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RE: Jack Stand Recall

Thanks, I have a set of the 61197s and I was less than impressed with them when I got them home. Craig
C Schomer 05/30/20 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hooking grill to onboard propane

Not all camp grills operate at 11" w.c. at the orifice. If they did, you would just need a needle valve at the grill to turn down the heat, if needed, when connected to the 11" rv quick connect. I had a camp grill that ran at 15" so when I connected it to the rv connector, 11" only gave it really low heat and it wouldn't cook anything. The grill mfgr tech support might be able to tell you the orifice pressure, if you get lucky, so you can then figure out what you need for the hose connection and control. BTW, I'm gas certified and I make all my own stuff. It's too bad Marshall doesn't make this reg any more. Craig https://i.imgur.com/SlaJl6tl.jpg
C Schomer 05/29/20 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel verses travel trailer

You guys went and scared the OP away! If he comes back ... Shop shop and do more shopping. There's no pat answer when it comes to smaller RVs.
C Schomer 05/29/20 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Airbag fill ports?

I did this for years before I built onboard air... I ran the bag air line into the cab, under the driver seat, through one of the plugged holes in the floor board and I used a cheapo $14 compressor that plugged into the cig lighter to air the bags while on the road. Craig
C Schomer 05/25/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: should i raise tires off the ground for long storage

I've stored mine with tires off the ground for years. I have two short fat pneumatic cylinders and I can raise my fiver and put it on jackstands in a few minutes. My fiver doesn't get a lot of usage and it's so easy to raise up so I do it. I'm also going to start letting the pressure down in the tires while it's stored. FWIW, my previous fiver had ST tires on it when I was living in Arizona and it didn't matter if I kept it stored with tires off the ground and the tires covered... The ST tires only lasted four years, almost to the month, before the treads separated. The last set of ST tires had tread separation and blew the sidewall out of one of them and blasted a whole in the vinyl tire cover even over the winter while it was stored off the ground. I figured that set only had 3weeks of road time on them That's right I put 16 inch wheels and LT tires on it! Craig https://i.imgur.com/Sn64b6wl.jpg
C Schomer 05/14/20 10:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump problem

Did water freeze in it over the winter? Id take it apart and check for cracks or if there's any [email protected] trapped in any of the valve seats. Each valve works like a check valve and leaking will let water leak from the discharge side back to the inlet side, making the pump short cycle trying to keep pressure on the discharge side. I haven't had one apart for 20 years but they are very simple and the one I took apart did not have any gaskets to worry about replacing... Everything was reusable rubber. I put an inline strainer bowl on the inlet of my pump to catch anything. That's a heck of a pump and I wonder what the currant draw is, causing the light dimming. All of my sure flow pumps had a screw in the center of the switch cover and I set mine to about 45 psi cut out. IIRC, turn the screw CCW to lower the psi. That might lower your currant draw a little. Craig
C Schomer 05/11/20 12:35am Tech Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

Who's specs... Theirs?! Do YOU think anything is wrong? Are they all arched the same? Do they bottom out... Look for marks on the frame. Do the tires show any odd wear? Does the trailer track straight... more of an alignment issue. Any broken leafs? I'm on my third Sunnybrook, all with Dexter 3500, 5200 or 6000 axles and spring/equalizers. My 98 rode terrible from it bottoming out... the axles were hitting the frame and it would literally toss gallon jugs of water out of the sink and onto the floor. When it was 8 y.o. I bought new springs, the exact replacements, and they turned out to have exactly the same arch. Just an example of how good springs DONT sag easily. FWIW, on Dexters advice, I replaced the original 2600 lb springs with 3000 lb and more arch and that made a totally great riding rv out of it. Craig
C Schomer 05/10/20 11:59pm Tech Issues
RE: RVpartscountry.com ??

I was going to order an rv potty from them a couple of weeks ago but there was ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. Craig
C Schomer 05/09/20 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

FWIW, I spent $742 at a spring shop, reaching and adding a leaf, last fall and a week later i saw I could have gotten new progressive spring packs from Carli or Thuren for $450. I don't have very much experience with TTs but I would think a weight distribution hitch rated for the trailer weight would take care of it. If your suburban has ratings High enough for the TT you want you could always get that TT and then see if the springs need any work. It still wouldn't hurt to replace your bushings with urethane but I'd wait until I know about the springs . Craig
C Schomer 05/08/20 10:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

FWIW, I spent $742 at a spring shop, reaching and adding a leaf, last fall and a week later i saw I could have gotten new progressive spring packs from Carli or Thuren for $450. I don't have very much experience with TTs but I would think a weight distribution hitch rated for the trailer weight would take care of it. If your suburban has ratings High enough for the TT you want you could always get that TT and then see if the springs need any work. It still wouldn't hurt to replace your bushings with urethane but I'd wait until I know about the springs . Craig
C Schomer 05/08/20 10:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: AC Unit Efficiency

I'm guessing the btu rating on these POS rv ACs is the gross rating. They have such small coils and fans and low cfm/ton, the evap DT is high and they do little for the sensible load. They need to be at higher cfm/ton range, like 450, so they would do more sensible cooling but that's not going to happen, as poorly as they are designed. I wish I would have borrowed a flow hood from work and check the cfm before I retired. The eer of old split systems in homes was bad and rtus were even worse but everything has gotten better except for rv ACs. I've installed several brands of mini splits and they cool great but not a one of them had an air filter that was worth a ****. The evaporator coils plug up quickly, in commercial service, and they are hard to clean. A mini split with a cassette evap and good air filter would be great in an rv and get the cond unit of the roof. Craig
C Schomer 05/03/20 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Hitch and Pin Box Replacement

I've welded much more critical parts for suspension and steering linkage for some hot rod junkie friends so I know how I would fix your hitch and pin. Craig
C Schomer 05/01/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wet bolt kit recommendation

I put the EZ flex/wet bolt/bronze bushing kit on my previous fiver? It saves money to buy a full kit like that and the Ez flex really helped the ride. I also had a couple of bolts that weren't drilled all the way. I put the fiver on stands with the wheels off and a floor jack under the center of the axle to raise or lower as necessary. I did one bushing at a time along with the bushing that was straight across, on the other side. That went really easy and maintained full control of the axle so there wasn't any ohsh!ts while the bolts were out of the spring ends. The bushings also went in and out easily. Craig Oh yeh, verify this to be sure... Ezflex is the correct kit for one rocker style, probably Dexter, and I think Equalizer is another brand, to replace Lippert rockers. The different brands have different geometry.
C Schomer 04/27/20 10:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dicor vs. Eternabond

I would use baking soda or TSP as a neutralizer if I used an acid to take the rust off. Craig
C Schomer 04/22/20 11:57pm Tech Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

Long live horse properties... I can shoot in my yard and the prairie dogs run scared! Craig
C Schomer 04/18/20 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question about trailer brakes

I haven't had the discs off for 6 1/2 yrs and the oil was dark so now I'm in the middle of new seals and oil. I bled them last Oct. before I headed for Phx and the old fluid still looked just as clear as the new fluid. The discs and pads have no wear, yet... I'm that easy on brakes. I ran oil on my OTR trucks and trailers in the early 70s and I don't think it's any better than grease but it's nicer than messing with grease and oil lets you know when something is wrong when there is a leak. I've had some trouble with 0-ring seepage on the caps and I just went to a hydraulic store and got 1/8" nitrile rings. Next will be a new Dometic 320 (elongated) real man potty and we're ready in case we get to camp again! Craig.
C Schomer 04/16/20 11:14am Towing
RE: Question about trailer brakes

$1750 in parts in Oct., 2013. I also don't like hoses so I made my own hard lines. My steps are right between the axles and the batteries so that's where I put the actuator... it just fit. On a heavy rv like this, I would do it again in a flash. I have an e brake and drive very politely but there's always some a-hole that makes you do a panic brake test and my 5er used to stop like a loaded freight train! I've tried everything under the sun to make drums work well. on my previous heavy rv, and I wasn't going to waste the time and $$ again. Again, if yours stops well with drums... no need to spend so much money on discs. Craig https://i.imgur.com/mcUJCWXl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f5rvL8zl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vYhpX1Vl.jpg
C Schomer 04/15/20 10:28pm Towing
RE: Dash AC

The last time I had a vacuum leak issue I hooked up my vacuum pump at the vacuum source, intake manifold or vacuum pump whatever the vehicle has, and start chasing down the leak. I pinched off vacuum lines until I found the branch that was leaking. Once I got to the leak, it was actually audible. That leak turned out to be in a rubber line under the battery box. Some corrosive crust was falling down on the hose and it turned it crispy and ate a hole in it. Expect anything!. Craig
C Schomer 04/15/20 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank age out, refurbish or replace?

Costco only charges for what they put in the tanks and not what the tanks should hold so I always have all my tanks filled before I leave the Phoenix area at the end of our winter stay. Costco still left them two lbs. short so I topped them off to the OPD shut off point last week. I was surprised at how accurate the OPD is. Every one of the tanks was pretty much spot on... 30 lbs. net at the OPD shut off. Craig
C Schomer 04/15/20 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank age out, refurbish or replace?

My out-of-date 30s are in great condition and are the good old heavier gauge metal. I just use my in-date tanks to refill the old tanks and have the in-date tanks refilled. Craig
C Schomer 04/14/20 10:02pm General RVing Issues
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