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    How Do I Tell If RV Pre-Wired for A/C ?

    Thanks for the help.  I'll check it out.
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    How Do I Tell If RV Pre-Wired for A/C ?

    I guess what I'm really asking is what do the wires look like?  I pulled the vent and there is a wire in there (I think it was grey - flat).  Somebody told me it was for a/c but somebody else told me it was to wire up an exhaust fan.  Since I have an exhaust fan in the rear vent I'm hoping its...
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    How Do I Tell If RV Pre-Wired for A/C ?

    I have 85 Coachmen Classic.  No roof a/c.  I want to install.  Two questions: 1) How can I tell if my overhead vent is prewired for a/c? 2)  Assuming it is prewired, how hard is it to install roof unit?  I'm not too mechanical but I can drill holes and work a screwdriver. Thanks.
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    After market generator: Exhaust and operating questions

    I bought a 3500 watt genny from Pep Boys. It fits into the compartment previously occupied by the original genrerator in my RV.  It looks like there is some kind of padding against the back wall so I'm assuming its insulated.  Can I run the new after market genny while it sits in that...
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    Water Pump: Why Isn't It Pumping?

    I found the water heater access door and indeed the awning rail blocks it from opening unless the awning is extended.  Anyway, I started the generator figuring that might assist the water pump (had been running battery only), opened just the cold water faucet in kitchen sink (opened all the...
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    Water Pump: Why Isn't It Pumping?

    Thanks.  I know where that louvered door is (can't open it unless the awning is extened) but the water heater would be located under my bed based on position of louvered door.  I will check it out.
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    Water Pump: Why Isn't It Pumping?

    I don't even know where the water heater is.  LOL.  How do I find it?
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    $346.68 gas cap

    I just had to pay $388 to replace three belts and a couple light bulbs.  After 120 miles the belts are still squealing.  RVers with problems on the road are an easy mark.  Thats the price of RV ownership.
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    Fan Belt Problem

    Fan belt on my 1985 GM (24' Coachmen Classic) was squeeling to beat the band.  Of course, I ignored it.  Finally, the belt broke or tossed.  So I had the RV inspected and replaced all three belts, including the fan belt.  I then drove RV back home (130 miles) and it ran fine.  No noise, no...
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    Water Pump: Why Isn't It Pumping?

    Here's my sad tale:  In prep for winterizing, yesterday I opened all faucets and drained the water out of fresh water tank.  This, of course, used the water pump.  I opened the kitchen, bath, and shower faucets.  After leaving the RV for about 20 mins all the water was drained.  I shut off the...
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    Grills

    I have Coleman Road Trip.  My first one caught fire due to a faulty control.  Coleman sent me a whole new grille.  Its cooks fine, but I find its too heavy and awkward.  I expected a grille named "Road Trip" to be more portable.  It also takes up a lot of storage space.  If I was going to do...
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    How Do I Get My Awning Down??

    Thank you.  I'll give it a try.  I don't think its a Carefree.  Some other brand which names escapes me.
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    How Do I Get My Awning Down??

    I bought a 1985 used RV.  No manuals.  I can't figure out how to get the awning down.  I looked at top and there is no latch lock on the cylinder like my other awnings.  At the base of the awning each side has 2 cotter pins holding each rail to the RV.  There is a black round knob on the back...
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    Amnonia Smell Refrig - How To Stop It??

    Checked out the Norcold electric fridge.  Has exact measurements as mine with one exception -- the new electric fridge is 3/4 inch deeper than my existing one.  Does that mean I can't use it, or that it would just stick out of cabinet a bit more?
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    Amnonia Smell Refrig - How To Stop It??

    My fridge is leaking amnonia and the smell is strong.  I know this means I need a new fridge or at the least a new cooling unit.  My question is how can I get the amnonia smell to stop?  This has been over a month now.  Will the amnonia eventually empty and stop smelling?  Is there some way I...
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    Electric Fridge for RV - replacing 3 way - and a/c, gen QUESTIONS

    Thanks for the encouragement and advice, Shayne.  I'll check it out.  And I agree with body/interior.  This rig looks brand new not a scratch on it or in it.  With a few parts I'll have a classic MH with 9,300 miles for under $8k so I didn't think that was too bad. OTOH, I'm not the poster...
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    Electric Fridge for RV - replacing 3 way - and a/c, gen QUESTIONS

    Thanks for all the advice.  Sorry to hear I paid too much.  I've made bad RV deals my whole life so one more just adds to the legacy.  From the used RV's I'd seen locally this one was the cleanest with lowest miles.  I don't really use fridge or a/c or gen much so I guess I was just looking to...
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    Help - How Does This Awning Work

    Thanks for the reply.  Did you remove cotter pins or are you referring to a locking mechanism on the arm itself?  What did it look like?  I have a handle on each arm and a round knob.  Nothing seems to happen when I loosen them.  The cotter pins are at the base of the arm where it meets the...
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    Help - How Does This Awning Work

    My 85 coachmen has a Faulkner awning.  I don't see a lock switch or lever at the top (like my other awnings had).  At the base of the rails each side are two cotter pins.  Do they have to be pulled out to release the awning?  Is there a hidden lock at the top?  Any help on how this older awning...
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    Electric Fridge for RV - replacing 3 way - and a/c, gen QUESTIONS

    I just bought a 1985 Coachmen class A 24' Classic.? It only has 9,000 miles on it and is really cherry.? A couple big problems though.? The fridge is broken; no a/c; and no generator.? I would like some advice if you please: 1) What is best electric only fridge to replace the Norcold 838EG2...
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