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RE: Yellowstone from South Dakota

I just came from Yellowstone. I stayed in Madison and Grant and my 30' FW was about max you could park. Fishing Bridge was still closed and looked nowhere near opening. Grizzly RV is pricey but very nice and easily accessible to the west entrance. I came to Yellowstone from Custer SP in SD and decided to travel a little farther and go into the park through the west entrance. That way I avoided some of the mountain passes.
dryfly 07/28/21 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to mitigate Print Spooler PrintNightmare in Windows 10

This is strange. About a week ago my printer, connected wireless through my network, would not process print request. The print jobs would show up but not process, and my printer would not show up on the network. In eliminating problems I went to devices and printers > right clicked on printer > printer properties > advanced. I then unchecked spool print documents, and checked print directly to printer. Since then all has worked well. If this is accomplishing the same results as the link, it's much quicker to do.
dryfly 07/22/21 09:53am Technology Corner
RE: How many strokes??

This is one of those subjects that apparently needs to be re-debated about every 6 months. It's doubtful either side will ever change the other. Personally, I repack bearings by hand. When I do, I put the grease in my palm and force the grease into the bearing by sliding the bearing over my palm. Many have done this for years. I don't have a clue as to if this the best way vs. pumping it in. My question is it takes a fair amount of pressure to get the grease up in the bearing rollers. How can you pressure pump grease this hard into the bearing without it coming out the seal? Even if you are pumping grease successful to fill the wheel, are you really getting it into the bearing? I honestly don't know. Also, by filling the wheel cavity with grease, would this eliminate the ability of an empty cavity being able to dissipate heat??
dryfly 07/15/21 02:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New TPMS

I have a new 507 system and noticed one of the sensors reads about 3 psi lower than the others. Is this common? No, but have you physically checked the air pressure with an air gauge to see what it is. It just may be 3 psi lower then the rest . You need to check all four to see if they all match ,to verify if it's the sensor or just air pressure difference, if you haven't already . Certainly, that was the first thing I did! All four tires were inflated to 80 psi and checked with same digital gauge. The variation in inflation pressure continues as psi increases with road travel.
dryfly 07/10/21 09:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New TPMS

I have a new 507 system and noticed one of the sensors reads about 3 psi lower than the others. Is this common?
dryfly 07/10/21 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Capture plate?

Blue Ox quit building the Bed Saver a number of years ago I would be curious why??? Good question? I have one on a Husky hitch and it saved my truck bed twice. I got where I hated to admit I had one since they were so controversial. Obviously, observing the proper connection in the first place will eliminate all issues, but twice I violated that good rule. Sorry to the OP for the "off topic" comments.
dryfly 07/07/21 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suspension questions

I have no experience with the never fail bushing, but I can say the bronze bushings and wet bolts are excellent. One word of caution, when installing the wet bolts, be sure the small grease outlet hole in the bolt is oriented at the 3 or 9 o'clock position. My trailer came from the factory unable to take grease in 2 fittings. Pulled and reoriented and now takes grease easily. Dexter EZ-Flex is a good choice, but I would also look at MORryde for a solution. The EZ-Flex does not come with a wet bolt. Try to find one. I got one with my MORryde X Factor suspension support.
dryfly 05/11/21 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

It's such an easy job to change the jet and at the same time clean the carburetor, why not just take 30 minute's and do it so the generator runs optimally than "it should run ok" and possibly do it in the field. I realize that it's an easy job. I have watched the youtube videos, but considering I'm not the best small engine mechanic, I just don't want to risk screwing up a good running engine. I'm leaving on my trip in a couple of weeks and if I mess up I could be without a generator. Not good. I've weighed the benefits against the risk, and considering what I've been told by Honda techs and the comments in this thread, and considering I'll only be using the generator for 10 days, I just can't see taking the risk. I do see your point.
dryfly 05/10/21 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

I did it at a peak over 7000 feet on a couple ham radio Field Day weekends, and the Honda ran all weekend with no issues what so ever. It still does, but I may have changed the spark plug since then, it was a few years ago. Those were a couple fun weekends. The land dropped off all around me, I had a 20 meter dipole up about 35 feet and pretty much worked anyone I wanted on 20 with 100 watts. Last year by a lake I almost couldn't buy a contact. Your message reminded me of how much fun I used to have working ARRL Field Day. 40M CW was my favorite. We had a great local club and always had good turnout. I live at close to sea level so never had the privilege to have a 7000 ft tower at my disposal. 73
dryfly 05/09/21 08:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

Well........thank all of you for the comments. Looks apparent the verdict is that the stock jet will work for me at 7000 ft. By the way, I have purchased the 5-7K ft jet for the Honda and I will have that with me just in case, but I really did not want to have to get into the carb, and then have to re-do the job when I got back home. I will also carry a couple of extra plugs just in case. The Honda techs I spoke with said that all newer small engines really run lean these days thanks to current EPA manufacturing standards. They said this may be one reason why the stock jets work OK at higher altitudes.
dryfly 05/09/21 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

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dryfly 05/09/21 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i at high altitude

We just did 8 days boondocking out side Bryce, around 7500 ft. Ran the EU2000 every day, no problems at all. With "standard" carburetor jet ???
dryfly 05/09/21 05:08pm Tech Issues
Honda EU2000i at high altitude

I will be using my EU2000i at approx. 7K ft altitude for a couple of weeks. Probably about 4 hrs per day to recharge my 12 volt battery. After making a post on this subject a couple of months ago, I have spoken with 2 Honda repair centers in WY and MT, and they say that there should be no need to change the main jet to one specified for higher altitudes. This change is only specified for those operating the generators for longer periods of time at high altitudes (weeks or months). The worse that could happen is possibly a fouled spark plug. I know the jet change is not a big job, but I would prefer to not make the change unless necessary. My question is for those of you that have been in a similar situation, did your EU2000 perform well with the standard main jet?
dryfly 05/09/21 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i carburetor rebuild kit

Old Wizard: Thanks, good info. On further evaluation, and based on how well the generator is running, I think I'm going to be satisfied just cleaning the main nozzle (emulsion tube) part # 12 and installing the high altitude main jet. At this time I don't think further break down is needed, but I will store your info for when it is needed. I have a set of hollow ground screwdriver bits so jet removal should not be an issue depending how far down in the tube the jet is. Good to know the large O ring is not an issue. I will treat it with caution. The generator is new enough that I don't think the 2 flange gaskets on the carb body will be an issue either. I'm still considering getting one of the $35 generic carburetors and putting the high altitude jet in it. It looks easier and quicker to swap carbs when needed than to have to disassemble and change jets.
dryfly 03/14/21 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i carburetor rebuild kit

We have a rebuild sticky post right here, but I don't know if it's worth anything as all the "free host" pictures are gone and apparently not being replaced. It's 24 pages. Not sure why you would need an overhaul at just 100 hours. Does it need it? Please see OP. I have to tear it down to replace jet anyway. I've seen sticky thread. Not looking for "how to do it". Looking for parts info, if needed.
dryfly 03/13/21 11:35am Tech Issues
Honda EU2000i carburetor rebuild kit

I'm going to be making a trip to Yellowstone in the near future so I will need to be replacing the main jet in my EU2000i to one that will function in high altitude. This will provide me with the opportunity to do a carb overhaul, even though my generator has less than 100 hours on it. Like most small engines, I assumed I could find a rebuild kit for the carb but so far no luck. Parts are available, but no complete kit. Assuming all existing parts are in good shape, what needs to be replaced? One video I watched stated the large O ring type gasket between the float chamber and carb body, as well as the float valve seat need to be replaced anytime an overhaul is done. Is this usually true? I'm seeing complete 3rd party carburetors on Amazon for $35 so maybe rebuild kits are obsolete. One of these with the high altitude jet, and the original carb with the standard jet would sure make altitude changing a lot easier.
dryfly 03/13/21 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble on the border

Hungry tired people can become desperate. Close friend down near the border said there's been a significant uptick in crime. It's bad enough, she reached out to me asking about buying a firearm. I don't know where your friend lives but you must understand Texas shares a 1250 mile border with Mexico. Risk is higher in populated areas than remote areas such as Big Bend. I think before I cancelled my travel plans, I might call the visitor's center and see if they can shed some light on concerns.
dryfly 03/09/21 09:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2011 outback

I had the same issue on WFCO panel on a previous trailer. I used a small sheet metal screw to hold the door closed. It's usually pretty seldom that the panel needs to be accessed, and only takes about 10 sec to remove the screw.
dryfly 03/09/21 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Underframe Storage

My big concern with a front mounted spare is if it ever came loose. The damage as it bounced it's way to exit in the rear could be catastrophic. The retractable hangers used to hold the spare up that are on most trailers are pretty flimsy. Wow.........you had to really hunt to come up with that conclusion. We are talking about the location of a spare tire here, and not necessarily from the standpoint of highway safety concerns. If we approach every topic on this forum with the premise that it primarily should relate solely to the safety of others, it's going to get pretty complicated. Sorry if I offended you. But no matter how many times I read that statement I see somebody that is worried about property damage to their property if a spare comes loose. I have seen real disasters where others people where put at serious risk from stuff falling off vehicles. IMHO, damage to your trailer don't amount to a pinch of snot, if it is you that dropped things. If that chance of damage makes you prefer a rear mount... No offense taken. I'm just a little amazed that the aspect of highway safety would not be "implied" in any post on this forum. If you read my post again, I hope it's obvious that my "big concern" is front mounted vs. rear mounted spare tire brackets. I was not addressing the consequences of what happens once the wheel leaves the trailer. that is another issue, and I'm sure it's of concern to anyone pulling a trailer. In any post dealing with how often should one perform bearing maintenance, or asking if a rear trailer hitch will support a bike rack, or if a ladder can be carried on the back of trailer, etc., the highway safety factor is always implied, and does not have to be stated.
dryfly 03/05/21 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Underframe Storage

My previous trailer had the spare up front under the trailer. It was well supported and I was able to add "safety" chains around it and attach to the frame. My big concern with a front mounted spare is if it ever came loose. The damage as it bounced it's way to exit in the rear could be catastrophic. The retractable hangers used to hold the spare up that are on most trailers are pretty flimsy. Let me see if I understand what you are saying. Your spare, mounted on front, comes loose, it will bounce around destroying your property. But if it is mounted on rear, your property is safe. The death and destruction that likely will happen behind you is not important? Wow.........you had to really hunt to come up with that conclusion. We are talking about the location of a spare tire here, and not necessarily from the standpoint of highway safety concerns. If we approach every topic on this forum with the premise that it primarily should relate solely to the safety of others, it's going to get pretty complicated.
dryfly 03/04/21 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
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