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About kaypsmith

  • Birthday 11/10/44

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    Hueytown, Al
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  1. Towing Lights

    When I took the diodes to the KIA dealer and asked them to install on my KIA Soul, they said to me, " we will not install, any changes in the wiring harness, even if we do it, will void your warranty for any part connected to the wiring harness". For that reason I did not use the diodes. I work with electronics on a daily basis and have done so for the past 33 years. I know that diodes will not cause a problem, but if the dealer tells me that they will void my warranty, as they did, I will choose not to go that way either. As for the Saturn Vue, there is no factory warranty, so I would definitely use diodes. E-trailer is a good source and so is camping world, just be sure to use the diode assemblies that are designed for this use. When you think about diodes, just think that they are nothing more than a oneway checkvalve for electricity, the only job that the ones used in wiring assemblies is to stop the backward flow of electricity.
  2. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    I agree with you Herman, if the pump works now, don't fix it. If the pump still cycles off and on needlessly, there is a leak after the pump, that's what needs to be fixed.
  3. Best Route Nashville To Tampa

    Beautiful sites on hgy27, this is where a lot of the Kentucky Derby horse owners, winter their thoroughbreds, very expensive barns to stall them in, and most of the owners have their own training tracks there also.
  4. Trip Planning

    I copied this from the other post because of redundency. Posted 10 hours ago Good Evening jbhotaling, Unfortunately, due to increasingly negative feedback it was decided not to renew the Trip Planning service as of December 31, 2017. However, this benefit is now provided by, and is a part of, FMCA Roadside Rescue - www.fmca.com/roadsiderescue. Happy to assist if you have any other questions or concerns. Sincerely, Dan Ball, Director of Membership & Marketing
  5. Ray, thanks for your scientific analysis!
  6. Refrigerator Swap Process

    Lex, I email my pictures from my smart phone, then I can copy and paste from email. You will happy with the Upgrade.
  7. Best Route Nashville To Tampa

    This would be my choice route also. Just before Troy Alabama on hgy 231, there is a very nice CG called Deer Run, very nice CG, no reservations needed, and it is almost the halfway mark for your route. The CG is full service, very clean, and almost all sites are pullthrough.
  8. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    Make sure that the arrow on the checkvalve is pointed away from the pump in the downstream position, if put in reversed, the pump cannot cycle on, because of the pressure against the valve. This type pump is a diaphragm style which means that it will pump air as well as water. If any air is in the system, it will actually pump the air out. This is why it is critical to not have an air leak between the fresh water tank and the pump, so that it does not pump air instead of water, causing the pump to not shut off, or cycle very often. You can test the checkvalve to make sure that it is working correctly by blowing into the checkvalve. If you blow into the end that the arrow is pointed to, no air should pass. If you blow into the end that the arrow is pointed away from, the air flow should be unrestricted. If the valve doesn't work as stated above on both tests, the valve is defective. Make sure that you have 12 volts present to the pump also, just an added thought, someone may have turned the pump off or a fuse could be blown if 12 v is not present.
  9. Frozen LP Tank Leaking??

    I've always used premade hoses for my LP installs in a coach, have never seen any type of certification process here in Alabama. I would check with the LP shop that is working on your tanks your question about the hoses in your state, surely they can give adequate advice for your state.
  10. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    No screen inside of an inline checkvalve. The sediment screen should be placed just before the pump. The OP may want to check this screen for his situation, it is a very likely place for problems for the pump failure, could have frozen and cracked, or just partially stopped up, the bowl may not be secure, allowing for air to leak, with air leak, no way for the pump to prime. Sorry, I am referring to the wrong post for the last part of this post.
  11. Brake Systems For Toad

    Sounds to me like a four wheel alignment may be in order for the Fiat, if towing four down especially.
  12. Fresh Tank Fills When On City Water

    Carl, make sure the arrow is pointed away from the pump.
  13. Frozen LP Tank Leaking??

    In my state recertification is only required every 15 years, and with the simplicity of the mounting, it will not be that difficult to pull and replace, but I would bet that the job can be done by just driving to a qualified to a recertification location, if not deemed a permanent install, although I would bet that it is. Most LP refill stations can do the job of refilling them, especially since they are being brought up to date. Also a wise decision to replace the plumbing while making the system up to date.
  14. Lack Of Air Pressure

    When the purge valve went bad on my coach, no one could hear an air leak until we put a large portable compressor in line just after the governor. The compressor on the coach did not even start to build pressure, crawled under the coach and felt the purge valve, covered the outlet with a finger, pressure started to build, then removed finger to hear the leak. The valve was stuck open of course. I replaced the valve, everything has worked fine since.