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RE: Oven temperature too low

Pull off the knob and look down the control shaft to see if there is a screw slot. If so, turn the screw half a turn and see which way the temperature goes and how much. Adjust accordingly. Joe Or inside/backside of the knob for an adjustment. Dusty
Dusty R 12/02/16 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Exercising generator

Dusty, Will running the generator for all it's got on a couple of drops clear the jets? I would think/hope so, I've never tried to prove it. Dusty
Dusty R 12/02/16 06:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exercising generator

I have a better idea. Figure out how to stop the fuel flow if it gas. **If it is diesel don't bother. Fog the engine if it is gas. **If it is diesel, this is tricky as it will start and run on the fogging oil. Then, leave it alone. Engines only survive just so many thermal cycles before things start breaking. This is why the old lady that drives a short ways to the market and church has so much car trouble. As a ship's engineer that came ashore so he could have a family, one thing I learned was that the lacquer that was hydroscopic (so you had to warm up windings) when out at the end of WWII. So, that is no excuse (I don't care what the people that sell parts are telling you.) Matt We bought a new mh in '03 that I added an electric switch to the line going to the fuel pump. After using the generator and if we were not going to use it again for a while, I would turn that switch off and it run out of gas. We traded that '03 in for a new mh in 2015, and in those 12 years we never had a problem with the generator. The 2015 generator has a carb drain, but you drain it without it running, so there is still a couple drops of gas in the carb jets. Is that going to be a problem ? Time will tell. Dusty
Dusty R 12/01/16 06:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newer RVs that are hard to winterize.....grrrrr

We had an '03 24' Itasca Spirt, the dinette was in the back right corner, and the water pump and fresh water tank was under the dinette seats. You had to remove the table, seat cushions, and lift the ply-wood boards that cushions sat on, that was more of a bother than a problem, no tools were required. All the low point drains were under there as well. Dusty
Dusty R 11/28/16 05:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newby needs help

I glue the round cat's eye level where I can see it from the driver's seat, usually on the driver's side of the Dog House. Often times I can get the mh level enough just by moving the mh around a little. Dusty
Dusty R 11/24/16 05:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2-way fridge question

In our last 2 mh I've added a switch near the drivers seat to turn off the power/LP to the refrigerator when we pull into a gas station. My biggest problem with that has been to remember to turn it back on after we have pulled away from the gas pumps. Dusty
Dusty R 11/23/16 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Looking at Class C 1999 Minnie

Use a weight distribution hitch with anti-sway. That makes it much better. Dusty
Dusty R 11/23/16 05:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2008-2011-Class C construction comparison

All the wires in a Winnebago/Itasca have their numbers printed on them. Dusty
Dusty R 11/20/16 04:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Major short in generator wiring - Pictures

When you put copper and aluminum together, you should apply some anti-oxidation guard (ox-guard from Lowes) compound. It comes in a tube. I like the idea of soldering the connections though. National Electrical Code does not allow copper/cu and aluminum/al wire/conductors to come in contact/touch each other. One way to splice/join together is with a split bolt with a separation bar within it. The cu conductor is put on one side of the bar and the al on the other. Also the al conductor must have anti-oxidation paste put on it. Dusty
Dusty R 11/16/16 06:09am Tech Issues
RE: Sewer outlet lock tabs

If that fitting does not work, then dusty r's suggestion will work. Just go slow and take your time. Thanks for the support. Last time I posted this, someone posted that it would not work. But like I said I've done it many times. I have had the hub that I was trying to save crack a time or two. Something that I have not tried is to put a stainless hose clamp on the hub while chiseling the out the interior. Dusty
Dusty R 11/09/16 05:42am Tech Issues
RE: Sewer outlet lock tabs

If you mean that it's the pegs that are breaking off, and the fitting that they are part of is glued to the drain line here is how to remove it at the glue joint. With a hack saw cut it off at the glue joint. Then with a hack saw blade cut 2 slots, about 3/4in. apart, in the part you want to remove, down to the fitting you want to keep. I find it's easier if you hold the saw blade with teeth pointing towards you. Then use a screw driver as a chisel and with a hammer drive the screw driver between the glued parts. They will pop apart. Now chisel the rest of the glued part. Actually the parts/fittings are not glued but solvent welled. This does work, I've done it many times to not only plastic pipe but also PVC electric conduit. Dusty
Dusty R 11/08/16 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Phoenix Cruiser

We had a 2003 Itasca 24' on a 2002 E-350. We now have a 2015 Itasca 27' on a 2015 E-450. We tow a tandem axel 7000 lb trail that we sometimes haul a farm tractor, and other time our car. The biggest difference I see between the '02 and '15 is the transmission. Because of the different transmissions it's hard to see any difference between the engines. The '15 has air bags. Dusty
Dusty R 11/07/16 04:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jumper for Batterys in Series

Actually, I believe you'll find that because the red jumper is so much shorter than the wires going to the converter/load, it can stand to be smaller in diameter. This effect is why extension cords need to be bigger as they get longer. X-2 Also after cleaning the corroded cable with baking soda and water put some dia-electric grease on them. Dusty
Dusty R 10/25/16 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: best time of year......

Mid to late Feb. Because when you get back home the worst of winter is gone, spring is on the way. Dusty
Dusty R 10/23/16 07:58am Snowbirds
RE: Wood hole - Water damage

I've never used it but there is a wood restorer on the market for treating rotted wood. Dusty
Dusty R 10/21/16 06:29am Tech Issues
RE: Owners Info Package

Most of that info is the manuals for the appliances in the MH from the manufactures of each appliance. Dusty
Dusty R 10/16/16 09:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tank help

Sounds like a hot water storage tank. It would make a larger amount of hot water. I've never seen something like that. Dusty
Dusty R 10/09/16 06:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2016 gen ready install questions

It would be a lot easier to not put in an auto transfer switch but put in a receptacle, fed by the generator, and when you want to use the generator, just plug the power cord into it. An auto transfer switch is nice, but more costly, and more work to install. Also they have been know it give trouble. Dusty
Dusty R 10/02/16 06:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Single Handle Moen or ?

Each his own, but I'm not a Moen fan. Dusty
Dusty R 10/01/16 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: 2016 gen ready install questions

Be glad to help you, bring it over. Not sure what "generator ready" means. Does it have a transfer switch, or a receiptcial to plug the generator in when you want to use it ? What size generator ? Or does "generator ready" just mean that there is a generator compartment ? Dusty
Dusty R 10/01/16 06:07am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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