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RE: Axle and Hub Question

Axle in the photo looks normal. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/11/20 10:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Changed profile with no results

You add a Signature at the top of My Forums > My Preferences. Once you add your Sig, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Changes button. https://i.imgur.com/UaULfKE.png Problem is, when I got to My forums > My preferences... there is no Your Signature box like you show. That screen has General Preferences, Private Messages, Privacy, and Email Preferences........... Nothing about Signature on the Preferences page. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/06/20 11:29pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Switching from 12 volt to 6 volt batteries

For a single battery box that will hold two GC2 golf cart batteries and usually fits in the frame work provided in the A frame of many trailers, is the CAMCO 55374 (batteries turned end to end, like a huge 12v.) the NOCO HM426 Dual 6V GC2 box puts the batteries side by side for a more square footprint but not the way that many travel trailers have brackets prewelded in place for. https://www.campingworld.com/camco-double-battery-box-118120.html Charles
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 10:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

Virtually all single pole 15 and 20 amp breakers are Switching duty rating (SWD) (UL says no more than 20 amp for switching duty rating), so the argument about wearing them out is nil. However, breakers up to 50 amp that are marked HID are also switching duty rated for use with HID circuits and as such are not prone to failure with repeated use like non rated breakers would be. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 10:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Changed profile with no results

Do you have to have a pic to make the signature appear in my posts? I have all of the profile info entered and it is there, but I don't actually see a place to create a signature. Most other forums have a place specifically to enter text to appear in the signature. When I select My Profile, the next line says "To change settings such as your signature and privacy preferences, go to your Preferences page." When I click the word preferences (which is a link) it takes me to the preferences page for me, but there is NOTHING about a signature on that screen. And yes, the check box that says "This option will make your signature (if you have one) appear below your post" is also checked. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 09:22pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

What are the numbers on the door stickers for front and rear axle weights, gross vehicle weight, combined weight if it is given, payload for your specific vehicle (you may want to go fill the fuel tank, load up the family and head to the CAT scales and get a truck weight.) A Limited is a model loaded with options, those options have weight that takes away from the payload of the truck. 3.55 gears to me, don't seem like a good choice for towing, but whatda I know? I'm using a stripped out RAM 2500 (CTD, 6 spd manual, 3.73) to tow a 7500 lb 23 ft trailer. This ain't gonna turn out good at all. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: 22” rims vs 18” rims

Fourty Foot!!!!!! you seriously need to rethink this whole thing if that is correct. Ok, I looked at the Keystone Outback website, there are a couple of 39 ft models, 10,500 lb Gross weight (which I calculated by adding the dry weight to the carrying capacity, they won't come out and say what the GVWR is). Then I looked at the Michelin Agilis Cross Climate Light Truck tires.. they do not make a 22 inch in this tire. Biggest is 20. Given that you have the potential of an 1100 lb tongue weight, or more, you probably don't need to waste the money on new rims and tires, just go ahead and jump right on up to a heavier truck............. OK, getting the pop corn out and gonna watch this one. Charles Edit: Mitch and I were typing at the same time, he just beat me to the post message button.
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 08:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Melting wires

Everyone loves those detachable cords, (I hate them) but how many check the tightness of the wires behind the inlet? My guess is that nearly all are never checked and that is a connection within the Styrofoam and thin plywood walls. My inlet fell to the ground when I removed it, all screws were completely loose. I have converted two different trailers to the twist lock cord connector. One was the stupid mouse hole, and the other had a door and a small compartment you were expected to wad the cord up and stuff it into. Now, I did the work myself and the connections on the back of the inlet and at the panel (and transfer switch on the last one) are all doubly tight. And I check them every year or so depending on usage. Every terminal, wire nut and connection in both the 12vdc and the 120vac system should be checked every year or more depending on how much the trailer or motor home gets used. Its all about rattling along down the road that loosens stuff up. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/05/20 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hood Cover for Ford E450

Harbor Freight has moving quilts cheap, good to have several on hand. Also good to pad an area where you are working on something. Charles
CharlesinGA 07/02/20 06:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

So well put. I appreciate them verifying that I am the same person named on the card. Charles A large number of people print "Check ID" on the signature line of their credit card. I appreciate it anytime someone wants to see my ID when I use a card. Making a copy of ID is also common anytime you are renting or borrowing equipment. Otherwise, there is generally no need for copying identification. But stealing ID by starting with someone's driver's license is taking the long road seldom traveled. Your driver's license number doesn't give them access to much of anything. Your credit card number and the three digit verification code on the back of your card is much more valuable. Even then, you need a long line of dishonest people for a stick and brick business to be in the card stealing business. The management would either need to be in on it or not have any checks and balances in place. The card thief would need a way to monetize the number and whenever a number of different stolen cards are traced back to a single source, the RV Park in your example, the card companies and the police act quickly. Almost all ID theft occur electronically these days. Worrying about ID theft every time you make a purchase is much ado about nothing.
CharlesinGA 06/24/20 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I always try and do the Swoop technique I think they call it when ever possible. This is the one you are thinking of, works well. I was thinking of the same video. Charles
CharlesinGA 06/24/20 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

My 2002 Suburban 2500 has worn/rotted bushings in the leaf springs. Should I get these replaced before we move to a heavier TT? Would it be cheaper or better to just replace the springs (and maybe add an extra)? Our current TT is 6,000 GVWR and we’re looking at a 34’, 9,995 GVWR. Thanks While the exposed ends of the bushings probably look cracked and bad, I'll bet the rubber further in is perfect. If you want to do something, as already noted, get polyurethane bushings if they are available. Unless you have been hauling heavy loads, the leaf springs are probably in excellent condition. I have seen the 2500 spring pack, co-worker shopped for a year for a 2500 4wd 8.1 combo. Ended up getting one in Austin. That thing is a hauling beast. His is an '05 with the air shock system and 4.10 gears. Hauled a '70 charger on a trailer back from Indiana to Atlanta and said he could not even feel the trailer back there. Charles
CharlesinGA 05/15/20 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to secure storage area while connected to water?

Double post due to poor connection.
CharlesinGA 05/14/20 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: How to secure storage area while connected to water?

Continuous city water hookup is dangerous IMO. Something pops when your gone and what a mess. Fill your FW tank and use the pump. ^^^THIS Charles
CharlesinGA 05/14/20 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: used power jack manually,now motor runs but jack wont work?

There is a pawl that needs to disengage the motor on mine if I use the hand crank, likely yours is stuck open or brokenThis ^^^ ^^^ THIS........... When you insert the crank, it disconnects the motor drive, and when you remove the crank, it should spring back up and reconnect. Could be a spring is rusted and broken, could be that it is simply stuck. Put the crank back in and wiggle it around and use lots of spray lube on it. It may need replacing, but it also may just need a little TLC from lack of use. Charles
CharlesinGA 05/14/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Look at the tags on the axles. Make sure they are the correct capacity. Axles and springs usually go to the trailer manufacturer pre assembled. They have piles of them. Sometimes the wrong axles wind up on a trailer. I have read of this on RV forums several times, where someone had problems and found that they had axles that were 500 or a 1000 lbs below what was supposed to be installed, and I think in most cases the manufacturer replaced them with no real argument. Charles
CharlesinGA 05/11/20 10:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Look at the tags on the axles. Make sure they are the correct capacity. Axles and springs usually go to the trailer manufacturer pre assembled. They have piles of them. Sometimes the wrong axles wind up on a trailer. I have read of this on RV forums several times, where someone had problems and found that they had axles that were 500 or a 1000 lbs below what was supposed to be installed, and I think in most cases the manufacturer replaced them with no real argument. Charles
CharlesinGA 05/11/20 10:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

Given that a couple of the wires are heavy gauge and all are fine stranded, I found that it is very difficult to properly install a new connector on a trailer cable. Much easier to replace the entire cable with new molded on plug, making the connections at the splices to the trailer wires. Charles
CharlesinGA 05/11/20 10:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

deleted duplicate due to connection issues.
CharlesinGA 05/11/20 10:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems when replacing 7 pin connector

deleted duplicate due to connection issues.
CharlesinGA 05/11/20 10:33pm Tech Issues
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