Proper Etiquette

Proper Etiquette

July 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Proper Etiquette Since many state parks in Ohio are offering full hookups, I’d like to know the correct etiquette when it comes to dumping black and gray tanks before leaving a site. Do you rinse with the freshwater spigot? Do you just flush and then go to the dump station? I have never heard of [...]

No Battery Charging

No Battery Charging

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No Battery Charging  During a trip from Canada to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I drove to the Flying J Travel Plaza in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for an overnight stop. The temperature outside of the RV was minus-8 degrees Fahrenheit, and the furnace ran until midnight when the low-battery warning came on. I started the engine but [...]

Low-Sulfur-Fuel Confusion

Low-Sulfur-Fuel Confusion

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Confusion over low-Sulfur diesel fuel cleared up. Low-Sulfur-Fuel Confusion Can you help clear up some of the confusion over low-sulfur diesel fuel? I have a 1996 Monaco with the 300-horsepower Cummins engine and have heard several conflicting things about the new fuel in the older engines. We first learned that we must put an additive [...]

Let’s Talk About Your Weight

Let’s Talk About Your Weight

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The weight of your RV is important. Weight affects your safety and the safety of others on the road plus the economy and operation of your RV. Weight is also regulated—that is, you must comply with the law wherever you might be driving. While it is impossible to be too underweight, it is dangerous and [...]

Leaky Water Heater

Leaky Water Heater

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By Ken Freund I have a 1991 Class C motorhome with a gas/electric water heater. Last fall, I winterized all the piping but forgot to take the plug out of the Atwood water heater. The worst-case scenario happened. On our first trip out, it started to leak profusely. I bypassed it for the rest of [...]

Keep It Charged

Keep It Charged

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Keep It Charged Bob, I’d like to offer a comment on your power-drain response in the June edition of Tech Topics. My father experienced the same problem. As an auto electrician forced to retire because of paralysis, I was determined to solve this problem. One major problem is that these chassis are designed for service [...]

Installing a Manual Dish

Installing a Manual Dish

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Installing a Manual Dish My wife and I have been members of Good Sam as owners of a fifth wheel and later a Monaco Class A diesel motorhome. We recently rejoined when we purchased a 2000 Coachmen Class C. This unit has the old bat-wing crank-up TV antenna, and I’m considering adding the Winegard RMDM46 [...]

How Long Will It Last?

How Long Will It Last?

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How Long Will It Last? You addressed RV refrigerator longevity in the May issue of Highways. What about the RV itself? I’m the original owner of a 1978 Midas Mini Series 1000 motorhome on a Chevy 30 chassis. This 21-foot RV has 130,000 miles on the original dual-rear-wheel axle differential, 300 transmission and 350 engine. [...]

Hot-Water Surprise

Hot-Water Surprise

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Hot-Water Surprise Bob, this will not solve the original peoples’ hot-water problem (“Too Much Hot Water,” January 2007), but I did have a good chuckle when I first read about it in the April issue (“Too-Much-Hot-Water Solution”). The reason I chuckled is that this particular episode reminded me of one of our stays at Twin [...]

Hot Feet

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Hot Feet This must be a common problem and I know someone out there knows how to fix it. I have a 2006 Fleetwood Tioga 30U on a Ford E-450 chassis. On my first trip on a warm day—the temperature was in the 70s—the engine compartment got so hot it seemed I could have fried [...]

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