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RE: Intermittent water leak issue

The check valve will not allow water to leave the RV and enter the public water system. Therefore when the pressure in the RV exceeds the incoming water pressure the valve closes and the water pressure in your RV goes higher and higher as the water is heated. The cold and hot water systems are connected so the weakest link is your cold water fitting and it begins to drip.
alfredmay 02/25/20 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: Intermittent water leak issue

I know you need to fix the leak but as a temporary fix try replenishing the air cushion in your water heater. Over time the air cushion can be lost and it is needed to keep water pressure from exceeding limits when heated. To do this either drain and refill the water heater or disconnect the water hose, drain the water, and reconnect it. Then turn on a hot water tap inside the RV. This will inject air into the water heater.
alfredmay 02/24/20 09:15am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing in a 55+ Community - AZ

In Texas a park model is a vehicle (trailer) and not real property. There is no deed. It may be the same in Arizona.
alfredmay 01/25/20 12:57pm Snowbirds
RE: Maryland to Washington State -- best routes

If weather is a concern, then go west in the Spring using the southern route and return in the summer using the northern rout. It is **** hot in the south in the summer and snows in the Rocky mountains in the north in the Spring.
alfredmay 11/26/19 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Acadia NP (Portland) to Shenandoa NP - avoiding NYC?

I-95 to I-495 to I-90 to I-84 to I-81
alfredmay 10/11/19 08:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Stopping at flying j, Cracker Barrel etc

RV spots at Cracker barrel are a joke..... they are way to short for all but the smallest RVs Flying J RV spot are few and you will take up two spots with an extended slide.. Stop at a Walmart.
alfredmay 10/06/19 11:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Fixing a peeling wall

If it were me I would either remove the luan that is there or cover over the old luan with new. Luan is 1/8 inches thick. If the luan is stapled to the wall use staples to make it adhere. You can then paint or paper with a vinyl type wall covering.
alfredmay 09/24/19 07:13am Tech Issues
RE: RGV ten year trend

Western RV Park Owner, Perception is NOT reality............ perception is perception. If you and many others perceive the RGV to be what you say it is then that is most likely why numbers are down. However, in my park the trend is up for the last two years. I do not know if this is just in my park and a few others or if this is the new norm for the RGV.
alfredmay 09/16/19 07:53am Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

WesternRVParkOwner, Some of what you say it true but much is not. There are three airports in the RGV. United, Delta. American and Southwest fly into them. I myself now fly to the RGV from NJ on a one stop flight. There are professional sports teams in the RGV. They are minor league and play soccer and basketball. The University of Texas RGV plays Division 1 sports in everything except football. They belong to the WAC. There is a world class beach. No one place has the best of everything. The airports in the RGV are smaller, but you can get to every major city in the USA with only one connection. There are entertainment venues but they are not Las Vegas style places......... of course Las Vegas has no beach. No one place suits everyone.. The RGV of 10 years ago is not the RGV today. A lot has charged.
alfredmay 09/15/19 09:50am Snowbirds
RE: RGV ten year trend

I am in Victoria Palms in Donna, TX which is a mid valley location and one of the highest priced parks of the 400 mentioned in the RGV. I started wintering here as a winter Texan in my RV 13 or so years ago. At that time you needed a reservation months in advance and the entire 1,000 plus sites were rented for most of the winter season. The park has mobile homes, park models and RV sites along with a 100 three room suites and 20 motel rooms. The RV sites are divided between an older area with small sites and a newer area with large landscaped sites. A number of years ago the reservation requirement was no longer needed and about three years ago there were many unoccupied sites in the winter season. The last two years has seen a reversal in this trend. Although reservations are still not needed, if you want to be in the new and nicer section you will need a reservation. Last year this section was fully occupied. Regarding the question "what is there to do"? My friends in NJ ask me this all the time. My first answer is the resort is like a cruise ship that never moves. We have, shows, dances activities, pools, a restaurant, etc. My second answer is that this is not a dirty dusty backwater in the middle of nowhere. Current estimates put the American side of the RGV population at 1.3 million and the Mexican side has over 2 million. There is plenty to do. Prior to my coming to the RGV I wintered in Florida in the Orlando and Vero Beach areas. I found out that I did not want to go to the Orlando area attractions every day. How many days can you spend at Disney or Universal before you are theme parked out? Vero Beach is an up scale Florida area and very nice.......... but guess what........ there is more to do in the RGV than in the Vero Beach area. I do not know if the trend in my RV park translates to the rest of the parks in the RGV. What I see is that the people in my park want the best sites and they make use of all that the "criuse ship" has to offer.
alfredmay 09/14/19 08:40am Snowbirds
RE: Winter Route to South Texas

South of San Antonio leave the Interstate (I-37) and get on US-281 near Three Rivers. It is a very good road and is shorter going to Weslaco. My winter home is on the Donna-Weslaco border and I use that route all the time.
alfredmay 09/03/19 08:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Month long stays w/o the rv

As Pawatt mentioned, Victoria Palms in Donna, TX has 20 motel rooms and 100 suites in their RV Resort. I have a mobile home there and the resort is very nice. The suites offer a bedroom, living room, bathroom and an eat in kitchen. You park your car right outside your suite front door. They will rent by the month and probably by the week too.
alfredmay 09/01/19 08:53am Snowbirds
RE: Southeast Texas to the Smoky Mountains

Shallow Creek RV Park near Gladewater, TX is just north of I-20 Exit 583 on HWY 135. Voted best RV Park in East Texas and is a very nice place
alfredmay 08/14/19 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Maintaining air gap in new Atwood water heater

An easy way to re establish the air gap is by injecting air into the water line. To do this drain the water from your water supply hose. Then re connect the hose to the water supply and to the RV. Turn the water supply on. Turn on a hot water faucet in your RV. Air from the hose will be forced into the water heater. Every time you re connect an empty hose you re establish an air gap IF you open a hot water faucet first.
alfredmay 08/11/19 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Mystery Wires... Any thoughts?

Rust Oleum makes a rust converter. It converts rust to a hard, solid surface that can be painted. Hammerite is another brand that does the same thing. I have used both brands with good results.
alfredmay 07/30/19 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Can someone tell me what this is plz

You can even see the date code for manufacture of the pump...... made in 1975
alfredmay 07/29/19 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Selling Canadian MHome in US with no title

If the vehicle needs to be "properly imported" into the US for the purpose of sale, could the owner drive it into Mexico and turn around and import it for sale at a USA/Mex border crossing? Mexico is a lot closer than Canada if you are in Texas.
alfredmay 07/17/19 12:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5th wheel suspension question

I have done some research on trailer shocks as I was curious if they did anything. What I found is that most were mounted on an angle and did little, but those that were mounted vertically helped. So, if yours are vertical, I would try and find replacements.
alfredmay 07/10/19 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: NJ to Grand Canyon via Mt Rushmore

I have made a number of trips like yours. For holidays and major attractions I made reservations, but for traveling and minor attractions I called ahead when I stopped for lunch to make a reservation for that night.
alfredmay 06/29/19 05:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Wow.......... kids start back that early in Quebec. In the southern USA that is when school starts for some but in the northern USA many do not start until early Sept. Thanks for the information.
alfredmay 06/28/19 02:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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