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RE: Black tank leak. Need advice.

I called an RV repair mechanic that I trust today, and he advised me to leave it alone and just keep the tank under 50% until the offseason when I can either fully address the issue or take it in and have a shop take care of it. Sounds like good advice. The tanks got drained today, so when I get there next weekend, I'll add a few gallons of freshwater to the black tank and see if the problem returns. If it does with just a small amount of water, I'll be forced to stop using the toilet for the rest of the season. Not easy when you're drinking beer before a game with a bunch of people. Crossing my fingers that this is an issue related to a full tank.
bobbyg123 09/19/22 09:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank leak. Need advice.

On my 5er, the coroplast underbelly is attached to the frame with a bolt every foot or so. When I had a tank issue, I unbolted the front and one side enough to have a look with a flashlight. I figured it would be better than slicing it open with a knife not knowing what I was going cut in the process. Yea, that's a good point. It looked like my underbelly cover is stapled, so dropping it would be more of a pain. The bigger thing I'm debating is if it's even worth addressing the problem myself. Might just be better off keeping the tank less than 1/2 full and taking it into a shop in the offseason. I don't know though. I hate to just leave it without at least trying a bandaid fix.
bobbyg123 09/18/22 10:42pm Fifth-Wheels
Black tank leak. Need advice.

Hi everyone, Well, I just discovered a dubious slow drip of my nearly full black tank, and I'm not sure how to proceed. Let me explain my situation. I store my 5th wheel 300 miles away from home in a small town during the Fall and Winter, as we use it to tailgait for football games. I use a mobile RV dump company to drain the tanks every 2 games (approximately 5-6 nights), and with 4 of us staying in it, plus our party goers, the 30G black tank gets full quickly. Today when packing up, I discovered a slow leak, not at the dump valves, but somewhere along the tank/vent pipe. I couldn't tell because the underbelly is sealed. The good news, if there is any good news, is that the underbelly isn't filled with waste water, so at least the issue isn't full blown nasty. I also detect a "sewage smell" in the pass through storage area, and I read somewhere that it could be another clue the vent valve is culprit. My question is this....I'd like to examine the situation more closely and see if I can locate the leak, but that would involve me cutting the underbelly material to access the tank. Have any of you done that before? The long term plan, after the fall/winter season, is to take the **** thing into a service center and have it properly fixed or the tank replaced, but I'd like to get some waterproof spray sealant and some tape on there if I could. I'm just afraid I'll butcher the sealed underbelly and cause even more damage and expense to the job.
bobbyg123 09/18/22 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving camper setup and leveled

You mention "bringing back to hitch height", makes me think you may be parked on a slope, rather than level ground. If on a fairly steep slope, it may make things more study to lower it closer to hitch height, and take some load off suspension? We really don't know why you are asking? Jerry That's because I wasn't very clear in my message. I'm asking the question because I use the Lippert 3.0 leveling system, and I'm not sure if leaving it auto-leveled for a few weeks could cause problems, particularly with the battery disconnected. I don't know why it would, but you never know.
bobbyg123 08/31/22 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
Leaving camper setup and leveled

Hi everyone. I utilize an RV storage lot 300 miles from my home during football season for tailgaiting. One of the cool things is that they allow me to camp there overnight on game weekends. I can leave my rig set up for the season, which is a huge advantage over towing it back and forth, obviously. There are sometimes 2-3 weeks between games, and I'm not sure if it's OK to leave it leveled. I always pull the slides in and disconnect the batteries, and I'm wondering if I should also bring it back to hitch height as opposed to keeping it level. What do you think?
bobbyg123 08/31/22 12:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lippert system acting up

Thanks everyone. If I wasn't so lazy, I would have done a more exhaustive search and solved it faster. There was an error code on the panel inside the coach. I needed to hit the retract all button to reset it, and when I did, it appears to have worked.
bobbyg123 08/30/22 11:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Landing gear all the way down.

you hit the hard retract stop every time you get ready to leave. its the full extension that causes the issues. Steve I never use the "retract all" button when I'm ready to pull out because I thought it wasn't advisable to pull the jacks all the way up. I always stand there like a dumbass holding the button, which probably causes more problems.
bobbyg123 08/30/22 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
Lippert system acting up

Hi everyone, I had my 2018 Jayco Eagle in for some routine service recently, and since bringing it home, the Lippert auto-leveling and landing gear system has been acting up. When I press the up/down arrows to turn on the system, the light now stays red, where in the past it was green. I know the service shop hit the "retract all" button to realign the landing gear, and I'm wondering if I now need to do something to reset the system. I really like the self leveling feature, so I'm hoping that still works.
bobbyg123 08/30/22 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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