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RE: Tire Failure

I just had to replace my trailer tires (Maxxis). Had a tread separation that my TPMS did warn me with a drop in pressure from 80 psi to 65 psi. I had already decided my next set of tires would be good Year Endurance. I was just south of Salt Lake city. It was a Sunday so I checked in to an RV park and started looking for tires early Monday Morning. Called Big O to see if they had any Endurance tires. They checked their warehouse and all local Big O stores with no luck. Then checked with a Good Year dealer and they could not find a set of Endurance in any of their local dealers and their warehouses in Salt Lake, Denver and Reno. So I called a Discount Tire which was less than a mile from the RV court I was in. They said they had 29 Endurance tires so I corrected him said you now have 25 tires. They installed a new set in less than 1 hour and I was back on the road before 11:00 am.
RCMAN46 09/16/21 11:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with tail lights on 5th wheel

I believe the fuse on the truck you are looking for is in the fuse box on the side of the dash on left side between dash and door.
RCMAN46 06/02/21 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Plug or unplug that is the question

"I can't think of any risk in disconnecting, except for maybe forgetting to reconnect when you leave, but you'll figure that out pretty quickly when you check your mirrors and don't see your running lights on." X2. I also lay the 7way connector on the bed rail where it can be seen in the rear view mirror. But if you check your trailer brakes and lights it is unlikely you would forget to connect the 7way.
RCMAN46 05/31/21 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up Fifth wheel

I would not jack on the axles. If you look at the geometry you will see the unbolts only hold the axle in place. Axle tubes are made from very light gauge steel. Jack only on the frame to be safe. I also recommend having the 5th wheel hitched to your truck which takes a lot of strain off of the landing gear.
RCMAN46 05/29/21 07:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RVLock Keyless

I've had one for at least five years on my fifth wheel, and one for six months on my truck camper, and never an issue with either of them aside from the keypad membranes cracking, which they sell replacements for, for ~$10. Your statements are in past tense. Does that mean you do not have one on your current RV and if that is the case why don't you have one?
RCMAN46 05/25/21 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RVLock Keyless

Has anyone had any luck with the RVlock keyless locks? I purchased one several years ago and the lock has not been very reliable. When it was under warranty RVlock did replace it. Then a couple years later I replaced the logic board in the part that mounts on the door. I have a remote pad on the side of the trailer as the vintage I have did not have a indigrated keypad in the lock. Right now I can not get the lock to operated with the remote keypad or the key Fob that came with the lock. I have replaced the batteries with known good batteries. I see they have the new ones on sale and before I putout close to $200 to replace mine I want to know what results anyone has had with the current models of the RVlock.
RCMAN46 05/25/21 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 Lightening

Good luck on getting a F150 Lightning any time soon. I have been following the Bronco for almost a year now and not sure when you will be able test drive one before purchase. Here is a quote from a news article I saw. "What Does a Reservation Do For You? It gets you one step closer to owning the all-new Bronco. Reserve now to secure your Bronco. Beginning in January 2021, you will be able to convert your reservation to an order with your preferred Ford Dealer. In May 2021, your Ford Dealer will be able to provide an approximate date for the delivery of your Bronco. Initial Bronco 2 and 4-door deliveries are targeted to begin in summer 2021. Due to the high number of Bronco 2 and 4-door reservations, deliveries may extend into the 2022 calendar year."
RCMAN46 05/20/21 01:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

:C I think Torq Lift makes a foldable step of steps to go inside of coach like the solid ones, but do not require a 4'arc to deploy them. This is addition to their under the door ones like Barney has. Yep. Here is a link to their Glowstep Revolution Uprising that bolts in the opening for the door and does not need the "step well" that the ones like I have needed. They lift up into the door opening like the OP has and need to be swept off or cleaned before closing but they also can be used in very tight places where the others cannot. Barney Torklift is on the ball.
RCMAN46 04/25/21 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor Majestic 23A

Chevy vs Ford chassis will make a difference on how it handles dirt roads. In what way will it make a differance if it is a Ford vs Chevrolet?
RCMAN46 04/18/21 08:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

I hook mine with a carabiner to a cargo tie down hook at the rear of the bed of my truck. That is a bad idea - you need the brakes on the trailer to initiate before you hit the end of your chains. The chains should be just a hair longer than the breakaway cable. You also want the tongue of the trailer to stay in the bed, not fall to the ground. You should do a little research on this before you get in an accident. I don't have an Anderson hitch, but on my gooseneck, the safety chains and breakaway cable have a ring that is attached to the frame on either side of the ball. I would prefer the breakaway be attached to the truck bed and not anything on the hitch. Also I do not believe the Anderson hitches require safety chains. If you have a hitch failure such as happened to a standard type 5th wheel hitch where the hitch head separated from the truck and had the breakaway been attached to the head the breakaway may not be activated. If the length of the breakaway cable is shortened such it will activate before the end of the safety chains if used should be OK.
RCMAN46 03/20/21 02:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Excellent video on brake repacking

The only issue I have he put way more grease on the spindle than needed and in particular the seal surface on the spindle. With the amount he used there will be grease pushed into the brake shoe area as the seal goes over the spindle and seal area. This grease will then fall into the brake area and contaminate the brake shoes. A very light film of grease is all that is needed and a very light grease or oil on the seal surface. I have always used a very light film of motor oil on my grease seal both the seal area and the outer rim so the seal will not gall when pressing into the hub.
RCMAN46 02/27/21 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: 13'5" clearance

A suggestion on how to determine the actual height of your 5th wheel. When you have the 5th wheel loaded as you will most likely use it go back to the dealer where you purchased the unit. Make sure tire pressures are at you towing pressures. Pull into one of their stalls and stop with highest point under the doorway. Crawl up on top and measure the distance from the highest point of the 5th wheel to the door opening. Then measure from door opening to the ground. Do the math and you will know the exact height of the 5th wheel. I did this before I took delivery of my 5th wheel to make sure it would go into my shop building. My dealer was more than willing to do this for me.
RCMAN46 01/15/21 07:21am Toy Haulers
RE: Best way to clear grit and sand out of 7 pin plug??

I would suggest first blow out as much as possible with air. Next submerge in Simple green without diluting it. Leave in the Simple green for several hours or if you have the time a full day. Next blow out the simple green with air then use hot water to remove the rest of the Simple Green. Then blow out with air until completely dry. As stated get a cover for the plug when not is use. I found one at my local NAPA Auto Supply. 7 way rubber boot
RCMAN46 12/17/20 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning out black tank for winter

I buy the cheapest automatic dishwasher soap. Every time I dump both the gray and black tanks I add about 1/2 cup of the dishwasher soap and several gallons of water. Never leave the tanks completely drained except after cleaning at the end of the season. At the end of the season I have found it takes very little flushing to clean out the black tank with one of the wands.
RCMAN46 10/31/20 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: What are the top 5 advantages of a TC?

I had an 8 ft over cab Alaskan TC and it had many advantages. 1. I could pull my boat with my 3/4 ton 4x4. 2. The TC was the same width as my pickup so could go anywhere a pickup can go. 3. I could park it in a standard garage that had 8 ft doors common most new homes. 4. It would go almost anywhere a standard 3/4 4x4 pickup for hunting and fishing. 5. When I got to my favorite fishing or hunting camp I had a refrigerator, cook stove, nice bed, heater, and even a toilet. 6. low center of gravity which was good for off road use.
RCMAN46 10/20/20 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Easiest route from Boise, ID to Hungry Horse, MT

If you take Idaho 55 North from Boise check for road construction delays. There has been significant construction and delays all summer. I would take the long way described above. Even when towing I prefer Interstates and 4 lane roads over the narrow winding road such as Idaho 55. I definitely would not recommend going through Stanley Idaho from Boise if towing.
RCMAN46 10/13/20 07:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Purchasing used...how to know if it is stolen or not?

Have your local authorities run the vin number. X2 Make an appointment with your local sheriff and follow his recommendation on how to handle the sale. also most states tax campers so the sheriff should be able to get a track record of who has paid taxes on the unit.
RCMAN46 10/07/20 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Stud Finders

I recall a device and I ***THINK*** it is the device IU will provide a link to that was advertised on TV a while back that could see through walls. It could not only detect wood/metal studs but things like rats and mice https://walabot.com/see-through-walls I looked up this device on Amazon. It appears it will only work with Android phones. It also has a 11 percent one star rating.
RCMAN46 09/29/20 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stud Finders

When all else fails they can sometimes be spotted from the outside in the morning condensation. X2 and I took pictures of all the outside walls so I could use the information in the future.
RCMAN46 09/29/20 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Near tragic event!!

For those of you who think a TPMS will tell you if a wheel comes of, I think you are mistaken. I am not positive but I don't think they will alarm if this happens. I have the TST 507 and I can disconnect from the RV and drive away and the monitor will keep displaying the last reading of when it was connected. This makes me believe you could lose the whole RV and not know it. I don't own a TPMS, but I would think you would be alerted when the unit detects the loss of signal from one wheel. Because you are still operating, driving down the road, a signal loss should be part of the overall function. With the TST 507 it will be about one hour before you will get a signal loss alarm. This has been documented many times on this forum over the last 5 years or so.
RCMAN46 09/27/20 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
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