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RE: Axle Question

I assume you have 3,500 lbs axles on that trailer. Is the new one the same as the originals? Is the new axle mounted so that the arch in the axle tube is high in the center? Does the remaining original axle have a bow in the axle tube like the new one or has it fatigued with age?
WayneAt63044 12/31/21 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bypassing gas strut on entry door

Yes, the gas strut pops off as you mention. I wanted to do the same with my door except the awning support is in the way. The Camco door holder you reference is also available in metal with a clip that doesn't require the bumper.
WayneAt63044 12/19/21 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replace just one tire?

If a person doesn't trust the remaining 3 tires, why would you save one for a spare? Buy 5 new tires.
WayneAt63044 11/13/21 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: No heat / Furnace not working

The furnace heats using propane; are the tank valves open?
WayneAt63044 11/12/21 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bought our trailer, now come the questions!

When my latch gets hard to operate I pull the handle to bring the latch into the door and give it a quick spray of WD-40. That lubes the internal sliding surfaces of the latch. I then release it and wipe off excess to keep from soiling clothes. Good for a month or two.
WayneAt63044 10/30/21 03:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which Hitch do I buy?

I started with the Equal-i-zer 4 point rated at 1,200 lbs for my 7,800 lbs GVWR trailer. The square receiver for one of the bars cracked after 6 years. I upgraded to the 1,400 lbs Equal-i-zer and it works fine with a margin for a heavier trailer. Using gross rule-of-thumb numbers, tongue weight of your trailer at 15% is 1,050 lbs. You would need the 1,200 at a minimum. I recommend the 1,400.
WayneAt63044 10/16/21 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELP NEEDED, Some lights work, Others dont

Can you pull a switch panel and see if a wire worked loose?
WayneAt63044 05/24/21 08:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's under the coroplast?

My 2013 Forest River V-Cross Vibe had the same siphon issue with the fresh water tank. The overflow/vent fitting was no where near the top of the tank on the sidewall. I re-routed that hose so that it loops above the top of the tank. Since the tank is under the chassis & under the slide out, I had to extend it forward (along the street side on my rig) to get it above the top of the tank. Now no worries. The tanks are so shallow there is only a few inches between placement of the low point drain and the vent. The foam at the edges/penetrations of the coroplast is just to fill voids to keep the critters out and not a big issue. Mostly hollow above the coroplast on mine. I haven't had a slow draining issue.
WayneAt63044 04/30/21 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need recommendations for a new Short Queen size mattress

Get the Queen layered memory foam mattress of your choice and cut the length to 74" or your choice. We got ours at Sam's and cut it down to 76" because there was room for the extra 2" and it was desired. Our plywood base had no sag.
WayneAt63044 04/27/21 02:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fast tongue jack

Is it the speed of the jack or the distance you need to raise the tongue? If distance, consider the Fastway Flip Jack extension. If speed of the jack, what's the make & model of the jack you have?
WayneAt63044 04/23/21 07:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: slide out controller

My Forest River slide controller was laying on the floor under the pantry cabinet. The only access is by pulling out the drawers below the shelving cabinet which is near the power converter. It was not mounted in any way until I mounted it to a vertical surface in a position that I could push the button & read the codes - I still have to remove the drawers.
WayneAt63044 04/04/21 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out issue

I, too, have the Schwintek slide and have replaced the top seal as described above. I find any wet lubricant like silicon makes the seals sticky and creates drag. Baby powder is a better option and there is very little friction and it doesn't soften or deteriorate the seals.
WayneAt63044 03/28/21 07:19pm Travel Trailers
Tow Vehicle Spare - Have you checked it?

We all talk and read about trailer tire issues but when is the last time you considered your tow vehicle spare? The spare under my 2009 Ram 1500 has never been on the ground and at 12 years old I'll be replacing it. I'm not sure of it's condition but at that age, even though the sun has not gotten to it, I figure it's time for a change. I've ordered 4 new tires and will move the best of the removed tires to the spare. What good is a spare if you cannot rely on it? Just food for thought as we all plan our travels for the new RVing season. Be safe out there!
WayneAt63044 03/26/21 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Axle Service

If you cannot do that yourself, I would recommend the less expensive option. New brakes on a pre-assembled backing plate are readily available as are new brake drums with new bearings for about $100 per wheel. Adding the labor makes $750 sound reasonable. Check out Big Tex (in your area near Random Lake). Given a choice, I prefer the non self adjusting brakes as they run cooler.
WayneAt63044 03/08/21 07:32am Travel Trailers
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