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RE: How Hot Does Back o Fridge Gat?

Yes build a cabinet with venting at the top and bottom. I would search for an installation manual on the manufacturers website. That will tell you the correct clearances necessary.
opnspaces 09/28/20 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: New to me trailer:1993 Fleetwood Wilderness:Roofing Question

https://i.imgur.com/rj28XkG.jpg?1 height = 480 https://i.imgur.com/EABWLPql.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
opnspaces 09/28/20 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Torque on Lug Nuts

Yes, though it was on my Suburban .
opnspaces 09/28/20 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace running requires hookup or engine running?

It’s rvshare, like Airbnb for rv. Owner indicates this is normal. But the coach is a 2012 with 115k miles. A lot of things he has said as normal are not. Many warnings on dash, including check engine light are not normal. Avoid handbrake, it gets stuck, Maybe evidence of house battery weak, engine has to be running to start generator. I love it. While we might all agree this is not normal; what the owner is saying is that is all normal for his abused rental RV.
opnspaces 09/21/20 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: PLAN B on RV "carport"

10 inches seems like three rows of those interlocking retaining wall blocks. First row trenched into a ditch, the next two rows locked on top. This will give you a 12" high wall that you can dump 10" of gravel behind.
opnspaces 09/17/20 01:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: No 12v input from battery, 2004 Terry Trailer

Thanks for all of the advice/responses. The positive battery cable goes under the A-frame and immediately up, into the floor of the trailer. I traced it with a tracer and it is unbroken back to the power boards/center and converter. No inline fuse/junction/etc. Googled the manual for the WFCO 45 amp converter and viola! Found 2/30 amp fuses (specifically for reversed polarity) on the "back" of the unit. Access to the fuses was virtually impossible due to where/how it was mounted. Managed to dismount the unit enough to coax the fuses out. Visual and continuity tests indicated they are OK. Even cleaned the ground for the neg. battery cable. At this point I figure the (14 year old) converter is shot. Thanks to all who came to my aid. Wish it had resulted in a better (cheaper) outcome. Stay safe. The reverse continuity fuses should be between the batteries and the converter. I would recommend taking a voltage reading from the slots in the back of the reverse polarity fuses to a good ground. This way you can measure the voltage while the fuse is plugged in. https://i.imgur.com/D42LGth.jpg?1 height=400 Remember that voltage and then compare it to the voltage at the batteries. The two numbers should be very close to each other. If you read 12.xx volts at the batteries and 0 volts at the reverse polarity fuses you have a fuse or breaker problem that you still need to find. Another thought. if you look carefully at the circuit board the fuses are on you will probably see where the battery charge wires are soldered in. They will be bigger wires and the board might also be labeled 12v pos and 12v neg. Take a reading between these two posts. If you read 12v your wiring is good from the batteries to the board. If 0 you have a bad circuit breaker or fuse to find. If 6v your batteries are still wired incorrectly.
opnspaces 09/16/20 08:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Decals

I've replaced mine and I hate to say it but it's a pain in the rear to try to do yourself. First question to answer is do you just want to remove the decals, or to replace the decals. If replacing you need to find replacements or have a sign guy measure the old decals. Then take lots of pictures of the RV and decals so you can see where each decal is. Now for the fun part. Get some plastic razor blades (looks like a razor blade but it's made out of plastic) and a heat gun. Start to heat a decal and hopefully you can pull the decals off in one piece. You have to be careful though as there is a really fine line between heating the decal enough to remove and heating it too much and it just goes all stretchy and gooey. On some of mine I had to use a lot of goof off to remove the decals and underlying adhesive. With a corrugated RV, once the decals are off you'll probably want to pay a sign guy to reinstall the new ones. But plan on paying around 1,200 in labor alone. My friend owns a sign shop and helped me with mine. The first decal we tried to install had to bridge over the corrugations. We pretty quickly gave up and he called his subcontractor to come do the work. It took his subcontractor who does this kind of work for a living five hours to do all the decals.
opnspaces 09/15/20 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Assistance for 2019 Subaru Outback Fuse needed

We probably need a bit more information. My guess is the fuse for the cars taillights and the fuse for the cars turn signals are the ones you are looking for. Go to this link and scroll down until you find the 2018,2019 fuse boxes. On the underhood box (drivers side under the hood) you are probably looking for fuse #4 Link
opnspaces 09/14/20 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Watch those glass stove tops.

I have a friend who works in the residential glass business and yes tempered glass can just release and shatter. It's not a common occurrence, but it does happen.
opnspaces 09/14/20 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Needing help, evacuated, battery dead

You do not need a second generator. Where or how would you hook this second generator up? However you are envisioning hooking up the second generator will be the same for the existing generator. Number one, turn off the generator, find the circuit breakers in the house and find the one that is tripped and not charging the battery. If you can't find the specific charger circuit breaker then turn them all off. Now push extra hard on any breakers that seem to be springy or have any sponginess until it snaps all the way off. Now turn all the breakers back on. Once the breakers are all back on, turn on a light or two and maybe turn on a ventilation fan as well. Now start the generator and see if the fan speeds up and the lights get brighter. If the fan speeds up and the lights get brighter you have probably fixed the house battery charging. If you still can't get the house battery charging, then buy one of these Link, and plug it into the trailer or directly into your generator. Then plug the trailer shore power cord into the end. This will charge your house battery until you can get a multimeter.
opnspaces 09/13/20 07:37pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: No water pressure when connected to city water.

Does your trailer have separate fill openings for city water and fresh tank water? Or do you have one hookup and you flip a lever to direct the water? If two fill openings the city water line most likely comes into the trailer behind a cabinet or under a piece of furniture. Have somebody stand by the water hookup and go inside the trailer and see what is on the inside wall. You'll probably be able to take out a drawer or look under or inside a cabinet and the fitting will be there. Follow the line from the outside wall and cut out the first T that you come across. If the T is not clogged then put a bucket at the end of the hose inside and have someone turn on the city water for a second or two. I'll bet you find the problem is right there at the first T.
opnspaces 09/13/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Needing help, evacuated, battery dead

Don't buy another generator. Investigate why your current generator is not charging your house battery like it should. Number one thing to do is to buy a digital multimeter. You can buy a cheap one from Harbor Freight and it will get you through testing your charging system out. Link Or buy a battery charger and plug it into an outlet in the RV and hook it to the house battery to charge. The generator will power the outlets in your RV, both inside and outside. So start the generator and plug in a battery charger and charge the house battery. Check the circuit breakers to see if any are tripped preventing the charger from charging the house battery.
opnspaces 09/12/20 11:29pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Correcting flipped shackles

I too would pull a bolt, flip the shackle and put the bolt back in.
opnspaces 09/12/20 11:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't see post

I've seen the same that you describe. I've made a post as the first reply to the OP, and hours or days later a post suddenly appears between the OP and my post. And I've definitely seen it where the page shows that a post was added, yet when I click on the link there is no post.
opnspaces 09/08/20 10:51am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fan lid direction and covers

I would buy a vent cover (Maxair or other) and cover the existing vent that is backwards. It will be much easier than removing and repositioning the existing vent
opnspaces 09/08/20 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: do you really need a battery?

As said above, you need a charged battery as a safety device to operate the brakes if the trailer somehow gets disconnected during tow.
opnspaces 09/05/20 01:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

OK, but maybe you can tell me this: can i connect to my home power? Manual says I can, but have to turn off all breakers in house and trailer first, then turn on. For some reason. Standard CYA by the manufacturer. At home most people just plug in with no issues. If at a campground most people flip the main breaker at the post off before plugging or unplugging. But the rest of the breakers stay on. Just plug it in and see what works.
opnspaces 09/05/20 01:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, quite confused

Make sure the battery is hooked up correctly. Turn on the overhead lights as a test. Your battery should run: Overhead lights Light over the stove top Any fans Water pump Refrigerator on LP Water heater on LP Electric awning outside lights (Except) the running and taillights Slide out Items that you need to be plugged into shore power for: Microwave Refrigerator on electric Water heater on electric Air Conditioning All the 120v household style plugs Battery charger All the other items from the battery list above also
opnspaces 09/05/20 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do You Trust Hitch Locks?

Watch the you tube video on how easy those are to pry off, I bought a brand called bolt from strattec. That you can key to your rv ignition key, now I don’t worry about losing the hitch key If they are easy to pry off then I won't worry much about losing the hitch key but it is a pain that I am accumulating more and more keys. My biggest concern is I don't want it to accidentally come off while towing and see my safety chains get tested. That's the point of my question, not so much the security from theft. It sounds like maybe it's more work for thieves to unscrew the nut and bolt than to pry off the lock? Is there a reason you think the lock might fail? There's no force or pressure on the lock mechanism so there's no reason for it to fail. If the button pushes down and stays down the pin is locked. Give it a slight pull to try to remove the lock. If it stays put then it's locked. If you're still concerned then get a pin like pianotuna posted. With that type of pin you can visually verify that it is properly pinned.
opnspaces 09/05/20 10:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: 4x4 roll over and recovery

Slight mistake in the links from the OP. The links are identical. Here's the correct link for the recovery. Link to the recovery
opnspaces 09/05/20 09:47am Truck Campers
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