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Filling small holes in Filon/Fiberglass exterior walls

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Baja Man 11/14/20 08:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Filling small holes in Filon/Fiberglass exterior walls

I have a few 1/8" screw holes in right and left exterior walls (where previous baggage compartment door holders were screwed down). Couple of holes in wall and a couple in doors (each side). What is the best / preferred way to fill in these holes? It's a 12 year old trailer so not too concerned about getting an exact color match. NOTE: Filon in both wall and doors is thin and there is no backing. Thanks!
Baja Man 11/14/20 08:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 -Carb replaced - now idle is high (Code 14)

Update.... I could not get idle to settle down. So...... Took it to an Authorized Onan repair person today (took me in on short notice and only 45 min from home). Installed a new OEM Onan carb and then found that Governor rod had become stuck and way out of adjustment. Cover had to be removed to access governor linkage which is at center/rear of generator. He adjusted linkage rod and also set RPM and frequency to exact OEM specs using a digital frequency/voltmeter. Apparently this procedure is used to adjust the governor to bring frequency and voltage within the specified range, and to set governor stability. All is well now..... it runs better than it ever has! AC and microwave both on and it runs smooth as silk! I'm a happy camper!
Baja Man 11/14/20 08:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 -Carb replaced - now idle is high (Code 14)

I'll double check linkage and see if any errors in my install. I believe I installed just as it was with OEM carb. NOTE: I tried the Amazon carb with the chance I would get a good one.....but as the saying goes....you get what you pay for!! If I am unable to fix, I will have a new Onan carb installed.
Baja Man 11/13/20 09:08am Tech Issues
Onan 4000 -Carb replaced - now idle is high (Code 14)

I had surging that would not go away after I used fresh fuel and Seafoam. Genny has 152 hours and previously ran fine. Fuel pump does pump adequate fuel, new plugs, oil changed, new fuel and air filters. Decided to try a new carb from Amazon.... Installed and started. RPMs are high and genny will shut down and indicate code 14 which is Over Frequency Fault. There was light white smoke from exhaust when it did run. I did make some adjustments to the two screws that sit at the right middle/rear of generator. Screwed them in and out. Made no difference. BTW....the new gaskets were a pain to install (longest part of installation) as the right side of carb (intake manifold side) uses a 1/2" plastic plate and a gasket on each side of plate and also the lefty side has a gasket between carb and air cleaner frame. Not much room between air cleaner frame and intake....you have to slide the gaskets in place, lining up hole pattern to carb.....all while making sure the 4"-5" carb mounting bolts go through all of these pieces!!! I could have missed something...gaskets no seated properly allowing air, linkage not properly adjusted, etc.?????? Not sure where to go from here. Thoughts?
Baja Man 11/12/20 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator Issues

I'm in the middle of a similar issue with same genny. Going to start with replacing fuel pump and see what happens. It'll be from Amazon, as pumps are also on national backorder. Glad carb worked well for you right out of the box.
Baja Man 10/23/20 10:08am Toy Haulers
RE: MaxxAir II Vent Covers - Installation

What's done is done. I don't like holes in roof if not needed. These were not needed, but they are there. With proper maintenance, they will NOT leak, just like all the other MUCH LARGER holes in the roof 12"x12" vents, plumbing vents, antennas, etc. that will NOT leak if properly maintained. Plus my rig is under a metal carport that I built especially for it....to protect t from the sun damage as it rarely rains in SoCal
Baja Man 10/23/20 09:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Onan Microquiet 4000 - Aftermarket Fuel Pumps

Ordered one from Amazon. Works fine. Which Amazon one did you get....there are many!
Baja Man 10/22/20 03:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onan Microquiet 4000 - Aftermarket Fuel Pumps

I'll start with the fuel pump and go there from there. SMarquez....which Amazon one did you get.....there are many!
Baja Man 10/22/20 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: MaxxAir II Vent Covers - Installation

We've had 6 campers and I always mounted the vent covers directly to the aluminum frame of the fan. I can't see how his method would increase labor costs. I believe increase would be to drilling through alum frame of vent, using through bolts with lock nuts and washers as opposed to simply running a screw into roof.
Baja Man 10/21/20 11:52am Travel Trailers
MaxxAir II Vent Covers - Installation

Hello-- I had 4 MaxAirII vent covers installed about 9 months ago by a VERY reputable local RV repair shop. Shop has been in business since 1958. They've done work for me over the last 20 years and it has always been top notch work with fair prices. At the same time as vent cover install, I also had the entire roof washed with conditioner and resealed all roof protrusions. Shop used Dicor lap sealant for all roof resealing. Roof is 12 years old with many black dots all over where white has rubbed off. Shop said roof would need to be completely coated in the next 1-2 years as more black spots appear indicating white material is degrading which is normal for an EPDM roof. After speaking with them about the vent install, I asked how my vents were installed. He explained that the mounting brackets are screwed directly to roof. I asked why would additional holes be added to roof making for potential leaks. He said the screw holes are all sealed with same Dicor lap sealant used to reseal all vents/holes. They have always installed them this way with zero problems (over 30 years). He said not to worry about leaks, just be sure to inspect roof 1-2 times per year and add lap sealant to areas as needed. I mentioned that I had installed them personally in the past, to sides of the aluminum framed vent to avoid holes in the roof. He said that was another way to install but for shop to install that way would increase labor costs to customer (perhaps twice the labor hours). Is screwing to roof a BAD way to install these vent covers? Nothing to do about it now since there were already installed. I'm a worry-wart and this kind of stuff lingers in my mind.:? Thanks!
Baja Man 10/21/20 11:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Onan Microquiet 4000 - Aftermarket Fuel Pumps

I ordered one from Amazon.....Fingers crossed on quality and reliability
Baja Man 10/21/20 10:47am Toy Haulers
Onan Microquiet 4000 - Aftermarket Fuel Pumps

Hello all- I believe my fuel pump is bad. My local source for Onan parts is backordered and Onan is backordered due to to C-19 and availability timeframe is unknown. I see there are MANY aftermarket fuel pumps for this ubiquitous genny. Have any of you used an aftermarket pump, and if so, what were the results....ex. how long has it been in use, fitment, ability to pump correctly, etc. Thanks!
Baja Man 10/20/20 04:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onan 4K - Code 36 - Low Fuel or What?

if you didn't put anything in the gas, then let it sit for 6 months, the pilot jet is plugged. Guarantee it and it cannot be fixed. Replace the carb, they're cheap. Do a search and you'll see many have tried to clean them (my son is one) but there are too many tiny passages. I see you're in CA so you're getting ethanol in your fuel if you use regular, it is hydroscopic (attracts moisture) so if you don't run it then the fuel evaporates and leaves the moisture behind. did you pull the float bowl (easy to do)? If there's white residue then that's your answer. You experienced part of that when you started it last, "runs up and down". At that point it might have cleaned itself out if fuel system cleaner was used, but it sat and got worse. Fuel that sat for 6 months was drained. Fresh fuel has been used.
Baja Man 10/20/20 02:04pm Toy Haulers
Onan 4K - Code 36 - Low Fuel or What?

Hello-- A concern with my Onan 4000 Microquiet series. It is on my 2009 Tahoe Toyhauler. Background.... Purchase this TH last year. Genny ran fine when purchased. 145 hours on the clock. Brought it home and drained all gas out as owner said it was several months old. Serviced genny with new plug, new fuel filter, new air filter, and changed oil. All OEM Onan parts. Put in 5 gallons of fresh fuel. Genny ran but was running up/down in the rpms. I exercised it for one hour with AC running. I believe the RPM fluctuation was a dirty carb. Now, 6 months later, I decided to run genny but went ahead and drained fuel as it was 6 months old. Put in 5 gallons of fresh fuel and added 2-3 ounces per gallon of Seafoam to clean carb and stabilize fuel. Genny will not start. Primed for about 15 seconds and it wants to start but will not start. Removed fuel line at carb and pressed start to see if fuel was pumping and it was pumping fine. Attempted to start again and this time primed for one minute and it started and ran for about 5 mins then stopped. The trouble code lights indicated 3 and 6 which is 36. In my Onan manual this code states low on fuel. I went ahead an added 5 more gallons of fuel with more Seafoam (2-3 ounces per gallon). Primed a few more times and got it to start and ran for about 10 mins. RPM were running up and down, then settled, then went back to up/down. Went to turn on AC and genny died. Questions: 1. Do TH gennys have the protective shut off of fuel when tank reaches 1/4 full... as do motorhomes? How would I know where/if this shut off valve exists on my TH? 2. Is it possible that 10 gallons (1/3 tank) is not enough fuel to run correctly? 3. What else can it be? Thanks!
Baja Man 10/19/20 05:04pm Tech Issues
Onan 4K - Code 36 - Low Fuel or What?

Hello-- A concern with my Onan 4000 Microquiet series. It is on my 2009 Tahoe Toyhauler. Background.... Purchase this TH last year. Genny ran fine when purchased. 145 hours on the clock. Brought it home and drained all gas out as owner said it was several months old. Serviced genny with new plug, new fuel filter, new air filter, and changed oil. All OEM Onan parts. Put in 5 gallons of fresh fuel. Genny ran but was running up/down in the rpms. I exercised it for one hour with AC running. I believe the RPM fluctuation was a dirty carb. Now, 6 months later, I decided to run genny but went ahead and drained fuel as it was 6 months old. Put in 5 gallons of fresh fuel and added 2-3 ounces per gallon of Seafoam to clean carb and stabilize fuel. Genny will not start. Primed for about 15 seconds and it wants to start but will not start. Removed fuel line at carb and pressed start to see if fuel was pumping and it was pumping fine. Attempted to start again and this time primed for one minute and it started and ran for about 5 mins then stopped. The trouble code lights indicated 3 and 6 which is 36. In my Onan manual this code states low on fuel. I went ahead an added 5 more gallons of fuel with more Seafoam (2-3 ounces per gallon). Primed a few more times and got it to start and ran for about 10 mins. RPM were running up and down, then settled, then went back to up/down. Went to turn on AC and genny died. Questions: 1. Do TH gennys have the protective shut off of fuel when tank reaches 1/4 full... as do motorhomes? How would I know where/if this shut off valve exists on my TH? 2. Is it possible that 10 gallons (1/3 tank) is not enough fuel to run correctly? 3. What else can it be? Thanks!
Baja Man 10/19/20 05:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: 12V Refer Conv. Kit by JC Refrigeration - Anyone used it?

I am also interested in the 12V refers that replace the complete OEM absorption refer. Don't now anything about the pros/cons of such a change, only that it probably would require more mods to get it to fit properly and look nice once installed. Perhaps the benefits are worth it....New vs old rehabbed unit, larger, better insulation, close to equal in price after the cost of the conversion unit plus shipping, ?. What brands/models are some of the better 12V replacement refers?
Baja Man 08/28/20 06:46pm Tech Issues
12V Refer Conv. Kit by JC Refrigeration - Anyone used it?

I think it's safe to assume that most RV owners have experienced the trials and tribulations of owning the obiquitous propane/120V refer that is commonly installed by manufacturers. I also read on another forum the move that some RV owners are considering when it comes time to replace their above mentioned OEM refer......12V and 120V refers and the conversion kits that can be used on the currently installed 120V/propane refers most of us have. I have owned several RVs with the 120V/Propane refers. I modded most of them with fans and rear baffles/deflectors to improve efficiency. Improved slightly, but not what I would consider good enough. My refer is still not very efficient when ambient temps rise over 90F and/or RV is parked with refer side facing sun. I have a 28' Toyhauler with a built in Onan 4K genny. I also have your standard electric/propane refer (as mentioned above). It is a Dometic DM2852. I am uncomfortable with the temps in warmer weather as I plan on traveling in the summer for several weeks at a time. I predominately use RV parks with full hooks ups (90% of time), but may, on occasion, stop at a boondock area for 1-3 days (10% of the time). I have two 12V batteries at front of trailer (only because I had an extra 12V battery that was fairly new). At this time, I do not plan on solar as I do not boondock enough to justify the investment. Considering the JC conversion kit listed HERE. Perhaps some of you are familiar with this kit and/or have installed it on your refer. Here are a few questions I have about this conversion..... 1. Are the OEM front controls on my Dometic what will control the new set up? 2. What should I be considering....12V or 120V conversion and why? 3. What else should I be considering? Thanks!!
Baja Man 08/28/20 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: JB Weld or ? Quick Water Tank Fix

I had a similar leak at the plastic fitting to tank connection. PO thought the hex nut looking plastic head of fitting could actually be tightened to connected water shut off valve! It is a hex head but can not, and should not, be turned. Spin welding was used to install it from tank manufacturer. How I repaired: I purchased THIS welding kit. I welded it using the plastic pieces included in the welding kit. This was repair was made over 8 mos ago and hasn't leaked a drop. Simple, on the cheap, and has worked flawlessly.
Baja Man 08/28/20 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: Transporting Raft from Campsite to Launch Ramp?

https://i.imgur.com/kqXLFD0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FMFSwnMl.jpg Fold up wheels. Pick up the bow and pull it to the water and after it launched you flip them up and Be on your way. Works well. How do you like your Saturn? Is your use similar to my intended uses? Any suggestions, advice on purchasing a Saturn? Considering the FB365.... Saturn FB 365
Baja Man 08/02/20 04:43pm General RVing Issues
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