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Old 04-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #61
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Still have not fixed the heater hose,.. been very busy. I have pulled out the shower pan from the trailer... i am not sure how to go about retrieving the black and gray water tanks....from underneath or cutting some of the floor back??...i looked in the toilet with a flash light and i think there is fluid in there!! i guess i am gonna have to dig a hole and dump it there....gross and hard diggin around here...so, is there a trick to removing toilet.. i am captain break-a-lot so what wandering if there is any tricks..... been also trying to start the bus.. re-connected the wires off the tranny and know i did it right due to the color coding...the battery was low-ish 12.5v so i tried squeaking the truck in between bus and other not running suv (not easy) jumped bus and still no luck?! I wanted to do more troubleshooting but the dang wasp's were running me off.....they are really aggressive,...the bus is their home now........the whole soddering the copper wire to make a bump in my 90's..very creative idea i like it, but i dont have those type of fabricating skills or tools....my next goal with those is to make it to napa and see if they can help me.....why the heck is there only one dump valve? i dont understand
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:21 PM   #62
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #63
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who am i supposed to call.... ghost busters?
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:37 PM   #64
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yeah, I'm sure its not ghost... I hope i can figure it out.... i think i need to get on top of motor and test the solenoid and starter with the ol' volt meter....now wouldn't i have to test it while turning the key? can i jump start it? that would take me putting a brick on the clutch or something?
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:48 PM   #65
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mightybus...what do you mean i only need one valve?..dosent each holding tank have its own valve you pull to dump? why is the black tank under the toilet and the gray under the shower(i am guessing) but only one valve,, so does it go: toilet---->black tank---->gray tank---->dump valve?????? i guess i just need to go in there and pull the floor apart...
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:37 PM   #66
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If you get A&E you can watch "Billy the Exterminator" tonight. One of the episodes he goes after some wasps with a natural insect killer, but I cant remember which one is for wasps... But I know he uses Pyrethrin and Eugenol Oils alot. I think wasps is Eugenol... But if you can find a place to get a spraybottle of the stuff you need, you can just mist the buggers and their nests and kill them quick and move on... Although, a shopvac might be handy so you dont find dead wasps in the grass...
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #67
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dad and i went in there comicazi style and we figured out some stuff under the hood.. there is definitely a problem between the solenoid and the key as far as starting it goes.. but dad tried the old screwdriver to start her and no luck.. he came to the conclusion that the starter needs a fixin'.. been working in the city and have not had time to deal with anything yet...
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #68
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Hi Moliska,
when you take your donor trailer apart, you might find it easier to pull the flooring off to get the tanks out. Spend some time looking over the setup and it'll explain the dump valve(s). And talk to local RV/trailer shop folks, they can usually help with advice, and they'd be local since I can't make the trip

Many RV tanks were installed while building the trailer, so they can be surrounded by walls and flooring n' stuff. Get ALL the stuff out of the way before trying to pull the tanks, or they will break when forced. This means taking the trailer apart, something you'd probably do anyway.
SOME tanks were bolted in from underneath using hanger straps, so might be removable that way.

Try to flush the tanks before pulling....get as empty as possible. Having the trailer level helps.
1) First FILL the tanks. FLUSH the BLACK tank BEFORE the grey tank.
2) THEN flush the grey tank....the idea is that the grey water helps flush the last of the black crap out of the drain hose. If there's a black tank shutoff, it might behoove ya to close it before flushing the grey tank...your mileage may vary.

About your starting problems: Make sure that when you turn the key, you have voltage going to the solenoid. IF you have voltage going into the solenoid, then test the voltage coming OUT of the solenoid. Solenoids and electrical connectors can get rusted, and pitted contacts internally, which can be the problem.
Then if the solenoid is good, pull the starter and have it checked out. You can usually test it on a bench with a battery (make sure you can pull the wire away!), or take it to NAPA or similar to test it (safer to have them do it if you don't know what you're doing). Disconnect ground wire from battery FIRST before pulling the starter!
Batteries should be around 13.2 volts when fully charged IIRC (each cell is actually 2.2 volts X six cells=13.2 volts)...I could be wrong, there's plenty of battery websites out there to double-check. Low voltage could be a problem with a weak connection (corroded) or pitted contacts in a solenoid.

And I'm sure by now someone told you your old water tank is for a completely obsolete pressurized system. They stopped doing those when decent water pumps became available, and check valves prevented city water from back-flowing into the newer plastic tanks.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:17 PM   #69
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so... been working hard helping a friend fix up his house to sell....lots of work. i managed to get a ride to the store and this is what i came up with for my third attempt at the heater hose 90's .... (wondering what y'all will have to say about it)...
Hi Ryan: i am going to have to dig a hole to dump the tanks into.. but i do think the flushing idea is a good plan, I'm gonna try to dump first to make sure i can open everything properly before filling them up any more. I am wondering if the water spickit looking thing is the gray water... I do want to just rip the trailer all apart.. keeping the windows and all the usable stuff.. but I have a feeling it will be a huge mess.. I guess just burn everything with wood on it that I don't want and then go through the burn pile for stuff to scrap.. the insulation is a problem as it doesn't burn.. I just envision it all turning into a big ugly mess and i am hesitant to start
about the water tank...yes, i have since figured out i now have a small air compressor and no water pump.. but i think i would like to reuse the tank and acquire a 12v water pump and all the appropriate valves and a pressure regulator for a hose...
still waiting for the right tools... dads got all the mechanical tools and i all the construction.. so haven't pulled the starter.. very distracted right now with working and i might have to go to stl to see my 86 year old grandma that's not doing too hot, but i would like to get the 90's on there before i leave house...
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:48 PM   #70
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Yes, tearing apart an old camping trailer can be an awful mess.






The U fittings look pretty good. Use teflon tape to seal the threads, and perhaps two hose clamps on each hose to take maximum advantage of the "barbs". And the hose needs to be a tight fit on those barbs. That should do it.
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