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Old 04-23-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
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Sorry if these questions have been ask before but we are new to this site.

We just bought a used 2001 sunnybrook 5th wheel which seems to be in great shape.
#1 Problem is even though it has been washed often the sides (aluminum)are very streakey (light & dark) plus lots of black streaks what do we need to do to bring the aluminum back to it's original shine?

#2 When parking the 5th whell in a campground for extented periods (6 months or longer) of time should we put the tires up on wood or is it ok to use those plactic level blocks?

B/C sorry for any mispellings ( I guess I'm not smarter than a 5th grader)
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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Sorry if these questions have been ask before but we are new to this site.

We just bought a used 2001 sunnybrook 5th wheel which seems to be in great shape.
#1 Problem is even though it has been washed often the sides (aluminum)are very streakey (light & dark) plus lots of black streaks what do we need to do to bring the aluminum back to it's original shine?

#2 When parking the 5th whell in a campground for extented periods (6 months or longer) of time should we put the tires up on wood or is it ok to use those plactic level blocks?

B/C sorry for any mispellings ( I guess I'm not smarter than a 5th grader)
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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B/C welcome to the family! We all try to help each other as our knowledge and experiences allow. Go to iespell.com and download the free spell checker. I use it every time, otherwise I would appear very qwerty challenged. Now if I just had a proof-reader.
Those black streaks are just airborne dirt that settled on your trailer roof and washed down the sides. I wash my RV with car wash soap and 2-3 ounces of bleach in a 5 gallon pail of water. This appears to remove the black streaks as well as mold and mildew.
If you plan to leave your trailer in place for 6 months it is best to jack the trailer up to get the weight off the suspension. You should keep in mind tires are limited to a 6 year warranty for a reason, some 5, some even 4 years. Tires deteriorate from the inside-out. This indicates your tires may well require replacement after storage.
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If you are going to jack your rig up to get the weight off the tires, make sure you support the frame in the area od the tires. If you don't, the middle of the trailer may sag and could actually bend the frame.

I have never jacked any of my trailers up and have never had any tire issues, other than normal wear.
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I don't know how it would work with aluminium but I use liquid spic and span (the orange colored type) to was my roof and the sides of my fiberglass trailer. I use it full strength and spray it onto my wet car washing brush before scrubbing. I rinse it off right away and do small sections at a time. It is great for removing bugs too. I then wash the trailer(not the roof though) with a good car wash that has wax in it like armor all or turtle wax. Leaves the 5ver looking clean and shiny.

Our trailer is parked on an asphalt driveway most of its life except when we use it on weekends and other than the landing gear and rear stabilizersd it sits on the tires. I have not had any problems with it at all.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
B/C If you plan to leave your trailer in place for 6 months it is best to jack the trailer up to get the weight off the suspension. You should keep in mind tires are limited to a 6 year warranty for a reason, some 5, some even 4 years. Tires deteriorate from the inside-out. This indicates your tires may well require replacement after storage. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why would you jack the 5'er up?I have never heard of anybody doing this?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 1Woody:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
B/C If you plan to leave your trailer in place for 6 months it is best to jack the trailer up to get the weight off the suspension. You should keep in mind tires are limited to a 6 year warranty for a reason, some 5, some even 4 years. Tires deteriorate from the inside-out. This indicates your tires may well require replacement after storage. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why would you jack the 5'er up?I have never heard of anybody doing this? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What other method do you propose to remove the wheels, or remove the weight from the suspension?
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To each their own.They sit that way for years with no problem.
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