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RE: One night stays and black/grey tanks

A few ways to handle it. 1. Travel with it in there sloshing around and breaking it all up then dump at the next campsite. Downside: all the stuff will settle before you dump the next morning anyhow. 2. Hold the flush lever down and fill the bowl several times to get plenty of water in the tank and dump before you leave. Downside: It will take longer than the next option. 3. Hook up your black tank flush and let it run for 4-5 minutes before you dump. Rinse and repeat.
schlep1967 09/30/20 12:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Campgrounds in Maine

If the covid thing doesn't stop you from wanting to go, you might want to check out cabin rentals. They are decently priced in season. If any are open I can't imagine they would be very pricey.
schlep1967 09/30/20 10:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds in Maine

FYI, Maine still has a 14 day quarantine in effect for out of state visitors. I don't know if it is being enforced or not but you might want to check it out before you travel.
schlep1967 09/30/20 08:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

Go with number 2. 74 is nice road. If you would do number one do not take the BRP to get around Cherokee. There is at least one low tunnel on that section of the BRP.
schlep1967 09/29/20 11:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Soundbar, speakers, or large portable for trailer?

If you are camping alone in the desert, maybe you need a speaker that can blast music into the stratosphere. If you camp in a campground 30 feet from others, you need a small directional speaker. Look at the Bose soundlink color II for your portable needs and the Bose Solo 5 TV sound system for in the trailer. These can both play music via bluetooth.
schlep1967 09/29/20 05:27am Technology Corner
RE: EGR Deletes

Start here and google to tell you how to clean the EGR system on your truck. Once you get things apart pour some Purple Power (cleaner/degreaser sold at autozone for around $8 a gallon) in and let it soak. Rinse with hot water and blow out with an air hose. Once the system is clean you may find the sensors are doing what they should be doing. Telling you to clean the system.
schlep1967 09/28/20 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for opinions on Open Range Quality

I have a very well made Open Range 5th wheel. It was something like the 491st unit the new company made back in 2009. My take on buying a quality camper nowadays is choose an upstart company. Buy a unit late in their first year or in their second year. Because once they make a name for themselves one of the big three corporations will buy them out and start cutting corners to maximize their profit. This is exactly what happened with Open Range. Take a look at the new Alliance RV's. They are currently working hard on quality and customer service. I give it 3 years and they will be entertaining buyout offers. Get one while they are still building their reputation.
schlep1967 09/24/20 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Multiple blowouts in short time

So you started with E rated tires and went up to F and now G's. Before you run those at max pressure look on the inside of one of the the rims for a max inflation pressure. That would not be your answer for your previous blowouts. Back to your first set of blowouts. Old tires that sat in one spot for years. Probably should have been replaced before the tow home. Second set, Marathon tires. I just replaced 4 of them myself that were 4.5 years old. One blew out and two others developed bubbles in the tread. Third set, off brand tires. Could be the same tread separation issues the Marathons have. Valve stem, they should be new every time you replace a tire. My suggestion would be to have some one knowledgeable look at the trailer suspension and alignment.
schlep1967 09/22/20 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheelbase question

Everybody gets hung up on bed length. If you go with wheel base and think back to the days when every truck didn't have a crew cab, a regular cab and an 8 foot bed has the same wheel base as a crew cab and a short bed. they use the same frame.
schlep1967 09/21/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water lines

A tank. With a regulator on it.
schlep1967 09/18/20 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

Maybe I'm missing something, if the solar panels are permanently mounted on the roof why would they not charge the batteries while going down the road? Assuming you are not driving at night.
schlep1967 09/18/20 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: water pump

It sounds like the pump is working so you really don't need to find it. Go to where the noise is. Run some water to make the pump run. Reach into wherever the noise is and start grabbing water lines. One of them is likely vibrating against something. When you grab the right one the noise will stop. You can put a rag in between the pipe and whatever it is vibrating against temporarily. Better fix would be a piece of pipe insulation.
schlep1967 09/18/20 05:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shearing the sheep

Same issue with houses right now in our area. I'm seeing $225,000 properties selling for $300 to $350,000 within 3 days of hitting the market. The bubble will burst again.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

You are fighting a losing battle. RV's are not air tight and if they were we would die from lack of oxygen. I understand trying to clean what air is in the unit at this time. An actual stand alone air purifier would serve you much better and possibly save you a lot of money compared to replacing your A/C unit from operating it in a restricted mode.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: Fuel pressure gauge went backwards

Is it possible you attached your pressure gauge to a return line to the tank? Look for another line.
schlep1967 09/17/20 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone towing 5er with 6.7 ctd Ram 2500 short bed ???

I have a 2007.5 Ram 2500 CTD and I pull a 10,600 dry OpenRange. We've had it for 10 years and have not had any problems hauling it with that truck. And the wife thinks heavy crocks make nice decorations in the camper... I would suggest an autosliding hitch. Camping last week we were two site's down from another short bed Dodge that had a dent in the cab, a new rear window and a scuff on his nice Grand Design fifthwheel.
schlep1967 09/15/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flying Floating Flooring

For expansion of floating floors width is generally not the concern. Length is. If each piece will expand or contract say 1/16th inch (Hypothetical for explanation) per foot. A four foot wide floor would only change by 1/4 inch. A 20 foot long floor would expand 1 1/4 inch.
schlep1967 09/14/20 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: No water pressure when connected to city water.

I removed and replaced the one way valves (back-flow valves) on the end of the inlets as one was defective yet water still is only a trickle. This is probably your answer. In the line right after where this faulty check valve was replaced you will likely find a piece of the old valve at the first elbow or tee. It will be kind of "T" shaped like a valve in a gas motor. When the spring clip comes off stem of the check valve the valve then travels down the line to the first restriction and then become a plug. See the second picture at this link Check valve parts 5th item from the left is what you are looking for.
schlep1967 09/14/20 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

The ending of the story. Got called back by Goodyear customer service. They are sending me a voucher good towards a future Goodyear tire purchase. I feel the amount was fair. I calculated that they should owe me around $200 plus the $35 dollars it cost me for repairs. The voucher is for $239. I would rather have cash but I can live with the voucher as I know I will need tires again in the future on some vehicle.
schlep1967 09/09/20 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodyear Marathon tires- Ever get reimbursed?

Called Goodyear corporate customer service Friday. They asked me to take the tires to a nearby Goodyear tire store. We will see if anything good comes out of it.
schlep1967 09/06/20 07:55pm General RVing Issues
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