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RE: Alignment...I think!

It was worn out bushings that cause bad tire wear for a friend of mine. New bushings and no more problem.
C Schomer 10/21/21 10:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River Electric Water Heater Issue

If the element ohms open, use this one...https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006JLVC6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It will be 1125W on 120ac and it will be super low watt density. I just put one in my Dometic and it works fine. The oem element was 1440 w but I don't care about taking a little longer to heat the water. It gives my DW a few more amps for her hair implements! Craig
C Schomer 10/17/21 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Amps/voltage to trailer brakes

Look at the different magnet sizes that are available... https://www.dexteraxle.com/user_area/content_media/raw/al-ko-genuine-parts-catalog-(lit-775-00al).pdf All my 5ers with 12x2" brakes had the small magnets and none of them stopped well. I've tried bigger brake wire, including in the axle, top quality pre-arced shoes from a brake shop and nothing made a nickels worth of difference. Volt and amps were also fine. Then I bought a used 18k Dexter tri-axle cargo trailer when I moved back to Co. and it had 12x2 drum brakes and those brakes were terrific. I pulled the wheels to check the brakes and pack the bearings and it had the much bigger magnets. That was the only difference. I would try the big magnets, besides the wire improvements. I changed my current 5er from drums to discs and they beat any drums but those 12" brakes with big magnets were a close second! Craig
C Schomer 10/17/21 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

I built my hitch for bikes so I used 2 x 4 x 1/8 tubing... the iron yard had the remnant already cut. The hitch is all welded but I bolted the completed hitch to the 5er frame so I didn't have to weld next to all the flammable materials. It won't go anywhere with 6 - 5/8" bolts going through the 2 x 2 x 1/4" tubes that then go into the heavy backing I put inside the frame tubes. https://i.imgur.com/SUyKKCol.jpg
C Schomer 10/16/21 11:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mount 100lb mini-split condenser to rear wall?

I built a rack on the back of one of my 5ers, all welded to the frame, to haul a 10' pontoon boat. A small rack for a mini split and bikes would be cake! I recently built a bumper on my Sunny Brook so I could use my old bike rack. I'll post a picture. I bolted this one to the frame and it might give you some ideas. Mini split companies need to work on rv systems. They'd sell like crazy, with their amazing seers. The cassettes and multi zone systems have been around for a long time... They just need a low-pro roof condensing unit. Craig
C Schomer 10/11/21 12:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace Thetford Aqua Magic Style II with Dometic 320?

I put in a 320 a year or so ago and haven't had a single problem. It's chair height and My wife's knees are even worse than mine and She wanted it higher so I made a 1 1/2" riser under it. My 5er already had a sprayer so that made the potty cheaper, at that time. BTW it came with a very good quality wooden seat. Craig
C Schomer 10/10/21 11:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Toilet Recommendations

I put in a Dometic chair height oval ?320?. I already had put a sprayer along side it. My wifes' knees are even worse than mine and she wanted it higher so I made a 1 1/2" riser under it. We're both perfectly happy with it. Craig
C Schomer 09/30/21 05:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Airbags and Compressor and Tank

Anything goes as far as a valve and gauges. I ran a tube from the tank to the back of the truck so I can connect a hose for tires. Craig https://i.imgur.com/YLKTQ3Kl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bvojFYVl.jpg
C Schomer 08/31/21 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Refrigerator won't light at higher elevation

Clean the rod with a scotchbrite pad and wipe the porcelain with alcohol. Check it closely for carbon tracking. It could be an ignitor alignment problem if you can light it other ways but the ignitor rod won't. DON'T try to bend the rod w/o heating it with a torch first! I also blow the dust out of all my burners every few years. Check the system pressure with everything lit. Craig
C Schomer 08/31/21 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: Why no ignitor on RV stove?

Even the entry level RVs I used to buy had ignitors on the stove. I didn't know there was a low enough level not to have one. I added one to my oven.
C Schomer 08/31/21 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Vanleigh RVs

We looked at them 4 years ago at the. Phx. Winter shows and I couldn't find a speck of solid wood in any of them. I think they were furnished by IKEA.
C Schomer 08/21/21 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Scary moment towing my 5er around Denver last week

It's usually a mad dash at the top of that hill when everybody decides which way they want to go and they do it intentionally at the last second.
C Schomer 08/21/21 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Denver area in Winter??

I lived at Broomfield, Westminster and Arvada from 70 thru 03. It doesn't get as cold as it used to but I remember week long spells that got to -20... several times. Friends who sold their house and went to full timing spent their first winter at Prospect Park in an 03 Sunny Brook with the cold package. I went to see them one night in a 10 degree snow storm and their 5er was as tight and comfy as my house. I'm at Pueblo now which is in the Banana Belt and we've seen -5, even here. Good luck!
C Schomer 08/14/21 03:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

I'd be stuck between a rock and a hard spot if I had to get rid of 12 Dodge diesel. I tow 15K 5er, kinda heavy for a gasser I think, one week a month in the summer and a trip to Az. In the winter. The def issues scare me the worst. Do Chevy and Ford diesels have any better turbo actuator and less problematic emissions? A v10 gas MH might start to look good! Craig
C Schomer 08/10/21 12:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Escapees worth joining?

My GF and I stayed as guests at Congrees Az. In 2016 and we had a great time. We thought it was a first class org. GS club cant compare... Escapees is graduate school and GS is kindergarten!
C Schomer 08/09/21 11:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof reseal options

I'd look for a handyman. I've known a few of them that did good work on their own RVs. Craig
C Schomer 08/03/21 09:24pm Tech Issues
RE: LED Ceiling Lights

All of my ceiling fixtures have been fluorescent and I just strip out the fluorescent lites and ballast and put in the LED strips that I like. The biggest problem is shopping for LEDs because so few of the manufacturers give the full specifications and sometimes their light color description is not accurate. I started using really high lumen LEDs with a high side dimmer so I can have bright light when I want it and dim them when I don’t. I wasn’t sure how well the dimmer would work but I am really happy with it. It merely dims and does not change the light color at all. The older I get the brighter the light is needed! Craig
C Schomer 07/10/21 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Peeling Decals. What to do.

Finish scraping them off. They only get harder to remove,,the longer you wait. Craig
C Schomer 07/01/21 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

Do you remember why W.C. Fields said he didn't drink water?
C Schomer 06/29/21 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

I was in Az for 13 years and the longest I got out of China STs was 50 months and then I went to 16" LT LRE. The STs usually had tread separation but one blew out the sidewall while in winter storage, covered and off the ground. Then I got a 18k tri axle cargo trailer with 26 month old STs and all 6 of them separated within a 20 mile drive before I could get to a tire shop to get 16" LTs on it. I don't think those Chnese tires could have gotten any worse! My 8 y.o. Cooper LTs on my fiver still look like new. Craig
C Schomer 06/29/21 08:27pm General RVing Issues
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