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RE: Traveling with Propane on

I precool my 3way fridge on electric then drive with it on 12volt. When I get where I'm going I will turn it to propane. If I need to get gas I turn it off at the fridge, gas up, and when out of the gas station will ignite the propane back on.
steveh27 06/30/22 04:07am General RVing Issues
RE: The man who invented the Motorhome

Interesting. Ray Frank and his wife invented the term 'motorhome'. They were in a small town in Michigan, Brown City. Therre is a sign as you enter that says "Brown City birthplace of the motorhome". I have driven an Xplorer 230 XL for 22 years. https://tincantourists.com/wiki/frank-travco/ https://rvlife.com/looking-back-at-100-years-of-rving/
steveh27 06/19/22 03:51am RV Lifestyle
RE: new fantastic fan

The replacement motor is a bit less noisy, but not as quiet as the 25 year old one. I wish I could use the old motor in the new housing, but it is too tall.
steveh27 06/14/22 06:16am Tech Issues
RE: new fantastic fan

I just got the new fan motor. I tested it before installation. It seems much quieter. Hope I can install it today. I will record the fan noise before swap out and after to compare.
steveh27 06/08/22 03:36am Tech Issues
RE: GY Recall

There cannot be or should not be many still on the road. Average tire life max is 7 years.
steveh27 06/08/22 02:40am Class A Motorhomes
new fantastic fan

Yesterday I had a new 2250 Fantastic Fan installed by a RV shop to replace one that got crunched when a muffler shop raised my RV too high into the ceiling. I noticed right away that the fan is very noisy, much more than the old one. I called Dometic who owns them and had them listen as I turned it on. The lady immediately knew it was too loud and said it must be a bad motor. They are sending me a new one, but then I have to install it. I found a youtube showing how. If I have a problem I'll take it back to the rv shop & pay them. It does look nice.
steveh27 06/03/22 02:41am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood water heater drain plug tightening

I've never wrapped PTFE tape on it.
steveh27 05/31/22 03:42am Tech Issues
RE: Direct TV Question

Unfortunately, Dish does not carry Bally Sports networks. Due to renewal costs. Sad.
steveh27 05/30/22 05:04am Technology Corner
RE: Minute Man National Historic Park

https://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/maps.htm Here is their map. I was there a few years ago in April, almost alone. There are a few parking lots marked. I walked most of it and moved my RV several times. I have a 20' Class B and had no problem parking anywhere.
steveh27 05/27/22 04:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DC to AC help

In my Class B Xplorer I have a 400 watt inverter for the tv. I hard wired it to the 2 LiFePo4 batteries. I tried just plugging it into the cig lighter 12 v outlet, but that has a very long circuitous way to the batteries and the tv will not work with a little battery drain. So I wired it direct in a much shorter route and have an on/off switch. The sat tv box and tv just plug into it. Works well. Obviously this low power inverter will not run the microwave or coffee maker.
steveh27 05/26/22 05:34am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Let's talk dirt

When I really need a deep clean on my fiberglass roof I use powdered comet with a scrub brush.
steveh27 05/16/22 04:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to lithium battery

While driving the alternator charges it just fine also shutting down when full. I question that statement ! Modern vehicle charging system do not supply adequate voltage to properly charge LiFePO4 batteries. That is why DC-DC chargers exist ! My Class B Xplorer 230XL has a battery isolater with 40 amp breakers. It charges the batteries to 14.7 volts and then shuts down, I think due to the BMS.
steveh27 05/15/22 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: New to lithium battery

I have 2 100AH LiFePo4 batteries and a PD9235 converter-charger. It works just fine. I do have to push in the boost mode button to really get it charging. It cuts off on its own. While driving the alternator charges it just fine also shutting down when full. I have portable solar panels which also work fine.
steveh27 05/14/22 03:05am Tech Issues
RE: Propane shut off valve opens on its own

I had to replace mine and the part was about 80$us and shop didn't change me any labor, but I would not count on that. Matt Matt, Where did you have that done? We are close & I may need it.
steveh27 05/13/22 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: class a in storage for over a year

Too bad you did not add Stabil to the gas before storage. That would keep it good. I would just run it and hope.
steveh27 05/04/22 03:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Bad Day mechanically

I got my RV back. It took a new starter which surprised me as the other was only 4 years old. Having problems with driver's window dropping out of track. I finally got that back in place but have not tried it enough nor put the door back together. I will stay with FF, but that may take a while to find a shop that can do it soon. I canceled my trip to PA. Dealing with all these issues I'm needing some confidence in taking a big trip, and I'm physically and mentally beat.
steveh27 05/01/22 04:00am Tech Issues
RE: A Bad Day mechanically

Quick fix for the check engine light: duct tape. Just tape it over the light and keep driving. ;) I bet those turkeys are going to be delicious. LOL
steveh27 04/29/22 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: A Bad Day mechanically

Here's what I've found. The replacement fan model number is 2250 and the best online price is $217. I'm trying to set up an appointment at an RV repair place I've used. They're already booked into June. I think I can drive with the old one maybe after taping the cracks. So I will wait to see if the RV shop wants to buy the vent and charge me a premium or if I should buy it and have them install it. That would be fine. I could try it but I'm 71 with cancer and a replaced hip. The muffler shop guy said he has not had a chance to try to get the van started. If he fixes that I may still be able to go to PA tomorrow. But I am still doubtful.
steveh27 04/29/22 08:23am Tech Issues
A Bad Day mechanically

The Check Engine light came on in my 1997 Xplorer 230XL camper van. I got poor mpg. A local service guy read the code as oxygen sensor exhaust system. But they were too backed up, so I took it to my muffler shop that I've used for 30 years. They installed 2 new sensors, checked the rest of the exhaust system, the brakes and did a lube job. I paid for it and went to the RV and it would not start. No turning over, no clicks, nothing. The battery is good. The starter is 4 years old. It had been fine. They will check it today. While waiting for a cab I went inside and found the fan-tastic roof vent fan seriously damaged. The inside frame pushed down and broken, the cover had several big cracks. It did open and run, but needs replaced. The manager said he would fix it so he knew they raised it too high on a lift and hit the ceiling. I had told them to watch out for that. He had already ordered one on AMazon when I gave him the manual and installation instructions on this one. I told him I was worried about him doing this job as it required special caulk, etc. He will call Fan-tastic today. I am rv-less and was planning to leave tomorrow for a 800 mile round trip to PA for spring turkey hunting with my brother. I don't see that happening now. I am more worried about the fan replacement than the RV not starting. I figure that is a simple connection, fuse or some other easy to fix problem once found.
steveh27 04/29/22 03:58am Tech Issues
RE: Link for an online calculator substantial equal periodic pay

I note IRA's inherited before the 2020 Secure Act are grandfathered into lifetime withdrawals.
steveh27 04/21/22 04:15am Around the Campfire
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