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RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

I use regular heavy rubber chocks from tractor supply as the main source of protection to keep the rig from moving when unhooking. I used to use x-chocks on my bumper pull, and used them when I first got my 5th. Quit using them when I found that the 5th was just too heavy that the x-chocks really werent strong enough to use as chocks. trailer lurched a bit, and the x-chocks just folded up like tin-foil. Once the rig is up on the 6-point levelers, its not going anywhere.
djousma 10/13/20 04:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Its only the touch pad face plate that are defective. Call dometic they will send new faceplate no charge. I had 3 that were that way. How long did you have to wait on hold to speak to someone? My calls to Dometic have been met with hour+ wait times and I end up giving up. It was two years ago. You might hit their website. Might be able to do it all via email. you can check with your RV dealer too. they may just swap the face plates out for you. I found my old posts in another thread with part numbers, and it looks like I contacted them via their webpage and never had to talk to anyone. Here is link to that thread if you are interested.
djousma 07/13/20 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Its only the touch pad face plate that are defective. Call dometic they will send new faceplate no charge. I had 3 that were that way.
djousma 07/12/20 06:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Can I swap out my POS Dometic Thermostat with a simple household thermostat? These thermostats are fine. I have the same ones, and had the same problems and frustrations as you. The problem I suspect with yours is that they had a bad batch of the touch screens causing the erratic behavior. Call Dometic customer service, describe the problem, and they will send you replacement face plates for free. Since I have done that, the problem has completely gone away.
djousma 07/09/20 05:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frozen Dump Valves

Its most likely the cables are frozen. Had you previously lubed them with something like WD40? The problem (happened to me) is that petroleum based lube in those plastic cable sheaths, causes the plastic to soften and glue itself to the cables. I had dealer fix twice. After the third time, i ripped the cable pulls out, and installed electric dump valve actuators. Problem free ever since. I highly recommend that modification.
djousma 06/24/20 05:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flag pole buddy

I would never go down the road with it, but you could engineer something to still use that method. just put it up, take it down as needed. I use the flagpole buddy mounts for my cellphone booster donor antenna mounted to a few sections of old flagpole I no longer use. Works great. As a side note, i no longer use flagpolebuddy flagpoles. The fiberglass sections are too weak, as in the pinholes enlarge, etc. I now use flagpole from uncommonflagpoles. Much beefier, mounts with a trailerhitch adapter, or under-the-tire mount, etc.
djousma 04/24/20 06:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: cold temps/water lines

So having all this free time in the days of social isolation, last Friday I drained all the rv antifreeze out of my lines and flushed them good and got the camper ready for the summer...if we get a camping season. Put water in the fresh tank and ran it into the lines and we even had a meal in the camper last weekend. Anyway, now I see a few days coming up with overnight temps in the 20's and daytime temps in the 30's. Thinking of just draining all the lines and blowing them out with air and emptying the fresh water tank. Or, would just leaving the lines pressurized with the pump on be safe? Suggestions? It's no different than camping late in the fall. I'd drain the fresh water tank, or turn tank heaters on if you have them. Then turn the furnace on about 50 for the overnight.
djousma 04/09/20 04:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

Figured it out and everything works. With the advent of camera's on phones, I tend to take a photo before I start, just in case I have that brain fart moment. Saves me a lot of hassle.
djousma 03/31/20 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert Slide Pump

You might contact Lippert and ask?
djousma 02/24/20 11:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

We have stackable units. Wont be without. Why waste a couple hours in the laundromat? Like others have said, just throw a load in every few days, go do your thing, come back, throw them in they dryer. Another item i used to consider "unnecessary" is a drawer dishwasher. No longer! That was the best move we made even over the W/D! Both take a bit more time when winterizing, but really its no big deal.
djousma 01/07/20 05:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auto leveling/ strongarms

The only wiggle I get is when someone is at the far rear of the unit, as the furthermost jacks are just behind the wheels, so there is a bit of flex. One more set of jacks at the rear would be nice, but then again these are meant to be mobile :)
djousma 12/23/19 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
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