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Old 09-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Tips A Frame Campers

Though we need a thread for tips that we know are relevant to the A Frame and not sure about the bigger camper.

I ran into something that I thought I would pass on to others.

The lug nut on the nice 13" aluminum wheels take a 13/16 THINNER walled socket, the lug wrench that we all carry is too thick to fit on the lug nuts. Glad I found this out at home and not deep in the woods trying to change a tire.

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Old 09-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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My trailer is the same way tried the four way that I carry, it would not fit.
I bought a harbor freight electric impact wrench and a 19mm socket.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. Over the weekend I tried my 4 way and as you said, won't fit. So over to the grinder and then with just enough dremel, it fits nicely. Hopefully I haven't weakened the 4 way too much.
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Thank for the tip.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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what size wrench do you need to loosen the anode water heater rod for winterizing? Did one come with the camper from Forest River on a new unit?
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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what size wrench do you need to loosen the anode water heater rod for winterizing? Did one come with the camper from Forest River on a new unit?
I needed a socket 1 1/16 inch. I did not get one with the camper.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #7
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Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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A thread for Tips is an excellent idea. A Tips thread would make an easy, central reference for all A Framer's - those who have them and those planning to buy one (like us).
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #9
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Be careful with the anode rod. If it is sticking, use some penetrating oil before applying excessive force. Be sure to use plumbers Teflon tape and not to cross threads on reinstalling it. The anode and its socket are not really fragile, but a mistake will require an expensive replacement of the water heater.
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