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RE: Refill fresh water from when no gravity fill exists

assuming you mean you cannot connect the hose for whatever reason.... but just buy a 12v or 110v water pump on Amazon. Setup as external pump, attach hoses to feed through normal fill, put other end if hose in external container filled with water. Depending on size if your external container it might take quite a few trip to fill it then pump it into your internal tank. Sounds like you want some other idea but i don't see a simplier solution. Gravity fill has drawbacks including the installation itself which i didn't find appealing. i opted for a 12v pump gicen new battery capacity and solar power over a 110v pump though might be handy to have both. There are even a couple ready to use external pump setups on Amazon. they run about $75-$100. I actually wondered why gravity fill and such an external pump option isn't standard equipment anyway. have heard there is some problem with the check-valve? what size pump to work with the check valve?
kmb1966 09/02/19 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
Refill fresh water from when no gravity fill exists

Does anyone have a really good setup to fill fresh water in the tank when you don't have a gravity fill ability, and only a water hose method? I'd like to purchase something fairly ready-to-work so that I can re-fill fresh water when needed with some fresh water containers. I have several 6 gallon fresh water containers, but I am searching for options to do this. I need more information than just "find a pump" please.
kmb1966 09/02/19 05:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 colder on electric than propane UPDATE

Dirty orifice' Dirty burner Dirty flue/flue baffle Flue cap not in place Low LP System Pressure Thank you for these suggestions. Since it is a new cooling unit, I am assuming that the flue/baffle and flue cap are all good. I know the flu cap is there (appears to be welded on the Amish unit). I ordered a new burner and will install. I am not sure how to test the LP pressure You are qualified to work at Camping World:B Your problem is LP PRESSURE! Replacing parts is NOT the fix. It is at CW. Doug How do I test LP Gas pressure? Since my burner is 16 years old, maybe it wasn't a total waste of $ to buy another burner. :)
kmb1966 08/31/19 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold 1200 colder on electric than propane UPDATE

Dirty orifice' Dirty burner Dirty flue/flue baffle Flue cap not in place Low LP System Pressure Thank you for these suggestions. Since it is a new cooling unit, I am assuming that the flue/baffle and flue cap are all good. I know the flu cap is there (appears to be welded on the Amish unit). I ordered a new burner and will install. I am not sure how to test the LP pressure
kmb1966 08/31/19 05:49am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold 1200 colder on electric than propane UPDATE

How old is it? Try blowing out the burner with compressed air. What color is the flame? The cooling unit is new (Amish cooling unit) But the burner age is unknown to me. Might be the original burner. I can see a blue flame.
kmb1966 08/31/19 05:48am Tech Issues
Norcold 1200 colder on electric than propane UPDATE

Been testing the Norcold 1200 for several weeks. Several thermometers all reading the same. Set on 7, Electric mode each morning 35/36 degrees. switch to propane Set on 7, propane mode each morning 43/44 degrees. Moving to 8,9 makes no improvement. Switch back to electric, on 7, consistently on 35/36 degrees. obviously something wrong with propane mode. Replace burner?
kmb1966 08/30/19 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

After several weeks of testing my Norcold 1200, I have determined that the unit is performing much better in electric mode, than propane. The propane is lit and I can see a blue flame, but it is not cooling near as well as it does on electric mode. In electric mode, it can reach 35 degrees overnight but in propane mode, only 40
kmb1966 08/28/19 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

Absolutely. You didn't say what your year/make/model was of the RV or Norcold (or I didn't go digging for it?), but my DC0061 definitely works harder when the coach's interior ambient temp is higher. I see it's a DSDP. Assume it's not a 7 cuft Norcold? :B I should have put that info on my post. I will edit the post and update that info. It's a Norcold 1200 in a 2003 Newmar Dutch Star No worries. I just got off my lazy butt and did a little profile digging. :W My "absolutely" still stands. Hot inside coach, fridge works harder to maintain temps. In propane mode I can only reach about 39 degrees with approx 80 degrees inside the coach (testing cooling unit) In electric mode I can only reach about 38 degrees, but if the inside temp is around 90 degrees, can only get to approx 40 degrees in electric 42 in propane. It's in storage doing this test and I can't run the generator or have a hookup so it's really warm inside the unit, but trying to determine if the frig is working right. I probably need to get it out and plug it in a 50 amp where I can test with normal inside livable temps. Interesting, should be the other way around with propane being the colder of the 2 because the propane flame is emitting more BTU's in heat than the Cal Rod is. I agree. most of the time propane mode cools slightly better, not slightly worse, but in this case it is just opposite.
kmb1966 08/27/19 08:57pm Tech Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

Are you level both front to back and more critically side to side? Are the fans in the back operating properly? yes. we are on concrete level slab, jacks down, and leveled its hot outside, and inside temp is 90. Inside the fridge 2nd shelf is 40. Freezer at 5
kmb1966 08/27/19 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

Absolutely. You didn't say what your year/make/model was of the RV or Norcold (or I didn't go digging for it?), but my DC0061 definitely works harder when the coach's interior ambient temp is higher. I see it's a DSDP. Assume it's not a 7 cuft Norcold? :B I should have put that info on my post. I will edit the post and update that info. It's a Norcold 1200 in a 2003 Newmar Dutch Star No worries. I just got off my lazy butt and did a little profile digging. :W My "absolutely" still stands. Hot inside coach, fridge works harder to maintain temps. In propane mode I can only reach about 39 degrees with approx 80 degrees inside the coach (testing cooling unit) In electric mode I can only reach about 38 degrees, but if the inside temp is around 90 degrees, can only get to approx 40 degrees in electric 42 in propane. It's in storage doing this test and I can't run the generator or have a hookup so it's really warm inside the unit, but trying to determine if the frig is working right. I probably need to get it out and plug it in a 50 amp where I can test with normal inside livable temps.
kmb1966 08/27/19 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

Absolutely. You didn't say what your year/make/model was of the RV or Norcold (or I didn't go digging for it?), but my DC0061 definitely works harder when the coach's interior ambient temp is higher. I see it's a DSDP. Assume it's not a 7 cuft Norcold? :B I should have put that info on my post. I will edit the post and update that info. It's a Norcold 1200 in a 2003 Newmar Dutch Star
kmb1966 08/27/19 04:25pm Tech Issues
RV inside Temperature and Refrigerator temperature

My Norcold appears to pass the test on the door gaskets, but it does seem it is somewhat affected by the temperature inside the RV too. Would this be normal? On Edit: Norcold 1200 in a 2003 Newmar Dutch Star
kmb1966 08/27/19 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

If the electrician bothered to actually look at the receptacle, it is clearly marked as to how it is to be wired. It is the electrician's fault. exactly! My question is, what did they do with the 2nd 120V leg? Did they twist them together and put it on the 1 hot leg of the 30 amp outlet? There are only 3 wire locations on the outlet, the hot, the neutral and the ground. What did they do with the other hot wire? I guess they didn't have a neutral or a ground and just made them both hot 120v legs. wow.
kmb1966 08/26/19 09:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

Had someone wire an outlet from the house to a 30amp outlet before the camper arrived. It had double the voltage because it was a duel pole breaker . So it was a 30amp 220v braker please tell me that the "someone" was not an electrician. :h A real electrician should know the difference between an RV trailer 30 amp 120v plug and a 220 30 amp outlet. wowza Hope not too much is messed up on the camper. good luck. :)
kmb1966 08/26/19 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Dash AC

We have a 1999 Winne 37' coach. The engine is a Ford V-10. My situation is when we run the AC, it blows through the defrost vents at the windshield. I have selected the different positions on the switch and no changes. I have checked the vaccum lines and they are all connected except one. The one apparently provides the vaccum from the engine runs from the control to under the dash towards the engine. I have looked for qute some time and unable to locate it. Any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. I had the same problem with mine. Tried so many things. So many technicians looked at it, never could correct it. Then I received some advice from a gentleman on this forum named Doug. He suggested the fix to be a separate 12 volt vacuum pump (like they have on diesel engines) be added. I was skeptical, but bought the pump (wasn't expensive) connected to a 12 volt source, and a dashboard switch. Turned the switch on when using the a/c. Vents worked perfectly from that point forward. Never had another problem with it.
kmb1966 08/26/19 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

how can a 30 amp rv plug fit into a 220 outlet? I have never seen one that fits.
kmb1966 08/26/19 03:45pm Tech Issues
My Strange Norcold 1200 [7] colder than [8] or [9]?

I've been experimenting with my Norcold 1200 temps. It seems it might actually get colder set at "7" than higher. Seems odd. Seems it gets colder from 1 thru 7, but setting it on 8 or 9 it appears that the temps go down not up. anyone ever heard of this?
kmb1966 08/26/19 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling From Kingman, az to near San Antonio, tx

We want to go back to spring branch which is north of San Antonio, Texas for thanksgiving. We went there this summer taking 93 south to Phoenix and I-10 east. 93 is one of the worst roads ever driven on and I-10 was long and lonely. I was thinking about taking 40 east to Albuquerque and 25 south to 10, unless there is another route toward San Antonio. Any suggestions from you guys that travel all the time Merrill I've made this trip several times. I like I-40 to Albuquerque, and I-25 to Las Cruces (stay overnight in Las Cruces, eat at LaPosta) then I-10 in Las Cruces all the way to San Antonio
kmb1966 08/05/19 07:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Replacement Fridge or New Cooling Unit

Here are some more questions that they will ask that you won't have the right answer: 1. What type of thermometer are you using? No matter how you answer this question, they claim it is no good. I told them I had a fridge thermometer. They said those are junk. You need an infrared thermometer. So I go buy that type of thermometer. Then they claim that those can also be very inaccurate. Then they told me to buy a outdoor weather thermometer. I bought that. Then they said those can be inaccurate. By the way, they were all reading about the same in my fridge. DOESN'T MATTER YOUR ANSWER. THEY HAVE AN EXCUSE. 2. Where in the frig are you taking your measurements? DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE THE COLDEST READING I CAN EVER GET IS ABOUT 39 DEGREES AND THAT IS AT 5AM. 3. Are your fans running? YES. 4. Do you have an ARP UNIT? IF YOU SAY NO, THEY TELL YOU IT IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE BECAUSE OF THE FANS. So I purchased the ARP unit. NOW THEY TELL ME THAT I NEED TO TURN OFF THE ARP UNIT BECAUSE THE FANS AREN'T HELPING. You might get lucky and it work for you. I think they work fine if you don't live in the South where it gets 100 degrees in the daytime and 85 at night. If it gets cool at night (50-60 degrees), this unit works just OK. Like I said, you might get lucky and it be installed correctly and everything work out with no problems. There are always exceptions.
kmb1966 07/31/19 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Fridge or New Cooling Unit

What this thread tells me is if I install an Amish unit and it works poorly, they'll blame it on the install and leave me hanging. Correct. And ALSO, they have no "installers" that they "recommend". They want you to bring it back to them in INDIANA. That's ok if you live in that area. That was not feasible at all for me. Just say NO to all that game and get a residential fridge if you can.
kmb1966 07/31/19 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
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