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RE: 12 Volt Water Pump Keeps Running

My new TT had low pressure. It was plastic junk left in the lines from the build. Take off all the screens at the faucets and shower plus the low point drains and run city water to try to clean the lines.When I dewinterize in the spring, I remove the screens to flush out the antifreeze. I soak the screens in undiluted white vinegar for an hour or so to clean them, as well. For the two springs I have done this, there was a little sediment in the screens. The first spring was the worst, as I don't think the previous owner ever removed the screens. I use one of those Camco in-line water filters (that you attach to the hose bib at the camp site) both at the camp site, and at home when filling the fresh water tank. But sediment still comes from somewhere. Not a lot, but it is still there.
fallsrider 07/09/15 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: RV anti-freeze taste

Since we use our camper during winter months also, I winterize and dewinterize several times a year. I've found that it takes a good week of daily showers and bathroom/kitchen sink use to get rid of the taste for the mostpart. I use mine numerous times a winter also. That's the main reason I DON'T use any pink stuff, just blow the lines clear. Putting the water system back in service requires nothing but adding water to the tank. I've got enough on my honey-do list, I don't need to add extra work like rinsing, cleaning, sanitizing and getting rid of funny tastes. I just blew out the lines on our coach two years ago while leaving it in South Carolina for a trip home to Montreal. A plastic fitting in the wet bay froze and split so since then I have been using the pink stuff all the time. Never thought I'd have that issue in South Carolina after blowing out the lines.
PackerBacker 06/12/15 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: RV anti-freeze taste

Since we use our camper during winter months also, I winterize and dewinterize several times a year. I've found that it takes a good week of daily showers and bathroom/kitchen sink use to get rid of the taste for the mostpart. I use mine numerous times a winter also. That's the main reason I DON'T use any pink stuff, just blow the lines clear. Putting the water system back in service requires nothing but adding water to the tank. I've got enough on my honey-do list, I don't need to add extra work like rinsing, cleaning, sanitizing and getting rid of funny tastes.
JaxDad 06/12/15 05:26am General RVing Issues
RE: RV anti-freeze taste

Since we use our camper during winter months also, I winterize and dewinterize several times a year. I've found that it takes a good week of daily showers and bathroom/kitchen sink use to get rid of the taste for the mostpart.
PackerBacker 06/11/15 06:50pm General RVing Issues
delamination rant

Bought a new 2013 Jayco Eagle HT 23.5. Last summer, noticed some bubbling just below and between the city water intake and the outside shower. Sent an email to dealer, still had a few weeks warranty, told me it was not water damage but will send to Jayco for approval. Jayco approved to replace the whole entire back wall. I was shocked Camper spent the winter at the dealers shop and they replaced the wall. Got the camper back on time for first trip, dewinterize, check for leaks (this particular 5th wheel has the rear bathroom so I was more concerned with the connections), I should add that the dealer did a real nice job replacing the wall, you would not ever know it was changed other than a sticker was missing and delimitation gone. Last look, where the city water comes into the rear closet (awkward place to look), I see the hole cutout where it comes in, water leaking right from the fitting into the styrofoam. Really! you'd think dealer would have taken a peek to prevent leaks. Bring the 5er back for them to fix it. Go pick it up, one break locks up and burns. Bring it back and they change the break. Go on our trip, hook up on the city water, look make sure no leak where the dealer "fixed it up". Guess what!!! they used some type of black plastic that hardens up on the valve but it's still leaking. I am fuming. Fire up an email with pics. Found some RV repair guy, he comes and change the valve, get the receipt and fire that out to dealer too. Got a letter of apology with a promise of a refund. Seriously, I am convinced this is where the leak was coming from right from get go ( I just never knew to look there) and there 's this guy repeating the same mistake. Oh well, live and learn. Just lucky I caught it before warranty was over and that Jayco paid for replacement of wall.
boubou64 06/06/15 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: camping world fountain and longmont CO screwed me!

Wow Masongardner, what a fiasco. I'm just going to say that you should not accept this trailer after its been flooded. Your story is is a horror story. CW can sure spoil a camping experience, even before it starts ! Looks like the guys you dealt with are the Camping World poster children. The issue is it wasn't flooded when he got the trailer, he's the one who flooded it. This is about the only thing that can't be blamed on CW. Not sure how big the tank is, but flowing water to it for 5 maybe 10 (maybe more??) minutes could certainly fill some tanks from empty. I would not, however accepted the trailer with a broken door. It can be blamed on CW since I was told to NOT under any circumstance open the outdoor kitchen door since it was broken, and it was brought to me winterized, obviously not prepped. I sympathize with your experience, but you're really being unreasonable blaming it ALL on CW. You should NEVER just hook up the city water and let-r-rip without checking everything inside. In an earlier post you stated the water ran for 5 maybe 10 minutes. 10 minutes is enough to fill some black tanks. You state it's their fault because they didn't dewinterize it. News flash-unless you pay to dewinterize that's how they come. You blame it on the broken door....is this the only way to enter the kitchen where the faucet was left on? Were you able to get to this faucet from another door? Again, you certainly had a bad time with CW and deserve to be po'd. But not everything that happened was their fault. You have to take responsibility for some of the things that occurred. Maybe you didn't read it all then, outdoor kitchen . Door was broken. Was supposed to be fixed before I took delivery. It was self tapped shut because they think if it's opened then it would fall out of the trim onto someone. So yes, I'm blaming all of it on them. Sorry if I sounds like an ass, but yes, this is their fault. Oh, I'm sorry. You're right, I missed the OUTSIDE kitchen. Now I get it. Wow, I can really understand why you're po'd. They should have never delivered this to you without being fixed, especially if the faucet was on and the door sealed shut. I would be demanding a new trailer. Good luck, and once again, sorry about the confusion.
jfkmk 06/01/15 03:30am Camping World RV Sales
RE: camping world fountain and longmont CO screwed me!

Wow Masongardner, what a fiasco. I'm just going to say that you should not accept this trailer after its been flooded. Your story is is a horror story. CW can sure spoil a camping experience, even before it starts ! Looks like the guys you dealt with are the Camping World poster children. The issue is it wasn't flooded when he got the trailer, he's the one who flooded it. This is about the only thing that can't be blamed on CW. Not sure how big the tank is, but flowing water to it for 5 maybe 10 (maybe more??) minutes could certainly fill some tanks from empty. I would not, however accepted the trailer with a broken door. It can be blamed on CW since I was told to NOT under any circumstance open the outdoor kitchen door since it was broken, and it was brought to me winterized, obviously not prepped. I sympathize with your experience, but you're really being unreasonable blaming it ALL on CW. You should NEVER just hook up the city water and let-r-rip without checking everything inside. In an earlier post you stated the water ran for 5 maybe 10 minutes. 10 minutes is enough to fill some black tanks. You state it's their fault because they didn't dewinterize it. News flash-unless you pay to dewinterize that's how they come. You blame it on the broken door....is this the only way to enter the kitchen where the faucet was left on? Were you able to get to this faucet from another door? Again, you certainly had a bad time with CW and deserve to be po'd. But not everything that happened was their fault. You have to take responsibility for some of the things that occurred. Maybe you didn't read it all then, outdoor kitchen . Door was broken. Was supposed to be fixed before I took delivery. It was self tapped shut because they think if it's opened then it would fall out of the trim onto someone. So yes, I'm blaming all of it on them. Sorry if I sounds like an ass, but yes, this is their fault.
masongardner 05/31/15 10:12pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: camping world fountain and longmont CO screwed me!

Wow Masongardner, what a fiasco. I'm just going to say that you should not accept this trailer after its been flooded. Your story is is a horror story. CW can sure spoil a camping experience, even before it starts ! Looks like the guys you dealt with are the Camping World poster children. The issue is it wasn't flooded when he got the trailer, he's the one who flooded it. This is about the only thing that can't be blamed on CW. Not sure how big the tank is, but flowing water to it for 5 maybe 10 (maybe more??) minutes could certainly fill some tanks from empty. I would not, however accepted the trailer with a broken door. It can be blamed on CW since I was told to NOT under any circumstance open the outdoor kitchen door since it was broken, and it was brought to me winterized, obviously not prepped. I sympathize with your experience, but you're really being unreasonable blaming it ALL on CW. You should NEVER just hook up the city water and let-r-rip without checking everything inside. In an earlier post you stated the water ran for 5 maybe 10 minutes. 10 minutes is enough to fill some black tanks. You state it's their fault because they didn't dewinterize it. News flash-unless you pay to dewinterize that's how they come. You blame it on the broken door....is this the only way to enter the kitchen where the faucet was left on? Were you able to get to this faucet from another door? Again, you certainly had a bad time with CW and deserve to be po'd. But not everything that happened was their fault. You have to take responsibility for some of the things that occurred.
jfkmk 05/31/15 07:35pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Leaving hot water tank turned on

I touch the hot water heater switch on the unit twice a year. When I winterize...I turn it off. When I dewinterize I turn it back on. Its gas/electric and we have full hookups at the house. If we pull over while on the road I just have to throw the (propane) switch inside for hot water.
BulldawgFan 05/29/15 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

I do a third option: Cheap vodka. The ethanol will lower the freezing point of the water enough so that a 20 degree day in Texas won't result in cracked pipes. Plus, I don't have to worry about bad taste in the lines when I dewinterize and sanitize in the spring.And your lines are sanitized as well! We all know that whatever way we winterize is the best or we would not do it that way and everyone else is wrong.
colliehauler 04/23/15 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question for people that live in the land of snow

If the temp is below 10 F I am winterized. I just blow out the lines. Takes me about 20 minutes because I have a W/D. If the temp goes above 10 F I dewinterize by taking on water.
WyoTraveler 04/22/15 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
cleaning fresh water tank

I have a 2000 terry and I have not used it yet. it is now warm enough I am going to dewinterize it soon. I did a search on cleaning the fresh water tank but I am not coming up with anything other than dead links.. does someone have a link or can someone tell me how to clean my water tank.. it seems like some bleach would do it but I am sure there is a correct procedure.
Tikkamike 04/22/15 07:54am Travel Trailers
De-Winterize B Touring Cruiser

I just bought a used 2005 B Touring Cruiser and I cannot find the bypass for the water heater to dewinterize it. I have found the hot water tank and have looked all around it and there are no valves. Any help would greatly be appreciated- pictures or video would be awesome. Thanks so much.
revickers 04/18/15 09:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Central PA 7+ nights in a row above 32

It's supposed to be mid 60's today though!!!! FINALLY feeling like winter is over!!! Yup, and I did dewinterize or really am still in process. WooHoo!! It was nice just being out doing things without getting cold!! I flushed out the lines, and now the bleach water is doing its thing through the system until tomorrow. I was wondering, since I need to do some cleaning of cabinets as I am putting my gear away, any reason why I can't I use the bleach water? I used 2 cups bleach for 44 gallon tank, I did fill up the hot water heater as well, figuring that could use some santitizing also. I don't plan on heating up the water heater, with the bleach water, but also was wondering if that would be a problem? Wouldn't think so thining Hot Tubs do it all the time? Thoughts?
Redterpos3 04/11/15 06:52pm General RVing Issues
de winterize

S o i went and started to dewinterize my trailer today and when i was running the water pump water was comming out the city water inlet help?
nettech207 04/11/15 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

I do a third option: Cheap vodka. The ethanol will lower the freezing point of the water enough so that a 20 degree day in Texas won't result in cracked pipes. Plus, I don't have to worry about bad taste in the lines when I dewinterize and sanitize in the spring.
mlts22 04/10/15 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Central PA 7+ nights in a row above 32

I know the feeling. I was starting to think winter would never end. :) Any night above freezing is a good night. I won't dewinterize for a couple more weeks. Just in case.
gbopp 04/10/15 03:48am General RVing Issues
Central PA 7+ nights in a row above 32

:B Finally, I see a string of nighttime temps that don't go down below freezing!! Looks like tomorrow I can dewinterize as I start to get my rig loaded up. My son brought all my stuff up from the basement on Tuesday! I had surgery a couple of weeks ago so still not supposed to carry much weight, but bit by bit should be ok. And Friday could be up to 70, now that hasn't been seen for some time around here! It was still only in upper 30's yesterday and today, as high's.
Redterpos3 04/09/15 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fiberglass trailer maintenance

How long does it take to wax an average TT? And how many bottles/cost? I'm getting ready to dewinterize and would like to clean/wax at the same time. Multiply the length in feet by 30 minutes, then divide by the number of kids you have.
2012Coleman 03/31/15 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Below freezing advice

I hope to dewinterize this weekend, despite the fact that temps will still be down around 30 degrees at night during the following week. During the day it will be in the 50s.
Doug33 03/31/15 07:31am Travel Trailers
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