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RE: RV Service Experiences- Two Different Service Centers

I am going to take Joe's suggestion and go with Mobile Tech. There are some repairs and maintenance I can do myself, but I lack the expertise to do brakes, and major repairs.
pmlevine 04/20/23 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

I’ve used plenty of adjustable, regulators and set them to the pressure required. There are some really tiny regulators, even meant for pilot lights. You can usually find a manufacturers BTU rating on regulators There is also a little bit of oil in propane from the industrial pumping equipment, and it can precipitate out into the end users systems. I’ve had to take sensitive equipment apart and clean out that oil. I have several water column gauges but I used Fluke bench equipment to check the calibration and I’ve had to write a correction chart on each one of them. So just use a water column because that is the gold standard… W.C. Always make sure you have a quick way to turn off the gas when working on gas appliances, accidents can happen! Craig Thanks Craig. The possible particulate residue from oil in the propane raises an interesting question. What is the wisdom of placing a high flow disposable filter in-line before the appliances to avoid particulates from impacting the function of stoves, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators ?
pmlevine 04/15/23 06:20pm Tech Issues
RV Service Experiences- Two Different Service Centers

Here are some less than optimal RV service experiences: 1) brought our TT in for brake service and foolishly took advantage of the Service Center's "complimentary roof inspection". I knew the TT roof was basically sound because I had it covered all winter and did a quick visual inspection before dropping off the TT for service. The Service Center called me and emailed me photos showing there were holes in the sealant on the roof, and that the repair estimate was $1000. I refused authorization to repair the roof. When I had the TT home I went topside and found the Service Center tech had gouged various raised sealant areas. I cleaned up the areas and applied appropriate sealant myself. 2) at another Service Center I had the black water valve replaced because it had seized. The removal and replacement of the black water valve was good, but in order to access the valve mechanism the underbelly wrapping of the TT had to be cut and then re-taped. When I got the TT home I found the re-tape job was poor, there were various gaps which would let water and critters up inside. The quality of the tape used for the repair was very thin and suspect. I removed all the tape, cleaned the area with acetone and alcohol, and then reapplied good quality tape to the underside of the TT. In the case of the TT roof, I will never go back to that RV Service place again. When they called to inform me about the holes in the sealant, I mentioned the TT was covered all winter and I inspected the roof before bringing it in - and asked how the holes got in the sealant- I was told: "I have no idea". In the case of the black water valve repair, the re-tape job was shoddy. Why didn't I bring the TT back to the Service place? It is a 1 1/2 hour drive from my home. So I would like to ask members for a recommendation for a reliable RV Service Center in the eastern Massachusetts area.
pmlevine 04/15/23 03:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rodent repellant

Don't like the odor of peppermint, we use Fresh Cab pouches once a year and since then have not had any mouse ****
pmlevine 04/15/23 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

OP here. I picked up our TT from service, they could not find any issues with the lp stove, they informed me the stove passed a leak test. The also told me they could not duplicate the stove going to a low yellow flame, but I doubt they let the stove run long enough to see that. The furnace and frig don't have any issues running from lp. I changed out the lp alarm last month since the original one just exceeded the expiration date. So we are looking forward to starting our RV trips, locally here in New England. Thanks to all for the advice. Phil
pmlevine 04/15/23 01:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

To continue this thread regarding the diminishing flame on a lp stove Dometic/Atwood model RV-1735 BBP (flame starts high and blue, diminishes to a yellow flame after 5 minutes)... The refrigerator and furnace work fine, I believe the stove issue is part 51062, the stove regulator ($50 item). Part replacement seems problematic: out of stock or has quality control issues. I brought my RV in for service today, providing the above info. If a $50 replacement part is not an option, what options might I have? Replace the top assembly of the stove for $$$ ? I will report back on this thread after hearing from the RV service center, hoping a part replacement resolves the issue.
pmlevine 04/06/23 05:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

I will try to fabricate a tubing/water/manometer, if this indicates the stove regulator is the issue, finding available replacement stock may be an issue. Looks like the regulator (Dometic 51062) is out of stock everywhere. Used regulators on eBay don't sound like a good option. Any suggestions on where to purchase this regulator?
pmlevine 03/22/23 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

Guys, the TT in question is a 2016 Winnebago Micro Minnie. The stove is a Dometic/Atwood model RV-1735 BBP. Looks like it is a rubber hose running about 15 feet under the TT. I can do a leak test on the stove regulator, but don’t have the gear to check regulator pressure. Looks like I can buy another regulator (#51062), and install/seal the connections. I think the oil particulate from the lp/rubber hose sounds like this may have impacted the regulator…
pmlevine 03/22/23 03:01pm Tech Issues
Atwood lp Stove Flame starts to die

With both lp tanks full, and performing bubble leak tests on the outside hose connections and regulator (none detected), I have an issue with our Atwood lp stove in our TT. I replaced the lp tank regulator but this did not resolve our issue: The burner flame starts fine right away, ignites high, I can regulate the flame down to a good blue cooking flame, but after about 5 minutes the flame diminishes and turns yellow. Happens on all the burners. Any ideas?
pmlevine 03/21/23 07:34pm Tech Issues
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