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RE: Cooling Unit Out of Order

Would it be better to just have the cooling unit replaced at $1200 than to replace the refrigerator at $1500? The trailer is in good condition. My husbands parents are the original owners. The doors and tires have just been replaced. The roof needs resealed, but we are doing that ourselves. A dealer diagnosed the problem with the refrigerator. The freezer is cooling down, but the refrigerator is not. Is the freezer freezing or just getting cool? There is only one series of coils in the cooling unit, they start in the freezer area and end in the refrigerator area. If your freezer is freezing and the lowerbox isn't getting cool check and see if the lower coil is getting cold, if it is check your door gasket if it isn't the cooling unit is bad. I just replaced my cooling unit with a new Amish unit and it works better than the original. The unit was $655 plus $45 UPS, like others have said take pictures and take your time. But first you have make sure you box is in good shape and all the control, gas and electric heater work. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/21/16 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Receiver limits

Went out and looked at our class V Ford hitch. Weight distributing 18500 gross. 1850 Carrying Weight carrying. 8500 gross. 850 Carrying? With Adapter Weight distributing 12500 gross. 1250 Carrying Weight carrying. 6000 gross. 600 Carrying Denny
Denny & Jami 07/09/16 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hard Start for AC

I want to thank everyone for their imput, the unit already has a run capacitor for the compressor and fan motor, I think I will leave it at that, the AC runs fine it just starts a little hard with a generator, I think with a fan delay timer so both aren't ,starting at the same time will make the difference I am looking for. It also starts,easier when I leave the fan on all the time, An RV tech recommended that anyway so the unit is less likely to freeze up and also drys out so mildew doesn't grow on the evaporator. Like I said delay the compressor not the fan, you don't want the compressor running without the fan. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard Start for AC

This is how it works, the motor has two windings, a run and what's called a start. The run has heavier wire than the start so the start has more resistance. When power is applied to the windings the higher resistance of the start will shift the phase angle just a little starting the magnetic rotation in the stator that acks on the iron core of the rotor. When the rotor starts turning it builds inductive reactance or induced resistance, the induced resistance drops the current the motor needs. To increase the starting touque a run cap is added to the start winding shifting the phrase a little more increasing the motors touque. The run cap is designed take the current of the start winding, when a start cap is added to the system it shifts the phase even more for more starting touque but it can't take the current for very long so so it needs a relay to take it out of the circuit after start up. The start cap doesn't reduce the inrush current because all motors are close to a dead short at startup but it makes the high current draw shorter because the higher touque makes the motor start faster. The manufacturer of the compressors designs the motors and decides what run and start caps and relays it needs for best operation not aftermarket suppliers so if you need to replace or add a start cap or any cap use what is recommended by the manufacturer, the timing of the start cap is very critical, staying in the circuit to long and the current draw goes up not long enough and it takes longer for the motor to come up to speed so higher current draw. Also if the start cap is in the circuit to long and it will go up in smoke. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 02:15pm Tech Issues
RE: AC is icing up but not cooling

Just a guess but I'm thnking the icing is taking place at the change over valve because it's not completely changing from the heat to cool mode. Heat pumps shift back to the heat mode when turned off, the changeover valve is energized when the system calls for cool. If that's the case the valve would have to be replaced, I would replace the unit and I know how and have the equipment to replace it. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard Start for AC

Installed a Supco SPP6 hard start kit on my 2007 Coleman Mach 15000 btu AC and it didn't work, it actually did just the opposite. I overload my generator, voltage dropped to 50, not good, without the hard start voltage drops to 90 but recoups in about 1 to 2 seconds, why doesn't the hard start kit work, I've heard so many good things, hookup is easy. Any suggestions? Are you sure the unit didn't already have a start cap? If it does adding a second one will not help but it will make it worse. I would remove the new one and live with it, some generators just can't handle the start current. If you use a delay on start put it on the compressor not the fan motor, it will help so you don't have the start up current for two motors. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 12:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford F250 6.2L V8

You will be slower than some in the hills, diesels don't lose power with altitude like gas engines do, but you will be OK. All motors that burn oxygen will loose power at altitude, there's just no way around it. The turbos in the new diesels makes as difference over non turbo ones but they still loose power, they also have crazy touque numbers so you don't fell it as much. I pull a 16K 5th wheel with a 6.2 DRW with 4.30 gears, going over 10k passes it can get a little slow but it still does a good job, we've been all over the country with it. Your limiting factor is being a F250 and 3.73 gears but with that size trailer it will do fine. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 11:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing in sequioa national park

Taking that long of rig into the park wouldn't be a very pleasant experience, I would say outside of the park. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Decal Adhesive Remover

Denny, I have the same thought about painting the decals. What paint are you going to use and how are you going to edge it? I'm thinking the painters blue tape won't bend enough for all the curves I have. Thanks Ron W. I'm using base coat clear coat paint with a sealer underneath, I have a friend that has a body shop with his own mixing station. I bought some Scotch 233+ tape from him and it works great, good clean lines and it will bend to a point, really tight turns I'm using a 1/4" vinyl tape, I'm also using a Scotch Bright A very fine scuff pad to prep the surface between the tape. I have one color done and plan on the second color Friday. Denny Denny, Thanks for the info. I don't have access to auto paint, will go with rattle can. What would be the best finish gloss, semi-gloss or flat in your opinion? Thanks again Ron W. My sidewalls are still have their shine so I went with gloss, be sure to use a primer before the paint to seal off any leftover wax. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/22/16 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Decal Adhesive Remover

Denny, I have the same thought about painting the decals. What paint are you going to use and how are you going to edge it? I'm thinking the painters blue tape won't bend enough for all the curves I have. Thanks Ron W. I'm using base coat clear coat paint with a sealer underneath, I have a friend that has a body shop with his own mixing station. I bought some Scotch 233+ tape from him and it works great, good clean lines and it will bend to a point, really tight turns I'm using a 1/4" vinyl tape, I'm also using a Scotch Bright A very fine scuff pad to prep the surface between the tape. I have one color done and plan on the second color Friday. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/21/16 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Decal Adhesive Remover

Just removed ours on the whole trailer so I can paint them back on and I used what I have always used on the glue, mineral spirits. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/20/16 09:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Military grade aluminum LOL

That's a stupid test,nobody in their right mind would do that to any truck. I used trucks for work for years and would never load something that way. I own a F350 SD and a F150 and the F150 is a car truck when compared to F350. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/09/16 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: repurposing a damaged tailgate into a v gate

I cut down two of them for two different trucks years back. I just cut it down to the depth I wanted and welded in a 1/8 piece of flat stock. I used two slide bolts Slide bolt to latch the gate. I destroyed mine when the truck had under 2K miles on it but I was pulling out from under the pin, I went back to a louvered gate that I had from my last truck and moved the backup camera to it. Mine was to badly damaged to cut it down, I do have a new gate sitting in the garage that will go on when I sell the truck, I promised my insurance agent it would stay there until that time :W, new painted to match gates are very expensive. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/09/16 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gasoline Transfer Tank.

I've been using a older version of this tank sense 95 (third truck) Tank. I pump it out of the tank with a Holley roitory vane pump and isolate the tank with a solenoid valve, I have a fitting silver soldered into to fill pipe so I can transfer going down the road without stopping. I used to vent it into the trucks vapor system but I would get a open gas cap light so now with this truck so I just have a filter on the vent hose, the tank has a rollover valve built into the vent outlet. The truck doesn't pressurize the tank it pulls a vacuum on it every so often to check the gas cap. When you install a aux tank and when both the aux tank and main tank gets low it takes to long to pull the slight vaccum so you get the light, the rest of the time the tank vents through the recovery canister to open air. You just have to isolate the tank when not transferring fuel. Denny My bad. Some manufacturers do pressurize their tanks for a check, though. Yes they did at first but the tank under pressure was not a great idea if you happened to remove the cap at the wrong time. Better sucking in than blowing out :B Denny
Denny & Jami 06/07/16 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasoline Transfer Tank.

I was going to use an elec valve to control the fuel flow so when not flowing the valve would be shut off. This should allowing the system to perform its vacuum function and prevent the CEL right.. how often does the system do this vacuum to check for open fuel cap condition? it seems if you had a 1/4 or lower tank it would take longer to get a 25 gal tank to vacuum than one 1/4 full. I would guess the system performs this test say at startup or after seeing the fuel level gauge go up maybe..?? I am not sure. SO Denny you have a valve that closes after you allow fuel to flow and that prevents the CEL for open gas cap you are saying.?? I've been using a older version of this tank sense 95 (third truck) Tank. I pump it out of the tank with a Holley roitory vane pump and isolate the tank with a solenoid valve, I have a fitting silver soldered into to fill pipe so I can transfer going down the road without stopping. I used to vent it into the trucks vapor system but I would get a open gas cap light so now with this truck so I just have a filter on the vent hose, the tank has a rollover valve built into the vent outlet. The truck doesn't pressurize the tank it pulls a vacuum on it every so often to check the gas cap. When you install a aux tank and when both the aux tank and main tank gets low it takes to long to pull the slight vaccum so you get the light, the rest of the time the tank vents through the recovery canister to open air. You just have to isolate the tank when not transferring fuel. Denny I use this time delay, this pump and this solenoid. Time delay, Pump, Solenoid. I do not and will not gravity feed any fuel I pull it from the top of the tank, I have it wired off one of my uplifted switches and a small momentary rocker switch. The delay runs the pump and solenoid for 19 minutes then shuts off, in that time it will transfer 20 gal. And yes the solenoid stops any check light and it can only run when the ignition is on. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/06/16 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gasoline Transfer Tank.

I've been using a older version of this tank sense 95 (third truck) Tank. I pump it out of the tank with a Holley roitory vane pump and isolate the tank with a solenoid valve, I have a fitting silver soldered into to fill pipe so I can transfer going down the road without stopping. I used to vent it into the trucks vapor system but I would get a open gas cap light so now with this truck so I just have a filter on the vent hose, the tank has a rollover valve built into the vent outlet. The truck doesn't pressurize the tank it pulls a vacuum on it every so often to check the gas cap. When you install a aux tank and when both the aux tank and main tank gets low it takes to long to pull the slight vaccum so you get the light, the rest of the time the tank vents through the recovery canister to open air. You just have to isolate the tank when not transferring fuel. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/06/16 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Never Lube Bearings

Before you spend a lot of money having Nev R Lube bearings installed consider a Disc Brake Conversion Kit for $1950 that has the bearings already pressed into the new integrated Rotor/Hub assembly. That's why we are on are 3rd set, went to Kodiak Disk brakes. They call them by a different name but it's the same 50mm bearing. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/16/16 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never Lube Bearings

We are still using the bearings that came with our 2001 alpenlite that get greased every other year. Always told they are good or they would be replaced. Why are the never lube going bad so soon? chevman Nev-R-Lub can't be greased so they have to be replaced , it's to bad that some places take advantage of people like they do for normal service. What are shops charging now just to repack a normal bearing,I will bet it's more than what you can replace sealed bearings for over the same time period. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/15/16 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Goodyear G614 tire longevity experience?

We ran our first set of GY G tires for 4 years before we had a tread separation, still had 110 psi just no tread. The second set lasted 2.5 years and I found one of them starting to separate so we changed to 17.5 H tires and never looked back, we still only run the H tires for 5years max. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/15/16 07:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Never Lube Bearings

I replaced my originals after 7 years, I had to take them to a shop that had a 50 ton press to get the old ones out. I already had the snap rings out so all they had to do was press out the old ones and the new ones in. You have to press on the inner race to get them out so they will be shot after you get them out. They used a flat bar to push the new ones in until they where even with hub and one of the old bearings to push them the rest of the way so the inner race never had any pressure on it. I used Dexter bearings for $140 each that I could have got the same China bearing from etrailer for $90. The shop only charged me $50 to change them. Denny
Denny & Jami 05/14/16 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
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