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RE: 30 or 40# lp tanks

If you don't mind the $$, I highly recommend aluminum cylinders- an Aluminum 40# weighs about the same as a 30# steel cylinder.
Chris Bryant 01/20/17 12:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Splicing 30A plug to 50 amp cord

yes- red and black tied together, but.... that 50 amp plug is nothing special to RVs- it's a commonly used one.
Chris Bryant 01/20/17 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace Short Cycles Off and On

What strikes me is calling this model quiet- I wonder if the motor is running at full speed. I *think* if one brush is bad it will run slow.
Chris Bryant 01/20/17 07:30am Tech Issues
Vintage British Rigs

A neat article in the Daily Mail http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/10/08/1412762163935_wps_44_Pictured_1940_s_caravan_S.jpg width=800 Lots of vintage rigs.
Chris Bryant 01/19/17 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Weber Q1400 Electric Grill

I haven't used the Weber, but I did just buy this electric grill- (I'm a cheapskate :) ) I like it. Electric doesn't get as hot as gas, but you still get the grilled flavor, though purists will scoff.
Chris Bryant 01/19/17 07:49am General RVing Issues
Custom Spartan 5th wheel

Outrageously cool rig- http://www.vintagecampertrailers.com/uploads/5/8/2/9/5829465/076-pismo-5-15-halthomsphoto-596a_1_orig.jpg width=800
Chris Bryant 01/18/17 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: trailer blown off jack stand

Don't worry about it- every day towing puts far more stress than falling off the jack stand. FWIW- 4 guys can lift the tongue of a 34' Airstream :)
Chris Bryant 01/17/17 08:18am Travel Trailers
RE: RV tech. help on what sealant to use?

I would use butyl tape under the fitting, which is how the factory would do it.
Chris Bryant 01/16/17 03:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater Element

When you install it, are you making sure the loop winds up vertical, and not horizontal? OK Chris, I will play. HOW and WHY would that be a factor? How would you make sure it is either? Unless it is a OLD 4 bolt in system, it would be difficult to thread it in and make sure of the orientation. I would suspect they are NOT using Atwood parts. Doug Doug, that's how I have been taught by the factory training. If you look at the element, you will see it is indexed by the writing- easy to align it correctly. If the loop is korizontal, trash short the element.
Chris Bryant 01/16/17 03:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater Element

When you install it, are you making sure the loop winds up vertical, and not horizontal?
Chris Bryant 01/15/17 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a new water pump

A cheat way to prime the pump- assuming water flow might clear the trash- is to use a wet dry vac on a faucet.
Chris Bryant 01/14/17 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Can propane Extend-a-stay tank add to main tank?

I actually refill through the outlet of the tank- I remove the regulator and use the POL there with the double headed hose- just two standard old style pigtails hooked together with an inverted flair coupler. With the cylinder above the tank you can hear the liquid flowing.
Chris Bryant 01/13/17 04:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Small opening for slider

I agree that making one would be the ticket- either undermount or side mount slides would work, full extension would be best. Just build a platform for the cooler.
Chris Bryant 01/13/17 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Can propane Extend-a-stay tank add to main tank?

Nope- it takes liquid flow to really amount to anything. You can fill using a cylinder turned upside down and a double ended POL hose, but even that is slow.
Chris Bryant 01/13/17 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: What exactly does "Second AC Prep" mean

Should be close to plug and play- wiring in place, just not hooked up.
Chris Bryant 01/12/17 05:57am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical question: 2 fuses operate together in parallel?

I would look closely at the wiring to the awning, which was likely added aftermarket- someone wired something wrong.
Chris Bryant 01/11/17 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: One 110 outlet reading low

Saying the Sureguard "Knocked you off" means nothing to me- a GFI can trip due to a downstream fault, but "knocked off" gives no information.
Chris Bryant 01/11/17 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: 100# Propane Cylinder Transport

I have 3 100# tanks. I fill them myself from my 500 gal home tank. It won't hurt anything to haul them lying down, I do it all the time, just try to keep them from rolling around. Really, really bad advice. Layed down, the relief valve is under the liquid, and will not work correctly. Just don't do it, period.
Chris Bryant 01/11/17 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: One 110 outlet reading low

Measure the voltage at the mwave breaker. If its low there, go,further, if it's fine, replace the outlet.
Chris Bryant 01/11/17 03:16am Tech Issues
RE: Electric heater recommendation

Keep in mind all electric heaters out out the same amount of heat per watt- all are ~100 percent efficient I also do not like running a heater off the stock RV outlet, and prefer to install a high quality dedicated one.
Chris Bryant 01/10/17 02:56pm Truck Campers
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