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RE: compressor or tire inflator

I carry a smaller Craftsman 120 psi air compressor. I plug into the generator when needed. Tire inflators take a long time and usually have short working lives.
beemerphile1 12/13/17 11:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Are All Undercoats Created Equal?

Hopefully you realize that undercoating and rustproofing are two different things. Undercoating is a thicker product and is for sound deadening. Rustproofing is a thinner product and migrates into nooks and crannies for preventing rust. I had my truck Ziebarted when new last year. I bought the 2016 when the frame of my 1998 rusted thru. Rustproofing also helps with things like brake lines. The (non-rustproofed) 1998 was on its third set of brake lines.
beemerphile1 12/13/17 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: 12v refrigerator /freezer

Gas/electric RV refrigerators work fine if installed correctly. I would insure correct installation before replacing. If you do replace it with a compressor refrigerator, just put in whatever fits.
beemerphile1 12/12/17 05:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need lid for propane tanks

I took the bottle cover off and tossed it. The cover is a pain to deal with and it is only cosmetic. Code requires the bottles turned so the valves are protected from impact by the collar and the regulator can have its own cover.
beemerphile1 12/12/17 05:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: clearance lights/fantastic fan grounding

I don't know what code you are referring to, RVs are built to RVIA standards and no RV manufacturer solders connections. The 12vdc connections use either crimp connectors or wire nuts. Do be sure that all 120vac connections are inside boxes and are not sealed up inside a wall.
beemerphile1 12/12/17 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Disconnect Lever Question

Don't know what switch you are using but correctly it should be open and closed. Closed = power flows thru Open = the circuit does not allow power to flow
beemerphile1 12/12/17 04:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: New countertop: laminate or solid surface?

i would use laminate/Formica because I can easily do it myself. If the existing countertops are good you can go right over it. Solid surface involves removing the existing countertops and starting from scratch.
beemerphile1 12/12/17 04:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rubber piece on gutter rail came off???

The vinyl insert is cosmetic to cover the screw heads.
beemerphile1 12/10/17 06:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: how much propane in tank?

I've always found it simple to weigh the bottles with a fish scale. Subtract the tare weight (TW) and I know exactly how much is inside.
beemerphile1 12/10/17 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sewer odors

Your A/C or your bathroom fan - the bathroom fan should always be off when dumping anyway! Toss one of those rank deodorizer packets down there after you've dumped and filled the black tank w/ a few gallons of water. Then, wait out the smells like the 2nd poster suggested. An RV A/C unit does not draw in outside air, it only circulates the inside air repeatedly.
beemerphile1 12/09/17 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Centrally located- or not to attractions.

Interesting thought but to muddy it a bit, with an RV you aren't limited to only one starting point.
beemerphile1 12/09/17 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED Bulbs

Just read an article to never use can-bus compatible led replacements in an RV. They have a resistor added to simulate an incandescent lamp and fool the can-bus system. The result of the resistor is increased electrical use and more importantly increased heat which can melt an RV fixture and possibly cause a fire.
beemerphile1 12/09/17 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Mini-catalytic heater for keeping tanks warm off-grid??

...Is it always ok to dump RV antifreeze into the black and gray tanks? Some dumps say "no formaldehyde" and "no toxic chemicals" -- would the antifreeze violate that rule.... No worries on that. Believe it or not, RV antifreeze is actually a sweetener that is used in some things like coffee flavorings.
beemerphile1 12/08/17 09:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2012 aspen trails TT

Should be stamped on the trailer's coupler.
beemerphile1 12/08/17 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery disconnect wiring

Positive is the norm and is particularly important if it is a trailer.
beemerphile1 12/08/17 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood RV Furnace keeps tripping 10amp breaker

I have an Atwood hydro flame furnace, 8535, and my fuses just started blowing on the breaker panel inside. Thought it might be the motor so I just replaced it. Even tried a new thermostat. I bypassed the fuses by putting in a piece of wire instead of the fuse and the circuit breaker on the motor tripped and continues to trip. I took my meter and did a continuity test at the panel in the trailer and found continuity between the negative and the load side of the fuse holder. I have a dead short somewhere. Will run a continuity test via the wiring diagram in the morning. The blower kicked on the moment I jumpered it across for around 5-10 seconds. The burner wanted to kick on and will still and try but without the blower, it won’t. Suggestions?? You would be better off starting your own thread rather than posting in a four year old thread. Many people won't realize it is an old thread and respond to the original poster.
beemerphile1 12/08/17 09:06am Tech Issues
RE: Water Pump Help shurflo

Most common issues are sucking air due to low water level, winterizing valve open, or broken intake line.
beemerphile1 12/08/17 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Replaced the Airconditioner with a MaxxFan Deluxe Vent

If you have a window by the bed you might achieve sufficient comfort by opening that window and running the fan on exhaust with all other windows closed.
beemerphile1 12/06/17 05:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: No Outlets on generator

I'll add that almost RV wiring uses the backstab/jam hole instead of wrapping around the screw. That alone can cause issues. I went through our entire RV and fixed that after I had one GFI acting up, doing that solved the problem. The back stab type are mobile home and RV approved for use without a box. Typical residential or commercial receptacles must be in a box for safety and to meet code.
beemerphile1 12/06/17 05:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need Help - Outside Water Connection

On mine , I have to use 2 fingers to slide the outter locking ring BACK in order to allow the hose to enter the port.. Same here.
beemerphile1 12/05/17 03:18pm General RVing Issues
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