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RE: Refridgerator is acting bizarre

Did the PC board get wet??? Water plus electronics= bizarre behavior.
wolfe10 11/29/20 12:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Border Restrictions Until Late December

However, US citizens can freely cross in both directions with no issues. Based on the link, this sure seems contradictory to me. Maybe a new definition to what is classified as "essential vs non-essential travel"??? And, assume this is referring to the U.S. Mexico border, not the U.S. Canada border (both were mentioned in the link).
wolfe10 11/25/20 05:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Burnt wires in power distribution panel

Odds are they are all loose or were before you tightened them. Loose connections = higher resistance = high temps = burnt wires. I agree. MUCH more likely that a random power surge causing the excessive heat that destroyed the insulation on all of them. Sorry, in my post one letter incorrect made my post on page one confusing/contradictory. First sentence of my reply--I agreed with his conclusion (did then, still do!). But, the "that" in the next sentence should have been "THAN", as "that" contradicts my agreeing with his statement. Thanks, fat fingers. SO: Here is what my post should have said: "I agree. MUCH more likely THAN a random power surge causing the excessive heat that destroyed the insulation on all of them." Again, sorry for the confusion.
wolfe10 11/25/20 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Burnt wires in power distribution panel

Yup, tightening all the screws in ATS and main 120 VAC distribution panel are part of a routine annual maintenance!
wolfe10 11/24/20 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Burnt wires in power distribution panel

Odds are they are all loose or were before you tightened them. Loose connections = higher resistance = high temps = burnt wires. I agree. MUCH more likely that a random power surge causing the excessive heat that destroyed the insulation on all of them.
wolfe10 11/24/20 01:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Air bags on a Class A gasser

We REALLY need to wait for the OP to tell us what chassis and coach they have. Any other facts you have on your coach would assist in getting good answers: age, miles, what else has been changed on the suspension, axle weights, etc. Barring that, we could give 10 suggestions that don't apply to their coach for every one who guessed correctly. Could lead you in circles!
wolfe10 11/23/20 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you buy new what CA rents

Yes, the rental companies (PROPERLY) subscribe strongly to the KISS theory. Most appropriate for the vast majority of renters who are first timers.
wolfe10 11/21/20 07:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class A motorhomes with a Ford V10 Chassis

In a word, NO. One of the more reliable gasoline engines ever used in an RV.
wolfe10 11/19/20 03:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Burner Tube Air Adjustments on new Dometic Appliances?

Interesting. Kind of eliminates resetting mixture for altitude. Said another way the proper "air shutter" setting/air/fuel mixture at our house (elevation 27') is WAY OFF from where we spend many summers in Angel Fire NM at 8,700'.
wolfe10 11/18/20 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Doesn't anyone get it? In order to get reduced medical prices you have to pay for it one way or the other. If you live where the prices are reduced your taxes will be much different. But, do we have to include the cost of all the drug ads on TV, all the health care provider ads on TV................? Not sure any of those contribute anything to health care except COST.
wolfe10 11/16/20 11:52am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 1994 Safari Serengeti DP

Clicky: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/rvs/d/orangevale-1994-safari-serengeti-diesel/7226736317.html
wolfe10 11/16/20 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to test rv converter?

12.6 means you're charged. Is the solar doing that? Yes, 12.6 is an OK reading for a fully charged battery AT REST. But, it is not OK for a properly working charger.
wolfe10 11/14/20 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: How to test rv converter?

How do you check? You just did. If there is 120 VAC to the converter and not blown fuse or open between converter and battery bank, it is not working. Said another way 12.6 to 12.6 says it is not charging. Should jump pretty quickly to at least 13.2 if batteries starting at 12.6.
wolfe10 11/14/20 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 2000 Safari Sahara Slide out inop

I hesitate to go on any forum and recommend another one. But, it is probably warranted in this case. For more Safari-specific information you might try here:https://safarifriends.org/index.php
wolfe10 11/12/20 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace Burner Keeps Cutting Off

This was posted in another RV forum by 'A1RVTraveler' I am a mobile RV tech and I am going to suggest something you need to try. The 2017-2019 Dometic Atwood furnace has been experiencing some problems with sail switches not staying closed during furnace operation. This has been especially problematic with furnaces mounted vertically. A new sail switch was introduced that has cured the problem. This is how I troubleshoot. Removed the sail switch and bracket from the furnace. Leave all wires connected. Have someone turn on the furnace. Once the motor starts, close the sail switch with your hand and keep it closed. If the furnace ignites and runs fine, the sail switch needs to be replaced with the new style switch. You can not close the sail switch until the motor starts. Let me know what happens. Matt PS: The new sail switch comes with a modified bracket to allow the sail switch to travel an extra 1/32". Seems odd, but this cures the problem. The actual sail switch in not bad, just not staying closed during operation. This only applies to 2017-2019 Dometic-Atwood furnaces with straight blade sail switches, not the angle bent sail switches. See post #28 Not sure I go along with this one as first thing to check. Could the sail switch be faulty-- certainly. But, remember what it does for a living-- it VERIFIES proper air flow for before allowing the furnace to ignite. So, start by verifying that the air return to the furnace is not blocked, all ducts in good condition (not crushed) and all vents open. Also a good idea to check from the outside for dirt, mud dubbers nests, etc before firing it up for the first time of the season. If all the above are good, connections to the PC board good and clean (or use DeOxit to clean the connections) THEN suspect the sail switch.
wolfe10 11/11/20 06:11am Tech Issues
RE: House batteries didn't charge while driving

Even if house bank is discharged (not likely with new batteries and long drive), the alternator is more than adequate to have them fully charged at the end of the drive.
wolfe10 11/11/20 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Every time you see a TV drug commercial, a health plan/Medicare supplement commercial, an attorney ad for "bad drugs/bad medial care, JUST ADD THEM TO THE COST OF OUR HEALTH CARE. Taking no sides/not political, but the TV networks aren't running all those spots for free! And drug companies and medical care facilities and personnel have to set aside money for mal-practice insurance and drug law suits. Part of cost of doing business NOB. Back out those costs and medical care would by reduced substantially.
wolfe10 11/10/20 03:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 1994 Firan "Europremier" chassis wiring diagram? New owner

Nothing special about the driveline. Any tech familiar with basic wiring and fuel systems for mechanical Cummins C engines should be able to get you going. The big issue is whether the diesel is still good. If not, MUCH cheaper to pay to have it drained and disposed of than to destroy the injection pump. A good diesel tech can "smell it" as a first indicator and then take a small sample from the primary fuel filter/water separator after running the engine for the first time.
wolfe10 11/09/20 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outlets work while towing?

Then I can just plug in a small inverter rather than wiring anything.You may find one near your entertainment center or antenna wiring, but it's not a good idea. The wires are small and won't handle much of a load, plus they'll get hot. Correct. All but the smallest inverters, when run through those long small-gauge wire will waste a LOT of power. Those electrons will see those long runs of small-gauge wire as RESISTANCE and turn their valuable energy into HEAT. So, voltage to the inverter is diminished and draw on the battery bank is higher.
wolfe10 11/07/20 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Outlets work while towing?

An inverter needs to be located close to the battery, but not in the same compartment. Basically short 12 VDC lines and 120 VAC lines basically as long as you need. Many modern appliances require a PSW (Pure Sine Wave) inverter to function properly. You will need to carefully consider your 120 VAC load, inverter size and type and size of your battery bank so they fill your needs. Said another way, too high a 120 VAC load, a lighter load run for too long before recharging the batteries, incorrect size/type inverter and/or too small a battery bank or bank that is not fully charged when you need it to perform will likely NOT meet your needs.
wolfe10 11/06/20 01:52pm Tech Issues
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