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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedGuy
Looks like Chains are basically not legal in...

Looks like Chains are basically not legal in Michigan for all practical purposes unless there's substantial snow on the road. And in that case I just wouldn't go. Any other tips other than chains?...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-29-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By RedGuy
I posted a couple threads on this a while back,...

I posted a couple threads on this a while back, here they are if they help.



Funace Maintainence (https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49092)

How to take apart a Hydroflame...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By RedGuy
Stopped by my local RV dealer today, they want...

Stopped by my local RV dealer today, they want $24.95 to fill a 30lb tank. So I think that's about $3.50/ gallon. I'll be checking some of the propane dealers next, though they're not as easy to work...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-27-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedGuy
So does anyone know if cables are typically legal...

So does anyone know if cables are typically legal to use? Also where I can find them cause chains and cables are not readily available in my area. I've never seen a set of cables on a trailer down...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-27-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedGuy
I'll have to double check this, but I don't think...

I'll have to double check this, but I don't think chains are legal in the Lower Penninsula of Michigan. But I can see how they would make a big differance on the TT.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-26-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By RedGuy
I would use the best of the main tires as a spare...

I would use the best of the main tires as a spare when I buy new tires. However I would only trust that tire at a lower speed just to get me somewhere where I can get the main tire fixed.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-26-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By RedGuy
I'm looking at taking a camping trip in Northern...

I'm looking at taking a camping trip in Northern Michigan in a couple weeks. I'll be towing my 24ft TT with my 1/2 ton Suburban. What I'm looking for here though is anything I should be looking out...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-26-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By RedGuy
You may have got some debris in the oriface. When...

You may have got some debris in the oriface. When I pulled my Atwood apart this fall after it quite lighting if found on top of the burner being completely destroyed, the gas valve full of rust and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-26-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,074
Posted By RedGuy
I use a 1500 watt holmes and it will keep my 24ft...

I use a 1500 watt holmes and it will keep my 24ft TT at 65 deg all the way down to about 30 deg by it self. Saves on propain big time, plus with my old 25,000btu Atwood Furnace once it gets down into...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-26-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,246
Posted By RedGuy
I've never had fiberglass, but for me I'll stick...

I've never had fiberglass, but for me I'll stick with aluminum simply due to the lower weight. I however use smaller tow vehicles an old Grand Wagoneer and a GMC Suburban 1500, so weight is an issue...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By RedGuy
What if it's an older Converter? My TT is 20...

What if it's an older Converter? My TT is 20 years old and on the converter tag it says it provides a 3 amp continuous charge. So from that I would think it sends 3 amps to the batts all the time no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By RedGuy
Spring Air will actually make your matress to...

Spring Air will actually make your matress to size for no extra cost. I was looking at doing that, but decided to wait til next year. Last year I bought a good spring air for at home, I got one...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-02-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
Ok, so my funace works fine when it's dry out,...

Ok, so my funace works fine when it's dry out, but the ignitor doesn't work when it rains. The door doesn't shut real tight and there would be some water on the inside of the inner door when it would...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-20-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,298
Posted By RedGuy
Maybe it's not sensing that the flame is actually...

Maybe it's not sensing that the flame is actually lit so it closes the gas valve after 10 seconds. I know my funace is set up this way, and the flame sence is part of the ignitor.
Forum: Boondocking 09-18-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,855
Posted By RedGuy
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WaveMaker:
Radguy,

why are you so paranoid???...
Forum: Boondocking 09-16-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,855
Posted By RedGuy
Your not worried about just leaving it run...

Your not worried about just leaving it run without you there for so long? I'd be worried it'd catch my trailer on fire. I don't like leaving mine for more than a few hours. Maybee I'm just being...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 09-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By RedGuy
Airplanes do it becasue the extreamly low temps...

Airplanes do it becasue the extreamly low temps at altittude. What can happen is the moisture will condense and the tire will loose pressure possibly to the point where the tire could come off the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-15-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
Yep, CO detector actually....

Yep, CO detector actually. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif That was one of my first purchases when I bought this trailer. I went up north this weekend, and it got...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-12-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
All installed and works great! Glad I didn;t go...

All installed and works great! Glad I didn;t go out an buy a new furnace. It lights off within a second or two.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-12-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
OK! I finally got my new burner and ignitor and...

OK! I finally got my new burner and ignitor and put them it. As expected reassembly was just as hard as dissasembly as I still could not remove the exhaust cover. Next time I am going to drill out...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-10-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,679
Posted By RedGuy
I'd imagine you could probably pretty easily...

I'd imagine you could probably pretty easily convert that heater to a pilot modle with a few inexpensive parts. Or like said abouve you can pick a new heater up fro about $370, JCWhittney has them as...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-09-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By RedGuy
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
How low do you have the temperature set in...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,668
Posted By RedGuy
You should always run the lowest octain rating...

You should always run the lowest octain rating your engine will allow. Higher octains are not better fuel, it just has more resistance to ignition. So what happens when you run a motor designed for...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-06-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,084
Posted By RedGuy
Last time I opened my awning it was also wet....

Last time I opened my awning it was also wet. However, everytime before it had been dry. So I don't know? I just always make sure to get it rolled up square and dry.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-06-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,764
Posted By RedGuy
That does look nice! First thing I'd do to it...

That does look nice! First thing I'd do to it though is throw that clock away! No need to know what time it is when your out relaxing. https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/thumb.gif
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-04-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
I considered that, but I'm not quite ready to...

I considered that, but I'm not quite ready to drop $5-600 on a new furnace for a 20 years old TT. Right now I'm looking at about $60 in parts, and no labor since I'm doing it myself. At worse I'll...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-04-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By RedGuy
You guy that store your campers outside in the...

You guy that store your campers outside in the winter don't worry about snow on the roof? That's alot of weight to be sitting up there all winter.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-04-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
Ok, I got the burner assembly, gas valve, and...

Ok, I got the burner assembly, gas valve, and ignitor out today. It was a real PITA though since I could not get the exhaust stack to come off. It looks like it should just pull strait out once you...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-02-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,080
Posted By RedGuy
You shouldn't have to reset the controller if...

You shouldn't have to reset the controller if your husbands alreadt set it. But if it's never been set, just drive around an empty lot and slowly turn the controller up til you have it where you want...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-02-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
Thanks that's actually what I was thinking too....

Thanks that's actually what I was thinking too. I've been calling a couple RV dealers to see what it would cost to have them fix it, but it's pretty much $100 just to look at it. Considering I can...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By RedGuy
Michigan! No hurricans here. In all reality...

Michigan! No hurricans here. In all reality though once a hurricane gets a couple hundred miles inland, it's mostly just rain.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-01-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,359
Posted By RedGuy
That's alot! Sounds like you have something loose...

That's alot! Sounds like you have something loose somewhere. If I remeber right there's only three things on that side of the water heater, the drain plug, gas temp controler, and relief valve. You...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 09-01-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,283
Posted By RedGuy
That would be a really bad idea. It would...

That would be a really bad idea. It would probably become extreamly unstable, esspecially behind a smaller truck like yours. I'm also pretty sure that you can only double trailer with 5th wheels.
...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-01-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,359
Posted By RedGuy
It's leaking from the outside access panel? Could...

It's leaking from the outside access panel? Could simply be a drain valve not seating completely if the PO installed one. Do you know weather it's an Atwood or Suburban?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-01-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
I posted abit of this in a previous thread. But...

I posted abit of this in a previous thread. But today I took my furnace out since I haven't been able to get it to light since this spring. The fan runs, I can smell gas at the proper time, and hear...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-01-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,673
Posted By RedGuy
I posted abit of this in a previous thread. But...

I posted abit of this in a previous thread. But today I took my furnace out since I haven't been able to get it to light since this spring. The fan runs, I can smell gas at the proper time, and hear...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 08-30-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 62,690
Posted By RedGuy
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Randy the sly old fox:
For legal purposes you should...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-29-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By RedGuy
Just a question to all of you that are...

Just a question to all of you that are expirencing early failure, how are you guys using these fridged? Primarily on electric? Full time? Occationally?

I suspect that these fridges are probably...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-29-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By RedGuy
Can I get these gaskets from most RV dealers? If...

Can I get these gaskets from most RV dealers? If I'm going to pull this thing out and go through it I'd might as well replace the gaskets while I'm at it. They're probably dried up and cracked after...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-29-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By RedGuy
This is actually something that I've been...

This is actually something that I've been wondering about. How well does automotive paint adhear to the aluminum siding on an RV?

My strips are fadded and pealing and I was thinking of taking them...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-29-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By RedGuy
Both fans are spinning up good, and in sequence,...

Both fans are spinning up good, and in sequence, I can hear the ignitor going, I can hear the gas valve open, then I can smell propane if I put my nose up to the exhaust. The gas valve clicks again,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By RedGuy
I was wondering what general maintainece should...

I was wondering what general maintainece should be done to an Atwood furnace?

Mine is 20 years old and I couldn't get it to light on this last trip. Today I was looking at it and it looks like...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By RedGuy
I was wondering what general maintainece should...

I was wondering what general maintainece should be done to an Atwood furnace?

Mine is 20 years old and I couldn't get it to light on this last trip. Today I was looking at it and it looks like...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 270,964
Posted By RedGuy
Finally got my fridge recal done today. It ended...

Finally got my fridge recal done today. It ended up being kinda a PITA to get done First the dealer I went to wrote the serial number down wrong. It was supposed to take 5-7 business days for the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 08-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By RedGuy
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
The cooling unit on our Dometic in our...
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 08-28-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By RedGuy
You should be fine with that much of a buffer,...

You should be fine with that much of a buffer, though I'm betting that the trailer that your looking at reall weighs more than that. Mine was about 900lbs heavier than the listed weight. Apparently...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-28-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By RedGuy
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jonelsr:
I certainly hope all works out well for him....
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 08-28-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,293
Posted By RedGuy
Youcould too have gotten a bad tire in there...

Youcould too have gotten a bad tire in there somewhere. I don't remeber what caused the problem, but I remember learing in high school auto shop that a tire could have a problem where it can actually...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-28-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,518
Posted By RedGuy
Actually not all credit cards have a limit at...

Actually not all credit cards have a limit at fuel islands, and it is the CC company, just some stations follow the rules others don't. My AMEX card has no limit on fuel island sales, where as my...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-28-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By RedGuy
My youngest brother actually is very sensative to...

My youngest brother actually is very sensative to artifical sweeteners. It caused extream change in his temperment and he would basically go biserk! The doctors found this problem when he was about...
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