. I did find one seal that was leaking, causing some contamination, while doing a complete inspection. So yes, it happens, but I am not afraid to use the system as designed. Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 01:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replace Ladder stand off nut

I have R&Rd my ladder, and IIRC, the only way to remove those nuts, is from the back, requiring removal of the standoff. Even then, it seemed they were locked in. I didn't need to replace any, and glad of that! Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Main entry door shuts hard

You just need to lube the strike plate, or better choice, the latch that hits the plate, with a lube that lasts a while. Grease works, if you are careful with clothing. A dry lube, or motorcycle chain wax is good. Even a lube you have at home for getting into tight places (KY), will work short term, an will wash out of clothing easily. Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 09:53am Toy Haulers
RE: Need Advice

My neighbor has a 2019 GM 1500, with a pop up top, truck camper on it. Loaded, he is likely over some ratings. Here it comes...he also hooks his heavy boat, with tandem axle trailer on truck receiver, and drives 120 miles, up/down hills to the river. Yup, two summers now, works great! :) Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Need Advice

A couple of things to consider. The vast majority of truck camper carrying SRW trucks you see on the road are over their gvwr. Also, many axles are rated based on the tire/wheel package they originaly came with. The same axle may have a higher gawr on a different truck. You never want to exceed the maximum payload rating of any tire. This ^^^^^hedging a little on GVWR, not the best idea, going over the RAWR even worse, but going well over tire/wheel ratings, not acceptable! Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Electric Tongue Jack Power Problem

:)Jerry, the OP said he just added positive power to the jack pin! He didn't check the truck output. " The problem is that the jack doesn't work when I plug it into the truck 7 pin connector, even though I have verified 12V power and ground is present on the correct pins of the truck connector." Here is the quote: Maybe a difference in our reading comprehension???
MFL 04/18/21 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

It is fair to say that the grease should not be passing the seal, and contaminating the brakes. Follow manufacturer's instructions, and best to do this service, when hubs/grease are warm from use. I can see the rear seals on my trailer, by using an inspection light, looking at back side of brake assembly. Mine has a couple small holes, above the brake adjusting hole. By using this bright LED exam light in one hole, looking in the other hole, I can actually read the numbers on the seal. Jerry https://i.imgur.com/5RdolYal.jpg
MFL 04/18/21 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Tongue Jack Power Problem

Check your truck manual, I needed to add a fuse in the fuse box, it may be blown or not there. Bob...in the OP, he stated that he has verified power coming from truck's connector. Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 04:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Tongue Jack Power Problem

Sounds like you figured it out - the jack is using the trailer for ground and not the ground at the trucks 7 pin conn. Personally, I would cut the connector off and wire it to my trailers battery like most jacks are. Agree with Scott, it would be much nicer to have the jack wired to trailer battery. If you wanted to raise/lower the trailer front, it seems foolish, to have to connect to the truck to do so. Jerry
MFL 04/18/21 04:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Domenic Air Contioner

You might try redoing your description of what the issue is. The air conditioner should not operate if not on shore power. Are you saying it does?? With the fan set to auto, and plugged into shore power (electric), the AC fan should not come on, when stat is set to heat. If on low, or high fan setting, then both may operate. If it used to work as I described, but now does not, you may need a new stat. Jerry
MFL 04/15/21 03:20pm Tech Issues
RE: F350 SRW Enough Truck

Thanks all. I would definitely be getting the 7.3. Assuming that, SRW and the highest available axle rating, what is the max GVWR and pin weight I should be looking at? Assume Lariat trim which will take a bit from payload capacity. Yup, gonna have to agree with Grit dog again...get the trim level you want, the small payload difference has little to do with rear axle wt, and towing a FW. Yes, do get the 4.30 gear set, since you will be ordering. Jerry
MFL 04/15/21 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Bearing Temp

I can see the R/A bearings running a bit warmer, due to carrying more than 1/2 the load, but 30-40 degrees, seems excessive. Is your FW loaded to close to GVWR, and your rear axle maybe at RAWR or slightly over? I have noticed bearings 10 degrees warmer, one side to the other, caused by sun, or more than normal slope of road. I've noticed that a bearing set, that has been hand packed, will run 10 degrees cooler than the one next to it, that has the hub filled from EZ-lube use. I will mention, before someone else does, it could be the new B&W hitch! :) Jerry
MFL 04/15/21 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't find my water pump

Most pumps can be run dry for a while, with no fear of damage/burnout. It will be near the fresh water tank, and may be behind a panel best accessed from the pass through. Mine has a square cover, over a hole in the panel in pass through/basement. Your post is a bit unclear, are you saying it is pumping water to the faucets? If it is, what is wrong, and what are you asking? Jerry
MFL 04/14/21 06:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1987 Real Lite Travel Trailer Owners Manual

It is obvious you need a friend, with RV experience, or person recommended to help you get started. Most of these things, operation of your camper are quite simple once shown. An actual owners manual on that age camper is not going to happen, but appliance downloads, going by serial numbers, or model numbers should still be online. Jerry
MFL 04/14/21 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camco Trailer Aid did not aid at all

I also think the space between the tires can make a big difference. My TA plus works very well with both spring system, and torsion. Jerry
MFL 04/14/21 08:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Misplaced Keys

Zinger...I agree, the deadbolt lock a slight bit better than universal, but if you read my first post, my other trailer key worked easily in the handle, and dead bolt lock. I might add that the keys for my FW door locks are slightly different, but the dead bolt key, works easily for both. Yes, my FW dead bolt key, easily unlocks my snowmobile trailer door, both handle and dead bolt. Most RV locks are of cheap design, and many keys will interchange. Jerry
MFL 04/14/21 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Misplaced Keys

If you are near a trailer dealer, you may check to see if they will loan some keys to you to try. I think these cheap RV locks are similar, even the dead bolts. I had a key on my truck ring, I thought was for my FW, and used it to easily open the double locked door. When I grabbed the camper keys later, which has 2 separate keys for the door, and of course the 751 baggage key, I realized the key I used earlier, was for the side RV type door on my enclosed snowmobile trailer. Comparing the keys, pretty similar. You just need a key from a dealer that works well, copy it, buy it from dealer, if an extra. Jerry
MFL 04/14/21 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

Jerry you painted a vivid and beautiful picture with your explanation. :B Thankyou Sir! A possible sticky Marty??? Sure would make me feel impotent! (sp)? Jerry
MFL 04/12/21 01:38pm Tow Vehicles
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