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RE: Foot pedal spring, Thetford Aqua Magic 2

I'm the original poster. I know now that I need a new base, which I could get from Thetford, but now I guess I'm just being lazy. We push down on the flush lever to flush, and lift on it from the bottom to put it back in position. Works fine. I'll change it sometime. Maybe. Probably. :0)
dshinnick 03/12/20 08:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coleman Heat Pump blowing cold air

But when I "reboot" the system it comes up warm just a few minutes later. And, where can I see this heat exchanger to verify it's icing up?
dshinnick 02/24/20 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coleman Heat Pump blowing cold air

I should have included this in my original post. This occurs when the temps are well above 40.
dshinnick 02/24/20 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
Coleman Heat Pump blowing cold air

Hey all- We have a 2015 Itasca Sunstar (Winnebago Vista) with a Coleman A/C which also functions as a heat pump. When in heat pump mode it frequently...but not always....blows hot for awhile then blows cold. Not A/C cold, but ambient-temp cold. Notes: 1. When it blows cold it never ultimately switches itself off; we have to do it. Makes sense, really, because it never reaches the "set" point. 2. When it does operate normally it blows hot, reaches the correct temp, and shuts itself off. 3. When it starts to blow cold I set the thermostat down a degree below our current temp. It shuts off, as it should. I then set the temp up a degree above our current temp; this kinda "reboots" the unit. After the appropriate cycling delay, it comes back on, hot. For a few minutes, then goes cold again. I can repeat the "reboot", and it does it again: comes on hot, then cold. 4. I have looked at the unit on the roof: all appears fine, no leaf or debris buildup around the unit at all that I can see. Based on #3, the fact that it comes on warm and then turns cold, I'm wondering if it could be the thermostat on the wall giving erroneous commands to the roof unit. The thermostat says "RV Comfort-HP". Next line: "Coleman Made". Any thoughts? Thanks- Dave
dshinnick 02/24/20 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
Foot pedal spring, Thetford Aqua Magic 2

Hey all- I removed the foot pedal from our Theford Aqua Magic 2 toilet and the spring that "powers" the foot pedal sprang out. I recovered it, and I can see exactly where it goes, but to re-install it requires that it be "wound" quite tightly as it is forced into its correct location. I worked with it for half an hour before giving up. Thetford says it can't be reinstalled, that I have to buy a whole new base. Easy for them to say. Before I spend $80 on Amazon for a new base, which has the spring pre-installed, I thought I'd run it by the geniuses here and see if anyone has a solution. I called an rv service center and apparently there is no magic tool for this, you just have to crank it around with a pair of pliers, which I couldn't do. Anyone have any success with this critter? thanks- dave
dshinnick 01/06/20 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wierd bathroom water problem

SOLUTION: As most of you said, it appears to have been simple debris accumulation from the hard water we're hooked up to. About 3 months ago we were getting low water pressure at the home where we're parked with full hookups. So, figuring that water in a residential neighborhood would probably be ok, I removed our water filter. Not much change in pressure, but I left it off. And then the problem, as I described above. I removed the easy-to-remove filters at the end of the nozzle on both sinks and it was thick with white gravel-like material. Cleaning that improved the flow somewhat in the bathroom, but not completely. As I was disassembling the bathroom faucet I broke a part and so had to buy a new one. When I installed it, flow was fine. So I have to figure something in the old faucet was blocked. Now, what about the potty? Mounted to the rear of the bowl is a disc with holes in it, through which flows the water which fills the bowl, and which had become so slow. I had to remove the toilet, but I found the bolt which holds that disc in place. I removed it, shook the disc, and some white particles fell out. I couldn't disassemble it, but the wife soaked it in vinegar for an hour, and said that when she rinsed it, quite a bit of white junk came out. I reinstalled the disc, and the potty, turned the water on, and the flow is fine. We're fixed. So....moral is, don't remove that external water filter. And when something like this happens, think first of the *easy* solutions. I just didn't realize we had such "hard" water, and that buildups like that were possible. And to have two unrelated outlets slow down at virtually the same time? Well, I probably should have bought a lottery ticket. Thanks much to all who contributed ideas and suggestions. dave
dshinnick 01/06/20 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wierd bathroom water problem

Update: The toilet has an attached hose and a small hand-held sprayer. With nothing else on, the sprayer produces no water. But when I hold down the toilet flush pedal, the handheld releases a full-strength spray, and the toilet continues its poor flow. When I release the toilet flush pedal, the handheld stops, and the poor toilet flow continues. Not a solution, but interesting. Seems to show that the water pressure to the toilet is ok. Suggestions have included checking filters and water valves, but: - I can't imagine two completely separate filters becoming clogged overnight. Not gradually, but suddenly. - If valves had gotten turned, wouldn't I seem some leakage/draining of some type under the coach? Nothing. Thanks.
dshinnick 01/02/20 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Wierd bathroom water problem

Hey all- It's a 2015 Itasca Sunstar, aka Winnebago Vista. The flow of COLD water to our bathroom, the water closet, has gone down to almost nothing, perhaps 1/4 of its normal flow. Here are the facts: - The slow flow appears at the toilet and in the sink, both in the same "closet". - The HOT water in the sink, right next to the toilet, appears normal. - The shower, directly opposite on the other side of the coach, seems normal, both hot and cold. - The kitchen sink seems normal, hot and cold. - Water pressure from the park is normal. - Turning on the pump had no effect; cold water in toilet room still slow. - This just started this morning. Outside temps are in the high 50's. So it would seem that the cold water line, common to the toilet and toilet-room-sink has become clogged or restricted somehow? Not sure what else could account for this. I may have to call a pro on this unless someone here has an idea. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance- Dave
dshinnick 01/02/20 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Popping sounds from Winnebago

I can believe that. I'd like to know how to purge air out of the system. I can absolutely see that as the cause.
dshinnick 09/14/19 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Popping sounds from Winnebago

Ok. I'll look there. Thanks.
dshinnick 09/13/19 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Popping sounds from Winnebago

Not like this. Popping every few seconds for minutes at a time while no one is even in the coach? We full-timed for five years in a diesel and never heard noises like this.
dshinnick 09/13/19 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Popping sounds from Winnebago

Are you sure it's the jacks and not the chassis suspension settling? Actually, no, I'm not sure. Not sure how to tell. Though if it does stop for a few days after leveling, that seems to me to indicate jacks.
dshinnick 09/13/19 01:39pm Class A Motorhomes
Popping sounds from Winnebago

Hello all- Ok, we have a 2015 Itasca (Winnebago) Sunstar with just several thousand miles. Really good condition. A few months after buying it, when we were staying for several months at a park we began to hear popping sounds that seemed to come from the jacks, like they were slipping a bit. And with each pop the coach would shudder just a bit; so we could feel as well as hear it. I called the jack mfr and was told that, yes, that can happen, the seals that surround each jack can dry out, and to drain the hydraulic fluid from the jack system enough to add a quart of "anti-stiction" fluid, which we did six months ago. As I remember the noise stopped for a few days after doing that, then started again. Even though we're again parked long-term now I did bring the slides in and re-leveled the coach a few weeks ago. The noise stopped for a few days, then started again. And it's maddening; it can happen every few seconds for awhile, then stop for a few hours, then start again. And walking into or out of the coach *may* trigger it; I'm not completely certain. I called LCI and they said they obviously can't diagnose it over the phone, it really could be a myriad of things, and to try the anti-stiction again. I'm going to do the anti-stiction fluid treatment again, during which I'll re-level, and I'm guessing the noise will clear up for awhile. But I thought I'd run it by the forum. Anyone else have this problem? Any thoughts or ideas how to address it long-term? Could it be coming from something other than the jacks? Hard to tell just by listening. Thanks- Dave
dshinnick 09/13/19 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plastic sheeting under shower?

Yeah, that was my thought too.
dshinnick 07/24/19 08:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Plastic sheeting under shower?

2015 Itasca Sunstar. We have some kind of small water leak from the shower. In trying to diagnose it I see that there is some clear plastic sheeting on the linoleum under the front edge of the shower. Again, on the floor under the shower. It runs horizontally from the right-hand edge of the shower, past the left edge, and on under the refrigerator. It's relatively thin plastic sheeting, maybe 5 inches deep. It seems its only purpose is to trap the water leaking from the shower and hold it against the linoleum floor and prevent it from evaporating! That is, it's wet underneath this plastic sheeting. I'm tempted to rip it out but thought I'd better run it by the forum before I do. Anyone know what purpose this sheeting might have? dave
dshinnick 07/24/19 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane fill for parked motorhome?

OK, after (downstream of) the regulator I have a flexible hose. At the end of the hose is a brass female connector screwed into a male connector about 3/4" wide. This male connector is the end of a brass pipe which feeds the coach. If I could disconnect these two, and somehow connect the male connector, which is the gas input into the coach, to a hose which then connects to a bbq-type propane tank, that would be lovely. What kind of hose would I need, and, this setup would bypass the regulator. Is that a problem? If so, I suppose I'd have to use the Extend-a-stay, which connects before (upstream of) the regulator. Thoughts?
dshinnick 06/07/19 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
Propane fill for parked motorhome?

While waiting for the "right" house to become available for us to purchase we're in our 2015 Itasca Sunstar (Winnebago Vista) behind a house, with full hookups, in central California. I'm concerned about refilling our propane tank when the need arises. I had hoped that I could get a propane truck with a long hose to come by and fill us, but the local propane company says no. It was a job getting into this parking space and I can't go through it again just for a propane refill. What are my options? If I could get a standard barbecue-type tank and hook it up to my system to replace the large tank built into the coach, that would work; I'm just not sure if those kinds of connectors are available, or if the pressure would work, etc. I also have a secondary propane connector, on the opposite side of the coach from the tank, for connecting a gas grill. Could I connect a small tank to that and have it work, even if the gas would be going in the "wrong" direction? Anyone who has experience with this, please share your thoughts. I'm not low on propane right now, but that day isn't far off.... Thanks for any ideas- Dave
dshinnick 06/07/19 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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