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RE: Propane hose pigtail replacement

I have new pigtails made with rubber hose at Gas Equipment in Denver.
C Schomer 02/25/23 03:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there such a thing a decent valve extender?

I have the right inflator head and 2"metal stems on all 6 but it still helps to have extensions on the outer duals. I have very old 3/4" plastic extensions and they are made with thick, strong plastic and they're doing fine. The best extensions are the metal, double sealed, cap, extensions. Sometimes the extensions don't flow W.A.S. and I'm careful not to break my good flowing plastic extensions. Craig
C Schomer 02/23/23 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bicycles

My basement is big enough for the bikes and that was fine for LONG trips, but not for every weekend. I built a rear bumper just so I could use my old bike rack again, and that's really easy. Craig
C Schomer 02/23/23 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Truck Dealerships do you recommend.

I haven't bought a new Dodge for 25 years but BF-Iowa/Harlan, beat the pants off of the Denver dealers. It was fun taking the Iowa quotes to the Denver dealers and watch them throw a tantrum! Craig
C Schomer 02/20/23 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Back in the dark ages !

I had two electrician uncles... both long gone, now! They said stranded wire ran a little cooler. Whatever, but I still go by the regs. Craig
C Schomer 02/20/23 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle and tire?

A previous 5er was 9600 gvw and it had 6 lug 15"s on 5200 axles and two sets of ST tires went kaboom in 48 months, just like clockwork. Having enough capacity for the FULL weight of the 5er and storing it on jack stands and using tire covers, with the second set, didn't help a thing. I got 16" wheels from etrailer and LT 16" tires from Discount Tire, for a total of exactly $800, and never another tire problem. Craig
C Schomer 02/20/23 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter in Arizona...

We're already back in Co. but the SIL said it rained in Peoria last night and the puddles were frozen solid this AM. I remember seeing 13* when I lived in the S-W Valley.
C Schomer 02/15/23 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vanleigh Power issue bedroom nose sockets

I'd pull the other receptacles and check the chincy push-blade connectors for anything that might have worked loose. One of my first RVs had a staple shot into a romex.
C Schomer 02/15/23 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: VanleighRe-sealing the nose of a fifth wheel

Eterna bond recommends a coating over it. I don't like the crappy way the mfgrs seal things... by caulking OVER edges AFTER things are screwed down. I removed all screws and cleaned under the overlaps, caulked, and then shot the screws back in. Then eternabond and roof coating over everything on the roof. It took the first 5 months of 2019 and I did ALL the other lap joint on my 5er, windows, roof lights and fans and bottom skirting, by cleaning and caulking under every joint. I dare anything to leak! Craig
C Schomer 02/15/23 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I paint galvanized vent caps?

So many paints won't stick. Do what tinners do... wipe galvanized metal with vinegar to etch it. Craig
C Schomer 02/12/23 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: VanleighRe-sealing the nose of a fifth wheel

I did my front and rear seams from step and extension ladders. I removed the gutter spouts and pulled back the side trim a little bit so I could find any problems and fix/seal things right. Have some eternabond tape and caulk, NOT the self-leveling, ready. I also increased the dia. and length of the screws, so they gripped better. Craig
C Schomer 02/10/23 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

I've used Carlyle 4-step (changed from 3 steps) from and they were well built. They aren't all the same width, so be sure to measure yours. Craig
C Schomer 02/10/23 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

Older camping friends sold their truck/5er last summer and did car/motel trips with us. They like it just fine. the $$ is a wash, and it's getting me thinking, too. I bought my outfit, cash, at great prices, so I will keep it for awhile, but the camping duties are wearing on me. Craig
C Schomer 01/14/23 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extend-a-Stay clogging tanks?

I’ve had so much trouble with those flow limiters, in the hose connectors, and I couldn’t figure out any rhyme or reason why they would often slam shut. It didn’t matter how slowly I opened the tanks. I finally drilled out the spring and ball out of those connectors and replace them with swag lock check valves and I never have trouble with that **** anymore. The check valves keep gas from blowing out of the hose when they’re not connected to a tank and that’s my biggest concern. Craig.
C Schomer 12/26/22 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Well, there wasn't much room under the cover to do the bonding. My Honda 2000 has a 15/20A duplex, so I used 12 ga. wire for the bond. The simplest way would be to make a short connector... 120v/15A plug to 120v/15A cord receptacle, and use 12 ga. wire to support inrush current, and bond it on whichever end you want. Once that's plugged into the Honda, the other side of the duplex will also be bonded and you can use the bonded connector, as well, to plug something into. Just use the bonded connector, first, if you need the bond for whatever you are running. It only needs to be bonded at one point, internally or externally, and the connector cord WON'T eliminate half of the duplex, like a bonded plug would. Craig
C Schomer 12/07/22 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: “New” vs.”Old” Ovens

We bake a few times a year and the lowest rack position is way hot, bcuz of being so close to the high burner. We don't use any deep dishes so we can move the rack up higher. BTW, I have an ancient Robinair direct reading oven thermometer... a K TC connected to a milivolt meter and it's very accurate. It's great for calibrating the oven control! Craig
C Schomer 12/07/22 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Electric furnace, air handler w/heat strips, most people know what they are, without getting any more technical. The worst set-up I had was heat pumps w/o heat strips, in the Phx area. It actually gets cold there... I've seen 13* and I think the record was 12. The HPs constantly cycled between heat and defrost (cooling) all night. I would have added heat strips if I would have stayed there. BTW, My NG furnace draws 2.2A on hi-fire and hi-blower.. the generator hardly notices! Craig
C Schomer 11/27/22 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Anode Rod Wear

Changing rods sure beats changing large heaters and tanks every 4-5 years! Craig
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Anode Rod Wear

^^^ I agree with everybody. I've changed a bunch of rods in commercial heater/tanks and sometimes they do that. I always change them, as long as I have the water drained down. Craig
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Ooopps, double!
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:37am Tech Issues
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