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RE: Suburban furnace issue

For what it is worth, After it cycles off and I turn the unit on and off at the thermostat there is a clicking sound coming from the furnace. Not the kind of sound that happens over and over as it tries to ignite but just a single sound as I turn the switch on. Does that give you any further information? Thanks I am not an expert. Just another RV owner like you. If the furnace was overheating then it has a overheat switch built in. After if shuts off on that the switch has to cool down before the furnace will restart. The clicking sound is the relay trying to turn the furnace on just like was stated above. But, it can't run because the overheat switch has not cooled down enough yet to automatically reset. Again, I don't know for sure but, I still am guessing it's full of dirt from the wasps. That is why it is overheating. It can't "breath" good enough and exhaust the burnt gasses so it overheats and shuts off.
CavemanCharlie 01/19/20 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid? answered the one question I often do you boondock. I went through the misery of a 4 door NoCold and eventually replaced with it with a Samsung residential. I will NEVER go back to a propane refer. With that said, I own a DP with a built-in generator, 8 AGM house batteries and 450 watts of solar. If I were buying a 5th wheel, I would really have to decide if residential was the way to go, but since you generally use FHU's, it makes for a much easier decision. With my Norcold, I would literally stand in front of the refer, picture where what I want was located and then quickly open the door and grab it, before I lost the cold air. With my residential refer, I'll stand there with the doors wide open and take my time deciding and retrieving what I need. Yeah, but not all propane fridges are that bad. Though I know that some are.
CavemanCharlie 01/19/20 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

Mine quit working completely . They don't even light up. I really don't care. I can open a compartment door and see the level of the fresh water tank. I can look down the toilet and see the level in the black water tank. And, as just a weekend camper I've never gotten the gray tank to full. Oh, and, I have a gauge the I plug into an 12 volt outlet to tell me the voltage in the batteries.
CavemanCharlie 01/19/20 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

I agree. A few lights when you are setting outside so you don't trip over stuff is OK but, please keep the light on your campsite not shining on mine. I prefer to set by the fire in the dark.
CavemanCharlie 01/19/20 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Suburban furnace issue

im kinda new to tt's but am a resi ac guy. it mite be the heat anticipator on the thermostat. the other responses should be checked as well Most TT thermostats are a simple mechanical unit. In fact many people replace them because they don't like them. If he has replaced his thermostat you could be right.
CavemanCharlie 01/17/20 06:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

most likely the reason the battery is discharging so fast is that in most trailers the radio is on "standby" at all times, and will draw enough current to discharge a battery or even a pair in a few weeks. Also their is some much smaller drain from a 12V CO detector and/or 12V powered smoke detector. So.... either disconnect the battery, install a disconnect switch, or pull the fuse for the radio when in storage. Yeah, Though I was thinking that 3 weeks is not very long to completely drain the battery. Your car has a radio and the car will go 3 weeks without the battery going dead. Maybe it would be easier to install a switch in the radios power wire and the propane detector rather then putting a switch on the battery. And, Maybe you have a short somewhere else and should trace it down.
CavemanCharlie 01/17/20 06:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Was excited to get back into RVing in the last year as both the wife & I had done a lot of RVing in past lives going back a # of yrs. One of the things we were looking forward to was getting to meet new people along the way. So far in a 1/2 dozen trips or so back into it, with the exception of 1 trip we've only seen what I would call 'shut-ins'. Understand not everyone wants to chit-chat with strangers / some might prefer peace & quiet, but it's really been kind of a drag not running into neat / interesting people while camping. Never thought one would have to join a club in order to have some social interaction out on the road but I'm beginning to wonder if that's just the way it is nowadays.... I was thinking about this. Maybe you have changed too ? Is it possible that years ago you had a more modest camper and stayed in different types of parks then the ones you do now ?? If you now have a large expensive camper and stay in private parks, or different types of parks then you used to, then that could be a difference too I suppose.
CavemanCharlie 01/15/20 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: China shipping

I wish I can buy it in USA but nobody sell the fuel line connector.The dealer want to replace the hole hose for $500. What connector what vehicle I found that when I asked the parts store and here , answer "nobody makers that" Wrong I found fuel line repair parts hanging on a turnstile parts rack in one of the Isles Yeah, try a different dealer or supplier before you believe the dealer. Sounds like he is trying to rip you off. Maybe not, but check around to be sure.
CavemanCharlie 01/15/20 10:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Suburban furnace issue

Wasps love building nests in the intake and exhaust ducts of these furnaces. I once removed a furnace and dumped a whole coffee can full of wasps nests out of it. Try looking down your intake and despicably the exhaust duct for nests and clean them out if you see any. It might be enough. If not you may have to remove the furnace to clean it.
CavemanCharlie 01/15/20 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

On many RV's (but, not all ) You can shut the water off, hold the toilet valve open, and then look down the toilet to see how full the black tank is.
CavemanCharlie 01/14/20 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

CavemanCharlie 01/14/20 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

The cell phone thing might be part of it too. I check mine once in the morning and occasional in the evening. But, my girlfriend will set around at the campground on her phone all day and night playing things like poker and such. We have had some "talks" about that.
CavemanCharlie 01/14/20 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

I sometimes go dry camping with o electric and I love my gas fridge ! But, it is one of the older ones that seemed to work better then the new ones. I never have any trouble keeping things cold. My brother has a nice new 5th wheel and his gas fridge won't stay cool on gas even during the day while traveling down the road.
CavemanCharlie 01/14/20 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

I am just a weekend camper with a 20 year old Travel Trailer. I never use the water even when it's available because I don't trust my old plumbing so I always fill the tank. I often prefer Electric especially when it's hot out. But, in the spring and fall I use the non-electric spots because they are often better and cheaper. I have two golf cart batteries so I'm good to go for several days.
CavemanCharlie 01/14/20 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: It could have went bad!

Years ago, When I had my first Travel Trailer it had a single axle. The door was toward the front. I unhooked it at the campground walked inside and toward the back. When I did the jack on the front of the trailer came off of the ground and the trailer started to roll down the hill toward the lake !!! I ran toward the door on the front of the trailer and the jack came back down digging into the dirt. After I got it reset on the camping spot I drove to town and bought some wheel chocks. It's funny now but, at the time it was scary and embarrassing.
CavemanCharlie 01/13/20 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Update to my 1st post of the thread. We were out in SoCal last week for 4 nights/5 days, part of which ran thru the weekend, at a military rv park that was basically near capacity the entire time. We hardly got a glimpse of anyone else & this was with daytime temps in low 70s (absolutely beautiful weather to be lounging around outside). Each time out now I'm getting more convinced people nowadays are either hermits, paranoid that everyone else they've never met is a threat to be avoided, &/or are in the initial phase of some witness protection program 8-). The Mrs has actually started looking into seeing what some of the RV clubs are about, which I never thought we'd be doing as I see them as more of a retired or full-timer's deal (which is not us). Paranoia might very well be some of it. A lot of people these days set around eyeing their neighbors and thinking "that guy is out to get me". What they don't realize is that their neighbor is eying them back thinking the same thing. Fear of the unknown, and the imaginary, has caused a lot of people to become isolated and lonely. I know people like that. They were not that way when they were young but, became bitter old people. I don't spend much time visiting them anymore they can't find anything nice to say about anyone or anything.
CavemanCharlie 01/13/20 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Brake light comes on on tow vehicle towing camper ???

Should have gotten back sooner. On-line mechanic suggested error code should be readable while keeping the vehicle running, sure enuf, was able to get to the dealer with the light on, left it running outside service door, mechanic read out the error code Wifi on his computer, turned out to be code turned on by by a brake system part malfunctioning, the fix was covered by a tech bulletin, end of problem!! Cool, glad you got it solved.
CavemanCharlie 01/13/20 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Thinking of replacing ASME propane tank

Caveman, Your tanks are DOT and do need regular inspections. Permanently mounted ASME tanks do not. This tank is not removable without reconstruction. The rv would have to be hoisted and then someone who knows how it's mounted may be able to remove the mounts and brackets and bolts throught the van bottom. Not much room under my class B to do this. Really, Good to know. Thanks.
CavemanCharlie 01/08/20 04:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

The following explains a lot. You be you and I'll be me. Introverts sometimes avoid large groups of people, feeling more energized by time alone. Extroverts, people who finds energy in interactions with others I must be a introvert. However, I will be nice a cordial to people if they talk to me.
CavemanCharlie 01/08/20 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Off again off again, jiggedy jig...

Make sure you take and share pictures and stories with us either along the way or when you get back. Have a great time.
CavemanCharlie 01/08/20 04:09pm General RVing Issues
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