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RE: Dometic AC freezing up

Where is the freeze sensor located?
wa8yxm 09/20/23 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: PVC roof failure

Some plastics do not stand up well to sunlight.. I DO NOT KNOW if PVC is one of them.
wa8yxm 09/19/23 04:13am Tech Issues
RE: Winntec 6020 propane regulator

Grew up with propane and that type of indicator/regulator Have seen several variations on the design of the indicator and a couple on the changeover valve.
wa8yxm 09/17/23 03:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Replace television

Oh one item of interest Some campgrounds offere cable TV BY Federal law all TV's sold in the US must offer ATSC (American Television Standard Comittee) Digital decoders (This is broadcast TV standard) most, if not all, also decode NTSC (National Television Standards Comittee) The old analog standard. QAM however (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) (Digital cable) decoders are NOT reuired by law (NOTE Decoder may also be called Demodulator) Last I knew ELEMENT did not include QAM. in their tuners... Most others do. I just got one at a pawn shop that was the right size.. Very happy. Another consideration is inputs.. The TV I'm using now has one HDMI one Standard 3-lead (Composite) one Computer and one Antenna (RF) in. The one I got at the pawn shop had I think two 3-lead and 3 HDMI in addition to the VGA computer nand A RGB ...
wa8yxm 09/17/23 10:28am Tech Issues
RE: Winntec 6020 propane regulator

If that's the indiator I think it is some of that type of indicator show RED for Empty and Green for anything other than empty and some show NOTHING for "Other than empty". To find out.. Turn on both tanks then turn off the valve on the SELECTED tank with a burner on the stove lit heating water for tea.... IT should swiftly go red.. Have someone monitor the stove to insure it does not go out. (IF it does shut it off before re-opening tank valve)
wa8yxm 09/17/23 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: Replace television

I think you only need to make sure if fits in the space you need. I have a 43" Samsung 4K TV that has been great. It sits in a cabinet (older trailer) and I don't secure it in any way, the legs on the TV hold it just fine. First you say it destroyed the rear cover... Question does the set still work.. If so I'd just patch the rear cover. Glue someting to it to protect the innards or use somethign like eternabond or gorallia tape.. (NOTe if usign eternabond put somethign over the hole for it to stick to like a piece of paper then put the eterna bond over that overlapign by a half inch or so.. That is a very "Super" Tape and serious over kill) Otherwise your primary concern is "Will it fit" IN my RV I took out an old boat anchor CRT and put in anew wide flat screen. I measured carefully and the width was.. IDENTICAL.. it was not as tall however so I did a bit of cabnetrey to make the opening smaller... Looked good when I was done.. Added some storage under it as well. Wanted to add behind but never got the old round tuit.
wa8yxm 09/16/23 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Wifi booster

I might add there was (And may still be) a "Wi-Fi" booster system for RV's that consisted of two modules. One outdoor one indoor.. Iforget the name of it and I was unable to find it with a quick google search (RV Wi Fi Boosters) The outdoor "Wifi "modem"" device I used (Nano station) and a router with the POE adapter (power over Ethernet) built into the router was how they built it. Again I did not find it with a more refined search. I did however find this There are also ways to make any external to your laptop wi-fi module more "Directional" and with that comes directional gain (Greater distance) Some are easy.
wa8yxm 09/16/23 02:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi booster

I use a Ubiquiti Nanno Station mounted on a flag pole outside the RV and a Home router indoor (The nano connected like a cable modem) Took a bit of learning. But man did it work well I don't see the nano any more on that site but they have other options. If you desire more speed/bandwidth... Alas won't help with that the parks generally don't have enough.
wa8yxm 09/16/23 06:29am Technology Corner
RE: wires to battery corroded through

6 Years Depending on care and feeding may have 2-5 years left Battery or starter cables from your local auto store are a good choice where you can use them.. If they are too big the same store has terminal ends.
wa8yxm 09/15/23 03:48am Tech Issues
RE: thinking of buying a Motorhome....looking for tips/hints

It is tempting to say "Seek professional help" (You should be thinking of something other than what I'm about to punch line down below.) First: as you move about the water changes.. This can lead to what I After Effects (Also known as frequent flyer miles on the porcelain airline) or frequent use of the toilet. So the old joke of the length of "Just a Minute" (Depends on which side of the door you are on). Consider a bath and a half floor plan. or 2 holes. NO waiting. Now the Professional help.. IF you are buying used make friends with a good RV technician who can do a pre-purchase inspection... They may find that the rig looks good but .. there's about 10,000 worth of repairs needed (or more) and the deal is not nearly as good as it looks. (See the seek professional help was not a joke.. Just not THAT profession).
wa8yxm 09/14/23 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Refills

A 20 pound tank holds 16 pounds when filled. The Tare weight (Empty weight) is stamped on the tank.
wa8yxm 09/14/23 03:20pm Tech Issues
RE: 2006 HR Scepter transfer switch location?

The first thing to check is the generator itself.. Most generators (All of them in fact) have Circuit breakers.. Now you did not mention the genny you have but ONAN uses a 2-state breaker/switch ON and Off/Tripped.. not a 3-stat like a Square D (ON-Tripped-OFF) so unless you can read the word ON or OFF which is on the moving part of the breaker either side of the lever.. You don't know (it can be hard to read. Especially if the breaker is hard to find in the 1st place) From there there are basically two places they put em. ONE is the most logical space.. Visualize the wire paths from the Generator to the primary power distrubution panel and from the shore inlet to the same place.> Where they cross BINGO The other is the LEAST logical place For example on one Class the switch was at eye level. standing. in a cupboard at the very REAR (on the rear wall in fact) of the rig.. . (however as I recall on that righ the primary power distribution panel was there as well)
wa8yxm 09/13/23 03:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: swapping and charging batteries

12.5v after plugging it into the trailer,not into shore power. I sort of thought that was what you meant But it's not how I'd have said it (hooking up the battery to trailer) Which is why I covered all options (I hope) 12.5 after sitting on the shelf for a month or even a week is not bad at all. In fact with most meters it's within the margin of error for PERFECT. less you lab calibrated (Gads... Been a lONG time since I lab calibrated a meter)
wa8yxm 09/13/23 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Dump Tank Extension Needed

and leaving the gray tank open is a bad idea for reasons other than the flies. and open gray tank valve allows gas from the dump connection to flow thru the hose and up thru the exhaust pipe on the roof. not good for the neighbors. THANK YOU (Folks you look at the ads for the useless black tank odor control that show the stinky RV.. Gray valve left open Guarantee it) How about this. a painter's pole with a window washer's squegee end nstead of a paint brush and a couple of zip ties to the handle of the valve. Crawl under to attach and to remove.. Or you can develop basic device to use as a push/pull tool very easily with one of those extension handles.. They are also the same size as your basic Plumber's friend handle. (Plunger)
wa8yxm 09/13/23 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: mixing batteriy sizes

I have 3 deep cell batteries. One of them is bigger (and newer) than the other 2. What happens if I try to use a big and small one together? What about putting all 3 together? I hear a lot of "Stuff" like "The weaker battery will draw them down">> Bull droppings. What will happen is the batteries will work it out.. The Ideal socialist society will be formed (Each according to it's ability, each according to it's needs) Imagine you have 3 batteries one is 100 AH capacity one 200 one 300 You are drawing 60 amps and you meter each battery You will find the 100 battery is putting out 10 amps. the middle one 20 and the 300 30.. They work it out. Same when charging. NOW when batteries age one of two or three things happen and this will affect you ONE of them is "of concern" First. The internal resistance may go up.. in that case at low current you won't notice it but at higher discharge rates this one will simply not provide as much juice.. when the discharge rate goes down it will likely provide a greater share however for a time till they balance out So this is not a problem. The second is loss of capacity. also not a problem save the battery basically "Disappears" electrically. Finally the only concern. A Shorted cell. OF course this can happen with a battery that's a week old (And did to me once. what's more that battery had a lifetime warranty so the replacement was free). (Pro installed too). And I have behind me as I type 3 batteries. all different sizes all different ages and that's precisely how they act.
wa8yxm 09/13/23 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: swapping and charging batteries

12.5 after a week of charging is bad. A fully charged battery would be 12.67 or above. He said 12.5 when he "Plugged it in".. Not sure if he mean plugged the battery into the Trailer or the trailer into 120vac But 12.5 after a long time on the shelf is actually quite good. 12.5 if trailer plugged into 120v is not good.
wa8yxm 09/13/23 04:33am Tech Issues
RE: 04 holiday rambler power gear slideouts

Alas no pic but your remote switch is an SPDT center off. The controller is just a box with six wires to it Positive (Battery) Negative (Ground) In/Out (Control) and the two motor leads The motor is a PM type which means you feed it power one way it extends the other way it retracts. There are no limit switches or sensors other than a current sensor in the controller.. When the motor stalls due to the slide reaching end of travel the current increases so the controller shuts off till the control switch is released. If your controller is bad I can (And have) design a different controller but I caution that when my home made system got crunched due to being mounted in a bad spot it cost me 900 dollars for a new motor.
wa8yxm 09/10/23 02:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: electric RV appliances

This is a 2 part post the first part is in response to the quoted text. Yall keep putting all your money into all these EV's and solar. China really appreciates all your support and backing. That is changing.. First they have found major Lithium deposits in the USA if I'm not mistaken plus working on more and more different types. And we now have a battery plant under construction here in MICHIGAN and another I read about in another state. and those are just the ones I know of. =================================================== Now to the reason I'm posting in this thread. For Some time I've been reading fear filled posts about Propane appliances... Some folks just flat do not trust them and want "All Electric" Because they think it's somehow safer.. They seem to think for example that the Fridge Fires only happen on Propane (not true) or they are worried about Leaks or some such.. Well leaks are rare (Valves left open are more common).. If you smell propane. Take care (Get out do not turn on lights or flick your bic) But I grew up with propane.. and had natural gas (Same hazards) in the house for over a quarter century (long enough my wife forgot how to cook on electric). That's the big "Draw" of the all electric.. And it's 99% myth (or more)... Propane properly respected is safe.. I might add electric NOT properly respected is dangerous as well (I have electronics certificates) I can tell you that 500 VDC is very Shocking. (I also have expierence). Now we get to today.. Folks claim that Gas Stoves are worse for the environment. Convinced I'm not.. But I remain open to evidence. I mean let's talk about your electric burner You burn some fuel. Coal, Oil, Gasoline, Nuclear or in a few cases solar/wind/water (There is a major solar field just east of me. alas not my power company). Usually they boil water (ICE generators crank the coils direct) to produce steam which then turns a turbine that turns the generator coils.... Be it an ICE powered generator or steam powered the conversion from fuel to rotational energy is not 100%. The conversion from Rotational to electricity is also not 100%. Now we run it down miles of wires and through multiple transformers (Line loss in the wires and other losses in the transformer) and finally it arrives at your house where the only 100% efficient device in the chain... The heat element... Heats your teapot. Now let's recount the propane range.. You burn propane to heat the teapot. WOW was that easier to type.
wa8yxm 09/09/23 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator not cooling

Ok first folks the 12 volt everchill is a compressor refrigerator. like a residential. the Hot coils are on the back near the bottom.. My guess is the original was also a 12 volt compressor and the body builder did NOT provide proper ventilation for the hot side... (No vents on the outside of the Trailer behind the thing and it's installed "Tight" inside with no vents there either) there are ways to fix that but they require modification of the mount and/or the side of the trailer.. Without more (Eyes on) Information I can't say for sure.
wa8yxm 09/07/23 04:36am Tech Issues
RE: Locating Internal Aluminum Structure??

I have a metal finder app on my android... Don't know how good it is but I've located some copper with it.
wa8yxm 09/06/23 04:28am General RVing Issues
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