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RE: Oven ignitor

I just assumed the reason for no igniter in the oven is due to how hot it gets in the oven. I always assumed it’s because having a striker inside a closed compartment that may have built up gas was a bad idea.
wnjj 11/21/20 11:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Rotten wings

Here are a couple threads from some who have: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25933590.cfm https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27440438.cfm
wnjj 11/18/20 05:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Brake question

No need to jack anything up. The brake coils will sing when activated and are easy to hear. Just put your head down near each wheel to confirm them.
wnjj 11/13/20 02:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: 10/3 Wire split

I’m with Bumpyroad. As long as conductors aren’t damaged I’d just do a better electrical tape job around both conductors (a couple thicknesses of tape provides much more than 120v protection); then electrical tape over the whole “surgery”. Finally, you need to protect it from the type damage that occurred - that depends on space and what’s around; heat shrink probably sufficient, but only if nothing sharp or a rub hazard as it bounces down the road. Worst case you could encase it in a sleeve of pvc or something more protective. If I was to bother with more, I’d probably replace the whole length of wire. Although box and wire nuts would be fine, frankly the wire nut junction has more potential for failure than a good tape up job on what you already have. My 2 cents... x2
wnjj 11/07/20 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: GFCI outlet is popping when I plug in coach

Start generator…all good. See GFCI in coach in bathroom popped. OK, I reset it thinking somehow that had something to do with issue. Shut generator off and plug in again. GFCI pops again that I am plugged into. (Also, GFCI in coach pops.) This the key point Gfi for house trips, RV bathroom gfi trips When shore cord is plugged in Nothing trips when on generator, RV bathroom gfi Does Reset on generator power Problem is between ats and stick house gfi used for shore power ATS does switch hots and neutral Neutral leak is NOT present when using generator Either that or the generator isn’t bonded. If it isn’t bonded, there is no loop formed between neutral and ground even with a downstream neutral/ground short.
wnjj 11/01/20 11:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Time to Develop a Solution for Scissor Stairs (Bigfoots)

little giant steps I use these - the steps are really deep and level (like regular stairs) and the handhold bar can fold down out of the way. Takes about 3 seconds to pull out of the camper and set up. WAAAAYY cheaper than the scissors-fold steps. I should add that being free-standing means I can move them around to crank the jacks or open/close the pop-up latches Ditto. Very sturdy and useful around the house too. Can also work next to a trailer tongue for those times we leave it connected.
wnjj 11/01/20 10:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Another 6.6 gas question

I don't get the 10 speed OCD discussions. I drive a different truck every day at work, all 3 US flavors and probably almost every combination at one time or another. Unless your always in Flatlands running empty/not towing and going for squeezing every last drop for fuel mileage, all those extra gears are wasted fluff. In hill country loaded or towing you'll never be up in them much if at all and it does not matter what is in front of the tranny. More gears = more heat and more parts to wear. Mostly agree. Regardless of gears you still need the same HP/TQ to climb a mtn or cruise the interstate. However an 8sp or 10 speed will have better spacing between gears and allow the vehicle to maintain speeds easier without lugging or over revving. Exactly, with my 4 speed GM 6.0 when it down shifts its a 1000 rpm jump. I have so many times that it would be great to have a gear in the middle. When I'm running on flattish interstate I've have to choose between struggling at 2000 rpm, and reving at 3000rpms, but it be great to have a gear at 2500rpm. I've pulled from ATL to the FL Keys turning 3000rpms and it did fine, but 2500rpms would be perfect. Considering gas engines have such a wide range of RPM between working with loads and cruising for mileage when empty, the more gears the better. When the 6-speeds came out, they mostly improved the empty cruising with 2 overdrives instead of 1. The grade pulling gears aren't really that different. When comparing the 6L80E to a 4L80E for example, the 6-speed adds a lower 1st gear but 2-3 are similar to what 1-2 were on the 4 speed. 4th is 15% lower than 3rd was. So practically speaking you didn't gain much in terms of useable hill climbing gears. More would definitely be nice.
wnjj 10/28/20 12:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trouble with my Honda 2000 genset

Once years ago mine did that when it was really cold out. I just kept restarting it a few times in a row and it eventually stayed running and ran fine after that. The oil level may have been marginal at the time. Make really sure your oil level is completely full. Consider changing the oil. Or maybe your oil level sender is bad?
wnjj 10/26/20 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: City Water Tank Bypass Issue

The pump normally prevents water from being pushed through it into the tank but sometimes a piece of debris can stick in it and cause it to leak. Using the pump may have already cured your issue. If not you may have to take apart the pump head and clean it. Worst case you need a pump rebuild kit, new pump or install an extra check valve after the pump output.
wnjj 10/22/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: GM’s official run at Tesla starts with its E Hummer debut.

I was kind of thinking the lane change thing maybe. I don't off-road so I wasn't sure if there was an application there or not. For parallel parking, it would be great if the wheels turned 90 degrees. Then you could just pull up even with the spot, turn the wheels and slide right in. Just seems like a gimmick to try to add something unique. The parking thing...another 'new' old idea. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki9otMeiRP0
wnjj 10/21/20 06:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Headlights aiming up when towing?

My truck sets level as it should. I get flashed on occasion. You pretty much should never get flashed. Maybe consider slightly lowering your headlight aim, particularly as your truck ages and may settle a bit lower.
wnjj 10/13/20 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Headlights aiming up when towing?

The 2020 headlights easily blind oncoming traffic. I think the design is defective, I hate it when they come towards me even when not loaded. It’s been going on longer than 2020. Modern headlights are super bright and rely on a sharp cutoff (above which there is little light). When they are even slightly high the results are blinding for the oncoming driver. Twist the adjusters down when loaded.
wnjj 10/13/20 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: I needed to add an extra browser

I’ve never heard of Vivaldi until your post (not that I go looking for browsers much). If one of your main browsers doesn’t even make the top 10, it kind of doesn’t count when it comes to compatibility with websites as they likely never tested to it. If it continues to gain acceptance it will become more widely supported. https://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php As much as I’m not a big fan of The Google, Chrome is now the most widely used and therefore most likely to avoid those kind of issues.
wnjj 10/12/20 05:19pm Technology Corner
RE: PD charge wizard not working

Technically the Wizard is built in to the PD unit. The thing with the LED and button is an optional remote pennant. If the LED isn’t lit and the unit doesn’t seem to produce any current something is probably wrong with the PD itself. It could be as simple as a blown fuse. You can also try disconnecting the pennant and see if there is any charging current in case the pennant has failed and is confusing the main unit.
wnjj 10/12/20 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Shurflow pump problem UPDATE

Our Flo-jet pump was left on accidentally in storage and when the bit of remaining water evaporated it started to run. It may have been running for weeks. It would still pump up to normal pressure and hold without back leaking but it refused to prime anymore. Now I can say it was directly caused by that. I did find out quite some time later that it would prime with the tank clear full. I took the head apart a couple different times and never found anything. So after having to manually prime it with the winterizing tube dozens of times I finally got around to just replacing the pump. I should have done that years ago. You may find yours still won’t prime with less than a full tank.
wnjj 10/11/20 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: Do you really need a corner cut mattress?

Just flip the mattress end for end to check if there are clearance issues.
wnjj 10/11/20 10:06am Travel Trailers
RE: storage door lock

If they’re like the ones on our compartments, they may be mounted in a round hole instead of a D. If that’s the case, stick a large screwdriver into the keyway and force turn it to the left to unthread it from the nut on the back. Edit: The non locking cams are in round holes and turn themselves often. I’m not sure about the locks.
wnjj 10/09/20 11:40am Truck Campers
RE: Fine Tuning the load

If you want a little more than pushing against the wobble, you can gently hold your foot against the jack before it touches down to force the slack to one side. Then once the camper lifts off it will automatically shift to the center and you can gently move it beyond by holding when you lower it back down.
wnjj 09/30/20 09:55am Truck Campers
RE: Solution to Trash Left Behind!

You gotta be kidding me, it sounds like you're advocating dumping your trash instead of dealing with it. That right? I thought the same thing. At least justifying dumping trash. :M I read his comments as explaining why people do it, not justifying. In other words if want to solve the problem, unfortunately you have to make it easier for the slobs.
wnjj 09/27/20 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: Solution to Trash Left Behind!

Love the idea of mailing trash back to the folks that generated it! I'd get a kick out of dropping the trash on their doorstep myself! Those that litter really irritate me, even from a young age. As a teenager (many decades ago), me and my friends would go party in the desert. If a friend decided to chuck trash out the window while I was driving, I'd slam on the brakes and make him or her go pick it up. If they put up any resistance, they would find themselves having a long walk home. Not one bottle or can was ever left behind! A group I belong to adopted a stretch of freeway and performs clean-up events a couple times a year. The amount of trash picked-up is always shocking. Problem is, nobody feels like they should be held accountable for their actions these days. Quite sad! “Someone I know” may have found a bunch of trashed dumped by the road near a friend’s house that happened to include a couple of different things with an address on it. That someone may have returned it, while creating a nice front yard display at that address. My family also participates in a 3 mile section of rural adopt-a-road and pick up several full trash bags 2x a year. It’s about fast food consumption completion distance away from town as evidenced by the gifts left in the ditches. It’s so obviously not an accident when the quantity increases along the sections of the road away from any houses.
wnjj 09/26/20 09:43pm Truck Campers
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