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Old 04-29-2015, 07:01 PM   #3631
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Didn't do anything to the 5er, but my Sherline gauge came so I made an adaptor to fit the 5er pin. Just have to see if it will work tomorrow and if it does, I will paint the 2 pcs I made and put all of it on a shelf. Kinda anxious to see what my pin weight really is.

Top picture is both adaptors, lower left picture is the gauge ready to weight a tongue trailer and the lower rh picture is the adaptor that fits my 5er pin.
What will you put that on to weight your pin? You would have to raise your landing gear right? That's nice work I hope it works out. Another invention, do you ever rest your brain?....
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:12 PM   #3632
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What will you put that on to weight your pin? You would have to raise your landing gear right? That's nice work I hope it works out. Another invention, do you ever rest your brain?....
Will just set the floor jack in the bed and jack it up to lift the pin enough to get the landing jacks off the ground and make sure the trailer is level front to back. Depending on what it reads, I may have to just sell the 5er where it sits as the wt police are all over me now.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:22 PM   #3633
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Will just set the floor jack in the bed and jack it up to lift the pin enough to get the landing jacks off the ground and make sure the trailer is level front to back. Depending on what it reads, I may have to just sell the 5er where it sits as the wt police are all over me now.
I wouldn't post your pin weight, plus pulling it with that 1/2 ton you will probably be thrown off the forum...... I'm sure you will be endangering the USA public and have no insurance protection....
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:36 PM   #3634
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Just got a call from Woody 01 and he just blew the tranny out of his truck at mm 79 on I 77 S in NC. May have to go get his rig and take it to where ever he was headed. That will be at least 1-1/2 hrs from here. His dry pin wt is in the 1500# range. Probably blow the springs, tires and rear end out of my poor old broken down Chev.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:36 PM   #3635
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I extended the crazy short gas line for the RVQ so that I dont have to crawl under the trailer to connect/disconnect it. Had to fab up a bracket to support the longer pipe,although I dont think it really needs it. I also put some armour on the LP line where FR had it up against the edges in two places. The gen fuel lines were the same way too.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:39 PM   #3636
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One more showing the LP line armour. In the previous pics you can see my supervisor isnt really very interested!
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #3637
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I extended the crazy short gas line for the RVQ so that I dont have to crawl under the trailer to connect/disconnect it. Had to fab up a bracket to support the longer pipe,although I dont think it really needs it. I also put some armour on the LP line where FR had it up against the edges in two places. The gen fuel lines were the same way too.
That was one of the first things I did on our 5er after we used the RVQ the first time.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:02 PM   #3638
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Just got a call from Woody 01 and he just blew the tranny out of his truck at mm 79 on I 77 S in NC. May have to go get his rig and take it to where ever he was headed. That will be at least 1-1/2 hrs from here. His dry pin wt is in the 1500# range. Probably blow the springs, tires and rear end out of my poor old broken down Chev.
Well, Wood 01 with his 3/4T Dodge Cummings literally blew the transmission case in two. Scattered case and parts all over the interstate. I will go get his 5er and see if I can drag it 50+ miles to a campground tomorrow morning.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:03 PM   #3639
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Old Coot - Have you thought about validating the weight you measure using the Sherline gauge compared to readings from CAT scales? I'd be interested to know how close they come to being equal.
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Old Coot - Have you thought about validating the weight you measure using the Sherline gauge compared to readings from CAT scales? I'd be interested to know how close they come to being equal.
Not being snide or rude, no ,I wouldn't take time to find a Cat scale and unhook and go to all the trouble. I just want to have a ballpark idea of how badly I am overloaded. It really isn't going to change anything I'm doing.
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