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RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

When I mentioned my perceived design flaw to them on the phone, the response was “you like the slide out basement storage?”, When a company designs something that fits their floor plan, that's not a "design flaw" I see most people have put clear extensions off of the black water dump to extend it past the slide wall. What I see on the videos and already saw it in my mind is that you cannot rinse the black water out of the entensions that are past the dump valve, without carefully taking the whole contraption to the gray water dump valve. I see drips of black water coming out of that tube past the dump valve..... Now like you say if you have your black water flush hooked up you can run that for as long as it takes I guess. In my 8 years of truck camping I would say maybe 50% of the dump stations have threaded hoses that you could connect to your flush point.
egarant 01/23/22 12:00pm Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

Nice quote...I saw her comments today. I can understand why Host wants a level tank to dump. The fluids would help move the solids and not be like a table cloth trick with the dishes still in their place. Maybe more attention to having some clean water in the tank before using? I have used a wand before with success, and also use a 10" clear extension while dumping sometimes paired with a Flush King attachment. In these times, if you don't want your Host for any reason, there are buyers in line. It’s just too bad that HOST didn’t nail one of the most important functions of a RV. When I mentioned my perceived design flaw to them on the phone, the response was “you like the slide out basement storage?”, meaning if the black tank was in the basement you would have not slide out storage tray. Sounds like the method you are doing would need to be done at your own FHU site as you would not want to take that much time at a more public dump station that might have a line....
egarant 01/23/22 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

I know people who hate dumping there tanks with DP's. I usually dump both my tanks in less than 10 minutes. I've been doing it for 30 years, it's just not a big deal to me. I'm not sure I know what DP stands for...Dual .....??
egarant 01/23/22 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

Nice quote...I saw her comments today. I can understand why Host wants a level tank to dump. The fluids would help move the solids and not be like a table cloth trick with the dishes still in their place. Maybe more attention to having some clean water in the tank before using? I have used a wand before with success, and also use a 10" clear extension while dumping sometimes paired with a Flush King attachment. In these times, if you don't want your Host for any reason, there are buyers in line. It’s just too bad that HOST didn’t nail one of the most important functions of a RV. When I mentioned my perceived design flaw to them on the phone, the response was “you like the slide out basement storage?”, meaning if the black tank was in the basement you would have not slide out storage tray.
egarant 01/22/22 05:13pm Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

I am seeing some You Tubes were the dumping of the black water tank on thier HOST is the bane of their existence. Right now with my Eagle Cap 950 with a traditional black/grey water dump location I can dump both tanks in less than 15 minutes. Just don’t see that happening with the HOST set up. I think it is going to be a deal breaker for me.
egarant 01/22/22 04:39pm Truck Campers
RE: HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

You know **** happens…..and if it does, better to happpen 2 feet off the ground than 5 feet. It’s a very quirky place for a dump valve if you ask me and the grey tank dump is in another location so you cannot rise you hose after a black water dump with your grey water…..
egarant 01/11/22 01:29pm Truck Campers
HOST Yukon Dump Valve Location

I was at at dealer looking at the HOST Yukon and noticed that the black water dump was located above the rear drivers wing at floor level, you are practially eye to eye with it. I’m imagining that having the dump that high in the air might provide a host of problems (sorry I had to work that pun in). Anyone dumping the HOST from 5 feet in the air?
egarant 01/05/22 08:50am Truck Campers
Norcold 9.7 (10) cu ft 12 volt compressor fridge?

HOST has an option for a 12 volt Norcold 9.7cu ft compressor fridge. They also have some pretty heft lithium battery options, all the way up to 1080 amp hours. Anyone with any idea how much of an impact that kind of fridge would do to such a huge battery bank? I’m guessing not much…. Eric
egarant 01/04/22 05:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Beware of RV Parts Country in Kentucky

I would contact the shipper and ask them how to proceed. The whole world does not operate like Amazon. Painfully obvious that they don’t and they and all should take a lesson, they haven’t done too bad, have they…….
egarant 12/23/21 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Beware of RV Parts Country in Kentucky

I too a quick look at the BBB website for all of KY and only 9 businesses were listed and they each were rated A- to A+. BBB F rating
egarant 12/23/21 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Beware of RV Parts Country in Kentucky

Never had a problem with them. They were actually quite helpful in choosing an AC unit early last year. I wonder if your toilet was sent factory direct? Well there is no longer a way to contact them other than email through their website. Maybe last year they actually answered phones. Seriously, count yourself lucky. Just look them up on the Better Business Bureau website……..
egarant 12/20/21 04:04pm General RVing Issues
Beware of RV Parts Country in Kentucky

Disregard the supposed thousands of 5 star reviews! This company gets a F from the BBB. They have habit of shipping broken or damaged goods, I can attest to that, as well as the BBB. Then there is no customer service, only a voice mail message says to contact them through a web page then the line hangs up. You cannot EVER talk to a real person. I am on my 3rd week trying to return a broken on delivery Dometic Toilet. You have been warned.
egarant 12/20/21 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

Deaver isn’t cheap, they were about 1/2 of the kelderman. I went with air, it’ll put that 1200 at unladen height. In my experience Deaver has always been a deal. They fabricated two 3 leaf overload spring packs, installed while I waited for $375. So what Kelderman system did you install?
egarant 08/16/21 04:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

eagarant, so you know the numbers, both weights and capacities. You said you refuse to do more suspension work ( as I read your post) yet you’re asking how to haul a 3+ ton TC on a 1 ton dually. I’m not following. Hauling one of them on a (new or newer) class 3 dually is akin to hauling a 4000+ Lb camper on a 3/4 ton. It’s done all day long by many people. Question is can you accept driving a truck at or near its practical limits? Another consideration is the pickup bed itself. TCs are tough on truck beds and the beds are made the same so the heavier you go, the more considerations or damage you may expect (vs a flatbed). This appears to be a rhetorical question that you already have strong opinions about or against, so why the question? I'm against doing nickel and dime suspension add on's, I don't believe adding a sumo spring, air bags or Torklift stable loads are the proper or safe way to increase a trucks capability. I currently drive my TC at it's practical limit, 600 lbs over my GVWR. I've never experienced any TC I've owned damage any truck bed so I don't follow, it they are mounted correctly the truck bed should be fine. My question was and still is....is anyone actually carrying a EC 1200 triple on a F350 dually.
egarant 08/16/21 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

That’s why I said “if you can ignore the 14K gvwr on the F450 pickup”, because it IS bogus. It’s only purpose is to keep it a class 3 so it won’t compete with the F450 chassis cab. Look at the components used on the F350, and compare them to the F450 pickup. There’s a reason the F450 weighs more. But, I was just throwing it out there as an an option because you said the F550 was your only alternative. It isn’t. And yeah, I’d like to see the 7.3L offered in the 450 pickup, as well. The 4.88 rear axle may not be the deal killer for me like it used to be, now that they have the 10 speed tranny. :):) Good points, thank you very much for your insight. I want to stay away from the chassis config if at all possible. I've driven my 7.3 gas rig with the TC on it with 4.30 gears for almost 9,000 miles now I'm seeing a combined MPG of 9.7.
egarant 08/14/21 05:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

On the Ford Fleet PDF Ford Fleet You can only get the F450 with the 6.7 diesel which robs a lot of the weight carirying capacity. The cargo weight rating is 4,513 for the F450 and it is 5,712 with the F350 gasser, and 4,967 in the F350 with the same 6.7 diesel. The spec.s just don't suggest that the F450 PU is better suited for carrying a truck camper.
egarant 08/14/21 04:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

Is your 2021 F350 7.3 liter gasser a DRW or SRW? DRW
egarant 08/14/21 02:27pm Truck Campers
Eagle Cap 1200 Weight on Ford F350

I know this general topic has been discussed a lot. According to Truck Camper Magazine an EagleCap 1200 can be expected to weight roughly 6,600 pound wet that includes 500 lbs of stuff (which I think is projected on the light side personally). My new 2021 DRW Crew Cab 4x4 F350 7.3 liter gasser has a 14K GVWR has a truck camper rating of just over 4,500 lbs and a cargo rating of 5,910 lbs. My last trip to the scales had me at 14,400 lbs. RAW rating is 9,900 lbs and I was at 9,700, I wasn't close to reaching that limit. I currently carry a 2013 Eagle Cap 950 on it. I live close to a very reputable spring shop called Deaver Springs and they increased my overload spring capacity so when the camper is off the ride stays the same. My point.....ithere is no way in hades that a 350 crew cab can carry this huge triple slides. I am NOT into aftermarket tweaks like airbags, sumo springs, Torklift stuff to McGiver the weight rating. Beefing up the springs and adding Fox shocks (when they finally come out fro this truck) is all I usually do. It looks like a 550 chassis cab is ones only alternative with these monsters. IMy question....finally...is anyone successfully carrying these monsters on a truck like mine?
egarant 08/14/21 11:52am Truck Campers
RE: New Coleman Soft Start Option vs Microair

Coleman offers 2 versions of all their Roof AC units. 1. Usually OEM only has the soft start included. The OEM requests this model because they usually are a 30 amp RV or a smaller than 4.0 k genset 2. The standard 95% offered models without the soft start. The problem you run into, especially with supplies limited by Covid, you have to order the soft start as almost all Retailers just stock the standard without the soft start option. To determine if a RVP model has a hard start kit. Doug 2ND NUMBER AFTER THE LETTER IN MODEL NUMBER TELLS THE TALE IF 5 O6 THEN NO HARD START KIT IF 7 -8- OR 9 HAS HARD START KIT Am I to assume as I am already that an aftermarket Micro-Air is better than the Coleman "soft start"?
egarant 08/12/21 05:02pm Tech Issues
New Coleman Soft Start Option vs Microair

I see Coleman (Airexcel) is offering a 13,500 btu Mach 10 NDQ quiet air conditioner with a "soft start" option. Does anyone know what they are using and does it work as well as the Micriair that I installed in my Coleman. I am ready to order a new RV and wondering if I should spec. the soft start option or install a Microair after the fact. Thanks!!
egarant 08/12/21 01:57pm Tech Issues
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