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RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

Interesting, thanks for the response. I wonder why my water heater will come on and run for about 10 minutes even after driving all day? Still a little puzzling! Bill
wguss 06/07/22 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

Doug if you happen to come back to this thread I have one more question. If it was the expansion of the water from the motoraid that is causing the problem, why do you think the pressure gauge doesn't rise when the water heater is used when we're at rest overnight? Thanks, Bill
wguss 06/07/22 03:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

Thank you, Doug. I will give that a try. Bill
wguss 06/07/22 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

What temperature is your MH engine running at? Is there any dripping from the pressure relief valve? It's a V-10 on a F53 chassis. The temperature gauge never moves so I'm guessing around 195 degrees. No dripping on the relief valve.
wguss 06/07/22 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

It could be a cheap gauge? Here's the install... https://i.imgur.com/SFn0uNGl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jTgan0sl.jpg
wguss 06/06/22 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

A reply to Doug's question about the problem when not driving. No, there is no over-pressure when parked. There are places we stay that have electric only, no city water and when disconnecting the next morning the water pressure from the pump only is always 45 psi.
wguss 06/06/22 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

We usually turn on the water heater when we're a few minutes from stopping for the night. It does have the feature of using the engine's hot water to also pre-heat the water in the water heater. It could certainly be a bad pressure gauge but when I attach the hose for city water or turn on the pump it shows 45 pounds each time. I can turn a valve to add water to the tank and it snaps back to 45 pounds when static pressure returns. I often cycle the water from the pump through the tank to get all the air out of the lines and once again the pressure gauge always reads 45 pounds.
wguss 06/06/22 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

Lou, yes there is a burst so I'm worried that the pressure is pretty high. Fortunately the pump does not cycle when we're parked so I don't believe there is a leak. If what Naturist said is the case then how many pumps are doing this and not known to the occupant? I wouldn't have had a clue if it wasn't for installing the gauge.
wguss 06/06/22 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: Puzzling Plumbing Problem

Thanks Naturist, that makes sense as I believe the pressure even goes up if the pump is turned off and the faucets are all closed. If that is the case as you suggest I guess a little poppet valve installed to relieve the pressure back into the tank is in order. I'm not sure just how high the pressure gets but it would be a disaster if some tubing broke inside a wall or any of the million places hidden and unreachable in a motor home.
wguss 06/05/22 09:47pm Tech Issues
Puzzling Plumbing Problem

A few years back I installed a regulator in the city water system intake to control water pressure. I also installed a pressure gauge to set the regulator and to keep an eye on the pressure to see if the regulator was holding. I set the pressure to the pump shut-off pressure which was about 45 pounds. The regulator has no effect on the pump. The pressure gauge also shows the electric pump pressure and I've noticed that often when driving with the pump on that at the end of the day the pressure often pegs the gauge at 100 pounds. At first I thought my pump had malfunctioned and was not shutting off correctly. I rebuilt it but also decided to get a new pump and keep the old one as a spare. The new pump pressurized the system to about 45 pounds but again, the gauge will show much higher pressures than the cut-off pressure of the pump after driving for a period of time. The only way to insure that the pressure will not jump is to shut-off the pump and open a faucet. I never hear the pump running or cycling except when we open a faucet. I'm wondering if somehow air is being forced into the system but really can't figure out how. Thanks for any suggestions. Bill
wguss 06/05/22 07:01pm Tech Issues
Transferring between Hopper and Wally

I've read how to transfer programs from my Dish Hopper to an external hard drive to then watch on the Wally in my RV. The external hard drive being used on my Wally has already been formatted for DISH use so I was surprised to see when I plugged it into the Hopper 3 that it was requesting to be formatted. This makes no sense and I'm afraid when I plug it back into the Wally after transferring files from the Hopper that the Wally will it not recognize the drive with all the programs on it and ask to be formatted again? Thanks for any tips! Bill
wguss 04/03/22 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: US 12 Lolo MT to Kooskia Id

It's a great route. We've taken it many times when heading west from the Rockies in our 30' class A. There is a hill going west over the Lolo Pass but it's no big deal and there's not much traffic to be a problem. We have camped at Powell Campground numerous times and then headed down along the river on a easy pace at 45 mph and in the morning there's very little traffic either way as you're 1 1/2 hours from Lolo and even more from the traffic heading east. From Powell along the 12 into Oregon we then stay at the conjunction of I-84 and the 97 at Mary Hill Campground right on the Columbia River. Great part of our trip.
wguss 01/03/22 07:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Which fridge would you choose?

We replaced our working Norcold 611 refrigerator with a Vitrifrigo about 1 1/2 years ago. I was tired of worrying about keeping the rig level and since we live on somewhat of a hill, had to put the MH on ramps whenever we were loading it for a trip. We also tend to camp a lot in the mountains and often stop on a grade to photograph scenery or animals for hours. The unit uses the Danfoss compressor and is popular in the boating industry as well as RV. Even though it's the same size as our old Norcold, it has about 1 1/2 cubic feet more of space. Vitrifrigo
wguss 11/17/21 02:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jackson, WY to Brookings, OR

We did that trip last May. We really enjoy the 12 through the Bitterroots and along the Lochsa River. We started on the 22 out of Jackson and over the Teton Pass. I personally wouldn't go that way again in my class A. It is very steep and I had to gear way down on a two-way road. If I were to leave from Jackson again, I would go south on the 89 to Alpine and then on the 26 to the I-15, north to the I-90 west across Montana to the 12 south and then through Lolo, Montana. I guess it depends on how quickly you need to get to your next destination because we usually then stop at the Powell campground that is right on the 12 and the Lochsa River. The next morning we then cruise along the flat winding route through the Bitterroots along the Lochsa with very little traffic all the way to I-84 and the Columbia River along the Oregon, Washington borders. We usually overnight at Mary Hill campground which is at the intersection of I-84 and the 97. We then take the 97 the next day south to Redmond, Or., to visit friends which would also take you south to Crater Lake or you could stay on the 84 all the way to the coast. I know it sounds convoluted on paper, but it's a beautiful route if you have the time and it has served us well more than I can count over the years. You can also leave out of the north or west entrance of Yellowstone and still make the Powell campground in a day. Bill
wguss 11/16/21 07:57pm Roads and Routes
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