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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
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

Call your local Ram dealer.
ssthrd 04/03/21 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: slide out controller

Mine was just inside the entry door in a panel with a flop out door which had both awning and slide controls. Try here for info (hopefully).
ssthrd 04/03/21 06:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Moisture behind mattress? (Cold caught us)

"I'm thinking to leave the roof vent cracked open while the furnace heats us overnight so any moisture can leave." Yes, that's a great first step. Good ventilation along with heat and a small dehumidifier will work wonders for condensation problems. Good suggestions from everyone above.
ssthrd 04/01/21 12:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water Damage - Is it worth restoring?

The result of water damage to the front of my last travel trailer was replacement of the front cap and over $6,000 CDN. Sounds like you might be ahead if you sold your trailer for whatever you could get and put the $ toward some replacement.
ssthrd 04/01/21 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cargo Rating

Cargo Rating is usually what they use for specifying truck campers but as far as I know it's officially a cargo rating. I've often wondered if something wouldn't work to minimize the misconception that payload was the amount you can put in the bed (without regard to occupant weight). Like anything else that's been tried (like "tow rating" instead of just GCWR and GVWR) it would likely just create more problems. Thanks Gene........... Now it makes sense why the payload (3460 lbs) rating on my truck is more than the camper weight rating (2724 lbs). I found the camper info on a sticker in the glove box, and it refers to the cargo weight. Learned something new. 736 lbs difference and a reason why.
ssthrd 03/26/21 06:04pm Towing
RE: Cargo Rating

I always thought that cargo was any item in the truck (people, dog, gravel in the bed, tongue weight, pin weight, whatever) that made up payload. Never knew there was a difference between payload and cargo rating. Too many numbers with too many meanings for most people I think. To me, the only numbers that mean anything are GVWR, FAWR, RAWR, and GCWR. When weight ratings become a concern for whatever reason, the scale is the only answer. For a read that includes explanations for all of the acronyms that we commonly run into, check this out from Curt.
ssthrd 03/26/21 02:16pm Towing
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

We usually get up in the morning and leave when we are ready. Usually anywhere from 9 to 10 AM. I like to drive until 3 or so, and try to be on the other side of any populated area so we don't have to deal with a rush hour in the morning.
ssthrd 03/06/21 10:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT Floorplan with recliners on back

You might get some ideas at rvt.com
ssthrd 03/06/21 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

You know the border is closed! Here is ferry out of Port Townsend, WA.Black Ball Ferry OP says Highway 16, so he is a BC Mainlander. We are letting them onto the Island for the entertainment value. ( You never know what they are going to do next! :) ) Good old Black Ball! Last time I was on one, it was the space ship Kalakala with Dad taking us all to Olympic campgrounds with the 56 Dodge towing a 16 ft TT. Highway 16 also in Alberta. There’s also Highway 16’s in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Hy 16 Saskatchewan location. I think he is from Saskabush............. Gotta read a little closer Dad.......
ssthrd 03/03/21 05:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

"Highway 16 also in Alberta." No need for this, but just for fun............. Hwy 16 is 2,859 km (about 1770 miles) long, running from just west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba thru Saskatchewan and Alberta, then ending in Masset on the north end of Haida Gwaii, BC after a 6 to 9 hour sailing (depending on the weather and sea conditions) from Prince Rupert to Skidegate Landing. Can get a little lumpy on Hecate Strait. Before more stringent regs, a trip I was on included 60kt winds and 30' seas. Just for fun. And that was on the Queen of the North--the one that ran into Gill Island and sank.
ssthrd 03/03/21 09:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

Be in trouble for saying so, but we went north of Campbell River to Port Hardy with the RV exactly once. Nothing to see here folks! Been stories on here about dogs with the RV on the run to/from PR and PH like you can't get to them? Not sure--best check that out if you have dogs. We like the East side mid-Island area to park the Rv and then go all over the place up and down Island and the West side same day in the truck/toad, lots to see and do. I suppose if we lived mid-Island, we would come down here all the time. :) Nah! At this stage of my life, I try my best to avoid the city traffic and lifestyle and stick to what I like the most. Not that I don't enjoy cultural centers on occasion. North Vancouver Island has so much to offer from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to amazing hikes to scenery few people have even heard about. Course I don't like to tell people about it..... :) I want to do more than just go places and see sites along the way. I like to take the time to do something when I get there. Each to his own, I guess. CR north is the best part of the Island IMO, but I guess I'm a bit biased.
ssthrd 03/02/21 09:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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