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Test Panel Says LPG Tank is Near Empty, but Can’t Fill

I own a 2004-5 Coach House Platinum 272XLS that I purchased in 2012. I have always had problems with local gas stations being able to add propane to the LPG tank. They claim the tank is full even though the “Test” panel says it’s close to empty and the refrigerator won’t stay on LPG. Is…

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Apps for RV Travel

The following apps for iPad/iPhone (some are not available for both devices) are useful for RV traveling. Find them in the AppStore. Allstays Camp & RV There may be a small cost for this app, but it is worth it. This app shows you on a map where you can find things like:  campgrounds (with…

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Tire valve stem discussion

Our interest in valve stems was born early in our coach ownership when we had to repair a flat tire.  I remember hearing a pop followed by whistling and decide to pull into a nearby parking lot.  I had assumed we just had a flat and were going to have to buy a new tire. …

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Slideout won’t retract (or extend)

Some things to check if your slideout won’t retract (or extend): Is the ignition on? (for Sprinters, you should actually start the engine to turn off the glow plugs, rather than just turning on accessories) Is the parking brake on? Are the coach batteries connected (In-use mode, not set to storage mode)? Is the slider…

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Coach batteries not charging by alternator

Normally, the coach batteries are charged by the alternator as the vehicle engine is running.  If the batteries are not charging, something is preventing sufficient voltage from reaching the batteries. You should be able to locate the problem using a volt meter (or multi-meter). First, measure the chassis battery voltage while the engine is running.…

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Carrot Souffle

Serves 12  2 lbs. Carrots, cooked and drained 1-1/2 cups Sugar (or a little less) 6 Eggs 1 tablespoon Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Vanilla ½ cup Butter Prepare baking dish (casserole dish) & preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place all ingredients in large blender or equivalent & blend until smooth.  Pour into…

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See What Your Campground Looks Like

Campground Views is a different source for campground info that, in many cases, includes a short video clip of the campground.  Nice to see before you go. Facebook post by Scott S.

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Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/216244/turkey-and-yam-spicy-tacos/ Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes Servings: 8 “Spicy tacos with low fat turkey have a sweet-hot flavor, yams give them a surprising twist.” Ingredients: 1 yam, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 pound ground turkey 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 1 clove garlic, minced…

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Blackout curtains for bedroom

I made my own blackout curtains.  I added an additional spring-tension flat drapery/cafe rod on each of the bedroom windows.  They just fit inside the valance in front of the day/night shade.  Then I purchased some room darkening drapery lining, cut and hemmed it to size and sewed a channel for the rod.  I like…

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Running the refrigerator drains the battery when the inverter is on

The “AUTO” button on the refrigerator selects AC power if it is available, otherwise the refrigerator runs on propane.  This is a very convenient setting if you are planning to use propane whenever you do not have shore power. (Although some recommend you do not drive down the road with an open propane valve in…

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