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RE: Help with lack of 12V power...Updated

Have you used your meter to check for 12v power at the distribution panel? If you pull the cover off the panel you should find the battery positive and negative connections. See if you have battery voltage at the panel. Don't just look for 12 volts. If your batteries read 12.67 volts you should also see 12.67 volts at the panel. Also check and make sure you have a good ground connection at the battery and at the frame.
opnspaces 03/20/17 09:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Is it possible to run 110 outlets off of the battery

SoundGuy, Last question (possibly) If I am tapping into a 12v power source, do the 12v wires look different that the AC wires (just curious), and do I need to wire in a fuse to the new tapped in line, or will the Inverter take care of that. Yes the wires will look different. The AC wire that you run to outlets in your house is solid wire. The DC (12v) wire you are going to run for the inverter is multi-strand wire and often comes in individual spools. You will want to fuse the positive wire close to the battery so that the maximum amount of the wire is fuse protected. Home Depot seems to have some decent prices on 12ga copper multi-strand wires. If you look at something like Amazon you'll find much cheaper spools of wire, but those are copper clad aluminum wires which I don't think are as good. If you want to know which type of wire you're looking at, Copper or copper clad, just look at the cut end of the wire. If it's copper clad aluminum it will have a silver center.
opnspaces 03/19/17 10:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Which propane tank are these? Need to replace.

My local Coscto sells new 30lb tanks for $40. If you're a member or have a friend who is you could also go that route.
opnspaces 03/16/17 06:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Old water heater drain

I apologize for the pic size, just wanted to give good images so people could see what I'm talking about. I can take them down if necessary. Can you elaborate when you say you cant scroll to see other posts? Unfortunately pictures over 640 x 480 cause many of us to have to scroll the screen to see everything. It's a setting here on the forum not the picture hosting site and is fortunately easy to correct. On your post with the pictures just click edit and add height=480 to the end. the forum software will do the rest. Click the 'quote' button on this post to see the height=480 that I added to your picture. http://i63.tinypic.com/2duik44.jpg height=480
opnspaces 02/19/17 07:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old water heater drain

I apologize for the pic size, just wanted to give good images so people could see what I'm talking about. I can take them down if necessary. Can you elaborate when you say you cant scroll to see other posts? Unfortunately pictures over 640 x 480 cause many of us to have to scroll the screen to see everything. It's a setting here on the forum not the picture hosting site and is fortunately easy to correct. On your post with the pictures just click edit and add height=480 to the end. the forum software will do the rest. Click the 'quote' button on this post to see the height=480 that I added to your picture. http://i63.tinypic.com/2duik44.jpg height=480
opnspaces 02/19/17 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Screws/Nails Protruding Under Dicor Roof

If I can't get them to fix it, wouldn't it be better to cut a small slit in the membrane, fix the screw/nail, and then patch with eternabond? Otherwise it looks like the screw/nail could puncture both the membrane and the tape? Or are you thinking this will void the warranty? True whatever it is could push through both the roof and the eternabond, but I'll bet it's more likely that it won't even penetrate the roof. If I was real concerned I would slice open just enough to deal with the screw which might mean just removing it and then patch it with a square of Eternabond. If you clean the area well with Acetone and then push the Eternabond down really tightly to squish it, it will probably outlast the camper. A few years ago my Walmart carried small patches of Eternabond tape in the RV aisle, you might check at yours. It's a bit more per foot that way, but if you only need a few inches it's a much better deal than a whole $50 roll of 50 feet.
opnspaces 02/17/17 12:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Screws/Nails Protruding Under Dicor Roof

If it's a 12 year roof warranty then it probably only covers the membrane breaking down and leaking. It won't cover damage from an external source like a screw or nail poking through. If the dealer won't fix it I would do like others have said and put some squares of Eternabond tape over the bumps to help keep it waterproof.
opnspaces 02/15/17 02:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hey Boondockers; what TT do you have?

My 2005 Jayco 27BH. I just go low and slow and avoid any real ditches that will cause me to drag the rear. I do mostly desert camping so it's fairly flat. But man I wish there was a cure for washboard roads.
opnspaces 02/10/17 11:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck battery eval

Do the batteries drop to 12.4v sitting on the bench overnight, or only if in the camper? Also when sitting on the bench make sure you don't have the batteries connected to each other while sitting overnight. You don't want a failing battery to drag the other battery down with it.
opnspaces 02/06/17 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: interesting issue with Propane / CO detector

I think you might have a bad detector. You mentioned that the fridge and water heater are not a problem with the batteries because they are on shore power. Which unless you are running a separate circuit, means you are plugged in. So the likelihood of it being a low voltage situation that resolves when you check in the morning would be very remote. But also keep in mind that while you don't smell any propane, it is a dual detector and also detects CO which is odorless. Could there be a source of ignition outside your RV that is causing CO to waft in during the night? Does the campground have a backup generator or a trash incinerator that goes off at 3 am? I know it's a long shot but just something to think about.
opnspaces 02/05/17 11:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stove vent flap on 2013 Forest River

Thanks for all the replies. I figured they were just a tight fit, but didn't want to break his new to him trailer.
opnspaces 02/05/17 11:08pm General RVing Issues
Stove vent flap on 2013 Forest River

My neighbor just bought a used 2013 Forest River Sun Seeker motorhome. While I was over looking at it it seems that the external stove vent is locked shut with some tabs I've never seen before. They look like there is a thumb notch to lift them up and open. But when I try to open them it feels like something is going to break. Does anybody know how to work these locks? http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc469/Temporal6/Random%20pictures/IMG_8071.jpg height=250
opnspaces 02/05/17 12:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: ball size for jayco jayflight 26 ft

Yes 2 5/16 plus if your hitch is an equal-i-zer there is a maximum length on the shank of the ball and it's fairly short.
opnspaces 01/28/17 01:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Can you use 1# LP bottle to feed gas system?

I like and have one of the short fat 11lb tanks. I like it better than the taller skinnier 11 pounders because it seems more stable. Amazon link
opnspaces 01/05/17 06:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Size for fuse at the Batteries (2x 6v)

Does your 6 gauge cable run all the way back to the converter or only to a junction box on the tongue? Personally I would fuse based on gauge of the smallest wire between the battery and converter. Anything more is just risking a fire.
opnspaces 12/27/16 02:14am Beginning RVing
RE: Fridge Question

Don't be too hard on yourself. On a 2002 refrigerator you have no idea if the previous owner ran it off level for years and it was already failing before you even bought it. Before running on gas for the first time make sure you light the stove burners and purge any air out of the propane lines. Otherwise it may never light and cool. For all you know it might not even be running due to a blown fuse or air in the line and therefore isn't going to be damaged in your back yard. As others have said level the trailer, put a water bottle or small thermometer inside close the door and check it again in the morning. If it's not cold then flip the cooling method from gas to electric or vice versa and check it again in another day. Also the checking the chimney for heat is a good idea. But don't just grab it without first hovering hour hand near it to see if it's hot. Another test is to turn the refrigerator off for about 20 - 30 minutes then go stand with your ear by the outside access panel and have a helper turn the refrigerator on to the gas setting. After a few seconds you should hear the igniter click three times and then a small roar as the flame lights. No flame, no cooling, no damage. Good luck with it and let us know what you find.
opnspaces 12/24/16 10:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Well made off road trailer

My Jayco has almost 12 years going down washboard and rutted dirt roads and so far is holding up. Like has been said before just take it slow so you don't shake things apart. But also realize that a 30 footer will be limited to fairly flat trails. The overhang is so long that you can drag the tail and or damage plumbing it you're not careful.
opnspaces 12/24/16 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Furnace problems

I agree with opening the valves slowly, but I would go a step or two further. Turn off the tanks. Disconnect the lines from the tanks. Try to light the stove with the lines disconnected. (getting) pressure out of the lines. Turn off the stove. Reconnect the lines. Turn the valves on VERY SLOWLY until you hear the valve click then you can open them up. Go light the stove again. Once the stove purges the air out of the lines then try the furnace again.
opnspaces 12/16/16 09:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bunks vs Bunk House

A couple of thoughts. Do your storage options change based on the size of the vehicle? Maybe free at home for shorter trailer? If you're the type who constantly swaps out vehicles I would go with the shorter one as you'll probably swap it out for a larger one down the line. If you hold on to your vehicles until they are literally worn out, then get the larger one because as the kids grow they might want more room or maybe want to bring a friend. Sit in the bathroom and close the door and pretend to wipe. Is there enough room? I'm serious on this one, it will matter down the road after the newness wears off.
opnspaces 12/15/16 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Had an unexpected visitor this weekend

We are overloaded with yotes here and live in a farming community, we have raise goats and have a donkey in each pasture, they protect the goats and will kill any dog or yote that comes in. They have decimated the turkey, quail and rabbit populations, not to mention the chickens and put a large dent in the deer population, we have an agreement with all of us hunters to kill any that we can, even if it means letting a deer pass by, we figure that if we kll one yte it saves lots of other animals. Interesting, I never know a donkey would chase much less kill a dog or coyote. Where I live we also have a decent coyote population in the hills around the house and I see one in the neighborhood from time to time. They have been there for years and yes cats do disappear from time to time. But for some reason we've also had a rabbit population explosion and they seem to be everywhere at night. I keep waiting for the coyotes to clear them out but it's been three years and doesn't seem to be happening. But even though I see them from time to time at home, it just seems different to see one out in the desert hunting mice and such. Thanks for all the comments, I didn't realize they were so prevalent everywhere else.
opnspaces 12/07/16 08:06am General RVing Issues
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