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Old 03-16-2015, 02:07 PM   #3061
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...ultimately I found that it was TURNED OFF outside.
DUH!
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:11 PM   #3062
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DUH!

It was one of those moments. The Sabre factory turned it off when they had it last year. Before that, I had only used the inside switch and completely forgot about the outside one.

When I did my first winterizing, I happened to notice the switch and thought, "man, that really looks like it is off". Knowing the inside switch was off, I flipped it on and tested it when we went to Key West.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:16 PM   #3063
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Installed a battery shut off switch.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:34 AM   #3064
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Installed my dual temp displays for the freezer/fridge. Easy hook up and I ran the leads for the probes down the hinge side of the doors and into the compartments. They work great and only cost 8 bucks and 35 minutes of my time.
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:59 AM   #3065
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It finally warmed up enough here in Mid-Michigan to get the hose out so I took the first step toward de-winterizing. Specifically, I tried to blast/rinse the yuk bottoms from the water heater tank. Our Sabre is 3 years old now and I've not had this problem this bad before. I'm assuming it has something to do with the fact that this is the first water heater we've had with a sacrificial anode (Suburban). Any suggestions on getting it cleaned out?

We also completed the camper conversion to filament free lighting.

We are also continuing our packing as we will be leaving for the OH/KY/TN/IN- Tadpole rally tour in about 10 days.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:45 AM   #3066
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Finally replaced both LP tank pigtails.
Hopefully that will stop the Zamfir pan flute concertos when the propane's a flowing.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:53 AM   #3067
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It finally warmed up enough here in Mid-Michigan to get the hose out so I took the first step toward de-winterizing. Specifically, I tried to blast/rinse the yuk bottoms from the water heater tank. Our Sabre is 3 years old now and I've not had this problem this bad before. I'm assuming it has something to do with the fact that this is the first water heater we've had with a sacrificial anode (Suburban). Any suggestions on getting it cleaned out?
There is a flexible wand available at most RV dealers made for cleaning out the tank. It attaches to a regular hose. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:57 AM   #3068
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It finally warmed up enough here in Mid-Michigan to get the hose out so I took the first step toward de-winterizing. Specifically, I tried to blast/rinse the yuk bottoms from the water heater tank. Our Sabre is 3 years old now and I've not had this problem this bad before. I'm assuming it has something to do with the fact that this is the first water heater we've had with a sacrificial anode (Suburban). Any suggestions on getting it cleaned out?

We also completed the camper conversion to filament free lighting.

We are also continuing our packing as we will be leaving for the OH/KY/TN/IN- Tadpole rally tour in about 10 days.
As mcnabbwr suggested, there is an "RV Water Heater Cleaning Wand" for this purpose:


I believe that member, OldCoot, fashioned up a wet vacuum attachment to suck out the bits vs. trying to blast them out.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:20 AM   #3069
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:18 AM   #3070
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I ordered a new Jack antenna to replace the factory installed one.

That's one of the first things we did, too. Works great! Today we're on our way home from our first campout of the season with the Oklahoma FROGs. Nice weather and good time! Found out we had a leak from the water pump -- just needed tightening. Also having the same issue with the loud fan in our refer after it supposedly was fixed last fall!
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #3071
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...I believe that member, OldCoot, fashioned up a wet vacuum attachment to suck out the bits vs. trying to blast them out.
Not for the wet vac, I just used my bead blasting nozzle and inserted the sand suction hose into the anode hole and sucked the junk out that way. Was absolutely amazed at the amount of stuff that accumulated in a 2.5 year old tank. I will do the same this spring before we fill the tank again. It is so easy IF you have the stuff to do it with.
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Thanks OC and Youroo. It turns out this unit has TWO reset switches. Pushed them both and was rewarded with the sound of the element hissing in the water. Yes!


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Both are over temp switches. One shuts off 120VAC side the other the 12V/Propane side. You always need to check both unless you can remember which one does which.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:15 PM   #3073
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Both are over temp switches. One shuts off 120VAC side the other the 12V/Propane side. You always need to check both unless you can remember which one does which.
I think the one on the left is 120v. Don't really remember. CRS.
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I wonder if this would work on that problem like it does tranfering fluid from 55gal barrel to smaller containers. I've taken a small clear tubing and down near the end of hose for smaller container, punched a thru hole and used a long nose air blow gun aimed toward smaller container jnserted thru hose to create a siphon effect?
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:54 PM   #3075
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I wonder if this would work on that problem like it does tranfering fluid from 55gal barrel to smaller containers. I've taken a small clear tubing and down near the end of hose for smaller container, punched a thru hole and used a long nose air blow gun aimed toward smaller container jnserted thru hose to create a siphon effect?
When we had the dwarf car that used methanol, we bought 55 gal drums of fuel and screwed an outdoor faucet with a hose connection into the small threaded hole and took the large screw in cap and installed a tubeless valve stem in it and put about 10-15# of air in it and filled the portable tanks. Had the barrel on a 4 wheel dolly and just wheeled it close to the car or trailer.
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No fun if barrel doesn't balloon.
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No fun if barrel doesn't balloon.
Never did, lucky I guess. Only did it for 4 years (summers).
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Been doing my racing since 1968 and as barrel pumps suck, and i normaly take 40 gals. per car, thirsty devils they are.....menthnol also, had to find easier way as old age takes it's toll.
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Installed my dual temp displays for the freezer/fridge. Easy hook up and I ran the leads for the probes down the hinge side of the doors and into the compartments. They work great and only cost 8 bucks and 35 minutes of my time.

Where did you buy them? Looks great


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Ebay: search LCD thermometer. They start at $1 a piece and there are many varieties to choose. I like the ones I got with the blue back light because it matches my Genesis 3.0 lighting.
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