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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
RE: I need an education on LED lighting

somehow you could add a resistor to the fixture. Better to be able to dim it than not have enough light when you need it.You could put in a resistor or a reostat to adjust the voltage. A household dimmer will not work.
aruba5er 01/13/17 11:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane smell when furnace is running - Suburban SF-30F

I would gamble you have a bad heat exchanger: look real hard at every part of it. Years ago I bought a smoke candle. You light it and it makes a ton of non toxic smoke. Then you could see if the heat exchanger is cracked. Might be hard to do on such a small unit. Or force air into the exhaust and see is you have and movement out of the heat tubes. or is the unit pipes sealed well when it's installed. so not getting any exhaust back into the rv?
aruba5er 01/07/17 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Diesels are a whole lot cleaner than they used to be. If you put your nose by my exhust pipe you wound not smell diesel. And there is no way you can make black smoke.No matter how hard you push the pedal, if you get anything black it will be the tires burning. I had a Ford V10. It couldn't pull my 30 ftr uphill in the mountains of Az. and it got a high of 8 mpg. Now I get an avg of 14. If thats not better for the enviroment I don"t know what is. Bad for the guy making fuel, they don"t sell as much.
aruba5er 01/04/17 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Any Need To Worry About This Size Fuel/Tool Box In Bed?

I have the 50 gal RDS tank/tool box and it fits under my tonneau cover but if I had gotten any other tank my Trailer Saver hitch would not have worked. Right now the tank and hitch are 1" apart. Maybe you can mock it up to see. Also don't forget you will have close to #800 pounds tank and fuel more on the axles. When I'm full of fuel, I am AT max Gvw
aruba5er 01/04/17 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lighting pilot in a Suburban H20 Heater (older)

you got more guts than I touching that "red wire?' thing. In excess of 10,000 volts I would guess. I would bleed the gas line right up at the valve. Make sure gas is there. The few seconds that it trys to ignite is not enough time to move much gas to the teeny orfice that is the pilot before ignition. or check to see if you are getting voltage to the valves. Remember, it's only for a few seconds before the curcuit board tells it it has failed to ignite and it shuts off. You must work quick. Good luck.
aruba5er 12/19/16 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Brake Line Placement for TT Disc Brakes

If my brakes are a "little bit spongy" I certinly don't notice it. Remember, disc brakes will more than make up for a micro second on lag. And my 30 footer has the wheels in the middle and the pump is behind the overhang. The first wheel is less than 10 feet from the pump. Does somebody think they are using 30 ft of hose? I would think I used about 25//27 ft total and mine is all flex.
aruba5er 12/09/16 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keeping a stationary 5th wheel movable

blocks would hold it up forever but make sure you don't put them sideways. They are not very strong used on the side. Web verticle, like you would put morter on. I'd start by putting down a piece of 2x10 or 12,to provide a larger surface, then build up the height with block and finish off with whatever 1x treated lumber needed to make level. then lower the fiver down to the crib you've made. I'd just cover the wheels with a good cover. Forget about moving it. Tires are going to rot regardless, later rather than sooner by covering them.
aruba5er 12/09/16 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Line Placement for TT Disc Brakes

I really think that if a tire blows and starts shreading , you can forget about the brake lines no matter what. I ran the flexible lines that came with the kit from pump to all wheels. I think I got a good installation and yes, I worried about IF a tire where to blow. How much stuff can you worry about? I got my lines up into the frame the best I could and came at the calipers from the side and hope and pray that if a tire goes it wont destroy the lines long enough to get stopped.
aruba5er 12/07/16 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels

buy a new one. they go bad. and don't buy any old one. Leviton or P&S. I would not buy say a "Smart Electrican" from menards or the house brand from True Value. The buck or so you save is not worth your life, or doing the job again. Trust me, after working with them all the time they have been around, about 25-28 years, it pays to buy the brand names like I mentioned above.
aruba5er 11/13/16 10:03am Tech Issues
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