Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Ray,IN' found 18 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: 20# propane tank

A friend shot bullets into a full tank and couldnt get it to blow up, it just leaked out the new hole. Is all just depends. Nothing is safe Yes that was possible due to the LEL and UEL of LP gas.
Ray,IN 11/25/21 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: House Battery

Consider being without power all night during cold weather. A gp 31 12v deep cycle battery probably will last one night just running the furnace, nothing else. When you lose power put the fridge and water heater on propane immediately to save the single battery for keeping warm.
Ray,IN 11/22/21 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: 20# propane tank

I believe propane tanks have a " pop out" that releases pressure . Many years ago I went around the State of Florida visiting fire depts , I taught courses in " Propane ". We traveled with a very large propane tank on a trailer . We would assemble a crowd of firefighters from several fire depts . We would place a large propane burner under the tank and light her off . The crowd would gasp and back up , waiting for the explosion ! After several minutes the pop off would blow and was usually ignited by the lower flame . The pop off flame lasted a second or two and then all was well again . As far as a twenty pound tank blowing and being thrown many feet away , well the propane may not have any thing to do with it . As said above any sealed container will blow in a fire . As any firefighter who works where there are a lot of boat fires will tell you , one of the scariest things with a yacht fire is all of the **** fire extinguishers blow up and flying thru the air ! What you called a "pop-out" is an over-pressure plug. I too have been through the BLEVE training. I was at one time a master firefighter, licensed by Indiana.
Ray,IN 11/22/21 09:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those that like this style air compressor

Horrible freight has put one on sale for Black Friday Small comp OK, now let the haters begin. I have one I bought at Harbor Freight about 11 years ago. It served me well when we traveled in a 5er, but being an impatient guy I couldn't wait for it to add air to my 22.5" tires; so I bought a 150psi pancake compressor to carry in the MH. I still use the 12V HF 150psi compressor for my other vehicles and farm equipment though.
Ray,IN 11/22/21 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

I've only been asked once. the girl asked the age of our MH, saying it looks new. I replied "it was once". She never hesitated filling out the registration form.
Ray,IN 11/22/21 09:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: GS ESP

That is the only mail I've received from GS in perhaps 10 years now, since I phoned and asked for how to stop mailings from GS and associates. I've found it does make a difference in how I'm talked to when they see on their computer I'm a life member.
Ray,IN 11/21/21 08:08pm Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: A/C Issues??

Measurements done with a digital thermometer set on house mode. Will invest in some reflective shades for the front window. Front of coach is primarily black so I’m sure that isn’t helping much. To obtain the best heat shield it should be on the OUTSIDE of the window.
Ray,IN 11/20/21 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
GS ESP

I keep receiving mail from GS ESP, even though they know my MH is 21 yeas old and they will not issue a contract for anything over 15/18 yeas old. Why are they doing that?
Ray,IN 11/20/21 07:24pm Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Chassis battery charging when parked

Try something free first. Remove the neg. battery cable from the charged chassis battery, then touch it to the neg. post. If you see a spark you have amperage flowing, which means a drain somewhere. No spark, time for a load test and a specific gravity test of each cell.
Ray,IN 11/18/21 08:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I did not know

Many Class A RV's have an Allison transmission. None to my knowledge have a 1000 series though. The internal "filter" is a fine screen, it is not a true filter.
Ray,IN 11/18/21 08:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hydraulic stabilizers down during storage

Michelin Tire recommends using leveling jacks to support coach weight during long-term storage, AND inflate tires to sidewall listed pressure. HWH jack shafts are SST and do not corrode/rust. HWH says leaving jacks extended during long-term storage is OK. As to flat-spotting yes it is still a thing:
Ray,IN 11/18/21 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

I also have an air pressure operated step cover. Winnebago said it's air pressure regulator should be set at 45psi. From the regulator, air pressure goes to a 12V-operated solenoid valve,(your switch) with 5 ports, one is for incoming 45psi air, one is for air pressure to extend the cover, one is for air pressure to retract the cover via an air cylinder under the cover,there are two exhaust ports to permit the air cylinder to move both directions. When mine began to not work properly, I removed the 1/8" incoming air line from the solenoid and added several drops of air tool oil. After activating the cover several times that air tool oil worked into the movement cylinder and it began operating properly. That was 7 years ago and the step cover is still operating as designed. DO NOT USE ANYTHING BUT AIR TOOL OIL! Any other oil contains additives that may react with seals and gaskets in the air system. That is my personal experience with my air-pressure activated step cover. If trying this does not work for you, then perhaps it's time to begin spending money.
Ray,IN 11/18/21 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water tank overflow

See my reply on irv2.com
Ray,IN 11/17/21 08:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar DutchStar Chrome Exhaust Tip

I have a 2003 Newmar Dutchstar Freightliner chassis where the chrome exhaust tip has came off. It's a 5" tip and it is somewhat worn, but what made it fall off is the sleeve that u-bolts to the tip and slides into the muffler with another u-bolt clamp has rusted through. I would like to replace the coupling sleeve and the chrome tip, but I am unsure where to go to find a replacement. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? The 5" chrome tip may be found on Amazon, but the best place is Iowa 80 truck stopIowa 80 truck stop to find it and the sleeve.
Ray,IN 07/03/21 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alfa basement air service

Hello everyone! I’m new to the forum, and looking forward to sharing my experiences with the forum, as well as looking for some guidance! I have a question about servicing my basement air unit. Is there any way to clean the coils on the unit without removing it? Maybe cut a hole something make a service hatch?? Thanks in advance! Step-by-step instructions for removing, servicing, reinstalling a basement air conditioner in a gas or diesel MH.
Ray,IN 05/13/21 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alfa basement air service

The outside Condenser coils you can access from the outside with a Garden Hose. The INSIDE Evap coils are harder to get at. Remove the AC filter under the rear bed and see if you can access the Evap there. Are you asking because you have a cooling problem? Doug I do not remember any ALFA having a filter under the bed as that is where the engine is. JimR One of the reasons Alfa went out of business was because the DESIGN of the basement AC system meant that you had inadequate return air from the middle to front of the Motorhomes. WE sold Alfa for just 1 year and dropped the line after numerous Customer complaints of NOT getting the Alfa's below 80 degrees on higher than 90 degree days. This was a known problem to Alfa and Alfa could never engineer a fix. So, the Air filter on the units we sold was indeed in the back under the bed. Doug Step-by-step instructions for removing, repairing, reinstalling a basement air conditioner. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxiaWxsbWFyaWUyMDA4fGd4OjRmOGYwYzBiZTYxYzU5ZWQ
Ray,IN 05/13/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

Many years ago I worked for the Forest Service burning logging slash piles. We used back-pack propane torches. When the torch bottle was empty, we returned to the pickup and filled the bottle from a 100 pound cylinder in the back of the truck. Liquid transferred from the big cylinder to the little bottle using only the pressure in the big cylinder. Of course, we had to open the "80% valve" on the little bottle to relieve the pressure so it would fill properly. As soon as we got liquid from the "80% valve" we shut off the valve on the big cylinder, shut off the valve on the little bottle, disconnected the hose, connected the torch and went back to lighting fires. This long dissertation is just to illustrate that it IS possible to transfer liquid propane without a pump. Is it "safe"? Probably not. Anytime a flammable gas is vented to the atmosphere it can be dangerous. Good luck. I made up a hose and filled my Class C motorhome tank like this from a full 100# tank. I'd turn the 100#er upside down so I would get liquid out of it. I'd do it on my driveway on a windy day so the vapors would blow away quickly. That is exactly how the adapter kit to refill 1# cylinders work: https://i.imgur.com/rOj4qhRl.jpg
Ray,IN 03/27/21 10:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

This may be helpful to you and your ins. co.: https://www.plastic-mart.com/category/34/rv-holding-tanks
Ray,IN 03/27/21 10:14pm Class A Motorhomes
Sort by:    Search within results:


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.