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Old 04-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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The Pro Pride is made in Michigan. We love ours and the Michigan economy could certainly use your patronage.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #16
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #17
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Like to see a pic of your painted A/c cover. What color did you paint it?
Here is the picture. I painted them two coats Krylon "Crome Aluminum".
They have two coats of primer, two coats of a shade of grey, and two coats of another color I forget. Finally the Chrome....
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:35 PM   #18
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Silver - really, why did you pick that color..... How about RED, BLUE, TAN, PURPLE.... Why is everyone on here so caught up in the silver theme.......

Looks good Michelle, get on the road, I live vicariously through peoples travels like yours.
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We completed the work mid-Tuesday. New solar panels are on. Vent covers are on. Painted Air Conditioner cover in on. New WD hardware was install after I bent a bracket and cam last year.

The replacement parts look different than the original. They changed the design. One my way home I sheared two bracket bolts. Fortunately I did not loose my WD bar. Last night one sheared and landed in the yard.
I am loosing faith in Reese Products.
Any one know of a hitch system that is not made in China?
Which bolts sheared? Was it possibly the ones on the High Performance Dual Cam brackets? The reason I ask is because I recently installed one for a client, & two of the attachment bolt heads popped off about half an hour after installing them. When bolt heads typically shear off, the surface usually looks like it twisted off, however these bolts appeared to have been cast so the surface just looked broken. For whatever reason, Reese appears to be using very low quality hardware in a high stress application. These bolts appear to be made of "Chinesium". It might be a good idea to forward your concerns to Reese. I will be sending the bolts so they can do their own testing.
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Which bolts sheared? Was it possibly the ones on the High Performance Dual Cam brackets? The reason I ask is because I recently installed one for a client, & two of the attachment bolt heads popped off about half an hour after installing them. When bolt heads typically shear off, the surface usually looks like it twisted off, however these bolts appeared to have been cast so the surface just looked broken. For whatever reason, Reese appears to be using very low quality hardware in a high stress application. These bolts appear to be made of "Chinesium". It might be a good idea to forward your concerns to Reese. I will be sending the bolts so they can do their own testing.
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I noticed they were cast as well. One showed a uniform break the other started at the thread, broke partially then completely.
I have talked to my distributor and they are forwarding my concerns to Reese.
They dual cam I have is the new version of the old one I had. They have the exact same part numbers.
I went out and purchased grade 8 bolts. I am going to try to get nuts on the inside of the frame.

My main concern is the cam looks cast as well. I wonder when they are going to break.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #21
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Silver - really, why did you pick that color..... How about RED, BLUE, TAN, PURPLE.... Why is everyone on here so caught up in the silver theme.......

Looks good Michelle, get on the road, I live vicariously through peoples travels like yours.
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You and my roommate think alike! He suggested Purple as well. Red would definately stand out. It would be a great identifier going down the road. Who needs a GPS tracker!
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Michelle,

Equalizer is made in Utah. Glad to see you are getting new parts as what you had was in bad shape when you visited here.

To answer your question of several days ago, no plans to go far from home this year as we are trying to get our house sold. We are in Ouray for several days relaxing and not thinking about real estate.

Hope you are on the road soon.

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I have yet to install the hitch. I was to be in Area 33 by tonight but I cancelled my trip. I have to have my Gall Bladder out. I am not going to make the FCU rally either.

I need to spend a lot of time this summer doing maintanence on all of my mechanical "stuff". I expect to get the trailer out a couple of times this summer. They will be short trips.
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