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RE: Scratching My Head Over Electrical Problem

Just for gen info, the lights work off of 12vdc and the front AC works off of the engine alternator/battery. Outlets within the coach are 120vac that work off of generator, inverter, or shore power. If only your interior outlets are not functioning, I too suggest you check the circuit breakers located on your inverter. Good luck Ron
lanerd 07/05/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gray tanks question

Our old 25' rear kitchen TT had two gray tanks. The shower/sink tank drain valve was located with the black tank drain valve, but the kitchen sink gray tank valve was located at the far end of the trailer. At public dump sites, I always had to dump the bath gray/black tank first and then pull forward about 15' to drain the kitchen gray tank. So my point is, look else where for the kitchen gray tank dump valve. Ron
lanerd 07/05/15 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying my first Pop-Up Camper

Interesting. Our first and only pop-up was a small Palomino Colt. Boy, was it basic. Twin queen size pull out bed platforms with a small 2 burner stove, hand pump 5 gal fresh water tank and a small ice chest. No potty, no shower, no pop-outs, one 12v light with manual lift top. Can't get much more basic than that. In spite of that, it was by far the most enjoyable camping we've ever done. We loved that little trailer and have some great memories of it. Ron
lanerd 07/02/15 07:53pm Folding Trailers
RE: think I would mess my drawers

Many years ago when we had a tent trailer, we were camped for the first night at a campground we had never been to before. We arrived in late afternoon, set up the trailer and camping area, roasted a few marshmellows and had a couple of beers and then went to bed. The next morning when I got up early to go to the campground bathroom, I stepped out and looking down saw bear print after bear prints. Some were so obvious that the bear(s) were actually poking their nose into the tent areas next to our heads. Needless to say, we packed up and left and never went back. Scared the******outta me. We soon purchased our first TT. Ron
lanerd 07/01/15 01:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad experience so far

10 days?? I can get a package sent from the east coast to the west coast by ground travel in less than 7 days...2 days by air. Why does it take GS so long to get things done by mail? I've noticed that sometimes it takes GS "weeks" to issue a GS member ship card. I don't understand the huge delays associated with GS. Ron
lanerd 06/28/15 11:15am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Proper procedure for black tank rinse/sanitize

Many of us actually use the soapy water from the gray tank to help rinsing out the black tank. Those with macerators can do this simply by shutting off the macerator and opening both gates. For us without macerators, I had to install a third gate to be able to shut off the drain and still open both tank gates. I usually will drain the black tank and then shut off the third gate and open the gray gate. The soapy water will flow back into the black tank and when the two have equalized, I shut off the gray gate and open the third gate to drain that water out of the black tank. I'll usually do this a couple or three times (depending upon how much water was in the gray tank), until the water coming out of the black tank is clear. During all of this, I will keep the black tank rinse running. Gas in the tanks??? Who cares? Both tanks are vented out the top of the roof. Ron
lanerd 06/27/15 04:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Altering Honda generators for high altitude

We use to camp at 9000'+ and our single 2K Honda ran just fine. I did have extra jets, but never used them. Ron
lanerd 06/26/15 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Proper procedure for black tank rinse/sanitize

See my comment in RED below. Hi all. i have one of those rinse/sanitize(it does not sanitize) hookups for the black tank and was just wondering what the proper procedure is. Im new to this. I have seen one video where they installed a backflow preventer on the hose. Do you need this if you use the same hose all the time? (Yes, you need this)It cant get back into your faucet , can it? (Yes, it can) Also, do you leave the gate valve open on the black tank the whole time? (Never, never, leave the black tank valve open. Without water in the black tank, poop will pile up when it falls into the tank, causing what's known as a poop pyramid.)Or can you close it for a while (of course without going anywhere) and then empty and repeat to get the whole tank rinsed well? Im kind of wondering where the water hits inside (hard to tell without being able to see inside tank).(Typically, the rinser is a "spray" device that sprays to different parts of the black tank.) Thanks a lot The procedure, as others have described, is simple. Keep the black tank valve closed, use plenty of water before, during and after draining, and wait until the tank is about 2/3rds full before draining. During draining use the rinse (as described by others above) extensively. I might add to the importance that after draining, you must ALWAYS put more water back into the tank to insure the poop does not solidify and it enhances the dissolving of the solids, toilet paper and promotes better gravity flow when draining. Very, very important. Many people use chemicals to help with odor and dissolving. Personally, I have only used water in all my years of owning an rv. In my opinion, chemicals are a total waste of $$. If you have an odor, you have a problem that should be fixed....not covered up and if you use plenty of water, dissolving and flow will be taken care of. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 06/26/15 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: What Dish Are You Using For Satellite TV

The roof mounted (Trav'ler especially) are fantastic. One push of a button and you're in business. However, if your normal camping/rv'ing is located among trees, a portable unit is your best bet. Ron
lanerd 06/25/15 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Price for 2016 motorhome

Since the 16's are brand new and just released, I doubt if you'll find one more than 25% off MSRP. Now a 2015 that has not sold is a different matter. 35% off is common. Ron
lanerd 06/25/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the fresh water tank drain

I have seen some mh's that the drain valve was located in a storage bin "behind" a small door. Everything in the bin was black so the door was hard to see. Had a small latch on top of the door and hinged on bottom. Ron
lanerd 06/25/15 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tioga Pass

No need to disconnect toad. Been over that highway several times in our mh (much larger than 30') with the toad attached. Also, recommend a really nice little place to eat right where you turn off of 395 onto 120 called Whoa Nellie's Deli. Fantastic food. Dick, don't know what Tioga Pass you're referring to on Hwy 152. Our (California's) Tioga Pass is hwy 120 out of Lee Vining. Ron
lanerd 06/24/15 12:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: what does a ford 460 get on fuel mileage 34ft

It's gonna be terrible no matter what....and that goes for just about any rv. So don't worry about it, just enjoy where the rv can take you and what you can do once there. Ron
lanerd 06/23/15 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disaster Strikes

After you set the brake, pump the brake pedal to bleed off your air pressure. The brakes won't release without air. Exactly!!! The solution is so simple...no clothespins, pvc pipe or any other device is needed. :S
lanerd 06/23/15 09:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Used GSRA twice on same trip, different results

Whether GS, Coach Net, AAA....it all depends upon the person on the other end of the line. Some are good, some not so good. Ron
lanerd 06/21/15 09:35am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: WD hitch design versus TV ride quality

If the friend went to a Hensley or Pro Pride, I can understand the statement. We had the Dual Cam and went to the HA, and the difference was night and day. Ron
lanerd 06/21/15 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Heat Affecting Motor Home

Roof and seals? I doubt it. But watch out for the outer layer of your body!! Lived in the Mojave desert my whole life...can tell you many stores about how hot it gets there. That's why we spend our summers now up on the Oregon Coast. Ron
lanerd 06/20/15 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V house battery issue

FWIW, most electric jacks are connected directly to the battery with it's own fuse. I always thought that the breaker others are talking about was a large fuse. Ron
lanerd 06/17/15 12:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with online order

For once, we have a detailed reply from CW. Kudos to you, Mark! Now we know the rest of the story....well, most of it anyway. Waiting to hear that jamnw has received his order prior to leaving. Ron
lanerd 06/17/15 12:48pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Receptacle Adapter HelP!!!

Your house receptacle.......... http://i.imgur.com/hg41X4i.jpg height=200 width=200 That is a 240V AC outlet (2 hot legs---120V each and a Ground) Your 30A RV uses 1 Hot leg/1 Neutral/1 Ground What you could do......... Go to breaker panel and disconnect wires on the 50A breaker (Replace with a 30A circuit breaker) Get a 30A RV receptacle and outlet box Wire it using the existing wiring from that 50A plug BUT use only 1 Hot leg and the 1 ground......then use the other existing wire (that was 2nd hot) as Neutral (Wrap white tape at each end of wire) and connect panel side end of that wire to neutral bus bar. Connect the ground wire to ground bus bar and the 1 hot leg to new 30A circuit breaker Now you have a 30A RV receptacle to plug your RV into Exactly. This is the simplest and cheapest way, plus it is the RIGHT way. Ron
lanerd 06/17/15 12:44pm Travel Trailers
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