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RE: Furnace Issue

Flame sensors rods can get a film covering them from not so clean propane and switching from one propane dealer to the next regularly or going back and forth from propane to butane. Not saying the propane is dirty or bad just there may be additives is some of it. I have had the same problem on an RV furnace and my home furnace when we switched from propane to natural gas. I pulled the flame sensor out of both units and used emery cloth to clean the rods up and no more issues.
John Burke 09/25/23 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Left blinker does not work when the running lights are on

I am assuming when you say running lights are not connected the blinker works you mean the lights are turned off and the plug is still plugged in. If the blinker on the trailer works correctly with running lights off and does not work with the running lights on there is a short between the running lights and the Left turn signal. On an older trailer first place I would look is in/at the light fixture, next would be at the trailer 7 pin connecter.
John Burke 07/30/23 05:44am Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel and battery noise

I would not get a 10 amp controller. That is maxing out with a 120 watt panel. The panels can put out more than rated on a good day. It will work your controller into an early death. I would get a 30 amp just in case you want to add another panel.
John Burke 06/25/23 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Extra storage on the tongue.

instead of plugging the vents on top maybe drill a couple of small drain holes in the bottom of the box. That way you still get the advantage of the vent. I put 2 1/4 holes in mine and no water.
John Burke 06/10/23 06:16am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Best Fridge Type

May want to consider a residential fridge that would fit in the space. The area already has a 120-volt outlet there that you could change the power source to an inverter. If you all your time in shore power or generator a inverter and a good battery will carry you between hook ups. Fridge will be much cheaper, and you will not have to run a heavy gauge wire for a 12-volt unit. I have a 120 unit in my cabin that runs off an inverter, battery and solar, have had propane in campers for years and just got a camper with a 12 volt. The new camper has 2 group 31 batteries charged by 2 190-watt solar panels anthe fridge has been running in the driveway for 6 days now. In your case I would probably put in a propane unit. No changing wiring or running new stuff. Just install and go.
John Burke 05/31/23 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Heated mat?

Was in Home Depot yesterday and saw heated mats. They were by the floor coverings, made to go under the flooring. Different sizes with thermostats.
John Burke 05/27/23 06:20am Tech Issues
RE: Heated mat?

Looking at it seems to me that 122 degrees would be too hot to lay on the floor. Could discolor the vinyl flooring or even worse cause a fire. I have found heating mats made for indoor flooring. Can be put under carpet tile or other flooring. Not as hot. Just search under carpet heating mat.
John Burke 05/25/23 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: 12v rv freezer difficult to open,,,suction

This would be my recommendation also. Tube should not compress and if you push it thru the top of the gasket it will not fall. 'This too. Like a snip of spray tube from an aerosol can. Could even punch it thru the gasket if there’s a spot where it’s a straight shot. Drilling a hole thru the unit in some random place is not preferable'
John Burke 05/04/23 06:22am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Question

Best way to know is to try it. At home, make sure the battery is charged up, fridge cooled down, disconnect your shore power and watch your battery. Set yourself some markers, such as 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours and 12 hours which is like overnight. Note what your voltages are. Make sure your solar panels are receiving sun. Now you will have the best idea of how your system works. All kinds of people can give you opinions, but only you can figure out what works best for you.
John Burke 04/22/23 07:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

Try your furnace. That way you can get a better idea if it is the stove or a supply issue, propane bottles or regulators
John Burke 03/23/23 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: State Parks

I have visited with people who have reserved sites in more than one campground per night not knowing for sure how far they would get that day. Say the cost of paying for 3 sites is ok because they have a place to camp that night. Do not bother to cancel. These folks (3 different people, two in Yellowstone) were under 30. New RV'ers, new class C's, new attitude. Take care of me, do not care about anybody else, just me.
John Burke 02/27/23 06:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lithium Battery heater

Go to an automotive parts house. Battery plate and battery wraps have been made for over 75 years. They are in the same department as engine block heaters. Check on Amazon, should be between 30.00 to 100.00.
John Burke 02/27/23 06:10am Tech Issues
RE: Help me plan my trip! North Dakota (TRNP) & Minnesota (VNP)

All the campgrounds in the area are just plain campgrounds. Not destination places where there are tons of things to do. Just a place to sleep eat and enjoy the outside. That being said Medora campground is the best bet. Easy in and out, decent size sites, trees and full hook ups. The other full hook up campground in town, Red Trail, is small and tight. Be sure to take in the musical it is OUTSTANDING. If you are a veteran check the times for the vet discount. The Pitchfork Fondue is very good. Eat under the awnings with great views. If they have two shows a day again this year my recommendations would the early show. They run on mountain time an hour later then central. You can see the countryside much better. The show is outdoors in a natural Ampitheater, the scenery is unbelievable. Before, or after, your trip to Medora a couple of nights in Fort Lincoln State Park is well worth the time. The campground is on the confluence of the Heart and Missouri rivers, very nice campgrounds with full hook-ups. They have rebuilt General Custers home and several of the fort's buildings, the Mandan Indian Village (On-A-SLANT village) has rebuilt earth dome homes really interesting. Up on the hill they have rebuilt the 3 corner block guard towers. Well worth the day. Next day go 50 miles north to Washburn to the Lewis and Clark Center and Fort Mandan. The Fort Lewis and Clark spent the winter in. It is an extremely well done restoration. It is well worth the trip. On your way back to Fort Lincoln take in the Heritage Musuem on the State Capital grounds and go to the top of the Capital Building, tallest building in ND. Take an evening ride on the river boat in Bismarck. Just a little of the history in North Dakota but well worth the time.
John Burke 01/30/23 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar charger for 4 6v golf cart batteries LONG TERM?

I have a 12X24 off grid cabin. I have an 8 cu ft, 120 volt fridge on all the time. My lights are 12 volt LED screw in house style bulbs. Nightly I use the TV a light or two. The cell booster is on all the time and have my computer most of the time. Every morning I use my coffee maker, use my crock pot regularly. I have 6 GC2's, 6 100 watt solar panels with a MPPT controller set to top out at 14.2 volts and 1500 watt PSW invertor I have a 2000 watt invertor generator. I have a 4 stage RV charger if I need it. It will take about 6 hours on the generator to recharge the battery's. I spend about 90 days a year there with about 35-40 of those days from Oct to April. I leave the heat on Oct thru early January, cabin is heated about 90 days a year. The heat is set at 50 when I am not there, 65 at night and 70 during the daytime when I am there. It is a 1983 RV furnace. It runs a few times during the night and day. I have had to run the generator 2 maybe 3 times a year when there are several days in a row with no sun. I realize this got a little long, but hope it gives you an idea of what you will need for what you want to do.
John Burke 11/07/22 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Heater Thermostat Oddness

Make sure your thermostat is set to auto, not heat. If not the heat strip in the A/C unit will be the first to come on. The heat stripe will heat, and the furnace fan will run.
John Burke 11/05/22 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: What are these

They are old WW 2 ammo and bomb storage bunkers. Google bomb storage bunkers Sidney ne and tells you all about it.
John Burke 10/22/22 06:45am Around the Campfire
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