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RE: Recommendation needed for first camper trailer

Our first is a Highland Ridge SilverStar 38' TT. We're pulling with a ½ ton Chevy equipped with "MaxTow" and air bags. The truck performs well without hesitation. The TT, 6 months in, is a disappointment. The craftsmanship is shoddy to say the least. 90% of the material is barely minimal. I've only moved it three times but I can't see it lasting through many more moves. I'm driving as though I'm hauling paper thin glass without padding. So far I don't see any signs of road related issues, just the interior showing how cheaply, and hastily, it was made. FYI, our DOMETIC Stove/Oven has begun leaking from every conceivable connection, valve, and regulator. I have to think it was built on a Friday after lunch! At any rate, DOMETIC has a recall on this particular Stove/Oven. The sad thing about that is THEY WILL NOT ANSWER THE PHONE OR REPLY TO EMAILS!!! BAAAAAD BUSINESS FOLKS!!!
jpmyers 11/14/20 04:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh Water Pump

Ours is a PENTAIR SHURFLO 4008-101-A65 which is indeed a four chamber diaphram pump. And it is a noisey little bugger. I've found a few videos explaining troubleshooting and rebiulding of these pumps. Now I can get back to some of the other bumerous issues we're having with this rig. Thanks All for the tips and pointers.
jpmyers 11/03/20 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Water heater

Does anyone know of an On-Demand water heater for use in a RV?
jpmyers 10/19/20 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

That's an excellent idea Me Again. I like the addition of the reinforcement pad. Our OEM configuration has a 2x2 across the width for both struts to attach to and it is pulling out. I'll try changing the angle and adding re-pads as you have. Thanks again for the tip Me Again.
jpmyers 10/19/20 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

Then perhaps I'll put the extra storage idea back in play...
jpmyers 10/18/20 04:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hot water heater

I stopped beating that dead horse years ago. It's a common, though agravating mistake many people make, INCLUDING "Industry Professionals" I realized there are far larger issues around to occupy my time.
jpmyers 10/18/20 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Water heater

So after flushing out the water heater tank through the drain, it has become much quieter. We are now mostly using gas instead of electric to heat the water and we do turn it off when retiring for the night. This rig does seem to sip propane as the first 30# tank took over 4 months to get to a level where I believe it needs to be refilled. Thanks for all the pointers.
jpmyers 10/18/20 10:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Storage space vs phoney fireplace.

We've had cause to use the "Fireplace" a few times and it does perform well. And it entertains the cats a bit. I've scrapped the idea of removing the fireplace altogether. Also scrapped is the notion of creating access to the cavernous area behind the fireplace. My thoughts are that space would have a tendency to become too warm, if not hot, for safe storage of anything. Comments?
jpmyers 10/18/20 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh Water Pump

Valhalla360, The water on the floor was coming from the Antifreeez line Cavie mentioned. This was due to me having the 3-Way valve in the wrong position. I need to take the cabinet apart again. I should have snapped a photo of the pump label while I was in there yesterday. If it is indeed a diaphram pump, I will start looking for a rotary pump. There is no reason to have to listen to that noise in anything that cost as much as this. I could very well be wrong again, but I can't imagine sitting in a Prevost and having to endure this noise. Not to mention the cavitation of the water pressure!
jpmyers 10/18/20 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Here's a few of mine... Les http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/nomad27/Nomad%203150%20Modifications/countertop.jpg width=640 Where did you find the hardware for the flip-up shelf? I need to put in two of those.
jpmyers 10/17/20 06:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody Remember These RV.net Stickers?

I found a stack of these beauties on my workbench a few months ago. https://i.imgur.com/1NdetVIl.jpg Would you consiter sharing a couple of those dedmiston?
jpmyers 10/17/20 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: hot water heater

On our Silverstone, our panel has three rocker switches with internal lights for Gas, Electric and Water Pump. The light is on only when the switch is turned on. Should that light not come on as described, the first and cheapest thing to check would be the light inside that switch. Only the Gas rocker switch has an additional light for indicating a fault in the gas portion of the water heater. If that one comes on, that's when we have a problem.
jpmyers 10/17/20 05:24pm General RVing Issues
Fresh Water Pump

The park we are in has "amenities" that are less than desireable. The water pressure on a good day will be around 40psi. Frequently it will be 20psi or less. I've read as low as 12psi for a sustained period of 6-8 hours. I had the brilliant idea of filling my fresh tank and using the onboard pump to supplement park pressure. That seemed to work well but for one issue. The rotary pump has begun sounding like a diaphram pump. So as I am investigating this issue, I find a valve between the bypass and the pump inlet. Attached to a side port of this valve is a hose that runs out a few feet and is open ended. A few youtube videos later I decide this is to prime the pump so I try primimng the pump. The pump is suddenly running quiet with little more than the sound of the electric motor and the water it's pushing through the lines. I think I've got this one figured out until half an hour later. I'm on this site researching fresh water issues when I see water creeping across the floor. So NOW I know which way that 3-Way Valve has to be positioned! I'm back to the diaphram sound now but the floors are dry again. WHAT is making my pump sound like that? I will only use it when I have to as it causes the water to pulsate from whichever faucet is being used. But still, I need to be able to use this rig without it sounding like a continuous water hammer event.
jpmyers 10/17/20 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: HELP! Black tank spill inside

I had a similar "Accident" a few months ago ( http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30103318/gotomsg/30119506.cfm#30119506 ) Four months later, it seems as though efforts to clean up at the time were successful. I moved everything out, mopped & dried everything accessable, desmantled and dried eveything else, opened every door and window, kicked on the roof fans, and placed fans everywhere possible along the floor. All while having to listen to the other half. Today; No Mold, No Smell, No Soft Spots in the walls or floors. I got lucky! Lesson learned: when flushing the BWT, STAY WITH IT! I let myself get distracted with preparations for moving...BAD IDEA!
jpmyers 10/17/20 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: WiFi

Ok, so with all of this in mind, I would rather get my own means of connecting to tth internet. Most park connections that I've seen are not secure. And they offer little in the way of bandwidth. I understand this is a feasability issue as many parks are small operations with low budgets. I need to get my own system but my budget is limited as well. I also need to find a solution for television beyond the UFO on the roof. We are full timing so internet and TV are somewhat important. Internet being the one essential here for a number of reasons. Any budget friendly suggestions?
jpmyers 10/05/20 09:48am Technology Corner
RE: WiFi

I can see this issue is going to require a lot more research. I may move my rig back to Houston. Most of the parks there have acceptable Wi-Fi available to all spaces eliminating the need for any supplementl devices. It's all still up in the air at this point.
jpmyers 10/02/20 09:54am Technology Corner
RE: WiFi

The WI-Fi signal in this park, as with most, is weak but useable. I bought a booster which will connect. The problem is that though it connects, it does not have an internet connection. The local provider is mostly unreachable by phone, text, e-mail or smoke signal. So I am unable to ascertain if I have a device incompatibility issue or something else. What is the best, budget friendly, way to get my own internet access?
jpmyers 09/25/20 10:35am Technology Corner
RE: RV Water heater

Just popping and cracking, like you'd hear from a large pot of water just beginning to get hot before it starts to boil.
jpmyers 09/14/20 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Water heater

The gas to the water heater in this rig stays shut off. The dual hear mode was a one time deal. Cleaning out the heater tank did the trick. She's running quietly on electric only. Some great info tossed around here. Thanks for all the pointers folks.
jpmyers 09/14/20 12:31am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Water heater

I flushed the WH tank out yesterday and it did reduce the noise considerably. Our WH is a Dometic which, as I understand it, is Atwood as Dometic bought out Atwood. That is the only name I can find anywhere on the unit or the paperwork. This water heater does not have an annode to be replaced. There are a few reasons why this WH needed cleaning as far as I can discern. 1) We have been Full-Time in this rig since the last week of May. 2) The park we've been in since the end of June has some very hard water. Many of the Long Timers here have installed water softeners for that reason. I was amazed at all of the calcium that washed out of my water heater. I used Gas and Electric together only the one time so the water would heat faster, which it did. At all other times I have only had the WH on Electric heat. I would have expected to hear the thing more had I been heating my water with gas. The electric option has worked great as saved me a lot of money on propane.
jpmyers 09/13/20 08:09am Travel Trailers
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