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RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

It stopped dripping when I took it to the garage (isn't that usually the case?). I put the bucket underneath and then went in the shop. When I came out the bucket was empty...so it actually stopped as I drove the 10 miles to the garage. The mechanics didn't look at it right away since the bucket was empty and when they did look underneath, they didn't find a leak. As for the amount, visibly I only saw two small drops continuously coming down from the bracket...enough to a pint in the bucket from that afternoon through the next morning. However, I'm not sure when the leak actually started. (It's parked across the street from my property) I filled it up the end of September, and ran the genny briefly once in Oct (though I didn't smell gas then). When I winterized it, the tank was down almost a quarter of a tank (about 13 gallons). Yep, it is an E series Ford.
Cougargm 12/10/19 01:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

I wondered about that, Carringb, but I filled the tank the end of Sept. and it was leaking in early November. And I lost a lot of gas; wouldn't that have only burned a gallon or two?
Cougargm 12/09/19 07:18am Class C Motorhomes
The case of the disappearing gas leak

This story is a bit of a mystery. We were winterizing our 2005 Jayco Granite Ridge when I noticed a small puddle underneath the middle of the RV on the driver's side. There were two small drips coming from a bracket that were leaking gas. I can't tell what's above the brackets. I put a bucket underneath to catch the gas and had between pint and a quart the next morning. So I took it that morning to the garage and just like that- it stopped leaking. THe mechanics parked it on hills, drove it, ran the generator- and no leak. They put more gas in it, until the tank was full- and still no leak. It seems weird that a leak would stop on its own, and the garage recreated various possible scenarios that might cause it to leak. Any ideas or suggestions? Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?
Cougargm 12/08/19 10:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone use a 5th wheel as a 'snowbird home'?

I realize the park models may be a little larger in terms of square footage, but it's easier and less expensive to find a good used 5'r. I just wonder if it's practical enough to use for a few weeks here and there. I've had a seasonal campsite before with a TT and that was great for the summers, but with the property being down south (we're in PA) we might use it whenever the mood strikes us.
Cougargm 05/31/19 11:25am Snowbirds
RE: Doing something wrong with winterizing

I actually take the shower hose off after making sure the red stuff flows through it.
Cougargm 05/28/19 10:20am Tech Issues
Doing something wrong with winterizing

I've been winterizing my own Class Cs for the past ten yrs...but the past three yrs I've apparently had a problem with the shower. Everything else- spigots, toilet, water heater- have been find when I de-winterized. But several yrs in a row I've had to replace the shower spigot. One yr it was leaking, and this yr the vacuum breaker had a small leak. I didn't have these issues the first yrs but it's been a few in a row. Maybe it's coincidence but I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong with the shower spigot.
Cougargm 05/28/19 09:23am Tech Issues
Anyone use a 5th wheel as a 'snowbird home'?

Has anyone used a 5th wheel (or a TT) and set it up on a lot, using it as a snowbird place in the winter to escape the cold north for a few months? If you have, what has your experience been? Was it worth it or did you regret it? Pros and cons? We own property in a southern state and the plan was to relocate south and build a home for retirement. An option that I've been mulling lately is to maybe just keep our home in the northeast, and buy a clean, large (with multiple slideouts) used 5th wheeler and set it up on our lot and use it for a few months each year, mostly in the winter. Just curious as to whether this is a viable idea and how others who've tried it liked it.
Cougargm 05/23/19 09:21pm Snowbirds
Generator powers tv, microwave, nothing else

We just returned to PA from FLorida last month and everything electrical except the power steps were working fine. We took the Class C to a local RV dealer to get the steps fixed and the slideout lubricated. I tried the slide out with the genny on and it wouldn't work. I then noticed the lights wouldn't work with the genny on, either. Only the microwave and tv were working. THe overhead lights and the slideout worked fine with the house battery. THe dealer was closed when I got there to pick it up so I couldn't ask him or have him look at it. Any ideas on what the problems could be?
Cougargm 05/22/19 08:58pm Tech Issues
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