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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
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
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