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RE: Drained antifreeze after winterizing; ok or not okay?

No reason to leave the antifreeze in the lines. I live in the south and you probably know more about winterizing than I do. But I don't understand why you would put antifreeze into the system and then immediately drain it out. Aren't you going to need to flush the system next spring anyway. What is the advantage of draining the antifreeze now. Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to understand. The reason you drain it out and leave it empty is to negate some of the taste of it in the lines especially if you have it in your fresh water tank all winter.There will be no water in the system to drip down as suggested,water was all displaced with anti freeze if done properly.And of course to drain the water heater you remove the drain plug and open the relief valve.The anode is actually part of the drain plug.Leave the drain open and all taps and showers so air replaces the anti freeze just like you did when draining the water out initially.Lay your shower head in the tub or shower so the hose also drains.Water only breaks things when it turns to ice and has no room to expand.
mayo30 11/03/15 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Drained antifreeze after winterizing; ok or not okay?

No reason to leave the antifreeze in the lines.
mayo30 11/03/15 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: NADA Pricing

Thanks for the advice. We just want to pay the going rate or less, we don't need to beat someone down to wring the last nickel out of a deal. It just seems the asking prices, selling prices, and NADA values are all over the place. And of course you can always use the old tried and tested method.Ask how much the seller wants,offer what you want to pay AND can afford to pay.If you like it buy it,don't worry about others as some one always bought it cheaper and put the seller into the poor house.And always have the opinion that you paid too much,it never fails.
mayo30 11/03/15 08:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil pump removal. Help!

well, i'll take it for a drive and the oil pressure will stay at 10 while coasting then move to about 20 once I hit the gas. Eventually dropping to 0 later on during the drive with or without accelerating. It may move back up to 10-15 if I let it sit for 10 minutes. What grade of oil does it have in it?What grade should it have?
mayo30 11/02/15 10:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

The 110 and LP connections were made before the unit was slid in from the outside. The 110 line comes into the box via a 3/4" hole in the box. It was then screwed to the flange on the outside with about 20 screws. Sorry to disappoint all the haters of this post but I am smart enough to see that a totally enclosed plastic cargo bay does not allow access without either cutting a hole or removing the whole unit. The element and relay are in the rear of the heater. I cut about a 12"x12" hole to access it. The relay was bad. Not the connections or element. That sure sounds like a made for dealer service call at a huge cost to the owner.I don't think dealers would complain too much about that design.Glad you got it fixed and now have a service port.
mayo30 10/31/15 11:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

I got a 2012 Jayco Embark new. Their workmanship was horrendous. Requiring many weeks at the dealer, countless hours of my work and even a trip back to Jayco. Recently the electric portion of my water heater quit. When I went to check it I found that the water heater was installed in a totally sealed cargo bay. Brilliant engineering! I sent Jayco CS 2 emails politely asking the dimensions to cut a hole to access the element so nothing else would be damaged. No response. Never again. Where are your bypass valves located,what make and model of water heater is it?Do you access the element from the rear or the front? Again where do you find the by pass valves?Is the 110 volt element on the front or rear of the heater?How did the factory make the electrical 110 volt connection to the heater in an enclosed space.All electrical 110 volt connections or joints require an access point by any code I have ever read.Do have to take out some panel to access the heater?? I'll have to see this situation to understand it.We have a Jayco dealer near by and I am sure they have some knowledge of how to do this,may have one on the lot.How did you resolve this situation?
mayo30 10/30/15 12:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: One More Reason To Never Buy Jayco

I got a 2012 Jayco Embark new. Their workmanship was horrendous. Requiring many weeks at the dealer, countless hours of my work and even a trip back to Jayco. Recently the electric portion of my water heater quit. When I went to check it I found that the water heater was installed in a totally sealed cargo bay. Brilliant engineering! I sent Jayco CS 2 emails politely asking the dimensions to cut a hole to access the element so nothing else would be damaged. No response. Never again. Where are your bypass valves located,what make and model of water heater is it?Do you access the element from the rear or the front?
mayo30 10/29/15 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What Sticks to Coroplast?

Eternabond tape will stick to Coroplast. Yep works great,simple and fast no mess no fuss.permanent.
mayo30 10/22/15 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: montana 3790 warranty denial

If you have ever mentioned the word lawyer to keystone or the dealer your friendly negotiations and any goodwill evaporated.
mayo30 10/06/15 05:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ideas for lifting AC unit to the top of a RV

I too wondered about getting it up and the other down.Went to local lumber yard to inquire about a rental of some sort,the manager heard my question and turned and asked his yard man to stop with a buddy to put it on the roof after work on the way home.They showed up and walked it up the ladder,were going to haul the defective one down,but I told them to just throw it off the roof,which they did.Came down refused $50.00 and took enough for a box of beer.end of story 20 mins.Uncrated with shroud off it weighed 89 lbs. Tell us who and where? Nice guys deserve a pat on the back. Manager of Home Hardware Candle Lake Saskatchewan.Good people.
mayo30 09/18/15 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: Weber Q

Just go to Weber and get the conversion kit.simple and easy and correct.
mayo30 09/15/15 07:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got rid of mildew stains

It is like bleach.Bleachdoes the same thing,diluted how much I don't remember.
mayo30 09/13/15 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Ideas for lifting AC unit to the top of a RV

I too wondered about getting it up and the other down.Went to local lumber yard to inquire about a rental of some sort,the manager heard my question and turned and asked his yard man to stop with a buddy to put it on the roof after work on the way home.They showed up and walked it up the ladder,were going to haul the defective one down,but I told them to just throw it off the roof,which they did.Came down refused $50.00 and took enough for a box of beer.end of story 20 mins.Uncrated with shroud off it weighed 89 lbs.
mayo30 09/13/15 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: My Experience with a 2015 Ram 2500 6.4 Crew Cab

Wow the lack of comprehensive skills is amazing,a simple report on personal experience and lookout.No blow hard comments,no put downs,no hear say,no kidding people.No one asking for agreement for dis agreement,just a write up of personal experience with a truck!!
mayo30 09/09/15 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Wondering how many Canadians cancelling trip south

We as Canadians pay a very high price for our medical costs through very high taxes.Nothing is free.What I meant in my prior post was that the insurance companies are paying for that cardiac incident of $100,000.00 US with a .75 Canadian dollar versus paying for the same incident when the Canadian dollar was $1.10 to the US dollar.A huge difference that the share holders are not going to swallow for long.And I can tell you that any seemingly mild,routine or minor cancer if it can ever be called that will be a reason to not cover you or deny a claim.Don't fall down or anything and think they are not related!!Are you aware of the side affects of the medications you are taking or have taken for it/Dizzy etc.Read all you can and be very careful.Yes fuel is cheaper but I don't want to keep driving around to save all that money.lol.
mayo30 09/07/15 09:13pm Snowbirds
RE: Wondering how many Canadians cancelling trip south

I know that most places in southern B.C. are booked pretty tight for several years and we got the last 2 bedroom cabin on the ocean at a spot in mid Vancouver Island.The Rv spots are very busy also,but it takes a certain type of RV and person to spend the winter in an RV there.We have done it numerous times so we know. I am finding more and more talk about the major increase in medical travel insurance to the USA as the insurance pays out in US dollars and the premiums are paid in Canadian dollars.The insurance companies need a whole lot more Canadian dollars to pay those medical bills.The refugee situation in Europe is making travel that way pretty stressful,and not too attractive either,so I believe a certain amount of travel will be done out of country.
mayo30 09/05/15 08:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Difficulty finding Insurance for Full Timing

Oh my goodness,I would check with other brokers,if you are only talking about your fifth wheel.Is it because of your address or lack of.We did that for years and had no problems,with SGI in Saskatchewan.Maybe things have changed here too.
mayo30 09/03/15 11:42am Full-time RVing
RE: Heading from Ontario to Vancouver Island for the Winter

We would stay in Kamloops the last night before heading to Vancouver through the mountains going via Merritt BC.We have stayed in Salmon Arm and Revelstoke depending how the roads were and the avalanches coming home to the prairies.The flat way through the mountains is on Highway 16 through Edmonton and Blue River down to Kamloops.Spent 2 days in Revelstoke blocked in by mudslides one spring.Anything can happen,but I would not use highway three in BC you may not have much time to look at the scenery,very slow and winding,some steep passes.We also learned to get ferry reservations after spending a night on the dock.
mayo30 08/31/15 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Heading from Ontario to Vancouver Island for the Winter

Friends are planning to do this. Any personal experiences? When to leave? What campgrounds might be open? Weather? Best route not through USA? What do they consider winter?How many months and which ones?When we did that we took our rv out in mid October,stayed a couple of weeks went home without the Rv,then returned in late dec. and would not move until mid March.We experienced several bad storms in the mountains,3 memorable heavy tree damaging snow dumps in the winter.Two at Parksville and one near Victoria.After shaking my head I decided to rent condos or cabins and leave the RV at home.Way less stress and money travelling,no huge ferry bills,fuel costs and camping fees.Gladly paid $100.00 or less a night for hotels with breakfast included and cut off a days travel,each way.The cost of renting a condo for the first month was usually pretty close to our extra travelling costs and I just kept on smiling.Stayed nice and warm and dry in something that was a heck of a lot bigger then 272 sq. ft.But tell them to have a good time if they drive with a rv. in the winter.
mayo30 08/31/15 04:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Allowing my SO to take our unit for the weekend ?

Wow it is only for a day.Not going to be a world ender.Go and do it,be the bigger person,suck it up,don't be the me person.So it is some work,so what you are with your family driving and visiting for the travel time.You are the husband and dad get going,do it.Points man points.lol.
mayo30 08/26/15 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
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