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RE: Gas

Could be from your black tank. When I am not going to use my trailer for more than a few weeks, I rinse out the black tank and "sanitize" it by filling it with water and adding a good amount of chlorine bleach, let it sit for an hour or so, then drain it. If you can't fill and drain like that, try just pouring a cup or so of bleach down the toilet, don't really need a whole lot. Septic tanks can give off a "gas" smell, so it is something to think about.thanks for the info
thehippie 06/23/19 08:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gas

Formaldehyde is in plywood, OSB, the glues in cabinets doors and in a few other materials in RVs. It's quite common in building materials. Here's a little info. for example. here. Google RV + formaldehyde and you'll find lots of info. Could be as simple as a failed air admittance valve under the kitchen or bathroom sink. Could also be the shower p-trap has no water in it. Grey tank odor can be pretty foul and not unlike a gas sort of smell. We've had to replace our AAVs 3 times and eventually got Oatey commercial grade ones (not cheap though). If it was a propane leak, you'd expect your CO/propane detector to go off but your propane is off and no alarm. How old is the RV? Formaldehyde definitely has a distinctive odor of it's own. It's usually dissipated after a few years. IIRC, some people are more sensitive to the odor.Bought it brand new 2018. I thought formaldehyde are used to preserve dead bodies. Didn't know it's used in trailers.thanks for the info.
thehippie 06/23/19 08:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gas

Could be as simple as a failed air admittance valve under the kitchen or bathroom sink. Could also be the shower p-trap has no water in it. Grey tank odor can be pretty foul and not unlike a gas sort of smell. We've had to replace our AAVs 3 times and eventually got Oatey commercial grade ones (not cheap though). If it was a propane leak, you'd expect your CO/propane detector to go off but your propane is off and no alarm. How old is the RV? Formaldehyde definitely has a distinctive odor of it's own. It's usually dissipated after a few years. IIRC, some people are more sensitive to the odor.Bought it brand new 2018. I thought formaldehyde are used to preserve dead bodies. Didn't know it's used in trailers.
thehippie 06/23/19 07:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gas

Whats that gas like smell when i enter my rv trailer? This happens especially when i havent used or entered my trailer for a month. The propane tanks are all off. No alarms from my gas detector. Could it be formaldahide? (Spelling) Some makers use to use it. Smells pretty loudformaldehyde?
thehippie 06/21/19 09:31pm Beginning RVing
Gas

Whats that gas like smell when i enter my rv trailer? This happens especially when i havent used or entered my trailer for a month. The propane tanks are all off. No alarms from my gas detector.
thehippie 06/21/19 08:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

I have no clue what the issue is or what you are trying to get across since you have contradicted yourself several times. You say that it has run before for 2 days and the fuel gauge always goes down. But it won't run now, the fuel gauge reads full, and trying to add gas spills out of the filler neck. Why would you suspect that it is low on fuel? I'd be checking the fuel filter, as well as the fuel pump (on the generator, not the fueling station). it's ok. Im bringing this to dealership next week. Thanks for the replies.
thehippie 05/31/19 12:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

Your generator may get its fuel from the RV's gas tank. If it does, the generator gets its fuel from a pipe that has its lower end a bout two inches from the bottom of the tank. When the fuel goes below that level, the generator runs out of fuel, but there is gas left for the RV engine to start and get to a gas station. Another guess is that the generator electric shut off valve is stuck closed. You can find it by looking at the carburetor. If there are wires going to it, the shut off valve is at the end of the wires and be in the path of your gas line. It should unscrew from the carburetor. Disassemble the valve and clean it. After cleaning, the small cylinder should be spring loaded and move easily. The valve operates by a electric magnet that causes the valve to open and close. After cleaning, reassemble it, and it should work.thanks. I’ll check it out.
thehippie 05/14/19 10:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

Gee, at 3:35 pm...”my Generator Cummins Onan 4k would only turn on for few seconds and it would turn off..” At 4:21 pm...”I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full”read again please.
thehippie 05/14/19 10:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full You said your generator would turn on for a few seconds and then turn off. Now you say you used it for 2 days. Is it running, I'm confused?it doesn’t run I suspect the gas tank is low But the fuel gauge still says its full I’ve used this before for 2 days and the fuel gauge always go down
thehippie 05/14/19 10:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

I suspect he has an on board fuel tank for filling the toys that he is confusing with the fuel tank for the generator. So the generator tank is still empty.the generator tank is the same tank to fill the toys. I only Have one tank And no. I don’t have toys.
thehippie 05/14/19 09:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Generator questions

Thanks for your replies but I think the bigger question is why would the gasoline spill out when I put gasoline when in fact I haven’t put gasoline in it for a while. And fuel gauge still says it full. I have used the generator for almost 2 full days and still it says it’s full
thehippie 05/12/19 05:21pm Beginning RVing
Generator questions

my Generator Cummins Onan 4k would only turn on for few seconds and it would turn off.. i suspect that it has run out of gasoline? earlier, when i put gasoline the gas would spill out. Why? And the fuel gauge says it’s always full? Anyone encountered this kind of problem? http://i67.tinypic.com/288380z.jpg=700 http://i65.tinypic.com/wupbih.jpg=700 http://i68.tinypic.com/sears4.jpg=700
thehippie 05/12/19 04:35pm Beginning RVing
onan 4K Generator run for a full tank?

How long does the Cummins onan 4K Generator run for a full tank?
thehippie 11/24/18 01:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: how to prevent dragging?

A more angled approach may help some.i know, but with all the cars in the gas stations sometimes its just pure nightmare.
thehippie 11/20/18 12:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: how to prevent dragging?

Other than avoiding those gas stations not much. Have you considered a spring over axle conversion?will conversion void my warranty? i bought the trailer brand new this year.
thehippie 11/20/18 12:28pm Beginning RVing
how to prevent dragging?

i tow a 35 foot toy hauler and everytime i go to a gas station where there's always hump and dip, i always get my scissor jacks and chassis dragged at the bottom esp on the rear end of trailer, even when driving really slow and careful. One time it really took out my rear scissor jacks. how do i prevent this?
thehippie 11/20/18 10:30am Beginning RVing
RE: What is this thing called?

Thanks guys.
thehippie 10/14/18 10:14pm Beginning RVing
What is this thing called?

I don't know the name of this. This is where you insert the table leg on my toy hauler floor You know where to buy this? I need mine replaced. Thanks http://i63.tinypic.com/33k65mr.jpg width=700
thehippie 10/14/18 09:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Towing capacity

Cummins was able to tow uphill the trailer wihtout any problems. Great truck!
thehippie 10/14/18 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
Towing capacity

The ram 2500 Cummins ctd has towing capacity of Almost 18,000 pounds. Is that on flat roads Only? How about towing uphill? Will it still be 18,000 pounds?
thehippie 10/13/18 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
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