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RE: Different kind of Jack-knife

never fear it can happen to any of us. heck i have seen the aftermath of when a commercial seat warmer has done this to a big rig and trailer. if i had the cash i would modify my pu bed to never let this happen. ju$t need lot$ of ca$h.
packnrat 10/30/19 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bit Off WAY more than we can chew...

yes you did. cut your future losses. sell it, and buy one that does not need a rebuild. sorry to say this, but even for me these two jobs you listed are easy ones, and if you are having problems already, whats down the rd for you, you do not know how to deal with. but enough with the darkside. get on u-tube, and watch videos of how to do these jobs. and there are a number of books (yes real paper books) out there you can read (with photos) and learn to do it yourself. i learned how to rebuild V8 race motors before i could drive, by being handed a wrench and told to do it. take your time, learn how to do it right, and where others failed. after your done, you get to say, I did it.
packnrat 09/17/19 12:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Escapees RV Forum

it was the guberment watching you and keeping you from enjoying yourself. i will get back under my rock now.
packnrat 08/21/19 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV sales are slipping

Of course not everyone agrees that the end is near... Home Depot CFO doesn't see a recession coming Dave Of course he does not see any slowdown, his main job is to sell the company to the big money changers, so as to boost the stock prices, so his golden safety net is very secure.
packnrat 08/21/19 05:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV sales are slipping

wont take much to pop this bubble.(not just for rv's here) and it will be a big blow. time for this nation to slowdown big time, take a couple breaths, look around and then just walk... not sprint.
packnrat 08/21/19 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can a 5th wheel be backed into a loading dock?

pending on your set up, does not look too bad in the photos. but i would build up leveling blocks for the rv's tires. and be ready to drop the nose very low. but if all works, then you will have a better secure place to park. just also build in a set of fixed rear tire blocks to keep your rig from hitting the dock.
packnrat 07/31/19 05:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Here's a half ton...

first. are both rear axles powered? or is one just a tag axle? and no matter what you do to the truck. the max weight was set at the chevy factory. or did they build this one up from raw metal? aka a custom one off that might not pass safety standards. as ten of these trucks must be given in to destruction to prove if safe to drive.
packnrat 07/31/19 05:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mud Flaps

those "grass skirts" work great. but the cost of them keeps me from buying a set. one can screw them on permanently style. or rig up a removable holder. as to the coach, just a simple sheet of alu (some use tread plate stuff) will do the job. but needs to be formed and reinforced so it holds up to wind and vibrations. or just bolted to the front of the coach body.
packnrat 07/17/19 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Securing batteries in forward compartment (Security)

best bet is to securely bolt them down. using 3/8 threaded rod, and steel angles. keeps them from bouncing around.and just makes it hard to remove. i have 4, 6 volt batt, and use this bolt approach between each batt, and secured to the frame work at one end. O and "lean" the bolts inward to help hold things from shifting. if your really crazy a new specially build access door and door frame. made of steel. and secured with "better" hardware than factory. but then that screams look here. maybe a alm or steel grating inside of the access hatch bolted to the coach body. but if you are leaving the coach someplace for a month of two, the creeps can test and see how to get past anything, to strip down your coach. best thing is invest in a online live time video cam setup. this way you can at least see who did the damage to you.
packnrat 07/17/19 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: There's a reason to get rid of six-year-old tires.

old tires are a problem just waiting to give you grief.
packnrat 07/17/19 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mud Flaps

bring on transparent aluminum.
packnrat 07/17/19 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slides on a slight incline

i have a good slope on my driveway. i built a couple wooden blocks (about 18-20 inches tall) to cut back how far my landing legs go out, the little lego blocks for under the wheels on one side, (three high front axle, two high rear axle). this just about does a plumb level for parking at home. min wiggle. my 5er is only 25 feet long and one can just bonk there head on the pin. i am just under 6 ft tall). so no problems working my slide or running the reefer, stove, heater, ac. and one does not feel off camber inside.
packnrat 07/08/19 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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