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RE: Water pump troubleshooting?

Oh my. I have twenty years RVing experience but how quickly one forgets after a couple of years off. The valve was set to WINTERIZE. The pump works fine. Many thanks Doug!
joebedford 05/26/22 10:12am Tech Issues
Water pump troubleshooting?

I'm slowly checking out components in my 5er that's been sitting idle for over two years. So far I've found a faulty propane regulator and faulty? water pump. When I was replacing the water softener in the house, I thought it would be a good idea to have an alternative source of water - we've used the RV for that purpose before. I half-filled the tanks and started the pump. It ran for a couple of seconds and when pressure built up it stopped as expected. When I opened the galley tap to clear the antifreeze from the pipes, a bit came out, then nothing. The pump is running, but nothing comes out. I'm going to see if it will suck from a bucket through the antifreeze. Assuming it DOESN'T take water from a bucket, is it worth trying to repair the pump or just replace it? Are there any other tests I could try? The pump is a Flojet 03526144 which is an exact replacement of the original pump I replaced in 2017. Maybe I should consider another type of pump if this kind is going to croak every 5 years. I want one with identical fittings because it's a total rats' nest in that compartment - changing fittings will not be easy. width=640
joebedford 05/26/22 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: onan marquis 7000 generator /no start

There are no air cooled car or motorcycle engines anymore because they cannot get them to run hot enough for modern fuel injection pollution control systems.Uhhhh, Harley? Some are liquid cooled but most are not.
joebedford 05/10/22 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Slidouts

The Schwintek performance very much depends on quality of the installation. I'm sure some of the people building RVs have astigmatism - i.e. can't cut a straight line. Fortunately mine are relatively square. Biggest problem I had was with the early design (which I have). They don't have slots in the frame to remove the motors - you have to slide the frame out to get at the motors. I've had two motor problems - one actually failed and the other twisted in its mount because the set screw wasn't installed properly - ripped the wiring harness apart. Never had a mounting screw leak; never lubed the motor; and run my slides part way out all the time. No controller issues.
joebedford 05/10/22 08:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: WW toy hauler electrical

Are you sure they're both converters? Maybe one is a converter and the other is an inverter?
joebedford 04/30/22 02:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fresh water dump inside help

macerator? You can run as much 3/4" output hose as you like as long as there isn't too much grade upwards.
joebedford 04/30/22 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Sailuns.

2600x6 + 3060 = 18800 Yes, I weighed it. BTW, I leave my TV tires at 80 because I only ever drive the truck (any distance) with the 5er hooked up. For the few km I put on without the 5er, it's not worth dropping the pressure. The 5er tires may have been over their capacity but they certainly weren't over their rating. Anyway, I got S637s which are G or H rated (don't remember)
joebedford 04/28/22 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Sailuns.

Not many can say this towing a 5er with 6k pin weight 1/2 of the trucks miles. But heck maybe I should run MAX of 80psi on all six tires????? I run 80 psi on my truck all the time but then I don't have a trailer with 6K pin weight (mine's only 3060)
joebedford 04/27/22 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Sailuns.

I have Sailun S637s. I run 110psi despite the fact that I have "only" 2600lbs on each of 6 tires. Your tires, your money but that's one HE!! of a rough ride! Center tire wear and less stopping ability. FWIW, the last set of tires wore out at the edge of the tread, not the middle. They were E rated tires inflated to 80psi
joebedford 04/27/22 04:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Sailuns.

I have Sailun S637s. I run 110psi despite the fact that I have "only" 2600lbs on each of 6 tires.
joebedford 04/26/22 08:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help finding an interior wall outlet...

I installed screw-type receptacles on a couple of new circuits. I check them periodically because of vibration and have not found a single screw loose after 5-6 years.
joebedford 04/24/22 01:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing a 40’ weekend warrior 4005 flt.

My 5er is 18720 loaded with 3080 on the pin. TV is a 2011 Silverado 3500HD CCLB dually Duramax. I replaced my 2004 Ram 3500 LB Cummins - the Ram struggled on any kind of a hill. New vehicles much more capable of towing heavy.
joebedford 04/24/22 01:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: Jan-Feb-March in Mesa, AZ- few questions about heat sources

I've stayed in Mesa several times. The parks had a truck that came around and filled propane tanks but I didn't use it because it was cheaper to take it / them down to the local Chevron station.
joebedford 04/22/22 01:40pm Snowbirds
RE: Converting PC laptop to Android tablet

I did a W10/Ubuntu dual boot on one of my PCs and it works and inter-networks just fine. I haven't managed to get it to see the W10 PCs on my network though.
joebedford 04/22/22 01:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Go to a Flying J and use the gas pump at the RV island. Can usually get propane there too (and diesel). I've had to get diesel (truck), gasoline (toy hauler fuel station and generator) and propane at the same stop.
joebedford 04/22/22 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to increase payload?

I had to do a special "house trailer" endorsment, which is a rv version of a heavy tow endorsment because the gvwr of my rv was over 10400lbs.I'm in Ontario and I had to get a full commercial driver's license because my GCWR was over the limit. Because I took the road test with my RV, the license was restricted to my RV (I wasn't allowed to drive a semi).
joebedford 03/31/22 12:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to increase payload?

I upgraded everything between the frame and the ground on my last RV. It didn't change the (legal) carrying limit, but it got rid of the problems I was having (broken springs, spring hangers and blown tires).
joebedford 03/28/22 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can you jump your 5’er with your truck?

I've had to do it both ways: jump the trailer from the truck when the battery ran down overnight from the furnace; jump the truck from the trailer (actually I started the generator and plugged in my battery charger to the trailer).
joebedford 03/21/22 10:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

natural immunity will be the policy of close to every nation on EarthThe article contradicts what the epidemiologists that I pay attention to say. Actually, all of them say that immunity caused by previous infection is worth something, at least for a while. Personally I think various governments have given up - it is what it is in their eyes. Some people will unnecessarily die but hopefully not enough that it'll make a difference in the next elections. Personally, I'll continue to wear my mask and observe former guidelines despite the fact that many governments are / have dropped them. Hopefully my triple vaxxed status will keep me out of the hospital. I don't want to get immunity through infection because too great a risk of long COVID symptoms. YMMV
joebedford 03/20/22 10:22am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

The time to slam the border shut was 2 years ago. We didn't.I think the soon to be here peak of BA.2 will justify the border being shut. Hopefully it will pass by winter and I won't have to miss a third snowbirding trip.
joebedford 03/15/22 04:45pm Snowbirds
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