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Old 07-29-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Just some of this & that stuff

When I picked up my trailer from the service department yesterday I arrived between two PDIs for new FR owners as well as seeing several other FR units being prep for pick up. All I could say is that my trailer was in good company on the lot.

Some 22 months later I finally learned how to program the power level on the microwave. And reading the manual didn't help.

Ever since buying the Tundra I questioned should I be dropping 2 or 3 links on the HD bars. When Mike was hitching up he dropped the 2 links and hooked on the 3rd per my directions before pausing and saying it didn't look right. I confessed that earlier he had suggested dropping 3 links (leftover) but I started questioning it because of the loud noise when turning. He said that was "popping" and that it was normal. I think its too loud to be normal but I'm going with it as suggested. This time I am at peace with his suggestion because he verified it yesterday when he questioned how it was sitting and behaving.

I dropped off the trailer at the storage place and backed it right in on the first attempt. I didn't even move the trailer forward an inche. I was happy that I didn't any helpers or a 1/2 tank of gas to park.

It also feels good to having my trailer back at the storage place again. I was starting to feel a little disconnect to it again.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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When I had my TT, I had a no-name brand WD system. It did not pop and creak like I've heard some stories. I was walking in downtown Houston last Friday and saw a truck/TT coming up to the light. As it took a right turn, it popped and snapped and crackled like nothing I've ever heard. That was my first real experience of that, despite how many RV's I've been around in the last few years. It was pretty crazy listening to.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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My 4 point eqiulizer make all kinds of noise. But I know it's normal and that there is not much to do about it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Terier, good thoughts on this and that

And, congratulations on the backing. Practice does make perfect!



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My 4 point eqiulizer make all kinds of noise. But I know it's normal and that there is not much to do about it.
The Equal-i-zer noise that can be minimized is the metal on metal screech where the spring bars attach to the L-bracket. Their Sway Bracket Jacket works very well. Cheap at $19 and installs in under a minute.





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Thanks I may have to get some.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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I have a Tundra right now on I also have 3 links dropped and seems to be good. Also my Reese dual cam sway also make a loud popping noise when turning. I was told this was normal.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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I have a Tundra right now on I also have 3 links dropped and seems to be good. Also my Reese dual cam sway also make a loud popping noise when turning. I was told this was normal.
I just was discussing this today with the service manager and he suggested going back to dropping 2 links instead with my truck. I don't remember all the details but said dropping 3 links wasn't needed with my truck. Also said applying a little grease (general term) would soften the sound. I'm used to hearing noises especially when turning but twice I have jumped out of my skin with it being so loud in a regular turn. The noise is extremly loud - enough so to take a good 5 years off of my life each time.
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When I had my TT, I had a no-name brand WD system. It did not pop and creak like I've heard some stories. I was walking in downtown Houston last Friday and saw a truck/TT coming up to the light. As it took a right turn, it popped and snapped and crackled like nothing I've ever heard. That was my first real experience of that, despite how many RV's I've been around in the last few years. It was pretty crazy listening to.
It might be call popping but it sounds more like breaking.
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Popping

When I had a tt. Mine made noise. Lube it p good and noise went away.
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I got mixed answers on whether or not to lube the bars. I wasn't ready to commit until recently while unhitching I noticed directions on the spring bars stating to lube it. Now that I know what to use I will be lubing it for future use.
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