Originally Posted by Taranwanderer
To the original poster: what I would do is stop doing what you're doing now and read. And then read again. And then read some more. Then maybe look at some YouTube videos. This site is a wealth of knowledge if you have the time and the patience to read through it. You will find answers to just about all of your questions, ways to do things, and ways not to do things. I understand your concern about possibly damaging your unit. Nothing damages a unit faster then an owner armed with insufficient knowledge. I'm not trying to be funny or snarky, I'm just trying to save you some of the headaches that we've all been through ourselves.
I agree. I spend more time reading than doing, by far...(ask my husband!) I have dug through lots of conflicting viewpoints here on many topics, printed out diagrams and lists of advice and wished for a direct line to help at times.
Unfortunately as we discovered during this dilemma, when all else fails...even RV service centers and manuals can't be relied on for good advice when things don't work the way you expect... but sometimes you have to go with what you've got.
One thing I am learning more slowly is to sift advice here... Perhaps it is better to inquire directly or search specifically for info from particular knowledgeable, trustworthy people than to search by topic and read exhaustively through conflicting advice. Sometimes I don't even know what questions to ask and I often leave more confused than I began.
Glad for this resource, sorry to be so ignorant and relentless...right now I am just exhausted and discouraged by the turn of events over the past couple of weeks. Que sera.