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Old 10-03-2014, 06:18 PM   #1863
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I've got the thing on upside down because of the Rock Tamers and the gusset on the Equal-i-zer shank, so there is a gap at the bottom between the shank and the receiver tube. I need to cram a shim in there to take pressure off that u-bolt.
It handled much better without the hitch wobbling around. I need to get some measurements. I think I got an 1/8" of rise right there- trailer getting closer to level. We just tried it on a 2 1/2 hour road trip to Trace State Park in Belden, MS between Pontotoc and Tupelo.
Look on Amazon for "hitch anti-rattle device" and you will see several styles, a couple of which I had dreamed up in my head as possibilities but had never seen in real life.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:08 PM   #1864
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Hey pharm if you got a clamp meter make sure it is for DC voltages if that's what you are going to measure. If it is one from Home Depot likely it is an AC model and isn't going to do you much good...

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:53 AM   #1865
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Ain't Amazon cool?
Whatever you ordered is almost coming through the door by the time you hit "enter".
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:31 AM   #1866
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I like it . where did you get it? (stow away hitch tightener) wolf146
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:03 AM   #1867
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Amazon...
I think they can be purchased at an RV dealership, but I don't live close to an RV dealer.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:24 AM   #1868
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Figured unless I wanted broken windows and scar tissue on the front of our Limited a set of Rock Tamers was in order. Got lucky with the Hensley stinger, there was literally just enough space to fit the thing on there! (without any modification)

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Nice! I have what may be a silly question: Our truck already has Ram dealer-installed, serious-looking mud flaps fore and aft on the truck, which will supposedly stop rocks, mud, etc. from flying upward or backward...what do Rock Tamer flaps add to that mix?
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:55 PM   #1870
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The factory mud flaps protect the truck itself, not what's being towed by the truck. Whatever debris comes up at a sharp angle is deflected from the truck's paint job maybe 3' back. Whatever debris is slinging of the rear tires at a more slight angle just goes up into the air behind the truck if not towing or onto the trailer if towing.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:13 PM   #1871
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That is EXACTLY what I've been wanting, but didn't know such a thing existed. (I've been using a shim, but it is not nearly as elegant). Where can I get one?

That little do-dad made it handle better- no thunking, clunking, bumping from the wobbly, sloppy hitch.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #1872
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We have not posted previously, however in July we purchased our one owner 1994 21' Sovereign from a neighbor. She has been to Outdoors Mart and had new brakes, and a complete inspection with anything necessary including a new bathroom fan. Since, we have added a new Yamaha 2400 generator, 2 Strongback chairs, 2 fold-able ottomans for inside, outside carpet for under the awning, an Alpine fold up table, Weber 100Q, Coleman propane campstove. Now to Mile High Campground Wednesday for a week to see how it all goes and enjoy the fall colors of the Smokies. Oops, also 32' of 4' foot high foldable fencing for the Wheaties.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:38 PM   #1873
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One spray bottle of Turtle Wax ICE, three quarters of which are now evenly distributed on our AS. It's never been so shiny, works great!


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Old 10-06-2014, 09:19 PM   #1874
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A 1981 Excella II

As of last week, I purchased our first Airstream! A 1981 Excella II, 31ft. The previous owner gutted and remodeled it so that the bathroom was moved to the middle. Since we have nowhere to park it, its still at the PO's land, who is being gracious enough to let it stay there for a month or so until we figure things out.

Also, thanks to this thread, I've ordered a Kill A Watt, Andersen levelers, and added a ton of items to my amazon wish list! I can't wait to be living in it full-time!
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:37 PM   #1875
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Nice! I have what may be a silly question: Our truck already has Ram dealer-installed, serious-looking mud flaps fore and aft on the truck, which will supposedly stop rocks, mud, etc. from flying upward or backward...what do Rock Tamer flaps add to that mix?
PROTECTION for your AS.

Even with the tamers set for 1/4" clearance to the ground, we still get many rocks past both the front and rear dealer mud flaps!
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