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RE: Which tow vehicle tires?

http://i.imgur.com/aIujb0Fl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/D0NozH3l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/q8Muo7ul.jpg These are off my camper. Found additional 2 of the remaining 3 that had broken belts but had not failed. 22575R16 E. BFG said there was no warranty because they were used on a trailer. Had a broken belt on a tire on my truck while traveling, Local dealer gave me a 50% credit. Paid full price for the other tire on the same axle. Later found that the two original tires on the rear were on the recall list AND the 2 replacements were on the recall list. BFG would not reimburse or give me credit for the 2 tires on the truck that I had replaced while traveling but did give me two new tires for the second set of BFG's. Go to "Consumer Affairs BFG Tires" website and see comments. A word to the wise-anytime you purchase a tire go to the manufacturers website and register them. Dealers should but does not always register them in the event of a recall.
Charlie D. 11/21/14 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whatever Happened to Kipor Generators?

Wrong subject
Charlie D. 11/21/14 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Milk expiration dates

To determine condition of milk we shake it. It will become frothy and that indicates it is still good. Very few bubbles indicate that milk is sour or close to being sour. When son lived in Delaware DIL would but 4-5 cases of Organic milk from Costco. Each case was 3 half gallons and the dates were 4-5 weeks out from date of purchase.
Charlie D. 11/19/14 10:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Skylight Question

Don't use Plexiglass. It is not shatterproof. Use Lexan or something similar.
Charlie D. 11/15/14 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Let's fix football....once and for all

The only way to fix pro football is to eliminate the non-profit status of the NFL. To be clear, the league office of the NFL is non-profit, not the individual franchises who pay Federal taxes on their operating revenues. Why the league office is non-profit, only Pete Rozelle, Paul Taglibue, & Roger Goodell and their Washington lobbyists know for sure, as well as why the league holds an anti-trust exemption. For those who may not be aware of it: when a game is played in the N.O. Superdome the visiting players must pay state income tax on the salary they make for that game. A few years ago the teams and players tried to not pay, the state sued and won. Louisiana wants their fair share.:) In south east Texas a ship yard on the state line with Louisiana has an island claimed by Louisiana. The workers who work on that island have Louisiana income tax withheld and if you live in Texas you have to file a Louisiana state income tax form to get their money back.
Charlie D. 11/12/14 03:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Identify power source

Bobbo-No power to the GFCI prior to the arc at the lamp fixture. Checked it before opening the fixture up. When I found no power at the fixture-same fixture that my voltage detector incorrectly said was no live-my first thought was a tripped GFCI. I did pull the GFCI from the box and there is only 3 wires to it so it does not feed anything. Been busy the last few days but will check the receptacle directly behind the GFCI on the inside wall to see it it was/is hooked to the GFCI. It would make sense that it would be. My original question to all was my idea to turn all breakers off except one. Run a live wire from the breaker to the light fixture and see if any receptacle or switch became live. If it does I should be able to back track the feed location. As I said earlier, all breakers are on and none tripped. No GFCI's are tripped. Every switch in the house has been flipped on and off and never any feed to the light fixture.
Charlie D. 11/08/14 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Bobbo-The wires did arc and then there was no power to the light fixture. Also have a GFCI located on the outside wall near the fixture is no power to it. Tried to trip it but won't trip or reset without power.
Charlie D. 11/07/14 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Niner-Has a sub panel dedicated to a hot tub. 240 V with one Ground Fault breaker to hot tub and another breaker in same panel dedicated to the clock timer for the pool and Polarus vacuum. They work fine. fcooper-Same as one posted by bobbo-requires power at breaker and receptacle/light. to work. Do not have power to light. Neighbor is a master electrician and co-worker of a residential and industrial business. Will ask him when he is available.
Charlie D. 11/07/14 06:16am Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Thanks for the tips. We have verified that all ground faults by testing with a ground fault tester and no breaker has tripped. No tripped breaker or GFCI is what is confusing and concerning.
Charlie D. 11/06/14 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Lot's of conflicting responses: 1) Used a GFCI tester. No lights. Pulled cover and receptacle. No power to GFCI. 2) donn-That's my problem. No power at light. Trying to find why. 3) Niner-Nothing wrong with operator. Remember your comment next time you work on circuits. Although it may be a good idea to use a twist lock on a dead circuit it is not a,ways practical because there is not room to perform the necessary task. All three wires were fed through the center hole on the mounting bracket and hole was approx. 1/2" 4) BLF13-Turning all breakers off and then one at a time will not work. There is no power at the wires to GFCI OR light fixture. 5)Bobbo-Your circuit tester will not work. There is no power to fixture or GFCI. 6)Newman-See comment 5 above. NO power. 7)WA8XYM-Got a better description? Can not find item you describe. LOL, General Contractor here, what I wouldn't do myself, I hired professional licensed Electrical Contractors to take care of. Problem solved, worth what I paid. No idea why you are posting residential wiring here for your son's lighting on his stick and brick in an RV Forum... Perhaps a bit off topic. You say you got no power, yet you got an arc when two wires touched in the light with the junction box out front.... so which is it? Arc = power, at least one leg is hot. You, saying you got no power means the wiring is in need of professional service by someone qualified in electrical residential that know's what they are doing, and has trouble shooting experience. Giving free advice on 110V electrical like this is bad form, in particular if you get hurt from someone else's free advice. Hire a professional. Niner-I hear you.:) Perhaps a little off topic but the tech forum often has topics on electrical not always related to RV.s. My original and subsequent posts said that I had no power when testing with a voltage tester. An arc proved other wise. After the arc there was no power and I am trying to determine why.
Charlie D. 11/06/14 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Lot's of conflicting responses: 1) Used a GFCI tester. No lights. Pulled cover and receptacle. No power to GFCI. 2) donn-That's my problem. No power at light. Trying to find why. 3) Niner-Nothing wrong with operator. Remember your comment next time you work on circuits. Although it may be a good idea to use a twist lock on a dead circuit it is not a,ways practical because there is not room to perform the necessary task. All three wires were fed through the center hole on the mounting bracket and hole was approx. 1/2" 4) BLF13-Turning all breakers off and then one at a time will not work. There is no power at the wires to GFCI OR light fixture. 5)Bobbo-Your circuit tester will not work. There is no power to fixture or GFCI. 6)Newman-See comment 5 above. NO power. 7)WA8XYM-Got a better description? Can not find item you describe.
Charlie D. 11/06/14 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

Buy a Circuit Tracer. Put a Socket to Outlet Adaptor in the light socket. Plug in the tester's transmitter. Take the detector to the breaker box and it will show you EXACTLY which breaker is powering that circuit. I use mine all the time. And I second RJsfishin's suggestion. That only works with a powered circuit. The GFCI and light does not have power.
Charlie D. 11/06/14 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Identify power source

I'd start w/ getting a new voltage detector,...could have kilt you !! Already done. I now double check with a second. I always test a live circuit before and it indicated that it was working.
Charlie D. 11/06/14 11:41am Tech Issues
Identify power source

Son bought a house that is several years old and is updating outside light fixtures. On the far side of the house is a GFCI that has no power. On a brick column near it is a light fixture that I was going to change. Using a voltage detector I found no voltage. I removed the fixture and in the process 2 wires touched and arced. Testing again the wires showed no voltage. I replaced the fixture and then checked the breakers. None tripped. I checked all the receptacles on that side of the house and found that they all worked. Checked every GFCI in the house and they all worked. Checked all switches and they work on all fixtures. I am unable to find the power source for the GFCi and fixture. Any idea on finding the power source. The brick column was added by the previous owner. Unable to find any buried wiring coming from brick column because concrete was poured around it. My next step is to pull cover plates on receptacles on that side of the house to check to see if additional connections are added but I would think that the light should have a switch. I can understand that the GFCI may be wired to the in house receptacle on the opposite of the wall. I have thought of turning all breakers off except one and using that breaker to back feed the light fixture to see if it returned power to a breaker that has no power. Any ideas?
Charlie D. 11/06/14 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: Cooper Discoverer HT3 or Firestone Transforce HT

The OP wants tires for his trailer so traction or wear issues as a truck needs isn't much of a concern. Correct Jim but if anyone is considering the Transforce in the future I consider them a poor selection for a truck tire. 17,000 on my 2013 and tires are at least half gone.
Charlie D. 10/29/14 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: black holding tank repair

If the tank is black it is probably ABS. My previous rig has a 3" long crack at the outlet nozzle. I sanded lightly and put on several coats of JB Weld. Held for the 4 remaining years I had it.
Charlie D. 10/27/14 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Question...

My suggestion would be to get a new one with a long warranty (Ram with Cummins has five year 100k). The other guys, not so much. Check others warranty. My '06 D/a and now my 2013 D/A has a 5 year/100,000 mile power train warranty. Two glow plugs on my 2006 went south. One replaced under emissions. I replaced the second for $40.00.
Charlie D. 10/26/14 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Happy Valley" Becomes "Unhappy Valley" for OSU & PSU

Where are the rest of the LSU supporters? There was once quite a few commentators and supporters.
Charlie D. 10/26/14 04:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: "Happy Valley" Becomes "Unhappy Valley" for OSU & PSU

noe-place, in all actuality, LSU should have won by even a larger margin because the RB's had "Fumbalitis" in the 1st half. Also, agree with you about Kentucky! Coach Stoops need to spend X amount of time during the upcoming practices on proper tackling techniques! On another note, I must have been the only rv.net member that watched Ohio State/Penn State last night! Best, Bags. Has anyone seen a greater defensive effort that LSU put on last night? I still contend that Les Miles can not develop a QB. Mecklenburg, IMO, is the best he has ever fielded. Two interceptions, 2 fumbles and a missed 23 yard chip shot FG. Still a young team and perhaps Jennings will develop into a better QB next year. Bo Moore showed a lack of class when he left the field with time remaining on the clock. Hopefully LSU will not be embarrassed next week.
Charlie D. 10/26/14 07:01am Around the Campfire
RE: PVC vs EPDM roof for 5er

Lot's of good information on the link but EPDM by nature when manufactured is not black. It is a white slightly opaque color. Carbon black is added to many rubber products as a reinforcing filler and UV absorbent. Our church has about 14,000 square feet roof made by Duralast in the link posted and was touted to reduce our utility bills considerably but only reduced it slightly. It was custom made based upon measured dimensions and installed over 1/2" foam sheeting. Much of the sheeting was welded at the factory and that is an advantage as it is better controlled. All seams at the on site installation was hot air welded. I believe that at this point we have a very good roof and better than TPO or EPDM but if I was replacing the roof on my camper I would not necessarily eliminate EPDM. I would not use a TPO roof.
Charlie D. 10/24/14 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
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