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Old 10-16-2021, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question: Keys, water filter and LP cylinder

Good day all,

While I'm waiting for my 2006 3100ltd getting fixed and owner transfer to de done, I was wandering wich water filter I need to purchase and where to install it on the water system? The is no water filter either under the bed or under the sink.

Also, I notice there was a dealbolt on the latch. I tried all the keys the owner have but none is either turning the deadbolt on-off but working manually from inside. Could someone show me the key the have for their deadbolt. If I have the key, it would mean the cylinder is jammed.

Now, the liquid propane cylinder.... I can't find the date on it. Is there a way to get is changed and what is the part I would need to order? The previous owner never got a test performed.

Thanks for you help.

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Good day all,

While I'm waiting for my 2006 3100ltd getting fixed and owner transfer to de done, I was wandering wich water filter I need to purchase and where to install it on the water system? The is no water filter either under the bed or under the sink.

Also, I notice there was a dealbolt on the latch. I tried all the keys the owner have but none is either turning the deadbolt on-off but working manually from inside. Could someone show me the key the have for their deadbolt. If I have the key, it would mean the cylinder is jammed.

Now, the liquid propane cylinder.... I can't find the date on it. Is there a way to get is changed and what is the part I would need to order? The previous owner never got a test performed.

Thanks for you help.

Stephane

1 - What is a 3100ltd? Motor home, travel trailer 5th wheel...??

2 - There probably isn't any onboard water filter. Just get an in-line water filter (Amazon, Walmart, Camping World) such as this;
https://www.walmart.com/search?q=cam...ypeahead=camco

3 - A picture of your door latch & keys would help us identify which latch you have. If the key goes in the lock cylinder without forcing it, then it's probably just a little corroded. Try spraying a little WD-40 in the lock cylinder and insert & remove the key several times to work the WD-40 around & try turning the key a little bit once in a while.

4 - On the upper protective collar that protects the valve, there is a series of numbers, letters etc. stamped into the metal. Some of these tell the operator of the re-filling station the size & weight of the tank. Also, there is a date code, it's as simple as month & year. IE; July 2006 would be 07/06, November 2006 would be 11/06.

Hope all this helps.
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:47 AM   #3
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1 - What is a 3100ltd? Motor home, travel trailer 5th wheel...??

2 - There probably isn't any onboard water filter. Just get an in-line water filter (Amazon, Walmart, Camping World) such as this;
https://www.walmart.com/search?q=cam...ypeahead=camco

3 - A picture of your door latch & keys would help us identify which latch you have. If the key goes in the lock cylinder without forcing it, then it's probably just a little corroded. Try spraying a little WD-40 in the lock cylinder and insert & remove the key several times to work the WD-40 around & try turning the key a little bit once in a while.

4 - On the upper protective collar that protects the valve, there is a series of numbers, letters etc. stamped into the metal. Some of these tell the operator of the re-filling station the size & weight of the tank. Also, there is a date code, it's as simple as month & year. IE; July 2006 would be 07/06, November 2006 would be 11/06.

Hope all this helps.
Thanks fo the infos.. Sorry for the missing infos as well

1- Forest River Sunseeker motorhome model 3100ltd.

2- Nice to know. I will look for that filter.

3- I don,t have the RV yet, went fo the inspection last week.. Black tank is getting replaced by insurance from previoous owner. The latch seems to be a regular with 2 cylinders ( lock and Deadbolt ) I will ask the mecanic to put some lubricant.

4. Just played with contrast on the picture I took.. I can barely see 2006... Does that mean the cylinder is to old and can,t be refilled since it's over the 10 years?

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Old 10-16-2021, 11:16 AM   #4
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https://rvwhisperer.com/rv-propane-tanks-expiration/
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:32 PM   #5
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As the OP hails from Québec, I would suggest consulting Transport Canada for LP container requirements. Many of Canada's regulations mirror that of the U.S. 49 CFR, but not all. The link below may be of some help:

https://propane.ca/wp-content/upload...kings_2016.pdf
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Awesome. Thanks.

I also read somewhere for motorhome install, i would only need inspection. I will contact TC and the manufacturer
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Old 10-16-2021, 02:51 PM   #7
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That is correct Jeeper,

A built in LP tank is a ASME type and does not need to be replaced ever but does need to be inspected. There is not expiry date as there is with a portable bottle. Enjoy your new to you RV.

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Old 10-16-2021, 03:25 PM   #8
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Not WD-40 in locks

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3 - A picture of your door latch & keys would help us identify which latch you have. If the key goes in the lock cylinder without forcing it, then it's probably just a little corroded. Try spraying a little WD-40 in the lock cylinder and insert & remove the key several times to work the WD-40 around & try turning the key a little bit once in a while.
Bad choice. It washes away any graphite or lube that was in the lock and leaves it dry. A better choice is Lock-Ease, powdered graphite in an alcohol suspension. The alcohol flows it in and evaporates leaving the dry graphite which does not capture dirt and dust like a petroleum lube would. In other words, it's made for this job.

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4 - On the upper protective collar that protects the valve, there is a series of numbers, letters etc. stamped into the metal. Some of these tell the operator of the re-filling station the size & weight of the tank. Also, there is a date code, it's as simple as month & year. IE; July 2006 would be 07/06, November 2006 would be 11/06.
Easiest thing to do with an expired tank is exchange it. Here in the US, most supermarkets and home repair stores have 20 lb. tanks for exchange for around $US 15. We used to be able to get the 30 lb. tanks recertified at propane dealers for a small fee. Since COVID, they have switched to a new model: they do an exchange at your home. Both local suppliers have switched to this model and no longer provide walk-in service of any kind. When I exchanged an out-of-date one last month, using their web page to place the order, I added in the comments "Please provide a cylinder with at least five years left on the expiration since we take the trailer on the road and may be in a location that only does refills, not exchanges." They honored the request. Here in the US, a new 30 lb. cylinder is $US 99 at Costco.
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Old 10-16-2021, 03:32 PM   #9
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3- True, I will spray some lubricant not wd-40

4- The tank is built under the motorhome.. Only inspection is required. Not like the portable tank we use home outside for bbq.

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Bad choice. It washes away any graphite or lube that was in the lock and leaves it dry. A better choice is Lock-Ease, powdered graphite in an alcohol suspension. The alcohol flows it in and evaporates leaving the dry graphite which does not capture dirt and dust like a petroleum lube would. In other words, it's made for this job.

That's fine as regular maintenance. But, since it appears it may be corroded we must first break it free with either WD-40 or Penetrating spray. Once free and operational, flush out and then use the graphite lock lube.
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WD-40 evaporates pretty quickly, and leaves silicone behind. But, I do like Lock-ease best. If it really is corroded, you may need Liquid Wrench.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:19 AM   #12
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The filter I have is clear02 with the pre-filter canister because where I camp has well water. We have rust and the pre-filter does a good gob of filtering it out.
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