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RE: Cleaning Canvas

I use diluted "Simple Green" for my awning, roof and sides. Seems to work wonderfully. I also have friends that swear by a cleaner simply called "Awesome". It is orange in color and can be purchased at most dollar stores.
BobSchaar 06/26/19 08:55am Hybrid Travel Trailers
TV antenna

When I first bought my 2015 Solaire 220X I was able to receive several channels on my TV. Now-a-days I am lucky to be able to pull in 1 or 2 channels. The antenna is stationary (not crank-up). I know reception depends on distance to tv signal antennas, tress overhead, etc., but I normally camp in the same spaces from year to year. The booster at the receptacle is always turned on. Do these antennas fail? Is there some other aftermarket booster that I can install? I don't watch a lot of TV while camping but in the fall I like to watch college football from the campground when I can. p.s....A satellite dish is out of the question right now. Thanks in advance :)
BobSchaar 06/26/19 08:50am Tech Issues
RE: Break controller

I had my daughter check the high mount brake light the other day. It isnt working. I haven't had the chance to check the fuse yet but will likely tonight. I will have to get the owner manual out and figure out which fuse it is. Don't recall if the truck uses the normal size fuse, or the smaller fuses.
BobSchaar 06/26/19 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: A/C excessive noise/buffeting

2015 Solaire 220X - a/c has been noisy from day 1. I'm guessing that's just the way it is.
BobSchaar 06/26/19 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Lights stay on

As mentioned above, sounds like the pig tail connector on the 5th wheel is shorting (corrosion, etc). I had a problem with my Chevy Colorado where my running lights would not turn off. Tore the 7 pin connector at the rear of the truck apart. Corroded...BAD! Replaced it and the light issue went away.
BobSchaar 06/26/19 08:30am Tech Issues
Break controller

Took my trailer out for the first time last weekend. I noticed that my trucks's (2001 Silverado) brake pedal is not activating my brake controller. If I use the manual slide on the controller box, the trailer breaks work fine. A local hitch installer told me to check the fuse for the 3rd (high) break light. Apparently the controller is powered from that light? I havent had the opportunity to check this yet. It worked fine when I put the trailer in storage last fall. Anyone else have this problem?
BobSchaar 06/20/19 07:44am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water heater drain

Thanks again all. I bought a 3/4" round wire brush that I found in the plumbing section at the local Menard's. I will put something on the corroded threads to try to soften the calcium a bit. Let it sit over night and then try to brush it. If that doesn't work, I will have to buy a 3/4" tap.
BobSchaar 06/20/19 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water heater drain

Thanks all. I have been using the tape, but apparently not every time I empty the heater, which is after every camping trip. I will be driving right past a Menards on my way home from work tonight so I will stop in to see what they have. I am able to get the anode rode/plug in about half way before the gunk stops it from turning. Until I get the gunk cleaned up, I suspect the crud will only get worse.
BobSchaar 06/19/19 12:23pm Tech Issues
Hot water heater drain

The inner threads for the drain on my hot water heater are becoming quite corroded. I have to believe that this will eventually ruin the threads if I don't get it cleaned up soon. The plug itself can be cleaned up using a wire brush. What are people using for the inner threads of the drain? Is there an attachment available that can be used with a cordless drill? Some sort of chemical? I am new to this forum and not good at maneuvering around the different forums. Feel free to send answers to my PM. Thanks in advance! ...Bob
BobSchaar 06/19/19 08:37am Tech Issues
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