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RE: Truck starts on its own

As to opening the hood, parked in the garage I would simply not close the drivers door all the way. I don’t know about the newer models but our 2014 GMC will remote start just fine with the doors open. Are you sure?? One needs to lock doors first, sensors would sense door open. Now I need to test! Just tried it again. Doors lock fine with the door open. Then remote start is fine too.
wnjj 11/30/22 10:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

As to opening the hood, parked in the garage I would simply not close the drivers door all the way. I don’t know about the newer models but our 2014 GMC will remote start just fine with the doors open.
wnjj 11/30/22 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house I don't think a remote start will work if the vehicle is unlocked. I think you mentioned its parked in the garage. So, if you leave it unlocked, it should not remote start?... Best solution is to remove the key fob from your pocket once in the house. I just this afternoon triggered a remote start of our Ram while carrying a tool bag next to the pocket with the fob in it. I asked before as to what is the sequence on your GM fob to trigger a remote start. On our Ram it is lock doors then press the start button twice. That is what carrying the tool bag next to my pocket with the fob in it. Our 2014 GMC is lock, then hold start for 3-4 seconds. Seems less likely to happen in a pocket. Not as hard as you think, have you ever set of the alarm with the key fob in your pocket? I meant the hold versus press 2x is less likely. Actually no, I’ve never set it off since I’m kind of OCD about laying fob button-side in toward the key before pocketing it.
wnjj 11/23/22 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

Talked to my service writer, he said there is no way to disable auto start on a 2019, said that feature was started 2022. Said probably a wifi signal close to my house I don't think a remote start will work if the vehicle is unlocked. I think you mentioned its parked in the garage. So, if you leave it unlocked, it should not remote start?... Best solution is to remove the key fob from your pocket once in the house. I just this afternoon triggered a remote start of our Ram while carrying a tool bag next to the pocket with the fob in it. I asked before as to what is the sequence on your GM fob to trigger a remote start. On our Ram it is lock doors then press the start button twice. That is what carrying the tool bag next to my pocket with the fob in it. Our 2014 GMC is lock, then hold start for 3-4 seconds. Seems less likely to happen in a pocket.
wnjj 11/23/22 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck starts on its own

Pop the hood release and see if that doesn’t disable the remote start. I believe most factory remote starts are disabled by the hood switch to protect service techs from dumb customers. that and in every car I've seen/had with remote start ALL the doors must be closed, windows rolled up, trunk closed AND the doors locked before a remote start will work. Along with no CEL. The above is certainly true on my 2015.5 Duramax, along with our Acura, Daughters Ford Escape and DIL mazda 6. Our 2014 Yukon only needs the hood shut, no CEL and the doors locked (even if they’re open).
wnjj 11/21/22 10:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Convenience Center Switches

Someone good at soldering could mount a momentary push button into the blank slide2 switch spot below and wire it up to replace the burned out membrane aux button. It wouldn’t be perfect but better than a completely wrong board.
wnjj 11/15/22 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

The breakers in the sub panel do not have to add up to the capacity of the supply. Look at your house main panel as an example to see far more than 200A or whatever size panel you have. Consider too that 50A at 240V is equivalent to 100A at 120V. So you can put several 20A breakers in there and not have an issue even if all were maxed out. I also see no reason to turn breakers on and off as use them. The 50A breaker at the house will prevent you from overloading the supply. On final nit pick: You still have a 240V plug in your barn if the RV plug is a 50A one. The RV just uses it as two 50A , 120V circuits. 50A at 240V CAN be UP TO 100A at 120, but could be less, depends on how the two legs are loaded. Each leg is protected to 50A, either leg goes over 50A and a properly installed 50A/240V breaker will trip both legs. Yeah I left that pesky detail out about balancing them across the legs. As you fill slots in the panel they will alternate so you have to go out of your way to load them all on one side, but your point is taken.
wnjj 11/11/22 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

The breakers in the sub panel do not have to add up to the capacity of the supply. Look at your house main panel as an example to see far more than 200A or whatever size panel you have. Consider too that 50A at 240V is equivalent to 100A at 120V. So you can put several 20A breakers in there and not have an issue even if all were maxed out. I also see no reason to turn breakers on and off as use them. The 50A breaker at the house will prevent you from overloading the supply. On final nit pick: You still have a 240V plug in your barn if the RV plug is a 50A one. The RV just uses it as two 50A , 120V circuits.
wnjj 11/11/22 11:16am Tech Issues
RE: Move all files with .txt anywhere inside current folder

How about this (while sitting at F:\)? move *\*.txt . move *\*\*.txt . move *\*\*\*.txt . Do that to sufficient depth until it doesn’t find any files to move. This is something I’ve done on Linux but I think ‘.’ also works in cmd prompt for the destination. If not, use ‘F:\’
wnjj 11/05/22 07:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Cargo trailers to tow behind an RV

My wife drives a considerable amount during our travels and it's exciting enough as it is. I can't imagine her reaction to a blow out on a SA trailer so the DA is strictly for my peace of mind. Tucking a SA trailer into position by hand is certainly a valuable asset. The only trailer blowout I've had was with an open deck 2-place snowmobile trailer (~2k lbs). It was on the freeway at speed and I only noticed a slight tug which made me look in the mirror to see some smoke coming off the tire. A trailer tire blowout is nothing to be concerned about from a stability point of view. It only increases drag on the hitch which is more stable not less.
wnjj 11/04/22 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heater Thermostat Oddness

If it were me, I'd disconnect the thermostat and directly connect the heat(W) and +12V(R) wires. If everything is good let the heater run for a few minutes then disconnect, wait a few minutes and repeat. If that is all good, replace the thermostat. It's nothing more than a relay that shorts those two wires when heat is desired.
wnjj 11/04/22 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Heater Thermostat Oddness

You have a bad FURNCE ignition module. Once the furnace blower comes on, the AC and Wall tstat are out of the picture for ignition control. This type failure is common for a bad Furnace Ignition module. It is VERY hard to diagnose. This is where years of knowledge comes in. Doug Except the OP said when they turn the temperature up one more degree on the thermostat, it lights off. I would think a bad ignition control would stay bad under that circumstance. Maybe the thermostat is bad and only pulses the heat wire briefly which causes the fan to start up but not light off?
wnjj 11/03/22 11:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Cargo trailers to tow behind an RV

Single axle has the advantage of being easy to push/turn around by hand with a wheel under the jack. I've done that a few times in tight camp spots to stow the trailer.
wnjj 11/03/22 11:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

No need for the extension to reach from inside the receiver to the back of the bumper. I use an 18” extension with an extended ball mount to pull a cargo trailer behind a 9.5’ camper. With a boat trailer you will likely not even need the extended ball mount.
wnjj 10/19/22 12:33am Truck Campers
RE: a breakers tale

Yes, breakers can fail. Its not a great idea in the first place to use a twin as the main and a heavily-loaded/continuously used branch circuit. Now you have 2x the heat in the same container since the same current passes through both sides. When a twin breaker is instead used for 2 branch circuits it's less likely (and in a 30A RV impossible) to have max current in both. Since you have a spare slot for the branch circuit you already solved the problem. Otherwise I would have swapped a different 20A circuit that sees less frequent use with the one twined with the main if possible.
wnjj 10/10/22 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

I have no issues with cutting holes in the walls of my house to diagnose any issue because I know how ti fix it. After learning what wires were what and figuring out how to pop off the tail light assembly, I looked at the right one first and it was wired properly. Brown wire (RT) to the red lead. I take off the left tail light and what do I find? The installer had coupled the red wire (LT) AND the brown wire (RT) together and connected that to the red lead. That explains why both light blinked when either was turned on. Right or left, each was always getting power. Cut the red wires and into a separate connector and it works perfect. When I started the topic I had no clue about any of this, and you people educated me to the point where I had the knowledge to recognize how it was ****** up when it left the factory. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. If we are ever in the same campsite, I will offer you a beer!! Unbelievable that it could go out the door like that but it’s awesome that you figured it out and are more knowledgeable for the “next time”.
wnjj 09/22/22 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

The positions are labeled the same, but the colors are all different; hence you would be putting the wrong color wire on the terminal. I stand corrected on the color code. The chart on Etrailer's website is the same as the one Bucky posted. Could Etrailer be wrong? Etrailer Link The chart shows what they call “traditional”. Scroll down to the diagrams of the plugs and they show both traditional and RV colors. Personally, traditional makes more sense because it extends the 4-6 pin color scheme and better matches the heavy duty one. I don’t know who thought up the RV color codes. Nevertheless it is what it is and knowing what you’re working with is the most important thing.
wnjj 09/22/22 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

Probably going to require pulling both taillight assemblies and do wire tracing. Somewhere both sides are tied together. Where ever they tied the left taillight to the right taillight they likely also tied the left stoplight to the right stoplight. Agreed. I would first check up front where the 7-way cable breaks out into individual wires. Some manufacturers do this inside of a little box on the tongue frame.
wnjj 09/19/22 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Both blinkers flash for right and left

Yellow is probably reverse lights, which isn’t wired up on your trailer. Check for a good ground, the lack of which often causes the problem as one side grounds back through the other via the tail light filaments. The 7-way cord probably follows the “RV standard” shown on this page (scroll down to the pictures): https://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx Test the trailer itself with the cord unplugged from the truck by jumping from the +12v pin to each of the turn signals with a paper clip.
wnjj 09/19/22 12:23am Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Bearings

I don't get all the concern about repacking bearings. OP has 800 miles since serviced. How often do any of you repack the front bearings on your car or truck? Its the same bearing set up. Not the same ball game! The front bearings on a car or truck do not see any of the huge side loadings that double axle trailers put on their bearings when they turn or back into a campsite. If the trailer wheels turned like a cars, then the side loadings would not be there and the recommended service interval would likely be much longer than it is now.Really it is about the same. On our class 8 trucks and trailers we would check and service bearings at about 100K miles. True the bearings are bigger but so is the load. I'm not a rookie mechanic as you can tell from my profile and I do believe some folks take the bearing service a little to far. Sitting a lot where the grease can separate or overloading creating excessive heat are probably the more common issues with trailer bearings. I tend to not worry about bearings generally either.
wnjj 08/22/22 07:14pm Travel Trailers
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