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RE: rbw slideout parts ( orphan ) gears again

Did you'll ever check the slide motor bolts to make sure they are tight. They like to get loose. I have blue lock tight on my bolts. But I still check the bolts when we get back home from a trip to make sure they are tight.
handsome51 04/27/21 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heated hose

We had a rally one year in Bandera, Tx and it was 15 degrees at night. All I did was slightly run the cold water facet in the kitchen sink. Like I do at home when it freezes. Did not need to run the hot since it is in the RV. That kept the water hose from freezing at night. While some people would unhook there hose at night and roll it up and put it out in the day again. I found that to be a pain in the ass. I liked just slightly run the cold water side of the kitchen faucet.
handsome51 02/14/21 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

I have had mine for 14 years. I use it to dump the tanks at home every time we get back from a trip. I have never disassembled the head . It has worked with no problems for 14 years.
handsome51 12/24/20 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: DRV height

make sure you measure from the top of the AC unit to the ground
handsome51 12/18/20 08:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So Lost

I am not talking about anything legal as far as what the sticker saids the truck will haul. Buy you can buy a set of hellwig progressive helper springs for the rear. I have a 2001 F250 extended cab with a 8ft bed.It has the 7.3 diesel with a 3:73 rear end. The only difference between it and a 1ton single wheel truck is the springs. I have a 25k airsafe air hitch you have to have a forklift to put it in the bed. I have a 37 gallon fuel tank in front of the tailgate. I have a generator between the air hitch and the front of the bed. I have a 2006 Carriage 5th wheel that fully loaded and weighed on a scale. Weighs a little over 14,700lbs. Of that is a little over 3,100lbs hitch weight. So their is 11,600lbs on the tires. When I am hitched and you look at my truck from the side. It is still not level. It is just a fraction above level at the back. The truck has no problem pulling my 5th wheel . It has been pulling it now for 14 years. I am not saying the truck is legal. But you can fix your truck to do the job if you want to.
handsome51 12/07/20 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cameo slide out

If you look underneath the RV on the side with the slide problem.You should see a zipper panel. If you unzip the panel,you will see the slide motor for that slide. But like everyone has said, check out the electrical part first.
handsome51 11/28/20 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on winter storage and Onan 5500

Solving the gas problem is easy. I go to my local small airport in town and fill me up a couple of gas cans with av gas. Then when I get home I take my other gas cans and fill them half full with av gas. Then go to the gas station and fill the rest with unleaded gas. I run this in my generators. My chain saw engine is a two cycle. So I use pure av gas in it. You have to go 50/50 on a 4 cycle engine. But I never have a problem with the gas going bad. Years ago I had problems with my 140hp outboard carbs jets getting plugged from sitting from labor day to easter. It didn't make any difference if you ran the gas out of it our used a additive. I started keeping a 6 gallon outboard tank filled with av gas. And I would run the engine on that tank when the motor would be sitting for a while. Never had to pull the carbs again to unstop a jet. If you run your generator on the 50/50 mix.You won't have a problem with the generator when winter is over
handsome51 11/02/20 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

Have you tried a good air hitch. I have a 2006 Carriage that weighs fully loaded a little over 14,700lbs. Of that the hitch weight is a little over 3,100lbs. That puts 11,600lbs on the tires. I have a 25k Air Safe Hitch with the Holland Binkley Head. You don't really notice the 5th wheel behind you. It is floating back their and the truck rides good. Only time anything moves in the 5th wheel is if I have to slam on the brakes. So unless you break down and spend the money one time to get a good air hitch. You haven't tried everything. And if you do buy a good air hitch make sure it has the Holland Binkley Head
handsome51 10/31/20 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pin Box again Moryde vs Trailair

Something no one has said is just break down and buy you a good air hitch. Either a Airsafe Hitch or a Trailer Saver Air Hitch. Buy a good one with the Holland-Binkley Head. Then don't worry about chucking or anything else. I bought the 25k AirSafe Hitch in 2006 and been happy every since. First time we took our Carriage out on a trip . The wife said , you don't even know it is back their. The truck and RV are not in a bind.They both ride smooth. Only time anything has ever moved in the RV is when I had to slam on the brakes. So bite the bullet one time and be happy.
handsome51 10/28/20 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel with no dually truck

Their is a lot of things a person can do to his truck to make it do what he wants it to. Even though the sticker in the door saids it won't. I have a 2006 carriage 5th wheel I bought new. It is 35ft 11in long. On a truck scale fully loaded it weighs a little over 14,700lbs.Of that, the hitch weight is a little over 3,100 lbs. That leaves 11,600 lbs on the tires. I pull it with a 2001 ford F250 4x4 extended cab, 8ft bed with a 7.3 diesel, 3:73 rear end. The only difference between it and a F350 SRW is the suspension. I put Helwing helper springs on the rear and heavy duty shocks on the truck. I have a 25K airsafe hitch in the bed. A 37 gallon fuel tank between the tailgate and 5th wheel hitch. And a generator between the 5th wheel hitch and the cab. When the truck is hitched up, and you look at the side of the truck. It is still sitting up just a little in the rear. The truck pulls my 5th wheel great. And the first time we made a trip. The wife said you don't even know the 5th wheel is back their. And when we get to where we are going nothing moves in the 5th wheel. No plates, bowls etc. And that includes at the back of the 5th wheel. Only time something might move is if you have to slam on the brakes. The air hitch is not cheap. But it keeps the 5th wheel out of a bind and from jerking you around in the truck. Even though the sticker in the door said the truck would not handle it . I made it to where it will handle more than a F350 single wheel will. So if you know what to do ,sometimes you can make what you have work.
handsome51 09/14/20 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Camper Northern Lite 811

I think you need a truck with a 8ft bed.
handsome51 08/31/20 10:20am Truck Campers
RE: front jacks

I have a 2006 Carriage 5th wheel I bought new and I did the front jacks a little differently and it was very much easier. On mine at the top of the leg is a plastic cap that covers the gears. I pull the cap and make sure their is plenty of grease in their. Then when I first got the RV I drilled a small hole in the side toward the top of the square tubing that houses the shaft. The hole is just big enough to put my oil can in and touch the shaft. I put synthetic gear oil in the oil can. I squirt the oil on the shaft and let it run down. then I run the front jacks up and down. I squirt some more oil on the shaft. The next day it has made its way down and has run down on the bottom leg. I wipe the excess off and that is it till next time. Been doing that for 14 years now.
handsome51 07/27/20 03:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need new Tires

I have used Michelin XP RIbs on my 5th wheel since 2007 and have not had any problems. The chinese tires that came on it only made 7000 miles. Buy a good tire and go by the date on the side of the tire when it was made. Buy new ones every 5 years by the date on the tire. Unless the tire has a manufacturer defect. You should be good.
handsome51 06/29/20 11:30am Fifth-Wheels
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