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Old 12-01-2017, 08:58 AM   #12221
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I'm accumulating bits and pieces for two projects in the R-Pod 171.

One's relocating the vac/check valve for the black water tank into the bathroom so if it decides to leak (fresh water) it has something to drain into.

The second's adding some heaters (a couple of power resistors and a controller) to the refrigerator so I can keep my beer at the right temperature through the winter.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:18 AM   #12222
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..... The second's adding some heaters (a couple of power resistors and a controller) to the refrigerator so I can keep my beer at the right temperature through the winter.
if you have the old style thermostat where it attaches to the cooling fin and slides up and down you should try the replacement mod called Snip the Tip.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:40 AM   #12223
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if you have the old style thermostat where it attaches to the cooling fin and slides up and down you should try the replacement mod called Snip the Tip.
There's nothing wrong with the thermistor; with no heat on in the trailer and temperatures below freezing, I will be heating the inside of the refrigerator to 45 F or so.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:01 AM   #12224
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There's nothing wrong with the thermistor; with no heat on in the trailer and temperatures below freezing, I will be heating the inside of the refrigerator to 45 F or so.
Oh.....that's very different.....Nevermind.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:05 PM   #12225
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I tried to drain my water heater but I don't have a socket that fits the anode rod. What size socket do I need and are they all the same?
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:13 PM   #12226
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I tried to drain my water heater but I don't have a socket that fits the anode rod. What size socket do I need and are they all the same?
All I've ever seen are 1 and 1/16".
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:45 AM   #12227
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Ditto or 27mm is equivalent.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:00 AM   #12228
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I tried to drain my water heater but I don't have a socket that fits the anode rod. What size socket do I need and are they all the same?
Since you have to buy a socket buy a "1-1/16,6 point socket" it will help when trying to Reinstall your anode rod! Youroo!!
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:01 PM   #12229
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Last time I was camping we had a moderate amount of rain the first day. Suddenly had droplets of water forming under the awning and then dripping down. Investigation showed the droplets were coming from the sewn seam at the very top of the awning. Verified the problem using a water hose and sure enough the seam was leaking. Whether it was the needle holes or the thread was not determined, but a leak is a leak.

I talked to the folks at Sailrite and watched their video (https://youtu.be/4hdQ-_fvyEY) on how to waterproof the seams. Real easy job using the recommended HH-66 vinyl cement as a sealer (Lippert verified the awning was vinyl and HH-66 was compatible). Going to give it another 24 hours to ensure it's dry then pour a hundred gallons or so of water to see if the fix worked.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:02 PM   #12230
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Last time I was camping we had a moderate amount of rain the first day. Suddenly had droplets of water forming under the awning and then dripping down. Investigation showed the droplets were coming from the sewn seam at the very top of the awning. Verified the problem using a water hose and sure enough the seam was leaking. Whether it was the needle holes or the thread was not determined, but a leak is a leak.

I talked to the folks at Sailrite and watched their video (https://youtu.be/4hdQ-_fvyEY) on how to waterproof the seams. Real easy job using the recommended HH-66 vinyl cement as a sealer (Lippert verified the awning was vinyl and HH-66 was compatible). Going to give it another 24 hours to ensure it's dry then pour a hundred gallons or so of water to see if the fix worked.
I've used HH66 on vinyl before and it's good stuff! At the time, I used it while building flotation bags and the skin (vinyl truck tarp material) for some kayaks.



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Old 12-03-2017, 03:14 PM   #12231
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.......Sheesh! 2009. Where does the time go?!
It went to the exact place all the money goes. Deep dark hole.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:03 PM   #12232
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I've used HH66 on vinyl before and it's good stuff! At the time, I used it while building flotation bags and the skin (vinyl truck tarp material) for some kayaks.
Just finished testing the repair. Ran several hundred gallons of water over it and no sign of any leaking now.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:14 PM   #12233
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Since you have to buy a socket buy a "1-1/16,6 point socket" it will help when trying to Reinstall your anode rod! Youroo!!


While you are buying the socket pick up a 3 extension
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Old 12-09-2017, 04:54 PM   #12235
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No Mods but I went to the storage area and cleared 5 inches of Snow off the roof and checked it out.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:15 PM   #12236
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No Mods but I went to the storage area and cleared 5 inches of Snow off the roof and checked it out.
What's the best way to do that? Broom?
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:26 PM   #12237
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Towed it home. We camped in Townsend, TN last night with beautiful snow and 29 degree night. Sometime this morning the furnace stopped heating. Woke up this morning to a 40 degree interior. Yikes. Turned it off, turned it on, it cycles on and shuts off. Can't hear the ignitor. Both propane tanks full. Called a mobile service and described our issue. Was told most likely control board and they didn't have the part. So camped a total of 18 hours this weekend.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-09-2017, 10:23 PM   #12238
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Towed it home. We camped in Townsend, TN last night with beautiful snow and 29 degree night. Sometime this morning the furnace stopped heating. Woke up this morning to a 40 degree interior. Yikes. Turned it off, turned it on, it cycles on and shuts off. Can't hear the ignitor. Both propane tanks full. Called a mobile service and described our issue. Was told most likely control board and they didn't have the part. So camped a total of 18 hours this weekend.Attachment 157980
I'm gonna bet it's not the control board. Were you on shore power? When and where did you buy your last propane fill? When it's warmer try it again.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:55 PM   #12239
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I'm gonna bet it's not the control board. Were you on shore power? When and where did you buy your last propane fill? When it's warmer try it again.
Yes on shore power. Filled the tanks at Ace hardware on Thursday. Furnace ran fine Friday night. DW got up at 5 am to go to the bathroom and felt the cold and checked the thermometer, a cool 40 inside. She turned the thermostat off and back on. It just short cycles. I am not knowledgeable on this system, so if you have input I will gladly listen.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:55 PM   #12240
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Frozen regulator is what he's suggesting, I believe.
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