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  1. Grassy

    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    I shall look into this...I want to pull one of the existing units and to take a look..
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    Wow. You have given me more quality info that I have been able to find. No.. no indicators but I came to that number (40) with having the 5th level . I understand that a level trailer tows/handles the best. We are careful drivers.. we keep it just under 65 and with the height of the cab, are able (on the most part.. had one surprise) to gauge and adjust to what is happening in front of us. We were in Quebec once and running at speed around a corner and ran into a parking lot. Hard on the binders and all was ok. I had wondered about the 60 number so I will start dropping it. Comfort and safety are our goals.. I *appreciate* your advice. Thanks.
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    I have a 31.5 foot Arctic Fox that weighs in @ 12K. When I installed the hitch, I put the horizontal and vertical air bags on different zones. I haven't been able to find any literature on inflation rates so with some playing, I normally run 40 in the vertical and 60ish in the horizontal. I run about 100 psi in my rear tires but thinking when we head out for the long run, I should go a bit higher. I have Michelin on it with a bit softer sidewall. I did weigh everything when I first got it and used the inflation tables for the tires to come to those numbers. Am I off ? 1.. always seeking to do better. As for the shocks, I will install 4 identical units. Thanks Ian.
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    Phoenix, Thanks you.. time to go into research mode with the shocks. I attribute the acquisition on serendipity. When I bought my truck, my truck it had a ball hitch on it. The last owner pulled a race car trailer with it. Before him, it pulled a boat. He had this hitch and he knew nothing about it ( i did) and I had him toss it in with the sale. My rig is a mystery. I have done much research on it as I can and I only stopped when I started hitting brick walls. After it was shipped to a high volume Freightliner dealership, it disappeared for months until it reappeared at Beaudry RV for sale new. Freightliner has no idea where it went. I think Sport Chassis did the work while it was still owned by Freightliner but cannot confirm. Records are not that good and i think there were a lot of conversion companies that have disappeared. I have looked at many other conversion companies ..I see some similarities but nothing exact. It isn't a biggie for me but I am curious. Regardless, the hitch looked like it had very little use and I am impressed with it.
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    Phoenix, Excellent recap. Did he use standard auto shocks on it ? Thanks..
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    I don't see any so I need to pull one off. I will be doing that later this week. Hopefully there will be a number that I can follow up on.. thanx
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    McCall Hitch Shock Question

    I have a McCall Hitch. Would like to swap out the 4 shocks before we go on a long haul later this year. They don't look like they need to go but since we will be on the road for almost 6 months, better safe than sorry. Are they a special sort of shock like for class Cs or can I use a right length car shock ? I am swapping out the shocks on my 5th as well and found that auto shocks would actually hurt my trailer. Unfortunately, McCall hasn't been around for awhile even though there were rumours that his son was manufacturing them again. I looked at the design sheet and the orgin of the shocks is not mentioned. Would these work ? http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/product.cfm/id/19160/name/555025-Monroe-RV-GasMagnum?gclid=EAIaIQobChM
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    Tire air pressure

    It really depends what the weight of your truck is and the load that you are carrying. I put softer sidewall tires on mine and are running 95 in front and 100 in the rears but I worked that out with the load table of my tires and having everything weighed so I know what weight is on my 5th hitch. Sure runs better than the 120 in all six that the last owner had... Hope this helps..
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    MDT (M class) vs. Ram 3500 or Ford F450

    Looks like one to me and that is how the picture was labeled.. but as both of us are high mileage drivers, we don't like them nor do we follow their upgrades. I have not idea what it could be except perhaps a Canadian model. Most folks can justify anything... like getting up in a class A while it is hurling down the road to use the bathroom, do yoga or make sandwiches....and letting the kids walk around. Driving a motorcycle w/o a helmet nor protective gear..the list goes on.. Like I said... what you buy is your own concern. .. but it not a great nor particularly safe car to drive.
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    MDT (M class) vs. Ram 3500 or Ford F450

    Yup..one is a t top and the other hard top. 2 different accidents. Not sure how either disproves my point but that is ok.. I understand. They are the only car that will fit on a class 7/8. however, they also achieved the lowest score ever given out by CR and dubbed the unsmart car. I thought the Mazda 2 would fit but they have been discontinued. Thankfully, this is an issue that I don't have to grapple with (yet).
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    MDT (M class) vs. Ram 3500 or Ford F450

    From what I gather, this was a low speed crash. Be worse in a convert... And this was an introduction to a class 8...
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    Weigh Stations

    I haven't encountered that sign yet.. a good one especially in light of recent events however, I will watch for it. Thanks. Truck on road today.. picking up my 5th...
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    Weigh Stations

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    Weigh Stations

    Since I am over 24K pounds, I am usually over the XXX weight. I guess I will wait to be pulled over but haven't happened with the 5 provinces I usually go to the last 3 years.. Thanks Joe... I will watch .. but I think I will adopt the attitude of the guys that are over length.. easier to ask forgiveness than permission..I am just a dumb tourist yaknow..
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    Weigh Stations

    Good question. In Canada, I never go into a weigh station. I have done as much as I can to make my truck not look commercial. We will be hauling to Az, NM, and Tx starting Nov of this year. Is there and central place we can go to to get this information ? Thanx..
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