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Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,142
Posted By gnijman
See my recent thread - you may not have a leak...

See my recent thread - you may not have a leak after all. Check your propane tank level ...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287/propane-smell-inside-unit-196039.html
Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,871
Posted By gnijman
Check out this superb RV place right on Victoria...

Check out this superb RV place right on Victoria harbour! Just stayed there. You can walk to downtown in 20 mins on seashore walkway or cycle in 10 minutes on dedicated bike paths.
...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-02-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
My issue is solved. My propane tank was down to...

My issue is solved. My propane tank was down to the last dregs and apparently the smelly mercaptan can concentrate at the bottom of the tank. I was getting the tiniest bit of unburied propane when...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
I bet that scared the dog out of farting inside...

I bet that scared the dog out of farting inside again!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
I read the above post and at about the same time...

I read the above post and at about the same time my neighbour emailed me to say that he noticed with his trailer that there would be a propane smell when the tank was almost empty. He thought the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
I just ordered this detector from Amazon.ca with...

I just ordered this detector from Amazon.ca with 2-day delivery:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N90BESD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
Nope ... no aerosols. Good to have checked though.

Nope ... no aerosols. Good to have checked though.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
The batteries are the gel-type 6 volt ones in...

The batteries are the gel-type 6 volt ones in series. No smell there.

Gary
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
Decaying critters or plant matter can’t be the...

Decaying critters or plant matter can’t be the issue, as some have helpfully suggested, because I was in the unit regularly all winter and the smell came on suddenly after the propane stove testing...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-25-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
Thx for the suggestions and I will check into...

Thx for the suggestions and I will check into them all. No, I have not disabled any alarms and none sounded.

Gary
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,251
Posted By gnijman
Propane smell inside unit

I need help tracing the source of a propane smell inside my 2016 FC 25 FB Twins that I detected during the course of dewinterising the unit to get ready for our first Spring trip.

I am on...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-14-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,439
Posted By gnijman
I traced my same issue to the poor fit between...

I traced my same issue to the poor fit between the plug and truck receptacle and I installed the EZ Connector system. See my thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464/ez-connectors-188152.html
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
I finally installed the EZ Connector on truck and...

I finally installed the EZ Connector on truck and AS. It all worked 100% the first time. Very solid connections that aren’t shaking loose.

The truck end was snap in and gives me both the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-27-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,473
Posted By gnijman
How does the advice change if an owner has...

How does the advice change if an owner has switched from the stock “add liquid” batteries to the no maintenance gel batteries?
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-20-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,905
Posted By gnijman
I had the same issue. I called Fantastic Fan and...

I had the same issue. I called Fantastic Fan and they shipped a new motor free and fast. That did the job. Easy swap out.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-06-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,864
Posted By gnijman
You can also use the more easily found and less...

You can also use the more easily found and less expensive Camco filters by buying inexpensive brass thread adapters from your local plumbing contractor supply store. Take the old filter and the new...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 12-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,812
Posted By gnijman
We went with the 25 FB twin over the 27. We...

We went with the 25 FB twin over the 27. We started with a $10,000+ CAD cost difference and asked what we’d get for it which was: a tiny bit more space at the end of the road side twin bed and a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-11-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By gnijman
Duh ... I mentioned this to my wife and she said...

Duh ... I mentioned this to my wife and she said "Let me have a look." She found the CO detector hiding in plain sight in the bedroom on the forward part of the hanging closet, cleverly disguised to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-11-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By gnijman
Carbon monoxide CO detector location? 2016 FC 25 FB

Do we have a CO detector in our 2016 FC 25 Forward Bed unit and it so where is it? The Owners Manual talks about one but says nothing about what it looks like or where it is.

I see two detectors:...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-28-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,775
Posted By gnijman
It may need to be Canadian-ized to bring it up...

It may need to be Canadian-ized to bring it up here. Canadian Tire is the agent for certifying that and there’s info on the web. You’ll pay GST and PST (if bringing it to a PST destination) on the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By gnijman
I did two things. First, I increased the size of...

I did two things. First, I increased the size of the semi circular cutout at the bottom of the propane tank cover using tin snips followed by sandpaper to smooth the edge. Second, I lifted the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-14-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
Rich - this video...

Rich - this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Omecmw9FWY shows the install on a truck like mine, using a new bracket attached to the tubular hitch beneath the truck with a band-it clamp. It also...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
Aha! I just found this on etrailer.com which...

Aha! I just found this on etrailer.com which suggests the existing truck end is not replaced but is left in place and a separate exconnector added onto the bottom of the bumper. Am I correct on that?...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
Sorry. I said truck’s “female plug”. Of course...

Sorry. I said truck’s “female plug”. Of course the truck end has pins (male). Duh. My question refers to the plug “receptacle” on the truck.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-14-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
rmkrum, Thanks for the two posts. Very...

rmkrum,

Thanks for the two posts. Very helpful.

What did you do on the truck end to substitute the ezconnector for the truck’s female plug? I have a new GMC with the dual 4/7 pin fixture with...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By gnijman
EZ Connectors

Has anyone had experience with the truck/trailer connectors sold by EZ Connector? Here’s the website: http://www.ezconnector.com/

If you’ve had actual experience with them I’d like to hear about...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,123
Posted By gnijman
We have twin beds and like how it gives us more...

We have twin beds and like how it gives us more room in the trailer. My wife’s complaint with them however was my snoring. No longer can she give me a “gentle” elbow to stop the buzz saw. Her...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-22-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
The Curt plug solved the problem! Along the...

The Curt plug solved the problem!

Along the way we discovered:
- don't bridge connections in the socket while mapping it or you'll have to replace a few truck fuses
- detaching the trailer...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Good suggestions. I use el-cheapo cardboard...

Good suggestions. I use el-cheapo cardboard backed nail files. They are simple to trim with a scissors to give a perfect fit. I use a spray electric contact cleaner.

Gary
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-13-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
I've got a 2016 FC 25 FB. I see nothing mentioned...

I've got a 2016 FC 25 FB. I see nothing mentioned in my manual about there being a hydraulic component to my braking system. Anyone know any different.

More on the solution front ...

I dropped...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,715
Posted By gnijman
The FF's on our 2016 FC 25 FB do not reopen...

The FF's on our 2016 FC 25 FB do not reopen automatically when the rain sensor dries.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-08-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,715
Posted By gnijman
With our 2016 FC 25 FB (Twins) we could not find...

With our 2016 FC 25 FB (Twins) we could not find a FF lid cover that would fit over the rear FF. The skylight on the FC 25 FB (ver our kitchen area) did not give sufficient space for the after market...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Yep - that's why I walk all the way around the...

Yep - that's why I walk all the way around the truck before pulling it away from the trailer - and all the way round the trailer before pulling it away with the truck.

Thanks again for all your...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
How did I ever get Al?? Anyway, thanks Joe. ...

How did I ever get Al?? Anyway, thanks Joe.

BTW, I think the SAE J2863 was updated to J2863 as of July 1, 2016. What was updated I don't know ... the standard is $78 (!) to download in PDF!
...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Well that wasn't too hard ... Hitchweb.com sells...

Well that wasn't too hard ... Hitchweb.com sells Pollak plugs (and other's plugs) online here in Canada ... the website does not list SAE J2863 in the specs section of any product. More investigation...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
OK folks, I did the test and it appears Al...

OK folks, I did the test and it appears Al (60Overlander) has hit the issue on the head for me.

With my wife observing the DIC on the dash I inserted the trailer plug very firmly maintaining...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Yes, my GM receptacle is the upside down variety...

Yes, my GM receptacle is the upside down variety (dual plug with the utility trailer plug the correct way round). I looked at the other side of the bumper and it doesn’t look like the dual plug unit...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Thanks very much Al. I will give it a try albeit...

Thanks very much Al. I will give it a try albeit not until later in the week. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Gary
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Thanks Al. Great link to a good pic of the plug....

Thanks Al. Great link to a good pic of the plug. Found one in the AS manual too though what you call BATT is in AS digram as Black 12v (+) (with White 12v (-) at 5:00. I assumed that from your reply...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-05-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Type of wine: Large My neighbour has a new...

Type of wine: Large

My neighbour has a new Ford ¾ ton for his RV so I'll ask him.

Wiring under trailer is smooth and intact.

Thanks.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,094
Posted By gnijman
Diagnosing trailer brake issue

I have a 2016 FC 25 that we ordered new and is barely used. Until recently we towed with a 2002 GMC 2500 HD Duramax and always thought our trailer brakes worked fine. My wife is the more experienced...
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 45,140
Posted By gnijman
I too would love to know the particulars on that...

I too would love to know the particulars on that sweet looking truck canaopy. Please let us know.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-20-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By gnijman
Great post. We a looking for a brand new TV to...

Great post. We a looking for a brand new TV to replace our 100,000 mile 2002 GMC2500HD SLT Duramax that has been a trooper with lots of miles towing heavy horse trailers and now our AS Flying Cloud...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-07-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By gnijman
Replace Pentek with Camco

On Vancouver Island I cant find a Pentek in-line filter except online and then they’re expensive and I’d have to buy a case of 15. I went to my local mechanical contractor supplier (Andrew Sheret...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-30-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By gnijman
You can even cover off the situation where you're...

You can even cover off the situation where you're at a place where you have to haul water by simply bringing the filter to the campsite water tap when you haul water.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-30-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By gnijman
How long do they last?

How often should the inline filter be replaced?

I have a PentekGS10RO under the sink that came with the trailer 2 seasons ago and its probably seen about 80 days of camping.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-28-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,434
Posted By gnijman
I trim cheap cardboard-backed nail files to fit...

I trim cheap cardboard-backed nail files to fit the holes in the plug then use that to brighten up the copper a bit, then add the dielectric grease.
Forum: Our Community 11-28-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,074
Posted By gnijman
I am perfectly in agreement with DoubleR on all...

I am perfectly in agreement with DoubleR on all points, in respect of our 2016 Flying Cloud 25 FB Twin.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-30-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 416,438
Posted By gnijman
Light trim pitting and discolouration

I previously posted in this thread about my similar issue. Every one of the "bezels" (as Airstream calls them) around my market lights, curb side lights (door and the round one) and the four oval...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 07-18-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By gnijman
Thanks all for taking the time for the thoughtful...

Thanks all for taking the time for the thoughtful information. It's given me much too think about. I see one of the USA's desires in the NAFTA negotiations with Canada is that we (Canada) increase...
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