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RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

If you have the whole house water filter installed in your rig, be sure to remove the filter cartridge before sanitizing and put in a brand new one when you are done. The activated carbon in those filters will remove chlorine, and the massive amount of chlorine in the sanitizing solution (as compared to normal city water) will exhaust the filtering capacity of the cartridge.
STBRetired 07/05/20 08:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

He's starting to make significant progress. I give it 18 - 24 months before it hits the road for the first time.
STBRetired 07/05/20 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outside shower conversion to faucet?

Look at the way the existing valve set is installed. The water connections are horizontal, not vertical as would be needed for the faucet you chose. You would have to drill new holes in the "box" and plug the old ones somehow. Hopefully there is enough extra PEX behind the box to reach the new mounting position, or you will need to extend them. I think putting a dish sprayer head on the end of the hose instead of the shower head is the best suggestion.
STBRetired 07/05/20 07:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

How well does the construction adhesive stop moisture? You might want to paint the bottom of the countertop with POR 15 to prevent moisture intrusion from the bottom.
STBRetired 07/05/20 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 put out too much voltage

The engine is supposed to be running at 1800 RPM. Look at the rating plate on the right side.
STBRetired 07/02/20 07:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Black Tank Roof Vent and Bathroom Roof Vent Too Close?

I have MaxxAir II vent covers. If they were on backwards, I think the amount of air trying to be rammed into them at 65 MPH would rip them off the roof. My bathroom vent has a fan so I don't have your issue. If at all possible, I think the addition of a fan would be the best solution.
STBRetired 07/02/20 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: DirecTV HD satellite reception

Getting the SD programs on 110 is easy. The HD signal is way more sensitive. You have to be absolutely dead on with your aiming. Took me a couple hours to get it right the first few times I set up the dish. Now I can get it dialed in in about 20 minutes. Helps that I have a satellite aiming meter so that I can read the signal strength right at the dish. The meters are expensive to buy new, but you can find them cheap on FleaBay.
STBRetired 07/02/20 10:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I wanted to glue this down today, but decided to sleep on it one more night, "just in case".I would think it would be more comfortable sleeping in a bed than on a countertop.
STBRetired 07/02/20 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold Refrigerator light identification

Maybe get the LED replacement for less heat and longer life?
STBRetired 06/28/20 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Too Much A Novice To Ask This On Electronics forum

Looking for something like this Bluetooth TX/RX pair to put between your laptop and speakers? Or just a receiver to hook the speakers to?
STBRetired 06/28/20 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: reliabilty

Have a friend selling his 2005 38ft DP for $68.5K. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it mechanically. Whenever there was an issue, he had it fixed right away and keeps up on his maintenance. Seems like he had an issue every once in 2 years or so. I know it is above your budget, and I'm not trying to sell it for him. The point I want to make is that there are 15 year old RVs that are reliable and up to date on all their maintenance if you just keep looking for them. On the other hand, another acquaintance has a 2013 DP that can't seem to go more than 200 miles without breaking down, Of course, he doesn't do maintenance as he thinks it's "stupid" to spend money on it if it isn't broken. Look for the first, avoid the second.
STBRetired 06/28/20 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can an RV even get East of the Hudson?

You don't have to stop and quarantine for 2 weeks as long as you just drive through. I believe stopping for fuel and food is allowed as long as you stay near your route of travel. If you're going to Maine, just go through upstate New York and avoid New Jersey and Connecticut completely.
STBRetired 06/28/20 03:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Which Code Reader to Buy ?

Get one that will read ABS and Transmission codes as well.
STBRetired 06/28/20 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: fantastic Vent Bathroom Fan issue!

New lift motor or new lift arm. Had that issue with mine. For a temporary fix, I was able to shim the motor assembly up a bit in the plastic mounting housing which got it to work. Permanent solution we replacement of lift arm assembly.
STBRetired 06/28/20 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

In the S&B, the sink and the cooktop are opposite each other. In the MH, the sink and stove are on opposite ends of the same counter. Both configurations work just fine. I would move the sink about 6" or so closer to the wall. You don't really need the space between the sink and the wall and the added room between the sink and cooktop would be more useful. BTW, where are you going to put the trash bin? We have found that having the trash bin directly below the prep area is very convenient. A lot less messy to just scrape the scraps into the trash than to pick them up and carry them to another location.
STBRetired 06/26/20 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: FORD 460 Overheating Mystery

If your transmission cooler is inside the radiator, install a separate one and don't use the one in the radiator. The trans will put a lot of heat into the radiator when under load like towing of climbing hills. Your trans will be happier too. Check your trans fluid to see if it is darker than normal and if it smells burnt.
STBRetired 06/23/20 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

They still sell "undercoating" in spray cans at auto parts stores. Not a good as bedliner, but it will do in a pinch.
STBRetired 06/23/20 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford V10 OBD code

Had a P0171 code (bank 1 instead of bank 2) on my 1999 V10. Turns out the O2 sensor had a small hole rusted through it where it was screwed into the exhaust. Replaced the sensor, easy and cheap fix.
STBRetired 06/21/20 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Slide Topper Awnings Will Not Fit

I seem to recall that Dometic had a kit for raising the attachment point when there was little slide to roof space. Might have been Carefree. Saw that when shopping for slide toppers for our MH. Did not need the kit because we had sufficient mounting space, but recall seeing it in the literature. Check this link to the installation manual for the minimum and maximum spacing requirements for the Dometic toppers.
STBRetired 06/19/20 11:48am Travel Trailers
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

I'm one of those people that Gbopp talked about that has 3 bays full of tools and parts. I could also rebuild the engine and trans if I can get the MH home. In the 5 years that we have been extensively travelling since I retired, I have spent way more time working on other people's RVs than on mine. RVers are a friendly lot and you can always find someone willing to help when you are having an issue. I say go for it and enjoy the trip.
STBRetired 06/19/20 11:01am Beginning RVing
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