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RE: Blackstone Report

Comments from Blackstone: CHARLES: Oh, copper, why do you increase like that? It came back up in this latest sample, and though it might just be something we have to learn to live with, it could potentially show a problem (especially with iron somewhat elevated). It's possible we're still seeing some lingering wear-in metal, but that's not going to explain the increases. For now, we'll just see how it trends in the future. Potassium was high, but without much sodium, we doubt it shows coolant. It could be related to the EGR, maybe a flux compound. The TBN was strong at 6.3. Sorry-Unable to provide a better copy. I scanned to a file on my computer and the copy was very good and then used the RV.Net photo posting link to move to my post. The copy did not come over very well. I downloaded as a PDF, deleted my name, address and phone number but it will not open on the RV.Net photo posting link. It will open if I do not edit the original email. I can provide a good copy if anyone has a tip on how to post from my email I would give it a try. Larry: Silicon was 31 first oil change, 13 second oil change, this oil change is 9 Rotella T 15W40 is the only oil used.
Charlie D. 03/27/15 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
Blackstone Report

Opinions on Iron and Copper from Blackstone Report. http://i.imgur.com/vPJ4oYal.png
Charlie D. 03/27/15 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question for tire experts

Wouldn't hurt to jack up the rest of the tires and give them a spin and see if there is any wobble.. I did that after a BFGoodrich blowout and found 2 tires with broken belts
Charlie D. 03/26/15 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: (My) very first blow out .

Here is one. Complete tread separation and minor damage to Camper. Two more with busted belt. All at the same time. BFG Commercial T/A's. All at the same tire. IO posted pictures and BFGoodrich would not honor any warranty because they were on a trailer. That being said, I replaced them with Firestone LT's.
Charlie D. 03/26/15 05:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: HP Lap Top will not load.

I have had problems with my HP laptop booting when I have external USB drive connected. The drive has its own power cord, but something stops the boot when it is connected. I did not see any indication you have anything else connected to laptop, but if you do, try disconnecting them. If you can get into setup, check the BIOS settings. WINNER!!!!!I had shut it down> After I read this post I disconnected the portable hard drive, pushed the start button, turned to the other computer, checked a few emails and when I turned around it was asking for my password. I am a happy camper. Thanks to everyone for their help.
Charlie D. 03/25/15 07:52pm Technology Corner
RE: HP Lap Top will not load.

Quite frankly, OPer...if you can't get the lap top to open up, you can't do the things everyone is saying to do....right? or am I reading wrong. Sounds like trip to repairman. :( You are correct. Nothing but the HP logo with the stupid circle turning endlessly. Left it alone for 24 hours and finally turned it off. I do have a portable hard drive attached. Will try a boot up without it. F* on start up does nothing.
Charlie D. 03/25/15 07:37pm Technology Corner
RE: HP Lap Top will not load.

I manually restarted after several hours.
Charlie D. 03/24/15 07:33pm Technology Corner
HP Lap Top will not load.

HP 15 Lap Top. It was asking for permission to restart after performing downloads. I agreed and manually restarted. Since then it had brought up the HP logo screen and a circle under it performing continues revolutions. It has been doing that for hours. I tried a hard restart, after several hours I manually shut it down, removed the battery and power cord. Held the start button for 15-20 seconds, re-installed the battery and plugged the power back in. Same problem. Ideas? TIA Windows 8.1 Light indicates it on, Wi-Fi indicators is lit and I heard the hard drive runing
Charlie D. 03/24/15 06:09pm Technology Corner
RE: E-Z Flex ?

Yes-as post above you said there are two movable parts. Should have grease fitting in the top. If no fittings, rub your finger on the top and there should be threaded holes. If it has no holes for the Zerks, then I would say that you have a defective set.
Charlie D. 03/24/15 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: E-Z Flex ?

There is one hole in each bolt and 2 on the EZ Flex. If you decide to change, grease the Zerk before installing to ensure the hole was drilled all the way through. Bolts are serrated and not designed to be turned. You have to drive them out. Remove Zerk before trying to drive the, in. I tightened the nut slightly before each hit and the bolts went in easier.
Charlie D. 03/22/15 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: E-Z Flex ?

The wet bolt kit comes with bronze bushings to replace the plastic ones that wear through in a year or so. IMO, the bronze bushings and bolts will last a lifetime on most rigs with a once or twice shot of grease each year. The shackles are twice as thick and heavy as the OEM.
Charlie D. 03/22/15 02:14pm Tech Issues
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

There is no "plate" to indicate to a casual observer that the trailer has or has not been inspected. It is a clear decal about one inch by 2 inch located where the vertical side and horizontal floor meet on the drivers side of a fifth wheel. Not visible when driving by in the highway. I almost never notice mine because being clear, the writing is about the only thing seen.
Charlie D. 03/22/15 07:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.7 Cummins Non DEF vs Newer DEF Trucks

Since this post has been hijacked so badly I have a question. My 2006 D/A had the dipstick on passenger side. My 2013 has the dip stick on the drivers side. Do I have the Aisin?;):h
Charlie D. 03/21/15 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 5th Wheel Owner Rear Suspension Rough When Towing?

Sounds like the truck was nearly or just on the overloads. You really need to scale everything both as is and truck only to get an accurate picture. Doubt that he is overloaded pulling with a 1 ton and 32' 5er. From his sig tag it's a 3/4 ton: 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Crew Cab Cummins 6spd Auto And you are correct.:S
Charlie D. 03/20/15 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New 5th Wheel Owner Rear Suspension Rough When Towing?

Sounds like the truck was nearly or just on the overloads. You really need to scale everything both as is and truck only to get an accurate picture. Doubt that he is overloaded pulling with a 1 ton and 32' 5er.
Charlie D. 03/19/15 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cable onslide out?

Wouldn't have one. I have also "heard" stories of problems with them. When in a campground I will often look at slides. I see some with frayed cable and a number of them have torn wipers where the cable has cut them.
Charlie D. 03/19/15 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 chevy 1 ton dually

I use all AC Delco filters for oil,air and fuel. You may want to get a fumoto valve(for your oil pan), makes it easy to drain the oil. there is also a wrech to remove the water separator from the fuel filter that helps,doesnt chew it up like channel locks. Changing the fuel filter is not hard but you will need to remove the wheelwell liner to get at it easier. Dont forget the external trans filter (has a magnet inside on the top of the filter that you clean and reuse) you must have the allison trans if you have the duramax. do not buy the trans filter from a dealer they will charge three or four times what you can find it for on line, I pay around $10 for the oem trans filters.JUst take your time the first changing the fuel filter it is a good thing to know how to do in case you ever get bad fuel or have a problem on the road. Check out dieselplace.com good fourm for the chevy's. I carry a spare fuel filter and water separator with me in the truck just in case. my older truck also has 11 grease fittings not sure about the newer truck Good Luck Same Here. Be aware that their are Chinese transmission filters being sold for the transmission. Looks identical down to the paint color. Goggle for the filters and buy on line. Lot's of sellers but you can use them to obtain best prices. I also keep spare fuel filter in my truck at all times.
Charlie D. 03/18/15 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax and Blue Def

I had to replace both nox sensors at around 40,000 miles. They were covered under warranty. The GM dealer asked what def fluid I was using. Had been using Blue Def from Walmart, he said that Blue def was causing problems with the sensors and recommend either GM or Flying J. Has anyone else had good or bad results? Flying J sells the same Peak DEF in containers as Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart does sell their brand of DEF for a few bucks less and I did not check it for labeling. I would think Wal-MArt would be very careful about following specs. for a private label product.
Charlie D. 03/18/15 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: prime time mfg

If it has a Darco wrap or tape on the bottom of any slides you will be sorry.
Charlie D. 03/16/15 05:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: TX RV and trailer owners are in trouble.

Bought a new Starcraft from a dealer in Denver on March 6th and drove it home to west tx. They charged me Texas state and county taxes and had be sign Texas paperwork. I wonder if they're going to require an inspection before sending plates? When I moved back to Texas several years ago I had to have my 5er inspected before they would issue plates.
Charlie D. 03/15/15 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
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