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  2. rickeieio

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    Funny how typing in the dark can result in some interesting slips. I'm involved in a motorcycle club, and one time when we were having hotly contested elections, I referred to them as "erections"..........
  3. I did that job - under a fiver - and it's way worse than being under your car or truck. Raising the 5er doesn't help a whole lot. It was on concrete with lots of space. (Didn't matter). Sooooo - I added another (secondary & accessible) pull valve in the 3" line, closer to the termination point and easily replaced should the need arise. *If* the "main" valve leaks - it can just leak - or stay open! A "twist on" valve is in the storage bay - as back-up to the back-up. Moral of the story (stories): Take excellent care of your plumbing. BTW - never had any parts/repair insurance on any of the RVs I've had- since 1975! Never needed any. My 5th had 2 years (factory), but the valve problem was long past 2yrs. Guess I'm money ahead on that one......but (one time?) "PITA Repair" ins would have been nice! ~
  4. We are going to really try to be in that area before we go to Q. We had planned to leave tomorrow but..... Someone ordered something on Monday but it won't be here until tomorrow and we can't leave without it. Took the Jeep in last week to get a recharge on the AC. It didn't work so took it to another place on Monday. Just got it back this morning. Also I had a yearly eye appointment this afternoon and my eyes are still dilated. Our HOA allows the RV to be here for only 48 hours so we'll go get it in the morning and try to leave Saturday. Yipppeee!!!!!! Travel safe everyone. Jeff 😊
  5. I guess you need to consider freeze proofing. Getting all wet lines up inside the belly Coreplast. At least on the 5ver I worked on they were under the Coreplast but within a foot or so of the side. Burying them deep inside the belly is a real problem. But how would you know when buying a unit? I doubt a dealer will willingly pull the belly off for you to look. And I have never even heard of a piping diagram of one of these units.
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  7. In this video we are sharing some knowledge. If you like to tow your 5th wheel or travel trailer and still off-road, prerun, or 4x4, this might be helpful! We install Daystar airbag cradles, this cool system allows your truck or SUV to have full suspension travel and still tow heavy loads. We had previously ripped out one of our airbags due to the airbag limiting our droop travel. Now that issue is solved and we can still tow heavy loads. If you have any questiong please let us know!
  8. Hammer804

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    No problem,soon as I pick up the parts I’ll post up part numbers
  9. Parrformance

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    One of those Freudian slips that just struck me as funny, I just wanted to share. Gave me a laugh just when I needed one, thanks Mr. Rick👍
  10. While we aren't part of the class, we will be at Escapade so will be happy to meet you then! I lead the security team so should be really easy for you to get in touch with.
  11. This conversation makes me think that it could be that we should consider the ability to access things which could need repair when we shop for an RV. As one who made a career in service and repair work, it has always been one of the things that I look for, but I'm not so sure that I have ever mentioned it as a consideration for a person new to buying an RV.
  12. To be clear, the compressed air from one of these inflators will have exactly the same amount of moisture (dewpoint) as the outside air that is being compressed. The process of compressing the air adds/subtracts nothing. That being said, a filter/drier doesn't hurt a thing, and may reduce the moisture content of the air some under really humid circumstances. I think that where we see problems on the tank type compressors is when the tank goes for a long period of time without being drained and it accumulates a lot of water. I have drained many cups of water out of park/refuge compressors that obviously hadn't been drained in a long, long time. This amount of water in a tank can introduce a considerable amount of moisture into a tire. It is even a bigger problem if you are trying to paint and get "spits" coming down the line.
  13. If you are so-inclined, consider a DIY kit:https://www.daverootrvglassrepair.com/window-repair-kits.html
  14. Hey guys! Just wanted to check in & see what everyone's plans are. Is anyone going to be in Quartzsite in Jan? And the Escapade in WY in June? We will be doing both & would love to meet anyone who's around! We left Houston this morning, headed for California to see DH's dad for Christmas, south of LA. Will head out from there after the New Year and wander around, aiming for Q'site around the time of the tent show. Plan on wandering around the Southern desert Southwest for the winter. Oh yeah, gonna be in Tucson for the Escapees Hangout in early Feb. The beginning of full-time life has been great! We left Houston Sept 1 & headed to Red Bay AL, to get punch list work done on our new rig at the Tiffin factory. Spent 2 1/2 weeks there waiting for, and then getting the work done. But we met lots of fellow Tiffin owners & had fun trading stories. We will likely head back there in March before our warranty is up After that, we wandered to East visiting family we don't get to see a lot of. We went to Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, DC, HamptonVA, AshevilleNC, Atlanta, and Destin before heading back to Houston for a month to take care of med & financial stuff. Took our toad up to Tulsa to see fam for Tgiving. Kind of weird being in a S&B for a week after sleeping in the Chrysalis every night since late May. We missed her. But now we're back on the road again & I'm so excited! Hope to see some of ya'll in person!
  15. rickeieio

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    So, would you care to share the info?
  16. Hammer804

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    Thanks to all that replied, I really appreciate the input.A big thank you to Mr Jack Mayer for your assistance as I was able to get all the parts ordered today and should have them tomorrow. Thanks to all again
  17. rickeieio

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    Ya got me. I won't correct it, just to prove how really dumb I can be.
  18. That is your decision, I just presented the facts as I understand them. You will not notice water in compressed air until it condenses, that happens when compressed air(it heats when compressed) temperature declines to ambient air temperature. If you are in the SW it is not usually a concern.
  19. I've never used a filter on the portable and have never noticed any change between its air and the very filtered air I have in my home shop. I refill the Jeep tires pretty regularly since it's off road a lot.
  20. Whatever brand or type you choose to use; remember to buy and use an air filter/dryer on the pressure hose. This is more critical on a small tank compressor, as the compressed air doe not have time to cool and condense air before it enters a tire. I have a 120VAC Fini pancake compressor with built-in regulator, and always use a small air filter when adding air to tires. That moisture is what causes unusual tire pressure rise at interstate speeds.
  21. Parrformance

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    Rear parts men scare me
  22. When the RV refrigerator went out in Arctic Fox trailer 19 years ago I replaced it with an apartment size residential refrigerator, a 1500 watt MSW inverter (all that was available back then) and (4) 6 volt golf cart batteries. These were enough to let me go 48 hours before needing to recharge the batteries. There was enough difference in cost thst I could have also purchased enough solar to cover my usage without exceeding the cost of a replacement RV fridge. Instead, I just ran my Honda EU1000i generator in the evening while I watched TV.
  23. MIne is hard to access also. Thankfully the extended service contract paid the bill to replace all three leaking valves, except for the $50 deductible.
  24. rickeieio

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    Unfortunately we seldom encounter rear "parts men" (or women) these days. So often, if they can't find it in a couple minutes on the computer, it's "not available".
  25. Annual dues are 599.00. Don’t ever remember having a dues increase. Not sure how much upgrades are never looked into them. You would need to contact 1000 trails.
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