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Old 06-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #463
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Bought a 2004 Holiday Rambler Neptune 36 PDD, Had my first ever drive of a Class A DP (mine) last Friday in rush hour Friday afternoon traffic during a thunderstorm. Thank you, You Tube for the ground school! Made the trip with no problems!

We are going through a major downsize, and this has been a life long dream for both of us. The numbers finally worked (with SS), so we took the plunge.

Any ideas for empty parking lots to practice???
Something you should practice is 'pulling away from gas pumps'.
What my friends warned me about when I started out was how far the rear end of the motor home swung around when making a turn. You have to remember to pull straight away until you fully clear the pumps. No big deal in a car, but on a MH, you usually have 10 to 12 feet behind the rear wheels that will swing left when you are turning right. Many people have messed up the side when doing this, and that's $,$$$ if not $$,$$$.

Here is another thread that may help:
Simple way to back your motorhome into your garage safely
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Have a 2009 holiday rambler scepter 42pdq with 85,000 miles on it. Thinking about trading it in and getting a new one because of mileage. Any suggestions??

No major issues with the motor home just I feel it's getting old and still has some resale value in it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #465
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2003 Alumascape Newbie!

Is anyone familiar with the 2003 Alumascape or a similar model?? I have a specific question about the septic valves.

My husband and I are completely new to owning a camper, and we recently bought a 2003 Holiday Rambler Alumascape. I've read through the manual on specific things we need to know about, but I still need some help.

Basically, we had a huge problem today. We needed to empty one of our grey water tanks, which was reading "full". We purchased a new Rhino Flex hose and I was excited to do the thing! Unfortunately, even after referring to the manual numerous times, I somehow missed that the black water valve was stuck in the open position, and a mess of nastiness dumped out when I opened the cap to attach the hose.

There are three valves on this model, two grey water and one black water. I'm positive the black water is the one stuck open. It is pulled out all the way and will not budge. I can't seem to find any info on this particular camper and have no idea about what I should do. Luckily, we hadn't been using the camper for more than a few days, so the black water tank wasn't very full.

Thanks for reading and helping out a total newbie!

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Is anyone familiar with the 2003 Alumascape or a similar model?? I have a specific question about the septic valves.



My husband and I are completely new to owning a camper, and we recently bought a 2003 Holiday Rambler Alumascape. I've read through the manual on specific things we need to know about, but I still need some help.



Basically, we had a huge problem today. We needed to empty one of our grey water tanks, which was reading "full". We purchased a new Rhino Flex hose and I was excited to do the thing! Unfortunately, even after referring to the manual numerous times, I somehow missed that the black water valve was stuck in the open position, and a mess of nastiness dumped out when I opened the cap to attach the hose.



There are three valves on this model, two grey water and one black water. I'm positive the black water is the one stuck open. It is pulled out all the way and will not budge. I can't seem to find any info on this particular camper and have no idea about what I should do. Luckily, we hadn't been using the camper for more than a few days, so the black water tank wasn't very full.



Thanks for reading and helping out a total newbie!



~Sarah


Sarah,

I'm not familiar with your particular RV, but the basics of these valves are very similar. I'm guessing that the stuck valve is a remote valve and it's operated by a cable that pulls and pushes on the actual valve that is up under the RV. This cable is most likely where your problem is.

Someone needs to slide up under the RV and look over the valve itself. There will be a way to unhook the cable and operate the valve by hand. The valve will be all plastic and although they can get stiff, I've need seen one completely frozen. You can tell which is the black at the valve because the pipe coming from the tank to the valve will be 3" in diameter and the gray tank pipes will be 1 1/2" or 2".

Good luck.
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Have a 2009 holiday rambler scepter 42pdq with 85,000 miles on it. Thinking about trading it in and getting a new one because of mileage. Any suggestions??

No major issues with the motor home just I feel it's getting old and still has some resale value in it.
Its not even broken in yet. If the interior is feeling a little dated, why not just do some remodeling and spruce it up a bit. You'll probably find, newer ain't necessarily better and it will no doubt be more expensive too.
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