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RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Being it will be your only vehicle, I’d say 3.73 Unless you will be mostly towing in the mountains. That would be me! Craig
C Schomer 11/23/20 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painting the Walls of the 5er

^^^ that’s what I was thinking.… Some sort of industrial coating, not found in the average paint department. The painters at work tell me some of these industrial coatings, primers??, Will stick to darn near anything. Including galvanized sheet metal that is not yet weathered. Craig
C Schomer 11/21/20 11:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Oven ignitor

I too used an old grill p-zapper and put it on my oven pilot light… It works great. Craig
C Schomer 11/21/20 11:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Need some advice, gearing/fuel mileage.

I have had two DRW trucks with a 4.10 gears and my 12 DRW has 3.73 gears and I am really liking them. They handle my 15KRV fine in the Colorado mountains and they are great for my occasional unloaded highway trips. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 09:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

Trail ridge road was closed last summer because of Covid so I got online and found out that when It did open up , it required reservations, so make your plans long ahead of time. I will only risk I 25 between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock between 9 AM and 2 PM because of the Gap construction area. Denver is horrific, now, avoid rush hours like the plague, AIDS, herpes and covid, all in one. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny overheated

A hemi with a 68rfe??
C Schomer 11/09/20 07:01pm Towing
RE: Atwood water heater won't stay on.

After it runs for a while and goes out, does it reignite by itself or do you reset the switch? Flame rectification is touchy and everything in the circuit has to be kept really clean. The ignition module gets a micro amp signal, through the ignitor, when the flame is present. The flame actually is part of the circuit and conducts the signal. The igniter rod and porcelain insulator needs to be clean. Wipe off the igniter rod insulator with a CLEAN cloth and alcohol and check it very very closely for any carbon tracking. Clean the igniter rod tip with Scotch-Brite pad or really fine sand cloth. Replace the igniter rod, if in doubt. They are cheap. Primary air adjustment is important and that’s why the flame should not be roaring or lifting because of too much air. If the flame lifts off the burner Or loses contact with the flame rod, the rectification circuit is broken and the gas valve will shut down immediately. Even the ratio of flame contact area between the burner and the flame rod is important. Make sure the end of the burner where the flame contacts it, is also corrosion free. The ground path from the burner to the module is also part of the rectification circuit so I added a copper ground wire between the burner and the module ground point and I used Deox on all the rectification circuit connections. That covers almost all of the rectification issues and if you do all of these things, you shouldn’t have a problem with the flame rectification signal. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 12:00am Tech Issues
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

Darn, i was born 50 years too soon!
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny overheated

My only thought is... its good you have warranty!. So much for the ZF 8 spd and you have my sympathy… Really. It sounds very expensive, and hopefully only for FCA. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:25pm Towing
RE: Roof reseal

I redid the ugly caulk iob, eternabondband henrys 587 did great but henrys 887 is the best... in case i ever do another one. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

I would bolt or weld the slider and stop the slop. A can of shake n shoot will make it look new again. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those that have tuned or programmed

Super Dave… Hopefully you have a pyrometer so you can watch the exhaust heat. Is economy less power than Tow? Tow should be safe so start with that but I would also try economy, just out of curiosity. I had a Diablo sport stack on my 03, 6 speed truck. Tow was 60 and economy was 100 hp. With a bigger towing turbo and all the air and exhaust mods I could run the 100 easily. The 100 was actually a better towing tune than the 60 and i got better mpg with the 100. Wwatch the gauges and try economy and tow and see which one you like better. Watch out for clutch or transmission slipping and also see which one provides better drive ability. Craig
C Schomer 11/07/20 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Collapsible ladder?

I have a 15’ alum ext ladder fastened to my basement ceiling. Craig
C Schomer 11/07/20 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rving coming to an end

Best of luck... ill be praying!
C Schomer 11/03/20 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Why did you clean the rubber roof so good and then peel it off??? Craig
C Schomer 10/25/20 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: comfortable ride in an one ton dually??

My experience has been… Fix the trailer ride and the truck will ride much better. My current trailer has morride, shocks and an air pin box but it still needs a little more help. I am going to look into heavier springs with more arch when I get back home next spring. That is exactly what it took to fix my previous fiver. The 2600 pound springs were bottoming out and changing them to 3000 pound springs plus replacing the shocks made that fiver go from the worst riding trailer I ever had to the best riding. So, I’m thinking of going from the 3000 pound springs on my current fiver to 3500. As far as my Dooley truck goes, I had to have my springs rearched and add a leaf and that fixed the truck ride. Craig
C Schomer 10/25/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River Issues

Try to get FR to allow you to take it to an independent trailer shop and have them pay for, so you can at least use it. As far as the tires, I always put on LT’s and get rid of the ST’s and then no more tire problems. Craig
C Schomer 10/19/20 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dualie vs SRW benefits?

I’ve had more DRW’s then SRW’s. The only 2500 I’ve had was a 97CTD with LTE tires, 3042 pound rating. The tow rating was 10,500 pounds with that 3.54 rear end and when I got a trailer that was close to that weight, the ride felt like a boat, and I wasn’t comfortable with it at all, even with airbags. I WAY prefer drw long beds and I’ve daily driven them for decades. I would really like to know what changes they’ve made on late model SRW’s so guys can tow 17,000 pound trailers and claim they’re every bit as good as a dually. What tire capacities and axles do they have? Craig
C Schomer 10/16/20 11:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

Bar pit = median. Wyoming is no fun place, sometimes, either. I was on I 80 across Wyoming a lot when I was trucking...Gag!
C Schomer 10/13/20 09:37pm General RVing Issues
1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

This happened Sunday at about 1 PM. We were on SB I-25 just north of the Spanish Peaks and the crosswind from the west was as strong as I’ve ever been in. There were RVs of every sort stopped under all the bridges and on all the ramps. I never had wind whip my fiver around like that so I pulled off the road just like the rest of them. We took an exit ramp that looked like it had some space for a couple of more RVs. We stopped and then we looked a little farther south down the ramp and down the road a couple hundred more yards and there was a small traffic jam. There was an F150 still hook to a travel trailer that was every bit as long as my 32 foot fiver. The wind was so strong it turned that truck and trailer a perfect 90° across the bar pit and the truck was still up on the road heading straight west. The trailer was on its side andnthe back wheels of the pick up we’re about 6 inches off the road. There was just enough room between the front bumper of the truck and the ditch on the west side for traffic to get by so I jumped in line and got past that wreck before the cops and wreckers got there and close down the entire lane. I only have my phone and I will try to post the picture. If I can’t I will post it in early January when I get back to my PC at home. Luckily all the people were standing in the bar pit behind the trailer, out of the wind, and I don’t think anybody got seriously hurt. PTL! Craig iZSUn9il
C Schomer 10/13/20 06:57pm General RVing Issues
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