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RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

I'm getting ready to put a new larger differential cover onto my TV differential WHY? You think you know more than the engineers who designed and built your truck? leave it alone and follow the manufacturers requirements regarding type of fluids and change intervals. It's not doing less than or worse than as engineered, it's doing more for the life of the drive axle. More oil for cooling, longer change interval, temp probe port, magnet, drain plug. What's wrong with more? Running below designed temps is not always a better thing... In order for the aftermarket cover manu's to claim that its better they would have to do as much testing as the OEM and I'd be willing to bet they don't have the funding or manpower to do that...
YamaDooed 04/28/16 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Removing tires

So I take my 5500lb trailer and drive one 3500lb axle up on ramps and take 2 tires off rated at 1820lbs each is the safest???
YamaDooed 04/27/16 01:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

If you don't run the heat much in the camper I'd say for most the 20lb tanks are fine... I ran the numbers quickly and a short fill 20lb exchange cylinder x2 gives you a whole 7 gals... Where a normal 30lb refilled cylinder gives you 13.6 gals so about half the volume is about what you get... Why bother converting to gallons? 2 x 15 lb short fills is exactly equal to 1 x 30 lb large cylinder properly filled. (The pound capacities are net capacities, and already take into account the needed headspace. A 20 pound cylinder would hold about 25 pounds if improperly filled to the very tippy-top...and vent some of it the moment it got at all warmer.) I always convert to gal as a habit b'cuz no one charges me per pound only $ per gallon :)...
YamaDooed 04/27/16 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

If you don't run the heat much in the camper I'd say for most the 20lb tanks are fine... I ran the numbers quickly and a short fill 20lb exchange cylinder x2 gives you a whole 7 gals... Where a normal 30lb refilled cylinder gives you 13.6 gals so about half the volume is about what you get... :h When my 30# tank is empty it will take 7.1 gallons for a total capacity of 14.2. Sorry my Manchester cylinders only hold 6.8 gal...
YamaDooed 04/27/16 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: 0-20 Weight Oil

I switch to synthetic and a quality filter and bump my oil change to once a year or 10,000 miles whichever is first...I spend less time and the cost is less than buying 2 dino oil changes...
YamaDooed 04/27/16 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing tires

I put the jack under the axle pivot and then put jack stands under axles to do one side at a time...
YamaDooed 04/27/16 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Switch from 30 lb. to 20 lb.propane tanks?

If you don't run the heat much in the camper I'd say for most the 20lb tanks are fine... I ran the numbers quickly and a short fill 20lb exchange cylinder x2 gives you a whole 7 gals... Where a normal 30lb refilled cylinder gives you 13.6 gals so about half the volume is about what you get...
YamaDooed 04/27/16 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Upgrading to an electric tongue jack

I would size a Barker VIP 3500 with the 24" stroke for your setup...
YamaDooed 12/09/15 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Colorado Truck of the Year again!!

For a new styled truck the 1970s ugly pinch weld under the rocker panels shows like a pimple on a supermodels backside...
YamaDooed 11/21/15 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: haggling on camping prices

Best line is honestly simple. "Do you offer a cash discount?" And...For those who want to pay full price there's MasterCard.
YamaDooed 06/11/15 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: trailer hitch on front of a motor home

Even though you can see it better.. Its not all that much easier trying to maneuver a trailer and backing up around the ramp and a lot on the front of a vehicle. I would build something to just attach to the trailer to better see it in the mirrors for backing. I'm sure you could even make it removable.
YamaDooed 06/09/15 07:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Renting provisioning kit

To outfit an RV I would just go to a couple garage sales you should be able to get everything for a couple bucks.
YamaDooed 06/09/15 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: X- Chocks , kinda

I've read with interest all these X chock threads but, one question keeps popping into my head. What happens when you forget to remove them and drive away?? It looks like if you did that it would damage your TT or tires. I forget my cheap orange chocks all the time. It never hurts anything. I just go opps, and then go back and pick them up. With the 4 trailer tires locked up you cant just drive forward away and over the chocks.
YamaDooed 06/05/15 08:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Making sure I have this right?

The only issue is that #8 is not enough for 50 amp service, that will have to be fused at 40 amps (which would be fine, really). #6 is what is required for 50 amps. Not correct. #8 wire is rated for 50 amps as long as the terminations at the breaker and the pedestal are rated 75 deg C. Virtually all modern breakers are 75C rated. You will need to check the temp rating of the pedestal terminals. That said, if the feeder length is much over 50 feet you will start getting excessive voltage drop at full load. 8-3 NM-b is only rated for 40a so technically your both right. :)
YamaDooed 06/05/15 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: how do I undo these hoses?

I make sure to release the water pressure first then I use a small adjustable wrench held flat and slide down the hose to depress the ring and make sure to pull hose after depressing ring not before.
YamaDooed 05/29/15 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Vortex fan install Wiring Questions

I'm not sure why they needed to run two wires down the wall to the new fan switch. You normally only need to pull one black wire from the new switch to the new fan wire. (with a wall switch my option would be to bypass the new fan pushbutton switch) The 12v + is already at the bottom of the existing light switch and needs to be jumpered to the new fan switch. The 12v- just gets connected in the ceiling. I assumed from the original post there was no existing wall switch. Therefore, he would need a wire going to the switch and one coming from the switch to the fan. Not two SETs of wires, just two wires. Converting a Light/ Fan with independently controlled switches only requires three wires a 12v+ feed and two switched legs. In the reference post pics that mod was done with four wires one being lamp cord. There's no need to add a 12v+ down from the ceiling and back up when there's a 12v+ already at the light switch. :)
YamaDooed 05/29/15 07:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Vortex fan install Wiring Questions

For a existing bathroom fan replacement you would just connect the vortex 12v- white wire to the 12v- white wire already in the ceiling. Then from your new double switch there should already be a 12v+ that need to be a small jumper over to the second switch and then pull a black wire up thru the wall to the Vortex and connect at the red wire nut location. Also make sure to remove the pushbutton black wire from the red nut at this time.
YamaDooed 05/29/15 07:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Vortex fan install Wiring Questions

I'm not sure why they needed to run two wires down the wall to the new fan switch. You normally only need to pull one black wire from the new switch to the new fan wire. (with a wall switch my option would be to bypass the new fan pushbutton switch) The 12v + is already at the bottom of the existing light switch and needs to be jumpered to the new fan switch. The 12v- just gets connected in the ceiling.
YamaDooed 05/29/15 07:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ordering tires

I've never found any larger size tires cheaper on the internet with mounting balancing shipping or tax than my local tire stores. Plus all have included free lifetime rotation and balancing.
YamaDooed 05/29/15 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Mr. Heater Buddy use question!

The best suggestion and safest would be to fix the RV furnace.
YamaDooed 05/29/15 06:31am Tech Issues
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