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  • David - David’s mobile RV repair
    David - David’s mobile RV repair:
    Thu at 4:58 AMThis isn’t really a repair but it will help you avoid a repair or costly replacement of your hot water heater. I did a write up on water heater maintenance.
    https://glutenfreerv.com/servicing-our-rv-water-heater/
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    • David - David’s mobile RV repair
      wannabervin Thu at 7:27 AM Thanks for the summary. I didn’t know about the tank cleaning wand. Concerning checking for lp operation, we hardly ever run the hw tank on lp. To reassure myself that it will be there when we need it, I have a reminder set to run it monthly along with th...  more
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      • David - David’s mobile RV repair
        David - David’s mobile RV repair Thu at 2:16 PM The tank wands are great. The hook helps to pull out the chunks :) it’s definitely a good idea to exercise the burners, keep an eye out for mud wasps, they like to make their homes in the tubes.
    • David - David’s mobile RV repair
      Charles & Sharon Thu at 8:15 AM The link is a good article for any RV'r to read - thanks for the link. I do have a question: My water heater had a nylon plug installed when I bought my Winnebago journey 2002 vintage. How do you tell if it is FE based or Alum tank?
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        MRJohnston Thu at 1:09 PM Charles & Sharon, if you can get to the tank body a magnet.  It won’t stick to Al.
      • David - David’s mobile RV repair
        David - David’s mobile RV repair Thu at 2:13 PM I suspect your WH is an Atwood or a Dometic. They are all aluminum tanks. Suburban brands are steel. The plastic plug is because the aluminum tanks don’t require an anode rod.
  • wannabervin
    wannabervin :
    Tue at 6:14 PMLooking for recommendations for fiberglass repair in the central Florida panhandle area.
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    • wannabervin
      Tony & Patsy Burgett Tue at 7:14 PM Call Camping World, they fixed my fiberglass repair.  Their all over USA even in Florida!! :)
  • AbbysRoadTrip
    AbbysRoadTrip :
    October 12Looking for some help with one of my Hydraulic Slides. It has two Rams and one is "lazy." Lags real bad. Fluid reservoir is full. Don't see any leaks. Started about three mos ago. Tried holding switch in 3-5 sec longer and still nothing. 2008 Monac...  more
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      The Shipp October 13 My first thought would be that something needs lubrication! In other words, the side that is sluggish is binding somewhere!
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      Silvergreen Sig October 13 The same would happen if the internal cylinder piston has a leak. I had to remove the cylinder and had it rebuilt. If you see no other external cause, it might be it. It was about $100 to replace the seals at a hydraulic shop, same day. New cylinder was s...  more
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        charles formby October 13 Agree with this advise, my Teton, bed, lost seal, remove replace. Keep on working. Good luck from lower Alabama. If you were closer I could help remove.
  • Valerie Taylor
    Valerie Taylor:
    October 12Help suggestions welcomed. Hot water heater will not stay on. Propane only 2006 Gulfstream Cavalier
    • Philcan5 and 3 others like this.
    • Valerie Taylor
      SilverArrowPro October 12 If you have an air compressor, blow out the burn chamber and also where the tube is that mixes the propane and air.
    • Valerie Taylor
      Jim & Sharon Ham October 12 Our Gulf Stream has a water heater switch on the vent hood even though it operates only on gas.  Apparently the switch stops 12 volts from getting to the water heater because it will not fire if the house battery is low or disconnected.  So 12 v...  more
    • Valerie Taylor
      Rick and Sue Davis October 13 Mine did the same thing turned out the igniter had some rust on it cleaned it with a wire brush that looks like a toothbrush no problem since
    • Valerie Taylor
      John T October 13 If its an electronic ignition unit in the ignitor tip just inside where the flame starts there is a "Flame Sense" circuit that sends a small signal voltage back to the control board whereby if no flame is sensed it shuts off the gas valve. Somet...  more
    • Valerie Taylor
      Steve&Tina October 13 There is a small hole with a slide cover near where the pilot light is if you have a pilot light. Close the cover over the hole so the wind does not blow it out.
  • Mike R
    Mike R :
    October 12I had a 2004 Vectra that developed sagging ceilings. Having the ceiling professionally replaced was cost prohibitive as all the upper cabinets would have to be removed to make the repair. I was told it would be in excess of $6000. Ouch!
    I looked everywhe...  more
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    • Mike R
      timlsalem October 12 It's a great feeling to repair something yourself, your idea and save lots and lots of money at the same time.  Good job!
    • Mike R
      TheClearyClan October 12 Pictures please?
      Bob
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    • Mike R
      Jim & Sharon Ham October 12 Great idea.  We love it when a plan comes together.  This sounds like a great solution.  Our cloth headliner is coming down in the cab section of our Class C motorhome but I think we are going to have to do the glue method.  At least w...  more
  • Steve&Barb
    Steve&Barb :
    October 12I am looking at a beautiful 2007 Winnebage Vectra but the vynil ceiling is sagging in places. There is no evidence of water leaks. Has anyone experienced this?
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    • Steve&Barb
      Steve&Barb October 12 Vinyl excuse me.
    • Steve&Barb
      Jeff and Sandra Doan October 12 Although I have not experienced sagging ceilings, I know of people who have. Some factors could affect the vinyl. ??? was this Vectra "born and raised" in Kansas? or was is stored in a high humidity area like Mississippi? My rig was raised in Tucson AZ an...  more
    • Steve&Barb
      Bandit455 October 12 My parents had an older Adventurer where this happened (1995-96). It was nothing more than the glue failing. In their case it wasn’t leak related. I suspected in their case it was just very high temps that caused this. They did purchase it used in Arizona...  more
  • KandA
    KandA :
    October 12I am about to own a 2006 Monaco Monarch SE 37PBD (Twin Slides) the RV comes Washer/Drier ready.
    My questions are
    1. Does anyone have a washer dryer original install and what make is it
    2. Does anyone have the measurements (from the inside) for the 4” ...  more
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    • KandA
      The Shipp October 13 We don't have a built in but we use one of these and it works very well for shirts, one or two towels,  and underwear.  Not for every thing, perhaps. No dryer. we hang stuff up to dry while we are out during the day. The spin portion gets most o...  more
    • KandA
      The Shipp October 13 I see there is an eighteen pound model for not much more money; Much less expensive than the so called built ins!  Cheap enough that if it quit tomorrow, I would not feel it owed me anything.
  • mackinaw mac
    mackinaw mac:
    October 12CO detector went off twice when hot water tank and furnace were running,this is a combo propane/CO detector, RV is 5 mos old,strong winds were blowing towards HW when this occurred. ran furnace standalone and it doesnt occur. furnace outlet was on non win...  more
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    • mackinaw mac
      David - David’s mobile RV repair October 12 You should have your LP system leak checked, the seals around the hot water tank’s combustion chamber checked, the furnace checked, and last but not least the sensor verified. The water heater’s heating and vent systems should be completely sealed off fro...  more
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        Bart & Vicki McGlinsey October 12 My wife's perfume sets ours off
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        Packratphyls October 12 We had our sensor going off and went to one Rv dealer/service center and spent $169.00 for a 15 minute check and they found nothing. We decided that fooling with propane was too dangerous to not check it out further. We took it to another service center ...  more
      • mackinaw mac
        mackinaw mac Tue at 1:40 AM yes, 2019, it hasnt happened since the winds changed and i bought another detector , which hasnt went off, its definitely the water heater,as its never went off from the furnace  by itself running, and the fridge is on shore power.
      • mackinaw mac
        David - David’s mobile RV repair Tue at 2:09 PM I would contact the dealer for an inspection of the water heater. If CO or LP gas are making their way into the coach from that area it needs to be sealed up sooner than later. Your warranty should cover it.
  • Glen & Margie
    Glen & Margie:
    October 11My Montana had two gray water tanks. One for shower, bathroom sink other was for kitchen sink. Kitchen sink had a separate handle underneath next to flush outlet. I would flush black tank, then bath gray water, then the kitchen gray water. Yours should be...  more
  • Hillary
    Hillary shared boatinbob's post. October 11Anyone have advice about this?
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    • Hillary
      Gene&Nancy October 11 One tank may be higher than the other. If both tanks are filled up the lower tank may back up in that system flooding that area
    • Hillary
      Dick & Sharon October 11 Unit warranty?
    • Hillary
      JIM DEJARNETT October 11 By code the factory must have 1" drop per foot of pipe and that may make the pipe too low to hook into the master drain. and also for travel too easy to damage in travels. 
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      • Hillary
        Jeff & Leonora October 11 That seems like an excessive amount of pitch on a drain line. Why would an RV require so much pitch when the national code for drain lines in residential & commercial applications is 1/4" per foot? Doesn't seem right to me.  Guess I'll have to...  more
    • Hillary
      timlsalem October 11 Your question is very odd.  What is your reason for wanting to do it?  If you didn't want two grey tanks why did you get this RV?
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    • Hillary
      Rob E. October 11 We have a 2017 383FB Columbus the we have decided to leave parked most of the time. We have two black and to gray tanks Front tanks are plumed to same discharge as so the back and gray back tanks. I plumbed all together to hard piping for discharge...  more