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RE: No heat

Typically RV furnaces don't like to not be used for a long time. Too many things can happen. 1. The green ground wire that is screwed to the furnace metal gets loose or corroded. Loosen and tighten it. 2. Mud daubers build nests inside the furnace. This either clogs the blower air path, or worse builds up on the sail switch. Maybe blow some compressed air through the outlet to clear it out and hope that helps. 3. There is a control circuit board with a connector on it. Sometimes the connections on that board get corroded. Pull the connector off and on several times and see if that solves the problem. 4. Probably not the case, but also possible the gas valve is stuck. 5. The heat sensor rod may not be clean and is not sending an igniter signal to the gas valve. I'm sure others will have additional ideas.
larry cad 10/19/19 05:16am Tech Issues
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

When you are plugged in to shore power most rigs have a "converter" wired into the system that keeps your batteries charged. When you are using "inverter" for 110v power, you must switch off the "converter" breaker on 110v breaker panel, otherwise you have the "inverter" using up battery power running the "converter" which is a battery charger. Big time loosing proposition. Will run your batteries down very rapidly. Sounds like this is what is happening to you in addition to other things mentioned.... With the magnum inverter/charger in his diesel motorhome, all of that is done automatically and there is nothing to worry about. The "charger" is integral to the magnum and operates to charge the batteries only when plugged into shore power.
larry cad 10/15/19 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: TOGO comments?

I have been using a Verizon MIFI for a couple of years now and it seems to work decent. What is there about this TOGO that makes it better? I am curious. The MIFI has unlimited data for $20 a month with multi users.
larry cad 10/14/19 08:49am Technology Corner
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold. It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control. Lot's of good advice here. I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter The magnum can be conveniently wired to your Onan Quiet Diesel Generator to operate in "auto gen start" mode which will start your genny automatically if your batteries get low. You have the option of setting the "low" voltage where it starts. This is all done on the magnum operator panel, the one with the rotating know.
larry cad 10/13/19 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Check the video! At some point early on, the tow truck guy stated that the axle was out of position but they could probably loosen the shackle and move it back into position to "make it towable" (His words) Which I took to mean towable from the front. Somewhere along the way this plan was abandoned and they were "forced" to tow from the rear. Without knowing what actually happened to that plan, we should refrain from criticizing the tow driver. It would have been a tough job to move the axle back into position for front towing, and maybe impossible in this circumstance. Give the guy a break. He's the on site expert and has to make difficult decisions on the spot without our benefit of 20-20 hind sight.
larry cad 10/13/19 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold. It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control. Lot's of good advice here.
larry cad 10/13/19 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it. For the record, there were approximately 530 people killed last weekend by vehicles driven by people who had "mandatory training, testing and licensing" Just sayin..............
larry cad 10/11/19 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wiring neutral/ground when splitting panel for MultiPlus?

All the grounds tie together. Keep in mind that a 2000 watt inverter can only supply about 15-16 amps. A #14 wire can carry that much so your concerns about overloading a neutral are unfounded. However, feeding half of your breaker panel is not necessarily wise. That is why most times the inverter has a separate feed from a 20 amp breaker in the panel, and the output from the inverter is fed to a "sub" panel. Keep in mind that your original panel is also a "sub" panel, meaning the ground and neutral are NOT bonded together in your panel because the ONLY permitted bond occurs at the campground service panel. Hope this helps.
larry cad 10/10/19 05:41am Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Current price for diesel (today Sept. 14, 2019) in my area, per Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75. Will check back in a few days with an update! Sept. 15, 2019 Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75 No change yet! Sept. 17, Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.80 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.85 Slight change. Sept. 18, Diesel Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.89 to high $3.24, and with gas low $2.45 to high $2.85 Mixed Sept. 30, Diesel Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.89 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.47 to high $2.65 Certainly no obvious trend, and I haven't heard any rumbling of war threats from the White House. Of course, this President has demonstrated he is not one to go to war on a whim. More likely he will wait a while and then do something behind the scenes which will make the point and we will hear about it much later. If a war breaks out over this, maybe I will revisit this thread. Sept. 14, 2019 in my area, per Gas Buddy diesel ranged from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75 Oct. 6, 2019 in my area, per Gas Buddy, diesel ranged from low $2.59 to high $3.29, and gas low $2.36 to high $2.79 So, if I had jumped on the bandwagon when this post first appeared, and filled my 125 gallon diesel tank, I would have lost $25.00. Also have not received my draft notice to report for overseas duty. (Do they still do that?) This has been an interesting thread. I’m surprised the mods have left it run. I’ve also noticed there haven’t been any “chicken little”, sky is falling articles in the media. I wonder when we will see major changes, upheaval, war, rationing, etc.
larry cad 10/06/19 06:01am Tech Issues
RE: Generator ??

Probably should tell us a bit about your generator, particularly what size is it in KW? Also, on the four prong generator output, is it 120V or 240V. Might help to explain why there is a 4 prong outlet on the generator.
larry cad 09/30/19 11:47am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace refuses to start up

A frequent problem with the furnace is a corroded ground wire connection on the furnace. Find the wire that is fastened to the metal part of the furnace with a screw, remove the screw, clean both the metal surface, and the wire connected to that point. The ground wire is a functioning connection, not just there for safety. Also worth unpluging the circuit board from the flat connector, and cleaning those flat connections with a pencil eraser.
larry cad 09/30/19 10:29am Tech Issues
RE: Tire question 235 80 22,5

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larry cad 09/30/19 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Current price for diesel (today Sept. 14, 2019) in my area, per Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75. Will check back in a few days with an update! Sept. 15, 2019 Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75 No change yet! Sept. 17, Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.80 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.85 Slight change. Sept. 18, Diesel Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.89 to high $3.24, and with gas low $2.45 to high $2.85 Mixed Sept. 30, Diesel Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.89 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.47 to high $2.65 Certainly no obvious trend, and I haven't heard any rumbling of war threats from the White House. Of course, this President has demonstrated he is not one to go to war on a whim. More likely he will wait a while and then do something behind the scenes which will make the point and we will hear about it much later. If a war breaks out over this, maybe I will revisit this thread.
larry cad 09/30/19 05:01am Tech Issues
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

It has to be protected since it's a commercial or public facility (goes for rentals too). No grandfathering. If it passed inspection before the GFI requirement the is no code to make them upgrade to GFI. Yes it can be grandfathered. Per NEC, NOT in a commercial, public or rental property. I have been though this many times and I am 100% sure of this. Now if some local yocals don't adopt NEC requirements then anything goes but the code is clear. Can you point out the specific section of the NEC where it states that new sections of the code must be enforced on previously legal wiring? I personally have never run across that section. I realize you are 100% sure but I need to reference a NEC section and can't find it.
larry cad 09/26/19 01:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Magnum MS2000 dying. Questions about replacing it.

Just a thought on your existing inverter, the symptoms reek of a "cold solder joint". I believe there are 2 printed circuit boards on that unit. Might be worthwhile to go through and resolder all the joints just to see what happens.
larry cad 09/23/19 11:33am Tech Issues
RE: Magnum MS2000 dying. Questions about replacing it.

Personally I have had very good luck with Magnum over the years and highly recommend it. If you want a good 2000 watt unit, go with the MS2012 which will take care of virtually every normal need. If you want to go high tech, try the MSH3012RV. Have not seen one yet but lots of bells and whistles on a solid Magnum platform, including Hybrid technology, 5 stage charger (max 125ADC continuous), RV-C connector and of course, pure sine.
larry cad 09/23/19 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Current price for diesel (today Sept. 14, 2019) in my area, per Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75. Will check back in a few days with an update! Sept. 15, 2019 Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75 No change yet! Sept. 17, Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.80 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.85 Slight change. Sept. 18, Diesel Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.89 to high $3.24, and with gas low $2.45 to high $2.85 Mixed
larry cad 09/18/19 05:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Current price for diesel (today Sept. 14, 2019) in my area, per Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75. Will check back in a few days with an update! Sept. 15, 2019 Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.79 to high $3.19, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.75 No change yet! Sept. 17, Gas Buddy ranges from low $2.80 to high $3.25, and with gas low $2.39 to high $2.85 Slight change.
larry cad 09/17/19 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Vent fans and a/c at the same time

leave the vents off and let the A/C work as it is designed to do. If it was a good idea it would be in your owners manual. :h
larry cad 09/16/19 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Vent fans and a/c at the same time

I've always figured that the air going out has to be replaced by air coming from somewhere, and that somewhere is going to be from outside. If it's hot outside it's pulling hot air into the camper. Seems kind of a self-defeating cycle. I think we have lost track of one important detail: We need to be talking about "HEAT", not necessarily just air. Heat comes in regardless of whether the exhaust fan is running or not. It certainly comes in via the roof, and via the window glass, and via the side walls. That heat can either be cooled by the A/C, or by venting it out the roof, since it rises to the ceiling naturally. Since the ceiling is where the A/C gets its air to cool, it makes sense that if that air is cooler to begin with, the A/C has to work less. The cool air from the A/C naturally drops and heat rises. Suck a bit of that hot air out the roof and the cool air below will rise a bit, making it easier to cool down to an even lower temperature. As was stated earlier, similar to a recirc system in a car.
larry cad 09/16/19 05:07am General RVing Issues
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