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RE: Maggots in pipe that flushes into toilet...

Ok, I'm confused. Are the bugs in the fresh water that goes into the toilet bowl when you flush it...or are they in the pipe between the toilet and black tank. If in the fresh water, are the bugs also coming out the faucets in the bathroom and kitchen (as mentioned, remove aerator first). If here also, then you really need to sanitize your fresh water system by putting a couple of cups of chlorine in your fresh water tank along with a full tank of water. Turn on pump, and run this solution through each and every faucet (sinks, shower, outside shower, toilet spray, washing machine...etc) that you have in the rv until you can smell the chlorine. Let it set for 12 hours and then drain, refill tank and run new fresh water through out the rv again. You might have to do this a couple of times until you can no longer smell the chlorine. If only in the pipe between the toilet and black tank, see my previous reply. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 10/30/14 03:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Macerator with grey water tank question

Our macerator came with a gray water by-pass. If yours doesn't, you'll need to install one or else the water will not go through the pump. My by-pass was only a 1/4" tubing about 3 or 4 inches long, but it would drain my 3/4 full gray tank in about 20 minutes. Ron
lanerd 10/30/14 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price Aside, Which one would you chose Hensley or Propride?

I had the HA when we had our TT....but like it was mentioned above, the PP3 is a newer version. PP3 would be my choice. However, if you can (like I did last time) find a good buy on a used HA, you shouldn't hesitate to get it. You just can't go wrong with an HA. As for the people who say their regular friction type WD/SC units (Equilizer, Dual Cam, etc) work just fine, are usually those who have never used an HA or PP3 and would probably change their tune if they had. I've had just about all the different types and makes of weight distribution and/or sway control, and I can truthfully say that if I ever go back to pulling a TT again, it would definitely have either the HA or PP3 for a hitch. Ron
lanerd 10/30/14 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow - Really that hard to hookup?

The hitch head is adjustable up and down with the jack screws and it swivels side to side which helps if you're not dead on. Just takes a little practice or a good assistant who knows what they are doing. When I had my TT with a HA, there was definitely a learning curve to it. Using the method above, I could hitch or unhitch just as quickly as I could when I had my Reese Dual Cam set up. It does take practice, but once you find the solution, it becomes much easier. However, what little trouble it takes to hitch up, is waaaaay over shadowed by the overall safety and road handling ease of the HA. I would never, never have another TT without one. Period! Ron
lanerd 10/30/14 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Maggots in pipe that flushes into toilet...

Your problem here is that the pipe from the toilet to the black tank is not "clean". You need to buy a Toilet Wand. Run it up and down the inside of the pipe to clean all the "stuff" that is sticking to it. you are probably experiencing an unpleasant odor too. Good luck Ron
lanerd 10/30/14 11:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dishes for the motorhome

Corelle from Walmart. Chip resistant but they will break if they fall on a hard surface just the right way. 4 plates, 4 mugs, 4 bowls. We use paper plates most of the time. I put the rubber shelf stuff between them to stop rattling. This is almost exactly like us except we also have 4ea of saucers, and 2 different sizes of bowls. We typically use the paper (3 different sizes) plates for most every day use and the hard stuff for company. Ron
lanerd 10/29/14 06:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 5vr vs Bumper pull what are the differences

Do you have any water in your fresh water tank.? This is where your pump gets its water. Me thinks you clicked on the wrong post... need to go one down to this post: When I'm on city water, no problem. When our motorhome isn't attached to a water line, and the water pump is turned on, it runs constantly but no water comes out. As a test, I turned on the water pump while attached to city water, and the water pump cuts in and out appropriately. But when I disconnect from city water, the water pump runs and runs but doesn't produce any water. It's almost as if the water from the tank isn't getting to the water pump but I don't know how to make sure there's no obstruction
lanerd 10/29/14 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Are there 2 different Monaco's?

My previous coach (08 Safari Simba) had the C7 ACERT engine and for the most part was a trouble free engine for the 35,000 miles I drove it. It did have one abnormal aspect to it, as it did not like to start immediately. I would have to keep the starter engaged for about 7 or 8 seconds before the engine would run on its own. However, I found that if I plugged in the engine heater a couple of hours prior to starting (regardless of the outside temp), it would start a little quicker...mayby 3 to 4 seconds with the starter motor engaged. This was never really a problem, just a little annoying. The engine ran fine, had plenty of power and over the 35K miles, I averaged 8.6 mpg (even with pulling our 4000 lb toad). Ron
lanerd 10/29/14 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 C-Max and CR-V With Automatic Transmission

What is the advantage of a "plug in" over a regular hybrid? We are currently looking at hybrids for a family car...not for a toad. Ro While we bought our C-max Energi to tow, we were also looking for a car that got much better gas mileage than our truck and minivan. It had to have better head room than other cars that size and comfortable seating for 4-5. We originally looked at the CRV, Chevy Sonic, and Ford Focus. While at the Ford dealer we discovered the Ford C-Max!! What we love about the Energi is that, unlike totally electric cars, or a gas hybrid, it has the ability to run on electric or gas. Since we can run on gas, we do not have to rely on finding a charging outlet before our electric miles run out. When it is at our house it is always plugged in to its own dedicated 110v outlet. That gives us 20+ electric miles every time we leave the house. If we go further than that in one trip then the gas engine seamlessly kicks in. We have owned and driven ours daily for almost 8 months and have only used a total of 25 gallons of gas in all those months. At our overall average of 140mpg, we are getting 100 miles per gallon more than the comparable C-Max gas hybrid!!!! Plus the Federal government gave us a $4007 tax credit! Hard to beat. :) Thank you for the info. Now I have another question. You said you got a tax credit for you plug in... does the normal hybrid also get a tax credit?? Ron
lanerd 10/29/14 11:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2014 C-Max and CR-V With Automatic Transmission

What is the advantage of a "plug in" over a regular hybrid? We are currently looking at hybrids for a family car...not for a toad. Ro
lanerd 10/28/14 10:38am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2014 C-Max and CR-V With Automatic Transmission

Also, we are getting conflicting answers on the 2014 CR-Vs. One dealership says that the regular two-wheel drive can be towed four-down, but NOT the AWD models. Other service department said AWD can be towed four down. If by "dealership" you're actually talking about a "salesman", then no wonder you got bad info. Most, and by that I mean just about all, auto salesmen don't have a clue when it comes to anything to do with rv's....include toads. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 06:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing wreck - overloaded hitch

CLICKY for the OP
lanerd 10/27/14 05:04pm Towing
RE: Are there 2 different Monaco's?

The pre-Navistar roadmaster chassis came in four different models. 4 bag, 8 bag, 10 bag and the roadmaster semi-monocoque S-series (from the Prevost). I believe the s-series was only available in the high end coaches (including HR, Beaver, and Safari), with the 4,8, and 10 bag units in the "lesser" models. A certain group of the 4-bag units had a design defect in the trailing arms that could break causing the coach to go out of control. Source Engineering makes a replacement for the defective arms. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery on or off ??

For storage, I wouldn't leave it plugged into shore power and I would disconnect the battery's. Why?:h Care to elaborate? Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford Edge, Honda CRV or Jeep Cherokee, which to tow?

Ok, gotta ask. Why only those three for your possibilities??? There are many others that would also fit right in with the three you listed. GM and Ford both make several autos that are 4-down towable. Even Chrysler has several. Look at my signature above in my first reply to this post for an alternative. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 03:52pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford Edge, Honda CRV or Jeep Cherokee, which to tow?

If only 2wd is required, and those three are the only choices, I would go with the Ford. Bigger, quieter, smoother riding, etc. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 10:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Pin weight

I've never had a 5er so I was wondering just exactly HOW do you weigh the pin? Do you disconnect from the truck and put the pin on some sort of stand or do some simple math to determine the weight? Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 10:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: TRAVEL TRAILER ROOF??

Removing the old stuff is not only better for the tape to stick, it will also look 100% better. I removed all of my caulking on both the front and rear caps of my pr4evious coach and put down a single strip of eternabond tape on each. Looks factory, in fact, looks better than factory and seals much better. I also did this to the skylight. I removed ALL caulking and cleaned the surface with acetone. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 10:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery on or off ??

What I do is leave the battery disconnect switch (in battery compartment) in the on position. However, I typically turn on most of the lights in the motor home and then when leaving, i will turn the salesman's switch off. This allows me to reduce the 12vdc amperage draw on the batteries when I'm not in it, and also I can turn on all the lights with one switch. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Which is better for slide out seals??

Thanks Janet... I needed that. Ron
lanerd 10/27/14 09:49am Tech Issues
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