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RE: Best RV Washing/Waxing Detergent?

My wife just got through washing our 5'er with McGuire's Gold Car Wash, it works great, but it took her all day to do the job. She is getting older and slowing down some but it is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of trailer maintenance as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are overly sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished washing the 5th Wheel. I tried not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging girlfriend or wife because of this post, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.
Happy Prospector 08/01/15 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lubricating Front Jacks -

The problem I had with my 5'er jack was that there was a lack of grease on the jack screw, so what I did was I ran my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, then supported the trailer with a hydraulic jack on one side, removed the landing gear drop leg and got a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirted a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw. Then I moved the jack over to the other side and lubed up that side.
Happy Prospector 08/01/15 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Can windows be flipped?

If you flip your windows, when you would look outside through them, wouldn't everything look upside down?
Happy Prospector 07/27/15 06:44pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing gear lubrication

That would work, but you'd have to run the legs back in for best effect, to get the majority of the screw exposed to the grease. If you had the ability to support the trailer after raising it far enough, that is super. I only have one jack that will reach, but I may make something to support the other side. It isn't that much work really, remove the pin and the inner leg drops right out. You've got the right idea. I just do one leg at a time. Run both legs down, raising the trailer, put jack on frame near leg, and raise that one leg back up. Then do the other side.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Poor water pressure

What is the condition of your water filter? Dirty and full of crud, this may be your problem.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear lubrication

I run my legs down quite aways lifting the trailer up high, them support trailer with a hydraulic jack, remove the landing gear drop leg and get a 1/2" x 1/2" piece of angle iron, squirt a goodly amount of grease in the corner of the angle and stick it up the landing gear leg rubbing the grease on the jack screw.
Happy Prospector 07/26/15 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air hose quick connect for gas?

I put in a Camco propane quick connect kit for my BBQ on the exterior of my trailer. On the BBQ side of the hose is there a problem with using air hose quick connect fittings? What could possibly go wrong here? But I saved $5.00.
Happy Prospector 07/23/15 05:42am Tech Issues
RE: Petty clock problem

I got a battery clock from Amazon some years ago that works great. The brand name was Clock-O-Matic.
Happy Prospector 07/19/15 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you grease or lubricate the jack legs?

I just had a new leg delivered for my trailer and when I looked at the jack screw through the bottom of the leg I noticed that there was not much grease on the jack screw. I got a 18" piece of 3/4" angle aluminum, put some grease in the angle and greased the screw. On the leg that was still attached to the trailer, I put a hydraulic jack on the frame, raised the trailer up a bit, slid the drop leg out and slide the piece of angle up and greased the jack screw with a goodly amount of grease. I will probable do this every couple of years.
Happy Prospector 07/19/15 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water pump

Does it go rurb, rurb, or does it sound like rirb, rirb or might it be rurb, rirb?
Happy Prospector 07/14/15 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Don't worry, we had a 40' trailer in that site last year.- One hour latter--- Oh yea, now I remember, that guy last year rubbed the top of his trailer on that tree too! It gets kinda hot here in July, but it is a dry heat.
Happy Prospector 07/12/15 09:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: re-direct generator exhaust

You are kidding, right?
Happy Prospector 07/10/15 04:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Problem....your thoughts....SOLVED !!!

No matter what you do, when you have to drive it to a repair shop, if you have hit something, hit something cheap.
Happy Prospector 07/03/15 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Titan Disc Brake Conversion

If you follow this link it will take you to a blogger who had it done to his trailer. I don't know if he used the same company or not but it details the installation very well.
Happy Prospector 06/16/15 07:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing Gear

When my landing gear went bad and ran slow, it was the nut on the jack shaft that was seizing up. When I took it apart it was a brass or bronze nut. No way to fixy fixy. Time for new landing leg.
Happy Prospector 06/14/15 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Venture Landing Gear Number

That is the lady's name, I had it wrote down and misplaced it. Thanks Endricken, I will give Pam a call on Monday. I believe that is all I need for now, if not I will contact you. Thanks, you're a life saver.
Happy Prospector 06/13/15 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Venture Landing Gear Number

Gee Donny, I know what Google is, I know what all about the tag and serial #, I all ready have dual motors, the heavy duty reversing relay is all ready there, your reply was real informative except it did not answer my question! The lady at Venture is the go to person to contact and order from, not the first contact person . We usually call people like you sexual intellectuals.
Happy Prospector 06/13/15 11:04am Fifth-Wheels
Venture Landing Gear Number

I need a new landing gear leg for my 5'er and I can't find the name or the phone number of the lady at Venture to order from. Can anyone help?
Happy Prospector 06/13/15 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp plug handle

I use the 50 amp rv plug handle that Camping World sells.
Happy Prospector 06/10/15 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Help, dead mouse in heater case!

You could just get a clothes pin, that should keep the smell down. All kidding aside, after I found mice in my engine compartment, I went out and bought some "Cab Guard" and kept a packet in the top of the engine and found some 100% pure Peppermint Oil and put a little of that on about 4 cotton ball put thru out the engine area (I change out the cotton balls every 2 months) and both of these have kept the critters away.
Happy Prospector 06/09/15 07:08am Tow Vehicles
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