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Posted: 08/14/17 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't qualify as a full timer just yet, but this information was very helpful.

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Posted: 01/15/18 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jefff929 wrote:

Cleaning, as in a good wash several times a year keeps crud from building up on seals, sealants, rubber roofs, and prolongs them, keeps them plyable and they will not dryout. They will last longer[emoticon]

Pretty good list firedude.
What cleaning supplies do you use to wash your MH? I'm just getting started.

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Great read. First time RV's here (going to be full time for a while) and we enjoyed the post.

Question though, we don't plan on using the bat wing style antenna as it is old (and the cable lines are old and outdated, prior cable tech here) as with the dome antenna. I am all about weight reduction as I know how much we will have to actually take with us and have at all times.

Is it a simple job to take both of these out? And if so, what do we put over the hole that it will leave? I had an Airstream trailer years ago and would just patch holes with more aluminum and of course it worked great, but this as a rubber EDPM roof (plus resale value one day). Any suggestions other than to leave it be? Thanks

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Posted: 07/11/18 11:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ken burke wrote:

Oh yea . . . . check the plug on your hot water heater. Replace it if it looks corroded. I don't know why, but they put these cheap plastic plugs in the hot water heater and they fail after 2 or 3 years.

Mine was so bad I had to take it out in pieces. Then I screwed up the tank's pipe threads and had to use a tap. This would be a good time to flush out the hot water tank.

Seems it might have been a good idea to consider an on-demand (tankless) water heater. Saves on gas (you're not lugging all that water. When we hit destinations, we'll dump, dump, rinse and re-water with five separate filter elements. You also save the weight.

Black water tank..in PIECES? OOOOHHH, sorry, tank of the water heater.

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