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Old 08-15-2020, 01:58 PM   #1
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what is the overall length of the 15T from spare to end of hitch.

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Old 08-15-2020, 03:54 PM   #2
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Since the stated length is from the hitch to the rear bumper, and is "close" to 15 ft, I'd add about a foot for the spare tire and tire mount. So, around 16 ft.

I used to live in Tucson, out east of Houghton Rd off Tanque Verde. Hot enough there for you yet? *grin*

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thanks for the response

Its 111 degrees.

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Jack, as soon as I get the cable replaced Mike and I will meet in Albuquerque for me to deliver the 15' Hi Lo I have had for over ten years. I never knew that I could store so much stuff in the camper.

I have cleaned it inside and out, repaired any loose trip and am preparing to replace the broken cable. Over the years I have made some adjustments I consider improvements, never had any leaks, used it in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and probably other states. I believe Mike and his wife will enjoy and have many fun adventures. I only wish I had found this forum years earlier.

I believe you know where Idledale is located. Richard
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I do indeed know where Idledale is is located, Richard. My Grandfather and Grandmother built their home in that little town and then He and his two Sons built another one for one of them just below it. I spent many happy weeks as a boy at my Grandmother's in Idledale. I learned to love the mountains from my time there. I suspect this is why I now live on the slopes of the Colorado Plateau in Arizona, in a ponderosa pine forest. Elevation 5700 ft.

I'm sure Mike will love your trailer as much as we like ours. The size is perfect for camping in forest service campgrounds and National Parks.

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Richard, I should have added, in my last post that replacing a cable should be pretty easy. I disconnected one of mine once to make a repair and could see how I could have replaced it then.

I would raise the top, if you can and support it with 4-2x4s between the outriggers and the top lower edge. This will give you more room to work. Take off the trim strip from the inner wall top edge that covers where the cable goes over the pulley and attaches to the top. Then, all you have to do is thread the new cable over all the old pulleys the old cable went over. The new cable should be permanently connected to the adjusting bolt for it, but you MAY have to "swag" the other end that attaches to the top. I don't know if J&R sells them already finished at both ends.

If you can't raise the top easily, you'll have to crawl inside to get that top trim strip off and to feed the new cable over the pulley. A bit harder, but it's doable.

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Jack, thanks for your input. I've had the top up and supported plus the wheel off for several days. I just received the cable which has the threaded end ready but the other end will need to be cut the correct length. Now I need to purchase a proper crimping tool. My concern is getting the correct amount of tension on the upper end and holding it while I crimp the thimble after cutting the cable at that end.

In the 15 page description by David Ward he mentions pulling tension but cutting the first of four cables too long then adjusting where he made the loop on the other three. I need to get this correct the first time and not cut the cable too short.

I have checked the other three cables top and bottom and they appear fine. Had I realized the ease of access from the inside I would have lubricated them from there frequently rather than from the underside where I mostly used the lithium grease instead of a different lubricant.

I'll begin this replacement process now then go to the hardware store for a crimping tool but will check again to see whether you or anyone else has posted more information.

I do need to get to work so I can take this to Albuquerque for Mike.
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Richard, I think a crimping tool is quite expensive and it's a "one-shot" device. If you get it wrong, you're out of luck. There is another kind of thing you can use to form a loop in the end of a cable, that is reposition-able. Use a wire rope clip like the ones shown in this U-tube. Use an eye, too, of course. I think you would only need one rope clip.

I think the way I'd do it is to first JUST thread the adjusting bolt into the side of the trailer. Then, thread the cable over all pulleys. Pull it tight, by hand, and then wind it around the lag screw that goes into the top (over the eye, or course). I think you could then install the clip and the cable would be the right length once you tightened the adjusting bolt to achieve the proper tension.

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The clips are, of course somewhat bulky compared to a crimped swage sleeve. If you go with them, I'd think determining the proper cable length would be similar. If you still have the old cable, you could use its length as a guide.

Just tossing out ideas here, of course. You may well have figured out a better way to do this.

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If you buy a somewhat expensive tool to use one time then you could sell it on a site like ebay.
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