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Old 09-16-2014, 12:34 PM   #1801
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That I would agree with,
That's what we've been saying all along, so quit arguing!
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Gahh...I need a better way to manage my 50amp ....its becomes a problem child in the cold!!...how does that work?..do you just stick one end in and then spool it up?...
I use a 5-gallon bucket and wind mine down into it. But, these reel's are super nice. I'm a little jealous, I won't lie.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #1803
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There is no way mine would be flexible enough in the cold to go in a 5gal bucket....I can barely get the 45lb serpent into the dang hatch!!...lol...
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:55 PM   #1804
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Gahh...I need a better way to manage my 50amp ....its becomes a problem child in the cold!!...how does that work?..do you just stick one end in and then spool it up?...
Yes sir, put the female end in and start cranking. Once its all rolled up, the crank can be locked in place so the cord cant unwind. And believe me, those 50 amp cords do try to unwind.
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I use a 5-gallon bucket and wind mine down into it. But, these reel's are super nice. I'm a little jealous, I won't lie.
The other nice thing about the cord reel is I don't have to lift that dang 50 amp monster up and into the storage compartment. I'm sixty nine years old with heart disease and a bad back so not having to lift that cord is a good thing.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #1806
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That's what we've been saying all along, so quit arguing!
Geeze, I'm not the one arguing. I said that my first post to check them before every trip. I also posted that when lippert replaced my hubs in Goshen, they torqued them to 110lbs. When I just got done checking them last week they were still at 110lbs. Why because they are now seated. No argument on this end. Just a SIMPLE STATEMENT that really didn't need your input. You really do need to start reading whole threads and quit nit picking, just a suggestion.... If I said black you would say white. By the way in my ford and jeep manuals, nowhere does it state to check the the lug nuts for torque, and they both have Alum Alloy Rims, same as my trailer. I guess I'm lucky that my wheels haven't fallen off yet after 10 years and 14 years of ownership.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:03 PM   #1807
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There is no way mine would be flexible enough in the cold to go in a 5gal bucket....I can barely get the 45lb serpent into the dang hatch!!...lol...
LOL! No kidding. I've camped in cool, but not cold. And there have been times it's been tricky getting it in there. I found that I have to be particular about winding it nicely so that each row is on top of the other for it to all fit. On our summer trip, for times that we were going from one campground to the next, I just threw it into the back of the truck.

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The other nice thing about the cord reel is I don't have to lift that dang 50 amp monster up and into the storage compartment. I'm sixty nine years old with heart disease and a bad back so not having to lift that cord is a good thing.
I never thought of the weight, just the piss-me-off-ness of getting it into the bucket. Thanks for sharing that.
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LOL! No kidding. I've camped in cool, but not cold. And there have been times it's been tricky getting it in there. I found that I have to be particular about winding it nicely so that each row is on top of the other for it to all fit. On our summer trip, for times that we were going from one campground to the next, I just threw it into the back of the truck.



I never thought of the weight, just the piss-me-off-ness of getting it into the bucket. Thanks for sharing that.

Which brings up a point...our last RV was a FR Surveyor 303 TT and, as I recall, the 30 AMP cord was self stowing - you would think with our rigs FR would have kept doing that!

For those of us with ROckwood 5ers, I wonder what (if any) dead space is around our 50AMP plug. You would think (oh, OC, are you listening? ) some bright chap could devise a storage bay mod to go under the 5er and hold the cable.
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I brought my trailer from Storage to get ready for a extended weekend away at Inverhuron Provincial park. We have another trip planed for Birch Run MI to visit Yogi Bear and some shopping in October.
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How is the tire torque going to loosen up after the rims have been set already? Are you saying that if you have a flat after I torque it to mine at 110 lbs the lugs nut will loosen again? That is just crazy. When you change a tire on a car do you stop every 25 miles to check the lugs? I don't they are set by now. Even better do you think that the person who transported the trailer ever checked the torque, when they where brand new, I don't think so...... Is it wise to check once before a trip Yes, that's it.
When Hurricane Katrina hit South Louisiana and Mississippi their were thousands of trailers on the road. After the storm we went to North Carolina and the interstates were fullof trailers be delivered South and at every place we stopped and all along the interstate there were transporters checking lugs with toruque wrenches every where. I did not know there that many torque wrenches in the country. I ask a couple and they said they were told to stop about every 100 miles to check torque. they probably went further than 100 miles but I was very suprised see so many checking torque.
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