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RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

.. Except for the roof vent it is a sealed system. If the odor is not coming from the roof vent then you have a problem that needs to be fixed..... And who on earth would want to smell it coming out of the vent? Using holding tank chemicals not deodorants, prevents any smell from wafting down over your picnic table.:W =Dakota98 "dollar Orange" ????????? :B I meant to type Dollar Store! For just a buck you can buy a quart of generic lemon cleaner. I find this bottle of liquid cleaner is just right for cleaning any grease off and deodorizing the 'gray' tank preventing odors from stray food stuffs that go down the kitchen sink. I don't smell anything coming out of the vent. I guess it dissipates before it reaches ground level. In any case perfumed poo smells just as bad to me as natural organic poo.
Clay L 08/25/14 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Tank Readings Not Possible

I couldn't tell from your post but you are keeping the black tank valve closed until it is 2/3 or more full and you are ready to dump it aren't you? I don't mean to insult you but when many people start RVing they don't know that is what should be done.
Clay L 08/25/14 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Wall supports

They use aluminum rectangular tube studs in the walls that fit into the horizontal top and bottom extruded aluminum wall rails. They are not on 16 inch centers. There is wiring in some parts of the walls that runs in tracks cut into the styrofoam. Customer service emailed me a pdf file drawing showing where the studs/rails and metal backing plates in the walls are. The plates are where cabinets and heavy items are screwed to walls and ceilings.
Clay L 08/25/14 10:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Black & Grey tank chemicals - What do you use ?

All we have ever used is water. We full timed for 11 years and had no odors in the motor home. Except for the roof vent it is a sealed system. If the odor is not coming from the roof vent then you have a problem that needs to be fixed. You should have water in all of your traps and the toilet bowl. The air admittance valves under the sinks must be working properly. I do use a venturi type vent top that sucks air out of the tanks while moving and if there is any breeze.
Clay L 08/25/14 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Kinda dumb valve stem extender question

I am looking for RELIABLE 1" valve stem extensions. I want to join the OP's club as I haven't a clue as to what to look for in valve stem extensions. The ones I have tried caused problems not made it easier to air up tires. DuallyValves are not cheap but work well. I did not see my rim/tire on the TireMan site but these guys have them HERE I put them on at seven years when I replaced the tires and afterwards wished I had done it years ago. They make it so easy to add and check air. They are not extensions but are new metal valve stems.
Clay L 08/24/14 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Kinda dumb valve stem extender question

None of the ones I've tried have a valve core that extends to the tire valve core. Maybe that was why they all failed sooner or later. :) Stop by Palisade CO and I will give you a set of the airless ones with the long wire (actually a hard twisted cable). They have to be adjusted very carefully. Mine were set so close to opening the valve that heat from the tires caused them to lengthen just enough to barely open the valves and leak. I lost two dualies that way. One was really low and just as I pulled into a rest stop to check on it, the one on the other side blew. The air should have been contained in the extender body but wasn't.
Clay L 08/24/14 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Kinda dumb valve stem extender question

Some work as you describe but some don't. The "airless" ones are a little more costly I think.
Clay L 08/23/14 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Brand new to fulltiming, Internet help please!

Note that Millenicom uses the Verizon data net so the coverage is the same in spite of being cheaper. Millenicom/Verizon
Clay L 08/23/14 09:33am Technology Corner
RE: What size wiper blades

I just (ten minutes ago) used the following site TRICO to look up the replacement blade for my Winnebago. They have an online catalog with motor homes, models and year listed. Mine are carried locally by O'Reily Auto Supply. They are out of stock but will have them sent from their Salt Lake warehouse and I can pick them up tomorrow morning. There are four part numbers available for your coach. Some are more expensive. The base unit shown in 25-280. They have an instructional video for each number.
Clay L 08/21/14 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's up with Millenicom?

Millenicom told me I could buy a 4G USB modem from the 3Gstore and 3G would set me up with a Millenicom 20 GB plan. The reason they referred me to the 3G store was because I didn't want a MIFI hotspot which is all they offer now and the MIFI they offer won't work with my Cradlepoint MBR95 anyway according to Cradlepoint.
Clay L 08/20/14 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: Rug Shampooer?

Thats the cure right there----Laminate floors. Mine came with a central vacuum and not a spot of carpet. Take the throw rugs up and throw them in the washer or get new ones once in awhile......Last thing I wanted was carpet....... X2 :)
Clay L 08/20/14 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rug Shampooer?

Duplicate post somehow
Clay L 08/19/14 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rug Shampooer?

When I replaced all of the carpet in our 2004 Sightseer with laminate I discovered that the pad they used had a plastic film laminated to the top that prevents water from getting to the sub floor. We had it cleaned several times and rented a Rug Doctor a few times and did it ourselves. There was no evidence of water ever reaching the sub floor (5/8 plywood)
Clay L 08/19/14 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Body Roll

Which chassis do you have?
Clay L 08/19/14 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

Harbor Freight has an inspection camera with a flexible tip Harbor Freight. I got one on sale years ago and on some RVs you can see part of the tank walls with it.
Clay L 08/19/14 02:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sealing cargo doors? Need ideas FAST!

I would use bulb type seals around the edges. That is what Winnie did on my cargo doors. They are used on trunks and car doors and can be obtained at an auto supply store. If you use the 3M yellow weatherstripping adhesive to glue them on they will hold up well.
Clay L 08/18/14 10:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Getting your mail

For two winters we did a post office TEMPORARY mail forwarding to a mail forwarding service. The service then sent our mail to wherever we were. Worked fine for us. It is a small town though and the local PO and carrier are very helpful and knowledgeable. The reason for a temporary forward is that if you do a permanent one to a mail forwarding service you can't just submit a new change of address because that would route all of the mail sent to the mail forwarding service to your new address. The PMB (private mail box number) the service assigns you and uses for your mail means nothing to the post office.
Clay L 08/18/14 10:04am RV Lifestyle
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

In spite of all the folks that claim it works great, the three times in two weeks that I tried it years ago the tank walls were as cruddy after as before. I bet your test is accurate.
Clay L 08/18/14 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: kwikee level best levelers fluid

My Kwikee Level Best manual says to use Dextron III auto transmission fluid. Same as used in the power steering system of my Workhorse chassis. If you want the Kwikee service manual you can download it from my DropBox at HERE
Clay L 08/17/14 10:24am Tech Issues
RE: Kwikee step motor

I used white lithium grease in the gear cavity. For the external pivot points I use Kwiklube from Kwikee. It is not a lithium grease as some claim but sprays on as a liquid that penetrates and dries to a waxy lubricant. Some motorcycle chain lube appears to be a similar product. The KwikeLube was pricey but the can I bought 12 years ago still has some in it and I have used it a couple of times each year.
Clay L 08/12/14 10:46am Class A Motorhomes
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