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RE: Toilet Leaking

Could it be coming from the flush valve? I need to replace mine. It developed a leak and dribbles on the floor. Initially I thought it was coming from where the toilet mounts to the floor.
mobeewan 11/10/19 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater Anode?

Per the Atwood manual: ATWOOD CLAD TANK The Atwood water heater tank is constructed of a core of high strength aluminum. The interior of the tank consists of a 15% thickness of type 7072 aluminum (pure aluminum and zinc) that is fused to the core during the rolling process. This material protects the tank from the affects of heavy metals and salts found in waters throughout the country. It is anodic to these heavy metals and acts much like an anode in a steel glass lined tank except it will last much longer. There is also no need to replace an anode on a yearly basis. Flushing the tank on a regular basis has been found to be helpful in insuring the best performance of your water hater and adding to the useful life of the tank. For flushing instructions see your owners manual or contact Atwood for a copy of our recommended procedures.
mobeewan 11/10/19 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pop goes the water heater!

“ fwiw the anode rod never did degrade over time“ Is it possible that the rod is not grounded (eg. threads wrapped in Teflon tape)? No current flow, no protection. Scrap off a few flakes and touch with a flame. Burns white hot, mag, melts, aluminum. Teflon tape isolating an electrical connection btwn the water heater tank threads and the anode rod plug threads is a fallacy. An urban legend. An internet creation. Teflon tape crushes btwn the male and female threads to fill the voids and imperfectionsin order to keep liquids from leaking through the threads. That's why it comes out in fine pieces and why some of it comes out in strings when removing it and cleaning it from the threads when the plug is removed. The tape is basically destroyed as the anode rod is screwed in and tightened resulting in plenty of metal to metal contact. Believe it or not metal can penetrate plastic under Force. If Teflon tape were so good at isolating the "electrical connection" btwn the tank and anode rod, the Teflon tape would be 100% intact and still look like a flat piece of tape when the anode rod is removed.
mobeewan 11/04/19 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Ready to Live on the Road and Excited

Check out Bob Wells YouTube channel cheaperRVliving. He has 4 videos for full-timers and nomads concerning State residency and using mail forwarding services.
mobeewan 10/31/19 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing--water pump kit question

Did you cycle the toilet flush valve until the antifreeze ran into the bowl?
mobeewan 10/27/19 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

As far as streaming, I've down loaded hours of Netflix programming to my phone or tablet at home to watch at a later time. I access netflix thru my Fios router at home to download content. Then when I'm on the road, at the car dealership getting my truck serviced, sitting at The doctors office waiting or at The DMV waiting, etc, I can watch my down loaded content. The content is stored directly to my 128GB micro SD cards. You have to keep the device logged in to your Netflix account in order to watch the content stored on the device. You can even watch the stored content even if you lose your cell phone signal as long as long as the device was logged in to your Netflix account. Due to licensing agreements Netflix has with content providers there is a limit to the number of TV episodes or movies owned buy each provider you can download at one time. I'll download is many of each TV series that I can along with several movies. This is also limited by the size of my micro SD card. But I can download hours of programming until I get to a new destination with Wi-Fi or free Wi-Fi where I can download more. I haven't accessed free Wi-Fi while traveling so that I can download more Netflix content, but I will be getting a cheap tablet dedicated solely for downloading streaming content. I will not use that tablet to access anything else that might compromise personal information.
mobeewan 10/26/19 11:49am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Antifreeze

My two cents worth here. Regardless of what the label says the alcohol-based is toxic. Look up wood alcohol and Gilly juice causing blindness. That said, the amount that is in the antifreeze is small and you will be flushing the system out anyway so it doesn't really matter about the toxicity unless you drink it. I only use the alcohol-based in the drains and add it to the black tank in freezing weather. The only rubber there are the seals on the dump valves and I keep them greased with silicone. Although harder to find I only use the propylene glycol which is non-toxic and will not harm the seals in the fresh water lines as the alcohol-based can strip away the oils in the rubber seals causing them to break down.
mobeewan 10/25/19 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

I've already switched to Dish, sort of. I dropped DirecTV and went with their Sling streaming service. When I subscribed to Netflix about 3 years ago, I bought a Roku3 streaming device. I dropped my Starz/Encore package with DirecTV. They were the only premium channels that I had and my bill was still about $125 a month. I owned all of my DirecTV equipment, but they were going to make my boxes obsolete again by not updating them with software downloads. About 4 months ago, I looked into Sling streaming service which is owned by Dish and I signed up for Sling. With the Sling Blue package and a few ala carte add ons including Starz/Encore, I cut my bill to just under half. With the package I picked, I have all the channels that I watched on DirecTV plus a few that I didn't get with DirecTV. If you want sports channel's such as ESPN etc you'll need to get the orange package. The blue package has everything orange does except the sports channels. My package consists of the following channels: Sling Blue $24.99 4 for $10 Deal (4-$5 pkgs) $10.00 Hollywood Extra $5.00 Heartland Extra $5.00 1 Stream $0.00 NBC RSN-CSNMA $0.00 Cloud DVR (50hrs of down load storage) $5.00 Starz $9.00 Taxes $0.00 Total $58.99
mobeewan 10/25/19 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Yeah I have...several times when I was on the road. I don't have any thing to hide so they get to look wherever they want. They have their look and I'm on my way. Your pulling the same trick as sovereign citizens thugs do when their asked to comply. I guess you believe the sovereign citizen propaganda being put out by the government. There are those stupid people claiming to be sovereign citizens that believe they are not subject to the laws of the United States. People that stand up for their rights are being labeled by the government as "sovereign citizens". The government will probably label me as a sovereign citizen, but I do believe in the rule of the law and in the Constitution of the United States. I don't give a dam* what they want to search. If they don't have probable cause, they ain't getting in and they ain't searching anything. I've seen too many videos and television reports of cops planting evidence and framing people. It's not about a person having anything to worry about that they themselves have done, but what someone else may have done to them. I don't want to have to worry about anyone leaving something incriminating in my vehicles, you never know completely about your friends or even your relatives and what they are capable of. I've had people walk by my truck and throw trash in the back of it and crammed trash through the half inch opening at the top of my window when I leave the window cracked open on a hot day. They could just as easily drop something incriminating into the vehicle as well. I work in one of the worst areas in town. By the way do you ever check under your seats after friends or family have you ridden in your vehicle? I found a 4-inch folding buck knife in the door pocket on the passenger side a friend had put there when we took my truck to forage for firewood on a camping trip. I found it two weeks after the trip.
mobeewan 10/21/19 08:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covering up holes in paneling

Wood grain paneling repair tape Peel and stick hole covers. Also called peel and stick cover cap The manufacturer gave me a couple sheets that matched my paneling when I had it in for warranty work.
mobeewan 10/18/19 05:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

It looks like you may have enough room to remove the two batteries on the tongue and add a truck bed rail storage box across the top of the tongue for all 4 batteries to fit inside of.
mobeewan 10/15/19 02:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: how to level a trailer

I always place a torpedo level in the floor at the center of the trailer and check front to rear and side to side. Then I place my stick on levels on the outside to match the bubble readings of the inside floor. I also check the tongue for front to rear level. If the same as inside I add a front to rear stick on, on the tongue where I can see it when operating the tongue jack.
mobeewan 10/13/19 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking about beds.

The platform and mattress in my trailer was a RV short queen. The "mattress" is really a 4 in thick cushion. I left the cushion in place and bought a full size queen mattress. I laid the full size queen mattress right on top of the existing cushion. There is still enough room between the mattress and the wall at the foot of the bed to shimmy around to get to the other side. With or without the cushion in place there was never really enough room to sit at the foot of the bed while putting on shoes and socks. The full size mattress does hang over the foot of the bed, but has never been a problem, since there's not enough room to sit on the end of the bed anyway. I have never done any mod to the platform although it does need some gas Pistons added to help lift the mattress and platform.
mobeewan 10/01/19 09:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water heater leaking from side or bottom?

There are 5 or 6 threaded fittings on a trailer water heater to check for leaks. If those are not leaking then the tank is leaking somewhere. 1 cold water connection. 2 hot water connection. 3 drain plug. 4 relief valve connection. 5 where the gas control temperature probe screws in. 6 electric heating element connection. I had water leak through the gas control block on a Suburban water heater and could see it dripping. If it were leaking behind the block running down the water heater I would have never noticed it until I found water inside the trailer.
mobeewan 09/28/19 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge replacing cooling unit with compressor

Hi all, A video on "how to" by Mortons on the Move. https://youtu.be/Yte1V3CkDrw Morton's update video
mobeewan 09/27/19 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Seals/O-rings for Portable Propane Cylinders?

Do you have a brand and model number for the valve?
mobeewan 09/22/19 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: Champion 2k in storage for three years. Advice starting it?

I have a Champion 3000/3500 watt that I forgot to drain. The gas had fuel stabilizer on it. It sat in storage for almost 2 years. I checked the oil level, turned the fuel valve on, flipped the switch to on and set the choke. It started on the second pull. Ran like a Champ-ion. If you're stunting start you might want to start by draining the gas and putting in fresh. Check the oil as usual.
mobeewan 09/20/19 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

.... We have an RV dump setup. Years ago i was told its (2) 50 gallon drums welded together with holes drilled in it. Worked great for over 10 years. I think we finally clogged it up. ... . You indicated you had two barrels welded together I'm assuming they were steel and not plastic. I've had single 50 gallon drums sitting in the yard with the lids still clamped on that were sealed with left over grease residue inside them that didn't last half that long before the bottoms and tops rusted out. What you basically have is a now failed improvised septic system. I doubt there's much left of the original barrels still in the ground it hasn't rusted away. The holes would only let the liquid drain out so any undissolve toilet paper and solids would have collected in the barrels for 10 years. I doubt that you're going to just blow them out the holes in the barrels. Most likely the barrels have been rusting away, filling up with solids and or caved in by now. I think you're going to need an entirely new improvised septic system for the trailer to dump into.
mobeewan 09/18/19 09:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Water hook up

I have the same problem. And water leaking inside an rv storage compartment is not a good thing. I looked at the Camco elbow. On the front of the package it says TastePURE. But on the back, it says warning: this item contains chemicals including lead known to cause cancer and birth defects. Wash hands after handling. Has anyone found a drinking water safe hose elbow and quick connect? Thanks. I'm willing to bet the packaging for the water fill inlet connections with brass check valves have the same warning on them. It's a cya warning for the manufacturer. I've seen many brass fittings with the same warning. Just remember everything causes cancer in California and everything is legal in Massachusetts..
mobeewan 09/18/19 07:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing

Before I got a pancake compressor I had used a 7 gallon air tank used to top off tires.
mobeewan 09/16/19 03:23pm Travel Trailers
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