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Old 09-11-2017, 07:51 PM   #21
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I put step covers on. I towed my trailer to the local campground for 4 nights of camping. No fire though might have to use the propane fire pit. Might be the last time before the rainy season comes.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:31 AM   #22
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Took it camping for the last 3 days. Maiden voyage, for the first real camping in the new trailer.

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And, got a chance to try out the new Camco levelers.
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I was looking at your trailer on the Ecoboost forum...small world! Anyways nice trailer, the king size bed feature looks nice..and of course, nice truck!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #23
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Over the weekend I replaced the leaf springs, put in never fail bushing kit and new equilizers. Got almost two inches of lift out of it. Only about 2" nose high now and no more squeeky suspension.

Next week hitch on the back of the 5th wheel is getting moved up, completely get rid of having to worry about departure angles.
Put new 6K axles on along with 4 new Goodyear endurance tires.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:48 AM   #24
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Put new 6K axles on along with 4 new Goodyear endurance tires.
Oh yeah, wet bolt kit going in this week. Also, plan to paint the leaf springs with Rustoleum paint too. IT will all be pretty then..
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:42 AM   #25
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Put new 6K axles on along with 4 new Goodyear endurance tires.
One thing I did learn on this project that I would like to pass on.
If you have your tires off for any reason check your bolts holding the spring on the axles. I had to only use a breaker bar on 2 bolts on the 16 bolt project. The rest were pretty easy to racket off. Make sure you are tight on these bolts.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:47 PM   #26
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One thing I did learn on this project that I would like to pass on.

If you have your tires off for any reason check your bolts holding the spring on the axles. I had to only use a breaker bar on 2 bolts on the 16 bolt project. The rest were pretty easy to racket off. Make sure you are tight on these bolts.

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What's the torque supposed to be? Wouldn't it have been easier to do the wet bolt kit with the axles off?


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Old 09-13-2017, 06:36 PM   #27
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Put new 6K axles on along with 4 new Goodyear endurance tires.

Nice!


I only waited on the big brown truck to deliver my new BOLT coupler lock and a second set of Lego blocks (since the new trailer is taller than the old one).
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM   #28
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I worked on my fence post / sewer hose storage today. didn't finish, but workin on it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:19 AM   #29
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What's the torque supposed to be? Wouldn't it have been easier to do the wet bolt kit with the axles off?
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probably.. but it's only 12 bolts now to do that.
I have 2 tires left to mount on the rims then I can place on the tires back on it and set it back down on 4 feet instead of blocks and jack stands.
The winds we have had the last few days had me worried at first so the front is almost on the ground.
good question? I don't know the torque?
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Torque ratings
1/2" bolts: 45 ft/lbs - 70 ft/lbs
9/16" bolts: 65 ft/lbs - 95 ft/lbs
5/8" bolts: 100 ft/lbs - 120 ft/lbs
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:27 AM   #30
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Did the 'a/c ducting mod'. For those who don't know, the A/C ducting in most of our trailers keeps going past the rearmost and frontmost vents, basically into nothing. Makes it pretty un-efficient. So I got some low expansion spray foam and filled in the back half of the ducting. The ducts now deadend at the vents. (Did not do this to the middle vent as it carrys on past to the front bedroom vent) Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I've read that others who have done this have felt a noticeable difference.
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