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Old 09-01-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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New to this forum. We have been camping BBC since 2003. We just bought a 2004 Fleetwood Discovery 39S and I have some questions

The front jacks don't always go all the way up. Any thoughts on fixing that issue?

There is a white PVC line with a blue valve in the first compartment aft of the passenger slide. For what is its purpose?

The hot water heater in electric mode does not get very hot. Just warm. Change element? Can you adjust the temperature?

Is there a shut off valve for the propane? I thought the propane needed to be shut off while driving?

Just did a shakedown run at a campground 1 mile from my house the last two nights. Everything seems to work ok. Still need to test the satellite system.

Thanks in advance.

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The front jacks don't always go all the way up. Any thoughts on fixing that issue?
The jacks on that coach are pulled up by springs after the hdrualic valves open. Either the springs have grown weak or the jack rams need a bit of lubrication so they slip through the seal more easily. If they are Power Gear brand jacks they may have a grease fitting on the bottom for that purpose. Otherwise, spray the ram with some W40 and run them up and down a few times.



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There is a white PVC line with a blue valve in the first compartment aft of the passenger slide. For what is its purpose?
Sounds like a water line but I cannot guess its specific purpose. How about turning the valve off and see what stops working?



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The hot water heater in electric mode does not get very hot. Just warm. Change element? Can you adjust the temperature?
The heater element either works or is burned out - no in-between. Changing it won't help. No, the temperature is not adjustable. There is a good chance you have eiher a winter bypass valve partially open or another mixing faucet (shower heads, for example) allowing cold water to mix with the hot. Be sure to check the outside shower faucets.

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Is there a shut off valve for the propane? I thought the propane needed to be shut off while driving?
It does not need to be shut off while driving. There is no such requirement anywhere except a few tunnels. There will be a shut-off valve on the LP tank.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Gary.

The valve was a quick drain for the fresh water tank.

The outside faucet valves were open.

I will check the jacks.

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calcium can build up on the water heater element causing it to not heat as well
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The front jacks don't always go all the way up. Any thoughts on fixing that issue?



Is there a shut off valve for the propane? I thought the propane needed to be shut off while driving?

Every now and then my "jacks up" light won't extinguish, even though the jacks are fully retracted. In my case, my left rear seal leaks a little if I extend it too far, and topping off the reservoir turns off the light.


My propane shut off is a rocker switch located close to the filler fitting. It controls a solenoid/valve located at the tank which is about 20 ft forward of the filler.


Some folks run their refrigerator on propane while underway. We only turn ours off while filling the propane tank.


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