Saturday, May 18, 2013

GREASE

No, not the movie, but instead, the kind that lubricates the fifthwheel hitch in the bed of the Kawabunga truck. Today is the day that, during our preparations for seven months out on the road, that the fifthwheel hitch is lubed.

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In this photo the hitch is unpinned, and upside down so that I can grease stuff.

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Here is a look at that.

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I know that it is somewhat overkill, but I like to grease the top of the hitch pin’s plate and all of the bushings.

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Greased bushings, just before pinning the fifthwheel on.

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Fifthwheel plate greased,

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and covered so that dust and grit can’t turn the grease into a grinding compound.

Ready to roll ? Not quite, but we’re a’ getting’ there !

2 comments:

Dave and Susie said...

Where are you going to be camphosting this year?

mountainborn said...

Hi Dave and Susie ! We will be about 30 miles West of Boulder Colorado, up at 10,300 feet high in the front range of the Rocky Mountains, at the Brainerd Lake Recreation area. It will be a bit different for us this year. We will be working in the welcome center.