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RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

I'm happy to report that I got the Dinosaur Electronics UIB 64 today. The install was easy enough and our water heater is now working on both electric and propane. Thanks to all for the help.
nazpaz 05/23/20 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

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nazpaz 05/23/20 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Continuity testing...... Orange wire (gas operation) and White wire (electric operation) are in the water heater outside compartment. Wires go to backside of WH Tank where RV MFG connects wires that come from INSIDE the RV where ever the on/off switches are installed LONG test wires required. OR tone generator Thanks - I doubt that I'll be doing that unless the new board has problems. I will get it in a few days.
nazpaz 05/20/20 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Before you install the board, you might want to make sure that the white and orange wires are not shorted together somewhere between the switches and the control board. Just put a meter on them and make sure there's no continuity?
nazpaz 05/18/20 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

The Dinosaur Electronics UIB 64 Ignitor Board DOES come complete...mounting & cover UIB 64 Info Thanks again! I have one ordered.
nazpaz 05/18/20 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Atwood OEM water heater circuit board is 'encased' in epoxy.... Dinosaur Electronics make a quality board. But you will also need not just their board but the mounting plate and protective cover cause it is an exposed circuit board and is in the outside compartment/environment Do the mounting plate and cover have to be ordered separately or do they come with the board? Thanks.
nazpaz 05/17/20 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to order a new circuit board! Check out a company called Dinosaur Electronics. They make really good replacement circuit boards for a lot of different RV appliances. They are way better than the original circuit boards from what I've heard / read. Thanks for that suggestion. I saw elsewhere on this forum where Old Biscuit also recommended the Dinosaur. Sounds like a good suggestion.
nazpaz 05/16/20 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to order a new circuit board! Circuit Board has shorted........ Both gas and electric use 12VDC for control DC comes from Electric and/or Gas On/Off Switches to the common circuit board White wire is from Electric Switch Orange wire is from Gas Switch Electric is shorting across to Gas circuit...,h:600 height=400 width=400 **2004 Atwood starting using the 'common DC control' for 6 gal & 10 gal models
nazpaz 05/16/20 08:46am Tech Issues
Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

I flushed out my water heater today. Got a lot of the white flakes out of it. I put the plug back in, turned the water on, and then flipped the 110v water heater switch. However, when I did that, the gas came on and heated it up. The gas side was turned off. If I turn 110v off and turn the gas side on, the gas lights and it heats. If I turn the gas side off and turn only the electric on, the gas lights and it heats. It was all working fine until today. Any thoughts would be welcome.
nazpaz 05/15/20 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Galveston area things to do

Thanks. We are taken the ferry over. We are leaving from New Orleans in the morning and heading to Galveston (Jamaica Beach). What about in Houston? San Jacinto Monument (where the battle cry was "Remember the Alamo" and Texas became a Republic). Battleship Texas is also there but not open to the public as preparations are being made to move her to dry dock for major repairs. Space Center Houston Lots of Alligators up close and personal at Brazos Bend State Park How long are you staying? The HUGE Houston Rodeo is in March
nazpaz 01/26/20 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Galveston area things to do

Drive down to the Bolivar Ferry. There's a parking lot, park there instead of driving on. They will let you walk on. Go up the stairs and enjoy a great view over and back. Watch for dolphin - they are most always around. And it's free!
nazpaz 01/26/20 07:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas road map

You can order a free Texas Travel Guide and also a Texas road map here:
nazpaz 11/14/19 12:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Club Memberships

Most everyone agrees that Passport America is a good deal. You only need to use the membership a couple of times for it to pay for itself. There are many restrictions, though, on specific campgrounds so you need to do a bit of research on the PPA website. Some of our favorite campgrounds are the Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds and they are generally priced right. Of course, National Parks are great destinations for RVers. Many of them only provide dry camping, but they put you right where you want to be. If you are over 62, but sure to get an America the Beautiful pass to use for both Admission and discount camping at these parks. Some campgrounds offer good discounts to Escapees members but you don't really join Escapees for the discounts. This organization is the go-to place for information on fulltiming. They offer a great mailing service and are always on the front lines when it comes to RV advocacy. Then, there's Thousand Trails. If the "preserves" work for you and if you use them, say 50 nights or more a year, TT is a really good deal. If you don't like them or don't use them, well, of course they're a poor investment. Still, many fulltimers say that they couldn't afford to be out there if it wasn't for TT. Beyond all that, many people love workcamping and volunteering for a campsite. You can get "free parking" and even make a modest salary if you are willing to trade hours worked for the savings/income.
nazpaz 11/11/19 04:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Acadia NP - rv length

Schoodic Woods campground in the "unvisited" part of Acadia has spots big enough for any camper (with space to spare). One of our favorite campgrounds ever. Our review here
nazpaz 10/14/19 04:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question for full timers...

Here are some fulltime RV expense related links for you: Mine: and Wheeling it: RV Dreams: A good Escapees thread: Living the RV Dream: Dave and Diane:
nazpaz 10/06/19 09:12pm Full-time RVing
RE: Hitch sliding while unloaded

If you get it good and snug you will have the additional benefit of a smoother stop when pulling the 5ver.
nazpaz 09/30/19 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Tank flush with valve closed

WTH you using your black tank for that you need to fill and dump twice then flush for 20 minutes? It's a black tank, its for storing human waste not drinking water. Its going to get full of sh_t again. I dump mine, throw 5 gallons of water down the commode for a big flush, close the valve, and done. I'm happy with what I do. I hope you are happy with your approach too.
nazpaz 09/20/19 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: States Visited Map Rules

I heard a story about this being discussed around a group campfire. One person said "we don't count a state unless we, 'eh, enjoy some intimate time in it." After a few minutes one of the other people commented, "We need to revisit Indiana and Utah."
nazpaz 09/19/19 11:49am Roads and Routes
RE: Black Tank flush with valve closed

I hook the water hose to the tank flush and run it till the black water tank is full, then I pull the lever and dump. I leave the tank flush running for around 20 minutes. Then close the valve and let it run another couple of minutes. Shut it down, and I'm good to go another week. In our 7th year of fulltiming and doing it that way from the beginning. If you think you can't remember you are running the tank flush, then by all means don't do it that way. :)
nazpaz 09/17/19 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Need advice from local Texans

You have asked for comments from Texans. While there are several alternate routes I will simply comment on the one shown on the Google map posted above. You will turn off I-20 at Greenwood, LA on US 79 to Carthage. There is a loop around Carthage and while it is longer it surely will be quicker. Go around the loop to TX 315 to Mount Enterprise to pick up US 259 S. As you approach Nacogdoches watch carefully for the intersection with US 59. You will be turning R from the overpass. This is the end of US 259 which is an alternate of US 59. You will be going around Nacogdoches to the West. Watch for turn onto TX 7 toward Crockett. There is loop around Crockett follow it around to TX 21 toward Madisonville. We did find some construction on this section of TX 21 on a recent trip. There is no loop around Madisonville, you will have to drive through town. Follow highway signs. There you will pick up US 190 to Bryan. That's good all the way. I started to write it all up but after doing about half decided "a picture is worth a thousand words" and went to the map. Now he has it both ways. :)
nazpaz 09/07/19 05:41pm Roads and Routes
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