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RE: Tires need a few miles of warmup time?

Try adding or removing 5 psi from the tires, if it makes a difference you have your answer. If not, Terryallan's theory of "settled into towing, and the movements of the trailer become more normal to you" could be correct.
christopherglenn 07/04/15 10:18am Towing
RE: Triple axle question

Other then the 50% upcharge when replacing tires, there is no real downside to triple axle. 99.99% of trailer tires age out, or fail from damage / under inflation. I can't remember the last time I wore out a set of trailer tires on anything camping related within 5-7 years of getting the tires. Jackknife the trailer and anything but a single axle will scrub the tires.
christopherglenn 07/03/15 11:02am Towing
RE: Gasoline Auxiliary Fuel Tank Questions

There are VERY few gas approved transfer tanks, and I have not seen any gas replacement tanks. Years ago the rumor was it had something to do with the EVAP systems..
christopherglenn 07/02/15 10:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CA Central Valley members?

I am just up the road from you, PM if you need help with anything else..
christopherglenn 07/01/15 08:09pm Towing
RE: Running a generator

I wonder if a layer of dynamat or similar would help that enclosure even more, or does the 3/4? inch osb do a really good job?
christopherglenn 06/29/15 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane modifications

The SOCKET goes on the regulator side, the PLUG on the device side. A spare set of each (capped) will keep dirt and bugs out of the connections when idle.
christopherglenn 06/28/15 09:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: What is acceptable for rear settle?

Air bags will prop up the rear and make it level again. The purpose of the WD is to maintain weight on the front axle, the rear is expected to sag, as you are loading it.
christopherglenn 06/28/15 01:17pm Towing
RE: Best way to supplement battery bank?

In a pinch you can use the TV alternator to push a little current into the trailer batteries with jumper cables. I would do this in the AM, when the voltage differential between a running alternator output and the trailer batteries is highest. Let the solar do the bulk of the work over the day. Another (better) long term option is more solar, then you don't have to worry about this again, even on longer trips.
christopherglenn 06/28/15 11:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Allison transmission high oil temp concerns

NO!! DO NOT FLUSH!!! Dump and refill only! Maybe pull the pan and look for anything interesting in it, but do not flush! Allison and GM both say do not do it!
christopherglenn 06/26/15 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How to get power only when ignition is on?

I tapped the wiper fuse at the box with a fuse tap.
christopherglenn 06/25/15 07:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Allison transmission high oil temp concerns

If you hit 260, dump the fluid and replace. Allison spec is 2 dump and fills a few hundred miles apart. would be a good time to pull the two hoses from the side of the tranny and blow out with compressed air (backwards). You may have friction material clogging the coolers. There are two, the primary is a oil to water in the radiator, the secondary is the oil to air in front of the AC condenser. Both need to be clear or you will cook the tranny pretty fast. There are aftermarket oil to air coolers, but at 260 you have far bigger issues - unless the existing cooler is bad.
christopherglenn 06/25/15 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling a 5th wheel on level highway

You need to google your truck or tranny as far as overdrive issues. Some are better then others, and a generic don't do this doesn't apply. GM's Allison's don't care, at stock power levels, I don't know about others.
christopherglenn 06/25/15 06:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Allison transmission high oil temp concerns

"normal" is ambient +100 +-10. Most rebuilders say it should be filled to the BOTTOM of the hot range when at operating temp.
christopherglenn 06/24/15 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keeping 5th Wheel Hitched?

Before getting in the truck - anywhere - when hooked up, I hit the head lights and hazard lights, and do a walk around. If everything is inflated, glowing and some flashing with nothing touching the ground, hanging or loose, we are good to go. My hitch has a safety hitch pin that also attached the break away to the truck, it is visual before leaving as well.
christopherglenn 06/24/15 10:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC help needed

At 14 years old, it is really long in the teeth, a newer unit will likely work better outside of noon to 6 pm, and definitely better between.
christopherglenn 06/24/15 10:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Entering the 5'er World

X chocks & JT Strong Arms. A 12" 4x6 for each jack sometimes helps as well. If your new rig is 50 amp, get a dogbone to convert to 30 amp for those times 50 isn't available. Make sure it has decent tires well under 5 years old, and have fun!
christopherglenn 06/24/15 10:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duramax boost leak?

You are disconnecting the silicone coupler from the turbo, putting a plug with an air supply in its place, and charging to 10-20 psi. This will test all but the turbo to coupler connection.
christopherglenn 06/17/15 04:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converter ran all night

There are many 12 volt loads you may miss, like the propane detector, stereo, and fridge electronics. In addition to the furnace, fans, and lights that you notice. Once the compartment the converter is in warms up (even though the outside temps drop at night) the heat out of the converter can be enough by itself to keep the fan on. Landing gear and slides pull a bunch out of the batteries when you are running, as well as the "missed" loads when traveling. The batteries may have ben at 80 or 90% when you were done setting up. Is your converter loose, or integrated into the braker panel?
christopherglenn 06/17/15 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: solar panel blowout

You *should have 3 fuses, one at each power source. The panel, the controller, and the batteries. Each fuse ~25% bigger then the expected max for charging, but not oversize for the wiring. The panel fuse should be at rated output + 25%, the other two fuses should be panel WATTAGE /10, +25%. As long as the fuses aren't to big for the wiring, that covers all charge controllers - mppt and shunt. Did I mention do not use fuses to large for the wires? Put the fuses as close as reasonable possible to the power sources.
christopherglenn 06/15/15 01:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Want a "bigger" battery but where to put it?

Are you running out overnight, or over a weekend? Maybe a solar panel on the roof (80+ watts) would extend your runtime enough?
christopherglenn 06/13/15 09:07am Tech Issues
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