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Old 12-14-2017, 05:06 PM   #12281
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I've had water dripping from that exact same place on my Sabre. I determined that it was from the top of that railing/channel/whatever it's called up by the gutters.

It wasn't sealed and was running down along the inside of it.
Whoa, that sounds pretty ugly. How did you realize it was happening there?


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Might be better to investigate further before sealing the gap. At this point whatever it is is draining out and will back up and collect if it has nowhere to go.

Ray
Yeah, that's a real good point. I was thinking it was fairly innocuous but sounds like it could be more/bigger than I expect.

I'm glad I posted here!
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:12 PM   #12282
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Whoa, that sounds pretty ugly. How did you realize it was happening there?
I just got on a ladder and looked at the top of that channel that runs down the side. There was an obvious gap there where it meets the gutter.

Just put a little sealant over the hole and it seemed to work.
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Just finished loading TT. Leaving Saturday morning for Texas. Going to leave this Minnesota winter behind us for the first time.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:35 PM   #12284
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Ripped out half of the wall, on dinette side, between bathroom and dinette. Removed debris left during manufacture. Dressed wiring and plumbing. Planning to reassemble so area behind is easily accessible for maintenance, e.g. fastened with stainless screws rather than staples and brads.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:41 PM   #12285
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Pulled all the wheels
Washed wheels and tires on both sides
Washed out underneath wheel wells
Rotated tires
Reinstalled tires and torqued 48 lugs nuts

Put it away for the wintertime.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #12286
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Should drag it south till there is no snow.
Heading out in a few weeks... Have to stay here so DW can go to a wedding shower.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:46 AM   #12287
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Pulled all the wheels
Washed wheels and tires on both sides
Washed out underneath wheel wells
Rotated tires
Reinstalled tires and torqued 48 lugs nuts

Put it away for the wintertime.
Do all 6 of your wheels have "Metal Valve Stems"? What PSI are your Tires? Youroo!!
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #12288
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Well, I didn't do it today but I did use it last night.
A few months ago I installed an LED multi color light strip under the awning rail. Had a Christmas party the house last night and several attendees had never been to my home. When asked for directions I told them how to get to the road and said "you'll know when you get there."
I had the rockwood in the driveway with the LEDs flashing red, green and blue. Everyone loved it!
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:40 PM   #12289
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Microwaved died 2 days ago- panel lights up and then fades out when you close the door.

We are at a new campground and it still ded. Guess travel didnít magically fix it! (laughing)

As we rarely use it, I pulled the one from the outdoor kitchen and brought it inside. Now I need to fix up the space to fit.

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Old 12-16-2017, 03:22 AM   #12290
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Microwaved died 2 days ago- panel lights up and then fades out when you close the door.

We are at a new campground and it still ded. Guess travel didnít magically fix it! (laughing)

As we rarely use it, I pulled the one from the outdoor kitchen and brought it inside. Now I need to fix up the space to fit.

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Finding "Wood" to match the "Plood/Paper covered Wood" is the hard part! Youroo!!
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:44 AM   #12291
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Microwaved died 2 days ago- panel lights up and then fades out when you close the door.

We are at a new campground and it still ded. Guess travel didnít magically fix it! (laughing)

As we rarely use it, I pulled the one from the outdoor kitchen and brought it inside. Now I need to fix up the space to fit.

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Doug, just put some 1x2 under the micro to center it. I had to do the same thing when I had to replace mine. I couldn't buy the same model anymore that I took out, it was discontinued from there line. My hole were it sat was also bigger.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:49 AM   #12292
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Forgot, make sure you use the same trim plate, and just lift the unit, I even used a table top model, there is enough room for circulation around it when in place, bought mine at wally world, 110.00 bucks, if you need the replacement # let me know.
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:04 AM   #12293
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Finding "Wood" to match the "Plood/Paper covered Wood" is the hard part! Youroo!!
I pulled my microwave because I wasn't using it, just painted the interior space white. I now use the space mostly for bedding and clothing.
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I pulled my microwave because I wasn't using it, just painted the interior space white. I now use the space mostly for bedding and clothing.
Have you noticed your clothes "Smelling like Bacon" after doing this Mod? Youroo!!
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:20 AM   #12295
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When my microwave failed I took it apart and found one of several micro switches on the door failed. I cut off the wires and twisted them together. All is good now and since there were several micro switches doing the same function nothing is missing. Open door and it still cut off the microwave.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:40 AM   #12296
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Thanks for the tips. Though, Evereddie... you should know me by now. Taking my microwave apart is one thing but Iíd never trust it once I put it back together!
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:11 AM   #12297
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front decal

decided to eliminate the on board water filter and just use an inline that is now done and decided to remove and replace the front decal on my 2013 Rockwood and buff looks pretty good. But not like the original but close. Getting ready to winterize as next weeks forecast for Dallas area in the 20's at night so may not camp for a few months.
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:46 AM   #12298
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I replaced the factory City Water Inlet, which was plastic and leaked, with a brass unit that does not leak.

The black tank rinse fitting is right next to it and also leaked when in use so I replaced that as well.
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I replaced the factory City Water Inlet, which was plastic and leaked, with a brass unit that does not leak.

The black tank rinse fitting is right next to it and also leaked when in use so I replaced that as well.
Where did you get the brass fittings?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:38 AM   #12300
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Where did you get the brass fittings?
From PPL. Here is a link to the search:

https://www.pplmotorhomes.com/search...TER+FILL+check

I am not at home and did not have time to wait for them to be shipped to me because the water connection was leaking. I happened to be in Houston and their store was close, so I walked in and bought what they had on the shelf. I could have saved $20 or so by waiting but the extra money was worth it to me to repair the leak immediately.
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