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RE: Disinfecting water lines

Back flow valve will solve any issues. I use a seperate hose for for flush and clean up. This is why when you pull up to a dump station the water source always has a sign Non Potable Water. The water is the same they just don't want somebody back flowing into a water hose and using that hose to fill the fresh water tanks. YUCK JMHO
prstlk 10/11/19 04:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What Size RV is Right for Full-Timing

We use google earth when looking at possible rv parks. So big rig friendly is not always the case. WE also use a short box with an Anderson hitch so our turning radius is not quite as good as a long bed. The best of advice I ever got was, "always plan your exit strategy"
prstlk 09/27/19 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: proper hook up procedure?

Most important is to have a sequence of hooking and unhooking for both tasks, the the same way every time without deviation. Sorry folks be with you in few have to hook up, sorry folks just setting up be with you in few. Follow the same route every time and trailers don't get drooped, power cables not pulled off of posts, and water lines are not pulled off. Same goes for atenas stairs wives husbands and pets,
prstlk 08/05/19 11:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch choice

Take a look at Anderson. We have had one for over 20k since 2017. 0 problems and no chunking. They are good idea for those who also need to tow a stock trailer or goose neck. Nice thing is you can carry it in one hand if you have to take it out for other uses for the PU. The hitch does require a complete frame mounted ball hitch to the bed of the truck so pricing is comparable to most other products. In the small park I'm in tonight out of six 5th wheels 4 are running the Anderson system
prstlk 08/05/19 10:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

Many many miles on our 2013 f 350 short bed towing a big 5th wheel. Anderson hitch no problems. Yes you have to pay attention as you don't have the radius of a long bed hitch or a slider. Unless your trying to park in super small spots with little room to move the short bed is fine. Also keep in mind that a full size PU is harder to park and manuver then a short bed when the 5ver is not behind you.
prstlk 08/05/19 10:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weighing Fifth Wheel at CAT Scale with Weigh My Truck App

Well done thanks
prstlk 07/25/19 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical Short Whole Rig,

The transfer switch is from progressive dynamics pd5120 nothing on label mentions EMS Thanks for helping! Jim
prstlk 07/13/19 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Short Whole Rig,

I neglected to make clear that I had tightened every connection within the box. The question is, is it worth it to try to trouble shoot the components within the box or just replace it. Also although the rig is an 07 the gennie and transfer switch was installed later. The age of the box is unknown. Thanks again to all.
prstlk 07/12/19 10:22am Tech Issues
Electrical Short Whole Rig,

Electrical Short Whole Rig, 2007 Challenger 5th wheel 36ft. Components are mostly located under the sink in the kitchen. If I close the door on any of these cabinets and the 120v power shuts off for a few seconds and then comes back on. Under the sink there is fuse panel with both breakers and 12v fuses. This panel has a front access for the breakers and fuses, rear for the wiring. Also, the original battery charger for the two 12v that run the house are also located under this cabinet. Lastly is the transfer switch (shore to generator and back). When I took all the shelves and covers off, I noticed when I shook moved or tapped the transfer switch box, I could repeat the outage and re-energizing. I took the cover off and checked every connection and found no signs of arcing or any loose contacts. My thoughts now run to the relays in the box. Question is, are these boxes worth trouble shooting, replace relays? Or just replace the box? Thanks in advance
prstlk 07/11/19 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Air Conditioner Via Inverter while Towing/Driving

IMHO, A method with a reasonable cost and ease of install follows. Have a fabricator build a shelf on the back of the rv. If has a rear bumper that can be modified as well if you concerned about a rear end collision mount it high. You can also fabricate a shelf that rides above the tanks on the front of the trailer frame. A Honda 3000 weighs 134 lbs, dry. A good shop can build a unit to that easily would support 175 to 200 lbs. Run a 30 amp cord to the regular power port on the RV. The Honda has a remote start as an option. Set your RV A/C to and start the gennie as needed. The 3000 does not immediately send power when started, as there is lag for gen to come up to speed. Should be able to get this done for under 3k and you now have a power source when dry camping.
prstlk 07/10/19 04:53pm Tech Issues
RE: suburban water heater flow stopage

Thanks to all who answered. It was indeed the check valve at the top of the water heater. $10.00 part. I would recommend everyone have a 1" deep well socket on hand in case you need to remove the old one. Make sure that you open the pressure relief valve on the water heater so it can fill with water after the replacement. Also recommend that you study up on being a contortionist because you have to crawl up into the belly of the unit to be able to get to the check valve (at least that's what I had to do).
prstlk 06/11/19 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: suburban water heater flow stopage

The Hot water exit fitting probably has a check valve and that valve may have mineral deposits. How often do you replace the Anode rod? Doug Doug, Can you enlighten me on what the exit fitting looks like? The anode was checked in April and it was fine.
prstlk 06/10/19 07:59pm Tech Issues
suburban water heater flow stopage

07 36 ft 5th wheel with a suburban AC/LP hot water heater. Just today while running hot water for dishes and the flow just stopped not only at the sink but bathroom sink shower and outdoor shower. I had cleaned the outdoor water hookup area and thought I may bumped the bypass valve. Checks out okay. Started working a again and while I was rinsing the dishes it quit again I heard a thunk from the area behind the pantry where the heater lives. I checked the reset buttons on the heater nothing there either, Any ideas as what would interrupt the hot water flow but not the cold? Thanks to all in advance Jim
prstlk 06/10/19 05:03pm Tech Issues
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