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    JohnDar replied to the thread raising a 5th wheel - newbie.
    This sounds like the better idea. Dig a shallow pit so the top of the tank is below the axles, then pull the trailer over it. Bonus is...
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    Nearing retirement and wanting to get into RV’ing. Sounds great, but answer a couple of questions first. Are you physically able to...
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    The only times you need to open those two low point drain valves are if you are winterizing or need to cut a plumbing line to repair it...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Trailer brakes disconnecting.
    Check the connections in the junction box the cord goes into. They use wire nuts to join the cord to the trailer wiring and one may have...
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    We’ve used one for several years to repackage meats to freeze. We periodically stock up on meats at Sam’s Club and separate the packages...
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    The spring is inside the plastic “bar,” if I remember correctly. Had to restring one of ours before converting to Levelor vertical...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush.
    One other suggestion. At the inlet, there should be a cheap plastic check valve. Make sure it’s not in backwards. Sent from my iPhone...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush.
    Depending on your floor plan, it’s a good possibility that the ASV is hidden in a wall space behind the toilet with no access through...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread kitchen faucet.
    It's pretty simple to install a new residential faucet, IF you can access the underside back of the sink to remove the nut holding the...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush.
    Find the Anti-Siphon Valve (maybe behind a circular close out in the shower) and make sure the genius installer didn't install it backwards.
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Slide cord holder.
    Back when we had our rig, the one under the entertainment slide broke in the middle. Heartland replaced it at the 2011 rally, but it...
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    Identify the supply lines to the bathroom, cut them and install Sharkbite valves. That way you can shut off the water to that area only...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Tire pressure question.
    If you have a TPMS, you will notice pressure and temperature will rise as you drive. And the tires on the sunny side will be higher than...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Stabilizers.
    For 11 summer seasons, I put these blocks under all jacks and the rear stabilizers. They were made from 3 - 12" sections of 4x4 topped...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush issue.
    If you drop the underbelly cover enough to get a look at the end of the black tank opposite the outlet to the sewer pipe, you might be...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Hot Water Doesn't Last.
    You might want to check the heater element, too. If it’s encrusted with hard mineral deposits (also white), it may not be transferring...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread 323 BR washer drain.
    Maybe that “shut off valve” is actually the drain valve for the gray tank (which filled with water from the wash cycle). Ergo, the foot...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush issue.
    When you run the flusher, does water come out of that red pipe? With the rig we had, the ASV was in a blind wall cavity behind the...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black tank flush issue.
    The color of the PEX is meaningless when installed by untrained floor sweepers at the plant. When my ASV failed and flooded the interior...
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    If you mean the vinyl insert in the molding track, yes it will shrink/harden over time. Cheap fix to get a roll (measure the width, it...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread 3 Dump Valves.
    Possible that it’s for a second gray tank serving either the kitchen sink or the lavatory/shower. Check your rigs floor plan specs for...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Rain water in basement?.
    I bought it at a small RV dealer in northern Michigan, near where we kept the rig. Used butyl tape under it, screws into the wall and...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Black water tank flush.
    Word of caution if you’re not aware: waste tank sensors are spin-welded to the plastic tanks. You cannot remove them to clean them. Most...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Toilet Paper Holder.
    That was our solution in the 3670. Pocket door on one side of the throne and a glass shower wall on the other left no place convenient...
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    JohnDar replied to the thread Rain water in basement?.
    This is how I eliminated water running down the sides and into the door frames. I installed the gutter on both sides after having to...
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