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Oz

2020 Nov 30 20:21:57
 :D  :D  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:14:49
WOW! It did. Sometimes I never cease to amaze my self  :D
 

LJ-TJ

2020 Nov 30 16:13:57
Just Checking it to see if this works.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 26 13:40:46
Wow hello Fredric, nice to see you again. Happy thanksgiving to you
 

Stripe

2020 Nov 26 12:51:53
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

ClydesdaleKevin

2020 Nov 26 12:26:33
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: How do I service my propane sys safely,so I can use burners, furnace and fridge?  (Read 220 times)

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Offline penskepartyof4

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Itasca Suncruiser
  • Chassis: M-27RQ
  • Engine: 454 7.4
What do I need to know? Do I need a sniffer tool? Take it to a shop and have them do it for me?
I wanted to use the fridge, stove top burners and furnace one night. Just didnt get to it yet.
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Offline Oz

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  • Year: 1974
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D24 Indian
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
It's always advisable to have at least one LP/CO2 detector in your RV.

You can check around visible connections by using soapy water, just like trying to find an air leak in a tire.
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Offline Winnebago Man

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave D20
  • Chassis: Dodge M300
  • Engine: 413 V8
When I got my new to me RV sitting for a long time and not knowing it's past, I too wanted to know that my propane system was safe to use. A LP detector really is a must like Oz said. I have not got one yet for my rig so I turn the propane off every night for now. One easy accurate way you can make sure your system has no leaks is to use a  manometer. It is a simple too and you can make one at home for very cheap. I made one to use on my rig and it is a great tool to have. I thought about taking my RV to a shop to have them look a the LP system just to be safe, but I knew the shops around here would just do visual inspection and just tell me "it's fine".
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Offline Ericb760

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain 28
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
On my rig there is a dial in the refrigerator access on the outside. It monitors propane leak-down. Once you open the valve you can set the needle to whatever pressure the gauge is reading. Leave it on for a few hours and check to see if the pressure is holding.
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1989 Winnie Chieftain 28'

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  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Itasca Suncruiser
  • Chassis: M-27RQ
  • Engine: 454 7.4
I have a gauge for the Norcold fridge. It says oz per square inch I believe. It is on the propane line on the other side of the valve to the tank itself. I have the tank shut off so there is nothing going out. Once I check the pressure and what is left in it, then I should know if there is any propane left in it. Kinda in between on the whole thing so far. I think I am just fixing this rig to resell it to someone with everything working. It is kinda wrong layout for us. Looking to upgrade to a pusher next year.
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  • Model: Itasca Suncruiser
  • Chassis: M-27RQ
  • Engine: 454 7.4
I have heat. The propane lines are safe. Working. Hot. Nice!
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  • Engine: 440-3
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  • Model: Itasca Suncruiser
  • Chassis: M-27RQ
  • Engine: 454 7.4
The rig is in our driveway though the HOA says no... Wife wants to go run the heater tonight... Its in the 40s F now...  I know what she wants.  :)rotflmao :P
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