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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-26-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
Might have found a solution. Here's a 10" rough...

Might have found a solution. Here's a 10" rough in tall, elongated toilet.

...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-25-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
My dreams have been shattered. I don't have...

My dreams have been shattered.

I don't have the required 12 inch's from the wall to flange center for the residential toilet.

Dometic 320 will be the new host.

Thanks everyone !
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-21-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
Good question. We are going to the trailer...

Good question.

We are going to the trailer this weekend and measurements will determine the final outcome.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-20-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Balou
I agree with Old-Biscuit, The only other way...

I agree with Old-Biscuit,

The only other way to get water into fresh water tank is backflow thru pump....Internal Check Valve (diaphragm) is not closing allowing city water to flow thru pump.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-20-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
Excellent information ! Thanks so much !

Excellent information ! Thanks so much !
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-20-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
You're right. I had a Dometic 320 in a motorhome...

You're right. I had a Dometic 320 in a motorhome and it was fantastic.

I guess I'm just tired of forgetting to shut off my fantastic fan every time I flush the toilet and my nose paying the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-20-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Balou
Residential Toilet

Hello,

We have a permanently parked, 2012 Forest River Salem Villa Estate 393RLT on a full hook-up site.

It's been on this site since new and we pull the tank drains as needed.

The Dometic...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-08-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Balou
The main thing is the generator. Get it running...

The main thing is the generator. Get it running and warmed up then load it with as many electrical items you can turn on for at least an hour.

5k miles makes me wonder about the fuel.
Your...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Balou
What's a "cummings"? It's a misspelled 5.9...

What's a "cummings"?

It's a misspelled 5.9 diesel engine. LOL

I've got the battery's disconnected with the key on. I'll try the reset and see if it helps.

It run flat ground and long mild...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Balou
I'll take a look, Thanks. In the rear of my...

I'll take a look, Thanks.

In the rear of my coach, on the main frame rails, there are what looks like square fuses of some sort. They have heavy positive 12 volt wires running in and back out on...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-29-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Balou
The search was done, there is no fuel strainer in...

The search was done, there is no fuel strainer in my system.


If its a fuel delivery problem, are you saying electrically, something is cutting off the fuel?

I've driven semi for years and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-29-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Balou
Fuel filter was changed in March of this year...

Fuel filter was changed in March of this year along with a complete service. It was doing this before the service. Rig now has 69000 total miles on it with full service records.

It feels...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-28-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Balou
Power cutting out

Hi I have an unusual problem.

I have a 2002 Winnebago Journey with a 5.9 cummings diesel.

When on level ground I can run all day. No Problems.

When I come to a hill and give it full...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-16-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,483
Posted By Balou
These are the "Orville Redenbacher" of heavy duty...

These are the "Orville Redenbacher" of heavy duty jack stand pads.

https://www.outriggerpads.com/product/rv-pad-12-x-12-x-1/

I've had them 3 years now. Used them in every type of soil and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-30-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,453
Posted By Balou
There's a reason why.

Many folks don't know much about mechanics or the way an air cooled engine works.

Harley Davidson is an air cooled motorcycle. If the bike is running and not moving, it's gonna overheat.

Even...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,428
Posted By Balou
Exact Same Problem

I have the same exact tires that had the same exact cupping problem.

I run my steer tires at 95 psi cold.

I had a front end only alignment done when I purchased the new tires. The rig handled...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-04-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By Balou
Our 2002 journey has a small air tank mounted in...

Our 2002 journey has a small air tank mounted in the front access compartment. It has a schrader valve on top of the tank that you connect a clamp on inflator chuck to. I use that to fill my tires. I...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-30-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 100,140
Posted By Balou
OK, I did a complete trans fluid change on my...

OK, I did a complete trans fluid change on my Allison 5 speed because I had no idea what fluid was in there.

When I did my first drain, I got 2 1/2 gallons out. I changed the filter, refilled and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Balou
I believe the seal is the problem and will be...

I believe the seal is the problem and will be replacing it as soon as I get the new one. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 07-25-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 399,158
Posted By Balou
OK, I did a complete trans fluid change because I...

OK, I did a complete trans fluid change because I had no idea what fluid was in there. I figured I'd be better off starting the oil analysis yearly after knowing for sure what fluid I have.

When...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Balou
Dometic Porcelain God

Replaced our plastic toilet with a 310 porcelain Dometic. It's worked fine for 2 years. This year, our grandson was using the commode and experienced a toilet paper jam. The toilet paper would not go...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By Balou
If you search, there is an Alpha owners site on...

If you search, there is an Alpha owners site on the interweb.

We have a 2002 Winnebago Journey 36G and love it. It has the basement heat/AC which has performed quiet and flawlessly.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-24-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By Balou
This pump should do the trick. I would definitely...

This pump should do the trick. I would definitely add an accumulator to the system for even water flow and no hammering.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-09-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Balou
The water pressure is perfect and preforms like...

The water pressure is perfect and preforms like our home system when hooked up to a external source, both hot and cold.

I have an inlet water screen and it is clean. The current pump pressure is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-08-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Balou
Motorhome Fresh Water, Water Pump

Hi,
My current Shurflow 3.5 GPM 45 PSI water pump is working. The pump is not worn out and performs as advertised. We also have an accumulator in the system and it's adjusted correctly. I'm still...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-26-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,504
Posted By Balou
I'm a diesel guy also. Besides being more...

I'm a diesel guy also. Besides being more powerful, Air Brakes and diesel genny, you have the option of Air Ride suspension. Huge difference going down the road with air ride. Test drive both Spring...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,238
Posted By Balou
In lieu of the Bi-directional Isolator Relay, I...

In lieu of the Bi-directional Isolator Relay, I ran a quick disconnect jumper wire from the coach battery bank to the starting battery bank.

I connect this wire only during down time and winter...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Balou
Best to drain your black tank when almost full. I...

Best to drain your black tank when almost full. I always back flush the black tank after draining and drain again. Keep water in the toilet bowl at all times. It keeps the rubber seal from drying...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-23-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By Balou
I'd step on that....Looks Fantastic.

I'd step on that....Looks Fantastic.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Balou
I would relay this information to the repair...

I would relay this information to the repair facility you used and ask why this happened. With still having 25 gallons left in the fuel tank, you should never experience fuel starvation.

The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,238
Posted By Balou
Our coach needs battery's. 2012 date on 2 start...

Our coach needs battery's. 2012 date on 2 start battery's, 2014 date on 2 coach battery's.

1 coach and 1 start battery are bad. I load tested all of them while doing the cleaning
and...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-16-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 399,158
Posted By Balou
Thanks Tom, Well, sounds like we have a...

Thanks Tom,

Well, sounds like we have a mystery fluid in our Allison.

Now that I think of it, the hydraulic fluid used in my Cub Cadet tractor's hydrostatic transmission is clear in color....
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 399,158
Posted By Balou
Hello Tom, What a fantastic information...

Hello Tom,

What a fantastic information center for anything Allison related. THANK YOU !

We own a 2002 Winnebago Journey, 300 cummins, Allison 2000, 66000 miles
new to us 2 years ago. All...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Balou
When we were looking for a Class A 3 years ago, I...

When we were looking for a Class A 3 years ago, I found the electronics in most units vastly improved after the year 2000. We decided we would stay above that year. We also wanted a diesel pusher...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Balou
Fresh Water Tank Leak

Hello, 2002 Winnebago Journey 36C.....I have a slow leak in my fresh water tank. It's not the drain valve. I had the leak fixed at a shop. They said they replaced a fitting coming out of the tank and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-29-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Balou
Best Motorhome Winter Cover

Hello All,


Well, getting to be that time again. The dreaded winter storage. This year is gonna be a little different for us. We lost our indoor storage to a higher bidder.....long story....and...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-19-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Balou
Great information. I've got a good idea now which...

Great information. I've got a good idea now which way I'm gonna go.


Thanks All
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-17-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Balou
Another Surge Protector Question

Hello everyone,


I need a surge protector.



My motor home is rated for 50 amps so naturally I need a 50 amp protector.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-31-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Balou
Wheel and Mirror Covers

Hello,
I need wheel and mirror covers for my 2002 Winnebago Journey and was wondering what you might recommend.
I already have sunshade for the windows and wiper blades.

The wheel diameter is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-11-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,497
Posted By Balou
This might help you out.... List Flat Tow...

This might help you out....

List Flat Tow Vehicles for Your Motorhome - RV Trippin (https://rvtrippin.com/list-flat-tow-vehicles/)
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-23-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,571
Posted By Balou
I removed, cleaned, checked and reinstalled all...

I removed, cleaned, checked and reinstalled all my battery's then double checked to made sure the chassis battery's were NOT getting a charge from the converter. For the time being, I made a set of...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-17-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,571
Posted By Balou
Great information. Thanks all. My coach has...

Great information. Thanks all.

My coach has top and bottom pull out battery trays. I was wondering where others have mounted the "charge stealer" so the trays can still be pulled out with ease?
...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-15-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,571
Posted By Balou
Leaving a Motorhome plugged in.

Can I leave my motorhome plugged in for long periods of time when not in use or over the winter to maintain the battery's?

Can I connect the coach and starting battery's with removable jumper...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-14-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Balou
Bobmac, My motorhome has an inverter now. It...

Bobmac,

My motorhome has an inverter now. It supplies power to the front and rear entertainment systems only. No other plugs.

It also has a converter under the refrigerator.

A whole coach...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-07-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Balou
Twinboat, I got to thinking about it and didn't...

Twinboat, I got to thinking about it and didn't think I really needed an inverter with a transfer switch which you confirmed for me, Thanks.


Mrgrayaz, Yes, I will be cutting power to the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-07-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Balou
Or, Do I even need an inverter with a transfer...

Or, Do I even need an inverter with a transfer switch?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-07-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Balou
Inverter with transfer switch

I am going to purchase this inverter.
KISAE SWXFR1220 2000 Watt 12V PSW Inverter with Transfer Switch (https://invertersrus.com/product/kisae-swxfr1220/)

I will be plugging my shore line into this...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-06-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By Balou
Thanks PJStough...

Thanks PJStough (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/pjstough-173047.html),

The transfer switch in the coach would still work right? In other words, I don't need to unplug the shore line from the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-06-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By Balou
Thanks for all the replies. I have another...

Thanks for all the replies.

I have another option to present to you.

Can I install this inverter and just plug my shore line into it when needed?

2000 WATT PURE SINE POWER INVERTER 12 VDC TO...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-29-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By Balou
Yes, the frig is an RV type that will run on...

Yes, the frig is an RV type that will run on propane also. My CPAP has a humidifier so it needs 120vac.

I like the idea of saving my propane for cooking and heating.

The way it is now I must...
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