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Old 08-14-2015, 06:33 PM   #141
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On my windshield I have a bead of sealant that runs along the entire outside edge where the rubber gasket meets the body. It looks to me like it was factory original but Im not sure. Lately I have developed a small leak (drip) that looks like its coming from that seal at the top of the windshield. Ive resealed the spotlight and all the running lights so Im pretty confident those aren't in play. Got up and took a look and the sealant along the windshield gasket, on the top, had failed bad and was pulled away from the gasket along at least half of the way across the top.
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Got it all cleaned off, the best I could and taped off leaving about a 1/4" space for a new bead of sealant
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Did some research on what product is used for this application and apparently this 3M sealant is preferred by the folks in the industry
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Pretty sticky stuff but cleans up with mineral spirits or Goof Off. Laid a new bead in and pulled the tape. Turned out pretty good. Might have to go back with a razor and trim a spot or two.
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Hope this does it.


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Old 08-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #142
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Mike, If you do the glass/rubber part, you may want to consider using Black vulkem, instead of any of the glass bedding/glazing compounds. Back in 2001 Sikkens had a product that lasted for over 10 years on my 79. After it was discontinued, the glass company recommended on new Sikkens product, called Sikkens "Move it", which is a bedding compound (used to set windshields). Both Brad and I had to find out that it failed after a year or so. I did some extensive testing and found that Black vulkem will stick best to Glass and rubber after both are cleaned with lacquer thinner. The only drawback is the coarseness of vulkem 116
You are probably good on the alu/rubber side, but keep on eye on it and let us know.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #143
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Thanks Peter, I was wondering about that. Havent started on the glass to rubber so Ill follow your recommendation
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:46 PM   #144
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you could do a simple test and let us know:
Clean some glass with Lacquer thinner or rubbing alcohol and apply some of your 3M glazing compound. Let it sit overnight or how ever long it takes to cure and then try to pull it off. If it lets go with zero resistance, its not really suitable for the "caulking" type of application, only for bedding. The same test should be done with clean rubber.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:35 PM   #145
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We are planning a trip west to Fort Collins and Denver over the up coming Christmas holidays. Arrive in FOCO on Christmas eve and leave the Denver area a day or two after New Years. We will be staying down in and around town at both places. Average temps for that time of year out there are mid 40s for the high and around 20F for the lows. What do I need to do for my waste valves in order to keep them from freezing up. Or is it even feasible to use my holding tanks during those temperatures. Ive heard of heaters of some type, Im assuming a heat tape type thing. Also I was wondering if adding antifreeze to the tanks would do the trick.

If using my plumbing and holding tanks during those temps is just a "not so smart" idea, please feel free to tell me, please tell me. But surely people do some winter camping in our rigs, dont they?

We will have electric at both sites and full hookups at one of the sites.

What are your thoughts??

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Old 08-18-2015, 03:43 PM   #146
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Mike,

I lived in a small motorhome for about 2-1/2 years in Arkansas where the temperatures would get in the mid 20's for a month or so in the winter. All I ever did was keep the black water holding tank closed until I was ready to dump. For the grey water tank I also kept it closed until ready to dump. Never had a freezing problem. I did leave the heat on low in the coach while I was at work which kept the interior pipes from freezing.

All I can say is it worked for me

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Old 08-18-2015, 04:04 PM   #147
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Good to hear that Brad. Weve never done a winter trip before. I know it will be milder than around here that time of year. I may be overly concerned about nothing. Just dont want to end up with a mess on my hands on the road, literally.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:23 PM   #148
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Does anyone have a drawing of the waste tank layout for a 310? My manual has a drawing for the rear bath model tanks but mine is the center bath.
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:11 PM   #149
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Some of the manuals here might help.

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Old 08-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #150
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Holy moly Brad, what a great resource. There are a few vehicle included in there Id LIKE to own. TR3 or 4
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Does anyone have a drawing of the waste tank layout for a 310? My manual has a drawing for the rear bath model tanks but mine is the center bath.
trying to attach a file, but I get an upload error. Seems like there has been an issue lately with attachments or is it just me? I can email it to you if you send me your address via PM
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:26 AM   #152
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Mike,

Most of those vehicles (and equipment) I either own or have owned at some point in time

As far as Triumphs go I currently own a TR4 and a TR6.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:32 AM   #153
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I was kinda wondering if that wasnt the case.....how cool. Wish I had the space. My last classic, which was my daily driver, was a '59 chevy apache 1/2ton step side. 235 straight 6 single barrel. Loved loved loved that truck. Had to sell when we downsized homes. Hehehehehehe, but I replaced it with a 31 ft Airstream, somehow managed to find the space for that. Figure the math out on THAT one.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:10 AM   #154
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Back in the mid 70s I had a 59 Chevy Apache as well. I really liked that truck. I got it in a straight up swap for a 75 Fiat 850. I think I got the better of that deal

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:25 AM   #155
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Very nice! Makes me want to start a thread called Sunday Morning Coffee pics. Ours isn't as scenic but we are still enjoying coffee by the MoHo.


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I like it..Sunday Morning Coffee thread
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:17 AM   #159
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Im looking for some opinions from the crew here on the forum about an upcoming trip we are planning.......
We want to travel from here in central Illinois out to Fort Collins and Denver area for the Christmas/New Years holidays this Dec. We will have electrical hook ups at both places we will be staying, first stay will be at my sons house in Fort Collins and the second half of the trip we will be in Golden at a city run campground with full hookups. We made this trip in April for the Classic Motohome get together and will have two stops on the way there and back.

Looks like temps average in the low 20's at night to 40+ in the day time. Of course its Colorado so the weather is very unpredictable. Snow will also be a consideration of course but only when we are actually on the road traveling. We dont plan on getting up to any higher elevations in the rig while there.

All systems in the 310 are running well, knock on wood, furnace is only a year old and has been used quite a bit over the last year. We also have electric portable heaters to supplement the heat.

So I guess I would like your thoughts about staying in the rig in those types of temperatures. Is it nuts to use the water systems when temps are that low and are there things I should do to prepare the rig for this. Ive read of people adding heat tape to the waste valves to prevent from freezing, adding antifreeze to the waste tanks, etc......

Though Lynn (DW) is still working and will need to get back, her position allows some flexibility in her return date so if we run into bad weather for the trip home we would be able to stay put until it passes.

Do you think this trip is doable without too much hassle and worry about freezing pipes n such. I do have onboard air so I can winterize if a bad cold front were to catch us off guard.

Any thoughts? (Am I worrying about nothing here?)

Thanks for any input,

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Mike,

I lived in a 20' Coachmen motorhome for close to a year and then upgraded to a 27' Winnebago for another year and a half while living in near Little Rock Arkansas. Winter temps would get down in the low twentys for a few weeks and then hover in the high 30s during the day and low 30s to high 20s at night. I had the black water hose connected all the time with the valve closed until I was ready to dump. I left the grey water tank valve open and just let the water drain out of the tank as fast as it went into the tank.

I never had issues with the water lines inside the motorhomes freeze. I did leave a small electric heater sitting in the middle of the floor on a steel cookie pan and left it on low when I was at work during the day. I never stayed in the motorhomes on weekends and I never left heat on when I was away on weekends.

I think if the temps had gotten down in the single digits frequently I'm guessing I might have had problems. Maybe I got lucky in that I never had problems but I'm happy to say I didn't

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