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RE: refrig

That makes sense, someone will correct me I'm sure, but I think current refrigerators are DSI or Light on demand types, and do not have a constant pilot. CC
CapnCampn 09/21/21 03:45pm Technology Corner
RE: refrig

While travelling, the 120V is not in play unless you run your generator while driving, so let's focus on the propane operation. The fridge does not care if it's moving or not, so if it works on gas while parked, it should work while driving. As mentioned above, the gas valve does need 12V to stay open. You said you cannot connect the 12V from the truck (why?) but as long as your battery is charged, that should be fine - do other 12V items work? Lights, etc? There may be a fuse for the fridge 12v - either in the fuse panel or on the fridge board - but again, this should be ok if it works while parked & not plugged in. The only other difference I can think of while driving is the wind - maybe the pilot/flame is getting blown out? Are you missing any covers/shields around the burner area or fridge access panel? Maybe taping a piece of cardboard inside the access panel to block most (not all!) of the vents will reduce turbulence inside the access area? That's all I can think of at the moment. Good luck! CC
CapnCampn 09/21/21 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: weight-compatible trailer

To expand on what Grit dog said... Gross weight is the number you should be looking at (fully loaded allowable weight). This should equal dry weight + CCC. Hitch weight is not included in this. Also, pay attention to the payload spec on your car, to make sure it can handle the tongue weight (~12% of the trailer weight) and the weight of the hitch, plus passengers & whatever you cram in the trunk. Many times you'll run out of payload before towing capacity. But also as Grit Dog said, teardrop or popup is probably where you'll end up with a Santa Fe. Or maybe something like a Casita. Have fun with your shopping! CC ... It just occurred to me that Hitch Weight could be the same as Tongue Weight... I was reading it as the weight of the hitch itself - that's what I was referring to above.
CapnCampn 09/13/21 05:33pm Towing
RE: Better fire extinguisher than the Kidde replacement?

I ran across these while surfing last week. Element Fire Extinguishers I'm pretty interested in getting a couple for vehicles, though they are not cheap my any means. Small light, never need maintenance, 50 or 100 second run time depending on the size, A,B,C,K rated. They work by using a KNO3 reaction to flood the area with Potassium (K) to bind oxygen. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/3001/3080/files/ElementOperationDescription.pdf Seems Promising. CC
CapnCampn 09/13/21 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Hookin' the Honda,,,,

Yes, you can run 30-30 cord from the Gen to the dogbone, then plug the dogbone into the RV shore cord. I don't see any problem there. CC
CapnCampn 07/28/21 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Battery wing nut size

If the battery is too far gone, hook it up in parallel with a good one and then hook up the charger. Some chargers need to "see" some voltage before they will begin charging. Yep, I had a dead truck battery this week, and hooked up my "smart" charger to it since it was closer than the dumb one. Unfortunately the Bat was only showing 4V, so the charger thought it was only a 6V battery. It obediently went to work & charged it all the way up to 6V, and showed full! Still didn't start the truck though. After that, I got the dumb charger & let them work in parallel for a while. :) CC
CapnCampn 04/21/21 02:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Rear Kitchen - good idea or bad idea?

Looked like an axe murder scene. We had the same thing happen when the fridge didn't get latched before leaving home. The poor spaghetti sauce leapt to its doom, and left quite the crime scene. I'm still not sure how it got on the ceiling! This was in a mid-kitchen, apparently I take corners too hard. So, I think the rear kitchen is not the only one with mess making opportunities. CC
CapnCampn 03/23/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: What Did I Do to Break My Generators???

Maybe swap in a plug from one of the other gens if they're not to bad? I wonder if maybe the cylinder is full of burned oil (carbon)? If so, maybe Seafoam it or pull the head to scrub it clean. Just some thoughts from a shadetree... Good Luck!
CapnCampn 02/12/21 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: USB Outlet problems

Regarding the screws stripping in the luan - when that happens to me, I cut a small piece of wood - whatever smallish stuff I have handy - but at least 1/4 inch thick, and glue it to the inside of the wall under the screw hole as a backer for the screw to bite into. Doesn't take much to improve the stability over luan! CC
CapnCampn 12/17/20 10:57am Tech Issues
RE: Airxcel Non-powered mechanical freeze valve

If I google for the offending part, I get a reference to a tankless on-demand water heater. Suburban model IW60 ___________________________________________ From the website: Two built-in Freeze Protection features: Powered (both gas and electric supply required)* Non-powered mechanical valve** * Active (powered): unit recognizes incoming water temperature at 40° F, turns on and cycles to keep water above 40° F. ** Passive (non-powered): thermally sensitive freeze protection valve opens at 34° F, draining water from the system From the manual: If the On Demand Water Heater is dripping water into the drain line, in cold weather, when the water supply temperature is below 38°F and does not stop when the water temperature rises above 38°F, call your local service center. The valve may be disabled by turning the needle valve located on the front of the On Demand Water Heater 6 and 1/2 turns clockwise. Closing the valve will disable the mechanical freeze protection feature. The water system must be drained when not in use to avoid damage caused by ice expanding in water lines if valve is closed. ___________________________________________ It sounds like it should close without damage to the valve once the temp rises above 38 degrees. if you still see water draining when it warms up then it may have been damaged, and you can manually close it until it can be fixed. That's how I read it. CC
CapnCampn 11/23/20 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: Back tire stuck in wet ground

Thanks for the update & congratulations on the success!
CapnCampn 11/11/20 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Tranny overheated

I've got a 2014 Tradesman trim, and the tranny temp is displayed in the info center in the menu right above fuel economy (I can't remember what it's called)... the one that defaults to showing the tire pressure. So I'm sure it's available and not too deep in a bighorn trim. My fingers are crossed for you! CC
CapnCampn 11/09/20 04:38pm Towing
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