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Old 04-22-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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Thanks Imcleister... Had taken taken the old stereo out as it wasn't working when I bought it, maybe because of the battery hookup. I bought a new one and haven't installed it yet so guess I may have been lucky there. Heading out now to level trailer and first try the fridge on propane which I believe will use the 12v circuit to ignite. I realize it will take several on off cycles to purge air from the propane lines. I'll also try the heater...Won't be able to try the water heater until I flush the system and get some water in it.....Again, thanks for your response.

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:15 PM   #16
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Well, went and bought another battery cable today and properly wired my batteries in parallel and here are the results:
1. Replaced bulbs that burned out.
RESULT: All working fine. None of the lenses showed any signs of overheating. Guess that fortunately they burned out before any damage occurred.
2.Changed bathroom fan fuse.
RESULT: Operates normally.
3. Leveled trailer, turned on propane tanks and fired up refrigerator in propane mode.
RESULT: Heard it ignite and then went outside and could hear burner running. So it appears to be ok.
4. Turned thermostat up on heater.
RESULT: Heater ignited and fan came on blowing heat through the vents.
5. Tried my tank meters.
RESULT: Seem to be working normally.
Couldn't fire up the water because I'm still winterized and need to get to a water supply but hoping and assuming that's ok as well.

So, all in all I hope and think I dodged a bullet here. Could have been a lot worse. Just supports the reasoning behind completely checking out your systems before hitting the road whether your trailer is new or older. Had I just taken off with my new (slightly old) trailer would have been a disaster.

Thank you all for your calm support and advice. It's truly appreciated and I hope I can help someone here in the future. I'm sure I'll be back for more advice in the future. Nice to know you folks are here. Again, sincere thanks.

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:17 PM   #17
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I am glad that you are up and going and figured it out and with no problems to boot! Thank you for the update! Safe travels to ya.......

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