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Old 08-13-2008, 07:11 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">you mean, that the highly technical workers who put these RV's together don't do a quality job??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We have noticed for the past couple of years this problem has gotten worse. At least up here in Canada and I imagine it is the same in the States, you can no longer count on workers to do their job. The absolute minimum is dome to make a repair and those repairs are not tested to see if they work. The last couple of things that I have had done are a perfect example. I had to have some minor body work and paint done on our motorhome after a neighbor backed her truck into it. I picked it up in the late afternoon and it looked fine. When the sun hit the repair the next morning, it was obvious the colour was way off! The repair shop says they will call me when they get an opening in their large spray booth and will correct the problem. I am still waiting for the call. The other problem was the slow (no) draining from the kitchen sink. They told me they had corrected a faulty valve in the vent and charged me $120. When I tested it the next day water poured out of the valve onto the floor. It had not been tested! When I took it back that was when they told me the sink could not be used with the slide closed. They replaced the valve so it no longer pours onto the floor but just sits in the sink. No offers to correct the problem for more money, nothing. Just "go away and don't bother us. You can't use the sink with the slide in".

The cost of labour is going up and the quality of materials and workmanship is going down. I will follow the advice I got on this forum and try to gain access to the underside of the sink to see what the problem is. The painting I will have done in Mexico where there is still some pride in doing a good job.

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:19 PM   #16
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Our grey tank starts off fast, then gets slow - you think it is almost done and then there is a big SWOOSH sound and she finishes. Kind of strange, but we have learned to live with it. Our gage is really lousy, so I just figure that if we use the washer/dryer, we need to dump in about 4 days.


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Old 08-18-2008, 03:59 PM   #17
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My grey water tank empties in the same fashion. Fast start, then gets slower, and in the end, the dam breaks and the balance rushes out. Could be the vent tube too low in the tank. The water slows as vacuum in the tank slowly increases, until the tank level drops below the end of the vent tube. Then with good airflow restored, the balance of the water rushes out.

Can't understand why the lame manufacturers don't put a 3" valve on the grey side.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #18
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Look at the SeeLevel gauges. They seem to be much more accurate, as well as having more resolution. The 709 model gives the level of the tank in 3 to 4 percent increments, as opposed to the 25% increments you have now.

I think there is a thread somewhere here about doing that. It is not that difficult.

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