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Old 04-24-2011, 06:14 PM   #21
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Sorry for the delayed response - we've been gone a couple of days. We'll have to check that out - don't know that I've seen one. What lens are you replacing? Lost me on that one...short trip...I know!

We are pretty close to being set-up. We did a lot of work this weekend. Most of the inside is ready and I think we've got the outside looking good. We plan to spend this next weekend up there so we're pretty excited. I will get some pictures posted soon. So many new things to learn! One thing we've decided is we need a checklist of what to do before we leave. I think we questioned ourselves the whole way home as to whether we did what we needed to do before leaving. I hope it's all still there when we go back
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #22
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Link for 90 degree elbow:

http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...d&Nty=1&Ntpc=1

Don't feel bad, we're on our 4th year at our seasonal and I still leave a post-it-note by the door to remind me:

Water off
Open tap to relieve pressure off interior plumbing
Furnace/AC off
HWH off
Shades shut
All lights off
Shed locked
Garage doors locked
DW in truck (just kidding about that one)

Looking forward to your pics.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:05 AM   #23
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Too funny! I needed that laugh on a Monday morning :hihi: Thanks for the link and the check list, that's pretty cool! I had to laugh when we got there on Saturday, we were checking out the sewer and water hook-up that Happy Hallow installed and I noticed the fresh water hose was connected to the black tank flush and not the city water hook-up. Boy, that could have been a rude surprise! I'm still scratching my head over that one....clearly marked in both spots! We were really running behind on Saturday so I didn't get to take any pictures of the camper but will this weekend. It took longer to get the boat settled in than we anticipated and we had a bunch of stuff to unload set-up in the camper and outside. I'm pretty sure the HWT is still on bypass. I need to figure out which lever to turn. Up and down is off and side to side is on, is that right? I did get a few pics of us with the boat - hope no one minds me sharing them here. I know - it's not a Jayco but it's a pretty sweet ride! Our dock is right in the campground - very convenient.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:00 AM   #24
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On the HWH there should be 3 valves. If the valve is parallel to the hose it's open, if the valve is at 90 degrees to the hose it's closed. To unbypass the top and bottom ones should open and the middle one which goes from the top pipe to the bottom pipe should be closed. Here's a link for you to look at. You probably have the third one down although your pipes aren't in the same layout as the drawing.

http://www.rv-forums.org/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=44

Very nice pontoon boat!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:31 AM   #25
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Thanks Wiscampsin! The 3-Valve system looks very familiar. I'll make sure the plug is tight on the outside and then check/turn the valves. Pictures always help I was taught to turn on my hot water faucets and let them run until all the air was gone to let the tank fill-up and then flip on the heater. I knew something wasn't quite right because after all the antifreeze flushed there was just running water - no puffs of air. Thanks again for such good information! If you ever come to Ohio, stop in and go floatin' with us
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:38 AM   #26
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I did get a few pics of us with the boat - hope no one minds me sharing them here. I know - it's not a Jayco but it's a pretty sweet ride! Our dock is right in the campground - very convenient.
Great Pics! Dang, I wish I had a boat. Looks fun!

You know, the first pic would look great in "Post Your Mug" thread in Campfire Chat forum
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[QUOTE=Headed to the Lake;18793 If you ever come to Ohio, stop in and go floatin' with us [/QUOTE]

You know, some day DW and I just might take you up on that . On the flip side if you ever plan a trip to Wisconsin we'll be the host.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:22 AM   #28
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To drain the hot water tank, open the water tank access door and remove the plastic plug. This can be done with a wrench. A "pain" but it can be done.

On a few TT's, I seen a hose and a manual valve (available at my Home Depot plumbing parts store) instead of this standard plastic plug. To drain their hot water tank, they open the access door, re-position this short hose (to point downward), then manually open the value. After HW tank is drained, they move its manual valve to OFF, re-position its short hose, then close the access door. For a picture, surf: http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/ga...-with-hose.jpg

If leaving the seasonal site during above freezing temps, it isn't necessary to drain its HW tank each time. Simply turn the main "shore power" water supply valve to off, ensure its Hot Water tank "heating system" is turned off and open a sink tap - to release its inner piping pressure. Then, do the reverse steps when returing back to your CG site. Only need to drain its HW tank during cold freezing temps.

Hope this helps as well...

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I think we would like to try something like what is pictured but I'm concerned about purchasing the correct parts. Do we need to find a plastic nipple to insert into the hole for the plug or will a brass one work? I seem to remember reading somewhere some metals don't "play nice" together and corrosion could be a problem. I don't want to start out on the wrong foot with the new tank. I don't know what type of metal is used in the tank and all my manuals are at the campground. I think this set-up would be much easier than busting our knuckles when we drain the tank. Any advice?
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Hi "Headed to the Lake".

You are correct. Different metals touching each other don't "like to play safely" in the long run. When connecting different metal pipes together, remember to use white plumber's tape. This creates a much better sealed contact. And, this tape also seperates both metals from one another. Meaning, they no longer "directly" touch each other. Besides this... You probably look at this area a minimum every 6 months - to drain the HW tank. Thus, keeping an eye out for any leaks and seeing if direct touching metals aren't playing nicely. For an application like this and ease of visual check, I would risk using different metals (if I had to). If possible, do try to hard plastic parts against metals. This would work best in the long run....

Hope this helps in your research....
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Thanks Spike99! I guess we were thinking we needed to drain the tank before we leave the site so the water won't develop that nasty odor from sitting too long. Is this something we shouldn't worry about? The water does come from a well but we do have a filter system between the water source and the camper. We appreciate your help!
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