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RE: Water Pressure Regulator

If we are being honest, most of us have been caught by water pressure extremes, high and LOW. Another interesting point an earlier poster mentioned, is extremely cold water entering your water heater. I've run into this, at higher altitudes, where park water is pumped from a deep well. Using RV tank warmer water, allows longer showers, more back to back showers. I do sanitize my tank at season startup, and my FW came with a quality whole house filter system, that is installed on my basement wall. All water, city hookup, and fresh tank goes through filter system before going to any faucet, even the toilet. Never have clogged screens, or any water valve issues. :) I still carry two different regulators, but haven't used one for a long while. Jerry
MFL 05/21/22 06:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires? Balance or Alignment

Hard to say, but new tires can act a little strange until getting a few miles on them. Jerry
MFL 05/20/22 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

My WATTS pressure regulator has a nice big glycerin filled gauge. dedmiston wrote: "Just to be a contrarian." ME TOO!! but but, whatcha gonna do when park pressure is way low??? while watts is a great regulator...can it turn the park water pressure up, when it is low?? Now what...want to take shower?? Turn on pump, oh ya, nice consistent water pressure!!;) Jerry
MFL 05/20/22 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: HELP: Fridge issues and trip tmw!

UPDATE: the guys at National RV refrigeration got me in at 8am as promised. Diagnosis was bad cooling unit. Dropped the trailer and had breakfast and did some sightseeing in Shipshewana, job was all done by noon. Replaced the cooling unit, replaced the fan, added a baffle and a second cooling fan to help air circulation since the fridge is in a slide room. Made it to our camping trip only a few hours late. Fridge this morning was at 37, freezer at -2. Out the door with tax for under $700. Bonus is now the unit hasbeen registered with Dometic as refurbed and now has a 3 year manufacturers warranty. That is good service from Natl fridge, and a great price too. Fridge likely cools better than new! Jerry
MFL 05/20/22 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel parts

Not looking for the wheel fender , not sure what to call the other pieces? lower skirting=j-wrap
MFL 05/20/22 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

Seems you are GTG, trailer brakes very important! IDK, about tha HF WDH? All WDHs are not equal. While you may not need the super expensive top of the line, a good quality one, is normally a better choice. Happy wife, important too!! Jerry
MFL 05/19/22 08:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

Mine is that way and has been walked on for about 18 years without any problems at all. Barney Ken is correct, should not be walked on when tipped up/unsupported. Barney...if you have walked on the edge of your unsupported slideout floor for all those years, with no issue, means your trailer is better built, better constructed. :) Jerry
MFL 05/19/22 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on adjusting the slide out

I agree, I'd say this is normal. OP...has your floor changed recently, to tipped up, or are you new to this FW, and just think the floor should not tip up when fully closed? It should be a flat floor when fully extended. Jerry
MFL 05/19/22 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

Good info from dedmiston!!...I think some members throw out the legal BS, to scare members asking about weight/towing issues! It is to make the person asking, for guidance, take their advice. The OP may not know what a "stinger" is, and was asking for a picture. https://i.imgur.com/bvAfWsIl.jpg OP can use similar, for temporary use to get his trailer home. For best result get the draw bar that keeps your trailer level to slightly lower in the front. Also make sure the hole in drawbar will accept the shank of a 2 5/16" ball. Don't forget JIMNLIN's advice to air rear truck tires to psi max indicated on sidewall. Jerry
MFL 05/19/22 05:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

I don't see a problem, once all set up with proper WDH.
MFL 05/18/22 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can 19 Silverado 1500 pull 23rslw jayco with just a ball

I would do it, but use caution/common sense, as to towing speed and traffic conditions. Your receiver should give a dead wt for hitch capability. You may be close, or over a bit, and that tongue weight may be higher than brochure states. If windy, may cause a little sway, so be aware. You are not the first to do what you are planning! Good luck, drive safe, hope you enjoy the new trailer! Jerry
MFL 05/18/22 03:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: New truck! Got it!

Ah, so NHT must be the RPO code for the HD trailering package. When you say "increased" RAWR, GVWR, GCWR, I'd be interested to know what those numbers are. Seems like the 1500's are getting so capable that going to a 2500 doesn't get you much. The OPs truck will be a great tower, for his use, but not even close to a 2500! JIMNLIN wrote: Nothing close to GMs 2500 11550 gvwr and 6600 rawr. Jerry
MFL 05/18/22 06:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck! Got it!

Pic is in first post. Looking good! Thanks Ron, I was still waiting. :) Well I like the white clean look, but just not into that black grill. Should be a great towing machine though, Congrats!! Jerry
MFL 05/17/22 10:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nose High vs Bed Clearance

While you may be good, I'd drop the front a bit more. Nine inches clearance not really needed. Six usually okay, seven is great, most cases. Jerry
MFL 05/16/22 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel Trailer Towing Recommendations

While Grit dog is taking a few jabs from others, I'll add that Grit seems to have an issue with yard birds, ankle biters etc. I don't think his issue in this case is from personal experience. IIRC he just raised a couple of well behaved boys, that grew into helpful family contributors! Jerry
MFL 05/16/22 03:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

^^I agree, there is a reason the Watts regulator costs more. The RV Guard model looks like the Valterra regulator. Bad thing about a cheap model, just more expense, when you decide to toss it, and get a proven high quality one. Myself...I quit using any, just fill my 60 gal fresh tank as needed, and have a great, consistent water pressure. Nice too, in case you ever have a water leak, you catch it right away. Jerry I curious....How long have you used this approach, and how many water pumps you replaced? I like this idea, but am always hesitant to, as I'm concerned that the water pumps they put in RVs, like many other RV components, aren't meant for prolonged use. I'd be concerned that if we used the water pump all the time for everything water related like you are advocating here, we'd be replacing a lot of water pumps. How has your water pump held up under this kind of constant use? I did have to replace one pump, on previous FW, after many years of use. I only camp on full hookups about 2 weeks a season. I still just fill tank, put water hose away. Most of my camping is in state parks, where only electric is offered. I do carry a spare pump that I sometimes use to fill my tank from 6 gal water jugs if needed. It is the same pump as my current FW, so can exchange in an emergency, if my installed pump failed. I would not worry about any of the better quality pumps failing over many years of use. The one I replaced, still worked fine, but would run just a second, to rebuild lost pressure. I won't waste time trying to repair something easily replaced for under $100 bucks. Jerry
MFL 05/16/22 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

^^I agree, there is a reason the Watts regulator costs more. The RV Guard model looks like the Valterra regulator. Bad thing about a cheap model, just more expense, when you decide to toss it, and get a proven high quality one. Myself...I quit using any, just fill my 60 gal fresh tank as needed, and have a great, consistent water pressure. Nice too, in case you ever have a water leak, you catch it right away. Jerry
MFL 05/16/22 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: New truck! Got it!

No pics, didn't happen!!! :B Happens tomorrow! Not sure how to put up a picture Just google rv.net photo posting! You got until tomorrow to figure it out! It's actually quite easy, no sizing, just drag or choose a pic. If no pic in the next few days, agree, "didn't happen"!! Jerry
MFL 05/15/22 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No water pressure

Perhaps the sediment screens in the faucet outlets are clogged. Unscrew them to inspect and clean. Ed Likely this is problem
MFL 05/11/22 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: What is J-Wrap?

Hey Mondooker...don't let Doug rain on your parade! While he is a fair source of tech info, his demeanor is a bit lacking at times. While I agree, the actual truth may never be known, the fact that the manufacturer stepped up is what matters. We all like hearing of a happy outcome, which means you being happy with their repair and guarantee! Jerry
MFL 05/09/22 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
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