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Problem with Photo

Anyone know why this link (https://ibb.co/vYPBv6B) won't display the photo when added as follows https://ibb.co/vYPBv6B but will work as a clickable link, as follows? https://ibb.co/vYPBv6B
CarnationSailor 10/01/23 11:20am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Replace Girard tankless how water heater

I don't think your problem has anything to do with the tankless water heater. With any water heater, you're going to have to wait for the hot water to travel from the heater to the faucet your using (about a quart). I had the same problem with trying to use the "button" on the shower head to turn off/on the shower (what you call a sub-shower) - getting a blast of cold water. Research indicated there might have been a solution that involved installation of a check-velve in the hot water line to prevent cold water from backing into the hot water line. Instead, I went to using the water valves instead of the "button" for sub-showers. Problem solved.
CarnationSailor 09/27/23 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Window Problems

... What does "..." mean?
CarnationSailor 09/27/23 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom Fan Upgrade

When our "puny" bathroom fan failed, I replaced the motor. Very inexpensive and easy to do.
CarnationSailor 09/27/23 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Window Problems

Other photo photo Thanks for the help with the image link, but can someone show me how to change what I have in my original post so that the photos will appear there?
CarnationSailor 09/26/23 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

That's the thing about a manual slide. You have to think about using it. With my auto slide, I'm using it every time I turn, in a parking lot or elsewhere, without having to think about it!
CarnationSailor 09/26/23 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
Window Problems

I have two problems with one of my windows. The window is the type that slides upward by releasing the catches at the top of the pane and pulling up on the lip (frame). First problem is that the lip (metal frame) is no longer attached to the glass, and pulling up just separates the frame from the glass. The frame has a u-shaped channel that the glass slips into, and there is a thin length of rubber that wraps over the top of the glass and then the u-channel slips over the rubber and the glass edge. It doesn't look like any adhesive was used to attach the metal lip to the glass edge. (Maybe that's the cause of the problem.) Has anyone dealt with this problem before? Any suggestions as to what type of adhesive to use? I'm thinking I need to glue the rubber to the glass, and the metal to the rubber. Here is a photo (of another window that still works correctly) that shows the black metal frame in the upper part of the photo. https://ibb.co/fH8XB2h https://ibb.co/fH8XB2h The second problem with the same window is that the bottom wiper-type seal has shrunken, resulting in a gap between the seal and the glass. I want to replace it. Has anyone done this before? Is it difficult? Any tips? Here is a photo of the seal: https://ibb.co/vYPBv6B https://ibb.co/vYPBv6B Thanks Edit: Added links provided by ImgBB website in case someone knows how to correct them so the photos will show. If anyone can correct them, please tell me why they don't work.
CarnationSailor 09/26/23 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: I have a disgusting problem… HELP!!!

So, two trailers were occupied for 2 years and producing how much waste over that period? Let's assume each trailer had a black tank capacity of 25 gallons and to be conservative, let's assume it took a week to fill them up. Then, total waste produced over two years: 104 weeks X 25 gallons X 2 trailers = 5200 gallons. The 8 barrels held 55 X 8 = 440 gallons. So where did the other 4760 gallons of waste go? How were they disposing of it when not putting it in barrels? With such a small opening in the top of the barrels, how did they get it into the barrels? Using a funnel? Inquiring minds want to know.
CarnationSailor 09/25/23 10:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

Martyn suggested, "have a friendly neighbor hitch up to your trailer and pull to a spot where you can hitch up straight." This alternative would also require that the locking plate be removed before hitching up with another hitch. Not so - the locking plate is on the Demco hitch - the pinbox on the trailer is unaltered. That's one of the reasons I bought the Demco over the other slider, as their locking plate is on the pin box. Anyone can pull my trailer..... I think it must depend on which pinbox a person has because my Demco auto-slider required a locking plate on my Trailair Flex Air pinbox. I know because (1) I installed it, and (2) I have to periodically remove it to grease the pinbox, and (3) I once had to remove it so a AAA tow truck could hook up to my trailer.
CarnationSailor 09/23/23 09:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

Martyn suggested, "have a friendly neighbor hitch up to your trailer and pull to a spot where you can hitch up straight." This alternative would also require that the locking plate be removed before hitching up with another hitch.
CarnationSailor 09/20/23 09:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

Can rails be removed with the pullrite? The problem is with the locking plate, not the rails. If you have a locking plate, then the rails serve no purpose. In fact, I had to permanently remove the rails on mine due to the type of pinbox I had.
CarnationSailor 09/19/23 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

s. You could remove the locking plate from your pin box,. To remove the locking plate is a 1/2 to 3/4 hour job. Maybe that's another reason why removing and re-installing it isn't a viable solution.
CarnationSailor 09/18/23 11:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tips on how to hook up at an extreme angle?

I have the same Demco hitch. Knowing that it will be extremely hard to unhitch/hitch up at an angle greated than 5 degrees, I make sure I never have to do that. This includes not reserving curved pull-thru's. You could remove the locking plate from your pin box, hitch up, and then TRY to re-install the locking plate; however, I expect it would be very difficut or impossible to re-install the locking plate. I wish I could be of more help.
CarnationSailor 09/18/23 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Genesis Votex

Try reposting in "Tech Issues" forum. This forum is for help using the website.
CarnationSailor 09/04/23 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Northern CA wildfires

We are currently staying in Brookings, OR, 25 miles north of Crescent City, CA. Yesterday, we played golf in Crescent City, starting around 11AM. At that time, there was a very slight smell of smoke and a slight haze in the distance. Nothing I would call "unhealthy" for people without breathing problems. 2 hours later, there was no sight or smell of smoke at all as the wind had shifted from the west. The locals we talked to said that yesterday was typical in that there usually was a little smoke in the morning, but it clears out in the afternoon. Also, they said they haven't had any thick smoke in over a week - probably due to the fire being contained more and more each day. Regarding 199 - It was closed about 2 weeks ago to all traffic; however, on Friday, it was opened to commercial traffic only. I think it is still closed to non-commercial traffic.
CarnationSailor 09/04/23 11:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Unusual propane plumbing???

From description on etrailer.com: "High-pressure regulator is designed for high-demand propane equipment, primarily used for dual-bottle psig setups with distant separation applications. Regulates 500,000 Btu/hr or 30 psig based on 100 psig inlet." The red regulator reduces the pressure from tank pressure (100 psi) to 30 psi before sending it across your rv to the auto-switchover regulator which reduces the pressure further. It's for safety.
CarnationSailor 09/03/23 09:43am Tech Issues
RE: Sani Seal Toilet Seal

I think that I'd use a regular wax ring sealer. I saw a video by a mobile RV mechanic who said do not use a wax ring. I believe that the Thetford specified seal is made of rubber.
CarnationSailor 09/02/23 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Sani Seal Toilet Seal

Why would you want to use that when the standard Thetford foam flange seal is only $7.49? Thetford 33239 Closet Flange Seal Because it's available tomorrow and the Thetford one is at least a few days out via Amazon.
CarnationSailor 09/01/23 08:26pm Tech Issues
Sani Seal Toilet Seal

Anyone use one of these on their RV toilet? Results? The package says "Used on RV's" Sani Seal Toilet Seal
CarnationSailor 09/01/23 06:10pm Tech Issues
New Orleans in April 2024

Asking for recommendations for RV parks near or in NOLA. Plan to be there about 10 days. I've seen postings recommending the north shore, but that appears to be at least an hour drive in to the french quarter. I think I want to be closer. I've taken note of high crime areas as posted on the web and they seem to be mostly in the "Central City" district and on the east side. I've sort of narrowed it down to the New Orleans KOA or the New Orleans RV Resort & Marina. I'm interested in hearing opinions on these 2 as well as any others you want to recommend. Thanks
CarnationSailor 08/30/23 01:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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