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Reese Trunnion Questions??

After 12 yrs of towing with a "round" bar DC, I am heading over to the "dark" side!!! found a super deal on a trunnion setup. Wasn't used with DC, came with a friction sway control (YUK!!). In very good shape, very little wear on the pivot points. A few long trips before prev owner went to a class A. QUESTION: Bars are roll pinned to the trunnions. There is some play in the connection. My past recollection of these was a bolt and jam nut holding the bar into the trunnion. Age of the stuff is aboot 6 yrs by the tags on the head. Is the slight side to side play something to consider, and change to bolt and nut??? Am aware of the "top" mount coupler occasional problems, will go to a tall ball if needed. Head is the newer, raised ball style. One more trip on the old "roundy" and then start the install and adjustment mess!!
TUCQUALA 05/26/20 06:56pm Towing
RE: Mountain west NF campgrounds

Posted over on the "other" site also!! Best move at this time is to go to the forest web site of the one or ones you are interested. They will have info and usually a pdf which shows open campgrounds and recreation sites at the time. For example: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...eprd737154.pdf
TUCQUALA 05/20/20 02:48pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Montana

Can't say what would be "best" route, that really depends on what you want to see along the way, or if you just want to get to the Pioneers directly. I might suggest Bozeman to Ennis via I90 and US287. MT287 west to Twin Bridges. You get to see some historic touristy towns (Virginia City, Sheridan). Then MT41 to Dillon and west on MT278 to the south junction with the Byway. There would be some ups and downs, but no real tough stuff. OR, go I90 to I15 junction west of Butte. There is a high pass east of Butte at the Continental Divide. Nothing extreme! Then west on MT43 to Wise River, the north start of the Byway. Most scenic area of that drive would be from I15 to Wise River along the Big Hole River. After that you will have the Byway all to yourself!!! (?)
TUCQUALA 05/05/20 10:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway Montana

Going N to S is a generally easy climb with a fairly steep downhill near the south end. Obviously going S to N is going to be just the opposite!! I guess where you are coming from to the Pioneer Scenic Byway and your rig might be the deciding factor. The climb from the south after the hot springs is healthy!! A gasser with a large trailer or a large gas class A will be working hard!! The trip is very much worth it no matter which you take!! You will find 4 or 5 NF campgrounds on the way, and many dispersed/boondocking spots off of the hwy.
TUCQUALA 05/04/20 10:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Can Not Wait!

Zipp, which cg's did you check out?? NF or private?? We've been up there a couple of times. Nice area around Bonners Ferry.
TUCQUALA 04/22/20 11:40pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Using Xantrex solar max flexible panels as portables?

We have a 320W Dokio folder, and it works great!! About 20# max, fairly decent build, and puts out pretty close to expected specs. 22.5 V open circuit and 16-18 A shorted. Not too clumsy closed, but is large when open and only used in decent conditions. I have made a mounting system for the roof of the Excursion to flat mount. Not the best, but secure, and easily removable when needing to use the vehicle. Also, made a couple of 12 awg extensions with SAE connectors to use for positioning (kit looks like 16 ga, MAYBE 14 ga!!) Controller is a 20A PWM that actually is fairly useable!! Has a couple of adjustments for voltages and easy use. I'm happy!!! I'm sure time will tell how it holds up, but good unit at a good price for the power output!!
TUCQUALA 04/17/20 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Lewiston to Lolo pass highway 12 road questions

Going west to east, you'll have an easier downhill after Lolo Pass than the other way. Using the lower gears and brakes cautiously, and not letting your speed get out of line, you'll be ok. The pull uphill on the west side (last 3 or so miles) is do'able, but you won't be setting any speed records!!! It is curvy (!!) here and there (!!), but a good beautiful 2 lane road. Depending on when you are going, and day of the week, be aware that the road is loved by motorcyclists and the spandex mafia!! Watch the curves for them at all times!!!
TUCQUALA 04/10/20 03:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Used tow vehicles

Price a good '02/'03 7.3L Excursion with reasonable miles (if you can find one!!) and see what they are selling for!!!!
TUCQUALA 04/02/20 10:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Our ORV has a 13+ ft slide with a topper. I started using a 8ft pool cover water tube between the slide roof and topper. Works great for water pooling and pretty good in winds. It occasionally will dislodge in certain winds and angle. This year I'm going to use a 10ft one, and put aboot 1 to 1-1/2 of water in it to stabilize better. Can't fill with air through the water port, so glued a pool toy air valve on and fills pretty quick with 12V compressor. Very little water stays on topper, hardly get wet retracting!!!! https://i.imgur.com/xQ2qlX7l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qOoNG1al.jpg
TUCQUALA 03/17/20 10:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier National Park Info

Was on Going to Sun road last July, week after the 4th, followed a Dog dually going up and watched a couple coming back west!! Fun time!! Real entertaining when two met, esp for the one on the cliff side!! Saw one along the way with bashed mirror, and one with rear fender damage. Can't say that stuff happened that day, but!!!!
TUCQUALA 03/08/20 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water system for boondocking

Turkey cooker oil pump!! Uses 2 D cells, last a long time, empties a 7 gal blue container in 5-7 minutes!! Fairly cheap on ePrey!!!
TUCQUALA 02/28/20 10:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

OK, picky people, let's qualify the "manual" override!!! It's an "electronic manual override"!!!! Great nomenclature. BUT, it is NOT a mechanical way of operating the slide. If it doesn't work, ya gotta disengage the motors. Nowhere else in the mechanics to "manually" operate the slide.
TUCQUALA 02/14/20 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

As prev stated, probably Schwintek (Lippert) slide. If the closet walls on the outside have channels top and bottom with cut gears, it is a Schwintek. Schwintek-In-Wall slideout doesn't have manual override, only way is to remove motors to move slide. BUT, there are some procedures to try. Here is a link to the manual, with info on resetting the control unit you can try. Need to know where the control unit is in your trailer!! https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.com/manuals/slideouts/ccd_0001602.pdf One thing you might try quickly is to hold the switch till the motors stop when retracting. You'll hear them hit the amp limit. Supposed to resynch the motors. You should do same anytime slide is run in our out. Hold switch for a bit after the slide opens and stops and same when closing. May not be the solution, but simple try. If not, you'll need to spend time in the manual!!!
TUCQUALA 02/13/20 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Trillium Lake Campground, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Have you looked at campsitephotos.com?? Fair amount of info there and pics of each site, although not perfect they do give an approximation of size. Along with a map of cg (Mt Hood NF site), and the info avail on each site at Recreation.gov, I would think you'd be able to make a choice. Just helping!!
TUCQUALA 02/12/20 10:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

Wallace Park is a fairly nice park, close in sites though. Recent upgrades to systems, and opened up some of the really small sites. Busy though, need to make sure you can get a reservation in time for trip. Has tavern and brewery right there, and is almost downtown!!! There are many nice NF CGs down south of Wallace along the St Joe River. No direct way down from Wallace. Can access from east at St Regis, MT and west from the Cataldo/Canyon, ID area. Hardly any NF stuff north of Wallace, but maybe some dispersed areas. Steep, narrow canyons so pretty much vertical camping!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/29/19 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which one is better between the 2?

Personally, no chrome on a high tongue weight trailer!! Any roughness in the coupler, and the chrome will score and flake and continue to scar the coupler. Get a raw steel finish ball, Curt makes them and they can be bought in even higher pound ratings!!.
TUCQUALA 12/24/19 11:44am Beginning RVing
Directv Questions!!

I know that there are many posts on much of this, but I don't want to hijack any of those!! Trying to decide how to do DTV while hosting in a NF campground in Idaho. Have HR24 and H25 at home, and researching which is best to take. Have generator and 450 watts of solar, 300 watt PSW inverter, and no power in cg!! Have a few ways I have thought of to have sat service during the 60+ days in da woods!! H25 requires swm power inserter (AC - 141 watts) but box runs on 12v DC. Would also need swm dish or swm box. HR24 is AC, 55 watts. Can work on on swm dish, but needs b band convertors. And only one tuner unless 2 cables or swm dish (add more watts from inverter!!) King mushroom requires power inserter (1 amp they say), and simple hookup to HR24, or needs swm for HR25 (again more AC watts!!) DTV hd dish on tripod or 18" legacy dish for HR24?? So many ways, and thoughts!! Looking for mental help to make up mind!! I am aware of DTV dropping 101 standard def programming, and am leaning toward the King setup with HR24, but mulling over the cost!!! Thanks in advance for any thoughts and info!!
TUCQUALA 12/18/19 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Northern Utah and Idaho in 2020

Banks-Lowman road is a good road, twisty as prev mentioned, but no problem for a 30ft trailer. We tow a 34ft over it and haven't had any difficulties. If you are heading west from Stanley area, many dispersed sites (not shown on any maps!!) have been set up on the river side of hwy before you get to Lowman. Bull Trout Lake is neat, and many dispersed around it. The road used to be gravel, and many maps still show it that way!!!
TUCQUALA 12/15/19 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why was the Mexico beach thread moved: Resurrected

Your fault, 2oldman!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/12/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable or Hardwired EMS?

Just installed the Power Watchdog EPO 30A internal, and it works great. For me easy install, power into trailer right inside removeable panel, and if we ever were to change trailers, easy to remove. Bluetooth is great, works well with good info about usage. I always check with homemade devices just like others have posted. Even if I didn't, the Watchdog would act if there were problems!!! Installation ease should be a determining factor in your choice. MDKMDK: "you're most likely going to have to exit the vehicle at some point to resolve the problem" How did you plug in in the first place!!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/05/19 12:08pm Tech Issues
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