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RE: Heater core leak

Thanks for the suggestions. I believe I will hold off on ordering or buying a heater core itself. Winnebago rep told me to get the cap off and check out the entire box and hoses inside. Since it was the first time in 6 years the interior heater switch was turned on, it could be a hose leak. No smell, mist or anything inside. Just drips very slow while running. Lost maybe a pint in 700 miles. Lot of work getting to it, but just bypassing it, I might not get back to fixing it right. QUESTION: There is a small crack in the plastic box. Is it best to replace the entire unit if it needs a heater core. 16 years old. Thanks....you are quite the group of knowledgeable people with "hands on" experience, Apparently this post is a continuation of two previous threads; Leaking heater core ??? and; Heater core leak You should keep all your posts on a particular subject in one thread rather than repeatedly starting a new thread. It will make the issue much easier to follow and assist you with advice.
beemerphile1 05/25/16 06:14am Tech Issues
RE: Questions about Good Sam Financing

YOU ALL DID READ THAT IT IS A PRIVATE SELLER! No need to shout, but you are correct that the private seller is key to the finance company's request. The finance company simply wants to verify that all the paper work/title/VIN is correct. The finance company doesn't care one bit what the mechanical condition is like.
beemerphile1 05/25/16 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Fridge / Household Fridge

The rating is the maximum amperage load, and is irrelevant to the amperage used over time.
beemerphile1 05/24/16 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Diesel Aux Tank wiring

I just scored a clean(ish) 50 gallon Weather Guard Aux tank + GPI 150s (15 GPM) pump setup on Craigslist. It will be going in my f250 (standard bed) to add a bit of range. It will not live in the truck full time, as I need the space for other stuff for "daily driving". It seems like the easiest way to hook up the pump is just to get 12V off of the 7 pin connector that is already wired in the bed (PO setup it up to tow a 5er, I pull a TT). The only problem I see with this is the potential to have the fuel stolen, as all someone would have to do plug the pump in a start stealing. The only other real option (other than just throwing a 12V car battery in the bed when traveling), which seems like overkill, is to hook something up to an upfitter switch. This is not a DOT tank, so gravity feed is not an option. Any words of wisdom on this? Isn't the power supply in the seven way controlled by the ignition? It normally is in a Ford. Good question - yes it is , unlike my camping buddy's Ram ;) (which we had to jump start on our last camping trip) I was planning on "hot fueling" which I usually do anyways due to turbo cooldown. I've done this MANY times @truck stops, never been an issue. You said you were concerned with theft of fuel, when the ignition is off, the seven way power is off, the pump won't work. I have no idea what "hot fueling" means, explain please?
beemerphile1 05/24/16 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Olympian wave catalytic heaters

i've used one for years, in two different RV's and but a new wave 8000btu in this one in 2014 it sets in the kitchen with a window cracked open and the kitchen ceiling vent cracked open the platinum cat and the wave are both Catalytic heaters both use a platinum coated mat 'oxidation surface' the difference is the plat cat has an external vent tube, IDK if thats exhaust or fresh air for the heating process Wave used to be Olympic before Camco bought the brand and changed the name thats why you will the reference to OLY Cat in some posts aka Olympic Catalytic heater Olympian
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Questions about Good Sam Financing

The inspection is probably to verify the info on the title and the info on the RV is identical. Most any car dealer will do it for a few $$$. It is normally done when a vehicle moves from one state to another. The dealer should know what is needed and have the correct form.
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Antifreeze

Instead of using the black tank, get a Porta-potti. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71syVL2WRjL._SY450_.jpg width=360
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Now I did it.... New Trailer. Good Brand?

if the dealer is going out of business, you might want to find out just who will be doing your warranty work for you. and hope that you end up getting a title for your purchase.
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Question about house battery's

Using the troubleshooting diagram and testing for voltage with the 12v positive out and then again with it in, both test show the converter and the charger are functioning properly. How can the converter be working correctly when no power is going to it? Didn't you say the wire you removed is the one which goes to the converter?
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:31am Tech Issues
RE: Diesel Aux Tank wiring

I just scored a clean(ish) 50 gallon Weather Guard Aux tank + GPI 150s (15 GPM) pump setup on Craigslist. It will be going in my f250 (standard bed) to add a bit of range. It will not live in the truck full time, as I need the space for other stuff for "daily driving". It seems like the easiest way to hook up the pump is just to get 12V off of the 7 pin connector that is already wired in the bed (PO setup it up to tow a 5er, I pull a TT). The only problem I see with this is the potential to have the fuel stolen, as all someone would have to do plug the pump in a start stealing. The only other real option (other than just throwing a 12V car battery in the bed when traveling), which seems like overkill, is to hook something up to an upfitter switch. This is not a DOT tank, so gravity feed is not an option. Any words of wisdom on this? Isn't the power supply in the seven way controlled by the ignition? It normally is in a Ford.
beemerphile1 05/24/16 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: Olympian wave catalytic heaters

I don't think it creates carbon monoxide when operating properly, but it does deplete oxygen. Matt B Yes it does, CO is the result of any and all combustion of fossil fuels. The Olympian MIGHT produce less CO than an open flame but it does produce CO.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 01:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: WOOHOO!!! I did it!

I successfully installed the 50 amp RV outlet in my garage. Thanks to those who had input for me. The best part is; I didn't burn down my house in the process!! My wife was a bit leery though, especially when I told her to have the fire extinguisher ready! Be careful to not let out the magic smoke.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Long Trip Complete, Couple of Maintenance Questions

I think your tire is probably about to fail. Probably has a separation in the tread area. Yep, broken or separated belt.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 11:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Water coming out of the city hook up?

Odds are, whomever did the winterizing pushed in the plunger of the check valve while the system was pressurized. Advise them not to do it this year.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Please help with headlight problem

Hi I have a problem with my 2002 Coachmen Mirada. It is on a 2001 F53 chassis. The low beams blink off every 2 seconds constantly. In addition to that the low beams come on when the high beams are turned on. They are not supposed to. The highs do not come on when the lows are turned on so it is not a crossed wire between the two. The headlamp pod has separate bulbs for high, low and daylight bulbs. This may not have anything to do with it but at the time when this started the bulb for one DRL blew and I did replace it. I replaced the multi-function switch. Checked fuses. Checked relays. I pulled one headlight pod and checked it over but saw no problem with it. Having the wiring in those looms makes it hard to check. Where do I start? Are there traditional problem areas? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. The part in bold most likely contains your answer. Whenever a problem arises, go back to the last thing done previously. Wrong lamp? Inserted wrong? Defective lamp?
beemerphile1 05/23/16 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: 12V

With RV 12vdc wiring, white is normally negative/ground and every other color is positive/hot. But you should always verify.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 09:55am Tech Issues
RE: Black tank chemical

What is the reason for the 'chemicals' -----in other words WHY do you need to use it or want to use it :H RVs have waste holding tanks, not treatment tanks I use water and have GREAT results. My Class B has a Thetford recirculating toilet with no black tank. So I definitely use the chemicals. Oh YUCK! I had one of those in a 1968 TT. You actually have a black tank, it just flushes with black water rather than fresh water. Just a day or two and that thing would be stinking! After all, the toilet flushes with urine.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom and Kitchen grey water tank sensors

I have always wondered why anyone needs to clean a waste water tank. Do the same people also feel the need to "clean" the sewer lines at home? :B
beemerphile1 05/23/16 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: escapes in texas

Is joining escapes and registering in Texas a good thing for full timers? If it meets your needs. There are other options as well.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Need a battery in your TT for your tail lights to work?

Yes, I'm getting a new battery ASAP, though Colorado state law says you don't need brakes if your trailer weighs under 3000#. But I prefer to have brakes, having had to make a couple of quick stops in the past, which wouldn't have turned out so good w/o brakes. Thanks, all. Quite likely true but we have no idea what you have since your signature and your profile are blank. The law probably also states that if you do have brakes, required or not, all parts of the system must be functional and the breakaway is part of the system.
beemerphile1 05/23/16 07:31am Travel Trailers
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