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RE: Gooseneck fifth wheel adapter question

As usual, a post about the Andersen hitch, whether travel trailer or 5th wheel, goes sour and must be closed. In case you are missing a post or two they are in the delete pile. Barney
BarneyS 03/21/19 07:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch weight?

It is my experience that the advertised tongue weight of any given trailer will increase by about 300# or more once it is loaded for camping and actually weighed. That being said, I think any of the trailers you mentioned will work with your tow vehicle. Barney
BarneyS 03/20/19 08:51am Travel Trailers
RE: F150 with 24' TT and an Andersen WDH - Thoughts on Andersen?

Glad top hear that the hitch is working well for you.:) . I do have a suggestion though. Rather than weld the brackets in place, it might be better to just spot weld a small bead in front of the brackets near the bottom and behind the brackets near the top to keep them in the correct position. Another option is to drill a small hole in those locations and put in a self tapping screw for the bracket to bear against. The problem with welding the brackets on is that if/when you sell the trailer or trade it in, the brackets will have to stay on the trailer and the new owner may not want to use an Andersen. Also you may want to keep the hitch and put it on a new trailer. Barney
BarneyS 03/20/19 08:14am Towing
RE: Lubing my Reese Strait_Line hitch w/Dual Cam

You can, as already mentioned, put a small amount of Vasoline on the cams to reduce any noise or excess wear, but that should not be necessary on the size/weight of the trailer in you signature. Using Vasoline is supposed to be for very heavy tongue weight trailers and primarily to reduce wear on the cams. Mine, for instance, is over 1300lbs and I did use Vasoliine on the cams when I used the Dual Cam hitch many years ago. Didn't have to put it on very often. If I recall correctly it was only necessary a couple of time per season. You are doing the right thing greasing where you mentioned but if you do use the Vasoline, just put it on the cam itself and not on the spring bars. Using Vasoline will not reduce the amount of sway control like grease would but does reduce the wear and noise. I had none with mine. Barney
BarneyS 03/20/19 07:58am Towing
RE: Anyone using Cosumer Cellular?

I have a 5gig Verizon plan with rollover of unused data for one month. It is called the Verizon Plan Single Smartphone 5 GB plan. The cost is $40/month and with a $6 military discount comes to $34/month. This month I have 4.94 gig of data carryover for a total of 9.94 gig of data for April if I want to use it. I am on WiFi most of the time while at home so don't use much data. I do use a lot of it while traveling or up at our rig in the summertime though. Barney
BarneyS 03/19/19 05:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Oil Change

My advice would be to use a mobile RV maintenance service once you reach your halfway destination. We used one just like this one several years ago while we were in Texas and were completely satisfied. They come to your location and change oil, grease, etc. with very reasonable prices. Often, you can inquire at the campground office and, if they allow it, will have a recommendation of a good place to call. Barney
BarneyS 03/17/19 02:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Slide out floor parting from frame

Moved to Tech Issues forum from 5th Wheels.
BarneyS 03/16/19 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: replacing sofa with a love seat recliner

See my post about this topic here. Barney
BarneyS 03/16/19 05:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Airbag assist rear suspension??

Can the rear height be adjusted to maintain level with varying pin/ hitch weights? No, they are just like rubber bounce stops only hollow and taller. Barney
BarneyS 03/16/19 08:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vinyl plank flooring - snap lock with history of success?

I have toured the Jayco factory twice. They lay the linoleum down just as soon as the wood floor is on. Everything - walls, cabinets, furnishings etc. - is put on top of that. You should have linoleum under your carpet. It only takes them about 2 minutes or so to get it down and installed on each frame. Barney
BarneyS 03/16/19 07:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Confused over wires

Snip... I will continue on my photo shrinking issues. Apparently the South American head hunters witch doctor took my money and his lessons didn't work ;) ;) I turned in my head hunter badge so try this out. :) It is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of the moderators of this forum, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it, and is much easier to use than the regular forum picture posting icon used to be. It also automatically re-sizes your pictures so you can forget that task. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/15/19 09:34am Technology Corner
RE: Opinion question

I agree with Crowe above. :) Barney
BarneyS 03/15/19 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Different size, different issues. Expierence towers?

Please do not double post. See any new replies to your question here,
BarneyS 03/15/19 08:43am Towing
RE: recliner chairs for 5th wheel

What is your opinion of recliner chairs from Costco? We have a reclining, wall hugging sofa that we purchased from Costco some time ago. It is very comfortable, still looks like new, and fit through our door easily (the backs come off). From what I have observed, most of the furniture Costco sells is pretty good quality. We have a full bedroom set in our home for the past 10 or 12 years that is holding up well also. Barney
BarneyS 03/14/19 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: License plate location ?

Mine is on the right side. The ladder is on the left side. Never a problem in 15 years.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/14/19 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: CB Radios??

Here is a recent discussion on that topic. I have one in my truck and it is usually on when we are traveling. I like it for the entertainment value and it has also come in handy numerous times when there has been a road blockage up ahead. The truckers are quite good about informing oncoming traffic about them. I do not find much bad language from the truckers anymore. Used to be that way but the radio is pretty much silent now except when a parade of trucks goes by that have been traveling together for a while. Some of those trucker conversations are pretty interesting (not in a bad way). If there is any bad language it is usually coming from some yahoo in a house along the way. I also use an earpiece so my wife doesn't have to listen to the radio all day. She like to listen to Sirius music most of the time or from music on her IPod. Anyway, I like my CB radio and will continue to keep it in my vehicle until it no longer is useful. I don't see cell phones replacing the CB as you need a persons number to call them - you cant make a general broadcast like on a CB. I can't see any use for the cell phone for traffic alerts and help like a CB provides. Barney
BarneyS 03/14/19 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: replacing slide out wiper seal

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 03/12/19 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a comfy chair..

I can recommend Brad and Hall furniture in Elkhart. We purchased a Lafer "Kiri" chair from them more than 13 years ago and it is still in use today with no visible wear or mechanical failure. It is a very comfortable chair that I use every day. It replaced a fairly large upholstered recliner that came with the trailer when new. I like it because it does not take up a lot of room yet it swivels and reclines completely in addition to being comfortable for either sitting or sleeping. :) It fits through the door easily and does not take up much room in the trailer. I suspect it will fit your requirements perfectly and would fit right in with the Airstream "look".:) The Lafer chair also comes in other models. It is a bit pricey but was well worth the money in my opinion. Barney
BarneyS 03/08/19 01:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: TT Roof Leak

Take a look at my posts in this thread for information and pictures of what I did to my roof. It is still in good shape today after that procedure. If you cannot do it yourself, then I would copy and show it to a mobile tech to see if he/she could do it. Barney
BarneyS 03/07/19 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing

Please do not double post. See your other post here. Thread closed.
BarneyS 03/07/19 06:14am Towing
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