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RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

It sends water through the whole system except for the pump and points upstream of it. Also, sometimes when winterizing, people forget to get the water out of the city water fill line. The check valve should not be too strong. Here is a Camco kit that just uses a hand pump. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/plastic-winterizing-hand-pump-kit/4411 By my way of thinking, if doing it this way, you had better drain your pump first. Then reconnect and winterize. Nice booklet from Camco: http://www.camco.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/winterizeRV.pdf
Snowman9000 12/06/16 05:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oh oh, water leak

If it is an exterior leak, you remove the leaking item, clean the sealing surfaces. Apply butyl putty tape to one side, and screw the item back to the trailer. Then for extra credit you might drape a bead of Geocel ProFlex caulk over the top of the flange seal, and down the sides a bit. I'd wait on the caulk until the putty tape has squeezed out for a good while. Otherwise when it does squeeze out, it will dislodge the caulk. Anyway, there is lot of info on RV sealing and caulking here, on Youtube, etc. And I'll agree with NO, don't use silicone. Use the ProFlex or something similar.
Snowman9000 12/06/16 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

Yes, this is a concern. Kudos for bringing it up because I've never seen in mentioned. One way would be to buy a cheap little oil-less compressor for this purpose. I used to use a big compressor to blow out the lines, but I never felt that one was oily. Still, I use a little cheapie oil-less one now. I would guess that if you have an oiled compressor, you should spring for the painting dryer.
Snowman9000 12/06/16 07:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: New mouse prevention update

OP, I could not agree more. When you seal up the entry points, you stop the meeces. Even regular spray foam will do it. I've done this on 4 RVs, and it worked every time. However, one fiver's slideout systems were not really seal-able. That was a challenge. I made up magnetic removable sheet metal covers for the under-slide openings.
Snowman9000 12/06/16 07:20am Travel Trailers
RE: neat way of adding more solar

Outstanding! Add a linear arm to that and done. The only nitpick I'd have with that install is that he needs to get the panel further out to avoid possible shadowing of the whole lower side of the lower panel Yes. He could have the front edge of his 6 inch sidewall have a front edge like this \ instead of | (viewed from passenger side). That would let him mount the drawer slide farther forward. With his shading issues I would not think he ever sees 300 watts.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Late on Pink Stuff

I lost the toilet valve last year. I must have forgotten to bleed the pink stuff through it.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 05:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

Just so we are clear, the Sunseeker and Forester pump and stuff is in an outside compartment, which is a polyethylene tub. The tub has a drain plug, but you will still be toweling the floor of it dry. But it's not the same as the systems inside bed or dinette cabinets.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toyota Motorhome Modifications and additions FYI

Sounds like a real nice rig. Good work! A diesel engine would be a lot heavier. I think there is a big misconception that air bags don't carry weight. They do. If a person could place a scale sensor under the bag, then inflate it, he would see the amount of weight being carried. I do get that they are not sold to carry weight. But they do.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 09:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Youtube, Solar on my Sunseeker Class C (updated)

It is only one pair of wires, but they are both black. One has printing on it, so that is how I could tell them apart. I'm sure they had opposing MC4 connectors to make them foolproof, until I cut off the ends. I would have bought red and black if I had found them. I wondered about those cheap breakers too.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Youtube, Solar on my Sunseeker Class C (updated)

Bumping the up, I revised and replaced the video. The link is in first post. And, thanks BFL! What seems like a simple project is not simple the first time. Most of what I did, I learned here on this forum.
Snowman9000 12/05/16 08:50am Tech Issues
Youtube, Solar on my Sunseeker Class C (updated)

As a first timer, when I set out to install solar into my small Class C, I spent hours and hours trying to find out little details about the job. What to use, where to buy, etc. I know there are many answers to each of the questions. But here is what I did. Snowman Class C Solar on Youtube
Snowman9000 12/04/16 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: solar powered air conditioning company

On the Mobile Kodgers blog, he shows a few shots of a guy camping in a modest size cargo trailer, which supposedly has enough solar and battery to run a small window AC. The pictures show panels extending beyond the trailer's roof.
Snowman9000 12/04/16 07:01pm Tech Issues
Alaska without toad?

We have a 25 foot Class C. I like to say we can go anywhere a UPS truck can. We enjoy dry camping and would do that whenever we had the opportunity. We are used to going toadless, even for 2+ months, breaking camp to go to a restaurant, grocery store, tourist trap, etc. On a summer long trip from Illinois to AK and back, would the toad be more of a hindrance than a help? In what places on the trip would the toad be a big help? We are not likely to want to go down some remote rough bush road with the toad.
Snowman9000 12/04/16 08:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Using toad to pull MH backwards

I've always wondered. If you have a Jeep or a pickup toad with a low range in the transfer case, and get into a spot where you need to go backwards, could the toad be used to drag the MH slowly out of the pickle? The MH could be in reverse, lightening the load. Someone in the MH drivers seat, of course. Has anyone here ever done it? OK, tell me I'm nuts. It was just a question. :)
Snowman9000 12/04/16 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Compare.

Go to rvdirect.com and fill out the options sheet for a 2017 Forester or its sister Sunseeker. I bet you the price will be lower for a new one than the price you were given. (There is a LOT of negotiating room on used RVs.) Then with the rvdirect price, you can either buy from them, or call up dealers in your region who sell the same line. Tell them the price you have from rvdirect. Some/most of them will lower their price immediately, and a couple of them will meet it. That is what I did. Could not have been happier. I should have sent rvdirect a Christmas card that year. :) In our case, the rvdirect price was more than 35 percent off the phony-baloney MSRP. PS: A 2016 might be built on a 2015 chassis. A 2017 is built with the newest Ford transmission, which doesn't sound like much, but it's reported to be a very nice change in driveability and engine noise in certain situations.
Snowman9000 12/04/16 06:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Window Replacement - looking for source or advice

Chris, try http://uni-grip.com/ Photos would help a lot as far as getting advice here.
Snowman9000 12/04/16 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Model Year Different From VIN

By mid year, a car company for instance can sell a car as the next model year. I would think it would be the same for an RV.
Snowman9000 12/04/16 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Terrible Experience - EZ Living RV Braidwood, IL

I live very close to that dealership. In 3 hours I could be at the FR plant in the Elkhart area. That's where I would go. I know it is a big PITA to do that, and will cost a good bit in round trip (probably two trips) tow fuel and maybe an overnight hotel and meals, but you should sleep better if you do so.
Snowman9000 12/03/16 07:07am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st motorhome - 2000 Fourwinds 31z

Nice. I like that it has no bunk windows and no slide. I don't have personal experience with it, but there are many RVers who installed a Banks or 5 Star tuning chip, and get the transmission to shift the way it should. 5 Star website
Snowman9000 12/03/16 06:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 92 Toyota Motorhome complete roof tear-down and rebuild

Very nice! And it looks like a good floor plan.
Snowman9000 12/01/16 02:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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