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RE: Air Conditioning Malfunction?

Hmm... So, good point. The IR thermometer is probably measuring the temperature of the physical intake and the physical output vents, not the actual air temp. Still, when I use mine, it does show a 20+ degree difference between the two physical objects, which would still provide a relative eval, although as you say it wouldn't be an accurate measure of the air temp. Mike
Walaby 07/21/19 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioning Malfunction?

If you hear the compressor kicking on, get a infrared thermometer. Measure the temp of the air intake, and then measure the temp of the air coming out of the vents. Should be about a 20 degree or so difference. That's probably the first thing the tech is going to do. Crawl up top and remove the cover. See if coils are clean. Mike
Walaby 07/21/19 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stuff in your storage compartment?

Cooking table, grill, camp stove, rope lights (if you're so inclined), water hose, sewer hose(s) and connectors, water pressure regulator, hatchet, Probably more Im not thinking about right now. Mike
Walaby 07/20/19 03:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Am I missing something?

Glad you got what you wanted. If you show up and say “I’m just looking right now” then you prob won’t make it any further with a salesman. Not saying that’s the case here. But I say that all the time when I want to be left alone. Mike
Walaby 07/17/19 04:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

I went with pullrite up front (first hitch, first 5er). Have been very happy thus far. No issues hooking up, have not had a problem with off-angle hookups, although admittedly, I probably don't go where no man has gone before.... As far as ability to tow other people's 5er, I suppose that would be an issue with the Pullrite, but I have yet to run into a situation where I needed to pull someone else's rig. Which kinda begs the question, for those of you who have owned a 5er for a long time, have you ever had to pull someone else's rig for them? Mike
Walaby 07/15/19 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stoped routine

I do the same thing, and I also put my ear up to the fridge vent to see if the propane is still running and keeping my fridge cool. I have had situations where it quit working while on the road. If I depart the immediate vicinity (pay for gas, go to restroom etc, I do it again before I pull out. Mike
Walaby 07/15/19 02:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disconnect load before stopping generator?

Probably written for the one time a generator broke because of sudden shutdown and someone complained and got it replaced. Now the lawyers ensure that text is there to protect themselves. Mike
Walaby 07/12/19 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: 3500 truck towing HT 5th wheel - Workable?

what if HT = Horse Trailer? -or- maybe it was a typo and should have been HR? -or- HTT?We'll probably never know since the OP has never so many before him. Why do people ask questions and never have the decency to at least the acknowledge the answers from all the people who replied? How tough is that? Careful. I said the same thing in this thread and my post was deleted. Mike
Walaby 07/10/19 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SWR 5th wheel towing

My Ram 3500 does a great job towing the 5er in my sig. 41 foot and weight is 13880 loaded and 3060 pin weight. Mike
Walaby 06/30/19 08:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

According to Lemonlawcase the restitution under MM act (aka Federal Lemon law) is Damages The damages available under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act differ from those under state statutes. State lemon laws permit recovery of the purchase price for the vehicle. Restitution under the Federal Lemon Law is the difference between what you actually paid for your vehicle, and what you would have paid, back at the time of purchase, if you had known then what you know now about your vehicle. I assume you've contacted the manufacturer. That would be my next step. Sucks when you have an RV you can't use. Mike
Walaby 06/30/19 12:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Purchased TT (undisclosed salvage title came in the mail)

Love all these perfect people who claim to never make any mistakes. To OP. If you like the trailer, like the flooplan, and are generally happy with it, just go camping and enjoy. Don't worry about the resale value. It won't be worth much of anything by the time you think about selling it, and the fact that it has a salvage title won't make a difference to someone buying it for a grand or so. Just go out and enjoy camping. Come back and tell us about your great adventures. Mike
Walaby 06/30/19 09:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

OP.. going out on a limb, but Im guessing the answer to your question is no. Mike
Walaby 06/30/19 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Ram/Cummins vs GM/Duramax on the IKE

What this video showed me is, even after all that, it comes down to payload and GRAWR. Nice to see a SRW that can handle 16K up the Ike, but a 16K 5er will probably have close to 4K pin weight, which means it will exceed the RAWR of the Chevy (since they said 3K pin weight was max). Assuming the 3K max pin weight of the chevy is based on rear axle weight, my Ram 3500 SRW has a 3750 rear axle capacity remaining after spray in bed liner and tonneau cover. So, even with all that, it would appear that the Chevy SRW is still gonna be limited to 5ers in the 14K range (give or take).
Walaby 06/30/19 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: I asked for trouble and I got it.

I think you should check with a GM dealer as some fuel line issues are covered by an extended warranty that GM put in place as the result of the danger of a failure. Chris Extended for 15 years for a rust problem? Seems like a huge stretch to me. OP - if the repairs are out of your skill set, then you really have only two choices. Research youTube and give it a shot yourself, or pay the piper. That is a lot of repairs for a 15+ year old truck. Im with those who say show me the rusted fuel line. It may very well be, but I'd have to see it first hand before I paid someone to do that. Mike
Walaby 06/28/19 09:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ram 2500 and 3500

Buying a new 2500 and then upgrading to a new 3500, depreciation could be a big hit. I bought a used 2014 2500 diesel in 2016. Sold it in 2018 for $1500 less than what I paid for it two years prior. That was to a dealer, not trade, just sold outright to the dealer. So, depending on the config, and new/new vs used/new depreciation is not as big of a deal. Mike
Walaby 06/23/19 08:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: It sure is complicated.

I already know everything. I just join and read posts for amusement :B Mike
Walaby 06/17/19 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Medical marijuana

I think your post is spot on NRALIFR Mike
Walaby 06/17/19 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Greetings and weight question

Actually, I meant rear axle weight... Edited Mike
Walaby 06/15/19 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Greetings and weight question

So there are two stickers. One with weights, one with tires. The one with weights says GAWR FRONT 6000#, GAWR REAR 6500# GVWR is 10,000# The one with Tire info says Combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 1,970# I looked on the sidewall of the tire and it says 3649# rating Which one do I go by? 1970 is your payload 6500 axle weight is good. Thought it was only 6000, so now you have some more room to play with. Tire weight exceeds axle rating, that's good too. As others said, it's best to get actual weight from truck scale, then you know exactly how much weight you have to spare. My Pullrite slider hitch weighs 300lbs. You will probably be in the neighborhood of 2800-3000lb pin weight available when done. Still in the 12K 5er category. Remember if you have a spray in bedliner and/or a bed cover, those add directly to rear axle weight Mike
Walaby 06/15/19 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Greetings and weight question

Suggestion Step away from the brochures. You are confusing yourself with all the charts. Please, just ignore all the info about max towing, because you won't get there, and if you go by it, you will exceed your trucks capacities. Weigh your truck with you and your wife in it, and a full tank of gas. Get separate weights for front and rear axle. GVWR is 10,000 for your truck. Subtract your actual weight from 10,000 That is your remaining payload after you, wife, and gas. Some of us believe 3/4 tons are artificially capped at 10,000 GVWR. Others won't take a Big Mac to go if it puts them over 10K. Your payload should be on the yellow sticker on your door jamb. That's the payload for YOUR truck, not a brochure number. Which is what you need. Payload is a good number to have. But, for 5ers, many of us use the axle weight as the critical number to follow. Even on my 3500, I exceed my payload by 10lbs, but have more than enough axle capacity for my 5er. After you weigh the truck, you will have a rear axle weight. Look on door jam for GAWR rear. It will should say 6000. Subtract your rear axle weight that you got at the scale, from 6000. That is the MAX pin weight you can handle with your truck. Generally speaking, you should use the trailers GVWR x 25% to estimate a trailers pin weight. If you find a trailer you like, look for the GVWR sticker on the drivers corner of the 5er. Multiply that by .25 to get your estimated pin weight. Don't forget to take into consideration the weight of the hitch. 2-300 lbs depending on what hitch you get. If you cannot weigh your truck, the previous chart can help. Looks like axle weight is neighborhood of 2900lbs. I would go with 3000. 6000-3000 is 3000 remaining axle capacity. Estimate 300 lbs for hitch (to be safe). Your pin weight cannot exceed that number (2700), which puts you in a 12,000 lb 5er category at best. There is no way I could see you towing a 16,000 5er with your truck. It should/will likely have 3500-4000 pin weight. Mike
Walaby 06/15/19 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
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