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RE: Puzzled by Refrigerator Problem

Another thing I didn't think to mention: You said it happened after filling and reconnecting the bottles. There is a safety feature built in to the valve / tank that will restrict or cut off the flow in the event of a sudden change in the flow. This is to cut off the gas flow if a line gets severed in an accident or something, so that the gas does not flow freely and cause an explosion or fire. I once activated that safety feature after filling the bottle by turning the valve open very quickly. The solution was to shut it off, disconnect the hose, reconnect and open the valve slowly instead of cranking it quickly. But that doesn't really explain why other appliances worked. Just a thought.
BobsYourUncle 10/22/21 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Puzzled by Refrigerator Problem

Wa8yxm is 100% right. There is no pilot light on DSI appliances. A 6 year old unit will be DSI. If you see a flame, it is the burner, not a pilot light. However! The main tube where the burnt propane vents out the top of the fridge, which is directly above the burner, can be prone to surface rust. This rust becomes loose and little flakes will settle down onto the top of the burner, effectively partially blocking the little holes of the burner. The flame can become reduced in size, even until it resembles a pilot light. Reduced flame = reduced heat = reduced cooling. I have had to clean mine on various fridges I've had. Take the outside cover off the fridge and look. There is usually a wind deflector in front of the burner, removable by taking out a screw holding it in place. This will expose the top of the burner, where you can inspect it for debris, and get in there with a shop vac, outfitted with a reduced size nozzle, and suck stuff out of there. I further use compressed air and blow everything clean in there, including the long tube feeding gas to the burner. There is an adjustable hole in that tube where you can blow it out too. Every time I have done this I have seen a noticeable difference in flame size and quality, and unit performance.
BobsYourUncle 10/22/21 05:37am Tech Issues
RE: What type of sealant is this

No picture for me. Try this: Molding picture That is a plastic molding, not a sealant. It is installed before the roof is put on. The only way to correct it is to remove it all and use some kind of surface mounted molding.
BobsYourUncle 10/20/21 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: 2022 GMC Sierra Reveal

Link 2 - Funny looking GMC! Blue oval on it... :B Then I clicked the same link again and it showed a GM.. Strange!
BobsYourUncle 10/19/21 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

I never worry about a little residual water in the bottom of the lines. They need to be full to break something. https://i.imgur.com/hYjRCHLl.jpg This plus a little pink in the traps, done. Turn the bypass on the HWT, drain it, that's all it needs. A bit of water in bottom of the tank will not hurt anything. Don't forget the outside shower like I did last year....
BobsYourUncle 10/19/21 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you pay for winterizing?

It's so easy to do I can't imagine paying someone to do it. I'm not as good as Jax, it takes me twice as long.. ;)
BobsYourUncle 10/19/21 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

That last one.... wow! Must have held a lot of beer for that monstrosity! Poor F350 looks like it's bending the frame. The body lines to the box don't line up.
BobsYourUncle 10/17/21 06:13am Truck Campers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

Oh well, I’ve always felt that conformity and consensus we’re overrated. :P :):) Absolutely right on!
BobsYourUncle 10/15/21 09:33pm Truck Campers
RE: New Tire Question

Great choice!
BobsYourUncle 10/15/21 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: When a redneck wins the lottery....

Hey when we don't have new stuff, we recycle the old things!:B
BobsYourUncle 10/14/21 09:54pm Truck Campers
RE: New Tire Question

The Michelin LTX M/S (now the Defender) is a fantastic tire. I have put these on every vehicle I have owned in the past 20 years or whatever it is. Current set on my dually work truck / tow vehicle have 125,867 K on them (78,210 miles) and still going. I will replace them before the snow flies here, probably at about 80,000 miles. They handle exceptionally well on every vehicle I put them on, good in snow, rain and dry pavement.
BobsYourUncle 10/14/21 04:29pm Travel Trailers
When a redneck wins the lottery....

BobsYourUncle 10/14/21 04:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane Not Flowing

There is a safety feature in the propane system that will stop the flow in the event of a sudden fast flow, such as a propane line being suddenly severed in an accident or something. It is possible to trigger this by opening the propane valve quickly. I know, because I did it once. Couldn't figure out why I had no gas to anything. Try shutting the propane off, remove the hose from the bottle(s), then reinstall them in the usual fashion, then open the tank valve slowly. It's worth a shot before you go replacing things.
BobsYourUncle 10/10/21 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

the price of used trucks knocks me out even more than the price of new trucks. Just saw a 2017 Ford 3/4 ton on Craigslist, pretty loaded, and priced at $65,000!! Yes, agreed! I am told I could still get 20 - 22K for mine! I think that is absurd.... I paid 500 bucks for my first used pickup many years ago, a 67 GMC 3/4 ton
BobsYourUncle 10/09/21 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

OP here: 25 pages later of wonderful discussion, I still could use a new truck! And yeah, the price gags me. Over 100G for what I want. My poor old beast turned 429,000K today. And I do still like it. It still has that silly grin reaction when I stuff my foot into it. I have a mechanic who is the best I have ever seen. He keeps it purring. But after all those miles, she finally needs some front end work. 3-4K worth. And tires. About 300 a pop. 6 of the beggers. And headlights. Got some coming. And drivers upholstery. And a box. My rack and toolboxes have taken their toll on it. Could use a few touch ups on the body. A ding here, a dent there.... It got pummeled with hail on July 2nd. Hood, roof and fenders full of dents. Windshield has a million stone pits. Getting hard to see in the sun. No cracks though. Yeah, getting old, but still going. Tranny has never been open. Just a few oil changes. I stop by a lot here and there when I see a nice new dually sitting there.. Dream on Bob!!
BobsYourUncle 10/08/21 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane fridge ticking when turned off

First thing that comes to my mind about a fridge and ticking is the DSI igniter. But turned off it should not be doing that. And even if it were on, and propane off it won't keep going. It would cycle off and show the check light. I suggest taking the cover off the outside and try to find the location of the ticking. If it is hard to determine even then, get a length of flexible plastic tube a couple feet long. Stick one end in your ear and point the other end into the back of the fridge, fishing around to find the sound. When you are close, the sound will amplify in your ear. That's how I used to find vague strange noises, whistles etc in car engines. Works well! Once you ID the sound source, then you can figure out why.
BobsYourUncle 10/08/21 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: Battery replacement

I have 4 - 6V Interstate GC2's that I bought on June 19, 2013. They have been excellent for me in spite of the up and down charging over the years, and less than stellar maintenance by me. Sometimes they will be drained way down, other times kept right up. Many times they have been charged by my Honda 2000 genny. They sit unused all winter in freezing Alberta weather. They have never had a trickle charger on them to maintain charge. Every spring they have been ready for use, and even though sat freezing for months, will always power out the slide. I have forgotten to switch my battery cutoff a few times, resulting in them draining to completely flat. Although they are showing signs of weakening, they are still going, holding a charge and functioning well for me. Over 8 years and counting. I will likely replace them next spring. And I would not hesitate to buy the same batteries again.
BobsYourUncle 10/07/21 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Recipe database software?

Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about scanning, but there are many that are printed small and taped to a page of binder paper, 6 or so to a page. Could use a camera and crop them I guess. Many are 60 - 70 years old and badly faded and yellowed too.
BobsYourUncle 10/04/21 06:08am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Recipe database software?

I just dragged a massive box of recipes in from the garage to find one in particular. This was my mothers collection from her lifetime, and also from those handed down from her mother and a variety of other sources. I am going through them to pick out my faves from my childhood and up and assemble them into some kind of database - recipe keeping program so I can share them with my family. Anybody know of a good recipe program for this purpose?
BobsYourUncle 10/03/21 08:26pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: where to stop for the night

Something you may want to consider as you head towards Banff: I assume you'll take Hwy 1 through Golden. They are doing major roadwork on the twisties heading out of Golden and the road is closed a lot of the time. Depending when you go through you may have to detour via Radium. Check the DriveBC website for accurate info. I think they mentioned being open for Thanksgiving weekend last time I looked. One place I have seen where there are places to stop is off Hwy 93 heading from Lake Louise towards Jasper. If you head north at the Sask Crossing turnoff there are a number of places where you can overnight including a few Government CGs. Not sure on their closing times though. A lot depends on how far you will go in 1 day too.
BobsYourUncle 10/03/21 07:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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