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RE: Shurflo Extreme 5.7 Water Pump

The original 5.7 was a great pump, but the supplier for the electronics went out of business around 2008. SF was never able to find a replacement that worked. Generally, when the 5.7 fails (even the original version)it gets VERY hot, hot enough to set anything that might be touching the pump on fire. I can tell you this because of a first hand experience. If you are still using a 5.7, you are really taking a chance on something bad happening.
haddy1 01/15/17 10:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SHURflo pump over heating....

I don't recall the model numbers, but I think that you have a pump model that has been discontinued. It gets hot because the electronics are failing and tripping the internal thermal switch. I had a SF 5.7 that got so hot it melted some wires and a hose that were touching it. GET RID OF THAT PUMP ASAP, before you have some serious damage.
haddy1 01/04/17 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

I actually live about 5 miles from Babler State Park. While it's a nice place, reservations can be tough during the summer. My first choice would be Lakeside RV park in St. Peters (St. Charles) which is run by the city. It's fairly new and very close to the freeways that will take you to other attractions. Most importantly it's nowhere near the "war zones", so it's safe.
haddy1 12/20/16 03:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

I don't recall ever seeing a high pressure auto changeover regulator. Therefore, I believe that Alid has provided your most practical answer. Tee or otherwise connect to your low pressure plumbing.
haddy1 12/16/16 04:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help with external propane supply.

I'm not understanding your problem. To the best of my knowledge, OPD refers to the valve, not the connection. All of the newer portable tanks with OPD valves will have an ACME thread. Many of those valves also have a POL thread on the inside. If you are concerned that the available hoses have a flow restriction device, that shouldn't cause a problem because they don't reduce pressure but simply restrict flow if the hose were to break. BTW they are usually removable, but I won't advise you to do so. You can find many hoses with ACME connections on one end and either a reverse flair or NPT fitting on the other end.
haddy1 12/12/16 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat water pump bearing

When I owned a 3126, I added an extension hose to that fitting and secured it to the breather pipe so I could lube from the bottom.
haddy1 12/09/16 12:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Costco Auto Program

I tried it once about 4 years ago. The dealer would not give the Costco price over the phone. When I went to the dealer, the Costco price was higher than others that I already had on the internet from other dealers. I doubt that I will waste my time the next time I need a new vehicle.
haddy1 11/28/16 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Magnum Inverter

looks like bottom up. Now would you recommend the fuse and shut off be near it or on the other side of the wall by the batteries, Thanks everybody Actually, it should not have a shutoff. Most are wired directly to the batteries. That way the charger will work any time that you are connected to shore power.
haddy1 11/07/16 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnum Inverter

FWIW, Tiffin Motorhomes installs almost all (if not all) bottom up in the ceiling of the basement compartments. No issues that I know of.
haddy1 11/07/16 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank flush stopped working

The holes in the flush head are way too small and will eventually clog. You need to remove the flusher from the tank and enlarge the holes to 3/32 or slightly larger.
haddy1 10/04/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moving Furnace Over

The ducting and propane lines should be fairly easy to take care of. I see the bigger problem as it making it look decent on the outside where you have to move intake and exhaust in the outside siding. Bill I agree. The outside is where you are going to run into MAJOR PROBLEMS.
haddy1 09/30/16 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Months RV Trip - Trailer tow van behind RV or buy Dinghy?

You are going to go many places that simply don't have room to store a full trailer. My suggestion would be to buy a used Wrangler to tow. They are easy to tow and keep their value.
haddy1 09/16/16 05:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Trailer brakes are 'locked'

Another possibility is water in the break away switch is causing it to complete the circuit.
haddy1 09/02/16 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: best through st louis

There is only one way around, the 270/255 loop.
haddy1 08/20/16 02:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: best through st louis

St. Peters has a very nice new (and safe)city RV park. I personally wouldn't want to stay any closer to the "war zone".
haddy1 08/20/16 12:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: DirecTv Local Spotbeam Maps

Most of the spot beams are anything but round and they vary by satellite. That means that the coverage for SD and HD will be different. For example, I can receive the STL HD locals as far south as Red Bay, AL and north at least to Davenport, IA which is a distance of at least 750 miles. However, I can only go west about 200 miles and still get a signal.
haddy1 08/11/16 11:42am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTv Local Spotbeam Maps

They are available on the dbstalk website. The maps interface with Google Earth.
haddy1 08/09/16 02:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Upgrade water pump wiring?

A 3 volt drop across the pump terminals is too much. The easiest fix is to install a 30 amp automotive type relay. I was able to reduce the voltage drop on my coach to around .5 volts using this remedy. No it isn't. Not for the purpose which the pump is intended; that is , intermittant low volume use. What exactly do you think you accomplished with your modification ?? Now you could probably use the pump to water the grass on your lot for a couple of hours at a time; so what ???? If you want to argue about this issue, argue with Aquajet or Shurflo. I simply followed their installation instructions.
haddy1 08/03/16 06:44am Tech Issues
RE: Upgrade water pump wiring?

A 3 volt drop across the pump terminals is too much. The easiest fix is to install a 30 amp automotive type relay. I was able to reduce the voltage drop on my coach to around .5 volts using this remedy.
haddy1 08/01/16 12:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Salinas to Santa Rosa via 101

Don't even think about 101 through SF. Use 280 and 19th Ave. My preferred route would be 101 to 85 and then 280. That will avoid some congestion in San Jose and is also a much prettier route. Rt. 85 has a "no trucks" restriction, but that doesn't apply to RV's.
haddy1 08/01/16 12:20pm Roads and Routes
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