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RE: Two blow outs in one day

My Jayco bumper pull trailer has 235/75/15 ST tires on it. It started out with load range C and a max cold pressure of 50 PSI. I upgraded to a load range D with a max cold pressure of 65 PSI.
opnspaces 09/26/22 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power voltage to brakes??

The IBC may not put out full voltage sitting still so I would take the truck and IBC out of the equation. Do not hook the truck up at all to the trailer. The breakaway switch it nothing more than an on off switch. If you pull the pin the connection is made. This is a simple 2 minute test that should tell you if you are getting full braking. Again truck disconnected from the trailer as in no umbilical connected. Pull the emergency breakaway pin. With the pin pulled take a voltage reading at the battery. Then take a voltage reading at each wheel. The wheel voltage should be within a tenth of a volt or two of the battery. Plug the breakaway pin back in to stop draining the battery.
opnspaces 09/26/22 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: EEZ reading wrong

It seems that if he pressurized all the tires at the same time then all the readings should be the same. OP how soon after you filled the tires did you you screw the sensors on? I can see possibly letting everything sit for an hour before you screw the sensors on you might have differences due to temperatures. But if you screwed the sensors on right after inflating the tire I would say the sensors are wrong.
opnspaces 09/25/22 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: SPAM-alama-dingdong 2.0

My kids always loved fried Spam and rice. Cook some steamed rice. Stand the spam on a cutting board in the same orientation that is sits in the can. Slice into thin slices and fry until kind of crispy. Put some slices on a plate and the rice on top. Add a little Aloha soy sauce which is sweeter than regular soy. Link
opnspaces 09/24/22 08:28am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Dometic CCII Control Board for Penquin II

Doug, I tried to follow your description got a bit lost. Are there two cables one for each AC? Can he just swap those cables as a test before cutting and splicing a new end onto the existing cable?
opnspaces 09/23/22 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Go a step beyond just turning on the faucet. Unscrew the aerator out of the end of the faucet. Turn the faucet on and and let the pump run.
opnspaces 09/22/22 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Leaking fresh water tank

Sorry for not getting back sooner but I wanted to make a trip and make sure my repair was sound. My spin weld guy flaked out on me so I contacted a RV dealer near by that was recommended and he welded it for me. $200! I wanted a new tank but I guess they repair them all the time as some had advised me here.Little pricey but what isn't these days? Thank you for the help! $200 is a bit steep. But if it continues to hold it will be money well spent.
opnspaces 09/20/22 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Heater problem on new used RV

Is your thermostat one of those cheap stats with an on off switch at the bottom and a slide at the top to adjust temperature? If so next time it stops just pull the thermostat off the wall and connect the two wires together. If the furnace comes on then replace the thermostat. If not then look elsewhere.
opnspaces 09/20/22 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Running portable generator off vehicle fuel tank.

I don't see why not. The Honda has a fuel pump so I imagine it would work just fine with a modified fuel cap like those for running extended tanks.
opnspaces 09/19/22 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

Carefully check the cord between that box and the 7 pin plug. Is the cord or the plug cut or damaged in any way? Is the actual plug end a molded one piece Or has the end been cut and replaced?
opnspaces 09/19/22 03:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Using pourable epoxy on floor soft spots

Never used it but there are a few epoxy's marked for just what you're talking about. But you're going to want to figure out where the water is coming from that caused the soft floor in the first place.
opnspaces 09/15/22 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Closer to a head on then you ever want to be...

Because unfortunately there are many people who don't give a rats arse about anybody else. It's also possible that the MH driver was talking to the co pilot and not even aware of the minivan coming up on the side. Either way glad you managed to escape unscathed to be able to RV another day.
opnspaces 09/15/22 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: a plea for more cool weather sites for migratory travelers

I can see the concern of a dead battery in the morning with the furnace running all night. If you're concerned that it might happen you could always add a second battery even if it's just sitting on the ground connected with jumper cables. But you then need to charge it back up while on the road to your next destination. For tat depending on the age of your tow vehicle you may need to look into a DC to DC charger.
opnspaces 09/15/22 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Productions Ends in January

Coming from a certified diesel tech, great!!! Any diesel with the word ECO in its name is a ticking time bomb! Even the newer HD diesels aren’t as reliable due to the emissions carp they slap onto it! Kind of reminds you of the 70's when we smog equipment stated on gas burning cars. Performance went from decent to less than mediocre. But now, granted almost 50 years later the emissions are worked out and the cars perform better than ever and are more reliable to boot. Now it's the diesel engines turn. It will suck for a while, but the manufacturers will eventually get it right.
opnspaces 09/15/22 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Brakes grabbing

In MFL's explanation I can see the heavy braking. If he has chafing in of the insulation and the inside of the axle tube is rusty he has an intermittent high resistance short. So when he applies the brakes some current goes to the magnet and some current goes into the rusty axle tube causing weak brakes. Since the brakes are weak he cranks up the gain on the controller to compensate. Next road bump and the wire moves and is no longer shorted to the tub. Now when he touches the brakes he gets the full voltage at the brakes locking them up.
opnspaces 09/15/22 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Raising Trailer

If it was me I would consider the brakes adjusted and go on vacation. When you get home you can check the adjustment again.
opnspaces 09/15/22 07:15am Towing
RE: electrical

I just looked at a few youtubes for your trailer and I think I have to agree with you. There is no breaker or fuse box in your trailer.
opnspaces 09/14/22 06:11pm Tech Issues
RE: electrical

I have no idea where to look. But I would start looking inside the trailer in the general area that cord comes in. If you can post some pictures of the interior (have to use something like imgur or other photo hosting site) we can look and maybe spot the breakers.
opnspaces 09/14/22 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Occasional Winter Camping??

But leaving the stove burner is a great idea for helping the other skiers stay warm standing around your bonfire. Sorry Pianotuna, I couldn't resist. :)
opnspaces 09/13/22 09:34am Truck Campers
RE: Handling home office equipment - hanging files

Trying to think outside the box. Since the hangers have to lift up you need to find a way to prevent them from lifting too high. My first thought is maybe an appropriately sized piece of plywood that lays flat across the top of the files and fill the gap. When the drawer is closed the files can't jump up to unhook. When the drawer is open just remove and set the piece of plywood on the floor to get it out of the way. Thinking further the plywood probably doesn't even have to be thick enough to fill the gap between the hooks and the top of the cabinet. The weight of the wood alone might be enough to keep the hooks in place.
opnspaces 09/13/22 09:17am RV Lifestyle
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