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RE: Be Carefully Buying A Rental

Why does anyone think that thee was damage to the rv. Sand is soft. I would be more suspect of the PU that pulled him out. Transmission mostly. I bought my C with 32,000 miles on it and less than 8 months after they made it. and had NO trouble in the 18 years I had it. The worst thing was they really needed to change the transmission oil. Black as the ace of spades. Changed oil and filter and never again. never had trouble.Makes good video though.
aruba5er 04/04/14 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Air bags, add a leaf, or overload springs

Not one post about how much can your tires hold. All the springs/air bags/timbrens ain't worth a darn if the tires can't hold the load. Do nothing, fill it up as you would to go camping. Some water/ no water/ full gas/ waste tanks half full ? then take it and get it weighed. whole rig, fiver/ front axle/rear axle etc. THEN you can talk about something or nothing. But most important are the carrying capacity of your tires on the truck.
aruba5er 04/02/14 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Atwood gas water heater water connection question

I am not sure about what you want to do but there are fittings that push onto pex and hold like mad, so could you cut the pex away from the clamp maybe 2 inchs and install a coupling. They have them at Home Depot and menards I know. Kinda pricey (around $5) HD has the Sharkbite brand and there are others.
aruba5er 04/01/14 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: How reliable is the rain sensor on a Fantastic Fan?

Don't TRUST the sensor. I had wet bedding twice . Called the Co. and *****ed. the said because the rain maybe came from an angle it wasn't hitting the sensor or maybe it was defective. They sent a new one. I installed it. I got wet bedding once more and installed a vent cover. Really did not want to do that because the bedroom fan sits at an angle but No more trouble.Fan itself is an excellent product and very quite.
aruba5er 04/01/14 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Bicycle cover

go to a canvas place where they make awnings and boat covers. I have a custom made carrier and 2 bikes and had one made for $205. Full length zipper all around, waterproof and 96% dustproof. He made it to fit my bikes and it is perfect. No one size fits all.
aruba5er 04/01/14 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Honda genny won't fit

Maybe the dealer will take it back and you can buy 2 2000i's and a joining kit. thats what I had to do. I wish the 3000 would have fit but you know the story. but the beauty of the 2000 is you can easily move them
aruba5er 03/26/14 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.6L Duramax Deisel

Had an 07 2500 HD traded for a 11 2500HD wish I had the 07 back. Had more than my share of trouble with the DEF. Milage was way better than I get now. And gm said I would get better than the 07. Wrong. Just yesterday I was going along and the chime rang and the DIC said DEF low. range 1150 miles. Really? thats almost 2 gal's left in the tank. POS.
aruba5er 03/25/14 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp to 30 amp stepdown.

I always use the 50 /30 adapter when I can. I have seen may too many burnt 30 amp outlets and that burning transfers to YOUR plug. Pretty soon then you start burning the campground outlet and the cycle continues. You have a 30 amp main breaker in your camper so your cord will NOT overload. In case of a SHORT the 50 amp will blow faster than you can blink, so that is a non issue. Breakers do wear out so a heavly loaded 30 amp outlet may trip at say, 20 amps. Look at your plug and if you see any burning or spots like welding splatter you are going to have trouble sooner or later.
aruba5er 03/24/14 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: looking for a bunk house with 2 bedrooms

Forest River Surveyor SVF-320BHTS has bunks on both sides and you could put a curtain down the middle
aruba5er 03/24/14 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge Protect

Go hardwired. Mostly so you don"t have to worry about the pins on the portable burning up because it was plugged into a faulty burnt out outlet. And the remote so you can sit and watch the voltage flucuate. Really, it's handy to see if it sends a code.
aruba5er 03/24/14 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Order New or Buy off Lot

If available better tires (LT"S) Mor Ryde suspension and above all disc brakes. Everything else is just Glitz.
aruba5er 03/24/14 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How can I calculate what size 5th wheel I can tow?

Look at Jayco.com and under fifth wheels. They list the trucks that can pull their lightweights. I'm looking at a new 30+ footer that can be pulled by a F150 or ram or chev 1500.Not that I have one but they do make some lighter 5er's that can be pulled by a half ton. I need another bedroom and the lighter one gives me that and maybe more mpg.
aruba5er 03/24/14 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best way to test for cracked water lines

you can't build pressure with a diapharm pump. when it runs dry it's dry. Those pumps are not compressors. Unless you have a really old system that had an air compressor. Haven't seen those since the mid 70's
aruba5er 03/19/14 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Need your help with portable generators

My Domentic micro really drags down my Honda 2000i. I have to turn off the ECO mode just to run the microwave.I don't like the regular high speed gennys out there. Very noisy, but you will have to listen to it. Myself I would like a Honda 3000i and if they would have fit in the bed of the truck I would have bought one of them instead of the two 2000i that I have. I would buy bigger than 2000 watt.
aruba5er 03/19/14 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: TT running lights on while camping

I for one go camping to enjoy the outdoors and the darkness. Patio lights and trailer running lights are not appropriate for all night use. Once I go in for the night I don't care if they have enough light to light up a ball diamond but sitting around and watching a campfire or just visiting, I don"t think so.
aruba5er 03/15/14 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Do you just leave it and go?

I would never unhitch and leave it. Not that I worry about someone stealing it but that someone may come and park where you need to be when you rehitch. It happened to me in a state park. The guy was a real Xhole and had acres of room to park but he chose to park right in front of my trailer. I went to the ranger station, they called a wrecker and moved it to a locked area. Don"t know what happened after that but I for one will never unhook again unless in a campground. When I park at Walmart I always park so no one can get in front of me.
aruba5er 03/15/14 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tell Honda About the 12V Charging Feature

If they are thinking about a new model, add electric start. And remote start would even be better. I know it would add weight but mine is mounted and I don"t ever move it. Before you say buy a 3000, I thought about that but it is too high to fit in the bed of the truck where the fifth wheel would not hit it. Ahead of the fiver hitch is a 60 gal fuel tank so no room. Would need it to be no higher that present 2000i
aruba5er 03/14/14 11:34am Tech Issues
RE: Tow dolly weight question

look at the tires to see what weight each will carry and x by two. that will tell you what the dolly will carry. Carry the key word. It is not "carrying" the whole car, just the one end. Just like the tires on a trailer or fifth wheel, the tow vehicle carrys some of the weight so all is not on the tires.
aruba5er 03/13/14 10:45am General RVing Issues
RE: No Direct TV Receptions

mine had mis wiring AND a end that was not connected at the side of the trailer. Known as Quality Control. Why would they check it. They only hire the best labor, right.
aruba5er 03/11/14 09:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: crack in side of outside wall

I have a same crack in the same place and wrote Starcraft for advise as in " Could a weld be broken or is just the Filon cracked." Answer: Take it to the dealer for an inspection BUT your unit is out of warrentee and Starcraft would not be able to assist you in the repair. That was 5/6 years ago. It never got any bigger and I just fill the crack with that roof seam sealer. I think it is a broken weld. (The framework is welded aluminum) Hasn't fallen apart yet and I doubt if it will.
aruba5er 03/07/14 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
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