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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Newest delimma!

 Post subject: Re: Newest delimma!
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:45 pm 

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the hitch is bolted/attached somehow to the bumper.. which is why it's not that heavyduty

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Newest delimma!

 Post subject: Re: Newest delimma!
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:29 pm 

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Views: 2618


sadly, no, he meant the existing receiver hitch is not rated to tow over 3500 lbs.. and my jeep weighs 4500lbs. Sooooooooooo,,, I just went aahead and ordered a new hitch rated to 5000lbs. That oughta more than do the trick. sheesh this has been a hastle!

thanks for the quick reply!

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Newest delimma!

 Post subject: Newest delimma!
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:38 pm 

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NOW ive learned from Kim Olson that I need a stronger receiver hitch for my 95 BFT unit!

How do I know what size hitch???? need advice on THIS one now,,, please help!

I know ya'll are tired of hearing my bellyaching!


JanetG n TX

:oops:

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: receiver hitch question on rear entry built for two

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:52 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 4482


boo hoo! no hole beneath the mat. Now gotta glue the mat back down! oh well!

I found that I can buy a longer ball assembly @ my local napa store.. so that will be my next step. Thanks for all the help!


the Guthries

Brady , Texas

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: receiver hitch question on rear entry built for two

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:36 pm 

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Views: 4482


Bill... thanks for the quick reply! I can sleep better tonight. One thing,,, ours is a 95 model... does the step interfere w/ the hitch thingy? we want to tow our jeep wrangler.

thanks for any info you can give us. Do you tow ?

Janet & Roy

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: receiver hitch question on rear entry built for two

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:17 pm 

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Views: 4482


OK you bft owners.... problem/question: we finally obtained the towbar assembly for our jeep wrangler to be pulled by our 21' BFT. OF course, this rig is a rear entry one so,, what about the accessibility to the ball attachment pin thingy? when it is inserted into the receiver hitch in the bumper,, ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Any other 20' BFT (Mini) owners out there?

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:59 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 6757


:D Hello everyone! well, it's nearing July's end and we still are stuck at home waiting on shipping for our new-to-us towing equipment for our jeep. Beatrice served us well last summer and on frequent trips since then. Went to New Mexico in June and decided on the way home that we were missing much ...

 Forum: Coach Modification & Technical Library Questions & Comments   Topic: who of you tows a vehicle?

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:56 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 6854


thanks!

 Forum: Coach Modification & Technical Library Questions & Comments   Topic: who of you tows a vehicle?

 Post subject: device under steering wheel
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:41 pm 

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Views: 6854


ive seen enough trailer break controls to know that's what it is... but im thinking it's got the wiring to at least hook on to the jeep w/ a pigtail we used to build Alaskan campers* and that's how I know the little bit that I know. *in my other life,, ;) thanks for your help and info. im still in a...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 2014 South Central Rally

 Post subject: rally
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:40 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 4412


well shoot!

that's what happens when the date isn't included in the post,, or at least I didn't see it.

thanks for letting me know!

im sure it was fun! :roll:

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tow Car

 Post subject: Brakes?
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:02 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1970


we are wanting to tow a jeep wrangler. What sort of braking system to you recommend.. or use?

just wondered.. I am ignorant of this subj

thanks,

JG

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 2014 South Central Rally

 Post subject: date?
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:00 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 4412


did you include the date of the rally and I missed it?

just wondered when it is and if we've already missed it

thanks!

JG

 Forum: Coach Modification & Technical Library Questions & Comments   Topic: who of you tows a vehicle?

 Post subject: who of you tows a vehicle?
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:56 pm 

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Views: 6854


what do you tow,, we have a jeep wrangler X (the 2 door 4x4 model) wonder what tow equipment to use and what the coach needs... We have a 1995 21' BFT. It is equipped w/ a plug for electric,, and whatever else it might operate. It also has that brake control mounted under the steering wheel. I am wo...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: spare tire on my 21' BF

 Post subject: spare tire on my 21' BF
Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:34 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 9712


i would never put one on the hood but the weight thing was the reason I wanted to do one on the front. I believe that if it is positioned an inch or 2 FROM the grill,,, maybe 3 or 4,,would let sufficient air flow around the tire. Especially if there is not a solid cover over the wheel itself. someth...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: spare tire on my 21' BF

 Post subject: spare tire on my 21' BF
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:41 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 9712


what do you all think about mounting a spare on the FRONT of the camper.. on the front bumper. We have in the distant past, done that to a pickup when we lived in Montana. We would have to probably leave off the cover , or have a cover that only covered the rubber part and not the whole deal, so as ...
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