RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'enahs' found 44 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 3  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: One brake over adjusted

Ran across something coincidentally. The arm that holds the magnet on manually adjusted brakes can, under certain circumstances, ride up on the back edge of the engaged brake shoe and then prevent the shoe from fully disengaging. One thing that can cause this is a worn or ill fitting bushing on that arm allowing excessive side play. I don't know that that is what happened here or why it should happen on new brakes. But it can be a cause of a hanging brake. And it is something to check for when doing a brake inspection.
enahs 06/25/22 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

I appreciate all of the potential scenarios. But none are consistent with the shop's alleged findings. All brakes are fine. No excessive wear. The offending brake was supposedly much over adjusted. But none of this showed up for 1500 miles. Now, just prior to the smoking event, there had been a lot of rain. And the trailer then sat for several days before heading home and encountering the smoking issue. I am wondering if this is a matter of a brake failing to release, a bit but not much over adjusted. In any case, in a few days we will give it a good test. If the problem reappears, all new components will be installed — brakes, bearings, drums. BTW, Dexter now does not plug the brake adjusting ports in the backing plates, There are two of them in each plate and they are left open. We've since properly plugged them.
enahs 06/24/22 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

Not fretting but very curious. The shop is good. Does a lot of this work. I trust that brake was over adjusted. Question is how or why. It will be tested though.
enahs 06/23/22 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

This RV belongs to my kids. An on the road check was sone to be sure it was not locked up, and the controller was backed way down. The shop repair and inspection were done only a couple miles from home. Just to be clear, I am more than familiar with electric brakes in all respects — repair, replace and adjust. The shop verdict is that the offending brake was seriously over adjusted. Yet, there had been no problem for 1500 miles, and the factory insists it was adjusted when new.. It appeared suddenly. Now everything is properly adjusted and it has been inspected. So the question is this: what would cause a non-self adjusting brake to suddenly become over adjusted? Dexter says it can't unless there is a brake "malfunction'". But they can't even suggest what that might be. Bad magnet? Intermittent short? These wheels and tires are on an in-cab monitor, so the temps will show if the problem returns. Its originally showed a slightly higher temp (5 or 6 degrees) but nothing dramatic. A passing motorist warned that the brake was smoking.
enahs 06/23/22 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

Dexter engineering says that since the brake can't over adjust itself, there must be a "malfunction" with the brake itself. But they are not suggesting what it might be and what we should look for!
enahs 06/23/22 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

Something is not right here. If the brakes were not adjusted right either at the factory are later they would not wait 1500 miles to overheat. Are you sure that you don't have a bearing problem? I agree entirely. That's what bothers me. No sign of bearing failure. Bearings all checked and repacked. Brakes are apparently ok. Not clear why the problem occurred, which is bothersome. Dexter says once adjusted there is no way for the brake to become over adjusted on its own. We shall see.
enahs 06/23/22 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: One brake over adjusted

Turns out, Dexter tells me this morning these are not self adjusting brakes. Once adjusted properly, they can become under adjusted on their own (of course, due to wear), but they can't become over adjusted on their own. Escape mfg. says they were adjusted and owner is to readjust at 300 miles (which would be before it even reached home from the original purchase). Obviously, they were not originally properly adjusted. Beware of the Escape warranty and customer service. It's an expensive RV unit with no support from the manufacturer. They accept responsibility for just about nothing! BTW, I have been involved in RVing for decades and am very familiar with electric brakes and drums. IMHO, there is seldom a need for disk brakes in place of drums. Next trip, coming up soon, will tell the story.
enahs 06/22/22 01:41pm Tech Issues
One brake over adjusted

On a new rig with less than 1500 miles, one self adjusting brake started to smoke. All others were fine. Factory says brakes were all adjusted during manufacture. Dexter says brakes can become under adjusted but not over adjusted on their own unless something is wrong with the brake. Had full, very competent service done. Concludes that brake and others are fine except the offending one was significantly over adjusted. OK, but why suddenly over adjusted. Can the self adjuster malfunction and do this? Not out since. We'll see!
enahs 06/22/22 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

The Seven Universe R60 regulator at the cooktop specifies 1/2 psi as the maximum working pressure. What might that mean. It also specifies the normally anticipated inlet and outlet WC specs seen in RV applications. I understand that 1/2 psi = 13.75 CIW.
enahs 05/06/22 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

Yes, that's the tester I am using. You have been very kind and patient in sharing you expert knowledge. I did tap the gauge before finally reading. But I am now going to go back at this armed with the insights you have provided. The aim is to examine the trailer's system to see if anything other than the stove regulator could be contributing to the stove issue. The new part has been installed in the stove, but it will have to go back to high elevation to really be tested. As you might surmise, I am retired with too much time on my hands! Many thanks, Shane
enahs 04/28/22 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

My 0.8 or 0.9 reading is a guesstimate on my Yellowjacket tester. Visually, it is just a hair below 11.0. I was expecting it to be bit above 11 andI was wondering whether it should be set with appliances running.
enahs 04/27/22 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

With no appliances on, I get a reading of about 10.8 or 10.9 CIW at the test tap on the main regulator. Am I correct to think that this regulator should be set to 11 CIW with an appliance on?
enahs 04/26/22 11:45am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

Just about back together and want to give my assessment of the Dometic D21 cooktop. As all of the foregoing indicates, this item has an issue above 4500 feet elevation, which includes a great deal of the camping here in the West. In this case, the gas to the cooktop was completely cut off at that elevation. Dometic gives no warning on this but hides behind the insistence that this is normal for gas appliances. But were that issue overcome, any buyer should be made aware that unlike other stove appliances, the D21 does not permit the top beneath the burners tp be removed separately. To clean any significant spill, the entire stovetop must be removed and disassembled. And this is a complicated process — much more than removing a couple of screws and lifting it out. Aside from the cleaning problem this presents, it also prevents ready testing of gas fittings for leaks and proper LP WC specifications without pulling the unit entirely and working on it upside down (making the main gas line very difficult to attach without special equipment). BTW, given that Escape RVs are sold directly by the manufacturer who refers appliance issues to their respective manufacturers, there is no help from Escape on an issue such as this. Escape accepted Dometic's explanation of "normal" for the altitude malfunction. As for Dometic, nothing can be done except through an authorized Dometic warranty center which will be a long wait getting in.
enahs 04/19/22 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

I might build that. Depends on what I can find in a reasonably priced instrument.
enahs 04/15/22 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

I am just going to eat the cost. The sad thing about Dometic is the fact that CS folks there don't know what they are taking about and merely repeat the pap they have learned in CS instruction meetings. Worse than worthless — I am experienced enough to have known the signs but ignored them! Presently, I am in the process of installing it in the hope that something has been changed. Never did hear back from the manufacturer. Then I plan to inspect the regulator on the old one to see if it can be made adjustable. Eventually, the entire system will have to be evaluated. I am going to purchase a gauge to check WC and pressure. Any recommendations?
enahs 04/15/22 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

Sooo, got the new part and pulled the cooktop. The new part was ordered because Dometic told me that the old part was defective and had been replaced by a new item. They sent a schematic of the original part and it is clearly different than the new part. Too, they indicated that the new part would be covered by warranty. Turns out that the new part and the part in the cooktop are the same. And the only way Dometic will apply a warranty is to have an official Dometic center declare the old part defective — which, under the best of circumstances, is only possible at high elevation. As for Escape, the trailer manufacturer, appliances are warrantied by their manufacturers! They were of no help on an RV that is billed as high quality and only several months old. Why am I not surprised!
enahs 04/14/22 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

Hafta figure how to post parts schematic/
enahs 04/10/22 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

I wish it were that simple. Unless you use the griddle over a campfire, you will encounter a regulator!
enahs 04/10/22 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

I wish it were that simple. Unless you use the griddle over a campfire, you will encounter a regulator!
enahs 04/10/22 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: No gas to cook top

Yes, I will post some side by side pics.once the old one is pulled out. But a real test will require a return to high altitude. Though Lookout pass is nearby at 4700 feet. Lola pass is a bit further at 5300 feet. Yes, the R60 regulator is on the new part, but it’s mounting tube is continuous with the whole assembly. On the originals, the regulator is on a long tube that then attaches to the gas manifold. BTW I found that regulator is or was used on a Suburban stove assembly too.
enahs 04/09/22 09:09pm Tech Issues
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 3  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.