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RE: RV roof UV coating. Worth it?

I even had a dealer tell me one time that all of those coatings are a huge moneymaker for them. Reflective coating really does work, though. I used Henry 587 on my roof and we got to Arizona in early October this year when I was still over 100 and the single 15 KAC did a great job and had long off cycles.The roof is still white, like before, but there must be tiny mirrors in the coating… Ha! Henry 887 is supposed to be better yet. Craig
C Schomer 11/28/20 02:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Strange advice

Age has been the biggest factor for my ST tires. I had a triple axle cargo trailer and the tires were two years and two months old and all six of them shredded within a 30 mile stretch. I never got more than four years and two months out of ST tires on my fifth wheels. All of those trailers had either 5200 pound or 6000 pound axles and 16 inch wheels so I switched all of them to LT tires and no more problems. The current Cooper’s on my fifth wheel are seven years old and they Still look like new. Craig
C Schomer 11/28/20 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Convert Pilot WH to Electric Start?

One of my first RVs in the 90s had the water heater at the back corner and it must’ve been the way it caught the wind, pilot light blew out often. I found a 12 V Re-igniter and no more trouble. The The re-igniter would light the pilot light before the safety valve would slam shut. Craig
C Schomer 11/27/20 11:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Axle Ratio, new truck

Being it will be your only vehicle, I’d say 3.73 Unless you will be mostly towing in the mountains. That would be me! Craig
C Schomer 11/23/20 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Painting the Walls of the 5er

^^^ that’s what I was thinking.… Some sort of industrial coating, not found in the average paint department. The painters at work tell me some of these industrial coatings, primers??, Will stick to darn near anything. Including galvanized sheet metal that is not yet weathered. Craig
C Schomer 11/21/20 11:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Oven ignitor

I too used an old grill p-zapper and put it on my oven pilot light… It works great. Craig
C Schomer 11/21/20 11:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Need some advice, gearing/fuel mileage.

I have had two DRW trucks with a 4.10 gears and my 12 DRW has 3.73 gears and I am really liking them. They handle my 15KRV fine in the Colorado mountains and they are great for my occasional unloaded highway trips. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 09:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling Travel Trailer in Colorado with Tahoe

Trail ridge road was closed last summer because of Covid so I got online and found out that when It did open up , it required reservations, so make your plans long ahead of time. I will only risk I 25 between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock between 9 AM and 2 PM because of the Gap construction area. Denver is horrific, now, avoid rush hours like the plague, AIDS, herpes and covid, all in one. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny overheated

A hemi with a 68rfe??
C Schomer 11/09/20 07:01pm Towing
RE: Atwood water heater won't stay on.

After it runs for a while and goes out, does it reignite by itself or do you reset the switch? Flame rectification is touchy and everything in the circuit has to be kept really clean. The ignition module gets a micro amp signal, through the ignitor, when the flame is present. The flame actually is part of the circuit and conducts the signal. The igniter rod and porcelain insulator needs to be clean. Wipe off the igniter rod insulator with a CLEAN cloth and alcohol and check it very very closely for any carbon tracking. Clean the igniter rod tip with Scotch-Brite pad or really fine sand cloth. Replace the igniter rod, if in doubt. They are cheap. Primary air adjustment is important and that’s why the flame should not be roaring or lifting because of too much air. If the flame lifts off the burner Or loses contact with the flame rod, the rectification circuit is broken and the gas valve will shut down immediately. Even the ratio of flame contact area between the burner and the flame rod is important. Make sure the end of the burner where the flame contacts it, is also corrosion free. The ground path from the burner to the module is also part of the rectification circuit so I added a copper ground wire between the burner and the module ground point and I used Deox on all the rectification circuit connections. That covers almost all of the rectification issues and if you do all of these things, you shouldn’t have a problem with the flame rectification signal. Craig
C Schomer 11/09/20 12:00am Tech Issues
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

Darn, i was born 50 years too soon!
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tranny overheated

My only thought is... its good you have warranty!. So much for the ZF 8 spd and you have my sympathy… Really. It sounds very expensive, and hopefully only for FCA. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:25pm Towing
RE: Roof reseal

I redid the ugly caulk iob, eternabondband henrys 587 did great but henrys 887 is the best... in case i ever do another one. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: New 5th wheel hitch.

I would bolt or weld the slider and stop the slop. A can of shake n shoot will make it look new again. Craig
C Schomer 11/08/20 03:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those that have tuned or programmed

Super Dave… Hopefully you have a pyrometer so you can watch the exhaust heat. Is economy less power than Tow? Tow should be safe so start with that but I would also try economy, just out of curiosity. I had a Diablo sport stack on my 03, 6 speed truck. Tow was 60 and economy was 100 hp. With a bigger towing turbo and all the air and exhaust mods I could run the 100 easily. The 100 was actually a better towing tune than the 60 and i got better mpg with the 100. Wwatch the gauges and try economy and tow and see which one you like better. Watch out for clutch or transmission slipping and also see which one provides better drive ability. Craig
C Schomer 11/07/20 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Collapsible ladder?

I have a 15’ alum ext ladder fastened to my basement ceiling. Craig
C Schomer 11/07/20 06:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rving coming to an end

Best of luck... ill be praying!
C Schomer 11/03/20 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Why did you clean the rubber roof so good and then peel it off??? Craig
C Schomer 10/25/20 01:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: comfortable ride in an one ton dually??

My experience has been… Fix the trailer ride and the truck will ride much better. My current trailer has morride, shocks and an air pin box but it still needs a little more help. I am going to look into heavier springs with more arch when I get back home next spring. That is exactly what it took to fix my previous fiver. The 2600 pound springs were bottoming out and changing them to 3000 pound springs plus replacing the shocks made that fiver go from the worst riding trailer I ever had to the best riding. So, I’m thinking of going from the 3000 pound springs on my current fiver to 3500. As far as my Dooley truck goes, I had to have my springs rearched and add a leaf and that fixed the truck ride. Craig
C Schomer 10/25/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forest River Issues

Try to get FR to allow you to take it to an independent trailer shop and have them pay for, so you can at least use it. As far as the tires, I always put on LT’s and get rid of the ST’s and then no more tire problems. Craig
C Schomer 10/19/20 02:39pm Fifth-Wheels
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