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Jack Mayer

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    Principal in RVH Lifestyles, an HDT design, build, consult company specializing in all aspects of Heavy Duty Trucks. RVHLifestyles.com

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  1. Jack Mayer

    I-Shift trans goes sour

    Bummer. That one hurts.
  2. Jack Mayer

    I-Shift trans goes sour

    I guess I'm missing something....if the truck only had several hundred miles on it, why is it not covered under warranty....which is 750K miles.
  3. Jack Mayer

    Frame Rail Extension Price

    Exactly what moresmoke said. Extending it that far you better know your weights. And how far the pin is out. You just have to be careful in planning it. I assume you calculated the unloading of your front axle in the process. You can do a 9' extension but you are pushing the limits if you are putting the pin all the way out there. You just need to calculate everything out before doing it. Which I assume you have. Which is also why I said I probably did not have all the data. There is a LOT of tailswing and a LOT of dip when extending that far. Also has to be accounted for. But people have done that much and more and they are still driving the rigs.
  4. Jack Mayer

    Wire type

    Cool. It is always great when a plan works!!!
  5. Jack Mayer

    Frame Rail Extension Price

    So you are extending 9' if I understand you correctly? Really? 9' unsupported is not something I'd do. But then again, I'm not doing it.....Perhaps I'm not understanding correctly.
  6. Jack Mayer

    radiant heat for floors

    I could never run my in-floor electric heat boondocking. Even with my relatively large system. I do not consider electric in-floor heat a primary heat source in an RV. I know some do, but I don't.
  7. Jack Mayer

    '05 Teton Water Pump Switch - Location

    So it was in the breaker panel area "hidden" on the monitor panel.
  8. Jack Mayer

    Canada HDTs

    In my opinion, having seen many many trucks from Canada, you have to be VERY selective. Not only do the harsh chemicals and winter conditions cause rust, but they prematurely age other aspects of the truck. And some of the CND trucks are in pretty hard service. So knowing the background of the truck is important. I've personally owned a "clean" Canadian-sourced truck. I won't again. But that is just my opinion. If you know what you are looking for there are good trucks to be found in the US.
  9. Jack Mayer

    Changing out the STD 5th wheel ????

    There are a lot of "opinions" out there. But in many cases, they are not based on any facts or data. I also prefer to use at least "some" data to form decisions. To some, having less than an optimal solution is fine. I prefer to chase the best solution to a problem. Sometimes there is not a perfect solution.
  10. Jack Mayer

    Wire type

    Chad has it nailed. You are going to have an incredibly difficult time with that pull. I've done a similar pull and we had to dig up one of the bends. Even then it was difficult. But I'm not saying it is impossible....only hard. The other advice - to size the neutral the same - is sound advice. There are things that are "allowed" in the code that are not necessarily the best way to do things. Size the neutral the same. BTW, for others and future reference. You cannot have too big a conduit. I never put in less than 3" EVER. There is a cost difference, but you will be glad you paid that bill. I know it is a moot point in this case....but for others.....
  11. Jack Mayer

    Changing out the STD 5th wheel ????

    Henry's post above is the very reason I only use an air ride hitch on my personal equipment. I could use anything. But the air ride in COMBINATION with "air cell" acting as a bump dampener, is technically the best combo I have seen to date for a suspension hitch. The data backs that statement up.
  12. Anyone know where Teton hid these switches? We have a rig we cannot find the interior switch to the water pump on. You would think with over 40 years RV experience this would be a "non-issue", but I'll be darned if we can find it..... Any help is truly appreciated.
  13. Jack Mayer

    legal travel problems/solution 48 foot Coach???

    That is simply not true. Wish it was, though.
  14. Jack Mayer

    Park pricing on the way up

    If you live anywhere developed that is likely true. It won't take long for them to "discover" what you are doing. Heck, even a "regular" air bnb runs into that, and those are not so obvious.
  15. Jack Mayer

    legal travel problems/solution 48 foot Coach???

    Reciprocity extends to registration and drivers license only. On those two items, if you are legal in your home state, you are legal everywhere. A state does not have the ability to "restrict" on those items. Everything else, a state has the right to restrict, and there is no reciprocity unless negotiated between neighboring states (typically).