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RE: Dometic AC 15,000 BTU

Does not ice up. Filters clean. Cools well and compressor only drops off for 1-2 seconds. One of the features,disadvantages, of this unit is there is drop down lights mounted on a decorative wooden fixture that covers what would normally be the exposed part of the unit. Difficult to remove because it is over the island. Bling for the women but not something that attracts the men.
Charlie D. 07/28/17 06:37am Tech Issues
Dometic AC 15,000 BTU

When running my compressor will drop off and immediately restart. Happens randomly and inside or outside temps do not seem to matter Thermostat is Dometic digital set on AU. Fan motor continues to run. Fan speed does not change. On start up fans runs a few seconds and then compressor comes on. When temps satisfied compressor shuts off, fans runs about 5 seconds and then shuts off. Has 2 capacitors, neither show signs of leakage. 50 amp unit running on 30 amp cords and voltage when running is 118. Does not fluctuate. Any ideas?
Charlie D. 07/27/17 02:35pm Tech Issues
RE: new Sailun tires

Looked at some Sailun tires for a car the other day. Made in Vietnam which did not necessarily rule them out. The warranty seems to closely follow well known brands but the last sentence got my attention: WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY • Ride complaints after the first 2/32” of tread wear or replacement of 3 or more tires from the same vehicle will not be accepted. • Premature or irregular wear due to vehicle mechanical deficiencies or failure to rotate the tires at recommended intervals. • Tires on any vehicle registered, and normally operated outside Canada. • Damage from incorrect mounting or dismounting of the tire, incorrect application, water or other material trapped inside the tire during mounting or failure to balance the tires. • Damage from over or under inflation, overloading, fire, theft, and defective vehicle mechanical conditions. • Damage from racing, off road use and misapplication of tire to vehicle. • Damage from abuse, misuse, tire alteration or a tire that has been run flat. • Any tires worn beyond the wear indicators. (Less than 2/32” remaining tread depth). • Flat spotting caused by improper storage or brake lock. • Damage from accident, chemical corrosion, tire alteration or vandalism. • Tire which D.O.T. identification number and/or brand name removed intentionally. • Loss of time or use, inconvenience or any incidental or consequential damage. • Tires used on Recreational Vehicles (For camping & Motor homes, etc.) or in commercial service.
Charlie D. 07/23/17 06:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: running lights ok but no brake or turn signals

I know! I know! GM trucks are different...but... My Chevy has separate fuses for the trailer lights (Running; L-Turn; R-turn; Backup) in an small fuse box on the driver's side kick panel behind the parking brake pedal. PITA to get to and even harder to read the call-outs. ^^^^^^^^^^^Yep-Reason I also posted this but did not know if OP's truck had one. Happened a couple of times so I now carry a few spares of every size. There is also a few spare fuses in that location.
Charlie D. 07/22/17 03:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: running lights ok but no brake or turn signals

Check to see if there is a panel with fuses on the left side of the dash. My truck has a panel there and you must open the door to see the panel. I had a fuse in there that blew and lost those same lights.
Charlie D. 07/20/17 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A warning if you've got a Camco 50 amp replacement male plug

My outside sheath began pulling out of it's original head and I wrapped it with rubber tape that bonds to itself. Sticks to itself and has to be cut off. Seems to have stopped any further pulling.
Charlie D. 07/15/17 10:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My A/C is to old and they don't make replacement capacitors?

Find out where the local residential AC guys buy their parts from. You will find a capacitor there. Bring the old one in and they will match it.
Charlie D. 07/14/17 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: Weird Tire Issue

If that is not the tire with the missing weight check it's balance. Had a tire break a belt suddenly and the faster I drove the more the rear would bounce. Jacked it up and when spinning I could see it out of round. Keep us posted.
Charlie D. 07/13/17 06:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: leaf spring hanger reinforcement

Lippert? Cheap? I like your solution, and it is probably a lot less than the MorRyde bars. I'm curious though. Why did you put the wet bolts in with the zerk fittings behind the tires. Won't that make it harder to get the gun on them to grease them? Most people put the zerks on the inside of the frame to get easy access. Installed mine on the outside. A fitting on a 45 fits my gun just fine.
Charlie D. 07/10/17 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vista

Charlie D...what did you decide to do? At this point I have removed all person data, websites, etc. and installing photos from SD cards that I use on digital photo frames. May try barth's suggestion.
Charlie D. 06/30/17 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: exhaust temp

I have had 2 5th wheels and both have a one piece metal or fiberglass (?) front from the bottom, curves and goes horizontal to the front. No way for that to delaminate. The passage door is insulated but has never shown damage.
Charlie D. 06/29/17 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: AC leak

If leveling would prevent the leak why didn't the seller do so? Sounds fishy to me.
Charlie D. 06/28/17 07:31am Beginning RVing
RE: How much grease for wheel bearings?

See the post by DR Quick titled "grease everywhere" in this same "Tech Issues"
Charlie D. 06/27/17 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: New battery already bad??

Thanks for the new info. NOW, keep us informed of how things go after you begin your trip. I know where Saginaw is and wife's cousin lives there. Don't make me have to drive up there to find whether the new battery did or did not resolve your issues.:)
Charlie D. 06/26/17 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How much grease for wheel bearings?

Over greasing a bearing will make run hot. Best to fill the bearing 1/3 full. EZ Lube Hubs (and bearings) are packed completely full of grease and do not run hot, even in temps well over 100 degrees. Have run at 65-70 for hours in temps of 102-105 and hubs are warm to the touch. Neither of mine were. If they had been I would have removed all the grease and hand packed. A cartridge or 16 oz. tub of grease used correctly will last a lifetime.
Charlie D. 06/26/17 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Hot refrigerator coils...(Fun Finder)

Fans use a t-stat that is attached to the condenser fins. Based in fin temp the t-stat closes to start fan(s) and opens to stop fan(s) Typical temps used are 130*F (close) and 115*F (open)----that is HOT Other temp range t-stats are available. Good point and sometimes those TStats stick and do not operate properly. My unit cam with one fan. I added a second. Gotta remove that heat.
Charlie D. 06/26/17 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: New battery already bad??

Auto Zone and others can test load the battery and check charging system for free. Go ahead and have them use their scangage to check for other issues.
Charlie D. 06/26/17 07:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Black Tank Crack

Managed to drill a hole in my black tank once and found some 2part JBWeld type stuff for plastic/abs etc at HD that can be used even underwater. It hardens nicely and stopped the leak completely. Then covered it with some gorilla tape just for fun. Worked for me. Had crack where pipe joined tank. Used JB Weld in the red and black tube and added several layers at a campground in Indiana. Be prepared to work quickly with small amounts. Sets up fast.Held for the remaining 4 years I owned the rig.. Never had any luck with the plastic putty. Does not work on polyethylene which is what the other tanks were made of. If the tank is black it is almost always ABS. Sanded the area first. DO not get the quick setting. Sets up too fast.
Charlie D. 06/26/17 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vista

Thanks for the suggestions. I have 2 digital frames that have pictures of each of the Grandchildren and another with vacation and special events. When the Hp failed it corrupted the SD card, among other things,and I am trying to reload the card from other sources. I will keep the Dell, and as suggested, keep pictures and such on the Dell for future needs and possible recovery of future hard drive issues.
Charlie D. 06/25/17 07:01am Technology Corner
RE: Vista

Your post is entertaining. If it's old and slow a new OS would just be worse. And of course you don't want to spend a lot of money. As is yours and I may add-useless.
Charlie D. 06/24/17 06:30pm Technology Corner
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