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Old 08-31-2016, 12:16 PM   #1
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One For The Record Books, I think.

Finally tracked down a leak in the water bay that only occurred after a day's driving. Turns out the 1 3/8" hose from the garden-hose fill port to the water tank had a small crack in it. It would only leak if tank was almost full and then could slosh back into the fill-hose and drip. That one drove me nuts for a long time, sometimes it'd leak and sometimes not... didn't connect it to how full the tank was or how many right turns I'd made that day.

Anyways, when trying to get the hose off the tank-end to replace it, I found that the hose and screw-clamp had evidently been put onto tank BEFORE the tank was installed in the water bay - because THE HEAD OF THE CLAMP WAS FACING THE BAY-WALL!

Took over two hours to drain the tank, remove the water pump and its hoses, take out the sani-con & hoses, etc, just to get to it, and then to gingerly cut thru the clamp without cutting or breaking the tank-nozzle. Not to mention bumping the gray and black water valve handles several times... just imagine what that was like while sitting directly under the outlet!

A new hose is $30 for 10 ft but I only needed 28". Found a joiner instead at HD (after taking a shower), and back in bizness.


We love our coach very much, but......
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Just goes to show. It's always something. It's hard to take a trip without coming home with a list of things to upgrade or repair or make better.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:27 PM   #3
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That is so TRUE Chad it is hard to have an uneventful trip. This week I fixed my slide and today I dropped my "coach" steps. Tomorrow I will install my Kwikee steps. It's nice to have a hobby.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:53 PM   #4
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Luckily there a lots of treads on repairing your new Quikee Steps
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Working on our coaches ... isn't that why we bought them in the first place?
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Everyone asks me if there is any problem keeping busy since retirement. I respond that I need to go back to work to get some rest. Next question is what could possibly be so time consuming? Answer: Working on our motorhome of course.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:39 AM   #7
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Everyone asks me if there is any problem keeping busy since retirement. I respond that I need to go back to work to get some rest. Next question is what could possibly be so time consuming? Answer: Working on our motorhome of course.
Ain't it the truth? Like fella' told me once, "It takes a pretty good job to afford retirement!"

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Someone told me it was a new hobby?🙄


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There is a certain satisfaction that comes with maintaining and having a well maintained coach. For many of us who've been given the skills and desire for DYI projects, our coaches are a pleasure (for the most part) to work-on and own. No I don't like when things break, however, being realistic regarding the sophistication that is wrapped up in owning and operating a motor/transportable-home is important to the overall enjoyment. Otherwise it can become a point of major frustration. Motorhomes are up there somewhere with boats and airplanes; they require continuous attention.

With that said, I am always glad to read of first time owners and new members joining iRV2 -- who are beginning their adventure perhaps a little "starry-eyed." But, doesn't the describe all of us when we bought our first motorhome. What is different now from when I bought my first coach 20+ years ago with stars in mine eyes? Is having a community of owners like what can be found here at iRV2. A group of folks so willing to help others. My hat is off to all of you who are part of this adventure! The help, and humor, found here is what keeps me coming back ... for sure.
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