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  2. RAYIN

    Electrical

    One of the ramifications of not subscribing to posts one makes is forgetting all about where and when you posted. Bill, when we were shopping for a MH, we looked at a 1999 Panther, the interior was all cedar wood, and it was powered by a 525HP C15. Talked with my son-in-law who is maintenance supervisor for a coast to coast trucking company. He said it was a good engine, but I would be disappointed in mileage, to expect 6 mpg at most. We didn't buy it because of a long-term water leak just aft of the entry door.
  3. RAYIN

    Keeping Mice Out Of Motorhome

    Well, if the OP hasn' t got rid of the mice in the last 8 years since their original question, nothing will. For those using home-remedies, read this: https://www.jcehrlich.com/mice/myth-busting-natural-mice-repellents/
  4. If the previous owner(s) had been filling with hard water, you may also have deposits built up in the pump. When you check the pump inlet screen, you should be able to get an idea of what the system looks like.
  5. hermanmullins

    Phoenix American Warranty or Extra Ride

    How about the dealer that sold it to you before. I am sure they would like to sell it to again. Herman
  6. Jim we may do that as they have been to great work with. But we have to find a dealer who can sell it to us as they do not sell direct. So that's why we are checking around.
  7. kaypsmith

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    I have used three of the auto changeover regulators and paid big money for the last two, never again. Doesn't take two minutes to change between the tanks with opd anyway. Here is a nice alternative. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Propane-Two-Way-Valve-Tee-for-Two-Tanks-LP-Gas-Manual-Changeover/163358103865?hash=item2608e6d939:g:LVAAAOSwiylXBFf~:sc:USPSFirstClass!35023!US!-1:rk:25:pf:0
  8. acousticart

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    Yep, I am extremely reliable "auto" changeover mechanism. I hardly even need the extra motivation my better half provides
  9. acousticart

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    Thanks Brett, that is similar to what I was thinking. Ball valves would eliminate the need for a check valve on the regulator input. Just more plumbing... As far the requirements, should be the same as our coach I would think. The park model (Woodland Park) has a 40,000BTU Atwood LP furnace (that runs the electrical on 120VAC rather than 12VDC) but otherwise looks like a standard Excalibur, and the water heater is a standard Atwood 10 Gal XT model (I can't find the BTU spec on it) that I added a 120VAC to 12VDC converter, as there is no DC system or batteries in this trailer. I have to admit here that I am not sure what the significance of the regulator being two stage or single stage. I thought that the purpose of using two steps to convert the high pressure at the tanks to the low pressure required by the appliances thus insuring a more constant flow as the tank empties. Don
  10. hermanmullins

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    Auto change over regulators on fuel gases have always been a issue due to low pressures. The welding industry has been trying for years to produce one but haven't been successful. At least it was still an issue when I retired 6 years ago. Many welders tried the units used for fuel tanks on RV's without success. Herman
  11. WILDEBILL308

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    I am going to bet on the 2 stage regulator. I think Brett has a good idea in using 2 ball valves so you can isolate either tank. That way you can run on one tank till you need to take it to be refilled then just switch to the outher tank. It will still be automatic in that you will automatically change the tanks if you are cold. Bill
  12. wolfe10

    Auto Changeover LP regulator failures

    Don, Can't address the single stage vs two stage regulator-- don't know what pressure (column inches of water) your park model takes or whether regulations on a park model require a 1 or 2 stage regulator. But, can see (from each tank): a ball valve, regulator going into a T.
  13. The park model trailer at our home base has two of the tall LP tanks and within the space of two years, we have had the Auto Changeover LP regulator fail. Rather than buying another one of these fifty dollar disposables, I am considering getting two single two stage regulators and 'T'ing them in. I don't really see a downside since we don't use there auto change over function anyway and the original LP regulator on our 99' Foretravel still works. A bit of web searching on reviews on different brands at Amazon indicates that these Auto Changeover LP regulators are problematic. One side of the regulator or the other failing to pass gas (we all know how painful that can be) even when the tanks are full. I can only surmise that there is a delicate mechanism that gets gummed up or? Anyway, the price of two single regulators is about the same as one of the auto changeover ones. I am assuming of course that the standard single two stage regulators have a check valve in them so you can unhook a tank without letting a bunch of air in the system when taking a tank off to get filled... can anybody confirm this?
  14. Welcome to the forum. If the smell continues try sanitizing the system especially the hot water tank. There is a bacteria that loves the hot water and produces a strong odor. Do a search there are several threads about it. Yes, checking the screens is a good place to start including the ones on the faucets. I use a filter on my water inlet (city water) The blue "Camco 40043 TastePURE Inline Water Filter" helps reduce bad taste from the water. It also keeps the silt and outher junk out of my system. Something else I recommend, ok 2 things, Camco 90 Degree Hose Elbow- eliminates stress strain on RV water intake hose fittings. You need a water preshure regulator with a gage like this one. "Esright Brass Water Pressure Regulator Lead-Free with Gauge." https://www.amazon.com/Esright-Pressure-Regulator-Lead-Free-Adjustable/dp/B075RRCWGD/ref=asc_df_B075RRCWGD/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242006903502&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17411269382575160732&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027284&hvtargid=pla-395827532630&psc=1 Let us know what you find. Bill
  15. WILDEBILL308

    use of front bra cover

    I don't use one as they can cause damage to the paint under them when dirt/dust gets under them. Acts just like fine sandpaper. I think it is anouther product like the vinyl/plastic coatings that are supposed to protect the front of your coach. I have a 2003 coach and don't have enough chips and dings to worry about. This is in the same class as the protective devices for the toad. Bill
  16. ISPJS

    Keeping Mice Out Of Motorhome

    These are the perforated bags of moth balls that Lowe's sells. There is probably a very slim chance that someone's dog, steer, or child could crawl under my parked coach and start sucking on a bag of moth balls. If that happens though I will immediately stop using them.
  17. ISPJS

    Best Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    We purchased our first TST brand TPMS about eight years ago when we purchased our first used fiver. It had flow thru sensors with user replaceable batteries. Since then I have needed to monitor 12 tires instead of 4 so we just expanded our TST system. Now we have a bigger new color monitor that does not have to be plugged in all the time with 4 flow thru and 8 smaller sensors. Our TST systems have always worked perfectly.
  18. Yes, Pete--- welcome to the FMCA Forum. If you completely drained the tank, may be air in the lines. If no air, indeed, check the strainer at the water pump. You can also listen to the pump-- does it sound normal or is it racing. If racing, that would suggest air in the lines. If that is the case, open a couple of faucets to help the pump prime.
  19. Pete, welcome lots of info here and the only dumb question is the one you did not ask LIkely a contaminated system. There should be a screen filter at the pump. I would check that first off and see if it is contaminated. Others here will have a better blow by blow how to resolve the issue. Most of the pumps are pretty robust and will run for a long time.
  20. My first time using the forum, hope I am doing this right! I am new to Motorhome RVing, we bought a nice 2005 Monaco Knight, and noticed a strong odor from the water being used in the coach after filling the fresh water tank in a RV Park and began using the water, we then traveled on to another Park, since we were in a new campground I used the pump to drain most of the water from the then 1/3 full fresh water tank and then refilled the tank. (Probably not the best idea to use the pump to do this?) On entering the coach we began running water through all faucets to "clear the old water from the lines, and immediately noticed the water pressure begin to dwindle down until now it is running at about 10% of the original pressure! I would appreciate any suggestions as to what has happened and how to approach this? I assume it is either a blockage from tank residue, or a damaged pump? Thank you in advance for any thoughts!
  21. kaypsmith

    Sprinter tail lights

    Here is video of the Mercedes Sprinter location. https://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2011_Mercedes-Benz_Sprinter_2500_3.0L_V6_Turbo_Diesel_Standard_Passenger_Van/fuse_interior/replace
  22. jerrycconrad

    Best Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    We have been using Tire Minder system and are happy with it.. Was recommended by our Service Provider as the one they have not had any problems with and provide good service.
  23. Why don't you renew with your current provider or do what Bill suggested?
  24. wayne77590

    Keeping Mice Out Of Motorhome

    Be very careful. Moth balls are very poisonous to pets, livestock and children that may come in contact with them.
  25. rfsod48

    use of front bra cover

    My mh came with one, I never have used.
  26. My best advice is to put the money in a savings account. Bill
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