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Old 06-30-2008, 05:41 PM
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Getting Ready

So I picked up the 5th wheel this past weekend to get it all ready for our trip out on the 4th. Well the generator had been running a bit poorly, so I decided to replace the fuel filter; didn't realize there were two. After getting them both replaced,the generator is running like a champ once again!

I also decided that since my trailer wiring harness was putting black marks on my tailgate, to wire up a 7-pin trailer harness inside the bed of my truck. That was fairly straightforward as well.

What I failed to mention is that while working on the generator, I stood up and smacked my coconut on my 5th wheel kingpin. A little while later, I was cleaning up my tools and such from my wiring harness install and smacked my coconut for a second time on the kingpin. My mom always said I had a hard head! No permanent damage (that I am aware of!)

In case you don't know what I am referring to, it's the large black metal object in the bed of my truck in this picture.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:44 PM
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Glad you got your generator running good man. But that had to hurt.

A trick I learned a long time ago was to paint the kingpin itself bright freakin red so it stands out
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Hummmmmmm.
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Thanks, Dave. I was wearing my hat at the time since it was right around 110* this past weekend, so I didn't even see it. Oh and did I mention I was maneuvering past my portable evaporative cooler when this occurred?

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How's the kingpin though?
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An Idea from one of my buddies who have a 5th wheel. Go to the hardware store. Get a traffic cone as well as some bungie cords. When the 5th wheel is parked you cover the king pin up with the traffic cone and bungie cord it so it don't fall off. That way you hit the traffic cone nice rubber don't hurt. Rather then hitting the king pin.
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How's the kingpin though?
The kingpin's fine; thanks!
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An Idea from one of my buddies who have a 5th wheel. Go to the hardware store. Get a traffic cone as well as some bungie cords. When the 5th wheel is parked you cover the king pin up with the traffic cone and bungie cord it so it don't fall off. That way you hit the traffic cone nice rubber don't hurt. Rather then hitting the king pin.
Good idea, Scott. My buddy suggesting getting a couple of those noodles that the kids use in the pool and cutting them up to slide over the edges so it doesn't hurt so bad when I do hit it again!
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Well I sure hope your luck changes for the good when your trip gets started. Don't hurt that flower bed now or the wife might knock that coconut one more time!

Sure would like to see pics of that 5'r
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The kingpin's fine; thanks!


Good idea, Scott. My buddy suggesting getting a couple of those noodles that the kids use in the pool and cutting them up to slide over the edges so it doesn't hurt so bad when I do hit it again!
You know instead of getting them noodles, just hit the hardware store up. Buy some pipe insulation you know the foam tubing that you insulate pipes with. Usually sold at hardware stores for a real cheap price. Heck you could even zip tie it so it is always there.
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Here you go! Out at the Imperial Sand Dunes at Gordon's Well.


Parked at the house
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