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RE: Question about mud flaps

Been watching all the replies. I had a customer 15 years ago and he had CW install the Broom type rear mudflap. It did NOT stop the small rocks and debris from damaging his tow car. He returned to CW and they replaced the Brush with the Hard rubber at the upgraded cost between the Brush and Hard rubber. Still did not help. He returned and got his money back and then purchased the Tow Guard shield for his particular Tow Bar system. THAT fixed his problem. So, after observing for 25 years and listening to customers complain and if you REALLY LOOK at how that rubber side to side Mudflap sits UP above the Pavement and the gaps between the top and the rear cap area, you will realize they are eye candy. They do NOT shield your tow vehicle from harmful debris. Get a Tow Guard for your Tow Bar system. If a customer asks, that is what I tell them. I tell them if I install one, they own it, no refunds. Doug
dougrainer 07/29/16 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unique Off-Grid Propane Fridge - Will not run on propane.

1. I do not understand what you mean by running on Solar Power. The refer is operated by either 120 volts or LP gas 2. The batteries are ONLY for powering the LP lighting system. 3. You have a NON RV Absorbsion refer. But, it functions just like an RV refer. 4. So, if it will not cool, then it needs to have ALL parameters checked out. If it will not stay lit on LP or it fails to cool correctly on LP, the LP PRESSURE is the FIRST thing to check. 5. It takes 24 hours for this type refer to get to maximum low temp. 6. Just like RV refers, the rear ventilation is critical. 7. You are on the wrong forum for this problem. This is an RV Forum and NOT an forum for residential Absorbsion refers. Your Brand and install are not how RV refers are used. You need to find an "off the grid" type forum for your problem. You refer/brand is NOT used in RV's. Doug
dougrainer 07/29/16 01:51am Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge operation

Okay, this is probably really dumb sorry, but if, going down the road at highway speeds, the fridge burner goes out (crosswind gust or whatever)... is there a shutoff mechanism or is propane just spilling out the whole time. I'm leery of running the propane on the highway for hours on end and just run the DC, but that prevents the camp battery from topping off I'm noticing. Thx. When the refer is on LP, there is a FLAME sensor that is activated. IF the flame goes out, that sensor cools down and shuts the Gas Valve OFF. Depending on the Maker and Model of your refer, they have Baffle kits to stop or minimize blow outs in transit. Doug
dougrainer 07/28/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Need dash A/C condenser!

What chassis/brand is your particular Newmar built on. I would start there with the truck/bus. You may find one that will work perfectly. He has a Spartan chassis. Doug
dougrainer 07/27/16 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need dash A/C condenser!

Thanks Doug for the info Comfort Air has the CONDENSER for $428, quite a savings. Do you know where Newmar buys the A/C Line hoses? I have Newmar's hose part #'s. We have a local DASH AC supply shop build the new hoses. We take the old in and have them matched and made. Usually while you wait. IF you need the hoses from the REAR to the Front, then Freightliner and Spartan supply those 2 hoses. They are installed as part of the Chassis build. NOT easily replaced. Doug
dougrainer 07/27/16 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Weathershield Awning Question

I just checked 3 of our new units that have the Dometic with the metal weathershield. This is how it wraps----C The top and outer and bottom of the roll is covered. The side facing the sidewall is NOT covered. Doug
dougrainer 07/26/16 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Black flush "trick" or bad idea?

Question is why? I never use tricks just wait till full or almost full. Dump, throw bucket of water down toilet, close valve then GET ON WITH MY LIFE! Your Poop is not hazardous waste Lets see, Your DENTIST must dispose of the items in your mouth and treat as hazardless waste. But your S**t is not hazardless waste?????? I would rather have someone sneeze on me than POOP on me:B This trick is kind of neat, but I would rather put that clip on 3 inch dump valve that snaps on where the hose snaps on and then have that 3 inch valve closed and then open the Gray and Black and let the gray equalize with the black and then dump both instead of holding the hose up. Obviously I would do as the poster and dump the black first. Doug https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BGHYJS/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687602&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000EDUTQ8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=8T773F90NDRA6MZJJ9DS THE BLOOD IS HAZARDOUS WASTE. Hospitals do not even red bag poop as hazardous waste. The RV factories will not allow us to ship back Holding Tank flush nozzles or Dump valves as they are classified as Hazardous Waste. May not be the EPA definition, but that is what we go by. Doug
dougrainer 07/26/16 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need dash A/C condenser!

Newmar's used Evans Tempcon AC parts from your model year. The EVAPORATOR mounts on the Dash Firewall. The CONDENSOR will usually be behind the front axle mounted in the center in front of the fuel tank. You will still have to go thru a Evans-Tempcon distributor. Doug http://www.evanstempcon.com/serviceparts.php https://www.comfortairgr.com/product-category/evans-tempcon-motorome-rv-parts/motorhome-rv-condenser-coils-evans/
dougrainer 07/26/16 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Black flush "trick" or bad idea?

Question is why? I never use tricks just wait till full or almost full. Dump, throw bucket of water down toilet, close valve then GET ON WITH MY LIFE! Your Poop is not hazardous waste Lets see, Your DENTIST must dispose of the items in your mouth and treat as hazardless waste. But your S**t is not hazardless waste?????? I would rather have someone sneeze on me than POOP on me:B This trick is kind of neat, but I would rather put that clip on 3 inch dump valve that snaps on where the hose snaps on and then have that 3 inch valve closed and then open the Gray and Black and let the gray equalize with the black and then dump both instead of holding the hose up. Obviously I would do as the poster and dump the black first. Doug https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BGHYJS/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687602&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000EDUTQ8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=8T773F90NDRA6MZJJ9DS
dougrainer 07/26/16 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bedroom slide slow creep inward...

Activate the Slide. IF the HWH pumps comes ON, it is HWH Hydraulic. IF it creeps IN, then the extend/retract solenoids(2) are leaking internally. Under warranty HWH replaces BOTH. If out of warranty you replace the Extend solenoid if it slowly retracts slightly when out. Before replacing, open BOTH solenoids manually and operate the pump for 10 to 15 seconds and then close the valves. That removes any possible trash in the needle seat of the solenoids. Then observe for a few days. If it still creeps, I would replace BOTH. Doug
dougrainer 07/26/16 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer running lights

7-pin Bargman Pinouts ... +12 vdc required on Pin 3 for the running lights to illuminate. This is totally INCORRECT. The COLOR coding is not correct. Going to the Internet does not always yield the correct diagram. Doug Dougie, buddy ... where did I say ANYTHING about colour coding? Read my post again, it says 7-pin Bargman Pinouts ... what is it about "pinouts" you don't understand? I further went on to say (to the OP) that in order for his running lights to illuminate there must be +12 vdc on Pin 3. In other words he needs to check with a VOM whether he has +12 vdc on Pin 3, if not those lights are not going to work. I made no comment regarding colour codes, that drawing is not my own invention, I don't own it, it was intended merely as a convenient means of illustrating 7-pin Bargman PINOUTS. Good grief. :S The REASON I stated what I did was, some yahoo will look at your incorrect drawing and then take the 7 way apart and think that the wires(colors) are all on the WRONG pins. If you want to post a PIC, PICK the correct Picture. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C Compressor Shutting off Mid Cooling Cycle

Like the fan motor in a Fantastic Fan. $65.00 Entire fan $72.00 Dougrainer, is there a "specified time frame" for this type of compressor to bleed off high head pressure? I realize it's temperature dependent. The Control boards have a 2 minute 45 second delay which is more than enough to allow the head pressure to equalize. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C Compressor Shutting off Mid Cooling Cycle

And I am guessing the compressors in RV units are not serviceable? No, they are not. It would cost as much to replace the compressor as buying a new upper unit. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 02:11pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C Compressor Shutting off Mid Cooling Cycle

5 minutes is all you need for the Head pressure to equalize. You have a BAD compressor. After running it is overloading ,and kicking out the overload switch at the compressor. Once it resets, it is kicking the breaker because even with the Start Capacitor, the compressor is locked up. Once it completely cools down, it will probably start but then go thru the shut out cycle again. Your voltage is within spec. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer running lights

7-pin Bargman Pinouts ... +12 vdc required on Pin 3 for the running lights to illuminate. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UWa6FQ7mnOl-rQI6sngRkt4jzczLCsGbYYrOgxiOeo_09yEB9UxmCmFuEy6C6qb35BSDPCq8zVqL=w620-h420-no height=280 width=450 This is totally INCORRECT. The COLOR coding is not correct. Going to the Internet does not always yield the correct diagram. Doug Black is 12 volt HOT Green is running lights Brown is RT RED is LT Yellow is center(not used) WHITE is ground BLUE is trailer brakes The PIC color code is correct for a Boat Trailer 4 way flat.
dougrainer 07/25/16 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Thermostat / 12v power issue...

Most RVP wall tstats get their power from the FURNACE power wires to the wall tstat. The Dometic Single Zone you installed uses just 3 wires from the upper control board. The 12 volt POWER for the Single zone comes from the upper control board. The upper control board has a Negative and a Positive wire connection and that POSIIVE wire at the upper board MUST have 12 volt power there. The wall tstat does NOT have any spare power connections. The power comes thru those 3 wires going to the upper control board. Usually, you determine WHICH of the 5 to 7 wires at the old wall tstat hole has 12 volt positive. You then use one of the extra wires(not the 3 you are using for the Dometic) and use that 4th to supply 12 volts up to the upper AC control board and connect to the 12 volt input of that upper control board. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where is the leveling system controller mounted?

You just joined. Remember, ALL motorhomes are different and there are different systems made by different Manufacturers that are used. You need to state what brand of Jack system you have. Doug
dougrainer 07/25/16 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Massive Heat Wave, AC not working. - HELP

The new AC units are about 10 lbs lighter. NOT that much easier in regards to weight when lifting up and removing the old:B Doug PS, I thought you had a Penguin model(600 series). Your pic shows a Brisk Air (500 series). So, my comment about the penguin motor was not correct for your AC unit
dougrainer 07/24/16 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Massive Heat Wave, AC not working. - HELP

Your wiring looks right, given the two RED wires are on HERM and BROWN is on FAN. I was mistaken earlier and will correct that post in EDIT: With the Dual Capacitor, COM should have 04 wires and I had said 03. Then 05 wires if you jumpered to a single FAN Cap and I had said 04. Since there are only 04 lugs on a capacitor terminal, the extra wire could go to the terminal on the single cap that you connected the jumper to. I've heard of OP's shooting control box trouble down to a relay and they getting a relay from an electronic supply house. Even Radio Shack might have something. I'll go look at that Control Box page on Chris Bryant's site. Here it is Linked Hey take a look at page 16. It talks about a mechanical on/off selector switch. It says to "The air box should still be off. The electrical box needs to be dropped from the template and switch cover removed. Disconnect the wiring from the switch, (be sure to note wire location for proper replacement)," I have no idea what they are calling the air box. As for the control box in the ceiling, there are some relays, but they are all soldered onto the board. The AIR box is the silver galvanized housing for the Circuit Board. The "Mechanical" switch/s is actually 8 or 9 DIP switches on the board that you turn on or off depending on the configuration of the AC/Heating system. Doug
dougrainer 07/24/16 01:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof AC - Compressor on, fan is not

Doug, every once in a while we could finally get the fan going after trying different approaches for an hour. (desperation when it was too hot outside) Still, something is not right and we don't want to risk blowing the seals on the new AC trying to get things to run right. The wall thermostat is a Dometic Remote Comfort Control. Sorry, I have never seen this remote system and very few OEM's use this remote system. That means the upper control package is something I am not familiar with. Doug
dougrainer 07/24/16 01:20pm Tech Issues
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