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RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

I made this one about 15 years ago. 1 1/2"pipe works great. Nice!
twinstick 08/17/19 08:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

twinstick 08/05/19 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

I'll take my chances. I never touch my hitch when it's hanging. I pull it up, drive out from under it, then drop in on a dolly.
twinstick 08/04/19 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lifting bracket

Yeah, my camper has to stay at a storage lot about 10 miles away. No way I'm leaving my brand new hitch hanging in the wind for someone to take. I know everyone has there own way of getting a hitch out. This thing works really well, just happy I have about$2 in a piece that sells for$50 online. I'm not about to lift a 91lb base out of my truck. Way too much work.
twinstick 08/02/19 09:11pm Fifth-Wheels
5th wheel lifting bracket

Demco makes a 5th wheel lifting bracket that looks really nice. Only problem is it's $50. I have a winch in the ceiling of my basement, that for years I've used a strap to pull my hitch out. With my new b&w hitch it would be pretty difficult to use a strap. A friend and I made a few of these lifting bracket for ourselves. Only have a couple dollars in them, and they seem to work really well. They're modeled after the ones from demco, with a few changes.
twinstick 08/02/19 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch

Finally pulled the trigger on a new hitch. Ordered the b&w 16k from etrailer. Man what beef. I can't wait to tow with it.
twinstick 07/31/19 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Add leveling jacks

You can buy the Lippert 3.0 compete system from etrailer. It doesn't look too bad to install. I've looked at it, just can't quite pull the trigger on it yet.
twinstick 07/09/19 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2012 Chevy Duramax Stabilitrak

When my did that, it ended up being the TCM.
twinstick 06/29/19 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp

You won't regret either the cost, or the work. Thanks. Can't wait to take it back out. I feel like it's going to be money well spent.
twinstick 06/21/19 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp
twinstick 06/19/19 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp
twinstick 06/19/19 07:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp

My dad and I were able to get it all finished up today. Got everything converted over to the 50 amp panel, and got the interior all put back together. Total, my dad and I have 2 solid days working. I've got about $1650 in everything, including swapping over to 50amp, and the new air. The new air conditioner works great, and turns our bedroom into a meat locker in no time. Here's a few pics. On the power distribution center, the new one was actually smaller than the old one due to the converter not being made into one. I cut down the grill shroud on the old pdc, and used my plastic welder to put it on the new one. I like how it turned out. Thanks for following along.
twinstick 06/19/19 06:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp

Well, today was the day my dad and I started. By the end of the day we got the AC mounted, new 50amp plug, and the AC side of the power distribution center wired. I ended up buying a new converter and pdc. Also, I'm adding a heat strip in the AC unit, and using a wall thermostat. My goal is to get this to look as close to factory as possible. Getting the AC up, the easy way... I had to modify the original 30amp mouse hole. I added in the new plug about the only way I could. The hole was to large to just use the 50amp plug. I made a bracket on the back and it seems solid. Last, is where we stopped for the day. The AC side is wired, got to do the DC side, and put the new converter in. Very glad my dad was an electrical engineer and wired his house. I don't know where to begin with a lot of this. I'll be back out in a few days. Hopefully we will be able to finish, if not, it may take an additional half day if everything goes ok.
twinstick 06/17/19 06:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp

Bringing this back up, today was the start of my plan. I wanted to make sure I could run wires from the AC unit to the panel, and I really wanted to pull a thermostat wire to be able to use a thermostat and not one with controls on the unit. After pulling some of the camper apart, I was able to drill a few holes and run the wires. Now to the fun fun part, I get to order parts! All in, in figuring I should have about 1500 in the conversion. I'm planning on going to 50amp and not adding a second plug. I want this to look as factory as possible. Here's a couple pics, this will be a slow process. width=640 width=640 Edit: not sure why the picture are showing up huge Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width. Next time use this site to post your pictures. They will automatically be properly sized for use on these forums. See this thread for for instructions.
twinstick 06/08/19 03:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch

Thanks for the help. I see one Patriot used relatively close to me. I don't think about raising my pin box, I'll look at that, that may make up the difference. One other option could be a gooseneck adapter. I currently have a Curt "spider" style gooseneck hitch for my 5th wheel rails. I pulled my friends gooseneck trailer with it and it was silent which is one reason of getting rid of the slider hitch. What are the thoughts of using a gooseneck adapter? It seems like it would be a lot more difficult to hook up.
twinstick 04/13/19 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
5th wheel hitch

I know it's been talked about a lot, but I'm looking for a new 5th wheel hitch. I currently have a reece 15k slider hitch. I've had this hitch for able 8 years, my dad had it before me for maybe another 6. With my old f250 I needed to slide it for maneuvering. About 2 years ago I bought a GMC 2500 sb and gave not had to move it since. The axle is further back on a GMC and I think if I did slide it, it would get into the tailgate. With that said the old reece hitch is starting to make a lot of noise and I'm looking for a new one. I've narrowed it down to about 2 that I like, but I'm open to options. Id like to keep it to around 5-600 dollars if I can. Only must haves are it must not slide, and it had to have a positive lock on the handle, meaning something I can pin closed. The 2 that I've found that I think I like are as follows. Curt dual jaw 16k Doesn't seem too bad for$430. Should do everything I want it to. The other one is a b&w Patriot. I know b&w makes great stuff. I like the looks of it, the only problem I see it that minimum height is 16". I just measured my hitch at 15". That's pretty important do to how I have to get in and out of my driveway. What's your thoughts? I appreciate all the help, Clayton.
twinstick 04/12/19 09:29pm Fifth-Wheels
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