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  • Kim E
    Kim E: Hi. Our backup camera will come on...but no picture! What should we be looking for or checking on? Thx for any input!
    • Kim E
      phoneman828 What type of backup camera system do you have is it Voyager or something else I've been through some problems with the Voyager system so that's why I need to know which one you have do you have more than one camera like do you have a backup camera and two...  more
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    • Kim E
      Rich & Janelle Nuding FYI...On mine, I only way I can tell if my camera is on is because it has a picture. Camera has no indicator of power. My screen is powered separately. I have to have lights on to power my camera. Not sure if this helps any.
      • Tue at 9:51 AM
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    • Kim E
      JLF Without a picture, I can tell if my monitor is on because it has a pilot light, and also sound.  There are two ways I can tell that my camera is on in addition to it sending a picture.  One is if I can detect the IR LED's are on.&nbs...  more
      • Tue at 10:39 AM
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    • Kim E
      Andrew Lewis Usually lights have to be on to see a picture
      • Tue at 11:07 AM
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    • Kim E
      MRJohnston Make sure the camera lens isn’t blocked or dirty?
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  • Curious Dan
    Curious Dan: Hello everyone... first time post here... I understand this kind of wear on cars but not to sure on trailers. Can anyone help and suggest a cure... we went from Canada to Mexico 5000kms...inspected my tires every time I stopped for something...(habit I h...  more
  • Sylke and Dave Conway
    Sylke and Dave Conway: Not a big fan of monitoring systems so went with a Crossfire on both rear tires. Crossfire is a pressure equalizing and monitoring valve that is mounted between dual tires. It bolts easily to the lug, hub cap, or drive axle end. Properly mounted, air free...  more
  • mrjeff
    mrjeff: Hello folks. I’m in the process of purchasing a tire pressure monitoring system. Looking at the TST 507. Looking to hear from people who have experience with the Cap Systems versus the flow through systems and any advantages over one or the other. Any an...  more
    • mrjeff
      Paul & Kay Legare I have TST, not a big fan. Troubles with receiver on my second one same issues. It cuts out and resets itself after about an hour of use. Flow through are handy but the opening is small and thus it takes much longer to add air at 100psi.
      • Mon at 7:53 AM
    • mrjeff
      Dawg House Don't get a TireTraker TT-500. I don't think I'd want any system at the valve but if you go that route get metal valve stems
      http://rving.website/index.php/journal/gadgets/3051-tire-traker-tt-500-wheel-tire-monitoring-system
      • Mon at 10:15 AM
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    • mrjeff
      Joe & Penni Panza We purchased the Tire Minder System works Great and is WiFi accesable. User friendly and accurate.
      • Mon at 12:55 PM
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    • mrjeff
      David - David’s Mobile RV Service We use a TST system and it works well for us. We pull a 38” travel trailer and don’t need a signal amp. Taking the caps off to fill isn’t a problem.
      • Mon at 2:19 PM
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    • mrjeff
      Sylke and Dave Conway Not a big fan of monitoring systems so went with a Crossfire on both rear tires. Crossfire is a pressure equalizing and monitoring valve that is mounted between dual tires. It bolts easily to the lug, hub cap, or drive axle end. Properly mounted, air free...  more
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  • Ashley & Pat Grier
    Ashley & Pat Grier: Is a deep cycle battery the best to buy for a travel trailer?
    • Ashley & Pat Grier
      David & Ninette Tigner Oh, and also I did watch that video and also subscribed to his channel.  My kind of guy. Battleborn is looking pretty good and I agree with the guy about their knowledge.  I have talked to them in emails and they have been right on top of it.
      • November 16
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    • Ashley & Pat Grier
      LostAndProudOfIt If it has Lead it is useless because you only get HALF of was the battery says it can do. Battle Born  Is the best. It will go from %100 to %5 and never slows you down! Lead goes from %100 to %50 and  have TO CHARGE OR YOU WILL BE USELES...  more
      • November 16
    • Ashley & Pat Grier
      RVVegas2019 Thank you John. I will stay on the side of caution...and keep using the batteries that came with the unit and only use Lithium for my solar charger back-up.
      • November 16
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    • Ashley & Pat Grier
      Jamesezell2000 I’d change it. The charging stages are different. Multi vs single, ect ect
      https://youtu.be/mDEeSHrTv1k
      • November 16
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    • Ashley & Pat Grier
      John T RV Vegas, I have a Progressive Dynamics 9280 Charger and "they" tell me its okay to use it to charge LiFePo batteries HOWEVER I believe they since came out with a more geared specifically to Lithium battery charger which better satisfie...  more
      • November 16
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  • Artster
    Artster : Hi I have a furnace issue When I started furnace last night it was blowing cold I waited and 15 minutes later - started it and it was fine...  more
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    • Artster
      John T Arster, there could be several problems but here's a start at troubleshooting.   …    1) Does it matter if you're plugged to shore power or dry camping??? I ask because low voltage can cause such a problem. Insure th...  more
      • November 16
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    • Artster
      KarenCharlesLilTaji If you have pets, check for a buildup of hair around switched, especially the sail switch
      • November 16
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    • Artster
      John T PS in 49 years of RV ownership I have replaced or repaired or adjusted far more Ignitor Tips in an RV furnace then I have had to circuit boards. While they can go bad, the gas valves can fail to open so there's no flame WELL DUH. Again, low voltage, loose...  more
      • November 16
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    • Artster
      Artster Thanks for all the answers Sorry for slow responses No signal in TN - Natchez Trace ...  more
      • November 17
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    • Artster
      John T Artster, thanks for the feedback. Just 2 weeks ago mine failed to light even after the three tries. Next morning it lit on the second try. I looked and my Ignitor Tip clearance was down to like 1/16 inch so I re set to 1/8 per manual, its worked ...  more
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  • Edward Hall
    Edward Hall: Does anyone have a reference for a generator tech/repair-person in or near the Denver metro area? I have an Onan 4BGEFA26100F that has given me nothing but problems and would like to find someone independent who really knows these gensets. Cummins wante...  more
    • Edward Hall
      KarenCharlesLilTaji We just worked on one yesterday, turned out it had too much oil in it and it actually takes a lot less oil than is recommended. Even if you think the oil level is correct, try taking small amounts out at a time and try to start it. We were told it took 1....  more
      • November 16
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    • Edward Hall
      JLF I think the control board needs to see 120 volt ac generated and signal from oil pressure switch to keep the engine running.
      • November 16
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    • Edward Hall
      TeamFoxy You didn't say what problems you had, but most problems are with the carburetor or fuel pump. Ethanol fuel sitting in the carb causes corrosion which blocks the jets and also prevents the safety switch from working correctly. The best PM you can do is run...  more
      • November 17
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    • Edward Hall
      KarenCharlesLilTaji The one we worked on didn't like the oil being half way up the stick. It turned out it started and ran well again when the level was just barely to the stick.
      • November 17
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    • Edward Hall
      David & Ninette Tigner My rig is 25 years old and my Onan only has 351 hours on it.  Runs nice. Onan is a top-rated generator and if taken care of should last a really long time. But you have to run it every month for a couple of hours.  As far as parts I have had no ...  more
      • November 17
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  • Butch & Brenda
    Butch & Brenda : Woke up this morning to find a water leak in our microwave of all places. It has been steady raining all night (not hard) and the microwave is located on the slide-out. We have a 2015 Keystone Montana 3611RL with toppers on the slide outs. There is a cabi...  more
    • Butch & Brenda
      Barry & Millie-Ambassadors I believe there is an outside vent
      • November 15
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    • Butch & Brenda
      Rich & Janelle Nuding I had rain blow on my stove vent, even with the flapper locked down. If your stove outside vent is near the microwave. Just a thought.
      • November 15
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    • Butch & Brenda
      Steve&Tina My 2009 Montana had the same problem. It was the hood vent outlet. I re-caulked it and the problem went away until we had a windy rainy day. I closed the outside vent and locked it and the leak stopped. Our new Montana has a different vent setup so not su...  more
      • November 15
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    • Butch & Brenda
      Rich & Janelle Nuding I formed and painted some aluminum flashing to extend the outside vent cover down about 1.5”. Never had any rain blow in again.
      • November 15
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  • Paynes
    Paynes: Grey water tank not draining. We keep it open all the time. Never had problem before. No back up water in RV yet. Sinks not clogged. I read where maybe the vent will not open but we did close it
    • Paynes
      Bandit455 It is possible the gray tank handle has pulled out of the gate and even though the handle moves, the gate is not opening. Push the handle in and out a an inchor two, slowly. See if you feel any resistance.  try pushing it in to close the gate and...  more
      • November 15
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    • Paynes
      Steve&Tina Sounds like the cable to the valve has broken or disconnected from the handle or more likely the valve. Replacing the cable is not difficult. Replacing the valve is a bit more difficult but can be done if you are at all handy but replacing the belly cover...  more
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    • Paynes
      Paynes It is fixed. Behind handle an old part broke off and kept it from opening valve.
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    • Paynes
      Steve&Tina Excellent
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    • Paynes
      Sylke and Dave Conway Bought our coach used about 5 years ago and had no issue with the grey water draining, then out of the blue, couldn't get the grey water to drain no matter what we did. The only way it would drain was by leaving the tank open and driving down the road. Fi...  more
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  • Tony & Patsy Burgett
    Tony & Patsy Burgett : Does anybody know about the FloJet RV Waste Water Pump.*-)
    • Tony & Patsy Burgett
      Treeguy (Steve) I have one in my master bath.  What"s the problem?
      • November 9
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    • Tony & Patsy Burgett
      Tony & Patsy Burgett No problem, just checking to see if I want to purchase one for my RV.  Sounds like a great product.  Just wanting to receive reviews from other RVers.
      • November 9
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    • Tony & Patsy Burgett
      StevenHayla Bought one for a friend and it worked great just uses a good bit of water. Since he wa dumping into his septic system at home he moved to an electric macerater pump. But only to save from putting all the water in the septic tank. Flojet worked fine
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    • Tony & Patsy Burgett
      Kim E We have been told by dealer and repair shop not to leave the gray water or black water open....bugs and critters will find their way in!   
      • November 15
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    • Tony & Patsy Burgett
      Bandit455 Have had one for a couple of years now, I don't hate it. It is handy to empty tanks at home. The downside is you REALLY have to rinse the black tank, and I mean ALOT. The problem is when you dump using your 3" sewer line, it goes pretty quick and act...  more
      • November 15
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