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have you solved this yet? Check your heat...

have you solved this yet?
Check your heat vents you will likely find that one is sending warm air right to the t-stat. It doesnt have to be to all that close to cause this. so it calls for heat,...
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The previous post is spot on. power looks to get...

The previous post is spot on. power looks to get to ground by the path of lest resistance. if that is through other filaments then so be it. an 02 silverado should already be wired for a brake/tail...
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sounds like what your meter is reading is a...

sounds like what your meter is reading is a modified sign wave. Inverter output frequency readings will depend on what type of inverter it is. Switch mode, modified sign wave, or true sign wave....
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The board cannot shut down the furnace blower....

The board cannot shut down the furnace blower. The t-stat calls for heat and the blower comes on then only after the sail switch closes and power gets through the high limit switch does the board get...
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If replacing the limit switch got the furn to...

If replacing the limit switch got the furn to work for 3 cycles and letting it cool will cause it to work for one cycle, then you need to look for why the limit switch is opening. The high limit...
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I was thinking of the fabric that is kinda fuzzy...

I was thinking of the fabric that is kinda fuzzy and has lines or rows running through it. This is the stuff alot of mfg's use. The smooth fabric some use is similar in how you clean it but you have...
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A weak solution of bleach and water applied with...

A weak solution of bleach and water applied with a spray bottle, allowed to sit for a while and gently rinsed with clean water might do the trick. You dont really want to vacume off the fabric. its...
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I think you may be forgetting the battery...

I think you may be forgetting the battery charging function of the converter. 30A converter is barely adequate to charge 2 or more house batteries. Even most travel trailers have higher capacity...
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just how far do you have to strip down a ranger...

just how far do you have to strip down a ranger to get it at 12k?
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You will be hard pressed to do significantly...

You will be hard pressed to do significantly better than the Mfg of the trailer you currently have at reducing weight. Todays ultralight trailers are bare bones when it comes to structure, support,...
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usually the running lights which the tail lights...

usually the running lights which the tail lights are part of power off a brown wire. All too often the lights are hooked up with scotch locks. Check and see if you have scotch locks and if so wiggle...
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You might try an Isolator Relay Delay. Use this...

You might try an Isolator Relay Delay. Use this in conjunction with a large solinoid 50-100amp or more depending on your charging needs. The relay delay will only close the solinoid when the system...
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hmm that should have been 13.4vdc not 14 my...

hmm that should have been 13.4vdc not 14 my mistake..
24vdc??? sould only be like 12-13.5 or so I dont believe that chassis is a 24vdc system.. sounds like you are making progress though so good...
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did you figure this out yet? that large relay...

did you figure this out yet?
that large relay is a emergency start relay.
and it sounds like you are describing the workings of a BIRD relay. that stands for Bi Directional Isolator Relay...
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Unless space is the main concern you will likely...

Unless space is the main concern you will likely find that the most cost effective route is to buy a small household water heater. The RV units will likely cost you more unless you buy used or...
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I was going to wait and see how the previous post...

I was going to wait and see how the previous post helped you out, but I realized there were some things you could check without pulling the unit to a campground or calling out an electrician.
Your...
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You said there was not warrenty left after 1 yr....

You said there was not warrenty left after 1 yr. Battery manufacturers are very good at guessing how long their product will last. Anything beyond the warrenty period is gravy. You can speed up the...
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Air in the lines will work itself out. If the...

Air in the lines will work itself out. If the flame sensing circut is out of the board the dealer should be able to test the board and tell you one way or the other. There is a tester for the boards...
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Are you sure it is not being short cycled by the...

Are you sure it is not being short cycled by the t-stat? Check and make sure that one of the heat outlets is not blowing right at the t-stat or being deflected right at it. This will cause the t-stat...
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If the unit will be plugged in, and you can...

If the unit will be plugged in, and you can insulate the area around the holding tanks, you might look into some of the 12v tank heating pads. They may be able to do the job you are needing done....
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It may also be worth considering the type of...

It may also be worth considering the type of generator. Not all of them produce a/c power the same way. Some of the newer gensets use an inverter. In a nutshell they produce d/c power and lots of it,...
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Not to burst you bubble here pal but on an 83 I...

Not to burst you bubble here pal but on an 83 I would be very surprised if the paneling were still available. The patterns used by RV manufacturers goes into and out of production in just a few years...
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I started RV service work in the early 90's so I...

I started RV service work in the early 90's so I have very little experience with these type of furnaces. I know that pilot model water heaters have a single use ECO or energy cut off. That is what...
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sounds like someone has already been in there...

sounds like someone has already been in there swapping out tubeing. The most common cause of leaks is loose fittings, frozen plumbing, dammaged or old seals. So loose fittings is easy to check....
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The entire interior? Wow that is alot of work....

The entire interior? Wow that is alot of work. Been there done that. This may sound elementry, but as you take things apart put the screws and hardware in plastic cups or bags or something and lable...
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