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RE: programing of Mercedes key fob

Just talked to the Sprinter service guy at Mercedes who told me that he feels the key fob has failed and will not try to reprogram it. He wants me to order a new key and fob from Mercedes for $170 and then pay another $225 to program it. Went to order the parts and was told Mercedes is short on parts and if you still have one fob that operates, they will not sell you another until maybe, just maybe January of 2023.
ernie1 06/21/22 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Replacement

I've had a Truma od water heater in my 2018 rv for four years and have had zero problems with it and plenty of continuous very hot water. Certainly hot enough to be super uncomfortable and maybe cause an injury. Dunno about others but am I just lucky?
ernie1 06/21/22 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: programing of Mercedes key fob

dodge guy: Tried that probably a dozen times with no luck.
ernie1 06/21/22 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: programing of Mercedes key fob

Hmmm! Mgirrado this is probably what I'm up against. Thanks.
ernie1 06/20/22 04:14pm Tech Issues
programing of Mercedes key fob

I have a 2018 PleasureWay XLMB that is built on a 2017 Sprinter chassis. Recently one of my key fobs quit working and the other works as it should. I've changed the batteries, cleaned the contacts and still cannot get it to work. I tried programing it from info I found online and key fob worked for a couple of days and then quit again. I contacted a mobile locksmith that specializes in European vehicles and he brought a new key fob and cut a new key. But when he went to program the fob so that it would unlock the doors it simply would not program no matter how many ways he tried it. I was told that there are two programs in this fob. One deals with the starting of the engine and this works fine and this is true on my old fob as well as the new one.The other program deals with the unlocking of the doors. Neither the old nor new fob will program to unlock the doors. After a couple hours of trying the locksmith gave up and left. At this point am I stuck with having to bring the vehicle into a MB dealership for programing of the fob. Keep in mind that I still have one original key fob that works as it should so I'm thinking there's not a problem with the vehicle end of things.
ernie1 06/17/22 02:54pm Tech Issues
RE: On Demand Propane Hot Water Heater

Yes that would be wise although you'll find that code requirements are not much different. California tends to have the more rigid standards. Good luck.
ernie1 06/06/22 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: On Demand Propane Hot Water Heater

Michael: I'm assuming you are going to be operating your food vehicle in California. If that's the case, your water heater setup will not suffice. Firstly, you do indeed need hot water for hand washing in addition to washing all your cooking and food prep utensil. Also, you only need two sinks for washing utensils and a separate sink for hand washing. What you need is 120 degreeF water for those sinks. If you have a source of potable water that can feed water to your vehicle that would be a good start. From that point, you have to decide what kind of water heater you'll need. To further clarify the sink requirement, only if you have what is called" multiuse utensils" do you need 3 sinks. Multiuse utensils are generally utensils that are offered to the public to use while dining and need to be sanitized afterwards. Think plates, knives, forks, spoons etc. Throwaway plastic and paper utensils are called "single service" and, being throwaway, do not have to be sanitized.
ernie1 06/06/22 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: On Demand Propane Hot Water Heater

Michael: Let's try not to make a mountain out of a mole hill here. Follow my advice by doing a little research into what I mentioned regarding water temps, resetting of propane pressure and contact with your local health inspector. Not necessarily the health department. To be clear, and I base this on 30+ years of experience, if ever a food poisoning complaint about your vehicle/operation occurs and you have an inspected, approved and permitted unit it will generate an inspection and not an automatic closure. GDETrailer: Please do not speak about things you are NOT educated nor trained to do. You are only inflaming this matter and are of no help for someone trying to solve a problem. Enough already man! Michael if you have further questions fire. away. I'll give you answers that are true based on my background and qualifications and not mere speculation.
ernie1 06/05/22 09:29pm Tech Issues
RE: On Demand Propane Hot Water Heater

Michael: You stated. that your group is a non profit and I'm wondering who you'll be selling food to? If it's to only a private group like church members of a local social club of some sort you may not even need a health permit.
ernie1 06/05/22 07:29pm Tech Issues
RE: On Demand Propane Hot Water Heater

Michael: I'm a retired Environmental Health Specialist better known as a health inspector and worked for 30 years as a health inspector and one of my duties was to inspect and permit food trucks. Firstly, I want to answer your questions and doubts about how to equip this vehicle. I, myself have an rv with a Truma water heater and just came back from a trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon which is at an elevation of 8,000+' above sea level and the unit worked just fine. What you need is a minimum of 120 deg F of hot water for hand and utensil washing. As far as the 8,000' elevation goes, I would, once you are set up on location, call a local mobile technician to have him reset the propane regulator to a pressure that's appropriate. This is especially true since you indicated you won't be moving the truck once you're setup. Secondly, if you have doubts or questions about health code compliance, try reaching out to the inspector assigned to the area you'll be operating at. Inspectors appreciate that you're trying to meet code requirements and that you're cooperating.
ernie1 06/05/22 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Rexall fuel gauge

You haven't mentioned what the chassis make is. I had the same problem with my 1989 E350 Ford. The problem was a leaking brass float attached to the end of the arm of the sending unit. Bought a new float for $10 and everything was good afterward.
ernie1 05/17/22 07:58pm Tech Issues
RE: My key fob quit working

wnjj: thanks for the link but those three are not the style of key fob I have.
ernie1 05/14/22 11:30pm Tech Issues
RE: My key fob quit working

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since my fob is newish(2017), I'm not finding a suitable replacement from Amazon or anyone. I'd like to be able to further disassemble the fob to access the circuit board but am not having luck and think the unit must be glued together.
ernie1 05/10/22 08:47pm Tech Issues
My key fob quit working

The key fob for my 2018 PleasureWay Sprinter built on a 2017 chassis has quit working even though I put in new batteries and cleaned the contacts that are accessible. In the beginning the problem was sporadic and now it's totally dead. I've also tried different new batteries with no luck. Mercedes says new key fob not available until January of 2023 at a cost of $218+programing. I've tried to take the unit apart for removing the board but no luck.I think it's glued together. Are there any companies that repair these? Have any of you had your key fobs repaired? Has anyone successfully disassembled their MB Sprinter key fobs?
ernie1 05/08/22 09:16pm Tech Issues
RE: AC Quits Blowing Cold after a few minutes

Exactly my thought.
ernie1 05/02/22 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: AC Quits Blowing Cold after a few minutes

After replacing the high and low pressure valves was the system evacuated? Not evacuating the system after opening it and exposing it to air, not having the proper equipment like gauges and not knowing the proper pressures at the ambient temperatures will cause all kinds of problems. Prior to the attempt to charge the system had it been open and exposed to air? If so, the drier needs to be replaced, the system evacuated and hope the expansion valve or maybe the capillary tube, not sure which you have, is not plugged and needs to be replaced.
ernie1 05/02/22 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: 1989 Ford 460 E 350 not running, need help

At one time I also had a 1989 Ford E350 with 460 engine and FI. I also had the very same identical symptoms and the problem was the two(yes two) oxygen sensors had failed and the catalytic converter was glowing red while running hard and it was plugged up. All of this heat caused the AC high side hose to pop loose and the propane tank pressure relief valve to periodically let loose with a long violent whoosh! Along with not having much power for the engine, I was getting 4 1/2 mpg. Oh, also, the fastest the vehicle could go was 45 mph.
ernie1 05/01/22 08:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: AC Quits Blowing Cold after a few minutes

What are the pressures both low and high while it is cooling and what are they when they start going up and quits cooling? I'll venture a guess and say that the unit was low on gas and someone added some or too much and also did not do it properly and introduced some air into the system. Air in the system will cause what you're reporting. Also I don't think a dirty evaporator( someone called it a condenser) will cause this problem. What gas does your ac system use? Are you refilling with the sam? Maybe R134A? I doubt that the clutch is the problem.
ernie1 05/01/22 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: "Boondockers Welcome"

Thanks everyone for your input. I have now joined Boondocks Welcome and am also a member of Harvest Host.
ernie1 04/27/22 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
"Boondockers Welcome"

Anyone familiar with this company that appears to be affiliated with "Harvest Host". Wondering if anyone have experience with this outfit and what they thought? Membership fee is $50/year and going up. There's also a certain amount of pressure/requirement for one to become a host to join.
ernie1 04/24/22 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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