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RE: Is There An Easier Mouse Solution? ;)

I think I have tried everything and the best is a regular cheap trap with peanut butter.BUT, I got sick of seeing them get into the fiver so I spent some serious time looking for how. I finally came up with the fact that the square tubing that hold up my slide (only one slide, 2 pieces of tubing) were hollow and that was how the rodents where getting into the area under the floor. Then they were getting into the camper proper thru spaces around the water pipe and heat duct. I shoved in some steel wool and then foamed the tube shut with great stuff and in the last 3 years I have not had mice. I still have traps set in in case.
aruba5er 08/06/17 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric over hydraulic brakes

you should be able to lock up all wheels. something is very wrong. guessing from here is just that, a guess. I would start by checking fluid in pump and then bleeding brakes. Is the pump running fully or is it running on lower voltage than it should? Could have undersized wire and a big voltage drop? Controller could be bad. How about going to a deserted place and have someone in the bed pull the breakaway switch at a low speed and see if tires lock up. Are pads free and able to move properly? Are pads good or totally worn? All good questions with answers only available from you.
aruba5er 07/25/17 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake job on E450

I would guess that you don't need any work done on those brakes. At 32k they are just getting broken in, unless you don't know where to place your left foot. My 2500HD has 93k and the brakes look and feel and sound just fine. Pull a front wheel and look at them. The inboard and outboard pads should look about equal. For $1900 I can live with a little noise. And I would never spend any money to turn the rotors. If they need work replace them. I know my old F350 needed work and they tried machining them twice and ended up with new rotors. Should have saved the money the machanist wanted.
aruba5er 07/21/17 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter for Flojet Macerator Pump

you could make your own battery cables with some 14/2 or better yet 12/2 cord. the cheapest way would to buy an extension cord and cut the ends off. Add some battery clamps and you would be set. Better than some convertor I think. I bought a Min Ko ta plug set and added the plug right by the pump. Yes I had to run some wires, but now the plug is right there forever and no worries about wrong hookups either.
aruba5er 07/21/17 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: My A/C is to old and they don't make replacement capacitors?

someone lies. Any motor shop or electronics store will have them. If you can't find exact then close is good enough.
aruba5er 07/13/17 09:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Issues

I think you have a loose nuetral (ground) wire. The way they throw things together it's surprising anything works. I had my ceiling lights go dim one night and I found it was a bunch of wires come together and fastened with an undersized wirenut. They where loose and some had fallen out. New larger size wirenut fixed it. Then I went through the whole camper and found simalar loose wires. Remember, a lot of motion goes on hauling down the road and things become loose. To test, take a single wire from the neg terminal of the battery and run to the lights. You really need a voltage tester and learn how to use one. Asking helps but testing is the only way to fix anything
aruba5er 06/18/17 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Bolts snap off

stainless is just that. Not all that strong. You will snap stainless faster than a steel cad plated one. I've broken a lot taking off the panels that cover my underneath. Mostly rust. I replaced them with the 5/16 nut size. 1/4 in is too small. put them in, back them out and put some never sieze on them and put them back in. They will come out next time.
aruba5er 06/18/17 04:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sight seeing with 5th wheel

Thats the pain of traveling with any RV. You can't just pull in and get a hambugher or stop to see a local attraction. I've missed a lot of stuff I wish I could have seen except for that behemoth behind me. I learned to walk a lot, but the old knees are getting to me so we don't do that as much anymore. I guess the best way is to take a campsite and spend a few days enjoying the scenery without the camper. Did that recently going through OK.Stopped at Chandler OK and explored old 66. Really nice and interesting around there and I was in no hurry and like $30 full hookup.
aruba5er 06/05/17 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bearing Buddy mess

most boat trailers do not have brakes, mine doesn't and I have BB and a seal does leak and blow grease on the tire. So what better than haveing water in the hubs and burning out a bearing. I do not Have bearing buddys on my camper (which has Brakes)
aruba5er 05/28/17 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Duramax emissions cheating scandal

if putting you nose to the tailpipe would be a good test, mine would pass with flying colors. I smell nothing, a lot better than the exhust of my wifes Honda. And I couldn"t make black come out of the pipe if my life depended on it. I think that's pretty clean. 2011 Chev HD 6.6 Dura Max. And by the way I had my share and then some with the DEF system but "knock on wood" I have had no trouble for 2+ years. The dealer nust have finally got it fixed.
aruba5er 05/28/17 12:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want to replace faucet at kitchen sink

Are faucets in an rv the same as home faucets? Of course not. If a plumber put in such c rap he'd be out of business in a heartbeat.Will a residential faucet fit an rv? yes. Of course. just measure the openings. Most kitchen faucets will have an adapter plate to cover the hot/cold openings and use just the center opening today. Unless you want the 3 hole opening which is becoming harder to find. I chose an American Standard with built in sprayer all in one hole. Love it.
aruba5er 05/23/17 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Order the "0ptional" TV with our new trailer or buy our own?

Buy and install your own. If you need a tv without running the genny than buy a full sine wave inverter (notice I wrote FULL sine wave) and you would probably still save money and have something that you can use over and over unlike the tv which when dead the dc part goes with it and you have to start all over. Think about some solar to recharge the batterys too. You might ( and i'm sure there are plenty of folks out there that) use a modified sine wave inverter. but it might be an expense trial if it doesn't work. And by using an inverter rather than a dc tv you can power a sat dish or a dvd player whatever.
aruba5er 05/23/17 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Tv antennas

We where in St. Joesph Peninsula SP in Fl and had no reception. Went to town and bought the add on for the wiengaurd batwing. Did nothing. Took it back and bought a "Jack" from King. Got all the channels available. So impressed I bought one for home in my stick and brick house and got rid of a 12 ft aluminum antenna that was marginal at best. And it has little led lights to find the best signal before you start the station scan. Really works good and saves so much time
aruba5er 05/21/17 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Progressive industries ems 30hw hums

mine hums (doesn't know the words) It's the contactor in there that does that. and maybe the transformer that reduces the voltage for the external display. I don't find it to be distracting.
aruba5er 05/21/17 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: bad tires , best replacement 235/80r16

My fiver came with marathon st tires. Within months they where pregnant (sidewalls balloning) the dealer replaced all 5 tires with new Marathon. Sometime the next year 1 tire sidewall balloned so I sold the rims and went to 16 inch Lt tires. I bought uniroyal larado lt225R16 load rated E. They served me well for 6 years and about 16K miles. Then coming home thru Texas I blew 3 of them in one day, along with the damage to the fiver. Not sidewall damage but stright across the thread. I brought 1 carcus back and took it to the dealer and first thing they said. ST tires belong on trailers and LT tires belong on trucks. I told him that the wheels on the trailer follow the truck and whatever the truck hits, so does the trailer. the trucks tirs have over 60k on them and are the same age as the trailers. Always covered and off the ground if it will not be used for a time. I have the CAT paperwoork to show that the trailer only weighed #7780 and that the 4 tires were capable of #10700. I only went in for information as to why they blew. I had checked all tires before starting the day and again just before the second tire blew and checked the temp with a laser thermo (about 124 degrees) I guess and kind and any brand can ruin your day.
aruba5er 05/19/17 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insulating the walls inside of the cabinets and front cap

did my rv with refelx ? bubble alum foil and really feel I made a differance. did it in yuma az all the cabinets and the windows in the bedroom. Because of a water leak I had to remove the front cap and SURPRISE' NO, NONE, NADDA insulation between the cap and inside wall. Got plenty in there now. Now if I could just figure how to do the ceiling. There isn't enough to spit at in the ceiling.
aruba5er 05/15/17 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
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