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RE: Sticky Dometic 310 toilet valve

Shut off the water. Let all water run from tank. Spray with silicone. Open and close valve...spray again....let dry. Then turn water back on. I do this every month or so. Be sure the rubber seal is clean. You can put on some rubber gloves and feel the seal. It should be smooth. If it is rough, then replace. The Kit, Flush Ball Seal is Sku 9108559082. Mfg. Number 385311658.
joelc 06/29/22 06:31am Beginning RVing
RE: brake shoes

Check out e-trailer.com. I got my break sets from them and they were great on the phone too.
joelc 06/12/22 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heat Pump or Not

I have a 2012 Carriage Cameo. I have a heat pump at one end and an air conditioner at the other. GET THE HEAT PUMP. It is the way to go. 5000 BTU
joelc 06/12/22 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ever Add A Dehumidifier ??

Check the pan on the roof to be sure no leaves, pine leaves, etc. are not blocking the water from leaving the pan. I check mine occasionally, and if the holes are blocked it can result in water coming into the RV when the fan is on. I also, have a dehumidifier that I only use when my unit is in storage along with a high setting on the A/C. This is basically so you don't have mold growing.
joelc 06/06/22 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential vs Gas/Electric Fridge?

My fridge went in my 2012 5er and I just replaced it with a new fridge. Just to let you know, they do now have a 3rd choice: a 12V compressor fridge that works like a home fridge except on 12V instead of 120. Both Dometic and Norcold make one. I purchased the 10CU Dometic. My old fridge was a propane/120V Norcold ammonia type.
joelc 05/24/22 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Water Heater quit working

Do you have 12V to it. You still need 12V for propane.
joelc 05/19/22 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Anode rod help

By you picture. Not yet. It is working. The water attacks your anode rod instead of the hot water tank. I check mine every 6 months as a full timer. In some areas the water is more corrosive than in others, so if you travel check it often. You don't want holes in your tank. Be sure to have a spare one, so you can change it if needed. Be sure to get the right one. There are 2 different metals the rod is made of. I have a Suburban so mine might be different than yours. If you know which one you need....great. If not look it up on the internet using your brand name and model on the internet.
joelc 05/07/22 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: What to use for GPS

Just a note. Google maps are fine for cars, but if you are hauling propane it will not tell you what roads propane is NOT allowed on. Also, if you have a high rise RV like mine, that it will not inform you of low bridges or over pass. I use for my RV the Garmin GPS along with Rand McNally truckers atlas to double check the GPS routes, confirm roads and underpass heights. For my car and truck I use exclusively Google Maps. It is great and beats Garmin hands down.
joelc 05/01/22 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: secureing sofa in slide

I have a 5er and both the reclining chairs and sofa that is in a slide just sit there. When I am on the road and close the slides the sofa and chairs are penned in and can't move.
joelc 04/24/22 01:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 1988 Gulfstream Sun Stream restoration

Good luck. You will need it. I purchased a NEW one in 1988 and it was nothing but a lemon. It was the last year Ford had a carb engine. I will list some of the issues I had with it. Perhaps it will change your mind not to sink your money into it. The fuel pump went 2x. The engine mounting bolts broke exaust maniford broke and I also had to get a banks pack for it. All tires blew. The Gulfstream (Sunstream Highrise) fitted it with under rated tires. They were Michelin. Worst of all... The roof is made of Aluminum, but the frame is steel. There is no insulation between the two. Steel and Aluminum do not like each other, and electrolysis affected the roof causing small pin holes which you could not seal and the roof ended up leaking like a sieve. The air conditioner seal went and it leaked around the unit, but installing new insulation did not help, cause the roof leaked. I am sure there is more, but that was along time ago, and I am sure I forgot a lot.
joelc 04/18/22 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic RM3862 models

Don't know anything about your fridge, but I had the same problem with my Norcold. The door fits into a pin on the base and on the top is a non load bearing pin. Don't know if you can do it, but cn you glue the other one together and reinforce it with some metal strips as I did? Mine has been working for about 2 yrs with this "temporary" home made fix. Of course 2 weeks ago the ammonia decided to leave the fridge and now I have to bury it. I am getting a 12V Dometic to replace it.
joelc 04/04/22 09:30am Toy Haulers
RE: Trailer Legs

Unless you have hydraulic jacks the only way I can see this being done is to manually jack up each side of your trailer and use cement blocks under load points. On the other hand, I live in my Camer 5er 7/360 and the tires are still on the ground, but I do have the leveling jacks taking some weight off them. What I would recommend is take some plastic table place mats and put them under each tire (bring your RV over them) separating the ground from the tire. This will prevent leaching tire chemicals to the ground. I do this while camping also. In addition cover the tires or keep clean and spray some tire Shine on them to protect the sidewalls from UV.
joelc 03/26/22 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Fridge

Thanks Bucky for verifyiing the information I need.
joelc 03/26/22 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Fridge

We have been doing some research and both Norcold and Dometic have a 12V fridge that looks promising.u Updated 3/26. We have decided on the Dometic 12 V 10.1 Cu fridge, but there are none available and the company indicates maybe in June. We will wait. In the mean time anyone have one with some feed back. They have been on the market for about 2 yrs according to Dometic Customer Service.
joelc 03/24/22 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
Replacement Fridge

We have a 2012 Carriage Cameo and out Norcold Fridge (Model N1095 RT) decided so go "south" with ammonia leak. So now the unit is dead and must be replaced. I was told by Norcold that a Model NA10LXR would replace the existing unit. Dometic only makes a 8 cu and not a 10 CU. Has anyone recently replaced their Norcold with a new model. Are they reliable? The internet reviews don't look too good, so I was hoping that someone out there could give me some advise. We do not want to replace with a Standard Home fridge.
joelc 03/22/22 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Doing without propane

We use an induction cook top. There are many on the market, but our is a NUWAVE. The only thing is, because it is induction and works off a magnet anyone that has an electronic device in them can not use it, as the magnet will interfere with the medical device. This includes insulin pumps, heart pacemakers and the like. Cooking on it is great and temperature is exact. Special induction cook-ware is needed.
joelc 02/24/22 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Possible short ? A/C affecting 12V lights

1. I do have a VOM and used it to establish the battery condition and the position of the on/off switch, since it is not clearly marked. VOM is a big help. 2. I am not sure what a soft start is. But when the a/c starts I do know it starts using less current then kicks in. Almost sound like changing gears.
joelc 02/24/22 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Possible short ? A/C affecting 12V lights

Turned all 12V lights on then heat pump....Not even a flicker from the lights. Problem solved. Thanks all.
joelc 02/22/22 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on parking pad size

I installed a pad in NC on 1 acre of land I bought for my 40' Carriage Cameo. I have a standard Eaton post that delivers 20/30 and 50 A. The pad is 6" thick and measures 50 by 20 feet. The pad does not have rebar, but fiberglass to give the concrete strength. The base of the bad is 3/4" crushed rock. Cost of the pad in 2018 was $5800.00. I also have a shed with washer/dryer. When you put in water lines be sure to have drains so you can purge the lines when you are away and purge the water in the shed to prevent freezing. If anything else, send me a message, or write it here.
joelc 02/21/22 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

Glad you made it and had the sense to slow down, don't rush and take it easy. I have a dually and my 5er is 21K, but I still take it slow and easy. If others want to pass me that is their choice. I'd rather get to my destination safe and in 1 piece than not at all. We, as RV'ers should not be in a rush.
joelc 02/21/22 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
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