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RE: Dometic Atwood gc10-4e hot water heater overheating

I can suggest one other possibility. It happened to me so I know it is real. I had the relay that switches the 120v to the electric element stick "on" thus powering the element 100%. This caused very hot water and release through the relief valve. In this scenario, the thermostats were not involved In the control of the heating so they were not able to provide control.
Traver8 10/06/20 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Squeaky Coleman Mach AC

I just went through a similar experience with my 2013 Jayco and Coleman Mach. The motor in mine had sealed bearings and not bushings. I bought a replacement Fasco brand motor from Amazon and then replaced the bearings on the original motor. The only issue I had was getting the correct bearings - mine were a metric bearing with a 1/2" bore, Non-Standard. Ordered some from China and they fit fine. If you are handy, you might take out the motor, and verify the bearing condition and p/n - put it back together while you order some bearings. Let me know if you need more details about my efforts. Happy to share.
Traver8 10/04/20 07:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Peak Blue Platinum DEF

TLooks like marketing to me. I just looked at the SDS sheet and they don't list anything other than Urea and Water - no magic ingredients.
Traver8 09/21/20 05:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need hitch advice please.

My first thought is to get rid of the drop adapter, turn the weight distribution shank over and then adjust the ball mount position as needed. Looks like you can get where you need to be withou a lot of trouble. Other than the torque on the bolts which is pretty high, don't remember the value though.
Traver8 09/14/20 05:41pm Towing
RE: ac maintaniance

Be careful with the hose if you are trying to clean the evaporator, you will have a straight shot down into the trailer. Also, do not be surprised if you cannot do much with the motor bearings. You will likely have easy access to only the condenser side and they are either bronze sleeve bearings or sealed ball bearings.
Traver8 07/13/20 06:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coleman Mach A/C Fan Motor - Interesting Find

The feeling was nice, I ordered two new bearings based on the number on the original, got them ..... and then the disappointment started. They did not fit. The bearing bore dia was 12mm and the shaft was 12.7mm or 1/2 inch. Continued research found that these bearings are "special" metric bearings with essentially a 1/2" or 12.7mm bore. Found some inexpensive ones from China - ordering now, we will see if they work. More to come. Terry
Traver8 06/19/20 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: refrig fan

I concur as well. Like Bob213 I bought that style of fan on EBay and it has been working well for many years. Moving the air is a very helpful thing to do as it helps even out the temps.
Traver8 06/17/20 05:48pm General RVing Issues
Coleman Mach A/C Fan Motor - Interesting Find

Hi All, Just wanted to share this bit of info. I have a 2013 Jayco with the original Coleman Mach 15K air conditioner that I have been using full time since new. Parked here in SE New Mexico the A/C gets a workout in the summer. This year I began to hear some complaints from the fan motor and realized that replacement time was coming. Started the search and found that pretty much everything out there was much the same and decided on a Fasco replacement. Ordered and got it with no issues. In the mean time, my original was complaining more and more so I was trying to keep it going for a few more days until I could manage the work to change it. Everything that I had read was telling me that these motors had simple bronze sleeve bearings in then and that adding lube would only delay the inevitable need to replace. The replacement Fasco motor had sleeve bearings in the specifications. Anyway, while trying to lube my original it just did not feel like sleeve bearings - it felt like a dry/failing ball bearing but I tried to add some oil anyway. Original finally failed the night before I had to go to the office so I had to leave things off the next day. Got back at the end of the day and it was only 102, both outside and inside. Opened everything up and tried to let the breeze though to cool things down which did work - brought it down to the 80s by sunset. Changed the motor easily and A/C is working great again. Today I decided to open up the original motor to look at the failure mechanism and found what I suspected - real sealed ball bearings at both ends. The inner one had just apparently decided to give up after 7 hard summers. The rest of the motor is in great shape so I am planning to replace the bearings and keep this one as a spare. I guess that the Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd build a pretty nice motor back in the day. Just thought I would share a success story and an unexpected find. Terry
Traver8 06/07/20 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Insulating paint

I am not sure about the product in the video but many years ago I worked at a site where we refurbished a very large storage tank that was for temporary storage of chilled water. Part of that work included repainting with an "insulating paint". This was a fairly thick paint type product that had glass micro spheres mixed into it. This did provide some minor insulating factor but it was not very much.
Traver8 06/02/20 04:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Atwood hot water heater -- Too darn hot

One other possibility that I don't think I have seen mentioned is the possibility that the normal Tatar has failed and only the Eco stat is controlling the temp. This would be hotter than "normal" and easily resolved. Just another thought. Ensuring God clean contact with the tank wall is another excellent thing to check.
Traver8 04/24/20 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Whirlpool Ice Maker Problems

The icemaker just activates a valve on the water supply, often found on the lower rear of the fridge. I must also ask if you have the water on - either city water or the water pump? Sounds like either the water supply is off or the valve has failed, less likely is a failure of the contacts in the icemaker itself. The basic icemaker should be easily replaceable and not too expensive online. Usually only a couple of mounting screws and the wiring connector. Hope this helps. Terry
Traver8 04/21/20 08:09pm Tech Issues

No doubt this will continue to get more interesting as time goes on. I know that here in SE NM where I am most of the rv "parks" are full of long term oilfield workers. Unfortunately the oil situation is hurting them badly in addition to the Covid impact. Here where I am, out of about 30 spaces which were basically 100% full a couple of weeks ago, there have been 5 or 6 that have recently left due to the loss of their oilfield jobs. There are 4 -5 others who are just hanging on waiting for their job to evaporate. We will see...
Traver8 04/07/20 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Save a bit on fuel

For the first time in a very long time I have seen diesel priced less than unleaded. Only a couple of pennies but still cheaper. I can see the demand decreasing here on the edge of the Permian Basin oil country though. Prices are coming down - my normal station had diesel at $2.59 this morning and $2.49 this afternoon.
Traver8 03/09/20 06:05pm General RVing Issues
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