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RE: running the fridge on lp

Some units have 12 volt electric heaters in the door area for humidity control on humid days. You turn them on and off. They are seldom needed, so be sure they are turned off, they do use quite a bit of power.
Dusty R 09/21/14 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Gnerator starting

Try this. From the outside hold the stop switch in, in a few seconds you will here the fuel pump start, keep holding the switch, when the fuel bowl in the carburetor is full the sound from the fuel pump will change, then release the switch, then push the start switch and hold it until the generator is running, not just starts, but running. The start system is designed to hold the start switch until the engine is running. Which is different than we are all used to. Dusty
Dusty R 09/21/14 06:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What extras should I insist on in a new Class C

We spend the winter in central Florida. Our furnace uses up the propane too fast to keep the tank full. A cube heater is always it the way and does not heat all that well. So I installed a toe kick heater with a remote programable thermostat. It's in the wall space under the refrigerator. It's rather quite, and works and heats like a regulator forced air furnace. We are on a meter and pay for our electricity to the electric unity. Dusty
Dusty R 09/21/14 06:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Did you reinforce your frame extensions before towing?

Also get the weight distrubtion hitch.
Dusty R 09/20/14 04:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 50 ~ volts in door/doorframe, intermittently

Put a new cord on it. If the problem goes away and stays away, then make an extenion cord out of the old on by putting new ends on it. Sounds to me that you have a bad male cord cap. I cut one open once and the wires are not all that well attached to the prongs. Dusty
Dusty R 09/17/14 06:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Selling Class A to Buy Class C advice

I've read where Winnebago/Itasca, for many years, has the highest % of satisfied customers. Dusty
Dusty R 09/14/14 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Selection & Electrical Question

I am an electrician and a heating guy. First check that the heating system in what ever RV you pick, will keep you warm in the winter. Most RV's will not in the Northern States. And you will quite likely will have to refill your LP tank every few days. If you use electric heat, it may not keep your water pipes from freezing. Most cords that plug into the power posts, terminate in the electrical boot right below the breaker panel inside the coach. I would think the biggest problem changing to a 50 amp panel would making it fit. I'm assuming that a 50 amp panel is physically bigger. Good Luck, Dusty
Dusty R 09/14/14 04:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan 4000 Generator won't turn over some of the time

I would check for loose cables or a rusty ground connection first.
Dusty R 09/10/14 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater pilot light will not stay lit?

Never use a metal wire to clean a gas orifice, the orifice is made of soft brass and a metal wire can damage it. Air, alcohol, bristle from a tooth brush. Dusty
Dusty R 09/02/14 10:06am Tech Issues
RE: Water pump is slow to shut off

We have an '03 Itasca that we bought new. I have added an accumulator tank. The pump always slows down before shutting of, like it's a 2 speed motor. I've wondered about it at times but never worried about it. I don't even know what make or model it is. Maybe I'll check it out.
Dusty R 08/31/14 07:18am Tech Issues
RE: Battery disconnect ?

Is the trailer New, or just new to you? Maybe the switch is not working. Maybe there is another battery some where else that someone added, and is not hooked to the switch.
Dusty R 08/31/14 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: What C's have 25' widebody plans like this?

Don't know what the floor plan is, but that exterior looks much like out '03 24V Itasca.
Dusty R 08/31/14 07:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best way to keep chassis battery charged over winter?

I often times block/hold the emergency on, to charge the engine battery, when plugged into shore power. Dusty
Dusty R 08/28/14 06:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Power levelers question

They are rather heavy, they take away from how much cargo you can carry.
Dusty R 08/26/14 04:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water tank

I'd put a Tee in the line right where it comes out of the tank, then out of the top of the Tee run a line up a few inches to prevent water from spilling out. this will stop water from being siphoned out of the tank. Dusty
Dusty R 08/25/14 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: California Sighting--cool old RV

I had a regular '72 van that looked like that.
Dusty R 08/21/14 04:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shore cord gets warm/hot!

Is the temperature even the whole length of the cord, or is it warmer near the cord connector, cord cap, plug? If it is hotter near the cord cap, then it might be a good idea to change it. However the problem could be a warn, loose receptacle. Have fun with your new RV. Dusty
Dusty R 08/19/14 10:01am Tech Issues
RE: propane regulator

With the new over fill protection valves the tank must be hooked up before gas will come out.
Dusty R 08/19/14 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: Generator fuel pumps

I did that several years ago. And I do NOT do a monthly exercise. I only run my generator when I need it. Dusty
Dusty R 08/19/14 06:27am Tech Issues
RE: Low clearance pulling a trailer

I tow a trailer 7000 lb. rated trailer. I added a weight distribution hitch, after towing it a couple of times. It is also a anti sway hitch, the spring bars lay on brake type pads, and now the pads are coming loose, unglued. Dusty
Dusty R 08/19/14 05:51am Class C Motorhomes
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