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Old 10-14-2014, 09:06 PM   #533
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With Winterising Upon Us In The North

Don't forget to leave fridge and freezer doors ajar when switched off and emptied. Stinky stinky at start up otherwise.

Don't forget to remove all liquids and check every cupboard and drawers. One spring start up found exploded case of grape pop kids had put where normally I don't keep consumables - they had opened up like a tin of sardines swelling with freezing = major clean up and staining.

Also double check removed all potatoes and onions when leaving in storage for any length of time.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:55 AM   #534
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Don't drive new MH like old (5 ft shorter) one. Turned corner at our drive entrance 100's of times in the old one and on day one with the BRAND NEW coach hit fence post.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:12 PM   #535
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If camping in cold weather and the sewer hose gets an ice plug, do NOT under any circumstances attempt to "clear" the blockage by hitting said hose with a hammer....
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:39 AM   #536
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If camping in cold weather and the sewer hose gets an ice plug, do NOT under any circumstances attempt to "clear" the blockage by hitting said hose with a hammer....
Not exactly relevant but worth telling. Had a mobile home when first married, on a really cold winter night in Indiana we left a faucet trickle so it would not freeze. Well the drain line to the sewer connection froze solid, so I had a 12 foot by 4 inch diameter ice bar. So in my young, bright mind I stuck it on the tailpipe of my car set it on fast idle and ate breakfast. Came back outside to a 12 foot long melted pasta noodle.
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This thread needs some updates :-)
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Do not drive off while the hydraulic jacks are still down🤔
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:54 AM   #539
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I saw before and after photos of an outside access panel to the refer. The sun had yellowed the panel. He cleaned it with a product from Dollar Store. The cleaning restored it to the original silver white color.

My panel was yellowed. I bought the product and went to work. After an hour of scrubbing, no results. My wife walked by and asked "Sweetie what are you doing" I replied "Trying to get this yellow off." She replied "The plastic is Yellow. You can't change the color unless you paint it."
I can see my colorblind self doing that!! Dw has trained the kids not to believe dad when it comes to colors. Sad thing is I'm a colorblind electrician 😨
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I repositioned our MH in my gravel driveway and thought I was just moving it fwd a few feet but decided to make a lateral move reversing and going fwd to move it about 3 feet. I had left plenty of slack in my shoreline but, as you could guess, when I backed up I ran over the shoreline and ripped it right out of the box in the bay. Fortunately it was not connected to the box in my garage. Rewired it and all is well.....lesson learned!
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While it is going to help in some ways (learn as you go), my advice is or would be don't, don't, do not, DON'T buy if you have not seen EVERYTHING TURNED ON!!!!!
Especially if you are meeting seller at a storage unit. Don't accept that the generator was "stolen" or that they come run it once a week to keep juiced up, etc. Make them show you everything up and running, go with you to electric service or walk away.
I am 6 months from purchasing and have only brought unit home and driven to shop and back twice as opposed to the small "journeys" I had pictured myself having taken by now, lol AND not having know the a/c either doesn't work or doesn't cool has kept from doing anything inside the unit for more than 10 minutes.
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Do not hang the garden hose on the steps then turn the key on which retracts the steps. This will cause your fender to crack.

Do not travel with the A/V compartment door, above the driver, open. If you have a loose DVD player it will fall down and bounce off off the steering wheel, causing a small divot in the wheel. From there it will bounce to the driver's screen causing a tear in the screen.
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Wow, LOL.
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Make sure your bay doors are closed before opening the slides. My slide will rip the handle right off the open doors!!!
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