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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
RE: Glow plug

fiend of mine just had 2 plugs go bad.Busted off or runded the head? $5000 repair. Make do without it. It'll start
aruba5er 05/25/16 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: sulfur smelling water and frig is freezing food

I took out the anode rod in the water heater and filled the hole with a brass ball valve to easly drain the tank. No more smell, ever Did that in 2007 and hater is still with me.
aruba5er 05/25/16 08:40am Tech Issues
RE: Purchase of Cruise America Rental Class C

years ago (1986) I bought a rental that had 34k on and it was made only 8 months before I bought it. I drove it for 19 years before I gave it to my daughter to use. It's still going with almost 200k on the clock. It was in better shape when I got it than the fiver I bought to replace it. The rental had no issues that needed attention verus 17 in the new Fiver. I needed a new truck at the time (2004) and decided to get a fiver and reduce the insurance and liscense fee's. but if I where in the market for a drivable RV I would check for a rental first.
aruba5er 05/25/16 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: How much grease in the Ez lube?

Three tubes + would be the norm. I know I have one seal bad (leaking) and don't worry about it. It slings the grease right past the ROTOR and ends up on the wheel. Never had a drop on the rotor and I inspect the rim and wipe it off if necessary. I know I'll never have grease where I can't see because of a stupid drum brake system.
aruba5er 05/24/16 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Date on Propane Tanks

Every time I have my tanks filled, they look at the ring and see something and proceed to fill the tanks. What did they look for? I know the date is on them. The date is 12/02 which means they were built in Dec 2002. Nobody cares around here and the time before I filled up at a U Haul in Florida. Never looked twice. I really think this is a non-issue. that somebody is doing a lot of worrying about. Could be wrong, but not usually. Tanks are in a fiver away from weather so no rust or dents. Look like new.
aruba5er 05/22/16 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: what brand of water pump?

Harbor Freight sells a impeller type pump that looks interesting. I know nothing about it other than 12 volts and used for a spray system (bugs pestisides etc) Should be quite. Next time I need a pump i'm checking into it.
aruba5er 05/21/16 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generac generators

I have a in home back up generator and while it's been good to me, my neighbor has the same thing and it's a piece of junk. They where installed within a week of each other. Generac only wants to sell. they have a list of service men that I think don't know anything. The service man came next door too many times and is always changing parts but never gets it right. and you can't talk to Generac, you must call a service man and they don't want to talk to you, they want to come and check it themselves. More money. Thanks, but I'll stick with my hondas. Remember, you get what you pay for.
aruba5er 05/11/16 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water tank plug never seen one like this

Using an eight point socket and adapters to get down to 1/4" i'd use my small Ridgid impact driver. Not too much power but enough to probably break the bond of rust (electroli. I really think that would loosen enough to get it out. I then replaced mine with whatever hardware to but in a 3/4" ball valve. Forever done. Anyone using a 12 point is just kidding themselves. Thats why they make 8 point.
aruba5er 04/30/16 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: How far is it safe to drive on a blown tire?

Remember Johnny Carson, He quipped in California they change tires at 55 mph
aruba5er 04/30/16 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backing TT vs 5er in State Parks

I avoid state parks because they have a rule that there must be a tree, large bush or sign directly across from the camping space you wish to back into. The roads are narrow and the parking space 90 degrees to the road rather than angled. I;ve spent too much time trying to get parked without taking out a fender or scratching the paint to bother anymore. I don't have that trouble in most other states. Heck, the last time in Gulf Shore Al I think you could have parked a 53 ft semi in any spot. Our state has not kept up with the modern demands of the generation using the parks today. They were built for tenting and 16 ft travel trailers. I have a 29 ft fiver and Trailer saver hitch and no slider and can get almost 90 degrees. I really think it's time to develop turning axles on the trailer.
aruba5er 04/20/16 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: mice

snap traps with peanut butter or glue traps work best. Fresh cab did nothing for me. Don't use bait that kills because they may go off (correction) Will go off and die somewhere were they will not be found and you will have a stink. I think I finally found how they got in. The slide out support square pipe is hollow and after sealing that seems that I had none in the RV this past winter. If necessary, open the basement or covering at the bottom of the rv, put in a light bulb and wait until dark and see all the openings. Then seal them.
aruba5er 04/18/16 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Great Light Great Price Seventeen Dollars For Two Lamps

Just got mine $32 for 4 of them. Using them as docking lights for my pontoon.I'll check the screws for tightness before mounting them. They are bright though.
aruba5er 04/17/16 08:40am Tech Issues
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