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RE: Sequential use of small water jugs with pump

Shouldn't be difficult with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino programmed to control a system of water level sensors and actuators/valvesI would use an Arduino, latching solenoid valves and a single flow meter. If they are 5 gal jugs, sequence the valves every 4.8 gals metered. You would need either a relay board or MOSFET (SSR) board to drive the solenoids. Or better yet, have 1 larger tank to pump the water out of and several smaller, lighter jugs to transfer the water to the larger tank
2112 07/06/22 06:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

.... How hot does that crimped area where it is rusted reach? .... I finally found some time to get back to this. My probe measured an ice bath to be 36f and boiling water was 214f. Close enough. I placed the probe at the base of my camper Suburban stove front burner. I do not know its btu https://i.imgur.com/IsoykJgl.jpg Having a pot of boiling water over the probe, the burner reached 575f https://i.imgur.com/CYrkTvBl.jpg The next one surprised me. After I removed the boiling pot, I reduced the flame to see what the burner base temp would drop to. Surprisingly, It increased to 690f. I can only guess it wasn't creating enough updraft under it and/or the actual flame is closer to the burner. https://i.imgur.com/xoxKsSil.jpg Again, this is my Suburban stove. Your temps may, and probably will differ. I hope this helps someone
2112 07/06/22 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: New Member, need your advice!

I can't say where to park it but check out pplmotorhomes.com if shopping for used. They have 3 Texas locations, Houston being the largest
2112 07/05/22 05:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Best route

Agree with Padredw. That's our route
2112 07/04/22 07:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

I thought about that. I'm going to use my camper stove to boil water while measuring temps when I have time. I'll also measure an ice bath and boiling water to validate my probe.
2112 07/01/22 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling with Propane on

Something that hasn't been mentioned is operating the fridge while not level. It's fine while driving down the road. But if you stop for any length if time, maybe as short as 10 minutes, you could be doing damage to the fridge if it's not reasonably level. If I can't find a level place to park to take a break, eat lunch or whatever, I turn off the fridge. I'll turn it back on just before we hit the road again. I don't have access to my fridge without bumping out a slide but I do always have access to the 12V disconnect switch in an outside storage compartment. If I'm not opening the slide blocking the fridge, I turn off the disconnect switch to remove the 12V to the fridge to shut it down. When we are ready to leave I turn the switch back on and go to the outside fridge compartment to listen for the burner roar. p.s. I'm in the don't turn off fridge while fueling camp. This topic has been beaten to death here.
2112 06/30/22 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

I measured my house propane burner, touching an uncalibrated type K TC to the burner housing under the flame. It peaked at 246F. Keep in mind this is my burner and the meter is uncalibrated, but this will give you a ballpark answer. Even a 10% error would be less than 300F. 300F falls way short of 3500F. https://i.imgur.com/li4ALWel.jpg
2112 06/29/22 09:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

I left that piece of paper under the burner for over a minute and it didn't even get warm. Try it https://i.imgur.com/epomXXZl.jpg
2112 06/29/22 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

JB Weld is good to 500°F It wouldn't hurt to buff it down, seal it with JB Weld Metal and hit it with some high heat silver spray paint. What ya got to lose? You'll know in 10 seconds if that solved your problem :R Your life? :E Propane Flame Tempurature "In complete combustion with a blue-colored flame, the temperature of a propane flame is 3,596° F" Everything right around that flame will easily exceed 500 F.. Propane appliances are not the place to be cheap or experiment with.. All it takes is a slight leak of unlit propane to sink into the stove and build up until it reaches the lit burner and you and your camper may no longer be in one piece. Don't get me wrong, I am all for DIYing things but there are somethings best not done on the cheap or hillbilly style. And at least 90% of that heat is ABOVE the burner. I have stood under mega btu heat exchange boiler burners and it barely felt warm. I don't know why you want to scare people into spending their money
2112 06/29/22 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Magic Chef Stove Burner repair or replace?

JB Weld is good to 500°F It wouldn't hurt to buff it down, seal it with JB Weld Metal and hit it with some high heat silver spray paint. What ya got to lose? You'll know in 10 seconds if that solved your problem
2112 06/29/22 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Pop-up Truck Camper Peeps - question for you...

There is a private camp ground near us. He segregates the tent campers from the RV crowd because the tent crowd complains the RV crowd is too loud, light up everything at night and are inconsiderate. The tent area is much nicer.
2112 06/29/22 02:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Fuel cost in your area

Lake Jackson Tx https://i.imgur.com/ks82Mw7l.jpg
2112 06/29/22 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Tight turn across narrow culvert?

I'm in a similar situation backing into my driveway. Narrow street with deep ditches on both sides. I come at it from the other direction so I can see my trailer tires from the drivers window. I have my driveway on the driver side. As I approach I literally drive my driver side front tire a little bit onto my driveway as I'm passing it. Once my rear trailer axle reaches the far side of the driveway I cut the steering wheel hard right until the passenger front tire reaches the edge of the pavement. While still rolling forward slowly, turn steering wheel left to follow the pavement edge until the rear trailer axle goes just past near side of driveway. Put it in reverse, cut the steering wheel all the way right and follow the trailer up the driveway. Easier said than done, I know. I was freaking out the first 10 times I did it but now I don't even think about it. It just takes practice and confidence. On Edit: I didn't see backing in was not an option until I wrote all that. Never Mind
2112 06/27/22 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leak near Valve/Tank Connection

Use This to post pictures Even if his vent pipe is too far down inside his black tank it shouldn't leak. Fix the leak. It could just be the weight of the water causing it to leak at a poorly sealed joint. Fix the leak
2112 06/26/22 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling via B&B/hotel vs RV

When I read B&B I think of the traditional Bed and Breakfast, which is usually a boarding house style environment in someone's home. We didn't care for renting a bedroom in someone's home. I felt like I was tippy toeing around the host and other guests. Be quiet when you come in late, don't turn up the TV too loud, etc. We use VRBO and just rent the whole house, condo, beach house, etc when not staying in a hotel. As far as making last minute VRBO arrangements, we were in a hotel in Glenwood Spings for a few days. After that we had reservations in Aspen for 2 days and then a 3 day VRBO stay in the Divide area. A severe snow storm was coming our last day in Glenwood. We knew if we stopped in Aspen we would be snowed in and might miss our Denver flight out. We called VRBO management, explained the situation and they changed our 3 day Divide stay to 5. The house was available 2 days early. They had others in the area to offer if it wasn't. We rode out the storm in Divide and made our flight home. That was the 1st and only time in my then 58 yrs that I have operated a snow shovel
2112 06/26/22 07:24am RV Lifestyle
RE: Campground availability on shorter notice

Fuel prices. And overall inflation causing many to curb their travel plans. More people may actually have found they need to back to work. And if folks have looked at their 401K or other investments lately they probably are still cleaning out their drawers.Airlines, hotel and general home remodeling contractor bookings indicate something different. People are spending their time and money elsewhere.
2112 06/26/22 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Atwood Water Heater Will not Ignite or Stay Lit

That's how my suburban sounds
2112 06/24/22 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioner not working.

Another Tread with same issue In Doug We Trust
2112 06/24/22 04:21am Tech Issues
RE: First big trip - Newbie questions

Is the filter on the suction side or pressure side of the pump?
2112 06/22/22 08:10am Truck Campers
RE: Battery question???? XXXX UPDATE XXXXX

Thanks for the update A higher internal resistance would explain the imbalance of 14.8V and 15.2V while charging. The battery measuring 15.2V would have a higher internal resistance. Maybe that's what they found troubling. Jocelyn - Take the following measurements once you have the new battery installed: Voltage of each bat and combined voltage of both bat's before you start initial charge. Should be ~ 12.7V each and 25.4V combined Same measurements as above at the beginning of the charge. Of course the voltage measurements will be higher. The individual bat measurements may not be identical but the total should add up the measured combined voltage. Same as above after a 30 minute charge. The individual measurements should be getting close to being the same voltage, 14.x At some point you should expect each battery to measure 15.0V and the combined voltage to measure 30.0V. From your previous measurements it appears either your charger outputs 30V or your voltmeter is a little off. On Edit: Now my curiosity is kicking in. Before you replace your battery, charge what you have again to see if you still measure 14.8V and 15.2V. I'm curious to see if they balanced out after using them for a short time. You may find that they measure the same now.
2112 06/22/22 04:36am Tech Issues
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