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RE: Installed quicky flush

That looks like a good clean install. I like that you incorporated the stabilizer mount bolt to hold the bracket rather than drilling a new hole in the frame. If I was to make an unsolicited suggestion it would be to put a plug in the hose end when not in use. You just never know when the one way valve in the quicky flush might fail or get stuck. I had it happen last time out and I didn't have a cap in mine either. :o
opnspaces 07/19/15 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rude campers to the extreme

Man you should know better, haven't you seen enough Cops on TV? ;)The guy that throws the first punch will only get in trouble right up until the time that the other guy hits back. Then the cops show up and haul the second guy to jail. :E
opnspaces 07/17/15 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom Problems

I agree it seems to be caused by the stabilizers as I've had the bathroom door alignment problem a few times. Now if I get that I just let off the stabilizers and it usually corrects itself. Mine has never needed to be driven, but that's not to say that yours doesn't. Take it camping and see what it does, then see if you need to address anything after you get home.
opnspaces 07/08/15 09:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 Volt Water Pump Keeps Running

I'm with the clogged aerator screens on the faucets crowd. My brothers popup had the exact symptoms you described with the low pump that wouldn't turn off and no water flow. It's an easy fix and you don't even have to wait until tomorrow. Just walk over to the kitchen faucet, unscrew the screen out of the end of it and turn on the faucet. I'll bet you get a big whoosh of air and then your water flow will be back at that faucet. Then clean the screen and reinstall it and move to the next screen. It's an easy 2 minute job that you get to do standing up as if you were washing your hands. :)
opnspaces 07/08/15 09:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: loading and unloading supplies

I use laundry baskets and move every last bit of food out every time. I also pull the dirty dishes and the laundry. I also pull the generator, firewood bins, half size propane tank, dutch ovens, charcoal, extra sleeping bags (easily a half day affair with cleaning too) then the trailer goes to storage. When I reverse it all.
opnspaces 07/07/15 09:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: my near disaster

Before you call out the pros snap us a few pictures and post them. It might be an easy fix. Also as noted the axles will move around and look really bad if you back it around a corner. Ofter times you can just pull it straight forward a foot or so and the axles will settle back into their normal alignment. It might be worth a try before paying somebody to come out and say "hook it up and pull it forward and let's see what it looks like"
opnspaces 07/07/15 09:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing Stabilizer Scissor Jacks

Look at the bolts holding the jack, are they bolts or self tapping screws? On my trailer there are plates welded under the frame and the jacks are held on with self tapping screws. If yours is the same then the spacing probably won't matter all the much.
opnspaces 07/04/15 11:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best Sticks For Cooking Over Campfire?

Were they these? Link
opnspaces 07/02/15 12:30am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Has anybody,,,(Toilet)

I did exactly what Old-Biscuit stated on my Thetford. There is a stub on the back of the toilet sticking down from the fill valve. I cut the tip off the stub (like opening a tube of caulking) and used a hose clamp and a kitchen sink sprayer that I bought at Home Depot. The sprayer is only pressurized when I am holding the flush valve open. I just lay the sprayer over the edge of the tub when not in use in case it leaks. The boys at the time were 6-13 have never messed with it, but then again I don't think I've ever shown them how it works. So they've probably squeezed the trigger and when nothing came out they just lost interest. Then again it's kind of an awkward angle to try bend over and hold the flush calve and then point the sprayer at somebody as you're body is mostly in the way. That's probably the most realistic reason why they don't spray at each other.
opnspaces 07/01/15 10:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wiring diagram for 07 Fleetwood Arcadia?

Okay then they must all run in series. I'm guessing the light closest to the wires that come up to the roof is the one that works. From there they probably connect from one light to the next. Are there any panels on the ceiling or the side of the ceiling that you can remove? I believe they run the wires through a groove or two in the ceiling. A few things I would probably do. I would make the hole in the ceiling a bit bigger, but not so big that the light won't cover it. Just a bit bigger so you can maybe see where the wire goes. Maybe try pulling gently on the black wire of one light and see if any of the other wires move. Maybe you can pull the failed connector over to the hole and refresh the connection. Or see if you can fish a straightened out metal clothes hanger between two holes. If you can, then just run a new black and white wire from the working light to the non working light and leave the old wiring in the ceiling.
opnspaces 07/01/15 09:36pm Folding Trailers
RE: Stabilizer Jack missing base plate

The dealer is correct,some jacks come that way. look at teh BLA C jack for one example.Link I also would just put a piece of wood or a plastic leveling block under the end.
opnspaces 07/01/15 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wiring diagram for 07 Fleetwood Arcadia?

As Alaska Dennis says they are probably joined in the ceiling. I would pull the lenses and then unscrew the lights from the ceiling. You might just find a junction or bundle of cables.
opnspaces 07/01/15 01:59pm Folding Trailers
RE: Leaking Duracells

I've had many, many, many Kirkland brand batteries leak in the various devices at home so I switched to Duracell. Now you're making me wonder if the Duracells are going to leak too. On a side note, I've been able to save 99 % of all the items that the batteries have leaked into. All it takes is a small screwdriver a handful of Q-Tips, and a bottle of white distilled vinegar. Pull the batteries and carefully disassemble the device. Dip a Q-Tip in the vinegar and it will eat through the corrosion like a hot knife through butter. Just be careful to keep the vinegar out of the electronics. Let things dry out and reassemble.
opnspaces 07/01/15 12:05am Tech Issues
RE: Exhaust fumes in camper?

I wouldn't worry about it.
opnspaces 06/29/15 11:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: hot water heater stopped working

Do you live in an area where you have to winterize? If so it's possible the winterizing valve is not fully shut and allowing cold water to bypass the heater. If you open the outside heater valve, there should be a drain plug near the bottom of the tank. Is it a plastic or metal plug? If you turn of the gas water heater switch and then turn it back on, does it try to light? Go stand out by the heater door and have someone else flip the switch for you.
opnspaces 06/29/15 11:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Running a generator

All I can say is try it in the driveway and see how loud and how hot it gets. In my opinion the CO getting outside and into the TT is almost a non-issue. But I would just buy a $30 CO detector at Home Depot and set it on the table next to my pillow in case of the unlikely event of the CO getting onto the trailer. As far as CO leaking into the truck cab, that's a real non issue. When you're getting ready to leave in the morning, unlock the truck cap door. Hold your breath, reach in and shut off the generator. Then go unlock and open the doors of the truck and let it air out. (for extra measure set your CO detector on the front seat after opening the doors. If you're super concerned start the truck and turn the vent fan on high and make sure it's set to pull outside air. You can also drive with the windows open for a mile or two if it concerns you. That's what I would do at least.
opnspaces 06/26/15 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why so close? (CG site assignments)

Go to the office and strike up a conversation and ask why when the park is empty do they group the people next to each other. I'll bet they have a reason for why it's that way although you might not agree with it. :)
opnspaces 06/25/15 11:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rivet and washers on Equalizer hitch

You can also loosen the side bolts and hook up the trailer. Then use the tongue jack to lift the tongue and take all play out of the rivets. At that point just reach under and tighten the bolt then torque the side bolts. sure the bolt alone will tighten them up, but I like to make sure they are absolutely tight.
opnspaces 06/25/15 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody using Micro Inverters on their solar?

As others have stated Micro inverters will not work. Micro inverters have to be hooked to the utility grid. When the grid goes down the the inverters shut down to protect the linemen working on restoring power. In fact I was just talking to the local building inspector last week for solar that I'm installing on my house. In San Diego you have to put warning stickers on the conduit coming down from the panels that warns that they are carrying solar power. I assume this is to protect the electrician that flips the main breaker and assumes that all lines are dead in the house when in fact the solar is back feeding power through the breaker panel. The inspector said I do not need the warning stickers if using micro inverters because when the main cuts the power the inverters all shut off too.
opnspaces 06/25/15 01:00am Tech Issues
RE: Stabilizer jack nut missing

What's left on the jack? Is it just a threaded rod?
opnspaces 06/24/15 10:57pm Travel Trailers
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