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Quad steps installed

My quad steps came and I installed them yesterday. What a differance a couple inches make. The old steps were 9 1/2 inch risers and the top step was 10 1/2 inches. The new ones are 7 inches and top step is 7 inches. My 96 year old father in law travels with us and I had to help him get up the old steps all the way. Now I can just be there to be be sure he doesn't fall. Shame on the manufactuer of my unit and shame on RVIA for allowing their approval on such a product. There is no home built in the United States that would allow such spacing of steps. Also the steps would have gone in in minutes had the maker not welded the steps in. It took hours of cutting to remove the old ones and about a half hour in drill 4 holes and BOLT in the new one. I have seen in my travels the steps all bent to h when somebody forget to put them up and drove over something. I know 4 SAE bolts and nuts cost me $4.68. Why would the manufacturer want to spend that when they can spent $0.15 for wire for a welder. Just saying. Like baby chickens, CHEEP, CHEEP CHEEP.
aruba5er 06/25/14 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ac unit bad?

You really need to know the voltage. Are you using an extension cord or the camper cord (10/3 cord) You say you hear a noise at the breaker. Is the breaker warm? a 20 year old breaker may be bad. Has the condenser ever been cleaned? Was it cooling? if cooling, I would not jump into spending a thousand dollars to get it replaced. Like Scott G said, check all ,ALL, conections.
aruba5er 06/23/14 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Greasing Trailer Wheels

I take the cover off around the bearing. It just knocks off with a hammer or pliers and then you can see the grease coming out of the area around the bearing. Just pulling off the rubber plug just does'nt do it for me
aruba5er 06/23/14 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: winegard wingman

waste of money for me.* Tried it took it back. did no improvement. Got the King "Jack" fits right where the Senser was. Jack worked great. Got all the channels available. Worked so good I bought one for the house that replaced the 12 ft long antenna in the attic. *waste of money meaning fuel to get and return.
aruba5er 06/15/14 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: automatic transfer switch humming

It's humming because it doesn't know the words.
aruba5er 06/15/14 09:51am Tech Issues

I would not use any power other than the convertor when using the 15/30 adapter. very poor connections. The convertor runs a couple amps ( mine is a cheap one that came with the unit) and if you turned on the refer you add about 3 amps. That would be all I would use. No air cond, micro, water heater. Recently I spent about 2 hours finding why a friends GFCI was tripping and found out the waterheater element had a slight leakage to grd. Had to remove both wires to allow MH to be plugged into the house gfci outlet. Those gfci outlets are there for your safety. Don't work around them.
aruba5er 06/13/14 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: quadra-step

Ask me next week when mine comes. It measures out so it should fit. Went on the website and got drawings. It's a real shame that RV's can get away with the s**t they do. There is NO house in the United States that would allow a 9" plus riser if there was any inspection going on. We travel with a 96 year old gentleman that seems to need the potty often and those steps are hard. Wish I had known sooner. I made a new step inside the camper so we don't have just one step in 21". That was hard on us and we now have storage beneath the risers.
aruba5er 06/12/14 09:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2WD or 4WD

I bought a 2wd because I knew I'd never need 4wd. Never did. BUT the V10 had no power in the Mountains of AZ and my wife said " when we get home you are getting a new truck (diesel) " I did but took a bath on the trade in. They ended up wholesaleing it to where they can get by without 4wd. They told me I could have gotten maybe $4/5k more had it been 4wd. Now I got it it is a pleasure driving in snow and we had a LOT of it this year.
aruba5er 06/12/14 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hardwired Surge Protector..Hard To Do?

Took me about 1/2 hour and I'm a master electrician. worst part bending over and trying to get into space where cord and hardwire come together. Big fat tummy in the way. please know what you are doing or hire a professional. An electrician may be cheaper. The camping store gets $99 an hour. We charge around $65.
aruba5er 06/11/14 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Wheel Bearings Installed

Shop labor here is charged at $95 an hour. By the time the mechanic gets the bearings, grease, jack etc around, gets it jacked up, wheels off and on and on you probably got3 hours for 4 wheels from start to finish including adjusting brakes, putting stuff away, etc . Not cheap. Thats why you have to learn how to do it yourself or have deep pockets. One of the biggest troubles I have in paying for labor is, did all that time charged go into MY repair or did someone interupt, chew the s**t, go to the bathroom, take a break, you know, ? Now how much time was really spent. $1.60 a minute adds up really fast. Would be better to get quote on how much the job costs and pay no more (flat rate)
aruba5er 06/04/14 11:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban Water Heater AC switch at the water heater

Jumper out the switch so it (heater) is always on. Turn on and off the curcuit breaker as needed. No big deal, and you don't have to go outside to do so.
aruba5er 06/03/14 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Had to put a new plug on travel trailer?

I bought a new extension cord from Wal Mart and replaced it right where it came into the rig. I thought it was easier than changing plug. Next thing you do is get a 30/50 amp adapter and use it whenever you can. The 50 amp outlets in campgrounds usually are not burnt up like the 30 amp ones. I have seen too many 30 amp outlets burnt up and it continues to your cord. No thanks. Once is enough.
aruba5er 06/01/14 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Is there a safe and convenient method to flush the tanks

Wow: glad that isn't mine. Aside from the header that allows you to shut off any individual faucet in case of service for a leak why would you need something that confusing? And most likely you can't add water to the tank by bucket if you need to. I have had to many times. No thanks, just an engineer needing work or get a layoff.
aruba5er 06/01/14 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jack Digital HDTV Antenna Replacement Head?

Down in Fl last year and no tv reception. Went to a local rv place and bought the wingman. Installed it and got nothing. Took it back and tried the Jack. great reception. The only thing i am sorry about is I bought the replacement head. When I got back home I showed my neighbor and he was impressed and bought the Jack complete and his has the idiot lights that tell you good signal. He can aim the antenna with great accuracty and then do the scan. Works every time. Mine I may have to scan 3/4 times before getting pic. Wish I had spent more money and get the complete system.
aruba5er 05/29/14 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: AHHH! Dropped my water tank!

I cut into the underbelly for various reasons, once to install Sealevel sensors ( no more guessing at how full or empty the tanks are) but I stiched the wound up with zip ties. A hole on each side of the cut, insert the tie wrap , bring it into the second hole and tighten. Has worked for years.
aruba5er 05/29/14 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire lifespan

Tongue in cheek: A Goodyear G614 blow out? I thought it was only the china bombs and the ST's
aruba5er 05/27/14 07:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mice!!!! Again!!!!

Best not to put out poison as they eat it go somewhere and die. Use a snap trap or better yet ( more money) glue traps. Then u got the little buggers and you know it.
aruba5er 05/26/14 09:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mice in Fifth Wheel

Put traps out. Glue traps and regular ones with peanut butter. They will find the food. Don't use decon or things like that. They take it away and die and you may find you have a stinky problem when they die and you can't get to the body. Snap, once and done.
aruba5er 05/22/14 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: WOW !!! Got my discs installed today ,,,

Did you use the intergrated ford controller or ??? I have to watch the adjustment from trailer to trailer or I start smoking the tires. Not nice on tires All manufacturers should put on disc brakes. The price would come down and even though, you would not have to worry about adjusting them EVER. and if grease blows out the seal the grease doesn"t land on the pads. Great upgrade
aruba5er 05/20/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Repair leaky White Rodgers gas valve in Attwood water heater

I give the man a lot of credit for takeing the valve apart and repairing it> I am sure he understands the apparent dangers and is willing to take the chance. Where would this country be without chance takers? How about the guy that invented the gas valve he took apart. Was he right the first time? why are there two valves (redundant)? was it because they found out one may not be safe enough? If you are smart enough to know your limitations then you do not do things like take apart gas valves. If you feel you can than do so. I for one would be the guy that takes it apart, determines that I can or can not fix it and proceed from there
aruba5er 05/19/14 10:01am Tech Issues
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