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RE: Black and Grey Tank Replacement

RL - Great video, never heard of this before, I think I will replace these first and see if the problem is resolved.
JCat 09/06/23 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black and Grey Tank Replacement

Power vents are shut off. Washer drain had a plug in it. Air Admittance valve, never heard of that one
JCat 09/06/23 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
Black and Grey Tank Replacement

HI RV'ers I am thinking of replacing the Black and grey tanks. There are no leaks in the tanks but I cannot get rid of the smells that come into the RV. I have had the tanks cleaned, vents replaced, different types of chemicals in the tanks all to eliminate the odors. At this point after 20 years of use I'm thinking there is no way to actually clean up everything in the tanks. So I thought I would ask the forum if anyone has replaced the tanks, was it worth it, how much did it cost ? Thanks
JCat 09/06/23 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

In the summer I do spend a lot of time out west. From the very first time I traveled in the RV 20 years ago it did not keep us cool. We ran 2 roof AC's and the dash and it would not cool the fish bowl. So we have been dealing with it and not traveling more than about 4 to 5 hours a day before we parked for the day. This trip each day will be longer so I wanted to try some different solutions to see if we get improvements. I will let you know how it works out. I also had a tech check out my dash AC, and he worked on it and got it a bit colder. Every little bit helps.
JCat 08/03/23 12:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

Update: I created a platform as Discovery explained using 8 inch 2X4 at the corners, rubber stoppers on the bottom of each corner. Then screwed that into a 3/4 piece of plywood with holes drilled to allow the wheels to hang through. I then screwed in 4 more 2x4x4 pieces at each corner Top piece was plywood, cut to the shape of the AC unit. AC unit sits down into base about 3 inches I added a strap around the AC unit which ties off in the back for extra support. With most of the weight of the AC unit in the bottom it is very secure in the base. First trip with it is Friday we will see how it does. I also had my windshield tinted over the weekend to cut down on the IR and heat coming in. I will be traveling up highway 15 thru Vegas and Salt lake and it will be a hot one, so a good test.
JCat 07/31/23 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

Thanks discovery, that is the kind of first hand experience I was looking for in a solution.
JCat 07/26/23 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

Thanks Rick for answering my question instead of asking questions on items that I have already figured out. Dash air is ****. Portable unit is 12K BTU I sealed up dash leaks a few years ago. So I'm looking at the wood and straps
JCat 07/26/23 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

Warm air will vent out roof of RV using existing vent fan in the back. If you have not traveled out West in the summer, daytime temps are over 110 degrees. Roof top air will not cool the cockpit area as it is about 10 feet back and dash air has been really bad since day 1. (Freightliner) I'm adding IR film to front windshield and a portable AC unit to try and keep us cool, especially when heading into the sun. Temps below 90 degrees the roof air works fine to cool the cockpit.
JCat 07/26/23 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

Hi crew, I have purchased a portable AC unit that I will use to cool the cockpit when traveling in the hot desert areas. I need to secure it so it does not roll around when driving. I'm thinking straps or wood or net or a combination. Really have not figured it out yet. So has anyone else done this and if yes how did you do it ? Thanks
JCat 07/26/23 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: External Water Fresh water Tank

As far as the waste water is concerned I have an attachment that will hook up to the RV and septic tank truck or honey wagon so the waste water can be pulled out of the RV.
JCat 06/27/23 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: External Water Fresh water Tank

Thanks for the info, I actually found a guy who fill the tank once I get it set up. Or I may buy a tank and trailer if there is a municipal water supply for free.
JCat 06/22/23 01:26pm Tech Issues
External Water Fresh water Tank

So I bought a property in SD, got my pad setup, got power to the site, but no well for water. I thought I would get an external water tank, attach an on demand rv water pump and connect it with a hose to my RV. This way I can get the external tank filled when low and not have to pay the cost for a well in the short term. What do you think, good idea ?
JCat 06/21/23 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Cummins Onan Generator Fuel Filter 149-2513

JCat 03/29/23 07:22am Tech Issues
RE: The time has come to replace the cooling unit in my fridge.

Go with the Amish unit, best thing I ever did. I now have frozen Ice cream and a fridge that stays at 36 degress
JCat 03/28/23 12:00pm Tech Issues
Cummins Onan Generator Fuel Filter 149-2513

Hi guys looking for a fuel filter for my generator and Cummins is back ordered around 9000 of them. I do see a bunch on ebay and amazon and am thinking they are knockoffs Are any of these actually any good to use ? Or is there another source I can use ? Thanks
JCat 03/28/23 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

Thanks for the feedback on Navarros I read a long post on the IRV site and the guy said he had to get on the roof of his RV and move electrical wires up so his wife could drive the RV down the street as they were too low and would have caught his AC units Did you guys encounter any of this ?
JCat 03/22/23 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

Well Dave based on the quote I got I might as well buy a new RV. I asked for one side, clear coat at the top of the RV all around, and a few spot clear coat repairs on the other side. Estimate was $19k But I will go back to them to review the specific's and see if we are on the same page for the job.
JCat 03/16/23 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

also just called Xtreme paint and graphics in Nacogdoches and they do not do full repaint anymore. So I am talking to them about doing 1 side at a time.
JCat 03/13/23 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

Finally got around to calling Mikes, and they no longer do customer paint jobs, only do paint jobs for new factory built RV's. So the search continues
JCat 03/13/23 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

Thanks, I'm willing to travel for the quality and price
JCat 12/05/22 09:51am Class A Motorhomes
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