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RE: Low Propane Flow after Refill

You are overthinking your problem. ALL LP does is vaporize the Liquid in the tank. You then take that hi pressure vapor to the Regulator and drop it to 11 inches w/c. Your Regulator is BAD. Replace it. Just a coincidence that it happened after you filled it. For the other poster, there is NO WAY to introduce air into a purged cylinder or one that has been in use by filling the LP container. UNLESS you inject the air with a Air nozzle valve from a Air Compressor. Doug Reading your post again---When you fill you fill with LIQUID LP. The filler did screw up, but that would not cause your present problem or cause any problem. ONLY if they caused Liquid LP to flow out and enter the LP regulator. IF that happened the LP regulator diaphragm would crack and you would have a LP leak at the regulator. You have a 30 year old Regulator-----REPLACE it regardless.
dougrainer 03/26/15 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refig temp adjustment

IF you have the adjustable tstat button on the control panel, then sliding the Thermister on the fins will have no affect at all. The sliding of the Thermister is for non adjustable Auto Temp refers. Doug WHY? If the Thermistor on both the adjustable and non-adjustable models read the fin temperature and the fin temperature is warmer at the top, why wouldn't moving the Thermistor on the adjustable models have an effect? Inquiring mind want to know. Thanks for your explanation of this phenonenom Richard Simple. The Adjustable Thermister senses the temp of the evap fins and sends an OHM signal to the control board. There are 5 temp measurements. Lets call them for simplicity 1-40 degrees, 2-38 degrees, 3 -36 degrees, 4-34 degrees, 5-32 degrees. The Evap fins will be 10 degrees colder than the actual temp of the items in the refer------If the fin temp is 26 degrees, the items if the refer will be 36 degrees and at THAT temp on selection setting (3) the fins will be 26 degrees, the items (refer ) will be 36. It makes NO difference HOW the Thermister senses that 26 degree fin temp. Once it sense's it, it will shut the refer OFF as the tstat has been satisfied. The Thermister does NOT sense the actual temp in the refer but the Evap fin temp. Moving the Thermister up and down on an Auto temp just means it runs longer to get the Auto temp thermistor to trip and shut off which means it will get colder on a hotter side of the fins. You can take either type Thermister OFF the Fin and let hang and the refer will operate at its fullest cold which usually means freezing items in the refer. This reminds me of my wife. She is adamant that at home, if she puts the Home AC at 60 degrees when the house is at 80 degrees, the house will get colder QUICKER to 72 degrees, rather than just setting it at 72 degrees and letting the AC do its job. The AC systems do not get cold quicker when you set the temp lower than you want:B Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 12:49pm Tech Issues
RE: 2016 on dealer lots?

New Model years can come out anytime from Jan1 to Dec 31 of the year So, you could have a 2016 come out anytime in the 2015 year. The chassis year has no bearing on the Motorhome year model. IF the OEM is coming out with a new model, they sometimes will introduce in the spring of the year instead of mid to late summer. They will not wait 6 months for the regular new model year introductions. That is why you sometimes see a new year model in the spring. Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headlight Lens covers

Motorhome Headlamps are complete sealed units, They, as well as Auto/Trucks do not have "Lense covers". You either polish them when they glaze over or you replace the complete assbly. ALL motorhome Headlamps are Automotive designed Headlamps. They do not have or design a Motorhome specific Headlamp. Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 09:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refig temp adjustment

I have the manual. We keep all of the manuals with us when we travel. I Couldn't find mention of it in the manual. But thanks for the link. I will check it out to see if it might be more model specific than the " cover all of the models in one" that came with our camper. The reason it makes no mention is because it is not a feature of your specific Dometic refer. RM2351, RM2451, RM2551, DM2652 & DM2852. These are the Auto Temp refer models that sliding the thermistor will allow cooler or warmer lower temps. Models that you can adjust 1-5, sliding the Thermister will have no affect. Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Need to replace/upgrade? bedroom slide switch...

Sounds like you have one of these. The item shown as #2, switch pulses the smart box that actually operates the slide. There could be issues inside of the black box or a wire is loose. E Z slide Clicky for Dou's post Doug: Does this convert the push type button to a rocker? Yes, the original was a hazard, so they redesigned to prevent operation unless you HOLD the button. Back in the mid 2000's, due to a injury caused by a slide room that extended without holding a button (not barker) all the OEM and slide makers redesigned the slide controls to where you MUST hold a button to make the slide continue operation. No recall, they just had the controls redesigned. Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: Refig temp adjustment

What is the make and model numbers for your refrig and then we can give a more specific & accurate response? Thanks Make and Model does not make any difference. If you have an adjustable tstat, sliding it up and down will make no difference. If you have an Auto temp refer, then sliding it will change the temp by no more than 3 to 5 degrees. Dometic is the only brand I am aware of that had a subset of Auto temp models. Doug
dougrainer 03/26/15 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: Dishwasher water pressure issue

dougrainer: -Of course I checked the spray arm first, which is why I never mentioned it. -I've been talking about the pressure and/or flow being too LOW from the very start (not too high). -While I agree 50 psi is probably CYA, going above it would not be covered should something go wrong so that is not my preferred route at this time unless I can find specs to support going higher. -I agree that a hose kink seems like a likely culprit. I'm trying to figure out the best way to pull the DW from my cabinetry without damaging anything. It sits above a drawer, not directly on the floor. Any suggestions? Look at the bottom on my previous post. That is the PSI that FP engineers stated to me just today. So, the problem is either a kinked hose or clogged hose. It is NOT easy on some DW to pull. Pull the drawer and make a stand to support the DW when you pull it. "Hopefully", they allowed extra line length to help pull. Doug
dougrainer 03/25/15 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Refig temp adjustment

IF you have the adjustable tstat button on the control panel, then sliding the Thermister on the fins will have no affect at all. The sliding of the Thermister is for non adjustable Auto Temp refers. Doug
dougrainer 03/25/15 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Need to replace/upgrade? bedroom slide switch...

Barker has an updated control module and switch assbly. Doug http://www.pdxrv.com/catalog/c111_p1.html
dougrainer 03/25/15 07:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Dishwasher water pressure issue

U6 U6 The spray arm has loosened or come off its mounting, or water pressure is too low. You are hung up on pressure. From above, there are 2 things that can cause your problem. Water pressure is SECOND. NOT HIGH water pressure but LOW water pressure. The DW does not measure pressure. The system assumes if there is inadequate water to operate it is due to low pressure NOT supplying the needed volume. That points to a kinked supply line OR the hose supplying the Dishwasher has debris or something clogging the normal flow of water volume to the Dishwasher. To answer one of your questions. We have sold dozens of motorhomes with your Dishwasher and I have NEVER seen such a complaint. Doug According to Fisher/Paykal engineers the LOW is 14.5 psi and the high is 145 psi for water pressure on their Dishwashers.
dougrainer 03/25/15 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Dishwasher water pressure issue

Really AllegroD, 55 psi seems low? My manufacturer is telling me not to exceed 50, but now you and Myredracer are both suggesting a higher pressure. ANY pressure an OEM states that is below 60 psi is a standard CYA statement. MOST RV water systems will hold at least 80 psi without problems. Years ago (40) we tested the Coachmen Trailers at 120 psi (air) for 30 minutes on the final production area of the line. Of course that was when ONLY copper was used:B Doug
dougrainer 03/25/15 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Dishwasher water pressure issue

Your problem is probably simple. One of the water lines going to the Dishwasher is either partially clogged or kinked somewhere. The Dishwashers will work on either water pump or City water. ALL the Dishwasher is telling you is---I don't have the water to do the job. It does NOT measure pressure. Doug
dougrainer 03/25/15 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: In motion satelite question

RV is a Minnie Winnie 2002, receiver is Directv and the toggles on the dish have been switched ( coach came with DISH If original dome(14 years old) it may just be obsolete and not worth fixing. I would get the Model and S/n of the dome, call Winegard with that info and see what they say. Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: HWH Levelors and Slideout Failure

I agree, but in this case my prior post was correct, it was one of the solenoids and I replaced it. Actually I sold that rig last November but maybe Paul can be of service to someone else with an HWH system. Our current coach has a Valid setup. Sorry, for your original problem NONE of those 2 solenoids would cause the Dash Buzzer and indicator light to come ON. ONLY one or more of the Jack down switches would cause that, or a Short in those switches wiring. The FIRST solenoid is activated by the touch pad to power up the 12 volt system for the control board. The SECOND solenoid activates the Hyd 12 volt pump motor. Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interior DC Fuse Location

Newmar installs the 12 volt fuse panel next to the 120 main breaker panel. So, if you know where the 120 breakers are, the 12 volt will be close by. On "some" model Newmars (very few) they installed the 12 volt panel in the bath in one of the overhead cabinets. Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Roof top satellite installation

What sat provider do you use? Domes will not work with Direct HD. Personally I think you would be better off with a Winegard automatic unless your trying for inmotion. I hope he is NOT going In motion. On his Travel Trailer, that would be impossible to utilize since he has 3 slides:B BIG waste of money to buy In Motion. Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Roof top satellite installation

You would be better off with a Winegard system versus the King Dome system. Winegard is far superior to King Dome. Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: In motion satelite question

The sat came with the used coach. I know it is a couple of years old. No clue as to year or model. It did not time out as I was afraid od damaging the unit. The noise freaked me out a bit You do not know the year and model of your RV:) Yes, I was not clear on that. You will need to go on top and remove the dome cover. There will be a sticker inside that will give model and s/n of the dome. Also, Dish or Direct Sat service? Doug
dougrainer 03/24/15 06:01am Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach 15 A/C & Generac NP50-G Genset

RV Gensets that are 5kw and larger will run 2 roof AC units with no problem. RV Gensets for YEARS have had a 30 and a 20 amp breaker with the 20 amp dedicated to the 2nd AC. So, your 20 amp breaker on the Genset is fine for running your new AC. The SPEC for your AC is a 20 amp breaker. It seems that your unit may be short cycling? How long does it wait before trying the 2nd compressor start? If less than 10 minutes, that may be your problem. If not, then YES, a Hard Start kit will definitely help you out. Coleman makes a Hard Start kit or you can purchase one locally. The NEW 15k will pull 14 amps at 95 degrees and the momentary surge amp on a 20 amp breaker will not cause the breaker to trip. If it does, the odds are the Genset Governor or running RPM's are not to spec. It is also possible you have a defective new AC unit(compressor) that does not release the load(equalizing) when shutting down. Can you test the new AC on shore power? Doug
dougrainer 03/23/15 03:05pm Class A Motorhomes
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