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RE: First time setting up rig. Water Heater breaker won't reset.

Thank you for the assistance on how to post images here. I'll figure that out too. ;)
Cheryl_B 04/22/23 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time setting up rig. Water Heater breaker won't reset.

well your on your way to rving half the fun is learning. take things easy you,ll lean fast. look up mobile rv mech there not as exspense as you think. the toilet seal can be fixed not a huge job . who knows you might have a diamond in the ruff.look up your rv on the net might be a club close by who will help. Thank you kindly for the encouragement but just to be clear, I'm not new to RVing, only to this particular rig. I've been living full-time in either a motorhome or travel trailer since June of 2016. I discovered something else that isn't working as it should. I put out a cry for help on the local Facebook groups and hopefully someone in the area who has owned one of these can come and help me figure the systems out.
Cheryl_B 04/22/23 08:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time setting up rig. Water Heater breaker won't reset.

The manual for the rig says to hook up the water and turn on the cold faucet and let it run until it runs smoothly without sputtering. Then it said to do the same with the hot water faucet and it said that once it was running without sputtering, that indicated that the hot water heater was then full. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. I'm not comfortable with doing electrical things and I don't own a meter testing thing but I might try it if I research it first. I don't know anyone who does that kind of thing and I'm not made of money. I didn't buy it from a dealer so contacting anyone at a dealership is not even a possibility. I bought it from a guy who bought it from a dealer in 2019 and then never used it. It just sat there. He isn't any help to me, either. In fact, I'm sure I'm going to find things on a daily basis as I delve deeper into this experience. The toilet bowl was left bone dry in the desert all this time and when I put water in the bowl, it slowly leaked through so the toilet will need a new seal. Don't even know if they can be replaced like that but it's another thing I'm going to have to figure out. NickTheHunter, thanks so much for the detailed instructions. I think I can handle that.
Cheryl_B 04/21/23 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time setting up rig. Water Heater breaker won't reset.

Forgot the pics. Actually, I don't see how to load them. I don't have a URL, I have pics on my laptop.
Cheryl_B 04/21/23 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
First time setting up rig. Water Heater breaker won't reset.

Moving into my 2000 Winnebago Adventurer 37g and can't get the water heater to work. It has 3 different places where you can turn the water heater on and off. Apparently the one on the digital display where the holding tanks and such are monitored, that switch is only if I want to run the water heater off of LP. I have the power switch in the panel directly above the stove switched to the on position but then I noticed that the breaker beside the entry steps is tripped. It won't allow me to reset it. I took pics. I went outside to make sure there wasn't something I was overlooking and the only thing I could see in the underneath cubby was one of the valves was set to bypass, so I changed that to "open", but I was getting water out of the hot water faucet even before I did this, so I figured that meant the water heater had filled up. That's what the manual said, too. I just hooked the rig up to water today so this is my first attempt at figuring this stuff out. I have looked in the manual and it appears you can use the electric water heater element at the same time as the LP, so having both power switches turned on shouldn't have been an issue for that. But I did turn off the one that is for LP, just to simplify things. Still, I can't get the breaker to reset. I hope someone here can help me figure out what I'm overlooking. I really could use a hot shower, and to get past this hopefully small issue so I can move onto the next ones coming at me, inevitably.
Cheryl_B 04/21/23 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Genny won't start a/ trying to turn on while on shore power.

Thanks, everyone. Actually he texted me after I got home and he said it started when he tried it again after I left. I'm going to have him let me hear it start when I talk to him next. I want to hear it with my own ears. I don't need shenanigans. I wish I could trust people who seem trustworthy but the fact of the matter is that even the most unlikely people will bend the truth to suit their needs. As far as the batteries and gasoline supply, the batteries are all new and there was enough gas in the tank to take it for a test drive. He told me that it started right up when he tried it that morning so that's why I want to hear him start it when I'm on the phone with him. While we're on the subject of generators, I noticed this one has a summer/winter lever. What does that do? He didn't know.
Cheryl_B 03/27/23 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
Genny won't start a/ trying to turn on while on shore power.

I went to look at a 2000 Winnebago Adventurer 37G today and while it was plugged into the home's electricity, he tried to start the generator to show me that it worked. It wouldn't start but while he held the button down, the lights inside the rig were flickering. We checked fuses and such but found nothing wrong, but now the generator won't start at all, even when shore power is disconnected. Generator makes zero sounds. Can you guys help me figure out what this could be? I bought said rig and there is a mobile RV mechanic that is going to take a look at it and I'd really rather not incur that cost. (Frankly, he should be the one paying that but we'll see what it ends up running.) I wish I could remember what the generator was. I think it was a "green" something or other and was 5000 watts. Hope you can help me figure this out. Really hope no real damage was done.
Cheryl_B 03/25/23 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing AC; can a 15k btu go where a 13.5k btu used to be?

Thank God! I was thinking I made a big boo-boo. Thanks so much. Whew!
Cheryl_B 01/31/23 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing AC; can a 15k btu go where a 13.5k btu used to be?

PS: The rig in my profile is not what I'm currently in. I have to update everything. I'm in a travel trailer now.
Cheryl_B 01/31/23 07:03pm General RVing Issues
Replacing AC; can a 15k btu go where a 13.5k btu used to be?

I got a great deal on a used roof AC but after the guy delivered it to me, the sheer size of its footprint has me concerned. Is this not going to work or will it be okay?
Cheryl_B 01/31/23 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poked a hole in the wall of my refrigerator. Is it toast?

Wow. Yesterday I decided to shut the power off to the refrigerator since it wasn't working anyway. I thought maybe it would start again after a break. (???) Today I decided to open the door up a bit so it won't get icky inside and I smelled something horrible. I'm guessing that is the gas you guys said I would smell if it was truly beyond hope. I don't know why it took so long for the smell to appear, but WOW. It's there now. Smells like ammonia or something awful. I had to close the door again to keep the gas from leaking out. Well, I now have my answer.
Cheryl_B 09/04/22 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Poked a hole in the wall of my refrigerator. Is it toast?

It's not working. All power is going to it, all lights are lit, nothing's cooling. I haven't gone out and removed the cover to inspect the back yet but I will. I have lived in an RV for over 6 years now so I'm sure that the reason it was having trouble cooling was directly related to the excessive amount of ice that had built up on the fins. I'm a procrastinator and I should have done it sooner. Once I had this experience in a Class C that I lived in (the one in my signature line. I had just defrosted it.) I discovered that it was due to me moving the thermister to another fin than the one it was supposed to be on, not knowing that it mattered. But I found out it was supposed to be on the "7th fin from the right" by the manufacturer that I contacted. After that, it worked perfectly. I'm thinking it's something like that but I'm failing in my troubleshooting. Thank you all for your suggestions. I will update when I have something to add. For now, I am in an RV park and was able to find room in the freezer and fridge up at the clubhouse, and I have several coolers to keep things that I need often close at hand. I'm hoping I find the answer and that it's something simple, like the last time with the other RV. Fingers and toes crossed. Like I said, I'll update when I find out what came of this situation. Thanks again. PS: I've checked the fuses and they're fine. And the power is present, like I said.
Cheryl_B 09/01/22 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: Poked a hole in the wall of my refrigerator. Is it toast?

If it's not the hole (in the side, not the back), then why will it not get cold? I defrosted it because it was struggling to stay in the mid-low 40's, now it's almost 60 in there and I'm about to go up to the ice machine down the street and fill up a few coolers. There is a thermister thing on one of the fins and I'm playing with that to see if that would help but it only continually gets warmer. I've tried propane over electric and nothing helps. Food is too expensive these days to lose a whole freezer full of meat.
Cheryl_B 08/30/22 05:09pm Tech Issues
Poked a hole in the wall of my refrigerator. Is it toast?

Defrosted it yesterday and went to put the shelves back in. One of them wouldn't go in and I struggled and struggled and ended up poking one end into the wall of the fridge. Now it's not cooling adequately to keep my food from spoiling. Am I screwed or do you think the problem might be something else? BTW, I didn't try to remove that wire that went through the wall, fearing I would make the hole much worse. I put duct tape over the hole as best as I could. Read that can be done on another forum. I fear I am screwed.
Cheryl_B 08/30/22 02:32pm Tech Issues
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