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Htr / Air controls do not shift the vents - vacuum issue?

The heater / air conditioning vents seem to be stuck in the defrost setting even when I turn the control knob to Vent or air conditioning, etc.... I do not hear the normal vacuum sound when I move the dial like I normally do. Is there a vacuum hose somewhere that may have gotten disconnected? I opened the hood of my 1999 Ford V10 engine but I do not see any hoses that look like they are for the heater. I did not remove the air cleaner pieces to look under/behind them. Are there any hoses under the dash itself or in the dog house area? If not a loose hose is there some other thing to suspect or check out. The blower and everything else seems to be working. Would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks, John S.
John S 07/06/17 01:48pm Tech Issues
Solved: How to find vacuum leak in water supply line?

Hi all, this week we picked up our new camper, a Northstar Arrow. The camper is fantastic and we are very happy with it - except for one problem with the water supply that has us all stumped: The water pump does not provide constant pressure, sputters, and frequently loses prime. It seems to suck in air somewhere. Especially when we take just a little bit of water, it tends to lose the vacuum and runs dry until we take a lot of water again. Then it primes and works, but sputters frequently. The issue is a bit better when the tank is full, and gets worse as the tank empties. What we have done so far: - Checked the tank vent hose - it is free, no kinks or obstructions - There are no water leaks, anywhere. It holds pressure fine on the pressure side - All fittings are firm to the touch and dry from tank to pump - We have switched the winterizing valve and sucked water through the winterizing hose. The effect remains the same. This would put the problem somewhere between the winterizing valve and the pump (including both), right? Anyone have an idea how to find the vacuum leak short of disassembling the whole water line from tank to pump? It is made up of around 8 or 10 short sections of solid plastic pipe. And a number of elbows and the one winterizing valve. You can not see if and where any bubbles are introduced. The strainer is installed with the clear lid facing away from us... To make matters more interesting, we are still on our shakedown trip and have no useful tools with us. What would you do to find the leak?
joerg68 06/10/17 12:20pm Truck Campers
Dyson DC59 battery powered vacuum

After less than 10 uses the battery on my DC59 will not hold a charge. Of course it is out of warranty and a new battery is about 100 bucks. I wonder if I got a defective unit or this is just a fluke.....I have contacted Dyson and they keep telling me to clean the unit....Duh......after charging over night it will only run a couple of minutes and I have cleaned every inch of it....
Bob Vaughn 06/03/17 07:07am General RVing Issues
Dometic toilet vacuum breaker

Pulling my 2015 Keystone Energy 300 FBS out for the first time after a long Alaskan winter and have found my winterization skills to be lacking. I had a leak in my Dometic series 310 toilet and replaced the water valve thinking that would solve the problem. Replacing the water valve fixed one problem but now after flushing, I have water streaming out of the top/back of the toilet at the vacuum breaker. Can I repair thos part? If not, can someone he'll me with the post number?
rangerheave 05/20/17 09:25pm General RVing Issues
12 volt or low wattage vacuum cleaner

Hi All - Can anyone recommend a good 12 volt or low wattage vacuum cleaner. We will be doing some dry camping this year, obviously without hookups. Most everything we need we can do with 12 volts, except TV and vacuum cleaner. I plan on buying an inexpensive 300 watt pure sine wave inverter for the TV. Hopefully I could find a decent 12 volt vac, or find one that will work with the inverter. Thanks for any help.
GaryS1953 05/16/17 10:07am General RVing Issues
vacuum Cleaner

We are looking for a battery operated portable vacuum for our motor home. It has mixed carpet and linoleum. Anyone have a favorite they would recommend? Thanks.
vjstangelo 05/07/17 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
Black Tank vacuum Breaker

A few days ago y'all gave me ideas about why my black tank won't flush. One of the ideas was a vacuum breaker problem. Does the thing in this photo look like a vacuum breaker? How does one test and/or reset it? Thanks much.
beaubeau 04/29/17 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
vacuum cleaners

Most of us don't have a central vacuum system in our rigs. What make/model vacuum cleaner do you use? We have a dog. Our Grand Design has vinyl flooring in most of it, the bedroom and slide is carpeted. Thanks
Showme 5vr 04/17/17 08:51pm General RVing Issues
Shark vacuum

Anyone have thoughts or experience with the Shark NV-360 Vacuum? Good or Bad?
DD716TED 11/24/16 11:10am Around the Campfire
12 volt/battery powered car vacuum

I would like to purchase a 12 volt car vacuum that has some suction and will pick up dirt. I do not want one that has to be plugged into 120 volt. If it is battery powered I want to be able to plug it into a 12 volt outlet. I found a Dewalt but by the time you purchase the vacuum, the battery, and the charger you have over 200 dollars invested....I want to be able to vacuum out the dirt/sand when we are camped. I want some that will work and not something that is cute. The Dirt Buster etc. just does not do the job. A google search brings up lots of vacuums but most are only practical for flat open floor....not the nooks and crannies of a truck cab.....
Bob Vaughn 09/17/16 10:41am General RVing Issues
What central vacuum bag fits my Montana?

I have a 2007 Montana that has the original vacuum bag in it. There is no model # on the unit but I looked online and it is the typical model shown and has one hole to plug in the hose. The bag has no number on it but I have narrowed it down to needing a Y10 or Y11. I don't know if that's right or not but still don't know which would fit. Help please. I've been all over the internet trying to figure it out.
edb121212 07/31/16 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
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