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RE: Extended service policy

I usually recommend the extended warranty on refrigerators and heat pumps- both from the manufacturer (i.e. Dometic, Norcold or Coleman/RVP). Usually a couple hundred bucks will buy those (total), and typically they will be easier to get accepted.
Chris Bryant 11/29/15 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: My Poodle Has A Diamond Stud Collar Too

I assume the battery has some pretty good management electronics built in. I see it is rated at 288 "LAH". Lithium Amp Hours. Wonder how that is different from a lead acid amp hour.
Chris Bryant 11/28/15 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Is my Propane system clogged?

Keep in mind that the old Marshall Gas has been out of business for years now, and the company that now makes a similar looking regulator is no relation- even though they both are named Marshall- the present company is Marshall Excelsior, who has been producing LP equipment for decades. The MEC (Marshall Excelsior) regulators are made in the US, the Marshall Gas regulators were made in Mexico. Most others are made in China, except the Cavagna, which are made in Italy. I have yet to have a failure of the MEC regulator.
Chris Bryant 11/28/15 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Unreliable Dometic Comfort Control System

You will have to replace the control box on the air, and run thermostat wires, but the Dometic single zone LCD would be what you need. It requires 3 wires between the thermostat and roof top unit- 12 volt power, ground and data. The replacement box for the roof top unit should be plug and play- if the unit has a separate control box. The kit should be around $100. I can look up specific number tomorrow.
Chris Bryant 11/27/15 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood furnace blowing cold some time at night...

I would pull and inspect the burner.
Chris Bryant 11/27/15 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: How to adjust entry door?

A hack fix is to split a washer and stick it in the hinge to raise the door a bit. The correct fix (IF it isn't a matter of frame twist, which it usually is) involves removing and resetting the door frame and all.
Chris Bryant 11/27/15 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Bedroom AC Outlets Loose Power

It looks like I was wrong about the fridge/gfci requirement, but those are not rated for 3 wires- they can be used with a pass through and add a circuit. I would bet they came to the end of a roll. I would just replace it with metal weather tight.
Chris Bryant 11/26/15 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Bedroom AC Outlets Loose Power

That said, the OPs rig is wired incorrectly if the refrigerator is not downstream of the GFCI. Is that a code requirement? My fridge is not on a GFCI circuit. Unless the code has changed it is, as the outlet is in a wet location. I'm too cheap to buy a new copy, so it could be changed.
Chris Bryant 11/26/15 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Bedroom AC Outlets Loose Power

On the one hand, I HATE those "self contained devices", and warn people not to use electric heaters with them. But.... RVs are, in fact, covered by the National Electric Code, having an entire chapter devoted to RVs and manufactured housing. Those outlets and switches are, in fact, UL listed. That said, the OPs rig is wired incorrectly if the refrigerator is not downstream of the GFCI.
Chris Bryant 11/26/15 06:34am Tech Issues
RE: I regret purchasing a Winegard Trav'ler for Dish Network

Hmmmmmm........ I don't see where Winegard misled anyone. You bought the unit, knowing it didn't work. Sort of a strange move, given the price. Anyway, all the wild ideas of how to make it work, seem more cumbersome than simply getting a 1000.4 dish on a tripod. Or a VuQube Flex VQ2100 that can be programmed for most any service and both Dish arcs......... This seems like a classic case of "We've got your money now get lost.". You are correct. I purchased an inferior product from an unresponsive company on the poor assumption that they would keep up with changing technology. No, you made an assumption that was not correct. Winegard clearly said it would not work, and that it *may* work in the future. The product itself does exactly what it was sold to do- you just want it to do more, and are throwing a temper tantrum when they don't do what YOU want.
Chris Bryant 11/25/15 09:48am Technology Corner
RE: Multicolor LED conversion?

I've done that with toe kick lighting- no problems with the controller getting confused yet. I'm not sure if the effect will be what you are looking for though- in order to really get a different colored light, you need to be seeing the reflected light, not direct, so I believe it would look like Christmas tree lights, rather than a single different color.
Chris Bryant 11/25/15 09:34am Tech Issues
Google Easter Egg

https://www.google.com/search?q=a+long+time+ago+in+a+galaxy+far+far+away (or just Google "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away")
Chris Bryant 11/25/15 08:01am Technology Corner
RE: furnace flare ups..

What Doug said- even if it's the newer stainless burner, it sounds like it is at least partially clogged. Regardless, the whole unit really should be pulled, cleaned and inspected for cracks/rust holes.
Chris Bryant 11/25/15 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Pix of old RV's...

Boy- I have old pictures of old trailers :) First, my wife in front of here parents new Prairie Schooner: http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/pattischooner.jpg Another view of the Schooner- I include this just for the dolly used to tow. http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/schooner.jpg That trailer was totaled in Iowa- older couple passing a heavy truck on a 2 lane highway- the old highways that had curbs. Patti's Dad managed to just the curb with the TV, but the side of the Schooner was pealed back like a tin can. Next, an "American" trailer- trailer park in Michigan: http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/1947trailerpark1.jpg And in the winter: http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/rvnet/1947trailerpark2.jpg These trailers had kerosene stove and heater, 120 volt wiring, no 12 volt, no demand water, no holding tanks. Her Dad rigged an auto lamp and battery so she could read without using a lantern.
Chris Bryant 11/25/15 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Wonderful

Another tip, the search on this site is pitiful, instead use the "site:" operand in Gogle. Like this; drag and drop photos site:rv.net Well, stupid forum software will not let me illustrate that, but it is search term, site colon rv.net with no spaces.
Chris Bryant 11/24/15 04:30am Tech Issues
RE: Wonderful

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/201045551/Forums/PhotoUpload/RV.NET-Photo-Upload.html Try that.
Chris Bryant 11/23/15 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Lousy TV Tuner

You know- a lot has been written (some of it by me) about how bad the Roadstar is. I just replaced one that had hit a tree with a new one, and got just as good reception as either the Jack or Sensar- more stations, even. Not that I'm recommending the Roadstar, but it performed far better than I thought it would.
Chris Bryant 11/22/15 06:28am Technology Corner
RE: Will laser heat sensor find inadequate battery cables?

I measure voltage drop across terminals and cables under load. This would only test the capacity of the entire system. The OP is looking for a bad connection or undersized wire based on heat built up. No, this tests each cable and each connection. Why guess using an IR gun when you can *directly* measure the loss with an accurate meter. That's how I measured and found bad crimps- which were heating up- put a couple hundred amps load, and put a volt meter across every connection- not the entire system. Bad crimp- got hot: http://bryantrv.com/images/temp/hotcrimp.jpg That was wrapped in elecrical tape. The OP is not going to find a bad connection on the solar side with a heat gun, but he could with a volt meter.
Chris Bryant 11/22/15 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: Will laser heat sensor find inadequate battery cables?

I measure voltage drop across terminals and cables under load.
Chris Bryant 11/22/15 05:09am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold 1200 problem

You may have to turn it off and back on to get the lp to the burner, if it hasn't been run on lp for a while. The AC problem could be a GFI, or a fuse on the circuit board.
Chris Bryant 11/22/15 05:07am Tech Issues
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