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Old 04-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #31
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When you moved yours out did you have to change any of the other settings?
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #32
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I traded the 2005 Dodge 1500 Hemi for a 2013 Dodge 2500 turbo diesel so I had to change the shank on my hitch. The new truck was much taller which made me break out the instructions. The dealer took care of me with the longer drop shank. When I was reading through the instructions I noticed the 32" optimum distance with no less than 27" if necessary! If I had not needed to change the shank, I would think everything would have stayed the same when I adjusted the "L" brackets. If any adjustment would have been necessary, it would have been to add or subtract a single washer on the head to change the height of the bars. I did make a huge difference in towing though not to mention it was moved away from my propane tanks. I also found the "L" bracket bolts were on the bottom hole on the frame. Forest River welded the VIN plate to the top of the frame which is where the left bracket now covers. Not a big issue but it causes you to use the bottom bolt hole for that side. When I get over to the TT I will snap a photo of it.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #33
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Chicagoslick,What time are the (Open House Tours) at the (Tadpole Rally)? Youroo!!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:57 PM   #34
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Beautiful job decorating by your wife!

We have a 27RLWS on order and will be installing the same SP as you did. I have installed one before in a previous RV and needed extra wire. Did you need extra wire or were you able to just cut in and hook it up? If extra wire what gauge so I can have it on hand when we get the unit.


I am still undecided on a hitch and see you have the equalizer 1200/12000. Are you happy with that size equalizer for this trailer or would you go with the 1000/10000 for the ride?

Thanks for your time and trouble. Dan
There was enough wire when I spliced in, no extra wire needed. I had wire ready incase though, 8 gauge. I don't think you will need it.

As far as the equalizer WDHS 1200 / 12,000 it seems to work fine. My unit is loaded up and I wanted to play it safe. I almost went 1400 / 14,000 but that would have been overkill. I had the hitch installed at pick up and they did a nice job setting it. See pictures for setting...
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:06 AM   #35
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They did it correctly. Good job...that's how it should look.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:52 AM   #36
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There was enough wire when I spliced in, no extra wire needed. I had wire ready incase though, 8 gauge. I don't think you will need it.

As far as the equalizer WDHS 1200 / 12,000 it seems to work fine. My unit is loaded up and I wanted to play it safe. I almost went 1400 / 14,000 but that would have been overkill. I had the hitch installed at pick up and they did a nice job setting it. See pictures for setting...
Thanks for the info. Looks like the 1200/12000 is the hitch of choice for quite a few 27RLWS owners. Dan
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:19 PM   #37
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Here's something I used to make our 5er more "ours" :

Wall Decal Sticker Words Good Coffee Is A Pleasure Friends Coffee Cup | eBay

I put this one above our stove (which is part of the kitchen slider) on the stationary wall. It looks awesome! Used dark brown for this one.

I've also put a custom made one in our bedroom above the window. (done in Cherokee language)

Since we're in Louisiana I bought a couple of small fleur de li decals and put them in the "insets" on the wooden slide trims. Used dark red since RED is the accent color we chose.

These are totally removable, do no damage to the wall, just peel them off.

Peruse eBay and you'll find thousands, all colors, fonts and sizes, with various quotes, etc.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:57 PM   #38
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Okay I bought the TRC power surge protection but was a little skeptical about someone walking off with it (it can happen). Rather than buy the cheap plastic box for it I came up with a better idea that cost about $6.00 from Lowes. Take a look below...

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Yes they can cut the power cord that has the lock on it but it's only to keep the honest, honest!
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:43 PM   #39
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It's a wire cable and two wire ferrules. Wrapped it around the SG and hammered it with a big ol' hammer. Did a loop on the other side that you can hook to an elongated pad lock which will fit around your shore cord. Done. Took 5 minutes and saved $25.00 on that cheap plastic box that they sell.
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Okay I bought the TRC power surge protection but was a little skeptical about someone walking off with it (it can happen). Rather than buy the cheap plastic box for it I came up with a better idea that cost about $6.00 from Lowes. Take a look below...

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Yes they can cut the power cord that has the lock on it but it's only to keep the honest, honest!

Nice way to protect a portable surge protector...
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