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RE: Tripod stabilizer

I used the aluminum telescoping legs from a 5K capacity OSHA deadman tripod and built a head that fits snuggly around the king pin. I put most of the front weight of the trailer on the tripod and not so much weight on the front legs. My rear stabilizers are very sturdy and the combination of everything makes my trailer rock solid. Craig
C Schomer 07/10/19 12:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on Colorado hwy 149

That is the silver thread Highway. I’ve been over it a few times and didn’t have any trouble. It’s especially beautiful when there is still snow on the mountain tops. Do some reading on Alfred E packer, the Colorado cannibal. That happened on Slumgullion pass. Craig
C Schomer 06/17/19 08:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: why does one arm of the awning stick?

I had one that did that. The upper mounting brackets had slots and I just had to recenter the uprights that were lag bolted to the wall. Craig
C Schomer 06/01/19 06:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Loud water pump

^^^ I've done all these things. Lately I've been putting insulation foam everywhere any part of the system touches anything else, including the pump inlet and where a line touches another line. I finally got it to where the noises are very soft and nearly unnoticeable. Craig
C Schomer 05/20/19 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Has anyone else panicked after they bought a trailer?

You will get over it and learn to enjoy camping! I've had RVs since the early 90s. I have REALLY enjoyed camping since I ditched developed campgrounds about 15 years ago and go Boondocking instead. Ive bought two new RVs but don't like spending my money that way so now I buy used and keep things fixed up real well. It's become a hobby but I am retired and I need something to do. Sometimes I feel guilty because I have a little over $100,000 in my truck, fifth wheel and a new pole barn but a lot of people spend that much just on their trailer and don't have nearly the quality. Craig
C Schomer 04/20/19 10:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cargo Trailer Conversion - Propane Issue

Yes, you can buy separate regulators so that you can tap between them to get the approximate 16 psi to go to a remote quick coupler. One of my first RVs had a Marshall regulator that was actually two piece with a quarter inch nipple between the first and second stage. I added a tee, an isolation valve and a 25 foot hose with the connector like the disposable tanks, I forgot the CGA#, to run any kind of camp grill I want. I kept that regulator and move it from RV to RV. I've had to make some new viton internal parts for that regulator over the years but its still working. As far as being legal… I've been gas appliance certified since 78 and Factory Mutual, Zürich, boiler inspectors etc. gave me their blessing to repair controls,safety valves and anything else I needed to repair on large industrial equipment. Besides being totally cheap junk, the only special thing about these RV regulators is they have the changeover built in to the first stage regulator. It works by setting the lead tank delivery pressure to be slightly higher than the lag tank delivery pressure so that the lead tank will run out first and the decrease in pressure allows the lag tank to deliver the gas and the lead/lag indicator shows that the system is now running on the lag tank. Craig
C Schomer 04/20/19 09:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Paper air filter conversion

Do you mean pleated or paper? When I am president I will make sure that all ACs, including window bangers, RV and minisplits all use at least Merv 8 filtration at no more than 350 FPM faca velocity...:.
C Schomer 03/28/19 10:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Troubleshooting Compressor Windings

Yes, kudos to the good troubleshooters! I agree, very few truly bad compressors. I’ve saved a lot of sick Units by replacing the drier, doing a really good evacuation using a micron gauge and recharging. It’s too bad the EPA made simple jobs like that so time consuming and complicated and now it’s so often, cost prohibitive. The young pups aren’t learning solid troubleshooting skills anymore and the old-timer/mentors, are retiring. Craig
C Schomer 03/28/19 09:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Re-coat roof already?

I used Henry sf287 on a previous 5er when I lived near PHX and it still looked great when I sold it 5 yrs later... Never stored inside. Henry has a newer rv roof coating I might try. I started on recoating my 2008 and I'm still on the recalling part. Craig
C Schomer 03/23/19 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which vehicles could work for my RV?

Don’t forget to include the passengers and cargo in the tow vehicle in your towing weight. My first fifth wheel was 5000 pounds fully loaded and I pulled it with a dodge 360 gasser half ton. Power was a good match and it ran great but I sure wouldn’t want less brakes than that half ton had. Also new RV ers usually trade up to something bigger and heavier within a year or two. Just saying…
C Schomer 03/22/19 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan/Cummins 5.0 548rwhp/930rwtq!

Yeah diesel E missions is a disaster thanks to the totally idiotic EPA!
C Schomer 03/22/19 06:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Arctic Fox black tank valve glued in?

It looks like a pipe stub is glued to the valve and the stub is clamped into the neck on the tank so it can slide out after loosening the clamp. Even if that isn't so, it doesn't matter... It doesn't need to come apart there anyway. Take the four bolts out and replace the center section. Craig
C Schomer 03/16/19 11:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Pole Barn

I had a 42 x 56' fully insulated, pole barn built by Cleary one year ago and I just got done with the lights, electrical, RV hook ups, rain gutters, storage shelves, etc. 56 feet is long enough for my truck and any trailer I will ever own... go as long as you need. Cleary was building them 42 feet instead of 40 feet wide, no extra charge, because they had a surplus of 42 foot trusses. It was only $200 extra to have 17 foot walls instead of 16 foot and I put 3 foot high eve lights all the way down the sides, which I absolutely love. It's plenty bright enough in there during the day to do anything I want. I have a few friends who had RV garages built with 12 foot doors when they had old motorhomes and now they have fifth wheels that won't fit inside, so be sure to get a 14 foot doors. I positioned the two RV doors so I can have an RV with the slides out on both sides and I still have 8 feet of extra width on one side for storage, mezzanine and work area. I had the floor poured with 5 inches of 4000 PSI concrete and there is a 10' x 15' section that's 8 inches thick for a future two post hoist. Water and electric are trenched underground coming from the house basement and I had the house, the septic tank and the pole barn all laid out so it would be easy to put In the rv dump. I wired it for future door openers extra RV receptacles, hoist and everything else I could think of . Plan for everything, right in the beginning and you will have piece of mind, when it's done. Craig
C Schomer 03/15/19 07:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: DISC BRAKES

I did mine 5 1/2 years ago. I have 6k Dexter, 16", 8 lug so I used the 13" Kodiak kit, oiled bearings and the 1600 psi Carlisle pump cuz of the shape, that fit where I wanted it... On the side of the frame, under the steps. That spot is right behind the batteries and just ahead of the axles so everything has short hookups. I made up the hard lines lines and minimized the flexes. I had to do a little extra work to keep all four shocks. About $1750.in parts and I'd do it again in a flash! Craig
C Schomer 03/11/19 09:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SunnyBrook titan 31BWKS

They are very well built. I've had three and all have been great. My current one already had 16" wheels so it was ready for LT tires after the STs popped. Craig
C Schomer 02/14/19 01:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What about those houses with RV Garages

There were spec homes with air conditioned rv garages in the Phx west valley. I wasn't going to pay Denver prices when I came back to Co. So I found a 5 acre horse property at Pueblo and built the house and oversized double rv garage, exactly like I wanted them. Hardly any restrictions with a horse property! I grew up on a farm with buildings to keep everything covered and this is like going back... but without the stink or chores to do before sunrise and dark. I LOVE it!! Craig
C Schomer 02/07/19 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Great older fifth wheels

This is my third Sunnybrook and they have all been terrific and they are built really strong. There’s not a bit of particleboard or OSB in any of them. I’ve been to RV shows recently and it’s hard to find any solid wood anywhere in The interiors. Needless to say I won’t be buying anything new. Craig
C Schomer 02/06/19 09:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Questions about replacing my high mile engine.

If compression and oil usage is OK, I'd put bearings and a timing set in it myself and run the heck out of it. Craig
C Schomer 01/22/19 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pretty rare find

The 8.1L service trucks I drove got 5.5mpg at best. I didn't think quadrasteer came with the big engines.?? Craig
C Schomer 11/10/18 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 RAM CTD; Can’t Find Differential Service Interval!

Looks mean NOTHING. I used to do regular UOA on the rear lube and I tried brand "A" one time and it looked and smelled fine at 13300 but I started getting gear noise and the UOA showed the additives were shot. I pulled the cover and the teeth were dull gray and I know for a fact they were shiny and quiet before brand A cuz I pull the cover every change. 25k was always fine on RP lube. I went 30k once and the UOA was fine so I started changing at 30k after that. Craig
C Schomer 11/10/18 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
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