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RE: Gone through 5 water pumps in 2015 cedar creek

I have found that just blowing out the lines usually leaves enough in the bottom area of the pump to cause freeze damage. The design of the pump just retains water in low points. I blow out my line but finish off with about 10 seconds of pumping antifreeze into the pump.
garyemunson 11/21/20 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Duramax Regen

Better check if warranty is voided without update!
garyemunson 11/21/20 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally had enough with Atwood electric jacks

The problem with the Atwood jacks is that eventually the brushes in the little motors get gummed/dusted up and bind in their brush holders. Jack just quits running. The motors are pretty easy to unplug and remove from the jack with it still on the coach. Take the end off the motor, blow out with a compressor. Free up the brushes, cleaning them with denatured alcohol and Q-tips if necessary. Reassemble and good for another 10 years. Except for the brush issue (and rust in humid areas) the basic design of Atwoods is quite robust.
garyemunson 11/08/20 05:24am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Furnace Question

A problem I found on our Winnebago was the registers were actually made to have adjustable shutoff louvers that were not there. The registers did have the side/end plates that would have held the louvers and these plates extended down into the ducting interfering with the flow of air through the duct and out the register. In our case the plates were just stuck to the register grille with 3M double faced tape so I was able to remove them. Greatly increased the air flow out the registers.
garyemunson 11/07/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Weak headlights

Look for the DOT numbers molded into the lens and google to see what they actually came off of. Work from there. There are brighter bulbs available for most headlight assemblies at Autozone or O'Reilleys.
garyemunson 10/22/20 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brougham Dodge 1979 engine

Very few 1979 motorhomes are worth buying. Not many make it to that age with owners who keep up with roof and window maintenance to prevent water leaks from rotting the body. If you are not knowledgeable about RVs, spending money on a qualified RV inspector may save you money and aggravation. Another issue with RVs that old is that while mechanical parts can still be found, it's unlikely a parts store will have them on the shelf, often necessitating several days wait until it can be shipped in.
garyemunson 10/14/20 05:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Up grading my Class C

X2 on what Jax said! Both the Ford and GM Class C chassis are well-proven medium-duty truck builds that if you follow the suggested maintenance will far outlast the coachwork. If you've been taking care of it such as making sure window frame screws are tight and replacing the butyl tape around them and the body trim every 10 years or so, no need to upgrade (unless there is another floorplan you lust after!).
garyemunson 10/13/20 06:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Carb Overhaul, Pointless?

I've found acetone is the best cleaner for carb parts that ARE NOT plastic.
garyemunson 10/09/20 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: 3/4 or 1' butyl tape?

Tighten the window screws every year. Replace butyl tape every 10. The flexing of the coach will compress the tape necessitating retightening. After 10 years the tape is fully compressed and dried out hence replacing.
garyemunson 10/08/20 05:18am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold fridge issue

Picture posting....
garyemunson 10/06/20 04:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Accidentally winterized the water heater

A little in there risks it drying out and then taking several days for it all to "rehydrate" and flush out of the heater. I'd get it out now before it dries to a hard pink blob on the bottom of the heater.
garyemunson 10/06/20 04:05am Tech Issues
RE: Stud Finders

As a coincidence, my old studfinder bit the dust a few months back. Replaced it with this. REALLY good quality tool. Solid feel to it unlike the plastic box thing I'd had before. Works well and has settings for both wood and metal studs. Good price.
garyemunson 09/29/20 04:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Window Tint

Our local tint shop uses a ceramic clear tint that stops the heat dead without darkening the windows.
garyemunson 09/28/20 06:57am Towing
RE: 2007 F53 radiator hoses where to buy

Any auto parts store should be able to find F53 hoses/belts for you. Remember, the chassis year is most likely one year before the RV year.
garyemunson 09/27/20 02:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: las vegas

Sam's Town is also our "go-to" Vegas destination. Always feel very safe there. They have a contingent of friendly "mounted" security people on bicycles who are always glad to escort you between the RV Park and the Casino. You will be fine!
garyemunson 09/17/20 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black tank welding?

I would be concerned about the age of the tank. As they get old, plastic tanks of any material get brittle. I suspect the older they get, the less success you would have trying to weld them.
garyemunson 09/17/20 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Newmar Baystar

I think you will find that hose only lets you pump RV antifreeze into the water lines. Usually, to sanitize the fresh water tank you need to pour bleach into the fresh water fill inlet. I haven't seen any RVs where the pump is able to put water into the fresh water tank. The valve associated with that hose most likely only allows selecting the hose OR the tank as the liquid supply to the pump. Isn't that second valve just a drain (to the ground) for the plumbing in the wet bay? To winterize, you first have to change the water heater lines to "bypass" so you can pull the heater plug and drain it. Without that bypass, you would have to fill the entire water heater before the lines got winterized, requiring gallons of antifreeze. Don't forget the icemaker line!
garyemunson 09/13/20 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Open Range slide issue

What brand slide mechanism?
garyemunson 09/10/20 03:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Top of Slideout Not Fully Retracting

RV may have travelled rough roads without locking bars wedged in at the top and the slide is slightly sprung out at that top. Can be hard to fix that.
garyemunson 09/06/20 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: 1978 Chevy Itasca for $4800

"Missing" title? Good luck getting it registered.
garyemunson 08/29/20 05:04pm General RVing Issues
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