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Sometimes it's just simple things that we can do for ourselves that can not only save us money but also more meets our needs.  This can be from soap, makeups, shampoos, woodwo... see more

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  • Ronita
    Ronita:
    Hi, I am new at RVing and would like some recommendations for purchasing a wireless backup camera. I have a 32ft Class C. It came with a backup camera, but it stopped working. Which brands have you had success with and which are not worth it? I don't wan...  more
    • May 14
  • Pockets & Fox
    Pockets & Fox:
    Hello all! I have an 87 Ford Eurocoach. Has a 460 engine, carborated . It's running real rich! Fumes are coming inside. Any ideas what is causing this? Thank you
    • April 27
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    • Pockets & Fox
      Pam & Ed Running rich and fumes inside is a bit vague. Are you saying it is running rich and you can smell gasoline inside? If so you might have a bad or stuck float in the carb bowl.

      Raw gas outside the carb is very dangerous. If you are smelling g...  more
    • Pockets & Fox
      Pockets & Fox I was told that it could be a carb issue and how to adjust it. I will see if the mechanic will coach me
  • cstoltz
    cstoltz:
    Where can I find the slide controller on a 2001 Georgia Boy Pursuit?
    • March 12
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  • The Wandering Weeders
    The Wandering Weeders:
    Where do you buy replacement parts for your RV? We need to replace 2 12v exhaust fans, 2 skylights, and 8 springs in our leveling system. We need to get the best bang for our buck. I wish we would have been in Quartzite for the big tent, but we are in Nor...  more
    • February 12
    • · via mobile
    • Terry & Diane and 1 other like this.
    • The Wandering Weeders
      Terry & Diane Amazon for us too!
    • The Wandering Weeders
      Jim & Sharon Ham Remember that almost everything on the RV came from some other manufacturer, not the company whose name is on the side of the RV.   Source depends on if you have to have the same exact brand to fit.  If the skylights are fixed non-opening, ...  more
    • The Wandering Weeders
      Chuck You might be surprised what you can find at Walmart. They have great prices on some rv products.  
    • The Wandering Weeders
      Chuck Other places I've shopped. 
      http://www.campingworld.com/shop/
    • The Wandering Weeders
      Chuck https://www.walmart.com/browse/auto-tires/rv-parts-accessories/91083_2983678
  • 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, 2017
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    • Pockets & Fox
      David & Leslie "e-break"?  What's that?
      • October 25, 2017
    • Pockets & Fox
      Lyle Mains emergency brake
      • February 12
    • Pockets & Fox
      Pockets & Fox I have found something that says air breaking... But nothing else. I only have break peddle
      • May 9
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      • Pockets & Fox
        Lyle Mains Do you have ":air brakes" or "hydraulic brakes"? If you have air brakes, y'all will have a knob on the dashboard(generally) which will be a yellow square button or knob, that you pull, to engage the brake locking system. If it's a hydraulic system, they u...  more
        • May 9
    • Pockets & Fox
      Lyle Mains Correction, you will push the square button towards the dashboard.
      • May 9
  • 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, 2017
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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, 2017
    • 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, 2017
    • Tracy Humphrey
      John & Sandy G You may have to contact them directly and ask.
      • July 29, 2017
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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, 2017
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    • SGM & Mrs 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 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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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 ...  more
        • May 23, 2017
    • 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, 2017
      • 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 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, 2017
    • 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, 2017
    • 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, 2017
  • 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, 2017
    • MeantToBeRV and 3 others like this.
    • 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#