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    Fasteners for mounting solar panels

    thanks for the info. thats really pretty good info there. for me in the south the ac is mandatory. hopefully one day the tech improves so you can run the ac all the time. maybe someone will make a dc air conditioner like they make the dc fridges now.
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    Fasteners for mounting solar panels

    Thats interesting, so how long will your setup operate the AC unit provided you had full sun, do you get a couple hours of use? or will it run all day or how does that look. I know it will matter how hot it is, so lets assume it it running full power all the time and never catches up. Thanks,
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    Fasteners for mounting solar panels

    It am pretty certain the answer is no, but is there yet any solar system that can run the AC unit yet, that would be great!
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    How to carry your rifles in your RV

    Old thread I know, anyone know if the RV looks like a vehicle, or a home when it comes to castle law, carry law, etc? I have a TN permit but wasnt sure how it works when I enter other states where it is no longer valid, if a gun in the trailer would be an issue if it was not accessible to the...
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    DS320 City water connection

    same problem here on my new RE275, the water connection is above the shower, and when it drips, as it will from time to time, the water finds its way into the shower door somehow, and then floods the floor on the inside. the shower door needs some redesign to keep it from leaking as well. water...
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    Low Point Drain

    Make them actually low points...in my RE275 a 2020 model, the low point leaves the pump area, and then the pipe goes up hill through a sweeping bend and then through the floor. if there was an elbow or as earlier, a valve there instead of the sweep bend, it would drain better. I understand...
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    Time for new tires on my F150 and believe I should get LT tires since I tow a travel trailer that is close to the trucks capability.

    Hi, I am looking a new tires for my F150. Currently it has Wrangler fortitude tires 275/65r18 as the stock tire on the 2019 truck. While I rather like the ride and noise level of the tires, they have been prone to trailer sway since I "bumper pull" my RE275. I have found if I air them up to...
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    What do you use your rear -trailer mounted swing down rack to carry? I cant find many uses for it.

    Hi, I have for now removed my rear rack / tray on the back of my travel trailer. I had a couple reasons, 1. I wanted to increase tong weight 2. didn't yet have a neat spare tire cover. so I moved the tire to under the bed and removed the rear rack. this gave me about 150+ more pounds of tong...
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    Bad leak in 2017 Heartland Pioneer 280RK

    I have found about 3 or more roof leaks this way, get someone inside and go on the roof with a hose. spray all areas suspect for a few seconds at a time and have the person inside let you know if the dripping is increasing or decreasing. allow for a few seconds to make its way to the leak point...
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    Flushing black water

    our valve is under the sink in the bathroom, it works fine but I already identified its location while looking for why my outside shower leaks rain inside the same area. I know they are not related in any way other than my water connectors are also under the same sink, and that is where they...
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    Is it possible to get a drawing for a specific heartland camper (new model) to know where the wires are routed?

    Who would you contact to get something like that and what is the cost?
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    water pump

    I have a pioneer but maybe this will help, for me there is a panel under the cook stove with 2 screws. the pump is behind there. on my dads camper the pump is under the kitchen sink. look for places that have panels with only 2 screws. that seems to be the theme where pumps and water heaters are.
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    Floor Heating Vent covered when slide in

    In my case, my slide also covers a vent partially, but it is actually a couple inches over the vent, so the warm air will just come out in the camper from under the edges of the slide, but even if it sags down on the vent, I dont see it hurting anything.
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    Dometic 300 toilet with the dreaded internal leak to allow waste to pool inside the outer bowl and smell

    Below is a picture shown from the back of the toilet where the water line enters the sprayer. the green is the resin I poured in from the hole and allowed it to drain down the side of the bowl into the gap between the inner and outer bowl for structural support. the silicone bead applied first...
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    Dometic 300 toilet with the dreaded internal leak to allow waste to pool inside the outer bowl and smell

    Hi, Dometic is sending a new toilet as expected, no issues from them other than a 50 minute hold time on the phone. In the mean time I opened the toilet I have to investigate by removing the base and the outer bowl. it appears the "fix" on at least that iteration of the toilet was to pack the...
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    Dometic 300 toilet with the dreaded internal leak to allow waste to pool inside the outer bowl and smell

    I have the Dometic 300 and it is less than a year old. It has a urine smell all the time, no matter how well we clean it. I ran up on some information on a past recall of 300's where the inner seal lets water come from inside the bowl to the outer bowl and settles there until it evaporates, and...
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    underbelly cloth inside the toilet drain?

    I decided to just remove the toilet myself, which was of course easy and I took a razor blade with some tape on all but a corner to make a shank of sorts and reached in the drain and cut it out. I then took some more pipe glue for good measure and smeared it on the joint where the cloth had...
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    Trailer brake control

    Old thread, but may be relevant. I have a 2019 f150, but I installed the "2015 brake controller" which I heard a rumor there were some issues with, and mine was one of them. it did just as pointed out, needing to be 8.5 or even a 9 to really stop. Finally it gave up on me the other day with...
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    membrane under slide (exterior under floor) scratches through to the wood, fixes?

    The Membrane under our slide on the new camper has scratches on it if you are under the slide looking up at the bottom black area, where it was slid across screws and such while being assembled. I took it to the dealer and they had some thick "tape", at least 1/8 thick rubber sheets that they...
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    (Solved) Water heater pressurizing the system over the regulated pressure when heating from cold to hot

    Re: Water heater pressurizing the system over the regulated pressure when heating from cold to hot update: found out that what happens is when driving the water in the heater moves around and the air pocket gets dispersed in the lines. so now when I arrive, first thing I do is drain some water...
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    Is it possible to get a drawing for a specific heartland camper (new model) to know where the wires are routed?

    Hello, I have a new RE275 and during times of adding any devices, it would be good to know where the wires are routed, in case I wish to get a wire from the inside to the outside for example. with the covered belly, it is hard for me to guess where the wires are coming through the floor, or if...
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    Added old alarm panel and sensors to the RV, couldn't help myself. Go Control is the panel.

    yes there are setting for how many minutes it goes and its not very loud outside anyway.
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    Pulling my first camper and recognizing problems with "sway"

    Re: Pulling my first camper and recognizing problems with "sway" I agree, I plan to do that soon. I need to figure out for my 275 65 18 tires, what brand would be best for the LT? - - - Updated - - - The "Trailer King RST" on the trailer are rated for 87mph. now I will never go...
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    Added old alarm panel and sensors to the RV, couldn't help myself. Go Control is the panel.

    I now have a door sensor at every storage location on the outside and the front door. The system will tell whomever is inside if for some reason any outside compartment is opened, and identifies which compartment it is in the audible voice. its also a added measure of security when you leave...
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    RV dump valves.

    I would like parks to recognize adding a double valve like this after the main valves the same as a cap. I hate removing those caps because not only are they hard to turn but they may have a suprise on the other side...BTW, do they make a wrench or tool to assist in removing hoses or caps, I...
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    Pulling my first camper and recognizing problems with "sway"

    Hi. Speaking of speed. How would one know the max speed when they never talk about that on any stickers or in the owners manual. Are you saying the typical travel trailer should not be pulled over 60 mph? From a victim of getting rear ended on the interstate that seems hazardous to go so slow?
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    Pulling my first camper and recognizing problems with "sway"

    Update: Sorry its been a little while while I try to sort this out. I did a few things: I bought a scale and weighed my tongue and then all wheels as well. I show 6300 pounds on the wheels and 1000 pounds on the tongue. My scale may not be perfectly accurate, but should be close enough to...
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    Added old alarm panel and sensors to the RV, couldn't help myself. Go Control is the panel.

    Hi all, I recently upgraded my home security system and asked to keep the old parts. I looked at that panel on the table too long and decided it would work in the camper! I removed the cellular radio since it was no longer my active alarm panel. I deleted the sensors from the house. I added a...
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    General, can you leave slide out all the time?

    Thanks for all the helpful information. I may leave it open in storage but will check the top before preparing to leave. Sounds like a plan. Thanks again.
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    General, can you leave slide out all the time?

    Thanks, I figured its OK since some people do full time camping but I wasn't sure if it varied by type of camper.
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    General, can you leave slide out all the time?

    Just a general question, Recently bought a new camper RE275. I have one of those metal carports now that will hold the camper. I made it wide enough to open the slide (big slide for dinette and Livingroom couch). Is there any problem to open the slide inside the enclosure and just leave it open...
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    new suburban 3 burner cooktop and oven combo, burners appear normal flame but never boil a quart size pan of water

    I attached a picture. the flame is respectable to me, and the water did boil in 10 minutes on the front burner. the rear though will maintain a boil, but would take a lot longer than 10 minutes.
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    new suburban 3 burner cooktop and oven combo, burners appear normal flame but never boil a quart size pan of water

    Interesting. Be nice if it fit where the propane top is and covered the entire thing and you could remove if you needed propane.
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    new suburban 3 burner cooktop and oven combo, burners appear normal flame but never boil a quart size pan of water

    I see now the stove has a 9000 btu front burner and 6000 rear burners. they all look identical to me, so I never guessed the front was more powerful. Brings my second question...if the only thing diferent there is the valve orifice, has anyone ever considered ordering the parts for the front...
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    new suburban 3 burner cooktop and oven combo, burners appear normal flame but never boil a quart size pan of water

    Hi, I am at sea level here in west TN, or very close too it. That is an interesting chart, is that for the specific stove, and what amount of water. if so I will re test and use a timer to be sure we just didn't give up early. not sure we left it a full 10 minutes. Thanks.
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    new suburban 3 burner cooktop and oven combo, burners appear normal flame but never boil a quart size pan of water

    HI, New camper here, Cant boil water on my stove! That is supposed to be the easy thing to do in a kitchen right? I have a brand new suburban cook top with oven. the flame appears normal blue green color, and a reasonable looking height. maybe a half inch high over the metal top of the burner...
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    Jacking, Bearing and Brake Session

    Just to add to the old conversation: I had to manually adjust my new brakes also. What I believe happens is the adjuster requires braking in forward and reverse cycles to actually move the adjustment wheel. in the case of my new f150, it only applies trailer brakes over a certain mph. that being...
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    Tires have rubbed the bottom of the trailer at some point on new Pioneer RE275

    Interesting how my little black marks sparked such a conversation! I will try to get a picture of my springs for reference, i may have exaggerated, I looked again last night and when viewed from the rear of the trailer, there is some curve, mostly due to the stacking of the leaf's. but if it...
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    Tires have rubbed the bottom of the trailer at some point on new Pioneer RE275

    Hi, I checked the tires match the sticker on the side. The springs on both sides and both axles are pretty much straight. any more compressed and they will arch in the opposite direction. the axles have a sticker saying 3500 pounds. In some ways that may make a little sense with what I am seeing...
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    Tires have rubbed the bottom of the trailer at some point on new Pioneer RE275

    Hi, I can get a picture if needed, but it is pretty straight forward, on my new camper I was underneath looking at something to do with the brakes and noticed tire tread marks - black streaks the width of the tires- on the shiny sheet metal above the wheels that protects against rocks and such...
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