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RE: Advice to omit the auto change LP valve

Rego might still build a commercial quality automatic changeover two stage propane regulator... $$$! I also have two of the old Marshall regulators that are put together with screws and I have repaired one of them. Since those Marshall regulators have gone extinct, I’ve only seen cheapo crimped together, throw away junk RV regulators. Craig
C Schomer 09/16/20 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Correcting flipped shackles

I have two pneumatic cylinders that I can lift trailer with and when I get the shackles to where they were close to flipping back i used a wrecking bar to help flip them. It still wasn’t easy because Id move the shackle on one side and the shackle on the other side Usually wanted to go the wrong way but I still got them right and it didn’t take very long. Craig
C Schomer 09/15/20 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Correcting flipped shackles

I helped a friend get their shackles un flipped and it helped to jack the trailer back up a little and use bars, like you did. I guarantee I'd find a permanent fix if it were my trailer. Either longer springs or move the outer spring mounts closer together... I've done both. Craig
C Schomer 09/12/20 10:41pm Tech Issues
RE: used price

I've bought and sold a couple of 5ers in 'very good' condition and I also knew the owners and some history of the 5ers. I went by KBB and/or Nada and knocked off at least $3k. We were all happy with those deals. I'd knock off a lot more if I had absolutely no history on the person or RV. INSPECT IT WELL! A good friend bought my current 5er for $54k, new, and he took great care of it. He added 240w solar, 2-6 GCs, power mngt, expansion tank, DVD player and high end Kenwood stereo/speakers. I got it for $25.9 when it was 5 y.o. and it's still a real keeper. Craig
C Schomer 09/11/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I'm installing rigid insulation on the underbody.....

The bottom of mine uses FG so it conforms to the space. It makes the coroplast bulge a little, but who cares? The roof trusses are usually on 16" centers, so it's easy to find one at a vent, ac etc. and measure from there. I'd use a small drill bit to find the exact location. I'd also try a stud detector on the roof. Flooring is usually 5/8 plywood but I wouldn't count on anything in a slide. Craig
C Schomer 09/07/20 01:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Poor workmanship -- Entry Level VS Higher Price ????

I haven't bought new for 20 years but paying more worked for me. I also found a brand with high quality materials and we worked our way up to a very comfortable size and this is our third one. It's great to be in a club so I find used ones that I know are VERY GOOD. Craig
C Schomer 09/07/20 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: 30 foot run of sewer hose--downhill?

That's a lot of pitch but a good rinse will fix it. I really like electrical pvc for those jobs, with a hub already on one end. I kept 120' of it around to pump out my pool. when I was in Az. Put some grease on the male ends so it will come apart easily when you're done. Craig
C Schomer 09/06/20 11:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

NICE property and it doesn't look to be terribly hilly, so it's more useful. We were at Buckeye for 13 years and loved camping on the Rim... beautiful mtns! I also had several friends with cabins around Heber/Overgard. I retired in 15 and came back to Co. but we go back to Peoria for the late falls... the rv resorts are a lot cheaper, then, than the first 3 months of the year! Craig
C Schomer 09/06/20 11:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I consider an onboard air pump??

For the first several years, I carried a 12v cheapo under the drivers seat and I ran the bag airline under the seat, also. It wasn't as handy as simply turning a valve to adjust the bags but it was still really nice to adjust them while going down the road. Craig
C Schomer 09/06/20 09:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I consider an onboard air pump??

I put onboard air, with a tank and mechanical controls, on my trucks for bags, shocks and the ebrakes. I put a schrader on the back of this truck and I made a hose so I can air up my bike tires. I love it! Craig
C Schomer 09/05/20 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane leakdown

I have a an OLD Marshall reg that comes apart and I've made new viton internal parts to keep it working but a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was finished. I smelled mercaptan and I soaped it repeatedly and I couldn't see bubbles but when I rinsed it off and watched a little longer, I finally saw a TINY bubble in the water, on the bonnet of the low tank gauge. The bubble was too tiny to show through the soap. Water actually worked better than soap, that time. I checked the gauge diaphragm and all I had to do was tighten the bonnet nut a little tighter. Maybe I'll get another 20 years out of it. Craig
C Schomer 09/05/20 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump check valve.

Those pumps come apart really easy. Make sure the valve seats and discs are smooth. I had problems on my first trip this year, sporadic pumping, and I took my pump apart at the campground to check it. It turned out to be a pex fitting at the pump inlet that wasn't tight enough and the pump was Sucking air. I had to replace the SS pinch clamp with the solid copper ring type and no more suction leak. Craig
C Schomer 09/05/20 09:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Best Converter

A Progressive Dynamics converter WITH the Charge Wizard accessory turns it into a multi stage charger and it does an excellent job of topping off the batteries and making them last longer. Craig https://www.progressivedyn.com/service/installation-guides/charge-wizard/
C Schomer 09/02/20 11:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New rig for boondocking?

I just wish I could find a place to Boondock… Trees would be a huge bonus! Craig
C Schomer 08/31/20 10:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight of air vs. Nitrogen

I used to do a lot of med gas line brazing while purging with N. If I didn't have enough N flow on the bigger lines the N and air would stratify and come out N on top and air on the bottom. Craig
C Schomer 08/30/20 04:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

I've had two failures with Amsoil and I won't ever use it again. Their manual synchro lube would only go 6k miles in my nv56oo before shifting problems and their so-wonderful 2k xxx, whatever it was, 75w90 came back with a BAD uoa in my D80 at 12300 miles and the r&p was already singing. I won't go for strike three! Craig
C Schomer 08/27/20 09:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions (updated w/photos)

Thanks, it IS a lot of work but SOOO rewarding and it's better than new! I've talked to them and I got the same thing... 287, 587 aren't recommended for rvs but 887 is. Actually a roofing supplier on west Buckeye Rd. in Phx recommended the 287 when I did my previous 5er about 13 years ago. I know the cheaper ones work fine but like I said... after seeing how much reflectivity helps, I'd happily get the all silicone 887 for whatever extra $$. 5 gals will do two rvs so see if you can find a partner to split it. Craig
C Schomer 08/27/20 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

I missed that it has a tap valve... not a good sign. It's also not good to be putting refrigerant into the low side without seeing what the high side is doing. Occasionally, a restricted drier, if it even has one, or restricted cap tube will starve the evap, so only going by the low side reading is bad. IF it leaks on the low side and goes into a vacuum air will be sucked in and it ends up in the condenser and raises head pressure. Craig
C Schomer 08/27/20 11:16am Tech Issues
RE: Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi Towing a Fifth Wheel

For your use, keep what you have unless money burns a hole in your pocket. Craig
C Schomer 08/27/20 03:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: GEAR LUBE LEVEL QUESTION, 2016 CTD 2500

You don't keep wheel seals from leaking by running them dry! Look at all the OTR trucks with wet bearings. I converted all my truck and trailer axles, in the early 70s, to oil and that was the end of any lube or leaking problems. I hold my thumb over the hole and fill to the top, about 5 qts. and that gets oil up into the axle tubes. Then I find a steep road bank and drive on the slope, both ways, to get plenty of oil to the hubs. I also run oil on my 5er and I rigged the center plugs so I get more oil in them. Craig
C Schomer 08/27/20 03:17am Tow Vehicles
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