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RE: Barbecue hookup

OP indicated they have a grill that uses this.. I know, and that's why I splained the problems for any DIYers. FWIW, the orifice usually comes off and a DIYer can play. I've been gas appliance certified since 78 and I've tried all sorts of things. Sometimes I get my kicks in funny ways!
C Schomer 08/04/22 01:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Covered Storage of RV In Driveway

What county are you in… some of them got really crappy. About 25 year ago a friend built a DETACHED garage in Teller Co. and the inspector made him dynamite into bedrock to pour a stem wall. The Springs cracked down last year on car shelters that weren’t at least 5’ from the sidewalk. Craig
C Schomer 08/04/22 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Barbecue hookup

And it’s a Barbie in Australia,.. or maybe only at an Outback! I have a Marshall changeover reg that has a pipe nipple between the stages and it is 18 psi there. Years ago I added a tee, valve and hose with a cga 600 fitting for my grill and the 18 psi is enough to allow using the rv grill regulator and get to the high-fire orifice pressure. You can remove the regulator on your grill and connect to the Rv 11” system but then you still need to control the flow/heat . Then you can try a needle valve and it still might not work. The mfgr can build the burner to run on whatever pressure they want. I haven’t had an Rv grill yet that only worked on 11” orifice pressure. 11” to my old Olympia grill would only make it warm. It was built for 15””. My Charbroil IR Rv grill regulator blew the water right out of my 30” U gauge but it was actually way TOO hot. I backed the reg down to 18” and it’s all good now… good heat range. I’ve read there are Rv grills in captivity that can use whatever control they came with and run on 11” input but I haven’t actually seen one yet. Craig
C Schomer 08/03/22 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic A/C Capacitors Smoking! Replacement part?

You can also use a 60 and a 5. Amrad? was the best brand before I retired but also pricey… American made and guaranteed for life. I only carried 440 v caps … that held up a little better in the Az. Desert . Craig
C Schomer 08/03/22 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV wind deflectors do they work we will see

A friend had a deflector on his 93 Dodge ctd pulling a 9600lb high profile 5er. It got him 1 mpg when towing and he lost 1.25 mpg unloaded if he didn’t put it down. I would also like to have 4.10s instead of 3.73s. How’s Tonopah? I retired from PVNGS. I don’t miss it, one bit!
C Schomer 08/03/22 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using a Cpap in my AF 27-5

I put in a receptacle for 120vac and a 12/2 12vdc circuit with a lighter receptacle for the adapter for whenever I’m boondocking. Both are on the proper CBs.
C Schomer 07/13/22 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting propane tanks in and out

I have a tray but the inner tank was still a tight squeeze. I turned the reg and hoses so they are on the backside of the tanks and don’t get in the way when changing the tanks. That helped a lot so I can keep both hands on the tanks and not have to fight the hose clutter. Craig
C Schomer 06/28/22 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Conditiioning Air Flow Mod

^^ besides those things I keep my coils clean, wrapped the return plenum with more insulation and replaced the lousy 4” diffusers with 6” step downs. I was sceptical but a reflective roof coating also made a very notable improvement. My ac cools good at Phx now.
C Schomer 06/21/22 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Alignment shop

A friend with an 05 Cedar Creek with a lot of miles on it had one tire position trashing tires at the drop of a hat. He took it to the trailer shop and they replaced all the bushings and no more problem. I wouldn’t think bad bushings would do that much damage but he said that was the only problem. I’d start there. Craig
C Schomer 06/17/22 08:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New couch ideas ???

Our local American furniture warehouse had five sofa models that came apart so they could be moved into RVs and we found some thing that’s perfect for us… Great padding, more than long enough to sleep on and both ends recline. More and more furniture stores are carrying RV suitable furniture. Craig
C Schomer 06/17/22 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Setting up your house to run off your RV generator?

Just a heads-up… IDK know how old your furnace is but my high efficiency 2016 furnace won’t run off my Honda… fussy electronics. Fridges have been electronic for decades and it works fine. The old farm was all electric and I wired a 25kw pto driven gen in dads barn, in the mid 70s. Wire gauge was right and I made sure the bldgs and the gen had common gnds and neutral. REA put a manual disconnect on the main line and they let him do manual switching. Power was out for 4 days the next winter and dad said his poor old M went thru 50 gallons of gas a day.
C Schomer 06/12/22 07:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable air conditioner

I’ve worked places that used a lot of portables and I’d rather use a window banger than a portable bcuz of the loss of floor space, the hose issues and the drain pan vigil. I’d much rather rig a window and have a removable window unit than for those flex hoses. Storage and setup would also be better. I’ve done enough AC service in the south to know how brutal the latent load is… just getting the wet bulb down is heavenly. They’re a thing of the past but I put in Cold Wave water cooled refrigerated spot coolers in the 70s. They cooled GREAT bcuz they used one-pass water, super net output, but wasting water like that would get you in trouble, now. Craig
C Schomer 06/12/22 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Rv Covers

My neighbor inAz. Never got more than 2-1/2 years out of his more expensive adco covers because of the wind and he finally stopped covering his Rv. But they sure do help protect. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic RM 2662 fridge issue

Are both the vents in the side wall? I had one of those little 6 cf fridges and it was the pits even though it was checked several times and I was told thatwas all it could do. You could try a fan in the back but it might be shot if it cooled before and this is a new problem. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: CG Prices

Our group has been camping so long, we’re getting burnt out on SPs. We make our plans in Jan and Feb for the SPs and we have also found nice private CGs in the low 60s. We’re all retired so we camp on the weekdays. I miss all the boondocking places in the Az. Mtns. That was, by far, the greatest! Camping isn’t the cheapest hobby but it’s sure fun with a good group… potlucks, day trips etc. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2021 rockwood fifth wheel creaking

I have empathy for you… seriously! One of my first 5ers was light and cheap… sometimes it’s part of the learning curve! My 98 Wildwood flexed so much, the aluminum siding in the bedroom area was coming off and the staples that held the inside paneling on, were laying on the floor. I traded it in, at a dealer, before it was 2 yo. I never bought cheap, light or entry level again. Craig
C Schomer 06/05/22 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2021 rockwood fifth wheel creaking

That sounds structural to me... like frame flexing against the body. Craig
C Schomer 05/31/22 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to replace front electric Jack

Mine are 14 y.o. and going strong.
C Schomer 05/29/22 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing advice?

I've saved a small fortune by buying used. The last 2 came from friends and I knew they were well cared for and I paid 1/2, or less, than they paid when they were new. Most of the trade-ins at dealer are way too rough looking and not NEARLY worth what they want for them. Craig
C Schomer 05/29/22 10:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to replace front electric Jack

My 07 Atwood jacks had plenty of grease in the gear heads and I drilled 1/8” holes towards the top of the tubes and I sprayed gear lube on the screws until it dripped out the bottoms. No more dragging. Craig
C Schomer 05/28/22 04:04pm Tech Issues
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