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RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Costs me about $155 for two axles in the Wichita, KS area.
allen8106 06/23/20 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: should i raise tires off the ground for long storage

Not necessary. Only if you have old bias ply tires as they will tend to get flat spots, radial tires won't.
allen8106 05/13/20 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Flag pole buddy

I built an aluminum plate mounted with two square end u-bolts to the bumper then cut a 12" piece of 3 inch PVC pipe and used 3" u-bolts to mount that to the aluminum plate. The flag pole sets nicely down into the PVC pipe.
allen8106 05/06/20 02:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Different tire question ( I think)

I currently have Endurance on my 5ver and boat trailer but have only had them for less than 3 months. Previously on the 5ver I've run U.S. made Marathons and unknown origin Maxxis without any issues but I've had a TPMS since 2012 on the 5ver.
allen8106 05/04/20 10:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

I've welded much more critical parts for suspension and steering linkage for some hot rod junkie friends so I know how I would fix your hitch and pin. Craig Discussed this with my welder friend. He welds anything and everything for a living. He said this is an easy acceptable weld fix for this application. He'll be doing the welding next week.
allen8106 05/02/20 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

Sorry, but there should still be another door label with the wording: "Total weight of passengers and cargo should not exceed XXXX Lbs" Found this sticker, didn't originally see the print stating the capacity. Thought it just mentioned tires and pressures. I have updated my original numbers. https://i.imgur.com/pdsd9Fal.jpg
allen8106 05/02/20 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is this piece called?

Hey all, I am going to try to make this question as easy to understand as possible. It does t seem that I can post a picture here to get any assistance but I’ll do my best. In the center of my fifth wheel hitch there is a piece of metal that runs diagonal , just under where the kingpin would be sitting. What is that for and what is it called? Feel free to email me at: [email protected] and I’ll be able to send a picture of what I am talking about, just in case I’m not making this easy to understand. Thank you. Have no clue without a picture. Look in the forum help and support link top right for how to post pictures.
allen8106 05/01/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

Doesn't look like there was a question from the OP, just posting numbers from his first weigh. I questioned why his 2018 3500 Dually had a cargo cap over 1000 Lbs lighter than mine. And some others questions some of the other numbers. The numbers are off the placards/stickers placed by GM. https://i.imgur.com/c4nqKhDl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/chZdPvql.jpg
allen8106 05/01/20 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

Where did you see this? I just looked at Reese's website and they are still showing it as being avail/made. I have the 5th AB and love it. Oh, have a B&W Patriot as well and love it too. I called Reese and was inquiring about the hitch and they told me it was no longer being produced in an effort to reduce the number of sku's. None in stock and only a couple in Canada.
allen8106 05/01/20 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

Since you are going to replace the pin box, replace it with an air ride pin box, either 5th Airborne or Trailair. Lots of very good hitches. I prefer the type with the wrap around jaw that encircles the pin. I have a Reese Elite that works great. Pullrite also has one. Found out today that the 5th Airborne no longer available.
allen8106 04/29/20 02:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

I would go Reese Goosebox since you have the OEM puck system. No dealing with a 5th hitch. Goosebox won't fit my frame. They are designed for 12" attachments, mine is a 14". My pin box was made by Leland who made them 14" wide rather than 12".
allen8106 04/29/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

OK guys need your opinions, looking to replace my hitch and 5th wheel pin box. Hitch is a 10 year old Reese 15k Pro Series with a flat sliding bar to capture the king pin with about 35k miles of towing. The bar has developed a 1/4 moon shaped groove about 1/4" deep. The king pin on the camper has also developed about an 1/8"-3/16" deep grove in it and is 10 years old also. Jayco tells me the king pin isn't replaceable and the entire pin box has to be replaced. Reese tells me the slide bar on the hitch isn't replaceable and the entire hitch head has to be replaced. I've always been told a weld is stronger than the original material so have considered just having a friend weld both to fill the grooves and move on but worry about long term viability of both. As a result I'm considering just biting the bullet and replacing both with new. My truck is a 2018 GMC 3500 DRW with an 8' bed and the OEM puck system. I'm considering a B&W Companion from my local RV parts shop for $1,045 + tax. I have no idea what I want or need for the pin box. Thoughts?
allen8106 04/28/20 08:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

allen8106, I have to ask where did you get the 3,719 - Max Cargo?? I have a 2018 High Country 3500 Dually and right from the door pillar mine is Payload 4930 Lbs. The max cargo came off the factory sticker in the glove compartment.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

My big question is how many trips across the scales does it take to get all that data? Two, one with the camper on and one with the camper off. They will allow you to leave return as long as you return within 24 hours.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

Heavy pin ratio.....5vr should track very well w/o any chucking going on Does it sit level when hooked up/nose high/nose low? And how is your bed rail clearance----at least 6" (more is better provided 5vr is level) 5th wheel tracks well and we only get a little chucking if we get some rough roads, otherwise it runs pretty smooth 95% of the time. The 5th wheel sets a little nose high and bed rail clearance is about 5".
allen8106 04/23/20 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First Cat Scale Weigh In

-I found it interesting that the steer axle weight was the same with or without the 5ver hooked on. I always set my GN and 5th wheel trailer hitch(s) to where it doesn't affect the trucks front axle much if any. Your 4060 lb drive axle empty weight is one of the highest I've seen even on haulers websites. Is the 4060 lbs number as is from the factory or after you added your stuff in the truck. The 4060 drive axle weight is all factory, no mods, just the stuff loaded in the bed, hitch, generator, flag pole, blue boy tote, driver, dog and cooler.
allen8106 04/23/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
First Cat Scale Weigh In

2018 GMC 3500 DRW 9,375 - GAWR - Rear 5,600 - GAWR - Front 13,025 - GVWR 4,619 - Max Cargo 2010 Jayco 31.5 RLDS 5th Wheel 8,900 - Advertised dry weight 2,120 - Advertised dry pin weight 2,500 - Advertised cargo capacity 11,400 - Advertised GVWR Loaded for road trip. Truck and Camper 5,040 - Steer Axle 6,820 - Drive Axle 8,302 - Trailer Axles 20,180 - Gross Weight Truck Alone 5,040 - Steer Axle 4,060 - Drive Axle 2,760 - Pin Weight 11,080 - Camper Weight -I found it interesting that the steer axle weight was the same with or without the 5ver hooked on. -320 lbs under 5ver cargo capacity. -Truck weight includes, driver, dog, generator, 5ver power cable, blue boy tote, tackle box, fishing poles and cooler. -2,555 lbs under drive axle weight rating
allen8106 04/22/20 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire wear outside rear curb side

Take it to a trailer shop and have them align it. RV dealers have no clue on alignments.
allen8106 04/19/20 07:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amp hours

You need to install a battery monitor. That will tell you how much power you are using. Battery monitor should always be the first device you install long before any other equipment.
allen8106 04/13/20 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Tire wear outside rear curb side

Don't take it to an RV dealer, they don't know jack squat about alignments. take it to an axle shop and get it aligned.
allen8106 04/13/20 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
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