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RE: Replacing an Analog Thermostat with a Digital

any BATTERY powered thermo will work I used a Honeywell all the wiring is the same Sure is better than the POS that came with the camper
aruba5er 09/12/16 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to fiver's but have 25 yrs. with a Truck Camper

most rv's are not made for cold (or hot). They are not insulated worth a darn. Mine had haphazard placement of insulation in the ceiling (think none in some areas). Furnace takes a lot of power so I would think (know) that battery will be long dead by morning. Most factory convertors will not charge a battery quickly so I use a battery charger to pump them back up.Walls are thin and most have single pane glass so very little R factor there. Tank heaters will take plenty of power, Mostly 12 vdc so a battery bank of 4 or more may be necessary and solar if you don't want to hear a genny run all day. I know your neighbors don't want to. I'd head for temperate climes.
aruba5er 09/05/16 09:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LEDs on running lights on truck camper

Daytime running lights on an RV? I haven"t seen it. In 13 years with my present fiver, I've never changed a bulb on either stop/tail or clearance lights. Save your money. And the current available? 3/4 amps. I think you worry about nothing.
aruba5er 08/30/16 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Why do you prefer your rig?

Why do I like what I have? It's paid for: (a long time ago) Probably better workmanship ( it's a 2003, made when quality counted a little bit, at least more than today)
aruba5er 08/30/16 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth wheel pin box extension

I bought a Pop Up pin extender, installed it and took the fiver for a ride. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't get out of the driveway. The added length made the pin box hit the side of my truck. Backed up, jacked up, removed extender and it sits on a shelve in the garage. $350 or so shot in the butt. Came from listening to all the people out ther that say you need to extend it or buy a slider or this or that. I have a 6-6.5 ft ? ft standard bed on a 2011 chev and can get so close to 90 I don't need anything. Pull with a Trailer Saver air hitch.
aruba5er 08/16/16 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generac generators

My experiance with generac is it's fine until it's not then try to get service. Their business policy is to recruit new dealers and really not care is the new dealer can service or even has the knowledge to service their product. My home unit is fine but my next door neighbors is a train wreck. Has never been good and has had many people try to repair it. I've offered to remove it and take it to the factory for service (less than 200 miles from here) Oh no, don't do that, we won't accept it. It must be serviced by one of our dealers. I for one would not by Generac again.
aruba5er 08/16/16 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: reverse engineer New Model Fan-tastic fan rain sensor?

Mine never closed when it rained and co. sent new sensor. Then it closed so fast is was like your warm breath on the sensor. I gave up and put a Max air cover over it and have been satisfied since. some tech we don't need. No more wet bedding.
aruba5er 08/12/16 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Blown GFI

the newer ones will not reset if the line/load is revered or if polarity is wrong. just because the wire is black doesn't mean it's "hot" Meter it.
aruba5er 08/11/16 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: "Check Trailer Wiring"

Have the same trouble on my 2011 chev. It comes on and I will pull over to check and b 4 I can get stopped the stupid light is back off. No trouble? No wiring or magnets to brakes. I have Disc brakes. Some little electron get waylaid, right?
aruba5er 08/07/16 09:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan BFA Oil - Why not 20W-50?

mid to high 80's is when I used genne most. going down the road because the engine air can't keep up. You know, the engine sits right inside the cab on a C. And of course, Camp Wal Mart and the older campgrounds that can't support modern campers with A/C and it's needs.
aruba5er 07/24/16 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Onan BFA Oil - Why not 20W-50?

I bought a new onan emerald in 1986 and still going strong and never used any oil other than mobil 1 10/30 . thirthy years and counting. Love that stuff and never had to add between yearly oil changes.
aruba5er 07/23/16 03:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Lubing bevel gears in landing gear legs

I removed the covers, placed cardboard and oil dry by the legs and dumped in a qt of sae 90 gear lube. quited right down. so a little clean up. big deal.
aruba5er 07/23/16 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel purchace help

Sign up for RV Travel.com. This is an amazing website about camping, tips, forums, etc. It comes out on Saturday and this week they had a guy blast the manufactuers and quality. It will be a 10 part essay looks like.Tells about how they make them so cheap and leave the dealers to fix it. Just good reading. Sign up, free, although you can donate if you wish. I think you will be glad you did.
aruba5er 07/09/16 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer wheel balancing

I recently took one tire back to the dealer because it is cupping and told the guy that it appears to have thrown it's weights. They rebalanced it and called to say it was ready. It the time I dropped it off I did not tell them it was on a trailer. They are LT truck tires. When I picked it up they said the cupping was because of the lack of balance. I mentioned now it was on a trailer. He said"we never balance trailer tires" Asked why "nobody rides in the trailer so any vibration is unnoticed"So I have 3 tires that are wearing well and 1 because lack of balancing is cupped. And around here mounting and balancing is included in the price. So I belive in using that service and extending the life of my tires.
aruba5er 06/17/16 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: On a properly installed hitch...

my trailer saver is directly over the rear axle and I lighten the front axle by 100# when hooked up
aruba5er 06/17/16 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Optimum macerator hose length

I have 2 50 ft hoses. Mine are the flat viynl type that rolls up into about 10" circle and reminds me of a fire hose. They work very well but you must not any kinks in it and make wide circles to change directions. The pump does not have a lot of pressure so if kinked it stays kinked. At home I use a 1" 50 foot garden hose. Works better but is so large and stiff. Hard to store.
aruba5er 06/10/16 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Total knee replacement

6 weeks (had to wait to drive) after replacement I drove to Az and hiked the Chiricahua mountains. No trouble with getting into fiver. For those thinking about knee replacement. DO YOUR EXERCISES. follow dr's orders do your therapy and suffer threw the pain. It won't kill you, although it feels like it. Two friends would rather use pain killers than not and ended up hooked and one still isn't walking right and the other one got so consipated from pain killers it shut down his guts, had to have surgery to remove some intestines, never left hospital alive. And he was in pretty good health before knee surgery.
aruba5er 06/06/16 08:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone switch from a motor home to a fifth wheel?

Less insurance. down close to $600 Less maintaince one less engine to oil tune etc License down around $150 More interior room Bad part of fiver, MH is easier to park
aruba5er 05/28/16 08:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Cleaning your grease saturated brake shoe is a waste of time. Grease gets into the pores of the lining just as it does into your skin. You know how hard it is to get that out of your hands and arms, and clothes. Don't kid your self. Buy some new shoes.
aruba5er 05/27/16 08:22am Tech Issues
tire pressure and blowouts

Last week before leaving on a trip I checked and adjusted all 8 tires. The truck calls for 75 rear, 70 front. It was a warmish day and I'm fiddleing with the DIC ( chev drivers information center) when I got to "front tire pressure #84 rear tp 89# could not believe it. I knew they increased pressure as they warmed up but ? Just saying . I wonder if all those blowouts are caused but a natural increase because of heat. I know my weights and way under any load ratings. Guess thats why I have LT's on the fiver.
aruba5er 05/27/16 08:15am General RVing Issues
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