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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
RE: Painting my 93 Dutchmen

Nice job. Now are you going to put any graphics or "trim" on it. And did the harbor freight sprayer last long enough or are you on your 2nd or 3rd one?
aruba5er 02/11/17 08:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: possible danger with wires ran inside axle to other side

Replace wire with hydralic line and be done with it. Then you don't have to worry about a chafed wire. And then you can stop better even.
aruba5er 02/10/17 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can Dexter EZ-Lube axles be serviced as regular axles?

Yes you can. The only thing differant about EZ lube is it has a hole drilled into the shaft to get grease into the rear bearing and then around to the front. I think EZ lube got a bad rap because people over greased and did not turn the wheel as they greased. Think about it. Your new car can't even be greased. They have "cartridges" that you replace. More of your money. But I suppose you then don"t pay a mecanic labor to grease it. Done right the grease job should last years and many miles.
aruba5er 02/05/17 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: Another roadside assistance question

Never a flat tire? Don't kid yourself. I've had two in 15 years. Both nails and both found out about before I pulled out of my spot in the morning. I carry a spare (Michliens 225/16 LT) so yes it does happen. I changed it myself on the spot rather than waiting for Good Sam to find somebody. I have used GS and find the price to be worth the piece of mind. If I had a flat/blowout on the highway, no way would I change it myself. No with all the NUTS out there that don't observe SLOW DOWN/MOVE OVER.
aruba5er 02/05/17 08:30am General RVing Issues
Axle spacing

After going to an RV show this past weekend, I noticed the spacing between axles is 2 feet or more. Can someone enlighten me as to why? Better turning, less wear ???
aruba5er 01/31/17 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brakes Carriage Cameo

after changing to disc brakes I will never ever buy another rv with drum brakes. The auto manufactuers gave up on them a long time ago except in the very low end where they still have drums in the rear, BUT discs in the front. You will love them.
aruba5er 01/29/17 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 Point lippert but still shakes

The ONLY way to quit shaking is to get the tires off the ground. And them only if you don't get it too high that the lift cylinders or tubes are extended too high. Better that you get used to it and accept the fact that you are not in a stick and brick home with a solid foundation:
aruba5er 01/27/17 09:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary gas tank

When I had my ford V10 at 8mpg (on a good day with a tailwind) I made a wooden rack that held 4- 5 gal tanks for right behind the rear window. Saved my bacon more than once. Never had a problem and I ran a bike lock cable between them so no one could steal them.Biggest trouble as you all know is getting into and out of stations. By carrying extra allows one to pick an easier station.
aruba5er 01/27/17 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: UPDATE Splicing 30A plug to 50 amp cord

All I can see is smoke and fire. Maybe ambulance, fire trucks. Insurance agents. You name it. If the Plug, (male) is getting hot, you probably got a bad Outlet (female) Trying to splice #6's into a 30 amp plug sounds like fun (four # 6 wires in a space where 3 # 10's should go. Yes, if you are working with the male end of the cord you will need to put the red and black together. If working on the female end out the cord (Receptable or oulet) then black and red must be seperated or dead short. BOOM Based on your voltage swing, you could add as much as 7 amps because of low voltage which make plugs hotter.
aruba5er 01/21/17 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: 100# Propane Cylinder Transport

You could buy horz tanks like they use for towmotors, but they are expensive. Nice things, easy to handle easy on/off. Good guage built in. Lot of money for n big advantage. I have a long hose feeding my changeover valve and when we get where we winter, I call the propane guy. He comes over, sets a 100# disconnects my 30#,hooks up his 100#. If the 100 goes dry I just move the hose back to my 30 until he could come again with a new tank. When I leave in spring he comes gets the 100, figures roughly how much gas is in it and credits me. My out of pocket, just the gas I used.
aruba5er 01/13/17 12:11pm General RVing Issues
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