Hey, Kids! I have an 07 Jayco Designer 36RLTS with three slides. The kitchen slide has a formed rubber seal attached with a metal strip underneath. Pieces of this seal have torn loose near the center of the strip and twice have come out inside the RV upon full extension, the carpet is discolored from the rubber and it seems to be twisting as the slide moves. I have cut both pieces off and should probably think about replacing the seal sometime soon. Anyone else have this happen, what did you do and where can I buy the replacement seal? Thanks, in advance, for the help. david
My converter sounds like its sending morse code messages. Not a loud buzzing, but I had to track it down this morning. We are on shore power at an Indiana state park and have been on shore power at home in between trips. I don't hear it all the time, and moving slides, or landing gears doe not seem to affect/cause the noise. Any ideas, oh, ye wise persons? david
We have only done week-end trips so far and I don't dump black tank after each week-end. I have determined that about 12-14 showers will pretty well fill that grey tank. I do add about three gallons of water with chemicals and powdered water softener added after we get home and have dumped and sprayed out the black tank. I have not used the ice trick, but probably will.
Are these units really that fragile? I got up in the night and my foot slipped off the pedal of the stool. Obviously, the water shut off very hard and suddenly and now the pump won't pressurize and shut off. I suspect an internal diaphragm, although I cannot see any tear or hole. Is there a better brand that is not so touchy?
Call me silly, I can see mine in the mirror or by turning around. I can reach the latch bar from the ground at the side of the bed and I do have to crawl into the bed under the 5er to put the lock in the pin box and fastening the break-away cable. Never been a problem for me.
Just my $.02 I have put my slides out without being on the landing gear at all. Just hooked up to the truck. Now I didn't live in it that way, but for loading or some other chore, can't see that it would matter. FWIW
Don't see it in this thread, but elsewhere I have read NOT to use silicone. I also use it for everything under the sun, but people here say it is not the way to go. I have used the Dicor self-leveling sealant in a tube (like caulking gun) and it does a great job, but not too pretty. But then its on the top, so you're the only one who sees it!
I believe the reference to an orifice is for a heater or stove or some such appliance. The problem, I think you are having is that natural gas is a lower pressure than propane. I don't know about the load block that others have written about. This must have to do with the multi-fuel capacity. I'm curious a to what kind of container you have for natural gas?
Actually, I think the "don't get too much" advise has a lot of merit. I printed off about a dozen lists of "stuff you have to have", and hardly looked at the list after that. We got a lot of stuff, but I think, one should try as best you can to remove stuff you don't use in about two or three weekend trips. Of course things like an extra water hose or pressure regulator, you can easily carry for the twice a year you need them, but we have found that a lot of kitchen stuff just gets moved in, in spring and out in fall without ever being touched in between. Just sayin' it all adds up to weight. hth
I just had to replace the dinning room slide motor on my Jayco last week. I used firstname.lastname@example.org Sent them pics by phone and some numbers. the numbers were not sufficient, but the pics and a couple measurements got me a surplus motor at about 1/6th of a new one. I installed, using normal hand tools (and several times slithering under and out from under the RV) in about two hours, having never done it before. The only time I had to improvise, was the new motor was larger in diameter than the old one, which meant I had to find a shorter bolt and smaller nut with no washer, to allow passage. I drilled a hole in the nut and added a wire (like aircraft safety wire) through the nut as a lock. If you're handy, you can do it. hth, david
As a 30+yr appliance tech, I hate what fabric softener does to the inside of washers pumps, hoses, etc. I have needed to reduce suds in a dishwasher when someone had used regular detergent, and the answer was salt. I personally would not add fabric softener to my grey tank, but I do use a "water softener" in my black tank. Toss about a half cup of table salt into the kitchen sink and same in the shower before dumping and see if this helps. Just an idea. david
I would say it doesn't matter whether 12 or 120 volts. The element is possibly shorted to ground or through the water to ground. With electricity off (all of it, 12 and 120) take at least one wire off the element at the water heater and test for continuity from the element screw to the other one, then to the side of the tank. If there is a beep from one side of the element to the other, the element is good. If the beep is from one side to ground (the tank) it is shorted and this will pop a breaker. A partially open element where electric current is exposed to water will also sometimes cause a fuse or breaker to blow. hth
I just purchased a salvage slide motor from Walt's RV Surplus, in CA. (909) 421-1107 fax (909) 421-1883. 372 TULLOCK, RIALTO CA Very helpful and fast service. Less than one week from order to repair complete, including a week-end!
Anyone done their own slide motor change who is not an RV tech? I have, what I believe to be a 3X3 geared 12 VDC motor that runs my dining room slide out that I have been told is bad. I'm too cheap to pay full price, so I'm looking for other motor sources, but I also don't want to pay their hourly price to do the repair. I have made my living for over 30 yrs repairing appliances and this doesn't look as hard as lots of what I do every day. If anyone has experience I would appreciate a reply. I can also get pix, since I have to get back under there to find numbers off the motor. Just checking. Thanks for your help, as usual. david
"How old" is very individual. Each situation has so many variables. At 65 seeing a 94 y/o driving scares me to death, for what he/she may do to others or themselves. But then when I get closer to 90's myself, I may feel differently. Just so many subtle changes we don't even notice as they happen. I have been driving for 50+ yrs if you count the farm stuff, and it all seems to be instinctive. Then I go to a new city and have to find my way "on the fly" and find I have to get closer to the signs to make sense of them. My eyesight is fine (w/glasses), but reaction time is what I'm getting at. I think I'm fine, until I have to do something different than everyday and find I'm not quite as quick as I thought I was. I want to RV long enough that the DW (64) is willing to sell the house and go full time, but she's about 20 yrs away from that, it seems
I have not replaced the bedroom TV with a digital one. Could this be the reason? Thanks for the help. david
But due to your asking the question you ask, I'd guess such a set up is beyond you.
There is no limit to what is "beyond" me! lol But I do understand the comment. Although I repair appliances for a living (32 yrs) there are some aspects of "technology" that escape me, I guess. The 2d TV has not been much of a priority, so far, but as retirement travel moves closer each day, I want to be able to make stuff as convenient as possible. I have a small digital tv in the stick & brick I will try and see how that goes. Thanks for all the comments. david
From your wording, I assume the bedroom tv can display the same channel as the living area tv,
Does the second tv have an attached digital to analog converter box? If no, then what is doing the conversion?
If yes, are you using the converter box to change the channels (instead of the tv, itself?)
Yes TV's used to display the same programming, network TV or DVD. I have no converter box. The new TV is hooked up to a Blu-ray 5.1 system via HDMI cable. If I replace the bedroom TV with a digital, will I have separate viewing capabilities? thanks, david
I have a main Tele in my living area and another in the bedroom. I have replaced the CRT TV at 70# with a flatscreen at less than 20. The bedroom TV is also hooked up to the rig's air antenna. There is a splitter from the antenna and separate lines to each of the TV's. Why can I not receive two separate programs at the same time. I have not replaced the bedroom TV with a digital one. Could this be the reason? Thanks for the help. david
The gun debate is raging right now and I have my opinion about it, but my thoughts on this thread from the OP is, you can carry if you feel you need it, but as Masaad Ayoob (sp?) teaches, you really have to be thoughtful about when to draw and use your self defense of choice. In this political climate, I would wonder about the advisability of using even something like pepper spray! Some folks are so touchy about this subject that tempers flare when reason should prevail. I will probably carry some means of protecting myself and my loved ones, but not have any visible means of the bad guy knowing. Also, I always thought, don't be places where there is a high expectation of evil lurking, if you can help it. Of course, there is more evil to lurk now than in some times past, but try to plan and don't set yourself up as a victim. Be Safe!
By way of explanation, I'm not really so stupid as to not know when to push the button, when towing or not towing. No offense taken. I guess I just wanted to know if the high revs produced from having it on would damage engine or tranny?