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RE: water heater drain mod

She said her son was a mechanical engineer so he should very well knowledgeable about dissimilar metals. As long as the valve has a plastic or brass body she is ok. Steel or stainless would be a huge problem since there would be way more galvanic reactivity. Aluminum and brass are way lower reactivity. Even a plastic valve that could take the heat would be fine. I did similar with an Atwood WH. Replaced the plug with a brass nipple and brass ball valve. Never had any problem. I could unscrew them if I needed to flush the tank. I screwed the nipple in and screwed the valve onto the nipple. I had to remove the valve handle for clearance so I could turn the valve to tighten everything. Kept the valve handle in the silverware drawer so I didn't loose it and could find it when needed. I even had about a foot of clear tubing with a plastic hose barb i could thread into the ball valve I kept inside the water heater access door to let the WH drain onto the ground instead of running down the inside of the door.
mobeewan 12/04/20 05:18pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tow vehicle charging RV batteries

It is pretty much a trickle charge, if the vehicle is set up to do it. Alternators are usually sized to supply the demand the vehicle will be needing. You would have to have a much larger amperage alternator or install a second alternator if you have room for it in order to put a dent in charging the house batteries.
mobeewan 12/04/20 04:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: why aren't the frame rails of TT set evenly from the sides?

As long as the frame rails are spaced evenly until they get passed the axles there isn't any problem. As suggested measure the distance from the leaf springs to the outside trailer wall on both sides. If the same everything should be okay. They may have had to offset the frame rail after the axles because of something going through the floor was going to create a problem.
mobeewan 12/03/20 08:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: easier panel removal for water pump access--how to do it?

Screen clips
mobeewan 12/02/20 01:12am Tech Issues
RE: Am I making a mistake going with a heavier, thicker bumper?

You won't have to worry about the 3/16 thk tubing tearing like the 1/16. Welds will be thicker. The 3/16 thk tubing will weigh about 75 lbs, so could reduce your tongue weight about 20 lbs less than the 1/16 thk tubing.
mobeewan 12/02/20 12:01am Travel Trailers
RE: One way valve on hot water in shower

another possible cause of the cold water problem is WH bypass systems with ONE lever, rather than the TWO lever systems. The one lever systems use a one way check valve that often has highly non linear characteristics. The result is very noticeable water temp changes with flow, very noticeable when water is down to a trickle then back up again. Solution, pull the check valve that is installed and install a WH bypass with two levers. That solved our issue along with two other camper friends complaining about the same problem. This is exactly the issue. The water heater outlet check valve acts as a slight restricter to the flow of hot water. When the shower wand is shut off, it continues to trickle. Since the hot water flow is slightly restricted, it is over powered by the cold water flow. The hot water flow stops and cold water fills the shower hose. Cold water cannot back up into the hot water line, since the check valve at the water heater will not allow it to and hot water is not magically compressible by cold water. The cold water blast is from the cold water filling the 6 feet of shower hose as the water continues to trickle from the shower wand head. There are three ways to solve the problem. Remove the check valve at the water heater outlet and use a 2 or 3 valve bypass, add a temperature controlled mixing valve to the shower lines or add a shutoff valve to the shower hose.
mobeewan 12/01/20 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: RV backup camera stuff

A lot of people seem to be having good luck with the hard wired units purchased on eBay and Amazon. If you are looking for a good system other than those Rearview Safety seems to have good systems that are sold piecemeal or as complete systems. They did have a couple vehicle rated hard drives to record video from up to 4 vehicle mounted cameras. They also had a couple systems that record G Force data and GPS in case of an accident. These systems are made for use on any vehicle from the family car or RV up to commercial vehicles and tractor trailers. They are still much cheaper than the ones sold by the RV dealers.
mobeewan 11/28/20 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tire pressure

Trailer tires should be inflated to the max tire pressure listed on the tire. You shouldn't use mixed load rated tires. Is the new tire on the old rim? If so what is the pressure rating of the rim? It should be stamped on the rim somewhere. If it will handle the pressure for the new tire, get a new matching tire for the other side.
mobeewan 11/26/20 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: atwood window latch

Pacific Northwest Tooling has 5. not cheap.
mobeewan 11/25/20 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dehumidifier overkill?

As far as monitoring humidity level, the dehumidifier I purchased could be set to shut off when the percentage level was reached. It could be set as low as 35%. It also had a setting for fan speed.
mobeewan 11/25/20 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Purge might be good as long as someone hasn't turned the valve handwheel or opened the spitter screw. There is a one way built in check valve that doesn't allow propane to flow out unless it is depressed when the acme nut or POL fitting is screwed into the cylinder valve. It is also depressed when the tank is filled. With the cylinder under vacuum the poppet could open drawing air into the cylinder if the handwheel is turned. Air can also enter the cylinder if the spitter screw is opened. A propane supplier told me if the cylinder is more than 6 months old he purges them with propane vapor anyways.
mobeewan 11/25/20 12:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

Looks like a Southco baggage door latch. Your picture shows the number R001 on the side of the broken keep. They are available too Key R001
mobeewan 11/25/20 12:25am Tech Issues
RE: Dehumidifier overkill?

I lived full time in my trailer by myself. I bought a 25 pint unit from Lowe's. I had to empty it 2 times a day, which was about 10 pints each time. When I took daily showers I opened and ran the bathroom exhaust fan. I didn't cook, except for the microwave, so didn't create much moisture by cooking meals. Moisture did collect on the bedroom windows at night while I slept but cleared up as the day went on. A person exhales up to 3 pints of water vapor while sleeping not to mention what is lost through the skin. The dehumidifier did not run constantly, but will shut off when the reservoir fills. You can connect a hose to some. I never did but was thinking about running a piece of tubing through the floor under the sink next to the low point drain lines, but would need to insulate it so it wouldn't plug with ice. But I could handle dumping it a couple times a day into the kitchen sink or tub.
mobeewan 11/24/20 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Proper procedure for purging a propane tank with propane vapor (propane gas) and why. propane cylinder purging I believe you only have to do use propane vapor (propane gas) 3 times on the smaller DOT cylinders of 100 lbs and less, but I can't find the link. Looks like I might be wrong. Everything I can find says 5 times. Including regulations from the Utah State Fire Marshall. Yes boys and girls. Some state regulations require cylinders shipped with air to be purged with propane vapor (propane gas) for the reasons stated in the link above. I can't make a shortcut to the Utah link, but if you copy paste what I put below into your browser it will pop up in the search. Other state propane regulations may also show up. So regardless of what the maysayers state about being unnecessary state regulations may require purging. Utah LP-Gas-Basic-Filling-Procedures-Gen-Info-1
mobeewan 11/24/20 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Tank Vacuum Purge

Never had issue with new tanks that had this sticker on them, last set I took over to ACE hardware to have them filled. I have. I bought 2 30 propane cylinders that were not purged that I had nothing but trouble with them. My furnace would backfire and shut down requiring me to have to turn the furnace off and back on to reset it. Luckily for each cylinder bought at different times I had refilled the original cylinders. Once I switched to them the furnace ran flawlessly. A propane supplier burned off the propane in the cylinders with a rig he had. Then he removed the valves and rinsed the inside with an alcohol product to bind any moisture inside the cylinders to it. He then reinstalled the valves, purged the cylinders and refilled them. Both worked perfectly after that.
mobeewan 11/24/20 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: atwood window latch

Are they red or black? They are different sizes.
mobeewan 11/19/20 10:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jacking up an RV

I use a floor jack with a stack of 2x4s to get the height needed. Jack point is the frame close to the spring hanger. Then I set the frame on 12T jack stands. To just change a single tire I use a small hydraulic to lift the axle direct just enough to get the tire half inch off the ground. I jack on the U-bold to avoid axle tube damage. What work are you doing? I did this to replace all 4 tires, 2 tires at a time, one side at a time. I think my jack stands were 3 ton each. Bottle jack is 9 ton placed just in front and just behind the spring shackles. Trailer gross weight loaded at the time was about 6000.
mobeewan 11/13/20 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Mirror Unavailable Glass Replaceable?

What is the vehicle?
mobeewan 11/13/20 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

I think a better solution would be to replace the connector on the motorhome (and of course also on the hose that connects to the 20lb cylinder) with a propane quick connect fitting. You are probably correct. Be careful, there are both high pressure and low pressure propane quick connects. Makre sure the propane quick connect is rated for high pressure along with the hose. A lot of the quick connects and hoses for trailers are used after the regulator for outside low pressure accessories. The quick connects are different so you don't blow up low pressure hoses plugging them into high pressure lines. HP vs LP quick connectors
mobeewan 11/13/20 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: LP hose needed

Have you verified that the connection will allow for propane to flow into this connection being it is an outlet? No- Without the proper hose setup, I don't have a way to test it. Since it appears to be the same as the fitting on a disposeable bottle and those allow for reverse flow to refill, it should. Another concern would be that although the Coleman hose and the Coleman style adapters are rated for high pressure, they probably will not perform a high enough flow to keep everything inside operating.
mobeewan 11/13/20 05:29pm Tech Issues
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