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RE: Dump Tank Extension Needed

Cicky Nick Thanks. That could work. It's a little pricey, but I can afford it. At least I have an idea what to search for. I wasn't looking for a "boat hook".
DallasSteve 09/13/23 11:20am Tech Issues
Dump Tank Extension Needed

My travel trailer has a gray tank dump handle that is under a slideout so I can't reach the handle unless I crawl under the trailer. Is there a pole for sale that can grab that handle so I can reach under the slideout and open the tank? You would think Jayco would have come up with a better design. I think they should change the names of Jayco trailers to Thor now so that everyone knows the quality they are getting. I have a drain fly infestation and they say leaving my gray tank open may be the cause. Edit: I've seen replacement rods that are longer, but I don't want a permanent solution like that. I want a handle about 3 or 4 feet long that can grab the original handle. Maybe I'll have to make one, but attaching the grabber to the pole may be tricky unless they happen to have matching threads.
DallasSteve 09/13/23 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Why Does My A/C Have These Slats?

Those slats when closed off,will direct cold air thru the other vents in ceiling.When you want a quick cool them and more air will flow out. I gave it a try today when the house got warm and it does dump cold air into the room like a hurricane. Thanks.
DallasSteve 09/11/23 12:51pm Tech Issues
Does Anyone Recognize This Fire TV App?

We have the Fire TV stick and a friend installed this app on it but we can't contact him to find the name of this app. It allows us to watch live TV channels around the country, among other channels. It may be pirated, but I don't know anything about it. Does anyone recognize this app or do you know of a similar app?
DallasSteve 09/10/23 07:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Why Does My A/C Have These Slats?

Those slats when closed off,will direct cold air thru the other vents in ceiling.When you want a quick cool them and more air will flow out. Oh! That makes sense. Thanks. I guess if it cools down quick it will be cool directly under those slats, but not so much in the rest of the trailer.
DallasSteve 09/09/23 07:16pm Tech Issues
Why Does My A/C Have These Slats?

I have a 6 month old Jayco Jay Flight trailer. I looked at the user manual and it has pitiful little information about the air conditioner. I finally figured out how to clean the filter. I see this lever (circled in red) that opens a set of slats on the unit. Can someone please explain what these are for and when I should have them open or closed? They have always been closed since I picked it up from the dealer but they are open in this photo.
DallasSteve 09/09/23 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I Close My Low Point Drain?

On some models/brands certain configurations allow the low point drain to act as a siphon, which could certainly be annoying. Sounds like yours was just draining, like it supposed to. The overflow will not have a valve unless you add one, like some have done with the siphoning effect. But you can cause the tank to explode if you don't open the valve when filling the tank. Not a good thing, and why some people are hesitant to add the valve. Thanks. That makes sense to me. The water tank is still showing full an hour or 2 later and no water is draining below. I think it was just an overflow spout and I don't want to try to attach a shut off valve.
DallasSteve 08/16/23 01:34pm Tech Issues
Can I Close My Low Point Drain?

I have a Jayco Jay Flight. I filled the fresh water tank, but now water is draining out from the Low Point Drain under the trailer. Is there a way to close that drain or is it supposed to remain open? Edit: Never mind. It stopped draining water and the Fresh tank reads full. I guess it's just an overflow for when it gets too full.
DallasSteve 08/16/23 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Getting Warranty Service While Living In Your RV

We have been FT 9 years and ours was also Grand Design. I a tually avoid dealers if at all possible because they usually cannot get you in. Depending on the issue, a tractor/trailer repair can fix most suspension issues. Also had one redo some hydraulic hoses that leaked. Much easier than getting into a dealer. We had once where the dealer actually had Rv space with water/electric. They’d pull the rig over to work on during the day, then we’d sleep in it at night. Also had GD pay for mobile techs and overnighted parts to us for the tech to install. Of course we are now long out of warranty, but even some non-dealer repair places have had water/electric on site where we let them work on it during the day, and we still slept in it at night. On little stuff, it is often easier to fix it yourself if you are capable. Let them send you the parts. Another option is to attend a rally. Most companies will have repair folks on site and fix relatively minor things for you in warranty or not. That's an interesting idea. Maybe I can find a shop that has water/electric to stay at night.
DallasSteve 07/31/23 11:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: Getting Warranty Service While Living In Your RV

It varies from dealer to dealer. The dealer we purchased both of our full-time fifth wheels from would make an appointment and get us in and out the same day for minor stuff - even a washer/dryer installation. When we needed warranty work done and weren't in our dealer's area, Grand Design stepped up to the plate and paid for a mobile tech. Rob Sweet. I guess that's why Grand Design was a lot more expensive. I may regret going cheap. (but I don't regret it yet)
DallasSteve 07/31/23 11:07am Full-time RVing
Getting Warranty Service While Living In Your RV

What is the typical process for getting warranty service, or non-warranty service, while living in your RV full time? I have a 2 year warranty on my Jayco trailer and I am at almost 6 months. There are a lot of small items and some bigger items that need service and I think they are covered by warranty. I called the local Camping World and I spoke to someone in service. When I told them I am living in my trailer they said that if I come in early some day, about 9 AM, they will review all my items that day and I can take the trailer home in the afternoon. They will then contact Jayco and get approval and order parts. Then when the parts are ready they will contact me and I will come back in for an appointment. How long it takes then depends on what needs to be done. I might have to get a hotel room for a night or more, or maybe not. Do a lot of dealers work like that? What can I expect based on your real world experience?
DallasSteve 07/31/23 08:29am Full-time RVing
RE: Is a roof leak covered by warranty?

I just discovered that my 2022 Jayco travel trailer which I bought in February, 2023 has a roof leak. Would a roof leak be a covered warranty item or will they say that a leaking seal (if that's what it is) is a maintenance item? Thanks, Stephen Gaines Your new RV came with a VERY SPECIFIC WRITTEN WARRANTY. What does it say regarding roof/water leaks? I suggest you "read it" before moving on. Chum lee That's a good suggestion. Another good suggestion is to ask people if they have had real life experience with this situation.
DallasSteve 07/22/23 01:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a roof leak covered by warranty?

Please describe more. How do you know it is the roof leaking? Where do you see the water coming from? Earlier you had a shower leaking. Perhaps the two are related. If it isn't caused by something you did like hooking the roof on a tree limb then yes it should be covered by warranty within the first few months of ownership. Be sure to limit any damage by covering it and getting it to dealer asap. bgum Sorry for the slow response. I watched the water dripping from a seam in the ceiling. I'm pretty sure it's not related to the shower because it was raining hard outside and I had not used the shower in hours. It didn't leak a lot, enough that it got a towel wet, but I don't know what it's like on the other side of the ceiling and I don't want to rip it apart. I haven't traveled much and I'm not aware of any branches coming in contact with the roof. Based on the 3 parks I've stayed at there were no low hanging limbs. That could only happen if one fell and I didn't see one of the ground or on the roof. I think a bird has been hanging around the AC unit - I hear him chirping once in a while, then he leaves. I wonder if he could have pulled something loose that left a leak. As I'm afraid of heights I don't want to get up on the roof. It's the getting back down part that worries me the most. I agree with the other posters that a new roof should last for years without leaks. This looks like a poor quality job from Jayco, but I haven't seen where the water is actually getting in. You mention cover the leak until I get it serviced. How would you do that?
DallasSteve 07/22/23 11:45am General RVing Issues
Is a roof leak covered by warranty?

I just discovered that my 2022 Jayco travel trailer which I bought in February, 2023 has a roof leak. Would a roof leak be a covered warranty item or will they say that a leaking seal (if that's what it is) is a maintenance item? Thanks, Stephen Gaines
DallasSteve 07/20/23 10:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Stopped Working

Only thing to do is troubleshoot it. Check for voltage to the motor on the awning, and go from there. It's possible there's a short in the wiring going to the motor, that's what mine was. Does you Jayco have a simple switch for the awning or a central nervous system? Thanks. It has a simple switch. I'll see what Jayco customer service can suggest. They will probably just say to take it to a dealer for warranty service.
DallasSteve 07/12/23 08:52pm Tech Issues
Awning Stopped Working

The power awning on my 6 month old Jayco trailer stopped working. It was working OK at first. A few weeks ago I noticed it would extend, but when I re-tracted it would stop after a foot or two. I came back an hour or so later and it went the rest of the way. I extended it today OK. When I re-tracted it came in about a foot or two and then stopped. I tried waiting a few hours, but this time it still won't move. I checked the fuse and it appears to be intact. To be sure I swapped it with another 15 amp fuse and tried again. Nothing. It's not all the way out. It's only out a few feet so it may survive any strong winds we get, but I can't drive this way (in October). I can take it in for some warranty work, but I'd like to avoid that since we are living in it. Are there any easy fixes I've missed or do I need to buy a ladder to manually retract it for now? Can I also manually extend it? That sounds like fun. I guess I would want to get that electric screwdriver I've postponed buying.
DallasSteve 07/12/23 05:37pm Tech Issues
How Does Amazon Fire Stick Show Local TV Channels?

A few years ago I subscribed to Locast to get my local TV channels free. The poor TV companies sued to shut them down and won so Locast is gone. A friend of mine was showing me that they can get local channels from many different cities using their Amazon Fire Stick. How does that work? Is it legal for them? Is it legal for me? Is it free? It looks like it's free.
DallasSteve 06/18/23 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: Why Is My Air Conditioner Squawking?

I believe Jayco uses Dometic AC units? Good Luck.They're Junk It may be Dometic. I had a Winnebago 3 years ago and it made a lot of noise on the roof. This Jayco is pretty quiet except the fan is loud. But I like that better because it's not a loud vibrating noise like the Winnebago. And both were bought new, but the Winnebago was a Class A, the Jayco is a trailer. Maybe that has something to do with the vibrating noise in the Winnebago. As for this being a fan noise, it's not that because I hear the squawking noise when the AC is turned off. No fan blowing. Nothing. Anyway, I haven't heard the noise for a couple of days so it was probably a bird sitting on the AC unit.
DallasSteve 06/17/23 10:12am General RVing Issues
Why Is My Air Conditioner Squawking?

I have a 2022 Jayco trailer that I bought about 4 months ago. Sometimes during the day I hear a loud squawking noise like a bird but it sounded like it was coming from inside the trailer. Today I heard it several times and I tracked it down that it sounds like it is coming from the air conditioning unit - the part with the filter, not the part with the air vents. But a lot of time it's quiet. I haven't heard peeps like there are babies in a nest. Is this probably just a bird that likes to sit on my air conditioning unit or could an animal be stuck in the AC unit? I haven't heard it for hours here in the evening or in the nights. It comes and goes during the day. At first I thought maybe it was a warning device saying that I needed to clean the AC filter. Any thoughts?
DallasSteve 06/15/23 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do Many Full-Timers Keep 2 Stationary Trailers?

I would also worry about rodent infestation during those 6 months of storage. That's something to think about.
DallasSteve 06/03/23 11:15pm Full-time RVing
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