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Old 06-13-2018, 09:31 PM   #13601
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Installed the RVLock V4 on both my doors and sealed around them. They work great!
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:50 PM   #13602
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What I've found is that when you try to import portrait and landscape pics into the same post, it really jacks those up. I usually take all my photos in portrait mode and it handles these fine.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:54 PM   #13603
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The gray water blade valve at the drain opening was getting really hard to open and close and lubing with recommended silicone lubricant wasnít helping. $14 to Amazon, four bolts and less than 10 minutes to replace the valve. All is good now.
I saw a video of a guy living these valves. Drilled I think a 7/64 hole parallel with the rod, near the edge. Sprayed lubricant in the hole and then operated the valve. Plugged the hole with a small pan head screw, probably like a #6. Then lubricated the operating shaft as well. Seemed like a good idea.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:09 PM   #13604
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I saw a video of a guy living these valves. Drilled I think a 7/64 hole parallel with the rod, near the edge. Sprayed lubricant in the hole and then operated the valve. Plugged the hole with a small pan head screw, probably like a #6. Then lubricated the operating shaft as well. Seemed like a good idea.
Yes it does sound like a good idea. The one I removed looks to be in perfect shape....except for the hard movement. Iíll do the procedu mentioned and keep the valve as a spare. Being a little proactive I did order the three inch black tank valve but donít need it...yet. But if the current one acts up Iím ready to have a replacement done in about 10 minutes.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:13 PM   #13605
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First trip we also realized we were going in and out a lot for paper towels so added a holder to the outside table.
Great idea! What paper towel holder did you install and how does it attach? When you store the table does it get in the way (I stack the Colman grill on table when traveling)?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:45 PM   #13606
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Great idea! What paper towel holder did you install and how does it attach? When you store the table does it get in the way (I stack the Colman grill on table when traveling)?


Just a basic metal one. The table has a metal bottom so I just zip screwed it. I store it under the couch and make sure I donít put anything heavy on it.
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I saw a video of a guy living these valves. Drilled I think a 7/64 hole parallel with the rod, near the edge. Sprayed lubricant in the hole and then operated the valve. Plugged the hole with a small pan head screw, probably like a #6. Then lubricated the operating shaft as well. Seemed like a good idea.
I tank RV tech that I dealt with did basically that. He drilled a hole and put a grease zerk in. He pumped it with grease and it worked flawlessly. I actually wish he had done all of my valves at that point.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:55 AM   #13608
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I saw a video of a guy living these valves. Drilled I think a 7/64 hole parallel with the rod, near the edge. Sprayed lubricant in the hole and then operated the valve. Plugged the hole with a small pan head screw, probably like a #6. Then lubricated the operating shaft as well. Seemed like a good idea.
Maybe this one...



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Old 06-14-2018, 10:17 AM   #13609
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #13610
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Maybe this one...



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Or this one that's almost the same.

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:02 PM   #13611
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I learned a while back (from people on this forum) that WD40 is not really a lubricant. Should use slightly thicker oil / light grease. JMHO
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:16 PM   #13612
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I learned a while back (from people on this forum) that WD40 is not really a lubricant. Should use slightly thicker oil / light grease. JMHO
Both videos show them using silicone spray lubricant, not regular WD40. I agree that WD40 wouldn't be a good choice for this application.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:54 PM   #13613
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Opened up the area wasted over the radio. Just pryed off the stapled panel and cut a piece of luan to set in there. I put the panel in the back to somewhat cover the wires. I also spiral wrapped all the radio wires. I put a little plastic tray in there, too.
Under the bed, I removed the slapped in panels hiding the water pump and hot water heater that were angled overlapping. I trimmed them to match the front wall angle, over the bed frame aft, and added a slice in the one's blocking to make them actual slide together almost flat. Pushed them back a few inches and screwed them down.
Last pic shows how far over I had to move the bed handle to balance it for lifting.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:00 PM   #13614
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Installed a Berkey filter in the shower. It is supposed to reduce the amount of chlorine. My wife was looking at it because she has done reading that chlorine impacts hair color. And she’s got purple/red/pink color in now.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:13 PM   #13615
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Installed a Berkey filter in the shower. It is supposed to reduce the amount of chlorine. My wife was looking at it because she has done reading that chlorine impacts hair color. And sheís got purple/red/pink color in now.
LOL... not gonna say a word but grinning real big now.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:52 PM   #13616
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Both videos show them using silicone spray lubricant, not regular WD40. I agree that WD40 wouldn't be a good choice for this application.
Oh ya, you're right. My mistake. Small video on my phone. It's WD40 silicone spray. That's the stuff.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:55 PM   #13617
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WD40 is a penetrant, not a lubricate. Thus the silicone spray.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:32 PM   #13618
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WD40 is a penetrant, not a lubricate. Thus the silicone spray.
It's actually "Water Displacing" formula #40. Developed by the military to keep water out of, or off of equipment, rifles, etc.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:47 PM   #13620
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Wife said I needed a hobby. Purchasing our trailer has given me one.
So, today I:
Installed a Camco RV Vent Insulator And Skylight Cover With Reflective Surface
Installed the Oxygenics RV Shower Kit
Purchased Reflectix Bubble Pack Insulation
Measured all the windows to make reflective insulation covers from the Reflectix
Replaced a screw on the facing of the sofa and screwed in a second screw for good measure
And brought in an outdoor auto on solar light for the steps which I have attached with magnets. Forgot to bring it in after our last trip. Noticed it when I went to do all the other stuff. My magnets really worked.
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