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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,117
Posted By rrray
What I do. Works every time. ray

What I do. Works every time. ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,367
Posted By rrray
grease bearings

Well, a wealth of information. All interesting and appreciated.
With 20,000 and three years on em, I will have them re-packed and ask that the spring hangers; the magnets; the brakes all get a good...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,367
Posted By rrray
Lube wheel bearings?

36 2010 fiver

1) How often ? I had mine hand lubed at 5,000 fist time since new. Gave a couple shots with a grease gun at about 21,000. Now at 23,350. When needed again?
2) trailer has now sit...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-01-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By rrray
Receiver change

Have a heavy motorized receiver with gearbox in my shortbed GMC. (Husky 16k Power Roller) Can extend, retract several inches from cab. Seldom needed. Thing weights a ton - two men and a donkey to...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 01-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,242
Posted By rrray
eng light and limp mode - outcome OK

Tks for all advice. Dealer mech believed a fuel restriction. Replaced filter. Discovered fuel filter leak next morning. Cured that. Bad part was we were in an area with no cel, no wifi service. Ft...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 01-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,242
Posted By rrray
Truck runs fine alone. When towing 12,000 lb...

Truck runs fine alone. When towing 12,000 lb trailer, enters into Limp Mode after 50-100 miles. Resets as ok -Light out - after being shut down for a few minutes. Eng light comes on when unburdened...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 01-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,242
Posted By rrray
Eng light and limp mode

06 duramax; 110,000
Went to limp mode twice same day. Shut down for a spell and then ok. But didn't last. Pulling 12,000lb fiver.

GM Tec found injector pump vac at 15lbs. Should be under 5....
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 01-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,134
Posted By rrray
ATF or 2 cycle to fuel thread

Tks for all replies and advice. My tuck is 06 duramax. Have only added 1 qt of ATF over a 8-10 fillups and less 2 cycle. Hope haven't hurt anything. Think will just stop adding anything except clean...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 01-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,134
Posted By rrray
Adding ATO or 2cycle to diesel

Been advised by truckers to add either ATF or better some 2 cy oil to each fuel up. Advice given because of the low sulfer today.

1 )Is this needed ? If so, which is the better to use ? ...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-23-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90,646
Views: 4,989,971
Posted By rrray
FBP is the best. No question. But, I see some...

FBP is the best. No question. But, I see some with decals applied over the paint. Won't the decals over FBP degrade like on gelcoat ? Seems FBP with painted swoops is the better.
ray
Forum: South Central Region 12-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,872
Posted By rrray
US 90

Traveling west from San Antonio. Thinking of taking 90 at Del Rio to El Paso. Like to take in the Judge Roy Bean museum and get off I-10 for a spell. Close to border. Anyone have advice on that...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-17-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,888
Posted By rrray
To Roger: tks for your reply. Been without...

To Roger: tks for your reply. Been without service for a spell. Would like to see the "wrap" on your rig. Pls send pics ; rayandt@aol.com

ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-08-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,888
Posted By rrray
Decals

I thank all for the input on this troubling issue. After towing our Outback for over 20,000 miles with lots and lots of stops, the only thing replaced were tires. Just hate to spend a lot of money...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-05-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,888
Posted By rrray
Decals

Disgusted with Keystone decals. 2010 Outback.

Decals deteriorating after only 3 years. Had expert people look at yesterday. Said Keystone uses cheap, thin decals which fail in short time....
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 09-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,554
Posted By rrray
Tailgater

been looking at tailgater. Need several different cords to attach to TV. Told cannot get HD through trailer system. Need a V-6 or heavier cable ? to power the tailgater. Not a big problem but would...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By rrray
Thanks - shared story in case anyone else has...

Thanks - shared story in case anyone else has similar problem
ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-17-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By rrray
Installed a Splendide two years ago and happy...

Installed a Splendide two years ago and happy with it. Our Outback was not pre-plumbed so had to run water and drain lines. I put in a 4" vent out the side. No trouble with moisture or operation....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-16-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By rrray
Sharing good results -failed toilet seal

Allowed our toilet to dry out this winter in Az. Not good. The seal would not hold water more than a few minutes. A new seal would have to be ordered and take days to receive, not to mention taking...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By rrray
Chris M - I put in a Splendide in our 36 Outback....

Chris M - I put in a Splendide in our 36 Outback. Wanted this floorplan. Was not pre-plumed. Used about half of the bedroom closet but still plenty of room. Plumbing to grey tank was no trouble....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,056
Posted By rrray
We have the Outback 36. Elect front jacks. Use...

We have the Outback 36. Elect front jacks. Use the tripod always when using washer/dryer. Really stabilizes the unit well. If not using the tripod, the washer will shake the unit to much. Do chock...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-30-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By rrray
Where do you clean, lube a receiver ? Ray

Where do you clean, lube a receiver ?
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-16-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,117
Posted By rrray
06 GMC 2500HD - Thanks for reference to Bodiak....

06 GMC 2500HD - Thanks for reference to Bodiak. Looked at site and they have a receiver for the truck but then only a flat screened platform. Think I need something with a rail to tip and roll...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-16-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,139
Posted By rrray
3.20 vs 3.77 here in Southern AZ. Pays to use...

3.20 vs 3.77 here in Southern AZ. Pays to use Gasbuddy when looking. I have seen .20 diff in the same town
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-15-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,117
Posted By rrray
Weight dis interesting. I added a 150lb...

Weight dis interesting. I added a 150lb washer/dryer to front closet on 5er. Near center over A frame. So, if I put a 150lb scooter on a rear receiver, should balance out ok. Right?

Only concern...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-14-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,836
Posted By rrray
We have a 10 36ft Sydney. Outback. Weights 10,200...

We have a 10 36ft Sydney. Outback. Weights 10,200 dry; probably 12k loaded. While this is perhaps larger and heavier than you want, wanted you to know we are very pleased with the Outback quality and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-29-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By rrray
Our Outback has a similar switch in the...

Our Outback has a similar switch in the compartment. I leave it on permenantly since the elect or gas is only turned on by a selection switch inside. We just make sure the HW tank is full before...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By rrray
OK, see the positive points. Thank you for...

OK, see the positive points. Thank you for outlining benefits. Not picking on Girard or others. Must look at habits, needs. For a larger family; for someone who wants unlimited hot showers...has...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-25-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By rrray
Why tankless water heater ???

Been reading this thread now for weeks. Unless you are a full timer and staying in one place for months - being charged for electric, why in the world would you want a tankless heater with all of the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-25-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By rrray
Don't know about specs but are your gaskets bad ?...

Don't know about specs but are your gaskets bad ?
Advised by someone on this forum that "baby Powder" helped preserve gaskets. Have been using for over a year and still evident - ie; doesn't seem to...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,908
Posted By rrray
Thanks to all for advice. Mess I got is do not...

Thanks to all for advice. Mess I got is do not turn off trailer bakes; adj for conditions and use manual to straighten if needed.

Thanks to all responders
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,908
Posted By rrray
towing in snow/ icy conditons

Getting ready to go south in Nov from Wash. Just thinking - if caught in snow/icy conditions on I-5, would it be advisable to turn off trailer brakes ? One would not want the rig to begin any kind of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By rrray
toilet

Thanks to all for suggestions. Guess I will relax for a couple years and look for replacement pack, seals.

Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By rrray
Plumber's Putty. Darn good idea. Get some today ...

Plumber's Putty. Darn good idea. Get some today
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By rrray
Dometic toilet spare parts

Have a Dometic 310 manual toilet- foot pedal type. 2 years old. Gets a lot of use on the road. Concerned of failure at some point -some remote location. Would like to know what "back up parts" one...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-26-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By rrray
Don't know about oversized pads. I just made up a...

Don't know about oversized pads. I just made up a wood platform for landing gear. Is 13X13 inch wide by 8.5 high. Rope handles for easy handling and eliminated the lumber yard in truck. Used 2X4's on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-22-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By rrray
When installing a washer/dryer in our Outback, I...

When installing a washer/dryer in our Outback, I called Keystone befor drilling the 4 inch dryer vent. They gave me locations of the alumn frame members by inches from a reference point. Worked fine....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-14-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,067
Posted By rrray
Glad your enjoying our State. If you want more of...

Glad your enjoying our State. If you want more of that ol sunshine, hang out in Sequim, right on the Straights of Juan De Fuca south of Pt Angles . Known as the Blue Hole, it enjoys a rain shadow...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,668
Posted By rrray
Our Keystone Outback is 50 amps. Hated lugging...

Our Keystone Outback is 50 amps. Hated lugging that heavy cord around. Found we could live with 30 amps 95% of the time. Got an 50/30 adapter and happy camper. Can always use the 50 amps if needed ,...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By rrray
Thoughts ......: Why two? Have just he...

Thoughts ......:

Why two? Have just he Honda 2000. Runs everything except the AC. (not all at once) We usually kill HW or switch to gas, if running the mirco. If planning for hot weather, I'll...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-12-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,712
Posted By rrray
Love my TST system. But, a little puzzled on...

Love my TST system. But, a little puzzled on temperatures. When my system reads, say 90f, my infrared monitor will show 125 when I hit the outside of the tires. This true even on shade side.

Not...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 781
Posted By rrray
Lubbig Slide Mechanisms

pls disregard. Delt with in a previous thread.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 565,849
Posted By rrray
All dependent on space available. Lots of room -...

All dependent on space available. Lots of room - slides out. Our little Honda gen is so quiet, it runs for short periods to pwr the TV
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,819
Posted By rrray
Have same system. I take transmitters off when...

Have same system. I take transmitters off when rig is stored for a month or more. Extends batt life since activaed by air pressure. Great system
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-31-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By rrray
Frantz - while on the Ore coast, has the salt...

Frantz - while on the Ore coast, has the salt air caused any problems with you rig ? We were on the coast highway(101) for seven weeks. Noticed some small rust spots on the wheel caps of trailer. ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-30-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By rrray
Good looking rig. The green stripe is a nice...

Good looking rig. The green stripe is a nice touch.
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-30-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By rrray
[QUOTE=rrray;1192354]Dropped breaker for DC power...

[QUOTE=rrray;1192354]Dropped breaker for DC power converter; disconnected batteries and left AC shore pwr on for small space heater and fan, both on low settings. Wanted to spare the converter of...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-29-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,819
Posted By rrray
First, good idea to put tire monitors on. Lot of...

First, good idea to put tire monitors on. Lot of peace of mind and one doesn't have to check pressure each day befoe towing. Just look at monitor. I have had the TST's for over a year and 5,000...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By rrray
Storage question

Dropped breaker for DC power converter; disconnected batteries and left AC shore pwr on for small space heater and fan, both on low settings. Wanted to spare the converter of months of running....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By rrray
Good point. Ray

Good point.
Ray
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By rrray
cool. Can mount a ladder AND bike on that !

cool. Can mount a ladder AND bike on that !
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