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RE: Backup camera failure

^^^ How much fuel is in the main tank? Any chance it's just low on fuel? On a side note, I'm just an hour up the road, I have a big garage and lots of tools - and actually know how to use them. :B If you need any help or need an extra set of eyes on something come on up. Bruce, Thanks. Main tank is full. I appreciate the offer. I’ll let you know. Actually, I’m just outside of Waterloo, but I figured Syracuse made a more common reference point. First, I’m going to try to fix the wipers on my ‘64 Vette. Hell to be retired. Enjoy the weekend! Best, Jack
Coelacanth 07/16/22 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Update #2: I removed the inline fuel switch. A few drops of fuel dribbled from the line. I thought this was odd. I expected a flow. Does fuel flow depend on the generator’s on board pump? Anyhow, I primed the carb. I can heard the primer pump running. I then tried to start the generator. It fired up on first kick. Once again it ran for two minutes and then quit. I have a feeling that it uses up the fuel in the float bowl and then just runs out of fuel. So, should the fuel line remain empty until the generator draws fuel? And, if so, why isn’t fuel flowing? The system seems to prime normally. Could it be a generator fuel pump issue? Maybe the little critters ate a wire I missed??
Coelacanth 07/16/22 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

That's 33A, way over a 20A plug capacity. Male and female 30 amp RV plugs installed. Update: O.K.,….I removed the generator and redid all the rodented wiring. FYI, removing the generator is not for the faint of heart. I used my ATV jack, but there is almost no clearance. Now, the generator is back in and starts right up,and will run, what seems like normal, for about two minutes. Then it dies and gives an Onan error code #3-#1-14. After that it won’t restart unless you let it sit for a while. I checked the spark plug, just for the heck of it. It looks fine. This generator has almost no hours on it. Oil level is good. I never touched any of the carb linkage. But, I did install an inline shutoff valve in the fuel line. Might that be restricting the fuel flow?
Coelacanth 07/02/22 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Onan QG 4000.
Coelacanth 07/02/22 07:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Ok,…generator wiring all fixed, …I hope. The only thing remaining before reinstall, the 120v out line. It had to be cut in order to remove the unit. My concern is, is it safe to install 120v, 15amp male to female plugs to reconnect the line? Or, should I wire nut the ends together? Install a junction box? Or, is that overkill??
Coelacanth 07/02/22 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Indeed. Next up is to reconnect the generator wires that the little darlings chewed through. It turns over, but won’t start. I suspect the electric choke may be the culprit. https://i.imgur.com/w1e5HKql.jpg The interesting part was removing the generator from the motor home. Reinstalling it may be even more fun? :R
Coelacanth 06/29/22 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

O.k., I contacted the camera manufacturer. They were very helpful. The lights are all fixed, as is the camera. I managed to splice all the wiring. And, I covered the wires in a clear plastic sleeve called Critter Cord that smells awful and is designed to prevent pets from chewing electrical cords. Other than that I’ve got my fingers crossed. But, for now all is back to normal. Keeps life from getting boring?
Coelacanth 06/24/22 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

O.K,…so, I pulled the rear marker lights to see if I could get to the camera conduit. Lo and behold, the lights wiring was chewed through, also. https://i.imgur.com/NSzBJRLl.jpg I couldn’t get to the wiring, so I opened it up a bit with a hole saw. A bit. https://i.imgur.com/RHhVFeCl.jpg I managed to get to all the light wiring, and in the process I found the camera cable. It routes straight down through the back wall to the underside. There was some slack below, but I couldn’t pull it up. https://i.imgur.com/XLBe6zEl.jpg The lights I can rewire easily. But, I tried splicing the camera connector and could not get the camera to work. Either it is severed in another location, or there is some trick to the splice that I’m missing. Effing fat ruckers! This is more fun than a colonoscopy. :M
Coelacanth 06/20/22 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

There are plenty of other wires. :( Exactamundo. I know that rodents come with the territory. Heck, I’ve got a buddy who suffered through living with a palm rat for an entire season. I have another friend who fell asleep eating a cookie and awoke to find that a mouse had finished it. Stay tuned. If I have to, I’ll make this RV wireless. Not sure about the bedding.
Coelacanth 06/19/22 06:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Here’s the conundrum. If I rewire the camera,…even if I manage to locate the other end of the cable and splice the wires, what’s to prevent the little rodent #¥<€&$ from chewing it again? And, yes, I’ve tried every rodent cure out there; dryer sheets, all types of smelly oils, ditto for soaps, original D-Con (until the wonderful people at PETA had it outlawed), every (pretty much useless) D-Con substitute, bowls of anti-freeze, traps and pest repellent expanding foam to seal openings. Nothing has worked to date. So, now I have a disabled generator AND a dead rear view camera. Might it not be better to install a wireless camera system? Yes, it’s another expense. But, maybe the reduced aggravation factor makes it worth it? Of course, that doesn’t solve the generator problem. Maybe a Bluetooth generator!?
Coelacanth 06/19/22 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

https://i.imgur.com/xbPvyVvl.jpg O.K.,…I now know why the rear camera doesn’t work. Effing rodents! The question is, how do I splice the wiring? I don’t see how there is any way I can access the other end of the cable?? I thought I might be able to locate it by dropping the bedroom ceiling light fixture closest to the rear. But, the ceiling interior is filled with hard foam insulation. Any thoughts?
Coelacanth 06/18/22 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backup camera failure

Bob, Will do. Given that the mice ate my generator wiring last winter, nothing would surprise me. Stay tuned. Best, Jack
Coelacanth 06/17/22 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Backup camera failure

Folks, We have acquired a 2012 Holiday Rambler, Augusta, B+, with 8,000 miles on the odometer, recently purchased from a friend’s estate. The rig is like new, but the backup/rear view camera has just decided to go dark. The multi-function dash display seems to work fine. But, I’m no no longer getting an image from the camera. The RV has seen very little use over the past three years. Is it possible that the camera’s electrical connections are corroded? Or, is there a fuse that I should try to find? Any suggestions are more than welcome. Best, Jack
Coelacanth 06/17/22 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator Wildlife Hunt

bobndot, thanks ever so. That video is my generator and setup exactly. This answers all my questions about a successful removal. Now I’ll be able to get to the wire conduits and repair the critter damage. I love a challenge. Oh, and….we just realized that the little nibblers chewed the entire top from our right front tire cover. Gotta love nature!
Coelacanth 04/12/22 06:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator Wildlife Hunt

Is there any (easy?) way to drop the generator so I can work on it?
Coelacanth 04/05/22 04:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator Wildlife Hunt

Thanks for the photo upload link!
Coelacanth 04/01/22 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator Wildlife Hunt

Agreed. The reason I was starting it was,…on our previous Itasca Suncruiser I didn’t run the generator over the winter. And, when I finally tried, mice had built a nest around the distributor rotor. When I fired it up the rotor snapped. Had to take the rig to the generator manufacturer for service. $350 later it was all better. Thought I was being proactive this time? Guess not. Any idea of a site where I can store pictures without a big $$$? I previously used Photobucket, back when a small account was free. It’s tough to explain what the issue is without an actual picture. According to the factory schematic, it looks like the wire goes to the voltage regulator. Stay tuned? Sorry, just saw bobndot’s post. Yes, this wire was severed at a spade connector. Just need to find the other end. https://i.imgur.com/yFLNpidl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
Coelacanth 04/01/22 04:57am Class C Motorhomes
Generator Wildlife Hunt

Folks, All winter I’ve been starting and running our RV motor and generator for about 15-20 minutes, usually every two weeks. Today I decided to repeat the process. The motor cranked right up. However, the generator did not. And, it usually fires right away. The air temperature was around 58°F, so I didn’t suspect cold. So, I removed the front cover plate to see if I could find the problem. Well, I did. In the area of the carburetor was a nest the size of a youth football. And, in the nest were three young, hairless rodents with eyes still closed. Very much alive. I haven’t researched the species, but they were a good three inches long, not including tail. Way too big to be mice. After removing same I examined the wiring and I found a that a small red wire had been severed at a connector. I assume that this is at least part of the problem. I have a picture that I can forward. But, I don’t have it hosted online. The generator is a Cummins/Onan QG 4000. I downloaded the schematic diagram. However, it’s a line drawing, so I’m not sure what wire I’m looking for? Does anybody have any idea what the other end connects to? And, is there and way to lower the unit so it can be more easily accessed? The vehicle is a 2011, Holiday Rambler, Augusta. Thanks for any advice. The temperature may finally be above freezing for a bit. I’d like to get at it ASAP.
Coelacanth 03/31/22 06:50pm Class C Motorhomes
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