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RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

I have a tray but the inner tank was still a tight squeeze. I turned the reg and hoses so they are on the backside of the tanks and don’t get in the way when changing the tanks. That helped a lot so I can keep both hands on the tanks and not have to fight the hose clutter. Craig
C Schomer 06/28/22 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Conditiioning Air Flow Mod

^^ besides those things I keep my coils clean, wrapped the return plenum with more insulation and replaced the lousy 4” diffusers with 6” step downs. I was sceptical but a reflective roof coating also made a very notable improvement. My ac cools good at Phx now.
C Schomer 06/21/22 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Alignment shop

A friend with an 05 Cedar Creek with a lot of miles on it had one tire position trashing tires at the drop of a hat. He took it to the trailer shop and they replaced all the bushings and no more problem. I wouldn’t think bad bushings would do that much damage but he said that was the only problem. I’d start there. Craig
C Schomer 06/17/22 08:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New couch ideas ???

Our local American furniture warehouse had five sofa models that came apart so they could be moved into RVs and we found some thing that’s perfect for us… Great padding, more than long enough to sleep on and both ends recline. More and more furniture stores are carrying RV suitable furniture. Craig
C Schomer 06/17/22 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Setting up your house to run off your RV generator?

Just a heads-up… IDK know how old your furnace is but my high efficiency 2016 furnace won’t run off my Honda… fussy electronics. Fridges have been electronic for decades and it works fine. The old farm was all electric and I wired a 25kw pto driven gen in dads barn, in the mid 70s. Wire gauge was right and I made sure the bldgs and the gen had common gnds and neutral. REA put a manual disconnect on the main line and they let him do manual switching. Power was out for 4 days the next winter and dad said his poor old M went thru 50 gallons of gas a day.
C Schomer 06/12/22 07:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable air conditioner

I’ve worked places that used a lot of portables and I’d rather use a window banger than a portable bcuz of the loss of floor space, the hose issues and the drain pan vigil. I’d much rather rig a window and have a removable window unit than for those flex hoses. Storage and setup would also be better. I’ve done enough AC service in the south to know how brutal the latent load is… just getting the wet bulb down is heavenly. They’re a thing of the past but I put in Cold Wave water cooled refrigerated spot coolers in the 70s. They cooled GREAT bcuz they used one-pass water, super net output, but wasting water like that would get you in trouble, now. Craig
C Schomer 06/12/22 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Rv Covers

My neighbor inAz. Never got more than 2-1/2 years out of his more expensive adco covers because of the wind and he finally stopped covering his Rv. But they sure do help protect. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic RM 2662 fridge issue

Are both the vents in the side wall? I had one of those little 6 cf fridges and it was the pits even though it was checked several times and I was told thatwas all it could do. You could try a fan in the back but it might be shot if it cooled before and this is a new problem. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: CG Prices

Our group has been camping so long, we’re getting burnt out on SPs. We make our plans in Jan and Feb for the SPs and we have also found nice private CGs in the low 60s. We’re all retired so we camp on the weekdays. I miss all the boondocking places in the Az. Mtns. That was, by far, the greatest! Camping isn’t the cheapest hobby but it’s sure fun with a good group… potlucks, day trips etc. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2021 rockwood fifth wheel creaking

I have empathy for you… seriously! One of my first 5ers was light and cheap… sometimes it’s part of the learning curve! My 98 Wildwood flexed so much, the aluminum siding in the bedroom area was coming off and the staples that held the inside paneling on, were laying on the floor. I traded it in, at a dealer, before it was 2 yo. I never bought cheap, light or entry level again. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2021 rockwood fifth wheel creaking

That sounds structural to me... like frame flexing against the body. Craig
C Schomer 05/31/22 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to replace front electric Jack

Mine are 14 y.o. and going strong.
C Schomer 05/29/22 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing advice?

I've saved a small fortune by buying used. The last 2 came from friends and I knew they were well cared for and I paid 1/2, or less, than they paid when they were new. Most of the trade-ins at dealer are way too rough looking and not NEARLY worth what they want for them. Craig
C Schomer 05/29/22 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to replace front electric Jack

My 07 Atwood jacks had plenty of grease in the gear heads and I drilled 1/8” holes towards the top of the tubes and I sprayed gear lube on the screws until it dripped out the bottoms. No more dragging. Craig
C Schomer 05/28/22 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: MORryde CRE 3000

One of my first fifth wheels (25 years ago) did not have shocks so I went to a parts store and bought four HD gas Magnum‘s for the front of a pick up because they were short enough to work on an RV. I made my own mounts and welded them on and those HD pick up shocks make the Monroe RV shocks, which I’ve had on later 5ers, look like junk but they work OK. Craig
C Schomer 05/28/22 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2008 Forest River Silverback 5th Wheel

A friend told me he watched a guy in Yuma use some kind of spray on his decals and it loosened them so they would scrape off easily. That’s all I know about it… Tried doing a search. I had one RV with hydraulics and all I ever had to do was re-tighten a couple of leaky fittings. No other problems. I kind of remember seeing an auxiliary jack handle on the pump in case the motor died but I don’t think that would do you any good if you blew a line and lost the fluid. Hopefully there’s another way to operate the slides if that happens besides sheer manpower. Craig
C Schomer 05/28/22 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow capacity, Electric brake box inside truck,tranny cooler?

A friend bought an F150 in 09 and he said it could tow 15k. Later he said that was 15k gcvwr. Be sure you know what all the numbers mean. Craig
C Schomer 05/27/22 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire service/installation

It's amazing how ignorant some tire people are. I've dealt with shops that swore the dual valve stems COULD NOT go straight across from each other because they would be out of balance. That's when I give them a lesson on the OLD duallies with the guide pins in the hubs. Craig
C Schomer 05/27/22 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow capacity, Electric brake box inside truck,tranny cooler?

Remember that passengers and all of your cargo in the truck have to be included in your towing and hitch weights. I prefer to use the GVW of a trailer and then add passengers and truck cargo to get the total weight. I also like to have a lot more truck than I need! I have a DRW for my 15K GVW fifth wheel and I am darn glad I have that much truck when I’m in high winds. I’ve been seeing more trucks and RVs blown over on their sides in Southern Colorado that I’ve ever seen anywhere else before. This guy bit off more than his F 150 could chew... don't make that mistake. This was on SB I-25 10-11-20 north of Walsenburg. Craig https://i.imgur.com/LDJ4qLnl.jpg
C Schomer 05/26/22 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not one but two blowouts

ST tires don’t need any particular reason to go pow and I know that from personal experience. I had an 18 K gooseneck tri-axle with 16 inch and the ST tires made it 26 months and I know for a fact they were never run under inflated or suffered any road hazard. Exactly the same experience with my RVs in Arizona. I never had ST tires last longer than 50 months and the trailers were only used for about one month out of those 50 months and stored off the ground and covered. I use nothing but LT – E tires on my trailers and the problems are gone. Craig
C Schomer 05/26/22 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
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