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Old 05-10-2022, 08:54 AM   #1
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Ready, Set, Go!

We decided to keep our little Ultra Lite Fiberglass 5th Wheel and make a few upgrades and we are glad that we did. Now that we have we are about to set off on a Cross Country Adventure. Some of the upgrades that we made are flipping the axles to match our new truck height, added a step because of the new height, greasing the wheel bearings, new brakes, a new Coleman a/c with heat strips and new tires making this road ready for us.

Now that the work is done we are getting ready to head out on a 3 week Cross Country Adventure hitting spots like Memphis, Niagara Falls (with visits to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame), Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. We plan on taking our time spending at least 2 nights at each stop along the way. Maybe we will see some of you. We will take pics as we go and post.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:13 AM   #2
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Have a safe trip! But having made the round trip from just south of Buffalo NY to Yellowstone and back, I'm sure you're looking at more than 3 weeks if you plan on seeing anything!
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Old 05-10-2022, 04:02 PM   #3
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Have a safe trip! But having made the round trip from just south of Buffalo NY to Yellowstone and back, I'm sure you're looking at more than 3 weeks if you plan on seeing anything!
The main part of the trip is to go to Niagara Falls and the things in that area as it is the furthest point from our starting location. The stops at Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone are more to just relax and take in the beauty of our beautiful country along the way. This will be our first LONG trip and we are taking our pets with us. It should be lots of fun and quite the adventure too.
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Old 05-10-2022, 05:24 PM   #4
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Enjoy and be safe!
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Old 05-11-2022, 04:25 PM   #5
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Enjoy and be safe!
Thanks we plan on it!
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Old 05-12-2022, 10:31 AM   #6
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hi
When you flipped the axle did you reverse the brakes, "THEY" say they are set up to work in one direction; try to get a brake specialists opinion, I just thought I read that about the brakes once. ???

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Old 05-14-2022, 10:16 AM   #7
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Yes, brakes are side specific.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:39 AM   #8
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't "flipping" the axle a misnomer ... and what you really do is you take the axle from over the springs and place it under the springs. It is not turned over as the crown must remain up, and you do not change sides. What would be the purpose of swinging the axle around side to side?
The brakes would always be the same way if done right.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:54 PM   #9
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Yes you are correct. But you must weld new spring perches on top of the axle. Older axle were not always made with a crown. In that case the axles can be simply flipped.
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