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RE: Thomas Payne TV Trays

Are they bonded leather/vinyl? If so, I would not invest anything in them. the fabric will start peeling off in about 3 years. We have had to replace ours as well as the sofa. We found cloth fabric at regular furniture stores that will hold up much better. Good luck.
pcm1959 07/03/20 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

I agree with the recommended procedure as described in this link. I had those types of bearings in my previous trailer and had no problems in many years of towing using the same procedure. The trailer in my signature has the "never lube" bearings, which are a cartridge type and they have never needed any service in over 15 years of travel. :) Barney Makes me feel better Barney. My fiver has 8k 50mm NevRlube bearings. So many really poo poo them but I have heard the 50mm are ok provided used with the prescribed zero offset wheels. I figure they must be reliable bearings since New Horizons installs them standard. I used to use the EZ lube on my former Carriage. I'd lay the grease gun in the sun and also tried to do the job when the ambient air temps was warm or after towing. Anything to get the grease to flow better. Turn the wheel and slowly pump the grease. Good luck and safe travels.
pcm1959 06/30/20 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new fridge

Update us on your experience after a couple of uses. Safe travels.
pcm1959 06/25/20 06:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fore and aft movement

Are you using a Teflon disc?
pcm1959 06/20/20 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fore and aft movement

Another option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hp7S2Vu3Qc
pcm1959 06/20/20 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fore and aft movement

Never had that kind of play in a Reese, Pullrite or by Hensley. Do yourself a favor and get a Trailer Saver BD1 or even a BD3. Your trailer will thank you for it in the long run and the jaws are thick, positive locking. Mine is 6 years old and the jaws have absolutely no slop. http://www.trailersaver.com/product/bd1-air-ride-5th-wheel-hitch/
pcm1959 06/19/20 08:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2008 Cameo F35SB3

Ditto on Carriage and add Lifestyle to that. Lifestyle was a direct carry-over of the Carriage line with improvements particularly in the slides. I wouldn't buy a new rig for anything having had the Cameo and now the LS. I can't believe the poor quality coming out of these factories particularly in the area of frames. One example is the spring hangers are so beefy especially compared to what you see now. If I ever have the misfortune of the LS being totaled, I will defiantly look for another one.
pcm1959 06/17/20 01:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SEWER HOSE STORAGE

Dump stations are filthy. I like having the hose and all its fittings in their own dedicated space outside any of the compartments. I don't want to set a bucket or tote on the ground around the dump station and then place it back into the basement. Everything fits in the fence post cover carrier.
pcm1959 06/13/20 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SEWER HOSE STORAGE

I have the same built in sewer hose compartment on my rig from the factory. It's length and diameter would not accommodate much so I did the fence post cover storage underneath. I really like the retrofit of the factory compartment. I may consider that. As I get older it would be easier to access than the one underneath.
pcm1959 06/13/20 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SEWER HOSE STORAGE

Here is what I did for mine. I made three of them. One for myself, and one for each my two sons who also have RV's. Got all the supplies at Lowe's The far end of the trough is open so it can be used as a hose support if needed. Barney https://i.imgur.com/HEcAcfDl.jpg Beautiful work man! I did similar but not near as elaborate. One of my favorite mods.
pcm1959 06/13/20 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new fridge

It was installed in a slide which greatly reduces the chimney affect which in turn reduces the cooling. Rear clearance and venting is critical with the installation of gas/electric units. it took nearly 24 hours to cool down to proper temps even in mild outdoor temps. Once traveling, the temperature would increase. The longer I drove the warmer it got even in 70 degree weather. I tried all kinds of venting mods, fans, door seals, etc., to no avail. Being that we live in FL and travel mostly the SE USA this was not acceptable. I removed it and sold it on-line. It functioned fine outside the RV in the garage (got down to proper temps and maintained) so I think it was an installation clearance issue. The manufacturers installation instructions are very, very specific and if not followed will make a difference. We know how RVs are put together so do you really expect one to be properly installed. After reading of so many people unhappy with the Norcold cooling performance I said forget it. The residential cools down in 3 hours even in 90+ degree weather. It is the best RV mod I have ever had the 2nd being the RV Flex Armor no-maintenance roof. If I had to do it over again, I would not have ordered the Norcold and then just done the mod as I did. The Samsung fit in the exact cutout as the Norcold. However, I pretty much recouped the added expense of the optional Norcold by selling it which paid for the Samsung.
pcm1959 06/11/20 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advantage of residential refrig?

If you aren't gong to boon dock, go residential. Best RV upgrade I have ever done! I would never want a 2 way RV fridge ever again.
pcm1959 06/11/20 06:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: new fridge

I ordered a new fifth wheel with the Norcold 12 cu. ft. piece of junk. Within 6 months I ripped it out and installed a Samsung residential. It will be 6 years ago in August and have never looked back. At the same time, I swapped out the single battery to 2 6 volt golf cart batteries and inverter. I also added a 160 watt solar panel because at the time the RV was stored at a storage lot. I also wanted to peace of mind of having enough power. We have never had an issue with power. The inverter is dedicated to the fridge and the solar to the batteries. I suggest getting an inverter no larger than needed 800-1000 watt max and get a decent quality one and be sure to mount it in a well ventilated area. Also, be sure the refrigerator is energy-star rated to keep power consumption to a minimum. At the time we did our swap-out, the Samsung was the most energy efficient of units out there. You will LOVE it. We have never once regretted it. Good luck.
pcm1959 06/11/20 05:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Balance

I'm not educated enough to advise but I did balance my new trailer tires. I have disc brakes so don't if that's different in terms of what's been discussed. One difference I can tell since installing my new balanced tires is I had a lower body panel screw that would always back out during travel. Just towed 350 miles and it didn't move.
pcm1959 05/30/20 05:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Balance

Definitely balance
pcm1959 05/26/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Retracting jacks while unhooked

I think that lowering it all the way down in the front will put a lot of stress on the front axle, as well.
pcm1959 05/20/20 06:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Oops ??

First, post a picture so can all give you better options. Second, it seems new things are always destined to get their first scratch or damage. So yours is done now. Lets just find the best way to fix it. Third, I suggest a hardening epoxy applied smoothly. Then place one of those decals on it that looks like a bullet hole. It will give you something to chat about at fuel stations and camps. Then just enjoy your new camper!
pcm1959 05/19/20 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TorkLift Glow Step Resolution Install

Excellent steps. Nice!
pcm1959 05/14/20 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing HP Metal Vavle Stems

I found a locally owned heavy truck and equipment shop to install my new 17.5 tires who also had a selection of metal, screw-in valve stems. Anyone in St. Augustine, FL, who needs heavy-duty tire service including class-a, I'd highly recommend Rays Commercial Tire Center. Its a shame that the Discount Tire Store didn't know to recommend this place. Instead they referred me to a place an hour away in Jacksonville, FL. I guess that is who they farm-out their installations for heavy-duty including the GY G114.
pcm1959 05/12/20 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing HP Metal Vavle Stems

As far as Discount Tire, they will not touch a 17.5 rim at my local store and the rep said they won't in my area....period. I questioned the fact they sell GY114 tires and he said, "yep, but don't install them". He said they will not install any tire that takes more than 90 psi....period. Very nice about it but very definitive.
pcm1959 05/11/20 04:17pm Fifth-Wheels
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