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RE: Gray Water Tank ?

There are usually air admittance valves on the kitchen and bathroom sinks. It comes off a stub on the sewer side of the traps. It has a flap that opens when the gray water is dumped so water is not sucked out of the traps. If the flap does not close properly odor can escape the gray tank. That might be where the odor is coming from. The air admittance valves usually can be unscrewed by hand. Replacements can be obtained many hardware stores
Clay L 07/30/15 01:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wobbly Winegard Dish

I put the wind kit on mine and it didn't do much good. I put a spring on the back that held the dish in place and was capable of stretching enough when the dish was in the travel position. That worked pretty well. There were some posts a few years back about a hex screw that may be loose and tightening it is supposed to help. At that point I had the Traveler installed (thanks for a great job Bill.Satellite) so I didn't have a reason to mess with it any longer and didn't try it.
Clay L 07/29/15 01:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Mail Forwarding Service

The year we snowbirded and the year before that, we had a TEMPORARY mail forwarding done to our mail forwarding service for any mail going to our new address and new mailbox. Worked well for us. Note that you want a temporary forwarding not permanent. It was good for up to 6 months and I think an extension could be done on line although I didn't do that - in fact since were gone less than 6 months I went on line and had the temp forwarding discontinued.
Clay L 07/27/15 11:25am Snowbirds
RE: Engine alternator only charges engine battery

The diagram below is commonly used by Winnebago. The solenoid has a poor reliability record. I had to replace mine at about 7 years. The battery Mode solenoid is the one in question. It is made by Trombeta and some folks have bought an upgraded unit with a higher voltage coil. There are much better ones out there but most are larger and I did not have enough room for them. I got mine from Lichtsinn Motors - a dealer very close to the the factory. See Licthsinn http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/ClayL/batterymodewiring.jpg
Clay L 07/27/15 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Kwikee Slide acting up?

The StoreMor under slide compartment is limited to 300 pounds. Do you have too much stuff in it? I did and had problems retracting the slide.
Clay L 07/27/15 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Testing water system psi when buying RV?

Winnebago says they test at 85 psi. I don't know if that is with air or water. Many RV parks have pressures in the 20 to 45 psi range - although some are in the 120 to 140 psi range. In my motor home I keep my Watts whole house regulator set at 65 psi and have spent whole summers with a 120 psi supply regulated down to 65 psi with no problem. That is also where my Watts house regulator is set. The town psi is about 135 psi and 65 psi is what the local plumbing companies recommend.
Clay L 07/27/15 10:38am Beginning RVing
RE: starting engine while plugged in to short power

A lot of us often run the generator and engine at the same time while driving so that the house AC can be used. While getting ready to leave I always run the engine as I retract the slide and levelers as recommended by my Winnebago manual. This provides a higher voltage for the motors involved which is easier on the motor. I leave shore power on so I can leave the house AC on while getting ready to leave. I use a departure check list so I don't forget to unplug from shore power.
Clay L 07/20/15 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Leaking toilet.. anyone use a wax ring?

I would not use a wax ring. The rubber ones cost more but work better with the vibration and shock found in RVs. If they could get away with wax the manufacturers would use them and they don't - at least not in any I have seen or heard about.
Clay L 07/20/15 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: fixing small hole in sewer pipe

Self amalgamating silicon tape at hardware store. Sticks only to itself. Sold at RV shows as "rescue tape". Pricey (maybe $8 per roll?) but has a lot of uses. Supposed to work on radiator hoses, might work for this.
Clay L 07/19/15 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Kinda like, "I never pee in my wet suit." :) That is why they call em wet suits. :) Truth: Peeing in your wetsuit accomplishes two things: it warms the suit up quickly, and it prevents anyone from borrowing your suit! :D My wife and I got certified on the MA and NH coast. The warm up part was enjoyable. :)
Clay L 07/19/15 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Egg shaped 'home'?

At least you can't get cornered in there. :)
Clay L 07/19/15 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Egg shaped 'home'?

100% agreed. From what I've seen, you simply can't compare the bang for the buck of a tiny home vs. an RV. I'm underwhelmed by this whole tiny house movement. Latest fad I guess.
Clay L 07/19/15 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Egg shaped 'home'?

They imply that it can be set up anywhere and don't mention the fact that sewer access will be needed.
Clay L 07/16/15 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: blank tank deodorizer: when to add?

I'm with Bob. You don't need to spend your hard earned $$ on these so-call "needed" chemicals. They are NOT needed. Simply use lots of water when draining, and add several gallons after cleaning. As others have mentioned, when getting ready to travel, put a couple of gallons in the tank and add some laundry detergent (I use liquid Oxy Clean). The rocking motion of the trailer while traveling will slosh around the soapy water and clean the inside of the tank. You don't need the blue stuff at all. Ron YEP.
Clay L 07/16/15 12:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Kinda like, "I never pee in my wet suit." :) That is why they call em wet suits. :)
Clay L 07/14/15 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

Double post.
Clay L 07/12/15 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Other RV'ing falacies

The tank sensors don't work because they are dirty. It is cruddy tank walls that fool the sensors. You can't use the RG59 that came in the RV for an external dish. It has to be RG6 . Nope, RG6 has less loss but RG59 will work okay for the cable lengths in almost all RVs. You can't run two ACs on 30 amps. Not true if you have a load shedding power controller. If both ACs try to start at the same instant it delays the rear AC until 30 or so seconds until after the front has started.
Clay L 07/12/15 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: SharkBite fittings

I have used the Flair-It fittings and the SharkBite fittings and have had no problem with either one. The Flair-It fittings were quite a bit cheaper though.
Clay L 07/12/15 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sheep

We were in a casino RV park in Las Vegas a few years ago walking our shelties and came across a guy walking his rabbit on a leash. One of our daughters has a pet Call Duck (small, black, and noisy). It lives in the house and wears diapers she makes from baby diapers. It is very bossy and has a lot of personalty which surprised us.
Clay L 07/11/15 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellow jackets in a/c box

I thought Yellow Jackets always made their nest under ground. We have some yellow/orange Wasps in GA and their sting is very painful. You can buy Wasp and Hornet spray at many places and it will shoot a stream 10-15 feet so you stay safe. Nope - in fact I have seen them above ground more often than below. It may depend on the area and differences in the species. They look the same though.
Clay L 07/10/15 03:55pm General RVing Issues
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