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RE: Inside sewer smell

My wife calls them foo-foo valves...lol Its called an Air Admittance Valve among other names. I would imagine that most RV or plumbing supply stores would have them. Some screw on, others just slide on, so if you change yours, you might want to remove yours first.
ssthrd 04/25/21 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic 300 toilet replacement?

We have the 310 which is an upgrade to porcelain on the top section. The bottom is the same plastic as the 300. The flushing action is much better, and we have had no issues to this point at least. The toilet flange on the floor looks to be standard, so maybe another better unit would work, but if you want to go that route, check the distance from the wall to the center of the flange, to make sure. Found this online. Might help.
ssthrd 04/25/21 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide cable popping (Heartland wilderness)

IMHO, As a first step, I would remove the valence and operate the slide (you will probably have to in any case) to see what is happening. It would eliminate the guess work.
ssthrd 04/25/21 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slide cable popping (Heartland wilderness)

This is a good YouTube video on how to adjust your slide out cables that may be causing the popping noise. See the video at about the 6 minute mark. Good find, Bill. Lots of good stuff on the channel about different RV issues.
ssthrd 04/25/21 11:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide cable popping (Heartland wilderness)

On my 2013 2750RL, the cable arrangement is like this., and can be seen above the slide if it is partially open. Just wondering if your slide is pulling even top-to-bottom and side-to-side. Does it look level both ways when it is fully extended? When out all the way, and standing outside, the bottom cables should have a bit of slack. could be the gear on top of the motor is skipping a tooth because too much slack in the chain.(see video). I'm not too bad with a wrench, and I have adjusted mine. It's a real pain to do because the top face trim of the slide needs to come off (inside) unless you have extra long arms. Anyway, that's a start. Good luck.
ssthrd 04/24/21 05:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bear Spray

Food for thought........... Bear Spray
ssthrd 04/20/21 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV travel to Vancouver Island restricted

So they wont be booking RVs, so does that mean you can travel without a reservation? I kinda wondered about that myself..... What happens if you just show up there with your rig? I believe that they will ask you if your reason for travel is essential. If not, no go.....
ssthrd 04/20/21 08:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

I have had this happen several times with my TT when parked on a slight grade. The safety lock gets jammed on the ball, and will not disengage because of the force on the hitch (either forward or backward depending on the direction of the slope). My solution was to: --CHALK THE WHEELS --make sure the tongue lock is engaged --if the slope is up looking ahead, the force will be on the front of the ball, and you will need to back up maybe 1/4 inch to free it. --If the slope runs down looking ahead, then you will have to go ahead as above. --you can feel and most time hear when the force is released. Always works for me. This is assuming that your ball and coupling are in good shape, and there is a bit of lube on the ball to start with.
ssthrd 04/15/21 12:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: WD Hitch or not?

I bought my 3500 in anticipation of buying a 5th wheel in the near future, and pulled my 7,000# TT in the meantime without the WD hitch since I really didn't need one. It pulled fine, but on a few of our roads with off camber sections and frost heaves, the trailer did move around a bit. Since I had the hitch (Equal-i-zer with 4 point sway control) I hooked it up, and the affect was to eliminate the wiggles now and then, and to stop the truck from porpoising through the worst frost heaves. Neither was a real issue, but the fact is that they were there. Bottom line is that even though I don't need it, it does make a difference that is noticeable, and if you have one, why not use it?
ssthrd 04/14/21 02:42pm Towing
RE: 9th Gen 2500 Burb...cooled seat option?

Yes they did. Review from GMC.....
ssthrd 04/11/21 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anybody Using iPad as a Laptop Replacement?

I went from desktop PC to an iMac running Windows on Bootcamp for a Windows only graphics application, to a PC with a 1tb HD and a 1tb SSD. I also had a 13" MacBook Pro for the road. After a few years, the MacBook became my go-to computer, and I had an iPad just for games, email, and texting. Since settling down for a bit, I do not miss the PC for anything. I recently bought a new MacBook Pro with lots of storage (2tb SSD) and power to handle my graphics, and I run Bootcamp on it to run my Windows stuff. I will semi-retire my PC since I now have the best of both worlds IMO. My iPad still does the mundane stuff for me. Bottom line for me is use a laptop as a substitute for a desktop, and a tablet for the small stuff. Having both compatible with each other and the phone is very important.
ssthrd 04/10/21 05:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Holding tanks

Dump some dye and water down the drains one at a time and see which valve shows the color Good idea. Two different colors of food dye. I forgot to say that both the shower and the bathroom sink go into the grey tank.
ssthrd 04/10/21 04:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

On my 2014 Laredo, there is a black (Right side) and a grey tank (Left side) between the frame rails directly under the toilet and the sink/shower. (Just repaired the grey :( ). There is another grey under the galley sink.......... Not sure about the fresh water tank, but I assume it is beside the grey and on the left side. The front tanks look to be the same size........... Hope this helps. Good luck getting info from Keystone.
ssthrd 04/10/21 01:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grey tank connections

Found the leak! My grey tanks are ABS, and have a 2" flange all around the top. Both sides are supported by a bracket which installs under the flange to hold everything up. My guess is when the tank was full, the weight was too much for the ABS flange which deflected enough to crack the tank just below. It was the first time that the tank was full since we bought the trailer last fall, so its hard to say if it has always been like that. In any case, I dropped the tank this morning, filled it up on the ground to find the leak, and saw nothing. I got my DW to sit on the tank for weight, and I lifted the front left corner.......... and the crack opened up and leaked like a sieve. Stopped when I let it go. I gouged out the crack with a hot soldering iron which did a good job closing the it, and I filled the remaining channel with two part epoxy which is compatible with ABS. When I filled the tank again a couple of hours later, the leak was gone. I will empty it tomorrow and put a couple of straps across the it for more support and hope for the best! Hopefully they will take some load off the flanges. Not a fun job, but better than paying a dealer way too much to do it. Sure glad it wasn't the black tank! I'm gonna put a couple of extra straps on it too since I have it open right now.
ssthrd 04/09/21 12:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot water trickle

You could have a blocked line, a valve not wide open, or maybe a kinked pipe. Looks like you have checked everything else that comes to mind.
ssthrd 04/08/21 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grey tank connections

Thanks guys. Hoping for the rubber coupling. Should know tomorrow when I get back to it.
ssthrd 04/07/21 04:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Yellowknife Mosquitoes!

Why anyone would want to leave your area to go to Yellowknife is beyond me! Lol. Actually spent a bit of time there in the winter years ago, and always wanted to go back in warmer weather. On my bucket list.
ssthrd 04/07/21 04:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Grey tank connections

Messed this one up. Sorry
ssthrd 04/07/21 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
Grey tank connections

Anyone know if inlet/outlet pipe connections on a grey tank are glue on slips, or bell and spigot with a gasket, or maybe a repair type coupling. I have narrowed my leak location down to the top of the tank, and I'm trying to get a handle on a plan of attack.
ssthrd 04/07/21 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bear Spray

If you need bear spray, exceptionally unlikely, but if you do, you need to have tried it to know how to use it. Second that. If you are close enough to an aggressive bear to have to use it, you wanna do more than just p**s him off.
ssthrd 04/06/21 02:15pm General RVing Issues
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