DickandLois

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    Taking broken things apart, because if there already broken I can't breake it and might learn how to fix whatever it might be! Trying to tie trout fly's, learned how years ago and with my love to learn something new let that skill slid away.

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  1. Do not fell that way at all - this has been a real gray matter issue and it has also expanded my knowledge of an application for LP that never has come up before !! Rich.
  2. Joe, Lois has lived with me long enough that I just get a look and the only thing she might challenge is the outside temp and would it be easier when it cools off? and when I enter the house looking like I had spent a few hrs. in a coal mine - remember to clean up you mess !! Rich.
  3. This portion of the thread Polishing the fuel tank has gone way off that subject, but at the same time it is an interesting and potentially good source of information and the thought process. Brett! is there a way to separate this discussion into a LP fuel injection for Diesel engines Thread ?? Rich.
  4. Carl , This discussion kind of falls into your wheelhouse. Propane Combustion Characteristics Lower limit of flammability 2.15 Upper limit of flammability 9.60 Flash point -156 deg. F Ignition temperature in air 920 to 1020 deg. F Octane number over 100 This means that between 2.15 and 9.6% of the total propane/air mixture must be propane in order for it to be combustible. If the mixture is 2% propane and 98% air, there will not be combustion. If the mixture 10% propane and 90% air, combustion will not occur. Any percentage of propane in a propane/air mixture between 2.15% and 9.6% will be sufficient for propane to burn. However, an improper air/gas mixture can produce Carbon Monoxide (CO) that is a deadly product of incomplete combustion. Flash point is the temperature where the propane turns from a liquid to a vapor Air Compressor flow rates are around 10 to 15 CFM Injection point is at 5 psi of boost To me one needs to know the column pressure of the LPG, the mix ratio to air across a pressure range of 5 to 25 psi. to know the ignition point, does it reach the ignition temperature point in the engine intake system of both the engine intake air supply or air compressor system where the ignition point can be obtained before the combustion point inside the engine cylinder. Brett mentioned the effect of LPG on the suspension system. What about the brake system under heavy load conditions or breaking heat. The Octane number would tend to clean the exhaust, but is there any point where the increased temperature would also have a determinable effect on the exhaust valves. Have worked on NG power generator systems, but this is kind of outside anything remotely connected to my life experiences. Used flexible steel fuel lines and the oil stayed clean for a long time. Rich.
  5. alanito2017, Welcome to the FMCA Forum ! The information you provided - That the current draw is around 3 amps and over a period of 3 weeks, the total current load on the batteries over that period of time would equal a little more then 1500 Amps. With no charging system connected or available - the total load would deplete a standard coach battery bank that would be around 400 amp hrs. at 12 volts. A battery killer for sure. There are a number of control boards that are drawing a minimal current even when items are turned off, we tend to call them phantom loads and even the internal chemistry of batteries place a load on them internally. Rich.
  6. No , but there is a Solar Eclipse in a few hrs. Maybe the 2 of them together is having some effect on everyone ! Got to think everyone but Roger is having fun with it !! Rich.
  7. Bill A Question. Thinking you have supplied the system by using the DOT tank on the coach as the supply! Injection point - Just before the Turbo ? How does the mix affect the Air Compressor? Or is it injected into the exhaust stream. A little more then confused. LOL Like Whats new !! Rich.
  8. Leo, Good to hear from you ! This might be your best bet and you might also be able to get a PDF copy of information covering different or other information that could come in handy down the road. http://www.holidayrambler.com/contact Rich.
  9. But then I would not get a needed ingredient for making a good salad dressing ? Rich.
  10. Thanks Wayne ! Never thought about it before, but when we clean the coffee pot next time, maybe I should save the mixture and use it to make salad dressing with the added minerals to supplement the diet ! LOL Rich
  11. Mr M. Have you placed a vinegar solution in the tank and let it set for a 24 hr period? The real trick might be draining the tank out the drain plug - if that is where the electric Hot Rod is installed. Should that be the case you might need to remove the heating element, install a drain plug in place of the element for 24 hrs. Put 4 gallons of vinegar in through the safety valve and top it off to the point where the mix starts draining out the hole. Don't want to remove the hot shot - pull the safety valve and syphon out the water and the mix once it has set for 24 hrs. I buy a case of 4 - 1 Gal. bottles from a bulk store like Sam,s Cosco . It is not all that expensive though so any food store should stock them. Then drain the tank and flush out the tanks with a hose placed in the safety valve opening and run water until all the junk is out and just clear water is exacting the tank. It is also a good time to get a look at the hot shot condition. Good luck - Rich.
  12. There is a small fuse inside the inverter that operates the transfer switch circuit. Need to find the picture of the circuit board that it is located on. You need to remove all AC source power !!! Remove the top cover and inside there is a 1-1/4 in. old style fuse. The wiring for a single output inverter input and output system. Still need to find the circuit board pictures !! Rich. There are 2 internal fuses, one marked in red is under the board. The second one is marked in black >> One needs to work carefully and have skills working with electronic circuits to measure the fuses for continuity and take pictures of EVERY connection you plan on removing to reassemble things in the proper orientation and order !!! Doc4.pdf This is a PDF picture of the fuse locations that you can expand.
  13. Is the large 250 amp fuse in the DC charging line good ? This would keep the coach batteries from charging and still supply AC when you are connected to the generator and or Shore power. This would match the issue you described, if I'm reading things correctly. Rich.
  14. wla7pca7, The link below covers what I did to replace the door handle and lock on our coach. Could you post information on the make of the make of the handle and key assemble installed on your coach. Rich. Note- I could get the door to open by lifting up on the handle so it would rotate, might work in your case!
  15. Got to admit that I.m not positive, but your discrimination of the issue sure sounds like it has the VDC unit? And yes it could be in the same area. You might just give Monaco a call and ask, if the chassis is equipped with one and if not what would cause the same problem described in the information I posted. Rich.