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RE: Water keeps draining out of the overflow

I do not think they put it in my manual either.. I think different serial numbers of the same make and model.. Well they may have different tanks and thus put the valve in different places. But one HINT.. the OVER FLOW.. is well.. OVER your problem was "under".
wa8yxm 01/19/17 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Places we should all visit.

I'm just thinking about this great nation we have. There are many places that I wish all Americans should visit.....if possible. Here are my top five: 1. Arlington National Cemetery 2. Ground Zero in NYC 3. Shanksville, Pa. 4. Yellowstone 5. The Grand Canyon What are your thoughts. Well I have been to Arlington and the Grand Canyon, NYC a few times Never heard of Shanksville (WHy THere?) want to visit Yellowstone. I"d add Niagara and Tahquamenon falls Specifically Tahquamenon, lovely. Indian River, MI is a must for Catholics (Shrine to the only NATIVE AMERICAN Saint, and world's largest wooden crucifix (Cross)). The Edison Institute (Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum) as well as the Smithsonian. One of the exhibits in the Village is a doctor's office.... For the first several years of my education I passed that building every day on my way to school.. (Then it was moved, board by numbered board and brick by numbered brick). There are so many places I wish to visit,, So little time.
wa8yxm 01/19/17 03:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tiny Snow Plow

Actually that looks about the right size for sidewalks.. When I lived in Detroit,, We had two MAJOR blizzards.. the first one the mayor got out the national guard and it took a while but they cleared the roads.. Then we got a new mayor. And the 2nd Storm.. When the new mayor found that in the city's nearly 300 years the city had NEVER cleared residential streets (Save for the official residence or via national guard) he got the job done in 2 weeks, Folks screamed "What took so long" (I must admit I did too, 300 years is far too long.. but he reversed that in just two weeks WOW!) Then we got yet another mayor.. He made it a crime for private citizens to clear the roads of snow.. Yup, I kid you not. He is in prison now. Why do I say this.. Well sharing a border with Detroit is Dearborn The REAL motor city (Home of Ford) and not only do they do the streets.. but the sidewalks as well.
wa8yxm 01/19/17 03:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Water keeps draining out of the overflow

The overflow tube is not UNDERNEATH the tank drain however You forgot to close the drain valve. (or install the drain plug depending on the RV) this is there so you can drain the tank at the end of the season to prevent freeze damage.
wa8yxm 01/19/17 07:39am Beginning RVing
RE: My Laptop Survived Gravity

I use Otter Defender myself on my phone. Another item.. Many Laptops today do not have an HD, they have an SSD Much harder to drop smash, but there is of course always a trade off. The one beside me which has finished it's work for the night has an SSD the one in the other room is also SSD Major disadvantage... I can't pull it and install in a shell or another case like I do HD's.
wa8yxm 01/18/17 03:57pm Technology Corner
RE: My Laptop Survived Gravity

Just reading the subject line reminded me of the IBM/Levno commercials at about the time IBM Thinkpads became Levno Thinkpads. Seems they put an acceleration sensor in it and if it sensed free fall it very swiftly PARKED the hard drive.. A HD parked can take a fairly serious "Hit" without damage. So the fact your Tosh was off and the HD "Parked" is why it survived... Just so you know. This typed on a Tosh.
wa8yxm 01/18/17 01:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Class A- electrical issue?

I do a lot of light RV repair, and can usually diagnose RV electrical issues eyes on.. I'm kind of stuck in S.E. Ga just now but hope to get to SC by Fat Tuesday (not looking good at the moment but sure will try) have part, Have mechanic, have not a good shop or time though.. The shop we can work around, the time, not so much.
wa8yxm 01/17/17 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Telescoping Ladders?

I have one 11 years old.. well almost 12 I am over 300 pounds (it is rated 250) works great.. Wish it was a few feet longer (may some day build an extension) But very happy with it.
wa8yxm 01/17/17 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: furnace

My guess is.. To follow But first a question What is the make and model of your CONVERTER, and where is it located. IN many RV's (not all) the Converter is part of the Power Distribution Panel Assembly. IS the Buzzing coming from near the converter? The guess Furnace is THE biggest 12 volt load in most RV's (Some it is one of 2 or 3, Macerator Toilet, and 12 volt Absorption Fridge are the other two) When the Furnace kicks in some converters may "Buzz".
wa8yxm 01/17/17 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: rotten egg smell

When I thick of sulfur (rotten egg) smell my first thoughts go to a boiling battery and secondly to an LPG leak. DITTO
wa8yxm 01/16/17 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Walmart vs Cracker Barrel for overnight stops off I 95

Two thoughts 1: IN favor of Cracker Barrel.. You pull in and park usually in the back, Walk around front and notify management and enjoy a very nice dinner. about 25-30 dollars for two last time I did that.. Tip included (NOTE: If you have a gift card (I used to get them 3 or 4 times a year) you can put the tip on the card) Then in the AM. walk back in and enjoy Breakfast And continue your trip. Thought 2 I'm only 50 miles from FL, I think there may be an empty site here.. We have sites in the 20-30 dollar range. Full hookup.. But I stress I THINK THERE MIGHT be an empty site.. Not sure. Another campground just 3 miles south of me (Exit 49 if north bound turn right less than quarter mile right again,, I'm 3 miles to the left) And two more (turn left) at the next exit, go to the 2nd one.
wa8yxm 01/16/17 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat tow newbie question

Blue Ox has a "Towed Protector" thingy, It is a plastic shield that attaches to the tow bar.. You might thing of that The full width mud flaps are good provided they DO NOT actually touch the road.. If they touch down they can be worse than nothing.
wa8yxm 01/16/17 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A- electrical issue?

"Appliances" come in two or 3 flavors in an RV The stove and oven are Appliances, they run on Propane The Water heater and Fridgge are appliances, they run on either propane, electric, or both Air Conditioners are appliances, they run on 12and 120 volt electric Some stuff needs 12 volt. Here is my GUESS, and I can not stress enough that this is a GUESS and I mean GUESS. The lights don't work either Now this is important.> here is why, they run on 12 volt DC (Battery/converter power) So does the water heater (Control power for the comptuer) So does the Fridge (Likewise) Air conditioners. unless in many cases (Some do not) Water pump Furnace All take 12 volt DC.
wa8yxm 01/16/17 12:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protector use with general

There are two types of "Surge Protector" one is nothing more than a Spike suppressor Some "Contractor Grade" generators are big time with spikes. (They hammer your electronics just like they hammer your ears) Inverter Generators are not so big on spikes (As in they generally do not produce any) NOTE: Spike suppressors can only do so much, then they need replacement. the other kind of surge guard is voltage/frequency monitor Now again, with inverter generators not needed, They already have that feature built in as it were. With contractor jobs.. Well, depends. NOTE: before plugging in do test voltage.
wa8yxm 01/16/17 12:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: WH chassis vs Ford chassis handing

Have not owned a ford but I can tell you about WH Sway: not a problem, this is a 37'7" class A and it is not a problem Tracking (Trac bar) or WAG. I added a FRONT track bar.. Seems to have helped Also added a TRU-CENTER steering stabilizer.. Likewise. Plan on adding a 2nd (Rear) track bar later.. but well, right now she drives nice so not sure if it will help.. Just covering the base.
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a visit to Quartzsite worth our time

Been there twice and hope to return next year. I consider it one of the "Must Attend" only not for a day.. Go for at least a week. Most of the time in QZ if you go a couple miles south of "Town" and stand off to the side of the road you can turn around and think about the old joke... A Texan visiting Arizona for the first time was ask what he thought of it. He sorta of scratched his head and then said "Well.. It's the only place I've ever been where I can watch my dog run away from home..... For 3 days" You will see. Miles of well. Miles. Last half of January.. Miles of RV's and speeds going into town.. You walk faster (I know a back road route I can use going INTO town, but returning I need to stick to the main.. not a problem) I'd recommend it, at least once.
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The RV Name Game or How to Traumatize Your Customer

IN many cases both Cars and RV's I know what the name they gave it means.. And frankly the thought is "What were they thinking". As to color schemes. The Original buyer does make a selection. I know we did, The basic scheme here is light brown not dark.
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Rermoval question

Before you remove anything you should take one of the following Red paint, Red Electrical Tape, Red Split Loom or Red Nail polish Use the RED stuff to treat the wires which are connected to a POSITIVE (+) battery terminal which do not run off to another battery. Optional.. Black on the Negative (-) Wires Now. IF more than one wire "Runs off" from any battery tape or tie those wires together, INSULATE the Red taped wires so they touch no metal. This is important. Photograph before removal so you can see how to restore. Do not trust organic memory, Trust DIGITAL memory, multiple photos. Next: You said the power panel is "only a maintainer" What is the make and model please.. Some maintain rather well. Some not so good.
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Cable TV - Antenna Cable Question

You will need to cable track. On mY RV the "Factory" cable has a problem I've yet to fully diagnose.. (I am feeling a bit more lively and the weather is nice I may get to it over the next week or 3) Park cable inlet SHOULD run to the back of the wall plate pictured by someone else, but may (As noted) run to a jumper plate in the Sat Receiver area. That is, in fact, how I'd run it if I were designing an RV. I have seen cases where a prior owner re-ran the cable for Sat TV (you use the RF-out (TO TV) back to that port) and forgot to re-connect when selling I have also seen it where NOTHING was behind that wall plate, the PO ripped out ALL the cables..
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Ringling Bros. Circus Closing after 146 years

Sad. that is still "The Greatest Show On Earth" been about a quarter century for me though.. Never where they are.
wa8yxm 01/15/17 01:11pm Around the Campfire
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