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RE: Auto Generator Start

I added a magnum auto start stand alone to my RV. It wasn't hard.
apr67 08/22/19 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Mat rant

I don't put my mat on grass, but I hate grass. Kids and dog track the mowed grass in, a constant battle. Plus when its wet with dew in the morning my sneakers end up soggy.
apr67 08/12/19 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: ONAN 5500 Grand Marquis fuel pump & filter

You can get the OEM Onan one from PPl motorhomes for $82. I bought the Airex from Amazon. Mine failed after 40 days, in the same way as yours is currently failed, overheats after a few hours and then if it cools it works again. Tried to use the warranty, well their is no warranty, because the warranty has to be honored by the seller and Amazon won't take it back after 30 days. They also have the fuel filter.
apr67 08/09/19 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan hot hot hot

I think I am going to pull the trigger and buy this: 026-00495 SIDE AIR DISCHARGE Onan also has one that pushes the hot air towards the back of the generator.
apr67 07/30/19 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Onan hot hot hot

But we are still either vapor locking or control board is getting too hot and shutting off fuel flow. What I did to ensure it wasn't the control board. I ran a hot wire from positive to the fuel pump directly. The control board no longer had any power to start or stop the fuel pump. I had the same failure still so I know its not the control board. When doing this test you have to have a fuse inline, and I put it outside the gen box so I could grab the fuse and pull it quickly to kill the pump. You must be judicious to quickly kill the pump when the generator dies or when you turn it off. Personally the fuel pump seems to be in a very bad location, it gets no airflow and remains really freaking hot. I might add a 12v muffin fan to get some air to it.
apr67 07/30/19 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Furrion rv air conditioner, anyone have one yet? Or Attwood?

I love the noise of my AC. It helps me sleep in a truck stop next to rumbling diesels. ;)
apr67 07/24/19 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

One other thing. Take a few pics of the tank, and then put this in google search: rv holding tank -portable The click on images. Maybe you will get lucky.
apr67 07/23/19 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan hot hot hot

from the installation manual Hot Air Recirculation Test A representative installation of the genset must be tested to determine that the genset will not overheat due to recirculation of hot air back into the genset. 8.4 Test Requirement The rise in inlet air temperature over ambient air temperature must not exceed 15°F (8°C). A rise in inlet air temperature indicates hot air recirculation. If the rise exceeds the requirement,steps must be taken to reduce recirculation to an acceptable level. I am wondering if my multi probe BBQ thermometer is enough for this job, I'm going to try it and see as soon as the rain (cooler weather) moves away. I think the problem is recirculation on my unit with the same exact issue as the original posters.
apr67 07/23/19 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

I've heard of folks having good luck with eternabond for fixing tanks,and that might allow you to get it on the road (and rented or used) while you wait for the replacement tank to be made. Maybe a mobile RV service guy would be more interested in working for the money. With the tank out for repair it can be measured, and you will find who made it probably imprinted on the tank. I doubt Roadtek made the part, but its possible. Worse case scinaro is a fiberglass duplicate would have to be made, easy peasy for a boat place. BTW, I rent my RV as well, try to ignore the 'nay sayers'. At least we won't have to compete with them.
apr67 07/23/19 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan hot hot hot

Mine (5.5k hgjab) is the same way. It gets hot as hell under the cover. Onan has a procedure in the installation manual to test that the hot exhausted air isn't being re-ingested for cooling. However I personally don't have the tools for that.
apr67 07/12/19 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

I'll start to be concerned about it when I hear of someone getting stopped for 5.1 MPH over the limit and getting their vehicle seized with no criminal action/allegation involved. Why would it take that for you to be concerned about police stealing peoples property?
apr67 07/12/19 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

I agree. I still do not know how this practice has not been shot down simply from the lack of due process aspect. Then the whole, is the value of the forfeiture appropriate for the crime. But that is full circle as was there even a crime? Even if a crime exists its wrong. If the court awards damages, I can see the court taking possession and liquidating the asset to pay the damages because you won't, but I see no reason why LE should have anything to do.
apr67 07/12/19 08:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

I hope that soon civil asset forfeiture will join communism on the dung heap of history. Its not constitutional in the slightest.
apr67 07/10/19 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: TriMark Door Handles - Please submit failures !

I don't think you can blame china for what Trimark makes and sells. Trimark spce'd a zinc potmetal striker instead of steel.
apr67 07/08/19 07:48am General RVing Issues
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