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RE: melting plug

WOW......three times melted plug Problem is NOT at the power pedestal it is in your power cord OR Main Power Panel Need to go thru the wire connections in Main Panel and TIGHTEN them UP Might even find 'evidence' of overheating at connections Hot wire to Main CB (Black) Ground wire to terminal strip (Green) NEUTRAL wire connedction (which is most likely loose) (White)
Old-Biscuit 01/12/20 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck bed plug or just use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

I responded to your other post. X2
Old-Biscuit 01/12/20 08:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plug in truck bed or use plug in bumper for 5th wheel

Factory installed 'in-bed' plug for my 5th wheel Only have bumper plug.then an in bed plug can easily be added. Simple plug/play acessory harness and mounting hole---done Check for them on etrailer.com
Old-Biscuit 01/12/20 08:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Maybe GD is trying to start a new trend......LESS is MORE Large storage but low CCC so when you put items in the compartments you can still see/reach them W/O having to remove/rearrange all the STUFF packed in there. We FT'd and I could open ANY compartment/cabinet/drawer and readily see/get anything I needed W/O a lot of hassle LESS is MORE
Old-Biscuit 01/11/20 11:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Reception on TV

'Booster' is in the head of the antenna On/Off switch allows DC to go up coax cable to antenna and turn on the amplifer (booster) Typically a wall plate a TV cable connects to......bedroom cabinet/behind Main TV etc IF you have a Box of Many Buttons (BOMB) turning it ON turns on the booster Turning it OFF allows for cable/satellite
Old-Biscuit 01/11/20 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Pets and National Parks

What do you do when AT HOME....gone to work? Dogs are routinely left home alone from time folks left to go to work and until they get back home from work YOU are the responsible party......your dog Do what you would NORMALLY do RV is no different It's a lot different. When you're at a campground you have people closer than "back home" while someone is at work, and most times they're outside. An RV is about as soundproof as toilet paper, I don't care what type, brand, or model. When dogs are left alone they typically bark at every noise they hear outside. Some might not but most do including everyone I have ever had, which is several. Sure our Spot never barks, he's perfectly behaved lol. To me it's just flat out ignorant to do so. Although I have never witnessed anyone being booted out of a campground, I have seen folks warned about it more than once. I have also been in campgrounds where folks have left their barking dogs there all day alone, and I have sat and listened to them way too many times to keep track of. You're 100% spot on they're the responsible party. I have never been to a public campground that did not have a rule that was worded something to the effect of "Pets may not create a disturbance or nuisance. Excessive barking is a disturbance" or something along the lines that you can not disturb other campers. One that comes to mind is in PA state parks, VA has something similar. "Pets must not be left unattended, except when using a restroom or visiting a park building for a brief period of time. When doing so, the pet must be kept in a camping unit or vehicle, weather conditions permitting." The emphasis is "brief period of time while using restroom or visiting a park building". To me it falls under camping etiquette, something that is going by the wayside. We traveled FT for 7 yrs with our Dog.....4 yrs old until 11 yrs old We did same as we would have done IF we where in a S&B As the dog got older we shortened or time away Instead of spending ALL day got----we used 2 days/3 days etc
Old-Biscuit 01/10/20 05:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pets and National Parks

What do you do when AT HOME....gone to work? Dogs are routinely left home alone from time folks left to go to work and until they get back home from work YOU are the responsible party......your dog Do what you would NORMALLY do RV is no different
Old-Biscuit 01/10/20 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water heater plastic plug

I have an Atwood 6 ga. water heater. It uses a plastic plug as opposed to the Suburban heaters that use an anode rod. Talking among campers this morning one guy said he uses an anode rod in his Atwood tank, "Just to be safe." I'm certainly no expert, but I've never read on these forums that this is a good idea. Do any of you do this? Not sure if this is high school chemistry or physics but it is HS science so we should all know it,, no need for a college degree (but I got one of those too) Every element and every metal and alloy has a "Valiance" number.. Now It has been a long time since I took the class so I'd need to research it a bit to be detailed enough but I recall what they mean Different metals react differently.. The metal used by Suburban in their tanks is fairly reactive with most water so they use a SACRIFICIAL anode to protect it .. The metal used by Atwood is far less reactive. and thus the anode is not only not needed.... it voids the warranty. NOTE brass will react with the metal of the Atwood tank so brass plugs ALSO void the warranty.. This is why they use Nylon. Will a Sacrificial anode bother the Atwood.. not sure (do not think so) but it voids so don't do it. Hummmmmmmmm..... Brass Atwood T&P Relief Valve is Brass. Atwood heater element is steel NYLON is used for drain plug for severals reasons....one being the frequency of removing/installing plug Suburban...... They use a Steel tank that has a sprayed on glass-lining JUST like residential water heater Anode rod is nessecary to help keep steel tank from rusting out because glass-lining cracks & doesn't completely cover all surfaces (I don't have a college degree---)
Old-Biscuit 01/10/20 01:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater plastic plug

Tell your firend he is NOT being safe using an anode rod in his Atwood Aluminum Tank----which consists of a 15% thickness of type 7072 aluminum (pure aluminum and zinc) that is fused to the core during the rolling process. THe ZINC Cladding provides the needed protection Just because a product is SOLD via Aftermarket does NOT mean it is worthwhile, an improvement or necessary. Atwood does NOT even have OEM ande rods..........that tells you NO!
Old-Biscuit 01/09/20 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: How much 5th Wheel can I tow with my truck

With those axle ratings....... 14K GVWR 5th wheel
Old-Biscuit 01/08/20 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Tire Speeding Rating??

Tire Weight Rating: 3520 Lbs. Maximum Pressure: 80 PSI Speed Index: M 'M'----81 mph Looks like what you got works. http://www.ecustomrim.com/2-pack-ecustomrim-rainier-radial-trailer-tire-st235-80r16-lre-3520-80-psi/
Old-Biscuit 01/08/20 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

YEP......gas valve solenoids Takes BOTH to hold gas valve open against the spring pressure Should have had to test ohms earlier but when you stated you had 12VDC ON both I ignored the ohms testing :S Glad you found the issue.!!
Old-Biscuit 01/08/20 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

OPD with relief valves have been required since 1998 mfg date Any cylinder older then 12 yrs has to have recertifcation inspection done which requires it have an OPD ALL pressurized vessels have Safety relief valves.....even that RV water heater which operates at much lower pressure than a propane tank/cylinder. The exception is horizontal propane cylinder manufactured prior to October 1998..They are grandfathered in although not all people dispensing propane are aware of this. Yes...correct OPD grandfathered But even horizontal cylinders have RELIEF VALVES
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

And how is the year of the TC relative ? lol By the references to the older valves without pressure releases..This topic is about possible mounting a propane tank on the rear bumper/deck of a 2019 Northern Lite.. 10 pages in and people don't know what the post was about..It went off topic almost immediately...How sad for the opp... OPD with relief valves have been required since 1998 mfg date Any cylinder older then 12 yrs has to have recertifcation inspection done which requires it have an OPD ALL pressurized vessels have Safety relief valves.....even that RV water heater which operates at much lower pressure than a propane tank/cylinder.
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

I had a class B that caught on fire, it had a 20 gallon propane tank and full of gas the gas tank and propane tank vented off lost the r v but no explosion Bare in mind, even the title of this topic is misleading, we are talking about propane CYLINDERS here, as only those can be used with TC. Lot of members can't catch the difference, but propane tanks do have safety valve. Propane cylinders do not. Wrong......!!! Propane TANKS....Motorhomes ---have a separate relief valve Propane CYLINDERS...trailers/bbq even the one pound bottles ALSO have relief valves The OPD on cylinders have several components *Internal Float to stop filling of liquid propane at 80% *Spring Loaded shutoff valve so NO propane can flow if pigtail not connected *Fixed liquid level gauge (bleeder valve) *Safety Relief valve......which is one reason cylinders need to be Vertical so relief valve is in vapor section and NOT the liquid area https://pacificcoastenergy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/small-cylinder-tank-valve-339-429.jpg height=400 width=300
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 01:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Tire size/????

The 205 is 27.1 inches tall and the 225 is 28.4 inches tall Being on same axle may cause tracking issues.....but should not affect overall towing since each wheel position is independent of opposite side So how did it work out??
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Wingman

YEP.....got more channels when I added the wingman
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: My perception on real gas

I always get better milege right after wash/wax job on my truck....no data just a butt feeling
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 12:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

GAS orifices are a metered hole/precision that allws the proper amount of gas to flow Propane system is ONLY 0.4 psi....so proper/correct flow of gas is CRITCIAL Orifice rusty up/rough looking and you have scraped it!!!! REPLACE IT -----it is NO Longer a metered/precision device And clean the burner tube also Side Note: Circuit board instantly drops DC to gas valve when flame is not proven/lost------INSTANTLY Gas Valve snaps closed under spring pressure upon loss of DC to solenoids.
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban SW6 lights but drops out after 30+ seconds

Have you cleaned the orifice & burner tube? 12VDC staying on gas valve then gas is present and flowing...dirty orifice/burner tube will disrupt that balabnce between air/fuel resulting in flame out Soak in alcohol then air dry NO POKING or HIGH Pressure Air
Old-Biscuit 01/07/20 08:49am Tech Issues
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