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Old 09-18-2016, 12:24 PM   #111
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Water, cap full of liquid Calgon, cap full of liquid laundry (Tide) detergent and quart of bleach.

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Aaron, do you also add any of the "blue RV solid waste degrader" to your solution?
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:53 PM   #112
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Aaron, do you also add any of the "blue RV solid waste degrader" to your solution?
Nope. These are holding tanks not septic systems. The Calgon coats the tank and keeps things slick so stuff doesn't stick. The detergent and bleach keep things clean and reduce odor. Some people like to use pine cleaner, I don't particularly like the smell of it. We use Charmin bathroom tissue and it breaks down fine, the rest is just making sure we have enough water to get things rinsed out.

I saw an idea today that might work for our gray tank issue. Put one of the end valves (like the Flush King) on the main sewer line, then leave the gray valves open. It will allow the tanks to equalize. Then before you get ready to dump, close the gray valves, empty out what is in the main lines, then dump like normal; black tank first, then the gray tanks.

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:42 PM   #113
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Nope. These are holding tanks not septic systems. The Calgon coats the tank and keeps things slick so stuff doesn't stick. The detergent and bleach keep things clean and reduce odor. Some people like to use pine cleaner, I don't particularly like the smell of it. We use Charmin bathroom tissue and it breaks down fine, the rest is just making sure we have enough water to get things rinsed out.

I saw an idea today that might work for our gray tank issue. Put one of the end valves (like the Flush King) on the main sewer line, then leave the gray valves open. It will allow the tanks to equalize. Then before you get ready to dump, close the gray valves, empty out what is in the main lines, then dump like normal; black tank first, then the gray tanks.

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:45 PM   #114
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Heat pump

Anyone use the heat pump option on the thermostat?

I read somewhere that it doesn't work very good once Temps get down to 40.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:35 PM   #115
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Anyone use the heat pump option on the thermostat?

I read somewhere that it doesn't work very good once Temps get down to 40.
Yes we have used it, prefer the gas furnace and fireplace. We were camped out back around Easter and it was in the mid 50's during the day, tried running the heat pump and it did keep it warm inside.

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Aaron is right. Heat pumps really start to lose efficiency fast at 40 degrees and at 35 you might as well have a fan on.
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:48 PM   #117
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BIGFOOT Leveling System

Raised up the jacks today and backed up into the street. Getting ready to take it in tomorrow for the steering stabilizer. The whole time my Bigfoot was beeping at me, but clearly all jacks were up. I've powered it off, took it apart and unplugged it for 30 seconds. STILL, whenever I turn on the key, it beeps at me and keeps flashing 2 of the jacks at me. I auto leveled it, detracted, STILL those same 2 corners are blinking and Bigfoot is beeping at me.
Any idea what's going on?
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One of two possibilities. 1) Each Jack has a limit switch that the foot plate pushes up on when they retract. You will see it on the side of the Jack. The Jack foot may not be coming all the way up to press the shaft of the switch in far enough. Hit the shaft of each Jack with WD40 when they are down and run the jacks up and down a couple times to see if that helps. 2) The foot of the Jack has a very large hex bolt in the bottom/middle. If that bolt loosens up a bit and the plate is loose and wobbles it might be not pushing the switch in all the way.

Both of these happened to me. The next thing would be to go on the Big Foot web site and find the trouble shooting section. There is a procedure to cycle through to reset the jacks. That might be helpful too.

Hope this helps!

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One of two possibilities. 1) Each Jack has a limit switch that the foot plate pushes up on when they retract. You will see it on the side of the Jack. The Jack foot may not be coming all the way up to press the shaft of the switch in far enough. Hit the shaft of each Jack with WD40 when they are down and run the jacks up and down a couple times to see if that helps. 2) The foot of the Jack has a very large hex bolt in the bottom/middle. If that bolt loosens up a bit and the plate is loose and wobbles it might be not pushing the switch in all the way.

Both of these happened to me. The next thing would be to go on the Big Foot web site and find the trouble shooting section. There is a procedure to cycle through to reset the jacks. That might be helpful too.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks Dick, I'll check those suggestions out. Damn, it's ALWAYS something. This is our first motorhome and I swear it's cursed.
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I know it seems like it but it will settle out. Finding the solutions is sometimes a challenge but it's also kind of fun ...... after its fixed.
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