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Old 04-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #61
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I'll take a look today, I saw the switch, I did flip the switch but I don't see that pull down strap . I'll take a closer look today.


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Old 04-11-2016, 02:58 PM   #62
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I'll take a look today, I saw the switch, I did flip the switch but I don't see that pull down strap . I'll take a closer look today.


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It may be tucked up close between the awning and trailer.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:32 PM   #63
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When I hear new RVer's just starting out I wish I could take them under my wing and show them all the tips and tricks to rving. I always try to go out of my way to help someone at any campground that just don't know. We've all been there at one point.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #64
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Me too. All they have to do is ask or look like they don't have a clue and I will assist and let them know if they need anything to just let me know.

I give Mrpep credit to start his adventure out affordable and find out what he likes compared to being fresh meat for the sales people and dealers to get them into something that doesn't fit them and in big debt.

Once he gets the bugs worked out he will be golden.

Even us new trailer owners have to do troubleshooting for ours. The only difference is I have payments he doesn't 🎉👍
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:04 PM   #65
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I've gotten pretty fr with your help fellas and thank you cause not too many around here have a tt. Now, to my new problem. This exhaust cover has broken off, the base is brittle to touch.




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Old 04-11-2016, 06:20 PM   #66
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:23 PM   #67
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Does the pilot light itself become the burner that heats up the water ? I don't see a burner ..


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Old 04-11-2016, 06:34 PM   #68
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Ok, figured it out, so I removed the whole gas line and push down on pilot and get no gas. There must be a valve or something that I'm missing to allow this to open.


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Old 04-11-2016, 07:16 PM   #69
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You can purchase a new vent cap at any RV retailer. The gas line will not open till there is heat applied. This is why it is hard to get the pilot to light. When there is enough heat to open the valve then the gas will be turned on. The brass tube is the gas valve for the water heater.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #70
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I put the cover on already , see pic below


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Old 04-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #71
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On the gas control box there is an adjustment for the pilot. Did you try and see if you could get the pilot a bit larger. The pilot might not have been hot enough to open the gas feed.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #72
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And the pilot flame has been on for like 20 minutes


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on a good note, my awning works .


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Old 04-11-2016, 08:07 PM   #74
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On a bad nOte , there's a tear at the seem where it connects to the roller. It's taped on with black masking tape and I'm going to retape it, I measured it out and going to order fabric.


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Old 04-11-2016, 08:19 PM   #75
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Save big money by ordering from the ebay guys who buy surplus from the factories. Like this link. Measure and order the color you like.
RV awning fabric | eBay

Ps, once you get new fabric, we'll walk you through installing it and getting that awning opened correctly.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #76
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I've gotten pretty fr with your help fellas and thank you cause not too many around here have a tt. Now, to my new problem. This exhaust cover has broken off, the base is brittle to touch.




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New vent caps $6.77 on Amazon. That and tube of self leveling dicor or roll of Eternalbond tape to seal once you get cap screwed to roof.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00077...gQL&ref=plSrch
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Getting my old tt ready but then.....

Wow , thank so much for the vent link. Good price too. Now back to the awning, I really did a job on my awning, as it the tear in the fabric wasn't enough I locked up the legs to the point where they have somehow bonded up. The handles with the spring loaded pins broke the caring pins off so now I need the fabric and the handles. Here is a pic of the handles , I had to drill them out.




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I do want to add that I got the hot water heater going and am very happy for this accomplishment. This forum has been so helpful. You guys are are like buddies that I haven't met in person, lol.


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Bummer. Did you not put up your upper arms up before you tried to adjust the height?
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Bummer. Did you not put up your upper arms up before you tried to adjust the height?
I thought he might have waited to get the fabric so we could have walked him throught the raising of the manual awning.
The handles will not cost him much, so that is good.
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