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RE: Atwood Furnace Problems

True, but lean mixture means not enough propane for the amount of air. Since you made no changes to the furnace then the logical suspect is a continued blockage causing less propane than normal hence the lean mixture. I will be the first to admit that I sometimes jump straight to the weird obscure reason why something is not correct and ignore the simple causes. But more often than not the simple reason is what prevails. I would go with what Chris Bryant suggests since he's been repairing RV's for many years.
opnspaces 11/13/19 12:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My daily trip to Walmart

After checking out, leaving out the door, the employee checking receipts commented on the price of some packaged wooden sticks in my cart. My local Walmart tried that receipt checking nonsense a while back. I just politely said no thanks and kept walking. Apparently I'm not alone and after a month or so they stopped asking. While I heard that the ACLU says you do not have to show a receipt I could not find that on their website. But countless other sites including various law offices say you don't have to show a receipt. The exception to this is with places like Sams Club or Costco where the membership agreement that you sign gives them the right to check.
opnspaces 11/13/19 10:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Atwood Furnace Problems

The woof makes me think you still have a spider web somewhere in the gas chamber. Are you getting black soot on the outside of the exhaust vent?
opnspaces 11/13/19 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plumbing HELP..?

For a complete replumb I would go with buying the crimper and crimp sleeves over sharkbites.
opnspaces 11/13/19 08:37am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: inverter

What are the voltage readings on the two wires feeding the Xantrex? Check it as close to the inverter as possible. My guess is the mechanic hooked the Xantrex wires up incorrectly and it is only getting 6 volts.
opnspaces 11/13/19 12:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dirt

I'm with fj12ryder, I love my carpet. I may vacuum it on occasion, but not obsessively. I also have no problem laying down on it at any time. It's warmer, it's softer, and it looks better than most of the engineered hardwood floors I've seen.
opnspaces 11/12/19 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical Issue No A/C one circuit dead Fleetwood Terry 26

I would take your meter set to DC voltage (solid line with dotted line under it symbol) Measure from the top red wire in the center to the any of the steel around the fuses. If you get 12 volts then measure from the little holes (slots) in the back of each fuse (2 holes per fuse measure both holes) to the metal. If you get 12 volt on one hole and 0 volt on the second hole then the fuse is blown.
opnspaces 11/12/19 08:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

To expand on what's stated above, the cheap screw on gauges are absolutely worthless. Propane is stored under pressure as a liquid and it boils off at -22f creating the pressurized gas at the top of the tank. That is why when you turn over a small propane bottle you feel liquid sloshing around inside. Your appliances use the propane vapor at the top and not the liquid. So as the propane vapor is used to power the appliances the liquid boils up more gas. If you screw one of those cheap gauges on the valve it will read full right up until all the liquid is boiled off and then the gauge drops to empty. In order to get the true level you need a tank with a gauge that floats on the liquid propane. Aside form a float gauge you can use the hot water trick or one of the electronic devices as linked above.
opnspaces 11/11/19 10:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

Glad you got it fixed. And thanks for coming back with an update. I'm sure I'm not the only one who periodically checks threads he's made suggestions on to see the outcome. :)
opnspaces 11/10/19 10:28am Tech Issues
RE: Sticker shock

I haven't taken a vehicle to a dealer for quite a while now. But at the time they would charge a diagnostic fee. If you had them fix the issue they would apply the cost of the diagnostic fee to the price of the repair. I always assumed that was how it was done across the board. Apparently times have changed, or maybe it's a state or region thing.
opnspaces 11/07/19 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery storage

If the battery is fully charged it will be fine to sit on the trailer all winter disconnected. If you still want to charge it I would plug disconnect it from the trailer and plug the tender into it.
opnspaces 11/07/19 08:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Extended Warrantee?

You will find one or two people on here that the warranty actually worked out for them and it was a good deal. For the other 99% though the warranty was just more money in the dealers pocket. Keep the cost of the warranty in the bank and use it in the unlikely event your refrigerator or furnace goes bad. You'll be leaps and bounds ahead. BTW, it's not really a warranty, it's an insurance policy. And it's an over priced poorly covered policy at that.
opnspaces 11/06/19 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

As far as simple tests, it kind of depends on your skill level and available resources. Do you have a couple of alligator clip test leads? If so unplug your 4 flat plug and use one test lead to connect the ground pins to each other. Use the second test lead to see if the tow vehicle yellow (left turn) wire can blink the right turn by connecting from yellow (TV) to green (PU) If the light blinks the problem is in the TV, if the light still does not blink the problem is in the trailer.
opnspaces 11/05/19 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

I'll bet the cheap light socket is not touching the base of the bulb. Try putting the turn signal on and then go push the bulb tighter into the socket. you can also remove the bulb and look down into the socket. It might be possible to bend the two electrical tabs up a bit so they make better contact when the bulb goes in. I had a similar issue in on my 1986 and I could temporarily fix it by bending the tabs. In the end I had to pull the whole back panel down and replace the lights with some LED taillights.
opnspaces 11/05/19 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: no hot water electric or LP

The SW6D is a direct ignition water heater with no pilot light. Are there any symptoms when you try to light on Propane? Is there a light illuminated on the power switch in the RV? If you turn on the water heater do you hear or smell any propane? Do you hear the igniter clicking or sparking? Do you have a digital multimeter to check for power at various places?
opnspaces 11/05/19 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: I take back all the good stuff I've said about Les Schwabs!

That's ridiculous. You need new pads and they say only complete replacement including calipers? I wonder if either that particular location lost a punishing lawsuit pertaining to a faulty brake repair? Or maybe you just got the guy who had no idea what he was talking about.
opnspaces 11/05/19 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is a 6.0L Chevy engine

Thanks That sets my mind at ease a bit.
opnspaces 11/05/19 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
What is a 6.0L Chevy engine

I need to buy a new Suburban as my current one has a bad transmission. When I look at the early 2000's Suburbans they often list a 6.0lL engine. I'm not familiar with a 6.0, is it basically the equivalent of a 350 (5.7L) of old? Is it a good engine or is it something to steer clear of like the Fords of that era that spit out spark plugs? While I have been trying to hold out for an 8L I'm not having much luck and I've had my current 350 powered Suburban for 14 years and it pulls my trailer fine. Any thoughts?
opnspaces 11/05/19 04:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Only in the RV industry!

Nothing. He pulled it off the OP's signature and was pointing it out because he thought it was funny.
opnspaces 11/04/19 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which direction do you spin the trailer brake adjuster?

Always spin the wheel the direction of going forward. Yes down on the handle spins the star wheel up and expands (tightens) the shoes against the drum. Get them tight so it you can't turn the wheel by hand and then back off 3-5 teeth. If the tire won't spin then back ff some more until it does spin with a scraping noise.
opnspaces 11/04/19 07:48pm Tech Issues
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