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Old 02-19-2018
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That would be a relief.
I did run the generator for a few minutes when I was attempting to purge the fresh tank, but I never turned on the HWH.

On a different topic but how would I run sanitizing solution thru my ice maker?
I'm not sure if it's hooked up.

If it's like mine you just turn it on and make some ice with it, then dump the ice a few times.
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The engine coolant circulates through the HWH heat exchanger independently from the electric element. It is always circulating when the engine is running.

The shore power connection is below there as well. I would take the mattress out and open the compartment and look for the heat source. I don't know of any electric wires behind the wall covering in that area. I have had both a 78 and 83 FC (both twin beds) and done extensive maintenance work in that area.
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Never! I'm a bottled water girl. I just want to make sure it's clean for washing dishes and showering purposes.


And Randy I did use a funnel. The issue was I apparently used a hose that was not long enough to hold that volume of chemical. I had to pour it in slowly so the hose could vent itself, but it still burped all over my hand a few times.
I use a water filter housing inline with the hose. No filter, just the housing. Pour the treatment into the housing and connect the hose. The water will pick up the treatment as you're filling the tank. Not my idea, I got it from RVGeeks. Those of you that already have a filter on your water system, this video shows how to do it.
https://youtu.be/lEBscJ-qb98?t=27s

I have a 3 stage filter and water softener on my bus under the bed, but it is easier to do it from outside for me using the filter bypass for my installed filters under the bed.

And unlike some, I do drink the water from my tank. But then again I deployed and have drank many gallons of treated water which gives me faith in water treatment. Nothing like seeing water from the Euphrates (dark brown and smelling of dead cow -recently removed) going through the ROPU and coming out sparkling clear and testing better than the tap water here in the US to build your trust in treatment. The Purogene will eat the bio-film out of the system, but if you have hard water or sediment you will still have junk in the lines.
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We keep our tank empty if we are going to be sitting somewhere for awhile.
Then fill it up.
Haven't had any problems in 17 years of ownership.
My third eye can attest to that...
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Ok, so we are trying to set our coach up for our first camping trip. Our question is with the fridge.
I am not sure if its a 2 way or 3 way, but I do know it's relatively new.
In any event, we don't know how to turn it on or how to dictate what power it is to run on. I really don't want it drawing off the battery while we are dry camping so is there a way to make it run either off the generator or the gas?

We may just have to cooler it until we can get a proper tutorial.
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Ok, so we are trying to set our coach up for our first camping trip. Our question is with the fridge.
I am not sure if its a 2 way or 3 way, but I do know it's relatively new.
In any event, we don't know how to turn it on or how to dictate what power it is to run on. I really don't want it drawing off the battery while we are dry camping so is there a way to make it run either off the generator or the gas?

We may just have to cooler it until we can get a proper tutorial.
You should have a model/serial number tag somewhere on the fridge. You can look it up on the Internet and find the info for your particular unit.
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Ok, so we are trying to set our coach up for our first camping trip. Our question is with the fridge.
I am not sure if its a 2 way or 3 way, but I do know it's relatively new.
In any event, we don't know how to turn it on or how to dictate what power it is to run on. I really don't want it drawing off the battery while we are dry camping so is there a way to make it run either off the generator or the gas?

We may just have to cooler it until we can get a proper tutorial.


Do you know the make and model of the box? Perhaps someone has one like it. Bet it's not one of a kind.
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Well I am of course stuck at work so I can't go look at it. Tony said he got it running now off 110. It will be a mad race once I get home at 6 to get the bus packed and ready for travel in the morning. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time.
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Ok, so we are trying to set our coach up for our first camping trip. Our question is with the fridge.
I am not sure if its a 2 way or 3 way, but I do know it's relatively new.
In any event, we don't know how to turn it on or how to dictate what power it is to run on. I really don't want it drawing off the battery while we are dry camping so is there a way to make it run either off the generator or the gas?

We may just have to cooler it until we can get a proper tutorial.
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I gave him the message since I am stuck at work with no phone service. Thanks Sam.
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