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Old 12-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #31
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I wonder what the R values are normally. I am expecting the coldest weather I would be dealing with is probably going to be about 20 degrees Fahrenheit and that would be a very rare event. Probably 95%+ of my camping will be in temperatures that are well above freezing... probably hot really. But, once in a rare occurrence we might want to take a winter trip, mostly in the southern states.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:29 AM   #32
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On another post a while back someone, cannot remember who, found out they were R8 in the ceiling, R5 in the walls and R7 in the floor.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #33
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We also have this model TT and we love it! We are towing with an F-150 Eco-boost with the Max-Tow package. Some of the truck's weight specs are:
Trailer - 11,200#
Hitch - 1,150#
GCWR - 17,100#
Load - 1,919#
Since our trailer is rated at 8,200#, we have a nice cushion. The little Eco-boost puts out tremendous torque for the size of the motor (420 lbs/ft at 2800 RPM). We've only towed about 600 miles so far, but the truck and trailer seem to be a great match. Plenty of power, 11mpg towing, 18/23 not towing. Very pleased with this setup, and VERY pleased with our White Hawk!Click image for larger version

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #34
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Just completed a 1,300 mile round-trip from Hendersonville, TN to central Florida. My truck pulled the trailer very well. I went through Mount Eagle Mountain which has a few miles of 6% grades and it was no problem at all. I never felt underpowered. Temp gauges for engine and transmission never moved from the usual cool zones where they are during my day-to-day driving routine.

The noticeable differences towing this trailer were primarily the decrease in average mpg which I found hovered between about 9-10 mpg and the fact that getting up to speed from a stop was expectedly slower than when there is no load. Otherwise, there were a lot of times during the trip that I sort of forgot I had a 34' trailer behind me.

The temperatures were around freezing several nights. I was happy to find that the gas heat easily kept the trailer comfortable. In fact, it became hot in there at times. The electric fireplace added more heat to the entertainment area as needed. The low insulation ratings seemed not to create any issues. The floor was a bit colder than say in a normal house but I suppose that is to be expected.

All in all we had a really good trip and this first adventure in the new trailer worked out great. We are already looking forward to the next trip.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #35
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Brakes

Can anyone tell me if the 30 DSRE has self-adjusting brakes?
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Since the owner's manual discusses having the brakes adjusted after the first 1000 miles, I would say the brakes are not self-adjusting.
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Brakes

Thanks Ray,

I actually received a email from Jayco advising that the DSRE requires the brakes to be adjusted (manually) after the first 200 miles a every 3000 miles after that.

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... hmmm... I assume this would be the same with my Jayflight? I have never adjusted brakes and am wondering how that is done? To be honest, I was complaining last year about not feeling much brake from the trailer even with my controller set to the max. Maybe this is the problem?
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... hmmm... I assume this would be the same with my Jayflight? I have never adjusted brakes and am wondering how that is done? To be honest, I was complaining last year about not feeling much brake from the trailer even with my controller set to the max. Maybe this is the problem?
I have found answers to my questions elsewhere on the Forum... looks like I have a project to do once I bring the TT out of storage this spring. Learn something new everyday by checking into JOF!
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I went on Dexter's web-site they also confirm the frequencies on adjusting the brakes. I have attached a you-tube link that shows how it's done....thank God for you-tube! I also attached a link that takes you to Dexter's site which has some neat videos that illustrate how to properly grease the E-Z Lube axles without blowing out the seals and has some other neat videos to make your suspension better.



E-Z LUBE - What is the E-Z Lube option?

The E-Z Lube option was designed specifically for the marine application where the axles are constantly being immersed in water. This feature provides a convenient method for purging the water from the hub cavity without having to pull the hub every time. The hubs should be removed every 12 months or 12,000 miles to inspect the bearings and it is imperative to replace the seal at this time to assure that the grease does not leak out the back onto the brake linings rendering the brakes non-functional

http://www.dexteraxle.com/video_gallery


BRAKES - How often should I adjust my brakes?
Dexter recommends that manual adjust brakes be adjusted . . . 1) After the first 200 miles of operation when the brake shoes and drums have "seated". 2) At 3,000 mile intervals. 3) Or as use or performance requires.




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