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RE: What causes soft floors

I noticed on mine there is a section right in the kitchen that is not as solid as the rest of the coach. Turns out that's right where the black water tank is...meaning there is not a cross beam between the frame rails for the width of the black tank...about 4 feet. So in that area, as far as I can see the 2x2 with 3/4" tongue and groove float happily over that span.
Vintage465 10/18/21 05:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Meatloaf

BBQ'd meat loaf is the best! It's best(in my opinion of course)if you mix it in bowl, then flop it out on a piece of foil. You can tidy it up and smooth it out with a rubber spatula. I use Zatarain's Creole seasoning in mine. The next day, slice a 1" thick piece and sprinkle it with more Zatarain's and fry it in a cast iron skillet........heaven.....
Vintage465 09/10/21 08:17pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Gas regulator issue, or Fridge?

I doubt if it's your fridge. Generally speaking the more use/flow thru a reg. will cause more singing(whine). I would think that your should be able to duplicate the sound using an alternate source of flow as rdhetrick mentioned. Though I've not noticed my reg singing, I do know factually that all natural gas regs sing under use. I may not hear mine 'cause I'm somewhat hearing impair.......well, my wife thinks so anyhow. You can have your pressure checked, or check it yourself for lock-up(no flow) and for flow. Should be real close to 11" water column when flowing. Or you can change it and see/listen if the new one sings to ya.
Vintage465 09/02/21 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about solar panel rack.

I think the regular brackets that come with the panels are sufficient. If you wanted to go the extra mile you can make sure you get at least one hold down screw into a rafter/trust or some substantial wood. Or you can also use "well nuts" that actually work like a rivet in the plywood when the hold down bolt is cinched up. Putty tape or non leveling goo under the bracket and self leveling sealant over the top. Don't think you'll have any problems of any kind.
Vintage465 08/27/21 08:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rotating Trailer Tires

Correct. Reality for most of us, we will blow up the tires from age WELL before they are worn out. BUT, if you do a lot of slow speed manuvering, backing turning etc, you will notice this sooner. I did not notice this on with set of majority worn tires on my rv trailer. My equipment trailer which does not spend a lot of time on the freeway, one noticed the accentuated rear wear. When you literally jack knife the trailer half a dozen times in 40-50 miles of during, getting a bobcat, trackhoe or equal on and off if it daily, park it back at shop. This WILL be an issue. Did I notice this on tv tires? Yes after 50k miles vs 10-20 on equipment trailers. You decision. I also have never balanced a trailer tire, not dual wheels. Personal choice on that on IMHO. Marty I have them balanced because at America's Tire/Discount Tire, you pay balancing as it is included in the mounting and also in the regular rotating. So since I paid for it I make sure they do it
Vintage465 08/26/21 08:32pm Towing
Rotating Trailer Tires

I was getting some maintenance on my 4 GoodYear Endurance Tires. I told them to make sure they balanced and rotated them. The attendant said he would, but for my information he told me trailer tires don't need to be rotated. I assured him they do need to be rotated because only one set of tires(front axle)trails the tow vehicle on turns and the other one(rear axle)skids to some degree. So my question is; going forward, the front axle is the the trailing axle and the rear is the skidder, right? And in reverse the rear would be the trailing(even though it's leading now)and the front axle is the skidder....right? All this is assuming the WD hitch is set up so the front axle will have slightly more weight on it. Thanks!
Vintage465 08/26/21 08:00pm Towing
RE: Best Roof Coating

I'll be coating my roof in a year or two. I will be looking real hard at Crazy Seal
Vintage465 08/26/21 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Absorption vs. Residential refrigerator

I think what I'll do is keep my Norcold(works fine...sometimes too fine), keep the black water tank. Go camping and let the solar keep the batteries up. Cook my biscuits in the oven, perc. the coffee on the stove. I'll check back in when all this is sorted out and when I am forced to change over.........I will.
Vintage465 08/26/21 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Absorption vs. Residential refrigerator

I'm thinking cause it's such a large absorption fridge that there is some reason it won't keep up? My set up, which is a smaller 6 c.f. Norcold with a separate freezer compartment has no issue keeping everything cold in the fridge and frozen hard in the freezer. Actually we occasionally freeze the lettuce in the fridge if we're not watching things.....that would be our biggest grump about our Norcold. For this reason, I hope to never go to a compressor fridge, though I do see that it is the way things are going. I like using my 12v power for other things and not thinking about my batteries at all. Does seem like most who make the jump to compressor fridges say they'd never go back, so there must be something to it.
Vintage465 08/24/21 08:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Re-Circulation Pump

Just Tee into the hot water line at the farthest point from the water heater, and run it back and Tee into the input line at the water heater. Now water will thermo-siphon and will stay hot in the hot water line. To save some L.P.G. turn water heater off at night. I think........if you did this w/o a check valve, at some point when you're taking a shower the cold water would eventually start mixing with the hot wouldn't it?....or should I say couldn't it?
Vintage465 08/16/21 11:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hot Water Re-Circulation Pump

Thanks for the great write up. I have been thinking about doing this also but my plan is to "T" into the hot shower faucet then throw a solenoid value and pipe it to the fresh water tank. This way I can open the solenoid value for 30 seconds and the RV water pump will move the water. After I got mine all done I saw someone that purchased a setup that goes on the faucet/shower head that has a bypass to feed the cold off to the fresh water tank(with an installed water line)till it gets hot. Has some kind of color sensor the senses the heat and indicates you're good to go and flip the lever to the shower.
Vintage465 08/15/21 07:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

I totally agree with Vintage 465.....from his signature, it appears Cummins12V98 has the cash - and is rude! Sorry for giving my OPINION. So I am rude because I have “cash” Go back and read my FIRST post. First thing I said was “IMHO”. Don’t like my OPINION carry on. I guarantee my post will get some to look into the IS system with disks. Notice I did not call names. IMHO.........the "H" is for humble right.........?
Vintage465 08/15/21 07:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Re-Circulation Pump

That's a great idea, I might copy it. I realize it's only on for 30 seconds but is the pump fairly noisy? Where did you source the pump and check valve? I tried finding a valve a few years ago and didn't have much luck. The pump just makes a little "whir". I sourced the pump thru Amazon and the sharkbite 1/2" pex check valve thru Ebay. The big deal was really getting the 1/2 pex pipe from the shower faucet to the water heater. It is across the hallway and having the belly down made this a do it now while the opportunity is ripe type-a-thing. While the belly was down: I also ran... 1. A #2 charging wire from the converter to the batteries in place of the #8 wire. 2.I ran the backup light wires in the belly while I was there that were previously in a piece of 1/2" EMT running down the frame. 3.Put a layer of the foil backed bubble wrap stapled to the bottom of the floor. That's in addition to the layer the factory puts in place above the corroplast belly wrap. 4. Cut a hole from the belly into the kitchen cabinets so the belly heat goes up into the cabinets. On 7 degree nights the cups and plates are ridiculously cold! But not now! 5. And generally cleaned up all the wiring that ORV installed.
Vintage465 08/15/21 11:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Hot Water Re-Circulation Pump

I happened to have all the corroplast under belly off of my trailer a while back so I figured it would the right time to make some "inside the belly upgrades! It takes this much water to get hot water to my shower So I tapped into the hot side of the shower faucet thru the access. Then I installed this little food safe, hot water recirculating pump All completed it looks like this. I did install a check valve in place of the plastic valve you see between the pump and the cold water inlet of the water heater. There was a switch outside the bathroom that was used to turn on the light in the bathroom. We always turn the light on in the bathroom using the switch on the light, so I re-purposed that switch to turn the re-circulation pump. I turn the pump on for 30 seconds, then turn it off and I have instant hot water at the shower. Pretty snappy since we do mostly boon docking.
Vintage465 08/15/21 08:42am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

So because the OP didn’t mention something that means we can’t elaborate I guess. There are nice ways to say things. Saying something is half a$$ isn't nice. Not everyone has a pile of cash to just drop on improvements. Most would agree that the upgrade isn't half a$$ and is worth the time and effort. It's not that hard to make a point without being rude.
Vintage465 08/15/21 07:46am Tech Issues
RE: GM 'o7classic LBZ dsl 6 spd to '21 L5P dsl 10 spd report

There is no comparison from the trucks of the 2000's to the trucks between 2010 and 2021. Just like there is no comparison between the 1990's rigs and the 2000's. Things just get better............Well, except for the late 70's and 80's, things got pretty bad during those dark days!
Vintage465 08/14/21 09:16pm Tow Vehicles
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Vintage465 08/14/21 09:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Picture posting link

Can someone send me the link use to post pictures? Thanks,
Vintage465 08/14/21 09:06pm Technology Corner

Since the O.P. is requesting info on the suspension....and I see nowhere that he asked about brakes, I'll say it's a great upgrade to the suspension especially with the wet bolts, bullet proof shackles and bronze bushings. It's and easy job with good tools and safety equipment. While you have it apart you can check your brakes and pack your wheel bearing too. Good to know it's all tight back there as you head off to your next outing.
Vintage465 08/14/21 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Dexter Axles

I was originally really please to see EZ-Lube set up. Seems really nice to just jack up the axle spin the wheel and gently grease up. But the reality is the hub is full of grease causing it to heat up as you bomb down the road. There are "in my opinion" a couple factors that can cause fouled brakes due to grease. 1. Hot day, all day driving. That hub gets hot and the pressure causes the grease to force out at the path of least resistance. 2. If you have a lot of miles on your grease seals, then go on a long drive on a hot day, I think it increases your odds of fouling the brakes. 3. I hear the little rubber plug in the dust cap is suppose to be the pressure relief, but.......I think that's a pipe dream. I lost three of four sets of brakes to this and I will be packing my wheels by hand. For all you guys that have never had an issue.....great for you. Glad it works for you but it just costs me money I'd rather spend on something fun.
Vintage465 08/14/21 08:54pm Tech Issues
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