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RE: PDI charges

I think they have to do a PRE Preinspection. When I got mine home there were 17 issues That were not found by the dealer prior to delivery. 1 was that as soon as water pressure was on a hose blew off the drinking water spout and water everywhere. I could care less what the dealer charges or how he comes up with the price I pay. I want the final "out the door price" and if it would be what I was willing to pay than "done deal" or the next sound would be a DuraMax starting.
aruba5er 10/16/14 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Recycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Do you know why the gloves where left on the ground. EASY. NO place to put them.People would put them in a garbage can if there was one around. I never see them. I am sure some gloves even go into the drain because people don"t want to carry a filthy glove around. I know I don't. I put them in a used grocery store bag and throw the bag in the back of the truck until I find a garbage dump. Blame the park managment. And while we are the "recycleing bit, when are campground going to do more of it. Most allow everything to go into the dumpster. It really makes me sad.
aruba5er 10/14/14 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Locking hitch pins for 5th wheel hitches?

Buy a hitch like my Trailer Saver too darn heavy for any One or maybe even Two to carry. I install it with a cherrypicker. Never heard of anyone stealing a hitch but there is always the first time. Plus the fact that if installed and not in use the tonneau cover is hiding it
aruba5er 10/14/14 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blocking up a FW

I do: takes about 15 minutes after I have gotten the jack,cardboard to crawl around on and 4 dedicated safety jacks. No big deal. They will be holding up the fiver until February when we take a trip to Al. It will be frezzing cold when I take it down off the jacks but it takes less time to get it down than put it up. I figure it is no big deal and it MAY save tires.
aruba5er 10/10/14 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical Power Issue

sounds like you have shorted out some M O S parts in the surpressor. Sound like it is time for a rebuild. They are usually about the same and the hots goes thru the electronics and to ground so it creates a dead short. My daughter had one blow up due to very high voltage coming to the house and blew the 200 amp main.Fix, replace or repair. Progressive has boards that replace so you don't have to change the whole thing.
aruba5er 10/09/14 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: How much does you RV shop charge?

Too much time is billed when no work is done. going and getting parts is one example.our local dealer charges $105 per hour and if you get 1/2 hour work out of that i'd be amazed. I got into an argument about charges and they said they have to pay for electric and telephone and heat etc. I told them that I had the same bills in my buisness and I come to you, so I had the extra expense of truck and fuel. No, I never returned to them.I think I would rather pay a flat rate charge where you know up front what the bill would be and if it goes right for the mechanic they can make some extra money.
aruba5er 10/09/14 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: BD3 trailer-saver hitch

Don't understand. Upper/lower plates. They use the holland Brinkley hitch and is probably the best hitch around. When they surround the pin and the lever goes behind the little spring loaded pin, nothing it going to seperate the pin from the hitch. The top part of your hitch may set on the housing. I have a teflon plate between the metal. The two parts of the hitch that surround the pin may leave space but those pieces are 1 1/8 inches thick unlike the cheaper hitchs that are 1/2" Don't worry about it you got the best there is
aruba5er 09/30/14 06:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban Water Heater Problem

The fourm suggested the hi limit is bad? did it also suggest that it could be the el cheapo switch that turns it on/off or maybe the element itself is shot? It takes a tester and knowledge to use it. Only you or a service man can do the tests. We can only make assumptions
aruba5er 09/30/14 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater and furnace issue

Do you turn off the gas when you leave at the end of your stay? I shut my valve off when we get home and next time ( a week or 2 later) I start the refer up it does the same thing as yours. Somewhere there is a very small leak I have not been able to find. I turn on a burner on the range to get gas flowing and continue to try to light the gas. when it lights I let it run for a few seconds and then turn on the refer and away we go.Maybe if I had an electronic detector I could find the leak but it's been that way for almost 10 years.
aruba5er 09/25/14 10:05am Tech Issues
installed new toilet

My father in law now travels with us and is used to a high rise toilet. So I got a new Dometic Model 310. The almost 2" higher is nice but the apperance of the toilet is amazing. It has no rim to catch dirt. You open the lid and you see holes around the top where the rim would be. It flushes so well and the ball seems differant and I think does a better job of shutting than the old one. I had a Dometic model 110 and this is a direct replacement. Took less the 15 minutes out and in. For us older group, I think you would like the higher seat. got it online for around $140+ship
aruba5er 09/25/14 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: testing brake signal

i don't know your truck but my 2011 chev will not put out any brake voltage sitting at rest. the manual switch will work but the pedal is incorperated into the computer and has to have wheels rolling
aruba5er 09/25/14 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Furnace Issue

had the same thing on my coachmen MH. could not shut it off I ended up putting a switch on the wall right next to the furnace on the low voltage thermo wire . No more problems. cost about $3. I also have a thermostat that controls an outlet for my little electric heater and when it gets cold there is no way to shut it off. Heat selector switch off and thermo down, it will still be on. I think it wants to protect the living space from frezzing. All I can do to it is remove the batterys
aruba5er 09/24/14 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearings

Just a stupid ?. If the seal doesn"t leak, where does the grease go. A high quality grease should be there forever. My car is approching 100k and I just had brakes done and I told mechanic to change bearings/seals if needed. He did not think any service at this time.In 2009 I changed my brakes to disc and new wheel bearings and seals ( came as part of a kit) have not been touched since and inspection says they are good to go. Dexter says yearly. I say every time you pull the wheel to inspect the drum brakes. Which I believe you should do but I don't have that problem so I elect to leaave well enough alone.
aruba5er 09/23/14 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: black streaks

white sidewall cleaner works great and no scrubing. But it will take off the wax
aruba5er 09/20/14 05:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan 4000 Generator won't turn over some of the time

I disconnected the exhust and pulled the genny out , not a real fun job but the only way. No way to repair/remove installed.
aruba5er 09/11/14 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Low Water Pressure

First thing you have to do is go buy a pressure gauge. They have those that have a gauge and regulator together, so that would be my first choice. Without knowing the pressure you and all the others that are trying to help you are playing a guessing game. After you get one you will know the pressure at the faucet you have your hose into. Now you could use a water thief ( an adapter) to hook up onto a faucet and then use your new guage to measure the pressure there. guessing just don"t do it
aruba5er 09/11/14 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tires

Nobody reminded anyone that the ST tire has a getter load carrying capacity that the same size LT. SO, if you decided to go LT than you need to bump up the size of tire and usually will mean new rims. and maybe then there would not be clearance?
aruba5er 09/11/14 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan 4000 Generator won't turn over some of the time

my emerald 4k did that and finally took the starter motor off, took it to a altenator/starter repair place and never had trouble again what they did?? about $70 repair. Do Not go to Cummings they will not attempt to repair, just sell you a new one. I think they wanted around $350.
aruba5er 09/10/14 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Rear stabilizer motor only works in retracting.

it's the switch. DC motor and you reverse the polarity. may be just dirty contacts and by working them may clean up a bit
aruba5er 09/08/14 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: About long-term storage of Honda eu2000i

go to a store that sells chain saws. I think Huskavarna? sells fuel and I know Sears does in a guart container for around $4 a can that is supposed to last forever. My neighbor uses it but forever isn't here yet so how do we know if it's any good.
aruba5er 08/23/14 11:47am Tech Issues
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