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RE: Landing Gear Lubrication

C Schomer 02/26/21 06:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing Gear Lubrication

There was plenty of grease at the top gears and bushings. I drilled 1/8" holes about 3" down from the top of the outer tube and stuck a wire in the hole to be sure I could feel the screws. Then I spayed gear lube in there for a few days til it was coming out the bottom. I know them suckers are lubed... I was wiping the grease off the bottom, all last year! Craig
C Schomer 02/25/21 08:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Will it be difficult to find a reliable 5er on a 20K budget

I've been in a camping club for over 20 years so I have a pipeline for good used RVs that have been well cared for, from people I trust. The best thing you can do is start networking through friends and any groups that you are with until you find a good source. Ive had three Sunny Brooks in a row and I would put the material, build quality and reliability up against any brand. I bought my 2008 from a friend in the club when it was five years old, for half of what he paid when it was new. I went to three RV shows four years ago, in Phoenix and I laughed at the junk that they wanted $100,000+ for... Nothing but pressed wood everywhere I looked. Avoid Lite and the low dollar entry level units. Craig
C Schomer 02/25/21 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

I recently bought a viair model 88P to carry in my truck. It's 120 psi and 20 amps. It has an 8' cord and 16' of hose. Craig
C Schomer 02/21/21 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel mileage

I averaged my entire summer camping last year, 15k gvw 5er, in the mtns., all the sightseeing etc, averaged 10 mpg. Then, we go to Phx in the fall/winter, 75-80+ mph, and average 8.5 mpg. I hate lolly gagging, I get too bored and very sleepy, so a little more fuel is fine with me. Gas is cheaper than diesel, so cost is probably a wash. I really don't care and I want the power to run the way I like to. Craig
C Schomer 02/08/21 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

I installed these yesterday and they're exactly what I wanted... very bright and very white. 5K color temp, 5300 lumens. NO yellow OR blue. Now, I need a dimmer. I ordered one but it didn't come with a diagram. 10' was perfect for 3 lights.
C Schomer 02/05/21 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: New to this

Use the gvw that's on the mfgr. Tag on the left side of the rv for the towing weight requirement for the truck and figure 20% of that gvw, and add the truck cargo, hitch and passengers, for the payload weight requirement for the truck. Don't cut the weights too close when choosing the truck... leave room for good measure and a bigger rv, some day.
C Schomer 02/04/21 10:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Utah National Parks and Monuments.

I've been to most of the places around Moab. Arches is awesome but be ready to walk a lot to some of them, like Delicate Arch. Canyonlands, north and south is also near Moab. Go to Bryce and there's a great 2.5 mile walk between Sunset and Sunrise points, that takes you thru Wall Street. I think it's N-E of Bryce on hiway 12 is the Escalante Grand Staircase... a really interesting drive. Zion is also a good walk, especially if you want to go beyond the end where the stream narrows. The drive thru Monument Valley is terrific. I think it's Gouldings Trading Post was a good place to stop and take the Pink Jeep tour into the Navajo lands. BE SURE it's the Navajo guided tour because the Navajo guides can take you deep into the canyons where you aren't allowed to go by yourselves. That's just a few places I've been and there's still a LOT of Utah I want to see. Craig ^^^ Oh yeah, Trail Ridge Road required reservations last year but not this year. We're camping at the bottom of Big Thompson Canyon in July, Riverview RV park. The wifey has never seen RMNP. FWIW, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is awesome but they don't have RV spots anymore.
C Schomer 02/01/21 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: best propane hoses

Go to an LP equipment supplier and get quality rubber hoses made. I did that in the 90s and my hoses are still in great shape.
C Schomer 01/20/21 05:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plumbing pressure relief

Air pockets arent nearly as effective or provide the other benefits that a bladder expansion tank does. Just add the tank and you'll also have the drawdown and more stable pressure benefits.
C Schomer 01/11/21 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: V6 Silverados

Is it the 4.3 Typhoon/Cyclone V6?
C Schomer 01/11/21 01:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another Ford that needs to be bagged - or a dually?

Yes sir, them darn F150s will tow anything! This one was blocking the road 10-11-20 on my way to Phx. SB I-25 about 5 miles north of the Spanish Peaks sign. It was a beautiful day but the cross wind from the west was the worst I've EVER been in. He was the only RVer that didn't pull over to wait it out. Admittedly, this probably would have happen even if he had more truck. That TT looked longer than my 5er. I got past this mess as soon as the wind died down a little and JUST before the cops and wrecker got there and shut down the whole SB side.
C Schomer 01/11/21 01:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chipmunks

I have a prairie dog problem Instead. Bubble gum is supposed to work but it doesn't. Strychnine bait doesn't do it either. I drill my .22 hollow points a little deeper and put steel wire in the tips and that sure does it!
C Schomer 01/10/21 09:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof replacement

Isn't there any rubber left to use a coating? I've had such good luck with Henry coatings, for <$100, I wouldn't do anything else. Craig
C Schomer 01/09/21 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Wheel bearing

My Kodiak kit came with oil covers so I tried it. I ran the initial oil for 5 years, no problems, and I changed seals and oil in 2019. After 5 years, I could still see the machine grooves in the rotors... I'm easy on brakes. The new oil is staying a LOT cleaner, now that my old bearings and the new cups are run-in. I run the bearings at zero to maybe a gnats butt of clearance... I'd prefer zero but some of the locks won't let me set the nut that way. I ran to Phx. last Oct. 75-80 mph and the hubs were 94-98 degrees. Each hub took 3 oz. until I poked a tiny vent hole in the middle of the rubber plugs and added another oz. with a syringe. Oil always worked good on my trucks and trailers, when I was in that business. I used Stemco oil covers on the front truck axle and the trailer axles. I use 75w140 syn. Craig
C Schomer 01/09/21 04:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4' LED Shop Lights In Costco?

The Sam's Club at Glendale Arizona had shop fixtures 5k lumens/5k kelvin for $20, last month. Then I saw the same 5k/5k lites at the Walmart on Happy Valley for $12. Turned out they were supposed to be $21.95 but the rack was mis marked and I got 10 for [email protected]
C Schomer 01/06/21 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Great time to Sell Your RV!

A friend near Yuma Arizona is wanting to retire from RVing and has a 2003 Dodge and a hitchhiker fifth wheel that he wants to sell and he’s worried about the lack of Canadians hurting his chances to sell it. Usually, there is a lot of selling at Yuma in the spring so I wonder how it will go next March. Craig
C Schomer 12/21/20 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running CPAP Without Utilities

Years ago I had a BiPAP that ran directly on 12 VDC. I guess that wasn’t complicated enough so the last couple of machines I’ve had require an expensive power converter so they can use 12 VDC input. I have solar on my fifth wheel to charge the Batteries every day so I can use my machine all night.
C Schomer 12/19/20 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fluorescent to LED conversion

Ive seen 5k temp, 5k lumen total, 5 meter strips on Amazon... WOW. I hope i can find them again. I really like 5k temp.
C Schomer 12/18/20 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Slider

If the loaded fiver pin weight is below the loaded truck payload you could mount the hitch a little behind the axle. A friend does that with no problem
C Schomer 12/18/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
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