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RE: Water heater gas valve knob needs pushed down for ON?

Does main flame work......come on/off via thermostat and pilot stays on (when you push/turn knob to ON)??? If so......I wouldn't worry about it ON EDIT: LOVE the V-MAX I had a 1985 and a 1990 (drunk wiped out 1985) Yes. I just lit the pilot, released the knob and turned it to ON and watched it cycle as I used hot water.. But no wind in my back yard. But I'm still not used to pushing the knob down again to turn to the ON position, and worried the gas valve is failing. I would have to turn around and go back home without hot water. Thanks. I have two 1985 Vmax's.
rerod 05/25/16 02:51pm Beginning RVing
Water heater gas valve knob needs pushed down for ON?

I had problems keeping the water heater lit last time we took the toyhauler out. I had to hold the knob down in the pilot position forever before I got it lit. Fine, its lit but looks small. So I try and turn the knob to ON and the knob stops just before the mark, but the main burner is on and heating.. Fine. 10 minutes later both the main burner and pilot are off so I blamed the wind from the Colorado prairie. I got the pilot lit faster this time and turned the knob to ON again and again noticed the line's don't match up so I mess with the knob and find out I need to depress the knob a little for it to turn completely where the lines match up.. Is this normal? I'm used to depressing the knob for pilot lighting.. But is it normal to have to depress the knob to turn the gas valve to ON? Thanks!
rerod 05/25/16 09:10am Beginning RVing
RE: movie projector to use for outdoor movies

I know this is an old thread, but I can't be the only freak out there who is curious. I stumbled upon it after seeing someone at a state park in MA (no hookups) running a projector. I didn't stop and ask him, which I am regretting now, but I was determined to figure it out. In doing so, I found this projector which, outside of the cost, is the perfect solution. Someone on Amazon even did a video of it explaining how to wire it directly to a 12 volt deep cycle and run it for night after night without running out of battery. 25 watts, which is just over 2 amps. YES! We have a 1yo boy, but as he grows, as well as when we have more children, this would be a great treat to do once in a while on trips, for the kids to have movie night. Spec sheet of the Aaxa P300- http://www.aaxatech.com/brochures/p300_brochure_final_pico_projector_micro.pdf Review of guy who wired in a cord to run 12v using the factory input on the unit. http://www.amazon.com/review/R1G8KYKPQSKLVW?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B005Q2EGG6&cdForum=Fx3BU80HMMN4N8N&cdMSG=addedToThread&cdPage=1&cdThread=TxE6I2UWRRVGCP&newContentID=Mx2VVLHBJPPIGZX&newContentNum=7&store=electronics#CustomerDiscussionsNRPB Youtube video of him explaining the cord: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY54kKeaP4k I'll probably watch for one on ebay and/or Craigslist until one comes along that I can't refuse. I know this is a old thread.. But I wanted to add that the Aaxa P300 you linked looks nice.. Especially if your shopping in the 12v TV market and your TV mounting space is limited.. I'm wondering if this Aaxa P300 caught on, as a good alternative to a 12v TV.
rerod 05/18/16 12:23pm Technology Corner
Money off a tailgater when buying DISH contract?

I read somewhere in my searches that someone received $150 off a tailgater when they signed onto DISH for two years. My local dealer who sets up DISH accounts cant, or wont , give me a deal on the tailgater. Where can I find this deal? Thanks!
rerod 05/11/16 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: Dish TV. Can I just move our house receiver to the RV?

Which portable manually aimed dish you can use depends on which receiver you have. Dish and DTV multi-satellite, multi-LNB dishes are not interchangeable. As far as I know, all of the Dish and DTV receivers have a signal strength display of some sort for use in aiming, but I prefer using a separate meter right at the dish for that. My setup time for is usually less than 15 minutes, including setting up, anchoring, and leveling the tripod. But then I have had lots of practice, since we move around a lot. Heavily treed sites can be a challenge to find a usable "hole", but so far we've never had a site where I couldn't get a signal from one of the two Dish satellite arcs. There are a number of helpful dish aiming videos on YouTube. Its just to much effort and cost to justify two weeks of use. I'll stick to rented and saved DVD movies etc.
rerod 05/11/16 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: Dish TV. Can I just move our house receiver to the RV?

I'm going back to full timing in the fall and may just get the roof mounted spinning widget antenna! These days I like to keep things as simple as can be and what you just explained sounds like a real pain in the behind.. I can understand why full timers would buy a trav'ler or carryout. But for us working folks.. That's expensive for one or two weeks a year. I'm not much for learning curves when I finally leave on my vacation. I read about a guy who through his dish into his neighbors camp spot after 2 hours of fiddling.. If there was a good write up on how to do this on the cheap, I would.. If I buy DISH or DirectTV for my home, is a 1000.5 dish and digital signal meter and the DishPointer Pro Android app for aiming the only additional hardware I need? Which system has aiming software built into the receiver? Thanks!
rerod 05/10/16 04:45am Technology Corner
RE: Dish TV. Can I just move our house receiver to the RV?

I'm a long time DirecTV customer and going back to full timing soon. I tried to bring my home dish once before and it didn't work. I think they told me I need a different dish? Does doing that even make sense or is it best just to invest in the expensive "always on" roof bubbles? Winegard GM-6000 Carryout I'm guessing the "different dish" simply had a tripod, and easier way to aim it. I cant understand why people would buy expensive stand alone satellite systems, when a DISH or DirectTV system they are already own works just fine after mounting and aiming the dish is figured out.. Is it really that simple? I'm tempted to stop my mediacom and get DISH again just for this fact.
rerod 05/09/16 04:59am Technology Corner
RE: Dish TV. Can I just move our house receiver to the RV?

I move mine between the garage TV and the MH all the time. My only issue is the time it takes to align the dish, and other than that, no problem. I have a tripod and have modified it for fine tuning of azimuth and elevation. How did you fine tune it? Yes, how did you aim it please?
rerod 05/08/16 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: butyl tape window leak

what if you make a shim using the inside of the window trim and or the window opening as a template? I'm thinking butyl tape will be a better deal long term than just ProFlex assuming you can compress it. I ran a strip of blue tape across the top seam, but still had a leak last fall. So I taped the window up tight with plastic for the winter and it was dry. The forecast looks dry so I removed it. It took 15 minutes of prying because the butyl was still nice and soft. No signs of water streaking or leaking by except on the sill and interior paneling damage. The window weep holes were clean. I hope the window itself is not leaking, but the more I look and think about it I fear it is. Is there a window seal rejuvenating liquid? lol The only thing I can come up with is to reinstall the window and then if there's still a leak, I know it's the window seals? Or did I prove its the window itself, when it continued to leak with tape across the top? Second, the trim ring having that Z shape isn't helping. You can see the gasket I used to shim it and it seemed to work well. But you can also see I would be better of with a flat trim ring with how far the window comes into the frame with no butyl. Anyway, I think I will remove the gasket spacer and flip the trim ring with the outside facing in. It will be ugly, but so am I. And I think I will use only one layer of butyl and trim it back enough space for a tiny bead of proflex.. Sound like a plan? Or do I need new window seals or a new window? Im tired of this.. How long do window seals typically last? Thanks everyone! http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/2016-04/46AA899D-53B5-4EAC-980D-C8B909B1BF3B_zps4flwbrvx.jpg http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/6FBD96C9-FCBD-4D87-B9E6-62B4C56BA138_zpsgwkj2ok5.jpg
rerod 04/15/16 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

Did anyone see CNN's positive market futures aired early this morning? Haha All up.. And the big + spike on the Dow opening bell aimed to fool? Wrong! Guess again.. I'm still waiting to sell a bunch of vbtlx and buy vtsax. Maybe I will start with cash as vbtlx is finally marching up as people run for cover. One day the fed will be blamed for this I bet.
rerod 01/19/16 01:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

There's always the half empty type in every crowd. I can guarantee you I'm not late, yet. DCA
rerod 01/17/16 05:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

If it drops to 12,886 , that is still double what it was in early 2009 . That good for those that invested in 2009.....but those that did it in 2014....? I'm guessing most people on this forum are older and have been investing long before 09. Its all about risk. If your scrambling to sell now because you are "old fuddy duddys", you were invested to aggressively , as most knew a correction was due. Iv been holding some bonds and cash for to long now.. If you have more money than you yourself may need, your actually investing for your children and need to roll with the punches of a aggressive port. Not me.. Me, I have another 10 years in the accumulation phase. But whats disturbing is that it may take that long before something kicks off the worlds economy again, not counting wars.
rerod 01/16/16 08:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

Thanks, but I don't need help deciding what to buy.. Only when I have a simple 4 fund taxable port
rerod 01/16/16 09:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Are we near the bottom of the stock market decline ?

OK... How about NOW? :) Iv had some cash on the side lines my appointed adviser frowned upon 4 months ago. I'm guessing we wont see any interest hikes anytime soon.
rerod 01/15/16 01:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: butyl tape window leak

You used butyl tape or putty tape? There is a big difference in both price and performance. It's butyl. I still have some of the same tape left over, and its still soft after three years. I just need to rejuvenate the butyl around the window and draw it in tighter. (I give it a day or so before trimming) and then seal with a bead of ProFlex to be safe. I like the proflex too and used it on my roof with good results. Im tempted to remove the window and redo with proflex alone. But the shimming required has me seconded guessing that plan.
rerod 11/14/15 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: butyl tape window leak

You should not have to double up the butyl on a smooth skin, so I would say the you need to shim the trim ring inside to make it shug. Bingo! The trim ring is tight, but doesn't draw the window tight. Any suggestions on a spacer? Maybe some thick rubber gasket cut narrow? And is kerosene best for a clean up and soften? I'm concerned, because I used this butyl in other spots on the TH But none I couldn't tighten like ALL the windows. jc
rerod 11/14/15 02:23pm General RVing Issues
butyl tape window leak

A few years ago I removed a leaking window in my featherlite toyhauler and removed all the silicone and reinstalled it with butyl tape. I figured I may have to dress up the butyl around the edge one year, but thought it would stay pliable and water tight. We received 1 1/2" of rain a few days ago and it was apparent the butyl had failed because the siding was damp under the window once again. As you can see, I used two layers of tape because the window is not designed to "pinch" a 7/8" thick aluminum studded wall I think. I'm guessing it was designed for a 1" thick wall. So is that my issue" Window designed for a 1" thick wall in a 7/8"? Or did I buy crappy butyl tape which dried out? Can I clean the dirty butyl tape with kerosene and heat it and dress it up like I should have better on installation? It still feels pliable but not like it was when new. Thanks! http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/3CE700DF-247A-4D86-B5E2-89F82B718D94_zpshhdzzupy.jpghttp://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/F8A02F88-E24E-45C6-BB7E-49C019D2092E_zpsjvcrmluy.jpg
rerod 11/14/15 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Clear Creek res colorado. http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/Colorado13/Clear%20creek%20res%202015/8D9580B7-3982-488D-B495-BDBD5A72F700_zpsqqmjt1fk.jpg http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/re-rod/Colorado13/Clear%20creek%20res%202015/7A4D060C-0921-44CD-B841-9EA8763F76C8_zpsduepm6in.jpg
rerod 09/09/15 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What voltage under load is 50% T-105's

What charger do you have? Yes, I'm boondocking.. I disconnect the batteries and use a batteryminder smart charger. Unfortunately the batteryminder's highest setting is only 8 amps. One of these days I will replace my charger inverter. But I have a hard time justifying the cost since I haven't used my camper in two years after I blew up my cummins engine two summers ago on monarch pass and spent the next year removing and rebuilding it myself. Now I remember, my charger takes a long time and all the unhooking etc.. I wish I would have replaced the charger inverter. I went for a day and a half and only dropped to 12.38v with the fridge on.
rerod 08/22/15 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: What voltage under load is 50% T-105's

Thanks guys. I wont let the voltage get below 12.2 just to be safe.
rerod 08/21/15 08:18am Tech Issues
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