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  1. Not sure if I have a leak. I have run the fresh water tank over several times when filling. OOPS. No time to repair right now. will look at it in a a week or two.
  2. Has anyone ever repaired the floor under a fresh water tank. Our water tank is sagging where the floor under it is rusted out. Maybe treated wood under the tank? I have not inspected this to carefully yet to come up with a repair method. Wondered if any of you have done a similar repair. I can see the tank is sagging and don't want to let this go on to long.
  3. Our power awning has a metal cover at the top that wraps around the fabric when closed. It has slowly worked it's way over so it is hitting the arm of the awing when closed. Anyone know how to get it back in place? Tried to pry it without much success. I think pounding on it may damage or bend the cover. Maybe a 2 X 4 over it and tap lightly.
  4. I'll give that a try Herman. Not home now so will look at it later this coming week.
  5. Sounds like a cracked tile under our kitchen slide. Some noise along that line. The slide works properly but a crunching noise when extended. Any ideas on how to get a peek under this slide to see what is going on. Gear style slide. Don't want to tear cabinets apart to see under unless that is the only way.
  6. Wish I had found you Bill when you were still working. I have two estimates, both $2500.00. That is just to cover areas affected, not painting the whole coach with clearcoat. Ideas on where I should go? We spend the winter in Desert Hot Springs, California. Any honest and good shops in that area?
  7. We had our 2007 Tuscany serviced at Mustang Cat in Houston. Quality work at a fair price. Oil, filters, lube, valve adjustment on our C7, and general all around check of belts, hoses, and fluids. $750
  8. Our motorhome sits outside all the time. It is a 2007 model with full body paint. We are getting some oxidation of the clear coat near the top and on the corners. Any suggestions on how to deal with this and make it look better? I do keep it clean and wax it at least once a year. The sun seems to be winning.
  9. Put new batteries in this week. Slide works slowly but comes in without help and on its own power.
  10. Finally had time to tear into this problem today. The squirrel cage fan inside the enclosed housing had come loose from the motor shaft. A little cleaning and tightening the set screw solved the problem. I had not taken this housing apart before during regular maintenance. Took a little time, but problem solved.
  11. Our front AC unit fan started to make a squealing noise today (still running). It has been running all day as it is hot in Mesa today. Does this mean a new AC unit or can the fans be replaced? Anyone had a similar problem?
  12. Call Direct TV and ask. I don't know about Direct TV but our Dish receiver has a USB port on the back. We were able to hook up an external hard drive to this port and for a one time fee of $40.00 Dish programmed it as a DVR. Works just like our DVR at home. There is an additional charge of $7 on our bill for this DVR.
  13. I have had a similar problem that ended up being a vacuum hose that would collapse sometimes and work well other times. Airflow would change from dash to defrost when the hose failed and back again if and when it decided to mess with me again. Nightmare to track down. New hose and the system is working fine. My 12 volt vacuum pump does cycle often and I believe I have a leak somewhere that I have been unable to find yet. I think more new hose may be a good idea.
  14. We have had our 2007 Tuscany 4072 for 5 years. Love the floor plan. 1 couch, 2 recliners, mid-coach TV, and king bed. Like most first time buyers we have a list of things we would like in our 2nd rig. Newer heating system (aqua hot), bath and 1/2 (we are snowbirds and live in it all winter), two large recliners facing the TV, outside TV, all tile (carpet is too hard to keep clean), and the biggest item, another king size bed (ours is an actual king not an RV king). Now the problem with a trade. Price. Wow!! Twice what we paid for ours (it was 3 years old with 14,000 miles) plus ours in trade. I think our wish list is not worth the cost of the trade. Looks like we will wait and become a 2nd owner of a floor plan we like, in a few years. Oh, and it can't be longer than 42 ft to fit on our lot.
  15. After flushing the hot water heater the smell went away for a a few days. Now 10 days later it is back. On to sanitize stage.
  16. Thanks for the input. I have a replacement cable in stock. Have a cable cutter and plan to buy a crimping tool. On inspection our cables are all in good condition. I know a wire that goes back and forth will fail eventually.
  17. Our rear sink smells like rotten egg briefly after turning on the water. It goes away in about 15 seconds or less. Only happens after sink is unused for a period of time and I think only on the hot water side. We are hooked up to city water and and the water heater is running on the electric side. I plan on draining and flushing the hot water tank today. No smells at the kitchen sink or the shower. Any suggestions welcome.
  18. Both our rear slides are cable drives. They both are working fine, however I know cables will not last forever. Has anyone out there replaced a broken cable and how hard is it to do? I have heard of some people that carry spare cables in case of a problem.
  19. Thanks for the info. I made a mistake however, and read the wrong figure off the batteries. It says 135 minutes on them but also 226 amp hours. I guess I have 452 amp hours. I thought I had the math right but still managed to screw it up by reading the wrong number on the batteries. All is well that ends well. Retirement sure beats working!!!
  20. I have four 6 volt batteries in our house battery bank. 135 Amp hours each. The batteries are hooked in parallel and series. Two batteries hooked together in parallel to make 12 volts. Two parallel sets in series. If I understand this right, it would give me 270 amp hours total. 135 amp hours for each set of two batteries in parallel, and 270 for both sets together. Is this right?
  21. Herman, The dealer told me they did not think towing the car was in any way connected to the failure. They simply stated it was a mechanical part and it failed.
  22. Our towbar was installed at Blue Ox and is within their specs. Don't think that could be the problem.
  23. Our 2013 Lincoln MKS needed a whole new front end. After a bumpy ride home the other day it went to the dealer to find out we needed a new rack and pinion. It was under warranty so no cost to us, but could this be signs of problems in the future towing this car? The tires were cupped and worn funny and that was our expense replacing the tires. The car has about 33,000 miles on it and has been towed about another 25,000. Car tows beautifully, however if this happens again in a few years it will be on our dime. Anyone out there had this type of problem towing a car?
  24. Our toilet would no longer hold water. Seals were bad. I looked at U-tube videos on replacing the seals and thought "no problem". Wrong! Not that the repair was hard, it was easy. My mistake was thinking that I needed to remove two phillips head screws behind the foot lever and water valve. I found out the hard way that this is the spring assembly on the foot pedal and with the removal of these screws it releases the tension on the assembly. After trying unsuccessfully for two hours to put it back together, I spent the $32 for a new one. Maybe you could find it for less, but I needed it now, and that is what it costs at the local RV parts store. All you need to remove is the two outside bolts that hold the foot pedal and water valve on. The spring assembly behind slides off the shaft intact. This must have been a problem others have had because the new spring cartridge comes with specialty screws that takes a special screwdriver to take it apart. On the plus side the new spring assembly makes our foot pedal work much better.
  25. Herman, I think I will try your suggestion of new batteries in the spring. I will also check to previous idea that it may be off the track. Not sure about the slow to use the bedroom idea. Hope you're wrong about that.
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