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RE: Lassen Area Campground recommendation

Childs Meadows
YC 1 08/29/14 04:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Microwave makes strange static sound????

Sounds should not be coming from it. Perhaps a critter is in the external exhaust pipe if you have one. In any case I would unplug it immediately. If the sound goes away, so does the microwave. I'm an ET. Electronic tech that is. Not an alien.
YC 1 08/25/14 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Over the door awning

awning motor What year is your rv? The Amazon part shown I am told is not the correct picture but the part is supposed to be correct. I have one that should arrive late today and will confirm if it will fit yours. If you PM me with your e-mail I will send several PDF's with detailed instructions. I have spent about a week trying to chase down the part. The end of the motor has a plastic gear that shatters. The newer motors have been redesigned.
YC 1 08/22/14 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Mystery

If absolutely no AC outlets are working then it cannot be the inverter unless all of them were on the inverted circuit. You appear to have an OPEN, versus a SHORT. A short will cause a breaker to trip. An open is just that, an open circuit not allowing electricity to flow. Not having a schematic for your coach I would take some informational voltage readings. Inside your AC panel I would see if voltage is coming in on the main breaker as well as getting output on the breakers. Again, not knowing your system it could be a transfer panel box not working.
YC 1 08/21/14 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint / Clearcoat Recommendation - South Texas

Some 600 grit wet paper to lightly remove the clear and then rattle can clear coat worked well for me.
YC 1 08/21/14 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

Bukzin, yes the one under the driver is the Salesman solenoid/switch. Only recently did I bypass mine after accidently bumping the switch leaving the RV. This controls the AC's so they will not turn on and in the event our fur babies are left inside I wanted to sure they could never ever bump the switch. If you want to learn how the solenoid systems work do a search for BIRD and enjoy reading for hours. Nice to know stuff actually.
YC 1 08/21/14 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

I own the same rv and am intimately familiar with the solenoid and the operation of the BIRD circuit,. If you are saying that the voltage on one of the large terminals is lower than the other terminal when there is voltage on the purple wire and 0 volts on the other little terminal then the solenoid is shot and is very common. I have replaced mine twice. I took mine apart to see what the issue was. Green and gooey inside mine. It was only a year old. They get very hot to the touch so be careful if it has been plugged in a long time. Order a new one and get the one with silver contacts for better life. If you want to read all about it for a couple of days I can send you to some very long threads on the subject. It is a simple dumb relay. Works or does not work. Simple. To clarify, I am referring to the solenoid in the battery compartment. The same suggestion applies to solenoid in the compartment below the driver. The large solenoid is on the back wall between the battery banks.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

That's what the trash can is for!!....after u wipe good with TP, the amount of poop u get on a wet wipe is almost nothing!..wrap it up in TP and toss in trash. Yes, that's one alternative. Or I could simply use the bidet and not worry about the wet wipes at all or filling the trash can with used wet wipes. The bidet seems easier with less consumables than wet wipes.Still not getting this. So you use this thing after #2 vs toilet paper. I can't see how this actually does the job, and if it does indeed do the job - and does it well, what happens to the residual water when you get dressed again? Or is there an air dryer associated with this thing? Or do you walk out with a wet spot? If not I would equate it with washing your hands but not drying them. Not trying to be wise @$$ - enquiring minds would like to know... Yes indeed, on high quality devices they do have a fan. The one I suggested does not of course and does not cost $$$. TP to dry or wait a few seconds to drip dry.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inverter Mystery

On some Inverter/Converters there are AC circuit breakers for the inverted outlets. You should be able to measure AC voltage at the inverter by removing a safety cover. In short, AC may run to the inverter/converter and pass through when not inverting. When Shoreline is gone the inverter kicks in and supplies power via a circuit breaker path. After reading your symptoms again I'm thinking your shoreline outlet breaker popped, then your inverter ran the rest of the night and your batteries were run down to the point the heavy load of the coffee pot put it into a shutoff mode.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

I own the same rv and am intimately familiar with the solenoid and the operation of the BIRD circuit,. If you are saying that the voltage on one of the large terminals is lower than the other terminal when there is voltage on the purple wire and 0 volts on the other little terminal then the solenoid is shot and is very common. I have replaced mine twice. I took mine apart to see what the issue was. Green and gooey inside mine. It was only a year old. They get very hot to the touch so be careful if it has been plugged in a long time. Order a new one and get the one with silver contacts for better life. If you want to read all about it for a couple of days I can send you to some very long threads on the subject. It is a simple dumb relay. Works or does not work. Simple.
YC 1 08/19/14 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Mystery

On some Inverter/Converters there are AC circuit breakers for the inverted outlets. You should be able to measure AC voltage at the inverter by removing a safety cover. In short, AC may run to the inverter/converter and pass through when not inverting. When Shoreline is gone the inverter kicks in and supplies power via a circuit breaker path.
YC 1 08/19/14 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max watts for inverter at idle on 150 amp alternator?

Your battery will carry the load for microwave use and the long run from the engine to the trailer battery would not carry the load. Meaning the light wire and length would not supply the full output of the alternator even running full tilt. Leaving it idle should be ok but there is a chance you may pop the charge line fuse. Just run your microwave for lunch, then drive away while the battery refills. Or if you have a mind to you could mount an inverter under the hood (lots of room ha ha), and then the full alternator output would be available.
YC 1 08/19/14 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel pump voltage?

Ditto on the float level. On mine voltage did not go to the tank pump until the engine started on my 89 vehicle. Threw me a bit too.
YC 1 08/18/14 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: antenna coax boot

Scotch 33 or 88 (electrical tape) will do the trick nicely and last for longer than the mh will be on the road.
YC 1 08/17/14 10:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

There is a plastic arm that sandwiches under the seat bolt on the right and a spacer to level the left side. Since my seat was not compatible due to design I cut the end off where it would normally be bolted. This leaves a flat arm that you can double side tape or Velcro to the top edge of the bowl just below the seat. As to how to plumb it. I ran a hose to where I located the water heater for the biffy, and tied into a water line there.
YC 1 08/17/14 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: HANDY TOOL to carry

It is amazing how often I use mine. With a couple of different blade selections it is a great tool.
YC 1 08/17/14 11:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

My resolution We have a Macerator toilet and no seat seems to fit. This is our solution. I had to cut the mounting arm off a bit and then attached it with Velcro. Adding the water tank warmer sure makes the wife happy. On a couple of occasions friends have pulled the lever instead of pushing the nice lit blue buttons. I tell them it is for brushing our teeth. :B There is another model with a flexible hose and valve that is velcroed in a convenient place but they are poorly built and two of them have leaked. The one shown is top quality. The other model I have used in the past was called Tushy Washer. Don't know if it is still available but both of the ones I bought leaked. They were nothing compared to the Biffy. And yes, there is a heater option which we have.
YC 1 08/17/14 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Charging 6 V. batteries while boondocking?

For a fast charge I use the battery charger. The charger will put out 10 amps, my converter puts out maybe 2. When I boondock I set out my 120 solar panel and forget about the genny unless I need AC. How old is your converter? A current model will put out much more than the charger on a Honda generator. My 89 Fleetwood Jamboree would only charge at 3 amps. That drove me crazy so I installed solar panels and used a portable charger with the generator.,
YC 1 08/17/14 03:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12 volt back feeding to pickup

I would open every connector for an inspection. You have a wire that has come loose and touching something it is not supposed to. You could spend hours with a test light, ohmmeter, or voltmeter and not make sense of it. Are there any clues left out? Such as a recent repair, battery change, something repaired? If I were to do the troubleshooting the first place would be to start with things unplugged and a 12 volt test light to check out the truck side of the path. You can use the test light on the pigtail to see if something is on one of the pins that should not be present. There is no magic to a simple trailer setup. Using a test light will keep you from getting fooled by a digital meter. A quick way to see if you have a bad ground is to grab a set of jumper cables and connect the frame of the truck to the rv frame. Bad grounds can cause a myriad of issues but I have a feeling you have the rv battery back feeding though a bad connection. Inspect for worn, dog chewed wires.
YC 1 08/16/14 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

My resolution We have a Macerator toilet and no seat seems to fit. This is our solution. I had to cut the mounting arm off a bit and then attached it with Velcro. Adding the water tank warmer sure makes the wife happy. On a couple of occasions friends have pulled the lever instead of pushing the nice lit blue buttons. I tell them it is for brushing our teeth. :B There is another model with a flexible hose and valve that is velcroed in a convenient place but they are poorly built and two of them have leaked. The one shown is top quality.
YC 1 08/16/14 01:54pm General RVing Issues
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