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Old 11-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #71
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Don't dump your airbags, after you put your jacks down. I bent two jacks @ $850 each, before I learned that lesson.

Ouch! I will put that one on my list.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #72
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I used to see some newbies hook up water, power, and sewer....and pull both drain valves open, and I would put on my best diplomatic verbage to explain sludge.
But, I gave up trying.
They will catch on.
Just sayin....
Am I understanding the issue that you don't want your blank tank left open to build pressure and velocity when emptying it? The grey I would think okay to leave open!

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #73
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Don't dump your airbags, after you put your jacks down. I bent two jacks @ $850 each, before I learned that lesson.
I wish I had read that 4 months ago, $1100.00 For the jack, plus what ever time it will take me to replace the jack. For now I put a 12x12 block under the jack, works just fine.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #74
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Don't raise the basement door that is below the furnace exhaust when the furance is running. The heat will burn the paint and may melt the glass in the door .
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #75
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What not to do!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't park to close to the curb because they are not always the same hight.
When I open up our side door the step didnot go over the top of the curb.
It hit the curb and broke the arm that move the step in and out.
Now after calling the manufacture they said they no longer just sell parts now you have to buy everthing except the step.
So keep this in mine when you discide to park adjacent to a curb.
If you must stop make sure you are a couple of feet away from the curb before you open up your door.
If your not sure you can turn off the step switch before you open your door.
I was able to locate an arm for the step from a R.V. Parts Dept.
Just a thought.
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Don't raise the basement door that is below the furnace exhaust when the furance is running. The heat will burn the paint and may melt the glass in the door .
I resemble that.
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Am I understanding the issue that you don't want your blank tank left open to build pressure and velocity when emptying it? The grey I would think okay to leave open!

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Here's the thing,
You do not want to leave the tanks (Grey or Black) open. Leaving them open allows sediment to accumulate in the bottom of the tanks and result in big lumps of stuff in the tank. Especially the Black Tank. Bad, Bad.
I think if you look in your manual, it will tell you not to dump the tanks until they are at least half full. When you do dump the tanks, pull the handle on the Black Tank first. If you have a macerator, (fresh water flush) let it run for a few minutes to clean the tank out.
I usually let the macerator run for a while with the dump valve closed and then open it to drain and then close again. Do the same at least a couple of times. I use a Clear Elbow off the valve so I can see what is coming out of the tank and thus I know when it is cleared and clean.
Then, CLOSE the Black Tank Valve. and open the GREY Tank Valve.
This will flush all the poop from the Stinky Hose. When the Grey Tank is empty, now you can remove the hose and flush it with clean water from the post supply.

All too often I see folks park and open both valves and think "this is going to be a problem one day" Maybe not today, but someday.
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don't raise one rear corner of coach too high without having the front high enough to enable it to pivot . 2 windshields are expensive.
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lots of really usefully info. Thanks
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Dang, some of us have had to learn really expensive lessons. This a great thread, we can all learn from them.
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In an effort to show my fiancÚ San Francisco and thinking that Hy 101 was freeway all the way to the Golden Gate. . . And listening to my GPS which always wanted to turn left when I was in the right lane and left when I was in the right lane and no one whould let me change lanes and all down hill roads that said not more then 3 tons (I was in a class A with a Jeep toad) and the hills where getting steeper and narrower and all she could say was oooh oooh oooh -- Boy oh Boy that was really fun . No dents, no knocked over mail boxes, no homeless shopping carts hit, no tickets, and she got a great tour of San Francisco But I will NEVER ever do that again.
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Be too cheap and instruct your GPS to 'avoid tolls' while enroute. It routed me through downtown DC before I could see the entire routing and thus not take its recommendations. A lot of narrow streets and traffic circles. a 33' TT doesn't do well in traffic circles.

Know your route limitations before starting. On the same trip, it was too late to see that I could not use the Baltimore tunnel as I had Hazmat (propane). I ended up at the inner harbor surface streets well over their posted weight restrictions.
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So... no one else has ever walked around the corner of the RV and straight into the extended slide?

I have heard of this happening.
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So... no one else has ever walked around the corner of the RV and straight into the extended slide?

I have heard of this happening.
The GPS made me do it.
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