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RE: no hot water..help please

Thanks, I figured out the problem. I just installed a new faucet in S&B and was trying to operate the one handle in the TT same way. Once I ACTUALLY turned to hot it works. What a dumb A__!!
riven1950 07/10/20 02:03pm General RVing Issues
no hot water..help please

Getting ready for first trip this year. TT was winterized. I have city water hooked up at my house. Turned cutoffs as shown in the photo for normal operation. https://i.imgur.com/RRa06dVl.jpg WHW running on propane, gets hot and cuts off. When I run hot water I get warm water, but not hot. Acts like it is mixing or just no leaving the tank which is blowing my mind. I have double checked the cut off settings. I drained the tank when winterized so no antifreeze would be in it. Switched cutoffs back and this is what I get. Can feel the tank and it is hot. Took about 15 minutes 1st time before cutting off so pretty sure I have hot water in the tank. How do I get it out :) Any ideas? 2500rl GD TT 2019 Thanks
riven1950 07/10/20 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: black strips on roof

ok folks, sounds good and saves me some work :) Thanks for the replies
riven1950 07/10/20 05:35am Travel Trailers
black strips on roof

Hey, Our 2019 2500RL GD has been in storage for almost a year. We just brought it home in preparation for a trip. I noticed the roof is in decent shape, however there are strips that are darker. I guess this is where the roof trusses are? Anyone familiar with this? Cause for dark strips? No trees where it was stored. Thinking of washing the roof. What should I use? Thanks, TR https://i.imgur.com/kEPWhVHl.jpg
riven1950 07/09/20 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help with a site North of Tampa

Thanks so much folks. I'm a looking...
riven1950 07/08/20 03:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Help with a site North of Tampa

We are looking for a CG within an hour ( hopefully on the North side ) of Tampa. Will be going mid / end of next week. I have an appointment scheduled at Moffitt Cancer the following week. We normally would prefer something near the coast but that might not be possible. Don't know how busy things are right now. We have stayed at Fort Desota and and Natures resort in Homosassa in the past so some what familiar with the area. Something off the coast is ok. Up to an hour or so north of Tampa. We will be going to Moffitt for my appointment and maybe checking out the area for a future move. Reasonable cost would be nice, shade would be great. Friendly and safe a plus. Stay will be 1-3 weeks depending on what we find. Any ideas? Thanks , TR
riven1950 07/08/20 10:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bikes n ladders..

Looks nice. Couple of questions/comments: 1-looks expensive 2-weight 3-to me a box like that says something expensive is inside ( to the crooks ) Your bike must be much more valuable than mine. Talked to a guy the other day who is buying a 4500 dollar bike. I would probably lock that one up for sure.
riven1950 07/01/20 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Flashlights

I've got a couple of mag lights and a nice rechargeable Kobalt from Lowes, but most often I I just use one one of the 15 or so free HF flash lights I have accumulated. When they dim I toss them.
riven1950 07/01/20 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Outside shower conversion to faucet?

If a faucet will fit permanently in the outside kitchen maybe leave the hose in the shower and just hook it up each time you use it.
riven1950 07/01/20 07:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Check for yourself. For 2019, around 500,000 miles recorded, and an average MPG of 15.7 for a 3.5 EcoBoost. Ok, fuelly is talking average. Glad I am not average. They also have my 2018 Ford Escape @ avg. 25-26. I guess I am not average, as I get 29. Both have eco boost and I have a lighter foot than most.
riven1950 07/01/20 07:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

I have done what you stated on an overnight stay. If staying multiple days I would hook up sewer when I arrive, but that is with a TT. If it is a unit that you have to drive for groceries etc. people may do different.
riven1950 06/28/20 05:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

Per Fuelly a 2019 3.5EB F150 averages 15.32 mpg, while a 2019 6.2 F250 averages 11.37. If you drive 12,000 miles a year with gas at $2.50/gal, that's a difference of $680/yr or $56/mo. If that's a deal breaker pulling a camper around may not be a very wise hobby from a financial standpoint. Might want to recheck the EB avg MPG. I've had two and both were 18 MPG easy avg, the 2018 is closer to 19MPG
riven1950 06/27/20 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

I was out today in 3-4 waves, 5 foot swells, and cut the motor off to drift fish for sharks. I was not fishing, just steering to stay straight with the swells. Luckily the swells were far apart, but still not really fun. Visitors from out of state who wanted to catch a shark. Well, we got 2 and one passenger helped my chum bag.:) No one argued when I called the day and we moved to fish the ICW.
riven1950 06/23/20 04:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: crimping battery lug

Thanks again for all the replies. I think factory cables are a better choice. FYI since this a boat I did not consider solder. I think it is not recommended by USCG and boat wiring info I have read.
riven1950 06/21/20 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Just wondering

Turning sideways in a 5 foot sea not fun,if you survive. Keep engine running facing into waves if possible. Not good time to work on a starter for sure:)
riven1950 06/20/20 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Just wondering

That depends on the size of the boat. Small boat not a good idea. Have anchored overnight in 5 foot seas, engine off. Not fun but doable
riven1950 06/20/20 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: Storing with blank tanks 1/4 full???

Ok, what's the difference in him waiting 2 weeks ( assuming there is plenty of liquid in tank ) and a single camper in the same TT that takes 3 weeks or more to fill a tank while sitting on a lot. Would you recommend the low volume user go to a dump every 2 weeks even if not full?
riven1950 06/14/20 08:12am General RVing Issues
wash wax TT ?

I'm looking to hire my 14 year old nephew to wax our TT. Have had good luck with Mequiars car wash and Lucas slick mist spray wax on my truck / car. Plan to use 303 on decals and rubber trim. Does that sound like a reasonable plan? TT is a 2019 GD 2500rl.
riven1950 06/11/20 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: crimping battery lug

Boats with dual batteries and a selector switch typically have the switch in the battery compartment, no more than a 3' cable. If I misunderstood the problem, my bad. No Problem. I did replace the short wire which was corroded but not loose in the lug. Of course it is only 15" long. The other wire is about 6 feet and snakes to the other side of the boat. 20 year old boat and access to pumps, wiring, etc. is a pain in the a--.
riven1950 06/10/20 03:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: crimping battery lug

Thanks for the replies. I was able to use a c clamp and a piece of metal. Did a pretty fair job. Better than the one I removed anyway. Think I will order a replacement wire to make a permanent replacement at a later date. Lynnmor you are right. Running new wire will be no fun. Old boat with poor access holes. $10 purchase is the easy part.
riven1950 06/09/20 06:40pm General RVing Issues
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