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RE: Check your bolts!!

"Properly tightened bolts don't loosen. It really is that simple." Uh, did you actually read that link you posted? It stated categorically that "Yes, properly tightened bolts can loosen over time". And it went on to explain why properly tightened bolts can become loose. And what you can do about it.
fj12ryder 07/10/20 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: leveling jack stuck

I'm not sure I understand how pitting on the cylinder would cause the cylinder to stick. It would leak but I don't know that it would refuse to move. Is the cylinder stuck down, or is it stuck in the up position? Have you been able to move it since staying by the ocean? Depending on the brand and type of cylinder, it may be repairable. However some cylinders are not designed to be rebuilt and are welded together. Rebuilding one like that is difficult if not virtually impossible to do.
fj12ryder 07/09/20 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remember the bike box?

Looks very well done. Is the box made of aluminum? What do you suppose it weighs? Just curious where the license plate ended up.
fj12ryder 07/08/20 09:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

No change, always been that way. We just get to see it now with social media.Exactly.
fj12ryder 07/08/20 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

Nothing new, just people being people.
fj12ryder 07/08/20 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a stabilizer jack for fifth wheel hitch worth the money?

"What benefits does the stabilizer jack provide?" None. "Is it worth the expense and weight to lug around?" No. If you feel you have too much motion, invest in something like the JT Strongarm stabilizers.
fj12ryder 07/07/20 02:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

Thanks for the info. IMO exceeding RAWR is probably not a good idea. Some people think as long as your tires will hold you up... :)
fj12ryder 07/06/20 06:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

"Our newer 5er is a different floor plan and has me looking for a truck." Just curious, but how does a different floor plan have you looking for a truck? Just wondering mind you.
fj12ryder 07/05/20 07:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Home made 50 amp power cord.

you arn't gonna find any. There are no right angle twist-locks. You ain't correct...:S As in - You be wrong!..:B Google "Marinco Park Power 1RPC50RV" - for several suppliers. Walmart appears to be the best price, although most pretty close. Note: The Camping World $44 item is *not* 50 amp ( = 30 amp). . That’s an adapter though, not a plug. OP is looking for a plug to wire into a cord.The OP was looking for a plug, but the adapter was in answer to the statement that there were no right angle twist-locks.
fj12ryder 07/04/20 12:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Home made 50 amp power cord.

you arn't gonna find any. There are no right angle twist-locks.I have one that connects to my regular 50 amp cord. Works great. You might want to check around some more.
fj12ryder 07/04/20 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painfully slow internet

Short answer: No. Best resolution: Bring your own.
fj12ryder 07/03/20 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker "However, Toyota sold around 30 times more cars last year and its revenues were more than 10 times higher." For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. For the June quarter, Tesla reported deliveries of 90,700, down 5% year-over-year (vs. 95,200 in Jun-19), compared to GM down 34%, Toyota down 35%, and Fiat Chrysler down 39%. Yep, Tesla is still about to go broke!If it costs more to produce your product than what you net on the sale...
fj12ryder 07/03/20 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Well, you got to admit the consequences aren't as serious if they miss the barge.
fj12ryder 07/02/20 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dexter Easy Lube axles

We recently acquired a 2010 Carriage Cameo 36FWS. We've owned two Carriage Cameos prior to this one but both of those had the NeverLube axles. I want to make sure the axles are adequately lubricated but I'm unsure of the procedure. Do I need to lift the wheel(s) off the ground prior to pumping the grease in? Should be a pretty easy task by using the Gigfoot system; just don't know if it's necessary. Thanks for the experienced replies.JMO of course, but unless you're familiar with the maintenance of the trailer axles, and when the brakes were last checked, and the actual mileage of the trailer, you might want to hold off on just pumping in grease. My trailer is the same age as yours and I also have the EZ Lube bearings. I just pulled my bearings for the first time last year and they were fine. I also checked the brakes, which is most of the reason I did the maintenance at this time. So my advice would be do, by yourself or have it done, a thorough teardown and regrease of the bearings, and check the braking surfaces while it's apart. And it will insure that you're not pumping grease into the braking area due to damage done by improper or sloppy assembly of the bearings and seals. And also, JMO, the EZ Lube feature isn't really necessary, unless you're doing lots of traveling. If you're putting in 7,500 to 10,000 miles per year then it could be useful. Properly packed bearings are not going to go bad in any reasonable number of years or miles. I used the EZ Lube feature once in the time I've had the trailer, but my overall mileage is probably under 25,000 miles since new.
fj12ryder 07/01/20 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Problem with Cat scale weights

You need to reweigh. Something wasn't kosher the first time.
fj12ryder 06/30/20 01:16pm Towing
RE: Without getting political....

All I know is that I would be fired for protesting on "company time". I'm free to protest as much as I want on my own time, but when I get to work, I agree to certain restrictions to remain employed. Of course, I'm free to quit if I don't agree with those restrictions. When an athlete, especially a pro athlete steps on that field, he or she is working for or representing an organization or someone. Now if that organization/someone agrees to allow them to protest while working, that is up to the organization/someone. In that case, I can exercise my right to not support that franchise/sport.Absolutely, that's where the "It's a free country" part comes in. So far as I know, the organizations have not forbidden the particular form of self-expression demonstrated by their employees.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 01:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

Well, to my mind, anyone willing to risk millions of dollars for his beliefs, has some pretty strong opinions.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Toyhauler hitch/truck setup

Just out of curiosity, how far behind the rear axle is the hitch mounted? By that I mean where does the weight rest in the bed with respect to the rear axle. And where is your fresh water tank located? Kind of hard to tell exactly, but the trailer looks pretty level to me.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:33am Toy Haulers
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

The remaining ridge is still quite visible and I am showing the remaining height. I have been in the tool & die business for more than half a century and understand how things are made. If you cannot or will not accept what I have presented, fine. I still have a customer that his entire business is bearing failure, preventive maintenance and lubrication analysis, he is in total agreement with my conclusion. Perhaps you have more expertise than the both of us.As I said, you could be correct, based on the available evidence. But I've worked around bearings and machined surfaces also for 40 years, and I've seen bearings fail and look just like that. Since I had put the bearings together, I knew they were good from the box. I don't know that I have more expertise, but I know that after the fact analysis doesn't always result in the correct answer. Just the way things go. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Ah, so you pulled the bearing apart before you ever traveled and found that the inner race was bad. That would be the only way you could determine that the race was bad from the factory. Yes, it could have been caused by what you described, or it could have been caused by something else. Unless you saw it new and unused, it's just speculation.
fj12ryder 06/29/20 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
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