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RE: Anderson Ultimate hitch part needed

I have wondered if that hole could be stripped. What torque setting were you using when it stripped?
Njmurvin 08/15/23 12:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traded in our old fifth wheel, bought a cougar

Carefully inspect the roof. At 13 years old, depending on where/how it was stored, the roof could be near its end-of-life. Look particularly around the edges near the rear where it is more prone to being dragged against tree limbs, leaf gutters, etc. (don't ask how I know to look for this :) ).
Njmurvin 07/11/23 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear Endurance is 5 years too old?

For reference on SoCal prices, mine are 235/80/16 and the $1212 includes $150 worth of certificates for replacement if the tire is damaged beyond repair for any reason (sidewall punctures, blowouts, etc.). I purchased the same tires from the same dealer almost exactly 5 years ago for $149/ea. They are now $223/ea.
Njmurvin 05/19/23 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear Endurance is 5 years too old?

Thanks for the responses. Some answers to your questions... The trailer lives in SoCal. Weather is very mild. Sun exposure is minimal as trailer is stored parallel to my house with one side within about 4ft of the north side of the house and the other side up against a cement block wall. The awning up high gets some sun exposure but not much down where the tires are. Awning was replaced earlier this year with a model that has the metal shroud. I only put about 2k miles per year on the trailer. Usage is on the low side. I always inflate the tires to 80lbs before traveling and it has never taken more than a couple of lbs to "top them off". No visible cracks or bulges. All that said, I have decided to replace them now instead of waiting another year. It hurts to pay $1200 for the same set of tires I bought for $800 5 years ago. Welcome to inflation. Although even new tires can fail, I won't worry as much about that happening with new shoes.
Njmurvin 05/19/23 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
Goodyear Endurance is 5 years too old?

My Goodyear Endurance tires just turned 5 years old. Some sources say tires age out at 5 and others say 6. The price of these tires has gone up 50% since I bought them. I’d love to squeeze another year out of them but not if it’s too risky. Thoughts?
Njmurvin 05/16/23 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning material replacement questions

And ShadePro doesn't offer a topper with the aluminum guard. Too bad. I have one topper (bedroom wardrobe slide) that's on the sunny side when it's parked.
Njmurvin 10/07/22 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eternabond over Dicor on PVC roof

How about TSP? They don't mention it. I haven't used it in a while. But, I've cleaned some pretty nasty stuff with it and it worked very well.
Njmurvin 10/07/22 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning material replacement questions

Update: The awning was installed by a ShadePro team of 2 guys. It took them less than an hour and one was a trainee. It was SO worth the net $100 to have them do the install. The weather shield option is totally worth it. The first 18" or so of the awning is metal and then it connects to the fabric for the rest of the way. The fabric ends up rolled under the metal portion for sun protection when retracted. I really like the acrylic fabric too. I expect this to last much longer than my previous unprotected vinyl shade. Slide toppers are next!
Njmurvin 10/06/22 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof tear along edge ...

I have a similar tear along edge on my FW, I repaired with Eternabond tape without going under the moulding on side, then applied self levelling Dicor to edge has been there for several years, was told also that roof had to be replaced and insurance not willing to pay more than 50% Frank I did this on my last 5th wheel and it held for a while. I eventually put a new roof on it. But, it didn't cost anywhere near $7500. More like half of that. Inflation?
Njmurvin 10/01/22 04:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof tear along edge ...

I'm pretty sure Dicor alone isn't going to cut it this time. But maybe I could just carry the eternabond to the edge of the molding to avoid removing it and pulling it back. I'm just not sure there's enough surface there over the edge to stick to. I think the right way would be to go under the molding like the original roof material.
Njmurvin 10/01/22 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
Roof tear along edge ...

I bought this 5th wheel 6 years ago. It had a roof repair using just Dicor along the edge of the roof which has been water-tight for the 6 years I have owned it. The previous owner must have dragged the trailer along a tree branch or other object. It is along the top of the edge of the roof (just before it bends over the edge and tucks under the molding). The repair has come loose in two places (one 4 inches wide and the other about 3 inches wide). I need to address this before the winds and rain come. I had a mobile roof repair guy come out today and he took one look at it and said the only fix is a new roof (quoted $7500). The rest of the roof is in perfect (age-appropriate) shape. He said there is no repair he can make that would hold up to the wind. OK. So, I agree this is probably the worst place a roof can be damaged. But, I'm not so quick to give up on the possibility of a repair. It seems to me that the molding could be pulled back, and a wide (e.g. 12") roll of eternabond tape could be applied to the length of the damaged area with 2" or so overhanging the edge. Then roll it over the edge and re-attach the molding over it and trim as necessary. Is there any reason this wouldn't work? Has anyone had this kind of damage and successfully repaired it?
Njmurvin 10/01/22 03:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning material replacement questions

Update. I ordered the acrylic material fabric replacement with the metal weather shield from ShadePro. Since I live near enough to them that they will do the installation, I opted for the installation. They charge $250 for the installation BUT, they bring the awning with them on their truck instead of charging $150 for shipping. So the install is really only $100 (no brainer for me). They offer free shipping for fabric only orders, but adding the weather shield means they have to ship by truck ($$$$). I'll provide another update when the installation is finished.
Njmurvin 09/29/22 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
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