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Best $20 Upgrade for Your RV

Absorption refrigerators are the best invention for recreational vehicles since sliced bread. Refrigeration using ultra-low power consumption. Thanks Ferdinand Carré! But, they’re very finicky.  Exposure to solar gain, or being off-level will degrade performance.  One easy way to increase cooling performance is an interior fan.  Moving air over the absorption fins inside the cooling area helps.  It’s especially effective if…

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Range Repair

The range has been annoying me for years, and I finally got around to fixing it. Maytag Amana Model ALY2280BDS.  RV 3-burner LP range. The problem was the grate and pads. The original design had the grate held in place with four rubber grommet pads. Not good. After maybe the fourth use, the grommets basically melted away and the grate…

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P0476 on the 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel

Using a “VEEPEAK Mini OBDII Diagnostic Scanner” model VP01 and FORSCAN app on my iPAD for code reading and diagnostic tests. In addition to reading codes, has a list of diagnostic tests.  Including the famous “buzz test”.  That alone makes it worth the price.  Not sure if it’s the app or the hardware flaking out, but lately I’ve been getting…

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