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Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #21
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Ummm, Smuckers jam and Folgers instant coffee. Bet they're still edible

Yes, that looks like a typical wiring set-up. The wires aren't large because unlike vehicle wiring where the starter requires a much larger cable, the trailer doesn't require much amperage.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #22
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Only a few things left to do. I won't get the fridge or heater figured out in time, will have to bring a bag of ice and some extra blankets. But everything else is pretty much sorted.
Whooo thats a pretty big list of places in a week! Might want to leave one or two for the next trip!

Josh if you look in the Document Center here you may find the manuals for your fridge and heater. A few key points on the fridges are - they tend to suck up a lot of battery power if running on DC and some vehicles cant even keep up with powering them even when running down the road. They also take a long time to cool down - anywhere from 4 to 10 hours so its always better if you plug in and get them cooled down prior to leaving and put a few freezer packs in them to help keep them cool while traveling.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #23
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Looks like some nice new cushion covers too. Great looking little unit. Have fun!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #24
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Safe travels and you will post pictures of your adventure.... won't you?
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #25
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So... I'm checking in with my phone from the side of the highway.

Seems the shop that installed our breaks didn't tighten the lugs too well on the driver's side and we've lost a wheel. Good news is we're waiting for AAA in the shade, bad news is the tire was spankin new.

Anyone know off hand the width and lug pattern of the wheels that came stock on a '78 4500? I'm pretty sure they're original 15s, have (had) the chrome moon hub caps. Trying to call around to get a replacement.

Thanks, you guys are life savers.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #26
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oh yeah, can't forget the pics
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #27
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Sorry to see this happen, and can't answer your question either. Probably the studs are damaged too? This is why I do all my own work, and hand tighten lug nuts. Rumor is that Uhaul had all the hubcaps removed on their campers to make it easier to check the nuts. Hope this gets resolved without too much hassle, but I've done so many roadcalls to know that too many don't go good and many times the result was a tow truck hauling the breakdown to the shop.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #28
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So... I'm checking in with my phone from the side of the highway.

Seems the shop that installed our breaks didn't tighten the lugs too well on the driver's side and we've lost a wheel. Good news is we're waiting for AAA in the shade, bad news is the tire was spankin new.

Anyone know off hand the width and lug pattern of the wheels that came stock on a '78 4500? I'm pretty sure they're original 15s, have (had) the chrome moon hub caps. Trying to call around to get a replacement.

Thanks, you guys are life savers.
Someone help Josh!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #29
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I'm afraid at this point the best solution may be to winch it onto a Uhaul car hauler trailer and take it home. Of course it depends on how far home is.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #30
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I measured my tire rims, and they come out 14" diameter. The tire I have on there is an ST 175 / 30 D b

The chrome hub cap measures 13.5 in diameter

There are 5 Lug bolts that hold the wheel on in a pentagram pattern.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:33 PM   #31
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Josh will need to know the bolt circle measurement, all 5 lug wheels are not the same.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:21 PM   #32
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I really know nothing about rims. This thread seems to be helpful thought:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post144273
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:18 AM   #33
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Wow, does that ever bring back memories:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...eel-53227.html

Just in case you did not get the info you require:
5x4.5 bolt pattern with a zero offset.

I don't suppose you feel like elaborating on the incident? Was there any warning? How did it behave after you lost the wheel? Was you trailer damaged, other then losing a wheel?

I hope you vacation goes smoother from here on.
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