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RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

Hello. I am designing a new driveway to accommodate a GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab and a not-yet purchased 35' 5th wheel. What is the best way to approximately calculate the necessary turning radius for this combo? I've scoured the internet and spoken to several RV dealers and no one can offer any help. Anyone hear have any advice? Thank you! I guess someone should have asked this by now. Are you looking at a pull through driveway or a back in driveway? As that would be two totally different designs.
schlep1967 02/08/23 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

This is what the road designers where I work use. Looks like an account is needed even for a trial. If you know someone that does road or even parking lot design ask them if they can run throughwhat ever software they have. https://www.transoftsolutions.com/vehicle-swept-path/autoturn-online/ Those turning templates are for going forward. Totally different than backing in. Now if you can find what they use to design a loading dock in the city, that would be the right stuff.
schlep1967 02/08/23 05:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

That's a tough number to come up with. Remember you are not working with the full 35 feet in length. Your length to worry about is the pin to the rear axle. With a 35 foot fifth wheel you may only be looking at 25-27 feet or less. A big part of your design needs to be based on the width of the roadway you are backing in off of. If you have 24 feet of road width and no real close obstructions to the sides, you should be able to get the trailer into a very narrow driveway. Provided you start from the far side of the road.
schlep1967 02/07/23 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

I think the pulleys are going to be your easiest gain on this. Just because of the hole setup on the brackets. You can move the brackets up so the bottom two holes on the outer edge line up with the top two holes and reinsert the bolts. Drill a new top hole and the two inside holes. From the pics that looks like at least 3/4 of an inch it would raise the cables.
schlep1967 02/02/23 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

I think I see the difference now between the bedroom wardrobe slide and the one you are having problems with. The wardrobe slide motor is installed at an angle with the motor lower than the gear. That gives the clearance for the adjustment bracket. Since you can't really re-drill the mounting holes, I would suggest elongating the holes on the left side of the mounting bracket so you can slide the motor end down. That should give you the clearance you need. Most likely you will have to elongate all but one of the holes. You may also be able to gain a little by doing the same thing with the pulleys on the left side of the slide. Elongate the holes and slide them up a little bit. If you can gain 1/8th inch on each end I bet you'll have the clearance you need.
schlep1967 02/02/23 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

as long as all your pullys and such are good, I would remove some chain links. but I would check all the piviot points and anchor points first to make sure there isn't anything wrong there. it could be that who ever put it togeather just mounted stuff in slightly wrong places causeing excess cable or the cable streched a bit from use. Removing links won't change the relationship between the chain and the motor. And he will need the range of motion to move the slide all the way out/in. On a short in length but deep slide the ends of the chain have to go past the motor.
schlep1967 02/02/23 08:07am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

I think I see the difference now between the bedroom wardrobe slide and the one you are having problems with. The wardrobe slide motor is installed at an angle with the motor lower than the gear. That gives the clearance for the adjustment bracket. Since you can't really re-drill the mounting holes, I would suggest elongating the holes on the left side of the mounting bracket so you can slide the motor end down. That should give you the clearance you need. Most likely you will have to elongate all but one of the holes.
schlep1967 02/02/23 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

JBarca, My phone number was in the first PM I sent you.Give me a call today when you get a chance.
schlep1967 02/02/23 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

Remember this is an 8 cable system 4 that pull out and 4 that pull in. It is a give and take setup. Both sides should be equally tight with about a 1/2 inch of movement on the "loose" side of the cable. I.e. When the slide is in, the cable you can see on the inside is the loose cable. When the slide is out, the cable you can see outside is the loose cable. Nothing should be "banjo tight".
schlep1967 02/01/23 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

Your best bet is to replace the cables. Look up "BAL 22305 Cable Repair Kit Accuslide". There are plenty of videos on youtube showing how to do it. Aside from the kit you will need cable cutters and a swaging tool. I wouldn't move the chains without actually talking to BAL. You don't want to run the sprocket out of chain and cause a bind. Unless the sprockets already jumped links you should be able to make the new cables the correct length and get everything in adjustment. If you are not sure of where the chains should be in relation to the slide position, again, I would contact BAL for guidance.
schlep1967 02/01/23 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: Re-sealing the nose of a fifth wheel

You will need to get somebody up there to look at where the edge of that front cap meets the roof. Look at your first picture. The front cap is higher than the roof. Probably about 1/2 of an inch. That will be sealed with self leveling caulking. If something wasn't done completely correct at the factory, you may need to remove some of the old and apply new self level or eternabond tape. The roof slopes forward into that seam. The water obviously follows the slope to the "dam" created by the raised front cap.
schlep1967 01/25/23 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV insurance claim - flood

From your last 3 posts, if you don't have "Emergency expense" on your policy, I wouldn't think it would. Again, find and read your policy. Your agent saying it won't cover it because it is a fifthwheel does not seem logical. If he says it's not covered because you do not have emergency expense coverage, that would make sense.
schlep1967 01/19/23 11:26am General RVing Issues
RE: RV insurance claim - flood

You should have received something from Allstate when you bought the insurance. It could be a link to your policy or an actual paper copy. That document is the only thing that will tell you what you can claim. IF you really trust your agent you can ask them what is covered. Just remember you are asking someone paid by Allstate how much money Allstate should pay you. Kinda like asking the fox to supply the lock for the chicken coop.
schlep1967 01/19/23 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Canadians buying fuel

The zip code is used as a verification connecting the user to the card. Your best bet for getting the correct answer would be asking your credit card company what you should enter.
schlep1967 01/11/23 06:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Park pet peeves, Park owner’s turn

My advice to campground owners. If you have a quiet time starting at 11 PM, make a trip through the campground at 11:15 on Friday night and address problems. Don't wait for somebody to call the office, where most likely nobody will answer, to complain.
schlep1967 01/05/23 08:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

Most of the issues can be handled with communication and a little tact. We had some young men tent camping behind us last year. They were about 50 feet away through a woodline. Not really easy to see just how close you are. Mid day I'm sitting by my fire reading and listening to my radio. They are doing the same. A Beatles song came on and they cranked the music. It was a good song and I understand when your favorite song comes on you may want to turn it up. When the next song came on and the music didn't get turned back down I walked out around the treeline and approached their site. When they saw me coming into their site they turned down the music. I simply pointed out that I was sitting right on the other side of those trees and can't even hear my own music. They apologized and said thanks for coming over. I could have yelled through the trees demanding they turn it down. That probably wouldn't have received the same reaction. And when I walked back to my own site, the camper across the lane yelled a nice thank you to me.
schlep1967 01/03/23 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Then what?

Why doesn't this exist? Take a small diesel like the ecoboost, pair it with a front wheel drive unit and put it in a heavy duty truck. Then put electric motors on the rear wheels. You can have regenerative braking and alternator charging for the batteries. When pulling a fifth-wheel you need torque when starting and going up hills. This is when the electric would work with the ecoboost The rest of the time the ecoboost could easily keep the heavy load moving down the road. And when you are not towing, either the ecoboost or the batteries could be used. Once we can get the R & D department in Washington to meet in the middle instead of all or none. There are a lot of solutions.
schlep1967 12/29/22 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blow outs and tires

the china tire myth is just that a myth. It's more of a misunderstanding than a myth. Most of the trailer tires on RV's are made in China. Consequently, most of the blowouts are China "bombs". Simple statistics. I had one blowout. It was a 4 year old goodyear. Replaced it with the only tire MR. Tire had that weekend. Took the trailer in for inspection the next week. All 3 of the other goodyears had bubbles on them. So much for trusting the name. I've been running Carlisle's for the last two years with no problems. And yes, when I put the Goodyears on I went up to a heavier tire.
schlep1967 12/08/22 04:59am Toy Haulers
RE: Tesla delivers there first semi

SO they left an elevation of 5,000 feet and drove basically downhill for 500 miles to an elevation of 5oo feet in a truck that regenerates it's batteries when going downhill. Can it make the same loaded run in the other direction? Hmmm. You may be interpreting that graph wrong. They went from Fremont to San Diego via the grape vine. So start at roughly sea level, over the grape vine and back to roughly sea level. Start in the bottom left hand corner to see the altitude and follow the changes. The grape vine is pretty obvious but there are some other grades as well. This kind of graph presentation is common to all Tesla software displays. You are correct. I was reading the graph incorrectly. Ignore my last.
schlep1967 12/07/22 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla delivers there first semi

SO they left an elevation of 5,000 feet and drove basically downhill for 500 miles to an elevation of 5oo feet in a truck that regenerates it's batteries when going downhill. Can it make the same loaded run in the other direction?
schlep1967 12/06/22 01:14pm Tow Vehicles
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