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RE: No clue on how to winterize

Google "winterizing rv". You will find all the instructions you need.
tenbear 10/16/16 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Shower

It is possible that your heater is not heating the water hot enough. When I take a shower, the hot and cold are on with the cold only slightly less than the hot. I also have the Oxygenics shower head and a 6 gallon heater. We don't take long showers, but navy showers. DW and I can both have showers with the heater off, if she doesn't wash her hair.
tenbear 10/16/16 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam ERS Surprise

Did your friend ask Good Sam what were the cases that they didn't cover the labor charge? If so, what are the cases?
tenbear 10/14/16 07:08am General RVing Issues

I agree with johnwalkerpa1, but if you are really concerned about that little bit of water, you could blow out the lines and dump the tanks before adding the antifreeze. I blow out my lines but don't dump the tanks again before adding the antifreeze.
tenbear 10/13/16 02:30pm Beginning RVing

I blow out the lines before using the pink stuff, then use plenty of pink stuff to fill the traps and have some in the black and grey tanks. There is a little water left in the fresh water tank but it is below the level of the drain valve and has never caused a problem. I leave the drain valve open a little.
tenbear 10/12/16 06:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Securing RV cabinet doors

My RV originally came with These latches. I installed a large drawer under my dinette seat for shoes and had a problem with it opening on any left turn. I installed a 10 pound latch of the above type and now the drawer stays closed unless I open it. A couple of the OEM latches have broken so they are not indestructible.
tenbear 10/11/16 06:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: cleaning out black tank and toilet bowl

Like others, I use only water to keep the black tank clean. After I dump, I fill the toilet 3 times (3 gallons) and that goes into the tank. When flushing #2 I use a little more water, but not much more. I have a Tornado tank flusher and use it every couple of weeks. I stopped using chemicals years ago when I realized why the salesmen recommend them. I have done this for years with a minor problem only once when I didn't use the Tornado long enough.
tenbear 10/11/16 05:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Making reservations for every night?

Usually our trips are not fully planned ahead. We have a general idea of where we are going but as we travel we find out about more things we would like to see and find places we would like to stay longer. We usually plan to stop about 3PM and we rarely have to find a different CG. Of course, being retired allows us to spend more time on trips than originally planned and we take advantage of this.
tenbear 10/11/16 05:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Full or empty water tank

Thanks for all the input. It's much appreciated. And vehicle handling would naturally be per the individual MH. Am I wrong in assuming that a full water tank is better than a partially filled tank to avoid the sloshing/handling issue (I know per individual MH)? We'll have to wait and see if we get our new one. thanks again As I previously posted, I am one of those that travel with a partially filled tank. I have never noticed any effect that "sloshing" causes on handling. My tank runs across the rear of my MH and is about 2x long (side to side of the MH) as it is tall.
tenbear 10/09/16 03:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Full or empty water tank

I usually keep my tank between a quarter and a third full. If I am headed for a destination with no hookups, such as a bluegrass concert, I will fill the tank. I can't say I notice any difference in the handling or gas mileage, but most of these full tank trips are short. My fresh water tank is 35 gallons.
tenbear 10/09/16 06:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Relocating and rewiring bath fan switch

My RV came without any wall switches and I have installed several wall switches. I was able to run the wires in the ceiling and walls. I used standard wall switches and they have been there for about 10 years with no problems. Mostly I was able to find the wires to the lights in the wall and install the switch nearby. The exception was the bathroom light where I did have to run the wire in the ceiling for a short distance. I managed to poke a hole thru the Styrofoam.
tenbear 10/08/16 03:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Open or closed

I have read on here about some campers that have left their grey tanks open and gotten flies and/or bugs in their tank. I never experienced this but I leave mine closed until I am ready to dump.
tenbear 10/07/16 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nexus class C battery issue

Charging your battery will take more than a couple of hours. Depending on your converter, it could take much more than 2 hours. Use your multimeter to check the charging voltage while the battery is still discharged. A good charger will charge at over 14 volts, probably closer to 14.5v, and still take many hours. If its only being charged at 13.5v, it could take a long time.
tenbear 10/07/16 03:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do I have to winterize

Google "rv winterize instructions".
tenbear 10/02/16 05:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: When do you guys connect / disconnect when traveling?

We usually ask at the desk. They know their park and have lots of experience.
tenbear 10/02/16 05:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: remove "flushable" wipes from black tank?

I use a Tornado tank flusher, but even with that the indicators don't work perfectly, but they are better than with no cleaning. You will learn when to drain the tank even if your indicators don't work.
tenbear 10/02/16 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do I have to winterize

Actually, the hot water heater is the only thing we don't winterize. We just bypass it and drain it. Everything with water should be drained and filled with RV antifreeze. Some people just blow out the lines but I wouldn't trust that.
tenbear 10/02/16 04:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: fuse box question

Here is another, newer, photo posting link.
tenbear 10/02/16 04:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical help needed

In addition to the questions above, the charging current depends on your battery bank. Batteries will only accept so much current depending on the size of the battery bank and the state of charge.
tenbear 10/02/16 03:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical help needed

Unhooking the battery is best done by disconnecting the ground wire(s) from the battery(s).
tenbear 10/01/16 07:36am Tech Issues
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