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RE: EZ Lube bearings

First thing, Knock off the grease cap. Then raise the vechicle so the tires can be spun. Slowly grease the zerk and watch to see that grease comes out the front near the spindle as you turn the tire. If no grease is coming out the end near where you are squirting the grease, STOP. You may have a blown seal. I think that greasing all the time is totally unnecessary. My car has 133k on it and nothing has ever been greased. By pulling the wheels you can inspect the brakes. For those who are old enough,remember back when AAA paid to have your brakes adjusted every 5000 miles. I would worry more about brakes than bearings. I kinda like to stop when needed. I don"t want grease on my brake shoes. (Thats why I threw those stupid drum brakes out and now have Hyd Disc)
aruba5er 01/23/15 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backing 5th Wheel Down Straightaway

I have the same 100ft+ driveway. One time I hit the parking space dead on and the next time on on the grass with the truck.I have to go 100 ft back and then move over about 30 ft and then straighten it out and then done. Practice makes perfect they say but when you do it so seldom you don't get much practice in. SLOW and easy I know but it doesn"t always work that way. It would be nice if you could slide the axles like semi's. It would make the job easier. And corners in cities would not be such a gamble either.
aruba5er 01/20/15 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV refrigerator,, repair or replace??

I really don't know how they would get in a refer in period. I did in my motorhome years ago and needed to remove the passenger door (85 ford E350)the passenger seat and the booth seat of the dinette. Now there is a co. 35 miles from me that would repair it and I would not lift a finger other than write them a check. I know to replace a refer you would have to remove the entry door and then it probably be a real tight fit.
aruba5er 01/15/15 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Humming Noise in Electrical Cable Area

Battery disconnect Switch? Neighbors Jayco has a relay disconnect switch.Needs power to hold it closed. Quite (no power) when off.Should have been a latching relay so power is only needed to make the switch. Don"t know if that is what you are hearing though
aruba5er 01/05/15 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: where to find 30 amp coupler connector protector?

i use a old plastic coffee can ( about 29 oz size) 2 slots for the cord and put it upside down. If ground wet, set it up on something. I don't use the cover because it could trap water.
aruba5er 01/03/15 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: New full time problem

goggle the part number and manufactuer name and in seconds you will have a variety of choices from which to choose. Mine went bad and in 3 days I had a new one installed for around $70.CW wanted around $120
aruba5er 01/02/15 10:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any issues with running a RV generator for a cabin?

I would try to find a used onan generator, One of the 1800 RPM units. quite and very dependable. Also maybe a propane one. Then it could run off the same tank the refer uses and don't have to worry about stale gas. Like another poster daid, you would not have to have the B or C, whatever there to enjoy power.
aruba5er 12/25/14 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: Extend Inverter Remote with Phone Cord?

It would not make any difference if you use the complete cord where the wires are or what colors they would be. As long and the say left one ends up as the left one on the other end. My unit used a 6 pin cord, does yours or is it a 4 pin.I had a hard time getting a 6 pin cord and a retired AT&T guy made 1 for me.
aruba5er 12/25/14 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Other items to think about during roof replacement?

Think about a JACK antenna. The full antenna has some lights that aim you toward to towers. Really don't have to wander around looking for the signal. Not available in the replacement head, just the whole new complete unit. Worth every penny. (Jack antenna does not raise up, just turns very low profile) 3/4 " plywood would be overkill. That's all that's needed in a stick and brick home for under vinyl or carpet. 7/16 would be great, after all, 3/8 is probably all that's on there now
aruba5er 12/25/14 10:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'd love your advice on this.

All I can think of is MICE all over the place:Regular skirting and maybe fiberglass would look a lot nicer: I'd certinly find out about building codes and water B4 buying anything. I met a women in a laundymat that had to travel about 18 miles to wash clothes and had a tanker truck bring water to the house because there was no way to get a well in. They had a septic system. Money money.
aruba5er 12/23/14 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question for Hensley hitch owners

I can't think of anything that would clunk other than the rails too loose? the hitch head doesn't leave any (or little) slop and if you are aired right so the bags don't go all the way down (or up) should be no noise or slack anywhere. My hitch is from 2004 and have no clunking. Call Hensley and ask the experts, the people that built the thing rather than a bunch of us that are guessing 800-410-6580 or maybe you have a bowling ball in the bed.
aruba5er 12/20/14 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I stow Flow Pur softener on its side?

Yes it had plugs for the in/out ends, but I prefer to have the resin stay in the tank rather then blow some out everytime I hooked it back up. Kinda hard to get the beads back into the tank.
aruba5er 12/17/14 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI - Kooko 4 Coco Puffs...

Why in a brand new building did you put a 15/20 amp gfci outlet in for the camper. A 30 or 50 amp outlet does not need nor is required to be gfci.
aruba5er 12/14/14 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I stow Flow Pur softener on its side?

I tried that and the resin beads came out the inlet (I belive). From then on I stored it upright
aruba5er 12/14/14 01:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Macerator question

Make sure you can remove it to clean it once in a while. My sister plugged ours up with a butt wipe. If you can not remove it quickly without too big a mess, then don't get it
aruba5er 12/08/14 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will RidEx decompose flushables?

In a long time I would think it would work. Months not days. My sister used them in our motorhome and I was using my macerator and it jammed it up. What a mess. My wife then used her labelmaker and Put on the container "DO NOT FLUSH" We have a supply of sandwich bags for disposal. A city near here recently had an article on TV (with film) on the wipes. Do not flush them, even in a city sewer.
aruba5er 12/08/14 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear kitchens in a fiver 32' or under

Our RK is just fine and we have no trouble with joshling stuff around. I put on Dexter EZ-Flex and have a Trailer Saver hitch.(air shock}. Rides very good. Would buy RK again. Have a small night stand by bed Id' rather have the extra room a delete would give We have the standard Short Queen and a little more room around would help wife make bed easier.I have a neighbor with the refer in the slide. I don't like it. I don't think they vent all that great and use a fan to move the air over coils.and then there is the flex gas line. Just 1 more thing to go wrong.
aruba5er 12/02/14 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sorry, but another Nitrogen in tires question

Just got new tires yesterday and they have a nitrogen concentrator that was not working. I told them that's OK because I would not pay for it anyway. They said it would fill to approx 98%. Before we where done talking about that, a women came in to have a low tire filled and they told her that the machine was broken and it would be ok to put in air. DUH? she paid for Nitrogen, so they should put it in, right? The tires where less than a week old. Now, if you put in air and come back in a week when the machine is fixed, how do you remove the air and leave the nitrogen? Nascar may use N because they haven't the room for air compressors and the like. A bottle of N is easier to move than a compressor and no electric needed. The way they use tires, they sometimes don"t get heated up and they get changed. Think of the Homestead race, 3/4 laps on them and they changed tires.
aruba5er 11/26/14 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: "Now, Do I Look Like I've Got The Word Stupid......?"

Well, it does cost something to have your name put on it. A couple of cents per unit. If you wanted to market that meter, the manufactuer could put your name on it too. Wanderer sounds like a Good Brand. Ain't that something. Like they say "Buyer beware"
aruba5er 11/26/14 11:30am Tech Issues
RE: Winterize in Texas?

Froze the hose and busted the water filter in Big Bend Texas in January. I thought that was as far south as you could go. Global warming my butt.
aruba5er 11/23/14 11:25am Tech Issues
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