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RE: Dewinterized, what are we doing wrong?

There's a check valve built into the fresh water pump that's stuck or failed. You can try putting water into the fresh water tank and running water through the pump. That may flush out the crud. You other choices are replacing the pump or adding a stand-alone check valve (a.k.a. backflow preventer) on the pump fitting. It still shouldn't come out the syphon tube unless the valve was left open. Assuming pump check valve failed it would back up into fresh water tank.
Hank MI 05/30/18 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Allison 1000 02 workhorse w22

Read the codes from the check engine light. It could be the engine telling the trans to unlock because it senses an issue.
Hank MI 05/28/18 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Xfinity internet

I used the xfinity hotspot for several months last year. Not sure who but someone close in the campground had an xfinity modem. It worked out great for us. We could access our home DVR plus free high speed internet access. I treated it as a public network, used the phone hotspot for banking etc. Use it if your an xfinity customer, that's what it's there for. We use their cell phone service also. We normally pay $38/month for 2 new iPhone 6s phones (unlimited text and phone calls) and a gig of data. Really happy with that! Don't have their cell service. We have T-Mobile, $40 a month, unlimited talk, text and data. If you use less than 2gig in a month that line get's a $10 kickback so $30.
Hank MI 05/27/18 05:48am Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity (Comcast customers)

I have their modem, xfinity blast internet, supposed to 75mb. Every time I've checked it's been over 90mb. That's over wired connection, I'll have to check speed over wireless.
Hank MI 05/27/18 05:44am Technology Corner
RE: Thinking of changing from Verizon

The T-Mobile 55+ plan is a good deal but not for us. My phone, my wife's, daughter's, son's and his fiancée's phone doesn't work with that plan. We have the $40 plan, unlimited talk, text, data and that includes all taxes. You get a $10 kickback per phone if that phone uses less than 2gig of data for the month. We signed up when they offered a 20% discount so most of the time it's $22 a month per phone, sometimes $32 if a phone uses more than 2gig. I won't say their coverage is as good as Verizon or ATT but it's been working good for us and improves every year. As far as using your T-Mobile phone as a hotspot. You're limited on the amount of data and speeds are 3g unless you add the hotspot option to the line, $10 a month. That gets you 4g data.
Hank MI 05/25/18 06:50am Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity internet

I used the xfinity hotspot for several months last year. Not sure who but someone close in the campground had an xfinity modem. It worked out great for us. We could access our home DVR plus free high speed internet access. I treated it as a public network, used the phone hotspot for banking etc. Use it if your an xfinity customer, that's what it's there for.
Hank MI 05/25/18 06:28am Technology Corner
RE: blocking the hot sun

We have the 'snap on sun shade' and are in awe of how much heat it actually prevents coming thru that big ole picture window of a windshield. We had it installed while in Florida while snowbirding there. Really worth the investment-in my opinion. Besides, the wife REALLY likes it. I installed one, SunGuard, while snowbirding in southern FL. Hugh difference, really cut down on the heat in the front of the MH.
Hank MI 05/23/18 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drop Hitch recomendations

I'm using an 8" drop. This moved the towbar out from the back of the MH a lot. I drilled new holes in the drop receiver and the towbar to bring it back in where it would be without the drop receiver. That should reduce the sideways torque back to where it would be without the drop receiver. Towed our '07 Malibu over 10,000 miles that way with no issues.
Hank MI 05/23/18 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Whining brake pedal

the winning noise could be the backup pump for the hydro boost, may be an idea to check all the brake lines for any signs of leaks if the master cyl is dropping in fluid level that quickly. They will drop over time as the disk brake pads wear, but not in a few days it should not.. I'm sure it's the hydro boost, ours works the same. Anytime you press the brake with the engine not running and providing vacuum to the master cylinder it will run. It's a safety thing. If the engine quits while your moving you'll need some help stopping that rig. Disk brake take a lot of pressure to work. Something you probably can't do without assistance. Don't worry about the rubber bulbs popping out as long as the fluid level isn't dropping. Every time you press on the brakes the fluid level will drop some, sucking the bulbs down. Release the brakes and the fluid level goes back up but may not push the bulbs up.
Hank MI 04/01/18 05:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basement AC problem outside blower stops when #2 Comp online

Sequence should be, outside blower and compressor #1 start. Inside blower comes a few seconds later. 15-20 seconds later outside blower shuts off and #2 compressor starts. A second or 2 later outside blower comes on again. Yours is doing everything correctly except to restart the outside blower. Could be a control board, there are lights on the control board that will tell you what it 'thinks' it's doing or if there is a problem. A google search should get you the service manual with troubleshooting steps.
Hank MI 03/31/18 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: 8.1 vortec

I'd go with a bad coil pack or spark plug wires. I haven't had the problem but a number of people have had issues with burnt plug wires.
Hank MI 03/28/18 06:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water Heater not working on Electric

Your Atwood model uses one set of t-stat/eco, one control board and same DC Voltage for heating with electric and/or propane. How do you know what model he has? Are you basing it on year of his rig? I know that you know a lot about these units so just curious. Our 10 gallon Atwood stopped working on electric. Only had to reset the ECO for electric. It's been working fine on electric since then, one year ago. YES...OP has a 2005 RV Atwood changed design/controls in 2004 2003 and previous models used 'separate' controls for electric and propane each with their own set of t-stats 2004 and newer....all combined into one control design Thanks.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Tools

As far as Robertson screws, not a one in our MH that I've found and none that I can recall in the previous MH. As I mentioned I have a small set of SAE/Metric wrenches. A 1/4" drive socket set, bought that on the road to repair a leaking toilet valve, and a cheap set of 3/8" drive sockets, SAE and Metric, and ratchet. Screwdriver set, pliers, adjustable wrench, digital meter, wire strippers. I figure if it needs anything bigger than a 3/8" drive ratchet or the wrenches I have then it's something I'm not going to tackle on the road. You can take care of a lot of small problems with the basic tools. I'm not carrying any where near 100 lbs. of tools.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What are these?

I found some in our MH. When they build them they lay the carpeting and other flooring. Then they cover it all with a heavy plastic sheet. Next they install couches, cabinets, etc. I believe the screws with large plastic washers, only in carpeted areas, are used to hold down the plastic so it doesn't get ripped up during the build. You can remove them later and the carpeting hides the screw hole.
Hank MI 03/17/18 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water Heater not working on Electric

Your Atwood model uses one set of t-stat/eco, one control board and same DC Voltage for heating with electric and/or propane. How do you know what model he has? Are you basing it on year of his rig? I know that you know a lot about these units so just curious. Our 10 gallon Atwood stopped working on electric. Only had to reset the ECO for electric. It's been working fine on electric since then, one year ago.
Hank MI 03/17/18 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: P/N of Serpentine Belt ?

You can go to an auto parts store and get a cheap belt or you can get a good belt. I ordered some belts for our previous MH, Chevy 454. The old belts I took off looked better than the new ones they showed me at the auto parts store. I said no thanks, order the better belts. For the 8.1L on a W series chassis. Gates belt K061080 Gates idler pulley 38006 Gates tensioner pulley 36299
Hank MI 03/14/18 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small cordless drill/screwdriver rec for stabilizers?

We have a motor home with hydraulic levelers but I'll weigh in anyway. I've heard the small impact drivers being used in campgrounds although never really late at night or early in the morning. The few minutes it takes to run them up or down doesn't really bother me. I would much rather hear that than the small diesel truck/tractor in the site next to us. Dual exhaust stacks, one facing our MH, start it up then go back inside for 10 minutes. 10 minutes while I have to listen to it and smell the exhaust fumes. Yea, I'll take the small impact driver any day.
Hank MI 03/14/18 01:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ohio to Florida

KOA Cartersville GA. Whispering Hills Georgetown, KY.
Hank MI 03/13/18 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 1500 watt heater. Enough?

I installed a similar one in the bedroom of our previous MH, 31'. It took about 2 minutes to heat up the bedroom. Seriously, it only took a couple of minutes to heat up the room. If it were installed up front it would obviously run longer but should do a pretty good job.
Hank MI 03/13/18 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Workhorse 8.1L Low Oil Pressure

2003 and only 5k miles, is this a rebuilt/replacement engine? How long has this been happening? Did it occur before the last oil change?
Hank MI 02/28/18 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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