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RE: Black tank dump plumbing replacement?

BAD BAD IDEA! It's not just common sense and I can't recite them but there are strict codes to keep sewage and gray water isolated and handled properly and to protect your health and potable water! Back flow preventers, vacuum breakers, one inch minimum air gaps between any drain and water that even comes from a potable source and on and on, just for starters. Connecting black and gray would turn the entire drain system into a black system and that would be one step closer to contaminating the potable water. Sewage in sinks and showers, so close to the potable water system, not to mention sewage smell every time there was a dry trap. Unimaginable... don't do that to yourself! Craig
C Schomer 07/13/20 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Coating epdm roof on our fifth wheel.

I did mine last year with Henry 587. I blew any loose material with a pressure washer, redid all the caulk and scrubbed it with a scotch brite pad and TSP. I've also used the cheaper Henry 287 and it held up great for several years in Az. but Tropicool is the best. Craig
C Schomer 07/13/20 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires

You might only find old stock if they really are extinct. Craig
C Schomer 07/13/20 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First tow with new 2019 Ram 3500 and ...disappointed.

My trailer was perfectly level but the axles are a little bit farther back than most and it's really hitch heavy. We usually do weeklong camping trips and not much cargo so I can't do very much with weight distribution and the water tank is centered between the axles, so no help there either. Long story short… Because of a hitch and pin box change I ended up with the front of the trailer a little higher than I wanted but that made it ride much better. Try changing the level of your trailer. Craig
C Schomer 07/11/20 11:41pm Towing
RE: Should I convert my Gooseneck to a 5th wheel pin?

I've had both types of trailers and hitches and both kinds of conversions. When I had one of each type of trailer I put a king pin post in the gooseneck trailer because that was a WAY better choice than doing a gooseneck conversion on a fifth wheel trailer. If I only owned a gooseneck trailer and already had the turnover ball, I wouldn't even consider changing it all to fifth wheel. I cut a block of wood and put a dowel pin straight up in the center and put that in front of the gooseneck ball so I could see the dowel pin in the mirror whenever I hooked up and I could hit the right spot every time. I also do that with my fifth wheel trailer because the hitch is too low to see in the rearview mirror. Craig
C Schomer 07/11/20 11:14pm Towing
RE: I need new Tires

I've gotten anywhere from two years to four years and two months out of ST tires before they exploded. Now I only use 16 inch commercial LT's and the weight rating has been high enough for my trailers but sometimes just barely? I like the speed rating and LT tires are built to passenger carrying safety specs. Craig
C Schomer 07/05/20 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Shopping

My last two fivers have been the best quality and the best bargains and they were private sales. IMO, older is much better quality. We went to several spring RV shows in the Phoenix area three years ago and it was very hard to find anything but pressed wood and pressed paper in even the hundred thousand dollar fifth wheels. On the other hand, it's hard to find any pressed wood in my 0 8 fifth wheel… Materials and build quality are excellent. The previous owner of my fifth wheel paid 54,000+ taxes when it was new and I bought it from him for 25,000 when it was five years old. If you're confident in doing your own inspection, private sales are the best. Craig
C Schomer 07/05/20 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conversation with Goodyear about Marathon tires

My years in Az. broke me of ever buying another ST tire. The last set made it 2 year and all 6 seperated at the same time. Craig
C Schomer 07/01/20 03:20am Towing
RE: Culling the herd....

I was at Yellowstone two years ago and I not only stayed in the car but I also stay far away from the critters! Momma didn't raise any dumb sh!ts!
C Schomer 07/01/20 03:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Flashlights

The Costco Duracells are doing great for me. They are 4 cell instead of 3. The power plant used to supply us with Pelican brand. Super high quality but too pricey for me. Craig
C Schomer 07/01/20 03:01am General RVing Issues
RE: First 5th wheel advise

You might also want to look at older high quality 5ers that don't have any Lippert in them. I will keep my 2008 forever because of that. Craig
C Schomer 07/01/20 02:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mach III plus 13.5 ac fan running backwards?

Yep, the forward incline blower wheel just blows way less if running backwards. The most plausible explanation I can think of for your motor running backwards is... The motor is a PSC, permanent split capacitor, and if the start cap or start winding is open and the run winding is good, it can start either way but it will be under powered. I'd test the cap and ohm the start winding. Reversing a psc (and split phase motors) is done by reversing the start winding relative to the run winding and replacement motors can be had with the pigtails to do it. The cap throws the start winding out of phase to the run winding, causing the tq. to start the rotor (in the correct direction) or start it with more tq., with an added start cap and relay, like compressors but PSC blower motors don't use a start cap. It takes a good start cap/winding circuit to tell the rotor which way to run. You can disconnect the run cap/winding circuit and you can spin the rotor by hand, when powered up, and it will run either way, when only the run winding is powered. So, everything can look fine, be wired fine and installed fine but a bad cap or open run winding can do exactly what you're seeing. I always test the cap, first. Always discharge caps, even if the power has been off. A psc motor with a burnt out start winding can charge the run cap but it doesn't have a completed start circuit to discharged the cap and that cap can hold the charge for a LONG time... and zap you sterile! I've seen it hundreds of times. Craig
C Schomer 06/28/20 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

I switched to wet brgs. in 2013 when I did the discs. I reused my fine Chinese brgs and installed new $4 Chinese oil seals. I cleaned them for the first time this spring, at 6 1/2 years, new oil in the hubs and greased the caliper pins. The rotors still have the phonograph machine grooves and no problems with any of the Chinese products or seal leaks, whatsoever. And you guys would have stroke if I said how fast I go from Co./Phx. and back! I'll take good maintenance over point of parts origin, any day! Craig
C Schomer 06/28/20 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Selecting a roof coating brand

2008 5er that saw lots of Az. sun. The prep work is paramount before any coating! Pressure washing, lots of scrubbing with scotch pad/tsp, recaulking, etertabond seams and Henry 587 and I dare anything to leak! While doing so much on the roof work, I also did extensive AC work and made a serious improvement in the cooling... cleaning the coils, insulating the return plenum and 6" step down ceiling diffusers. Craig
C Schomer 06/28/20 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: The newest and shortest Interstate...

I'm glad I got out of Rainbow Valley - unincorporated Buckeye Az.. 11 is going to take out the house I owned and I probably would have lost my arse, complements of ADOT. Craig
C Schomer 06/23/20 01:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Flat Leaf Springs- Replacement Required?

He also Said 11400 on the axles. I’d look for 3500s... for 7k axles as long as they are the same eye to eye. Craig
C Schomer 06/16/20 10:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Jack Stand Recall

The new stands are way better!
C Schomer 06/15/20 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jack Stand Recall

Yep! I hope I can get a new set without problems... I need them.
C Schomer 05/31/20 04:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jack Stand Recall

Thanks, I have a set of the 61197s and I was less than impressed with them when I got them home. Craig
C Schomer 05/30/20 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hooking grill to onboard propane

Not all camp grills operate at 11" w.c. at the orifice. If they did, you would just need a needle valve at the grill to turn down the heat, if needed, when connected to the 11" rv quick connect. I had a camp grill that ran at 15" so when I connected it to the rv connector, 11" only gave it really low heat and it wouldn't cook anything. The grill mfgr tech support might be able to tell you the orifice pressure, if you get lucky, so you can then figure out what you need for the hose connection and control. BTW, I'm gas certified and I make all my own stuff. It's too bad Marshall doesn't make this reg any more. Craig
C Schomer 05/29/20 05:09pm Tech Issues
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