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Forum: Rockwood 11-26-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By awellis3
You're not missing anything. Your water pump...

You're not missing anything. Your water pump needs to be primed. Kcoulter has the solution.
Forum: Rockwood 11-26-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By awellis3
I had the same problem and this procedure worked...

I had the same problem and this procedure worked for me, too.
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 11-24-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By awellis3
Great idea. Too bad we can't do that with the...

Great idea. Too bad we can't do that with the grey tank.
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 11-05-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,197
Posted By awellis3
Well, I've read all the responses and I don't...

Well, I've read all the responses and I don't believe anyone has suggested checking that the tank is filling all the way. If you have a large air pocket displacing a gallon or two of water, that...
Forum: Rockwood 11-03-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By awellis3
Try this first. If it works, I'll be your new...

Try this first. If it works, I'll be your new best friend.
Get access to hold down screws but leave furnace "as is" as much as possible. Fire up the furnace and wait until it starts singing. Loosen...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-02-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By awellis3
But it's still a good idea to kick tires, right?

But it's still a good idea to kick tires, right?
Forum: General Community Discussions 10-05-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,053
Posted By awellis3
You are that "next person."

You are that "next person."
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 09-18-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,282
Posted By awellis3
Yes. Although no wiring diagram or...

Yes. Although no wiring diagram or troubleshooting chart is geared toward the truth about DC electricity it is this: current flows from negative to positive. Removing the negative is similar to...
Forum: Eastern USA 09-17-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By awellis3
Wash out. The OP was planning to use the Parkway...

Wash out. The OP was planning to use the Parkway as a route south and this would necessitate an unpleasant detour.
https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/road-conditions/
Forum: Eastern USA 09-16-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By awellis3
Parkway is closed south of Roanoke.

Parkway is closed south of Roanoke.
Forum: General Motorhome Discussion 09-09-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By awellis3
PenJoe is on the money. That being said, you...

PenJoe is on the money.
That being said, you could patch the holes as best you can, then lay a couple of rubber pads to cover the repairs and act as "bike bumpers." I have also seen fake electrical...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-09-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By awellis3
Permatex!!? Man, you are old school. :trink39:

Permatex!!? Man, you are old school. :trink39:
Forum: Dynamax 09-09-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,216
Posted By awellis3
Something to consider

When the door strut on my Rockwood 2604 failed, my parts man tracked it down. It took a bit of looking. Why? Because the OEM strut is dampened on opening. You can turn loose the door and the strut...
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 09-09-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By awellis3
pgandw has given you your answer. I second...

pgandw has given you your answer. I second everything he said,
I had the same experience and switching to 12V during towing is the best solution. Just remember to relight on arrival or you'll wake...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-22-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By awellis3
Test them with a hydrometer. Eliminate all...

Test them with a hydrometer. Eliminate all guessing about batteries' condition.
Forum: Berkshire 08-20-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By awellis3
Find an RV repair shop that has a Sealtech. It...

Find an RV repair shop that has a Sealtech. It pressurizes the interior allowing the tech to locate leaks using soapy water or tracer elements.
This problem is why the Aussies run some of their...
Forum: Forester and Sunseeker 08-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By awellis3
Not so fast

The OEM door struts are "double action." They push the door open then slow the travel to dampen the door at full stop. Most cheaper struts just push the door open at one speed. If you don't hold onto...
Forum: Pets 07-29-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By awellis3
Whew! I read through all the above and will be...

Whew! I read through all the above and will be brief. We've traveled in a pickup pulling a TT with our two cats since they were 6 mo. old. Here's what my cats taught me.
1) They can ride for 4-5...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-27-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By awellis3
FWIW: Years ago I asked my towing mentor why he...

FWIW: Years ago I asked my towing mentor why he took the rearview mirror out of his van. He said it got in the way of seeing out front. He said his side mirrors told him if it was safe to change...
Forum: A Frame Campers 07-27-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,133
Posted By awellis3
May I add "thin-bladed"?

May I add "thin-bladed"?
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 07-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By awellis3
Not quite right. It stays on all the time....

Not quite right. It stays on all the time. Boondockers need to disconnect this feature. (I cut the wire.)
Forum: Rockwood 07-17-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By awellis3
FLA to AGM switch

I'm thinking about replacing my old batteries with AGMs. Will the converter on my trailer be compatible with the switch. And before anyone asks, no I don't know what converter is in the TT. It's in...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 07-15-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,506
Posted By awellis3
Where do you live in Virginia?

Where do you live in Virginia?
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-13-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By awellis3
Yup, frame level for towing. Setting up, we have...

Yup, frame level for towing. Setting up, we have to leave the slide side at least a half-bubble high. The torsion bar suspension settles over the next day and we level out.
Forum: General Community Discussions 07-12-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,997
Posted By awellis3
That's the best solution without a doubt.

That's the best solution without a doubt.
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