Originally Posted by ironj
the latch sounds like one of the recalls that had issues?? but surly they arent still using those...tho i would put nothing past a manufacturer.......
my bars are the husky rated 800-1200...they work fine and are dang near maxed out...i have all 7 washers on for pitch and am running with only 3 dangeling links....what is the min/max rating for your bars?? im sure the 1500s would be ok especially if you are loaded up.....and honestly a 1000lb bar would be near its end if you are loaded to max weight and have just 10 percent tongue.....
as for the table, i had the early model that had a metal base that lowered....i changed mine to the post type, but ive used it with the shorter 15" legs from CW and it works perfect as a bed.....if your gonna fix it i would suggest using the shorter poles they held my 200+ sitting right on them just fine.....ive never liked the strip on the seating idea.....the seat just isnt thick enough...
as for the latch if all else fails and you want out cheap you can replace just the cylinder portion..even have them keyed the same too.....
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My friend told me about the recall, his Jayco had the same problem. The dealer didn't sound to surprised. I will definitely look into have them all keyed the same. Locksmith or Camping store?
I have the post type bed also. I will check out CW for the 15" posts.
The bars, I bought, max out at 1500. I was on the 5th link from the end of the chain. The bars had a bend to them. I'm guessing these hitches are trial and error, till you get it set up right. After four 5th wheels, this is a new beginning. After 30 years, I'm a new guy.
Thanks for all your help. Bob