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RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I went to Home Depot and bought a regulator that is used on a house, a pressure gauge, water hose connections and built my own water regulator for my RV .That was 16 years ago and it still works fine.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cameo Slides - Gear skipping

That skipping is going to ruin the gear on the main track sooner or later. I had to replace my motor because one of the 1/4 20tpi holes got stripped. You could see the wear on the gear. It is on a 2006 Carriage and the original motor and gear. It had lasted 14 years. I put a new gear on the new motor. And you could see the big difference on the way it messed with the main gear track. You don't want to ream any of the holes out. Like you said their is plenty of torgue on the motor and it would move. On the bad hole on the old motor I had it helicoiled so now I have a spare. Another thing is after each trip I always check the motor bolts on the big slides to make sure they are still tight. Use blue locktite on the threads of the three 1/4 20tpi bolts.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AirSafe 5er hitch

I have a 25K airsafe hitch since 2006 and love it. It has a Binkley Holland head on it.They don't make a Binkley Holland head anymore . But TrailerSaver makes one that is just like it . So if I had to buy a new air hitch right now I would go with the TrailerSaver. Because I think that head is the best.If airsafe hitch would make a copy of the Binkley Holland Head like TrailerSaver did. I would buy another airsafe hitch. The way the hitch is setup with the 4 air bags. My 5th wheel rides so smooth you almost don't know it is behind you. Nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless I slam on the brakes
handsome51 04/28/22 08:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

I have a 2001 ford F250 7.3 diesel with a 8ft bed. I have hewing helper springs on the rear. I have a generator, air hitch,37gallon fuel tank in the bed. When hitched I have a little over 3,100 pounds hitch weight. And when you look at my truck it is just a fraction above level.Been towing my 5th wheel this august for 16 years. And never had a problem.
handsome51 04/08/22 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More efficient propane furnace

I use the furnace to warm my 5th wheel up. Then I use electric heaters to maintain the temperature in the 5th wheel. That way you don't use all the propane up. Been doing that for 15 years now.
handsome51 01/08/22 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Pattern for 2006 Open Road 5th Wheel

Just buy you some new 16in Micheline XP Ribs and put on it. And you will be fine. You don't need the 17in rims
handsome51 12/10/21 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Read ReneeG post on the first page . Where he said check into a Hensley TrailerSaver BD3 or BD5. Spend the money up front on a good air hitch and be happy every time you toe your 5th wheel. I bought my 5th wheel in 2006 and bought a 25k air safe hitch. Been happy every since. Nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless I slam on the brakes. First thing the wife said was you don't even know it is back their. Only reason I don't say get a air safe hitch is that Binkley Holland stop making the head that was used on the air safe hitches . But Hensley makes a copy of that head and so they still have it on their air hitches.
handsome51 12/03/21 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lube

I use the white teflon disk and grease the pin and jaws on the hitch
handsome51 09/12/21 07:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TPMS valve stems issue

Not to hijack this thread but does anyone know if you need to replace metal valve stems when you get new tires or can you continue to use the old ones? I get new metal valve stems when I get new tires because of the old rubber seals on the old valve stems
handsome51 08/17/21 07:24pm Tech Issues
RE: TPMS valve stems issue

Depending on your rims the search can be easy or very hard. The easiest route is metal stems that tighten on the inside of the rim. Get the shortest stems that are long enough to let you mount your sensors. Best way is to put your spare on the trailer (presuming that you don't have a matching rim on the spare) and break the bead on the tire and try various stems. They are cheap enough to get a few different ones and then get a set of what works. If you have a steel spare that is a real easy one. If you get other than brass stems, use a tiny bit of dielectric grease on the threads to inhibit corrosion. Good luck. I erased my post because I hit the wrong button
handsome51 08/17/21 07:21pm Tech Issues
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