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Last fall I had to replace the 120 volt side high limit switch pack on my water heater. At the same time I replaced the heating element and by passed the non working switch. Fast foreword to this morning. DW stepped into the shower and screamed there was no hot water. Switched to gas and it got hot really fast. After breakfast I decided to do a little searching. So, gas off, and started taking things apart. Low and behold took the limit switch cover off to some smoke. Not good, but found a wire burned off the limit switch pack. No idea what happened except possibly the wire chaffed on the edge of the sheet metal. About 6 dollars and an hour of time and things are back to normal.
donn0128 06/22/16 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Concerning dry weight: difference between BP vs 5er

Guarahteed you do not have sufficient truck to pull much more than a tent trailer. that 5900 dry trailer can bloom to more than 7500 pounds in a hurry. Your best hope right now is thst you dont cause more damamge than you already have.
donn0128 06/20/16 10:42pm Towing
RE: Satellite tv antenna

There will be no more directv HD as I understand after 2019. So the antennas life span will be three years MAX. Are you OK with that?
donn0128 06/16/16 07:38am Technology Corner
RE: Trailer vs Tow Vehicle Weight...would I be OK?

You will see people doingq it. I wouldnt. BT,DT andmits no fun towing overloaded.
donn0128 06/04/16 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: tv signal finder app

Dish pointer
donn0128 06/01/16 09:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite Signal Meters

Birdog is pretty good. However Direct is using a newer meter forr their SWM system. Check ebay for deals.
donn0128 06/01/16 07:00am Technology Corner
RE: How can I tell if I have enough room to go to a 85 tire

245 75s are a good option too. Same load rating, slitely narrower.
donn0128 05/29/16 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need recommendations please

We have a 36 foot fiver, and after our(my) last mishap are now effectively shut out of my favorite place. You will find many of the NF camp grounds were built 30-40 years ago when RVs were much smaller and simply cannot accomodate large modern RVs. Heck, one loop of the state park were in now the large RVs have to be really careful to avoid trees. comfort is really a matter of how well the living space is arranged, not how big it is. As a general rule I think you will find that for every foot over about 30' you will loose available camping sites. At 40' you pool of available sites will be drastically reduced to newer resort type parks.
donn0128 05/27/16 06:48am Fifth-Wheels

New lug studs and nuts are pretty cheap, can be found at most better auto parts stores, and are pretty easy to replace. Not a big deal
donn0128 05/27/16 06:40am Travel Trailers
RE: sulfur smelling water and frig is freezing food

Sulfer smell is probably coming from the water heater. Unless you have an Atwood water heater change the anode rod. freezing food? What brand refer? Likely a clogged coolant line. You could try taking the refer out and laying in different positions hoping to dislodge the blockage. How many times have you left it running when not level?
donn0128 05/25/16 07:20am Tech Issues

Towing and carrying are two different things. The towing capacity is for a bumper pull based on a stripped truck with no passangers or gear. What is the trailers pin/tongue weight. Add that to the loaded ready to travel weight of the truck. I would suspect you will be way over any SRWs load carrying capacity.
donn0128 05/24/16 06:23am Toy Haulers
RE: "10 Ram 2500 diesel owners

No Def on that year. They have a dpf system. Great truck as long as no one has deleted it and run it to death.
donn0128 05/21/16 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Truck Owners

Sway peoblem? Poor design? must be something in your setup. Have never heard of any issues with Rams. Maybe if you were to post more information on your setup someone would offer some advise.
donn0128 05/16/16 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Best highway from I-5 to Sisters, Oregon?

I still say 20. I live in Bend and have been driving from PDX to Central Oregon for 30 years. 20............! 26 over MtHood to Sisters 3hours. I5/22 thru Salem to Sisters 4+ hours. Your choice.
donn0128 05/15/16 05:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best highway from I-5 to Sisters, Oregon?

22 out of Salem. I have taken our 28 foot motorhome that route many times. Much more senic than 26, and you don't have to deal with the traffic from I5 through Sandy Or! Yea, instead you have to deal with the horrendous traffic on I205 and I5.
donn0128 05/15/16 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best highway from I-5 to Sisters, Oregon?

22 out of Salem. Honestly IMHO you would be better off taking 26 over Mt Hood, 97 to Redmond and backtrack the 25 or so miles to Sisters. Easier climb over MtHood. 22 out of Salem is a long climb. BTW 22 and 20 join up near the summit.
donn0128 05/15/16 12:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Can I tow this TT?

Yup, your overloaded long before you even load the trailer. Those numbers cited for the trailers are probably brochure dry weights. Adding things like battery, propane, water, food, pots and pans, clothes can all add to tongue weight. Start looking at trailers like Rpods, Aliners, large tent trailers if you want to tow happy.
donn0128 05/15/16 08:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear G614 tire longevity experience?

That the same age my Michelins are, and they will go next spring.
donn0128 05/14/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tv question

Best buy, walmart, or any local electronics store, pick the one you like picture quality best on. Check the power brick to see what output power is. If its 12 VDC, simply cut the cord after the brick and wire up a cigarette adapter and plug it in. Now you have a 12 volt tv.
donn0128 05/14/16 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: brakes for a tahoe

If I remember correctly unless the key is in run position you wont. But under the hood fuse panel on drivers side there is a dummy fuse. Position two I think. Also you need to verify that there is actually power to the fuse. On some GM vehicles the power wire is not connected.
donn0128 05/14/16 10:07am Towing
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