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RE: Tire pressure

Trailer tires should be inflated to the max tire pressure listed on the tire. You shouldn't use mixed load rated tires. Is the new tire on the old rim? If so what is the pressure rating of the rim? It should be stamped on the rim somewhere. If it will handle the pressure for the new tire, get a new matching tire for the other side.
mobeewan 11/26/20 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: atwood window latch

Pacific Northwest Tooling has 5. not cheap.
mobeewan 11/25/20 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dehumidifier overkill?

As far as monitoring humidity level, the dehumidifier I purchased could be set to shut off when the percentage level was reached. It could be set as low as 35%. It also had a setting for fan speed.
mobeewan 11/25/20 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Purge might be good as long as someone hasn't turned the valve handwheel or opened the spitter screw. There is a one way built in check valve that doesn't allow propane to flow out unless it is depressed when the acme nut or POL fitting is screwed into the cylinder valve. It is also depressed when the tank is filled. With the cylinder under vacuum the poppet could open drawing air into the cylinder if the handwheel is turned. Air can also enter the cylinder if the spitter screw is opened. A propane supplier told me if the cylinder is more than 6 months old he purges them with propane vapor anyways.
mobeewan 11/25/20 12:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

Looks like a Southco baggage door latch. Your picture shows the number R001 on the side of the broken keep. They are available too Key R001
mobeewan 11/25/20 12:25am Tech Issues
RE: Dehumidifier overkill?

I lived full time in my trailer by myself. I bought a 25 pint unit from Lowe's. I had to empty it 2 times a day, which was about 10 pints each time. When I took daily showers I opened and ran the bathroom exhaust fan. I didn't cook, except for the microwave, so didn't create much moisture by cooking meals. Moisture did collect on the bedroom windows at night while I slept but cleared up as the day went on. A person exhales up to 3 pints of water vapor while sleeping not to mention what is lost through the skin. The dehumidifier did not run constantly, but will shut off when the reservoir fills. You can connect a hose to some. I never did but was thinking about running a piece of tubing through the floor under the sink next to the low point drain lines, but would need to insulate it so it wouldn't plug with ice. But I could handle dumping it a couple times a day into the kitchen sink or tub.
mobeewan 11/24/20 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Proper procedure for purging a propane tank with propane vapor (propane gas) and why. propane cylinder purging I believe you only have to do use propane vapor (propane gas) 3 times on the smaller DOT cylinders of 100 lbs and less, but I can't find the link. Looks like I might be wrong. Everything I can find says 5 times. Including regulations from the Utah State Fire Marshall. Yes boys and girls. Some state regulations require cylinders shipped with air to be purged with propane vapor (propane gas) for the reasons stated in the link above. I can't make a shortcut to the Utah link, but if you copy paste what I put below into your browser it will pop up in the search. Other state propane regulations may also show up. So regardless of what the maysayers state about being unnecessary state regulations may require purging. Utah LP-Gas-Basic-Filling-Procedures-Gen-Info-1
mobeewan 11/24/20 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Never had issue with new tanks that had this sticker on them, last set I took over to ACE hardware to have them filled. I have. I bought 2 30 propane cylinders that were not purged that I had nothing but trouble with them. My furnace would backfire and shut down requiring me to have to turn the furnace off and back on to reset it. Luckily for each cylinder bought at different times I had refilled the original cylinders. Once I switched to them the furnace ran flawlessly. A propane supplier burned off the propane in the cylinders with a rig he had. Then he removed the valves and rinsed the inside with an alcohol product to bind any moisture inside the cylinders to it. He then reinstalled the valves, purged the cylinders and refilled them. Both worked perfectly after that.
mobeewan 11/24/20 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: atwood window latch

Are they red or black? They are different sizes.
mobeewan 11/19/20 10:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up an RV

I use a floor jack with a stack of 2x4s to get the height needed. Jack point is the frame close to the spring hanger. Then I set the frame on 12T jack stands. To just change a single tire I use a small hydraulic to lift the axle direct just enough to get the tire half inch off the ground. I jack on the U-bold to avoid axle tube damage. What work are you doing? I did this to replace all 4 tires, 2 tires at a time, one side at a time. I think my jack stands were 3 ton each. Bottle jack is 9 ton placed just in front and just behind the spring shackles. Trailer gross weight loaded at the time was about 6000.
mobeewan 11/13/20 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Mirror Unavailable Glass Replaceable?

What is the vehicle?
mobeewan 11/13/20 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

I think a better solution would be to replace the connector on the motorhome (and of course also on the hose that connects to the 20lb cylinder) with a propane quick connect fitting. You are probably correct. Be careful, there are both high pressure and low pressure propane quick connects. Makre sure the propane quick connect is rated for high pressure along with the hose. A lot of the quick connects and hoses for trailers are used after the regulator for outside low pressure accessories. The quick connects are different so you don't blow up low pressure hoses plugging them into high pressure lines. HP vs LP quick connectors
mobeewan 11/13/20 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

Have you verified that the connection will allow for propane to flow into this connection being it is an outlet? No- Without the proper hose setup, I don't have a way to test it. Since it appears to be the same as the fitting on a disposeable bottle and those allow for reverse flow to refill, it should. Another concern would be that although the Coleman hose and the Coleman style adapters are rated for high pressure, they probably will not perform a high enough flow to keep everything inside operating.
mobeewan 11/13/20 05:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Tanks Direction

I have 40lb tanks without cover because there aren't any made if they are made, somebody plz provide a link. I had thought of going from 30 to 40 lb cylinders and looked, but never found any hard covers, only soft covers. I wound up buying 2 more 30 lb cylinders instead. I have seen where someone made one out of 2 separate covers. They trimmed the bottom portion off of one and cut the top portion off the other and pop riveted them together where they left an area that overlapped. You just have to make sure you pop rivet from the inside around the area that touches the cylinders. Maybe add a piece of eternabond on each rivit head so it doesn't rub on the cylinders. 40 lb cylinders soft covers
mobeewan 11/13/20 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best mouse trap?

A glue trap is not very humane in my opinion. How would you like to be trapped by your hair. The best trap is an old-fashioned bang on the head baited with peanut butter. However, I use the green poison bait that you can get at Lowe's or Home Depot. This is basically a blood thinner. After they eat it they get thirsty and go outside in search of water and die. The bait is a green cake about an inch long that I throw behind the drawers underneath the couch by the water heater any place out of sight. So dying of thirst and a huge belly ache is better?
mobeewan 11/11/20 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Cabinet door material

Home Depot carries sheet metal in 36 x 36 punched out decorative patterns. It can be cut to size with a pair of tin snips. Clicky
mobeewan 11/07/20 10:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How do I run propane furnace but not hot water heater

Don't forget the line going to the toilet and the flush vslve.
mobeewan 11/07/20 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Tank Overflowing When Turning

Seems the obvious place for small items so you don't have to go hunting for them. Then again great minds think alike. Do you keep your 30 amp to 15 amp adapter for shore power inside the outside refer access panel. My shore power cable pulls out below and just aft of the fridge.
mobeewan 10/25/20 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Throwing in the towel

You are letting the bums, crooks and drug users win. They are winning when the authorities keep doing catch and release.
mobeewan 10/25/20 12:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fresh Water Tank Overflowing When Turning

I did the same as fisherman but I used a rubber plug that I got from the miscellaneous hardware drawers at Lowe's. I drilled a hole through the center and added a machine screw with a washer on each end and a lock nut. I also added a lanyard under the screw head made from a wire connector that had a hole through it and some wire fishing leader. I bought a plug could fit completely into the fill Port opening. I tighten the lock nut which squished the plug tight enough to make it fit snug and not get sucked down the fill port opening. Water would still come out through the vent tube so I got some small corks that would fit tight in the vent tube opening. They gave me two things to add to my checklists. I keep the plug and cork in the silverware drawer in the trailer so I don't lose them.
mobeewan 10/25/20 12:12pm Tech Issues
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