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My mailman rents his trailer out A LOT. He thinks is great because it’s paying the payment. I asked him about wear and tear and he replied “hmm never thought about that.” I bought my camper’s because I don’t like sleeping in some else’s bed…. I told him he owns a REAL motel……
traildog 04/09/23 04:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Theft at a State park.......

I guess my point really is….who wants someone else’s stinky slinky? That’s just gross.
traildog 10/17/22 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Theft at a State park.......

The question I have to ask: Are you 100% sure it was there when you arrived?? In our travels we have passed a few on the side of the road, which was probably a surprise to the owner when they went to get it. I'm guessing the bumper plug laying on the ground ruled out lost on the highway... BINGO!
traildog 10/17/22 08:35am General RVing Issues
Theft at a State park.......

Who in the world would want someone else's SEWER HOSE? Woke up yesterday morning at Chain-O-lakes state park in northern Indiana (park was full) and walked around to the rear of the RV. Bumper plug on the ground and stinky slinky GONE....... I carry a couple in the bumper and the other one was still there...... Stupid is all I can think to say........
traildog 10/17/22 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

I pleased to report that my pump is now cycling normally. WHAT THE HECK???
traildog 09/25/22 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

So, I filled the FW tank when I got home and turned on the pump and let it run with the sink faucet on. It took a couple of minutes but sure enough, it starting spitting water and air. I turned every sink, shower and activated the flush valve until all stopped sputtering. Strange thing was, the pump never completely shut off. It slowed to a VERY slow “idle” but kept turning. Then, it stopped completely and now won’t come back on. I think I toasted it but haven’t checked the fuse yet.
traildog 09/25/22 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Pump Pump location
traildog 09/24/22 04:48am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

On my shurflo 4008 pump the problem was a stuck pressure valve under the diaphragm. There was a You tube video on how to fix it by a channel by the name "Why Wait" Yes, someone posted that link and I believe that’s the only thing that could have happened. It’s going to be one heck of a challenge to get the pump out but it’s got to be done. I’ll update my findings when it’s working again. Thanks for all the replies! TD
traildog 09/24/22 04:44am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Is there a valve in the wrong position (or not quite all the way in the correct position)? Drain valve? Winterizing valve? Bypass valve? Water heater valves? Nope. We stopped and used the pump on the way to our campsite.
traildog 09/22/22 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Yup if you have plenty of water and there is a crack in the inlet side of the pump or the hose feeding it.. It can suck air once the water level drops below the level of the pump.. Many forget to empty the inlet strainer in the fall. There may be a shut off valve. The outlet strainer on the tank can clog (inlet strainers almost never clog because they are secondary to the outlet but .. it's not impossible) Pump can fail in assorted ways. And last... Did you VISUALLY verify water in the tank or trust the @Q#$#@ sensor panel? Just pulled the dump valve on the FW tank. PLENTY of water coming out. I’m draining it for the trip tomorrow.
traildog 09/22/22 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Forget the photos. They are only on my phone.
traildog 09/22/22 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Wait until I upload a picture of where the pump is located. I’m going to need to cut an access hole or drop the power panel to get to it.
traildog 09/22/22 03:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

check fuse. if your reading the empty/full gauge? they are not very good at telling the true water left in the tank. Pump runs but doesn’t pump.
traildog 09/22/22 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

How old? What make and model of pump? Camper is 2 years old. I looked at the pump but I’ll have to get the make and model later today.
traildog 09/22/22 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Pump is self priming. How did you verify the tank is full? I pulled the drain, let some of the water out and then refilled it. It’s full.
traildog 09/22/22 11:51am Tech Issues
Why did my water pump stop pumping?

Hello! On the way to our campsite, we used the pump several times. Got all set up and turned on the pump and it runs but won’t pump. All fittingsare tight, tank is full but no water is pumping. Could it have lost its prime? Thanks TD
traildog 09/22/22 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Patching an enclose underbelly

Thanks everyone! The material is some sort of plastic center with black “fabric” on the outside. I forgot about eterna bond! That stuff is great and that’s what I’ll be using. Safe travels to all! TD
traildog 08/02/22 02:14pm Travel Trailers
Patching an enclose underbelly

So, I pulled my rig in a massive rain storm and a few days later, I see water dripping from an opening in the underbelly material. I'm thinking leaky plumbing so, I make a slit in the material so I could take a look. No leak so I assume it got in there from the rain. So now I've made an unnecessary cut in my underbelly because there are NO accessible fasteners to open it. I've tried to you Gorilla tape to close it but it didn't stick. Any sugestions?
traildog 07/29/22 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Going Back to a Travel Trailer

We LOVE our Freedom Express! She's been to Colorado and many many state parks without letting us down.....
traildog 07/29/22 09:30am Travel Trailers
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