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Old 05-25-2016, 10:06 PM   #7801
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780 miles and you don't need potty stops? That's a fib!
It depends on if I take my diuretics that morning.

I have made it solo from Disney in 1 stop. That's 1004 miles, but normally we stop every 4-5 hours. I can stop anywhere convenient though and not time stops around truck stops and waiting at pumps for fuel.

I towed all over the country racing, that's when I bought the auxiliary tank. It seemed like most truck stops where we needed were 30-45 minute stops, so we added 60 gallon in-bed tanks to both trucks. If I just need the BR and stretch a bit, 10 minutes in a rest area and I'm back on the road.

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Old 05-26-2016, 06:45 AM   #7803
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Finally had my skylight replaced. I measured the new one a little small. It fits, just not quite the size of the old one.

And the tech found/fixed an issue where we smelled a hot burning smell with the water heater. Back in January, when we pulled the water heater out in order to deal with the broken check-valve, we must have messed something up electrically because this is what he replaced:
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:31 AM   #7804
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Trading it in today for a open range 3x378rls
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:31 AM   #7805
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What did you do to your camper today?

I used to use large and small boards but got tired of lugging them around for two sets of these works better, lighter and smaller to stow even comes with a little bag to hold them.

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:35 AM   #7806
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Trading it in today for a open range 3x378rls
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On my second FR product no complaints but I really do like the newer Keystone Montana High Country units and Cougar 333MKSS, really nice stuff. A few ppl at a park I go to have the Open Range, they are really nice, good luck with your new baby


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Old 05-26-2016, 09:09 AM   #7807
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Finally had my skylight replaced. I measured the new one a little small. It fits, just not quite the size of the old one.

And the tech found/fixed an issue where we smelled a hot burning smell with the water heater. Back in January, when we pulled the water heater out in order to deal with the broken check-valve, we must have messed something up electrically because this is what he replaced:
Ouch. That's 110v. You're lucky it didn't go up in smoke.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:26 AM   #7808
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Ouch. That's 110v. You're lucky it didn't go up in smoke.
Yeah. It sure looks like it was close.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:30 AM   #7809
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Yeah. It sure looks like it was close.
Was the WH still working??
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Was the WH still working??
The propane side, yes- definitely.

The 120v side, I'm not sure. We had been following the smell for a little while and narrowed it down to the water heater. We started switching to propane-only and would turn on electric for the faster recovery. So I'm not positive if it worked at all. I do know, the last day that we used electric- the smell was instant and incredibly strong. Turned it back off and decided that under no circumstance would it be used again until someone inspected it.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:47 AM   #7811
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The propane side, yes- definitely.



The 120v side, I'm not sure. We had been following the smell for a little while and narrowed it down to the water heater. We started switching to propane-only and would turn on electric for the faster recovery. So I'm not positive if it worked at all. I do know, the last day that we used electric- the smell was instant and incredibly strong. Turned it back off and decided that under no circumstance would it be used again until someone inspected it.

Does the electric really heat the tank faster? I figured it would maintain a good temp but propane would hear it quicker, in any event looks like you averted a really bad problem and tragedy so good thing 😳


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Old 05-26-2016, 10:21 AM   #7812
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Home refrigerator bit the dust last night, thank goodness the RV fridge is there to take the overflow of stuff that wouldn't fit into the basement refrigerator.

I bought new red and black leads to complete what the dealer didn't do right when hooking up my batteries in parallel. Replacement inverter should arrive today and I will install it this weekend.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #7813
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Does the electric really heat the tank faster? I figured it would maintain a good temp but propane would hear it quicker, in any event looks like you averted a really bad problem and tragedy so good thing 😳
I've always heard the combination of electric + propane makes it recover quicker. I've never actually timed it.

We usually run the water heater on electric only, just to save the tiny bit of propane.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:40 AM   #7814
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Finally had my skylight replaced. I measured the new one a little small...
Now you can make other repairs like a pro.

BTW, your old stab jacks are installed and working like a champ on Bob Caldwell's Rockwood. Thanks again Doug. Maybe Bob will post some pictures.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:45 AM   #7815
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Does the electric really heat the tank faster? I figured it would maintain a good temp but propane would hear it quicker, in any event looks like you averted a really bad problem and tragedy so good thing ��
Yes the tank will recover faster on electric AND propane.
During the time there is demand for heating the tank, if both the electric element and the propane burner is operating, it will heat (recover) much quicker than using just one or the other.

In the real world, a lot of things will factor into the recovery time such as inlet water temperature and amount of water used so it will never act like an 'on demand' water heater but it certainly does a better job using both sources than with one only.

EDIT: If you don't use a LOT of hot water, it really doesn't matter which source you use. It becomes personal choice at that point as either will get you the same static amount of hot water.
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Yes the tank will recover faster on electric AND propane.
During the time there is demand for heating the tank, if both the electric element and the propane burner is operating, it will heat (recover) much quicker than using just one or the other.

In the real world, a lot of things will factor into the recovery time such as inlet water temperature and amount of water used so it will never act like an 'on demand' water heater but it certainly does a better job using both sources than with one only.
Agree 100%, we always run both electric & propane and never run out of hot water. I also replaced both high limit switches with 142D switches which also helps reduce the amount of hot water you use.
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Now you can make other repairs like a pro.



BTW, your old stab jacks are installed and working like a champ on Bob Caldwell's Rockwood. Thanks again Doug. Maybe Bob will post some pictures.


Oh, don't let me misrepresent things. I didn't do it. I let a mobile tech deal with it.

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Ouch. That's 110v. You're lucky it didn't go up in smoke.
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I think you are fortunate that was all the damage.
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I've always heard the combination of electric + propane makes it recover quicker. I've never actually timed it.

We usually run the water heater on electric only, just to save the tiny bit of propane.
I don't time it, but with 3 people taking showers, have not run out of hot water yet. That's using gas/elec.

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