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RE: 38 gallon honey wagon?

Silly question. If it is hard to find/carry/store a tank large enough to hold the whole capacity of black tank, why not get a smaller tank, dump when on-board is half full?
JRscooby 04/26/23 04:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Jeep exploded ...

I’m not aware of any state, maybe MO based on scoobys post, that doesn’t allow appliances in the garage like furnace and water heater. I know houses in the area my area will not pass inspection if both sides of walls surrounding the utility room (furnace & water heater) are not finished. And IIRC, had to use thicker sheet-rock than normal inside walls.
JRscooby 04/25/23 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement axle question.

Just who is the "they" you are referring to? There are 3 people involved here. 1) The axle manufacturer welded the spring perches to the axle. 2) The trailer frame manufacturer welded the spring shackles to the trailer's frame. 3) All the installer of the new axle did was remove a few bolts, swap out the axle, and re-install the bolts. Any teenager with the right wrenches could take the old bolts out and put them back in (even torque them correctly). So who is the incompetent "they" guy you are inferring to? Well, you are right, many people could be responsible. Is the OP that laid down the money 1? If I make a a frame, I make sure the frame is square, hangers are same distance from ball. If I build a axle, I make sure the spring perches are same distance from center. (Yes, I have done both). And if I install any part, I make sure the part is right. If I bought the parts for job, and the axle rides off center, I would be checking as to why. Is the axle made wrong? Get ahold of supplier for replacement. Is it the frame that is the issue? (OP stated bent axle. Is anybody sure the force that bent axle did not do more harm?) Point that out to owner, just to make sure it is not my donkey that gets the bite. Actually I can't see any harm with a 1/2" short on one side, as long as the axle is parallel to the other axle and straight and true. The tires aren't going to care whether they're directly in line with the one in front of it. No reason to think there would be any tire wear at all. It's way different from front end of a car/truck. Different story if the axles is incorrectly aligned, or bent. You are right, no issue if the axles are parallel. What I see as the issue is if installed offset, how can we be sure they are parallel? Did anybody take note of my first take? First, it is normal for axles to walk side to each as you turn. I would think if you stopped to check while going in straight line both axles should be centered.
JRscooby 04/23/23 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Twisted Receiver Square

Guys say "new Hitch" would you trust the selling dealer to install? After all if the dealer could use shims/slot holes whatever to make hitch old look right on a bent frame, couldn't they install the new hitch to make it hide the problem? Would the new hitch be OEM? Or aftermarket? How would that affect warranty?
JRscooby 04/23/23 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement axle question.

I agree that a 1/2 inch isn't going to affect anything. Centered up, that amounts to 1/4" per side. Just can't see any issues with that. Yes, "centered up", that's not much. But OTOH, You can see it on the drivers side. The curb side is lined up like it should be. Makes me wonder about how well it is centered? But even worse, if they where sloppy at getting it centered, how close was acceptable when it comes to making sure the axles are running true to each other and frame? If axles where same length, measure center to center on each end, the numbers should be same. And that would work out if the centers of both axles and kingpin where on same line. But I would think axle center 1/4 inch off that line would show up as tire wear in relative few miles. (Look at toe in measurements for your TV, and how fast tire wear shows up if that's off. That's 2 tires pushing against each other. Would be better with 2 pair fighting?
JRscooby 04/22/23 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

The slope only needs to be 1/4 inch per foot of lateral line. That sounds like a pretty steep drop to me. Inch in 10 feet is what I remember, but it's been a long time sense I put in septic tank. As to the "runs down hill". In fact, if the grade is not right the water will run off and leave the solids. When putting in sewer lines, you want stuff to flow. If needed to stay below grade use flow, vertical drop, flow, stairstep looking trench. And the bottom of the trench needs to be stable enough you don't get any settlement that can cause low spots.
JRscooby 04/21/23 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

Not sure if Canada has this service but here in the states you can call 811 and ask the local utilities to locate their underground lines for you. Then if you hit one it's on them. Here is Canada: Oh far out. This is good to know. Thanks! In much of this country a professional can be fined for not calling for locating before starting a dig. And on a big deep cut they come out every 2-3 days. A home-owner not far from me got in trouble when he decided to move mailbox, hit phone line with shovel.
JRscooby 04/21/23 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Jeep exploded ...

Does your area allow water heaters and other auto-start loads in the same room vehicle is stored?
JRscooby 04/21/23 04:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement axle question.

H Got under the trailer today and the new axle is 1/2 inch narrower than the original. Diameter or length???? Might want to think about that question; You can see it on the drivers side. The curb side is lined up like it should be. Is this going to be a problem down the road? Thanks. First, it is normal for axles to walk side to each as you turn. I would think if you stopped to check while going in straight line both axles should be centered. This would worry me. And I would not be satisfied if I paid for new axle installed and did not match.
JRscooby 04/21/23 04:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reroute Lot Sewer Pipes

Note sure why sewer line needs to be below frost line. If liquid is standing in line long enough to freeze likely to build up to a clog no matter what weather.
JRscooby 04/20/23 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck 12VDC to Trailer Battery - Really Needed?

Normal 7 wire connection; Ground, Power, Brakes, Rt turn, Left turn, Running lights, and Aux I think I would use the Aux
JRscooby 04/19/23 07:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2 outlets in GFCI path not working

open up each outlet and check all the connections visually and with a meter, you'll find the problem eventually. I’d start here. Unless you locate another gfi somewhere that’s popped. Here is the reason I don't like answering 120V questions on the internet. I do not know anything about the OP's skill set. OP, the place to start is at the post. Unplug the cord so you know there is no power then pull the outlets to inspect the connections.
JRscooby 04/17/23 02:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recommended tools for a newbie

What tools to take? How can anybody say without knowing more about the tool set you carry between your ears? In a MH you can/will be faced with anything that can go wrong with or in your house, plus what might go wrong with the vehicle. So if you have skills and desire to fix everything, the list is near endless. I have a question about wrenches; I still have a box of British Standard and Wentworth sized wrenches in garage. I don't carry them because the chance of needing to fix something they fit is near 0. Brother has no Metric tools in his shop, because if it was made after 1970, he will hire somebody to fix it. Most of the wrenches I own are SAE, but my '05 pickup is all metric. For the last few decades, when need bolts for DIY build, I have bought metric. Do I still need to carry the SAE tools? Do you?
JRscooby 04/16/23 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: time for a diesel?

That screaming of the engine is what gas engines need to do to make their power. All of them do it. Nothing is coming through the hood, diesels make their power at a much lower RPM. Some people can't stand that high RPM. Your options are deal with the high RPM or get a diesel. If I had some way to prove it I would bet most people driving diesel spend more time above 90% of redline than gas engine drivers do. A screaming (hi Revving) engine. Does not produce a relaxing drive. Don't get me wrong I understand that how the gas engine makes its power. I still don't want to listen to it scream for the entire drive. In time the noise wears me out....LOL How much more sound absorbing is put around the diesel? Plus you get the benefit of the exhaust brake with diesel Honestly, its the exhaust brake and low rpms of the diesel that keep me inclined to buy another diesel when I upgrade this truck in a couple years. I have a kinda different look at this idea. Has anybody seen a side by each comparison; Same gears, engine size load, exhaust brake on diesel and spark fired with closed throttle holding back on a down-grade? Then think about this part. Something not involved in normal engine control must happen for the exhaust brake to began to slow vehicle. A bad electrical connection, no engine ******. OTOH, the gas engine, closed throttle is the default, engine braking will work even if engine will not run.
JRscooby 04/14/23 05:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: time for a diesel?

Go up a 10 mile long grade at 60 MPH, takes you 10 minutes. Up the same grade at 30, takes 20 minutes. Now how much of your drive is steep enough to pull you down to 30? And the diesel will drop some speed too. Bet if you really ran the numbers, in the course of a day you might save half hour, unless you are speeding in the diesel. Of course that does not account for the assault on manhood of somebody passing you.
JRscooby 04/13/23 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6-way connector + question

Even with this done. I was thinking even before this, what are the chances I’ll be stopping at the exact same time I’m changing lanes? I can't tell you how, but cars and light trucks spend extra money making the complicated switch in column so 1 or more brake lights is on when turn signal is working. Could you add a switch to cut power to toad brakelight switch?
JRscooby 04/13/23 04:38am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tree Pruning

I need to do some tree pruning right infront of my garage to park my RV home. I am looking for suggestions which type of chainsaw should I buy? I have never had good luck with gas chain saw unless I use it often. Never was one of mine I could not make run, but often took longer than I used it. I still have a couple, that I have cleaned fuel system, put in new plug, and stored on shelf. For the few branches I need to cut every year, a plug-in saw works great. Yesterday, cut up a few fallen branches with my bow saw. If I was shopping now, I would look real hard at cordless
JRscooby 04/11/23 04:36am Truck Campers
RE: 6-way connector + question

I kinda agree, use the 7 connecter. That way if something happens you can plug in any trailer, and the plug or socket will be available in next town if you damage it.
JRscooby 04/10/23 01:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Installing black water tank

Everything is a compromise. I think best would be toilet over deep end, just so less water is needed to keep things wet. And best for draining tank would be have the hole in bottom instead of side. That way as the level drops, the pipe would stay full longer.
JRscooby 04/08/23 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ram Cummins/Aisin Failures

We know that unless somebody is setting the rig up to pull the nose heaviest trailer possible, weight on front axle will not go up much. This means the suspension travel will stay near same. What about steering travel? With a trailer, to avoid hitting things on the inside of turn with trailer the TV will start to turn late, but turn sharper, compared to same corner W/O trailer. And backing? Most drivers oversteer. Could this account for the increased wear you see?
JRscooby 04/08/23 04:54am Tow Vehicles
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