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RE: Didn't flush black tank & hose adaptor

After dumping my black tank I fill the toilet and flush it 3 times to add water to the empty tank. The only time I flush the tank is before putting the MH into winter storage.
tenbear 04/16/18 02:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: I have a question

Just a guess, but the LEDs draw much less current than the old incandescent bulbs. There may be some leakage past the switch which wouldn't show up with the old bulbs but is enough to light the LEDs a little. You could try connecting the lights with the LEDs to a different 12v source to see if it works ok. If it does, maybe the switch is dirty??? Addendum - be aware that LEDs are polarity sensitive. The +12v has to be wired to the correct contact. The Incandescent bulbs couldn't care less.
tenbear 04/14/18 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replaced 1 tire but should I do all 4

I'm guessing this tire is good for another season yet ... whatcha think? :W https://i.imgur.com/qM2VtVml.jpg Good luck! :B
tenbear 04/12/18 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Replaced 1 tire but should I do all 4

Since you described the tire failure as tread separation and you like the new tire better, I would replace all the old tires, especially since you planned to replace them next year anyway.
tenbear 04/11/18 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevrolet Based Class C *UPDATED AGAIN*

Hey all, I'm new to this forum so I may be posting this question in the wrong place. If so, I apologize but hey, you all probably know the answer. We know we have to be level for the fridge to work properly but does it matter if we park on a hill when we're home, not using it? We've had the RV for 10 years, just didn't have to worry about it before. I have always understood that if the fridge is off it need not be level.
tenbear 04/06/18 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Questions

It seems to be generally agreed that it is best to install the switch in the negative lead. The reason for this is that if somehow a wire, tool, etc gets on the positive wiring no harm is done. If the negative post is somehow grounded the only bad effect is to connect the battery to the usual circuitry. If the positive is disconnected and something, wire etc, contacts the positive terminal and the chassis, it could cause lots of damage. Hope this explains the difference.
tenbear 04/06/18 11:51am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Questions

Thanks for the post. Sounds like you are on the right track.
tenbear 04/06/18 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Questions

dpgllg wrote: 6. Am I crazy thinking about replacing this battery? Is there something else I can do to prevent it from draining so fast? 1. Have you determined that you have an unwanted drain? 2. If so, have you done anything to find the cause of the drain? If you just replace the battery you will probably still have the problem.
tenbear 04/05/18 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Questions

" How can I determine if I have something drawing power using the battery disconnect?" The best way would be to measure the current in one of the wires from the battery. To do this you could use a clamp-on ammeter, fairly expensive, or disconnect one of the battery connections and use the ammeter function of a multimeter the measure the current, if any. If you have a friend who has a multimeter he could help. The most difficult part might be getting access to the battery.
tenbear 04/05/18 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Where to go?

Go to the nearest tourist bureau and pick up any tourist brochures that interest you in the least. Look at them and decide which you might like to see. Then locate the points of interest on the map and figure out a route to see what you want. Then, figure out how to fit in other POIs that you might find along the way. Don't plan on doing too much since you will always discover other things you want to see along the way. Hope you have a great trip.
tenbear 04/05/18 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Why Are There Inside Rear View Mirrors In Class C's

I guess I don't understand the original question. Our Class C has a window in the rear. I use the rear view mirror in the cab to see out this window to see who or what is behind us. I back into camping spots using the rear view mirror to look out the rear window - just like with a car. I put a stick-on fresnel lens back there to get a good up/down wide angle view - Camping World sells these for the back window on RVs. Not all Class Cs have an unlimited view down the middle of the coach.
tenbear 04/01/18 05:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why Are There Inside Rear View Mirrors In Class C's

As others have said, that's how the chassis comes from Ford, or Chevy. In my case it was useless so I replaced it with rear view camera. The camera is inside the rear window and the existing rear view mirror is replaced with a monitor. Gives a real good rear view to watch the towed car and anything else going on behind me.
tenbear 04/01/18 06:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Terrible quality!

Soooo glad I still have my '05 MH.
tenbear 03/31/18 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric scooter instead of Toad?

IMHO it all depends on your style of RVing. We go on trips and use the toad to explore the area surrounding the campground, sometimes a hundred miles or more. The toad works perfectly for us, scooters would be useless.
tenbear 03/28/18 07:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with battery wiring please

Personally I don't like to have any more connections than necessary so I would replace the wire. #4 will work fine but if you are replacing the wire why not use a larger wire. Is the actual wire length 11' or do you have 11' there and 11' return, total of 22'? Click here
tenbear 03/26/18 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Leveling

I have installed levels to tell me how much I need to raise each corner and I carry several 2 x 8 pieces of wood to drive up on. Easy to use.
tenbear 03/25/18 05:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tools

Almost all of the tools mentioned are mechanical. Many problems are electrical and a multi-meter and maybe a clamp-on AC DC ammeter can be very useful. I wouldn't leave home without them. I carry a soldering gun too.
tenbear 03/21/18 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to motorhomes

The noisiest possessions are the dishes. We keep the glasses in partitioned boxes and mostly use paper plates. Padding between ceramic plates, pots and pans also helps.
tenbear 03/18/18 07:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many is too many

Although your post didn't mention it, a previous post noted you are thinking of buying a 28A. I have an '05 Thor 28A which I bought new. Mine has the Chevy 6.0L engine but otherwise it is the same. It has been a great RV, suits us fine. I have made many mods to personalize it. Don't off hand know the mileage but probably about 100K. The only mechanical problem has been a leaking gasoline filler pipe.
tenbear 03/15/18 01:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: too rent a car or tow a car

When we retired we started RVing. Our MO was to take 2-3 month trips and drive from about 10AM to 3PM. We would pick up Tourist brochures at the state lines and plan our sightseeing accordingly. Normally it would be a 2-4 day stop and we would tour the surrounding area, visiting the sights we had learned about. A normal daily trip would be a hundred miles or so and be all day long. Our MH would be our home base with all the chairs out, awning open, hookups, etc. A towed car just made more sense than using the MH for touring. Much better gas mileage, no unhooking and hooking up again, easier driving. etc, etc. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Oh, almost forgot, on 2 of our trips we had unplanned visits to the hospital, each for several days. The car made that much more tolerable.
tenbear 03/09/18 10:20am Class C Motorhomes
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