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MikeMarie

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  1. Thank you all for your input. It has just been recently that I have left the grey water valve open and have been getting that smell, so from now on I will ensure it is closed except for emptying. The more we travel and live in the motorhome the more we learn. Appreciate the help. Mike...
  2. I have a 2008 Jayco Melbourne, class C motorhome. All is great with this home except that a few days ago we began to get a funky chemical-like smell. It appears to maybe come from the bathroom but is really hard to pin down. We also thought that it may be coming from our older memory foam topper on the bed. It is not overpowering but lingers. It is more pronounced in the rear of the home. We have looked everywhere, cleaned everywhere and it still permeates the home. Any ideas? We have a black tank washer and each time I empty the black water I always rinse it well until the water runs clear for a time. The grey water is allowed to run freely so doesn't get filled up, although periodically I close the valve and let it fill some so as to ensure that it remains clean.
  3. I tried the Lifeline series 6 volt AGM batteries but they would not fit in my battery tray and they don't make any of the size that do. I ended up buying flooded Interstate deep cycle batteries, 2 12 volt that I rigged in parallel so I should now have the power when I need it as well as a longer life of the batteries when boondocking. Thanks for all of your support folks this sort of response is very helpful for a near novice in motor homing. Mike...
  4. I finally got the door open by virtually destroying the latch mechanism, ordered the replacement on line from PPL in Texas and it is now back to normal. Mike...
  5. We came back to the RV and the door would not open. The latch seemed to pull properly but the pin did not pull out of the door frame. We got into the coach by way of the front door. I was able to get the inside cover on the latch off and discovered that the pin that slides into the door frame to hold the door closed was broken and I was not able to pull out the broken part. I did, however take off the moulding on the latch side of the door and move the latch into the door. There does not appear to be anything holding the door but I still cannot open it. I could not pull the outside cover off of the door or get the full latch out. It is, of course, screwed to the door. I can't see anything holding the door in place yet I still cannot open it. Any suggestions? We can enter and exit the coach from the front so that is not really a problem but we really would like to get the door working again. Mike...
  6. Thanks all. I will give the cleanup and checkup of the wires another try. It stayed open the other day when it was raining but only for awhile and then came back in again on its own. Very strange. Mike...
  7. There are a string of speakers that run down the middle of the ceiling in the motor home and there are also two in the bedroom. When the radio in the cab is on, these speakers are in use and controlled by the radio (fading) in the dashboard of the cab. There are also three speakers along the ceiling above the TV in the living room and two more in the couch slide. These speakers never come on and I don't know to what radio or TV they are connected. Any ideas?? There is so much to these RVs that are foreign to me that I am finding a lot that I don't know about. Thanks to those of you who have been doing this for years for your help. Mike...
  8. We have a dual type water heater and both electric and AV gas heats the water properly. However, when we turn on the hot water tap it comes in hot but then goes cold. Then when we turn off the tap and then turn it on again the water is again hot for a short time before it runs cold. Any suggestions?? Mike...
  9. How do I do that? Should I disconnect the one on the door?
  10. Thanks. Now, where would I put the switch in the system to operate the steps with the toggle switch. Our last coach we had to open and close the steps by hand so this seems like it would be a good way to solve the problem without spending an arm and a leg to get it done. Mike...
  11. An added little turn of events to my steps on the motorhome. Two days ago I opened the door and the steps stayed down. I thought that they were fixed. I had gone under and checked the fuse, all the wires and there didn't appear to be any loose wires. So, for the morning the steps were down when the switch was turned off. Then while we were out, they came up again. Today the same thing. When I opened the door this morning the steps came down and stayed down. Fixed. wrong. We were eating lunch in the motorhome and all of a sudden the steps came back in on their own. Now they go down when the door is opened and come back up when the door is closed. Very strange... Mike...
  12. The Electric steps are Kwikee #888 two steps on a Jayco motorhome according to the manual. Mike...
  13. In my 2008 Jayco Melbourne 29D we have double electric steps that come out when the door to the coach is opened. There is a switch that one can turn off when you are parked so that they stay down when the door is closed. We have been parked on a campsite for a couple of weeks now with the switch turned off (so the stairs stay out). All of a sudden when the door is shut the steps retract. Has anyone experienced this problem and how did you resolve it. Thanks Mike...
  14. Thanks guys I will look at all of that as well when I do my annual look for any cracks and other possible trouble spots. I appreciate the input from you all. Mike...
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