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RE: Water Pressure Regulator

I went to Home Depot and bought a regulator that is used on a house, a pressure gauge, water hose connections and built my own water regulator for my RV .That was 16 years ago and it still works fine.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cameo Slides - Gear skipping

That skipping is going to ruin the gear on the main track sooner or later. I had to replace my motor because one of the 1/4 20tpi holes got stripped. You could see the wear on the gear. It is on a 2006 Carriage and the original motor and gear. It had lasted 14 years. I put a new gear on the new motor. And you could see the big difference on the way it messed with the main gear track. You don't want to ream any of the holes out. Like you said their is plenty of torgue on the motor and it would move. On the bad hole on the old motor I had it helicoiled so now I have a spare. Another thing is after each trip I always check the motor bolts on the big slides to make sure they are still tight. Use blue locktite on the threads of the three 1/4 20tpi bolts.
handsome51 05/16/22 03:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AirSafe 5er hitch

I have a 25K airsafe hitch since 2006 and love it. It has a Binkley Holland head on it.They don't make a Binkley Holland head anymore . But TrailerSaver makes one that is just like it . So if I had to buy a new air hitch right now I would go with the TrailerSaver. Because I think that head is the best.If airsafe hitch would make a copy of the Binkley Holland Head like TrailerSaver did. I would buy another airsafe hitch. The way the hitch is setup with the 4 air bags. My 5th wheel rides so smooth you almost don't know it is behind you. Nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless I slam on the brakes
handsome51 04/28/22 08:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck squat question

I have a 2001 ford F250 7.3 diesel with a 8ft bed. I have hewing helper springs on the rear. I have a generator, air hitch,37gallon fuel tank in the bed. When hitched I have a little over 3,100 pounds hitch weight. And when you look at my truck it is just a fraction above level.Been towing my 5th wheel this august for 16 years. And never had a problem.
handsome51 04/08/22 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: More efficient propane furnace

I use the furnace to warm my 5th wheel up. Then I use electric heaters to maintain the temperature in the 5th wheel. That way you don't use all the propane up. Been doing that for 15 years now.
handsome51 01/08/22 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Pattern for 2006 Open Road 5th Wheel

Just buy you some new 16in Micheline XP Ribs and put on it. And you will be fine. You don't need the 17in rims
handsome51 12/10/21 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch What Kind

Read ReneeG post on the first page . Where he said check into a Hensley TrailerSaver BD3 or BD5. Spend the money up front on a good air hitch and be happy every time you toe your 5th wheel. I bought my 5th wheel in 2006 and bought a 25k air safe hitch. Been happy every since. Nothing moves in the 5th wheel unless I slam on the brakes. First thing the wife said was you don't even know it is back their. Only reason I don't say get a air safe hitch is that Binkley Holland stop making the head that was used on the air safe hitches . But Hensley makes a copy of that head and so they still have it on their air hitches.
handsome51 12/03/21 08:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel lube

I use the white teflon disk and grease the pin and jaws on the hitch
handsome51 09/12/21 07:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TPMS valve stems issue

Not to hijack this thread but does anyone know if you need to replace metal valve stems when you get new tires or can you continue to use the old ones? I get new metal valve stems when I get new tires because of the old rubber seals on the old valve stems
handsome51 08/17/21 07:24pm Tech Issues
RE: TPMS valve stems issue

Depending on your rims the search can be easy or very hard. The easiest route is metal stems that tighten on the inside of the rim. Get the shortest stems that are long enough to let you mount your sensors. Best way is to put your spare on the trailer (presuming that you don't have a matching rim on the spare) and break the bead on the tire and try various stems. They are cheap enough to get a few different ones and then get a set of what works. If you have a steel spare that is a real easy one. If you get other than brass stems, use a tiny bit of dielectric grease on the threads to inhibit corrosion. Good luck. I erased my post because I hit the wrong button
handsome51 08/17/21 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

I have a 2006 Carriage 5th wheel I bought new. The china tires lasted 7000 miles. I was lucky and caught them before a blow out. I have been using the XPS Ribs ever since. Yes they are costly , but are good tires. What ever you pay for the tires is cheaper then fixing your RV after a blow out. And you still have to buy a new tire.
handsome51 08/01/21 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generac 40G Oil Drain Question?

I acquired a used trailer and I can't find the little Generac's oil drain. There are no holes underneath with a plug. Its a Guardian RV 40G, best I can tell you unbolt the filler neck and drain through it? Or take the hose off the fill? Very odd set up to have no drain plug out the bottom. Its nothing like my past Onan with the drain plug underneath, but the little sucker does have a spin on oil filter. My Generac has a plug at the bottom of where the dip stick screws in. But if you don't have one. Just use one of those jugs you pump up and put the hose down where the dip stick hole is and just suck the oil out.
handsome51 05/31/21 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing Disaster-AAA

I was stuck 3 days once. I finally got a flatbed and a family member to help. Family towed trailer. In the past I was able to get aaa to send a flatbed and also tow the trailer. Yes, they use contract tow companies, or whoever they can hire to do the job. aaa just calls the tow company and pays them, they do not have a tow company. tow truck drivers make money towing, not dealing with your nightmare rig that will take them away from multiple tow jobs. They will turn down hard jobs. Truck and camper will need two trucks, one to tow truck, one to tow camper, or need a big flatbed for the truck and to be able to tow the trailer behind it. Not every tow truck has a ball hitch. Sounds like your trailer is big, so would be too big to tow with a truck on the flatbed too. If all you want is to get off the interstate and into the nearest parking lot then a small tow truck can do it (tow your truck with your trailer still attached) and the driver might do it, and maybe that area the police will not try to interfere. If you want towed 10 miles then a proper legal, safe setup is required. These are considerations for RVers who put a lot of miles in. Break downs will happen. Getting towed is easier in small rigs. You all might eventually need a tow. Truck and camper do not need two trucks. I have a 36ft 5th wheel and my transmission went out once on a trip. I was about 10 miles from the RV park I was going to. I have Good Sam Road Service. They sent a wrecker and he hooked on to my ford with the 5th wheel still attached . He towed me to my campground and I had a pull through site. He pulled me through my campsite. Stopped where the 5th wheel is suppose to be. I unhitched the 5th wheel from my truck and set it up for the wife. Then we went and dropped the truck off at the transmission place. Then he took me to the rent car place for me to rent a car till my truck was repaired. When we pulled into the campground, I felt like a celebrity . The way everyone from all over the park came over. They had never seen a wrecker pull the truck and 5th wheel all at once.
handsome51 05/31/21 07:30pm General RVing Issues
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