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Suburban water heater.

10gal Suburban water heater. Works fine on 120V. No work on propane. Light on panel does not come on. Fuse checked & OK. Switch checked & OK. Orfice dismantled, checked & clear. Now what? Igniter? Do not recall hearing a click click click from it.
Veebyes 06/17/19 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: RV-Dump parking sloping the wrong way

Everyone has their own challenges in dealing with poorly designed dump stations. I have never seen anyone using leveling jacks to compensate for slope. If I were in line behind somebody taking up time trying to get the last drop out I would not be very pleased. I often have to wonder if the designer of the dump area has ever seen a RV let alone used one. Dumps are often anything but level. They slope forward. They slope to the rear. They slope left & right. They are put in a turn making it difficult if not impossible to get where your discharge close to the dump. Not everyone has the same system with detatchable hoses. Some have a system where the hose is permanently connected & additional hose cannot be used.
Veebyes 06/16/19 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for first time RV rental and experience

Our first RV experience was a rental. Two families. Each with 2 kids between 10 & 13. Two 30' class Cs rented. Two weeks rental starting & ending in Denver. We did a little over a 2000 mile loop, Denver, Colorado springs, S Colorado, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Hoover Dam, Vegas, Rocky Mtn Nat Park, Boulder & back to Denver. At the end we were busted. Too little time trying to do too much. Besides travel days & jet lag you lose at least a day at the start picking up the RV & supplying it then another day on returning it. Sure you can do the miles but have you allocated time to actually see where you are going. The Grand Canyon takes a full day. Bryce Canyon takes a full day doing both in a rush.
Veebyes 06/16/19 08:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Two aussies

Check your visit time permits. You may be the same as Canadians & a few other places permited 180 days in a 12 month period, not calendar year, visa free. No, you cannot get off the plane, catch a taxi to a dealer & drive off in your own RV in a few hours. Not if it is a one time trip. Not if it is multi trips over multiple years. There are a few hoops to jump through.
Veebyes 06/16/19 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: RT301

Used it numerous times. Beats dealing with DC by a long way.
Veebyes 06/15/19 04:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Two aussies

You need a US address to register it too. Easiest method is to form an LLC to act as your holding company. There are pros & cons to each state but Montana makes it very easy. No need for a vehicle inspection. Form the company first then do everything in the company name. The one time formation fee is not too bad. The annual fee after that is quite small. I would be wary of involving a third party such as a dealer in anything other than the sale of the unit.
Veebyes 06/15/19 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Air conditioner woes

Final installment of the saga. Called a small RV repair place in Lafayette, IN last Friday. Ordered new unit. Booked installment time for yesterday at 10. Dropped trailer off. A little over an hour later got a call. Job done. $1150 for everything. Living cool & quiet again.
Veebyes 06/06/19 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: What to use to brighten rv?

A little confused on what you have. Gloss gelcoat or non gelcoat filon that you can see the glass chop strand through? Either one requires a good cleaning with something like Barkeepers Friend or Zud first to remove grime & oxidation. For gelcoat the next step is a good cleaner wax like 3M followed by a good fiberglass wax like Meguires Flagship wax. For the filon siding I would use something like 303 protectant. For best results it is very important to clean the surface well.
Veebyes 06/06/19 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie question about touring with 5th wheel

Size matters. Go over 30' & it begins matter but not much. Go over 35 & you are starting to limit yourself to private parks. Go over 40 & life really gets restrictive.
Veebyes 06/05/19 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dawson city

Love the Government CG across the river. Easy walk to riverboat graveyard. Ferry runs just about 24/7 so going to town is easy. If I wanted to be jammed up to my neighbors I could stay in the lower 48. The Yukon CGs are very special.
Veebyes 06/04/19 08:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fiberglass blistering

In the marine world it is referred to as boatpox. Various causes ranging from resin used to air temp at layup. The remedy usually is to grind each blister out, fill it, fair it, & regelcoat it. Simple but labour intensive.
Veebyes 06/04/19 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I Get Away With a Quick Brake Job in a Campground?

I have been able to do minor non messy repair work in various CG. Explain the situation. Ask nicely. Best chances of getting a yes are if you are staying more than a few days & do the work weekdays when the CG is quiet. Had a family member of one CG actually jump in & help in a big way once.
Veebyes 05/31/19 09:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your experience with a Dually vs SRW hauling 5ver

This subject is always so predictable. The SRW people say the truck pulls just fine & mumble something about the truck being a daily driver along with parking a DRW. The people who have come across to the dark side & bought a DRW swear they are never going back to SRW. Those who have never had a SRW don't know any different & don't want to. They just deal with those extra tires & not being able to put it in the compact car spots.
Veebyes 05/31/19 09:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air conditioner woes

Not sure if I understand the issue of how much can pass through the Magnum. In any case I tried going back to the original capacitor. No difference. Ran for a bit. Loaded up & I got to the switch before it popped the breaker. Next stop for us is Lafayette IN. Found a repair center that can do an install of a new unit in one day. Price quoted isreasonable. Next week we will be cooling out again.
Veebyes 05/31/19 08:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner woes

Was out doing domestic stuff today. Will try going back to original cap. No water at site so trying a clean that way will have to wait a few days. Voltage at site is very good. 125V each leg. A COE CG. Near empty all week so VD not a problem. Headed to Eckhart IN in a few weeks. Might find a service place there that has a new unit onhand & can do same day install
Veebyes 05/30/19 07:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Mechanically Challenged RVer

There is always something new to learn. The past few weeks I have been learning roof top AC. Thoroughly cleaned it & changed out the fan motor. Not hard but hot up there on a sunny day. Hate to think what a repair place would havecharged.
Veebyes 05/29/19 09:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Air conditioner woes

Amazing how many do not read an OPs post. Every word. I never said a word about trying to run the AC through the inverter. Shore power goes straight to the inverter charger unit & bypasses it. It happens to have a circuit breaker on it which trips. The draw readings on each leg come from a Progressive Industries external box on the shore power post. Used the AC a bit today but jumping up to turn the compressor off manually when the noise built up & before the circuit breaker kicked out gets old real quick. Fortunately here in the midwest days have not been hot & nights are cool. My challenge will be to find a place that can do a same day install of a new unit. We are a month into a 4 month trip.
Veebyes 05/29/19 09:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner woes

This does not look good. In the process of fan motor replacement I did take the opportunity to clean everything. Took the inner shroud off & cleaned the fins, clogged, using a soft brush & compressed air. Thoroughly cleaned fans while at it. Re the inverter charger. It has been installed for 8 years. Not your typical cheap RV unit. A Magnum 2000w pure sine wave unit. The draw on the leg that the AC is on goes up to 27 amps before breaker on the Magnum trips. So is a new AC unit in my future?
Veebyes 05/29/19 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: East Tennessee

Dumplin Valley CG. Same exit as Gatlinburg. A former dairy farm loaded with character & home of a very popular bluegrass festival in September. Any other time nowhere near full. Great rates compared to others in the area.
Veebyes 05/28/19 09:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Air conditioner woes

Recently replaced fan motor & capacitor. Fan works fine. The issue is that the compressor kicks in, runs fine & quiet for awhile then gets very noisy, amperage draw goes way up, then it trips the overload breaker on my inverter charger shutting all power off tothe trailer. What is preventing the compressor from shutting off? Considering connecting the original capacitor again.
Veebyes 05/28/19 09:25pm Tech Issues
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