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RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

Thanks Jerry. Thoroughly hand packed. Thanks Mike134. I should have stuck a toothpick in there to gauge the depth. This job is done! Thanks again everyone. Ben
MN Ben 06/05/22 03:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

Well other than leaking seals, everything on these assemblies looks good. I hit them with degreaser and then break cleaner. I did amp and ohm resistance testing on each individual magnet. They all fell within the limits. The assemblies actually look to be a couple of years old with paint still on the springs and very little wear on the back plate. I believe this '08 rig does not have a lot of traveling miles on it even though APR 2007 was printed on the assemblies. The bearings all cleaned up very nice so after new seals everything went back together. I do have one question. The hub cavity has room for a good amount of grease. I packed the bearings and greased the races and ended up pumping about 15 squirts with the grease gun into the axle zerk while spinning the wheel. Do I need to pump grease in until in comes through the smaller outer bearing? Thanks everyone for your help. Ben
MN Ben 06/04/22 08:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

Thanks for the replies. The magnets and drum are fairly smooth. I will do some voltage testing to check their functionality. If any are bad, I will replace the whole unit. Ben
MN Ben 06/03/22 11:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are these brake magnets warn?

I read additional information and articles state if exposed winding is visible they would be worn. I did not see any, I guess. Articles also talk about testing the voltage and ohms. I can start there.
MN Ben 06/03/22 04:34am Fifth-Wheels
Are these brake magnets warn?

I have had this about 4 years. I am putting new wheel seals all around and I'm unsure of the condition of the brake set. I do not know how to tell if the magnets are warn. I checked the brake pads and there seems to be a lot of meat left on them and there are no cracks in any of them. So here are a couple of pics of the magnet and one of the pad. I found some sets on etrailer but wondering if I can get a few more years from these, and save some cash. width=640 width=640 width=640
MN Ben 06/02/22 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

I have had this FW about 4 years. Maybe it has always been like this.(?) I never used it last year but knew the floor tipped up and it actually separated from the wall. I do not walk on it when it is in, but this is right where we stored our cooler of beer and ice. (So that weight did not have a good impact on it.) I put 3" brass screws up through the floor into the wall. It is a level floor when slid out. I appreciate your replies and shared experiences. MN Ben
MN Ben 05/19/22 11:34am Fifth-Wheels
Advice on adjusting the slide out

I have a 2008 Keystone Lerado 29RL. While the slide is in, the inner floor of the slide lifts and is suspended. This is not good as It should sit level right on top of the mail floor. When I extend the slide out, the lower portion extends out first. I took a picture of it from the outside. Have any of you had experience with this? I understand it is a lippert above floor slide. width=640 width=640
MN Ben 05/18/22 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to repair sub-floor in popout

Ray at LoveYourRV . com has a repair video on you tube.
MN Ben 05/18/22 07:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

I told my wife, It need to feel like a home, not a camper. I'm sure some of you can relate.
MN Ben 02/13/22 01:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Yes, as I stated earlier, older. So if they are well built/maintained, a 20 year old rig may suit me. Although the gold trim from that era may get changed out. lol The F350 tows 15000#, at least that is what it is rated for. Budget, The older $300K units are probably running 40-80K now. So that is the cash I have. We currently have a '08 Keystone Lerado 29RL and like the layout. I like the older Big Sky with the rear entertainment set up. All of the new entry level rigs I think are junk, in my opinion. This is why I know I can get into an older model that may have been out of my price range back then, but now is in reach. If all this does not pan out, maybe a DP is in order. But I want to keep the 5er as an option. Ben
MN Ben 02/13/22 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

You guys are great. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your input. I really do appreciate it. Ben
MN Ben 02/12/22 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

So, my wife and I are looking toe make a purchase of either a Class A or 5ver in 2023 to 2024 after my retirement. I have a list of Class A's to look for, now I am looking for a list of 5vers to look for. Something like the title says. Although, I do not want a huge truck truck to pull it with. I have a Dually F350 and so not want to look at upgrading to the F550. Any recommendations? Ben
MN Ben 02/12/22 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch issue - How to correct?

Instead of reaming out the hole, I would suggest... Remove the head from the rails. Loosen up the bed rails. Don't remove the nuts from the bolts, just loosen them enough where they may adjust when you put the head and pins back in. Once you loosened up the nuts and blots, place the head back onto the rails. Now put all 4 pins into their holes. All 4 pins should be able to slip into their position easier. If they don't, tap on the rail that needs adjustment until the pins go in correctly. After you get the pins to go in and out to your liking, leave the head on with the pins in place and tighten down the rails. Be careful not to over tighten the bolts to stress them. There is probably a torque setting you should use. I suggest contacting the company for this torque setting. If not available, reference a torque guide for the size and grade of bolt you are using. Test the pins so see if they work better. Repeat if necessary. I used this method and installing and removing my hitch head from the rails was so much easier and less stressful. Good Luck, and let us know if this worked for you. Ben
MN Ben 02/08/22 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Starting search for 20 year old Lux coach. Have questions

The others have covered the roof subject so all I can contribute is to be aware of bulkhead separation on the Foretravel units of that era. I have been watching videos from AZ Expert as previously mentioned. When you mention "bulkhead" I am assuming you are talking about the front cap and the rear cap. Ben
MN Ben 02/03/22 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starting search for 20 year old Lux coach. Have questions

Thank you. I appreciate your responses.
MN Ben 02/03/22 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starting search for 20 year old Lux coach. Have questions

Thanks you everyone for your replies. I truly appreciate the candor and taking the time to share your knowledge. This will help our in decision.
MN Ben 02/01/22 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
Starting search for 20 year old Lux coach. Have questions

My wife and I will be looking for a rig in 2023 or 2024. I have begun the search of luxury coaches in the 2000-2008 years. After that I think they are getting above what I want to spend. I am keeping my eye on Beaver, Foretravel, American Coach, Nemar, Monoco, etc. I have been searching forums and reading a lot. The question of roofs came up as I just got down from my current Lance maintaining the seams around the items sticking through the roof. I am wondering about the coach roofs and the chance of leaks. I understand the Eagle from American Coach had a fiberglass roof. Are there others that may have a fiberglass roof? Or maybe others that have a roof that I dont have to worry about leaking. I am used to truck campers and 5the wheels. So other than the old Winnebago Chief I owned for 1 season, I am new to the Class A. Thanks, Ben
MN Ben 01/31/22 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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