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RE: Help: leaking hot water heater

The water heater bypass valves should be right at the water heater. Mine has 3 valves. Two are right in the hoses entering the heater. The third is between the 2 hoses on the hose side of the other 2 valves. The valves into the heater should be closed, the valve between them should be open. There are other types of bypass valves. All are right at the heater.
tenbear 05/27/17 06:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steps

I don't remember ever lubricating my RV steps.
tenbear 05/26/17 06:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sewer Hose Cleaning and Storing

I do as the others have said, but after I have rinsed the hose with the grey water, I rinse the hose with fresh water. I then hold the hose vertically and compress the hose, starting at the top, forcing any water in the hose to drain out. I then store the hose in the rear bumper like storage tube. I have not had any problem with rusting the hose storage tube, or with odors from the hose.
tenbear 05/24/17 06:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

FWD is front wheel drive 4WD.is four wheel drive AWD is all wheel drive
tenbear 05/14/17 11:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

I Googled VW Tiguan 2.0T. It came up with several AWD models, so, the Tiguan does come in an All wheel drive.
tenbear 05/14/17 08:23am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

I interpreted FWD as Four Wheel Drive. If your VW is Front Wheel Drive, then My post would not apply. But it doesn't change the fact that no VWs are listed in the Motorhome listing. What does your owner's manual say?
tenbear 05/14/17 05:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dolly Towing FWD Vehicle

Is your VW towable? I was unable to find any VWs in my Motorhome Magazine towing guides. I tow a 2010 Subaru FWD, only the older manual transmission Subarus are towable and only 4 wheels down.
tenbear 05/13/17 09:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Battery question

My battery is wired with #2 wire. Not all use wire that heavy. I am assuming that mine uses heavy wire because I have a generator that draws about 80 amps to start. It also depends on how long the battery wires are before splitting up into various branches.
tenbear 04/30/17 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: DC clamp meter recommendation

I have had a Craftsman AC DC clamp-on meter for many years and it has always worked fine for me.
tenbear 04/29/17 08:37pm Tech Issues
RE: How to monitor battery state of charge

I hard wired a voltmeter and ammeter and mounted them in a convenient location. They tell me all I need to know about the battery state of charge. Cost me under $20 at eBay, and a little time.
tenbear 04/22/17 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Has anyone used or made or purchased a Genturi exhaust?

I made my own and it works great.
tenbear 04/22/17 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric problem and question

You might also want to get a clamp-on ammeter to measure the current being drawn by the battery. If you do, make sure it can measure both AC and DC.
tenbear 04/19/17 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Gauging the wire....

I think your choice of #2 is good. If you have a generator it can draw a very high starting current. With the improvements you are planning, #2 makes a lot of sense.
tenbear 04/19/17 05:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Outdoor speaker install

Maybe you should read THIS post Please do!
tenbear 04/15/17 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: How many make park reservations vs find as you go.

If I am going to a destination for a certain event I will make reservations well in advance. If I am on a trip consisting of many overnight stops I usually don't make reservations but I may phone the campground of choice an hour or so ahead of our expected arrival. These trips are usually planned as we go and our destinations often are not known until only a day or two in advance. Holiday weekends or mid summer trips in busy areas may be exceptions and we may make reservations a day or so in advance. It all depends. If all else fails, there's always a Walmart.
tenbear 04/12/17 04:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Looked under the hood to see if there was any obvious damage, then looked around inside to see if there were any water leaks, or other problems, after the winter. Happy to say there were no problems found. Next comes the dewinterization process.
tenbear 04/12/17 03:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why did you decide to get an rv?

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tenbear 04/09/17 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: 2 night min stays - negotiable?

Walmarts are a good bet if you are just stopping for the night and then continuing on your way. Just check with the management.
tenbear 04/08/17 11:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Why did you decide to get an rv?

Started canoe camping with a tent, moved to tent camping, then to a small travel trailer, then a larger trailer which we totaled on the first time out but we only got some scratches and bruises. We decided we didn't want another trailer so we bought our current Class C and have used it for many years. Seems to satisfy our needs. Hope to use it several more years.
tenbear 03/29/17 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: charging a toad

I am not familiar with the battery maintainer you have, but I have towed my 2010 manual transmission Subaru as long as 2 days and have not had the battery go dead. Maybe you have some other problem.
tenbear 03/26/17 06:12pm Class C Motorhomes
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