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RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

Thanks to all, and for the input. Didn't think about killing the grass, a very good point! Don't want to be THAT guy. We should have already gotten doormats. They are on the list now. Been web surfing for what I need to know and saw that a lot of them had large carpets, but didn't notice the environment they were in. I'll chalk that up to "that's the way they did it on the internet, so it MUST be something that I need". I've been tempering my OCD, but somethings just slip by me. As for the water meter, I'm just curious as to how much water we are using. I want see how much we're using, so I'll know for any boondocking. Like how many gallons for 3 days and 2 showers... Rule of three's, I've seen it referenced a few times with various factors, but yeah, even 3 nights seem too short, but it didn't occur to me till we were in the heat of the moment with just 2 nights scheduled that it wasn't going to work at all. We will know better next time. I see y'all have been on this forum for a good while and I really do appreciate your seasoned viewpoints. We're now freshly showered and enjoying the familiar surroundings from a different perspective now. TTYL
SCADAMAN29325 01/26/23 10:23am Beginning RVing
1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

OK, time for a good laugh and hopefully some helpful hints. We were thinking about going to a state park just down the road a piece for our shakedown cuise, but it felt better just to stay a few nights in the yard. That is good and bad, it felt good not having to worry about forgetting something crucial, but bad because we put off the 'away from home' sentiment and we started too late in the day getting ready to go and wore ourselves out getting on the road. Thus the 1st item in the diary: . Ham sandwiches for supper. And here's the rest of the list so far (today is day 2): . Lots of little needs... . Outdoor rug to keep grass from getting into the camper. (Found out why outdoor rugs are popular, it's been a pain keeping the floor clean. The dead wet grass on the bottom of my boots was making a big mess.) . Need coat hooks on bedroom closet doors for our jackets. . Forgot to turn on water. (Yeah, went to wally world to get some stuff before the big adventure and cutoff the water and propane before we left. When we got back the gas was the first thing being turned on because of the deep chill we were expecting that night. Wife went to the smallest room, needed a little water in the bowl before taking care of business and no water going into throne! . Need water meter on the hose. (So I know when to dump.) . Indoor/outdoor Thermometer. . NEED Curtains! (We tacked up some beach towels for now) . Need OTC meds, Pepto... first aid kit. (It was an ordeal getting ready and LuBaby was very sick to her stomach. AND we both were hurting from the big rush to get going.) . Need to install HottRod to save propane. . Forgot to hookup electric. (When moving the camper the other day so water hose would reach. I disconnected the life line.) . Plastic totes about 18x18x18 to run things back and forth from house to camper. . Measuring cups/spoons. . Hand soap (Dawn will do for now.) . Minimum 3-night stays. (I've heard of the 'Rule of 3's) No more than 300 miles in a day. No more than 3 hours driving without a rest stop. Get there before 3 to allow for setup while there is still light outside. And minmum 3-night stays. (We were planning on 2 nights: launch day, the next day was her bday, so that would be a 'fun day', then come back the next. Well, we realized that WE DID NOT want to start packing for our return on the 'fun day' also while still recovering from launch day. Glad we knew the park owners (us) and asked if we could stay another night. They are such nice folks! I'm sure there will be more to add to this list before that long 50ft trip back to the house. BTW, when our son was leaving for work, he let us know that he didn't have time to feed the cats. I guess that meant he wanted us to do it. I thought about telling him that we were in a galaxy far, far away. LuBaby took care of the cats. We were tempted to get the hand soap and spatula that we forgot, but we were determined to get by without anything we forgot. And so goes the Chronicals of Flip and LuBaby... TTYL
SCADAMAN29325 01/26/23 04:19am Beginning RVing
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

Could I add a 90° fitting here? That fitting to a POL fitting for my grill? https://i.imgur.com/mTdQU7Zl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/19/23 03:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

Hmm, the new-new one is too long when using the 4-port tee. Too long by about an inch. Guess I'll be sending the Tee back also. Here's a side-by-side, couldn't get contorted enough to show the excess length at point of installation. https://i.imgur.com/QibQdJKl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GF9pnvTl.jpg Edit: added installed pic
SCADAMAN29325 01/19/23 02:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone recognize this control panel?

Just a date on that label. I haven't done any testing on the assembly, but since the lights are lit, I would think the 12v is there. 40y ago I was a navy electronics tech (ET1), so maybe I can find a bad component and replace it. (WOW, that was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.) (Edit, added starwars riff)
SCADAMAN29325 01/15/23 11:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

On order, I chose the one with the fitting already installed. THANKS!
SCADAMAN29325 01/15/23 11:04am Class C Motorhomes
Anyone recognize this control panel?

It was working fine till I was testing the generator. Now it is indicating full bars on everything. It may have popped a transistor. Thanks for all the help! https://i.imgur.com/I1lzXLIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2d1U5Vvl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/15/23 09:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

Hmmm, should I get a different one? https://i.imgur.com/SOHAQ7Fl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/15/23 09:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

Thanks! It's been a little steep learning curve for me.
SCADAMAN29325 01/14/23 09:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

Back to the leak down test. I saw YouTube about using a clear plastic hose to do the test. https://youtu.be/QnlfQK-8qy4 And this one explains detail about water column. https://youtu.be/SD1qcH_hNYY I'll let you know if I get blown up. Thanks!
SCADAMAN29325 01/14/23 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leak down test on the LP gas system

A little difficult to tell from the picture, but it appears the regulator vent in in the long axis of the regulator. This is NOT the correct PN for a horizontal installation. The vent (quarter sized screen) needs to POINT DOWN. The place you bought it should have asked if it would be installed horizontally or vertically. Yes, this is a safety issue. I found a pic of the old installation, so I need to rotate the regulator like this, correct? BTW, I did this (and learned that the input end has left hand threads). I don't want anyone else taking credit for my screw ups! I think someone mentioned this before and I thought they were talking about the 4-port T. https://i.imgur.com/3sJDCyHl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/14/23 08:21am Class C Motorhomes
Leak down test on the LP gas system

Next I will be looking to see if I have any issues with LP Gas system. The stove, furnace and fridge appear to be working fine. I have not tested the water heater yet as I have it in the winterized mode. From what I can tell, I need to put a pressure guage near the regulator, turn on the gas at the tank, then note the pressure, turn the gas off and hope the pressure does not drop. I should have done the leak down test first, before I tested the appliances, but I didn't know about it then and still made it out alive. Could someone suggest a guage? I think I want to put it on the 4-port tee, maybe on the 1/4" inverted flare fitting. As someone suggested, I may want to rotate the T ports down to where the 1/4" port is pointing down. Thanks! https://i.imgur.com/3EBcPAzl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/12/23 06:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

LOL! I was just getting ready to post a question on doing a leak down test on the LP gas system. If there are no more problems, I'll create a few to keep me busy... THANKS!
SCADAMAN29325 01/12/23 06:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

We have the POWER! There was no ground at the valve, just a single wire running back to the detector. It was using the chassis as the ground. I used a 10-32 nut (Another trip to the hardwsre store) and, flat and split ring washers to secure the new ground wire to the buss bar. I used the coach's hot wire. Labeled the left the left over wiring. Also placed a note explaining the franken-wiring. ;) https://i.imgur.com/0VKtarll.jpg Thanks very much for the help!
SCADAMAN29325 01/12/23 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

One red wire measured 13.4v to ground, gen/coach battery. The other red wire measured 13.0 to ground, van/chassis battery. Yellow measured in the millivolts, not connected, was for LP Gas cut-off. Need to get a ground wire for new gas detector. Will be using power center "return buss bar" and gen/chassis battery for the hot wire. https://i.imgur.com/9Gvkh4bl.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/11/23 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

Ahhh, old detector. https://i.imgur.com/y8LvDw8l.jpg
SCADAMAN29325 01/10/23 09:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

Fixed(?) the water pump problem. Because "I don't have a clue what I'm doing, but I'm having a good time doing it"! I would bet that you knew that the pump is on a 3-way switch, one at the door and another in the bath. I didn't know that till about 2 seconds ago. Jeez! As for the gas detector, getting to that fuse box under the hood is dang near impossible! There's a solid metal cooling conduit laying almost right on top of it. I spent the afternoon turning ac circuit breakers on/off and pulling the coach fuses to see what they affected. Here are my notes on that: Tracing breakers Left to right 1 - 3 #1 green 30a main breaker(?), found no ac anywhere. #2 red 20a both sides living area and TV outlet #3 red 20a toaster oven and sink #4 blue 15a bath and bedroom cabinet TV (#4 also causes buzzing from power center) (Could be battery charger) #5 blue 15a microwave Air Conditioner? Tracing fuses. Left to right 1 - 9 #1 15a living area lights #2 15a hall light and both kitchen and bath vent fans #3 15a stove light/fan and bed lights #4 15a ??? not water pump. #5 5a ??? not water pump. #6 5a ??? not water pump #7 15a ??? not water pump #8 15a water pump #9 20a ??? Missed checking porch light. So what are 4,5,6,7 & 9? Need to check furnace and water heater sources.
SCADAMAN29325 01/10/23 03:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

I've checked the DC distribution panel, those fuses are all good. Switched grounds are a pain! Old detector was a CCI Controls 7719. I have removed that valve when trying to get gas to the stove. New detector is a Pangaea PRG1000A. The old detector had a yellow and 2 reds coming out of it. Those were spliced yel to yel, red to red and red to gray going into the floor. The red and gray may have touched. I didn't see a spark but may have missed it. Red to gray measures 0.5v Yes to red and yel to gray measure about 40mv. To finish tracing the red/gray wires through the underside and forward I will need jack up the driver front tire and then maybe remove the wheel for better access, but I bet it disappears into wrapped bundle. Thanks!
SCADAMAN29325 01/10/23 11:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

Love Harbor Freight! Thanks. I used a phone charger to make sure all the recepticles worked. I'll do that again to find which breakers control what. Everything was fine when I made this post, but now I have problems. I was testing gen with the AC running, turned off the AC, shut down the gen, switched back to 115 from the house. A little while later at the coach control panel everything read full bars: all wet tanks, batteries, LP Gas... the other day they were all working correctly: tanks empty, LP Gas at 3/4. I don't know if the gen testing caused an issue with the control panel. Yesterday I was replacing the LP Gas alarm, a wire slipped, touched ground and must have popped a fuse. I started chasing those wires down hand-over-hand through the floor, across the under belly and towards the engine compartment where I lost them. Tomorrow I'll pull all the fuses I can get to in the cab and a few other inline fuses. Those fuses in the engine compartment are unaccessable. (Why did they put that fuse box right under the master cylinder?) This morning I noticed the water pump running. I checked that all the switches were off, so I disconnected the pump. Tomorrow will be a full day running down those problems. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy.
SCADAMAN29325 01/05/23 08:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Block Diagram?

Yes, that's what I thought too. I'm looking for every thing right now just to get familiar with all the systems. I found the owner manuals online for the coach and chassis. Took the fire extinguisher holder out yesterday and found the below. Like everything else so far, I guess I can do it the fun way and use my multimeter to trace them down. The only(?) thing left to test is the water heater on propane and electric. It's been slow going up till now, but just retired last Friday, so I have more time to play. I may apply as a Walmart greeter (or similar) just to keep busy. I'm tired of worrying about the City's network going down or getting hit with ransomeware. I'm getting out of the computer world. (WOW! this is the first time I actually said that, almost teared up) https://i.imgur.com/pttUYIml.jpg Thanks.
SCADAMAN29325 01/03/23 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
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