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RE: Atwood water heater problem

All of the above are good suggestions, but here are couple more: 1. The ground wire is critical for proper operation and must have a clean connection to ground. That connections frequently gets corroded under the head of the screw that holds the wire to the furnace. Just taking the screw out and reinstalling it works sometimes. A better fix is to clean the metal surface and the wire/screw with a wire brush and then reinstall. Be sure it is tight. 2. If you have cleaned the electrical connections on the board with emory cloth, you may have cleaned off the connection surface too. A simple repair is to use a solder gun and silver solder to restore those surfaces. Just heat up the gun or iron, and melt some silver solder onto the strips. I have done this in the past and it does work. I would try the ground wire first.
larry cad 10/24/21 05:42am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood furnace needs new blower motor

There are a number of good suggestions here, but to be certain, I have decided to bite the bullet and take the furnace out of the RV, and totally disassemble it to (hopefully) get a part number from the motor. I have two furnaces in my MH, and I have already changed the first one (several years ago) but can't locate the paperwork, and at that time, Atwood was still, well, Atwood. I think I will try to take some pix and post them as this is a tedious task and photos might help someone else.
larry cad 10/24/21 05:33am Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam ERS Hung Us Out to Dry

Earlier this year I had to get a short tow and could not reach GS so called a local tow service and got it done. Later, I submitted a bill to GS with an explanation about the inability to get hold of them. They reimbursed me my cost. All simple and professional.
larry cad 10/23/21 04:51am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Air operated stairs not working.

Well I clicked that “picture” link and I don’t understand a word of it. LOL. All I can say is that the switch is not electrical. There are no wires going to it. There are just 4 tiny airlines going to it. It’s probably more of a valve than a switch. And it hisses when turned on. I’m wondering about the hissing. I can’t find anyone else who has one who can tell me if their switch hisses. If it’s not supposed to hiss then maybe I just have to change the switch to fix everything. It seems as though the switch/valve is not routing air to the step cover but just releasing air instead. Neither Google or YouTube have any info that I can find. But I’ll keep searching. I have an air operated step cover in my American Coach and it DOES NOT leak air out. One time, several years ago, it did, but I tightened the air line connections on the "switch"/"valve" and it has been fine since. I don't think yours should be hissing either so I would tighten the connections on your. Just as an aside, two things: You need a certain air pressure to do the position change. You should run your engine long enough to build air pressure. Should be at least 120PSI. Second would be that if you have hissing, you probably don't have sufficient pressure to do the position change, so tighten the fittings.
larry cad 10/23/21 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood furnace needs new blower motor

Great suggestions guys. Thank you. I will move on these and get "something" and let everyone know what happens.
larry cad 10/19/21 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Keeping fridge doors shut while traveling This one is available on Amazon for about $8. Thinking of getting one for myself. Watch the video. DOOR LATCH
larry cad 10/19/21 02:14pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Atwood furnace needs new blower motor

I have an older Atwood Hydro Flame 8500-IV furnace and my blower motor, while still running, is close to failure (squealing). Since Atwood no longer exists, I'm not sure who to call, but Dometic doesn't seem to know what I need. I read the manual and the motor is shown in the exploded view, but the part number isn't given, but rather there is a note, "specify rate" I assume they want flow rate, but not sure and the motor label doesn't say. When I go online to various suppliers, there are hundreds of double shaft motors, all with odd part numbers, and replacement furnace numbers, but so far, none match mine, but they all seem to be about the same with prices that vary. I'm open for suggestions on what I should do. I could take the furnace apart, and get some measurements from the old motor, but it's still working and with cold weather coming, I would prefer not to have to take the whole thing apart until I have the new motor. If you haven't taken one of these things apart, that are a nightmare with several dozen little screws in very tight positions. Anyone care to speak from experience regarding this problem? For what it's worth, the model number on the furnace tag is: 8536-IV-DCLP Haven't seen this one anywhere yet.
larry cad 10/19/21 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

We just did a 2,200+ mile trip towing our Explorer. The max tow speed for the Explorer is 65 MPH - I tried my very best not to exceed that. It was slower than my normal travel speed but I did a REALLY good job keeping it under 65. There was an adjustment period for me but I just set the cruise and parked it in the right lane. By the time the trip was over I was ok traveling at the slower pace. Yeah, I'm getting old. :B :B
larry cad 10/12/21 03:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need help removing my broken water heater drain plug

When you get it out, don't make the same mistake by replacing it with another nylon plug. I started using a brass plug 15 years ago and it is still working fine, including easy out with a crescent wrench.
larry cad 10/11/21 03:29am Tech Issues
RE: Head lights/ running lights switch Does your switch look anything like this? This is a typical "Carling Switch" There are hundreds of them. Get the part number off of yours and contact the factory to get a source.
larry cad 10/10/21 03:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing water heater due to age........

21 year old Atwood in my motorhome working fine.
larry cad 10/10/21 03:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does such a Class A exist?

It seems to me that you are really looking for a Class C rather than a Class A and you just can't admit it to yourself.
larry cad 10/09/21 04:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best WIFI Hotspot

Quality also depends on location. We have two Verizon Mifi's which work great in Ohio, but droop when in Orlando Florida for the winter. Last winter we got a similar MiFi from Sprint, and it worked much better in Orlando, and works great in Ohio.
larry cad 10/04/21 03:39am Technology Corner
RE: Buzzing transfer switch

Talk to the vendor or manufacturer, but sounds like a defective transfer switch.
larry cad 10/04/21 03:35am Tech Issues
RE: Does such a Class A exist?

There are some older class A's that will supply all those and more. It will take some searching and maybe some of the other members here will even be able to tell you make and model. Then you just have to start searching. Modern, or new ones will all have slides, and the only way you can get two beds is with a bunkhouse model.
larry cad 10/04/21 03:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: microwave replacement

Getting the old one repaired may be a good alternate. There is a high voltage fuse and a capacitor inside that are easy to replace. Find a local handyman who works on microwaves. I have repaired several of them.
larry cad 10/01/21 05:12pm Beginning RVing

Verify the two thermostats are in physical contact with the water tank so they can measure the actual temperature.
larry cad 10/01/21 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: cable connections

Sounds like you are correct. Could be that both battery banks are connected together incorrectly, or possibly there is a solenoid that pulls in to connect them together when you push the "AUX" switch on the dash. Sometimes that solenoid gets stuck closed and that will connect both banks together.
larry cad 09/27/21 04:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon to charge 25% more for out of state RV campers

:) Hi, we go where we want to go and pay the price. I don't like California and Canada gas prices either, but that's not going to stop me from going there. Instead of letting the 25% charge get to you, just skip your Starbucks. :B :B
larry cad 09/23/21 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: GFI keeps tripping

When you installed the new GFCI, did you remember to reset it? A new GFCI needs to be reset when first put into service.
larry cad 09/22/21 06:30pm Tech Issues
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