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RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

I am assuming ro_sie must have a problem of some kind. It is the not knowing that is making me worry. whether it is of a personal nature, or Art's condition, or what... I just don't know. Well, hopefully we will hear from her.
cummins2014 11/12/19 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Removal of 10 year old trailer ugly decal pictures

Thank for letting us know. How much effort with the grafx stuff? I've always been a fan of heat gun and razor for crusty old decals. Eraser wheel for tough double sided tape. I've got a bunch to remove on the TC if I get time. Quicker the better! Nothing seems to be very fast, they are a pain to get off. Hopefully that GraffXoff will work a little faster . Heat gun , and a little 3m adhesive remover if it doesn't all come off works, but it still a bit tedious ,and slow .
cummins2014 11/12/19 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removal of 10 year old trailer ugly decal pictures

Time to report. Eraser wheel burned the gel coat so I ordered the GraffXoff suggested. Bought the smallest bottle to try it. Works great! Will order a bigger bottle now. Good to know, 3M adhesive remover worked on the sides on mine ,but the Montana Logo on the front of my 2008 fifth wheel ,the 3M adhesive remover did not touch it, eraser wheel would not either, I literally had to scrape it off with a razor blade, and then it was not easy . May have to try that GraffXoff
cummins2014 11/12/19 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Landing gear motor.

I think 2 motors is a fine idea. But whether you do that or not, you need to get some grease on the leadscrews, or it is just a matter of time before a leg seizes up on you. Most trailers don't have zerks, and if they do it will only be for the bevel gears at the top. The leadscrews cannot be lubed through a zerk, unless you just willy nilly fill the leg with grease. You need to get the grease into the follower nut and along the threads of the screw. I drilled access holes in each leg, and I use spray grease with a straw nozzle to direct the lube on the screw. I use motorcycle chain and cable spray, because it is very clingy, but regular old grease will work too. Heavy stuff preferably. You can see where I drilled the holes in the photos below. They are only about 3/8" diameter. Once you lube the leadscrews (they are NOT worm gears BTW), I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much easier your motor handles the load. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EuG5eVR6XqCsHYvGnJiGlCD7yjZnF-uCSG9bg_HaS7pIXRT6H8jF8eVslbeGf2r5PdX-UgzlREB1XwEVkhqMUK0ocloyicflthfKFOdDyJ6PiVYvHnXVpguT7UKYknXAJbuMpNHJe6uwNrRQN2Lj2dQkmrQjy1nyPhQGuGzdovJICoHoGkCc_p01EjDG7RdrfPyJjF1Vdjeh7-aVER0VNGlwQDvNw6TjRkKnYqpMlnfnSWb3p2jfhY3LuwbbwEpyAtEj-v00f_k1TL7Ekao7mJkC7yMDrNqKNQ3MectaRMVCLxTrVX3DGOVV1WVrymnqtTkanvQIFU1_RyWAev1_xQfFW6Obje_AF2SOFyJEFaZ5--8OLwHwBHcJsGKakrevpwBhIsdYb7Eu6qpVdxLZE88XlNrFDM8Gt07w8awwdlMiQA9oFNRv3heqx-Liwx1vjiV93K5I4-Jq6UymSGYXuyOnw7wF8l8gdVoZBW7OMq0WVjiLn8bajukkk2hRoP3MQQhodGPQFexrJ_7jruGngGl_pyAzCt2aOR4jT-G6G7v-TFDR5LHiXcoA5y_2QXMJO70X3t3shKMg2bTqHjYkEYH2WQdO6ipjiovQp4Roi9acntXPsjAZy3W66gvlUTdAhjQrAvFtQYYrglksAejEK-VSFVUndt7juNWJdG7Etj0CLUz2H9mMZStLOgJhrImI-_MoV8lF5mUSS7PUdFEAsDYjVc7T3N-QW8YV7BxHOHA0jz1i=w1102-h826-no height=640 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ojLkk57rSFsKWAt0yvlMsLk5aU7HbQDihGlkYMdwjcKikEvKlhECuFG7uQVX49cTZdLuikcg3hqKuqED0I6clh2CHRefQtGQ-lrRsE7JTXq9ffpNJIAV_x0FvN4-tYR1Dn7OcgMjpPS9g104jCEpMZU3Sqr3_xNd4AuBuR1eIMUc-WvXeOFF6J3OoPT0XET5AkUvzw6SKLPwQXJyfrlSbdqA970ec4wnl0uHjyCdHUaA5cOx7QBuLJlLuZ5vJktPtHKPOvHbwTcuxv3lbthrvqvMF-z_Q0Y_-7qJOxRJfThLfGmVQdSS3gvhfUhfad89Zc3XMlZtWFbTGCtwbmeHMQlw_jlMPQUY22IhF9qgm3a4iBotP4MWv5e-xlsamr7n5wSryvvmBW3MZRc8RjZKipXEt2kCqlO5J16VX_0hLTHqusOtDF_OrNFiTDl2SyMYtV4Qn89XoGVQl9fAteoUI0DsMtv1IZvXJdUnWj446xbdpYOAYw9LWpFGbkcIO_rTfr0bGERHjNTU8rI-Uk9GdNTYcylwHtadvF5cyJXl4RUJtA2GW7oIG_gypZYTohonMRGcBZ1iJ8ZX7PVy82JneUcZQG70alkjbKFUjxN1K3BjYOZ3IKB3pTmVNCmjT0FHPFsDChDm7UMaSvl3PBafjm-1KyfQfKiPxmM_NJWslcgICQewXL4vxNnJBXE0LrFhmqZz5nlF-W9VyVrT1cMO87cmT-Z0mvPLjrudIXZlehI2up7c=w1102-h826-no height=640 I too think two motors are okay, but not always necessary, there are a lot more heavy fifth wheels then what I think the OP has ,plus its sounds like there is no generator up front. I have an ONAN 5500 LP in front, and have been fine with just the one motor setup as long as I keep it greased up, and I'm still on the original motor. Thanks for the correct terminology on that "leadscrew" As far as the Zerks go, yes the older legs do not have them ,my 2008 do not. But if you were to replace those legs in your picture ,they would have two perks, and the lower WILL get the leadscrew using a grease gun .As said in a previous post we went thru this with a friends landing gear. We ended removing both landing legs ,drivers side was shot stripped out leadscew, and the other must have been just slightly burred on the leadscrew ,and had some rough spots in it, when turning it by hand when out of the fifth wheel. We lubed up that lower zerk ,and it freed it right up. Now his is running great on the one motor, with one new leg, and one properly lubed . I have one leg with zerks, and one without, but was greased torn apart , I will drill a hole like you at 4" down, obviously if the zerk is working there on his ,and my other one, 4' down should be good for the drilled hole. Its hard to see where that hole is drilled in yours, I am thinking the white spot if s0, pretty close to that zerk at 4" . Although those jerks are on the front side of the legs, not a great place for them as far as getting too. .
cummins2014 11/12/19 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

Small hole in the outer leg, run the leg all the way up, lower the inner leg, and spray some lithium grease liberally through the hole. Easier than a grease gun, and insures that the grease ends up on the screw and not down the side of the leg. I think we are talking about two different styles of landing gear, these are lippert or stromberg one in the same, but there are no holes other then two little ones on my 2008, directly below the cap, you can accomplish the same thing , just by pulling the caps off on them and greasing those top gears, but I don't see anyway to get grease to that worm gear ,and nut down lower. Unless I am missing something here that you are saying ????
cummins2014 11/12/19 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

Measuring where that bottom grease zerk is, its 4" from the top of the cap. I would not think it would matter if that hole was drilled in the front of the leg , where it would be easy to drill. All there is in there bedsides the long worm gear is a eight sided nut ,held in there for the worm gear to run thru . That hole would not hurt a thing, you could tape over it if concerned with any debris getting in there , it would be minimal inside the compartment there . Worth a try for the sake of hole.
cummins2014 11/12/19 12:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

I think you could accomplish the same thing by drilling some holes down about three inches for that worm gear ,and just pump grease in there. I will measure for sure where the bottom zerk is , but its not that far down . The zerk is just in the cavity ,not going into anything but in the vicinity of the gears. It sure got the job done for my friends 2010 after greasing that lower Zerk .Ran 100% better .
cummins2014 11/12/19 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

I can see no zirk or feel one where I can not see. Is pouring oil in from the top going to lube the entire shaft? Another desire I mentioned was to get rid of the cross (head banger) member. Two motors would do this. This would make building a shelving system and access to-it very nice. I am sorry ,I mislead you, no you don't have any Zerks, I don't either , on the one side, I replaced the drive side ( Don't ask :( ) and it does have the double zerk. The old side does have a small hole where a zerk would be ,but no , ,no zerk. I mentioned I pulled off that side ,and greased it partially torn apart. Yes pouring into the top will get it, it will run thru the nut that the worm gear runs thru, and should get the worm gear also. I would put as thick as I could get that will pour. I am going to do the same, and just put something under that side to catch what runs thru. The other side I will grease the zerks .
cummins2014 11/12/19 12:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

On my Big Country with the 6 point leveling system, only one leg deploys and stows at a time. If the 2 front jacks were independent with 2 motors, it would be a heck of a lot faster. Does the system in question deploy/stow both at the same time? Yes ,its a one motor electric landing gear legs in the front.
cummins2014 11/12/19 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

There ere no zirks on mine so the only way to lube is to remove the top cap and pour or spray from the top. I know for a fact , they don't run well with no grease, if you have put a bit of a bind on them ,and burred them worm gears, then two motors may help ,but it will struggle still . I know my 2008 has just the one zerk, to grease just the top gears. IMO ,they are not the issue ,its that long worm gear thats the problem . They need grease, or if they have been a bit over extended, they are toast , grease will hep some ,but they are burred .
cummins2014 11/12/19 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

One of the main advantages of two separate motors is two separate controls so you can control the motors independently. They will run at the same speed so that part doesn't matter. Yes ,but we are missing the point here or are we :), if one is binding a bit ,then no they won't run the same speed, and will have to be adjusted independently , thats the nice thing, but then again you still have to watch ,and make sure you are not coming up crooked ,and putting more bind on the legs. Keeping them lubed up, and not over extending them to the end, and messing up the worm gear, then regardless one or two motors, they will run okay. Mine with one motor runs fine after messing up some gears, and having to replace one, then knowing what to do.
cummins2014 11/12/19 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

Hooking up a 2nd motor could probably be performed. How would you synchronize their speed so the landing gears operate at the same speed? I have no idea where the zerk comments come from! Why would you need to worry about sync'ing them? Put in 2 switches to control them separately. Lyle Except if one is slowing down, then they would not be running at the same speed.. Sure you could run them separate to get them back even, but no guarantees they are going to run the same speed pushing both switches at the same time . I've =seen= factory installed 2-motor/2-switch legs in operation and they =always= had to adjust one side as that motor just ran faster when both switches were pressed at the same time. (FWIW, old GF's father's FW.) The 4-pt system on my KZ, on a virtually level concrete pad always runs one more than the other. You simply can't sync the motors that closely without complex and expensive electronics involved. Other thing about having 2 motors is that the legs jack about 2x faster, if not more, than a single motor setup. Old Komfort had the single motor and it was =slow=! Lyle I think we are agreeing here :) Two motors ,two landing gears one is binding a bit or needs grease, although obviously they are both geared the same. Case in point with the 2010, motor booked down to a stop, just didn't have the power to turn both. Pulled the drive side off,had a bad spot in the worm gear where it would not turn at all by hand. He ordered a new leg, although it ran , it was very slow. Pulled the opposite side off, and turned by hand ,it was pretty stiff, greased it up, and things ran well. I guess my point is, I don't think the OP needs a double motor , he needs to just get those gears lubed up somehow.
cummins2014 11/12/19 10:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

Hooking up a 2nd motor could probably be performed. How would you synchronize their speed so the landing gears operate at the same speed? I have no idea where the zerk comments come from! Why would you need to worry about sync'ing them? Put in 2 switches to control them separately. Lyle Except if one is slowing down, then they would not be running at the same speed.. Sure you could run them separate to get them back even, but no guarantees they are going to run the same speed pushing both switches at the same time .
cummins2014 11/11/19 10:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear motor.

08 landing gear on Cedar Creek has one mot. It really labor’s. Can a guy remove the head banger shaft that crosses from drivers side to curb side and attach a second motor. This would make for unobstructed access to the front storage too. Here is an observation on my 2008, as well as my friends 2010 , both Montana Fifth Wheels. Grease is a wonderful thing unfortunately the 2008 of mine has only the one zerk to lube the top gears. The 2010 has two perks one for the top gears , and one for the long worm gear. The 2010 was also laboring, mine has always ran decent, not great, but still on the original motor. The 2010 was nearly coming to a stop , well the gears were pretty dry, greased up both zerks, and it runs like a champ. That could be your biggest problem. The thing is the grease on the worm gear did the most good, but I don't know a good way to grease that worm gear if there is no zerk there. I have had the legs off ,and somewhat apart ,and got some grease on the worm gear. I also replaced drivers side, and it does have the double zerk. As far as double motors , I guess there would be a way, although they do sell the double motor units. A bit spendy .
cummins2014 11/11/19 12:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

I was wondering the same thing about ro_sie. She hasn't been on here in quite some time. Mower, is there something that happened , or you are just wondering about her husbands condition . She usually kept us informed how things were going with him .
cummins2014 11/11/19 08:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry Closed ,and pinned , yes . don't pin them ,and you drop a fifth wheel ,like any other hitch . Same procedure with about any hitch, my Reese closed ,and pinned ,no problem. Big problem otherwise :) Like Ron alluded to, and I realize, that the 3-point cam action of the B&W head, is a design that LIKELY cannot release, even if not pinned, as the pull keeps the jaws closed. However, even the B&W lawyers say in the owners manual to do a pull test, so if asked if it would release when not pinned, I would say not to try it. I don't know what Reese you have, but if you like it, wanted to keep it, even if you could afford one, that fit the pucks directly, then it must work great for you. I offer free advice, that makes the most sense to me, but never tell anyone that my hitch is better than theirs. The OP is asking for advice. Myself, buying my truck new, I wanted a new better quality hitch than what I had. I gave my old one away, didn't want the bother of selling it. If the OP can afford a new truck, then likely could afford the small cost of new hitch. Figuring about $1200 for hitch, he already paid for the puck system, less the adapter cost, about $400, and selling old hitch for maybe $400, it's only going to cost another $400 for the new one, with direct fit, and no added adapter height. Jerry I have a Reese Signature 18K slider ,same hitch head as their Elite, been a great hitch. Did I want or need a new hitch , no . I had just bought a new truck with the puck system ., but the hitch was fine. Reese adapter for around $300 at the time, and I was back in business. I get the feeling the OP is somewhat in that boat. Pretty sure there were not a lot of options in early 2014 when I bought the Ram as far as what worked in the puck system, especially a slider, so the adapter made a lot of sense to me . Its sounds like the GM puck system is fairly new in their trucks, not as many options . If he has the puck system ,then an adapter would work great . His previous truck is a 2012, so there is a good chance that Husky is not that old. Its a no brainer as far as cost if he wants to go with the Demco adapter , around $450. New hitch as you say $1200. My math is an additional $750 It sounds to me like he really doesn't need a new hitch. If so , then sure get the direct fit for the puck system
cummins2014 11/10/19 09:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

With the handle closed and NOT pinned the B&W will NOT come unlatched. Personally would not run like that!!! Fake news!!! Simply close handle, pin or lock it closed look at the jaws wrapping around the kingpin. YOU are latched NO question!!! https://i.imgur.com/9qaG3ldl.jpg Well that’s an assumption on my part , and we know about assume :) May I ask what IS the purpose of the pin then .
cummins2014 11/10/19 03:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

I have a new Chevy ordered to replace my current 2012 . I ordered it with the 5th wheel prep package. My current hitch is a Husky. I can’t seem to find a way to move this hitch to the new truck. I cant’t seem to find rails that go with the GM puck system. Has anyone On here already done this? I see Curt and B&W have hitches that drop right in the 2020 trucks. I suspect Reese may also offer one. Huskies website seems to be undergoing a make over and can’t seem to be able to navigate the site very well. Why not the Demco DM6194 frame adapter ,and simply attach your Husky hitch to that. Same type of adapter they sell for the Ford, and Ram OE puck systems . I know the B&W fan club would rather you spend your money on the B&W hitch , but like many they want to use their existing hitch . Big reason I bought the Reese picture frame adapter to fit my Ram puck system, so I could use my Reese hitch that I already had . The Demco is also a great product . And save some money for a new fly rod :B
cummins2014 11/10/19 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry Closed ,and pinned , yes . don't pin them ,and you drop a fifth wheel ,like any other hitch . Same procedure with about any hitch, my Reese closed ,and pinned ,no problem. Big problem otherwise :)
cummins2014 11/10/19 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Not sure what you mean by driving skills, but so far I feel confident in what I am doing at 72, no decline in ability. I can drive all day, but I don't have too ,and I won't . Last month, I did a 700 mile 14 hour day with no problems. So, it can be done. Ride with some of your over seventy friends to see how we really perform. I know that I am uniquely qualified, but we can't all be. Just kidding, I am not as good as I was ten years ago but better than I will be in ten years. Just the way life works. A quick proof is to compare the time it takes to look from full left to full right with a fifty year old person. Do any reflex speed test for further evidence. Sure it can be done , I have done 900 miles, but I am not going to anymore. I guess there could be a reason , but at this point I don't need too or want too . I have rode with the 88 year old mentioned ,and I have rode with my 47 year old son, I can tell you who I would rather be riding with , the 88 year old :) The 47 year old hasn't learned how to slow down yet . Absolutely , no doubt ,reflexes etc decline.
cummins2014 11/10/19 10:34am General RVing Issues
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