RVRC LIVE: June 2022

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  1. Gary Winkler
    Gary Winkler

    On a 5th wheel with slideouts, the refrigerator has to be shut when slideouts are shut. After a trip and putting rv back in storage, how do you keep refrigerator from molding etc. when you can’t keep the refrigerator doors open?

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  2. Jayne
    Jayne

    2016 LTV Unity TB
    Oman 3600 generator (161 hrs) control panel MELTED when I started the van engine (Mercedes Sprinter chassis). Black smoke came out the generator vent, stopped when I turned off engine. This occurred three times then stopped.
    Local RV place(not an LTV dealer) has not been able to locate replacement control panel.
    My question is what caused this to happen in the first place? A faulty control panel or some larger issue?
    Thanks

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      Customer Service

      The only thing I can think of is if the wiring is incorrect and caused a short. If somehow reverse polarity when to the generator when the engine was cranking, it could cause things to melt. Voltage shouldn’t be passing through the generator unless the controls are being operated but if the wrong voltage was being sent to it, things could be crossed and cause it to short out and components melt. The only thing that connects the generator and the engine is they use the same battery. Nothing else in that system is shared so there shouldn’t be anything else that could cause this. A faulty battery or faulty wiring would be the only two things I can think of. As for the part, Onan parts are really hard to come by right now. I know a few people that have been waiting for parts directly from Onan for months. With the chip shortage, it is really hard to get some parts. You might have to call around to see if someone has it in stock.

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  3. DAVID N/A DICKINSON
    DAVID N/A DICKINSON

    why don,
    why don’t gen charge chassis batterys.03 fourwinds

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      Customer Service

      It can either be bad connections or a faulty voltage regulator from the generator. I would first check the connections to the battery and make sure they are fine. Check for corrosion or breaks in the wiring. If everything looks fine, then most likely it is a bad component of the generator itself. There could be bad brushes or a faulty regulator so you would have to test these components to see what could be causing the issue. Usually, if the generator starts fine, the battery connections are fine so typically it is something within the generator. Worn brushes are common after a lot of use. Most likely it is that or the regulator.

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  4. Stewart Merrill
    Stewart Merrill

    Hi, Can you recommend a Good resource for older Keystone 2005 5th wheel parts. Need plumbing city connection gate valve. OM part maker no longer makes this valve, I did find Click Fit website for fittings. Thanks sm

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      Customer Service

      If you could send me pictures of what they look like I can tell you places to get them. Some original parts may not be available anymore so you might have to modify things to get something newer to work. There are a few different styles of city connections but most gate valves are the same. I really can’t say what you would need to get or modify without pictures so if you are able to send me an idea of what you need, that would be great.

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  5. Kevin
    Kevin

    I have a 2022 Thor Delano FB24 with insta hot water heater. How do you keep hot water coming when you use the trickle button. When you turn it back on it is all cold water till the water heater gets back up to temperature

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  6. Susan M Masten
    Susan M Masten

    We have a 2014 Coachman Leprechaun and we de-winterized our rig but we can’t seem to be able to figure out how to fill the fresh water tank without the water running straight out the bottom. We tried to open up the valves that were closed when we had it winterized and nothing works to fill the tank.

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      Customer Service

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you for your question.

      The fresh tank does have a drain to empty the water when not in use. Make sure that this drain is closed. Often times the valve for the drain is inside the RV if the holding tank is above the floor. The valve is usually near one of the corners. The only other time that water can come out of the fresh tank is from the overflow line. There is a line to allow air in and out when filling and using the tank. When the tank is over full, water will come out of this. The only way to know what is causing water to come out of the tank is to locate the tank and trace where the water is coming from. You will also have two low point drains for the main water lines, one for the hot and one for the cold. Make sure these lines are closed as well or they will just drain out once you turn on the pump.

      If you have any other questions, please chat, email, or call Customer Service. 

      Sincerely,

      Sarah
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