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RE: Slide hesitates, sometimes stops

Don't know about your unit, but guessing you're referencing hydraulic slides. Many RVs use an auto-reset circuit breaker in the slide pump power line. These do go bad resulting in a stopping and restarting of operation and will only get worse. I would check to see if you have an auto-reset breaker and replace it. Have had a similar issue on previous Montana and current Redwood. This is the correct response. Follow your positive wire from the battery. It will connect to a breaker (actually two in series) that is connected under a rubber cover. Usually a red cover, and attached to the back wall of the front storage compartment. These suckers go bad frequently. Remove both of them and take them to an auto parts store for replacement. About $6.00 a piece. This is your problem.
Vulcaneer 04/14/14 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I built a clear black tank and tested the Sewer Solution

With that product you can't use your built in flush as you dump... You'd overfill the tank. 3" hose and internal flush is the way to go... A macerator pump/chop jobber doohickey is probably the best if one is ever needed Of course you can use a built in flush with Sewer Solution. I do it all the time.
Vulcaneer 04/14/14 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Surge Protector Reading L1

As soon as you can, find another park. That one is bad news. These types of problems can be very expensive. Consider all the microprocessors in your RV that can get blown out. Air Conditioners, Microwaves, Fridge, Televisions, Computers, Converters, etc.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 09:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Surge Protector Reading L1

Leg 1 of the 50Amp system is dangerously high and over powered. Continued use will damage some expensive components. DO NOT USE POWER FROM THAT SOURCE. Sounds like a bad breaker in that power post. If you need electricity, ask to be moved to a different site with a different power post. Use your Surge protector to test before plugging in. It is doing it's job.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 08:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

Toolguy, You are correct. The padlock goes in the elongated hole and this prevents the wedge from passing by the stop.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

The handle goes through a hole in the hitch carriage. Put the padlock hasp thru the hole. It takes up clearance space in the hole so the handle cannot jump the pawl. I don't have a photo available. Sorry.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 06:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hi there silly question but....

The only real problem is rust. If you see rust starting to appear, then clean it up and repaint that area. Or add some lubrication if unpaintable. Best to remove the hitch if driving in high salt areas. But this time of year in Michigan, you should be just fine.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Ox Bed Saver Doesn't Work on Pullrite Superglide?

I have the Pullrite Superglide and have a bed saver I bought from Butch Services.This device is excellent in my opinion and is reasonably priced.It took me about an hour to install. Been using the same Pullrite Superglide since 2006. Do NOT confuse the Blue Ox Bed Saver with the Butch Service unit. The Butch Service unit will work with the SuperGlide. The Blue Ox unit is very different and may not.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reliability of fiver latch mechanism

In a Pullright, if all is in good shape then the Jaws are designed to be failsafe. They use "wrap around" type jaws. The way they are designed, the pivot point is in such a position, that if the handle release occurs, then the jaws get tighter, since there is pressure on the jaws. This actually happened to me. Bouncing over I20 westbound in LA. The hitch handle bounced over the pawl, and released. The jaws never let loose. I found this had occurred when I went to unhitch at the campground. I installed a larger padlock on the hitch to prevent the handle from jumping over the pawl. All that being said, there are times that damage can happen to a hitch...thru out of (left/right or up down) alignment or etc. In cases of damage, the jaws may not fully capture the pin. It is a RARE occurrence. but it does happen. Very most likely operator error is at fault. But component failure can occur too.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 06:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

From your detailed description you did everything exactly correct but it dropped anyhow which might lead to the suspicion that you did not do everything exactly correct.??????? Everything right...except no pull test. A good pull test...hitch up...raise the landing gear an inch or two off the ground...Manually apply the trailer brakes, and hold them on...lower your tail gate...Put your truck in drive...hit the gas with a sharp short acceleration... If the hitch releases the trailer drops about an inch or two. Because there is no weight on the truck, the truck bounces up a couple inches. As long as you have at least six inches of bed rail clearance, no damage to bed rails or to trailer. But because the hitch released under pressure, you know there is a hitch problem. Re-hitch and do it right. If all is good, then get out...raise the landing gear. Close the tailgate. And go. The hitch is secure. All the visual tests are good. But the only true way to make sure you have a good hitch up, is with a good pull test. For those thinking to just use the Bed Saver as the hitch. The bed saver won't help you when you need to stop quickly. In fact it will cause more problems, in that case. DON'T EVER DO THAT.
Vulcaneer 04/13/14 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dropped Trailer on Bed Rails Today

I hitch up, raise the landing gear and visually check hitch and pin. I note the hitch jaws correctly wrapped around the kingpin. So Dave, Do you think a proper (gear down) pull test might have helped? Chances are the hitch would have released under the pressure of the pull test. And the landing gear could have saved your truck bed rails. Sorry I cannot help with the hitch issues or malfunction.
Vulcaneer 04/12/14 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Golf Cart Forum Questions

If a four stroke, my guess would be bad valves. A compression test is a good idea. But best if you know what the compression spec is for that engine. Otherwise you need to compare compression spec from one cylinder to the next. If more than a 10% differential there is a problem. The noise from behind the flywheel sounds like a bad bearing. But that will not prevent it from running...unless it is seized bearings. If a 2 stroke motor, then likely bad crankshaft seals. Or maybe a clogged exhaust system.
Vulcaneer 04/12/14 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: I built a clear black tank and tested the Sewer Solution

Interesting results, although I will say the water pressure at double the average available to most people had an effect on how well the SS worked. I would also argue that virtually no modern RV has a drain pipe that is a straight shot like that. The flushing effectiveness of the SS would be greatly diminished if the stream had to go through a few bends first. Pretty much the same as the Flush King going thru all the pipe bends. Or any end pipe flushing appliance. The draining capability of Sewer Solution is one benefit. And other benefits are the cleanliness of handling, and storage requirements. Re the water usage...there is a lot of pressure. But not that much volume. I doubt water use is a real concern. A residential toilet uses 1.8 gallons per (liquid/solid waste) flush. I don't hear anyone complaining about water waste for that. About 30 flushes to make 60 gallons. RV toilets use much less water per flush. But I doubt the SS will use 60 gallons of fresh water.
Vulcaneer 04/11/14 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drill Bit Guide

most all drill bits have the size stamped on them. Make your own with a small block of wood. Right but the problem is if the drill ever slips in the chuck the size is then unreadable. :( Then it ain't gunna fit in a drill index either. If using the drill in a hand drill, then caliper measurement is close enough. The hole is going to be a few thousandths larger anyway. In a machining center then the hole will be a lot closer to the drill size.
Vulcaneer 04/10/14 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pullrite Superglide Hitch Problem?

Alright...I may have overstated the hardness of the hit. But you cannot be too timid when backing in. Not hard enough to cause damage. But hard enough to get a good release of the jaw. Another thought might be to remove the hitch plate and turn it upside down on a bench. Then lube up the pivot points well. Just be careful not to release the jaw by hand. It can catch ( and really hurt) fingers. But actuating the jaws after greasing well might loosen things up a bit for you.
Vulcaneer 04/10/14 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pullrite Superglide Hitch Problem?

Make sure you are lined up exactly in line with the hitch. Make the inbox ride up on the hitch plate. BACK IN RATHER HARD AND SOMEWHAT FAST. DON'T BE TOO GENTLE. Be aggressive when backing in. It needs to hit hard. The biggest Noobie mistake is being too timid when backing in.
Vulcaneer 04/09/14 08:32pm Fifth-Wheels
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Vulcaneer 04/07/14 06:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Birds Fleeing Florida!

We own a home in New Hampshire, and a park model in Florida. Pay taxes in both. Does that make us snowbirds in FL? And tourists in NH? We seem to be the minority in FL. We need to learn spanish. Or french.
Vulcaneer 04/07/14 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Regional Weirdness Examples

Apparently in Florida, they pee on trees. If you look hard you can spot them doing it at night.
Vulcaneer 02/20/14 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another inconsiderate RVer rant

"Hey Clark....Schittters full!" Maybe he was Canadian? Gotta wonder though...when my lights are on, I cannot see anything outside my trailer at night. Did you have to look real hard to see him? Next time shine a flash light on him. Right on the "tally whacker." And blow one of those canned air horns, at him. Then scream out..."OH MY GOSH...THERE'S A PERVERT OUT THERE. HONEY GET THE 12 GA." And then watch him pee on himself. Now that's fun that everyone can enjoy.
Vulcaneer 02/20/14 06:42pm General RVing Issues
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