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RE: Dead battery so quickly?

As said above, charge it up. Use a hydrometer to check the condition. Put an ammeter on it to check that the light is REALLY the only draw. There may be something that is supposed to be turned off,but is really turned on. Or the light may be going bad and drawing way more power than it should.
mnoeltne 07/09/19 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank splash shield problem

mnoeltne, You've never reacted to my earlier advice about keeping the black tank dump valve closed until the tank is near full. If you're doing that, you won't be able to see the bottom of the tank. If you're leaving the valve open, you're asking for the kind of trouble you're reporting here. So which is it? The tank valve stays shut until the end of the trip, or until the tank is full ( or at least 3/4 full). We seldom camp in a campground with hookups anyway. The pile I am getting is just under the drain, and not at the actual bottom of the deeper part of the tank. Liquids drain off into the main part of the tank, but solids sometimes accumulate. I'm sure that if we drove a bit at the end of a multi-day trip the liquids in the tank would slosh up onto this edge of tank or shield or whatever this is and wash the solids down into the main part of the tank. But, when we are parked for multiple days in the same spot there isn't any sloshing, and the build up under the toilet occasionally caused problems.
mnoeltne 07/08/19 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank splash shield problem

I guess it COULD be just a shallow end of the tank, rather than a shield. It goes, flange, short drain pipe (4" ?), then a gap of about 2 inches, then something solid that extends out well away from the drain before dropping off. I'm certainly not getting a "pile of poo" in the main part of the tank. Just directly under the toilet. OK, new blade seal will be here on Tuesday and we will be camping next week so I can test how it goes with a full bowl of water.
mnoeltne 07/07/19 08:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank splash shield problem

Just for kicks, do you use LOTS of water when flushing the throne! Not speaking of while cleaning but rather in just the everyday flushing the toilet. I know I will always fill the bowl fairly well before stepping on the pedal to flush. I realize if you are someplace without sewer then doing this might fill the tanks quickly. We try to, although that is part of the reason I'm changing the blade seal. Usually there isn't a whole lot of water in the bowl, but we do hold the flush lever open to let more water down in there. So, I'm sure that this at least part of the issue, but the rough texture of the surface is certainly not letting stuff run off down into the tank easily.
mnoeltne 07/07/19 03:16pm Tech Issues
Black tank splash shield problem

I assume it's a splash shield anyway. When we flush our toilet in the motorhome (Thetford Aqua Magic V) things go on down for the first day or two of a trip. Then paper and stuff starts to build up and it won't flush entirely. I pulled the toilet today to install a new blade seal, and what I see seems to be a splash shield just below the drain pipe. It looks like things are supposed to flush down there, then drain off to the sides into the tank. But instead the TP builds up on this surface. We use the TP that's supposed to dissolve easily, but since it's up on this shield it isn't submersed in water and doesn't dissolve. I can get everything to move if I use a cleaning wand (like this Valterra wand), but that's a hassle and uses a lot of extra water when we are dry camping. Any suggestions for handling this problem, other than somehow removing the shield? I guess I could take a hole saw down through the drain pipe and cut an opening in the shield, but I'm hoping for a better way. Thanks!
mnoeltne 07/07/19 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard time finding a short full mattress.

just type 48xx75 mattress into Google and you will get multiple hits, including links to mattresses on Amazon.
mnoeltne 07/06/19 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Death Wobble lawsuit

Most death wobble that I have seen, is on higher mileage vehicles. Wear on the steering components is one of the main causes I've seen.
mnoeltne 07/06/19 01:52pm Dinghy Towing
RE: vehicle to tow all 4 wheels on the ground

What is your RV’s unit towing capacity? This. First determine how much weight you can tow. Then go check out the towing guides to see which ones can be flat towed. Go here to check that. I think a Colorado/Canyon might be a bit heavy, as I'm going to take a wild guess and assume your motorhome has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. But, I could be wrong, so do your homework, then have fun!
mnoeltne 07/06/19 01:50pm Dinghy Towing
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