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Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet problem

While de-winterizing our 2011 Bounder Classic 36R, our vacuum toilet would not work. Neither the green or red light on the panel would turn on when turning on the power switch for it. Questions I have are, where is it powered from? Where is the fuse, and last where is the vacuum pump located at? Is it enclosed by the sheet metal channel running along the upper side of the storage bins in the rear drivers side? Any help is truly appreciated. Thank You
str8shooter_mn 04/23/16 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
Small; vacuum cleaner ?

I'm looking for the smallest, but most powerful 120 volt vacuum cleaner that I can get to keep in our trailer. What have you got and would you replace it with the same ? I am not interested in a 12 volt one Jack L
NanciL 04/13/16 06:54am RV Lifestyle
Preventing issues with vacuum toilet system

After talking to a fellow full timer the other day, he mentioned that he had a calcium build up (apparently from water used at several campgrounds over time) on his toilet "ball valve". We have a 2016 Bounder with the Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet system, and I am wondering if CLR would be ok to use to help prevent this build up. Of course not to be used after/with each flush, but periodically.
jeeperdude10 04/12/16 07:30pm General RVing Issues
Dometic Sealand vacuum toilet

We have purchased a 2016 Bounder 35k with the bath and a half. We also have the Dometic/Sealand vacuum toilet system which makes such a racket that it can be heard (when recharging) no less than 100 feet away. When we get new neighbors and have to use the leu, boy the looks our rig gets.......... We have been told "this is normal in some MHs, is this right?, I do not hear anyone else's. Suggestions????? Thoughts?????? It works fine, just so darned LOUD.
jeeperdude10 03/10/16 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Using a vacuum guage and gear selection towing for best MPG?

I tow a 2014 KZ Spree 260RKS, loaded weight close to 7,000 lbs, with a 2004 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi. I have a vacuum guage installed and tapped into the manifold vacuum. I have not been able to resolve the following question. I would appreciate hearing from some folks skilled in the subject. Question related to best MPG: Is it better to tow in tow mode, high gear pulling about 5" of vacuum at highway speeds, or is it better to shift down one gear and tow at about 8" of vacuum. The roads in my area are not flat or level enough to tell just monitoring my trip computer MPG.
Rlarue 03/07/16 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
The vacuum won't start ...

A retired guy sits around the house driving his wife crazy. One day she says to him: "Joe, you know that you could do something useful around here- perhaps you can vacuum the house once a week." He thinks it over and says: "Sure, why not. Where is the vacuum?" A half an hour later he comes back into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. His wife says, "I didn't hear the vacuum running, I thought you were going to clean the floors?" Exasperated, Joe answers... "The stupid thing is broken, it will not start, we need to by a new one." "That's funny" the wife says, "it worked fine last time I used it, show me what is going on." So he showed her. Click Here.
d3500ram 02/23/16 03:41pm Around the Campfire
Diesel 12v electric vacuum pump

On my 94 Bounder DP the vacuum pump has fried. It runs the heat and cool settings up front and the cruise control in back. I am wondering if there is anyone who has used a simpler replacement pump than the one buried in the frame? I have found a Dormer 904-214 pump for Fords on the web but not sure if it will be adequate for my use.
Ava 02/19/16 03:53pm Tech Issues
Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light Upright (HV322) vacuum

FANTASTIC!! Finally ... a small upright that has the power of a big canister. EASIER to use than a canister in small areas. I live in a motor home which has it's cleaning challenges. This cleaned the kitchen floor mat so well that it looked like it had been washed. And get this... hubby started cleaning the screen on the roof vent and ended up doing the ceiling because it was so easy to use. The light on the powerhead is great for floors but the light on the motor end was perfect for doing the ceilings. That's right... ceilings. The light on the motor end is fantastic when you are using the TRUE PET attachment for the ceiling. PICTURES Right now... the Shark Rocket is lower priced than the others and includes the TRUE PET attachment. Amazon link I looked at another Shark unit (I think that was a HV301) at Home Depot but didn't like the way the dust/dirt container dumped. You had to take the entire power head outside to dump it...cord and all. What a bad design. The Shark Rocket's dirt container is a much better design... and pops out of the motor end so the motor and the electrical cord is not in the way when you are emptying the dirt. When we first started out on the road in 2005 I had my old renaissance electrolux from the house but replaced that with a Kona Miele two years ago because I thought it would be smaller and easier to tug around stuff... but it was not easy enough to make once a week cleaning an easy or quick task. So there's my 2 cents worth... I've bought four cordless vacuums for my Class A and Truck Camper... cordless has it's worth but this $200 Shark is in a class of it's own.
louiskathy 01/11/16 11:12pm General RVing Issues
what vacuum do you use

TT had only linoleum. 5er has carpet. not sure what to use. wife sees little vacuums, I thought maybe a small shop-vac. I have not figured how to post in All forums, just a single forum. am I doing right
bbaker2001 01/03/16 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
vacuum toilet flusher

Just bought a new 2016 Bounder and WOW!, thought I was in an airplane when first went to the 'privy'. What a noise it makes as it works to produce a vacuum-sometimes it 'cycles' in the middle of the night and wakes us up. Anyone else have "airplane shock"?
jeeperdude10 01/03/16 03:14pm Tech Issues
Splicing Plastic vacuum Lines Dash AC Unit

I have a Evans Tempcon Dash AC Unit. Most newer RV's have this. The Vacuum lines are small 1/8th inch dia, and are made of a plastic like material. They are way to long and Thor (Four Winds) chose to fold them up and secure to the outer firewall with nylon ties. After time they will kink cutting off the Vacuum to the Dash AC. They are almost 3 to 4 feet to long. Does anyone know how to cut and splice them. I am sure this is what is causing my Dash AC Problems and lack of vacuum. Mel UPDATE Thanks everyone for the suggestions I used rubber tubing and slid the two ends into a 4 inch piece after cutting out all of the excess plastic tubing. THanks again everyone. Mel
mhbell 10/16/15 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Cleaner Frustration ARRRGGGHHH!!!

I've been searching to no avail. A hundred twenty volt AC power small vacuum cleaner than has a hose. And powerful enough to clean carpets in the toad. In which it will be packed. A Wurlitzer organ size vacuum is out of the question. But it has to be small and POWERFUL. I don't need or want a rotary brush, Quicksilver has all hardwood floors. 12-volt cleaners have proven to be more than pathetic. So unless a miracle has happened, I will forget that. POWER POWER POWER! And able to jam in with the rest of my junk when I go to move. Thanks in advance Gracias en Adelante
MEXICOWANDERER 09/18/15 01:58pm Tech Issues
vacuum Breaker/Check Valve replacement question

My JR Products Vacuum Breaker/Check Valve for my black tank flush is leaking. JR Product I can replace with the same from Amazon, but I was wondering if anyone has used the version from San-T-Flush. It is 1/3 the price. San-T-Flush version They both seem to use the same arraignment and fittings. I can reach the item in question under my bathroom sink. Any reason I shouldn't go with the cheaper version? Oh, and one final note. I have a compressor with adjustable pressure regulator. What pressure should I set to, for blowing out this black flush line in the future?
Winged One 07/21/15 12:04pm Tech Issues
Onan Stalling Issue - Gas Tank vacuum?

I own an '08/09 RT170 with Onan 2800 Microlite and had my first repeating stall episode while doing my monthly exercise routine. I *think* it may have been due to a gas tank pressure vacuum, as I had just topped the tank off. While I was doing the monthly exercise using the Cool Cat AC, my the genset would cut out after 5-10 mins. The engine initially runs smoothly but after few minutes it would start hunting and then quit, sounding much lIke my lawn mower does when I turn the fuel line off. The motor would have a hard time restarting immediately from stall, but wait a few minutes and it was easy to restart. This cycle repeated 6-8x, before I gave up for the day. The next day, I thought about the potential vacuum issue and opened the RT's gas cap to test it. Genset ran perfectly for the 2hr exercise. Interestingly, I closed the cap at the end of the exercise to see if I could get it stall, but it did not - although to be fair, I didn't wait very long (8-10mins?). Perhaps the gallon of so fuel usage was enough to break the vacuum issue? Just wondering if anyone else has run into this behavior, or is this a symptom of my Onan fuel pump going bad?
reppans 07/17/15 04:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
vacuum toilet

The manual for my vacuum toilet in a 2013 35k Bounder says that occasional vacuum leakage is normal. After hearing the pump run every 15 minutes all night, the dealer said that was normal. How often does yours run? There is a kit to check the system for leaks. Has anyone used this kit and how does it work? I appreciate any advice or stories of experience with this system. Dick G.
golfergo 07/09/15 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
vacuum Panel Insulation For Refrigerator Freezer

Expensive - needs to be custom built - only sensible in chest no upright configuration but oh god does it ever kick the daylights out of the energy bill! An eighteen cubic foot freezer can keep temps at -25c in 40c ambient temps for 90 amp hours worth of 12-volts. The chest freezer part is a drag but baskets could be used.
MEXICOWANDERER 06/30/15 09:00am Tech Issues
2002 E450 A/C vacuum Loss

As in title, 2002 E450 under Class C. A/C blows out of Defrost Vents Only. Vehicles are set up to use the Defrost Vents IF Vacuum or the Mode Selector fails. I've found I have vacuum where the line to the controls connects under the hood. And NO vacuum at the Selector vacuum source connection. Had to take the entire dashboard "bezel" off to do this. It seems Ford has buried the Vacuum Check Valve and Reserve Canister somewhere tricky inside the Dashboard/HVAC cabinet area. Anybody been in there and found that stuff? Behind an Air Bag, by the way...
j-d 06/25/15 08:29pm Class C Motorhomes
vacuum Sweeper - Neato Robotics

I'm not one to advertise, but when I find a good product, I don't mind sharing. And I found one. My wife has been wanting a robotic vacuum sweeper for some now now. They are a little pricey, which is why we hesitated so long. But a short while ago she went ahead an ordered one and had it shipped to the house. Our house has a footprint of 2800 square feet on 2 levels. The upper half is a traditional 3 bedroom ranch style, then the lower side has an addition, that's just ... well ... huge. Five steps lead from one level to the other. (kind of like by-level) So she ordered the neato XV Signature robot and ... oh my gosh! is it great! It sweeps all the rooms all by itself and then knows to go dock itself to recharge it's battery. It's scheduled to kick off every day and "wow" does it pick up dirt. The lower level has no carpet any more, and the floor is now dust free. It worked so well, we bought another one for the upper level, and it navigates from hardwood floor to ceramic tile to carpet with no problems at all. And boy! does it pull the dirt too. It's amazing how much dirt gets accumulated in a 24 hour time period! So, we took one of them camping with us and set it up in the trailer. This last week-end it ran on time 3 days in a row and .... "wow" did it pull the dirt and dust from the camper! Most of the camper is carpet, and even the 3rd day, the dust container collector was packed full. This thing is simply amazing. We named the first one Fido, and the second one Scarlet. So next time we go camping, we're taking Fido with us again. Here's the link to the web site. Click here. It's really nice not to have to lug around a clunky vacuum sweeper any more! It's worth every penny. Made me a believer! Something to think about for yourself too! Kind of like the gas vs diesel debate...once you've tried diesel, you won't go back to gas! Well, once you've tried the robot, you'll never push one again! The most important this is ... the wife is happy! You know what they say, "If the wife is happy, everyone is happy!"
DutchmenSport 06/11/15 02:13pm RV Lifestyle
Seafoam and F-53 V-10: Trying to find a vacuum line

I'm planning of doing a Seafoam treatment on my Ford F-53 V-10 motorhome (2005 chassis). Since I have hydraulic brakes there's no convenient vacuum line that I'm aware of. Does anyone know where to locate a vacuum line that feeds all the cylinders on a F-53? Thanks! Mike
Mike Schriber 05/30/15 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
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