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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
RE: Generac IQ2000 (Long winded report)

Generac makes a fine product , but when it comes to service, forget it. I and my neighbor have whole house units. mine has worked without trouble for years and he has had more than his share of problems. They will not talk to the homeowner, just say call a service co. Most of the time the service co doesn't know a hill of beans about the unit. As far as the Generac generator, I think they are Johnny come lately and really did not spend a lot of time on R&D. Just because they are cheaper does not mean they are any good.
aruba5er 04/15/16 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: LED Interior bulbs

Notice it cannot be used for 13vDC RV may get hot and burnt out> I wish they would list the Lumens ( a measure of briteness) anybody can make and sell a LED but how brite is it?
aruba5er 04/10/16 10:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer is tripping a GFI in my garage....

I had a case a year ago That left me bewildered. The water heater element was shot and I disconnected the hot wire to the element and the gfci still tripped. Only after I disconnected the white neutral wire did the gfci not trip. I replaced the element and all was good. Normally the neutral will not trip the gfci. SO disconnect both wires
aruba5er 04/06/16 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: Can I paint cooktop with BBQ paint? Or perhaps enamel paint?

It is probably stainless steel (a cheap grade with less nickel that can rust) take a drill motor and a rotary brush, maybe an inch wide and buff the h out of it and then apply the brush straight down to make a pattern of swirls. I think you might like it. Paint won't last.
aruba5er 04/06/16 09:06am Tech Issues
RE: Should stove regulator leak at vent?

NO NO NO and NO. the diaphragm is shot. Replace the regulator.
aruba5er 03/29/16 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: led taillight replace

a friend bought a slew of 1157 replacement bulbs and the stop lites where all clustered at the top of the bulb while the tail lites where on the circumferance. and in his case the bulb went in horizontally, from left to right and right to left and the light shone sideways and did no good as a stoplight. Money wasted. I have added some LED tail light to my camper, higher, above the factory ones because when I carry bikes they are covered and the factory lights are then covered also. But, if you don't need it, why spend the money? The factory lights are more than adequate.
aruba5er 03/29/16 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Outstanding DEF Mileage

chev 2500HD doesn't have a guage so you get a dic readout then you fill it. No big deal. It is so unreiable, one start and it says 630 miles and the next time it's 1200 miles. the first time it goes off I start looking for DEF. I get it locally for $1.79 bulk and I figure it's fresh as all the truckers now need it
aruba5er 03/28/16 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnaces. Very inefficient!

they make a 2 stage furnace that would go a long way toward better efficiency. Small burn for a longer time so less cyclying. BUT, it's all about COST. Can you make it cheaper? They could make a high eff furnace but think cost and how many people would buy it. A lot of you said you don"t use the furnace. I use electric whenever possible. So we are not a good candidate for a high eff furnace.
aruba5er 03/14/16 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Finished the disc brake conversion

isn"t it funny how well they stop, but yet the trailer makers still continue to use the same old technology that Henry Ford had on his model A ? If they used disc on the new trailer they could apply the cost to the trailer and probably cost you(the end buyer) $100 or less. I put my discs on about 9 years ago and love them, but, I wish I had gone with the stainless rotors. My feeling at the time was "I'm never going into water like a boat so why spend the money? Well, they sit around a long time between uses over winter and are really rusty, but after a short time they are scrubbed clean.I guess I worry too much.
aruba5er 03/14/16 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing our trans filter in preparation for a long trip

I'd wait until I got back. What happens if you develop a leak in a few days while on the road. If it ain't broke (you know the rest)
aruba5er 03/09/16 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Breaker panel question

Affirmative Action? that way you got the whites, blacks and reds covered Blues I don't know about.
aruba5er 03/09/16 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generator needed but what size and kind

I'd buy one Honda and try it first. I bought 2 and they will run the a/c but The few times I needed it the a/c wasn't large enough to cool the camper. 97 deg. I now carry just one, mounted on the rear bumper and it's large enough to power the microwave and make coffee. If your find you need (really need) 2 then buy 2. I met a guy who had 2 mounted in a aluminum tool box on the rear bumper and included fuel tank. Really a good looking setup. Don't forget the extended fuel tank which you can make. I use mine all the time. Check prices b4 buying. CW is NOT cheap. I got mine at a local dealer for $850 tax paid and gassed and serviced ready to go. (each) If you go honda and 2 then check into Reliance parallel kit for Honda $109 at RV Parts Country . com Includes a 30 amp outlet and breaker built in. no da*n twistlock adapters really a neat system.
aruba5er 02/29/16 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
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