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RE: Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Thanks Doug!
TurnThePage 09/30/22 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Yeah, I've already ordered a kit and will likely take that approach. Thanks All!
TurnThePage 09/29/22 11:36am Tech Issues
Adding electric heat element to gas water heater

Because my old travel trailer may need to be permanently occupied for the next 6 months or so, I'm considering adding an electric heating element to the gas only water heater. The tank is aluminum, and it looks like the available kits use brass fittings. I'm concerned about galvanic corrosion. Anybody have experience with these things?
TurnThePage 09/29/22 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Recently we had the same thing happen. I looked everywhere. Finally, digging around under the sink (where the pump is) I noticed the wife had stuffed a cleanser bottle into a corner, which happened to be where the water line came from the tank. The line was pinched just a little bit. When I removed that bottle, the water started flowing.
TurnThePage 09/23/22 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Roof reseal

I would Eternabond over all the straight seams, then self leveling dicor or equivalent on the round ones. When it's all dried and cured, paint it with your favorite product. JMHO. I used Heng's about 4 years ago on my EPDM roof and it's holding up great. It has yellowed a little but is still stuck down great. I may do another coat next year.
TurnThePage 09/19/22 02:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Furrion Chill 14.5 & 15.5 unit's both use 15.4 amps?

I guess research is good, but my Coleman Mach III is 18 years old and works great. I'm not worrying about it until it makes me.
TurnThePage 09/06/22 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: DIY Awning protection cap / cover

I have considered the same thing, and even doing it very similar to what you described. Ultimately I just applied two strips of 4" wide Eternabond across the top of the awning. It protected it well. I just replaced that awning at 18 years old. There are awnings available with built in protection for the top section.
TurnThePage 08/30/22 08:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: air compressors

That cheap Harbor Freight one just filled the tire on my son's Hyundai Sonata from flat to full in just a few minutes. The tires are very low profile though. I was impressed.
TurnThePage 08/23/22 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Great video about generators, ground rods, bonding, etc.

My impression is that we should probably always bond ground/neutral on our portable generators when using them to power our RVs. There's always lots of conversation about EMS systems requiring it.
TurnThePage 08/09/22 09:03am Tech Issues
Great video about generators, ground rods, bonding, etc.

I have some ancient electrical training that was navy specific, so I was kind of fuzzy on some of the topics. This made it all easily understandable for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viNZV0lyRVQ
TurnThePage 08/08/22 09:28am Tech Issues
RE: Fleetwood prowler 25Z where is the breaker panel?

That's where it is on my Fleetwood trailer too.
TurnThePage 08/07/22 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Patching an enclose underbelly

Eternabond is ugly but it work well for that application. And it doesn't show anyway.
TurnThePage 07/29/22 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: New Travel Trailer

I thought the OP said 7000 lbs loaded. Interestingly, my Ram 1500 with coils springs tows my 6500 lb trailer absolutely rock solid. I don't even know what the relationship between coil springs and white knuckles is all about. I call BS. There's a couple on youtube that fulltimes in their 7000 lb Grand Design that's pulled by diesel Ram half ton. They've towed coast to coast with no problems for about 5 years now.
TurnThePage 07/23/22 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vinegar Treatment

Be sure to rinse any and all areas surrounding the water heater after you drain it. The vinegar corroded the door hinges and other areas really bad. I used the 25% vinegar solution for my system.
TurnThePage 07/18/22 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our trip from BC to Quebec city in our Tesla/T@B combo. Pics

Beautiful country! We live near BC and have been considering an extended tour/visit. Thanks for sharing!
TurnThePage 07/12/22 09:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement Awning Fabric

:B
TurnThePage 07/10/22 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Awning Fabric

I'm getting ready to replace my 18 year old awning today. It lasted that long because I ran two strips of Eternabond along the top section. How wide a roll did you use? 4", 6" wide or wider? Two strips = how may inches covered? Thanks John I used two 4" strips for a total of 8". It covered the entire top half of the awning when rolled up. I don't know much about awnings, especially newer ones. On mine, I was able to lay the awning flat against the side of the trailer by putting the legs under the trailer. That made it easy to attach the Eternabond. I should note that the Eternabond eventually looked rather wrinkly but staid securely attached to the awning. Not pretty but very effective.
TurnThePage 07/09/22 10:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Thinking about the next Tow Vehicle

Though I think the newer gas V6s (non-turbocharged) would do what you want, I think they would work hard. Just about any V8 (or equivalent power) truck would do well for you. I firmly believe Ram builds a lot of play into their numbers. Their GVWR is miles from their GAWR. My 2015 Ram with 5.7L V8 tows our 6000 - 6500 lb trailer with ease and stability under all conditions. And that's with various loads in the truck that are usually over the GVWR, but under GAWR. I agree with the statement earlier that anything in the last 8 years or so would be adequate as long as you go by the manufacturers numbers and it's been well maintained.
TurnThePage 07/09/22 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement Awning Fabric

I'm getting ready to replace my 18 year old awning today. It lasted that long because I ran two strips of Eternabond along the top section.
TurnThePage 07/09/22 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: 2005 Durango 5.7l

It's body on frame. I used use an older Dakota for similar service. As long as you have the gearing, and a reasonably good antisway wd hitch... why not? I would do it. JMHO
TurnThePage 07/07/22 11:19pm Travel Trailers
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