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Old 08-22-2015, 07:22 PM   #4721
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Washed the trailer today, cleaned up from our 25 day trip. While washing I notice the awning rail track for the bedroom Topper was loose. Fixed this, the original install had the anti-billow mechanism mounted wrong, actually stopped and bent the track up. Pulled out the gimp, screwed the track back on and sealed. Moved the anti billow so it doesn't hit any longer. The screws also broke off on the hex shaft on both ends, used secondary holed and added 2 screws.
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Wish I could wash mine. .Never been this dirty before...have to wait till home.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:07 AM   #4723
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Washed the trailer today, cleaned up from our 25 day trip. While washing I notice the awning rail track for the bedroom Topper was loose. Fixed this, the original install had the anti-billow mechanism mounted wrong, actually stopped and bent the track up. Pulled out the gimp, screwed the track back on and sealed. Moved the anti billow so it doesn't hit any longer. The screws also broke off on the hex shaft on both ends, used secondary holed and added 2 screws.
Hay B&B weren't you just posting on the forum that the robertson screws never break and were invented in Canada? Maybe it was another of your frigid Country men?.... You have to tough to live and survive the Northern boarder.
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On our last trip whenever I dumped the tanks I got the smell of sewer gas in the living area of the RV. After closing the dump valves the smell went away after awhile. After checking traps to be sure they had water in them I traced the smell to under the island sink. When I opened the doors under the island the smell hit me. The auto vent on the drain pipe was leaking vapor, shouldn't do that. Went to Home Depot and bought two vents, one to replace the bad vent and another to replace the vent under the lavatory in the bathroom. The vents supplied by FR can be had for less than $4.00 on the internet, the vents I bought at HD were $19.00 & change, much heavier and better built. Also had to buy a couple of 2" X 1-1/2" reducer fittings to attach to the existing 1-1/2" drain lines. The first picture is the old vent, 2nd picture is new vent with fitting reducer and the 3rd picture is the vent installed under the kitchen island.

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On our last trip whenever I dumped the tanks I got the smell of sewer gas in the living area of the RV. After closing the dump valves the smell went away after awhile. After checking traps to be sure they had water in them I traced the smell to under the island sink. When I opened the doors under the island the smell hit me. The auto vent on the drain pipe was leaking vapor, shouldn't do that. Went to Home Depot and bought two vents, one to replace the bad vent and another to replace the vent under the lavatory in the bathroom. The vents supplied by FR can be had for less than $4.00 on the internet, the vents I bought at HD were $19.00 & change, much heavier and better built. Also had to buy a couple of 2" X 1-1/2" reducer fittings to attach to the existing 1-1/2" drain lines. The first picture is the old vent, 2nd picture is new vent with fitting reducer and the 3rd picture is the vent installed under the kitchen island.

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A sideways picture is far better than NO picture...
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Earlier this week we cleaned the coach after our beach trip and did a good end of summer cleaning in the interior. I'm soaking the black tanks as we speak. Lubing the slide out mechanisms and hitting the slid out seals with 303. Will put on some roof conditioner /protection next weekend. Next trip is October so we have a little down time for some RV tlc.
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Hand waxed with Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. I'm whooped, but she looks good.
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That's a good wax, if you keep doing that it will stay looking new....
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:10 PM   #4730
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:42 AM   #4731
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PhoneDude, where is that located, I looked under my sink and didn't see that at all, I wondering if the older models have it like mine or they made a change down the line. My production date stamped on was 12/28/2011. thanks for your help... Also is your black anti siphon valve for your black tank flush located behind your shower handles and if so do you have any slack to pull it up? I can not pull it up at all, don't know how I would change that if it broke.
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Glenn maybe your vent broke off when the Island became a (Floating Island)? That will teach you to take (Detours)! Youroo!!
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Glenn maybe your vent broke off when the Island became a (Floating Island)? That will teach you to take (Detours)! Youroo!!
Thanks for your insite, I knew I could count on you... by the way did you notice the flags again?..
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Spent the weekend running wire for a second a/c on the sabre.
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Where are the pictures of how you did this, or at least the steps you took to do it. Lot of interest on this Mod......
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #4737
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PhoneDude, where is that located, I looked under my sink and didn't see that at all, I wondering if the older models have it like mine or they made a change down the line. My production date stamped on was 12/28/2011. thanks for your help... Also is your black anti siphon valve for your black tank flush located behind your shower handles and if so do you have any slack to pull it up? I can not pull it up at all, don't know how I would change that if it broke.
We have two gray tanks, one for the galley and one for the shower / lavatory.

Our kitchen sink is built into the island. The vent for that sink is inside the cabinet of the island. The drain lines for the double sink connect to a "sanitary T". the "san T" dumps into the galley tank the top of the T has a riser and the vent is at the top of the riser almost touching the back side of the countertop.

The vent for the shower / lavatory drains is located in the cabinet under the lavatory, same setup as the kitchen.

The toilet and black tank vent run up through the roof.

The black anti siphon valve for the black tank flush is located under the bathroom sink. It is zip tied to the drain line and looks like it would be pretty easy to pull it out to change it if needed.

The production date of our rv was 10/13, took delivery 12/30/13
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We have two gray tanks, one for the galley and one for the shower / lavatory.

Our kitchen sink is built into the island. The vent for that sink is inside the cabinet of the island. The drain lines for the double sink connect to a "sanitary T". the "san T" dumps into the galley tank the top of the T has a riser and the vent is at the top of the riser almost touching the back side of the countertop.

The vent for the shower / lavatory drains is located in the cabinet under the lavatory, same setup as the kitchen.

The toilet and black tank vent run up through the roof.

The black anti siphon valve for the black tank flush is located under the bathroom sink. It is zip tied to the drain line and looks like it would be pretty easy to pull it out to change it if needed.

The production date of our rv was 10/13, took delivery 12/30/13
So they did make a change, mine is completely different, thanks for the answer and Happy Camping....
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