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RE: Anyone towing SUV

Tow a 2015 Ford Explorer. Once I added a charge line for the battery all is good.
bdpreece 10/12/16 07:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank flush stopped working

ON my coach when that happened I opened the hidden door to the black tank compartment and removed the tank flush wand from the top of the tank (three screws). The spray holes had plugged up with toilet paper so no water could pass. I used a drill bit to clean and enlarge the holes just a little more then cleaned everything up and re assembled. I have had to do this twice now in the last 7 or eight years.
bdpreece 10/04/16 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's that smell?

Assuming you keep the trailer the first thing to do is find all the leaks. Your best bet at this point would be to find a Sealtech dealer, they will pressurize your rig and find any leaks. The next step is to get everything totally dry. Your smell is probably not coming from where it is saturated but in areas that are only damp and mildewed. Next either buy or rent an ozone machine and run it inside the trailer for several days with all cabinet and closet doors open. Even then there is no guarantee.
bdpreece 09/25/16 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody done this.....sigh....aargh

Exactly why I never let anyone use my motorhome. If I mess up I hate myself but if anyone else even scratched it I would probably go bananas. Hopefully your BIL is more understanding.
bdpreece 09/24/16 08:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon weather

Rain from now to at least July 5th next year!!
bdpreece 09/18/16 09:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: More Battery Problems

A shorted cell in one battery will cause over charging in all. Replace them both and be done with it. Extremely dangerous as the gas released is explosive.
bdpreece 09/07/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Exit window came loose

Suspect we were on the receiving end of one of those windows. Last spring we were passing a 2010 Copper Canyon 5th wheel with a bedroom window flapping. Just as we went by it came off and hit my motorhome about mid way down the side. Had two quotes; one was $16K the other $10K. I agreed to take the lower one, still pretty spendy. The lady said she was sure it was locked down when they started that morning.
bdpreece 09/06/16 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Preparing for the freeze

Cheapest, easiest, and highest R value for skirting is to buy bales of hay and skirt the rv. It isn't the prettiest skirting but it works well. Heat tape on the hose and keep the drains closed unless dumping. Looks like you are up fairly high, it's going to get cold. Be prepared!
bdpreece 09/02/16 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Travel Full Timing Questions

Make sure before you do anything that zoning will allow you to use the property the way you want to. Often rv's can only be on property a certain number of days at a time. Other areas are stick built homes only. Availability of Sewer/water/electricity from local sources is probably the first question. If water is available locally then it comes down to the cost to install the line and a meter. If public water is not available then your only other option is to drill a well. Is a public sewer available? If not then installation of a legal septic system can be somewhat expensive but a better option than driving somewhere every two or three days to dump. Next there is electric. Bringing in power and installing a temp pole with a meter can be expensive. We have been through this twice in the last 15 or so years and it was not cheap. That being said when we sold the developed property we recovered our monies and then some.
bdpreece 08/31/16 10:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: camping world Kingston, NY

Don't worry you will have it in by the time the warranty runs out. Warranty does not stop just because they have it in the shop. If a company ran their business like Camping world did The Profit ( Marcus Lemonis) would crucify them.
bdpreece 08/30/16 07:06pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Route into Prescott, AZ from Florida

I17 to 169 to 69 into Prescott.
bdpreece 08/27/16 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Grants Pass to Reno

We take this route often: I-5, 89, 44, 36, 395 This is very doable in any RV. BTDT many times. That is our preferred route also. Our favorite unless it's snowing.
bdpreece 08/20/16 10:31am Roads and Routes
RE: How do I lower the pick-up tube for my genset

Extended my generator fuel pickup tube an extra 3 inches. I traced the pickup line from the generator and then removed the pickup tube from the tank. I was able to purchase a nylon fuel line repair kit at Auto Zone PN 800-064 for $15.99. The kit came with both a 5/16 and 3/8 nylon fuel line about 18 inches long. I needed the 5/16 line. I just cut off the old nylon line, heated the end of the new line with a hair dryer and it slipped right on the fitting. I trimmed the line at a 45 degree angle 3 inches longer than the original pickup tube. I really don't rely on my fuel gauge and try to fill around 500 miles into a tank so don't think I will have any problems as that is about 3/4 of a tank. Just tired of my generator running out of fuel on the hills at about 300 miles in to a tank.
bdpreece 08/15/16 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2011 Coachman Freelander 32bh Transfer Switch location?

Follow your power cord back into your rig. The box it enters is most probably your power transfer switch. When you find the box have someone turn the power off then on the box should make an audible click or thump sound. With power disconnected remove the cover and visually inspect for melted wires. Tighten all connections. This is a maintenance item that really should be done once a year anyway. Having your AC on when switching from shore to generator is not recommended but in most cases would only blow the breaker on the generator or in the power panel.
bdpreece 08/15/16 11:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Convenience center panel question.

CEKKK has the definition correce. Just showing your water heater is not on. If you refilled your propane then there is a little air in the line and it may take two or three tries to get it to stay lit.
bdpreece 08/11/16 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Show Low AZ ????

In the summer the valley people head to the mountains to escape the heat. In the winter it snows like H. E. double toothpicks.
bdpreece 08/09/16 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: 2000 harney coach ...trick to start?

Could the trick have been to push a battery boost button tying the house and coach batteries together? Not all coaches charge the starting batteries while parked and plugged into shore power.
bdpreece 07/21/16 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hypothetical DC electrical Question

I would not take a chance that the on board systems would automatically supply charging voltage to the engine batteries. Some only do so after they sense that the house batteries are at full charge. What I have done in the past is just carry a set of jumper cables. I start the generator then jumper from the house battery plus post to the engine battery plus post. No need to jumper the negative since they share a common ground. Over the years this has gotten me home more than once.
bdpreece 07/11/16 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: slow moving slides

Probably do not have enough information to give you any definitive answer but I will give it a go. Have they always been slow or is this a new problem? Do they move faster when you are plugged into shore power if so you probably need to check your batteries. Do you use any type of slide seal lubricant? Might help
bdpreece 07/10/16 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping World service is non existent.

It's not just Camping World or one mfg. There is an excellent series on RV Daily Report on the subject of Service, support, and manufacturing quality. This is a multi part series so check it out. I think he posts every other day or so with a new update. RV Death Spiral: Manufacturers in race to the bottom
bdpreece 07/09/16 12:45pm Camping World Service and Installation
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