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RE: Clogged Black Tank

As others have noted, make sure your valve is opening all the way. If it is, there are a couple of other possibilities. First (most likely) you have a big wad of TP sitting at the exit pipe in your black tank. Solution for this is to keep filling your black tank with water until it pushes the wad out. Second, you might have a tank cutout that floated to the exit pipe. For that you'll need to remove the valve, then remove the cutout with a pair of long nose pliers (messy job). Third, if you really do have a poop pyramid you could try a chemical like Tank Techs RX or a drain bladder like this (pushed down through the toilet): Drain Bladder
HappyKayakers 08/18/22 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas 11 years ago from a Forum memeber

Amazing how some people have to go political when politics has nothing to do with the price of fuel today.
HappyKayakers 06/28/22 07:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: What's up with CGs?

It is not generational. It is not newbies. It is everyone. It may be that there are more issues today, but that is simply because there are more people camping. I have seen many examples of older campers (both in age and experience) with a "I'll do what I want and be d@mmed about others" attitude. Most of the list is about partying. That does tend to be a younger person violation. But some issues are ageless - firewood, golf carts, illmannered kids and dog, etc. The more we keep trying to blame all the issues on one or two categories, the more the rest of the problem campers get away with being idiots. Amen brother.
HappyKayakers 06/01/22 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic Water Heater quit working

I would check for wires that may have jiggled loose at the WH. And kudos for actually identifying your water heater instead of just saying 2018 so and so trailer.
HappyKayakers 05/19/22 08:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Covid in RV Parks

From the start, this issue has been plagued by inconsistent data. People do not know what data to trust, because the professionals themselves have been inconsistent. Everyone seems to think their data is correct, especially with the "I went to the source" rationale. We all should avoid being critical of others whose perspective might be different. All anyone can do is take what precautions they think appropriate. Well, that's your opinion. Another opinion is that the data has NOT been inconsistent. The virus has mutated numerous times. The health care profession has learned something new on a regular basis and updated advice based on that.
HappyKayakers 05/11/22 05:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Covid in RV Parks

Thanks for all the responses. I'm wiser today. I didn't realize so many people who are vaccinated and boosted have gotten Covid. This is just a small sample here. I do take precautions and will continue my journey. It's a shame so many who have died didn't have the chance to respond. Please continue to take precautions.
HappyKayakers 05/11/22 05:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: Service is really slipping

Google search and a credit card have just about made roadside assistance obsolete. Not quite. I'm paying for a service that could potentially save me lots of money.
HappyKayakers 05/02/22 04:44pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
Service is really slipping

I had an incident today on I-15 just north of Ogden UT. My 5th wheel required a mobile welder to repair a broken spring hanger. To my surprise, the rep said she couldn't find a mobile mechanic near me. Really? It took me all of 2 minutes with a Google search to get a mobile welder on the phone. How do I get reimbursed for the service charge?
HappyKayakers 05/01/22 07:33pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Camp Hosting - Pros and Cons

I haven't found one yet that I would return to every year. Some of the things that make me NOT want to return. Owners/managers that value bookings too much, e.g. a tenter who used a chainsaw to cut their morning firewood from a live tree and was allowed to stay. Expectations of volunteering extra hours or being on call that were never mentioned prior to arrival.
HappyKayakers 04/07/22 05:51am Workamping Forum
RE: Purging propane tank

The last time I bought a new cylinder, I had it purged at a tractor supply co. I'm not sure if they would provide you with a letter since that would entail liability. Also, just to clarify, is this a tank or cylinder? ASME tanks do not require recertification while DOT cylinders do.
HappyKayakers 03/18/22 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Poor IT Management

As a former IT guy, they really do need more info to troubleshoot. Contrary to popular belief, we're not issued magic wands when taking the position. "Look into this issue". Sounds like a politician's response...... :)
HappyKayakers 03/18/22 12:46pm Good Sam Club
RE: Interstate rest area stops

You're resting. Don't put your slides out, don't run a generator. Put jacks down if you want to take some weight off the truck, just don't forget to retract them in the morning. FWIW, I've never been able to rest more than about 6 hrs in a rest area. Not CAMP but rest for 8 to 10 hours OK. However we like Walmart or some of the other free camping because they have less noise. Check out Free Camping So, if I park for 8-10 hours, and leave the trailer hooked up to the truck, and am in the trailer, is that considered camping?
HappyKayakers 03/07/22 05:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Good Sam trip planner

Well, I was already logged in but checked my account status. They wanted me to confirm my membership.
HappyKayakers 02/16/22 06:49pm Good Sam Club
Good Sam trip planner

What happened to it? Does it still exist? I can get to the page. I'm a lifetime member and signed in but when I click on Plan a Trip it takes me to a join page.
HappyKayakers 02/16/22 05:09pm Good Sam Club
flush valve seal in Thetford AM II

My RV was purchased new in 2017. The bowl held water well for a few years, then started leaking down past the ball valve. So far I've replaced the seal twice (with liberal amounts of plumbers grease), ball valve once and drive arm once. I cleaned all areas as best I could whenever it was apart. From what I've read, it's a real pain to change the spring if you can find one. I'd rather not buy a new toilet. Has anyone tried putting butyl tape inside the seal or on either side of the seal to fix the problem?
HappyKayakers 02/14/22 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas cards and any tips for the full time class a diesel

With the TSD/Open Roads you save .29/gallon at Love's and you save even more (varies somewhat) at TA/Petro. It saves a lot of money and you know you will be able to get in and out safely and quickly. The easy access to the Interstates is an additional bonus. That sounds real good until you realize how overpriced Love's diesel is to begin with. The discount price at a nearby Love's today is $3.46. Their listed price is $3.79. Using TruckerPath, I can find diesel in the same area for $3.50 and still get rewards on my credit card. GasBuddy I can find cheaper diesel. Again, no single solution is best so I use all 3, and a Shell rewards card if that happens to be convenient It's a never ending battle to find the cheapest diesel around.
HappyKayakers 02/04/22 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas cards and any tips for the full time class a diesel

I've gotten some decent savings from it but I always have options. I also have the trucker path app on my phone. Sometimes I find better prices there without any card. Gas Buddy is hit or miss for a couple of reasons. First, I tow a 40ft 5er with a long bed P/U. A lot of their stations I can't get in or out of. Second, they have some real jerks on GB who keep reporting old (cheaper) prices so they can build up points. Thanks, I’ve been reading this be and gas buddy , have you used the above and any savings ?
HappyKayakers 02/03/22 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas cards and any tips for the full time class a diesel

This one is a pretty good choice. Used to be known as TSD. https://myopenroads.com/
HappyKayakers 02/03/22 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Missing catalytic converter

I was in MN last summer for several months. There was a billboard near me from a local pawn shop stating that they buy catalytic converters.
HappyKayakers 01/25/22 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: INCREASING lpg capacity ?

When I was dispensing propane I ALWAYS checked manufacture/certification dates. Now I thank dispensers who check the dates on my bottles.
HappyKayakers 01/18/22 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
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