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Old 04-03-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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Post your tech questions here!

Thanks to Kim site admin for this new forum!!

Until now, technical questions and suggestions were posted under
the individual model forums.
There are many tech issues that span all or nearly all models.
Example, antenna issues or water heater won't light questions
might be posted under the Rockwood ultra light forum but nearly
every trailer here has an antenna and a water heater.

Woodalls forums have a tech board and it's busy!!
Now we have one too.
Post your tech questions and suggestions here.
I'm looking forward to hearing from many of you.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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my red light next to my water heater on/off switch, located below sink on front face of the cabinet came on a couple times this past weekend.
what does this mean, that the gas pilot on the water heater is trying to relight? also, does this act as a reset switch under certain conditions, does it only apply to the propane option for the suburban furnace. i know the electric circuit is outside within the water heater enclosure and has a pin in the on/off breaker switch to prevent it from being on normally.

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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Did the water heater start on gas? If the ignitor tried to light it 3 times and failed, the red light comes on and stays on. You have to turn it off and turn it back on again. It will again attempt to light the water heater up to 3 times. Air has to bleed from the lines before the heater will stay lit. However, if the heater does not start after several tries, you may have a bad circuit board. I had a bad one on the Flagstaff right out of the factory so it was replaced under warranty.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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When I realized how everything worked with the hot water heater and the switch in front of the sink, If I turned on the switch the red light came on only when it was time to heat the water, once the stat in water heater was satisfied then the red light went out then the cycle would start again. This operation applies when I am heating with gas, not electric. I have not seen a polit light for electric operation.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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yes , we were using gas, the electric breaker is locked out. it was also very windy and it was blowing off the ocean directly at the grill covering the water heater. maybe this caused some problems.

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Old 04-05-2008, 06:02 AM   #6
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thanks==we plan to camp again in may so i will checkout the heater further then.

I hope i am using this site correctly as intended, ie for a variety of tech questions.

sewer cleanup question
Next question:during and after removal of the sewer hose,fittings, etc i like to do a soap cleanup and sterilize. my preference is dry chem vs liquid chlorox. do the tablets used to sterilize the fresh water supply provide adequate concentration to to used in a bucket where i rinse off my sanitary hose and fittings, prior to storage. Or do I need to use dilute liquid chlorox

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:26 AM   #7
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Phil, you can post individual topics or questions in the tech forum just like you would in any of the others to get a better response.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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thanks Kim

A big memorial day coming up on the 16th. It will will be a tough day for friends and family of VT. It is my birthday, so it is easy for me to remember
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Yes, please post each tech question under it's own heading in the Tech section...not on this particular thread. The title of this thread is a little misleading.
More people will see it, and it will be easy to find during a search. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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Anyone have a 27RLSS? If so, where is the sticker located that tells you the size of your tanks, gross weight, date of manuf. and all that good info.? I can't find ours in the cabinets anywhere.

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