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RE: Central vacuum problem

I know it's not the hose because it does the same thing when the hose is not connected. Plus it also does this when we try to use the toe kick in the kitchen. It's not the electrical 110v outlet because I also have a 18v battery charger connect to that outlet and the charging light stays on during this time. The bag is completely empty and new. The secondary filters are clean and in place. Someone mentioned something about the bag blocking the flow, How is that possible? It can only go on one way. Any way of testing that thermal switch? Where is it located? Where the hose connects?
RVTravler 02/23/14 06:48am General RVing Issues
Central vacuum problem

We have the Dust Devil central vacuum system and here of late have been have an issue with it. It will only run for about 15-30 seconds and then start going on and off, but not completely. And then it shuts down. At first I thought is was because the bag was full. But it's still doing it with a new bag. Any suggestions?
RVTravler 02/21/14 01:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Funny things that really happen RV'ing

This reminds me of the time I owned a full service gas station. Customer pulls up to the full service lane and I go out and start pumping her gas and cleaning her windshield (remember those days?) and she says to me, "This is going to sound silly. But can you tell me where the windshield washer is on this car, it's a rental?" I said sure and I reached inside and pushed the button on the end of the turn signal lever to show her. She thanked me and then said, "Now can you please tell us where we are?" My reply, your in the state of Florida. She laughed and said I known that. I said, well you didn't know where the windshield washer was, so I couldn't be sure you knew you were in Florida. She and I both had a good laugh with that one.
RVTravler 12/14/13 05:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Excellent Christmas Gift

Where did you find one for $149.00?
RVTravler 12/05/13 03:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Lawnmower Racing

A couple years ago we went to a belt sander race.
RVTravler 11/23/13 05:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone found a good way to remove decals

I use my DW's hair dryer on low heat. They usually come right off unless the decals are cracking. I used goop to get the glue off then I buffed the rig. Test goop first because it can take the paint off. I have some decals that look like a dried up river bed. How would one get those off?
RVTravler 11/20/13 04:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stopping brain damage

My complaint is the bridge/road interfaces. You would think that after getting an engineering degree the highway engineers would be able to come up with a interface joint that would provide a smooth transition particularly after the resurfacing. In my area it seems that many road repairs are worse than the original problem. x2
RVTravler 11/14/13 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage tool box thoughts

I have the Highway Products 'Partner' tool box....past 7 yrs. Low profile....secure, leak proof and I can open it with 5vr hitched & tailgate up LINK X2 but for 6 years. I carry my Dewalt 1 gallon 135 psi portable air compressor and air hose, 50 amp power cord and 30'extension and a pair of Rotochoks. When we first started rving (six years ago) and not to long after I had installed the Highway Products storage boxes I lowered the 5th wheel hitch pin right down on the lit of the box and it did not damage it at all. Very well made. Pricey, yes, but I believe worth it.
RVTravler 10/20/13 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parkin Man - The RV Lifestyle

Give it up, super. If the mods think the guy is doing something wrong, they'll poof it. I'm sure they'll make a decision based on their rules - not yours. And I'm sure that they'll give your complaint all the attention it deserves. X2
RVTravler 10/16/13 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Flag Pole Question

I also use Flagpole Buddy. I have a 6 foot ladder and a weather station mounted on my RV ladder and have had no problem using the Flagpole Buddy ladder mounts.
RVTravler 10/03/13 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using dry ice

I just had a friend who's NORCOLD 1200 went out and he continued on just using dry ice. The fridge got down to the low 30's and the freezers went below 0. All three compartments were fully loaded But how long did it last? Did he have to replace the dry ice several times? How much dry ice?
RVTravler 09/23/13 01:15pm Full-time RVing
Using dry ice

Has anyone used ice in a cooler while on the road. Our Norcold went out on us and we are going to travel to our rv manufacturer and have a residential refrigerator installed. I figure it will take us 4-5 days to get there. I will be using a 120 qt cooler. Dry ice or just regular ice, or perhaps both? Any tips on using either to make them last longer?
RVTravler 09/23/13 07:49am Full-time RVing
72 inch Hide a bed replacement

Time to replace the original 72" HAB. I called the manufacturer(Hi Lo)and asked about having this one recover. I was told it would cost as much to recover it as it would to build a new one. Several years ago we had the "bed" removed and added storage boxes. Who has replaced their HAB with a standard couch or love seat? Were you able to get it thru the 26 inch door opening?
RVTravler 09/14/13 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold 1210 to Residential Fridge

We are replacing our Norcold 1210 at the end of the month. Wife does not want a bottom freezer, so we are going with the Frigidaire PLHS37EESB Pro Series 22.8 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator. We also will have to do away with the 2 small drawers that are below the refrigerator. Once those are removed we will have about a half inch clearance, As far as side clearness, we will have to take off about a half inch there. We will be having the NuWa factory service department installing it. And yes they will be removing one of the windows to get the old 1210 out and new ref in. BTW, our Norcold 1210 lasted us 1 month short of 6 years.
RVTravler 09/12/13 06:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unfortunate campground

We are staying at a town park. Really nice park 60 or 70 sites, few seasonal residents. Park is well kept and very clean. The unfortunate part? Railroad on one side, freeway on the other. Have to run the fan for white noise. Not to be a smart ass, but that is why they put wheels on these things.
RVTravler 09/01/13 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: 10x10 Canopy question

Just curious. Did your canopy look like this when you put it up? http://i41.tinypic.com/35i172w.jpg
RVTravler 08/30/13 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioner Filters

We have been RVing for 6 years (same RV) and I have never "wash" the 4 filters. I do remove them and take them outside, sit down at a table and use a straw whisk broom to clean them. Been using the same filters for the entire 6 years.
RVTravler 08/28/13 08:57am General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 NuWa Hitchhiker 37CK

We have an 2008 NuWa Hitchhiker 37CKRD and have had it since it was new. As a matter of fact it was and has been our first RV. All I can say is you can't go wrong with a Hitchhiker. We love the 37CKRD floor plan. Being full timer's it works for us great. We pull it with a '08 Ford F450. Like I said, this is our first and only RV and I have never towed anything in the past. I may not be the best in backing into sites, but I still get it done. GO FOR IT!
RVTravler 06/15/13 06:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitching mirror on Pin box.

Okay, listen up. This is free and idiot-proof. 1. Get a plastic soda bottle (20 oz. should work) 2. Fill it half full of water and recap it. (Gives it some weight for stability) 3. Get a 4' string. 4. Tie one end of string around the bottle neck and the other end to a tiedown in your truck bed that you can easily reach. 5. Back your truck "into position". 6. Place soda bottle on hitch plate, just ahead of slot. 7. Back up more, lining up bottle and pin. 8. When you're within a foot or two, get out and raise or lower the 5er pin to line up with the plate. 9. Back into pin until hitch latches around/behind it. Bottle will fall to front of hitch (where you can retrieve it with the string). I've heard/read of some people mounting a rod ahead of the plate that swings down upon contact with the pin, which sounds good also. My way will never cost more that a bottle of soda and a string. (The string is optional but will make it easier to retrieve your bottle should it roll out of reach.) X2 Been using this method for 5 years. Instead of the string I use a pair of grabbers. Just grab the neck of the bottle and place it on the hitch plate.
RVTravler 06/11/13 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I have an odd question, have you forgotten where you are?

We have been full timing for 5 and half years and have had 151 different camping sites so it happens to me a lot. I wake up some mornings and for a few seconds I have to think and remind myself what campground we are at. Sometimes I even have to look out the window.
RVTravler 06/09/13 07:59am General RVing Issues
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