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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
RE: Not a good day Saturday

Thanks for reading my complaint. I guess you never know about tires. I read all the complaints about ST tires and when I changed to disc brakes I decided to go with the larger 16 in LT tires. I had Marathon st tires and both sets had bulges in all 8 tires. Now I have 5 new tires and hope I can get home without more proplems. I bought 5 tires and kept 1 to take back to the dealer to help determine what went wrong. I inspected the 3 blown ones for nails by looking hard at them and feeling around for anything rough where a nail my have gone thru and maybe the tread when it came off may have pulled the nail with it. Felt nothing. I really wanted to replace these tires with Maxxis ST because of the squiriming of the casing when backing tight. Now I have $ 800+ in new tires so not soon anyway. THE LAST CAT SCALE WAS 7580# on the 4 tires which gave me about 780# reserve on each tire. Go figure.
aruba5er 04/13/17 01:49pm General RVing Issues
Not a good day Saturday

Saturday started out great, sunny, no wind and 10 miles down the road I blew a tire. Changed it(easier than waiting for someone) and then decided to return to town to buy another spare. Got the new spare and headed down the road. BAM, another tire. Changed that, and again no good spare, so back to town and another tire. Good to go. Wrong blew another tire. This time 27 miles from town. So I unhooked the fiver and took off the blown and one good? one and returned to town. Ended up buying all five new tires. The story is just because you have LT tires (uniroyal Larado LT225 R75 16 10 ply) does'nt mean you won't have tire trouble. I have close to #800 less load than the tire is rated for or #1600 per axle. The tire was 4 years 10 month old and about 15k for milage.Always covered and in the winter the camper was jacked up so no weight was one the wheels. Go figure. Just what the wallet needed and a couple thousand in body damage.
aruba5er 04/10/17 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: disc brakes

think my water pump is as noisy or more so.
aruba5er 04/03/17 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suspension and brake upgrade

Is this something you can afford or is this a wish and how handy are you? I upgraded to Dexter EZ flex suspension. Around $140 plus my labor of about five hours over 2 days. (Can't work too fast) Does it ride better? Nobody rides back there, so who knows. Better ride in the truck, I think so. Then I bought and installed Kodiak disc brakes with Titan controller. Best money I ever spent on RV improvements. AND I went from 15 inch wheels five lug to 16 in wheels 6 lug and LT tires. I don't even think about stopping now. IT STOPS NOW.Again I did it. 8-9-10 hours over 3-4 days. Without tires and wheels less than $2000. Happy YES.
aruba5er 04/03/17 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Teflon tape or pipe thread dope ?

Harvey (brand) Teflon pipe dope Best Of Both Worlds
aruba5er 04/01/17 02:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Morryde pin box

get a great riding hitch in the trailer saver bd3 or ts3 20k# hitch and air the bags up as you like it to ride. Probably the best hitch out there. Pricey but worth every penny..
aruba5er 04/01/17 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Have a class A, thinking of going to 5th wheel, any regrets?

The mh is easier to drive and back up. Easier to go at a moments notice. I like the fact that I do not pay insurance and liscense for a very expense vechile that does not get used much. The truck is my daily driver and gives pretty good gas mileage. I like the fact that when we get somewhere , I have a truck to go sightseeing with. Unlike when I had the motorhome I had to disconnect everthing and drive a behemoth to the grocery store or laundrymat. Still miss the old girl though.
aruba5er 02/22/17 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What makes a generator specifically a "RV" generator?

An rv generator has no exhust and no fuel tank. and usually electric start. I saw a guy take an alum tool box and put 2 honda 2000i's in it . Made what he needed to get proper exhaust and plenty of cooling air into it.
aruba5er 02/15/17 11:55am Tech Issues
RE: Installing window unit a\c in slideout window ?

I'd suggest a portable unit that has pipes that go through the window or you could use a hole saw (prefered). That way the weight stays in the house and the floor rather than a thin wall/window. Not that expensive by comparison to the rooftop unit. Buy the 2 pipe system (more money) but it is so much more effecient as the cooling air for the compressor is taken from outside and the cool air in the rv is the same all the time. No need to cool outside air over and over again.
aruba5er 02/15/17 11:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can RV park owners handle guest property?

First time I went to Yuma AZ we camped near Yuma International Airport. Little did we know what lay behind it. Marine air corp station. Think Harriers, Think F16's. Think peace and quite. NO. Sun Up to Sun Down. What to do, Paid for 2 months. After about a week it was tolerable, but we left when the money was up.
aruba5er 02/12/17 10:13am General RVing Issues
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