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  1. Sometimes "Bigger isn't always better". Reminds me of that old joke about Two guys from Northern Wisconsin. They bought a truck, drove to Chicago and bought a load of chickens at $4.00 apiece. They drove home and sold the chickens for $3.00 apiece. After three trips one guy said they were losing money. The other guy replied that he was way ahead of him. His answer was: "We'll get a bigger truck!" For a business to survive it must remain current with product, efficient with operations, and willing to accept that merely getting bigger doesn't guarantee success.
  2. I think I get a propulsion assist with a "tail wind".
  3. Bill, I can get close to 1,200 miles on the 80 gallon black tank capacity
  4. I take it you have installed the "third valve", enabling you to first drain the black tank, close the third valve, then open the grey tank valve and let it run until the level equalizes with the black tank. Then close the grey, open the 3rd valve, close 3rd valve when draining stops, then repeat. We always use this method. I keep the black tank valve closed until at least 3/4 full before draining. The fast exodus rate tends to take most of the solids out, assuming of course, that you use a sensible amount of water with each use of the commode. I close the grey water at least two days before a departure so that the tank builds up a decent amount of water for back flushing. I also "predose" the empty black tank with Dawn dish soap (cheap bottle from Dollar Tree) and Calgon water softener. Others may say nay, but my sensors on our 1989 still function correctly, so I will continue the process.
  5. As Brett suggested, the sewer cleanout between your house and the street is a handy dump station. I found an old abandoned highway orange rubber cone one day. I cut off the top so it then fit in our sewer cleanout. Makes a very nice, large, easy to use and clean funnel. Recycle, baby, recycle
  6. It releases a secret compartment door that someone else must be pressing on to open while you flip the switch. Behind that door is a very large caliber pistol and some gold bars. I ought to know. It is what I found in mine. (Yah sure)
  7. Don't go!! Seriously, go camping within reasonable driving distance of home base a few times until you are completely familiarized with your RV and learn what to do and what you need.
  8. Got full lobes on the distributor? Or not used on that model? Had a Chev 6 cyl with worn out lobes--distributor shaft was perfectly round--on an uncle's truck and it backfired under load. Swapped the entire distributor out of another of his trucks and it then ran fine.
  9. If you tighten the air cleaner wing nut too much you distort the carb housing so the choke sticks. Try giving the stud sticking thru the loosened wing nut a healthy whack with a hammer to restore the carb top to its original round shape. Had it happen to me and a friend. After friend did a tuneup his chev wouldn't run. Wife said to give her a hammer. She whacked the stud and engine went to purring. Friend almost filled his pants when she started to hit the stud--let out a scream.
  10. Another one of those things where the warranty ran out when you pull off the lot.
  11. Falls anywhere, anytime can be dangerous. My brother, at four years of age in 1954, fell on a wooden pencil that pierced his heart and lung. He died that day. Caution in all things when it comes to safety. I only posted this because there are a bunch of us with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who should be cautious with what their offspring play with.
  12. GM had big problems trying to sell one of their car models in S America years ago due to the name: NOVA, which meant "no go" in Spanish. Kind of wonder if Norcold really subtly states the truth in their name? Such as: "neither hot nor cold"?
  13. Might I suggest putting some colorful tape in conspicious places on the slinky and the electrical cord. Makes them look as if there are not in the best of shape, and thus less desirable to steal.
  14. We also use hydrogen peroxide in our fresh tank after thoroughly flushing the RV antifreeze out. I just leave the HP in and it will break down to water after a couple days. BUT, I must also say that we do not drink the water from the fresh water tank. We use bottled water for drinking and making my coffee.
  15. I never had any luck either until another RVer told me to wait and call after 3:30 PM Central time. No problems after that. Seems calls after that time go to the West coast where they understand the RV issues.