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RE: Installing a clean out at home

For underground burial where there can be surface loads it is best to get solid-wall PVC pipe. I did not know this until I had buried 60' of it in a high load area. I got it at Lowes and thought Schedule 40 was Schedule 40. You can stand on a 4" Cellular Core PVC Pipe and see it turn to an oval. From the Charlotte Pipe site: Cellular Core PVC Pipe: Cellular or foam core PVC pipe conforming to ASTM F 891 is produced by extruding a layer of foamed PVC between two layers of solid PVC, thereby reducing the weight and cost of the product. Cellular core pipe is designed for drainage (non-pressure) service only. The stiffness of cellular core pipe in most diameters is lower than that of solid-wall PVC pipe. Pipe stiffness is a key factor in determining the ability of pipe to resist external loads such as earth or live loads in underground installations. For this reason many specifiers believe that solid-wall PVC pipe is more robust and better suited to the rigors of commercial construction.
fred42 06/14/19 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood electric jacks control panel will not turn on

My problem is that the control pad will not start. Brake on, transmission in neutral, motor running. Did you mean: "transmission in Park"? Also, I can have my engine running, trans in Park, Brake on and my control panel will not turn on. I have to have the slides in as well.
fred42 06/14/19 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood electric jacks control panel will not turn on

mikestock, I have a 2007 Allegro that has had a problem with the Left Front jack not retracting. I can't remember if the red/green were on solid or blinking for that location. I may have a slightly different model than your Phaeton. You said you had the Installation guide. Was that the Installation-Operation-Maintenance Guide? If not here are some clips from the trouble shooting on page 4 and 5. My system has to have the Engine running, Trans in Park, Park brake on, and Slides in to work. https://i.imgur.com/ciXgMIjl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XDV4lExl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0LR9lz2l.jpg
fred42 06/13/19 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: blocks for leveling under jacks and tires

I have a 20 GVWR gas class A with the Atwood Levellegs system. I made some pads out of wood but when I went to the very few parks I go to I saw most of the class A's, even diesels, not using pads. I have not used them yet. Am I to understand from this discussion that they are not only for soft ground but also to slightly decrease the jack travel and avoid extending fully?
fred42 06/09/19 08:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 F-f3 chassis air not working

When F series V10s air starts blowing thru defroster only it is usually a vacume leak that needs to be fixed. It happened to my F350. Ford dealer fixed it.
fred42 06/04/19 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do

... I am considering a coachman leprechaun 260ds. ... Before I had decided to look for a small class A, I had settled in on the Coachman Leprechaun 260DS. It has Azdel composite material 2" wall construction. I was looking at the Ford, but it also came in Chevy. As usual what drew me to this model was the wheelbase/length ratio for better handling. It was 58%. I also liked the larger Side-by-Side Refrigerator option available in the 260DS.
fred42 05/25/19 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVI3 TPMS system

It hasn't been my experience that you had to be moving. Maybe that was an earlier version. Mine works in the garage. The toad shows a lost signal on one tire because it is the jeep way back there by the house. https://i.imgur.com/BYZvvtKl.jpg
fred42 05/24/19 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVI3 TPMS system

John, I have the brake and sensors. I have had no problem with their shipments and I have had quite a few. I bought a year and a half ago and the sensors had a lingering problem for some time. I have had several sets shipped. It appears to be fixed now. They always came on time, FedEx I think. They are usually very responsive on the phone: 800-815-2159
fred42 05/23/19 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Orbital Billboards, a great way to ruin the night sky

Every large company sooner or later goes through their own unfortunate version of Coca-Cola's "New Coke" fiasco. Hopefully this will be one of those.
fred42 04/17/19 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Wasps in camper. Best way to remove?

I have had similar situations where I was going to be working in a tight space and did not want to be breathing in wasp spay. I would not want to use poisons of any kind on an air circulating system. I found cleaning formula 409 was a useful spray and kills wasps and ants. When trying this or any wasp spray it is important to insure that no one involved in or near the effort is known to have a life threatening response to wasp/bee stings.
fred42 04/12/19 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Peeling clear coat and faded paint on class A

Jayco-noslide, Was your situation peeling clear coat or just chalking and fading? I think I have the peeling clear coat the OP is asking about. How long does an application of the Zep Wet Look last? It may be hard to see but the missing clear coat is on the upper part of this photo. Some dirt makes the peel line visible. https://i.imgur.com/s9aSSn0l.gif
fred42 04/01/19 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Posting a Picture, how do I do it?

Is that link accessible by clicking on some menu item on rv.net somewhere? I have used it for a while now but, unless I'm mistaken, it seems like a link that is not placed in front of potential users at the time of need with a meaningful label, but instead a secret link that is only passed down to the next generation when someone asks.
fred42 03/20/19 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: hot water

Have you recently de-winterized? Could leaving the HW heater bypass third valve for the cross pipe open account for this?
fred42 03/15/19 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Pole Barn

I built a 20'x40' one end open, no door. One thing to consider is location of the utilities. I was in the fifth wheel when I designed it. Now that I am into motorized, the power, sewer and water are on the wrong side. I refuse to back the class A in as it is more difficult and the sun would then shine on the dash so I use extensions.
fred42 03/13/19 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Center of Gravity

I don't know if Ford or other truck makers still do this, but when I bought my 2001 F350 Ford V10 DRW longbed supercab, it came with a camper certification document. This is a part of it below. It seems moving the COG past the rear of the recommended range is not allowed, and moving it forward of the range substantially reduces the cargo capacity. I suppose this is because the front axle is the weak spot. The details here, of course, would vary by individual vehicle model and options. https://i.imgur.com/YeYXKmll.gif
fred42 03/09/19 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Be careful how you use GPS

The machine Knows! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOW_kPzY_JY
fred42 03/01/19 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: T105 Batteries

You may want to check with your local golf car dealers to see if they are a Trojan dealer. The Trojan site will show the dealers in your area. Current price at my golf cart dealer in Charlotte for the T105s is $124 + tax and exchange. Last time I bought 2 of them there, they threw in a removable Trojan lifting strap. You really need that to deal with them. I got these about a year ago. I have the Iota DLS-55 Power Converter/Battery Charger. I immediately added the plug-in Iota IQ4 Automatic Charge Controller as I leave the RV plugged in most of the time. Even so, when I checked the water last fall it was way down and took a lot of distilled water.
fred42 03/01/19 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fiberglass insulation that doesn't stay wet or attract mice?

Ten years ago I used to use Polyester-based insulation. It is itch free and no fiberglass dust to inhale. It does not retain moisture and does not mold. However, SafeTouch was discontinued by Dow in spring 2011 due to poor sales. It was a big hit with DIYers, but most installations are done by those who do not make material buying decisions. I still find it, but I have to get it as pillows from Walmart. Here is the last job I did with it: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29684694/gotomsg/29685117.cfm#29685117
fred42 02/17/19 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for Technology Cabinet Ideas

Do any of the Verizon 4G Jetpacks have a connector for an external cell phone antenna? If so, you may want to consider routing of the wire from the roof to the cabinet. I used to use two roof mounted antennas, one for the flip phone and one for the Verizon PC card. I think the whole external antenna thing may be going or already gone. The trend for devices is that they have to be clean and attractive above all else. Seeing an extra wire would kill some of these people. Just like laptops have to be so thin and light that they cannot have decent processors, cannot cool themselves, and have no keystroke travel.
fred42 02/16/19 09:41am Technology Corner
RE: Rear view camera for trailer

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fred42 02/15/19 12:38pm General RVing Issues
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