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RE: Yellowstone Next Week - Freezing Temps Concern

Thanks for all the input. I’ll take the advice here and not worry about temps in the low 30s.
InTheRockies 05/16/21 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone Next Week - Freezing Temps Concern

I’m staying at Mammoth and using the forecast for Gardiner. Northern part of the park is the lowest elevation. Probably worrying too much so thanks for calming the nerves.
InTheRockies 05/15/21 09:41am General RVing Issues
Yellowstone Next Week - Freezing Temps Concern

I’ll be in Yellowstone next week in my TT and am concerned about temps dipping below freezing at night. My holding tanks are all exposed below the underbelly. I can easily run some RV antifreeze through my supply lines via the water pump and use water containers for my fresh water needs, but am not sure about the waste tanks. I won’t be able to avoid using the gray and black tanks. I can pour antifreeze in the drain lines but it will be diluted by the gray and black waste water. Is the answer just more antifreeze? Any temporary and easy insulation I can rig up for the exposed tanks and low point drains? Forecasted low temps look to be around 30-35. Am I worrying too much? Thanks in advance.
InTheRockies 05/14/21 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

Lane hog: yes, that's something I could do when on longer trips for sure. As each issue with the RV crops up, I find I learn more about DIY and get more comfortable attempting things myself. Also might keep some more spare parts on hand for things that are prone to failure and/or in order to make rudimentary/temporary repairs to tide me over while on the road.
InTheRockies 04/01/21 08:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

ReneeG: thanks for that info. I'm sure there are multiple entry points, but the easiest one for them at the moment appears to be several holes/gaps in the underbelly material where they crawl up into the insulation, and from there get into the area underneath the bathtub. I found a huge stash of nuts and seeds in the area under my bathtub. Vacuumed it out as best I can, but they can still gain entry. I will definitely have all the penetrations checked and sealed with spray-foam/steel wool/wire mesh. Anyone have experience with mice getting in via hot water heater? Not the tank itself, but where the water lines come in?
InTheRockies 03/22/21 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

Thanks for all of the replies. I’ll give the toilet valve a go myself. Will further investigate the shower leak to see if I can pinpoint the issue. I hear you all on the underbelly and insulation and agree that just inspecting the entire undercarriage is the most prudent route rather than having to come back and do it later. Thanks for the input and advice.
InTheRockies 03/22/21 08:41am Travel Trailers
Bringing Trailer in for Service - Need Advice

Hi all. I've got a few issues with my travel trailer and will be bringing it in for service this week. Was 2 days into my 6 week trip when I discovered two leaks. Also have mice & chipmunks getting into the trailer, and need to address that issue. Before dropping off the trailer, I wanted to get some input on the issues I'm having the dealer address in an effort to provide them more direction and try to limit the damage to my wallet. 1. Replace the water valve on the toilet - I watched some YouTube videos on this and it seems it should only take 15-20 minutes. Most places seem to want to charge for an hour of labor and $50-$70 for the valve. I'm pretty sure I could do it myself, but it will take longer for me to get the part, and I'm in a hurry to get this stuff done and resume my trip. 2. Identify shower leak and repair. When I pressurized the water system I got quite a bit of water spraying between the tub and the shower surround. Because the water leak is that high up (and I didn't see any evidence of water below the tub where the drain line is), I would think the issue is the tub faucet. I removed the tub faucet and didn't see any evident cracks in the fixture, and the supply lines looked ok from what I could see. Anything else I can do to troubleshoot to save time at the repair shop? 3. Remove portion (8' x 3') of underbelly on rear of trailer, replace insulation soiled by rodents, remove any remnants of rodent activity, and replace underbelly material (it's not coroplast but the thinner, more flexible plastic/vinyl). Any idea how long this might take? I had an estimate from one dealer of 6 hours to do the whole length (17' box; 24' tongue to bumper). So for only about 3 feet of length (and 8' width), any guess on how long this should take? Thanks in advance.
InTheRockies 03/21/21 05:40pm Travel Trailers
Carbon Monoxide/Propane Alarm - Propane Leak?

Hi all. My travel trailer has been sitting in my driveway since June and yesterday I heard an alarm going off in the trailer. It was the combo carbon monoxide/propane alarm, which has never gone off before (I bought the trailer new in Jan 2019). I opened the door and left it open for a bit. Alarm kept beeping (three or four beeps in a row, a pause for a few seconds, and then repeating). No appliances were on. The propane bottles were connected but the valves were turned off and had been for the last three months. I hit the test and mute buttons on the monitor which silenced it temporarily, but then it went off again. As it wouldn't shut off, I disconnected the trailer battery and disconnected the propane tanks. Of course it stopped then. I let the trailer air out for a while and then closed it back up. I reconnected the trailer battery to see if it was maybe an electrical issue, but it didn't start beeping again. I then reconnected the propane tanks as a test and about 4 hours later, the alarm started beeping again. I've since disconnected the propane bottles. When the alarm stopped beeping the 2nd time after disconnecting the bottles, the green light on it was blinking. I disconnected the trailer battery and reconnected it and the light on the monitor is now solid green. So, what I'm surmising is that I have two issues - the first is that at least one of the propane bottles is leaking (I'll try the soapy water test tomorrow to see which one). The 2nd issue though is that even if propane is flowing from the bottles, how is it getting into the trailer, unless there is a leak in one of the interior lines or appliances. Any thoughts on where and how I should check for the interior leak? I live in a very rural area and am not close to a RV service shop. No mobile techs out here either. There is a propane shop about 30 mins from me and I'll call them tomorrow to see if they troubleshoot this kind of thing, but if I can try and pinpoint or at least rule out some locations of the leak, it would likely save me time and money. A couple of other notes: it's been quite warm here - upper 80s during the day and likely warmer than that in the trailer. I've read that sewer gases from the black tank can sometimes trigger the alarm, but it's not started beeping since I disconnected the propane tanks. I did recently have an issue with mice in the trailer (within the last couple of weeks). I seem to have gotten rid of them, but could they have damaged something in the propane lines? I also noticed mouse droppings on top of both propane tanks when I took the cover off. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
InTheRockies 09/01/20 08:58pm Tech Issues
Archive Search Results Only Shows 2013 & Older

Every time I run an advanced search in the forum and select the Archive option for post date, the search results omit all posts from one year prior to 2013. In other words, the newest posts that are displayed are from 2013. All results from 2013-June 2019 are missing. Any idea as to why? This is on my iPhone - not sure if same problem exists on my computer. Thanks.
InTheRockies 06/24/20 11:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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