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General Discussion / Re: Shower not draining - help!
« Last post by Rene T on May 21, 2018, 06:19:24 PM »
3 visible gates are Grey, Black, and 3rd releases both liquids to sewer line. The 4th is about 3 ft under trailer for grey water coming from rear of trailer. It looks like it was added post production. The previous owner was a fix-it guy. Lol

Is the valve #3 located on the end of the sewer pipe? Some people install what's called a spin on valve on the end of the sewer pipe to be used as a backup valve in case one of the tank drain vales is leaking a little.
When dumping valve #3 should be left open. Then dump your black tank first then dump your gray tank to flush out the sewer hose.
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Tech Talk / Re: Residential Refrigerator or Not?
« Last post by AStravelers on May 21, 2018, 06:11:00 PM »
You guys are making me nervous! The new motorhome only comes with a residential refrigerator, and we like to boondock. We did order it with 6 six volt batteries, and we have an auto start generator. We won’t put solar on it until August, but we have a couple of trips before that to get through. Do I need to plan on turning the refrigerator off overnight? Should I just wait until the generator auto starts at 4:00 am one morning? Until August I have booked as many sites as possible with electric, but not all the trip has hookups available.
When you do have Solar installed, be sure to do your research.  There are quite a few (a lot maybe) of solar installers who scrimp with materials in various ways or do poor quality installs. 

Here is a link to Handy Bob's website with good advice.  Yes he rants more than necessary, but he provides lots of good info about what anyone considering solar needs to be self educated about.  You don't have to agree with everything he has to say.  However you should do follow up research to confirm the things Bob has to say.  http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the-rv-battery-charging-puzzle-2/

There is more info about solar installs in the links I gave earlier.

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I wondered how the OP determined the battery is fully charged. He did say the tongue jack works, so I assume the battery got charged by the tow vehicle. I am also assuming the tow vehicle electrical cord wasn't plugged in when the jack worked. If the trailer was plugged into the tow vehicle, the jack probably worked from the tow vehicle's battery. I asked the OP how it was determined that the battery was fully charged, but didn't get a definitive answer, he just repeated that it was fully charged.

This is a tough one but doesn't have to be.  :o ;)  We'll eventually find the problem.
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I agree that a test light is a handy tool to have, but for someone with no electrical experience would be better off spending the $10 towards a multimeter.
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The Shade Tree / Re: Baltimore Orioles
« Last post by ziplock on May 21, 2018, 06:09:29 PM »
I am in Maryland and have not seen an Oriole.

Hubby did  when  he was young, In Essex.  Red  Wing Blackbirds.........Yes, but  only in rural areas  around here that grow acres  of  corn.
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General Discussion / Re: New to Rving and looking to renovate a Tiffen Allegro
« Last post by grashley on May 21, 2018, 06:09:21 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

You feel uncomfortable with the mechanical / chassis parts, so get a thorough inspection by a quality mechanic before buying anything.  Any other parts you plan to keep - A/C or furnace, water heater, etc. should be examined and operated to verify condition.

Nothing too tough about bathrooms other than making sure toilet drains to the black tank, and sink and shower drain to the gray tank.

I would NEVER put a wood burning fireplace in ANY RV!  I have a wood burning fireplace in my house (actually two) and heated our last house with wood and a fireplace insert.  I am NOT opposed to burning wood.  My concerns are
1.)  Safety in a tinder box (RV),   
2.)  Need for the stove in the many locations to which you will travel, 
3.)  The weight of the stove,
4.)  Space considerations,
5.)  Availability of firewood where you are, 
6.)  Laws against transporting firewood across state lines, and   
7.)  Economic benefits given the limitations.

I love your interior remodel ideas!
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I wondered how the OP determined the battery is fully charged. He did say the tongue jack works, so I assume the battery got charged by the tow vehicle. I am also assuming the tow vehicle electrical cord wasn't plugged in when the jack worked. If the trailer was plugged into the tow vehicle, the jack probably worked from the tow vehicle's battery. I asked the OP how it was determined that the battery was fully charged, but didn't get a definitive answer, he just repeated that it was fully charged.
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One thing I use is a TEST LIGHT. this is a device you get at your Auto Parts store or Wall Mart of RV store.. It looks a bit like an old fashion ice pick with a clear or translucent handle, inside the handle is a light bulb and a wire comes out of the handle (or plugs into it) with a clip lead.> Ground the clip and probe for power. Start at the battery.

This is what John was talking about.  https://www.ebay.com/bhp/12-volt-test-light

If you get a test light one thing you can do is see if you have power coming from the converter and charging the battery. First, disconnect the negative cable from the battery then just disconnect the positive cable from the battery.  Disconnect in this order.  Then then plug in the RV to shore power. Then clip the alligator clip on the end of the positive cable and touch the ice pick end to a good ground. The light will go on if the converter is working which would mean that any fuse between the battery and the converter is fine. After you're done, reconnect the battery cables doing the positive cable first.   
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General Discussion / Re: Will anything get rid of ants overnight?
« Last post by rls7201 on May 21, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »
Boil a pot of water, pour on mound. It kills the ants and their eggs down in the mound. Costs little and has proven effective.

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Newcomers' Corner / Re: Trailer Tire Ripples
« Last post by FastEagle on May 21, 2018, 05:57:21 PM »
Vertical indentation on sidewall from rim to tread. A common byproduct of radial tire construction, sidewall indentations/undulations are more noticeable in tires with taller sidewalls or operate at higher inflation pressures.
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