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RE: RV furniture

E Trailer has furniture. I got a Thomas Pane sofa. They had a pretty good selection too.
94-D2 04/10/21 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

It looks nice. My concern would be the amount of weight you have added way at the back. You need to get to a scale and make sure you still have at least 18 percent of your total on the pin. Otherwise it may be very unstable driving. I haven’t weighed it. Just pulled it over 1000 miles. Was as solid as before. I figure the washer in the overhead closet up front pretty much compensates for the weight change. Do you have a vent oi the bottom incase that propane tank heats to overpressure? Opening a box full of fuel/air mix would be more risk than collision. I did not think about any ventilation. I’ll have to re-think the propane tank storage. Maybe some long line adapters from front tanks and skip the spare.
94-D2 03/21/21 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

Thank you. The storage is really valuable. I did a similar project on my 2011 Avalon shortly after I got it. Best mod yet.....
94-D2 03/20/21 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

Thanks for the comments. It was a difficult task. The coroplast had to come out to work on the frame portion and did that after a catastrophic tank leak which prompted a replacement and discovery of an absolute installation mess of all the wiring, plumbing and hydraulic lines (which is a whole other story). So, this was a 3 phase project that has been going on since late October. Actually led to insulating with R19 and installation of on board air and automatic reel. Fall and winter were very busy with it. Pretty good weather allowed for it. Even squeezed in a week trip last month too.
94-D2 03/20/21 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear Storage Mod.

The ladder is totally supported by the box. It has a cross member inside of the box terminating the flanges. Lots more support than the 90 degree bend and flanges holding it by 8 screws on the fiberglass panel by the OEM. housing a spare 20 lb propane bottle probably doesn’t carry any more or less risk that the 2 30 lb bottles up front in the fiberglass storage compartments. The boxed steel construction of the rear box is really strong and most likely has a bit more integrity than the fiberglass ones up front. Perhaps not as exposed to hazard as a side impact but definitely stronger.
94-D2 03/20/21 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
Rear Storage Mod.

I needed durable exterior storage for things such as the power cord, propane bottles, gas can, ladders, hoses, fire pit etc. not enough room in the front bullhead storage and don’t really like that stuff in the basement. So, I set out to fabricate a custom rear storage compartment that had the look as if it came this way (except that it is so much stronger than the EOM would have made it. I had a design in mind and a fabricator friend built it to spec for me. It is all steel construction welded and weather proof. 92x24x21 with offset lid and integrated roof ladder (modified from its original 90 degree mounting) with all steel horizontal mounting flanges. The finish is 2 tone power coat with semi reseeded LED tail/brake lights. https://i.imgur.com/ZdcrNiwl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GUt0QhNl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jcb3MONl.jpg
94-D2 03/20/21 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel mileage

My 2018 6.7 Ram with 295/70/18’s gets 11-12 on flat land with my 15.5k bighorn on. In the mountains, I’m in 9-10 range. I did get 20 on a solo trip to LA with a very light foot. Can’t see a dually getting any better with 4:10 gearing. I used a friends Ram DUALLY and it never got over 10-11 pulling. I also have a 99 Dodge 2500 with a 5.9 and some minor goodies in the engine. 5” exhaust turbo back, DB manifold, 100 HP injectors, fuel map chip and I got, $hit you not, 16 towing my bighorn on the flats. A light foot solo yielded a whopping 26 mpg, sadly, a 21 year old truck is not reliable enough to take it far for my liking without a full resto. hence the 2018 upgrade. Anyway, I can afford the fuel but I am still milage conscious and would love to spend less to do it. It also kills me to pay a $150 power bill too. So, I save where I can even though I don’t have to.
94-D2 02/08/21 12:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lighting fixtures Forest River 5er

I seem to recall having to put some upward force on the dome which releases enough pressure on the bottom cap to get it unscrewed. Otherwise use some sort of thin rubber (like a jar cap grip) to assist or put between some goose neck pliers. A strap type wrench might also work without maring up the nut cap.
94-D2 01/27/21 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out drifts open

My trailer has coroplast closing off the undercarriage. If you are insulated, any fluid leak could be masked or absorbed by the insulation batting. There is a feed and return line for each cylinder with 3 threaded fittings for each. So that is 6 per cylinder. If only 1 slide is slipping, then that is a starting point. Also, in a sealed system, if you are low on fluid, it is going someplace, indicating a certain leak. Remember to check the level with everything retracted, including your hydraulic landing gear. Shouldn’t be any air in an already operating system unless it was opened, or a worn part/seal. Good luck!
94-D2 01/08/21 09:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for mid bunkroom 5th wheel

I had a 99 Ram 2500. Beefed up with air bags, big diff. Cover and synthetics, 100 hp injectors, pac brake, and built trans, it handled the trailer just fine, in fact more than fine. Your 2016 Duramax should handle it. With no problem. I’m currently running on an 18 ram SRW 3500. No duely needed.
94-D2 12/26/20 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for mid bunkroom 5th wheel

Big Horn Traveler 39MB. Don’t know what your max weights are, but this trailer is 15.5k GVRW and 42’ . It has a mid “apartment” as I call it, and a sleeping loft above it (great for kids).
94-D2 12/26/20 10:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Collapsible ladder?

I use a collapsible extension and a folding A frame. A frame rides in the 5” sewer hose storage (fits perfectly) and collapsed rides in front bulkhead storage. The little giant sound do the job of both but does not fold up enough for me. The collapsable does break down to an A frame however.
94-D2 11/06/20 09:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

Try a plumbing vent cap. Simple sealed. https://i.imgur.com/6bQFMTGl.jpg
94-D2 11/06/20 12:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

I would have thought it would come with insulation. But I guess I’m beginning to understand why it was such a great deal.
94-D2 11/02/20 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

Only insulation in there (if it is even that) is a metalisized bubble wrap laying on top of the coroplast. Nothing else.
94-D2 11/01/20 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

Good job! Those fresh water poly tanks are usually LDPE (low density polyethelene) and plastic milk jugs (or water bottle caps) will often work if you don't have LDPE welding rod. Apparently so. Been holding a full tank for several hours now. I’m going to coat in a uv activated plastic weld and re-install the tank with some additional belly support. I will clean up the wiring and hydraulic lines and close backup with the coroplast covering. I also have a mod planned for the rear bumper and going to add a set of casters that will require modifications to the brackets of the rear end with a 92” custom diamond plate storage box. I’ll post up some pics as it gets done.
94-D2 10/31/20 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

I borrowed a proper air welder today. It came with three different types of rods, abs, pvc and PP rods. None of those would stick. I deduced that this tank was PE plastic and I enlisted a few tops from cheap water bottles. Worked like a charm. Tank is full on a set or saw horses, no leaks from the weld in over three hours. I’m going to over coat with UV activated composite weld and call it good. If it happens again, I will try a direct replacement from the manufacturer if that is possible.
94-D2 10/31/20 06:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

I sort of had the same issue. Basically a poor installation. I replaced the tank myself with a brand new tank. I did not trust that a repair would be permanent or foolproof vs. replacement. I found the model but a new one does not come with the inlet, drain, over flows and monitors in. Did your replacement come prepared or did you have to have them custom installed.
94-D2 10/31/20 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

I bought this plastic welder kit a couple years ago and keep it in my rig full time. https://www.polyvance.com/Airless-Welders-1/5700HT/I needed it when I damaged my fresh water tank cresting an unusually steep short slope. It works great and you can also usually find people doing plastic welding/repair in any good size city. The spin weld fittings on your tank can probably be repaired easily since tank is out. Thank you. I did a torch weld and got about 98%. Still leaked about an inch or two over night. I ordered the weld kit with the iron so should be able to Do it right. I’m not in a big city area so trying myself. Otherwise, Sacramento is just over an hour away. If someone had a shop suggestion for that Sacramento area that would be awesome!
94-D2 10/31/20 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FRESH WATER TANK LEAK

The tank is out. The weld at the fitting flange is thin and weak. I found that there is no such thing as a direct replacement tank. They use whatever tank the manufacturer sources and the fittings are custom installed wherever they need them, either on site or spec’ed out. Either way, even if I replaced the tank, I would have to also custom install the fittings and tank monitor, so that renders replacement moot. So, working on that now and cleaning up all the wiring and hoses.
94-D2 10/31/20 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
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