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Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By BigTJohn
There are several people with the 325 who love...

There are several people with the 325 who love it. The main advantage it had, besides the outside galley is inside access when slides are closed. 320 does not have that access, everything is closed...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By BigTJohn
I have no problem. They operate perfectly....

I have no problem. They operate perfectly. Outside switch is on unless I have removed the anode in which case it is off until the heater is filled with a water. The inside switch, for normal electric...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By BigTJohn
2014 palomino 30dbss hot water electric switch

I have no problem with my water heater. I have the service switch on the heater itself, outside and a separate switch inside for electric. I also have a switch for the DSI for propane operation. The...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By BigTJohn
Not knowing which water heater he has certainly...

Not knowing which water heater he has certainly makes this more difficult. I was going by the water heaters I have had on 3 different RVs. They were all Suburban and all had the two switches plus the...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By BigTJohn
The "bracket" should have read breaker. The...

The "bracket" should have read breaker. The normal on/off switch for the water heater should be on the control panel where all the switches are located. The breaker should be in the drop down panel...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 06-02-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By BigTJohn
Do you know the model of the AC unit? Look up its...

Do you know the model of the AC unit? Look up its specs, dimensions, etc. Add that to your measurement of your high point of installation, add the numbers together, add 1 or 2 for a bit of safety....
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 06-02-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By BigTJohn
No, don't do it. You don't have enough substrate...

No, don't do it. You don't have enough substrate to allow it function correctly. Install would be very expensive, if done correctly as things would have to be uninstalled, floor reconstructed,...
Forum: Wildcat 06-02-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By BigTJohn
Slippery Brakes

The EZ lube axles are not to be used for RV over the road use. They are the same axles used on boat trailers and that is why the are installed on RVs. More cost effective. Never use the zerk fitting...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By BigTJohn
There is a small black service switch on the...

There is a small black service switch on the bottom left" the heater itself. That switch, plus the bracket and the on/off switch must be on before you get power to the element. And be assured, if...
Forum: General Community Discussions 04-07-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,482
Posted By BigTJohn
I figured this entire forum were a bunch of hams.

I figured this entire forum were a bunch of hams.
Forum: General Community Discussions 04-07-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By BigTJohn
Here is a RV Co. in Greer, SC. Richard's RV SC. ...

Here is a RV Co. in Greer, SC. Richard's RV SC. but closed on weekends but are very good. Their Add is- 2504 Abner Creek Rd. Greer, SC. 29681 ph# 864-879-2067.
Probably too late, but it might...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 04-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 31,468
Posted By BigTJohn
While 6 vdc batts last longer, they can be...

While 6 vdc batts last longer, they can be difficult to find if one goes bad. You are now down to one 6 vdc batt and that does nothing for you. If you have a dual system of 6 vdc (4 batts...
Forum: General Community Discussions 04-06-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,501
Posted By BigTJohn
How many miles do you tow a day

Anybody can be right handed. Being tall has its ups and downs. 6/300 - 6 hrs or 300 min is normally my routine. Easy to do, and not feeling bad about taking the time. Never travel faster than 62 mph.
Forum: Cedar Creek 02-19-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,698
Posted By BigTJohn
And I suppose your dog used to eat your homework,...

And I suppose your dog used to eat your homework, too!
Forum: Cardinal 02-19-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,020
Posted By BigTJohn
Philly... You are correct. I miss worded my...

Philly... You are correct. I miss worded my statement meaning same axle but stated same side it's the axle, not the L/R side which should have the same time and profile/tread.
Forum: Cardinal 02-18-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,020
Posted By BigTJohn
Needless to say, all 4 is best but doing two at a...

Needless to say, all 4 is best but doing two at a time, on the same side should be acceptable.
Forum: Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents 02-18-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By BigTJohn
Just use awning repair tape. Cut to and inch or...

Just use awning repair tape. Cut to and inch or so bigger than the hole(s) and round the corners. I did that on my Grey Wolf and it lasted for 2 years. On my Columbus, I had a 8' tear in the...
Forum: General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion 02-18-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,497
Posted By BigTJohn
I put 12k plus on my Westlakes and changed them...

I put 12k plus on my Westlakes and changed them out for Hercules 14 ply and I have 14k on those. The Westlakes had some uneven wear and scuffing on them so rather than push it, I just had the...
Forum: Palomino 02-18-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By BigTJohn
Use a wye connection, the single connection to...

Use a wye connection, the single connection to the sewer and connect the two outlets from the trailer to the eye. That's the easy way. A bit harder would be a one time time investment of hard piping...
Forum: Palomino 06-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,512
Posted By BigTJohn
2500 is too small a truck. I had one for a year,...

2500 is too small a truck. I had one for a year, went to a 3500 dually. The 2500 was over weight just Linn payload with me and trailer attached. Anything in the truck just adds to the weight and...
Forum: Palomino 05-20-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By BigTJohn
Fill a 5 gal bucket with full pressure. How long...

Fill a 5 gal bucket with full pressure. How long does it take.? Put the hose into your gravity fill and adjust so it does not back up the flow. Now remove the hose, use the bucket to see how long it...
Forum: Palomino 05-19-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By BigTJohn
Columbus 320 LED awning lights

Don't think there is a transformer. They are 12vdc and are wired into the power center. The wires do run through a run under the bedroom dresser (Columbus 320) and removing the drawers provides...
Forum: Palomino 05-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By BigTJohn
Freshwater Tank impossible to fill

Trying to fill the tank too fast it's usually the problem. Using a freshwater hose is really not the way to do it. Too much volume and pressure. If you have it, use the shower hose from the outside...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 04-07-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,152
Posted By BigTJohn
My '14 3500 dually gets a solid 12 when towing...

My '14 3500 dually gets a solid 12 when towing (avg for 9k trip to WA from FL and back) a 14k Columbus. I never go over 60 mph. Anything faster than 65 is stressing the tires and you never get back...
Forum: Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents 04-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By BigTJohn
Columbus locks are different than other...

Columbus locks are different than other compartment locks. Double sided key. Try a PTFE spray in the mechanism and the key opening, work the key a few times. Should function after that.
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