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Old 05-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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First time use of MH

Took out MH for the first time with our five year old grandson, just him a nd I. Everything went well, it was a Blast did some fishing, walking, oh and wrestling my mind say I am young, body says different. I am not use to all the walking a little sore. Got to dump the tanks, think the gauges need cleaning, due to having to dump twice in three days, was very conservative since we were boondocking in a state park. And the bathroom sink. Has a major leak, I am thinking it is a loose fitting. Or I am hoping that's all it is. MH has a factory installed 200 watt inverter in it for TV and etc. What a pain having to shut it off every time we were done watching DVD on the TV, is it really vital to shut it off, can't I just leave it on and shut the TV off. Cause I would not be using the inverter unless something is on. Correct. Grandson was very upset when we had to leave, and said papa we got to do this more just you me, I AM HOOKED, IT WAS AWESOME. that bathroom needs to be larger, its worse then the aircraft bathrooms, I am 6'2" 245 it is a task. If you know what I mean lmao.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good time for all...I wish I could tell you what to do with your bathroom problems but someone should come along to help you out with that...Kidding....
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Not sure I want to join in but the bathroom problems resonate so I will. First of all, congrats on finding a new way to enjoy precious family time. Nothing better than than. As for plumbing, sounds like this is an older unit? I had to replace most of my faucets when I bought my rig. The RV industry doesn't really do a good job of providing quality in those areas. I used household grade taps in the bathroom sink and checked the connecting hoses and drains. You many need to look at any/all three of those.
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What model motor home do you have?
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....Grandson was very upset when we had to leave, and said papa we got to do this more just you me,....
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Way to go. Can't wait till we can take our Grandchildren out camping for a weekend. They live in LA & we are in NC with the RV in FL. Besides the grandson is only 8 months old, I don't think the Daughter In Law would let us go just yet.
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Good to hear that you had a great time camping wit your family, Family time is the best with your own kids or grandkids just in general family time is great... Congrats on being able to have a young mind at heart but body sayd differntly well thats uslly how it works. your as old or young as you want to feel or belive... But regardless your body will always tell you differently, As for your holding tanks the fact that you had to dump twice in three days does not sound right unless you are showering and dumoping the gray tank that could be right but for the blk tank something is highly wrong so i would clean the tank and gauges to be sure as for the leak I would check all the fittings take it apart clean it well put new rings in it to be safe put back together and retighten and see what happens then... Best of luck with your coach
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Took out MH for the first time with our five year old grandson, just him a nd I. Everything went well, it was a Blast did some fishing, walking, oh and wrestling my mind say I am young, body says different. I am not use to all the walking a little sore. Got to dump the tanks, think the gauges need cleaning, due to having to dump twice in three days, was very conservative since we were boondocking in a state park. And the bathroom sink. Has a major leak, I am thinking it is a loose fitting. Or I am hoping that's all it is. MH has a factory installed 200 watt inverter in it for TV and etc. What a pain having to shut it off every time we were done watching DVD on the TV, is it really vital to shut it off, can't I just leave it on and shut the TV off. Cause I would not be using the inverter unless something is on. Correct. Grandson was very upset when we had to leave, and said papa we got to do this more just you me, I AM HOOKED, IT WAS AWESOME. that bathroom needs to be larger, its worse then the aircraft bathrooms, I am 6'2" 245 it is a task. If you know what I mean lmao.
Your tv continues to draw power even when shut off.
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....MH has a factory installed 200 watt inverter in it for TV and etc. What a pain having to shut it off every time we were done watching DVD on the TV, is it really vital to shut it off, can't I just leave it on and shut the TV off. Cause I would not be using the inverter unless something is on....
The inverter will draw electricity while it is idling and eventually run down your battery unless it has some protection scheme built into it. Do you have the inverter manual or the coach owner's manual? If not, you could go on the inverter company's website and download the manual.
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