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Old 08-28-2017, 01:38 PM   #29
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Interesting, I see UPS trucks at the back loading dock of my local PO all the time.
Hmmm! I wonder what the Canadian Rules are.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:52 PM   #30
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A lot of smallish UPS packages are delivered the 'last mile' by USPS. Happens a lot in my neighborhood.
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We have trouble with that also - mail won't deliver to our physical address. So now when we have to order things that require a physical address, we give it, then add "PBX55" (our PO box number) to either that line or the line below it. That way the POBox text won't get error-coded-out by the shipper's software, and the post office (who receives it from UPS) knows you have a PO Box and will accept it.

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Old 08-29-2017, 03:35 PM   #32
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We have trouble with that also - mail won't deliver to our physical address. So now when we have to order things that require a physical address, we give it, then add "PBX55" (our PO box number) to either that line or the line below it. That way the POBox text won't get error-coded-out by the shipper's software, and the post office (who receives it from UPS) knows you have a PO Box and will accept it.

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Ah, good point. One of our houses is in a neighborhood that does not deliver to physical address. And, rotten bugger that I am, I didn't sign for the PO box key, so I don't get all the junk mail--that I would have to personally go pick up!

If I had activated that box, I have no doubt that I would get crap-tons of junk mail at both locations...that gets tossed in the recycle anyway...
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:20 PM   #33
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They use UPS for delivery . UPS can't go onto Post office property .
Aug. 31:
Finally got my 'Riv-Nuts' today.
They were delivered to the Post Office.

I ordered two sets; one to practice with, the other for installation.
(I've only got one chance to do it right!)
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:31 PM   #34
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And today, Sept.1, I finally installed the two cam brackets on my AS.
It wasn't as easy as the directions stated, (two of the riv-nuts rotated, in spite of being hammered into the holes.); but I 'cheated' and the installation was good.

Tomorrow I hook up the Ford, and complete the job.
Then comes proving it out on the road.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:46 PM   #35
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Tomorrow I hook up the Ford, and complete the job.
Then comes proving it out on the road.

So, TODAY Sept. 2: is "tomorrow".

I did hook up the Ford, took the rig out on the 401, and it worked.
The steering was a little light, but then I had an 'empty' AS, not at all loaded; there was the usual lots of wind in Southern Ontario, so I limited my speed to max. 100 Kph.
The real test is in about a week, when we load up and hit the road again.
I may have to re-adjust the hitch, once I get us loaded.

And this raises a question:
When installing a new WD hitch, there seems to be a lot of measuring, 'fooferaw' and TV 'drops' front and rear and so forth.

So what's the matter with just putting a spirit level on the floor, or door sill of the TV, and one on the floor of the RV, (or better yet, the floor of the freezer); and cranking up the chains until both RV, and TV are level.???
When I'm ready to hit the road, I check the level on the A-frame, and if off a little, I trim the balance by moving stuff fore or aft.
It works.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:44 PM   #36
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I'm currently at Stony Point CG sitting at a campfire.��

The damned thing worked. It was originally set up by Andy's guys at CanAm; and I just put everything back in place.
The steering still seems a little light to me, but then it always did with this hitch.
The Ezy-Lift seemed to tow a little better, but not that much difference. And it 'groans'.
I'll stay with this Reese.��
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:27 AM   #37
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I run a Hensley, but my prior, and backup is a dual cam. I simply coated with boshield the holes and installed the bolts in the frame for future use. No problems for 4 years.

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Removed the sway mount plate & stuck the bolts back in with 3m 5200 on the threads.

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OK, you 'Hitch-perts';
Gotta question for you, 'cause I'm curious. (some people say I look funny too.)

The Reese instructions tell us to assemble the 'ball mount' to the hitch at a 15 degree angle, as mine is.
So, what would be the result if I changed the angle; either more or less?
Big Difference? Little difference?, No difference?? In the towing dynamics??

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If you increase the angle, but keep the chains at the same point, you get more WD. Since you can adjust the chains, it's not clear why you would mess with the angle.

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If you increase the angle, but keep the chains at the same point, you get more WD. Since you can adjust the chains, it's not clear why you would mess with the angle.

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Well; 'somebody' said that by increasing the angle, there would be more resistance to sway.
(Apparently 'Blue Ox' does the same thing to combat sway.)

(Not that I have sway; I would just like to increase the nose 'authority' a tad.)

[A soon to be academic question, as I'm putting the FC on 'the market' at end of Oct.
DW has drawn the line, and we're getting aged and unhealthy and all that crap.]
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Well; 'somebody' said that by increasing the angle, there would be more resistance to sway.
I've seen that suggested previously, but don't believe it. If the angle were part of a solid bar hinge, yes, it would help correct sway. But it's not--it's a ball and socket. So if you increase the angle, it's still a ball and socket, so no net effect. (Yes, a very slightly different swivel point on the ball, but still a ball and socket.)

In my view, the only purpose of changing the hitch angle is to increase (or decrease) the amount of weight distribution from the bars, using the same number of links in the lift chains.
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In my view, the only purpose of changing the hitch angle is to increase (or decrease) the amount of weight distribution from the bars, using the same number of links in the lift chains.

Sounds good to me; just exploring possibilities, that's all.
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