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RE: Is ForestRiver nuts or what? (Single axel Vibe)

I agree with you grit that sway control should not ever be needed with a single axel. However FR did make this one with the bath in the nose. I was in it. Perhaps it was a short lived floor plan for good reason.
ivbinconned 08/08/23 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Is ForestRiver nuts or what? (Single axel Vibe)

ivbinconned 08/07/23 01:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is ForestRiver nuts or what? (Single axel Vibe)

Yes they have the sway control set up. And because it has the “V” nose there is no room on the hitch to add anything. Because the fender and wheels are outside of the wall I think we will just move the axel back. FR most think people are going to pull this junk with a Honda Civic.
ivbinconned 08/07/23 10:02am Travel Trailers
Is ForestRiver nuts or what? (Single axel Vibe)

Friends bought this 20 footer, V nose Vibe. With a full sized pickup they are scared towing it as it sways and whips…unless they first fill the black tank, which is in the front where the bathroom is. This isn’t the first time I have run into this with my trailer repair business. When dry a 5 year old boy can lift the hitch!! There is only about 7 pounds of weight on it. My proposal to fix it is to move the axel back about 2 feet. How do they get away with building like this.
ivbinconned 08/06/23 08:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water tank failed! (09 Cedar Creek) fifth.

Well I got the bottom off. Thankfully it’s not the tank but the plastic nipple that screws into the tank for the drain. There is about 5 inches of plastic water pipe down to the valve. Stupid of Forest River to not use copper for something very exposed to the elements.
ivbinconned 08/04/23 10:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water tank failed! (09 Cedar Creek) fifth.

It ran completely dry dry fast so I doubt that it is piping. I know I’ll be smarter when I have the panels off. My question was about using aluminum to build another one. I thought perhaps that would be ok since the hot water tanks are aluminum. Plus the benefit of having a bigger one.
ivbinconned 08/04/23 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
Water tank failed! (09 Cedar Creek) fifth.

Water tank has sprung a very fast leak. So fast it comes out I expect a major crack. Haven’t taken the panels off under yet as we just got home. What is the availability of me getting the same tank. Is building one out of aluminum a good option? Perhaps I good build a larger one??
ivbinconned 08/03/23 09:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Old truck, new look…

This is my weakness. Pulled fifth wheel around western states years ago. Now I take it to shows. https://i.imgur.com/Ug0vp8Zl.jpg
ivbinconned 02/04/23 02:38pm Tow Vehicles
2010 Duramax electric brake voltage??

I pull with a 2016 Ram and thanks to this form last fall I learned that my truck had a “light/heavy” towing setting for the electric brake circuit. Increasing the voltage for heavy. I also had not known that at slower speeds the voltage is reduced. Question. Friends are heading out tomorrow from Saskatchewan heading for Southern California. They are driving a 2010 Duramax pulling a fifth wheel. Would his truck have a similar setting other than the normal “gain” adjustment?
ivbinconned 01/30/23 04:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I 15 weather/road conditions “App

Thank you
ivbinconned 01/30/23 04:47pm General RVing Issues
I 15 weather/road conditions “App

I had a couple apps that I found useful for avoiding storms and bad road conditions when traveling down I -15. I could click on a point n the route and get info. The weather app would show weather events approaching… Lost my phone and can’t remember what they were. Help
ivbinconned 01/28/23 03:27pm General RVing Issues

“Birds” fly north too. Escaping from something during June July and August. Catching Kanadian fish. Making their way to Alaska. Banff, Jasper we see lots of American plates.
ivbinconned 01/20/23 09:00pm Snowbirds
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

My Ram is a 16. Have been pulling for 45 years. I think I know what I’m doing and not interested in debate. We carry 100 imperial gallons which is bigger than the US gal. Many times we have pulled 1400 plus miles before filling. I pull between 60 and 70 mph.
ivbinconned 12/30/22 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

I just now read this whole thread and enjoyed it. I built a deflector out of aluminum for a previous truck. It looked good and for me to cut the bug issues in half it was worth it. If I was to build another for our current truck I would use electric actuators to raise and lower it on the fly. You sure could get an instant account of mileage impact with this a feature. So as to not start a big discussion here I will not tell you the brand or modifications I’ve done to my one ton long box but I feel good about the fact I average 14+ US mpg pulling our 13,000 lb trailer.
ivbinconned 12/27/22 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Different issue but I have another question. Testing voltage at the truck battery while at idle I get a reading of over 14 volts. At the trailer plug the “battery” test at about 12.3! Normal?? Is this why after a day of driving the house batteries have gained nothing much at all ?
ivbinconned 10/16/22 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

That will be my first step. Replacing all the wires.
ivbinconned 10/09/22 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Where did you mount it. Can you reach it comfortably. I like to use it manually if ever on ice.
ivbinconned 10/09/22 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Thanks. I had hoped that by soldering all connections at both ends of both axels I would get better results but if any it was only slight. I did hook up to my much lighter goose neck flat deck and by pulling the brake lever the tires stand. So. Would you recommend an aftermarket controller because of the weight of the trailer. Where good response trailer brakes becomes very necessary is when descending a long grade in icy and snowy conditions.
ivbinconned 09/26/22 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

Ok Here’s what I now know and can report. I have learned that my Ram will not provide full brake voltage standing still. It’s smart. There is also a setting on the Ram to adjust that voltage response on the touch screen. Two options “ “light towing” or “heavy”. My has always been on light. Learned this on a Cummins forum.
ivbinconned 09/25/22 10:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Single screw on dump valve won’t…

I have forgotten how to post a picture! I think I had an app in my old iPad??
ivbinconned 09/25/22 07:48am General RVing Issues
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