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RE: Sewer Odor (most likely the grey tank)

Make sure you check all of your air admittance valves. My coach, for example, has three (kitchen, bathroom, washer). I always carry a spare having suffered the awful gray tank smell once. Good luck. jor
joraz 10/20/14 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Annual Maintenance: Gasser vs Diesel Pusher

I would agree that it's mostly just a matter of quantities. My Cummins calls for an oil change at 10,000 miles. It holds about 10 gallons. It has an oil filter, of course, along with two fuel filters and a coolant filter. All need to be changed at regular intervals. The other chassis stuff is the same as a gasser (lube, etc.). I change my oil and filters and do a little here and there but big stuff all goes to a truck repair facility. jor
joraz 10/20/14 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood On Off

I'd bet it was air in the propane line. Well, I'm thinking that you're correctomundo! Both furnaces are now working as before. In the past I've had this issue with the range and oven but never with the furnaces. Anyhow, thanks to everybody else for the troubleshooting tip. I'm printing them and saving for future issues. jor
joraz 10/15/14 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood On Off

Thanks to all for your advice. I'm going to troubleshoot this today. We're in Oregon and of course, it't raining (hate rain as I grew up in Seattle!). Just now, something else occurred which may point me in another direction. The back furnace, which has been on all morning, started blowing cold. It lighted again but it's never done that. I put a new regulator on my propane tank a few months ago and everything has been operating fine. I also filled with propane (78 gal tank) a few days ago at a Flying J. The guy filling it used a method I had not seen. He hooked up the hose and turned on the pump. Then he opened and left open the safety valve. He left it open until propane spurted out, then turned off the pump. Is it possible that I have too much LP in the tank with not enough space above it? Just opened the safety a hair and get only vapor. Thanks. Both furnaces were just working again. I'm thinking this has .got to be a bad regulator or some kind of fuel related issue. Frig is working on propane and range burners light . jor
joraz 10/15/14 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Atwood On Off

Hmmm... can't get the quotes to work. Thermo Coupler: Sounds promising. I'll check. Sail Switch: Wouldn't that prevent it from lighting? It lights and goes out. It's an Atwood 8516-III Thanks.
joraz 10/14/14 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
Atwood On Off

My 95 coach has the original Atwood heaters. Both have been working well. Today, my front one started behaving strangely. When the thermostat called for heat, the fan would start as usual and the burner would ignite as usual. However, after burning for maybe three seconds, the burner would turn off (the fan would keep running). Anyhow, I cycled it maybe five times or so and now it's working perfectly. I was thinking the limiter switch or the circuit board but was surprised when it began working again. Ideas? Thanks. jor Arghhh... just cycled on again and no fire. Darn!
joraz 10/14/14 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Little Slider

Thanks for sharing the pics jor. I've been carrying my tool box for 10 years and just used my tools a couple of times. Two times? I usually beat that in the first couple of days! Sounds like you've got a great rig. Hang on to it. jor
joraz 09/24/14 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
Little Slider

I posted a while back looking for ideas on putting a slider in a very narrow compartment. A generous forum member gifted me a nice Quickie unit. Came out great. I intend to keep my heavy toolbox on this slider so getting to those tools just became a lot easier. I attached mine by drilling through the bottom of the rig but these sliders allow for side mounting too. Here's a couple of photos for future reference. jor http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/joroiga/slider2_zpsc46d5c91.jpg
joraz 09/23/14 11:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chipmonk & Squirrel Damage Prevention Light?

Only thing I have not tried was leaving the light on in the shed and puting a light under the hood of the truck. Has anyone made this work? I'm in Tucson and have fought the packrat battle for many years. Like you, I tried everything I could think of, including all those you mentioned in your post. I've had damage on several vehicles and had to rewire my old 67 F-100 twice. The only thing that has worked for us is light. We surround the rig and cars with LED rope lights which illuminate every night on a timer. I used to raise the hoods on the cars and hang a trouble light every night. Matter of fact, when we first moved into this neighborhood I thought everyone must be always working on their cars as so many hoods were up! As a backup, I am also using the little sonic devices that are supposed to repel rodents. I have a couple on the exterior and a couple inside. Last month I did not have my lights going for a couple of nights. During that time, the little bas***s climbed up on my valve cover (it's a DP) and left their droppings, ran the length of the 40' rig through the cable tunnel and started to set up shop on top of my fuel tank way up front. Man, I went into a full frontal attack. Light it up like Times Square and sound the sonics. They haven't been back. Good luck.
joraz 09/16/14 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Decal Removal and Replacement

Has anyone had a shop, body shop, rv shop, something like that, remove and replace their decals? If so what would an approximate cost be? I haven't talked to anyone yet, but was wondering, $500, $1500, $2500? I just talked to a good shop in Phoenix about removing and replacing the decals on our 40' class A. Their work is first class, however, it ain't cheap. For our rig, it's about four grand. It takes five days to do most class As. One day more for ours as these particular decals take a bit more work. I had removed some decals from another rig and had used a heat gun and razor blades. I got them off but damaged some gel coat in the process. The professional told me to never use a heat gun for that reason, to use the 3M eraser deal instead (that's what they use).
joraz 09/16/14 07:13pm Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

is there an issue with your fridge that makes you think you may have a problem after nearly 20 years? Runs great. No problems. Just a safety device for me and also, it will be nice to monitor the temps. As I said earlier, I'm often off level so now I'll be able to see how that affects the boiler temps. I'd say, if it's a concern or if you just like gadgets (like I do) install one; otherwise, fuhgedaboutit. jor
joraz 09/12/14 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

Did you have to remove the refrigerator to install the APR unit? As said, no removal. The unit has a temp sensor. You access the interior of the chimney by removing the access plate and snap the sensor right on the stack. Then you wire the circuit board to a relay and the relay to your control board. When the frig overheats the relay turns it off. Pretty neat. If you have any problems installing, PM me or give the company a call. I think I will do as suggested and get one of those halon devices too. jor
joraz 09/12/14 07:06am Tech Issues
RE: What is Unique To Your Coach?

My last coach had a great feature, an Allison transmission retarder. It's a supplementary braking system almost eliminates use of the service brakes. I've got a Jake now but I do miss that retarder. jor
joraz 09/11/14 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

The answer really depends on how diligent you are about turning off the refrigerator if out of level for more than a few minutes. This thing with its temp display will likely make me a believer. I've always been pretty cavalier about leveling. Never really worried about it. Probably just been lucky! jor
joraz 09/11/14 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

Any temperature readings on the boiler yet? Not actual operating temp. I just turned on the frig for a little while to make sure the unit would display temps. I got it up to only 154 degrees. Next trip, I'll check it out. jor
joraz 09/11/14 11:57am Tech Issues
ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

I installed the ARP fire safety device today on my 1995 Dometic absorption frig. It consists of a circuit board and relay that together shut off the frig if the stack temperature exceeds a certain temperature. The installation was pretty straightforward. The company (www.arprv.com) provides excellent phone customer service. I screwed up and fried a diode. Paul, the owner, fixed it for free and even paid the shipping. Can't beat that! Anyhow, the old absorption unit still cools well and now we can sleep a little better knowing it will shut down rather than catch fire. jor http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/joroiga/arp_zpsc6581a13.jpg
joraz 09/10/14 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Home Made Sliding Cargo Tray

Thanks to all for the ideas, links and great photos. I have one large slideout in one compartment and none in the other. It's a strange setup in that one side could take a 14" wide slider and the other about 35" (entry door on one side and generator fan protrusion on the other). I'll post when I get it all together. Sent you a PM, Cheryl. jor
joraz 09/04/14 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Home Made Sliding Cargo Tray

I'd love to know where someone is getting 72" slides (properly rated) for 30 bucks ! Me too! I probably wasn't clear in my post. He paid $30 for his two 30 inch sliders (62" extended). I was hoping to hear from others that have made their own. Care to share a few more photos of yours? Thanks. jor
joraz 09/01/14 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Home Made Sliding Cargo Tray

You can have em if you pay for shipping. Just pm me. Just PM'd you! jor Glenn, I PM'd you also.
joraz 08/31/14 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
Home Made Sliding Cargo Tray

A guy on another group I frequent made a very nice 30" slide out tray using inexpensive ($30 on eBay) heavy duty sliders and 2" aluminum angle. I'd like to do the same but I need a 72" tray. I found one source for the sliders but the cost is almost $300 plus shipping. Anyone made their own? Any sources for what I'm seeking? Thanks. jor
joraz 08/31/14 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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