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Old 02-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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I hate doing "Old People" things

Anyone that has been reading my posts this past week or so, is familiar with my task of trying to get the remote generator switch working. When I bought the MH, the previous owner told me the switch didn't work and showed me which switch it was. In all fairness to him (previous owner) he never used the generator since he used the MH as a camper (stationary) connected to shore power.

Well, I have spent the best part of a week trying to find out why I could not get the remote switch to work. I have traced wires, done condinuity test, voltage test, and replaced the control panel. Nothing worked .

Today, I replace the bulb on the exterior light beside the door. Not having any documentation on the MH, I was trying different switches to see which one operated this outside light. As I was going from switch to switch, lo and behold, the generator started.

The switch I had spent a week trying to trace back to the generator, was not the remote switch . I violated my number 1 rule when doing electrical work.

NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING

Needless to say, my remote generator switch works fine

Now I need to figure out what that other switch does.

I have always said, I may grow old, but I refuse to get old. But, it does piss me off when I do, "Old People Things"

Terry
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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Boy, your thread title looks scary when you see it on the Recent Discussions list.

It leaves off the word "things"
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Boy, your thread title looks scary when you see it on the Recent Discussions list.

It leaves off the word "things"


I saw the "things" in the thread list LOL. Yea that would be a bit of a shocking thread title. LOL
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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That's why Old People are retired..... We need the time

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Boy, your thread title looks scary when you see it on the Recent Discussions list.

It leaves off the word "things"
Agreed

Made us look though
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Agreed

Made us look though
Yep made us look..

Hey Terry,
Funny story with a good ending, however "you were told that was the switch" so you did not assume....you were just misled..
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Agreed

Made us look though
Tsk, tsk, you should all be ashamed I looked when I thought he was just saying "doing old people things" LOL

Just kidding.

To the OP, always be comfortable in your own skin, the age that you are (you are probably wiser than everyone you know who is younger), and you only get old when you decide that is how you feel!
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You acted on the information you were given.. You assumed the prior owner knew what he was talking about... Alas, That's not an "Old People" thing.. I know a lot of young folks who make the same mistake.. My daughter just got married.. Well a month or so before the wedding her netbook caught cold (Virus) and quit working for her. Her "Computer Expert" husband (Who in all fairness has had good training) spend hours getting one important file copied so she could use it (her study notes for a teacher certification test). She wound up giving me the comptuer "If you can get it working, You can have it.. I'd like my pictures off it though".

Half hour later I handed her a CD with her photos on it.

I'm using it now to post this message.

And a good part of that half hour was running CD burning software I'd never used before.

Now, since this thread is about "old people stuff" I will tell you about a SHOE comic strip last week.

(The characters in the SHOE comic, for those who do not know, are all Birds, as in the kind with feathers and wings)

There is one old bird featured and one of the regulars, the regular condgraudlates the old bird on his advanced age and ask what the secret is.. he says he walks a lot, Oh, Yes, i'm up to 5 miles a day. . "Where do you do all that walking" Mostly to and from the bathroom.
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Oh, Yes, i'm up to 5 miles a day. . "Where do you do all that walking" Mostly to and from the bathroom.


as we get older the rules change.
rule #1 never pass up an opportunity to stop at the bathroom



the genny switch reminds me of an issue we had our brand new squeaky clean 2006 cedar creek fiver,
during the PDI the tech showed us how to start the genny, go outside, open the compartment door, press and hold switch till she starts, SIMPLE

yes you had to go OUTSIDE to start it.

few days later as we are moving our "STUFF" in, i was putting away items under the bathroom sink.....guess what was hidden up in the compartment? yep the genny start remote panel . needless to say it got moved to a more convenient location past haste
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Even the demonstration person did not know where the remote was.. yup, typical.
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