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RE: Show type of RV on question page

The OP does have a point although not necessarily presented well. It would be nice if the reason for the post was a bit more informative about what they are asking. I’ve seen a lot of “Need help” or “what’s this” or “Best X for class a” when they only mean DP’s. I open a lot of meaningless to me posts. That is due to OPs NOT putting much info in title..... But if you scroll over the title it will show more of the post w/o even opening it
Old-Biscuit 10/16/19 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas stove in fifth wheel

No shutoff valves on individual service lines to the appliances IF propane to stove is LEAKING you will need to disconnect the propane line and cap/plug using a 3/8" gas fitting
Old-Biscuit 10/16/19 08:26am Tech Issues
RE: Water pump issue

Sputtering Hot & Cold..........air is being pulled into SUCTION side of pump Suction line from fresh water tank Winterizing Kit Strainer Pump casing those are the places air can enter....suction side of pump
Old-Biscuit 10/15/19 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing with bicycle

Notice the front wheel support......same way that Ricky towed the Long Trailer Anyone that has been overseas has seen what a bicyle can really tow. height=400 width=400
Old-Biscuit 10/14/19 09:55am Towing
RE: Dometic Fridge not working on electric, but does on propane?

Mine has two glass fuses on the fridge's circuit board. A 3 amp for the 12v stuff and a 5 amp for the 120v element. However, first check that the fridge has 120v where you plug it into a receptacle. That receptacle might be dead from a popped circuit breaker or from being on a GFCI circuit where the GFCI has popped. THIS^^^^ Start with the basics. Do you have 120VAC at the Outlet fridge plugs into YES... Then remove cover on the lower circuit board and check the GLASS fuse That is the AC circuit Fuse Got AC at/thru fuse (check it with voltmeter not just visual) YES..... Then check for AC at the 2 terminals where the Electric Element Leads plug onto the circuit board Then do a continuity check thru the leads of the element Blown Glass Fuse...bad element Good AC at element lead terminals on circuit board...BAD board AC at continuity thru element leads.bad element
Old-Biscuit 10/14/19 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Those with portable surge protector

Yep.........50A portable PI unit It is plugged in FIRST CG, at home, at friends place etc. I have NO control over what the Power Company does. So kinda silly to have it and NOT use it.
Old-Biscuit 10/13/19 09:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: norcold thermistor plug

Thermistor is the temp sening probe in food compartment the fridge thermostat uses to control cooling cycles Thermistor Leads plug into Light Assembly Connector on many Norcold Models Which Model is yours?????
Old-Biscuit 10/13/19 05:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: how to level a trailer

Old-Biscuit 10/13/19 11:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Trains

Sorry to hear of this sad event. Sounds like moral of story would be 'ear buds and being distracted' can lead to a tragic end.
Old-Biscuit 10/12/19 08:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hot water tank not working on 110 VAC

Oke Biscuit comes through again. While I don't have the camper here to look, I distinctly remember feeling resistance on the left reset button when I pressed it, but the WH still didn't work on AC. Will do voltmeter/ohmeter test once I get back to the camper, but I'm sure Ole is right, the element is either shorted or open. thanks for all the advice, especially the pix. The element is a big resistor that heats up. Resistors dont short they always burn open And yet tests for burnet out element (NO continuity thru element) and testing for shorted element (Continuity between element and flange) are the 2 tests recommended for any water heater using an electric element. RV or Residential. Burnt out deals with the element Shorted deals with the 'insulator' between element and flange
Old-Biscuit 10/12/19 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot water tank not working on 110 VAC

OP stated...." there are two "reset" buttons that I pressed, but still nada." THAT is a Suburban (Atwood doesn't have RESET buttons) Those reset buttons are for the High Temp T-stats....trip at 180*F but have to be Manually reset. If Tripped you will feel resistance when push in on button Left side is 120VAC for the Element Right side s 12VDC for the propane Suburban uses a simple 120VAC circuit 120VAC from Circuit Breaker to On/Off Switch (outside compartment lower left corner---RV Mfg might add an addtional in inside in series) From On/Off Switch to High Temp T-stat then Normal Temp T-stat via connector wire then to element (Oval Cover Under Gas valve/burner tube) Sometimes the High to Normal connector wire will burn into Remove Push To Reset Cover and inspect THis one shows burnt thru connector wire height=400 width=500 Element.... Disconnect one wire Voltmeter....check for continuity between the 2 terminals on eleemnt NO continuity...element bad Voltmeter....check for continuity between White wire termonal and element flange YES continuity....element shorted 120VAC 1440W element 9 1/2" with a 1 1/4" thread (1 1/2" thin wall socket to R/R elemnt) 1440W element draws 12A 1500W element draws 12.5A and is readily available at most any hardware store **1440W Suburban on line
Old-Biscuit 10/12/19 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Using a tow vehicle as a windbreak while boondocking

3 of us were Duck Hunting ----Owen's Valley north of Lone Pine Tent camping.......storm blew in that 1st night and wind was blowing 50+mph which had a flattening effect on the tent Parked truck to block the tent from the wind and finally got to sleep. Wind continued the next day/night. Finally 3rd day storm had did the Ducks! That was back in 1985
Old-Biscuit 10/12/19 01:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Veterans Clothing giveaway

Call local VFW or Legion. Exactly Every VFW or American Legion should have a Quartermaster/Service Officer that handles the 'relief fund' They would KNOW who/which Vet was in need of 'assistance' So many are!
Old-Biscuit 10/11/19 02:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Not too early for Halloween, have been on a spooky campsite?

"........everyone I meet seems pale and not been under the sun much." Good grief It is Oregon :B
Old-Biscuit 10/11/19 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer Brake issues.....

No, small wire wont cause an overload message. Basically the +12 has to be shorted to ground someplace for the P2 to show that. YEP^^^^^^ Short... Can be at umbilical cord, plug, receptacle Can be at Emergency Break Away Switch Can be at ANY of the brake magnet connection Can be INSIDE the drum where magnet wires have rubbed against shoe lever arm OR bad GROUND Check the brake magnet ground wire connections Check umbilical cord plug/receptacle for corrosion
Old-Biscuit 10/11/19 02:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

No Campfires..........PLEASE post those CGs Call them out We should start an ongoing list that gets updated frequently That way I can pick which ones I will partonize cause I hate campfires! Not so much hate's just there are MORE & More inept campers that do NOT know how to have a campfire. They think smoldering/smokey is good vs an actual fire And then they go inside! YEAH.CGs with NO Campfires. I like the concept
Old-Biscuit 10/10/19 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater Issue

Check for a dead bug or some other debris in the burner tube. YEP^^^^^ Propane hadn't been used for awhile then when you did it smelt and had soot THAT was a mud dabber nest, insects etc in combustion chamber Need to do some ROUTINE cleaning of burner tube, spark electrode (celan the soot/carbon off), clean out the combustion/exhaust tube.
Old-Biscuit 10/10/19 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

High Winds....could take transmission lines down Better to have the power OFF then lines falling energized, starting fires and then no repairs can be done until fires are contained Seems PG&E can't win for trying!
Old-Biscuit 10/09/19 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water heater questions....

Instead of messing with the pressure relief valve, why not just open a faucet on the hot side? It’ll do the same thing. Something definitely screwy with the valve. I did open faucets first, but when I released the pressure valve water still came out. That is due to 'loss of air pocket' Water level should be just at the tank opening where T&P Relief Vlave screws in......temp probe goes down into the water Air pocket is above T&P opening to top of tank. Air can be compressed and control pressure increases when heating water. Water SWELLS when heated so w/o air pocket pressure would increase
Old-Biscuit 10/09/19 10:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater questions.... height=500 width=300 1/4 turn valves....valve handle indicates if valve open or closed Traditional valve that you turn handle until fully open or closed....valve handle could end up any position
Old-Biscuit 10/08/19 01:52pm Travel Trailers
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