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RE: No hot water

Are you sure no check valve on the output of the W/H. They look pretty much the same as a pipe nipple. They tend to come apart and plug the output.
Roger10378 09/20/19 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

I've used air only since I had my 5th wheel. Never had a problem and it gets below zero here on occasion. I let the air run for an hour or better to make sure everything is empty.
Roger10378 09/12/19 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Propane Flow to RV Appliances

When I need new hoses I go to my local propane dealer. They will make up any length I want with what ever ends I need. I never buy anything propane related from an RV dealer.
Roger10378 09/09/19 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cabin filte

I did this mod on my 07 a number of years ago. You can get the factory filters by looking for the earlier trucks at any auto parts store. The factory setup is 2 filters, the first one goes up and then slides to the front then the second one goes in. They are a tight fit and won't try to fall out like the one in the video. If I remember right I made the door from a piece of aluminum that I had around.
Roger10378 08/13/19 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
trim corner

My 5er uses a plastic cover at the corners where the trim comes together. They are starting to disintegrate from years of UV exposure. I am having trouble finding replacements at least in part because I don't know what to call them. I am not set up to post pictures so that is not an option.
Roger10378 08/05/19 01:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anything to know using OEM brake controller v. aftermarket?

The big difference is that the OEM uses brake pressure to modulate your trailer brakes where most aftermarket controllers use deceleration rate of the controller. It is a different feel that will take a little getting used to. Once you are used to it you will love it.
Roger10378 07/30/19 03:00pm Towing

Dutchman is confused. If your friend has a 4 wire 220 plug that is exactly what you need. It is when people try plugging a 30 amp RV plug into a 220V 3 wire that gets them in trouble. Just remember that you are limited to the smaller of the 2 breakers as your friends plug could be anywhere from 30 to 60 amps.
Roger10378 07/25/19 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: slide-out switch nightmare

Based on the age of your 5er and the way you describe their sequencing I assume that they are hydraulic slides. When you activate the switch the motor applies pressure the the system. The slides operate in the order of least resistance first then 2nd least resistance etc. Resistance can vary from time to time. The only way you can change this is to re-plumb the hydraulic to make individual hydraulic circuits for each slide. Each circuit needs a solenoid valve that is controlled by an individual switch. If you want only one switch per circuit you need some relays to engage the pump when any of the switches are activated. On mine the opposing slides are plumbed so that the tee is near the cylinders so there would be additional hydraulic hose that would need to be run the the valve area. I know I could design a system to do this but I decided it was not worth the trouble and expense it would take so I left mine as is.
Roger10378 07/24/19 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: slide-out switch nightmare

It is a whole lot more involved than just a switch.
Roger10378 07/24/19 12:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Penguin II - cools, but compressor cuts on and off

I would bet it is freezing up/freeze sensor. Is the fan on high? How much humidity? X2
Roger10378 07/23/19 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

I have to disagree with the last part. I have never seen a brake that you have to hold the lever off the star wheel to tighten the brake adjustment. You only need to hold it to slacken the adjustment. The reason for the two holes is that they use the same backing plate stamping for both the right and left brake, so the star wheel will be behind the one hole on the right and the other hole on the left.
Roger10378 07/20/19 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Dexter self-adjusting do so when going forward and braking Dexter self-adjusting (as others) can be and should be manually adjusted when new or whenever hub is pulled Dexter self-adjusting as days of old use a cable from brake shoe pivot to adjuster lever on star wheel. Lever engages teeth on star wheel so to manually adjust you have to push lever out of teethe and away from star wheel then rotate star wheel while holding lever out if the way-----hence 2 open slots on bottom of backing plate
Roger10378 07/20/19 05:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ghost Battery Drain

How did Sears check the battery? To properly check they would have to charge completely which would take several hours, then let sit for an hour or so and finally check the voltage and do a load test. Any thing that they do while you wait is meaningless.
Roger10378 07/17/19 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: 18,000 BTU Suburban heater for a 30'x 8' cargo trailer?

Sure it will heat that space, but only to about 20 deg above ambient. If you are looking for 65 deg or more you need twice that.
Roger10378 07/11/19 02:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Shackles and Wet Bolts

The ramifications of using the 3.125" shackles is that your 5th Wheel will be 7/8" higher. are you sure about that?? I agree it will be lower.
Roger10378 06/28/19 01:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cabinate Ceiling ripply

I am assuming that you are talking about the vinyl covering on the ceiling that is rippled. Sounds like a little movement between the cabinet and ceiling. Not all that uncommon and nothing to worry about.
Roger10378 06/27/19 07:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: no water pressure thru hot water side

If it was working and then quit without you doing anything it is probably the check valve on the output of the water heater. Obviously I've not seen all RV hot water heaters but I've never seen a check valve on an RV hot water heater. Only the water heaters with 3 valve winterizing systems don't have a check valve.
Roger10378 06/18/19 07:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: no water pressure thru hot water side

Remove the pex from the check valve and you will probably be able to remove the loose bits of the check valve. Reinstall the fitting and you will be good to go. Just replace the check valve before it is time to winterize if you use the pink antifreeze. I do not use antifreeze when I winterize mine so I didn't replace the check valve.
Roger10378 06/17/19 06:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: no water pressure thru hot water side

If it was working and then quit without you doing anything it is probably the check valve on the output of the water heater.
Roger10378 06/16/19 06:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Brake Issues - Weak Brakes

Are the on the correct sides?
Roger10378 06/11/19 06:32pm Tech Issues
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