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RE: 12v Refrigerator ratings

I have 12V Dometic 10cu. Runs good on Max setting only. Getting parts are a BIG issue.
joelc 06/06/23 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Best Fridge Type

I got a Dometic 12V fridge. It runs, but must have a special guage wire for it to run properly. Also, if something goes wrong, you might as well pray, cause you cannot get parts for it. I believe my thermostat is faulty, but can not get one unless I fork over $170 and wait 6 months. It runs well as long as it is on maximum setting. I am assuming all units that you look at that are made in China will have the same problem They are interested in selling them, but don't want to supply parts so one can repair it.
joelc 05/30/23 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: No power to inverter

If you have a voltage meter always check the power with that. By just looking, you don't know if it is the plug, fuse, ground or loose wire. I had a problem with mine a while ago, so I down loaded the trouble shooter document for it and found that it was working fine. The problem was elsewhere. If you don't have VOM then learn how to use one and get a good one. Good luck!
joelc 05/27/23 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Dead Refrigerator

Scotiemom: Responding to your blog. My unit is brand new, with no parts available, so why would I get another Dometic or other fridge and throw $1500 out the window. It is running on MAX but on any other setting forget it.
joelc 05/27/23 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Dead Refrigerator

No matter what you decide on be sure you can get replacement parts. I had to replace my Norcold and did so with a Dometic 12V unit. The fridge works, but it does not respond for temperature adjustments the way I feel it should. I found out to get a replacement thermostat it would take 6 months. No parts, not good. The temps in the fridge are keeping it cold on max. setting, but if I slightly change it then the temps are too warm. Be cautious. It is a shame that manufactures want to sell you a product, but don't want to back it up with parts in the event things go wrong.
joelc 05/19/23 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch questions

I have a '06 with a 8 ft. bed and standard hitch. I can't answer your hitch question, but be sure your 5er is high enough so it won't hit the rails of the truck. My ford truck is high and the trailer needed the axles reversed so they would gain height and not hit the truck. You need aboue 4 - 6" between truck and trailer.
joelc 04/19/23 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic 12 V fridge DMC4101

Don't buy this fridge. If you can not move the RV, they will not service under warranty. I also found out where I can order parts, but it takes 3 months to get it in. I have a new inquiry in to Customer "NO" Service. On the internet you can get parts for their 12V/Propane ammonia fridge, but not the 12V DMC1401 fridge. I also am going to seek assist from where I purchased the fridge, who have been exceptional in the past. If you can help, please reply. If not, and you don't know what you are talking about, don't waste my time and look like a fool.
joelc 03/27/23 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic 12 V fridge DMC4101

wa8xm: Thanks for the information. Perhaps, if they are still authorized I can use them for parts. Unfortunately, there are no CW anywhere near me.
joelc 03/07/23 06:22pm Tech Issues
Dometic 12 V fridge DMC4101

Purchased this fridge almost a year ago. Still under warranty. I have a problem locating a supplier for parts in my area. (Eastern NC near Jacksonville and Morehead City). Customer "NO" Service has not been any help at all to give me a part number or supplier for parts in this area. Also, I can not locate anything that list parts for my model on the internet. CS just asks for Model and Serial and will not answer any questions I may have. When I purchased this unit, I gave it a 5*, but now I would give the unit a 3* and customer service ZERO. They seem that all they want to do is sell the product though distributors, but not support it. If anyone has information that may help, let me know. Freezer going from-20 to 30 deg at max setting.
joelc 03/06/23 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Exterior Stairs

laknox: To expensive compared to other brands. As I stated I tried some modified repairs to my old steps and they are holding just fine. Hope it continues. I can think of other things I can do with $700 than a flight of accordion stairs. Perhaps, the price will come down later, or another brand will allow me to purchase at a "reasonable" price.
joelc 03/06/23 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

I have not been able to locate any "bounce" steps with the same dimensions as the OEM steps, so I guess that is out. The "GlowSteps" will fit, but the pricing is not competitive with other steps even though they are aluminum. The Morride steps will fit only if I modify my entry and cut into the base of the screen door. So, I have decided, for now, to see if I can repair the current stairs. I have purchased a 90 degree piece of metal, cut it to length of the bottom of the frame and in process of gluing and installing rivets through it and into the frame for additional support. After that is done, I will get jack stand on each side for additional support. By the way, I do not have any issues with the bounce of the first step of the OEM stairs. I am almost 78.
joelc 02/19/23 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

The "GlowStep" so far is the top contender, but I have read that when the steps leg is adjusted they may not be level, and the latch system seems questionable. The price is another big factor to consider. The Morride step will not fit my threshold unless I do a serious modification. I am still looking, but for now I have rigged up a support under my current steps so they will be safe an won't deteriorate further.
joelc 02/18/23 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

I want to thank everyone for helping me out. You gave me a lot of good information, and now I have to do my "home work" comparing products and checking fit to my 5er. Temporarily, I put a 6x2 under each frame to keep the weight off the frame so it won't slip further, until I come up with a stair that will work for the RV and my budget. Again, Thanks All!
joelc 02/15/23 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exterior Stairs

Durb: Thanks for getting back on track and answering my original question. Yes, the OEM is Old Hickory. I had the same problem, and I applied rivets to the cross piece. Now, the metal sides are splitting. I am currently looking into Flexo, Alumi tread and Moreride. I have not been able to find another Old Hickory. Do you know the model or Glowsteps or Torquelift that will fit? I don't want to go Lippert. I don't think their quality it up there. Even though, the Moreride look good, I don't want to do any modifications to the inside of the RV to make them fit. Thanks again for keeping to the subject.
joelc 02/12/23 05:59am Fifth-Wheels
Exterior Stairs

I have a 2012 Carriage Cameo F37RSQ and there are several areas of the entry steps that are compromised. I am holding them together with "band-aids". Has anyone replaced their stairs and what make and model did you use. I am leaning toward a similar type to OEM and not something that folds into the RV. Thanks
joelc 02/10/23 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to keep a TC from being stolen when not on the truck?

Don't know about a trailer, but there is a lock that goes around the hitch pin on a 5er and I assume that they would have a like lock for a trailer coupling. They would have to destroy the hitch to get the lock off. Then of course, they could not steal it anyway.
joelc 02/04/23 07:22am Truck Campers
Flickering Lights and Battery Charging fuse

Two item: For those that have a Carriage Cameo (mine 2012) where is the fuse that goes to the battery. If this is blown the battery won't charge. I think I found it but am not sure. 2. I have a new AGM 12V gel battery in my 5er. With the converter/charger on the battery voltage drops under load (100AH at 850CCA). The Charger/converter will hold the lights for a short time, but also when the volts drop to 12.6 +- I get the flickering. I tested the unit and according to manufacture it is putting out the proper voltage with and without load. All ground wires in the forward compartment seem tight and good. I have not checked the frame ground yet. ANY RECOMMENDATIONS WHY VOLTAGE DROPS AND I CAN'T RUN 12v FOR EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME?
joelc 01/17/23 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Coleman rooftop a/c

I have a 2012 5er. I have a Coleman heat pump in the front and a/c in the rear. The t-stats are different. One has "heat" setting. If you have 2 heat pumps be sure the t-stats are both for the heat pump and one not just Air only. Otherwise, I can't help. You might check the connections on the one that works with the one that doesn't to see if they are both the same. Also, if old pump in the rear was A/C and now a Heat pump the wire gauge and/or breaker might be different. Good Luck!
joelc 01/13/23 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What roof vent covers for Fantastic Fans

I have a Maxxair cover. There are different ones, so go to their site and choose the one you need. I got mine in 2012 and still excellent shape, but dirty at the moment.
joelc 01/07/23 07:30am Tech Issues
RE: Battery

Thanks for all you assistance.
joelc 01/07/23 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
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