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RE: Why do I need a W/D or sway control

A good sway control system is good insurance. You may not think you need sway control but someday you may have someone cut you off really bad or have to make a very radical maneuver to miss a deer, a moose or worse a pedestrian and then you may find out why you may need sway control.
RCMAN46 07/03/22 02:40pm Towing
RE: Can trailer tires be patched?

First trip out in our last camper we picked up a 1/2 inch bolt. Discount patched it up and it worked fine. FWIW, if the hole was greater than 1/4" then the "repair" was not in accordance with Industry Standards for a highway tire. Under some exceptions, repairs can be made on punctures up to 3/8" ( LT Steel Cord Body) tires. Of all the tire stores out there, Discount Tire has had the reputation of playing fast and loose with tire repair guidelines. For years they use "rope type" tire plugs from the outside for almost all there puncture repairs. Here's a link to the Tire Industry Association and their guide for PROPER tire repair: Tire Repair/Tire Industry Association The tire I had repaired was done by BigO about 10 years ago. They did recommend I only use it as a spare until I got home. I still had about 1000 miles to go on that trip. BigO did not have a tire of same size so that was my best choice at the time.
RCMAN46 06/29/22 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can trailer tires be patched?

Was that on the back tire of the trailer? I picked up a 3/8 bolt once had it repaired from the inside with no problems. Interesting it was the rear tire on the trailer that got the bolt. Yep rear tire on passenger side. I would bet most road hazard flats on TV/TT or 5th wheel units are rear passenger of trailer. Every time hit, but not picked up by a tire the crown of road will likely push it to right. Most of them just work over to shoulder, never damage a tire. Right side trailer tires are most likely to run on the shoulder. Plus, the tires on trailer tandem are running close together. In the lane or not, most time tire hits bolt or nail, it stands up. All other positions, it will fall back down. But when front trailer stands it up, it don't have much time to fall before the rear hits. I agree with your analysis. Mine was on passenger side. My 5th wheel tires track wider than the TV so the TV may push the bolt closer to the shoulder where the trailer tires do as you described.
RCMAN46 06/29/22 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Kind of putting the cart before the horse? Got chargers, but don't got semis to use them? Ah well, maybe someday. Makes more sense than having the trucks but nowhere to charge them.
RCMAN46 06/28/22 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can trailer tires be patched?

First trip out in our last camper we picked up a 1/2 inch bolt. Discount patched it up and it worked fine. Was that on the back tire of the trailer? I picked up a 3/8 bolt once had it repaired from the inside with no problems. Interesting it was the rear tire on the trailer that got the bolt.
RCMAN46 06/28/22 03:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can trailer tires be patched?

One of my Endurance tires picked up a nail and developed a slow leak. I took it to Discount Tire where I had purchased the set. They dismounted the tire and plugged it plus put a patch on the inside. I could hear the tire leaking air as I was reinstalling it, so I took it back. Their tech had ground the inside of the tire into the cords and the inner patch wouldn't hold (nor the plug, I guess). I left an hour later with a no charge new tire. Two companies that stood behind their products/services. X2 on discount Tire. I have had very good and fast service with Discount Tire. Last summer they were the only tire dealer in Salt Lake City that had a set of Endurance tires for my 5th wheel. Even the Goodyear dealers could not come up with a set.
RCMAN46 06/28/22 08:36am Travel Trailers
Dump Valve cable stiff.

If your dump valves have a remote cable and are very stiff and hard to operate take a look at this video. Dump Valve lubricator I purchased the lubricator and it is night and day the way my valves work now.
RCMAN46 06/24/22 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditiioning Air Flow Mod

I did the modification as described in the video. I measured the air velocity with a Radio Shack wind speed meter. I got about 6 mph before the modification and 8-9 mph after the modification at one of the vents. This is more than 40 percent in line with what is claimed in the video. Well worth the time it took to do the modification.
RCMAN46 06/19/22 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Residential refrigerator outside temperature below 40°

When it gets down to 40, or roughly the temp set point of the fridge area, the fridge wont run enough to keep stuff in the freezer section frozen. I don't think the fridge "shuts down" but it has no reason to run at those temperatures. The inside of the fridge temp is the controlling factor regardless of the outside temp. A residential refrigerator installed in an RV has three sides exposed to the inside temps, with only the back having some exposure to outside temps. Our fridge has worked fine with outside temps down to -4 deg.F and just the lower vents blocked off. LP/electric absorption fridges are much more effected by outside temps, both unusually high or low. The OP is talking about his fridge being in 40 degree temps - around all sides. At least that's the way it's written. My point is, if it's colder on the outside of the fridge than it is on the inside, it's not going to run because it doesn't have to! I believe the OP was asking about a standard residential compressor refrigerator. Not sure why RV absorption refrigerators have been introduced in the discussion.
RCMAN46 06/14/22 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential refrigerator outside temperature below 40°

" But, the T stat in a fridge is located in the fridge compartment.. " It very possible there is also a thermoset in the compressor area.
RCMAN46 06/13/22 04:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential refrigerator outside temperature below 40°

I had a friend that had a residential refrigerator on a patio in Idaho in November. When he got home he found everything in the freezer had melted and ruined several pounds of prime beef steaks. He was told by the refrigerator manufacturer the fridge does shut down when the temperature goes below about 40.
RCMAN46 06/13/22 02:21pm Tech Issues
Check your AC mounting bolts

I was doing maintenance on my 5th wheel AC unit. I found three of the mounting bolts loose and one had almost fell out. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
RCMAN46 06/10/22 09:17am Tech Issues
Cracked Propane fittings

Has anyone been notified of the recall described in the following YouTube video? RV recall
RCMAN46 05/14/22 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spare tire pressure

My trailer and TV have TPMS. I added a TPMS sensor on the trailer spare and the TV spare. As mentioned it is easy to overlook the spare tire. This way I will be warned if either spare is low on pressure.
RCMAN46 05/05/22 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: catalytic converter stolen

So why don't converters have VIN numbers on them like so many body parts? What many body parts have the VIN on them? On my 1999 and 2008 jeep most if not all of the body parts either have the Vin or a serial number. The door glass, side glass and the tail gate glass has the vin number etched in the glass. I had purchased from an individual a set hard doors and hard top for my 1999 Wrangler and I was able to do a search on the vin numbers to verify they were not stolen. I do not see it being a difficult thing to etch or weld a vin number on the catalytic converters by the manufacturer. Also we could do more in prosecuting anyone involved in the disposal of the converters.
RCMAN46 05/01/22 08:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly or not?

In the last 20 years or so I have had a lot of Motorhomes towing Toads pass me. To be fair I would estimate 75 percent or more were towing 4 down. Having said that I do not recall any on a tow dolly that were swaying. But I have seem many 4 down that were swaying to the point it was scary but most of the Motorhome drivers would not pay attention to me trying to signal a problem. Some times they would be passing me when I was towing a 5th wheel and I was not able to catch them to try and inform them of a problem. (they were going close to 80 mph and I will not under any circumstance tow a trailer that fast) Even saw one where the front wheels on the Toad was full turned to lock and front tires smoking.
RCMAN46 04/18/22 08:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: No more photo posting... huh? Used this site Photo Posting
RCMAN46 04/16/22 10:13am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Decent Digital Camera

I have a Canon SX50HS that has a 50X optical zoom. Works great is is not too large or heavy.
RCMAN46 04/07/22 07:39am Technology Corner
RE: RV'ing couple missing

I hope we can hear the story from Beverly Barker soon.
RCMAN46 04/07/22 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: 2500 Chevy Duramax vs 2500 Ram Cummins on the Ike Gauntlet

My take is with this small camper the 6 speed/Cummins combo was a good fit. Go to 30k lbs and I believe you'll see a different outcome or different varying size slopes/hills. The inline 6 does JUST FINE with the 6 speed. Higher revving V8 diesels may do better with more gears. High revving V8 diesels?? The Durmax makes it peak Horsepower of 445 at 2800 rpm The same rpm that the Cummins makes 420 peak Horsepower. And the ford makes its peak horsepower of 475 at 2600 rpm.
RCMAN46 03/29/22 11:07am Tow Vehicles
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