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RE: Black Water Valve Will Not Close

Put one of these on and get through the winter:
wnjj 11/11/21 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: waterfilter for eagle cap 1165

Our ‘07 Eagle Cap has a filtered drinking faucet. Yes, there is a cartridge filter underneath the sink. I think it’s a Culligan but like was said above, you can install whatever you want. Our faucet looks just like this one: Faucet
wnjj 11/11/21 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Jack leg help - Happi jac

If the jack doesn’t work by itself or with the “all” buttons I’d say the issue is in the controller board and not with the keypad. The coiled phone cord sends codes down to the controller so very unlikely to just fail one jack. Also if the other 3 run when pressing the all up/down buttons that means the controller keypad is working and the issue is local to the controller board for that one jack output. If it were mine, I’d open the control box and see if it’s something cheap like the $8 relay on my fridge’s control board.
wnjj 11/07/21 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: how much camper can I carry

A retired RV repair friend of mine bought a Eagle Cap 950 slide and put it on his newer SRW Dodge 3500 and took it home up a windy river road to his place near Elk City and sold it within a week because of the sway on the narrow road home...Said it needs a DRW because of instability in corners.. Good luck on your choice.. and like I was saying above I am wondering if he would have had the same feeling with stableloads or somthing like that.. if a comercial rv rental company can put these on my truck and rent them out with no suspension mods how bad can they realy be as per stability? Im not stating that just kinda thinking out loud, as you would think they would have a much stricter requirment to ensure it is properly set up.... And yet I’ve been hauling an Eagle Cap 950 on a stock SRW ‘05 Chevy for 15 years (added Rancho shocks but didn’t notice a dramatic difference). I don’t have any issue with sway and there’s been exactly once when I had to slow below the limit. That was in the infamous Columbia River Gorge in high side winds. I’ve had to take a 40 mph abrupt lane change and back to avoid a car trying to pull into my front fender. While there was some body roll, it never felt out of control. I remember a trip home from the central Oregon coast where I was following a dually Ram with a similar sized Citation. He was swaying all over and running below the speed limit. After several miles of this he pulled off. I continued on at ~10 mph faster without any discomfort. I’m not sure what was up with his setup but it was definitely not handling it well. Perhaps he had some mods that actually made it worse? Air bags plumbed together or pumped up too high?
wnjj 11/03/21 11:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Suburban SW6DE questions

No, the outside switch only turns on or off the electric element and has no effect on gas. In addition to the gas on/off switch inside, some RV's have another inside switch for electric which is connected in series with the outside one (both need to be on). Others, like mine, hardwire the electric so the outside switch is the only way to turn on/off electric. You can also run gas and electric simultaneously for faster warm up. In this case an either/or switch wouldn't make sense.
wnjj 10/12/21 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: High profile tires on off road packages on trailers. hmmm

The larger diameter the tire, the slower the wheel bearings have to spin. If they aren’t too stiff, a larger tire may be smoother on bumps.
wnjj 10/02/21 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I thought the Sabre Pyramid was the design inspiration.
wnjj 09/29/21 11:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A add-on for the almost blind old guy

You don’t want the Fastguns as tight as you can get them. You want them as tight ad they are supposed to be and no more. Too tight and you risk compromising the camper’s attachment points. For the front: If you use something wide enough to spread the load a bit, loose blocks between the camper and bed wall should stop the movement. If they want to move in transit, attach some thin plastic sheeting to the bottoms and set the camper down on the plastic to hold them in place.
wnjj 09/29/21 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: trailer saved the day

If you’re desperate for water, the toilet tanks are a good emergency source.
wnjj 09/29/21 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Over filling

This is a common question asked on a Jayco Facebook group. Many times it is the pressure check valve on the pump especially if the pump hasn't been used for some time. The check valve gets dry and sticks. Pumping some water from the freshwater tank can help to prevent that. That check valve is located on the power input end of the pump. ^this 1. Run some water through the faucets using only the pump. 2. If that doesn’t fix it you may have to take the pump apart to clean a piece of debris out. 3. Failing that, you can usually buy a rebuild kit (new diaphragm) or new pump.
wnjj 09/25/21 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Pairing honda eu generator problem

If you plug into the companion generator (with the 30 or 20A receptacle), but without the generators paralleled, does that work? Try just that generator with the RV 30 to twist lock 30 then with the RV 30 to 20. Report back.
wnjj 09/25/21 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

wnjj Again, thanks for the info. Would you happen to know the part number for the relay? (jt box 8330-385) I have never soldered on a circuit board but I have a brother-in-law who builds electrical devices. His job is to repair stun guns and police body cameras so he is well prepared for the task. Sorry I don’t but if you post a picture of the relay I could check out the specs on it. You need only match the footprint, coil voltage and amp contact rating. Relays are usually fairly universally and easy to swap. I did one on the control board of our Norcold fridge a few years ago.
wnjj 09/19/21 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

When you jumped to the Y terminal, was the thermostat still connected to Y? If so it may have been pulling that down too much. While you are jumpered, trying checking the voltage on the Y terminal at the compressor. The opposite could also be true. Perhaps the relay coil at the compressor is shorted and pulls any source down. Try measuring the Y output from the thermostat with nothing connected to it. Thanks for that idea. I have checked and there is no voltage (well, .05V this morning) when the line from the thermostat is disconnected from the board terminal. And I know that if I wire around the relay, the compressor runs. It’s possible a shorted relay took out the thermostat. Just to be clear, you tried a jumper on the relay coil (Y terminal) with the thermostat out of the circuit? You should see voltage on the source you jumped from (fan) before you connect the jumper. Then if you still see voltage when you connect it to the Y pin, it means the relay coil is open. If the voltage drops to near 0, the coil is shorted and pulling even the fan signal down.
wnjj 09/19/21 12:57am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

When you jumped to the Y terminal, was the thermostat still connected to Y? If so it may have been pulling that down too much. While you are jumpered, trying checking the voltage on the Y terminal at the compressor. The opposite could also be true. Perhaps the relay coil at the compressor is shorted and pulls any source down. Try measuring the Y output from the thermostat with nothing connected to it.
wnjj 09/17/21 12:24am Tech Issues
RE: Suggestion needed ASAP

OP’s tires: Width=640
wnjj 09/17/21 12:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Loss of power when driving

So the response of the ECU to a bad knock sensor is to max out the fuel trim. What that means is it runs the engine as lean as possible which would definitely account for the lost power. Looks like knock sensors run about $100 each, harnesses are around $45 and labor will probably be a few hundred. Btw there's a known issue with rusting of the knock sensors so when they're replaced make sure they follow the TSB and put in the silicone dam to stop future water intrusion which should keep you from needing to do the repair again in the future. I agree that it’s really strange to have both failing at the same time. I wonder if some other condition causes the engine to think the sensors are bad. If you do replace them, they’re only $36.79 each for the ACDelco sensors on When I looked into this a bit, it seems the 8.1L has the knock sensors on the outside of the engine below the exhaust manifolds so the water intrusion isn’t an issue there. Also on Amazon: Sensor Connector
wnjj 09/09/21 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

The sign says "lane ends merge", it doesn't say "lane ends merge but wait til the end and force your way over.At the point of merge I believe the other vehicles should open a space. Yes unfortunately they did 1/4 mile back and let in 3 vehicles and people keep sliding up the side and then at the end they are tired of all the cutting in and make it hard for the person doing the right thing. Most people just don't get how this should work. X2. There should be no “forcing” required since the traffic in the through lane should be properly and courteously making space for every other vehicle. If you choose the longer, slower line early that’s on you. Lining up early can work when speeds stay near the limit and traffic is light. The situations that cause the most issues are when there is stop and go for 1/2 mile or more.
wnjj 09/04/21 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

When people have opportunities to move over and they don’t and speed past to the end THAT is the problem. When I pulled in like most have and are in the thru lane we are bumper to bumper near the end. Why should I hit my brakes to let someone in that clearly does not think they should wait like everyone else???I've had people try to squeeze past me when we are right at the cones. Now I straddle the line between the lanes a good 100 yards before the pinch point. Both lanes are thru lanes until the merge point, at which the two lanes should alternate filling the single lane. If everyone did that there would be no place to “speed past to the end” as everyone would be lined up to the end. The problem is the early mergers who pack into a single lane at the slightest indication of a merge. Early warning signs only make it worse. I’ve been on freeways with long enough backups to block other exits, particularly on urban freeways. Dave, 100 yards is reasonably close enough to be considered the end though nobody should have to squeeze past if both lanes just alternated.
wnjj 09/04/21 01:12am General RVing Issues
RE: "Use Both Lanes Until Merge Point"

How about a compromise? Take the open lane but don’t fly past everyone else. Either pace alongside the moving other lane or if it’s stopped like the the photo above, slowly make your way toward the front. In theory this should help to fill up that empty lane behind you rather than it just being a few of you like-minded people “passing” everyone over there.
wnjj 09/03/21 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Safety Chains Binding Between Hitch Head & Trunnion Bars

I have used a Equalizer WDH for many years with no chains to contend with. Chains are Too much hassle for me as I am low energy like Safety chains, not WDH chains. You’d better still have those.
wnjj 09/03/21 12:33am Travel Trailers
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