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Old 04-01-2016, 03:56 PM   #7061
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Installed some spring clamps in the storage area to hold broom etc. Attachment 103559


Didn't feel like mounting the poles?
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:43 PM   #7062
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Reset the Anderson Hitch it was spot on before but reloaded Roo and now it is 99% perfect. Put plans for new F350 on hold as I sprung the ? And will have a wife in the next few months, so Ring=Keep the F150

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I am happy as a Clam though worth the Sacrifice especially F150 is fairly new and so is Roo, wife makes everything better 🤗


Nice truck on that thar finger....:-P
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #7063
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Made use of some wasted storage in the cabinet between the quad bunks.Attachment 103394Attachment 103395Attachment 103396Attachment 103397Attachment 103398



Where did you end up putting the AC outlet?
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:43 PM   #7064
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Didn't feel like mounting the poles?
I've had those brackets for over a year. Plan on installing them on the next outing. However, I will be removing the poles when not in use. I attach them to the bracket with clevis pins.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:46 PM   #7065
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I've had those brackets for over a year. Plan on installing them on the next outing. However, I will be removing the poles when not in use. I attach them to the bracket with clevis pins.


Sound like you've got it covered!
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:27 PM   #7066
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:11 PM   #7067
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Found a deal on Amazon a couple days ago. Mr. UPS showed up this afternoon. By FAR the best shackle kit on the market. They're a full 1/2 thick. The wet bolts and bronze bushings are a plus too. Assembly went quick and painless. Of course my old shackle side plates were egged. The plastic bushings I put in last year though still looked good and still had grease on them.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #7068
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You need to talk her into one of these instead! (If she REALLY loves you.....!)

She said to tell you (That Ship Sailed)...lol
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:09 AM   #7069
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Found a deal on Amazon a couple days ago. Mr. UPS showed up this afternoon. By FAR the best shackle kit on the market. They're a full 1/2 thick. The wet bolts and bronze bushings are a plus too. Assembly went quick and painless. Of course my old shackle side plates were egged. The plastic bushings I put in last year though still looked good and still had grease on them.
If you don't mind, what did it run you?
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:58 AM   #7070
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If you don't mind, what did it run you?
89 shipped for the full tandem axle set. Most places are getting that for a single set. Search " MOR/ryde UO12-016 " in Amazon sold by Amazon. I think they have 9 kits left.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:32 AM   #7071
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Congratulations Wicked1
(or maybe it should be commiserations )
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:40 AM   #7072
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Not for a torsion axle is it?
Torsion axles need special handling when jacking, right? What is that special handling?
I'm interested in being educated about this too ...

I need to change tires on the camper soon, and want to make sure I have a back-up in case using the Trailer Aid ramp doesn't work out.
(current plan is to just drive the 5er over to tire shop, and use the ramp to switch out one at a time)

I thought you could jack a torsion axle right under the point where it's fixed to the frame.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:49 AM   #7073
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:51 AM   #7074
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Will that Jack fit if your tire is flat???
Knowing you, you've probably got it all figured out. Was just wondering.
Actually the bottle jack will not work for a flat situation. I still carry a floor jack for that. The bottle jack is easier to use for raising an end of an axle for packing bearings and adjusting brakes.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:23 PM   #7075
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Added my surge protector and a theft deterrent...won't stop them from stealing it but it sure will take the longer...lol
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:50 PM   #7076
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I used four cans of Rustoleum satin black on the frame, cross members, and the suspension. Lots of rust for a 2015 that hasn't even been used yet. And could of used a fifth can.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:03 PM   #7077
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:11 PM   #7078
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But it's a 2003! But It probably has less rust on the frame than the camper.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:13 PM   #7079
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More likely less, but rusty just the same.

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Jack on frame only!
Problem is that on our 5er the only exposed (well, with a thin skin over it) section of the main I-frame (running front to back) near the axles has an LP pipe running along it on one side of the camper, so there's no easy way to jack on the frame (which is partly why I'm hoping the Trailer Aid ramp will work out ok.

I understand the concern that jacking elsewhere on the axle could buckle it, since you'd have opposing force on two different points along the length, but the only risk (from simple physics) of jacking directly under where it's fixed to the chassis would be from crushing the casing. I sincerely hope that they're built to withstand that force (tho' I'm shocked that they're not tough enough to withstand jacking at any point)
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