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91  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 23, 2013, 07:34:29 pm
That's your problem, something is stuck in the blades.

It can be turned in either direction. Sometimes if you turn it back and forth what ever is jammed in there will break. If not it probably something that was accidently dropped into the tank or sink drain when the RV was manufactured,

It's very simple to take the pump out. It just hooks on to the pipe the same way your serwer hose hooks on. Just unclamp the small hose and unplug the wires.
Hold it so inlet is down, tap it, turn screw back & forth and it should fall out.

The screw should always rotate freely if it is unplugged.
since I just purchased this motorhome, I am going to leave it to the rv dealer. thanks.
92  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture collects on side walls of twin beds when very cold weather on: February 21, 2013, 06:58:55 pm
Frecklesweety:

THE MATTRESS .... oh yes .... there is a top and bottom. And it is not the most comfortable mattress in the world anyway... not even close.

You can feel the difference .. one side is soft and the other side is harder.

We wents to Sam's club when we brought our 2013 - 2350 home and bought a 2-1/2" thick memory foam pad for the top of the mattress and cut it down to follow our matress. We have only taken her out once but it seemed ok.

On our last 2350 we purchased a new inner spring mattress from camping world which was wonderful but it wasn't angled off and it made the squeeze into the bathroom that much harder .... but it was soooo comfy !

I have lower back problems so I am not a happy camper if the bed isn't comfortable .

Good Luck,
Carol  Smile


I know the mattresses are right side up and I put an foam egg crate on them but will look for the memory foam. I don't belong to Sam's anymore but will do a search.  I will check camping world  too.thanks
93  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 21, 2013, 06:56:14 pm
You might try turning the screw on the end of the pump - a few turns.  Sometimes they get jammed or stuck and turning the screw manually will clear it.  There is a rubber cover on the end of the pump which has to be removed to get to the screw.
Jack
Tried turning the screw. It only turns about 1/4".  I didn't want to force it anymore....I will have it checked out later. I can still dump the reg.way. Thanks
94  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan on: February 21, 2013, 08:17:53 am
not wanting to put holes in the bathroom door, I used the command hooks and used a tension rod for handing the towels. One on the top and one on the bottom.  They work well. I used the command hooks large and small and they work great. Heart Shower
95  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: electric hot water switch on: February 20, 2013, 07:53:49 pm
As long as you have water in the heater, you can leave the switch on. Like I said before we leave it on the whole trip.
  Thank you, I thought so.
 ThankYou
96  Main Forum / General Discussion / electric hot water switch on: February 20, 2013, 02:50:38 pm
Can you leave the electric hot water switch on all the time?.  In my other motorhome we only had propane and would only turn it on for 10 minutes as needed.  Since I have both ways I prefer the electric, and was not sure if it can let on all the time.  I don't know what the termostat is set at for the heating. It isn't written anywhere in the brochure for the heater....
  I have received so many answers to my questions on this forum that it is great to know that we can share.
Thank you.
97  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 20, 2013, 09:29:51 am
Hi, if you are up for crawling around down under, check the wires coming off the grinder for corrosion & possible failure. Do the ele. valves work?  Maybe the fuse is futzed.  I think you can turn the impeller with a screwdriver if it is jammed.  Good luck.
Oh, we have stayed at Anvil Campground and also enjoyed our stay.
kevin
Thanks for advice.  I have Good sam warranty and service contracts and when I get home next week, I will take to my RV dealer.
98  Main Forum / General Discussion / Moisture collects on side walls of twin beds when very cold weather on: February 19, 2013, 07:09:32 pm
WE experience 22 degree weather and found icy frost on the side walls between mattress and wall.  How can we prevent this and the windows are drafty by the beds.   Since this is first time using the mh I am finding alot out but that is what you get I guess in buying used.
  Also the mattresses have alot to be desired.  Need to replace them and need to find out where I can get new ones.
The coach is only two years old and wouldn't think they would be uncomfortable.  They give us back problems.
   ThankYou in advanced
99  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 19, 2013, 07:02:57 pm
First time out with motorhome and the pump did not work. So had to do the old method and was able to dump. The only problem with that my emergency hose I carried with me was not long enough, so off the walmart for a new system.  Had help from the campground owner...Will have to take mh to dealer and see what the problem was.   I was looking forward to using the system but at least the old way worked.  The test shows that the black water is still 1/3 full so there are some dirty sensors. Will need to clean it out when I get home.    Even Thetford couldnt help me.  Almost call a rv service but the campground owner and another rv camper helped out.  If you ever come to Williamsburg, Va a small family owned Anvil Campground are very accomodating.
 So what could have been the problem   
100  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hot water heater question on: February 19, 2013, 06:52:55 pm
 ThankYou REally appreciate all the advice. Would prefer to use electric to get hot water but wasnt sure about the red light. So now I know what it is for.  My paperwork doesn/t tell  you.
    Thanks again
101  Main Forum / General Discussion / hot water heater question on: February 18, 2013, 05:40:18 pm
this my first trip out with my 2010,2551 and the red light on the switch for the hot water heater does not lite up when turning it on. water heated ok and I heard the lighting. I also have electric to make hot water but without the light working I am not sure how long it takes and trying to save on propane by wanting to use electric. Could the light need to be replaced??   
  So used to see the lite work on my former mh. 
   
any advice???    Smile
102  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need adivce on: February 12, 2013, 05:12:48 pm
thanks for the tips.  I did open the plug and drain whatever was in the tank which was not very much.  Put in some water in the fresh water tank and ran it and it was clear.  I think we are okay.  I have bottled water with me anyhow.   Still have to install the cartridge in the  water filter but going to wait until all the lines are clear.  I only drink bottle water anyway.  I also have a filter to install on the kitchen spigot but goin to wait on that too.
 ThankYou  Thanks again to everyone.  this forum has been very helpful since this motorhome is so different that my 33ft that i traded in.   
103  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need adivce on: February 12, 2013, 09:05:44 am
    in trying to learn the system and dewinterize the mh, and  I think i got accidently get antifreeze in the hot water heater, so if I open the drain on the hot water heater outside and empty it, would that work to clean it out.  Then follow the above instructions, I should be ok.  Plan to leave on my trip, Thursday and head to Gettysburg, PA and then to Williamsburg, so I have to straighten things out before I leave, as well as check my tires for pressure....Repacking the motor for the season is sometimes daunting.
   This has been quite a learning experience.  In my other mh, there was one valve and it said shut-off valve.   Why don't they color code these valves to make it easier.   Also, when cruiser was build it seems most of the weight is on the passenger side with the fresh water tank and hot water tank as well as the inverter/converter. I only have one slide and still have room on driver's sdie when not extended.
  At this same time last year, my husband was there to advise me.  But since he passed away in May, I am the one to does it all. At that time I had a large C-class.  We did things together.   
104  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need adivce on: February 11, 2013, 06:52:22 pm
Thank you very much for the info. ThankYou
105  Main Forum / General Discussion / Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need adivce on: February 11, 2013, 03:06:15 pm

Getting ready to travel to Williamsburg and test out the motorhome as this is my first trip out. I am the second owner of this PC and paper instructions were left by former owner on opening and closing the valves to the water system.   It is all to confusing.  the valves are in back of the bottom Galley drawer. Laying flat they are in the shape of an "H".   Trying to figure out what valves are for the water heater. two are the vertical valves and the middle horizonal is the third one.   So which one is the bypass to the hot water????  The paper instructions are confusing.  They listed winter and summer but look the same to me.   Does anyone else have this system.....  Help!!!
   I also have an inline cartridge water filter system.  I see that all the antifreeze is is gone in it and want to know, before I put in the new cartidge, whether I should run clean water for awhile until all the pink is gone.  I did most of it but still not sure when to install the catridge.  Filter is under the driver's side bunk.  You have to be a contaugious to change it.....
   I thoroughly enjoy this forum and look forward to the Sept rally up north.  Plan to attend Passport America's rally in Tenneesee in June and have other camping plans in the meantime.  Help   Help
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