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RE: Dometic fridge not cooling on LP. Just LP.

If one wanted to replace the orifice where would you find one to fit a Dometic other than the company Dometic?
ernie1 05/09/21 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: oil leak

MountainAire05; Over the years I've replaced numerous (maybe a dozen and a half) compressors that I've purchased new from parts stores and auto dealers and have never had a warranty that was contingent upon having the dryer replaced. I'm not saying it's not a good idea rather, if the work to reapair the system was done in a timely manner, usually only the compressor, compressor oil and refrigerant has to be replaced. If all the refrigerant has leaked out, the entire system stands a good chance of being contaminated and then in addition to the dryer needing replaced, the expansion valve plus other parts might also need replacing.
ernie1 04/27/21 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

Another suggestion to locate the oil leak is to find a shop or purchase a uv light kit that will allow you to add a dye into any of the oil bearing systems and leaking oil will efflouresce when a black light is shined on it.
ernie1 04/27/21 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

At the rate the oil is leaking, if it is the ac compressor seal, the ac system should be out of refrigerant already or soon. Does the ac system work well? If the problem is related to the ac system, get it repaired now rather than wait until another time because once all the refrigerant is gone, air will replace it and then you'll most likely have to replace the dryer along with a long draw down of the system with vacuum to remove the air. Plus, air has water in it and water will possibly cause corrosion of the internal ac parts. Save time and money and fix it now.
ernie1 04/27/21 04:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coast to Coast east to west

On a trip we took from the east coast to the west coast we found ourselves staring directly into the sun especially towards the evening as the sun set. Was not a problem when we were heading east maybe because we left our campsite in the late mornings.
ernie1 04/22/21 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet seal lube?

Be careful when purchasing "Plumbers Grease or Lubricant". Not all of them are silicone based.
ernie1 03/23/21 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

bobndot; if it's my $200 dollars yes it's worth it because it's a matter of principle. Most of my reason for telling my story is to let people know what they are getting when they buy something. In my case, the tire company, Hankook, and the Ford dealerships were much less than honest in warranting their product. I think people want to know this.
ernie1 03/02/21 02:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

I recently bought 4 Michelin Defenders for my 2007 Tundra and there was no mention from Costco that they were being discontinued.
ernie1 03/02/21 02:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

I had Hankook tires on my 2005 E350 Ford Econoline RV which was the original set. They were okay tires until I had one tire fail. I found out that the tire size was Ford specific so I went to a Ford Dealership for a replacement tire under warranty. This was after talking to numerous tire dealers who handled Hankook tires but didn't have any in stock to fit my vehicle because it was a size to fit Fords only. The Ford dealer said that they indeed have the tire in stock until they found out it would have to warranted and at that time didn't have one in stock after all. I traveled the length of the state of Utah and heard the same story until I finally found a Ford dealer in northern Utah who said they would provide the tire after authorization from Hankook for a warranty replacement. A call was placed to Hankook in Northern California for authorization. We waited and waited for over four hours for a reply but never got one. The Ford dealership suggested that I could go ahead and purchase a new tire and carry the damaged tire back to California with me for warranty. I can't repeat what I told him! Finally I told the Ford dealer to put on the new tire, keep the damaged one there for Warranty when I got ahold of Hankkok in California. I took me two weeks before I arrived home in California and I had been calling Hankook daily for about a week and never got a response. Finally, I took the bull by the horns and call the Hankook headquarters back East somewhere and expressed my displeasure about the situation and the contact person apologized profusely,authorized a warranty refund and said essentially the Hankook rep in California was going to get reamed! I owned a PleasureWay Excel TD at that time and numerous owners were. complaining about failure and blowouts and swore that they would never use Hankooks again ever!
ernie1 03/01/21 08:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C Ford E-450 chassis spare tire -- or lack thereof

mleekamp: I have the Roadmaster spare tire carrier on my 2018 Mercedes Sprinter and I highly recommend it. Look at how it functions carefully and you'll find that when you need the spare, it can be pivoted down to ground level for easier handling. Also when it's time to stow the spare away, it can be pivoted from the ground up.In addition, there is an opening at the hitch level to attach another accessory like a bike carrier.
ernie1 02/20/21 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Spark Plug Confusion ??

Uhhhh why not call your local Chevrolet dealer?
ernie1 02/19/21 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Jacks Lubricant

Dry silicone is what BigFoot Levelers recommends. I spray the jacks with the silicone and wipe them clean and respray again with a light film and leave it like that.
ernie1 02/11/21 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spare on Class C

vjswhippet: I'm with you as to your concerns. My rv didn't come with a spare tire either so I found one on Craigslist that had a brand new tire and rim. Next I found a Roadmaster spare tire carrier also on Craigslist that was used but in perfect shape. The Roadmaster ,which inserts into the tow hitch receiver, will allow you to pull a pin which releases the stored spare and easily pivots it to the ground for easy handling. Since I have hydraulic levelers for my rv, all I have to do is press a button and the problem tire is raised off the ground. To remove the lug nuts I have a battery operated 20volt 1/2" Dewalt impact wrench that easily loosens them up from 150ftlbs. That's the best I can do with tools and the rest is up to me to provide the muscle power which I can easily do still at 77 years old. By the way, the Roadmaster will allow you to also attach a bike carrier or any such thing behind it too.
ernie1 02/05/21 12:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Home dryer help needed

Most commercial kitchens like restaurants have a roof mounted water cooler that is sized to push out a certain amount of cooled air and it usually exits close to the hood to replace the air that is drawn up into it and expelled outside. This is called "make up air" and it helps also to cool the staff cooking and and sweating over the hot stoves. You can tell when kitchen staff forget to turn on the water cooler because the entrance door to the restaurant is sucked partially open by the hood fans.
ernie1 02/02/21 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Drained fuel tank, now fuel sender is inop?

I had a similar problem with a previous MH that I had.It was a 1989 Falcon on a Ford E350 with a 460 engine. On a trip in Canada I had to take a ferry to my destination and loaded the MH onboard. This was shortly after I purposely filled both tanks with gas. When we got to. our destination, I got back into the rv and found one of the gas tanks reading empty. Thinking someone siphoned the gas out of that tank, I went to a filling station and tried to put more gas in but could only do about a gallon. So, weeks later, after I got back home, I dropped the tank and pulled out the sending unit and found that the brass float had developed a hole and was allowing gas inside to a point where it was no longer floating! The float was replaceable and I was shocked that the Ford dealer had one and it was only about $10. Worked perfectly afterward.
ernie1 01/31/21 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Ac engine compressor

What do you mean by the compressor going out? Did it lose all it's charge and quit working or did fail internally and had parts scattered? If compressor came apart internally it's best to flush the system before installing any new components.
ernie1 01/31/21 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need an Education

I think the different opinions stated here is a matter of whether you're on the giving or receiving end of things. Just because you're sitting in a campsite that is peaceful and relaxing you shouldn't be bothered by the guy that pulled in next to you spewing diesel smoke and fumes with the engine clattering away for up to 15minutes? For the record I have a diesel rig and am conscious of how others are affected by my presence.
ernie1 01/29/21 01:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Durability of Command strip hooks and hangers?

I think one of the bigger advantage to Command strips is that they can be readily removed or relocated without damaging the surface it's attached to. I've used them in several places and love em. I happiest with the towel racks I put in the bathroom and kitchen where I had spent hours trying to figure out where I needed to drill through the wall and hopefully find a stud to attach screw to.
ernie1 01/05/21 07:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Arctic package black tank valve not shutting

I've had the three different types of valves(t handle, cable and electric) and much prefer the electrically operated ones. I don't remember the brand name but the ones I have have metal gears and have been operating flawlessly for 5 years now and I love em. With that said, I can access them easily and lube the blades annually. They're about $200 each but totally worth it to me.
ernie1 01/04/21 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: TPMS for the alcoa wheels

Axles of Evil: What difference did you notice in the drive feel between the Alcoas and the steel rims?
ernie1 12/25/20 01:08pm Class C Motorhomes
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