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RE: 2006 winnebago adventure fresh water drain valve leaking

Maybe I jumped to an incorrect conclusion. The physical description sounded like the OP meant the gray water drain, but said "fresh water". Bigguy racing, can you clarify please?
larry cad 01/18/20 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 winnebago adventure fresh water drain valve leaking

We all have that problem at some time. Easiest way to fix it is to replace the valve. 4 bolts hold it into place. Remove the bolts and slide the old valve out, and insert the new valve into place. Reinstall the 4 bolts and you are good for another 12 years. Be sure the water tank is empty before you start. About 15 minutes tops.
larry cad 01/17/20 04:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: melting plug

Question for those wiser than me: If plug is melting (I assume he means one of the electrodes in the plug) that is evidence of too much heat at that point. That heat is caused by current and resistance, right? IF the electrode has a solid connection into the socket why would a loose connection downstream cause that contact point to overheat? A short downstream would trip a breaker before current got crazy. A loose connection could cause lots of current spikes, potentially too short to trip a breaker, but I would expect the arcing (and associated heating/melting) to be at the point of the loose connection. If the plug electrode were solidly connected to the receptacle I wouldn’t think it would be a point of excessive heating. With all that said, a plug connection will have some resistance but I would expect that to be much smaller than the resistance of the downstream intermittent connection. So again that is where I would expect arcing and melting. Long way to say I think that if he’s having melting of his plug electrode, I would be looking for reasons it wasn’t making a solid connection and result in arcing there, not be looking first for downstream issues. What am I missing? Thank you. This is so obvious I was wondering if it was worth stating and you beat me to it. Some of the previous suggestions were so far out I am amazed! And yes, I agree the problem is at the plug and CG receptacle, not in the OP breaker panel, etc. Hopefully the OP can discern the wheat from the chaff.
larry cad 01/13/20 04:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EPass Extra thoughts

From experience in Florida, our EZ Pass does not work for the Florida toll roads. Florida has their own, "Sun Pass", which is unique to Florida and doesn't work on other toll roads such as WVA turnpike, Ohio TP or PA turnpike, unless something has recently changed.
larry cad 01/12/20 06:58am Roads and Routes
RE: My electric steps come out when I turn on my headlights

Not that I have had this happen, but weird things happen when the ground wire on the steps is not making a good connection on the frame. Just a thought.
larry cad 01/07/20 04:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

Bungee cords are not designed to keep your steering wheel straight while you nap, always use a proper ratchet strap. 40' diesel with steer safe and IFS! Works great as far as I can tell. Most of the time I'm asleep though.
larry cad 01/05/20 03:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

no way is the world ready for self driving anything. Do it all the time in my A. Set cruise control on, tie a bungy cord to the steering wheel, and go in the back to take a nap. So far so good! :ZBungy cord, where did you learn about the bungy cord. The sales people did not say anything about using a bungy cord, and there is nothing in the information that came with the MH about a bungy cord either. Fine print! Read the fine print! :B
larry cad 01/05/20 03:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Changing Atwood water heater plug to brass

I apologize that I have not read all the responses so if I duplicate others it is not on purpose. I have winterized my various RV's for 30 years but not until 3 years ago did I do so by compressed air. I bought a $100 butterbean compressor, which has held up well. I just attach it to the water inlet, empty the water heater by removing the plug, bypass the water heater and set the compressor on 65 psi. I run the compressor as I turn on each water outlet on, one at a time and let it stay open until there is no water present. This includes the washing machine. Only pour the pink stuff into each drain trap and a small amount in the washing machine to run it through the drain pump. I have a domestic refrigerator and have to disconnect and drain the ice maker line. This is easier, cheaper and quicker than the old method with the pink stuff. Yeah, probably shoulda read the other responses. :B
larry cad 01/05/20 03:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

no way is the world ready for self driving anything. Do it all the time in my A. Set cruise control on, tie a bungy cord to the steering wheel, and go in the back to take a nap. So far so good! :Z
larry cad 01/04/20 06:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Considering moving from a Newmar 40' to a Fleetwood 38'

One other thought, and as mentioned above, the new ISB has a lot of pollution control and requires DEF which is a pain. That is to me, a BIG disadvantage over your Newmar. You have extra cost for the DEF, and you will need to carry a spare container with a few gallons in case you run out.
larry cad 01/01/20 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Considering moving from a Newmar 40' to a Fleetwood 38'

That is a tough choice. You have nailed down a lot of the weaknesses with the Spartan chassis and you are familiar with the rest of your Newmar. That is a well built coach that rides nice and has a lot of comfort. However, it is now (as of today) 20 years old and there is an infinite number of things that can go wrong. The ISB is a proven workhorse and very reliable. That will be the least of Problem is with the new coach, there are a lot of things that can go wrong, meaning problems that were installed at the factory. Any one who frequent this forum know the manufacturers of RVs don't spend a lot of time making them perfect. So, you will have a long learning curve with the new one, figuring out how to fix factory problems before you are comfortable with it. Do you prefer the devil you know or the devil you don't know? Also, don't forget the new one comes with a feature the old one doesn't have, a monthly payment. Good luck with your choice.
larry cad 01/01/20 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing Atwood water heater plug to brass

DFORD pic looked plastic. You can get a Plastic type extension and do the same thing DFORD has done without using metal. DougWould that plastic be rated for the heat? PVC pipe is used frequently in hot water systems.
larry cad 12/31/19 05:52am Tech Issues
RE: Any info re why Rio Grande Valley RV show cancelled? clicky
larry cad 12/30/19 06:24pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: How do I put this electric motor back together?!

A problem for tomorrow, but one that is back in the realm of my knowledge. Unlike the inside of the motor, which I know nothing about! Well, you do now!!! :)
larry cad 12/26/19 03:52am Tech Issues
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

..........What we don’t know is whether the weight chart extends to pressures less than 65psi. Maybe because pressures less than 65psi are dangerous and the manufacturer doesn't want "test pilots" driving on their tires. :@:S:h
larry cad 12/10/19 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 15 Amp Service

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larry cad 12/10/19 03:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace running very hot...

You can melt solder with that exhaust temperature The inner core of the propane candle flame is light blue, with a temerature of around 1500 C which is 2732 F. You can almost melt steel with that. What is your point?
larry cad 12/08/19 06:19am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace running very hot...

If there is a crack in the heat exchanger as has been suggested, you can get a battery operated CO (carbon monoxide) detector which will beep if you have CO leaking from the combustion chamber into the RV. It is unlikely a crack is your problem. It is also highly unlikely that your combustion air passage is clogged with either cat hair or any other obstruction. If that passage is clogged or even partly obstructed, the furnace has a "sail switch" that monitors airflow and prevents the burner from igniting if the air flow is obstructed. That is not your problem. I am still wondering how hot is "too hot". That statement is too vague. It would be nice to have some real numbers that you could verify with the factory.
larry cad 12/07/19 03:58am Tech Issues
RE: 15 Amp Service

15 amp is pretty simple as long as the weather is not very hot or very cold. Just pay attention and you'll be fine. If you have an EMS just manually set it down to 15 amp service and let it regulate the load if not then that task will fall on you. If you trip the breaker just reset it and go on. Someone suggested using a plastic bag in the toilet. For the life of me I can't figure out how that conserves electricity. :? :h
larry cad 12/06/19 03:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace running very hot...

You would have to define what you mean by "too hot". Measure a specific temperature, and either check the owner manual or contact dometic. If it truly is "too hot", they will want to know and will most likely correct the problem before they end up in a nasty lawsuit.
larry cad 12/05/19 07:17am Tech Issues
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