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Water pump warning... a little long but may be worth it

Just a heads up to hopefully save someone from this problem. I have a Gulfstream Amerilite, kept at home and plugged in. Yesterday I noticed water dripping from the front corner and figured it was A/C runoff. I looked closer and couldn't see it dripping from the gutter, or running down the body. Opened my front storage compartment and the floor was wet with some standing water. Checked the roof and no water puddling from A/C. Opened the a/c cover and found almost no condensation at all. No water dripping inside, no wet ceiling or walls. Then I realized, the only other thing with water, in that area, was my fresh water tank. Took the bed apart to get to it and found if I touched the pump outlet connection, water sprayed out. It is a flojet 03526. It has quick connections at each side. Apparently one of the o rings is bad. I guess whenever using the pump it must have leaked slowly and recently got worse. Glad I was home to find it before it caused any damage. If you have a pump with these quick connects, check them carefully. New quick connectors with O rings are only about $10 a pair with shipping.
dockmasterdave 03/30/20 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

There are facebook groups for rv ing in almost every state. Try asking on TNrvcamping or NCrvcamping. You'll get a lot of good LOCAL knowledge.
dockmasterdave 02/19/20 10:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: We have to move

Yes there is a bowling green in Fl and we have stayed at Pioneer creek several times, nice park in south central Fl east of Tampa on rt 17. If you see a taco trailer permanently parked on the west side of 17, a little ways south on the west side, stop. Great fresh tacos, it's called tacos isabelle.
dockmasterdave 01/01/20 12:20pm Snowbirds
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

There was a similar one running around Naples Fl a couple weeks ago. I saw it several different days, always driving. I was amazed that it never bothered a single cop.
dockmasterdave 12/18/19 11:11am Truck Campers
RE: RV parks around Stuart, Florida

You may want to ask on the facebook page flrv camping. That time of year in south FL is going to be a tall order. State parks etc probably filled up a year ago. Maybe you can catch a cancellation.
dockmasterdave 12/16/19 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lincoln Problem

We had an F 150 do the same thing. after the second trip to the dealer, they discovered a bulletin on the problem. I think it needed a starter relay, relocation kit. If they make a kit for it , it has to be common. Sounded to me like some engineer put it in a bad location, and now I have to pay to move it. It worked. That was the important thing. Your dealer should be able to check for service bulletins on similar problems.
dockmasterdave 12/16/19 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Getting Ready for First Tow with the EcoBoost!

I don't think the sway control is designed to do anything at all, until Dangerous sway is detected, then it applies truck or trailer brakes as needed. A regular friction sway control is probably a smart idea for your tow. Is the trailer set up for 1 ? We tow a 4000lb TT with an ecoboost and love it. Over 20,000 towing miles now and feels like it isn't there. People around you will always underestimate how fast you can accelerate with a trailer in tow and not even pushing the motor much over 3500 rpm. Have a safe trip, let us know how it goes.
dockmasterdave 11/18/19 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
weak antenna signal

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29986866
dockmasterdave 10/20/19 05:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
weak antenna signal

OK, I posted the other day looking for info on an aftermarket antenna booster. My Wineguard from 2009 DOES NOT have the internal boost, at least , there is no switch and no 12v plug and no 12v wiring anywhere near it. I took apart my connections today, put dielectric grease on them and made sure all were tight. I discovered that from my antenna to the ceiling plate is RG59. Would it help to switch it to RG6, and does it really just pull all the way through the ceiling to install the new? I have visions of it disconnecting somewhere mid ceiling and requiring ripping the ceiling down to re connect. It is in an Amerilite 21MBLE Thanks again
dockmasterdave 10/20/19 05:15pm Technology Corner
stand alone antenna booster

Our wineguard doesn't have the built in booster. I added a stand alone and a wingman years ago. A couple years ago, at a place I know we had signal before, we got nothing. Replaced the booster and all was fine again. Same problem, no channels where I used to get @8 It's my backyard so I know what I should get. Can anyone recommend an aftermarket antenna booster that will last, or might pick up more channels ? TIA
dockmasterdave 10/19/19 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: F150 Tire time

I have a 14 f 150 ecoboost that came with michelins. When they wore out at about 40,000 miles I went to Continentals. I got a much more agressive tread pattern, no more noise or stiffer ride, and Da** these things stick. I'm now about 60,000 miles and thinking it won't be long before I need new and I am certainly buying another set of the Conty's. They always did make a good tire. I have the " terrain contacts ". I tried to put them on my 2010 f 150 as well but they didn't have the size I needed. I never knew this site wouldn't allow a minor cuss word. but it keeps editing it.
dockmasterdave 10/19/19 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: norcold thermistor plug

Thank you Dford, that is exactly what I was looking for.
dockmasterdave 10/14/19 05:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
norcold thermistor plug

I have a norcold ref. The performance isn't as good as it used to be. I have read about unplugging the thermistor to compare cooling temps. Does anyone know where that would plug in ? I did search but it came up with nothing. Thanks for helping.
dockmasterdave 10/13/19 05:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tv antenna upgrade questions

We have a wineguard batwing with no 12v to the head. We simply bought an aftermarket antenna booster that plugs into 120 volt, and screws into the coax between the antenna plate on the wall and our tv , or splitter. Went from 17 channels to about 30 at one campground by just screwing the wires on and plugging it in.
dockmasterdave 09/12/19 03:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Hurricane advise?

I would say, if you are expecting winds you wouldn't drive it in, move it.It is on wheels. If the winds here are predicted at over 50 MPH my trailer will be safely locked in a commercial building. If I didn't have that option I'd take a long weekend trip to the panhandle or maybe AL/TN. We did for Irma and we live in south Naples near Marco Island. We got hammered here, and had no power for 2 weeks when we got back. Fired up the generator and lived in the trailer. Really glad we protected that trailer. YMMV
dockmasterdave 08/29/19 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

Because a 3.5 litre ecoboost, with the turbos open, displaces @ 6.0 litres of fuel and air. 6.0 litres beats 5.0 litres. Plus it makes over 80% of it's power from just above 1500 rpm, the 5.0 v8 probably doesn't make max power till 4000 rpm. Drive one and you'll understand.
dockmasterdave 08/28/19 11:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Air bags/shocks and the anticipated ride.

I've had air shocks in the past and will probably be adding another set soon. They are easy to adjust pressure up or down. If the pressure is low it will ride just like before, pump the pressure up and the rear goes up and stiffens a little. Still not a horrible ride when pumped up. A LOT cheaper than air bags and I'm not looking to add 1000 lbs of payload, just level out the truck. Nothing you do to your truck will legally change it's rated payload, but it can make it more comfortable and ride level.
dockmasterdave 08/20/19 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: stupid move

If you actually hooked them up "backwards" most rv's have reverse polarity fuses near the battery or converter. Hopefully just a couple blown fuses.
dockmasterdave 08/16/19 10:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filter for beach water

We have an inline filter with replaceable cartridges and use the charcoal filters to take out smells. That said, a month or two ago we were at a county park with sulfur smelling water. I didn't even connect too it. We ran off our tank that weekend. I didn't want to risk smelling it a month later.
dockmasterdave 08/06/19 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Micro air easy start in new roof air.

pianotuna, How does an autoformer help with starting the a/c ? I have an autoformer and wondered about starting a 13,500 a/c off it. I just replace3d the a/c unit. My old one would start and run on it but, not cycle and restart. I have the Wen 2000 inverter. It has a much shorter period of overload than a Honda etc, like maybe a second or 2, but not enough for the a/c to restart. I couldn't justify a couple hundred bucks for a microsoft and then running the genny at almost max output continuously. I will probably end up buying another genny for @ $4oo and parallel them. Just wondering how the autoformer figures in.
dockmasterdave 07/24/19 11:11am Tech Issues
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