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RE: Dometic Fridge RM 2610 help-gas works, won't get cold

Seeing that everything is working on electric and gas seems like it is a blocked tube or you had a leak and the ammonia is low. Does the fridge have a strange smell? If there was no flame on gas or the electric was not making it hot there are other options but that end of things are working. You could try taking some ice in the freezer. Long term try rolling it but more than likely you will be replacing the cooling unit or the fridge. These things always happen at the worst time, a rule for RV's!!
Photomike 07/12/19 08:03am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

Photomike. Which kill switch are you referring to. Please excuse me I don't have a camper yet. I think that you would want to be able to kill the power to the jacks and not everything else. Jim To the jacks for most of the time, but an overall kill switch is a good idea as well for times of maintenance.
Photomike 07/06/19 01:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Haven't seen this asked

List it on Kijiji or Ebay as "Like new only used a couple times" and ask as much as you bought it for. That is what most people do by the looks of what is out there for sale :(
Photomike 07/06/19 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

Oh, here’s an important tip on HappiJacs: install a switch in the power lead to the wireless controller. There have been several reports of them catching some stray signal or for whatever reason randomly activating a jack while the camper is parked, rolling it over on its side. There was discussion of it on here, with a few people saying they’d had it happen. Also, why have constant power draw, even just slight. When you’re not using the jacks, turn that thing off! I think this is probably a good idea no matter what brand. There shouldn’t be anything with no switch to shut it off. Put the kill switch inside, if the power is off harder for someone to steal.
Photomike 07/05/19 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Learned something about our truck this week !

See, I told you I learned something about our truck this week !!! I don't know why I didn't see them before :R One of those live and learn days I guess. I'm going to edit my original post to decrease the number of replies directed at my stupidity. Stupidity is nothing to be ashamed of. Ignorance is worse. You did something, I know many people that would not look or ask.
Photomike 07/02/19 12:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

My TC don't have it and I've never seen the need. My commode is directly over the tank so I just 'flush' it through the knife valve in the crapper. No biggie. X2 All the times that I dumped my black tank I pulled the valve and let it drain. When I had time/ desire I would fill up the black tank either with a hose or just with the pump through the toilet (long time)and it was clean. A TCer is not like a trailer where the black tank is down a line then down another line to the valve.
Photomike 06/30/19 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: Missed our TC today

So true. I was without a camper for a couple years and boy I missed my TCer so much. I bought a class C but it was not the same - to wide for many roads. Now I have a van and LOVE having MY stuff with me again. Nothing like stopping at a road side pull out and having a clean bathroom, cold drinks and snacks.
Photomike 06/07/19 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Charging Issue

If your batteries were at 3.5V I think you may be buying new batteries. You should check your liquid levels (if that type) before leaving on the charger for too long.
Photomike 05/29/19 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: How to track down water leak in NL camper

I don't have other cleaning products under the cabinets. I'm not aware of a chemical reaction to metals. Do you have any details on that? I have to use something to kill any growth as my wife is deathly allergic to mold. She didn't detect anything this morning, but I'm not taking chances. Mold only grows in areas that stay wet for long periods of time. Once an area dries out mold does not grow. Mold actually dries out as well. I am not sure of the surface but here is some information: For killing mold with bleach use a ratio of one cup of bleach per gallon of water (ie about 1 part bleach to 10 parts water). Apply the solution to non-porous surfaces with mold growth either by using a spray bottle or by using a bucket and a sponge or cloth. Bleach and vinegar can both kill mold, but vinegar is much more effective for removing mold from porous materials. This is because bleach only kills mold spores on the surface of affected materials. Vinegar will penetrate porous materials and kill the mold at the roots I use CLR Mold and Mildew Cleaner but not sure how that would work on an unfinished wood surface.
Photomike 05/19/19 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: How to track down water leak in NL camper

I borrowed an inspection camera and looked around last night at all the plumbing I could reach. The only leak I found was from me removing the kitchen faucet to check the gasket and spilling water everywgere. The gasket was bad, but I'm not convinced that is the issue. Did you see any discoloration from previous water?
Photomike 05/14/19 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: How to track down water leak in NL camper

The pump can kick in if the diaphragm is not 100%. Not always a leak in the line. I always would leave the pump off at night and during the day just in case. If you have a small digital camera or a smart phone with a light stick it behind the drawers and in places that your head will not reach to take pictures. Will help to narrow it down before taking apart.
Photomike 05/13/19 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: Low Flow Water Pump for Truck Camper

If there is a valve under the sink then turn that partially off. This will reduce the flow and no switching.
Photomike 04/23/19 01:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Caulking

We had this same thread a while ago. A number of manufactures use silicone and many RV techs do. Like one told me when doing some work on my RV and I freaked out about him using silicone. "Been doing it for years, works as well or better than anything else so why would I not use it". The part he siliconed was fine 5 years later when I sold the unit. I would not hesitate using it on openings on the sides but not sure about a roof.
Photomike 04/18/19 11:57am Truck Campers
RE: Saga of Cell Phone Accident...

A lot of good points. A couple more from my point of view...... 1 - It is different driving down a highway and talking on a hands free phone then driving in a busy city area. I will not take a call if I am in an area that I am dealing with a lot of pedestrians and other traffic. My cell phone is my office but if I don't take the call they can leave a message. 2 - Texting while driving should be automatic jail time if you are in an accident. Absolutely no reason for that!!! Even handsfree texting does not work. It takes too much of your attention as most of the time the system does not work correctly. You have to trouble shoot when using it as well as driving as well as texting - JUST bad!! 3 - I would love to see a lot more enforcement for areas that have laws for this. Up the charges to help pay for the enforcement. A scale like $250 for the first offense, $2500 for the second, $5000 for the third and a vehicle seizure for the fourth. I find that it is a lot of the same people that do this. I live in a school zone and everyday that I am home the same people pass my house on their phones. When I have picked up my son parent's get out of their vehicle talking on their phones, pick up the kids, get back in the vehicle and drive away still on the phone holding it to their head. When I hear what they are talking about I cannot believe that they need to talk about some of the things they are - IT IS NOT THAT URGENT!!!! Plus if you are driving a 2019 vehicle you have hands free!!!! 4 - Figure out how to jam signals in vehicles. I know this opens up other issues like passengers not able to call or text or issues if in an accident. But I am sure some smartier peoples ten me can figure it out :B
Photomike 04/18/19 11:52am Truck Campers
RE: Unload or keep on truck

Leave camper on truck. If you want to stabilize it more so you are not rocking drop jacks to remove some weight from the truck. As for pets I have never come across rules for leaving pets in an RV as long as they have food and are not baking. Could be a rule in hotter areas. In the vehicle yes not a good idea any place for any time. My dog would stay in the TCer and have her water, food and toys. I would leave a vent open and a couple lower windows. Also would keep a thermometer in the camper that would record highest temps and it never got that hot. One time I was worried as I was parked in a bare parking lot. Went out for an hour came back and looked in a window and she was laying on her back fast asleep. Temps inside was 22C. Took her for a walk and she was so happy to get back into the camper that she was asleep in her spot before I left.
Photomike 04/09/19 10:17pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

Different kinds of social media, I'd say. Forums are kind of old style. (Which is sad because I prefer forums to more modern versions of social media.) :( Lynn I agree-I prefer them, too. Especially since posting in here isn't going to become part of my permanent Facebook record that is analyzed for their marketing uses! Or used against you on a future job or loan or mortgage or by a family member that is keeping track of you.
Photomike 04/08/19 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

What is exactly a troll poster, that I see used regularly here?..Is it a poster on the TC forum that has never had a TC and know real world experience to share or is it just a term for a poster that just isn't agreed with on a certain subject by the accuser? My take on some of the members leaving is they forgot to put there big boy pants on and realize it is the internet and we don't always get our way... Troll Post....... I have a triple slide camper and I want to tow my 30' fishing boat and was wondering if my 1992 Datsun pick-up will handle that. Or I am removing my furnace and going to heat using the stove top. Do I need a smoke detector or CO detector or am I okay without.
Photomike 03/31/19 05:40pm Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

For me I prefer forums as they are a lot more searchable then say a Facebook group. Also as long as you own (rent) the server you can organize how it is set-up and how long info stays on it. The reason I am not on this forum (TCers) more is that I sold my unit. Still am here to get tips for my new unit (Class B) but I read more than posting. The reason I am not on other parts of more is that many of the moderators are jerks. Some of the rules that they enforce are to the letter crazy!!!! I did a big trip report on another area of and got told I had to change it or the moderator would take it down as there were parts that mentioned my business. Sorry but I am a photographer and I do that when traveling I did not try selling anything or advertising it was just mentioned that I have a photography business and I was shooting on the trip. I never had that issue on the TCer part of RV net. I know a number of others that ran into similar issues and left as well. There is moderating then there are power hungry dictators. It is not worth my time when I am accepted on other forums I would rather be there.
Photomike 03/31/19 12:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Good bye but with a forwarding address

I always find it funny when people pop up on other forums that I know. I am on many not because I have that unit but it is how I use the unit that is drawing me here. I have a class B now but take it to places that TCer's go so I check in here. Love EP groups but many I do not have that unit but some great ideas to draw on. Will keep looking for your posts on EP.
Photomike 03/28/19 06:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

I wish the RV companies would get a hint about the desirability of a 19' class C. Have you seen what Cruise America is asking for used 19Gs nowadays? Most of the people that looked at mine were weighing a Class B and my 19'. The one comment that kept coming up was someone needs to make a 19 or 20' C to compete with the B's. I would never have gone with a B if I camped as the C with the bed over the cab opened up so much more space. But I drive more than I camp so I really do not need the extra space.
Photomike 03/27/19 10:04pm Class C Motorhomes
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