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RE: Water left in Suburban water heater - UPDATE!

I drain mine after each trip & we average about 1 weekend a month using the RV. I have left the anode out between trips but now I put it back in after draining the tank as rust/sediment deposits made the threads a bit tricky to engage.
Powertour 10/05/20 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel mileage 5th wheel vs travel trailer

We just sold our 2011 Crossroad Cruiser Patriot 5th wheel for a 2020 Winnebago Voyage travel trailer. The 5th wheel was 34 foot and weighted 9700 pounds. The new Winnebago is 36 foot and is 1500 pounds less at 8200 pounds. The question is the t re mailer gets less gas mileage by about 3 mpg that the taller heavier 5th wheel. Both pulled by same truck .My thought is the weight distribution and pulling of hitches? Any thoughts? Back in the day I went from a tag toyhauler to a conventional 5ver. 5ver was longer (by like 7') and was taller than the toyhauler. I got at least 3mpg better going to the bigger & taller 5ver. I also was able to crest many hills in a higher gear than I could with the tag behind trailer.
Powertour 09/29/20 02:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Foam Mattress Topper

Looking for information on RV foam mattress toppers. Do they need adjusted or re positioned every couple of days. Do the straps that hold the topper to the mattress keep it in place. Do you have the 2", 3", or 4" thickness. In your opinion do they work or are worthless and not worth the money. I have the RV King mattress. I think they are an inch or 2 different than a standard King mattress. Thoughts??? We have one on ours but it wasn't cutting the mustard so we ended up going to a local foam store, looked/felt various density and combos of foam and eventually had them build us a custom topper that actually worked (density we wanted & was cut to the exact dimensions of our bed). It wasn't cheap but not having the mrs be fussy after every night in the RV bed is/was $$ WELL spent. Wife did have to fashion some straps to hold the waterproof mattress cover in place as the added height of things after the added foam was causing everything to 'top off' by morning.
Powertour 09/24/20 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Class C Pros and Cons

We've owned multiple tag trailers, a 5ver, and 2 Class C's during various points in our lives (some of which were from my wife and my previous lives so to speak). Right now I'm in my 1st Class C and it's the 2nd for my wife. I'm really digging the motorhome vs trailers at this point in my life. Motorhome Pros: - Dogs are way more comfy when traveling & they're not up in our biz when going down the road. - Mega easy camp setup once we get to our campsite & same goes for packing up time. - Easy for the wife to get me a sammich while I'm driving 8-) - Don't have to use a tow vehicle as a daily driver (a bigger deal for those of us in urban areas). Cons: Ours has a corner bed and we HATE that with a passion.
Powertour 09/24/20 08:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

If you only had $200 or $300 available, would you spend it on an EMS/Surge Protector or on a Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Which would you consider the higher priority? Bonus points if you give an opinion on which specific product you would buy (manufacturer and product number).. -Speak EMS hands-down. I got this one last year, it's been awesome. Love the app that goes with it as well.
Powertour 09/24/20 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

Now, run some Seafoam through your fuel system. Suggest a little heavy on mix as shown on can. Make sure you run genset long enough to get Seafoam into carb. It should remove much of the gum. Make sure you run genset under load! Plan on doing that soon. Heading out this weekend so I'm out of time to mess with it. I did get some fuel line at Autozone yesterday when I picked up some Seafoam so I have the stuff I need now to eventually run some directly into it (next week or 2 most likely based on my sched).
Powertour 09/24/20 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

Update: - Pulled carb out - Hit as much of it as I could with carb cleaner (bowl area, main jet, fuel cut-off solenoid, etc). Didn't see anything in particular while cleaning it but we're talking specs of dirt / fine layers of gum can cause issues. - Reinstalled everything Fires right up now. Not sure how long it will last. May eventually eliminate (bypass) the solenoid if I get problems again here in the short term.
Powertour 09/24/20 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

160 hours use in 5 years is low, IMO. Is this genny being exercised regularly? (I suggest 20 minutes, once a month, every month) Chum lee I've only owned the coach for a little over a year and during that time I have exercised it at least 1x every month (as a minimum). It's parked at my house so it's very easy to step outside and fire it up once and a while (if we're not out using it on a trip). The reason for the low genset useage is the coach is equipped with some solar capability hooked up to an inverter (that's wired to some of the outlets in the coach). That, combined with the fact we rarely boondock, equals low genset use.
Powertour 09/23/20 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

No, it is time to remove the bowl, see if float is left in bowl or still attached to body with small pin. It is possible as other poster stated that debris could be in line or between needle and seat. You could carefully remove pin, float and needle. Spray brake clean or carb cleaner into opening. With needle removed, crank over genset to check for fuel flow into bowl. A good small engine (lawn mower) shop can go through carb. Gotcha. I was under the impression these bad boys were kinda 'sealed' units. I've done a ton of carb work on my motorcycles, quads, and buggies over the years. Shall dig into this now that I'm hearing you can get to the jets and stuff.
Powertour 09/22/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

Float could be stuck or needle has come loose from the float arm. If one of these is the case is it straight away new carb time? Thanks for the input!
Powertour 09/22/20 07:01pm Tech Issues
Onan 4000 MicroQuiet - Quasi No Start (new carb needed?)

Searched high and low & can't seem to find an answer to what I have going on..... Generator came with my '15 RV. 160hrs on it, most before I bought it. Plenty of spark. Plenty of fuel flow as tested with fuel line off carb & using prime function. New air filter and spark plug in it. The thing will only start (hot or cold) if I drain the float bowl & crank it over with the float bowl screw open. Once it fires off I can close the float bowl drain screw & it will stay running. Never seen anything like it in decades of off-road bike/quad carb'd stuff. Float bowl stuck? Need a new carb? Thanks in advance for
Powertour 09/22/20 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Class-C'ers Unsecured EZ-Up Meets Side of Nice Prevost

Curious here. Did you see ay damage to the coach or just the EZ up against it? It looked like it was scratched in a # of places.
Powertour 08/04/20 11:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Class-C'ers Unsecured EZ-Up Meets Side of Nice Prevost

I am sure there was no intent. Just a careless accident Did you cry because it was a Prevost, or because a low life class C had the unmitigated gall to be close to the kings ride. I am sure that the Prevost owner has insurance and although a pain, will not cause him financial distress. Why does the Brand and type make a difference, this is akin to naming the race of a person when race has nothing to do with the story! Yes I cried because it was the nicest coach (at least custom paint wise) I'd ever seen. I cried because I can appreciate fine things in this world, wether they're owned by people wealthier than me or not is irrelevant, they're still fine things. I put myself in that person's shoes thinking that if I'd worked my @ ss off to get a dream coach & then to have it needlessly damaged because of someone else's negligence, I'd be pissed. I thought about the stress with having to deal with someone I didn't know trying to get reimbursed, about having to spend my valuable time/effort rectifying damage done to my property. I surely didn't think that because the person owning the Prevost had money then it was no big deal to have his stuff damaged by others. ETA: I own a Class C smaller than the one I referenced in my post so insinuating that I'm someone sitting on a hill looking down on peons that can only afford a Class C is not applicable here. Nice try with the class warfare approach though.
Powertour 08/04/20 07:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Class-C'ers Unsecured EZ-Up Meets Side of Nice Prevost

Who says the C pictured owned the EZ up? It could have come from anywhere. It was their stuff, I walked by it all set up a 1/2 dozen times over 2 days before it ended up in the side of someone else's very expensive coach.
Powertour 08/04/20 06:54am Beginning RVing
RE: Ford's 7.3L gas engine

I'm very interested in this subject matter myself.
Powertour 08/03/20 03:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering stabilizer

Front end alignment by a qualified shop is a must. When I bought my rig (used) it was all over the road & I thought it needed front shocks. After a trip to the alignment place it was night & day better in every aspect. 1 Side was out of spec enough that I had them put in an aftermarket caster/camber sleeve that allowed them to put that side well back within specs. Apparently Ford doesn't send them off the line with adjustable parts in that area of the suspension. I was charged $60 for that part & the install.... money well spent.
Powertour 08/03/20 11:52am Class C Motorhomes
Class-C'ers Unsecured EZ-Up Meets Side of Nice Prevost

Results of Unsecured EZup If you're new to RVing and set up stuff like EZ-ups and such around others, PLEASE make sure you have that stuff mega tied to the earth before you leave it unattended (or better yet take everything down while gone). I cried for the Prevost owner & I don't even know who the owner is.
Powertour 08/02/20 03:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

In 20 years I can probably count on 1 hand the times I've had to or would've been nice to use one if I'd had one with me. We carry a standard camco (or whatever brand it is) expandable one with us nowadays but it rarely gets pulled out of the storage compartment.
Powertour 07/31/20 05:37am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Sales Push

The used market is going to be getting on the road to being truly epic starting at the end of this summer & running thru the next couple of years....especially for those if ok with a Class C or even a Gasser A. Conversely, the new manufacture industry is going to be poised for big slump again when this hits. The timing of all this is shaping up to be great for us. Our current coach will be hitting the 10yr old mark in 5 years, time for a new-to-us one at some point during that chunk of time.
Powertour 07/31/20 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Industrial Strength Liars

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Powertour 07/30/20 01:48pm General RVing Issues
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