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Old 09-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #15
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If it were me and I had just bought an rv that had been sitting around for 6 years, I would pay a technician from your local gas company to inspect your system and start the stove, hot water heater, furnace, etc. To me it would be worth it to be safe.
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I found a big 3 ring binder with all the manuals for all the equipment in the unit.

When my city power is plugged in...isnt there a converter to run the 12 volt stuff off the city power? Mt batterie ran dead....I read that its supposed to charge the batterie also I think? Am I reading it right?

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If it were me and I had just bought an rv that had been sitting around for 6 years, I would pay a technician from your local gas company to inspect your system and start the stove, hot water heater, furnace, etc. To me it would be worth it to be safe.
I have everything gas working except the water heater. It works fine on city but I cant seem to get gas to the pilot.

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #18
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I have everything gas working except the water heater. It works fine on city but I cant seem to get gas to the pilot.

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Have you visually inspected the water heater yet?
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Did they tell you that all questions cost 1 buck a piece and you get a bill when you reach 25?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #20
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I found a big 3 ring binder with all the manuals for all the equipment in the unit.

When my city power is plugged in...isnt there a converter to run the 12 volt stuff off the city power? Mt batterie ran dead....I read that its supposed to charge the batterie also I think? Am I reading it right?

Jay
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Change out the batteries..
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I have everything gas working except the water heater. It works fine on city but I cant seem to get gas to the pilot.

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Most will try 2-3 times to light, then give up.
They use the igniter circuit as a flame sensor.
You need to open the outside panel, then go back there and watch while someone else flips the switch. If you hear it clicking but see no flame, keep trying. no click = problem with the igniter or main board. Fire that goes out = it isn't sensing the flame, take the igniter out and polish it up with a scotchbrite pad and try again.
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Change out the batteries..
They are 1 month old
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So I used my portable charger to charge the batteries and they are now full. The moniter panel and all 12 volt systems are working now. My question is still....when I am plugged into city 110 will the trailer charge the batteries? Mine is not chargeing so if its supposed to then perhaps the onboard charger is bad?

The 12 volt converter is this supposed to step down 110 to 12 volt to run the lights while plugged in? Because when the batteries died the lights and waterpump were dead also...even while plugged into 110. I need to know if this is how it is supposed to work and try to figure out what part of the system is bad.
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Many times the converter is also a battery charger. If you find the brand and model # of the converter, you can google it and find out its capabilities. Make sure all circuit breakers and fuses are good, sometimes the converter/charger will have a CB hidden on the side. Check ground connections between batteries and chassis.
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Many times the converter is also a battery charger. If you find the brand and model # of the converter, you can google it and find out its capabilities. Make sure all circuit breakers and fuses are good, sometimes the converter/charger will have a CB hidden on the side. Check ground connections between batteries and chassis.
Thanks...I think I found the 2 breakers for it.
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