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Thanks for the info folks!
Ron3rd 08/18/20 01:09pm Tow Vehicles

Go to the proper fill level, over filling can cause oil to seep past the seals and ruin rear brakes. Rule of finger was fill until you can just touch the oil with your finger bent down in the hole. Yes, but see my original comment. The specification is plus or minus 1/4" inch from the fill line on the diff cover. You can fill 1/4" below the line or 1/4" above the line as I understand it. The bottom of the fill hole is exactly 1/4" above the fill line. So it would seem to me if you filled to the bottom of the hole, you would be within spec. One guy on Youtube made an L-shaped tool whith a 1/4" bend in it to hook into the hole and get exactly to the fill line. Not sure if that's necessary.
Ron3rd 08/17/20 03:49pm Tow Vehicles

AMZ/OIL 75-90 Severe Gear 4 quarts. Use their soft fill container and its full when it pours out!!! You will thank me, the OE lube is JUNK! That's exactly what I'm using based on your advice a few months ago. Finally getting around to doing it.
Ron3rd 08/17/20 03:46pm Tow Vehicles

I'm going to be changing the gear lube soon in my diff and had a question about the fill level. There is a line on the diff that indicates the proper fill level. As I recall, the specification says it can be +/- 1/4" from the line. The line is a 1/4" from the bottom of the fill hole. Does this mean you can fill up to the hole till it runs out like in the olden days?
Ron3rd 08/17/20 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Front mounted Generator

Nice work
Ron3rd 07/21/20 08:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New camper coming has nitrogen filled tires

They won't be 100% nitrogen for long
Ron3rd 07/19/20 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Deep metal "groaning sound" from hitch. Is this normal?

I have an Equalizer hitch and have used it, actually two different ones, for close to 16 years now. The "4 point" sway control comes from the two sockets the bars fit into and the two L brackets they ride on. Look at their website and they will mention lubing up the hitch. Don't use oil, use a white lithium grease. Look at the sockets and you will see friction points above and below the socket. Put a small amount of grease on these spots. They sell jackets that fit onto the L brackets to reduce the noise. I have never used these but I have put a small amount of grease on the L brackets too. I don't think they recommend this but I have had no trouble in doing so. It is somewhat counter intuitive to put some lubricant on surfaces that rely on friction to function. Equalizer suggests that doing this will help the noise. If they say it is OK,I am not concerned. If you think that this "negates" the operation I suggest you try this. When hooked up, remove the clamp on the L bracket and try to move the arm. Again, this works for me. I have over 50K miles on my current trailer and have not experienced any negative affects. X2 I have the same hitch and yes they can be noisy. They sell pads for the L brackets that takes a lot of the noise out. I might buy some one of these days
Ron3rd 07/16/20 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: TST, TPMS with internal sensors

Go with the 507 system and get metal stems and be done with it. That's what I did about 10 years ago.
Ron3rd 07/16/20 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Bike rack solution

Glad to hear no issues over 15 years. Bumpers rated for this extra weight? Weight is not the issue. The issue is the flexing caused by the long "moment arm". The strap helps mitigate both issues. X2 and I can see how the OP's rack could work by eliminating the flex and rocking motion caused by the bolt-on racks. Trailer bumpers are stamped sheet metal ad basically as strong as a beer can. It's not the weight but the flexing that cracks them.
Ron3rd 07/15/20 07:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Towstar STR Tires?

Recommend the Carlisle Radial Trail or Goodyear Endurance. Both have a big following.
Ron3rd 07/15/20 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Jump Starter

There's tons of those devices on Amazon, you can read the reviews. Costco has had one for a while at about $60. I worked with a gal a while back that had some electrical issue with her car causing the battery to go dead. She carried one of those jump starters in the glove box and used it all the time. I thought about picking one up but not sure how much I'd use it.
Ron3rd 07/13/20 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0L

The Titan was never a big seller. A buddy has an older one and likes it.
Ron3rd 07/10/20 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram is awsome!

Very nice truck. Congrats! The computers are never very accurate. Did you happen to write down the mileage and gallons used and check your MPG that way too? Not too sure about that. After watching a few FLT mileage runs the computers were pretty close on Rams and even lower than the hand calc at times. Always wondered why folks say they're not accurate. Doesn't the computer know exactly how many gallons you've used and exactly how many miles you've gone? Personally I don't bother doing the hand calc. I figure the mpg display is close enough.
Ron3rd 07/10/20 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you use glare wax

How is it better than NuFinish?
Ron3rd 07/10/20 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rockwood 5th Wheel- suspension?

My Rockwood trailer has TorFlex suspension, not leaf springs. That's probably it.
Ron3rd 07/10/20 01:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stink!

Flushed tanks pretty well. Still stinks. Doesn’t stink under the sink so the new valve is working. Wondering if it isn’t something from the trap to drain. Check the trap under the shower or tub. Usually there's an access panel you remove to take the trap off. We had that problem once, ie, gunked up trap. Also it will either have a vent pipe to the roof or one of those cheater vents you just replaced
Ron3rd 07/10/20 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: New Ram is awsome!

Love my 2016. The newest ones are even nicer. My son just bought a new Ram 1500 with the 5.7 Hemi. Beautiful truck and the payload rating is higher than my 2500.
Ron3rd 07/10/20 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stink!

I pulled a drawer out and saw it but I couldn’t remember what they were called In the construction trade we call them "Studor vents". If that's not the problem, check up on the roof for a missing vent cap and a nest built in the vent pipe And make sure you get the Studor brand with stainless steel internals. It will be white. The cheap black plastic ones like shown have a cheap rubber flapper valve but that's what all the rigs come with.
Ron3rd 07/10/20 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: Apple's cooperation with Chinese officials

I can't find anywhere to enter my dogs name as a password in my flip phone. Richard One reason they dont make flip phones is its cheap,also the battery can be replaced when it dies. All those new touch screen phones are great,but when battery dies you cant REplace it,you need to buy new very EXpensive phone Waste o resources and keeping people spending money. ??? I've replaced several batteries in iPhones. About $10. Comes with the tools. Simple. YouTube is your friend
Ron3rd 07/08/20 02:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Awning cover

Nice idea
Ron3rd 07/08/20 02:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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