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Old 09-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #57
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I want to step back a few paces... the rv500, does that run on propane and 12 volt or propane and 110volt, or is it a small independent battery? Can it be used for boondocking is what I am getting at.
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The basic operation of the RV-500 goes like this: It is connected to your LP system and the trailer's 12VDC battery system. It is in a dormant state with no demand for either 12VDC or LP until you open a hot water faucet.

The flow of the water is sensed by a special valve within the RV-500 and turns the system on by opening the gas valve and providing the 12VDC to it's control board that creates the signal to initiate the direct spark ignition and lite up the burner.

The water then flows thru the copper tubing surrounding a copper heat exchanger and gets heated before it exits into the hot water piping and then on to your outlet.

When you turn off the hot water flow at the faucet, the valve then turns off the 12VDC, closing the gas valve and shutting down the system, returning it to it's dormant state, waiting to be fired up again when you need it.

It's great for boondocking as you don't use any energy or fuel until you have a demand for hot water, thus conserving both your LP and 12VDC reserves.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #58
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Thanks Lew

I found this very helpful.

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Old 09-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #59
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I too want to thank you... I had it in my head that the system required 110-volt to function. Now I,m clear.
Next question is how do I get percision temp to become a contributor to my restoration project? Ambassador Tim..., any suggestions?
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:49 PM   #60
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Thanks for all the info Lew. I'm seriously considering getting one of these for my Tradewind. With the Canadian dollar doing so well right now, it is looking even more attractive.

My only question would be how complicated is the installation?
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:13 AM   #61
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Installation is pretty straight forward. When I put one into my '06 CCD, the biggest challenge and the one that took the most time was enlarging the opening, as Atwoods are about 1-3/4" shorter than the Suburban that it is a direct replacement for.

Trimming back the inner and outer skins is not difficult, just requiring some precise measuring. The actual connections are a snap!

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Thanks for all the info Lew. I'm seriously considering getting one of these for my Tradewind. With the Canadian dollar doing so well right now, it is looking even more attractive.

My only question would be how complicated is the installation?
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:01 AM   #62
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I'll definitely contact you when I'm ready to buy. What do you use for triming the skin? Do you use a reciprocal saw with metal blade or just a pair of aircraft shears?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:49 PM   #63
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I'll definitely contact you when I'm ready to buy. What do you use for triming the skin? Do you use a reciprocal saw with metal blade or just a pair of aircraft shears?
Actually, no saw at all........just shears and a nifty little gizmo that is a mini anvil cutter that does not distort the metal......no matter how thin. I'll put up a shot of it when I hit the shop in FL, as the little bugger is currently buried in my van with about 800 lbs. of stuff around it, including the motorcycle.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:58 PM   #64
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Actually, no saw at all........just shears and a nifty little gizmo that is a mini anvil cutter that does not distort the metal......no matter how thin. I'll put up a shot of it when I hit the shop in FL, as the little bugger is currently buried in my van with about 800 lbs. of stuff around it, including the motorcycle.
Oh please, Lewey, do post a picture. A tool I don't have yet? Geez....
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:31 PM   #65
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Oh please, Lewey, do post a picture. A tool I don't have yet? Geez....
Patience, just as soon as I get back! You definitely need this one!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:37 PM   #66
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could it be "The original ADEL Nibbling Tool" ?? I use one for precise work, good tool and not that much money. Google it, For long cuts there are any number of pneumatic nibblers, but the Adel works anywhere!
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #67
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OK Gang,

For all of you impatient souls out there who just can't wait to buy a new tool, here is the nibbler that I use. There is a more expensive model, but the jaws are the same, just fancier handles. Eastwood Company: Auto Tools, Body Repair, Classic Car Restoration, House of Kolor Paint, Powder Coating

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ohh- thats nice Lew!! I really like the fact that you can start from a 1/4" hole. Gonna have to get me one- thanks!
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:06 PM   #69
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I want! That just became my new favorite tool that I don't own yet!
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:19 PM   #70
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I wanted to get the ondemand on my new unit but as said the opening need to be enlarge...
I keep the tool reference for later.
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