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  • Pockets & Fox
    Pockets & Fox:
    OK all! Does my 1988 Class A Eurocoach have an e-break? There are no switches or cables in the cab.. Where shall I look? Any help guys? Thank you
    • October 24
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    • Pockets & Fox
      David & Leslie "e-break"?  What's that?
      • October 25
  • Tracy Humphrey
    Tracy Humphrey:
    Help! Trying to hook-up our Sirius ready radio. We have a 2011 Fleetwood bounder and we went and bought the tuner and antenna but it doesn't fit into the plug ins. The radio came without a manual. It says it is a MAGNADYNE stereo/Radio. On the front...  more
    • July 29
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    • Tracy Humphrey
      John & Sandy G Go to their web site - http://magnadyne.com/rv/audio/  You should find what you need possibly.
      • July 29
    • Tracy Humphrey
      Tracy Humphrey I looked on that web site and they just have the same one we bought.  V300 tuner and antenna.  We need the old one from Sirius radio not Xm Sirius radio.  We found out once they joined together they dropped the one for Sirius radio.  W...  more
      • July 29
    • Tracy Humphrey
      John & Sandy G You may have to contact them directly and ask.
      • July 29
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  • SouthParkSteve
    SouthParkSteve :
    Thanks for all the previous responses!

    New questions:

    I broke one of the tail lights on my trailer putting the cover on last fall, so I replacing them both. I'm not sure if the lights I have now are original, but they are the single bulb tail and t...  more
    • June 10
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    • SGM & Mrs SGM G and 1 other like this.
    • SouthParkSteve
      David & Leslie In my Beaver Forum it is recommended to not use silicone... use clear or white Lexel, depending upon your colors and/or preference.  It is found at Ace Hardware and lasts much longer than silicone.  Home Depot also has a nearly if not identical ...  more
    • SouthParkSteve
      SGM & Mrs SGM G IMHO, the green should be the ground wire, so you should be okay to connect as it was before. But I would stay away from using the "standard bathroom caulk" As David suggested or  a silicone meant for outside use.
  • SouthParkSteve
    SouthParkSteve :
    I am NOT handy at all, but......

    The water pump in my 1995 Fleetwood Prowler travel trailer is bad.....I think. The last time I used it hooked to city water my fresh water tank was empty......in the morning, the tank was full and water was leaking out t...  more
    • May 23
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    • SouthParkSteve
      Chuck The water pump runs. Ok. Have you tried priming it? If it has a winterizing connection on it just turn the pump on and pour water in the winterizing tube. It's probably a clear tube. Turn on a faucet and see if it draws from the the water you pour in the ...  more
      • May 23
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      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve This camper does not have a winterizing connection--I have to do all that by hand.  The issue presented itself last September--it had worked all summer prior to that, so I don't think it has anything to do with winterizing....... When I had it hooke...  more
        • May 23
    • SouthParkSteve
      Hoffie Does you system have a valve that must be switched from 'normal' to 'tank fill' to fill the tank or do you just fill the tank thru an opening on the side of the camper. If it has a valve, did you switch it back to 'normal' after the tank was filled? Hide 3 Replies
      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve I have the old style opening on the side of the camper to fill the tank, with a separate hook up for the city water connection.  There is no switch to back and forth between the two--just the pressure on the check valve that I think has failed......
        • May 23
      • SouthParkSteve
        Chuck https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide.com/rv_water_pumps/
      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve @Chuck--your explanation makes it look very simple....thank you.  I have no confidence in my abilities, but you make me feel like even I might be able to do this........
    • SouthParkSteve
      SGM & Mrs SGM G SPS, I do not believe that the make of the pump matters in a replacement, BUT some of  the older RV's did not allow for a higher PSI in the plumbing system. The only way I can think of to find out if yours can handle a higher PSI is the Documentation...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve Unfortunately I bought this camper used in 2015, and I don't have any of the manuals, etc......
        • May 24
    • SouthParkSteve
      Hoffie Steve, one other thing to consider before replacing since the pump is running, is to look for a filter screen between the tank and the pump. Both of my units have small filter screens mounted before the pump to catch any larger junk that might come from o...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve I'll check on that, but would the filter cause the city water to fill the fresh water tank internally?  The reason I think it is the check valve is that it seems like the system is open between city water and the pump (when I had it hooked to city wa...  more
        • May 24
    • SouthParkSteve
      RCAircraft Steve, if your city water pressure, down stream of the regulator ( I am assuming there is one) is not causing leaks a new RV rated water pump should be fine as to pressure. I have had so many of those garden hose mounted regulators fail I replaced them wi...  more
  • Kris and Mark
    Kris and Mark :
    Next project is to paint and clear coat the cornice all around the rig. Maybe this summer.
    • April 16
  • Kris and Mark
    Kris and Mark :
    Just changed out our 4 slide toppers. We bought them from Stone Voss. (www.stonevoss.com) Excellent product and great service. Let me know if you want to do this project. There was another work camper that wanted to do his also. He ordered his topper mate...  more
    • April 16
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    • Kris and Mark
      Tricia and G We did that in Yuma last year, good company to deal with :) Stone Voss took the measurements 3 years ago at a rally and did still have them. All we did was call and tell the address and cc# 
  • John & Sandy G
    John & Sandy G :
    Our lino in our 5th Wheel is cracked down the center, so we need to replace it. We have been looking at various options and today when looking at some lino in a store another RVr was looking at some also. She suggested we possibly look at carpet tiles. Sh...  more
    • March 27
  • B-and-C
    B-and-C:
    Hello all! I'm new to this community and am looking for some input from people. I have been researching the heck out of composting toilets. Does anyone have any experience with them? Do you have one in your RV?Did you buy or build? Did you have one but go...  more
    • February 28
    • B-and-C
      Julie-Ann Anderson Gone with the Wynn's have some good info on these. http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/?s=toilet
      • March 2
  • Hoffie
    Hoffie :
    I had a return spring break on my HWH hydraulic jack. This jack system has 2 springs on each jack and I plan on replacing both of the springs on the jack in question. I would like to know if anybody has replaced the springs on a HWH cylinder and if there ...  more — with Janet Buckenmeyer Ritter.
    • January 30
    • Hoffie
      Dirty Rotten Racklefrack! Depending on how much tension the springs are rated for and how much slack there is in the second spring after you install the first one, you may be able to slip the other one on the other side by hand. If you can't - too much tension or not enough slack...  more
    • Hoffie
      Hoffie Update - received the springs and instructions for installation from HWH. It was fairly easy. The trick is to extend the spring between two vehicles with a ratchet strap and place wood shims between the coils until the springs are long enough to be instal...  more
    • Hoffie
      Mark & Deb RV Geeks had a YouTube on this a while a go.

      https://www.youtube.com/user/RVgeeks
      • May 24
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