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RE: slow drain of freshwater tank

https://i.imgur.com/TXxwTrKl.jpg Anyone use these? I made a wand that I connect to a hose and insert into my black tank when emptying . It produces a nice multi angle spray and with a few capfuls of dawn a nice foam quickly appears. It's eliminated all odors and I find that just "spritzing" with a bleach based cleaner after each drop that i haven't found the need to use tablets.
klutchdust 07/11/19 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: battery

https://i.imgur.com/zWbPYItl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zdsCwyil.jpg This, among other things is why I just changed out the lower section of my converter/charger. The Parallax Series 7300 Model 7345 is found to be unreliable and inconsistent. After boiling two batteries dry and then undercharging the new ones, i decided to install just the lower section with an upgraded 3 stage charger. The original chargers in most coaches are single stage, well mine was either not enough charge or too much. it came with a new fuse panel and looking forward to giving it a test run next week.
klutchdust 07/08/19 10:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: auto door lock (coach)

Another thought. If my coach is in my driveway and not level the coach door will not open.
klutchdust 06/19/19 11:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: auto door lock (coach)

Thinking out loud here. It unlocks once the vehicle is moved. Do the doors lock automatically once the vehicle is in motion, do they unlock once you put the vehicle in Park, my truck is set up to do that, and they lock once the wheels get turning. Does your vehicle have a "settings" area where you can set up lights, locks etc to your preferences? If so, go to that settings area and change things around. If you have no settings area, disconnect the chassis battery for awhile, then the computers may re-set. If it was my vehicle that is what i would do. If you have a remote, install new batteries also.
klutchdust 06/19/19 08:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Insurance recommendations for Class C

Mercury, excellent coverage, fair price, agent a few miles from home. I have found that having an agent and not an internet man in India sure makes a difference in responses and handling issues. I have had ALL my vehicles quoted by other companies, all 6 of them, and Mercury came up as the best value, my home is insured with them as well. I just added a 2019 Wrangler and it bumped it up a little bit.
klutchdust 06/19/19 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: well, found the smell

Maybe you could train the coyotes to after the mice? navegator We seldom see rabbits , they must be tasty .
klutchdust 06/14/19 02:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: well, found the smell

Well I’m on it now . My guess is they were ready to move in then I went to Vegas. We battle constantly with coyotes our cats are trained to come in at night . Neighbor lost hers last week to coyote. From this point forward I plan on starting the coach for 10 minutes once a week. Our fruit is coming so the rats need to go . A friend suggested going to the pound and get a fleet of feral cats , their life span is short anyway because of the euthanasia program they have . My cats are my furry buds that’s sounds a bit harsh.
klutchdust 06/14/19 12:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: well, found the smell

Well I’m on it now . My guess is they were ready to move in then I went to Vegas. We battle constantly with coyotes our cats are trained to come in at night . Neighbor lost hers last week to coyote. From this point forward I plan on starting the coach for 10 minutes once a week. Our fruit is coming so the rats need to go .
klutchdust 06/14/19 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
well, found the smell

Back in March drove the coach to Las Vegas. I noticed a few miles from home at the service station a wet, musty hay smell. Looked underneath and there was a clump of straw hanging down. Living in an area and having straw around our property i assumed I drove through or the wind blew some underneath. yesterday moved the coach to ready for a weekend adventure and after raising hood saw this. It was buried down low, under the fuse box. Using mechanical pinchers I pulled it out a little at a time. Well, having a variety of animals we know we have rats and mice. The bride encourages me to handle them in a humane way. i have tried the yeast mixtures, baking soda etc. On my night vision camera i see them giving me the middle finger. This morning I ordered a pail of the irresistible green poison blocks and will strategically place them where they travel. I inspected under and around and found no damage from chewing. I believe they left, maybe at 50 MPH when I drove the coach last time and have been living under the chicken coop. Any suggestions or methods you use. The basic old traps may catch one then when louie doesn't come home they figure it out or maybe sneaking by and seeing his head smashed gives it away. My crows enjoy them though, https://i.imgur.com/B6IbnQ2l.jpg
klutchdust 06/14/19 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Minivan with car dolly

As an afterthought, having a toad with all that extra space is very tempting to fill it up with extra items. And if towing four down be sure and have a breaking system on the toad. Interestingly enough, the tow bars of yesteryear were very basic .Saw many Jeeps being towed to the desert recreation areas and beyond and no brakes on them, not sure when it became a law. So if you tow with a dolly that has no brakes how do you explain that gray area. You have 5K behind you with no brakes but if it was 4 down you would get scolded on here for not having a braking system. Discuss and get back to me....:h
klutchdust 06/13/19 09:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Minivan with car dolly

You are including the weight of the dolly as part of the equation correct? Stay within your legal limits for starters, consider another vehicle and tow four down, thus eliminating the dolly. Yes, I know it's expensive to set up 4 down but having fun is expensive, especially when it starts with the two letters R and V.
klutchdust 06/12/19 10:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing accelerator pedal on 2005 E450 Fleetwood

When I drive long distances be it in my personal vehicles OR my motorhome I have found that wearing moccasins (my choice) over my street shoes or sneaks allows my feet to relax more. They are also narrower than my shoes. I wouldn't wear flops or open toes. My bride describes my footsies as "fred flintstones" When I wear my street shoes I notice they rub on the engine cover. For that matter, there's nothing wrong or illegal or particularly dangerous with driving barefoot. On a cold day with the heater pumping heat down there it can feel mighty nice on the toes, even. I'd sooner drive barefoot than with flip-flops, since it's a lot harder to get half a foot stuck under a pedal or something. I seldom go barefoot, even walking around the house. Now my step son paints on ladders barefoot, not sure if he even owns shoes.
klutchdust 06/10/19 12:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing accelerator pedal on 2005 E450 Fleetwood

When I drive long distances be it in my personal vehicles OR my motorhome I have found that wearing moccasins (my choice) over my street shoes or sneaks allows my feet to relax more. They are also narrower than my shoes. I wouldn't wear flops or open toes. My bride describes my footsies as "fred flintstones" When I wear my street shoes I notice they rub on the engine cover.
klutchdust 06/10/19 10:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: $$$ to maintain and repair?

Have you contacted Walt’s in Corona Ca. For those of you lucky enough to be able to visit, their warehouse is packed with old new rv parts panels doors you name it.
klutchdust 06/09/19 10:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can't get my entertainment center to work on Camp Cable

I have a Cambria with the entertainment center. What I have found is the switch box that came with the unit is absolutely worthless. To access the rear, you must either remove the TV, which I have done numerous times or maybe remove one of the side speakers and stick your melon in there to get a look. The moldings on my unit were fastened with square shaped bits and come off easy, the TV is then screwed to a metal frame after it is mounted onto another metal frame. After struggling with some of the same issues you speak of, I use my roof mounted dish where I can, and if that doesn't work grab a book.
klutchdust 06/08/19 10:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Braking System Recommendation

One thing I learned about the ready-brake that was used on my 08 wrangler was the cable needed to be adjusted when both vehicles were on a flat and stable surface. I once adjusted it when the toad was in the garage and the MH was on a slight incline, oh boy. Once it is adjusted I never had a reason to adjust it again. i simply lifted the cable to check the allowable slack and went on my way. When first installed I mounted a camera to record the brake pedal travel and drove around the neighborhood. Now, your issue may be with the hitch sliding properly into itself. One of my ready-brakes had a slight weld chip inside the tube, they advised me to push the plunger down inside the tube to check travel and it worked flawlessly. As far as the comment concerning the resistance of the tube sliding into itself. Surge brakes on trailers have been around for a very long time. We have a contractors trailer with a million miles on it that has been abused and it slides in and out just fine with little to no maintenance.
klutchdust 06/06/19 10:11am Dinghy Towing
RE: New To Dinghy Towing

I’ve been towing since 2000, four different toads. I have settled on magnetic lights that bypass the toads wiring completely. With diodes and relays what happens is your on a trip and someone tells you you’re stop lights don’t work so good luck. Mag lights never fail and if they do they are $10 at Harbor Freight. My plan on my 19 Rubicon is to run a separate wiring harness under and along the frame then have it plug into a custom made light bar that will slide into my hitch receiver. NO wires of the Jeep will be tampered with. I did this with my 08 Wrangler and it worked just fine. With the electronics on this vehicle, no way will there be any wire splicing involved. I don't care what the splicing salesman say, nope, not going to happen.
klutchdust 06/06/19 10:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Any 2019 wranglers being towed?

I crew on top fuel funny cars, setting up a tow package is something to do before lunch. This statement cracked me up, so I figured I'd share what I did for my 2018 JLU-R... Sorry it's not the 2019 as you specifically asked, but as a race car builder I'm satisfied you can cipher any minor differences :B https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Zx3L8-I4bKs/XPfXj9d5EcI/AAAAAAAAPAE/TiFu-sFeM2Ef8wNHt4aWqiRYXtFEU7_YwCK8BGAs/s0/IMG_1452.JPG height=768 width=1024 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZbowB6p3u-M/XPfXnTP_6zI/AAAAAAAAPAQ/92kOkpmuvU435-YRKQMQaIcnXury6uf2ACK8BGAs/s0/IMG_1453.JPG height=768 width=1024 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_I216O-3Xnw/XPfXst2A6II/AAAAAAAAPAc/PWWU6RhqHM4D1IKWp5Xg0j-Jly3G5c0xgCK8BGAs/s0/IMG_3168.JPG height=768 width=1024 I'm a farmer. Fabricating brackets and tow bar mounts is something to do before the first pot of coffee is empty ;) Nice work. My comment was made in reference to the "read the owners manual" poster.I was looking for some photos and yours came through. So, a farmer, I'm a reader of Farm show, will be looking for your work. Your Rubi been throwing any pebbles at the back of your coach. My JK wasn't lifted but the JL is and was wondering about that.
klutchdust 06/05/19 09:29am Dinghy Towing
RE: Any 2019 wranglers being towed?

Okay, As I read the first post you made about being towed. Not adding as a tow vehicle or broken down on the side of the road. Most vehicles came with an operators manual showing step by step how to set up for towing. when I first saw my Jeep Commander I added all I would need for the woods. The first trip was the HIGHWAY ISSUE. Stuff happens no problem right simple fix, as for being in the shop for two half weeks was the line that broke apart was in two parts and they ordered one part, then the other part. Next issue towing behind the MH created a transmission issue and was in the shop MANY times at my cost. Even the parts salesman was wondering why It was not covered. A long time ago but had to do with being towed behind an MH. As for my JEEP, I never made it over 15,000-Miles before I sold it. So I guess I'm just venting as I was so looking forward to a 4-wheel mountain trails drive for 5-years prior and it just never happened. So if you had a Toyota I may not have said a word. But hey do what you will and I hope you have better luck enjoy your JEEP. Well your first mistake was buying a commander. They make me cringe when I see them much less calling that thing a Jeep. Secondly, I owned a wrangler for 10 years and towed it behind my motor home. After 140k trouble free miles I sold it and purchased a 19 rubicon.i ordered it exactly as I wanted it.i will set it up for towing , just curious if anyone else has yet. I crew on top fuel funny cars, setting up a tow package is something to do before lunch.
klutchdust 06/04/19 09:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Any 2019 wranglers being towed?

JEEPS I do not care much for JEEPS. Had a Jeep Commander full Trail rated and told nothing will slow you down. Thinking deep wilderness drives, while driving on a 6-lane HIGHWAY an 18" by 18" pillow blow onto and under my NEW JEEP COMMANDER and stopped me dead and lucky I made it to the side of the road with cars and trucks flying past at 80-Plus MPH. Ripped out the rear cable and was in the shop for 2-1/2 weeks. Now as you're laughing at me, ask yourself, how many Jeep commanders do you see on the road today? As for tow all vehicle come with an operators Manaual, but then again its a JEEP. Can’t figure out what point you are trying to make.
klutchdust 06/04/19 07:54pm Dinghy Towing
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