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RE: Hairline crack on tail end cap fix?

You may want to drill a 1/8" at the very end of the crack to stop the progress of the crack. That distributes the stress in all directions. If it works on steel bridge beams it works on RVs as well. I've seen many others that have done this as well.
rrupert 02/19/20 06:38am Toy Haulers
RE: Finally added the solar Next up, water storage

How long are you going out there for? Water weighs around 7.2 pounds per gallon. Train your crew to use less water as an alternative. Water weighs 8.3 pounds/gallon.
rrupert 02/11/20 01:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Interior DC ceiling light lens covers

This could be a time to convert your light fixtures to LED and give your battery a rest. I included the following in my original post; "When we purchased this Discovery 6 years ago one of our first projects was replacing all the incandescent bulbs over to LED's." Batteries been "resting" for the last 6 years I guess. Oops! That blew right by me. Sorry! Have you tried Amazon, www.PPLMotorhomes.com, or Tweetys.com? They all handle a big variety of fixtures and lenses.
rrupert 02/07/20 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Interior DC ceiling light lens covers

This could be a time to convert your light fixtures to LED and give your battery a rest.
rrupert 02/06/20 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Running lights always on

They used to place a jumper or flasher in the plug from the charge line to the running light terminals. If you can trace those back to a junction block upfront you may find a temporary connection. Or, there could be a short of some sort in the plug or further back. That should have nothing to do with anything in the power center fuses because the wiring of the exterior lights does not go through the power center.
rrupert 02/06/20 02:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace clicking

Check the intake and exhaust vents for obstructions such as bugs, spider webs, etc. If the air can't flow properly the sail switch will sense that and not allow the furnace to light. The burner orifice will not light if it is dirty or obstructed. But if you can hear the ignition clicking I would do as above mentioned and check that gas is getting to the furnace.
rrupert 02/03/20 08:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Atwood hot water heater thermostat question

True...and we have had no problem with lack of hot water with this 10 gallon unit. There *is* a problem with the safety valve blowing occasionally and this is the second valve for that heater so the thinking is there is a problem with the thermostat letting the water heat too much. Replacing with even the standard temp sensor might have helped, but I don't anticipate the 130 degree unit I just ordered ($10 ebay) will be noticed. The Pop OFF valve RARELY fails. What you have is a diminished AIR POCKET in your Atwood tank. Doug PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE RELIEF VALVE Weeping or dripping of a pressure-temperature relief valve while the water heater is running DOES NOT mean it is defective. This is normal expansion of water as it is heated in the closed water system of a recreation vehicle. The Atwood water heater tank is designed with an internal air gap at the top of the tank to reduce the possibility of weeping and dripping. In time, the expanding water will absorb this air. To replace the air follow these steps: Step 1: Turn off water heater Step 2: Turn off incoming water supply Step 3: Open the closest hot water faucet in the coach Step 4: Pull handle of pressure-temperature relief valve straight out and allow water to flow until it stops. Step 5: Allow pressure-temperature relief valve to snap shut, turn on water supply and close faucet. I agree the air gap has to be there to absorb expansion of the heated water. I think you will find that the manual for the water heater instructs you how to do that.
rrupert 01/27/20 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban furnace issue

It sounds like a relay that would supply the 12 volts to the fan and control board. The thermostat only powers the relay armature which in turn closes the contacts that connect the power to the furnace.
rrupert 01/19/20 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Suburban furnace issue

Yes, it is the original that came with the trailer. I am sure there is no heat anticipator on it. If it's an Attwood it probably has an anticipator. If you remove the cover you should be able to see a flat lever on the backplate. The ones I have owned the lever was moved all the way left which caused wide temperature swings. I moved the lever to about mid-point or 12 o'clock, and it evened out temperature swings. But I later replaced the old thermostat with an inexpensive Honeywell non-programmable digital thermostat. This made temperature management much easier.
rrupert 01/18/20 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grill conversion

Here is a link to the Jayco owners forum with an extensive discussion for converting portable grills to the low-pressure connection. It is addressing Weber grills but it is the same principle as most other portable grills. Portable Grill Conversion to Low-pressure
rrupert 01/17/20 10:03am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Suburban furnace issue

I'd suspect the high temp limit switch is failing and opening at too low a temperature. 2X that, or you may have an obstruction in a heat duct or a closed register.
rrupert 01/15/20 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Replacement Assistance

You can conserve battery power by switching to LED interior lighting if you haven't done it already. The old bulbs can eat a lot of power.
rrupert 01/14/20 07:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ultimate power inverter/charger question

Does the inverter/charger have a fused 120-volt input? If not you should wire it into the power center breaker panel where the converter is now connected.
rrupert 01/12/20 11:07am Tech Issues
RE: LP tank control shutting down

Did you try turning the tank upside down? Sometimes that can move the internal float valve.
rrupert 01/11/20 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Propane gas sensor

Also, if the voltage is low it will beep.
rrupert 01/08/20 03:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water pressure problem

Check the strainer on the water pump if you are using water from the fresh water tank.
rrupert 01/05/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Well didn't know it was Tumbleweed Season

Our niece lives in Richland and was here in PA when that happened. She missed the whole event. We to dinner with her on Monday and we were talking about the tumbleweeds not knowing what was going on there.
rrupert 01/02/20 11:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Battery monitor upgrade: Out with the old, in with the new

That's a good video!
rrupert 01/01/20 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: generator surge

Small engines and E10 gasoline are a bad combination. Run non-ethanol gas if you can. Fuel stabilizer also is a good idea especially if the engine sits with fuel between uses.
rrupert 12/22/19 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Gen--hard starting and surging

Check out the YouTube videos for Onan RV Generators:Onan
rrupert 11/21/19 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
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