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RE: Suburban Water Heater Troubleshooting

Harvard, I just pulled the wires off the gas valve and measured ohms across the coils and they test open right now. I guess that is my problem. Now to find a gas valve solenoid tomorrow.
Happy Prospector 05/25/15 09:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange emergency vehicle lights, can you ID?

Do I do believe you had a sighting of the Men In Black!
Happy Prospector 05/25/15 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: new outlet w/USB

I am looking for an outlet with USB port but the 120 volt side needs to be a GFI setup, anyone found one of these?
Happy Prospector 05/25/15 08:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Suburban Water Heater Troubleshooting

My Suburban SW10DE Water Heater will not work off of propane. What would be the procedure to troubleshoot the thermostat. I see the two terminals and was going to ohm test these but with little wire running between the terminal on the other side of the wires, wouldn't that give me zero ohms? My other question would be how do you get to the control board? Thanks.
Happy Prospector 05/25/15 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Gate Valve question

When faced with the same problem I cut the pipe and use an MJ coupler. I don't know what a "MJ coupler" is but when I replaced my grey water valve I also did not have any "give" in the pipe, but I cut the pipe several inches from the valve to get some clearance to work and put the pipe back together with a Fernco rubber fitting which is a rubber repair coupling and it grips the pipe with hose clamps that go around the ends of the rubber coupling. I picked mine up at Homo Depot for a couple of bucks. And if you need to work on that valve again the Fernco comes apart easily.
Happy Prospector 05/24/15 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: How do you wax the front cap of your Fifth Wheel?

I don't care how she gets it done as long as dinner is ready on time.
Happy Prospector 05/14/15 07:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing a fifth wheel

Just had my wife wash the 5er with Mcquires cleaner wax 50 and it only took her two days to do the job. She is getting older and slowing down some but it is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of trailer maintenance as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are overly sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished washing the 5th Wheel. I tried not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging girlfriend or wife because of this post, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.
Happy Prospector 05/11/15 04:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch Saver?

Thanks for the info guys, that is just what I was looking for.
Happy Prospector 05/05/15 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
Hitch Saver?

I am seeking the name of the product that bolts onto the back of a 5th Wheel Hitch that "catches" the trailer pin bolt incase the hitch comes unlatched. This would keep the trailer from hitting the pickup box rails. I have looked back in the Fifth Wheel section but can't seem to find the information.
Happy Prospector 05/04/15 09:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No AC power when plugged into a good AC shore power source?

It sounds like your transfer switch went bad. It transfers 120 volt power so your trailer can be fed with power from shore power or from your generator. When my transfer switch went bad I could only power my trailer with the generator.
Happy Prospector 04/20/15 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: lets talk ladders for cleaning :)

I don't care what kind of ladder she uses, as long as it is washed and waxed when it is time to go.
Happy Prospector 04/06/15 04:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: We've had it... It's just too darn hot in Arizona!

I know the temps are 10+ degrees above "normal." But for these two old Colorado high country hippies the upper 80s and low 90s are just too darn hot. Haven't had long pants on for at least six weeks. At home they've just seen their lily white arms for the first time in several months. Thanks Arizona for another great winter. Already got reservations for next year. At least it's a Dry Heat.
Happy Prospector 03/19/15 09:00am Snowbirds
RE: frozen locks???

We are not have a frozen lock problem here in Quarzsite this week.
Happy Prospector 02/18/15 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: 2000 Watt Invertor Issues, Need Help

On my 2000 watt Magnum inverter the manual says if the inverter is within 3 feet of batteries the minimum cable size should be 2/0 copper, if it over 3 feet from the batteries 4/0 copper is called for. I also believe your battery bank may be a tad bit undersized. It may run your microwave if fully charged, but if it has been discharged from fully charged you will have voltage problems at the 12 volt input side of your inverter. My 1000 watt Dometic microwave draws 17 amps at 120 volts and that converts to 2040 watts. With just two batteries you will probably have problems running high loads like a microwave. Do some internet searches for RV inverter problems, you need to educate yourself to continue to do a inverter trouble shooting job.
Happy Prospector 02/14/15 05:17am Tech Issues
RE: Whats a Good Brand for a Inverter

I don't know how you charge your batteries, but you may want to check out this article.
Happy Prospector 02/14/15 04:50am Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite

Thankgoodness the YMCA pool is heated.
Happy Prospector 01/01/15 09:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What Time delay switch/relay/breaker for portable genset?

Have your wife get up a make the coffee, let them do what they do best.
Happy Prospector 01/01/15 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: Led flood light mounted on back of trailer

When I ran my wires to rear of the Toyhauler I ran them in a old garden hose. I measured how far it was to the rear of the trailer, laid out the hose on the ground, pushed the wires in the hose and then installed the hose along the trailer rails. Although not bullet proof, this method has worked out well for a goodly amount of years.
Happy Prospector 12/27/14 08:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Air bubbles coming up through toilet

Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, sensor is wrong and tank is full. My toilet starts to burp when it is getting close to full.
Happy Prospector 11/29/14 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Mice ate the power cord...#@%#!!!

After mice got in my trailer I tried to find all the open spaces they could enter and sealed them up and I started using "Cab Fresh" and "Peppermint Oil" on some cotton balls put in places that they might access. From what I have read they mice don't care for the smell. If the mice were in there for a while I would get a good inspection done of your rig, they can do a lot of damage and your trip could be ruined "after" you get to your destination.
Happy Prospector 11/28/14 10:50am General RVing Issues
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