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RE: Camper black water tank fluid heats up

My guess is it is air conditioned inside the trailer and not where the black tank sits. So if it 90 degrees outside (and inside the black tank) and 70 degrees inside, When that 90 degree warm very moist air hits the cold dry air you will see it as steam or water vapor. Use your toilet as intended. put some water in the bowl and go number 2. When you are done flush. That way you do not hold the flap open and allow all the smells in the tank to enter the camper. Or steam your dangly parts.
mobeewan 07/22/20 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Camper black water tank fluid heats up

How do you know that the "black water tank fluid" is hot? :H I had the same thought :@ By handling the hoses while dumping or touching the outside of the tank while underneath if it is uncovered.
mobeewan 07/22/20 08:23am Tech Issues
RE: Keeping Ants Out of My Rv!

If you are parked stationary for a period of time you might purchase some Diatomaceous Earth. It consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled protist. It is sold in bags as a fine powder and can be used as a mechanical insecticide. It is non poisonous and non toxic. It can be found in garden centers, nurseries, pet stores and many other locations. It has a wide variety of uses. Sprinkle it around your tires an stabilizers and anything else touching the ground. When ants crawl through it, for them it is like swimming through razor blades. It is very Abrasive to them cutting open there exoskeleton exposing their insides to bacteria, and lots of other nasties. It also allows the fluid from their bodies to leak out. All of which will kill them.
mobeewan 07/20/20 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone use Quick connect for water hose?

I added quick connect garden hose fittings to my low point drains. I can connect an outdoor sink for outside hot and cold water cleaning or an on demand water heater in lieu of the onboard water heater or a city water in through the cold water low point. There is a small plastic 90° garden hose elbow quick connect available. It might work for you but hasn't for me on the city water inlet for closing the hatch after disconnecting. I bought them at one of my local trailer dealers. It was only the male hose thd x male garden hose quick connect fitting. Camping World has them as a set. Hose saver with quick connect.
mobeewan 07/19/20 04:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Suburban Water Heater

mobeewan 07/19/20 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Water Heater

Sounds like he is pulling too much power from the circuit in the shop. I am assuming he has a 30 amp trailer connection I am also assuming the shop circuit is 15 amps (1800 watts) or 20 amps (2400 watts). The refrigerator draws about 600 watts, the power converter that charges batteries and runs the 12v appliances can pull another 600 watts totaling 1200 watts. Adding anything else of 120 volts doesn't leave much for the water heater. So the shop breaker will keep tripping. Another thing that could be making the shop breaker trip is if there is a regular extension cord which is only rated for less than 15 amps plugged in between the shop receptacle and the trailers 30 amp plug and cord. The longer the length of wire the less amperage can pass through so the appliances will try to draw more amperage resulting in the breaker overloading and tripping. If the bresker doesn't trip the wiring will over heat and cause a fire.
mobeewan 07/19/20 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: How long does a 18lb propane tank last you?

"18 lb tank" I don't believe I've ever heard of an 18 lb tank, just 1,5,20,30,40,& 100, as you've already learned, variable. Concur ! It really "grinds my gears" that tank exchange places get away with tell you that they only put 15 lbs in the tank because they "have to leave room for expansion". Grrrrr !!!!! Actually he may be talking about a cylinder commonly referred to as a 20 lb cylinder. It holds 20 lbs of propane, but actually weighs 17.5 to 18.5 lbs when empty depending on who made it and when it was made.
mobeewan 07/16/20 02:20am Travel Trailers
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

And what is “tank drop”? Improperly supported tank falling out onto the highway.
mobeewan 07/15/20 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

I bought some white half round vinyl gutter from Lowe's to use as trays in my 2 vinyl fence post sewer hose carriers for sliding the hoses in and out. I use them to support the hose at the proper slope if needed. I use stacks of scrap wood pieces to support the gutters.
mobeewan 07/12/20 01:43am Beginning RVing
RE: My dinette light fixture fell down

When repairing stripped holes in solid wood the strongest and most permanent repair is to enlarge the hole using a drill bit sized to match a wooden dowel larger than the existing hole. Cut a piece of the dowel to fit in the hole or insert the dowel into the hole as deep as possible, then cut off the dowel. Use wood glue on the dowel prior to inserting it into the hole. Then redrill the hole the proper size for the screw after the glue sets. I have accumulated several sizes of wooden dowels for repairing holes in wood and for other uses.
mobeewan 07/12/20 01:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Stink!

The sink p-traps on a travel trailer can get pretty funky smelling. You might put a teaspoon of bleach in 4 - 6 oz of water in a measuring cup and slowly pour it down the drain and let it sit for a while. When conserving water the P-trap doesn't get flushed out as well as it does on a sink in the house. Then again P traps and houses can start to stink a bit from time to time. They do make deodorizing tablets or pellets the size of marbles you can drop down the drain, let them dissolve and sit for a while. There are also deodorizing sticks that you can drop in the drain that don't flush through and dissolve slowly over days this will keep the drain smelling fresh for longer periods of time.
mobeewan 07/10/20 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: old furnace replacement help on ducts?

TT - travel trailer
mobeewan 07/10/20 02:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Axle and Hub Question

Your profile only indicates "Virginia". If you are anywhere near Hampton take it to Hibbard's Iron Works on Aberdeen Rd. They are top notch. They specialize in trailers. I've done business with them for over 30 years.
mobeewan 07/09/20 08:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2008 Silverado door locks

On my 2003 Silverado I changed mine to unlock when I pull the key out of the ignition. At night I've had panhandlers at convenience stores walk up beside my truck waiting for me to get out to ask for money. The first time it scared the [email protected] out of me because I didn't see him until I opened the door and swung my legs out to stand up. After that I reset it to unlock when I remove the key from the ignition and always check my side mirrors before pulling the key out. I was concerned someone who wanted to rob me might want to surprise me by yanking the door open when I put it in park before I am ready to get out.
mobeewan 07/01/20 12:17am Tech Issues
RE: Black Water Accident

mobeewan 06/30/20 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Accident

You need to learn to ignore the black & grey tank level indicators. But, I guess you just did. :) It didn't sound like his tanks were full, from what he said it sound like he had liquid trapped between the valves and the 3" cap that may have leaked past the seals on the valves from residual water in the tanks that was left over when he flushed the tanks.
mobeewan 06/30/20 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Accident

You're grey and/or black tank valve seals maybe be bad allowing any residual liquid in the tank to fill between the valves and the cap. As the weather has gotten hotter the contents in the pipe may have become pressurized due to the warmer temperatures. The seals may have worked enough to hold the contents in the pipe keeping them from seeping back into the tanks. The pressure gave the contents a little extra help coming out when the cap was removed. Organic break down of the contents in the pipe may also have produced gas adding to the pressure in the pipe. Either way it was like popping the cap off a champagne bottle or a soda bottle when you took the cap off. You might replace the 3" cap with one that has a garden hose cap. That way in the future you could loosen the garden hose cap first cap to see if it starts dripping before you remove the 3" cap itself.
mobeewan 06/30/20 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: shower head

I have a 2019 Wildwood travel trailer and the shower head is junk. I am going to order a new one (it's connected with a hose into faucet)- Are these all universal size? Also - any advice on keeping squirrels from eating my propane hose? Rodent resistant sleeves for wiring and hoses. once you use the sleeves you can sprinkle the weave with powdered Cayenne pepper for extra protection. You might try antiratpro. It is a Cayenne pepper based spray. A couple of the nomads with YouTube channels swear by it. One of them had mice that keep getting into his engine compartment and inside his dash. Mice, squirrels and most other rodents are affected by the spiciness of hot pepper extracts. They sell bird seed that has pepper in it to keep the squirrels from eating it. The hot spiciness does not affect birds. They can't taste it. You might also just try using some Tabasco sauce or pepper sauce with a high Scoville rating and rub it directly on the hoses.
mobeewan 06/29/20 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Grey water pump into portable waste tank

Harbor freight has this 12V pump for about $50. If you have any Ryobi 18V tools, Ryobi makes a transfer pump that uses their 18V batteries or you can plug in the female end of an extension where you insert the battery to use it with 120vAC.
mobeewan 06/27/20 03:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Florida Plates; How to Prove We haven't Been There Lately.

I believe FL was restricting people from up North at one time. Right now I can't get into a camp ground in WV because I am from another state. I guess we just take our chances, Wal Mart, rest area, truck stop, side of the road. Its the chance we take. Traveling back-and-forth between Georgia and Florida didn't stop this guy from entering Florida at the check point on I95. He travels back and forth between Florida and Georgia.
mobeewan 06/27/20 01:55pm General RVing Issues
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