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RE: VanleighRe-sealing the nose of a fifth wheel

Eterna bond recommends a coating over it. I don't like the crappy way the mfgrs seal things... by caulking OVER edges AFTER things are screwed down. I removed all screws and cleaned under the overlaps, caulked, and then shot the screws back in. Then eternabond and roof coating over everything on the roof. It took the first 5 months of 2019 and I did ALL the other lap joint on my 5er, windows, roof lights and fans and bottom skirting, by cleaning and caulking under every joint. I dare anything to leak! Craig
C Schomer 02/15/23 01:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Should I paint galvanized vent caps?

So many paints won't stick. Do what tinners do... wipe galvanized metal with vinegar to etch it. Craig
C Schomer 02/12/23 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: VanleighRe-sealing the nose of a fifth wheel

I did my front and rear seams from step and extension ladders. I removed the gutter spouts and pulled back the side trim a little bit so I could find any problems and fix/seal things right. Have some eternabond tape and caulk, NOT the self-leveling, ready. I also increased the dia. and length of the screws, so they gripped better. Craig
C Schomer 02/10/23 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

I've used Carlyle 4-step (changed from 3 steps) from etrailer.com and they were well built. They aren't all the same width, so be sure to measure yours. Craig
C Schomer 02/10/23 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

Older camping friends sold their truck/5er last summer and did car/motel trips with us. They like it just fine. the $$ is a wash, and it's getting me thinking, too. I bought my outfit, cash, at great prices, so I will keep it for awhile, but the camping duties are wearing on me. Craig
C Schomer 01/14/23 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Extend-a-Stay clogging tanks?

I’ve had so much trouble with those flow limiters, in the hose connectors, and I couldn’t figure out any rhyme or reason why they would often slam shut. It didn’t matter how slowly I opened the tanks. I finally drilled out the spring and ball out of those connectors and replace them with swag lock check valves and I never have trouble with that **** anymore. The check valves keep gas from blowing out of the hose when they’re not connected to a tank and that’s my biggest concern. Craig.
C Schomer 12/26/22 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Well, there wasn't much room under the cover to do the bonding. My Honda 2000 has a 15/20A duplex, so I used 12 ga. wire for the bond. The simplest way would be to make a short connector... 120v/15A plug to 120v/15A cord receptacle, and use 12 ga. wire to support inrush current, and bond it on whichever end you want. Once that's plugged into the Honda, the other side of the duplex will also be bonded and you can use the bonded connector, as well, to plug something into. Just use the bonded connector, first, if you need the bond for whatever you are running. It only needs to be bonded at one point, internally or externally, and the connector cord WON'T eliminate half of the duplex, like a bonded plug would. Craig
C Schomer 12/07/22 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: “New” vs.”Old” Ovens

We bake a few times a year and the lowest rack position is way hot, bcuz of being so close to the high burner. We don't use any deep dishes so we can move the rack up higher. BTW, I have an ancient Robinair direct reading oven thermometer... a K TC connected to a milivolt meter and it's very accurate. It's great for calibrating the oven control! Craig
C Schomer 12/07/22 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Electric furnace, air handler w/heat strips, most people know what they are, without getting any more technical. The worst set-up I had was heat pumps w/o heat strips, in the Phx area. It actually gets cold there... I've seen 13* and I think the record was 12. The HPs constantly cycled between heat and defrost (cooling) all night. I would have added heat strips if I would have stayed there. BTW, My NG furnace draws 2.2A on hi-fire and hi-blower.. the generator hardly notices! Craig
C Schomer 11/27/22 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Anode Rod Wear

Changing rods sure beats changing large heaters and tanks every 4-5 years! Craig
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Anode Rod Wear

^^^ I agree with everybody. I've changed a bunch of rods in commercial heater/tanks and sometimes they do that. I always change them, as long as I have the water drained down. Craig
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Ooopps, double!
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Gdetrailer, that transfer sw. set-up in the 4 sq. cover is nice but I made my own with a $6 DPDT, on-off-on, 20A/125V toggle. https://i.imgur.com/7J5GRLDl.jpg While I was adding the sw. to the furnace, I decided to run a romex to the garage because that's where the gen. will be. No more 100' ext. cord needed. Craig https://i.imgur.com/4L43BPvl.jpg
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000 won’t run my late model home furnace

Bonding worked! My 5er required bonding and so does my home Armstrong furnace so I opened up the Honda panel and bonded neutral/grd. permanently. I always run my gen on eco throttle so it only runs at the rpm necessary. I ran my furnace on hi blower and the Honda stayed at minimum rpm... it hardly noticed the small load. My UEI amp-clamp bit it, so I couldn't get the amp reading. BTW, UEI is throwaway junk. I'm going back to Fluke. Craig
C Schomer 11/23/22 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Timken Bearings

FWIW, my 98 FR 5er had Czech brgs. They were dull gray and no problems, with grease. My 07 SB has China brgs. They are lighter gray and had grease til 13 and oil since then. As long as they are smooth, I run them. Craig
C Schomer 11/17/22 12:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2010 Cougar Fifth Wheel RV

Usually electric slide motors just have two wires and the switches reverse the polarity for in and out. I have also found resettable circuit breakers in some crazy places Can you find somebody that’s a little bit handy with electricity and a test light? It will probably turn out to be something really simple… Once you find the problem! Craig
C Schomer 10/25/22 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Likely to regret

No comment about your RV but I bet the nuke plant I came from was a stupider place than the nuke plant you came from!!!
C Schomer 10/24/22 05:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.7L Cummins VS 6.7L Cummins HO

The Aisin might be better but I regularly tow 15 K in the mountains with my 68 RFE and I give it hail! I fear nothing about this transmission!
C Schomer 10/21/22 05:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality control?

“ Quality has gone down the last 2 to 4 years“… that’s very scary! I haven’t been to an RV show since the winter shows in Phoenix 2017 and even the 100k+ Fivers didn’t have a speck of solid wood anywhere in the interiors. And then I read about bathroom doors that won’t even stay latched when going down the road and toy hauler rear doorways that are racked and the doors are hard to close. I will gladly keep my outdated natural oak interior and not a bit of pressed wood in sight. My old Sunnybrook was also a bargain at $19,000.
C Schomer 10/21/22 05:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heating the Garage

10 W per square foot is what I used for an average house and that might also keep the temperature above freezing if the garage is not insulated but it needs to be airtight also. Insulation and eliminating air infiltration are the best things you can do to keep heating and cooling costs down. My garages are well insulated but I had a wood finishing job to do a couple of years ago, in the winter, so I used shipping blankets and hung a curtain around my work area and used an electric heater inside that area and it did a nice job. Try to reduce the area that you need to heat. I’d even consider building some insulated portable partitions if you’re going to do that every winter. Craig
C Schomer 10/20/22 01:02pm General RVing Issues
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