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RE: Wheel Bearings

"Used to be, likely still applies, not a good idea to mix different types/brands of grease. " I would really like to see some proof or research/testing done by a reliable source to back up that statement. Having serviced hundreds of semi trailer units and not knowing what grease was used previously, it was a rarity, rarity that a bearing in our fleet of over 10k units ever had a bearing failure. A bearing was only serviced when the unit was brought into the shop for a brake change. That could be anywhere from 1 year or 5 years. Servicing wheel bearings every year is just nonsense. I call malarky on that one. Whoa Klutch...tell us that you did not MIX the new clean grease, right into the old dirty grease, in all those semi-trailer bearings! Jerry
MFL 08/14/22 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearings

IMO, nothing wrong with using the EZ-lube system, when following the axle manufacturers instructions. Used to be, likely still applies, not a good idea to mix different types/brands of grease. You have no idea what grease was used by dealer. A seasoned mechanic would know, just using the taste test! :) After the first time of hand packing the bearings myself, I have used the EZs, with good results. A couple squirts would do little, as you'd need to pump until fresh grease shows up at the front bearing. Jerry
MFL 08/14/22 07:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearings

I would pull one hub, check bearings for proper amount of grease, and look for any sign of rust or contaminates. If one is good, likely all are good, as done at same time, by same person. You shouldn't need to pull the seal on rear bearing, just look closely, with good lighting. Looks good...reinstall, take your trip. If you had done a complete bearing service yourself, knowing that the job was completed properly, then I'd just go on the trip, not worry about it. Jerry
MFL 08/14/22 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Any Words of Wisdom?

Glad you got it all squared away! :) It will be nice to have a competent tech on this forum again, that is knowledgeable in adjusting rack and pinion electric slide systems. Jerry
MFL 08/12/22 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Help with high humidity

I think using the main AC on auto at night time temps is your best option. I suggest using a different source of white noise. I have used a natural noise machine for years, that you can set for a half dozen different sounds. My favorite is the continuous bubbling brook, and waves rolling in a close second. Jerry
MFL 08/11/22 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with high humidity

Thanks for the advice. Still curious as why for the first few years it didn't seem to be an issue. Now very noticeable. Wondering if there is something about the settings (temperature, fan speed, fan mode) that has started this humidity spiral. As to fan mode, I have noticed when fan is continuous on my Dometic 15K, the humidity level will rise after compressor shuts off. If I set fan mode to auto, and the fan and compressor shut down, the humidity stays where it is at shutdown. I also notice a burst of water drainage from the roof gutters. It may be possible, on continuous fan, that the fan is recirculating some of the moisture in the bottom of pan?? Do you have/use auto fan setting on your units? Jerry
MFL 08/11/22 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My new-to-me 2018 Ram.

Hey Howard, not sorry at all! :) That was a great review, and from your own experience, a testament to the strength of the Aisin 6-speed. Also, a quiet comfortable cab, should make for a great all day tow, when you really want to get there asap. I'm sure you'll enjoy your entire rig for years to come! Will watch for future pics. Thanks for posting, Jerry
MFL 08/10/22 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grease Ram front U joint

^Speaking of that...I don't remember that Howard ever posted a pic of his new to him truck? I'd like to see a pic, and curious to hear how he likes it? Got to be quite a step up, compared to older technology of previous truck. Any comment fj12ryder, and maybe a pic?? Jerry
MFL 08/10/22 10:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

IMO, you can get proper sanitizing, using a half tank of water/bleach, just by towing, or driving your rig. In your case 30-40 gals of water, proper amount of bleach, drive, let mixture slosh, run through all water lines. After sitting in system, drain, add 30-40 gals of fresh water, drive, slosh, run through water lines, drain tank and lines, should be GTG. Jerry
MFL 08/10/22 07:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Any Words of Wisdom?

Not many knowledgeable slide out techs on this forum anymore. Two good ones are no longer active here. My thought on motor side needing adjustment. If motor side seals properly, slide in/slide out, that side should be okay. Motor side has a stop can, to stop, and adjusting lock nuts when going the other way. If the non-motorized side is not sealing in or out (one or other) by 1/2", there are a couple bolts on my similar slide arm to loosen, and push slide in/out, to adjust, whichever is needed. On mine for horizontal adjust, there are two bolts each side to loosen, push slide, retighten when clearance is satisfactory. Jerry
MFL 08/07/22 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: tire wrench

I took the OPs question to mean "I have a flat right now, where is my lug wrench?" Like mentioned above, the time to find out if you have the proper tools, to do this, is before it becomes an emergency. Like I mentioned earlier, your truck tire iron may work in this emergency. I carry a breaker bar, and correct size 6 point HD impact socket, and a torque wrench for tire changes while traveling. Jerry
MFL 08/07/22 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tire wrench

You might be able to use your truck lug wrench? Jerry
MFL 08/04/22 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waste water totes for fresh water

Agree on using a proper bladder for your refills. I've never been one to care too much, what other people think. However, using an obvious sewer tote, to refill my fresh water supply, is not something I'd want my camping neighbors to witness. Jerry
MFL 08/04/22 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Spots? Here is a closeup of spots on my roof. I don't think they are of concern, or that yours or mine, are affecting the integrity of the roof. Mine was purchased new in August 2012, and this is a recent picture. It took 5-6 years before any spots showed up. I check roof caulk areas, check for any damage, on a regular basis, but roof cleaning was not a top priority. Jerry
MFL 08/04/22 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Spots?

If asking a question...what do we think about the spots, you could post a pic, that would get better replies. In my experience leaving some types of spots, is better than scouring to remove them. OTOH, some spots may come off quite easily, if using the right product. My roof has some spots, I think are from mold/mildew, that didn't come off when using a safe epdm cleaner. Not a big deal IMHO. Jerry
MFL 08/03/22 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

^^ are not seriously comparing your old 7.3 diesel with half the HP, and no emissions to your 14 6.7 diesel loaded with emissions, and heavier truck?? I agree, using two identical trucks, that being a little closer to the cab, may make a slight difference, say 0.27 mpg. :) My figure CB wrong too? No offence Steve, just made me smile. Jerry
MFL 08/03/22 08:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel & Half-ton TV Thoughts

About the only option with that short bed is a Sidewinder style pinbox that turns at attachment point on FW. That truck is just not best option. Since he has upgraded tires/suspension, it may work, but keep in mind, if looking at pin wts of 1400 dry (brochure) wt, that will increase a bunch, could end up closer to 2K when loaded to GVWR of FW. Jerry
MFL 08/02/22 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just a pic of interest Here is a zoom to better show hitch setup. Chains are not dragging on the level, and hitch is not fastened to camper. I'm not familiar with this type extended hitch, but appears to be attached near axle, maybe to frame??
MFL 08/02/22 06:37am Towing
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

Not to nitpick, but pretty sure your 2012 is a 6-speed, rather than 5, but def not 10! :) Jerry
MFL 08/01/22 02:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold 12cu Drains Battery on LP

In most cases the factory disconnect does not shut off every device, reason I mentioned a complete shutoff, equal to disconnecting the battery. If you have a voltage test meter, you may want to test for SOC, when you get to storage, before starting fridge. Does it show 12.6 minimum? Jerry
MFL 08/01/22 12:07pm Tech Issues
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