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Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
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Hi all - Yes, I'm a King of the Hill fan!  I'm going to post here directly a picture of my propane tank, and regulator - I'm not even sure there's enough room to squeeze in a bypass kit, but in the…Continue

Tags: heater, mr., bypass, propane

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff 10 hours ago.

Leaking Water Pump?
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Hope everyone is having a good holiday?!Developed a leak on the shur flo - coming out of a screw - I took that out and cleaned it, but didn't seem to solve the problem.  I'm guessing I need to open…Continue

Tags: flo, shur, pump, leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Sep 5.

Sink drains?
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Hi all - I have a quick (hopefully) question - I need to replace the sink drains in the kitchen sink.  Are the 2" RV drains you see on Amazon (for say $15 dollars) the same thing as the bar drains…Continue

Tags: drains, sink

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Aug 8.

Converter Not Charging...Questions
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Well, my converter is also a battery charger (says so right on the front panel - LOL).  But I left shore power plugged in for 24 hours with no other drain and it's definitely not charging.  I have it…Continue

Tags: charging, battery, converter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Aug 7.

 

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John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"The distance isn't a serious problem, its just that bigger cables are less resistive and less voltage drop so the batteries will get a better charge off the alternator when driving. Sometimes as an engineer I may over worry or over think things…"
10 hours ago
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Thanks, I'll do that then - see if it backs off after it's been running awhile."
21 hours ago
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Ah, so the distance can be problematic in a charging instance.  At least I have to consider the expense of larger cables and how I would run them, and the if that is really necessary. It sounds like I have plan going forward then.…"
21 hours ago
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" While that 14.8 is a tad on the high side, often after some time passes the VR will back off and charge at maybe 14.2 or so. I doubt 14.8 will stay on for a long time UNLESS you have a battery or battery cable problem. Sure a new regulator may…"
22 hours ago
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" Got here late, I see Ralph has offered some good advice, good to have some help on this lol Its getting complicated and long winded so I will ONLY add my two cents to your first post then we can go from there. Here is what I'm…"
22 hours ago
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Perfect response Ralph.  I think you did an awesome of job of clearly stating the situation when it comes to batteries, charging and certainly solar.  You actually are offering a "better than I had anticipated"  ampere hours…"
23 hours ago
Ralph Javins replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Good morning; Dawn Michelle;       I hope this reply follows your most recent message from 2017 September 24 at 12:40 PM EDST.       Dawn, there are a couple more considerations to keep in mind…"
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Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Alrighty.  This makes sense.  I had not planned to have both batteries hooked up in any way except to consider switching loads IF I were to create a bigger battery bank under the dinette. So currently the original house battery (in the…"
yesterday
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" Good Morning Dawn, by the time you're through refurbishing your RV you should be qualified to offer seminars at RV shows yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy   Okay, FIRST I DO NOT recommend connecting a flooded lead acid and an AGM in…"
Saturday
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Yep I was using AH incorrectly :-)  2.9 A draw is what the heater is rated for in the manual (it's either the 12,000 or 16,000 btu).  Which I recognize is best case scenario.  But I can work with that.   What I'm…"
Friday
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" Those figures aren't quite what I'm used to. Amp Hours is an ENERGY parameter. Its impossible to say a hydroflame uses 2.9 Amp Hours because to compute amp hours you have to know how many AMPS it pulls and for how many HOURS it…"
Friday
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Yep, I've read similar, propane low which will make it easy to wire into some 12v wires, and co2 high :-) I also checked into my furnace - I have a hydroflame and according to the manual it is 2.9 ah - course that would be running well and…"
Friday
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" When placing detectors as I recall ??? CO is slightly lighter then air so place detectors upwards, while LP Gas is slightly heavier then air so place downward and in locations NOT roomed off like a bathroom. YOURE…"
Friday
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Sounds good - I think I'm now headed in the right direction.   More power :-)  Argh Argh Argh Will start a new discussion in that direction as I noodle it out!!!!! And safety first, definitely, never on when sleeping - agreed, just…"
Friday
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
" NO apologies in order, I often change my mind half way through a project. If there's a better more energy conserving method GO FOR IT.  I will tell you this. A forced air RV furnace isn't very efficient as a huge amount of the…"
Friday
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Good considerations - and no hadn't thought about that.   So maybe my rethinking the catalytic, and instead spending the money to boost my recharging abilities and battery bank is actually a better way to go...(see comment I just posted).…"
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Part Time RVer
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
Mallard
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Western North Carolina
Tell us a little About Yourself
Full-timed a few years ago, and although we made every mistake in the book, I didn't get it out of my blood. Or maybe I always had it, and the experience didn't deter me.

This time we are doing a few things differently. Purchased a cheaper (older) and smaller (key is MUCH smaller) RV to fix up This time we will have a "home base" we can always retreat to.

In realtime I am a going-on-gray web designer, am back in school studying anthropology and taking art and writing classes. I live with three rescues - a cat, a border collie mix and eccentric, but much adored, boyfriend.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Excited about this forum as everyone seems very enthusiastic and supportive about these "labors of love".
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Some Good...and, Some Bad

First let me start by sharing that we all survived our first overnight camping trip!  By we I mean my mother, the dog, the cat, and myself.  Juno still has a long list of things to do, but we had water, fully working electric, a working toilet, good bedding, a fridge, and mechanically needed to put her through some paces so when I take her back they can try to track down the oil/transmission fluid leak (I think it's the former from the cardboard spots).…

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Posted on August 19, 2017 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

Just a Quick Rundown of Progress

Lately the pics from camera have been terrible so not going to post any, but did want to at least do a quick update on progress:

-Curtains finished and rehung.  Valance upholstered and that and dinette blind reinstalled

-Dinette -u-shape bench modification finished, and cushion/upholstery finished for that.

-Kitchen backsplash smart tiles installed - only one wall looks like it is melting where I managed to install two sheets at angles.  Instead of using the…

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Posted on August 5, 2017 at 9:34pm

Juno's Back!! And she now has a "face"

I am so ecstatic to report that I picked up Juno from the mechanic's last Thursday and she and I had our virgin trip together.  It was definitely a happy honeymoon.  Do you know I signed the papers on her in October and this was the first time I actually was behind the wheel on the road??!  Rick didn't get her here until January and then she sat in the yard until I could get the roof sealed, and finally the mechanic took pity on me and came and got her because of the stall on idle issue.  I…

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Posted on July 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Not Dead in a Ditch - Take Two - Part II - Curtains, Upholstery and Plumbing

While Juno is at the mechanics, mom and I are tackling the curtains and upholstery.  She'd finished one side of the dinette prior:

She used the old cushions as a template, and we salvaged the vinyl backings and the zippers.  That's five inches of high…

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Posted on June 18, 2017 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

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At 1:27pm on June 15, 2017, Ken and Cindy Haney said…
Congrats Dawn.
At 11:05pm on June 14, 2017, Tina said…

I'm here to congratulate on you being "featured".  Can someone tell me what "featured" means?  Is there a page for featured RV'ers or something that I can read?

Congrats!  :)

At 3:31pm on January 11, 2017, Lakota Wolf said…

Dawn ,its best to tarp cover during cold rainy ugly nasty weather,,, roof sealers and such dont bond very well in wet conditions. Thats a project for better weather days.. The plus side,, it gives you the excuse to tinker on the inside,,, you know,, those little things that you want to do, but usually fall on a nice sunshiney day when you don't really want to be inside. This is the time to do those little projects. You sound as if its Christmas morning with a new toy and just cant wait to play,, I admire your enthusiasm.. Have fun and enjoy.. and dont forget, take pictures.

At 8:27pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

thanks for the comment back  i do love my old winnie  almost as much as i do Mount n Dew that's why its called the Mount n do me winnie i will let you decipher what it means my daughter named it that but its her first RV experiences and she is the same age now that i was when my great uncle introduced me to the RV world and been loveing it ever since

At 5:20pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

Dawn my advice don't delay every minuet you delay is 10 minuets of fun and enjoyment you are missing i have a 1976 Winnie and i wanted to buy one in 1976 when this thing was new instead i waited till 2015 to get mine so that is 39 yrs of fun and enjoyment i have missed out on all because i delayed for one thing or another. when you do jump make sure you will get one you can be not only happy in but also proud to own and as for repairs look at it this way your brick and morter home has to have repairs on all the time too so this way your investing in your enjoyment good luck and happy camping

 
 
 

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