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  1. SeaGal

    No hot water at faucets

    We tried using propane first but the burner wouldn't stay lit and there was no warm/hot water at the spigot. Since we intended to use electric any way we replaced the element, which was corroded in half. I'm assuming the 'feel hot' was residual heat from the pilot/burner. Now, I did...
  2. SeaGal

    Living in an RV

    We also have grandchildren spending time with us so they add greatly to the black tank volume. :) I do flush the system every time I empty the tank, with hot water from the shower head. Hopefully that helps mitigate the 'pile' issue.
  3. SeaGal

    Living in an RV

    Lol, thanks. I certainly don't want that to happen!!!
  4. SeaGal

    No hot water at faucets

    Silly question...how do you know the water gets hot? We had an issue with our water heater similar to yours - would light, the tank would 'feel' hot but no hot water at any of the faucets. We replaced the element, problem solved. Schematic was available online. No matter the age or make of...
  5. SeaGal

    Living in an RV

    I appreciate the reply. Good info is always welcome, lol. Thank you. :) We stay hooked up to the septic system with valves closed. I dump every few days or so, definitely not daily. I would prefer to just leave all the valves open since we live there and use water accordingly. It's about a...
  6. SeaGal

    Winter living in the RV

    Our situation is much like the original poster's. We're wintering for the first time in Northern Virginia, set up next to our son's house, hooked to his sewer and water. I really appreciate the advice about the water hose, etc. but don't understand what you mean about tying down the slide...
  7. SeaGal

    Awning Tear, thoughts?

    Exactly our problem. This is very helpful, thank you!! :)
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    RV steps

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    RV steps

    True, they are pricey. We tried for weeks to find something used, like mobile home steps, using facebook marketplace, craig's list, etc. Nothing suitable, or too far away, or too heavy. Then, we priced materials to build one as well as the cost to have it built and there was very little...
  10. SeaGal

    Awning Tear, thoughts?

    I just noticed a small rip, about 1", above the sewn front seam at the outside edge of our main awning, where it attaches to the roller. Otherwise the awning is in good shape. The material appears to be a woven vinyl. I'd like to halt or delay further ripping if possible. I appreciate the...
  11. SeaGal

    RV steps

    Thought I'd share what for us was a perfect solution since we are set-up for full-timing, at least for the near future. Would also be suitable for those who stay a few weeks or more in one spot. Background - because I am vertically challenged (5') the pull out steps were unhandy to say the...
  12. SeaGal

    Grey water tanks...

    Thanks to all of you who responded with advice and experiences. Problem solved. First, the sensors are not correct. Secondly, the valve at the sewer line outlet is the black water valve, the only black water valve. The handle forward of the sewer line is for the front grey tank - the cable...
  13. SeaGal

    Grey water tanks...

    The diagram below is not mine but this is the set-up we have. The galley tank dump handle is where it should be. What's missing is one of the dump handles forward of the sewer output and it appears it is the one from the black water tank, the one on the right. I'm guessing that because...
  14. SeaGal

    Grey water tanks...

    That's what I have. Two cable pulls when it seems there should be three. So it looks like opening up the belly wrap is the next step. Yikes.
  15. SeaGal

    Grey water tanks...

    At this point I think you're right about opening up the belly.
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