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RE: New couch ideas ???

This is a full sized high-quality sofa, 7 1/2 feet long, and both ends recline. It’s far from typical RV stuff and it’s a wall hugger. The three sections bolt onto rails so it’s easy to take apart and get through an RV door. Craig
C Schomer 09/28/22 04:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stops Catalytic Converter thefts! (inexpensive method)

My vehicles are always inside at night and I’ve never had a converter stolen or even tampered with. If I left a vehicle out at night, I would park it over one of the many harvester ant nests! Craig
C Schomer 09/26/22 03:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New trailer brakes shuddering

It was called sentinel before it became envoy and that was the best cheapy controller I ever had. Anyway, it’s not very likely but check the shoes for grease. I’ve had it happen to me on a spanking new RV and the dealer warranty the new brake job. Craig
C Schomer 09/26/22 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

FWIW, I had a cargo trailer that had much bigger magnets than the same 12 x 2 Dexter drum magnets that were on my fifth wheels and that cargo trailer stopped like a champ but the 5ers were terrible. The cargo trailer brakes had the biggest magnets that Dexter listed… I think they had white wires. I wish I would have known the difference in the magnet sizes before I spent $1700 for disc brakes on my current fifth wheel. I even tried premium riveted and pre-arced shoes on that lighter 5er with 10 gauge wire to both sides and there was minimal improvement from all of that work. The cargo trailer with the bigger magnets didn’t even need increased wire gauge to make it break so well. Craig
C Schomer 09/25/22 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Just Asking

The best deals I seen have been at Yuma, this time of the year. Generally spring time is better for the seller when people are getting the bug and tax returns. Craig
C Schomer 09/25/22 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Two blow outs in one day

I got 50 months, like clockwork, out of ST Towmasters. The first set Were never covered or raised off the ground when in storage and the second set was always covered and raised off the ground when in storage. I bought a used tri-axle cargo trailer that went from New Hampshire to Lake Havasu city and then back to Phoenix and those tires were 26 months old when all six of them separated within 20 miles. And that is why I buy nothing but LT-E tires, now, to use on 6k axles. Craig
C Schomer 09/25/22 11:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Deja vu… mine did that a few years ago. Suddenly no pumping and I’ll be dipped if I could find the problem at the CG with the general tools I had. It was the brass pex fitting at the pump inlet got a tiny crack in it. I got home and replaced it with a genuine plastic fitting and have not had any more problems. ANY tiny leak on the suction side will break the prime! FWIW, I discovered an internal strainer at the water outlet of my water tank and I didn’t want to take a chance of that thing clogging up someday. I used a drill bit to get a hold of the strainer and it slid right out and then I put a strainer at the pump inlet. When I had my pumping problem I figured it was an air leak at that strainer but, hail no, it couldn’t be that simple.
C Schomer 09/22/22 01:51pm Tech Issues
RE: I thought the RV market might be getting soft. I was wrong.

A friend bought a new class C, 29 foot, F4 50, in 2016. Many things changed in his life and he was only able to use it three or four times and it’s been in storage. He just sold it for what he paid for it… $100,000. Craig
C Schomer 09/21/22 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel vs. Gooseneck

I built my RV bed for fifth wheel hitch and gooseneck ball. When I had both kinds of trailers I was constantly switching back-and-forth so I put a king pin post on my gooseneck trailer so the fifth wheel hitch worked for both. That was the best of both worlds… The easiest hitching for both trailers and no gooseneck adapter problem on the fifth wheel RV.
C Schomer 09/05/22 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rusty Dometic Pilot Light? What dangers lurk ahead?

I would try contacting Atwood and see if those sheet-metal parts are still available. If they haven’t changed things you might also be able to find parts in an RV wrecking yard.
C Schomer 08/24/22 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater temperature

They are made to fit thru the 1" pipe hole. Craig https://i.imgur.com/nhV942Kl.jpg
C Schomer 08/18/22 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Mattresses, what’s your recommendation and why?

I had a small mfgr in Phx make mine. I get them on the firm side and use a latex topper. I’ll never get memory foam again.
C Schomer 08/18/22 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: F150 3.31 gears vs 3.55 gears

Get 3.55… especially after driving a friends with 3.31 and he was even sorry he got 3.31. We both agreed the 3.31s killed too much performance. Craig
C Schomer 08/16/22 07:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water heater temperature

My 10 gal. Atwood was fixed at 140 and it was touchy to set at an unpainful temp so I used the control in the previous picture and wired it in serious with the oem temp control and set it at 120. Now the oem 140 control is the hi limit. Our shower head shutoff valve works fine and both of us can easily take the showers we like, one right after the other. Then the 14 yo element bit it, so I used a folded-over style 240vac 4500w element. Now it is SUPER low watt density and pulls <10 amps and it still heats plenty fast. Craig
C Schomer 08/11/22 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Barbecue hookup

OP indicated they have a grill that uses this.. I know, and that's why I splained the problems for any DIYers. FWIW, the orifice usually comes off and a DIYer can play. I've been gas appliance certified since 78 and I've tried all sorts of things. Sometimes I get my kicks in funny ways!
C Schomer 08/04/22 01:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Covered Storage of RV In Driveway

What county are you in… some of them got really crappy. About 25 year ago a friend built a DETACHED garage in Teller Co. and the inspector made him dynamite into bedrock to pour a stem wall. The Springs cracked down last year on car shelters that weren’t at least 5’ from the sidewalk. Craig
C Schomer 08/04/22 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Barbecue hookup

And it’s a Barbie in Australia,.. or maybe only at an Outback! I have a Marshall changeover reg that has a pipe nipple between the stages and it is 18 psi there. Years ago I added a tee, valve and hose with a cga 600 fitting for my grill and the 18 psi is enough to allow using the rv grill regulator and get to the high-fire orifice pressure. You can remove the regulator on your grill and connect to the Rv 11” system but then you still need to control the flow/heat . Then you can try a needle valve and it still might not work. The mfgr can build the burner to run on whatever pressure they want. I haven’t had an Rv grill yet that only worked on 11” orifice pressure. 11” to my old Olympia grill would only make it warm. It was built for 15””. My Charbroil IR Rv grill regulator blew the water right out of my 30” U gauge but it was actually way TOO hot. I backed the reg down to 18” and it’s all good now… good heat range. I’ve read there are Rv grills in captivity that can use whatever control they came with and run on 11” input but I haven’t actually seen one yet. Craig
C Schomer 08/03/22 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic A/C Capacitors Smoking! Replacement part?

You can also use a 60 and a 5. Amrad? was the best brand before I retired but also pricey… American made and guaranteed for life. I only carried 440 v caps … that held up a little better in the Az. Desert . Craig
C Schomer 08/03/22 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

A friend had a deflector on his 93 Dodge ctd pulling a 9600lb high profile 5er. It got him 1 mpg when towing and he lost 1.25 mpg unloaded if he didn’t put it down. I would also like to have 4.10s instead of 3.73s. How’s Tonopah? I retired from PVNGS. I don’t miss it, one bit!
C Schomer 08/03/22 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using a Cpap in my AF 27-5

I put in a receptacle for 120vac and a 12/2 12vdc circuit with a lighter receptacle for the adapter for whenever I’m boondocking. Both are on the proper CBs.
C Schomer 07/13/22 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
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