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RE: small non-ducted AC for office

A portable would work. You would need to vent the output hose through the window.
Ex-Tech 06/30/15 09:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Where does the propane go?

If air was not able to enter then the guy filling the tank would not have to open the bleed valve until gas is expelled. A lot of refillers do not but most LP gas companies do. It is always done b the refiller on my motorhome The bleed valve has nothing to do with venting air. That valve vents propane in a vapor state until liguid propane reaches that valve. After the initial purging of air from a new propane tank, the 80% bleed valve is used to check for liquid, not vapor.
Ex-Tech 06/11/15 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Electric Heater Element replaceable in fridge?

Also, if I remember, those older fridges had a 12-volt option and the element for that was many times the same diameter as the 120- volt one. If that is the case and your fridge doesn't have a 12-volt element, you can use the pocket where the 12-volt element would go for the new 120-volt one. Just leave the defective one there.
Ex-Tech 06/08/15 12:39am Tech Issues
RE: Is Electric Heater Element replaceable in fridge?

Yes, it is.
Ex-Tech 06/05/15 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Drain tube replacement

Screws around the front frame and two at the bottom through the frame in the back. You will also most likely need to remove the propane line.
Ex-Tech 06/03/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane filling question

Brand new tanks need filled that way to insure that they are purged of air. But there is no reason that I know of to fill used tanks that way. It does waste some propane. I do not have permanently mounted tanks, but around the farm I have a flock of 20, 30, and 40 pound tanks I use for various purposes, and the only times I've had a propane seller use that method at the store I get 99% of my propane from, it was on a new tank. I, too, always take in a number of tanks at once, since there is a price break if you buy more than 18 gallons at a pop. The reason that the vent is opened is to determine when the tank has reached its 80% capacity. It should always be opened when filling a tank by volume or weight. Why? Because if the Overfill Protection Device in the valve would fail, that vent is then the only way one would know the tank has reached its fill capacity. Also, this is the only way one can tell that a fixed tank on a motorhome c Is filled since it can't be weighed. Cylinders Filled By Bleeder Valve Cylinders filled by fixed liquid level gauge, such as forklift cylinders are not required to be filled by weight. They are subject to visual inspections and recertification requirements like all cylinders but are not filled using a scale. Some companies may use a scale but the standard practice is to use the fixed liquid level gauge (bleeder valve). Once the hose end nozzle is hooked up to the cylinder and the pump is turned on, the bottle filler will wait for liquid to spew out and turn off the pump. The bleeder valve will be closed and the hose will be disconnected. The bleeder valve is the indicator letting the attendant know when the cylinder is full. He's not inadvertently letting propane out of your cylinder but rather following the rules and abiding by the law governing cylinder filling.
Ex-Tech 05/31/15 01:54pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 12v water pump intermittent

Also check your city water hose fitting outside. A bad check here can cause the problem as well.
Ex-Tech 05/31/15 01:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Didja ever...

Yes, when my wife picks the color, I sometimes think "what was SHE thinking"!
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: WFCO Quality

WFCO Quality: Oxymoron.
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Pismo Coast Village timeshare

All time shares are a terrible financial deal for the buyer. You will never get your money back out of it, it will cost you $$ every year whether you use it or not. Most time share owners regret ever making the purchase. If you buy, do yourself a favor and look at the resell market, you can buy for pennies on the dollar. x2 "All"? Wrong. Purchased a week at San Luis Bay Inn near this campground. The one bedroom condo, book able any week of the 52, originally sold for $18,000. We purchased ours for less than $5,000.00 eight years ago. We have been offered double that, have maintenance fees of less than $500.00 a year (a comparable condo in the area would rent for $300.00 / night). And is across the street from the beach. We use it every year, have traded to Hawaii and have no regrets. Now, let me tell you about the other timeshare at Stalion Springs that we purchas on eBay for $30.00. Yes, thirty dollars.
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 08:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: NEED HELP IDENTIFYING PART

What are the ramifications of removing it:h Eliminating overload protection and the possibility of melted wires and possible fire.Won't the onboard fuse panel blow a fuse before anything fries ?? No. The dash fuses only protect the circuits they serve. Bypassing this breaker would negate protection of the circuit it serves, possibly the main battery feed.
Ex-Tech 04/28/15 07:54pm Folding Trailers
RE: Popping breaker

Can't count the number of people I have read about that think a dryer plug in the garage can be used for an RV. They exchange the dryer receptacle with a 30-Amp RV receptacle, not realizing they are playing with 220 volts. Did you use an existing three wire receptacle?
Ex-Tech 04/16/15 10:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood water heater won't light. High pitch sound.

The high pitch sound could be a defective high voltage transformer that creates the spark for ignition. In this case, the board will need replacement.
Ex-Tech 04/12/15 10:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: analog or digital TV at camp grounds

QAM is actually digital. Wikipedia QAM (Television) When staying at a park with QAM channels, I get HD. Usually, only the Over the Air channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS) are in HD. Yes, I know that, further I actually understand how it works, including the math behind QAM and NTSC-VSB (the old Analog TV system) and many other communication systems. What I was asking is his park has a block decoder. That is rather then just translating one QAM "channel" to send to the TV (like the converters those parks have to provide) a block decoder is programed to translate various QAM channels into analog channels Of course they have to pick and chose which channels get translated and which get left behind. The entire point in digital TV, be it QAM (cable) or ATSC (broadcast) is that you can get more "channels" then one in a "channel", so when you block translate, you only get something like 1/3 or 1/4 of the channels, and none of then HD Yes, a converter and we were able to choose what channels our system has. A total of 60.
Ex-Tech 03/01/15 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suburban Water Heater Issue

Atwood water heaters only have one thermostat, don't know about Suburban but I suspect it only has one also. Does it try to light the gas???? Need more information other than "it doesn't work". Suburbans have a separate tstat for gas and electric, a total of two.
Ex-Tech 03/01/15 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Pressure

If the pressure switch on your water pump is adjusted properly, the pump won't pulsate as much. My three new trailers all needed to be adjusted and afterwards, the pumps didn't pusate on lower flow.
Ex-Tech 02/22/15 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camp Chef MVP Grill

Ron - the typical Camp Chef MVP grill is two or three 10,000 BTU burners. The typical Weber Q is One 10,000 BTU burner. Like comparing the mpg of a Volkswagen bug to a fully loaded F-350 V-10. OP - go ahead, buy your camp chef, remove the regulator and try it. If it works, fine. If not, hook it directly to a propane tank and grill away. Been there, Done that. Actually, the MVP grill is only available in a two burner model. I have one and love it. I also purchased the optional grate so I can use large pots on it.
Ex-Tech 02/11/15 05:10pm Beginning RVing
So This Spanish Magician.........

..... began his first trick. He started by saying "uno, Dos" and then he disappeared without a tres.
Ex-Tech 01/08/15 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: analog or digital TV at camp grounds

Most campgrounds have the analog, but those that have had digital forced on them by the cable companies give you a box and you use a remote and tune to analog channel 3......I'm sure the cost of that to the campground will be passed on ...... We just went through this at my park. Charter did not charge us for the 195 boxes they gave to us so no cost passed along. What was a PITA was having to hand out those boxes and ask for a deposit. And it took one of my employees just about 6 hours a day to Install those boxes. We canned the digital system and went with the Quam system. No more boxes but analog signal and full time residents can not get enhanced services such as HD, movie channels.
Ex-Tech 01/08/15 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toaster Oven Recommendation Wanted

Bought a Eurpro convection at a thrift store for $16.00. Works great. It has a curved back that allows a 12" pizza pan to fit which is a nice feature.
Ex-Tech 01/01/15 12:02pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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