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RE: Dometic RM8501 - No Ignition in LP Mode

FWIW, I have the service manual for those models at https://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/Service%20Manual,%20RM8xxx.pdf. It's an odd manual, translated from German.
Chris Bryant 02/22/18 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: 1988 Ford Lazy Daze with 97 km: too old?

That's an excellent brand, but I doubt you will see anywhere near 10 mpg, as the 5.7 is way undersized/underpowered, unless you drive 55, plan on 5-6 mpg. That said, the 5.7 is arguably one of the best engines Detroit has ever produced. But... you are talking about a 30 year old motor home, and sight unseen, it's really impossible to tell whether it's a great buy or a money pit.
Chris Bryant 02/21/18 03:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Upgrading Handle

I've never run in to a rig that didn't have framing for a handle mounted directly next to the door. Many times, you can leave the existing handle and mount the new one above and below the original.
Chris Bryant 02/18/18 12:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can I replace 12v light switches with 110v house switches?

There is actually a huge difference in switching ac and dc voltages, so you need to look for a dc rating on the switch.
Chris Bryant 02/18/18 12:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Atwood GCH10A3E WH very loud

Generally, Atwoods shouldn't be too loud. I close the air shutter until the flame gets yellow, then open it up until it *just* starts to roar. Closing the door will usually quiet it down then. Suburban models do roar.
Chris Bryant 02/16/18 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Slide Stuck, Awning Stuck

Some of the Carefree toppers will stick bad- they use around a 1" aluminum tube as the axle, and a plastic "bearing" . I've seen them bind very badly. The standard Dometic can wear through the end cap, and bind. Both problems are pretty obvious if you watch the topper while extending the slide.
Chris Bryant 02/13/18 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic RM46E 3-way RV Refrigerator Over Cooling

Thanks Doug- darned autocorrect! The easiest thing to check is, with the refrigerator down to temperature (cold), does the gas thermostat modulate the flame in the middle of the travel, or just right at the very bottom? If it only makes the flame smaller right at the bottom, it's bad. If it is in the middle of the range, we can work with it. What do you mean by travel? The range between full counter clockwise ( warmest), and full clockwise (coldest). The thermostat will modulate the flame to low at full counter clockwise, even if it has lost its charge, but we want to see if it will modulate at "working" setting, right in the middle of its range.
Chris Bryant 02/13/18 01:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM46E 3-way RV Refrigerator Over Cooling

Thanks Doug- darned autocorrect! The easiest thing to check is, with the refrigerator down to temperature (cold), does the gas thermostat modulate the flame in the middle of the travel, or just right at the very bottom? If it only makes the flame smaller right at the bottom, it's bad. If it is in the middle of the range, we can work with it.
Chris Bryant 02/12/18 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM46E 3-way RV Refrigerator Over Cooling

Because the thermostat is modulating the flame, I doubt it has lost its charge, unless it only modulates at the very bottom of its range. Have you checked the lip pressure? I would sure start with that. I'm pretty sure I have several of those v35 thermostats, if I can find them.
Chris Bryant 02/11/18 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: ? Safe Microwave Plastics?

Corel containers.
Chris Bryant 02/07/18 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: 50 amp RV plug

Wow, a 50 amp question with all correct answers! Has to be a record here :)
Chris Bryant 02/07/18 02:57am Tech Issues
RE: Is this a trend in the rv lifestyle?

I had several customers who were work campers, not because they needed the money, but because they enjoyed it. None of them were full timers, rather there are reverse snowbirds, with stick and brick homes, but not fans of Florida summers.
Chris Bryant 02/05/18 04:49am RV Lifestyle
RE: Propane leak!!!

Depending on the valve, on some you can replace just the packing without having to empty the tank- they can shut the valve off, remove the handle and replace the packing. I cannot really advise you to use it, but if it were mine, I would open the valve all the way, check with leak solution, and if it isn't leaking, I would use it. Texas law does NOT allow rebuilding of LP valves and regulators and I suspect other states that have LP laws state the same. Besides you are at a big liability by attempting to rebuild a valve(commercially). Doug Yeah, we've become a disposable society. I just sold my last old Airstream service manual, which had instructions and part numbers to rebuild everything- gas valves, regulators, etc. No more...
Chris Bryant 02/04/18 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane leak!!!

Depending on the valve, on some you can replace just the packing without having to empty the tank- they can shut the valve off, remove the handle and replace the packing. I cannot really advise you to use it, but if it were mine, I would open the valve all the way, check with leak solution, and if it isn't leaking, I would use it.
Chris Bryant 02/04/18 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Propane leak!!!

Chris, I've had this rv for 18 years. When I've opened the valve every other time I opened it all the way then turned it 1/8 turn back. You should never close the valve even 1/8 turn. They are designed to operate opened all the way until it seals on the back seat, so that no pressure is on the packing. When you close it a bit, all of the tank pressure is always on the valve packing
Chris Bryant 02/04/18 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban furnace troubleshooting help

The most common failure I see in this model is the limit switch, which can be accessed from inside the trailer- remove the inside panel and it's right there. The tabs for the quick connects get oxidized, you can often fix it with a pencil eraser, or sometimes just disconnecting and reconnecting will do it.
Chris Bryant 02/04/18 04:50am Tech Issues
RE: No, Darnit, The Light Doesn't Go Out When I Close The Door!

Some RV fridges have a switch of some sort that turns the light on all the time, using it as a little heater (for climate control or cold weather operation or some such, I can't recall precisely what at the moment). Never heard of anything like this nor would it make any sense at all. Called a Low Ambient Temperature switch or control (LAC or LAT). Used on some Dometic models. In low temperatures, the fresh food compartment stays at temp, but the cooling unit doesn't run enough to keep the freezer below zero, so they add heat to the fresh compartment, making the cooling unit run enough to keep the freezer cold.
Chris Bryant 02/03/18 05:08am Tech Issues
RE: Drill a vent/purge hole in my propane line?

If you want to be proactive, you can install a drip leg right after the regulator, though traditionaly drip legs go right before the appliance. https://www.nachi.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=119299&d=1453901084 width=400
Chris Bryant 02/02/18 06:20am Tech Issues
RE: Propane leak!!!

Try what Doug said- usually they are "back seating" and will seal at full open.
Chris Bryant 02/02/18 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: Magic Chef oven makes a weird noise

Sometime the flame will back up into the burner tube and make that noise. Closing down the air shutter on the burner will help. It really doesn't hurt anything, though it isn't heating as well as it could.
Chris Bryant 01/30/18 02:18am Tech Issues
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