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RE: Awning leak

If water can get through behind the rail, it is not sealed. Since it is not sealed the water is also following the screws into the interior. The rail needs to be removed and sealed. And it should have been done when mounted. Do what you can with a tarp to keep the water out of there until the dealer or someone else can fix it. I would be in touch with the manufacturer. You now have water in places it should never be and may have already devalued your investment.
schlep1967 09/23/21 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Awning leak

My guess would be the rail that the awning material slides into was not sealed behind it. It should have butyl tape under the whole length of it so it seals all of the screws that go through it. What you are thinking is water getting past the door seals is likely water leaking through the screw holes and running down the inside of the wall. It then exits the wall at the opening cut for the door. Curious. Did you have the awning adjusted so it sloped away from the trailer? Or did you have the front front edge of it adjusted up high making the water run towards the trailer. Another item to check is the rain gutter. It should be sealed the same as the awning rail or you will get the same effect.
schlep1967 09/22/21 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken black water valve

Depends....First if the tank is empty. It will be as soon as you remove the valve! You will have to look at what is there. If all of the fittings are glued end to end with no room for a coupling where you need to cut the pipe, you will likely have to replace everything from the valve out. If you have roughly 5 inches of straight pipe attached to the valve, it will be a simple process. The valve itself is 4 bolts and remove. I basically had to replace everything from the valve out after a tire blowout. I took everything off as one piece and walked into my local, small town RV repair shop. We mocked up the replacement right on the counter. I then went home and installed and glued each piece just like the original.
schlep1967 09/21/21 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydro or electric leveling

You can get bad units in every variation. I would prefer electric. Less chance of a hydraulic oil mess. No big lines running back through the trailer just wires. And the big one. If something goes wrong, I have half a chance of fixing it. If your one electric motor on the hydraulics fails, you are stuck. If one of the 6 electric motors fail, there is another one on the opposite side. Run one side up, remove the motor and install it on the other side. Run that one up and you are on your way. If I had my way I would prefer the old front landing gear and back stabilizers. Much less to go wrong without all the fancy self leveling electronics.
schlep1967 09/21/21 05:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maiden Voyage Blues

You should have been told this by now. Close all of your gas bottles and then open the valve slowly. If you open them too quickly the safety system senses a leak and shuts the gas down. Also, spend a few buck for some rain-x washer fluid. Drain all of the old fluid out of the system and use the Rain-x often for the first trip. Then when your wipers fail, you will still be able to see.
schlep1967 09/21/21 05:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater Question

The good news is....You don't have any other leaks on the hot water side. Or the pressure would have dropped without opening a valve.
schlep1967 09/21/21 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel exhaust fluid sensor failure

They are accomplishing their goals of cleaning up the air quality. If it can't run, it isn't creating smog.
schlep1967 09/16/21 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

Found this in an old old thread. I'm out of WD-40, so I tried some of this stuff on both ends. It worked like a champ. Thanks for the suggestion! Really MODERATOR? A link to KY Jelly? Maybe you should rethink being a moderator.
schlep1967 09/16/21 05:11am General RVing Issues
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

I do not want to short out anything by using a metal brush. So what is the best way to clean the receiver on my truck? If you disconnect the truck battery and then use your metal brush, then ensure there are no metal brush parts stuck anywhere, you shouldn't be able to short anything out.
schlep1967 09/15/21 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV parts shortages

There is also the lack of common sense that we have to deal with. I had a bad valve on my new whirlpool dishwasher. The repair guy was told there are no replacements available. He was talking to Whirlpool and I told him to ask if they are still making dishwashers. They said they were. I said tell them to ask the assembly line guys to go pick one out of the 1,000 piece bin on the line and send it to me. Had it in two days. Everybody believes the easy answer the computer provides.
schlep1967 09/13/21 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

If that was my rig I would have the chain attachment point moved back a bit. That seems to be where your issued are originating. It appears that you have several inches that you can move the attachment point before it gets close to the tongue jack. An easy test for this idea would be to use some zip ties and tie the chains to the back of the welded loop. From the pics that would be at least 1 1/2 inches back. Personally, I think you need another link or two in your chains. The extra length would keep everything hanging below the pinch points when turning.
schlep1967 09/03/21 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Hersey PA RV show

Never been but familiar with the grounds since we go to the be antique car flea market and car show in October. The car flea market takes all the paved parking lots from the football stadium all the way past the Giant Center to road on the West side. What area does the RV show cover? It's basically the Giant Center Parking lot.
schlep1967 08/19/21 05:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Hersey PA RV show

Yes it is big. No it's not organized. Each dealer sets up their own space with whatever brands they sell. What I find you run into is you go in different "manufacturers" units and you think you were just in it at the other "manufacturers". That's because the big three make so many different brands and they use the same floor plans.
schlep1967 08/18/21 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Cleanser for Condenser Cleaning for AC?

I used this and it worked great and it's cheap at the local Wally World. Condenser cleaner
schlep1967 08/16/21 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: AC Water on top of RV

I did the cheap and easy fix. I had a tube of caulk laying at the house. I ran a heavy bead of caulk from the AC where the water comes out to the back corner of the trailer. The water follows the caulk right down to the edge of the trailer and over into the rain gutter.
schlep1967 08/16/21 08:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winter Time Storage

Same answers to the same question you asked in the class B forum.
schlep1967 08/12/21 08:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking About Winter Storage

Add any stabilizer you want and fill the tank. The drive home from the gas station will get the stabilizer into the fuel system. As for starting it and running it, it normally does more harm than good. Unless you are taking it for a 20 minute drive all you are doing is running the battery down and inducing water/moisture into the exhaust system helping it to rust. Putting a battery tender on once a month to top off the batteries is not a bad idea. My opinion. Others will have their own. Good luck.
schlep1967 08/10/21 08:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Stabilizer blocks alternatives

Build yourself hollow boxes out of 2x6's Lighter weight and still can get the height you need.
schlep1967 08/09/21 07:42am Travel Trailers
RE: RODENTS!

Google Honda rodent tape. This is Honda's fix for the soy based wiring insulation they started using a few years back. No reason you couldn't wrap your fuel lines with it.
schlep1967 08/06/21 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie: it appears tank hoses don't come with new trailer

Thanks. Do you recommend getting the hose supports or is waste of space? I recommend getting one. Unless you think you will enjoy "walking" down the hose lifting it as you advance towards the drain pipe. Many sewer hook-ups sit 4-6 inches above the ground which is code in many places. The accordion style of hose supports are light and don't take up a whole lot of space.
schlep1967 08/06/21 06:32am Travel Trailers
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