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  • Minton Reunion
    Minton Reunion:
    11 hours agoOrvicer , ? Lp has orvicer. Currently natural gas, this is a Maytag gas dryer, ? Question? Can I change the orvicer out with common tool? The manuals show a special wrench to loosen the cover over the orvicer to remove? Any experience on this will be ap...  more
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      texastwostep 10 hours ago When I have removed an orifice I've always used a small box end wrench out of my tool box that fits snugly.
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      francis young 9 hours ago When dealing with gas attachments in a home or camper IT IS BEST TO LET A SERVICE TECHNICIAN WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING DO THE WORK.  There are all kinds of bad things, some that can kill you, if these connections are not done right. 
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      • Minton Reunion
        Minton Reunion 8 hours ago Got it off, easy , no problem, New never been used.
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        TeamFoxy 6 hours ago There is nothing particularly difficult about troubleshooting and repairing RV appliances, I have done it many times over the years. Download the service manual from the manufacturer and follow the test and repair proceedures. When done, leak test the con...  more
  • GarynNancy
    GarynNancy:
    Mon at 4:49 PMWe are contemplating putting vent covers on our 5th wheel. I am looking for reviews of the different brands. It looks like Maxxair is more expensive. Is it worth almost double the price of the Camco?
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    • GarynNancy
      dstowe 12 hours ago I put the camco standard covers on my last trailer and I found that I couldn't open the vents fully because of the shape of the cover.  I put the maxxair standard cover on my current trailer and it fits much better and the vent can fully open.  ...  more
    • GarynNancy
      Ray & Ann 11 hours ago Mine came with 3 Maxair covers, never had rain get in :) Last week I ungraded the bath vent to a Fantastic and was surprised to see the Maxair is only held on by 4 small screws
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      Steve & Diane 10 hours ago We put 3 maxxair vent covers on our RV when we first purchased it.  Not only do they keep the rain out, they hold up to heavy hail.
    • GarynNancy
      Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks 6 hours ago Strongly suggest you use Lexan Vent Covers for vents and sky lights. We ha friends that lost all their vents in a Hail Storm and replaced with Lexan for strength


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    • GarynNancy
      TeamFoxy 6 hours ago I think the MaxAir covers hold up better to the UV in Florida. It seems counter intuitive, but the black covers last longer than the white ones do.
  • Michael Stortz
    Michael Stortz:
    June 14I have an Onan 2500 LP generator which is wrong for my RV.
    Will exchange for onan microlite gasoline generator, sell outright (cheap--$1400), or SOMETHING!
    Any ideas?
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    • Michael Stortz
      Roy & Laura Long June 14 If the generator is satisfactory other than the LP fuel, any reputable shop can convert it to gasoline. In fact it may be dual fuel now. Check it out
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      • Michael Stortz
        Michael Stortz June 14 I will. Thanks. It's ALSO a tad large for the compartment, so the "roof" or "ceiling" of said comparyment have to be raised a bit. But that shouldn't be too difficult.
        Thanks again.
    • Michael Stortz
      Jim & Sharon Ham Mon at 5:44 PM Presume this Onan gen is air cooled and usual compartment mounting is open on the bottom to allow full air circulation.  If so, would it be easier to lower the mounting brackets rather than raising the ceiling of the compartment?  Years ago I pu...  more
  • raparsons
    raparsons:
    June 13I have a 78 winnebago brave, instrument panel gauges, wipers, heater is not working, fuse is ok, it doesn't have relays. How do I fix?
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      Jim & Sharon Ham June 13 I had a 73 Winnebago Indian on a Dodge chassis and there were three fuse panel locations on mine.  Items like gauges, wipers, heater were tapped off the engine battery, and there was a fuse panel on the driver side under the front hood, with some fus...  more
    • raparsons
      raparsons June 13 I have only one fuse panel to the engine, I have 12v there, i don't see any fuse links. I have power to the wiper switch. Can't get to any others.
    • raparsons
      raparsons June 13 I am out of my league here, I am no mechanic, and new to rv's
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      • raparsons
        Doberman man June 14 Same here but really enjoying the Rv
    • raparsons
      Jim & Sharon Ham June 13 Two possibilities come to mind.  Gauges, wipers, heater are all fed by switched contact at the back of ignition switch.  Test back of switch with volt meter to be sure power is being passed thru when in the on position.   ...  more
    • raparsons
      TeamFoxy June 13 When a lot of things don't work, I usually find that I have a corroded ground connection where wires attach to a common point on the frame.
  • djsroadtrip
    djsroadtrip :
    June 11I had posted this earlier but do not see it so excuse me I repeat myself.
    I have a low hours 2.5kw Onan propane generator that started running rough on idle and wouldn't carry the ac until really warmed up but now, will die every time ac engaged.
    Has a ...  more
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    • djsroadtrip
      Minton Reunion June 11 I just assume, lp is like gasoline, not getting enough fuel to throttle power up. A good lp man would know.
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      Mke & Mary Edwards June 11 Did the LP generator come with it's own regulator or did you have to supply one? Make sure that the regulator is capable of supplying enough fuel, check the generator manual for the amount required then check to see if the regulator can put out that amount. 
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      AKDesiree June 11 Check your brushes first, the regulator ! Always keep extra on hand
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      Anne & Sam June 13 I just had my generator overhauled. Great mechanic, but in CA. Usually rough means not getting enough air or fuel. Older generators have a screw to adjust each individually, though I wouldn’t let anyone but a pro touch them. Like akdesiree mentioned, the ...  more
  • wevchozen
    wevchozen :
    June 11So for those with Class A's - do you have an extended warranty? If so with which company?
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      David & Leslie June 11 We purchased a 4-year extended warranty when we purchased the coach in 2012 and came out ahead on its cost ($5,000) versus their repair expenses paid out (about $6,500).  When it expired, we did not invest in another extended warranty.  I do not...  more
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      COmedlin (Steve & Karen) June 11 Ours is with United States Warranty and has paid for itself after two years.
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      TeamFoxy June 11 I fix just about everything myself so would not bother with an extended warranty. RV systems are pretty basic and there is a U-tube video for just about anything one would need to fix.
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        David & Leslie June 11 In our case, the items replaced were a roof A/C ($1,850), two main parts in the Aquahot (about $1,500), and the inverter/charger ($3,100) with an AGS module and remote panel, plus I suppose a few other odds and ends.  Doing the work myself would have...  more
    • wevchozen
      Marty & Susan Yeager June 11 We have one through corner stone company. Bought it through dealership. 5 yrs for around 5,000. 
    • wevchozen
      Bish1833 Mon at 5:57 PM Try https://www.eaglevisionrv.com/, they had a good deal for my older Class A.
  • Michael Stortz
    Michael Stortz:
    June 11Hi I'm Mike in north Florida. Jennings. Have 2 issues: Frig&Generator. Latter: Onan 2500 LP for trade. Need gas-powered! Help!
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  • Marie Gorman
    Marie Gorman:
    June 10Help. All lights work EXCEPT brake lights. Also, a/c in dash doesn't work. 1996 Safari Serengeti Motorcoach, diesel pusher, 38'. Big trip on Friday!
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    • Marie Gorman
      Mke & Mary Edwards June 11 First, check your fuses, there may be two sets of them. Do your brake lights use the same bulbs as the turn signals? If so, then check the brake light switch.  The a/c, does the blower come on?  Does the compressor kick in? 
    • Marie Gorman
      GARY ZOBIAN June 11 Hi if you replaced lights or blubs retrace your steps back and see if you crossed wires or blubs . mke  is right fuses then just have a cup of coffee and think where it could be . 
    • Marie Gorman
      OldMan June 12 Always remember: When you hear hooves, think horses, not Patagonian Water Buffalo (simple stuff first). 
    • Marie Gorman
      Anne & Sam June 13 Have you checked the fuses? Also new bulbs. Those are the quick solutions. If these don’t work, you might need to replace the full housing. I had one where the wires had corroded. Replacing it did the trick.
  • Barney Babcock
    Barney Babcock:
    June 10Heres a ??. I got a 2005 Ford F350 dulley i want to flat tow. Has anyone out there done this? I tried selling, but am not willing to take a 10k hit to get rid of. So make it my tow. 👍😁
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    • Barney Babcock
      David & Connie Bean June 10 What is your rig and what is towing capacity? A F350 is heavy and may require 6K in equipment add on to tow flat 
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      Randy & Linda B June 10 If your F350 is a 4x4 with manual transfer case, no problem flat towing.  Otherwise you should contact Superior Drive shaft and see if they make a driveshaft disconnect for your truck.  To see if that is an option you might like. We tow a F250 S...  more
    • Barney Babcock
      OldMan June 10 Stick or automatic. If stick shift, yes. If automatic, no. 
  • Craziness2005
    Craziness2005:
    June 10Hello I have a 2016 jayco jayflight. This last time i went camping the air did it's normal thing where it pauses for a second or 2 but added a beeping noise. What could that be?
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