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RE: Catalytic Connverter

Call your local muffler shop. I was told last month that California was easing up on after market cats as of August 1st. Don't know how true it is.
Itakethe5th2011 08/02/21 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Helper springs or air bags?

If price is no object, air bags would be the best way to go. The problem with air bags, you will need a air compressor, a controller in the cab, (to adjust the bags hight) and the air bags with mounts. Then you have to hook it all up. I removed my bump stops and installed Timbren Suspension System. It took less than a hour to install. The bottom of the timber sits one inch above the axle so it will not change the ride of my truck. Once I load the 5th wheel, my truck squats a little over a inch. It is more stable side to side and no maintenance required.
Itakethe5th2011 06/25/21 10:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Years ago I bought a 5th wheel with grease able hubs. I fallowed the manufactory recommendation, jacking tire off the ground and slowly turning tire as I greased the hub. Took about a half a tube per hub. The following year I pulled the drums off to check brakes and found 3 of 4 brake shoes had grease on them. I called Dexter axle at the timed spoked to a tech, who said the the grease able hubs have been around a long time. They were designed for boat trailer, to push water out of hubs. The RV industry had jumped on the band wagon as a selling point. His recommendation was to inspect once a year for possible grease by-passing seal. You can take your chance on brake shoe contamination and not stopping when you need them or do it the right way and hand pack bearings. My trailer brakes are to important to me to take the easy way out and just pump grease into the hub and hope the seal won't leak.
Itakethe5th2011 04/18/21 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: AirConditioner Discharge Openings

Before you add a second AC, check out RV Airflow System. It will boost the ac duct output by 40-50%. I just installed one, but it hasn't been hot enough to really see how much faster rv cools down. I did turn fan on and the air coming out of ducts is much much better.
Itakethe5th2011 03/29/21 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: Level Mate Pro

The whole reason to use the Level Mate Pro is to help level the RV side to side before you unhook. It will also tell you how much front to back. You can move little back, maybe forward or move little to one side to find a better level spot . It tells you how much leveling blocks need to level RV. You don't do this with your slide out. Once level and unhooked you put out your slide.
Itakethe5th2011 02/27/21 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Chevy/GMC bed height

My 2020 CC standard bed RWD measures 59 1/4" at the rear bed corner. When I looked for new truck I was hoping the RWD would be lower than 4x4, but not the case anymore. Both measured the same bed height. The dealer gave me such a great deal back in May because of covic-19 they were having a hard time selling inventory, I bought it. It had the 5th wheel puck system, so I bought the Curt adapter for my Q20 hitch. I hooked up my Sprinter 5th wheel and started laying boards under the tires of the 5th wheel. After several attempts, I had 4" of wood boards to get trailer to measure from ground to frame the same, front to rear. I found a company in Canada that makes lift kits and bought 2 set, 1 set per axle, 3" lift blocks. Trailer still not even front to rear so I changed out my 15" rims to 16" rims and had Goodyear Endurance ST235/80/R16E installed. It was finally equal front to rear. I've toad it over 4000 miles now and it's been great. Love the truck, but it took some work to get trailer level. One other thing, I kept my 6" clearance between bed rail and bottom of 5th wheel.
Itakethe5th2011 01/09/21 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

I used x-chocks on my last 2 5th wheels that did not have auto level. Loved them, but with my new 5th wheel with auto level, I noticed right away that as the legs go down and the trailer goes up the weight is taken off the tires and leaf springs. This causes the springs to relax and x-chocks get loose to where they almost fall out. I sold the x-chocks on Craigslist and went back to rubber wheel chocks on the side of 5th wheel that won't need as much height. I do that to keep it from possibly bending auto level legs if it were to roll while unhooking or hooking back up.
Itakethe5th2011 10/10/20 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What discount to expect on special-ordered truck?

You might want to do a little research as to the height of a RWD to a 4 wheel drive. My 2020 Chevrolet 2500HD is the same height as a 4 wheel drive. I had lower my last 2008 Chevrolet 2500HD 2" in the rear. The top of my bed rail is 5" higher than my old truck. My leafsprings on my 5th wheel already set on top of my axles, so I went to and bought 3" blocks to raise my trailer up so it sits more level when pulling with new truck. My buddy has a 2010 F350 with a 3 1/2" lift kit, my bed rail is 1" higher than his bed rail.
Itakethe5th2011 09/10/20 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Fifth Wheeler

I use Garmin RV 770 LMT-S GPS. It is set up for RV's. You enter your 5th wheel height, length, width and weight. It will help plot you around the country, but like all GPS you still have to be alert, especially on secondary roads. Also be careful at fueling stations with low canopies.
Itakethe5th2011 09/04/20 10:30am Roads and Routes
RE: 50 amp cord storage ideas?

50amp cords are heavy and coiling it can be difficult, plus it takes up a lot of space when laid inside storage compartment. I purchased a Morryde Reel56-001H easy reel cord spooler. It's about $154 on Amazon, but well worth the price. It is tall and some what narrow, so I still have more space to store things. It makes hooking up power cable so much easier. I just pull the cord off the reel and drag 1 end over to power box. When putting away, I keep a rag in 1 hand to clean cord as I roll it up.
Itakethe5th2011 08/15/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
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