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RE: China bombs

Always blame the tires, never the way they are driven. yesterday going down I94 in Wisconsin is was passed by a truck pulling a New fiver. He was a contract carrier delivering a new trailer with Indiana transport liscense. I was going 74 mph.He passed me quickly. Tires are rated in most cases and all ST tires at 65 MPH.Yes I know, they may have been Michlien ribs, but do you really beileve a brand new trailer would have them? So here we are, a tire that is driven in excess of it's rated speed and you want to blame the tire maker (China bombs)
aruba5er 04/06/15 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving Slideouts Extended When Coach is in Storage

more roof exposed to harsh Texas sun, the outer seals are not sealing anything and critters could get in. My vote slide them in. Heck, they sit in at the builder in their parking lots until sold, maybe 6/12 months.
aruba5er 04/06/15 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Summer in Phoenix in a fifth-wheel? Has anyone done it?

Az was on my bucket list for the summer. Wife and I went to Yellowstone, Bryce and the North Rim and then left for Yuma to drop our trailer until we came back in January. We stayed 2 days in Yuma and agreed to leave NOW. 113 degrees and the AC could not keep up. The little to non exsistant insulation made the choice must more easy. i did what I wanted and NEVER again, Thank You.
aruba5er 04/01/15 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brake conversion?

I use the Built in controller that chev put in and if there is a delay, The shear stopping power of the disc brakes more than makes up for it. I think it is a non-issue.about $1000 bucks delivered from etrailer. A full 8 hour day could get them installed. I took my time and it took 3 days puttering around. I would NOT buy a new trailer without disc brakes, and I've told salesmen so.
aruba5er 03/31/15 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thought's on buying Good Sam extended warranty

If I were going to buy one G.S. would be the one to buy. Most of the others have gone bankrupt of just gone. In 12 years of owing my present fiver I have not spent any money on what would be called a warrenty repair. Save your money
aruba5er 03/21/15 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cabinet over head door hinges come loose

i think every hole in every hinge let loose one time or another. I used toothpicks and gorilla glue. Let dry overnight and then put the screws back in. too soon and you will never remove them.The stiles on the cabinets are not wood but that dern glueboard (sawdust and glue)
aruba5er 03/20/15 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: light switch

I'd say the switch is rated too small for the load. And most switches are not rated for DC. Good luck finding one that is but I'd say get a smaller bulb or change to LED
aruba5er 03/18/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Fan-Tastic Ultra Breeze vent cover, White or Smoke?

I chose white and bought online for the same reason. dealers don't stock them. I like the more light effect.
aruba5er 03/18/15 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: electrical issue

Huh? Big plug small plug? Next 911. sounds like you should not be doing anything. Ask a friend or neighbor to help you before you shock yourself. Not everyone can do everything. I've always said " put a piece of wire into someones hand and all of a sudden thy are electricians"
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioner Prayer?

there is a thing on every air cond compressor called a klixon that heats up at the same rate the windings in the motor do. If in a brownout period the voltage goes down, then the amperage goes up. Fact or law of electric. the klixon will snap off until it cools and then snap back on. It should (repeat should) prevent the AC from turning to toast.If you hear the compressor cycling, turn it off.For best insurance, buy a Progressive EMS and it will turn off the electric for you. Absolute peace of mind for a couple hundred bucks
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Composting Toilets

they are rather large, the ones I've seen. I could not put anything that large in my bathroom. And the one's I've seen are very Expensive $1700 up
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 15 inch tires

I switched to 16 inch lt's and when it's time to retire they will be going back to Maxxis ST. the lt ride is much stiffer and harsh. When backing up hard corners I see a lot of rubber being scuffed off where as the st tires just kinda turned. I think (my opinion) that turning is hard on spindles and bearings. Also the st's give a higher load carring capacity than lt's of the same size. Roger Marple aka tireman said changes are being made in ST tires and speed limits are among them. Maybe into the 80's mph.how many people exceed the 65mph on their st's and then blame the tire because they overspeded it?
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas VS Diesel F250

had a 2004 f250 10 cyl. got 8 8/1/2 mpg. Could not make it up mountains in AZ hardly. Wife said "when we get home you are getting a new diesel truck" Chev 2500 HD 14- 14 1/2 mpg towing. And whats really nice you can't get in a gasser is the jake brake. Hardly use the brakes anymore.
aruba5er 03/15/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Problems lighting oven pilot

the orfice in the pre pilot is so oo small that it takes a long time to get the air out. turn the oven on and open door.wait a couple minutes and then attempt to light it. You should get a very small fire , then a larger pilot and then the main flame. That or the orfice is plugged.and will have to be removed and serviced
aruba5er 03/12/15 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Water heater element

It should last 2 to 5 minutes with out burning out. 10 to 12 ohms would be good. Check both across terminals (10/12 ohms) and terminal to ground (infinity)
aruba5er 03/12/15 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: How to secure water fill inlets?

One time ages ago I was camped in Wisconsin Dells when a camper near me yelled at another about picking up after his dog. The guy was yelling and told the first one to go stuff himself. and walked away with his dog. The first guy (not the dog owner) picked up the stuff and went over and stuffed the p**p into the guys water inlet and put the cover back on. I hope I never made anyone that mad, but I have a 2 gang weatherproff cover bolted over my inlet and locked.
aruba5er 03/07/15 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Front cap added insulation

I had a small leak in the upper corner and decided to repair it. Then I found there was rotten wood. I took almost all the screws out and called a friend and we finished taking the screws out and putting the cap on the ground. We fixed the wood and put in fiberglass insulation, both 6" and 3 1/2" there had not been any before. ( builder saved close to $10) Much warmer/cooler in bedroom now. Total time less than 4 hours 2 men.Had to buy 2 rolls of butyl tape, 1 tube dicor and insulation. cost around $30. A 6&8 ft ladder were needed.
aruba5er 03/06/15 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Placement of Hydraulic Actuator for Discc Brakes

I put mine just inside the front basement door on the port (left side) right by the battery. Attached the pump to some of the structure of the fiver. The kit I bought had more than enough hose to get to the axles and the whole job is done in hose.By putting the pump ect right there is where the wires are for the brake away switch and the cord coming from the truck (your wiring may be different)
aruba5er 02/27/15 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Running furnace while traveling

Always run the furnace. Got it set for around 50. Got to keep it warm enough to get the refer to run. If it's cold in the rv the refer will not run and the icecream melts. Shut off the furnace before entering a gas pump, even if YOU are diesel.
aruba5er 02/25/15 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer life subscription

Yes it may only take about 20 minutes to read but it's all good reading. Always good 10 minute tips , destinations, and how they helped someone get their money back on a warrentee situation. I have been a reader for years and just renewed for 3 more.
aruba5er 02/25/15 10:21am Fifth-Wheels
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