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RE: dumb jack question

OP here. Yes, we will be bringing in the slides prior to retracting jacks. Just don't want to start up engine for the sole reason of bringing up the jacks. Did check our HWH manual and couldn't find an answer. We've been rving for ages, but not very mechanical smart - and any variation of what we do know - is a head scratcher.
klm 11/14/14 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
dumb jack question

Good morning I have hwh jacks on a Freightliner Newmar. Generally retracting the jacks is part of our departure routine. The engine is running, airEd up, etc. But can you retract the jacks without all that? Just hit store? I'm thinking yes, but would like to have the input from you. Thanks.
klm 11/14/14 05:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We went several years ago, and dry camped. We went in with full fresh and empty black/gray tanks, we stayed for 4 nights. We faced the landing field, even helped a balloon by grabbing ropes to secure it. Great time. If you are set up to dry camp, don't worry about what type of site you can get - whatever is available and whatever your budget can handle. We did arrive the day before the fiesta started, and VERY glad we did - the check in lines on opening day were massive!!! We used the free shuttle bus to get to the launch field. If you can squeeze in a day or two beyond the weekend, try to do that. There are day(s) that the weather prevents launches.
klm 10/20/14 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Wa8yxm. Op here. Thank you for your post, I am not knowledgeable in this lp stuff and your explanation helped me a lot. I am leaning towards the stay a while check valve is the culprit. I am a fulltimer, the stay a while is 7 yrs old. I have a call into the local mobile tech to come and check the entire system. Your post mentions pressure, length of hose all leading to a long time burn off. When I closed the aux tank valve I let the stove burners go for 15 minutes. The burner flame never went out or even lessened. Should I try it again and allow even more time? Thanks again all. And of course a cold front is on the way :)
klm 10/18/14 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op again. Hope you're not sick of me. Ok here's what I've done. I disconnected the 30 lb tank and hooked up a 100 lb aux tank. Same process. Turned on stove burners, turned off lp at the tank. Stove burners do not go out. So it's not the aux tanks. Who do I need to fix whatever is happening?
klm 10/18/14 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op back. I did as suggested, allow more time once lp is turned off at source (30 lb tank). The stove burner flame did not go out for over 15 minutes. It never went out, could it take that long? I turned off the burners at that point. Something is not right. I will take the 30 lb tank to a local lp co to check the shutoff valve. If that is ok, I will call a mobile tec to check the stay a while and the onboard shutoff valve. Any other suggestions?
klm 10/18/14 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op. Will test again in the morning. I'll be more patient and wait longer for burners to go out. Maybe it's that simple
klm 10/17/14 08:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op here. Yes the stay a while is after the shut off, but here's my confusion. I shut off the onboard ( no aux hose connected yet). I go inside and turn on stove burner. Flame goes out in a very short time. So the shut off valve works in that scenario. But when the hose is connected, both valves closed I do the same stove burner thing and the flame does not go out. Head scratcher
klm 10/17/14 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: stay a while lp problem, I think

Op here. The main/onboard tank is closed. That's what puzzles me. Where is the lp coming from when both the onboard and aux tank valves are closed? I suspect from the onboard. Is there some type of check valve inside the stay a while port?
klm 10/17/14 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
stay a while lp problem, I think

First, let me say I know nothing about lp stuff other than using it to cook and keep warm. So be patient as I try to explain this. I have a cw stay a while, it's about 7 yrs old. When I am using the onboard tank everything is fine. The issue is when I connect the hose and run off the aux tank. Let me go back to last winter. I had close to a full onboard tank, connected the hose and ran off aux tank. When I was ready to head south, disconnected the aux hose/tank only to discover the onboard tank was EMPTY. OK, so this season as I ready to set up the aux tank, and close the onboard, turn on stove burners until they go out. All good so far. Now hook up hose and tank, check for leaks, again all is good. But I get to thinking about last winter, so I close the aux tank (onboard is closed), turn on stove burners and they DO NOT go out. How can this be? There must be a failure of some sort at the stay a while hose port? I am guessing that it might be time to replace the stay a while? Any thoughts? Thanks Kathy
klm 10/17/14 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
how to clean gray/black spots from roof?

I have a '02 Newmar with a rubber (Brite tec ) roof. I have been parked for a couple of months in a wooded cg, resulting in gray/black spots staining the roof. I have used spic and span in the past for general cleaning, but it's not effective for these extensive stains. I think I've read or heard that soft scrub with bleach can be used? If not, what product can be used on these mold stains? Thanks
klm 09/25/14 07:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stupid question about filling tires

Hi ladies. I'm a solo female fulltimer. Yup, tires can be a bit intimidating - but you can handle it - here's what I do: I have a tire pressure gauge that goes to a higher psi than a typical car one - easily found at any auto parts store. Always check your tire psi when they are cold (not directly after driving). To determine how much psi is required for your particular mh - that's another story - all based on tire/size/mh weight. most tire brands have a psi chart on their websites. Once you know what psi your tires need, and you check their psi with your handy dandy tire gauge - you might now need to add some air. I have a compressor that will go to 150psi - a compact unit I purchased from Sears. I had a poor experience with a previous Cable-Porter unit - but so far so good with the Craftsman.
klm 09/23/14 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone take adv of Brake Buddy old for new discount?

Op. The breakaway is different. They sent the entire assembly with the unit. In addition to the differences noted,you can change sensitivity and braking mode right from the remote sensor. Another difference is the not having to depress test button 5 times, happens automatically and when unplugging the unit dumps the air. These things in my old classic were on the owner to do.
klm 09/09/14 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need Qick Advice for Hershey Show Please

Check out Leisure Unity. Great little rv - with creative use of interior space. Friends have the murphy bed model - very cool. The Leisure website has video - must see
klm 09/09/14 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone take adv of Brake Buddy old for new discount?

OP back. My new Brake Buddy Vantage arrived, they sent it as soon as I provided the tracking # for my bb classic that I sent back to them. The cost for the new unit was $650, just as they quoted. I am glad to get the 3 yr warranty with the new unit. It has some new features, compared to my old bb. Overall, I am very pleased with the entire process; cost, quick shipping, and new/better technology. I was a bit worried, you know "if it sounds too good to be true....." - but everything was handled as quoted - no unpleasant surprises.
klm 09/09/14 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
Anyone take adv of Brake Buddy old for new discount?

Hi, My brake buddy has bit the dust. RV tec (brake buddy authorized) checked it out, and I need a new circuit board. BB will not sell the part, even to the rv center. I spoke to cs at bb, he said that the part is about $200, evaluation/repair will put cost well over $300. I will need to send my bb to them. CS said they generally recommend replacement of unit, particularly one that's over 7 yrs old.They will replace (keep) my bb in exchange for a new Vantage unit (mine is a Classic, '06) for $650. The Vantage on bb website is about $1400+ - plus will have a 3 yr warranty. OK, sounds good - we are fulltimers, satisfied with bb over the past 7 yrs - we are not looking for a different braking system (tow 2500 lb Fit). Is there something in this deal we're not seeing? Seems to be very good. Anyone do this? Satisfied? UPDATE 9/9 post thanks, Happy Labor Day
klm 08/31/14 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: East Coast Suggestions?

MAINE!!!! Get to Acadia - you cannot go wrong. There are several cg's that are on the water - or at least a water view - Bar Harbor CG, BAr Harbor KOA (very $$$), Narrows Too - to name a few. So much to do, and just a few lobsters to be consumed :)
klm 08/27/14 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternative Resources changing name

Understand they are expanding - good for them. Change of address not good. A bit of a hassle, for sure. can't say I'm happy about that. Thanks for the FMCA tip, didn't know that - and I am a member. I will be contacting AR/DP to get my discount.
klm 08/26/14 11:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Life - Flight type of insurance.....what do you do?

Check into sky med. I am a solo ft'er, I have a 5 yr plan with them. Never needed the service (knock on wood)
klm 08/21/14 05:43am Full-time RVing
RE: Coastal Southern Maine or New Hamphire Campgrounds

We enjoyed our stay near Belfast, ME at The Moorings. It might be further north, but it is right on the water (no sewer - but dump station and a free pump out if you stay 1 week). Small cg, most sites have view - something to consider. We have used Wild Ducks and The Bluffs - all good options. If you wait for fall colors - consider visiting Acadia NP - well worth a visit anytime
klm 08/11/14 08:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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