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RE: best propane hoses

Go to an LP equipment supplier and get quality rubber hoses made. I did that in the 90s and my hoses are still in great shape.
C Schomer 01/20/21 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plumbing pressure relief

Air pockets arent nearly as effective or provide the other benefits that a bladder expansion tank does. Just add the tank and you'll also have the drawdown and more stable pressure benefits.
C Schomer 01/11/21 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: V6 Silverados

Is it the 4.3 Typhoon/Cyclone V6?
C Schomer 01/11/21 01:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Yes sir, them darn F150s will tow anything! https://i.imgur.com/BSuxJGJl.jpg This one was blocking the road 10-11-20 on my way to Phx. SB I-25 about 5 miles north of the Spanish Peaks sign. It was a beautiful day but the cross wind from the west was the worst I've EVER been in. He was the only RVer that didn't pull over to wait it out. Admittedly, this probably would have happen even if he had more truck. That TT looked longer than my 5er. I got past this mess as soon as the wind died down a little and JUST before the cops and wrecker got there and shut down the whole SB side.
C Schomer 01/11/21 01:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chipmunks

I have a prairie dog problem Instead. Bubble gum is supposed to work but it doesn't. Strychnine bait doesn't do it either. I drill my .22 hollow points a little deeper and put steel wire in the tips and that sure does it!
C Schomer 01/10/21 09:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof replacement

Isn't there any rubber left to use a coating? I've had such good luck with Henry coatings, for <$100, I wouldn't do anything else. Craig https://i.imgur.com/p26aZZjl.jpg
C Schomer 01/09/21 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Wheel bearing

My Kodiak kit came with oil covers so I tried it. I ran the initial oil for 5 years, no problems, and I changed seals and oil in 2019. After 5 years, I could still see the machine grooves in the rotors... I'm easy on brakes. The new oil is staying a LOT cleaner, now that my old bearings and the new cups are run-in. I run the bearings at zero to maybe a gnats butt of clearance... I'd prefer zero but some of the locks won't let me set the nut that way. I ran to Phx. last Oct. 75-80 mph and the hubs were 94-98 degrees. Each hub took 3 oz. until I poked a tiny vent hole in the middle of the rubber plugs and added another oz. with a syringe. Oil always worked good on my trucks and trailers, when I was in that business. I used Stemco oil covers on the front truck axle and the trailer axles. I use 75w140 syn. Craig https://i.imgur.com/kEbn8Xul.jpg
C Schomer 01/09/21 04:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4' LED Shop Lights In Costco?

The Sam's Club at Glendale Arizona had shop fixtures 5k lumens/5k kelvin for $20, last month. Then I saw the same 5k/5k lites at the Walmart on Happy Valley for $12. Turned out they were supposed to be $21.95 but the rack was mis marked and I got 10 for $12@.
C Schomer 01/06/21 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Great time to Sell Your RV!

A friend near Yuma Arizona is wanting to retire from RVing and has a 2003 Dodge and a hitchhiker fifth wheel that he wants to sell and he’s worried about the lack of Canadians hurting his chances to sell it. Usually, there is a lot of selling at Yuma in the spring so I wonder how it will go next March. Craig
C Schomer 12/21/20 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

Years ago I had a BiPAP that ran directly on 12 VDC. I guess that wasn’t complicated enough so the last couple of machines I’ve had require an expensive power converter so they can use 12 VDC input. I have solar on my fifth wheel to charge the Batteries every day so I can use my machine all night.
C Schomer 12/19/20 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

Ive seen 5k temp, 5k lumen total, 5 meter strips on Amazon... WOW. I hope i can find them again. I really like 5k temp.
C Schomer 12/18/20 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Slider

If the loaded fiver pin weight is below the loaded truck payload you could mount the hitch a little behind the axle. A friend does that with no problem
C Schomer 12/18/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

I’m not much on electronics but I have seen some dimming systems on a scope and it is very fun to watch. My ceiling fluorescent fixtures work off of a wall switch but each fixture also has the SPST switch but I’m still leaning towards a dimmer switch to replace the wall switch. LED’s are one of the most difficult things I’ve ever shopped for. It’s so hard to find complete information on them... especially accurate light temperatures and lumens. I also had my house built with all LEDs. I know some of the 120 VAC LEDs are dimmable and some of them are not. What about the 12 VDC LEDs… Are they usually dimmable? I also prefer 5K light temperature and the majority of 12 VDC LEDS are listed as 6K and I’m afraid they will be bluish. I really haven’t had any problems with any of my stick-on LED strips but the rest of my lights are B15D bulbs and I never know how long they are going to last before they start flickering. I usually camp with electrical hook up so whether I’m using my solar or my PD converter with a charge wizard, the voltage changes a lot. The LED strips seem to withstand it but the B15s sure don’t. Do I need to look for something special like self regulating for the B 15s? Where do you guys find good LEDs and good information on them? Craig
C Schomer 12/14/20 11:59pm Tech Issues
RE: So Lost

You’ll feel a lot better when you tow with the DRW.
C Schomer 12/14/20 10:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

I completely converted my last 2 fifth wheels to LEDs, including the stick-on strips in the fluorescent fixtures and now I have another idea. I want to add more LED strips to some of the fluorescent fixtures to make them super bright for trailer cleaning day, reading, etc. and put a dimmer on them. Beings they are DC, I’m guessing a dimmer just reduces the voltage slightly too dim them. Sooo... 99% of the time those LED strips would be dimmed, so would that eliminate the problems with over voltage and heating? Craig
C Schomer 12/13/20 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Darn dictation… That was supposed to be eliminated. Sorry
C Schomer 12/12/20 10:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

I’m using a big buddy heater for the first time this fall. I cracked a window open too far the first night and the heater still worked great on low but it got a little cool sleeping by that open window. Then I went to cracking two windows open about 1/4 of an inch, one front and one rear of the five, and that works perfectly. I put the heater in the middle of the trailer and the first couple of nights when I only had one front window cracked open, I noticed a slight odor at the rear of the trailer and that’s what prompted me to also crack a window at the rear. That illuminated 100% of the odor. We’ve had windy nights and two windows being only slightly cracked open has very little effect on the heating. I used to wake up every time the roaring Atwood furnace came on, but not anymore. Besides getting a good nights sleep, now... The propane last about three times as long. Craig
C Schomer 12/11/20 10:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worth the effort?

That sounds fun but I would check the axle weight capacity to be sure it’s worth continuing. Craig
C Schomer 12/11/20 05:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So Lost

The only experience I had with a 2500 was a 97, rated 10500 towing, and we had a 9600GVW fifth wheel that we never loaded terribly heavy. I was probably right at or maybe a little over the payload of that truck and I hated the canoe feeling ride. I had a dually before the 2500 and I went back to a dually while we still had that same 9600 GVW fiver and The improvement was night and day. I would never consider getting even close to the payload of a 2500 with a fifth wheel again. Craig
C Schomer 12/10/20 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater drain mod

My Atwood WH has a brass Watts 3/4 100 XL T&P with dope on the threads. I put the brass valve in the drain with tape. My 13 year old T&P started dripping and I’ll be looking at the threads very closely when I replace it next week. Craig
C Schomer 12/06/20 12:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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