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RE: Uninteresting people

We pay ZERO attention to the things celebrities believe are important in their private lives ... ZERO. Funny tho', the only time they're interesting is when they're pretending to be someone else. Yep! I call them "fake people". Barney
BarneyS 04/29/22 06:58am Around the Campfire
RE: How to repair sub-floor in popout

Moved to Tech Issues forum from 5th Wheels.
BarneyS 04/29/22 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: stuck dump valve

Moved to Tech Issues forum from 5th wheels.
BarneyS 04/29/22 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Making my onboard generator quieter

CharlesinGA, Good demo! Thanks.:) Barney
BarneyS 04/28/22 07:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

Burbman, Going to only 3 links under tension would most likely result in some type of problem on turns. With only 3 links there is simply not enough chain links to allow the spring bars to move back and forth during a turn. I would follow the manufacturers advice and use a minimum of 5 links under tension. He can then adjust the head tilt to get the WD he needs without worrying about whether the bars are going to cause problems. Worked for me all those years until I got my Hensley.:) Barney
BarneyS 04/28/22 07:34am Towing
RE: New Sailuns.

I am not towing now but for about 36 years I always inflated my trailer tires to the max indicated on the sidewall. I never once in all those years had a blowout or any other type of tire problem other than a couple of punctures. Unlike car or truck tires, a RV is usually pretty close to the tire weight limit all the time. Add in all the twisting and dragging when turning and you have a very bad situation for the tire. Hence, my recommendation is to follow the guidelines of most of the manufacturers and fill to the max as indicated on the sidewall. Barney
BarneyS 04/27/22 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Over The Tanks Bike Rack on The Front of TT

The pictures are gone from your post, but I found one referenced on Pintrest and hoped to findout more about how you built this. Would you be willing to msg me? Daniel Hi Daniel, His picture is still there. I suspect you do not have "show images" checked in your preferences. You need to go to "My Forums"(when it is working :R),then to "my preferences" and make sure the check box is checked in front of the statement "show images in posts" or something to that effect. Barney
BarneyS 04/25/22 09:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

Make sure your snap-up brackets are firmly mounted to the trailer A frame if you are going to only use 4 links between the bars and the snap-up. During a turn, the bar ends move back and forth and with only 4 links under tension there could be a chance of sliding the snap-up bracket back and forth on the A frame. This could cause trouble with anything mounted there such as breakaway switch, propane tank mounts, etc. or the chain links themselves crashing into the snap-up brackets. If 4 links feels better, then I would go back to 5 links and tilt the hitch head back towards the trailer a bit more to make up the loss of lift by adding back the chain link. Barney
BarneyS 04/24/22 05:55pm Towing
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
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