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    Control Box question

    You may want to run the inside stove first to help purge air in the lines before starting the LP burner for the fridge. As stated above, this is a 3-way fridge. Runs on LP, 12v, and 120v. Most of these fridges dont get very cold, so you may want to bring a good cooler and ice to supplement this...
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    Haven't used the furnace in over a year and this happens.....

    Funny you mention this. Last fall I ran the heater (probably first time ever run) and it came right on no problem. Used the camper a few more times (without heat) and packed it up. This summer I opened it up and used it a few times. As fall approached I decided to test out the heater and Nada -...
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    Towing problems - new vehicle, old trailer

    For adjusting the star wheel on manual adjusting brakes, the only tool I found that would fit in the tiny hole and make the wheel spin was a spoon from my bicycle tire kit. It fit in the hole perfectly and gave me the adjustments I needed during a new brake install. A standard automobile brake...
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    Will ceiling show roof leaks?

    My camper had a small bubble on the ceiling. Over time it seemed to travel further (around center of ceiling). So I pull the center strip off the roof, cleaned everything up like new (painfully slow and messy - use rubber gloves). Then I used a strip of butyl rubber and carefully resealed the...
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    Dexter axle ez- lube (greasing the bearings)

    You need to smack the crap out of bearing cap. It does come off. I could not get new ones to go all the way on until I bought the installation tool for caps. You should repack bearings with marine grease, if it does not have a grease fitting. Otherwise, lube the crap out of bearings using grease...
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    Want to get into camping- the journey of picking a type of camper. Could use your help!

    My first purchase was a 2004 Fleetwood Yuma. Perfect for me and the wife. It needed quite a bit of work, which I didn't mind doing. New vinyl floor, new canvas, rebuilt heater, added 12v cig lighter and usb charger. Adding a stereo with speakers next. All interior has been recanvassed as well...
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    How not to start your first camping trip/experience

    Like in Trains, Planes and Automobiles when John Candy woke up next to Steve Martin and discovers what John candy thought was two pillows was actually ........ LOL ?
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    Lighting the Propane

    Replaced everything. For a camper that old, why wait for trouble? Now I have a spare ignitor board, and have a mud wasp screen on exhaust. First time I used heater was first time it was ever used. Made a smell that went away fairly quickly. 6 months later, no work. Smell gas coming out during...
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    Reflectix

    You definitely want as much as possible. Yes it does help. I put it under my mattresses for starters. If you've got power, I also suggest adding an electric blanket under you. This way you have a barrior between you and outside, and the electric blanket warms the mattress under you, which tends...
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    Some kind of insect is eating my pop-up

    Put a diatomaceous earth perimeter around the camper for starters. Keeps out any crawling bugs and kills them if the step in it. Eco-friendly, and cheap. Never seen anything like this before but it looks like somthing trying to either get out or make a nest. Don't see any poop though, look for...
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    Range/Stove copper fuel line leaks

    You should use something called flare-nut wrenches, which are specifically made for these types of fittings. And you should use 2 of them. Good wrenches have a wider width end for better grip on the brass fittings, and the other end can slip over a brake line or whatever to really grab it...
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    Heater has stopped working

    I unplugged my heater connector while cleaning burner. Found a wasp was down in burner, but lp orifice was clean (removed and blew out). Had to remove propane fitting, so turned off juice and lp, and unplugged heater connector. Forgot to plug heater back in after checking for lp leaks. Then, I...
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    Heater has stopped working

    My atwood furnace just stopped working. Ignitor looks a little rusty at connection, could be high resistance. Ordered a new one. Most likely board is bad, it is beginning to cycle wierdly, indicating a bad board. Board will be in tonite. Pulled burner/regulator assembly, everything was like new...
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    Water pump blowing fuses

    I see splices, butt connectors, etc in the pics above. If that is your case, you are asking for problems with multiple points of failure and high resistance. The wire should be a home run from source to pump, not spliced, butt connected, etc. That's for starters. Of course, the DC motor has to...




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