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Old 06-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #601
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The swivel wheel trailer is not really a trailer but more of a carrier. The manufacture dies not consider it a trailer. It has 2 points of attachment. It is also only 5, long. If you carry a cart it goes sideways. The length you give is that with bike rack down?
Careful with the swivel wheel and what the MFR says- some states still consider it a trailer (Virginia and Florida, specifically that I know of). I don't know your state, obviously.

And, no bike rack for me. I figured we were long enough without it. :-)
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #602
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Hi friends! I have another small question...

We had our unit out for one trip and everything went very well...that was in the end of April. We are leaving tomorrow fit our next trip. I noticed when I pulled the 5ER out, I slid in the main slide and it did not make the ratcheting noise my dealer said to listen for when it is all the way in. Instead, it promptly tripped the breaker as soon as it was all the way in. I didn't think too much of it because it was on battery only, do I reset the breaker, moved it to the house to load, and slid out the living room slide with no problems. It even made the normal ratcheting sound when it got all the way out.

Now I went to slide it back in (it has been plugged in) and it tripped the breaker again...any ideas?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:47 PM   #603
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Hi friends! I have another small question...

We had our unit out for one trip and everything went very well...that was in the end of April. We are leaving tomorrow fit our next trip. I noticed when I pulled the 5ER out, I slid in the main slide and it did not make the ratcheting noise my dealer said to listen for when it is all the way in. Instead, it promptly tripped the breaker as soon as it was all the way in. I didn't think too much of it because it was on battery only, do I reset the breaker, moved it to the house to load, and slid out the living room slide with no problems. It even made the normal ratcheting sound when it got all the way out.

Now I went to slide it back in (it has been plugged in) and it tripped the breaker again...any ideas?
Check all connections. A loose connection could cause the tripping.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #604
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I only have the front pads installed so far because they were super easy. The rear ones require drilling and I've not dedicated the time to tackle that project. The rubber on the pads grip like crazy. When I lift the front landing gear, I have to pull the orange plastic jack pads off of the Elephant Foot pads. Also on solid surfaces like asphalt or concrete there's no sliding. Kinda makes sense....imagine the diminished grip of an NBA player wearing steel cleats vs. him wearing large, rubber-soled shoes.

We've noticed that when we experimented by stacking 5 or more orange jack pads to keep the front landing gear from being extended all the way, the orange plastic pads will actually shift a bit since the Elephant Foot pads grip them so much. I think that we need to use a cinder blocks or wood instead of the orange pads. We were just trying to save some weight.

Overall, I like the increased surface area and grip of the Elephant Foot pads on solid surfaces and on the orange jack pads. You can see how much of the orange pad is covered.



Just curious, but are you using a tripod kingpin stand with this set-up? I have to say, I'm not crazy about the idea with or without a tripod. I guess the height wouldn't be SO bad if the 'footprint' of the blocks were twice the size of the landing gear pad. IMO, if your happy that's cool.
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I'm not using a tripod for the king pin. I we just experimenting with varous ways to set up our 5'ver.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #606
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The rubber seals on my slides are coming loose when the slide goes out. I have been sliding them back in the goove and using the end of a key to "pop" them back in. Is anyone else having this problem? Would it be an issue to put a little gorilla glue in a few places to keep them in the groove? Any suggestions will be appreciated
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The rubber seals on my slides are coming loose when the slide goes out. I have been sliding them back in the goove and using the end of a key to "pop" them back in. Is anyone else having this problem? Would it be an issue to put a little gorilla glue in a few places to keep them in the groove? Any suggestions will be appreciated
I had the same problem on my main slide. I asked the RV Service Center to deal with it when they replaced my toilet (under warranty). Haven't noticed an issue since and am not real sure what they did! I'll look to see what I can see tomorrow.
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At first it was the seal on my main slide but now is also on the bedroom and bunkhouse. My theory is they stick to the edge of the slide when it is in and pull out of the groove when extended. It seems worse on the main slide since there is a bowing effect where the platform of the RV and skirt meet. I did see where someone suggested putting baby powder on the seal to keep it from sticking..
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That's likely a valid hypothesis and the baby powder should help. I surprisingly only have issues on my main slide, but both the front and rear seals.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #610
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camper choices

we have been looking at the crusader 360BHS but after many nights of looking at how big the camper is and how much it ways i think my families saftey is more eimportant. we have a 2006 cummins 2500 long bed 2WD and it has towed a 25' puma rear living for about 8 years. 3 kids latter it is time to upgrade. we need a lrge bunk house camper but everything that i have found is to large for my truck does anyone have any sugestions. i would like to stay with a 5er cause im a large fellow 6'1" 225# and i would like to fit in the shower. i would like to hear from people that are curently or have towed larger 5er's with diesel 3/4 tons. we live in louisiana and most of our camping will be no more that 3hrs away except for the ocasional yearly trip to some hilly country.
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