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RE: Black Tank Leak - questions

I had a severe black tank leak, on a travel trailer that we used to have. Instead of buying a kit, I went to Lowes and bought a can of ABS cement and a short piece of ABS pipe. I used a reciprocating saw to make several cuts along the piece of pipe. I gathered all the cuttings and put them in an old cup. I poured some of the ABS cement in with the trimmings and stirred it up. I had already cleaned the crack as best as I could and scuffed the area around it with a wire brush. I put a couple pairs of disposable gloves on and spread my weld in and along the crack. That was 5 years ago and that tank has not leaked since. this maybe the answer if it is ABS tank, I do read that some of the newer tanks may be polyethylene this procedure will not work with this cement mix. my freshwater(polyethylene) tank leaked and I paid someone to fix it with some type of adhesive, it lasted 1 year. then leaked, I took it out again and welded it up, I took an old big solder iron from my dad and silver soldered a stainless steel disc to the bottom and welded up the tank and it has been good for a couple of years now and has about 118 gallon of water in it right now. I now have fixed other plastic items and will melt in metal screen door wire for extra support. I have gotten pretty good at it not so pretty but strong. Polyethylene tanks are cake to repair! As you found, it is a thermoplastic. Proper welding is to use an extrusion welder with filler rod. You'd be surprised how easy it is to find someone that can do this for you! Your method works, but you are locally thinning and altering the properties of the polymer a bit. When I checked for a repair shop in los angeles there WAS one and they moved out of state, I do have a hot air electric heat welder that you feed the rod into that I found hard to control, I purchased poly rods as filler and built up the area and what I did not mention, I also added a lot of extra support under the tank.
Ed9824v 01/30/15 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank Leak - questions

I had a severe black tank leak, on a travel trailer that we used to have. Instead of buying a kit, I went to Lowes and bought a can of ABS cement and a short piece of ABS pipe. I used a reciprocating saw to make several cuts along the piece of pipe. I gathered all the cuttings and put them in an old cup. I poured some of the ABS cement in with the trimmings and stirred it up. I had already cleaned the crack as best as I could and scuffed the area around it with a wire brush. I put a couple pairs of disposable gloves on and spread my weld in and along the crack. That was 5 years ago and that tank has not leaked since. this maybe the answer if it is ABS tank, I do read that some of the newer tanks may be polyethylene this procedure will not work with this cement mix. my freshwater(polyethylene) tank leaked and I paid someone to fix it with some type of adhesive, it lasted 1 year. then leaked, I took it out again and welded it up, I took an old big solder iron from my dad and silver soldered a stainless steel disc to the bottom and welded up the tank and it has been good for a couple of years now and has about 118 gallon of water in it right now. I now have fixed other plastic items and will melt in metal screen door wire for extra support. I have gotten pretty good at it not so pretty but strong.
Ed9824v 01/29/15 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Noob as noob gets. Non commercial class A license?

now we are talking california only right? sorry, yes that was in california.
Ed9824v 01/16/15 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Noob as noob gets. Non commercial class A license?

I had to take 2 written tests, the Class "C" and the non-commercial Class "A" (same one you will have to take). That was it. Do they have you do the driving test with your rig ?? I was told yes by others not DMV. But why is it that the dealer says nothing about this or even ask to see it before you leave the lot? You have to have insurance. If medical is required, why do I see the drivers that I do. I've seen some that can't even get out of the rig, much less drive it. Dave My friend borrowed a flatbed trailer to make the test easier
Ed9824v 01/16/15 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Compressor

I have used this compressor for years as a builder and home re-modeler, It is quiet and that was the main reason but it also preforms well and has a max pressure of 125lbs. I bring it with me in the winter and it is great for topping off the tires and general use around the campground. http://www.amazon.com/Senco-PC1010-1-Horsepower-1-Gallon-Compressor/dp/B0000AQK78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420854642&sr=8-1&keywords=air+compressor+senco that is what I use in my 5er got it for $5 had no regulator added one and can run off my 1000 watt inverter. I made a 50 foot air hose with 1/4 in plastic line used on air bags and put normal air fittings on for filling my trailer tires and for my truck rolls up and takes not space. I will soon be putting a viar (sp) on my truck with tank and replace the one in the trailer.
Ed9824v 01/09/15 07:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Urgent pull rite hitch help needed

If you Pull Rite is like mine, you can pull the 2 pins that hold the head on the hitch. This way the camper will lift the head up and off the rest of the hitch. Then just put the head back on. this will work as a last resort by pulling the pins on the side of the hitch, but to do it correctly you will need to find the resting place of the hitch and it will release I get it so I see light between the hitch and the trailers pin plate. if it does not release then put in neutral and try to take tension off between the two. If that does not work get some help to try to pull release lever while you move truck slightly back and forth.
Ed9824v 11/25/14 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator gone!

I put my yamaha 3000 on the ground and the ranger warned me of what can happen in that case. that was a few years ago at ventura on the highway, so what I did and you may not like the idea but I have to leave the gen. in the back of the truck at ventura to fit in the site. and I have a bolt that comes from the bottom of the bed of the truck that goes into a hole in the bottom of the gen. and I drilled a hole in the bolt and two flats for the lock to fit. I remove the oil change access door and put the lock on the inside of the gen. can't get to it with a bolt cutter. or grinder which I am guessing they used to cut the cable on yours.. I built a receiver for the back of the trailer and usually mount the gen in the carrier in the receiver and lock it the same way.
Ed9824v 09/26/14 04:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing coax?

My cable was connected to a amplifier. When the amp was turned off it went direct. Lots of loss through that switch. I was surprised it even worked. I just disconnected it from the switch and connected it to the input of the sat receiver, then to the switch. 3rd that
Ed9824v 09/23/14 09:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bed Saver

how much ? simple
Ed9824v 09/19/14 11:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

I have a roll on aluminum 1/4 m00n shaped device and the good tire lifts the bad tire.. I have had a chance to try it out worked great. also cart a 12 ton bottle jack with the screw center. The 12 ton will jack faster then the 20 ton (I do have them as well) and still do the job. At home I have a 5 ton and 10 ton Railroad jack the I am more comfortable with mechanical and nothing to give out.
Ed9824v 08/31/14 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flex Seal; As seen on TV, nine months later

Did not work on a plastic water tank for me. Not much will work on the white plastic water tanks,, But plastic welding. I made a welder from one of my dads old big soldering guns by silver soldering a copper plate to the tip and welded up my water tank so far successfully,one year and 120 gallons and holding. the only thing i would do differently next time would be to embed some metal mesh into the plastic and build it up with more polyethelene.
Ed9824v 07/18/14 05:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

MY boy has that truck with rear air bags and super glide hitch and it pulls his 9k 5th wheel trailer like it is not there only ever issue was the front brakes seem to get hot on really steep grades. pulls better then my 99 dodge diesel with injectors and edge ez. He needs to adjust his brake controller, or check the trailer brakes, if the truck brakes are getting hot. The trailer brakes are supposed to fully stop the trailer by themselves. Lyle Will do that, The Ford has a unbelievable brake/sway controller don't ask how we know. BUT WE WILL GIVE THE TRAILER BRAKES A GOOD CHECK thanks
Ed9824v 07/18/14 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

Just got back form a short 320 mile RT camping trip. I pull a 9000lb 28' 5'er with a 12 Ram 2500 CTD. No way would I want to tow it with a 1/2 ton. My pin is 1800lbs. Not much for 3/4 -1 ton trucks, but a bunch for the average 1/2 ton. Am I overkill? Maybe a little. But towing in Oregon and particularly the Cascade Mtn range, having a 3/4 ton truck makes life easy. I could easily get by with a gasser but only in a 3/4 ton+ truck. Handling and braking are far superior with the big trucks. JMO but the guys that say they tow 8-9000lb 5'ers with a 1/2 ton and feel its great aren't towing in the mtns with steep grades and tight corners. It's one thing to tow that weight with a 1/2 ton over a few rolling hills or on the flats, but put those trucks in a tight situation and the easiness is gone quickly. my boys 1/2 ton ford 2013 ecoboost has 4 wheel discs my Dodge ram diesel 98.5 has only two wheel disc up front 1 ton wheel cyl. in rear with drums.
Ed9824v 07/18/14 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EFI Reset Location?

I have a 2004 Prairie schooner 5th wheel camper that is 31 feet long. Currently I have no power to the outside outlets to the right of the side door. I have checked fuses and none are blown and all other outlets in the trailer appear to be working. I need to find out where the EFI plug reset is located in the trailer. Any ideas? had the same problem mine was reset with one of the ground fault plugs in the kitchen.
Ed9824v 07/13/14 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2013 F150 4X4 EcoBoost w/3.5L & 145" wheelbase

MY boy has that truck with rear air bags and super glide hitch and it pulls his 9k 5th wheel trailer like it is not there only ever issue was the front brakes seem to get hot on really steep grades. pulls better then my 99 dodge diesel with injectors and edge ez.
Ed9824v 07/12/14 09:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Emergency Brakes

I made that mistake years ago on a pull trailer and everything worked perfect,was leaving for vacation after the grave yard shift and left the pin out and came home and all was good. I think as long as the magnets are in contact with metal they will not get fried from the prolonged energization. The brakes themselves do nothing till the disk forces the energized magnetic puck to pull the pads open I think you are good to go amy have taken some long term life out of the batteries though.
Ed9824v 06/01/14 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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