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RE: Problem with a 6 year old Dometic frig

Friend of mine has a class C with a Dometic frig not working. We did some investigating yesterday, and found the following: Propane flame works when in that mode Electric heat works when in that mode Frig temperature doesn't change in either mode and stays constantly at 51 My conclusion is the frig is broke and needs a new cooling unit, or am I missing something? BTW, my suggestion to him was to install a residential unit instead. Outdoor temperature? Freezer temperature? Have you checked the cooling fans in the back?
jkwilson 11/24/22 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Dicor sealant on my fifth wheel

https://getairtite.com/ Encloses the whole tube. Air leaks in from the plunger end too. I’ve only been using it for two seasons, but it either works that long or I got really lucky. Cheaper than a tube of sealant, so I’m already ahead.
jkwilson 10/24/22 02:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washington DC Advice Needed

Alexandria isn’t bad. We’ve gotten reasonably priced hotels. Easy parking at the Metro station. Decent places to eat nearby. Mt. Vernon isn’t far. Did the same thing you are planning. Metro in and out is very convenient.
jkwilson 10/22/22 09:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: No water pump

Have you tried opening a different faucet?
jkwilson 10/11/22 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Rock Collectors

Harbor Freight sells a decent cheap one that will let you get started and see if you like it.
jkwilson 09/25/22 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric brakes

I would suggest you go back and solder those wires and shrink wrap. Actually, crimp connectors with heat-shrink sleeves is the preferred method of connecting wires where vibration is present. Since solder creates a stiff section in the stranded wire, the wire tends to break right next to the solder joint. Solder connections on wires in vehicles are just not reliable. You might notice that there are no solder connection on cars: they're all crimp connections. In fact on aircraft, solder connections are completely forbidden. Solder connections aren’t even uncommon on military aircraft. The key is a mechanical connection to keep the soldered wire from moving. With the amount of loose wire on a brake connection, you’ll never have a hint of a problem soldering.
jkwilson 09/11/22 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric brakes

Raise one side off the ground and spin a wheel. Have somebody pull the breakaway cable. Repeat with the other axle and other side. If the brakes work that way, you’ve eliminated a good chunk of wiring as the problem. If they don’t, you can be pretty sure the problem is between the junction box and axles.
jkwilson 09/11/22 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Mattresses, what’s your recommendation and why?

Maybe I’m an oddity, but I get a chuckle out of people worrying about mattresses. I can sleep on carpet covered concrete. I’ve had a good nap on a gravel driveway with my jacket as a pillow. Hiked many hundreds of miles sleeping at night on a tiny little thin mattress. Never slept better than on a 1-1/2” self-inflating mattress in a tent even at 60 years-old.
jkwilson 08/18/22 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Any issues having slides on both sides?

I’ve never been a site that didn’t have plenty of room for slides on both sides.
jkwilson 08/11/22 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: tire wrench

4-way wrenches are often too large to fit in the hole in the rim on modern aluminum wheels.
jkwilson 08/06/22 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic not cooling

Usually a bad thermistor overcools. Heavy frost sounds like a door not sealing.
jkwilson 08/01/22 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: New battery cost.

You can get a decent Group 27 for a little less than US$100. Walmart is about the cheapest. Little better battery in the Diehard at Autozone for right at US$100
jkwilson 07/24/22 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic A/C Capacitors Smoking! Replacement part?

Don’t buy a spare, or at least don’t pin your hopes on it working. They age in storage too. As long as the capacitance values are correct, voltage rating is high enough and the form works, you can use it.
jkwilson 07/22/22 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Evansville to Indianapolis airport (I-69) question

OP here, Looking to make the trip again in a few weeks. Any local update on construction progress? Better than it was last year since they are no longer detouring all traffic. Still a short distance of 55 and 45MPH right before Martinsville. 69 to 39 to 67 to Ameriplex is for sure the way to go. I was just up there Wednesday. Only thing new this year is the ramp to 39 in Martinsville has changed. Same place, but the layout has changed so the turn in it is pretty tight and you have two roundabouts as you get to the end. When you see the sign for exit 87 1 mile, toot your horn as you’ll be close to me!
jkwilson 07/12/22 01:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Quad Steps

From what I've read, the GlowSteps are a better solution for the mobility challenged than the Solid Steps. But you sure pay a premium for them. I never did see any issues with the standard pull out steps, but I did put Quad Steps on in place of the three step OEM on our previous trailer. That last step was a lulu. :) I had problems with my knees bothering me after loading, unloading, winterizing etc. with the factory steps. Much better with the Torklift Revolution steps.
jkwilson 07/10/22 11:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Quad Steps

Flip a coin and buy the ones that fit. :) Just stay away from the ones that fold up into the doorway. Those suck big time. We love ours. They are adjustable in length and very sturdy. I clean them with a broom/shop vac prior to folding them up. If they are wet due to rain, we clean as much water off as we can, then put towels inside to soak up the drips. Clean up floors when we get it back in storage.You may love them, but the first time you can't get into your trailer because you can't put the steps down, for one reason or another, you will have a few choice words to say. My Glowsteps stick out about 10” further than my factory steps, but they can be used when partially extended pretty easily.
jkwilson 07/10/22 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would this be a power converter issue??

Load test the battery. Would be a total waste of time and effort. The convertor should have more than enough current to run the air conditioner even with no battery installed at all.I don't consider gaining knowledge a waste and the battery could be shorted which can cause other problems. But yes he can disconnect the battery. A shorted cell would be instantly obvious with a simple voltage measurement. A load test tells you nothing you don’t already know and gives you no useful information. Cranking amps is irrelevant in a deep-cycle application.
jkwilson 07/05/22 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Would this be a power converter issue??

Load test the battery. Would be a total waste of time and effort. The convertor should have more than enough current to run the air conditioner even with no battery installed at all.
jkwilson 07/05/22 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: Would this be a power converter issue??

Your air conditioner uses 12V too. I suspect your converter has failed or the battery has a shorted cell. How does an air conditioner use 12v? They are powered by 120v AC power and most thermostats are powered by little AA/AAA batteries. Most thermostats are not powered by AA or AAA batteries, and even when they are the HVAC is still controlled by 12VDC because the furnace doesn’t use AC power and the thermostat controls both.My RV thermostat is powered by the RV 12 volt system. OP is having issue with the A/C and low battery voltage. No need to cover all RVs until the OP has the issue resolved. Maybe you should address this to the previous poster who believes RV thermostats run on small batteries rather than the person who pointed out that it was likely a 12V battery problem.
jkwilson 07/02/22 10:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Would this be a power converter issue??

Your air conditioner uses 12V too. I suspect your converter has failed or the battery has a shorted cell. How does an air conditioner use 12v? They are powered by 120v AC power and most thermostats are powered by little AA/AAA batteries. Most thermostats are not powered by AA or AAA batteries, and even when they are the HVAC is still controlled by 12VDC because the furnace doesn’t use AC power and the thermostat controls both.
jkwilson 07/02/22 08:51pm Tech Issues
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