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RE: Replacement window

Moved to Tech Issues forum from DIY.
BarneyS 04/18/22 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer Hitch Set-up Option

Too much tension results in spinning the tires at every stoplight or on a wet or gravel surface. It has also resulted in broken trailer A frames for some members. That generally results from putting too stiff bars on lightweight trailer A frames. Barney
BarneyS 04/15/22 09:26am Towing
RE: Keeping fridge door open while in storage

I used bunji cords when I moved our trailer with the fridge doors open. Works very well and never had any damage at all. I would hook both the fridge and the freezer doors open. Barney
BarneyS 04/14/22 05:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer Hitch Set-up Option

Thank you BarneyS I like that method, seems to be a good way to hook up, I never thought of hooking the chain ends first and then pressing / pushing the curved ends of the bars into the head. May see if I can get the machinist at work to cut that stinger off. Thanks again BB, Please read again what I posted. You still put the WD bars on and couple the trailer to the ball. Then raise the tongue with the jack way higher until you can easily put the chains on the hook. Once you hve the chains hooked up you can let the tongue back down which will tension the chains as it goes dowh.
BarneyS 04/12/22 07:59pm Towing
RE: Trailer Hitch Set-up Option

Benk Thanks for the info. I don't see how lowering the head one set of holes will raise the stinger all said and done. I have 3 links hanging on the bar chains, so if I do that do you suggest going with 4-5 links etc... hanging? Not sure I can muscle that much tension to lift and lock those bars but maybe I'LL give it a try. BB, You don't need to muscle those bars around at all. I see you have an electric tongue jack. Just hook the bars up in the chain link you want (you should have a minimum of 4 or 5 under tension between the bar and the hook). Don't pay any attention to the number of links "hanging". What do you if you have longer chains? After hooking up the bars with at least 4 or 5 links on the hook, make sure the ball is locked into the coupler and just raise the front of the trailer with the electric jack until you can easily put on the WD bars. Makes it very simple and easy and safe. Dont be afraid to lift it way up. It won't hurt anything. One you have the bars connected (again-with minimum of 4 or 5 links between hook and bar) raise the tongue jack which will lower the tongue and put the bars under tension like they are supposed to be. Whole process is much simpler to do than say. Try it a few times and you will be a hitch-up pro!:B As far as the L part of the shank hitting the pavement, I would take the shank to a machine shop and have them band saw off the amount you need taken off. Looks like you could remove at least two or three inches. I think I would take if off just short of the angle brace were it mine. Barney
BarneyS 04/10/22 04:42pm Towing
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Snip...Never have had to abort with our 12' 10" air draft. Spoken like a true sailor! :B Barney
BarneyS 04/09/22 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

In over 35 years of towing a large travel trailer, i only had to back out of a station twice _ both times back into a busy street. Had no problem with my wife stopping traffic and me slowly backing up. Cars stopped and no one honked. We always gassed up or fueled up at local gas stations that had diesel fuel. Never a problem. My advice, learn to back your rig, use the outside pumps, and don’t worry about it.:) Barney
BarneyS 04/08/22 07:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Demco Auto-Slide 5th wheel Hitch

Here is a simple way to add photos to our post on our site. It was developed by our Technology Forum Mod, 1492. You may get a warning from your Norton but just continue on to the site. There is nothing malicious about the site at all. Photo posting site. All you do is upload your picture to the site, copy the resulting URL and then post that URL into your post without making any changes. Do not add anything and do not subtract anything. Just copy and paste.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/30/22 05:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer wheel weight rating/compared to tire psi rating?

Ok, that' enough. I have better things to do rather than spend all day cleaning up this thread again. barney
BarneyS 03/20/22 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer wheel weight rating/compared to tire psi rating?

Come on folks, why so argumentative? This forum is for information and enjoyment - not for fighting and arguments. Disagreements are fine as long as they stay civil and not get personal. That way, we all learn something and have fun also!:B Barney
BarneyS 03/19/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sway bar problems

Barney, if he has an Equal-i-zer or a Reece Dual Cam,as well as some others, the WD bars are also the sway bars. I understand and know that. Note which forum I moderate. Thanks.:) Barney
BarneyS 03/17/22 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Temporary Cell Service

I second the suggestions made earlier to look at Visible phone service. We have been using them for about two years for both of our phones and have been very pleased with never had a problem. They are owned by Verizon and can be used as hotspots. I use mine as a hotspot almost all summer as we spend it in the woods in upper Michigan. Unlimited everything with no throttling. They have some inexpensive phones available, or you can bring your own. Barney
BarneyS 03/17/22 08:40am Technology Corner
RE: Sway bar problems

I agree with the others, put them on in the street. By the way, they are not sway bars, they are weight distribution bars. The only way they contribute to sway control is by putting weight back on the front axle for steering control. :) The sway bar is that flat bar that is attached to the side of the trailers A frame and the hitch head via two small balls. Barney
BarneyS 03/17/22 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Membership

The Mod doesn't need to say where he moved it. All you need do is click on the link provided and it will take you to the discussion. Then, if you need to find out what forum it is in, scroll to the top of the page and see. Mods will post where they moved it from so the receiving Mod will know who sent it and that it is not a new post submitted by a member of his forum. Barney
BarneyS 03/16/22 05:10pm Good Sam Club
RE: Life span of TT with heavy use

My trailer is 18 years old, with 17 2400 mile round trips to Florida from Michigan, several trips to Texas, and a couple to California plus many trips to nearby (less than 250 miles away) campgrounds and it is still going strong and used almost every weekend during the summer. Although it no longer rolls down the road, maintenance is still job #1 on it. The roof was just recently redone and I have been almost anal about keeping it leak free during all those years. Even with the heavy use it has had, it still looks almost new - although the gel coat is starting to dull and needs a good cleaning or even possibly painting. I believe any RV can last a long time if it is properly maintained and used. As mentioned earlier by others, it is not the travel that gets them it is usually water intrusion. Good luck.:) Barney Our trailer in its' permanent home.
BarneyS 03/16/22 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas prices.

I copied the following from Facebook and believe the author is a lady called Caitriona Loughrey I think it might be appropriate here so here it is. Enjoy :) Barney Barely the Day Started Barely the day started and it's already six in the evening. Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday. .. and the month is already over. .. and the year is almost over. .. and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed. .. and we realize that we lost our parents, friends. .. and we realize it's too late to go back. So.. Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time. Let's keep looking for activities that we like. Let's put some color in our grey. Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts. And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters.. I'm doing it after. I'll say after. I'll think about it after. We leave everything for later like '' after '' is ours. Because what we don't understand is that: Afterwards, the coffee gets cold. afterwards, priorities change. Afterwards, the charm is broken. Afterwards, health passes. Afterwards, the kids grow up. Afterwards parents get old. Afterwards, promises are forgotten. Afterwards, the day becomes the night. Afterwards, life ends. And then it's often too late. So.. Let's leave nothing for later. Because still waiting to see later, we can lose the best moments, the best experiences, best friends, the best family. The day is today. The moment is now. We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away." It Looks Like An Eternity, But It's A Short Trip, Enjoy Life And Always Be Kind
BarneyS 03/14/22 09:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: Missing a/c return air grill

I did but Norton Antivirus said the website was dangerous and would not let me open it. I run Norton Antivirus also and get the same message. I just continue on to the site and have been doing so since the app was developed. I don't know why Norton has a problem with the site as it does not and has not done anything to my or anyone elses computers over the past 3 or 4 years since it was developed. Go ahead and use it. Look at the bottom of the red box and it will say in very small lettering "continue on to the site". It will not hurt your computer or yourself one bit. Barney
BarneyS 03/12/22 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Step to reach hitch pin

I would still be travelling via RV today if I could bend over and still breath. Had to stop because of difficulty in doing all the necessary chores of hooking up, unhooking, utility hookups, leveling, chocking etc. every time we camped. In our campground where we used to snowbird down in Tampa, there were many 90+ year olds who drove their rigs down there, so it is possible but just not by me - darn it! I certainly wish we could. We still use our trailer a lot in the summer where it sits now though. I will stop here as I have hyjacked the thread for long enough.:E Apologies to the OP! Barney
BarneyS 03/12/22 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Step to reach hitch pin

Apologies not needed Jerry. By the way, I am always watching!!!:E :) Barney
BarneyS 03/11/22 04:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Missing a/c return air grill

snip... I tired to post a picture but couldn't. Snip... Did you go to the website I posted on the previous page just above the picture and follow the directions exactly? If you did that then the pictures you have will post. Just follow those steps I posted there exactly. Don't try to read anything into them or use any other picture posting icon (like the one above the reply typing box that looks like a postcard). If you know how to copy and paste a sentence or string then you should have no problem using that app. Barney
BarneyS 03/11/22 04:35pm Fifth-Wheels
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