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RE: CW Vacaville

Bats are a protected species in this country even those of the Ding variety. Steve
57 Panhead 01/29/14 06:16pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Tire dilema/question

If I couldn't put LT tires on I would go with Maxxis ST tires. I have run them before and they were excellent tires. Steve
57 Panhead 01/26/14 10:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help trailer brakes went out (UPDATE)

Ok. Here is an update. Turns out that it was a bad ground in the junction box on the pinbox that the incompetent boobs at Manteca Trailer installed to fix another issue in the wiring. They didn't crimp one end of the butt connector for the main ground. Re did all the ground wires and voila, brakes now work fine. Every time my trailer was in that shop for warranty work they messed up something else, EVERY TIME!!!! Now that the trailer is out of warranty they will never see this trailer again! Thanks to all for your suggestions and input, it is much appreciated. Steve
57 Panhead 01/26/14 10:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help trailer brakes went out (UPDATE)

I agree with the others on checking the ground connections. You say that there is voltage at the plug, but is that at the brake terminal or at the 12 volt battery charge terminal? There should be only be voltage at the brake terminal when the brake pedal is pushed. JMO I have confirmed that when the controller is activated that there is power to the trailer brake terminal on the plug. Steve
57 Panhead 01/25/14 09:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help trailer brakes went out (UPDATE)

Check your ground connection. Are the trailer lights working properly? Trailer lights are all working fine
57 Panhead 01/25/14 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
Help trailer brakes went out (UPDATE)

Today while on our way to San Diego the brakes on our 2012 Jayco Eagle 5er stopped working. At first it was intermittent then they just stopped all together. Our TV is a 2007 Ford with an integrated brake controller. I have checked all fuses on the truck and confirmed that there is power to the trailer plug so the problem must be in the trailer but I don't even begin to know how to trouble shoot this. We are currently in an RV park in tehachapi CA with reservations for tomorrow in SD. HELP!!!
57 Panhead 01/25/14 07:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacked by Jack (It's my own darn fault)

57Panhead, did you buy the Jack antenna 'head' that mounts to the existing mast, or replace the entire antenna w\mast?? I got the replacement 'head' for Christmas and haven't installed it yet. I'm curious if the Jack antenna is worth the bucks. I have the replacement head that goes on the existing mast. They are worth the $$ when they work. I just had a bad one. I found one from our old trailer out in the barn that I forgot we had and it works fine. Steve
57 Panhead 01/22/14 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jacked by Jack (It's my own darn fault)

It's possible that you got a bad unit out of the box but without knowing how you set it up, that's hard to know. I love my Jack antenna but when I first got it I was pointing it 180 degrees the wrong way. Once I figured that out it's been clear sailing. Shouldn't matter which way it is mounted, you can rotate it and point to the broadcast antennas.
57 Panhead 01/22/14 08:30am Fifth-Wheels
Jacked by Jack (It's my own darn fault)

A few months after buying our new 5er I changed the antenna to a Jack digital antenna. The thing would only get a very few channels and none at all in places where we had good reception in our previous trailer. Well I fought this on several trips but never thought about changing out the antenna, after all it couldn't be bad it was brand new, right? Wrong!!!! While preparing for our trip this week to San Diego I got up on the roof and changed out the antenna and voila! I now have good OTA reception once again. Now I have a Jack antenna that is a bit over 1.5 years old and I would imagine out of warranty and it was bad right out of the box. Well that is the price I have to pay for not being more diligent in following through with the problem in the beginning. Lesson learned. I have sent an email to King Controls customer service to see if maybe they would do something for me but I'm not expecting them to since it is over a year old, worth a shot though. Steve
57 Panhead 01/22/14 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't get used to it!

And don't forget to watch tail swing, you will have a long overhang behind the axels and that will swing in the opposite direction in a tight turn.
57 Panhead 01/03/14 08:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New B&W Companion

Can you buy just the base without the hitch head and if so anybody know what the cost is? Steve
57 Panhead 10/17/13 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
GSRA to the rescue

I was hoping that I would never have to use our GSRA but alas that time has come. While returning to my home in California from the Jayco plant in Middlebury IN I had a bearing failure on the door side rear axle of our 5er. It was about 11PM in the middle of no where Nebraska. Actually it was at about the 368 mile post on I-80. I had just stopped and kicked the tires and didn't notice anything amiss but no more than 1/2 mile down the road I noticed my plastic fender skirt flapping in the breeze. I initially thought a tire had blown but soon found that a wheel was missing and the skirting and fender was damaged. A guy pulling a travel trailer stopped a few minutes later to ask if I lost a wheel, I said I had indeed and he said he found it in the middle of the on ramp where I had just stopped. Talk about luck, I got my wheel back and there was no damage to it. I thanked him and he was on his way. I really wish I had the presence of mind to offer him some kind of reward but, being all wound up over the incident I didn't think of it at the time. If you are out there and you are reading this please PM me with the date and location and I will make sure to thank you in a more "substantial" way. GSRA had a tow out there in a little over an hour and the axle was chained up and the trailer towed to a shop in York NE. The people at GS did a great job of locating a tow service and getting them out there. As a side note, the tow company was Moguls Towing and they also have a Transmission shop that does way more than transmission work. Jeff, the owner, was the guy on the tow truck and came in the next morning (even though they are closed on Saturdays) and had me back on the road in no time. As luck would have it he stocks Dexter axle and break parts. Many thanks to GSRA and Jeff Mogul. Steve
57 Panhead 10/10/13 06:21pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Only ford in the lot

LOL One big trailer although she only explained it with no photos that I saw anyway. 8 ponies is going to weight in pretty heavy, especially with hay and lack of clean up while traveling. The cr@p was either in the horse when he entered the trailer or created from something that he ate once he was in the trailer. It doesn't add weight once it comes out of the horse! Sounds like a load of horse s**t to me. ;) Steve
57 Panhead 10/07/13 07:03am Tow Vehicles
Only ford in the lot

As I sit here in Goshen IN waiting for Jayco to fix our fiver Jayco is putting me up for the week. The motel I'm in is where many RV haulers stay when they are laying over here. What I noticed today surprised me, most of the pickups used by the haulers are Ram pickups with a few GMCs and Chevys. Only a couple of Fords here tonight. (One of them being mine) Seems to me that ford has done a pretty good job of ruining their name in the RV hauler industry. Steve
57 Panhead 10/01/13 07:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W companion and newer model gm trucks

:D............Buy a Ford..............:D
57 Panhead 09/20/13 07:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping world transport

I spoke with them hoping that I could stay close to home and just run the west coast on a very part time basis. Not enough $$ in it to make sense. Fuel, tires, wear and tear on the running gear, insurance, etc, it just doesn't pencil out. No mention was made of fuel surcharge pass thru and I don't even know if they qualify under DOT rules for the surcharge. Commercial big rigs get fuel surcharge and by law the carrier has to pass that along in one way or another to the owner/operator. This means that as the price of fuel fluxuates the rates may stay the same but the fuel surcharge will help compensate to some degree. To much risk for to little reward. Steve
57 Panhead 09/07/13 09:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellowstone Trip

If you are going to spend much time up and down the Rockies you are going to burn lots of fuel. We were just there in June and had a great trip but lots of up and down the whole month. I don't know of a legal (at least here in Calif) bed tank you can get for gas trucks, diesel is another matter. You could put a larger replacement tank from Titan or one of the other companies that will give you an additional 10 or 15 gallons of capacity. In any event I would suggest carrying a couple of 5 gallon cans for added insurance. We have a diesel and a 37 gallon in bed aux tank for a total capacity of 66 galons, It's great to not have to stop for fuel but once a day if that. We do stop every couple of hours to stretch the legs and let the dog do his business but to have to fuel that often would be a real pain in the back side. Have fun on your trip, Yellowstone is an amazing place. Steve
57 Panhead 09/07/13 09:12pm Tow Vehicles
Intresting observation

Over the years of my life I have been up and down in weight, not because I am a YoYo dieter but rather due to changes in my day to day life that would affect my level of physical activity and eating habits. The most recent change was that after retiring 4 years ago I gained about 40lbs and was quite stout.;) In the last 4 months I have taken that weight off by participating with my DW in a Weight Watchers eating program, and a bit higher level of daily activity. The observation is simply this: In my younger days if I experienced a noticeable weight loss or gain people who hadn't seen me in a while would comment one way or the other sometimes complementing or joking about the change in my girth. At this age (63), Those who have not seen me in the last 4 months (my recent high weight) and see me now, weighing what I did at retirement, just look and most do not comment. You can almost see them wondering if I am losing weight because I'm suffering from some illness. For the record, I am not ill, I feel great and all my "numbers" (cholesterol, blood, blood pressure, etc.) are excellent. I just find it interesting that some folks seem to be curious yet afraid to inquire or comment. Steve
57 Panhead 09/06/13 09:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Heads up near Bryce Canyon

Show respect, get respect.... thats it. Steve
57 Panhead 08/31/13 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where not to mount your sewer hose holder

I plan on moving my storage post later but, for now, have it bolted on top of the rear bumper. http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b7/mowerman_/The%20Hilton/IMG_0004-52.jpg width=640 http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b7/mowerman_/The%20Hilton/IMG_0003-74.jpg width=640 I did the same as you, and after a week or so of direct sun, the heat ( from black paint absorbing it) warped the top side like a cave-in. Mine is on top of the bumper as well but I left it white and put some reflective red trailer marker tape. Instead of latches I used powder coated spring loaded cabinet hinges and the caps stay closed just fine. Put another just behind the rear axle to hold my 7' folding ladder, put a latch on that one though, didn't trust the cabinet hinge to hold back that much weight. Steve
57 Panhead 08/30/13 07:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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