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RE: Trailer Brakes Not Staying On

Check your umbilical cord to the vehicle, and the connections in the junction box on the the trailer. You have a poor/loose connection some where.
eHoefler 03/18/23 05:09am Towing
RE: Towing Frontier on Dolly

Inflate your tires to the max pressure on the side wall of the tire
eHoefler 03/17/23 05:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tire Mileage

Rotate the to different locations and run them for a bit longer to verify if it isn't an alignment issue. If your bad tire is worn to far for safety, swap it out with the spare. You need to verify whether or not you have an issue before dropping money on a new set of tires that may get ruined shortly after installing them.
eHoefler 03/02/23 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2014 3100RL Living room slides would not move

Check the solenoid valve. You have a hydraulic system, the solenoids control which slide moves. The hydraulic system does not move all 3 at the same time, mine doesn't. It will move the smallest/lightest first and the heaviest last. Run the 2 out that do move and run them to their limit and see if the last one moves then. If it doesn't, you have a solenoid valve not opening.
eHoefler 03/01/23 05:23am Tech Issues
RE: Ford V10 starting and dyeing

If stored with anything but a full tank, most likely water in the fuel and bad gas from not being stabilized
eHoefler 02/26/23 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We leave our dogs and cat in the trailer all the time. never with the windows open, always with the A/c or heat on. If you leave the windows open, there will be sounds your pet will hear. And being in a strange place alone, you don't know what may or may not happen. It is best to bring their bed from home and some familiar toys to help keep them occupied as well. Also, never give them water from the faucet where you are staying. The different mineral content can cause them to be sick or worse yet, diarrhea. Give them bottled drinking water or distilled water. We have a Reverse Osmosis system in out trailer for us and them.
eHoefler 02/26/23 05:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge in freezing weather

We have wintered in our fifthwheel down to 7* with the high in the 20's, it operated as it should. The only thing I did was to put insulation around the bottom to cover the water line so the ice maker would work
eHoefler 02/17/23 05:43am Tech Issues
RE: Big Foot Jacks

You can try using power steering stop leak, it has a formulation to re-soften the seals and restore their sealing capability. I have used it in several types of hydraulic systems. Just top off the fluid with it and go on as usual. It will take awhile to work into the system, but it will work if you had a seal weeping.
eHoefler 01/26/23 05:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frame Stiffing to reduce Porpoising?

Your center of gravity needs to be forward of the rear axle to place weight on the steer axle. Like a poster said earlier, move the camper as far forward in the bed as possible. When you add water, your porpoising goes away, that is a dead give away that you don't have enough weight on the front axle.
eHoefler 01/22/23 05:34am Truck Campers
RE: Blow outs and tires

Switch to LT or MT tires. Stay away from the ST tires.
eHoefler 10/27/22 06:04am Toy Haulers
RE: Oven will not ignite

When you turn the oven on and to a temperature, the pilot flame increases, then it will warm up the thermocouple, when the thermocouple comes up to temp, it will open the main gas valve to the burner. The time it will take depends on temperature the thermocouple starts at and altitude you are at. The thermocouple is a non electric device that is filled with freon, when heated it will build pressure and press on a button in the main gas valve.
eHoefler 10/21/22 05:53am Beginning RVing
RE: gas problem

you didn't mention the year of the coach, but i would check the fill hose and the vent hose, they may need to be replaced. Also, replace the gas cap, they are suppose to hold pressure in the system
eHoefler 10/14/22 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: heavier trailer tires and fuel economy

I run 17.5 MT tires rated for 6005 pounds per tire and wheel combination on my fifth wheel, wheels weigh 60 pounds each, with tires weighing 65+ pounds. I run them at max psi of 125. Actually get better mileage than the 16" tires they replaced.
eHoefler 10/12/22 05:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blank Screen on Coleman Mach Digital Thermostat

Have you tried replacing the battery in the thermostat?
eHoefler 10/10/22 05:52am Tech Issues
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

As long as all 4 brake assemblies are connected, you will never see 12 volts at the magnets, each of them are a designed short to ground and, will drop the voltage. Every splice in the system adds resistance and will drop voltage. If the splice is not a solid connection and water tight, they will corrode, add resistance, and drop the voltage. The cross over wire are usually inside the axle tube, where the jump around, rub, and chafe, which will short to ground and drop voltage. I can go on, but I digress. To improve performance, each magnet should have equal wire length to the source. The way they wire them, using under sized wire, is to run one lead down one side or the other, splice at the first axle, then to the second axle, then splice each axle to the other side. Resulting in the farthest wheel from the source will be the weakest braking wheel while the first in line closest to the source being the strongest. The best way to wire them for best performance is to run 2 wires, one down each frame rail, then splice them at the center of suspension to each wheel. That way you will have the same wire length to each wheel. And while your at it, use 10ga wire down the frame rails and splice 12ga to each wheel. When all done and said, and got tired of not having comfortable feeling braking, I replaced the whole system with disc brakes and have never looked back.
eHoefler 09/22/22 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: This is our RV electric future. It's the future man!

I'll keep my oil burner, I can fill up 120+ gallons of fuel in less than 30 minutes, have never pulled up to a pump that didn't, and my range is 1,200-1,400+ miles. Today's diesels trucks are the cleanest ICE there ever was. My time is worth more than to stand around waiting for a charge!
eHoefler 09/20/22 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Pace Arrow Kwikee 2-Step Arm Linkage (A) Broke

Have it welded
eHoefler 09/13/22 05:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chirping alarms

All smoke detectors have a 10 year life and need to be replaced 10 years from manufacture. Check the date on the back, they can be older than the year of the RV. Propane and CO2 detectors have a 7 year life and need to be replaced 7 years from the date on the back. This goes for any detector, hardwired, battery back up, or battery only units.
eHoefler 09/02/22 03:56am Tech Issues
RE: Best leveler for travel trailer?

I have used the Lynx blocks for 15 years under our Landmark 5th wheel, pushing 18,000 real hard. Never had one break or crack. When parking on gravel, I always stack them on a 6' long 2"x10". Stacking them on gravel will destroy them for sure.
eHoefler 09/02/22 03:35am Travel Trailers
RE: painting/replacing wheel simulator rim liner

I would have them powder coated instead of painted, more durable and will last longer
eHoefler 08/30/22 04:10am Class A Motorhomes
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