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 on: April 16, 2015, 05:13:13 pm 
Started by mrkenney41 - Last post by donc13
Yesterday morning after all the heavy rain here in KY i went to check on my new 3100.  The commode was almost full of water. There is no water hookupin use and the pump was not on.  I flushed it and checked it this AM.  A small amount of water was in the bottom.  Any ideas how this could happen.  I thought maybe rain came in the vent somehow.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks

Mike  Newbie

If the pump had been on, and then turned off, some pressure remains....especially if there is air in the system.   If the toilet valve had a slow leak..that excess water would have (could have) slowly run into the bowl.   But typically that would only be 4 to 8 ounces.   Not enough to almost fill the bowl.    Did you by any chance check the toilet right after you parked it?   If the toilet valve had a slow leak...it could have been leaking while the pump was on....and you just didn't notice it.

No way rain could have backed up into the bowl.
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 32 
 on: April 16, 2015, 04:29:09 pm 
Started by mrkenney41 - Last post by Barry-Sue
Mike,

We had the same thing happen the other day.  Our toilet bowl was half full of water even though we were not hooked up and the pump was off.  We figured there must have been some built up pressure in the pipes. We flushed it and it hasn't happened since.  This was the first time in six years.

Sue

 33 
 on: April 16, 2015, 04:26:36 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Joseph
Ron, what are the advantages of the Alcoa wheels? I'm guessing weight but are there other advantages as well?

 34 
 on: April 16, 2015, 02:38:27 pm 
Started by larry06 - Last post by larry06
my water pump works fine in the shower and bath room. but in kinten the pump just goes on and off all the time hot or cold but  bath room works ok . works ok on city water.


hope some can help.

have a nice day
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 35 
 on: April 16, 2015, 02:21:39 pm 
Started by mrkenney41 - Last post by ragoodsp
That is a little strange...there would be no way that I am aware of that the vent could in any way be connected to the actual bowl.  the entire holding tank would have had to be filled with water and I doubt that could ever happen with a light rain coming down the vent pipe!  I would guess that there may have been a small amount of siphoned water that may have run into the tank after the pump was shut off.  I would not worry about it if it was me.   

 36 
 on: April 16, 2015, 02:02:28 pm 
Started by mrkenney41 - Last post by mrkenney41
Yesterday morning after all the heavy rain here in KY i went to check on my new 3100.  The commode was almost full of water. There is no water hookupin use and the pump was not on.  I flushed it and checked it this AM.  A small amount of water was in the bottom.  Any ideas how this could happen.  I thought maybe rain came in the vent somehow.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks

Mike  Newbie

 37 
 on: April 16, 2015, 12:10:07 pm 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Barry-Sue
Paul

The E350 has the front axle rating of 5,000 pounds and a rear axle rating of 8,500.  If you take the maximum weight limits for each axel and use them to determine tire pressure from the Michelin Tire Load Table you would find the maximum that the front tires need to be inflated to is 75 pounds and the maximum the rear tires need to be inflated to is 65 pounds.

We had a 2008 2350 with slide on an E350 and I inflated our tires to 55LBS/65LBS.


Barry

 38 
 on: April 16, 2015, 10:24:43 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Doneworking
Tom, I bring this up because yesterday I was getting ready for a trip and checking tires.  I had my front end realigned at a great local tire shop last week (independently owned, AAA Certified, two RV bays.....owned by the same family for fifty years).   When I checked my tires yesterday, which I meticulously do on all of my vehicles, I was shocked when I started at the back and got 65 on the dual.  I thought I had a leak!  Then I checked all the rears and got 65 exactly.  Checked the front:  75.   So, I checked the PC sticker on the driver's post and sure enough, that was what was on it.  Like you, I have always done the exact opposite.   I don't know if the pressure is set that way because it is an E350 and is different than an E450 or not???   The local guys just matched the sticker.  They know RV folks are always pretty anal about their personal preferences, and with good reason:  rig specific experience.

I have used 65 front and 75 rear since I got the PC about 18 months ago.  So, I asked the experts here.  65-75 was what I used on my previous Class  B (two front and two back and weighed out at almost 8800 on a Chevy 35 modified chassis) and that is what I have used on my previous two E450 Cs.

Ron's comments are really inline with the local tire guy's setting and the PC post.   Interesting about Ron's experience with the ride quality at the lower pressure.  

I am going on a short trip for a few days and will drive only about 600 miles round trip, mostly Interstate, so I am going to pop the rears down to 65 and just see how they handle.  Ron is on target again: those babies look a little underinflated to me, but so do all low profile car tires.  You just can't go on looking anymore.

I carry three things always regarding tires:  a good (and old so made in Ohio) trucker's gauge, a 110v compressor I can run from the genset and an infrared thermometer with which I check tire heat after driving a while.  I use the thermometer  to detect any internal tire problem that may not show up on a pressure check.

I will look forward to others comments and maybe a consensus will develop.   There has been a bunch of postings over the years on rv.net about this question but I am interested in PC specific responses and particularly focused on the E350.  

Paul

 39 
 on: April 16, 2015, 10:24:07 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by ron.dittmer
Tom, The sticker PC-USA placed on my rig states 65f/60r, I assume because of the weight ratio verses quantity of tires.  So I maintain that relationship.

 40 
 on: April 16, 2015, 09:29:52 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by TomHanlon
Very interesting. You two are putting less presure in the rear than in the front. Are you sure you don't have this backward? shrug

My E450 calls for 75 front and 80 rear. I run about 5 lbs less because I weighted the coach and used the Michelin charts.

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