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Old 04-14-2016, 09:58 AM   #7281
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Meant just between the hitch head, and the pin-plate, to allow the pin-plate to slide up onto the hitch head smoothly when hitching up.



I noticed that there were zerks for the jaws. How often have you greased those (and how to do you release any old grease ?)

I see what you're meaning, I personally wouldn't put any grease on the hitch head itself, I keep trailer level when hitching up then put some weigh down on the hitch before it locks. Couple pumps in the zerks couple times a year, nothing extreme, it stays covered in the truck bed anyhow, don't ever worry about any old grease


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Old 04-14-2016, 09:59 AM   #7282
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:04 AM   #7283
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Added very little distilled water to batteries.
Best to never let them get low.
My dad was always buying batteries
for his rig due to not checking water levels.
Top off with a little charge.
All running at 100%.
Heading out in a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:38 AM   #7284
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Added very little distilled water to batteries.
Best to never let them get low.
My dad was always buying batteries
for his rig due to not checking water levels.
Top off with a little charge.
All running at 100%.
Heading out in a couple of weeks.
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Battery manufacturers say to charge first, then add distilled water. You only add water first if the plates are exposed. I used to do it in the other order until I actually read the maintenance instructions!
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:49 AM   #7285
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Be careful, some tunnels do not allow them like that.
Thanks for the heads up. Mostly stay in the outback, outback of any city that is.
Leaving for Grand Lake, OK in about 1 hr. Yah hoo!!
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:57 AM   #7286
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:26 PM   #7287
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Oh, and opened our bunkhouse slide to find this rip in the floor and a screw under the edge of the slide (that doesn't match a single cotton picking screw anywhere):
We had a nearly identical tear when a power cord got caught under the slide while the Mrs was closing the slide. We had it fixed beautifully for a hundred and change. I'll get the name of the company and post it here.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:27 PM   #7288
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We had a nearly identical tear when a power cord got caught under the slide while the Mrs was closing the slide. We had it fixed beautifully for a hundred and change. I'll get the name of the company and post it here.
Yes please! Right now, it has packing tape over it.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:45 PM   #7289
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This link is to the post I had made with the pictures and company name. Please PM me with any questions.

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:55 PM   #7290
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China kabooms...
Like this (pic)... b/t/w it was a spare that had never been on the ground. I took the cover off to check pressure and found this (previous trailer, not the current Brookstone):
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:09 PM   #7291
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Like this (pic)... b/t/w it was a spare that had never been on the ground. I took the cover off to check pressure and found this (previous trailer, not the current Brookstone):
It's clearly a psychic tire. It was "channeling" the china bombs.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:47 PM   #7292
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:22 PM   #7293
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Like this (pic)... b/t/w it was a spare that had never been on the ground. I took the cover off to check pressure and found this (previous trailer, not the current Brookstone):
Good Lord, it had never even been used?!

What crap they have put on our trailers.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #7294
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I think that's SQUATTY POTTY.

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Old 04-14-2016, 05:07 PM   #7295
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On an unrelated note, something I just did to the truck, rather than camper: -

Wired in the TST507 TPMS display/monitor to one of the truck upfitter switches, so that I don't need to drape the charging code across the dash.

The monitor is already mounted (using the suction cup) to the very bottom left of the windshield, tucked in right against the door frame.
I ran the cable down a gap to near where the brake release pull is, and wired it up to one of the Upfitter Switch pigtails (just using a wire nut), and a ground screw nearby.
What a pain in the butt to get to those upfitter wires tho'. If they'd made them just a couple inches longer the whole job would've taken a quarter of the time. Also the wire insulation of those wires is a pain too. Even with the right gauge wire strippers the insulation didn't want to pull off, seemed super tough.

Anyway, all done now, and I can either leave it switched on, and it'll turn on/off with the ignition (whereas my 12v outlets are all permanently on) or just turn it on with the switch as needed.
Can still remove it by just unclipping it from the mount, and unplugging the connector, if I want it to hand while inflating tires.


I think I'm going to have to steal that!!! Where were the Upfitter switch wires located at?
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:09 PM   #7296
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:20 PM   #7297
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:51 PM   #7298
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I think I'm going to have to steal that!!! Where were the Upfitter switch wires located at?
The upfitter switch wire tails are up right behind the parking brake release lever.
Don't confuse them with the separate bigger bundle of wire tails that go through the firewall to the engine compartment.
There's 4 wires, one for each switch. I used the lowest rated one which is switch #3 and is a green/violet striped wire.

I can try to take photos tomorrow
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The upfitter switch wire tails are up right behind the parking brake release lever.
Don't confuse them with the separate bigger bundle of wire tails that go through the firewall to the engine compartment.
There's 4 wires, one for each switch. I used the lowest rated one which is switch #3 and is a green/violet striped wire.

I can try to take photos tomorrow


Awesome, thanks
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Last two days; changed oil in generator, washed (Wash Wax All) roof to tires, waxed lower half of driver's side, 303 on roof and driver side tires, lubricated some of the slide seals, and started loading in some canned goods. Oh and refreshed some of the peppermint stations.
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