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Old 03-14-2015, 01:46 AM   #1
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First camping trip

In our new to us micro lite 21fbrs.

We got in late, so setting up camp was no fun in the dark. Even less fun was finding things that failed to work.

So far:

1. The nice power slide out that previously worked so well, failed to do anything. But the manual crank works great. Glad we had that tool.

2. Never tried hooking up to city water connection at home which was a big mistake. Hooked up filter and regulator and turned the water on, nothing from faucets. Went back out and water pouring out of the water heater compartment. Not sure why or whats wrong. Will investigate in the morning.

So, lesson learned. Several of them.
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Old 03-14-2015, 04:12 AM   #2
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that's why Camp Driveway is always recommended for newbies.

so everything and every system can be tried out before leaving for a campground.
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:36 AM   #3
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Ideas

I have the Rockwood 2109s (should be the same as yours). If you look under the trailer near the front there is a 30A fuse (mine is in a red holder) that blew unexpectedly on mine, causing the slide motor not to work.
I dont know about the water but maybe they left the sacrificial anode out (screws into bottom center of water heater)? Good luck
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:42 AM   #4
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I dont know about the water but maybe they left the sacrificial anode out (screws into bottom center of water heater)? Good luck
That would be my guess as well. Ours was not installed upon delivery and without it water would route to the water heater tank and then exit via the large opening where the anode goes.

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Old 03-14-2015, 08:18 AM   #5
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The water heater drain plug/anode is out. Which you have depends on the
brand of water heater.
You'll need a socket to install it.
If it's metal anode you'll need teflon tape and or teflon pipe dope for the
threads!
IF it's a plastic drain plug you can probably install it bare but still need
a socket to fit. Be careful and don't twist it off!! Teflon tape is still recommended.

Since the drain is out the bypass valves are probably still in bypass (winter) mode.
They need to be turned to summer mode.
IF you have electric AND gas water heater the bypass valves MUST be
set correctly and the water heater tank FILLED WITH WATER before
turning on the electric or LP gas burner or you WILL DAMAGE YOUR WATER HEATER.

All these things should have been covered in the pre-delivery inspection!

Welcome aboard!
Ask questions!
We're here to help.

That suggestion to camp in the driveway one night was right on the mark!!
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First (Camp Out) of the year should be (Camp Driveway) regardless if (Newbe or Oldie) makes for a Easier/Better Trip,and Tools/Parts/Missed Items are Closer! Youroo!! USA Flag!
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:04 PM   #7
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Correct on both counts. Fuse was blown. (I had replacements but wrong dimensions).

And the plug was out and i replaced it, after getting tools.

This campground has cable, but failing to get it working. Minor problem.

Thanks for the great info.
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Glad i guessed right. If you are using campground cable make sure your antenna booster is off (little green light thing). You may need to tell your tv what type of input (cable/antenna) and then do a channel scan
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:09 AM   #9
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I created a separate post, but the fuse for the slide blew when we slid in the slide. Any ideas mr. Michael on why its doing that?

Blowing the fuse once is just bad luck, blowing it twice means theres a problem somewhere.

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:39 PM   #10
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So far mine only blew once and I suspected that the fuse holder got wet after a leak in the storage compartment when my filter housing cracked
As others suggested in the other thread the only other cause I could imagine would be some binding or jamming causing the motor to work too hard. I also let the button go right as it's about to start clicking
I'm leaving monday for a week in the keys so I'll keep my fingers crossed for mine (and my hand cranks handy)
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