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RE: Airbags and Compressor and Tank

Anything goes as far as a valve and gauges. I ran a tube from the tank to the back of the truck so I can connect a hose for tires. Craig https://i.imgur.com/YLKTQ3Kl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bvojFYVl.jpg
C Schomer 08/31/21 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Refrigerator won't light at higher elevation

Clean the rod with a scotchbrite pad and wipe the porcelain with alcohol. Check it closely for carbon tracking. It could be an ignitor alignment problem if you can light it other ways but the ignitor rod won't. DON'T try to bend the rod w/o heating it with a torch first! I also blow the dust out of all my burners every few years. Check the system pressure with everything lit. Craig
C Schomer 08/31/21 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: Why no ignitor on RV stove?

Even the entry level RVs I used to buy had ignitors on the stove. I didn't know there was a low enough level not to have one. I added one to my oven.
C Schomer 08/31/21 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Vanleigh RVs

We looked at them 4 years ago at the. Phx. Winter shows and I couldn't find a speck of solid wood in any of them. I think they were furnished by IKEA.
C Schomer 08/21/21 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

It's usually a mad dash at the top of that hill when everybody decides which way they want to go and they do it intentionally at the last second.
C Schomer 08/21/21 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Denver area in Winter??

I lived at Broomfield, Westminster and Arvada from 70 thru 03. It doesn't get as cold as it used to but I remember week long spells that got to -20... several times. Friends who sold their house and went to full timing spent their first winter at Prospect Park in an 03 Sunny Brook with the cold package. I went to see them one night in a 10 degree snow storm and their 5er was as tight and comfy as my house. I'm at Pueblo now which is in the Banana Belt and we've seen -5, even here. Good luck!
C Schomer 08/14/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

I'd be stuck between a rock and a hard spot if I had to get rid of 12 Dodge diesel. I tow 15K 5er, kinda heavy for a gasser I think, one week a month in the summer and a trip to Az. In the winter. The def issues scare me the worst. Do Chevy and Ford diesels have any better turbo actuator and less problematic emissions? A v10 gas MH might start to look good! Craig
C Schomer 08/10/21 12:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Escapees worth joining?

My GF and I stayed as guests at Congrees Az. In 2016 and we had a great time. We thought it was a first class org. GS club cant compare... Escapees is graduate school and GS is kindergarten!
C Schomer 08/09/21 11:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof reseal options

I'd look for a handyman. I've known a few of them that did good work on their own RVs. Craig
C Schomer 08/03/21 09:24pm Tech Issues
RE: LED Ceiling Lights

All of my ceiling fixtures have been fluorescent and I just strip out the fluorescent lites and ballast and put in the LED strips that I like. The biggest problem is shopping for LEDs because so few of the manufacturers give the full specifications and sometimes their light color description is not accurate. I started using really high lumen LEDs with a high side dimmer so I can have bright light when I want it and dim them when I don’t. I wasn’t sure how well the dimmer would work but I am really happy with it. It merely dims and does not change the light color at all. The older I get the brighter the light is needed! Craig
C Schomer 07/10/21 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Peeling Decals. What to do.

Finish scraping them off. They only get harder to remove,,the longer you wait. Craig
C Schomer 07/01/21 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

Do you remember why W.C. Fields said he didn't drink water?
C Schomer 06/29/21 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

I was in Az for 13 years and the longest I got out of China STs was 50 months and then I went to 16" LT LRE. The STs usually had tread separation but one blew out the sidewall while in winter storage, covered and off the ground. Then I got a 18k tri axle cargo trailer with 26 month old STs and all 6 of them separated within a 20 mile drive before I could get to a tire shop to get 16" LTs on it. I don't think those Chnese tires could have gotten any worse! My 8 y.o. Cooper LTs on my fiver still look like new. Craig
C Schomer 06/29/21 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Registration fee for 5th wheel in AZ

FYI, when I moved there in 03, I had to take my 5er in for an inspection... IIRC just a VIN inspection. So be prepared. Craig
C Schomer 06/25/21 07:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What's up with Rocky Mt. National Park entry?

Those sites are typical gov't sites and they are TERRIBLE! It took me over a month to find the timed entry pass and I was even trading emails with RMNP staff. She kept telling me where to find it and it wasn't there.... A difference in our puter systems, I guess. I finally found it at recreation.gov and I put "timed entry pass" in the search box. Then I chose RMNP from the parks list and I eventually found the timed entry pass. I had to experiment... and my way was a far cry from the instructions I got from the RMNP lady. It actually a good idea... If it works. They meter the entries according to what the "pull overs" can handle. It's always been a free for all, finding a place to park and I had to skip half of the pull overs, in the past. Craig
C Schomer 06/13/21 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Filling of Propane tank

Are you sure it isn't the person who's doing the filling that's shorting you? I get tanks filled at Costco, Glendale Az. And they short all of them 2 pounds. I get them back to Co. And I top them, to the OPD float valve, no problem. LP and NG etc. automatically derate at higher elevation because the density is lowered. Its either Charles or Boyles law. It been too long since college! The formula is very simple. It has to do with old and new volumes and pressures. Craig
C Schomer 06/01/21 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Streak remover

The front of my 5er was still covered with Az. bug carcasses from last Dec.. I used a pressure washer to remove most of them and then I went in the house and found a Magic Eraser. NOTHING has ever worked faster or easier and it did no damage... just let the critters presoak a while. Then I went down the side and instantly removed all the black road splatter and grimy streaks. Any rough scrubbing will remove the wax but us RVers love to wax our second homes! Right? Craig
C Schomer 05/31/21 12:09am Tech Issues
RE: Propane hook up for peripherals

I've found that NOT all LP burners will operate on 11" w.c. I had a great rv grill about 20+ years ago that used a 15" reg/control and I tried it at 11" and it couldn't even roast a marshmallow. Plus, if you have an 11" burner and you want to skip the appliance reg/control and put your rv 11" straight to the orifice, you need a needle valve or similar, unless you want the heat to always be at high fire. Here's what I did. I had 18 psi between the stages and that's enough to allow the use of any of the LP appliance reg/controls and retain those features, regardless of orifice pressure. I put a CGA 600 male connector on the end of the hose to connect to the disposable cylinder regs. You might need to use a high pressure extend-a-hose kit, or similar, depending on exactly what you need. Craig https://i.imgur.com/YkjC5Apl.jpg
C Schomer 05/30/21 11:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Jacking up Fifth wheel

I used to use the truck to do the work and pull my 5er onto blocks, about 4" tall, put jack stands under the trailer and use a floor jack under the axle plates to remove the blocks... one wheel at a time. The tires were off the ground in ~8 minutes. Since then I scored some 6 x 12 pneumatic cylinders out of a scrap pile and I literally blow the 5er up in 2 minutes. Craig https://i.imgur.com/61GpArHl.jpg
C Schomer 05/30/21 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford Superduty Death Wobble fix

New ball joints and tie rod ends and the slack was adjusted out of the box. I asked the aligner to double check everything. The steering felt great. I went to eastern Co for the week and coming back I was changing lanes and watching the mirrors and wham, a big pothole that set off the DW. I've had a high speed wobble on a motorcycle and it was exactly the same... Slapping lock,to lock and it didn't stop,til I was nearly stopped on the shoulder. I had it up on stands today and everything is tight but I ordered a new stabilizer. BTW, Dodges are noted for this. Rough bridges and bad roads were fine til I hit the hole on one side.
C Schomer 05/23/21 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
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