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RE: entry step

Which Brand step do you have? If Kwikee---BAD MOTOR. If LCI(Coachstep) it is either the pie shaped drive gear(missing teeth which you can see) or a bad motor. PS, either brand should NEVER click. Doug
dougrainer 10/25/20 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: Schwintek Slide Out Problems

Spoke with the tech again and he said he checked all the connectors but the slide out is still acting up. Sometimes the rear stalls, sometimes the front. He is going to get another set of eyes on it to see if he's missing something. I noticed the new 2021 model year does not use Schintek in the large kitchen slide out. He checked it again. DID HE CHECK FOR ERROR CODES????????? IF NO error codes, the next procedure with Jayco approving is to take BOTH outside wall flanges loose(with room extended about 12 inches) with a lift supporting the room and let the Schwintek mechanism mount self center and then reattach the outside flanges even IF the holes do not line up. When you have stall and NO error codes that usually means the complete room/mechanism is binding. This procedure fixes that. If the holes still line up, the room was installed correctly. Doug
dougrainer 10/25/20 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: 2007 32 BA Allergo Class A - Dash Monitor not working

You checked the fuses. BUT DID YOU CHECK FOR 12 VOLT POWER AT THOSE FUSES WITH A VOLTMETER? The Tiffin Monitor and the radio and some other dash systems are supplied from a solenoid that is activated by the key switch when on. This is separate and is not part of the Ford/Workhorse/Chevy system. Doug
dougrainer 10/24/20 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower wall sealant not sticking

Jayco had the same problem for YEARS. Here is what we used and is BETTER than Silicone. This DAP you buy the CLEAR. It comes out white but dries completely CLEAR, NOT a opaque glob like clear silicone. It will adhere to glass/fiberglass and Plastic. Doug DAP Kwik Seal Plus 10.1 oz. White Kitchen and Bath Adhesive Caulk with Microban
dougrainer 10/23/20 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Humming sound in 5th wheel??

Xantrex Pro XM1000 is an 'INVERTER' used to inverter DC (from batteries) to AC for that residential fridge 'CONVERTER' used to converter AC from AC Source (shore/gen) to DC for the 12V System and maintaining/charging batteries You could have BOTH...Inverter and Converter If you unplug shore power then Converter will stop operating --- Converter Fan Should stop as it is AC Powered If you turn off Inverter....then it will stop Inverter Manual Determine which one is making the noise. Humming could be 'Normal' or an indication of component failing Are you positive about the CONVERTER fan is AC? Some Converter fans will stay running once the 120 is removed if the converter is hot enough for the fan to run. Doug
dougrainer 10/22/20 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.

Repairable Tires A tire can be repaired if: It is punctured within the puncture repair area of the tire (pictured under the "non-repairable tire" section below) The sidewall and the shoulder of a tire cannot be repaired per TIA and USTMA guidelines The puncture doesn’t measure more than 1/4 of an inch in diameter The repairs do not overlap or if the injuries are not directly across from each other Tire Repair Process Remove tire from the rim Thorough inspection of both the inside and outside of the tire Although a tire may appear to be a simple fix from the outside, the bottom half of the nail could have caused potential damage to the interior sidewall Once deemed repairable, trim the puncture area of damaged cables to clean and stabilize the area From the inside out, pull a rubber stem through the puncture area sealing off the inside of the tire From the inside, buff the puncture area then apply special vulcanizing glue A patch is then installed on the inner liner over the puncture area causing a chemical reaction Tire is then mounted back on the rim, inflated to the proper tire pressure and the repair is checked for leaks This procedure takes 60-90 minutes to be done properly.
dougrainer 10/22/20 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.

No telling when nail attacked the tire ... could have been on your way to dealer Have an Internal Patch repair done Unless nail is in outer/sidewall area...then replace Didn't NEW tires come with road hazard coverage/warranty?? USA tires stopped Road Hazard warranty 7/01/1977. How do I know this? I purchased a NEW 1977 Trans am. delivery date--7/07/1977. In August I hit the remnants of a screwdriver on the hiway and blew out the Uniroyal RR tire. Took it to the Pontiac dealer that was also Uniroyal dealer. They came out and showed me the object in the destroyed tire and when I stated it should be under Road Hazard, he showed me the updated memo's from the Tire makers showing the above date they stopped Road Hazard on new tires. That is why Tire retailers sell Road Hazard warranty's. The correct repair if the nail is on the flat side of the tread is to remove the rubber, install a plug and then install a patch on the inside of the tire over the plug. Anywhere else, replace the rubber. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/20 05:03pm Tech Issues

Since their website ONLY talks about Trailers, then Motorhomes are NOT what they are designed for. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/20 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: ID black water tank outlet?

The flange ON the actual tank is spun/friction. The 3 inch inserted pipe is abs glued. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/20 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: Ford F150 battery drain when towing Travel Trailer

You may have to take both the Truck and attached trailer to Ford for the check out. My co worker had a 2019 fully loaded 450 Ford(diesel) that had issues ONLY when towing. After 45 minutes to 2 hours of towing his NEW 2018 Jayco 36 ft 5th wheel the interior Ford dash Display would go bananas and the truck would go into derate operation phase. It was so bad that even with Ford towing the truck/trailer combo for up to an hour(no fail), they had a Ford team completely deprogram and reprogram the complete Ford computer systems. Did not fix it. Ford bought him out of it before he could Lemon Law it. He purchased another almost identical 450 and has had no problems. There can be Program glitches that cause electrical problems. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/20 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: Ford F150 battery drain when towing Travel Trailer

Are you perhaps running your RV's absorption refrigerator on the DC setting? If he had a 12 volt 3 way, it would NOT drain the Ford Battery. The plain fact is, the FORD Charge system should keep the FORD battery charged while in transit. It is NOT, The trailer will not drain a GOOD battery in 3 to 5 hours. Remember, he also has a COACH battery that is hopefully fully charged when he starts out. He has a FORD charge system problem. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/20 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: E-1 Message on Dometic thermostat

Doug, I have received the new Tsat and control board. Will go out in a few days to install. Would it be a bad idea to connect the Tstat to the old control box first. If the unit came on then I would know if the Tstat was the issue. Thanks Good idea. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/20 01:44pm Tech Issues
RE: bigfoot leveling info straight from the top

Either the "guy" misunderstood what you were stating or he is an IDIOT. YOU NEVER LIFT THE REAR TIRES OFF THE GROUND, PERIOD. Regardless of ANY leveling/jack system. The only thing that HOLDS your RV in place,(especially on an incline) is the Parking Brake AND the Transmission Parking Pawl. So, with the rear tires off the ground, and your jacks with blocks supporting the rear of the RV, the RV itself can SLIDE very easily rearward and fall off the jacks. Has NOTHING to do with the length of the Jack piston. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/20 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Furnace - no air thru ducts

This is the install manual. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/20 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Furnace - no air thru ducts

Because this design is to blow out HOT air thru the front grill. It is rare for any of the round ducts to be used when this type model is used. BUT, when you do connect the 4 inch or 1.5 inch flexible ducts, that is to just get a small amount of heat to the connected hoses and areas. I have never had this complaint, but I have never seen the duct hoses utilized. You would have to block off the the detachable front grill where the hot air comes out to force the air thru the duct hoses. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/20 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: atwood water heater not working on electric

thanks, I will try some of the suggestions but it may take some time as I have to put element back in and refill the tank. With NO 120 (wh breaker OFF) you can test the board/120 relay without installing the Heat Element. It is all 12 volt. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/20 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: atwood water heater not working on electric

AT the Board is a YELLOW wire. When the 120 electric switch is ON, That YELLOW wire should have 12 volts. The WHITE wire should have 12 volts. The WHITE comes from the 120 inside switch. Post what the results are. Your RV is a 2007? If the white and yellow are 12 volts, odds are the 120 relay is bad or a wire came off. That relay is NEXT to the 120 element at the back of the Water Heater. You should have seen it when you tested the 120 element. Hard to miss. Doug
dougrainer 10/19/20 07:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need help on winterizing RV with residential fridge

I would not install antifreeze in the icemaker mold. IF you winterize by blowing out the system. Connect air and manually cycle the Icemaker until you hear AIR blowing out inside the icemaker. If you use Antifreeze, then pump into the mold. The RV antifreeze leaves a small slime that takes numerous ice production to get rid of. Doug I like the air idea. Where do I look for the switch to manually cycle the system? This is our first time using the 5th wheel. I noticed when we get home which is 250 miles north, we will have temps in the mid 20's this week. Thanks I am not familiar with the LG. Most Residentials have either a eject switch cycle or you remove the motor cover and jump the V and L holes with a 12 gauge copper wire and that opens the water valve for air blow out. Doug
dougrainer 10/18/20 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Furnace has 2 Amp Phantom Load when off

Is it a RVP or Dometic tstat? Is the furnace controlled by the same Tstat as the roof AC? Or, do you have an aftermarket wall tstat that is programmable. A 2 amp draw on a GOOD fully charged battery will not drain overnight. Doug
dougrainer 10/18/20 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help on winterizing RV with residential fridge

I would not install antifreeze in the icemaker mold. IF you winterize by blowing out the system. Connect air and manually cycle the Icemaker until you hear AIR blowing out inside the icemaker. If you use Antifreeze, then pump into the mold. The RV antifreeze leaves a small slime that takes numerous ice production to get rid of. Doug
dougrainer 10/18/20 09:28am Tech Issues
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