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RE: My Daul Cam after approx. 15000 miles of towing.

Here is a cut/paste from the manual from the year 2000. They may very well have changed it since then. MAINTENANCE: 9. DO NOT GREASE THE CAM AND CAM ARMS. The Dual Ca m was designed to use metal-to-metal friction. Heavy greasing of the cam and cam arm surfaces with affect performance. If noise is offensive, a very light coating of lubricant, such as Vaseline, may be used. Tongue weights over 1,200 lbs. may require a light coating of grease to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. 10. Check for excessive wear on any contact surfaces and replace if necessary. Thanks Barney. That is how my manual from 05 stated it as well. I looked at the instructions on Reese's website and the grease statement is not there. I will still try a light dab of grease on this trip and see how it performs. If I don't like it, it's not hard to remove the grease.
dodge guy 06/30/15 08:06am Towing
RE: Maybe I should get an older DP

I agree that something else is going on with the first one. For 4 weeks a year, if that's all you'll really use it for a gas MH is good. If more than that such as a weekend here and there, holiday weekends etc. I think you should stick with a gas Motor Home. Maybe even look at class C's some of those have bunks too. A DP (Diesel Pusher) would be better suited to longer more often trips. Does the DP you are considering have a slide out? I can tell you that with kids a slide out is a must. Nothing wrong with a DP if you're going to excersize it frequently on some long trips. It's hard to say what is best because I don't know your traveling style i.e. close to home trips less than 50 miles or long trips of 500 miles or more!
dodge guy 06/30/15 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyota tough.......not

I can guarantee you that truck is still tough. I would park that right next to a brand new Benz or BMW in a parking lot!!! :B As was stated, some 10 year old trucks start to look like that!
dodge guy 06/30/15 05:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: My Daul Cam after approx. 15000 miles of towing.

Mine said nothing about grease. I have had my setup since 2004 and just switch over to a heavier trailer last year. I have noticed any new wear. I would think that grease would lessen the effect of the setup making it easier for the bars to slide which would defeat the hold back of the anti sway. I would rather replace the cams than lessen the sway authority. Sway makes me nervous and I like it all tight. Ill research this with Reese. I believe at the back of the manual as stated above, Reese contradicts themselves and states that in trailers with over 1200lb tongue weight to use a light dab of grease if the noise is offensive. Yes, it may lessen the effect on lighter weight trailers, but on trailers with heavy tongue weight like mine, there is still a lot of friction even with the grease! I`ll see If I can find it in my paperwork!
dodge guy 06/30/15 05:38am Towing
RE: help with dampness after towing

I found my carpet soaked by the slideout after towing in a rain a year after I bought it. it turns out the tires were directly below the slideout seal and the water was spraying up into the trailer (seal was good, it just couldn`t seal against a pressure wash type spray!). I bought some galvanized sheet metal to make a shield to keep the water from spraying up into the trailer. In the 8 years since the carpet has been dry after towing in the rain.
dodge guy 06/30/15 05:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Outside Kitchen Frig

I have a 1200W to run my LP/120 RV fridge in the trailer. I use it when I don`t want to run the LP on the road. You will need 1 good size/healthy battery and a larger inverter than you currently have (minimum 1000W to run good). As stated, it`s the start up that is the biggest draw.
dodge guy 06/30/15 05:25am Travel Trailers
RE: My Daul Cam after approx. 15000 miles of towing.

Yes, that's how my directions are. But the new directions don't state anywhere about grease.
dodge guy 06/29/15 09:50pm Towing
My Daul Cam after approx. 15000 miles of towing.

So I finally painted my A-frame and bumper. With that I also finally got a chance to swap my cams right-left. they were pretty well worn. so now I`m using what used to be the bottom side as the new surface. these cams have been on 2 different trailers. the first one had approx. 800lbs of tongue weight and went 4000 miles. the last 11000 miles have been on the current trailer since 2006. After thinking about it I may have closer to 20,000 miles on them! This is the old surface. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpswprmz6sy.jpg width=600 And this is the new surface. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssknjux9f.jpg width=600 This time around I`m going to use a small dab of grease on the cams. the current instructions tell you not to use any grease, only Vaseline. The instructions for mine (from 2005) say that on heavy tongue weight trailers a small dab of grease is OK. and looking at the wear on mine I will use a little bit. I tried the Vaseline years ago, but it didn`t do anything. My WD bars show minimal wear. I just went over to the parking lot today and got the cams re-centered. so now it`s all set for my trip North!
dodge guy 06/29/15 08:40pm Towing
RE: Dual Cam question for guys towing heavy.

After re-reading this the OP says he has 1500lb spring bars which are wider than the 1200`s. I`ll bet if the OP looks closely he`ll see a mark or 2 on the flange on the side of the cam`s. If he has this then the bar is definitely riding up the side of the flange and then dropping back off onto the cam surface. I used to get the loud "bang" noise. then after a couple thousand miles it went away because all the sharp edges had worn and didn`t allow the bar to "catch" on anything. This is the area where the WD bar can ride up on (red rectangle). http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/dual%20cam_zpsjnuumnli.jpg width=600 As you can see mine has the wear on the flange where it rode up on it a few times. it hasn`t done it in a very long time!
dodge guy 06/29/15 07:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dual Cam question for guys towing heavy.

Per Reese instructions "it is OK to use a light dab of grease on very heavy tongue weight trailers". I just posted a pic in my other post of worn DC's. I am going to be using a light coat of grease this time. BTW. I'm around 1200lbs on tongue weight. As far as the bang you're hearing. It is very probable that the WD bar is riding up the edge of the DC and then slipping off onto the cam lobe. You may want to have this moved to the towing forum.
dodge guy 06/29/15 03:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: painting trailer frame and jacks.

Looks good Sondi!
dodge guy 06/29/15 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: painting trailer frame and jacks.

I've got to do the same to our TT and it's just over a year old. Got delivered from Indiana to the west coast during the winter and all the salt on the road is really hard on any steel under the trailer. There's rust everywhere. Pffft. The paint they put on must only be a few microns thick. I am very unimpressed to say the least about how long the original paint lasts... On the dual cams, note that they won't be perfectly aligned when you first install them and they eventually develop a "set". That wear pattern may be nothing to worry about. It's a good idea to mark spring bars left and right so they match up. The towing section is the place to ask about this if needed. Thanks, yes the spring bars have been R and L specific since 06. And yes they do wear into a "groove" after so many miles. Mine are very worn at this point. Flipping them gives me a basically new set of cams to use. The DC has always performed flawlessly and I have no complaints on it at all. But thanks for the advice anyway. Now I just need to get it to a parking lot and get the cams centered again. Then the long wait for Friday!!!! I may post my cam wear over in the towing section.
dodge guy 06/29/15 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: NC / SC beaches

I heard sharks can attack in a foot of water! good luck!!!!!!
dodge guy 06/28/15 10:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: painting trailer frame and jacks.

Hours?.....hmmm! Let's see. Yesterday I had about 2 hours on the rear bumper. Today I started at 9 am and finished up around 4. Of course I was doing a few other things in between. So for today I probably had about 4 hours in the A-frame and jacks. I figured I will probably pick up about 5 SPG (Smiles Per Gallon) :)
dodge guy 06/28/15 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: painting trailer frame and jacks.

Thanks guys. That's what I was going for a a nice new look. Once I get the trailer waxed it will look like new.
dodge guy 06/28/15 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: dodge dakota

Do they still make a drive shaft disconnect?
dodge guy 06/28/15 06:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: NC / SC beaches

There are literally millions of RVers camping at this moment on SC, and NC beaches. There was a shark attack near the Rodanth KOA today around 4 PM. There was a shark attack yesterday near Avon NC. In fact in the past week there have been 5 (FIVE - V) shark attacks on the NC, and SC coast. In knee deep water, saw a pic of one yesterday in a tidal pool with sand on both sides of it. I know the water looks great, It is cool, and fun to ride the waves. But for some reason this year. You are NOT alone. Use some common sense. Do not feed the fish. Stay out of the water. WHY is it happening this year? Don't have a clue. It just is. Stay out of their way. Me? They gonna have to learn to walk to get me. Toe deep is all I'm getting. I won't even wade thru the swash between PirateLand, and Lakewood Great! now you tell me. me and my son walked through there twice!!! never did think about sharks in there. Yes there seems to be a lot more shark attacks this year.
dodge guy 06/28/15 06:18pm General RVing Issues
painting trailer frame and jacks.

So I`ve been wanting to clean up the frame and jacks for the last couple years. this weekend I finally got around to it. this is a lot of work in just the prep alone! I removed everything off the front A-frame, removed any surface rust and scuffed all the weathered paint. the Jacks were the worst! but in the end everything turned out nice. It took 5 cans of gloss black. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsggzehksl.jpg width=600 http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvmkcdzmv.jpg width=600 http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxx5zgkyx.jpg width=600 While I was at it I flipped the Dual Cams rightleft so now I have a new surface for the cams to ride on! These cams have approx. 15000 miles of towing on them, 11000 of them with 1200lbs of tongue weight! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpswprmz6sy.jpg width=600 Flipping them over gives me a new side for the WD bar to ride on for another 11000 miles. this time I may use a small dab of grease on them! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/gustafson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpssknjux9f.jpg width=600 Now I`ll just have to recenter the cams. then I can head out on Friday morning!
dodge guy 06/28/15 06:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disaster Strikes

Well if it`s going to happen you couldn`t have asked for a more beautiful place for it!
dodge guy 06/28/15 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Be careful, Don't let this happen to you

This was posted about a month or so ago. the RV rolled onto the guy working on it. either way always make sure the vehicle is chocked and stable before you do anything under it!
dodge guy 06/28/15 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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