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RE: Replacing 1156 and 2057 bulbs or new replacement light kit

Check Amazon. You can get LED bar lights for less money that the ones on the link. They have some with a lifetime warranty and made in the U.S.A..
Charlie D. 05/27/16 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Lippert - You can do better than this.

Something isn't right with your first picture. Are the links thicker than the original? They look thinner than the links on my wet bolt installation. That nut should tighten against the link
Charlie D. 05/27/16 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: refrigerator odors

It is possible that whatever caused the odor has gotten behind the walls or under the bottom of the fridge. I lost power at home for a week while traveling. I opened up what I could and sprayed OdO-Ban-available at big box stores and Walmart. Removed all the odors after several sprayings, rinsing and fan drying. Be sure to look at the tube running from the fridge to the outside for trapped odors.
Charlie D. 05/26/16 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Cannot find a new TOW vehicle with 373 gears

order it or buy a 342 you're not going to notice the difference. This ^^ He is looking for a USED truck
Charlie D. 05/26/16 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Manual or Auto Sliding Hitch

Turning 90 degrees is vastly over-rated. All you can do with the truck in that position is damage the suspension on the trailer by pushing the wheels sideways! Yes Yes Yes. A full 90 degree adds enough stress to possibly damage you 5er and/or hitch. Take a look at the ST tires on a trailer and see the twisting they get. If using LT tires, they are not as forgiving and creates even more stress.
Charlie D. 05/23/16 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is 12v constant from hitch actually necessary?

in my rig that operates a residential fridge off an inverter while we're traveling. You think I should disconnect MY trailer batteries from the tow vehicle? SMH. RustyComment was not directed at your RV but does the battery really die in less than 24 hours? I would have more battery. Only need about 10 volts for 20 seconds in an emergency. That's the point we are trying to make. How does one know the battery is not below the volts needed to activate the trailer brakes. Most of us have no idea of what the charge level is at any time. Before leaving any campground I check my battery voltage level via the panel in the camper and with truck and shore power disconnected. Buddy of mine complained that his house battery was almost dead after a day of towing. He did not have the fuse installed in his truck to provide power to the camper cord.
Charlie D. 05/13/16 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended warranty on a 2009 5er?

Check the terms of the contract. Many require you to have annual inspections on all items to which you have to pay. Failure to do so may void claims.
Charlie D. 05/13/16 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: my first disappointment

For a feature that was supposed to enhance road safety, DRL sure created a serious hazard. Since they come on with the engine, many drivers take off at night not realizing they did not turn the light switch on to have full lighting power in the front, and more importantly, any kind of tail lights. Or they keep driving past twilight thinking the lights are on all around -- same result. DAshlight should be a clue but seemingly that's not enough. Cars built since ca. 2010 have a daylight sensor that eliminates this problem, but there are still many older cars, and distracted drivers, on the roads. GM has had auto headlights since late 90's? Yes-Had me concerned when when they first started doing this but I have never had an issue.
Charlie D. 05/13/16 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which brand of def fluid.

I'm curious if anyone has seen DEF dispensers at the auto diesel aisles? I have seen the nozzles at Buckee's. They have a huge number of pumps and a truck lane just like truck stops except none of the large, capacity nozzles. They don't let 18 wheelers on their lot. Posts about filters crop up regularly. Has anyone seem filters being replaced at any of the truck stops? How about regular stations regularly used by cars?
Charlie D. 05/13/16 07:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Is 12v constant from hitch actually necessary?

If you start fully charged and always arrive at the destination with power to plug in then no go ahead and pull the fuse. If and ONLY if you know that your battery (ies) will not discharge below voltage needed to apply brakes to your rig if it should become detached. How is one to know if the batteries are being discharged below the safe level while driving without charging thus shortening their life?
Charlie D. 05/13/16 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert Never Fail Bushings Is Lippert Using Them At Factory

If you are getting wet bolts go ahead and get the entire package. It includes the EZ Flex
Charlie D. 05/12/16 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Lippert Never Fail Bushings Is Lippert Using Them At Factory

Lynnmor, on the Dexter kit I just purchased they show installing the bolts so the grease holes are on the sides of the bolts or horizontal so that should have prevented the issue your having getting the bolts to take grease. Yes you can pump grease into the zerk and right out the ends thru the clearance. The tight side, where the grease is needed, will not get anything. They make product to sell, and they didn't want complaints about greasing problems. The hole in the bolt should be opposite the pressure point so the comment made by tinner 2002 is correct. Anyone installing the wet bolts should try to inject grease through the bolt before installing. There has been reports of holes not drilled deep enough for grease to come out. The idea of making a figure 8 or other grease channel is a good idea.
Charlie D. 05/11/16 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: old rig

Why is an A/C Unit hanging out of the bedroom emergency escape window ? :B Surely you don't think it is for anything other than outside temperatures.:h Had to do with your statement that everything but water heater still worked........ PLUS Emergency escape is blocked........that too me is a bone-head move in an RV Not sure blocking the Emergency Exit is bone headed.:B During the PDI on that rig the tech. said :"This is the emergency exit" He then proceeded to show us how it worked and then said "Good Luck trying to use it>"
Charlie D. 05/11/16 03:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: old rig

Why is an A/C Unit hanging out of the bedroom emergency escape window ? :B Surely you don't think it is for anything other than outside temperatures.:h
Charlie D. 05/11/16 08:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: old rig

Came with a single AC and when towing during hot weather it took forever to cool off. This is east of Galveston so it heats up during the day
Charlie D. 05/11/16 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
old rig

In June 2006 we went to Dixie RV in Hammond, La. and bought our 1st 5th wheel. In 2012 on the way home after a 5 week trip with friends to Montana and many other points we stopped in Tyler, TX for a few days. There we traded it in for our current unit. Wednesday in Bolivar, TX. I noticed the unit in the pictures. Went over and spoke to the owner. He purchased it a year ago and is the 3rd. owner. The fifth wheel in the pictures is the same one we purchased 2006. We visited 26 states, many with friends, and over 40,000 miles and created countless memories. It is truly a small world. Don't see many Holiday Ramblers but I recognized it from a distance. It was a great rig except for tires. A little banged up but the owner said everything still works except the water heater. https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13151589_10207121992381374_7810337647975799881_n.jpg?oh=7dd9e4ad8b8a75805622eda1e993ccf0&oe=57DF993F width=640 https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13124949_10207121992581379_1357717480524287471_n.jpg?oh=ca61ecc9e6bbcc65b9674be8626c2ae1&oe=57DC9015 width=640 Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
Charlie D. 05/10/16 08:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power landing jacks

Mine wiggles.Check to make sure all the fasteners on the system are tight and then ignore the noise and movement
Charlie D. 05/10/16 12:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM Recall, Stop driving it

GM should be REQUIRED to either provide a loaner vehicle (theirs or a rental) until the truck is repaired, or to buy back the truck at full selling price. I agree and although the article did not say so the warranty on my 2013 2500 D/A and 2014 Impala provides a loaner any time it is in the shop over night or if I am inconvenienced. I believe that may be standard with the other manufacturers.
Charlie D. 05/08/16 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling Duramax owners 1st trip with camper bad fuel mileage

Nah, 65MPH will put you around 1700RPM on the Dmax which is about the sweet spot for towing a 10klb load with that motor on flat ground. If he was towing at that speed in 6th at 14-1500RPM the yes he would be lugging it which doesnt help with mileage. Yep My 2006 and 2013 D/A run 1700 Rpm between 55-65.
Charlie D. 05/08/16 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do they put seam tape on slide roofs instead of caulking

Previous rig had Eternabond over the joint where the slide wall met the rubber. Never had a problem with the seals NOT flipping. Seems to help them flip.Not so with current rig.
Charlie D. 05/08/16 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
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