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RE: Water Heater Replacement

Measure the outside opening, Atwood and Suburban are different sizes. Compare the measurement to both to be sure.
wrgrs50s 03/14/20 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water Heater Anode?

The guy in this video does not know what he is talking about. Atwood does not recommend an anode rod if you double check with the manufacturer. They recommend a plastic plug instead of a steel or brass plug as the aluminum is not compatible with them. You only use an anode rod in a Suburban water heater with a steel tank that is glass lined.
wrgrs50s 11/10/19 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leave slide out?

Some they do,some they dont,and some they just dont care. That;s probably a short summary of the answers you will get... Actually, I always leave mine out, but it's because it's parked at my house and I go in and out fairly frequent. If I were leaving it elsewhere, I would leave them in.
wrgrs50s 11/10/19 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: insurance and roof leaks

It's all over the place with insurance companies. One of my RV friends had a leak that totally destroyed his rear wall and when I climbed up to look around it was clearly evident that the sealant was old and the roof itself was soggy near the edge. I told him that his insurance would most likely decline. He filed anyway and they totalled his RV and paid him the max value for his RV. I told him he must have been living right. Another friend had some water intrusion around his slide floor and his roof had been recently replaced. I was almost certain his insurance would cover as they knew his roof was only a year old, but they declined his claim stating he failed to maintain the sealant around the trim. The repair place that he took it to said sorry, we tried, but no luck with the insurance. So now he plans to sell at a huge loss because he's disgusted. So, who knows anymore, it's always worth a try.
wrgrs50s 10/31/19 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank integrity test

The propane tanks in motorhomes are probably at least 1/4 inch thick steel, compared to a thin steel propane tank for travel trailers and 5th wheels. I would suppose that's why the portable tanks require recertification with age.
wrgrs50s 10/28/19 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing drum brakes ??? has everything you need. It's best and easiest to change the entire brake assembly.
wrgrs50s 10/14/19 06:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot water tank not working on 110 VAC

I had this problem before and I traced it to the outside off on switch that Old Biscuit referenced on the suburban units. It was stuck in the on position however it had melted the connections and no longer sent the voltage thru to the thermostat and on to the element. Just another area of common failure to check.
wrgrs50s 10/12/19 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Eternabond vs Dicor

It's not a good idea to use Eternabond around skylights or vents where it's really a pain to remove compared to dicor. It's easy to remove dicor with a heat gun and a plastic putty knife.
wrgrs50s 10/05/19 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Popping sounds from Winnebago

It's a common issue with the Lippert Jacks. Some seem worse than others and as far as I know there has yet to be a satisfactory fix other than the stiction fluid. There are several brand options for the fluid, maybe a different brand might work better. Some report that they notice the problem more with temperature changes.
wrgrs50s 09/13/19 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot Water Heater Issue

It may help to troubleshoot your issue if you state whether you were on gas, or electric, and the brand of the water heater.
wrgrs50s 09/11/19 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: tires

They have high ratings among users that have ran many miles on them. Keep researching. I have yet to find anyone dissatisfied with them.
wrgrs50s 09/10/19 06:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace problem

Your furnace rely's totaly on a 12v supply. When it gets around 11v the fan can slow down to the point it no longer activates the sail switch which sends a signal to the gas valve that the fan is blowing and it's safe to fire the burner. Also a low battery will cause issues with the circuit board on your refrigerator in the same way. The only way to correct this is to keep your battery charged, either a generator, solar, or plug in your truck and run for a good while.
wrgrs50s 09/03/19 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Slides will not extend

Sounds like you have a 12 volt breaker or fuse issue. Check for a row of breakers near the battery box. They are usually rectangular shaped and grey in color. On the bottom or top of one of them should be a tiny black reset switch that you can push in to reset it. Maybe it's something that simple. If all breakers show 12v there, then there must be another fuse/breaker near the slide motor. Let us know what you find. I had to edit my suggestion as at first I thought it was your ac in the trailer not working, then realized it was your home.
wrgrs50s 08/31/19 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: tires

Go to the Heartland owners forum and type in Towmax tires and check out all the pictures of damage from blowouts with Towmax tires. They used to put them on all their trailers because they were so cheap. So many failures and threatened lawsuits and they now only put them on their lightest trailers. My tire dealer quit selling them because he had so many customers that came back angry from the damage from blowouts. Every once in a while I see someone that has had good luck with them but many many more that were very dissapointed. They're cheap for a reason.
wrgrs50s 08/31/19 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: You're right!

Yep, those who think they know it all sure do upset those of us who do....LOL Although I see a few snarky responses here, it's nothing compared to all the facebook RV forums. Just have to enjoy the posts that we learn from and kinda look the other way on the snarky respondents. They have nothing to feel important about in real life so they use forums and such to fulfill their narcissist impulses.
wrgrs50s 08/26/19 09:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump leak

Yes, it is just a Tee off your city water, so there is water pressure to the outlet fitting on your water pump. Maybe not if you have an Anderson valve.
wrgrs50s 08/17/19 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: roof air

When you state you have never seen that design. WHAT is your qualification to state that? THAT design has been on Newmar's for over 25 years. Airstream uses a similar mount. Tiffin has used that type mount for almost 15 years. Jayco uses that type mount(top down) used that type on some of their models. ANY RV unit that has NO 14 inch square inside duct cover access will have top mounted system. That pic is on top the roof. Doug WHAT is my qualification ? Well how simply can I say it ? All of my RVs so far have been the kind that bolt from below and I haven't gone around asking other people how does you air cond bolt to your roof . Ray Doug, your response to this gentleman was very rude. He simply stated he had never seen this type of installation, as I have not either. We are all on this site for learning not for unwarranted sarcasm.
wrgrs50s 08/17/19 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Accu Slide - Need Help Please! Does not seem right!

The cables need further adjusting if when fully out or in they are sagging. There are videos on you tube on replacing cables and adjusting proper tension. I believe they are under the title of Bal Accuslide. You may find them by just googling it.
wrgrs50s 08/15/19 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: roof air

I dont know the answer, but my guess would be that it's somehow clamped to the roof from the topside. I'm curious myself.
wrgrs50s 08/13/19 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Mileage

Octane has nothing to do with mileage. It sure does if the knock sensor detects knock and the ignition timing is adjusted to compensate. Yes it does. I proved it on my V-10 Excursion. Used to run 87 and power and mileage were down horribly! Switched to 93 and it improved. The. I got a tune from 5 star for 89 octane and it was better. My truck was over maintained so it was running 100%. You may not see a lot more mileage but you should feel the performance. OP. Only you can decide. Run 2 tanks while towing and see for yourself. Actually you are all correct If when new, your vehicle manufacturer states that regular gas is all that is required then you will not get any benefit from running premium gas. Your engine is already running as efficient as it can. If your engine is very high mileage and has substantial carbon build up in the combustion chamber, it may slightly increase compression to the point of pinging under load. In that case you would get a benefit from premium fuel. The higher octane will only assure a more efficient fuel burn, preventing the pre ignition ping as some call it. When the knock sensor detects poor fuel burn/pinging the computer will adjust the timing in an effort to reduce the harmful detonation. This will reduce performance and mileage. So in this case yes it will help you get back to where it used to be before the carbon build up happened. But still no gain from when the engine had no carbon build up. The only thing that will improve power is compression. Performance engines manufactured with higher compression pistons or crank strokes will require a higher octane fuel. Those cars will recommend to only use premium fuel. So, too low of octane can cause detonation and reduce power and mileage, but once the balance of octane is achieved to eliminate preignition, it has reached it's ultimate goal. There's nothing left for it to do.
wrgrs50s 07/26/19 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
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