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  • Ed Rairie (OCREF)
    Ed Rairie (OCREF): If the breaker switch does not solve the problem and it an Onan Generator, Cummins would be a place to go or Lightning RV. Good luck and please let us know what the fix is/was?
  • Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons
    Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons : Hi All, I am in ATLANTA.....I have a 2015 Itasca 30T with a Onan 4000 watt generator... that is not generating. It was working fine in late June. Any Ideas what to check? or a decent, reputable RV Repair/Maint. co. [NOT C-World] that could maybe diagno...  more
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    • Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons
      savage0809 Check the breaker on the side of the generator to see if it was tripped
      • 10 hours ago
    • Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons
      Robbie & Alice Agree.  I had the exact same problem.  The breaker switch should be turned off and then back on, restart your generator.  Let us know how it worked!
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    • Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons
      Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons Yo! Savage!!!  I feel like Homer Simpson... "Doh!"   That was it! I think the reason it tripped was I used to have only a 2000 watt Inverter Charger and when the AC would come on it tripped the Inverter and then it might have been too much curre...  more
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    • Steiph & Jenna ~ The Zargons
      savage0809 Glad you found the problem 👍🌴
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  • Pennas
    Pennas: Hey guys I've got a 92 jamboree that's in good shape The only thing i dont like theres no shine to it What is the best stuff to wash it with and what can I use to bring out the shine. Thanks
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    • Pennas
      phoneman828 If this unit has a fiberglass body I would go to the boat store and get a boat compound to clean the fiberglass and then get a fiberglass wax and buff it out that's the way I got my shine back on the unit used to have
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    • Pennas
      charles formby I use zepp, commercial soap from company zep
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    • Pennas
      Treeguy (Steve) I had an old Winnie that lost all shine no matter what I tried, like gel coat was gone.  Using Dawn and Bleach mix to wash coach twice.  You need to take small nail brush and scrub around windows, bunks and all small areas.  I t...  more
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    • Pennas
      Jim & Sharon Ham We have old motorhome with plastic front cap, and fiberglass sides.   Went to boat products online and tried a few.  PolyGlow was the easiest and left a good shine.   Used the Zepp high gloss gym floor finish o...  more
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    • Pennas
  • Jim (The Cat Toy)
    Jim (The Cat Toy) : Hello all, I am trying to refill my 30lb Class C propane tank from a portable 20 lb propane tank. I am trying to locate a suitable hose to accomplish this. (For emergency situations). Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    • Jim (The Cat Toy)
      Rod & Tracey Hi Jim, What I did on my class C  was to add a "Stanbroil Propane Brass Tee Adapter Kit with 4-Port comes with two hoses one for 20lb tank " From Amazon for $57.00 this allows me to hook up a 20lb tank to my system in case of an emergen...  more
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    • Jim (The Cat Toy)
      Jim & Sharon Ham We have never had any luck with what you posted if you mean refilling a 30lb fixed ASME tank on a class C chassis from a portable 20 pounder.  Pressure of a pump apparently is needed.  However there is an extend-a-stay brass kit with hos...  more
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    • Jim (The Cat Toy)
      Moak I've never transfer from a portable to the RV tank but I have used this  https://www.amazon.com/Propane-Transfer-Filler-System-Forklift/dp/B07BGZ745D    this to hook a portable tank up to the RV..  There is transfer kit...  more
      • Wed at 4:45 PM
  • White Rabbit
    White Rabbit: Good morning, I have a 1997 Chevy Express Van and the check engine light came on. Took it to Auto Zone and they plugged it in and said it was the transmission slipping. Took it to a transmission shop, they put 2 1/2 quarts of fluid in and said that might ...  more
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    • White Rabbit
      mackinaw mac Also needs a radiator. Regardless of a cooler is installed. If the tanks are mixing then it will leak from the other way if the transmission is bypassed. Cooler is a great upgrade, but it still needs a radiator, I was a 30 yr mechanic , 15 of those with...  more
      • Thu at 5:21 PM
    • White Rabbit
      Jim & Sharon Ham All of this info is great free advice from folks that have been there and done it.  If nothing else, dropping the transmission pan and changing out filter and gasket will establish a starting point in your ownership. If your transmission fluid is old...  more
      • Thu at 6:44 PM
    • White Rabbit
      Bob Arbo White Rabbit ,   Stop leak probably not real good to use. If , by chance the 2 cooler lines could be cut and cap the 2 cut lines coming from the Radiator , then get about 2 ft. of rubber hose with 2 clamps and connect the hose to both of...  more
      • Fri at 5:07 AM
    • White Rabbit
      Bob Arbo  White Rabbit , I made a drawing of my suggestion that I posted earlier  forgive my poor artistry. in 2 parts on 2 posts here  . 
      • Fri at 5:40 AM
    • White Rabbit
      Bob Arbo PART 2 
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  • wannabervin
    wannabervin : Had my slides in and checked my hydro fluid level. It appeared low so I poured a quart in. That’s when I remembered that my jacks were still down. So now, I have an extra quart of hydro fluid in the system. Is this a problem?
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      timlsalem There has to be a drain hole somewhere.  You need to drain the extra qt. out.
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    • wannabervin
      Jim & Sharon Ham On our Lippert slideout, there is a pressure release screw on the pump in a exterior compartment.  Removing the screw lets the excess fluid drain out.  It is a mess, so have lots of rags and old newspaper handy.   A qua...  more
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    • wannabervin
      Ken and Diane F You need to get that extra quart out before you bring in your jacks. You can go to WalMart or an auto parts store and get a little handheld pump with clear tubing on each side to pump / siphon a quart out into whatever container you wish. They are used ...  more
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  • Karenwby
    Karenwby: TPMS on Amazon range from less than $40 to more than $300. Most with 4 stars. Which should I buy?
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    • Karenwby
      Ray & Ann Ditto on Tire Minder, mine works great and I even use it to check outside temps before walking the dog in the morning :) Peace of mind when you hit rough pavement and you are wondering if it's the sound of a tire going soft. Last year on the Florida turnp...  more
      • Wed at 7:32 AM
    • Karenwby
      Andy & Maureen T TireTraker TT-500. You can buy direct from the company and it comes with a  Lifetime warranty. We have had ours for two years now = we give it a 5-Star rating. Alerted us to a problem the first few days we had it (slow leak from the tire valve extender).
      • Wed at 8:19 AM
    • Karenwby
      Hiding from Gnats I have Tire Minder.  One thing I would suggest in contact and them and purchase the extended warranty.  I has two tire sensors act up and they shipped out a new set.  If I remember, the extension is for 2 additional years.  
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    • Karenwby
      Karenwby Thanks so much; most helpful!
      • Wed at 10:43 AM
    • Karenwby
      Karenwby Thanks to all who responded. It makes me feel secure knowing you all have my back!
      • Wed at 10:44 AM
  • David & Louise
    David & Louise: I have a Dometic model Rm1350SLMX Fridge It is flashing from temp to LP. The LP IS apparently not working. Any ideas. It’s a 2019 model?
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    • David & Louise
      David & Louise Thanks to all but I have tried everything mentioned to no avail. We are traveling and last reset looked as if gas was working but first stop it was flashing again and 60 degrees.
      • Wed at 10:54 PM
    • David & Louise
      Len & Lynne Melanson It sounds as if the LP is not working while traveling, or you do not have it set on AUTO. It should automatically change over to LP when you disconnect from the shore line. However, it does take a while to get the temp down after connecting to a shore lin...  more
      • Thu at 7:54 AM
    • David & Louise
      Len & Lynne Melanson We are at 6667 ft in West Yellowstone and still have not had a problem at the higher elevation; however, this is a possibility.
      • Thu at 7:57 AM
    • David & Louise
      Gail&Bill Does it work on lp when camping? I heard of others having this problem while driving, they found the flame blows out.
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    • David & Louise
      Jim & Sharon Ham We agree with Gail & Bill that flame is probably blowing out while driving.  Some adjustment is probably necessary.  Instead of taking it to an RV dealer, we suggest looking for a company that is a large LP gas dealer.  Thei...  more
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  • Wildheart
    Wildheart: I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but not sure where to find out: I'm wondering if there's a way to make it so that when I'm coming into this site from an email, it takes me directly to the post it's linked from? Because I particularl...  more
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    • Wildheart
      ToriLynn n Tovah Travel You click the number on the bell at the top right corner. It gives you messages that have been sent to you and posts that are being responded to that you have liked or responded to. If it's a post you like, but don't want to follow, click on the post, t...  more
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    • Wildheart
      KarenCharlesLilTaji Not directly from email, that's just where it goes and you have to find the post you want from there. Yeah, aggravates me too.
      • Wed at 5:17 AM
  • clanthon
    clanthon: Good morning. I’m having a Roadmaster strling tow package installed on 2019 Forester MBS to tow a Mini Cooper. We’re newbies and looking for comments about this tow package and towing with a class c.
    Thank you
    • clanthon
      Andy & Maureen T We agree. It is something that you really should have.
      • Tue at 8:43 AM
    • clanthon
      OurMobileBackPack I also agree,  I went with tire minder TPMS  on my 10 tires and also on my RV spare.  Delveliped a slow leak on my toad Jeep and tire minder let me know before it became a problem.have been happy with it. Also get weighted on ea...  more
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    • clanthon
      Mary DiBenedetto my rear camera is only on in Reverse Im new so don't laugh to hard is that the only time its supposed to be on or can I make it stay on all the time mine is in the dash.
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    • clanthon
      Wildheart Mary, mine is the same way -- reverse only. I only have one on my truck right now, to help me hitch up. Eventually I'd like to get one for the back of my trailer to help me back in.
      • Tue at 3:03 PM
    • clanthon
      Jim & Sharon Ham We added a Peak brand wireless $99 rear camera so we could keep an eye on the toad.  It has a 4.2 inch screen mounted on the dash.  Additional TPMS sensors for either a flat tow or tow dolly are also a great idea.
      • Wed at 11:49 AM