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Old 02-05-2015, 09:10 AM   #11
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HI and welcome to the group
stripped out screw.. toothpicks and a little wood glue. Put a bit of wood glue on the toothpicks push them in the hole and break them off flush.. let the glue dry and then put the screw in like normal..
Radio remote.. try a place like Radio Shack for a generic remote..
Broken dump T handles... save your energy.. just put on a pair of gloves and pull on the rod.. those T handles break way too easy
Cutting boards the sinks are pretty much standard sizes so any RV dealer will have some.. but I went to a big box store and bought a large cutting board that fit over both sinks. This has worked well for me for years now... You can also sand the top of the cutting board if you wish and that will give it a like new look..

Since you say your new to RVing let me offer this one thing that many have oppsed on.. "even when your at an RV park with full hookups never ever leave your black tank open.." it will allow the water to drain away but the solids will remain eventually plugging your tank.

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Old 02-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #12
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A friend of mine said one time, if you buy a used trailer, you will have to work on it,
and if you buy a new trailer, you will have to work on it.
Just dig in and have fun, ask all the questions you have. And Welcome.

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Old 02-06-2015, 11:07 AM   #13
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Seann thanks for the advice I will for sure make sure to remember that!

Jimw, I know the feeling already, between the old international tractor I "play" with and the newer JD I am ALAWAYS working on something. lol But again all this camping stuff is new to me so expect some questions from time to time.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:25 PM   #14
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New question. I put new handles on one of my gray tanks and the black tank and decided to test them out. The black water tank valve is really hard to pull, so much so you have to get on the ground and put your foot against the frame to pull it, but no effort is need to push it back. From what I've read and some have said its easy to change, but it seems mine might be set up for cold weather and has a thick plastic sheet running the full length of the trailer with no seems. So it looks like I will have to removed it or cut it, neither look like an easy job. Also the handle runs through spray foam insulation(which might be the reason its so hard to pull?) I cant even see the valve to try to spray it with silicone lube. Any suggestions?

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