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RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

Not to say you could not find one without pre-wiring but any trailer I have ever bought since the mid to late 70's has been pre-wired for air. If there was a roof vent I always found wires for air. Installed air in at least three or four trailer over the years. I was usually able to purchase the trailer cheaper than comparable trailers with air and then found used AC units to upgrade them. This would not be a deal breaker for me although as I get older it is harder to get those heavy units up on the roof.
bdpreece 08/01/15 10:33am Travel Trailers
RE: generator quit while driving

When mine did that I had developed a very small coolant leak and it was low enough that after awhile the gen would shut down due to overheating.
bdpreece 07/29/15 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: starting engine while plugged in to short power

If you own a Monaco coach and follow the manufacturers directions this would be a pain. Monaco wants you to start the coach and bring up the air before retracting the slides. In order to bring in the slides you then have to shut down the coach since the interlocks will not let the slides work with the key on. Don't see anything in my manual on disconnecting before starting engine and running the slides without being plugged in puts a heck of a strain on the batteries.
bdpreece 07/20/15 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Never had a Wiring problem like this....

Try running a good clean ground wire from the frame of the tow vehicle to the frame of the trailer or better yet from the battery ground to the trailer frame.
bdpreece 07/18/15 08:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: I give up, Bud wins

As with any training; you gotta be smarter than the dog in order to train them. You loose! And yes, Daisy has me well trained.
bdpreece 06/23/15 06:00pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Thousand Trails and FHU availability?

Nowadays the best sites at Thousand Trails campgrounds seem to be leased out. Since ELS bought them out the new standard at the parks is leaning more towards full time leasing. It looks like ELS is doing their best to eliminate the old Thousand Trails.
bdpreece 06/23/15 12:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I thought it was over

Led's operate the opposite of normal electronics. The higher the voltage the more current they draw. Well that's pretty much the way ALL electric devices work.....unless they changed the laws of Physics while I wasn't looking !! :B There was another thread on here just a couple of days ago about LEDs....and included recommendations from a couple of people. Actually normal is the lower the voltage supplied the higher the current draw which is why most electronic devices burn up on low voltage.
bdpreece 06/11/15 06:13pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: any advice for a stupid person (me)lol hooking up to a trailer ball

I would suggest a couple of cheap walkie talkies but my wife gets excited and forgets to push the talk button.
bdpreece 06/11/15 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: I thought it was over

Led's operate the opposite of normal electronics. The higher the voltage the more current they draw. The cheap LED's won't take much over 12v. When your inverter is on you are probably feeding them well over 13 volts. When I converted my coach I installed a dropping resistor on each fixture. You can of course just buy the more expensive LED's that will accept a wide range of voltages. And yes you were correct in the wiring LED's are polarity sensitive and will only operate one way so that was not your problem. Most of the more expensive LED's are not even polarity sensitive. In this case you get what you are willing to pay for.
bdpreece 06/11/15 08:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help, dead mouse in heater case!

Suction or air pressure are about your only hope. Before I spent a lot of money at a dealer I would probably try to rent the biggest most powerful vacuum I could find then adapt the hose down to a size that would reach the critter and try to suck him out. Good luck.
bdpreece 06/09/15 09:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV leaking water while filling water tank???

Biggest question is can you trust your gauge. You need to know how big your tank is then using your fill hose time how long it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket. Calculate how long it would take to fill the tank then with the tank empty start filling and time how long it takes to start leaking. If it leaks like you say at about 1/4 full then you most probably have a crack in the tank.
bdpreece 06/08/15 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ever see a speedometer flip out while parked?

Your racking up miles but your probably getting really great fuel mileage.
bdpreece 06/08/15 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on getting a class C realigned near NYC

Not being from that area I can't help with a service location but I would advise you to try to have it fully loaded water/gas, camping gear, etc. when you get it aligned.
bdpreece 06/06/15 10:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: SOLVED - WAS: Traveling: Air Conditioner NOT powering on

Thanks for the followup and solution to your problem a/c. Many don't followup and let us know the solution so no sharing of information occurs. X2
bdpreece 06/06/15 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SOLVED - WAS: Traveling: Air Conditioner NOT powering on

Not sure about seeing any draw if the cap is bad I would suspect not. If the connections are the same at the thermostat you could try swapping the wires around for front and back to eliminate the internal control, after that it looks like you need to get on the roof. Personally I would not suspect bad shore power if one works and one does not but you could check by just turning off the one that works, of course a meter would show low power so you could just use that. I once had one fail where it used what looked like phone line connectors and all I had to do was unplug the connector at the ac end and plug it back in. My best guess is still the start capacitor as they are notorious for failing. Good luck and be sure and come back to let us know what it takes to fix it.
bdpreece 06/05/15 08:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: SOLVED - WAS: Traveling: Air Conditioner NOT powering on

Since the heat strips work I think you can rule out a problem with the wiring or thermostat. If I were troubleshooting I would climb up in the roof and remove the cover. Look for the start capacitor and see if it is swollen and/or leaking at the top where the wire connections are. You could swap the caps between the two ac's but be careful you need to power down the unit then short the terminals together with a screwdriver. Be careful if you do this as these things bite hard if not discharged.
bdpreece 06/05/15 12:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater not staying lit

Is it windy? I once had a TT that I could not keep the water heater pilot light lit, it would constantly blow out. I had to make a metal shield sort of like an outside dryer vent over the water heater vents. Never had any more problems.
bdpreece 06/04/15 09:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Low water flow-pressure ok

The back flow valve at the inlet to the coach is spring loaded. What happens when you flush is it removes some of the pressure in the line allowing the back flow valve to open further then as long as you leave the water on you will have good flow. Turn off the water and the valve closes completely and you are back where you started.
bdpreece 06/03/15 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: The "switch" question

Quick answer NO. The switch activates a relay in your run bay in the outside compartment under the driver. The quick fix is to move both hot leads to just one of the posts on the relay. This bypasses the relay which is what really fails. Then you can just shut off the salesmans switch or remove one of the small wires that turns the relay on from the front of the relay and tape it off.
bdpreece 05/30/15 08:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Low water flow-pressure ok

removed the back flow valve? I trust you installed another one asap. Nope, just used a pipe plug when not hooked to city water.
bdpreece 05/29/15 10:55am Tech Issues
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