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RE: RV Park Reviews

I hate it too and don't use it much anymore. I used to be able to get a much bigger view of what's new but with the new format I have to move around too much. Ditto, I have not played with the new format much, but my initial take is there is WAY too much white space and I have to do alot of scrolling to get to the info. I'm personally more of a "scanner" when looking at things like that, so this makes that more difficult. I'm sure in time I will get used to it. I haven't had time to try to figure out why my login does not work, so that will be my next step. I think maybe the whole redo is to make space for constant advertising. Well, I never understood how they supported the site without it! It's a valuable resource so they deserve to make some money.
tkcas01 12/08/14 01:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide out toppers

Whenever I see this question, I always say to make sure they are installed in such a way that the fabric will slope down toward the outside of the slide. Many are installed so that the fabric is horizontal when the slide is extended and it will trap quite a bit of water - not only from rain but possibly from the roof A/C depending on location and level.
tkcas01 12/08/14 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Park Reviews

I hate it too and don't use it much anymore. I used to be able to get a much bigger view of what's new but with the new format I have to move around too much. Ditto, I have not played with the new format much, but my initial take is there is WAY too much white space and I have to do alot of scrolling to get to the info. I'm personally more of a "scanner" when looking at things like that, so this makes that more difficult. I'm sure in time I will get used to it. I haven't had time to try to figure out why my login does not work, so that will be my next step.
tkcas01 12/08/14 12:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Macerators: SaniCon vs Others

Bought a Flo-jet a couple years ago as we camped where there was a sewer dump about 120 feet and maybe 1 ft. rise. Use the 1 1/2 inch lightweight swimingpool hose. Dumped one holding tank, took a while due to start and stop because of overheating of pump. Needed to burnish the armature and replace the brushes. Not worth the trouble. Went back to the blue dump tank and several trips. Much easier and cheaper. Of course these things have their limits. That's a pretty long run, especially with a rise. I've had no problems with an 80' horizontal run in 1" hose. It also helps to make sure the wire you use to feed it is heavy enough gauge based on how long the wire run is.
tkcas01 12/07/14 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Macerators: SaniCon vs Others

I think if I was taking a macerator on and off frequently, I would do as I would do with a sewer solution that kept breaking off the tabs. I would get a short 6 inch clear pipe and silicone seal or goop it to the tabbed ends of the macerator so that the continual pressure would be put on the cheap connector, not the macerator. bumpy ditto. For some reason my Flojet twist tabs were hard to twist on the sewer outlet and they broke before I ever had a chance to use it. They sent a replacement connector housing, then I did what bumby suggests - put a clear adapter on it. I used a 45 which worked out best for my setup. I also put in a "set screw" to keep it firmly attached to the macerator so it would not break the seal when I would remove the whole thing from the RV.
tkcas01 12/07/14 02:45pm Tech Issues
Grey/Black Dump Valves - proactive replacement?

From time to time I see posts where forum members suggest a problem the poster is having dumping tanks is that the pull rod has separated from the valve blade. Clearly this type of problem will typically happen at the worst possible time - when the tanks are in need of being dumped! Replacing the valves would be one thing best done at a time of one's choosing. As a rig ages, is there any reason to consider putting in new flush valves as a preventative measure? Mine have had 9 years of constant use full-timing, but no real sign of trouble. Part of me thinks, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," could just lead to more problems. My parents' rig went for over 20 years without them failing, but they did not use theirs as much as I do.
tkcas01 12/06/14 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: **** foul odor ****

Wolfe10 has good advice. I was going to vote for the autovent under the sink in the bathroom. On my rig, it only has one roof vent and both holding tanks tie into it. If yours is the same this could explain how flushing would affect a vent on the sink drain. As he said, make sure the roof vent is not blocked. As he said, I'd then check the tanks where the pipes connect. I finally solved a similarly frustrating issue and it was a tiny leak around where the built-in tank flush nozzle was attached. Odor found its way up into the coach.
tkcas01 11/23/14 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Non electric coffee pot

How hard can it be to boil water and pour it into a Melitta?? https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSceEYs1HbnSWUpF9Ps7GCdqJ6FkcCv3v34SJAWPFyzSOmaEX_TbQ X2. all I use.
tkcas01 11/09/14 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone ever find holding tank vent pipes leaking?

Put a qt of Pine Sol in the gray tank with about 10 gallons of water and then drive the unit. See if you get the Pine sol smell. If so, you have a vent issue with the gray tank. If no Pine sol smell, flush the gray and do the same test with the black tank. This is EXCELLENT advice. Use Pine-Sol to isolate the "offending" tank. As suggested, put some in the grey tank. Didn't even drive around but soon started smelling it. The rig is a 1.5 bath model and the odor has been isolated around the half bath in the middle of the coach. This is right over the tanks and the vent pipe runs up through the back of the half bath. To confirm it was not the autovents, I got down and stuck my head in all the cabinets where a sink is. No pine-sol smell. I actually smell it more just up walking around, even outside of the half bath. SOOO, I am thinking there is a problem with the vent pipe up at the roof and odor is getting between the roof and ceiling. Will investigate further, but I think I am on the trail of it. Thanks for the tip!
tkcas01 10/30/14 10:59am Tech Issues
Anyone ever find holding tank vent pipes leaking?

First off, if you are inclined to tell me to check the autovents under the sinks, don't bother. They have all been replaced. I've been having trouble eliminating holding tank odor from my half bath. As I said, the autovent under the vanity has been replaced multiple times. I also tried to re-seat/re-seal the toilet a couple of times to no avail. And no, it is not the flush valve. The toilet has no problem holding water in the bowl for days on end. The only other thing I can think of is that perhaps the vent pipes going from the tanks to the roof have a broken connection somewhere. I shot water into the roof vent down into the tank and did detect some moisture on the outside of the vent pipe going down into the holding tank. Thing is, it was not clear if it was coming out of the pipe through bad connections or a bad seal at the roof, as some of the water from the hose was spilling out of the vent. I opened up the wall in the bath and the vent pipe is exposed from tank to roof. I plan to remove the vent cap and put a hose down the vent pipe to make sure any water coming down is INSIDE the vent pipe. That should make it clear if there is a bad pipe connection somewhere. I should know more in a couple of days, but just wondering if anyone has ever found their vent pipes to have bad seals at the elbows and such. It's about the only thing left that could be wrong in my case.
tkcas01 10/29/14 07:06pm Tech Issues
Replace Thedford Aria Deluxe I with Dometic Revolution 320?

Has anyone made this switch? From the footnotes on the Sealand toilet, since the Aria has angled bolts, it appears a Sealand mounting adapter is needed. Curious if anyone has confirmed that is the case and if there are any things to watch out for in that regard. Any other words of wisdom appreciated as well. From what few reviews I saw on the Sealand toilet itself, folks sure seem pleased.
tkcas01 10/27/14 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Need new satelite dome

I've been happy with my Winegard Trav'lr so far.
tkcas01 08/14/14 10:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check engine light 4 days away from vacation

check your fuel cap! Up until a month ago, this suggestion would have resulted in me scratching my head. But recently the check engine light came on and it was emission related and turned out it was the fuel cap not sealing properly! Agree - take it by an auto parts store. Most of all, let us know what you find! If it is the fuel cap you might have to drive it around for a while after you tighten it before the light goes out. It took ours till the next day after driving that evening for the check engine light to go out, after tightening the gas cap. Agree. Mine did not go off immediately either, but eventually it did.
tkcas01 06/25/14 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check engine light 4 days away from vacation

check your fuel cap! Up until a month ago, this suggestion would have resulted in me scratching my head. But recently the check engine light came on and it was emission related and turned out it was the fuel cap not sealing properly! Agree - take it by an auto parts store. Most of all, let us know what you find!
tkcas01 06/25/14 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2004 Monaco Executive

You say new batteries. Are they new since you last used the rig? Maybe they got wired incorrectly?
tkcas01 06/24/14 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traded rigs

Nice upgrade. Gorgeous. Congrats!
tkcas01 06/23/14 11:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide Awning

My report on replacing the slide topper might help: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25357620.cfm
tkcas01 06/23/14 05:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replace M/H window awnings?

I recently did my Carefree window awning canopies. Here is my report. If you have a different brand this might not apply. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27722917.cfm
tkcas01 06/18/14 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: MACERATOR PUMP NOT WORKING ... AGAIN!!!!

The way I read the OP, the problem is that the pump will not operate even though the fuse is fine, so it is not a problem with the tank - and besides he says he is using grey tank only.
tkcas01 06/16/14 09:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: RV Convection oven

Yes, they bake just fine. A feature mine has that I like - not sure if all have it - is a mixed mode. The convection cooks at 325, but it also throws in microwave power - either 10% or 30% power. I use it for meats, frozen lasagne and such to speed up cooking and still provide browning unlike all micro. I don't run mine on the inverter. It sounds like it is struggling, so maybe the amperage is not there. I have read of others burning theirs out that way. Probably depends on specs of oven vs inverter.
tkcas01 06/15/14 03:45pm Beginning RVing
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