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RE: Fuel Mileage on 8.1 Workhorse

I have a 60 gallon tank and use 6 mpg as my baseline mileage. Looking for fuel and beer around 300 miles.
fyrflie 07/23/21 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV navigation systemsl

Going to try to use my iPad for navigation. Just got a Garmin stand alone GPS device that connects to my iPad via Bluetooth. Then use any navigation app you want. I am using Maps.me. All this without the need for cell service or a $400 gps device.
fyrflie 07/22/21 09:06am Technology Corner
RE: Fuel Mileage on 8.1 Workhorse

2001 Fleetwood Flair 32 foot with 2000 Jeep Wrangler tow vehicle. June 2021 trip from California to Tennessee and back. 5700 miles. 6.8 - 8.5 mpg @ 70 mph most of the time
fyrflie 07/22/21 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
Portable Kennel fan

Has anybody found or used a reasonably priced kennel fan? Specifically a 12 volt system. Not interested in battery powered units. Everything I can find ranges from $160 to $200.
fyrflie 07/16/21 10:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Receiver Hitch for Trailer

You might be able to get some ideas from Lippert. https://store.lci1.com/shop-by-department/cargo-storage/cargo.html Mounting the rack in multiple places on the bumper could be enough to spread out the load and be a doable solution. Good luck
fyrflie 06/18/21 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Solar Panels

https://www.parkedinparadise.com/solar-calculator/ This is just one of multiple places to look to answer your question. But, rather than build a system just for the RV, why not look into building a true off-grid power system.
fyrflie 05/27/21 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: British couple buying an RV in the US

Do not buy in California. The base tax rate may be 7.25% but will vary by county or city. The city I live in has a sales tax rate of 9.25%. Smog laws are strict but don’t limit you as to what you buy as long as the vehicle can pass the smog inspection. Sounds like a great adventure. Good luck.
fyrflie 05/11/21 09:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Water Heater not lighting

I believe Larry cad has the magic answer. I experienced similar symptoms as you. Replaced every electrical part of my water heater and followed the Atwood troubleshooting guide multiple times. After installing the third New circuit board I also spent extra time making sure the ground was connected, metal to metal with a good tight screw. Now everything works as designed. I tested the continuity of the ground numerous times and it always tested good so kept looking for something else. But in the end I think it was the ground. Here is a good resource for information. https://techsupport.pdxrvwholesale.com/ Good luck.
fyrflie 05/05/21 09:00am Tech Issues
Hopefully fixed the water heater problem

I think I have cured the water heater dilemma. Installed new board and new igniter for the third time. Found multiple screws that, by this point, had wallowed out the holes and were holding but only barely. I replaced all of the screws and cleaned all of the contact points to assure a good ground. Then applied ant-oxidant for good measure. First test and everything worked perfect. Will be testing this weekend to further confirm the fix. I meant to reply to my earlier thread but started a new one instead. My apologies.
fyrflie 04/16/21 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: gas mileage

2001 Fleetwood Flair 8.1 liter Chevy Low of 5.5 and a high of 11. I average about 7 without toad and 6.5 with toad. Also, a lot of our time camping is boondocking so we are using the generator which draws fuel from the tank which will skew your readings when you fill up.
fyrflie 04/03/21 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: water heater issue

I don’t know if you have this document, but it may help with your troubleshooting . http://techsupport.pdxrvwholesale.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Atwood-Master-Water-Heater-Manual.pdf
fyrflie 03/29/21 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

When the water heater works the first time before lock out, does the Pop off valve leak or seep? Doug No leakage whatsoever.
fyrflie 03/26/21 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

Ran an overnight test and the water heater failed again. It went into lock out mode. Domestic suggests that I take it to a service center because the chance of having multiple bad boards is very slim. Even though everything points to a bad board according to the Atwood troubleshooting guide. Talking to PDX Wholesale about options to get another board. Playing the waiting game now.
fyrflie 03/26/21 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

What you have is what the defective boards did. Doug Just installed a new board and it won’t even start. When you turn the switch on, it goes directly to lock out. Red light goes out then it immediately comes back on. Could it be another bad board? Where are you getting the Boards? The problem Atwood had 2 or 3 years ago was they had no way to make 100% sure that the suspect boards were returned from vendors. That means dishonest people could get a hold of the suspect boards for almost nothing and then sell on the Internet or E bay. Most would work just fine a few times. We made sure we returned and purged our stock when Atwood had the problem and had Atwood send us the untainted replacement boards for our stock. You leave the switch ON. Disconnect the module plug from the board and plug in to test at the water heater. Doug First board came from PDX in Oregon, second board came from Amazon. The first board is Version D and the second is Version E. So something changed I guess. What are you referring to when you say “plug in to test”. What do I plug in? Update: Installed first new board, new ECO and Thermostat and new wire harness. Water Heater fired off and is working as designed. Going to cycle it a few times to confirm operation. New wire harness eliminates the small plug adapter and both the old ECO and Thermostat tested good on the bench. Only time will tell.
fyrflie 03/25/21 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

What you have is what the defective boards did. Doug Just installed a new board and it won’t even start. When you turn the switch on, it goes directly to lock out. Red light goes out then it immediately comes back on. Could it be another bad board?
fyrflie 03/24/21 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

If it lights normally then goes to lock out I'm guessing ECO. Before, it would light and go through one complete cycle. Then as hot water was used, it would go into lock out. Both the ECO and Thermostat test out fine.
fyrflie 03/24/21 07:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

What you have is what the defective boards did. Doug That is just my luck. Thank you for the confirmation and thanks to all others that have replied. I truly appreciate it. Scott
fyrflie 03/23/21 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

Go have a look at the connector that plugs into the circuit board. The connectors should have a bow shape. Use a dental pick and make sure the connectors are bowed and springy. Your connection at the ECO has to be good or the water heater would not have fired when switched on. Power from ECO goes to gas solenoids. I found this issue several years ago and then again last month while snow birding at Quartzsite. I had the very same symptoms as you, red light and lockout. Richard I will go look now. Thanks for the reply. Scott I checked the connector and all is good. I turned the water heater on and it went directly to lock out. Turned it off then back on and the water heater lit off as designed. I will let it cycle and see what happens.
fyrflie 03/23/21 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

Go have a look at the connector that plugs into the circuit board. The connectors should have a bow shape. Use a dental pick and make sure the connectors are bowed and springy. Your connection at the ECO has to be good or the water heater would not have fired when switched on. Power from ECO goes to gas solenoids. I found this issue several years ago and then again last month while snow birding at Quartzsite. I had the very same symptoms as you, red light and lockout. Richard I will go look now. Thanks for the reply. Scott
fyrflie 03/23/21 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Hot Water Heater problem

I tried to turn on the water heater and it went directly to lock out mode.(Red light on). I tested both the Thermostat and ECO while in lock out mode. Both have continuity. Using the Atwood ( Intermittent Ignition Information Guide), I followed all of the procedures listed. Following the Potted Channel Circuit Board test procedure, I tested each track as specified. The Power track and Lamp track both returned a reading of 1478 using a continuity tester. The valve track had no continuity. So, can I assume that the board is bad? or should I be looking elsewhere ?
fyrflie 03/23/21 12:04pm Tech Issues
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