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Old 06-09-2015, 06:46 PM   #15
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Again,, In my original post I said EXPLOSIVE GAS (I just re-checked) not Propane.. That should have been a hint.

Lots of things that go BOOM out there..Not just Propane.
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"Quote" "Here's a funny story about a fix-it job that I did which I was so proud of. I am a single female owning a nearly 20-year-old Class C RV and I was on my first trip. I didn't have all the systems usable, such as running water or propane in the tank, because I wanted to get the plumbing and gas lines checked before ever using them. But I still wanted to use the RV for this trip so I just made do and was surprisingly comfortable even without the use of all of the features."End Quote"

It would be in your best interest to have an emergency road service provider like CoachNet. There will be things that will break that you won't be able to fix. And a smartphone. Always fill up fuel tank when you bump 1/2 mark. Be aware of your surroundings. Stop for the night before dark. If you don't feel comfortable where you are, move. Stay safe & enjoy. It's a great country! So little time, so little money. So much to see & do.





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Old 06-09-2015, 08:48 PM   #17
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FWIW on our last coach the Propane detector doubled as the low battery alarm. ;-)

FWIW 2 she had not filled the propane. That does not mean there was no propane in the tank. OTOH see above.

FWIW3 I'm betting she needs a new detector and a new house battery.
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Yep, we've all had our share of "Uh ohs"
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:46 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the input everyone. Right now my RV is in Tennessee (I live in Georgia) where the husband of my best friend that I hired is fixing it for me. It had the typical older Class C problem with a cab-over leak so he's tearing that all out from the inside and replacing rotten wood, putting down a new 3/4" inch plywood base, and removing that front window which seems to have been the culprit for the leaking. I guess this is the reason that Class C's no longer feature a front window!

He's a retired electrician whose hobby is wood-working and he's the best qualified person I know to do it for me at a fraction of what Winnebago at Cedar Falls wanted, and I wouldn't be caught dead having work done at Camping World after some of the other "work" they've done.

Anyway, I'm going up there for a week over the 4th and spend a few days so they can teach me all the systems; water heater, generator, stove, etc. When I leave there I'll go to a campground on my own and use the stove and shower for the first time and I'll see how the rig works when hooked up to pressurized water, using propane, lighting the pilot, etc. I know that the best way to learn is just by doing.

Well, again, thanks to all of you for taking time to respond.
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Sounds like you are on the right tract. My propane detector doubled as a fart detector.
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Well Ms. Peach.. Where in GA are you?

I am 3 miles from Darien outlet mall.
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Sounds like you are on the right tract. My propane detector doubled as a fart detector.

Is that how you got your name Smokyjoe?
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I'm in Savannah, where I've lived most of my life. I have a house here, so I'm not a full timer just yet. That will be another two years yet. When that happens I'll be summering in Michigan and wintering someplace dry and cool.
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charliej, LOL funny ha,ha. I had a dog named Smoky. Moved from Miami,Fl. to Cashiers,NC, Smoky Mts. Named my Business Smoky Electric. Everyone started calling me Smoky,cause they didn"t remember my name. Smoky my dog,slept in the corner by the propane detector and frequently would fart during the night and set it off.My wife and I had a good laugh over your comment.
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Too funny Smoky
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I have a Good Sam towing policy that, thankfully, I've never had to use. I'd be terrified to break down someplace and have no resources whatsoever. I do know of women who RV solo and want to go to Mexico, for instance, all by their lonesome, but I am not one of those brave souls. Michigan/Georgia is about as exotic as I get.

About the propane tank, I knew it was empty because I had used all the gas on a previous trip during winter; I ran it all out using the furnace.
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I have a Good Sam towing policy that, thankfully, I've never had to use. I'd be terrified to break down someplace and have no resources whatsoever. I do know of women who RV solo and want to go to Mexico, for instance, all by their lonesome, but I am not one of those brave souls. Michigan/Georgia is about as exotic as I get.



About the propane tank, I knew it was empty because I had used all the gas on a previous trip during winter; I ran it all out using the furnace.

When your GS policy is up for renewal, look into CoachNet. I've had & used both. Had FAR better experiences with CN.


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