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RE: Home made 50 amp power cord.

you arn't gonna find any. There are no right angle twist-locks. You ain't correct...:S As in - You be wrong!..:B Google "Marinco Park Power 1RPC50RV" - for several suppliers. Walmart appears to be the best price, although most pretty close. Note: The Camping World $44 item is *not* 50 amp ( = 30 amp). . That’s an adapter though, not a plug. OP is looking for a plug to wire into a cord.The OP was looking for a plug, but the adapter was in answer to the statement that there were no right angle twist-locks.
fj12ryder 07/04/20 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Home made 50 amp power cord.

you arn't gonna find any. There are no right angle twist-locks.I have one that connects to my regular 50 amp cord. Works great. You might want to check around some more.
fj12ryder 07/04/20 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painfully slow internet

Short answer: No. Best resolution: Bring your own.
fj12ryder 07/03/20 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher." For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. Yep, Tesla is still about to go broke!If it costs more to produce your product than what you net on the sale...
fj12ryder 07/03/20 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Well, you got to admit the consequences aren't as serious if they miss the barge.
fj12ryder 07/02/20 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

We recently acquired a 2010 Carriage Cameo 36FWS. We've owned two Carriage Cameos prior to this one but both of those had the NeverLube axles. I want to make sure the axles are adequately lubricated but I'm unsure of the procedure. Do I need to lift the wheel(s) off the ground prior to pumping the grease in? Should be a pretty easy task by using the Gigfoot system; just don't know if it's necessary. Thanks for the experienced replies.JMO of course, but unless you're familiar with the maintenance of the trailer axles, and when the brakes were last checked, and the actual mileage of the trailer, you might want to hold off on just pumping in grease. My trailer is the same age as yours and I also have the EZ Lube bearings. I just pulled my bearings for the first time last year and they were fine. I also checked the brakes, which is most of the reason I did the maintenance at this time. So my advice would be do, by yourself or have it done, a thorough teardown and regrease of the bearings, and check the braking surfaces while it's apart. And it will insure that you're not pumping grease into the braking area due to damage done by improper or sloppy assembly of the bearings and seals. And also, JMO, the EZ Lube feature isn't really necessary, unless you're doing lots of traveling. If you're putting in 7,500 to 10,000 miles per year then it could be useful. Properly packed bearings are not going to go bad in any reasonable number of years or miles. I used the EZ Lube feature once in the time I've had the trailer, but my overall mileage is probably under 25,000 miles since new.
fj12ryder 07/01/20 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Problem with Cat scale weights

You need to reweigh. Something wasn't kosher the first time.
fj12ryder 06/30/20 01:16pm Towing
RE: Without getting political....

All I know is that I would be fired for protesting on "company time". I'm free to protest as much as I want on my own time, but when I get to work, I agree to certain restrictions to remain employed. Of course, I'm free to quit if I don't agree with those restrictions. When an athlete, especially a pro athlete steps on that field, he or she is working for or representing an organization or someone. Now if that organization/someone agrees to allow them to protest while working, that is up to the organization/someone. In that case, I can exercise my right to not support that franchise/sport.Absolutely, that's where the "It's a free country" part comes in. So far as I know, the organizations have not forbidden the particular form of self-expression demonstrated by their employees.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 01:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

Well, to my mind, anyone willing to risk millions of dollars for his beliefs, has some pretty strong opinions.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Toyhauler hitch/truck setup

Just out of curiosity, how far behind the rear axle is the hitch mounted? By that I mean where does the weight rest in the bed with respect to the rear axle. And where is your fresh water tank located? Kind of hard to tell exactly, but the trailer looks pretty level to me.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:33am Toy Haulers
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

The remaining ridge is still quite visible and I am showing the remaining height. I have been in the tool & die business for more than half a century and understand how things are made. If you cannot or will not accept what I have presented, fine. I still have a customer that his entire business is bearing failure, preventive maintenance and lubrication analysis, he is in total agreement with my conclusion. Perhaps you have more expertise than the both of us.As I said, you could be correct, based on the available evidence. But I've worked around bearings and machined surfaces also for 40 years, and I've seen bearings fail and look just like that. Since I had put the bearings together, I knew they were good from the box. I don't know that I have more expertise, but I know that after the fact analysis doesn't always result in the correct answer. Just the way things go. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Ah, so you pulled the bearing apart before you ever traveled and found that the inner race was bad. That would be the only way you could determine that the race was bad from the factory. Yes, it could have been caused by what you described, or it could have been caused by something else. Unless you saw it new and unused, it's just speculation.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: One jack not working

If the screw is turning, then it could either be the bevel gear is spinning on the leg shaft and not turning the screw, maybe the shear pin has broken. Or the part of the leg that moves up and down on the screw has stripped out and isn't moving. You should be able to remove the inner leg and look up inside the leg and see if the screw is turning.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 04:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Annyways GPS auto steering is the best thing ever on 6 - 10 mph farm equipment.Don't worry that will be next... Elon should be able to get those running at 15 to 30 mph ;)They already have it, in fact I believe it's been out for awhile now. Speed isn't as important as thorough gleaning.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

No, me either. I've done mine once in 10 years.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which Code Reader to Buy ?

I bought about the cheapest meter I could find the first time, and while it did the job, it didn't show exactly what the codes meant. It just showed the codes and allowed you to delete them. The one I have now, a Launch Creader VII, works very well, and tells you what the codes mean. Very handy. I paid less than $30 for it a few years ago. Since the newest vehicle I own is a 2013, I have no idea if it will work for the latest and greatest gadget loaded new vehicles.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 11:22am Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

My results don't vary, same as yours, using the Dexter seals , now around $9 ea. Last time I bought them they were less then that. Dexter axles are made in the US, I suspect so does the seals, will have to check next time . Also a double lip seal, and have never had any grease get by them, but then again I don't blindly pump grease into those easy lube bearings either . I never use that feature. I suspect thats where some get into trouble with blowing grease past the seals .FWIW, if the sealing surface of the shaft isn't damaged, you're not going to "blow grease past the seals" if you follow the instructions. IMO the EZ Lube feature isn't really needed, but it only causes trouble when there are other issues. Key word , follow .Yes, that's true. But from my experience, not the most in the world mind you, the bearings will probably fail due to poor assembly where ever they are put together. When I examined mine I was chagrined to discover all the nicks and gouges on the sealing and bearing surfaces of the axle shafts. On a couple of them a half-inch or less closer to the seal lip and it would have been damaged and a potential leak created. I checked them all after that discovery and used a hard stone to deburr and smooth the bearing and sealing surfaces. A poor, poor job was done assembling them.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

My results don't vary, same as yours, using the Dexter seals , now around $9 ea. Last time I bought them they were less then that. Dexter axles are made in the US, I suspect so does the seals, will have to check next time . Also a double lip seal, and have never had any grease get by them, but then again I don't blindly pump grease into those easy lube bearings either . I never use that feature. I suspect thats where some get into trouble with blowing grease past the seals .FWIW, if the sealing surface of the shaft isn't damaged, you're not going to "blow grease past the seals" if you follow the instructions. IMO the EZ Lube feature isn't really needed, but it only causes trouble when there are other issues.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Without getting political....

Guess it just boils down to "It's a free country"...still.
fj12ryder 06/28/20 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

So 2022 or later for the Cybertruck, since the semi is slated, now, for 2021...or later. Kind of "Believe it when you see it" type of thing. What's a few years between friends? Don't know with their shutdown due to Covid-19, Tesla has not issued an update of the delayed full production and availability of semis to Oct 2020. In that case, Cybertruck is still scheduled for late 2021.From the article that was linked: "Tesla said during its Q1 earnings call that the Semi is set to begin deliveries in 2021."
fj12ryder 06/28/20 07:21am Tow Vehicles
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