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RE: How to remove tail light from 2020. Rock wood mini lite

:) Glad you found the problem! Thanks for posting what was wrong, may be helpful for someone else.
Gdetrailer 04/22/21 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailering

You seem to be on a rant over bathrooms. I normally go to any where the big boys go like Flying J , there rest rooms are just fine. I do not mind using the trailer either but rest stops on the I slabs are just fine also. Never needed an extra tank ever since GM went to the larger tank , never had one in the past either. . Well, folks here seem to be on a "rant" over fuel stops and "taking a break" which typically includes a restroom stop also. Sure, you are "combining" several things, however, I have had the pleasure of less than stellar locations for fuel stops. Perhaps all of the stations you stop at are pristine, made of gold and have fancy "attendants" manning the restrooms.. I have not had that pleasantry. And not all of the "big boys" stations are that great either, in fact I ran into one that had "pay showers" for the big boys, that restroom was beyond terrible, it was down right disgusting, took looking at 10 stalls to find one that wasn't overflowed. A lot of "truckers" are not very nice when it comes to restroom etiquette. Ever notice how the big rig parking at Interstate reststops smells like sewage? Yep, that isn't from the "campers", that comes from truckers using and dumping their pee bottles in the parking lot.. Felt bad for my DW and DD that they had to use such terrible facilities. Not all gas stations are placed in good safe places.. Makes you feel real safe when you the customer find yourself on the outside of a building looking through 2" thick bullet proof glass window to pay for the fuel.. The cashier was safely tucked inside and you are standing outside.. Ripe for getting mugged and the cashier can only call for Police if someone is in trouble. Have run into that more than once. Without the "need" for a bunch of fuel stops, we can simply pull off the road anywhere and stretch whenever we need a break. We sight see, we sometimes shop and yes we can also use our own restroom.. Our stops are not tied to needing to fill the gas tank.. Overall, in our typical 800 mile one way trip we are able to cut out 2 fuel stops just be carrying an addition 15 gallons of gas. We now just make one fuel stop about halfway and that is where we "overnight" so it also does not eat into our driving time.. Overall, we are saving better than two hrs of on the road drive time each way so we get to our destinations much faster and in daylight. :B
Gdetrailer 04/22/21 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailering

I guess I have tired of the same ol same ol items that seem to be beaten into ground so many time. I guess I over looked the newbies but so many issues are like picking fly poop out of the pepper. I do drive from Detroit area to Tunica MS in one shot. It is about 800 miles I guess. I travel at 65mph and get around 11 mpg. So if I had a 55 gallon tank I would fill up what once? I think that a trip over 12 hours that I relish stopping for a walk around and fuel. I really cannot think of any reason to do a 55 gal. tank. (unless you are from Texas where you measure trips in hours not miles). I do think this site helps more newbies on the basics but us salty dogs rarely get any really inspiration stuff. I like to "pick" far nicer and less hectic places to take a "walk" or restroom break than a "gas station". Over the yrs have endured a lot of dumpy gas station restrooms and highly impatient motorists that are far less sympathetic to anyone in a RV. I would rather take scenic breaks or if no scenic areas pull into a nice large paved and well lit store parking lot.. My nature breaks are not forced to my vehicles needs for fuel any more making my trip a lot nicer. Not really sure why folks are so intrigued over the idea that potty stops and fuel stops must somehow be tied together. They don't need to be tied together and that is why many folks want larger fuel tanks or carry extra fuel. My extra 15 gallon fuel tank sits in the bed of my truck. I simply will make a restroom stop whenever I need and if my trucks tank is at or below half a tank, I can just pump the reserve into the trucks tank in any parking lot and continue my journey without ever visiting and waiting in line at a dirty, filthy gas station restroom.. You are hauling your own restroom in a RV, use it.
Gdetrailer 04/21/21 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp RV outlet

I have a 240 vac 50 amp plug for a welder a previous owner had installed in my garage. I just checked the plug. I have 2 load lines a common wire and a ground wire. :S Missed that, OP will however need to check the breaker panel to verify the "common" which should be white and called a neutral is indeed connected to the neutral buss in the panel.. Otherwise, as I mentioned, not all welder installations will have a neutral (white) wire run.
Gdetrailer 04/21/21 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: DVD and Blu Ray being discontinued?

Here's a good article from Consumer Reports that talks about the recording of streaming content conundrum: Can you legally record streaming content? According to the link above (sorry it is a bit long but very well worth reading it).."The answer, frustratingly, is simultaneously “yes” and “no.” No, You May Not Recording anything from the big streaming services is, as you could probably guess, strictly against the rules. The best-known video and music streaming businesses don’t want you recording their stuff; they want you paying a subscription fee to them every month for continued access to their stuff. That makes sense: continued monthly payments are their entire business model. If you save the content and unsubscribe, they go broke. So it’s unsurprising that pretty universally, the terms of use or terms of service for the streaming content companies say saving their stuff is a big no-no. A sample of TOS agreements shows how universally banned copying is: •Netflix: Section 6E specifies, “You agree not to archive, download (other than through caching necessary for personal use), reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, offer for sale, or use (except as explicitly authorized in these Terms of Use) content and information contained on or obtained from or through the Netflix service without express written permission from Netflix and its licensors.” In short, recording from Netflix would fall under the header of archiving or reproducing material, which is explicitly not allowed. •Hulu: Section 3.3 is particularly clear: “You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit or retransmit the Content unless expressly permitted by Hulu in writing.” •Spotify: Section 8 says, “The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever: copying, redistributing, reproducing, ‘ripping’, recording, transferring, performing or displaying to the public, broadcasting, or making available to the public any part of the Spotify Service or the Content.” Saving a copy would be, well, copying, which is explicitly banned. •Pandora: Section 6 includes prohibitions on recording (as well as password-sharing and several other actions): “you shall not … modify, download, intercept, or create any derivative works of the Services, including any translations or localizations thereof … copy, store, edit, change, exploit, download, prepare any derivative work of, or alter in any way any of the content made available through the Services.” You get the idea. There are dozens of streaming media businesses but they generally all have some clause in them that says the same thing these ones do: recording our content in any way is a big no-no and will get you booted off our service. Period. However… Yes, You Technically Can Copyright law is a bit of a tricky beast, and the technicalities matter. A lot. Breaking or circumventing any kind of copy-protection mechanism on media is illegal. That’s what the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is all about. Aside from a few very specific, enumerated set of exemptions, you may not create copies of anything if doing so would require an end-run around locks it has built in. But when you don’t have to break any locks, well, that’s a different story." OK, I highlighted in bold the key takeaway here. As long as the video (or audio) has been "protected" (encrypted) with some sort of "copy protection" scheme and creating any copies by any means that "works around" or "breaks" the copy protection is not "Fair Use" even if you are only using it for "personal use". Screen recording is a "work around" the stream copy protection put in place by "paid streaming services". You do not "own" the streamed program, you did not "buy" the streamed program, you only "rented" the right to view that stream for the duration of the program. If the streamer has not put into place ways to prevent folks from copying, storing or sharing without further compensation and doesn't require screen recording or special software to break the copy protection then "Fair Use" may come into play. This is different from say unencrypted DVDs (no copy protection) or most VHS/Beta (some commercial tapes did have "Macrovision") that you have bought and you are wanting to make a "backup copy", "Fair Use" comes into play for making a backup copy if it doesn't require breaking the copy protection.. This comes down to a "moral", "ethical" situation.. Put yourself in the shoes of the streaming services owners, the content creators.. If you were the owner of a streaming service or a content creator would you appreciate and be happy with folks copying, storing or sharing (basically stealing) your income or works? The whole idea of streaming is you do not have to copy and save to watch it again and again as long as you are paying for an unlimited streaming service and you have Internet connection. Heck, Prime is generous enough to allow you to download to your device for up to 30 days if you have not started to watch the program for the times you may not have Internet without the need to screen record or break the copy protection.. While the chances of you getting turned in are slim and there are software companies that do have work arounds like screen recording you do so at your own risk, morally and ethically.
Gdetrailer 04/21/21 01:19pm Technology Corner
RE: 50 amp RV outlet

Same wires just change out to RV receptible. Make sure of correct wiring connection. Not quite "the same". 240V stick welders do not have a neutral wire and that is a big deal concerning a RV. 50A stick welders only need the two "hots" and a safety ground and more often than not when that outlet was installed no neutral wire was run, there was no need for it and therefor no need to spend more than needed. Typically welder outlets have been wired using 6ga-2 with 8ga ground.. Looks like this.. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51GRyWAnvOL._AC_.jpg height=300 width=300 The white wire will be repurposed for a Hot by taping up the exposed white insulation with black tape (one of a couple exceptions that are typically allowed).. Right about now you are thinking why not just use the ground wire as the neutral, it terminates at the same spot as a neutral in the main breaker panel? Right? Technically you are correct, however, electrically it is a bad idea as the ground wire that is run typically will be one or several wire ga size smaller and will not handle the full 50A without overheating. Additionally, you would now have a voltage and current running on a wire that may not have electrical insulation if Romex was used creating a potential hazard.. If OP does not have a "spare" unused wire (white) in the outlet box, then they will need to replace the existing Romex wire with proper Romex that includes a white wire for neutral plus ground. In the case of 50A RV setup, you would need 6 ga-3 with 8 ga ground. Looks like this.. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71RYlIW399L._AC_SL1200_.jpg height=300 width=300 Now you have the obvious question, why can't I just run a separate neutral (white)? Technically you would be correct but last time I checked it was not allowed by electrical codes, kind of doubt that it has been made an exception.. If OPs wire is conduit and the conduit is sized large enough then they might be able to run a neutral.. If conduit is not large enough then they would need to replace conduit or run new Romex..
Gdetrailer 04/21/21 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailering

Well, some folks never get outta cell range or out of sight of the next fuel stop. Others shoot for that exact location where there’s no service and no towns. To each their own. Just hope they continue upping the fuel tank sizes on pickups. Until recently with the newer super duty’s and Rams, my 35 year old pickup had more fuel capacity than anything made after that era. Pathetic to have a big diesel pickup (even worse with a gasser) with a puny little 26 gal tank like our old Dmax had. Yep. I remember the days of 25 gallon or even smaller tanks in gas pickups.. Typically had to start looking for gas stations every 150-175 miles because it might take 50 or 75 miles to find the next station depending on the roads and you had to hope you could wrangle your way in and out safely.. Now, I am much more relaxed and can easily skip a lot of old fuel stops.. Besides most gas stations don't have all that great of "restrooms", more than once run into ones that had just a single restroom and a line of folks stacked out the door waiting to use it.. With my RV, I can pull off pretty much anywhere if a restroom stop is needed..
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pinging

Knocking and pinging explained: Detonation I would not shoot the messenger. "Wiki"? Yeah, take that with a grain of salt.. No, I am not "shooting the messenger" but here are very distinct sound differences between Pinging and knocking. While both can be filed under "predetination" pinging is a much "lighter" sound and "knocking" has a much deeper sound which can be confused with things like connecting rod issues. Pinging is more often caused by excessive spark advance with high compression and too low grade octane of fuel. Reducing the spark advance or increasing octane level typically fixes that. Knock however is predetonation caused more by too much compression, too much heat in the cylinder, hot spots or carbon buildup (carbon creates hot spots igniting the fuel before it should.. Knock under this situation is not "controllable" much by reduction in spark advance but is more controlled by engine temps. While THIS website doesn't fully explain the differences in sound between ping and knock they do mention.. "So, spark knock (detonation) is an erratic form of combustion; that occurs when multiple flame fronts occur simultaneously inside a combustion chamber. Detonation occurs, because fuel is subjected to either too much pressure, too much heat or both. So, instead of a single flame front growing outward smoothly; like an expanding balloon from the point of ignition; multiple flame fronts are generated spontaneously throughout the combustion chamber; as the fuel automatically ignites from heat and pressure. Finally, the multiple flame fronts collide, creating shock waves that; produce a sharp metallic pinging or knocking noise." Yeah, they call it a "knock sensor" but in reality it is controlling the ping created by too much spark advance..
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: Pinging

Ping and knock are two different things but the sensors on top are designed to detect pinging and the engine computer is suppose to set back the timing to reduce ping. If you have a code reader you could check to see if the ignition timing is changing during the event. Something else to consider, you may have a broken (cracked) or leaky exhaust manifold or broken exhaust manifold studs which is very common on the Modular engines. That will also give you a pinging sound. This could be only on one side or it could be both sides. Loose spark plugs can also sound a lot like pinging, verify the plugs are indeed tight! Early Mod motors have a reputation for spitting out plugs as there were not enough threads in the head and folks didn't use a torque wrench to set them to proper torque. Extremely important, always use a torque wrench to set the plugs, too little TQ and the plugs will work loose, too much TQ and you risk damaging or stripping the threads on the heads. Each model yr can have different TQ specs, contact your Ford dealer service department, they will most likely need your VIN to verify proper TQ settings. You want to correct any loose plugs before they get spit out, otherwise it is a Timesert or head replacement repair. If engine has had a Timesert done, it is possible that it was not done correctly and may be leaking which also can cause a pinging sound which would require that one to need to be redone. With 90K miles if you have never changed the plugs, you might wish to change them.. Worn or carbon fouled plugs can cause a host of issues. On edit.. Thought of one other item that can cause a pinging sound, some Catalytic converters on the Modulars around the early 2000s would develop a death rattle when they start failing, sounds like a bunch of marbles in a tin can under heavy throttle..
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Trailering

On the other hand, dragging around another tank that weighs something along with 55 gals of fuel, about 500lbs, definitely doesn't increase your fuel mileage. But then again, considering the weight of a truck (6K lbs-8K lbs) plus dragging a 10K lb trailer for 16K lbs, 500 lbs in extra fuel will never be noticeable in any measurable amount of mileage loss.. I carry an extra 15 gallons of gas and combine that with the factory tank of 34 gallons I have 49 gallons of fuel to work with. Average of 10 MPG towing and I have about 490 miles of "range". My trips are typically 800 miles each way and having 490 miles of range means I can eliminate one fuel stop each way.. It also means I can drive past several states with super high road taxes saving some money. Without the extra 15 gallons I had to "short stop" at half tank adding extra drive time and hassle finding a station in a couple places. If I didn't short stop, I would be on fumes by the time I found the next station..
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Roof Replacement

Dunno... $2K for good skin and frame plus appliances doesn't sound too bad to me. A replacement door alone runs about $500... The problem is you might have a "good skin" but all of the wood that the "good skin" is supposed to be attached to falls apart due to rot. Understanding basic RV construction and the order they are put together can make a world of difference as to how you approach the repairs. Conventional tin builds the interior paneling is attached to the wall studs on a flat table in the factory with glue and thousands of staples. Walls are placed on the floor and roof is set on top of the walls, wiring is run then insulation and then the tin is applied last. All cabinets and interior walls are put in place before the exterior siding is put on.. Because it is built in this fashion, repairing from inside will result in damaging cabinets and interior walls when removing.. If I ever do another RV, the plan is to remove all good stuff like doors, windows and appliances then cut the bolts holding the shell in place, lift and discard the shell and start from scratch. As far as doors, yeah, the second TT both doors were completely shot, there was nothing left to salvage.. I ended up fabbing up completely new doors from scratch as there was no way I was putting $1000 in doors on a trailer worth scrap value of $700.. Even today, because of the age of the trailer per the title date, I would have difficult time getting much more than $1K.. Folks like buying old trailers to use for hunting camps and don't care if they are rotted out or rebuilt, they only want the cheapest shelter they can find. Selling the first one took time as no one really wanted to pay more than $800 for a 20+ yr old trailer even if it was fixed up nicely.. I don't fix and flip, wasn't planning to sell the first one but as family grew, the old one was less than ideal for us.
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: How to remove tail light from 2020. Rock wood mini lite

This might be helpful.. Using the pix posted by another member I was able to locate a similar tail light to what they posted. Brand is Optronics 6" round.. https://i.imgur.com/inLHgYLl.jpg Found HERE RVSTL10 is passenger side (no license plate bracket) Found HERE Lense is removable, will need to remove the caulking and the lens will have to be pried off to get to the mounting screws.. Look on the underside flat area for any place to insert a flat blade screw driver between the red cover and the plastic base. https://i.imgur.com/5J2HzUfl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9wKt6rAl.jpg And yes, I have run into LED tail lights that failed prematurely so it is possible that you could have a defective light but if you can get the red lens cover off you can check the wiring to make sure it is the light.
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: How to remove tail light from 2020. Rock wood mini lite

Thanks for all. The responses, I have not repaired the. Light yet. Cleaned the plug on trailer and truck and still no worked. If the blinker works on the truck wouldn’t that eliminate the truck. I plan to use some emery paper as my next method to repair the light. Many newer vehicles use relays and separate fuses to isolate the trailer connection from the vehicles turn signals.. So, it is possible to have the vehicles turn signals work but yet the trailers not if a fuse blows or relay fails. Compounding things a bit more is recent vehicles have switched over to "smart modules" to handle the trailer lights, these modules are able to detect a load present and turn on or off the output.. These modules are a bit sensitive to shorted trailer wiring and can go into a protect mode and never come back.. The only nice thing about smart modules is they will notify you of a trailer light outage fault. If you have the lights posted by another member, it may be possible that the glue/caulking is holding them in place. If so cut or remove the caulking and see if they come off.. If all else fails, check with a RV dealer service department to see if they will clue you in on how to remove.
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Roof Replacement

The renovation looks great. Looks like you kept the original motif and character with the paneling. Not for nothing, but you bought a 20 year old trailer... what were you expecting? I'd expect anything older than 15 years old that wasn't either an Airstream or an Avion i.e. all-aluminum to be a potential gut and rebuild... First RV, dove in not expecting a grand hotel on wheels but also not expecting to find no wood left.. Once I smartened up and learned what signs of hidden rot look like my next purchase I paid considerably less for knowing that it was a total gut job up front. First one cost $2K, put additional $2K in materials in it, used it for 6 yrs, sold it for $2K.. Much less loss of money than buying a $20K new RV then selling it in 6 yrs getting only $15K out of it.. Not to mention, paid cash, no interest paid.. Second and current trailer paid $700 for a 25 yr old unit, put $3500 in materials, all in cash and now going on 12yrs, it owes me nothing.. Much better than paying $20K plus interest.. Not for the faint of heart, but I don't like giving any more money to the banker than I have too.. As of yet, I have never met a poor broke bank manager..
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 05:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Huntindog, you are "preaching to the choir", I am not a "fan" of it, and over the yrs have been a adamant opponent to them.. To me, it is a wasteful and useless "feature" and encourages folks to ignore the brakes that are hidden by the drum.. I would rather pull the drum and inspect/check/adjust the brakes on a regular basis. Axle manufacturers state that the brakes should be inspected/adjusted every 12K miles or once a yr which ever comes first, pretty much negating the usefulness of this system. However, there is an overwhelming insistence that having EZ lube is not only a necessity but a requirement on this forum. Along with the insistence is the "system" is not flawed nor possibly cause issues. I am taking a much more neutral approach to this "feature" now days and basically stating "use at your own risk" but at a min if you must use the feature, make an attempt to read and follow the instructions from the manufacturer before plugging that grease gun in to the axle.What I find interesting is that I have posted many times on this forum some longer write ups that go into great detail all of the failings of the EZLUBE system....Yet when I do a search for them, they do not come up. Only one post of mine, probably the first one from 2011 shows up.It was neutral on the subject, as I had not studied the system at that time. Search feature of this forum (as well with pretty much any forum) is pretty weak. Often times I get better results doing a overall Internet search.. You can narrow the Internet searches by adding in the forum name or address into the search string. Internet search engines work off a keywords and how many times the words or phrases have been used and the order of use.. Not sure how forum search engines search but I suspect it is a literal matching more of one to one matching so you have to be spot on exact way the words and phrases appeared in the post.
Gdetrailer 04/20/21 05:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Huntindog, you are "preaching to the choir", I am not a "fan" of it, and over the yrs have been a adamant opponent to them.. To me, it is a wasteful and useless "feature" and encourages folks to ignore the brakes that are hidden by the drum.. I would rather pull the drum and inspect/check/adjust the brakes on a regular basis. Axle manufacturers state that the brakes should be inspected/adjusted every 12K miles or once a yr which ever comes first, pretty much negating the usefulness of this system. However, there is an overwhelming insistence that having EZ lube is not only a necessity but a requirement on this forum. Along with the insistence is the "system" is not flawed nor possibly cause issues. I am taking a much more neutral approach to this "feature" now days and basically stating "use at your own risk" but at a min if you must use the feature, make an attempt to read and follow the instructions from the manufacturer before plugging that grease gun in to the axle.
Gdetrailer 04/19/21 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Now take a look at their drawing and you will see that the inner bearing has no shoulder support next to the grease seal. Their drawing shows a best case situation that I have never seen. In fact, the drawings and tolerances confirm that there can be zero contact with the bearing ground surface, in my opinion this is a design defect. With the bearing pushing against only a sharp edge, the bearing adjustment is quickly lost. Those that only want to toss grease at their spindles have no clue. https://i.imgur.com/Dn6PEzDl.jpg That may be more of a "illustration" rather than taken from actual CAD drawings since I retrived that pix from Dexters service manual. CAD drawing I would have expected to have dimensions and tolerances notations.. However, I am not exactly a fan of drilling the center out and then cross drilling out material where you want or need full strength.. To me, I would rather have 100% solid "meat" to work with instead of "EZ Lube" capability.. To me, it is a potential weak spot that can be bent or worse snapped off. But, I get it, folks like "new fangled things" that are sold as time saving gadgets and not everyone like myself cares to get hands greasy.. I didn't buy my flatbed trailer because it had "EZ Lube" axles, it unfortunately was part of the deal so I must live and deal with them on one of my trailers. If you must have one and must use it, just read and follow the instructions, otherwise you could face having to needlessly replace brake backing plates.
Gdetrailer 04/19/21 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailering

The inquiries are important to the person asking, otherwise they wouldn't ask? :S Sort of like asking why you have a 36ft TT and a "DMax" when a Hotel room and a Kia can do the same thing and not take up two city blocks or drink tons of fuel oil.. :h
Gdetrailer 04/19/21 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Roof Replacement

Example of what I am talking about.. https://i.imgur.com/eNbyXMcl.jpg This damage was not caused by roof vents, it was caused by.. https://i.imgur.com/o7PlHmxl.jpg Which is the trim.. The caulking under that trim had gotten hard and cracked and the previous owner was too lazy to remove the trim and replace the caulking so they used everyones favorite fix in a tube.. Silicone.. The silicone didn't fix the issue and kept on leaking until I bought the trailer and when I stripped back the rotted paneling it was leaking like a sieve when it rained.. Looks like a 40yr old trailer...lots of newer ones rot out within 10-20yrs. Trailer was only 20 yrs old when I bought it in that condition. That was good looking compared to other well hidden rotten spots, had to destroy and remove all upper kitchen cabinets along with the upper bunk bed. Replaced nearly every roof truss, remove and sister up quite a few wall studs, removed all the poor attempts to repair the damage by previous owner. Replaced most of the front wall studs as they were pretty well rotted out. New ceiling panels, new paneling all around, new upper cabinets, new couch/bed.. Had to build all newer upper cabinets from scratch and the upper bunk didn't get put back in. I was so mad and upset That I paid nearly $2K for a half rotted out shell. Once I discovered how major the damage was I didn't bother taking many pictures of the mess was just too upset and needed to make things right. None of the damage was caused by roof vents, fridge vent or black and grey tank vents.. ALL the damage was cause by nearly 100 little tiny screws that held all the roof trim on. Some inside pix after all repairs were done.. https://i.imgur.com/5FM1Y0Sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZQ3jW0hl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TEKt9Fsl.jpg
Gdetrailer 04/19/21 03:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with zirk fittings

Im not a mechanic, but are those closed systems? The zerk fitting isnt. One side is open. I can see in a closed system adding grease or anything for that matter make something give. In an open system the path of least resistance is followed. And i will agree , the people that probably have problems are those that do not do it correctly, or dont use it at all for a long period. The latter could make a blockage with hardened grease, making it a closed system. It is both "open" and "closed" system. Take a look at the diagram below. https://i.imgur.com/SGOdenzl.jpg The axle stub has a long hole bored through the center. That bore goes all the way to right before the inside of the grease seal where their is a cross bored hole. Grease must be pushed all the way through that bore and cross bore, into the outside of the inner bearing that is against the inner seal. Grease then must travel in to the hub cavity, filling the cavity completely before reaching the inside of the outer bearing. The grease must be pushed through the outside bearing and the outside of the outer bearing is "open" to atmosphere. The grease must travel that long skinny bore then make a hard 90 degree turn into the cross bore, push through not one but two bearings.. There is going to be resistance the entire route the grease must travel. Resistance = pressure build up. It is critical that one turns the drum or hub while using this system as that helps reduce the pressure buildup.
Gdetrailer 04/19/21 08:56am Travel Trailers
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