Recent content by DickO

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    Trailer brakes disconnecting

    Lots of info here BUT here is what was wrong with my Bighorn. Two things. One of the brake wires was rubbing on the frame and there was a bare spot. This was from the factory. My tech took out about 18 inches of wire to shorten the length. Also they found a connector from the factory that...
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    Tire blowouts

    Do you have a TPMS ? If not. get one asap.
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    Lucky me with brake problem

    Resolved Had the man come out. Found a wire rubbing on the frame that was shorting out. He also took our 2 feet of unnecessary wiring for the brakes. 2017 Bighorn.
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    Lucky me with brake problem

    I developed a brake problem today putting my 2017 Bighorn in storage today. I was in the subdivision going to our storage area. The dash on our 2019 Chevrolet said check trailer wiring. I stopped and NO brakes but all lights were working. Drove just a bit and dash said trailer connected...
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    Load duel vs. single

    When looking at a tire load chart there is understandably a difference in the load for duel and single tires. I know that on a motorhome the rear wheels would be duel and you would use the duel chart. However, on a 5th wheel the tires are not side by side but still fairly close. Would you use...
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    Jacks popping AFTER adding anti-stiction fluid

    Well, I have tried everything. Added 2 quarts of Cat, use Snap Pads, have changed oil. Still popping from all 6 jacks. I have concluded it is from our AZ temperature change. The more change the louder the popping.:confused:
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    Fireplace shutting off

    For the past year our fireplace will only run on low heat. Once in a while it will run for a while and then just shut off. I have cleaned with compressor. Any ideas.
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    Propane regulator noise.

    In all my years traveling I have never had this problem. When running the furnace in the morning, we are getting a pulsating noise from the regulator. Furnace is working fine. Only turn on once in the morning to help the electric heater.and fireplace. ANy ideas? Thanks
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    computer desk

    Have a 2017 Bighorn. A screw came out of the computer desk under theTV and jammed to where I can only get the desk out about 3 inches. Can NOT figure how to release the slides on the pull out desk to get it out. Any help? Thanks
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    Bed Clearance

    We just purchased a new truck and hitch. When hooked up, our Bighorn is level. However we only have about 4 5/8 clearance with the side of the truck. What is your opinion? I hate to raise the hitch and have the 5th wheel out of level.
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    fresh water drain

    We have a 2017 Bighorn 3160. The water tank drain had been working. Now when I open the drain nothing comes out. I ran a wire up it and the wire hits something solid. Any ideas? I know I can use my pump. Repair guy says would have to take bottom covering of 5th wheel off and possibly...
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    Help a dummy remember

    So my regulator on my second tank started to malfunction a couple of weeks ago. Took all apart and bought a new one. Fast forward to today and want to make sure I am not messing up. The arrow stamped on the top and marked IN and OUT. The OUT is the for the hose coming from the tank into the...
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    TPMS- Tire Rotation

    I have mine marked 1-2-3-4- with white paint so they stay in the same place.
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    Fresh water tank filling when hooked up to city water

    Had that problem. Now when switching to the city water setting I go past it and then back. Never had a problem again.
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    Holding Tank Valves are hard to pull. Ideas?

    Re: Universal Docking System Holding Tank Valves On both my 2010 Bighorn and now my 2017 Bighorn I had to have the cable on my black tank changed from 10 foot to 6 foot in length. Now works with one finger. My repair guy wonders why Heartland doesn't learn. He has changed too many to count.