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Old 01-23-2018, 12:49 PM   #491
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Frank, where the bars tough to get out even when you raised the jack to the highest setting?

I have found by putting a 6inch block under the jack, I can extend the jack to itís highest setting (while the ball/hitch is still attached) which has allowed me to get the bars off very easily regardless of level or angle of the TV.
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:56 PM   #492
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< snip >, it was very difficult to pry one of the sway bars on/off its bracket < snip >
Frank, Are you using the tongue jack to raise the rear of the tow vehicle along with the trailer (still hooked up) to take most of the weight off of the bars before releasing them?

I don't want to seem impertinent, but is wasn't clear to me from your narrative if you were using this common 'trick.'


EDIT: Oops, I just saw Troutboy's comment...
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Just picked up the coach. Felt nice to have her back. Looks like we need to resync the camera. Hope that is not a regular deal. Battery held up well with the isolation switch.

It's time to take a new look at storage. All my punts need to be converted to coordinated plays that support the cook. Packaging may well be key. Have to find a place for the new waffle iron and hand mixer too.

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Old 01-23-2018, 04:53 PM   #494
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I tow it with my wife's Mercedes GLE 350. I have an F-150 3.5 on order and will use that once it comes in. No issues with the GLE we just need a truck bed for grills, bikes, etc.

Here is the hitch I am using and have been very happy with it.

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Old 01-24-2018, 07:54 AM   #495
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Frank, where the bars tough to get out even when you raised the jack to the highest setting?

I have found by putting a 6inch block under the jack, I can extend the jack to itís highest setting (while the ball/hitch is still attached) which has allowed me to get the bars off very easily regardless of level or angle of the TV.
At first I did try raising the hitch as high as I could but I was concerned that since it has a 3000 pound rating, lifting the backend of the truck too much might break the Jack. Also I would eyeball the bars as I raised the jack and it seemed that the bars raised at the same rate. I guess Iíll try that again - if that works it would be simpler.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:37 AM   #496
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At first I did try raising the hitch as high as I could but I was concerned that since it has a 3000 pound rating, < snip >
I had the same thought about the robustness of the tongue jack when lifting the truck and Airstream together, but considering the sheer difficulty of wrestling tension-stressed bars off won out that particular mental skirmish.

Being retired for nearly two decades, I certainly count my pennies differently than I once did, and I don't want to seem be too cavalier about money, but I decided that if the OEM tongue jack isn't up to this particular task, I'll replace it with one that is.
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What tire pressure?

We pick up our 23FB tomorrow and are curious what tire pressure you are using in your Goodyear Endurance on your 23FB?
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:40 PM   #499
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FYI - a new 23FB looking for info to improve a coach they very much like and want to keep. See link to thread they started. Pat

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Old 02-03-2018, 01:40 PM   #500
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May I ask what your tow vehicle is and what weight distribution hitch you use? If your TV is a pickup, are you able to lower the tailgate without it hitting the jack? Thanks!
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I setup the hitch for my new F-150 today and the tailgate does not clear the jack on my 2018 23FB. I didn't think it would but wanted to report back. Very close, needs another inch or so.

3.5 F-150 + 23FB = A great combo. Love this setup.
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I setup the hitch for my new F-150 today and the tailgate does not clear the jack on my 2018 23FB. I didn't think it would but wanted to report back. Very close, needs another inch or so.



3.5 F-150 + 23FB = A great combo. Love this setup.


Do you think it will clear if you turn the jack head 90 degrees?
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Do you think it will clear if you turn the jack head 90 degrees?
Possibly, it starts to make contact about here
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Thanks. I havenít hitched up yet with the new f150.
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Installing a new ProPride hitch system will most likely be the most ďoverkill engineering ď way to fix that little issue. Thatís how I solved my interference with the jack motor on ours...

But yeah, see if turning the jack motor 90 degrees will do it. Much less cost...
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