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  1. Guys' Christmas Wish List

    If he doesn't have a good multi meter, I would suggest a Fluke 87V. They are very useful not only around the house but tracking down issues on any vehicle from TPS to O2 sensors, checking pinouts, etc. as well as RV wiring issues. Not that anyone ever has those.
  2. smart car ramps

    Those are what we have as well.
  3. Notice East Coast Rally

    Carl, we might have to find an overflow park if this keeps up. Kim is adding new sites but she seems to wait until the last minute to finish them. Is she going to try and get the area next to the pavilion tent setup ready for next spring?
  4. Need information on frames, suspensions

    Guys, I have to disagree a bit with both of you. A tube steel (HSS section) is magnitudes stronger than a wide flange beam in torsion. The old "I" beam (actually an American Standard "S" shape with tapered flanges) or an "H" shape (actually a Wide Flange Beam or "W" shape) will resist torsion a LOT less than a tube (actually a Hollow Structural Shape or HSS). You can box in a wide flange beam and create a shape somewhat better than a HSS due to the three vertical webs but that would be cost prohibitive due to the welding required. As a general rule, the as the depth increases, the strength of the beam will increase but that will depend on the flange thickness and width to resist weak axis deformation and the depth and thickness of the web to resist vertical (strong axis) deflection. A good structural engineer will design a chassis to resist the forces required without becoming overly heavy even though a lot of them use the old adage "when in doubt, make it stout" when design a structural component.
  5. Difference between Torque and Clamp

    We use either turn of the nut or a DTI (Direct Tension Indicator) washer in the structural steel world. Auto and truck for newer vehicles include a lot of torque to yield fasteners where you hit a torque value and turn an additional number of degrees past that to elongate the bolt to get the correct clamping force.
  6. East Coast Rally Update

    Must have been the accent
  7. Stirring an old fire... wheel bearing service

    Every other year at roughly 30K intervals. How often did you pack the bearings in your old pickup trucks front axles? I though so
  8. Bobtail mileage

    Bobtailing at 70-75, 8.5 to 9.0. Towing at 70-75, 7.0 to 7.5. Trailer weighs 21K
  9. What kind of wrench?

    What socket would you use? The head of the bolt is round and the nut side is a slick cone shape. The only way to get a huck bolt off is to break the collar by splitting it or cutting it. For a look at how they are installed, take a look at two animations. One is for a bulb type huck bolt and the other is for a cone style collar.
  10. What kind of wrench?

    They are huck bolts and unless you want to buy the special tools to remove them (collar cutters), a torch or cutoff wheel is the easiest way to take them off. Just split the collar on each side and use a hand or air chisel to finish taking off the collar. The bolt will knock out after that.
  11. Need Suggestions, 10K Hitch

    Maverick, did you take a look at the Holland Kompensator mount I linked to above? It will give you the articulating movement you are looking for in a commercial fifth wheel.
  12. LOL, Tom, that is a switch that is over your head. In my case, that is pretty much anything past the word "refrigeration"
  13. Need Suggestions, 10K Hitch

    David, take a look at a Holland Kompensator mount for one of their fifth wheels. They can be used with or without a sliding mount.
  14. Need Suggestions, 10K Hitch

    David, are you wanting a multi axis hitch or a single axis like a commercial hitch? Air ride or air cell or fixed?