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RE: furnace freeze?

It was about 12 deg F last night.....not that cold. First time I've had an issue since I've been up here and it's been even colder. In your original post you stated that the regulator was freezing. Now you say it's not freezing up. We can't help you fix it if we don't know what's broke. I've seen regulators freeze up when it's 50F outside. The furnace is a completely different issue. The best way to test for freezing is to light all of the burners on your cook top. If the regulator is freezing, the flames will decrease or possibly go out after less than 5 minutes.
haddy1 02/11/15 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: furnace freeze?

Disconnect power from furnace and then reconnect to reset the controls. Will do....will have to just cut breaker. Furnace is completely hidden behind the cabinetry. We have warmer weather today so it may be okay tonight.....just wondering if there is anything I can do to avoid this problem. If your regulator is freezing, you need to get the moisture out of the tank. Any propane dealer (not just someone who fills tanks) should know how to do it.
haddy1 02/11/15 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plumbing Question

There are some bottom line AAV's that don't seal well. I got a Pro Vent PV-140 to replace mine at my local plumbing supply. Cost was under $5. Make sure that the one you get has a spring to insure a positive seal.
haddy1 02/10/15 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Where to place GPS and XM antenna

Silicone to the roof works, but you might try installing under a fiberglass front cap. That's where mine is and it works better than Tiffins roof mounted one. FWIW, the factory installed Sirius antenna on my Wrangler is mounted to the roll bar which puts it under the fiberglass hardtop.
haddy1 02/10/15 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sacramento to Detroit beginning 2 April - best routes

You just have to watch the weather and make the call when you are ready to leave. A few years back, we had to install chains over Donner Pass on May 12.
haddy1 02/09/15 04:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Winegard Trav'ler DirecTV Slimline

I'm don't know exactly how Winegard does it for the SWM3, but from what I have observed with my SK3005, it searches until it finds a sat that it recognizes. I think that it will always be one of the Ku sats (101,110,119). Once identified, it knows where to find the 101, peaks the 101, and trims from there. I suspect that either dish needs to see the 119 in order to set the slew, but that's only my speculation. If that's how it's supposed to work, it appears that your unit isn't seeing something that it needs from one of the sats, thus it keeps searching. I have seen my Anser do something similar when the 101 signal is low (probably due to an elevation error), but that's probably comparing apples and oranges. My best guess at this point is that for some reason (possibly hardware related), the initial signal strength might be low, so it keeps searching.
haddy1 02/04/15 07:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Trav'ler DirecTV Slimline

Search times will be longer if you are pointed in a different direction or have move a considerable distance since it last locked on, but your times are way "out of limits". My 6 year old Travler has never taken more that about 10 mins to lock on if it could see all of the sats it is looking for. You mention the 119 sat so I assume that you have the SK3005. I'm pretty sure that it only finds the 101 and then skews the 119. Those 2 sats being peaked will pretty much take care of everything else. It sure sounds like something is loose, bent, corroded, or intermittent. After checking all the obvious things, I would try to borrow a control box and/or LNB to see if it makes any difference. Check the data cable ends carefully as the wires and connectors appear to be delicate. For the most part, the Travler has been one of the most reliable items in the RV industry.
haddy1 02/04/15 01:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Morgan Hill/Scott Valley/Santa Cruz Calif.

Santa Cruz Ranch may be tight (site length)for a 43 footer and as I recall they only have 30amp service. I've stayed there several times and it's an OK place. We used to live in Santa Cruz and I can tell you that you don't have a lot of choices with a rig over 40 ft.
haddy1 02/04/15 01:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator use

If your coach has a transfer switch, it is most likely wired to give the generator priority. So be sure to reduce the electrical load before starting. It's really hard on the transfer switch and the generator to switch when heavy loads are applied.
haddy1 02/04/15 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help..In Need of a OPD reader for Cummings Diesel

I think that I know who is selling the linked OBD readers. They emailed me from Nigeria last week with an offer to split 3 million dollars if they could access my bank account.
haddy1 02/03/15 05:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Help..In Need of a OPD reader for Cummings Diesel

The reader that works for the Ram pickup, will not work on his MH chassis. The newer chassis have a round 9 pin port. I believe that his will be the same. All FL chassis have a port above the radiator in the back and most have one under the dash as well. Either way it will be a round port.
haddy1 02/03/15 12:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Direct TV - Pro's/Con's RV Mobile vs Home 'second room'

Just curious. Why did you choose the RFM over the Winegard Travler?
haddy1 01/29/15 04:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Air dryer filter change out

FireUp, If your coach has the spin on, it is exactly like my old 2003 Winnebago. I was able to perform all required service with the unit in place, but the bracket had to be loosened from the frame. I wasn't able to make mine "fire engine clean", but it was clean enough. BTW, FL says that the service interval for the "spin on" is 18mos. That's probably overkill, but someone had some issues at some time, so that's their story. FWIW, The guys at Haldex (the manufacturer) in KC told me that it didn't need to be changed that often.
haddy1 01/27/15 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is my hot water heater drain located

The next time that you are at a RV parts store, be sure to pick up a couple of spare plugs. They do fail from time to time. Whatever you do, don't replace it with a metal (especially steel) plug.
haddy1 01/27/15 01:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Soliciting thoughts, considering building my own rig.

Another thing to consider is that when you go to sell it, no bank will finance an RV that doesn't have an RVIA sticker. A relative of mine did a beautiful bus conversion a few years back. The coach was actually featured in Motorhome (or possibly Trailer Life), but he had GREAT difficulty selling it. After a couple of years, he ended up trading it for a piece of property.
haddy1 01/27/15 01:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Air dryer filter change out

The Feb 2015 issue of Motorhome Magazine has an article on changing the dryer on a FL chassis. I've done it on several coaches and it's not too difficult, just messy. They seem to manage to locate the filter where the driveshaft will throw everything on it.
haddy1 01/27/15 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago roof blows off

I don't know why some of you are being so cynical about using Eternabond to seal the roof. In the Winnebago case, it's being used to seal the joint, not "hold the roof down" as someone suggested. That's exactly what that tape is for. Tiffin uses it over the joints between the roof and the front/rear caps. Once again, it's used to provide additional protection to the joint. Any properly prepared joint that is covered by Eternabond will never need any more attention for the life of your coach. They do? I am on my second Allegro bus and there is no EB sealing anything other than my roof radius cracks till Tiffin repaired my roof under warenty this fall How old is your bus? My 2012 Phaeton has the tape front and back as described.
haddy1 01/20/15 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AM21N TV Tuner works great

Simply put, the AM21 was "invented" for the purpose of integrating local channels in cities that DTV didn't have satellite "spot beamed locals". As others have said, it can also be used to "expand your local services".
haddy1 01/17/15 11:06pm Technology Corner
RE: US 69 Thru North Texas - Oklahoma - Kansas

I guess that it all depends on what you are driving. I driven US69 in OK from Big Cabin to US75 several times in my MH (228 WB) and have no issues.
haddy1 01/17/15 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago roof blows off

I don't know why some of you are being so cynical about using Eternabond to seal the roof. In the Winnebago case, it's being used to seal the joint, not "hold the roof down" as someone suggested. That's exactly what that tape is for. Tiffin uses it over the joints between the roof and the front/rear caps. Once again, it's used to provide additional protection to the joint. Any properly prepared joint that is covered by Eternabond will never need any more attention for the life of your coach.
haddy1 01/15/15 12:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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