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Old 08-15-2017, 06:41 PM   #11281
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Installed my Progressive Industries EMS, EMS-HW30C, in the new trailer today.
Did the same thing in my last trailer. It saved our camper and was replaced promptly by progressive industries. Great customer service.

Also just installed it in our new camper!
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:43 PM   #11282
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Looks good...what is the main reason for clearance lights?
Traditionally they let oncoming traffic know that the trailer in tow is wider than the tow vehicle. I think in some circumstances they are required by law. Not for my truck/camper in my state though.

I installed them because I like the way they look =)
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:03 PM   #11283
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LOL learned how to put the dinette table down and how to put the couch down flat!! Lol who knew the back would flip over and make it flat. We began packing for our big adventure in our new Roo!!
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:03 PM   #11284
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:51 PM   #11285
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I re-did the setup of my Equal-i-zer WDH today.

The standard shank that came with my 12K Equal-i-zer had a 3" drop. That was enough drop for my previous F-150 but my new F-250's receiver sits a bit higher so with that standard shank my TT was sitting a couple inches tongue high, so I bought a replacement Equal-i-zer shank with a 6" drop. This morning I setup the hitch with the new shank and got it dialled in perfectly. The trailer now sits level and the front fender of the truck is back to the unloaded height. I towed it for about 10 km and it tows noticeably better now although a better test will be towing it on the highway with semi trucks passing. That won't be for a few weeks.

I'll be interested to see if this improvement affects the temps of the hubs when I'm towing the TT. Last year I bought this IR temperature gun and I've found that the rear hubs on both sides were a 3-5 degrees hotter with the tongue being those 2" high which likely put a bit more weight on the rear axle. The hottest hub was the rear, slide side hub. I'm hoping that this adjustment will result in the temps of the rear axle hubs being very close to the front axle hub on the same side.
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:01 PM   #11286
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I took it on a trip that spanned 13 states and 5000 miles over a 16 day period.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:29 PM   #11287
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Destroyed another scissor jack pulling into a campground in Oregon. I temporarily have a buddy's bottle jack back there just to take out some camper movement.

Also weighed the rig again. We lost about 100 lbs of camper weight and gained about 80 lbs of truck weight. I'm especially impressed by the camper's loss because we just added a good 50+ lbs of books + homeschool curriculum.

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Old 08-16-2017, 05:58 PM   #11288
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They have a product called Save-A-Jack. One part bolts to the frame, the other pard to the jack with two safety pins for each. Slide the jack out when traveling and put in when setting up. I use two on my car trailer for loading and unloading. With out, Id have lost on the first bump!
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:01 PM   #11289
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Destroyed another scissor jack pulling into a campground in Oregon. I temporarily have a buddy's bottle jack back there just to take out some camper movement.

Also weighed the rig again. We lost about 100 lbs of camper weight and gained about 80 lbs of truck weight. I'm especially impressed by the camper's loss because we just added a good 50+ lbs of books + homeschool curriculum.

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I'm curious why the truck is so heavy. We just got a '17 Aisan Ram dually, Big Horn long bed. With full fuel, normal stuff and two pax it scale weighed at 8,510.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:15 PM   #11290
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I'm curious why the truck is so heavy. We just got a '17 Aisan Ram dually, Big Horn long bed. With full fuel, normal stuff and two pax it scale weighed at 8,510.

My Momma always said, "I'm not fat, I'm big boned!" So yeah, there's that...

But really, it's a lot of stuff:

In the cab: 2 adults, 2 kids, car seat, 1-2 gallons of water, snacks, schoolwork, traveling entertainment/devices, GPS, inverter, etc.

In the truck bed: hard rolltop cover, Weber Q 2400 grill, 12'x12' hexagon screen canopy, 30 lbs sewer bladder in a tote, 50' heavy 3/4" hose, kid's bike, 50 amp cord, couple of pieces of wood, Autoformer, and grill for a fire.

And that's just from memory. I'm sure there's more.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:30 PM   #11291
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I replaced the onboard water filter,Replaced the Awning Lift handle, Replaced the sliding mirror closet door locks, Mounted my 10ft step ladder on the rear, helped clean unit after returning from FROG. Now we are ready to reload for our next adventure starting on the 1st of Sept.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:55 AM   #11292
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Changed the outside fiberglass on ramp door with diamond plate aluminum with new gutter on rear and inside changed the wood on ramp door and Herculiner bed liner the inside wood, added correct track and metal bushings to leaf-springs, sealed roof with C-10 self leveling sealant and butyl tape the vent stacks and painted the whole roof with heat resistant aluminum paint, changed marker lights to LED, replace disk TV antenna, changed 7-pin plug, put new cover on electric connector on camper, changed hoses and connectors on propane line to bottles, compound and wax outside and put new decals. Changed one electric brake Assembly, replaced flush valve on Toliet, repaired propane heater put new fan motor and mother board, put extended shower curtain, put all LED bulbs inside. I'm sure I left something out!
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:24 AM   #11293
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Changed the outside fiberglass on ramp door with diamond plate aluminum with new gutter on rear and inside changed the wood on ramp door and Herculiner bed liner the inside wood, added correct track and metal bushings to leaf-springs, sealed roof with C-10 self leveling sealant and butyl tape the vent stacks and painted the whole roof with heat resistant aluminum paint, changed marker lights to LED, replace disk TV antenna, changed 7-pin plug, put new cover on electric connector on camper, changed hoses and connectors on propane line to bottles, compound and wax outside and put new decals. Changed one electric brake Assembly, replaced flush valve on Toliet, repaired propane heater put new fan motor and mother board, put extended shower curtain, put all LED bulbs inside. I'm sure I left something out!
... and hopefully some refreshing adult beverages after all that !!! Nicely Done !!!
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:40 AM   #11294
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My radio is just inside the door. I pulled it out and wired in a separate rocker switch to keep it off. When my A-frame is closed there's a kill switch so no problem there.
When it's open, more times than not the radio would just turn on. I seldom use it but didn't want to just disconnect it. A $3 switch and a single round hole and problem solved.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:17 PM   #11295
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I took it on a trip that spanned 13 states and 5000 miles over a 16 day period.


Good grief. Did you get to see anything or just pass by?
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:44 PM   #11296
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My radio is just inside the door. I pulled it out and wired in a separate rocker switch to keep it off. When my A-frame is closed there's a kill switch so no problem there.
When it's open, more times than not the radio would just turn on. I seldom use it but didn't want to just disconnect it. A $3 switch and a single round hole and problem solved.


Good idea. No matter what you do...they stay on.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:22 AM   #11297
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Washed the nose cap in preparation of another application of Poli-Glow.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:57 AM   #11298
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Did a service on my Reese Sidewinder. A little grease and it moves with one hand!
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:31 AM   #11299
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Yesterday replaced the single entry step on our 171RBXL to a double step -Again!

1st replacement set arrived bent and would not properly deploy or retract. Etrailer.com exchanged them and we installed yesterday. Fit is pretty snug, but a little hitch grease helped them slide into place with minimal effort.

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Old 08-20-2017, 02:04 PM   #11300
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Well while my fearless helper kept the cranes away I spread wood chips for our storage spot. The nitro with enclosed trailer is just there for the time being they will end up behind the garage for winter
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