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RE: Dometic a/c

If the AC has a remote thermostat pickup it may be poorly located and subject to heating for example when the sun moves, you put the awning out etc. I eventually bought a new pickup thermostat and just poke the little head of the device out the back side of the AC intake area. Seems to have really solved the cycling issues. That said, one of my AC's shorts cycles when the inside and outside temps are about two degrees apart. Moving the actual thermostat setting just a degree or two higher or lower solves that.
YC 1 08/07/19 05:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC issues

Doug is spot on as usual. The old one unplugs inside the AC inside the rv on mine. An easy was to tell is just unplug one of the little phone type plugs while the ac is running and it will stop immediately. Of course this is on mine. I actually poked the little head of the sensor out from under my ac shroud on the opposite side of the intake. I do not have any exits from my AC except the ducted ones. It works great there. Mounting one somewhere would be nearly impossible.
YC 1 07/19/19 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: AC issues

Have you moved lately? Those remote thermostats are a real pain. I actually bought a new one and mounted it in a better place. Our original is mounted on an outside wall, near a window, etc and all of the places the factory says not to install it.
YC 1 07/16/19 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Short Whole Rig,

An old trick is to turn a screwdriver upside down and use the insulated part to tap around suspect items. Live circuits are dangerous so you can tape up the metal part if yot think it is necessary. If tightening the connections does not help I would replace the whole device and not mess with relays. Age alone would make me suspect. If you can get to the contacts safely with power off you can try burnishing the contacts with some sandpaper.
YC 1 07/12/19 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Route from Redding CA to Santa Rosa

Route to Ft Bragg area Take Highway 20 West out of Williams. 37.1 miles. Watch for Highway 53 as you drop down a hill after a fairly long climb. Easy climb and multiple lanes. Turn what would be South onto 53. You will go about 8 miles. Look for the sign to Highway 29 which leads to Kelseyville. This is a nice road and will become freeway in a few miles. Eventually you are back to two lane for a short distance and will come to a stop sign. You are back to Highway 20 again. This leg is about 30 miles. Turn left and enjoy the beautiful drive right to 101. This route will bypass the two lane twisting and winding on the North side of Clear lake. If you want a good view of the lake go ahead and stay on 20 all the way to 101. The next part is for those that want to go to Ft Bragg area. Take the freeway ramp towards Willits. Once in town stay in the left lane and be patient. Traffic can back up a bit. You will come to a large intersection that has a shopping center on the right and fuel stations on three corners. Turn left and relax and enjoy a beautiful twisting and winding road that has plenty of pull outs to rest, calm queasy stomachs and stretch the pets. This section may take you an hour. Use your shifting lever to keep things in a lower gear so you don’t get hot brakes. Nothing steep, just lots of slow curves. After the 33 miles you will come to a stop light. Two ways to go, right or left. Left will take you to Mendocino and right will take you to Ft. Bragg. Be sure to make reservations in advance. Turning left there is a really nice campground “Pomo”, that we have used many times. Further down is Casper beach. My wife does not like the cramped spaces but I liked being able to walk across the street to the beach. Adding to this. Keep an eye out for Elk along the road from Williams to the Clear Lake area. Another interesting place along the way on the right is an old mining camp. You will come to a three lane road, two lanes going uphill. On the right you will see an old slag dump. This is Abbot mine. It was a mercury mine in the 50's and 60's. "Quick Silver", is an incredibly heavy liquid metal at room temp. There were about a dozen families living at this mining camp at one time. A cook house, bunk house and showers were provided for many miners. Ore was trucked to the crushers, then entered furnaces. The slag was dumped over an embankment. The site was cleaned up several years ago so mostly memories are the only things left.
YC 1 07/11/19 03:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Induction cookers For Inverters And Hot Weather?

Find the right pan and it will work even better than cast iron as far as I am concerned. I have both side by side. My Nu Waves do NOT like modified sine waves.
YC 1 06/29/19 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: AC 20amp breaker trips mid day

Where is your AC breaker panel located? Is it hot to the touch? Mine is in a closet and it gets incredibly hot. Breakers trip at lower currents when they get hot. I chased this issue a long time and used a current meter. Removing the cover of the AC panel found it far to hot inside. I made a tiny modification and the problem has subsided. At one time I kept the closet door open and an AC vent blowing on the face of the panel.
YC 1 06/21/19 08:01pm Tech Issues
RE: HR44 Recordings. No access without antenna.

Keep on poking the menu button or the list button. Might come up.
YC 1 06/17/19 08:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Weird thunking sound when charging lifeline AGMs

If it is actually a battery making the noise I would cover it with a blanket as I carefully take it out. Safety goggles, gloves, water hose nearby and on. No battery should ever make a noise like that. If the plates are somehow moving about this thing could be about to explode do to an internal short. Water anything down that might get splattered by acid. This is a no joke dangerous situation.
YC 1 06/07/19 04:22am Tech Issues
RE: "Cut" wires under hood of new Class C Ford chassis?

Bryan, that is amazing information. Are you aware of any wires under the dash that would be used for a trailer brake controller? If there is one pre-wired that can be used to send the signal forward from the toad. This may help the OP.
YC 1 06/01/19 06:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Still battling water pump issue

These do a decent job This is worth the price. Waste of time - none is needed on the pump intake, only it's output, and short hoses like this will accomplish little other than lightening your wallet. You want a l-o-n-g length of soft potable water hose on the pump output, minimum 15' but the longer the better. I guess it didn't work on mine then. :h
YC 1 05/17/19 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Still battling water pump issue

These do a decent job This is worth the price. The hoses allow you to install a nice loop on the input and output. Isolate the pump from the mounting area. Allowing the pump to shake and shimmy as well as the input and output hoses helps keep the shaking out of the rv.
YC 1 05/16/19 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: Batwing Antenna

Did you just forget to push the little button on the antenna box?? Splitters might show a short to an ohmeter. Did you re-scan with park cable settings on your tv? It is so easy to forget a step.
YC 1 05/14/19 10:04am Technology Corner
RE: Having a hard time with this one

As suggested, you need a voltmeter for the full picture. Finding a ground can be problematic for the voltmeter or the led's. I suggest finding a good ground first. There might be one near the light fixture or you can tap the light fixture ground. Once you have a ground then you can use a temporary connection with a thumbtack to pierce the wires associated with the switch. A simple 12 volt test light will accomplish the same thing. Most likely one side of the switch is 12 volts at all times and the switch simply passes that through. Without pictures it is more difficult of course.
YC 1 05/12/19 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Still battling water pump issue

New to you unit? Did it always hammer? This hammering is very common and there are kits to calm them down. They can make a great deal of noise in some installations. Example of a cure There are kits sold that come with a couple of hoses to make the intake and output lines flexible. If Pex is connected directly to a pump it can really machine gun the whole rv.
YC 1 05/09/19 03:12am Tech Issues
RE: We are looking at combo washer dryer

Separate units might be nice but our combo does a great job. They spin like a mad dog and need to be solidly held down.
YC 1 05/06/19 10:03am General RVing Issues
RE: 12V receptacle polarity

There were many positive ground trucks going into the early 70's.. It was very important to check them before installing two way radios. There were radios that had an internal plug to change them from negative to positive ground. As mentioned, it is good to remember that the black wire of the RV is often the HOT wire and in todays units that is positive. Just don't mistake the black wire 12 volts for 110 volts AC.
YC 1 05/03/19 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: DirecTV HD / Slimline for the RV

No self respecting engineer would ever follow those instructionsWhich ones? That is whey we field techs often had to make a product really work. Sometimes it was "ready, fire, aim" for the engineers. There was no way for them to test all possibilities and once in the field there were thousands of techs versus a small group of engineers. We had a tremendous feedback system to the engineers and they would literally stop the assembly line if we found an issue. But often, the leading cause of difficulties was not finding the one sentence in a 240 page manual that held the answer. Much like a Monaco manual. We used to say that reading the book would cause you to lose your amateur standing. Lots of fun in those days with leading edge technology coming out constantly.
YC 1 04/27/19 07:01am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV HD / Slimline for the RV

If it doesn't work, read the book. If it still doesn't work, FOLLOW IT ! Words of wisdom from my High School electronic teacher. He was a very smart man.
YC 1 04/25/19 04:53am Technology Corner
RE: slide topper fabric replacement

Ditto Stone Vos. Strange name for a company but great service and the material is extremely strong. The threads are made from some incredible stuff. I replaced all of mine from them. The owners husband travels to many rv events and personally takes measurements and does free inspections of roofs at the same time. He really is a great guy and his wife is the tops. Yeah, a bit of a pun but they really are a great company. If you have questions, he has the answers.
YC 1 04/23/19 06:22am General RVing Issues
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