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RE: Sorry, but another Nitrogen in tires question

Just got new tires yesterday and they have a nitrogen concentrator that was not working. I told them that's OK because I would not pay for it anyway. They said it would fill to approx 98%. Before we where done talking about that, a women came in to have a low tire filled and they told her that the machine was broken and it would be ok to put in air. DUH? she paid for Nitrogen, so they should put it in, right? The tires where less than a week old. Now, if you put in air and come back in a week when the machine is fixed, how do you remove the air and leave the nitrogen? Nascar may use N because they haven't the room for air compressors and the like. A bottle of N is easier to move than a compressor and no electric needed. The way they use tires, they sometimes don"t get heated up and they get changed. Think of the Homestead race, 3/4 laps on them and they changed tires.
aruba5er 11/26/14 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: "Now, Do I Look Like I've Got The Word Stupid......?"

Well, it does cost something to have your name put on it. A couple of cents per unit. If you wanted to market that meter, the manufactuer could put your name on it too. Wanderer sounds like a Good Brand. Ain't that something. Like they say "Buyer beware"
aruba5er 11/26/14 11:30am Tech Issues
RE: Winterize in Texas?

Froze the hose and busted the water filter in Big Bend Texas in January. I thought that was as far south as you could go. Global warming my butt.
aruba5er 11/23/14 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Toilet upgrade and chemical question

I recently replaced my old 110 with the 310. Extra height because we have them in our stick home. About 10 minutes to install after the old one was out. direct replacement. Bought the one with the hose also. Got it from RVparts country co. The price could not be beat. Also ordered new steps from them. Now have 4 steps instead of 3. Good people to work with. I never use any chemical other than Rid X in my toilet and the Ridx is GOOD for the septic tank when you dump rather than all the poisons that most dump into the hole. I hate to say this but Camping World needs to wake up because with the internet anybody can shop price and save money. The toilet was over $100 cheaper
aruba5er 11/21/14 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe electric heaters you can run all night

In all the writing, only one other person mentioned the fact that the wiring could be a problem. I for one would never (repeat NEVER ) use an electric heater unless I knew for a fact that the outlet I plugged in my heater into was wired without splice and without being downstream of any outlet that had their wires plugged into the outlets. The method of wiring used in most RV's today is vampire connections which keep the wire intack and just bite into the wire to make a connection. This insures integrity but make a very poor connection at the device you are using. I wired a 120 volt 20 amp outlet into the breaker box and it's the only thing on that breaker. I can sleep without the fear of starting the rv on fire because of a bad connection . Remember, most fires in homes are blamed on electrical. A far as the heater you choose, make sure it's UL approved and use some common sense when using it. No fabrics near, solid base, no extension cords. You are limited by code to 1500 watts so how you get that heat is really immaterial. \
aruba5er 11/20/14 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Sealand 110 Toilet

took around 20 minutes out and in to change it Love the higher seat. POS of seat that came with it hit the dump and I modifyed my old wood? to fit. Had to fool around with the anti syphon thing too. Afterwards I found that Dometic has a wood seat available
aruba5er 11/14/14 05:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Whats so special about Onan generator oil

my 4000 watt onan Emerald about 24/27 years old is still running strong and it gets an oil change once a year with Mobil 1 10/30 Love that synthetic stuff.
aruba5er 11/09/14 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a Fifth Wheel hitch with single, wrap around jaw

Trailer Saver: has the Holland Brinkly Hitch and air suspension and some models have shock absorbers too. You cannot beat this hitch. Expensive but their motto is "our name says it all"
aruba5er 11/04/14 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical issue

older gfci's can be a big problem the newer ones are much better. If 10 years or more older, change it. Also like one poster said, check the outdoor outlet for water infiltration. The cheap rubber gasket that came with the cover is probably leaking. Apply some silicone around the cover.
aruba5er 11/03/14 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical problems with 110V

Disconnect the convertor from everything (remove the wires from the line terminals) and try the breaker again. i know my convertor is NOT the only thing on the breaker that feeds it.If it does not trip the breaker then, it's time to buy a new convertor.
aruba5er 10/23/14 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: DEF addative

If anyone is still reading this, Mercedes require that you use their DEF. I think it's called DEF BLUE. Was talking to a service man at the chev dealership and he said "don"t complain about our price of DEF, a Mercedes has to have their brand and costs about $75 to fill up" True???
aruba5er 10/23/14 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioner Keystone Montana

are you sure it has 2 speeds? my dometic has only 1 speed. My thermo has only auto or on and that is not a speed. a model # whould be great and then you could look up on Google and get a wiring dia and see how many speeds you have
aruba5er 10/17/14 09:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Check your water heater anode!

Ah, the debate rages on: I took out the anode in my heater (not HOT water heater) in 2007 because of stinky water and put a ball valve in it's place. 7 years and still going. Maybe I'm living on borrowed time but the chemical reaction with the local water and ? made the water stink SO bad that on a neighbors advice I removed it and plugged it. Immediately the smell was gone. So I put a drain valve in it's place and can flush the tank quickly and often.
aruba5er 10/17/14 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: PDI charges

I think they have to do a PRE Preinspection. When I got mine home there were 17 issues That were not found by the dealer prior to delivery. 1 was that as soon as water pressure was on a hose blew off the drinking water spout and water everywhere. I could care less what the dealer charges or how he comes up with the price I pay. I want the final "out the door price" and if it would be what I was willing to pay than "done deal" or the next sound would be a DuraMax starting.
aruba5er 10/16/14 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Recycling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Do you know why the gloves where left on the ground. EASY. NO place to put them.People would put them in a garbage can if there was one around. I never see them. I am sure some gloves even go into the drain because people don"t want to carry a filthy glove around. I know I don't. I put them in a used grocery store bag and throw the bag in the back of the truck until I find a garbage dump. Blame the park managment. And while we are the "recycleing bit, when are campground going to do more of it. Most allow everything to go into the dumpster. It really makes me sad.
aruba5er 10/14/14 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Locking hitch pins for 5th wheel hitches?

Buy a hitch like my Trailer Saver too darn heavy for any One or maybe even Two to carry. I install it with a cherrypicker. Never heard of anyone stealing a hitch but there is always the first time. Plus the fact that if installed and not in use the tonneau cover is hiding it
aruba5er 10/14/14 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blocking up a FW

I do: takes about 15 minutes after I have gotten the jack,cardboard to crawl around on and 4 dedicated safety jacks. No big deal. They will be holding up the fiver until February when we take a trip to Al. It will be frezzing cold when I take it down off the jacks but it takes less time to get it down than put it up. I figure it is no big deal and it MAY save tires.
aruba5er 10/10/14 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical Power Issue

sounds like you have shorted out some M O S parts in the surpressor. Sound like it is time for a rebuild. They are usually about the same and the hots goes thru the electronics and to ground so it creates a dead short. My daughter had one blow up due to very high voltage coming to the house and blew the 200 amp main.Fix, replace or repair. Progressive has boards that replace so you don't have to change the whole thing.
aruba5er 10/09/14 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: How much does you RV shop charge?

Too much time is billed when no work is done. going and getting parts is one example.our local dealer charges $105 per hour and if you get 1/2 hour work out of that i'd be amazed. I got into an argument about charges and they said they have to pay for electric and telephone and heat etc. I told them that I had the same bills in my buisness and I come to you, so I had the extra expense of truck and fuel. No, I never returned to them.I think I would rather pay a flat rate charge where you know up front what the bill would be and if it goes right for the mechanic they can make some extra money.
aruba5er 10/09/14 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: BD3 trailer-saver hitch

Don't understand. Upper/lower plates. They use the holland Brinkley hitch and is probably the best hitch around. When they surround the pin and the lever goes behind the little spring loaded pin, nothing it going to seperate the pin from the hitch. The top part of your hitch may set on the housing. I have a teflon plate between the metal. The two parts of the hitch that surround the pin may leave space but those pieces are 1 1/8 inches thick unlike the cheaper hitchs that are 1/2" Don't worry about it you got the best there is
aruba5er 09/30/14 06:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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