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by Keystone
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Fixing stiff knobs on the stove
Replies: 2
Views: 2967

Re: Fixing stiff knobs on the stove

Thanks, Skater. I’ve needed this fix for one of my burners since I bought my van 10 years ago. What a helpful write up! Looking forward to completing this repair during my “spring van project season”.


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by Keystone
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fuel mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

Re: Fuel mileage

Well said, Skater!


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by Keystone
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Furnace clicks on and off
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Furnace clicks on and off

A couple of things on the propane: yes, there might have been some left in the lines that allowed the stove burners to light briefly, but I doubt that would have been enough to also light the oven. I would suggest that you close the propane tank valve and then reopen it slowly and completely. Someti...
by Keystone
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Furnace clicks on and off
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

Re: Furnace clicks on and off

When the thermostat calls for heat, the fan comes on and the clicking is the pilot igniter. Then the controls look for three conditions to be satisfied: 12V, propane, and air flow. If the conditions are met, the burner will light. If they are not met, it tries a total of 3 times and then the fan blo...
by Keystone
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Should I buy?
Replies: 3
Views: 3168

Re: Should I buy?

Dear ChrisK: If you are thinking of buying THIS one, imagine that it will easily take another $5K to get it into reasonable shape—more if the transmission goes. (And 92K miles on the Odo is a lot.) So now it’s a $10K investment to start with and there will still be ongoing costs. I’m not a mechanic....
by Keystone
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Loose shifting into Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 3162

Loose shifting into Drive

I’m posting this in case someone else has the problem I just had. I was experiencing increasingly sloppy, loose action with the column shifter going into and out of Drive. I had visions of needing to disassemble the whole steering column chasing down the problem, but first I searched online and foun...
by Keystone
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Propane
Topic: replacement tank
Replies: 5
Views: 8187

Re: replacement tank

The Manchester 6814 is the tank I bought for a replacement, and it bolted on to my ‘94 with the original hardware. I can’t say for certain that my original tank was a 10-gal capacity, but this 10”x32” tank works well and I’m happy with it, since it can’t be overfilled—a problem with the old one. Sen...
by Keystone
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Refrigerator lighting up but not cooling
Replies: 6
Views: 3898

Re: Refrigerator lighting up but not cooling

This fridge does look promising. I think I found it on the Dometic site here https://www.dometic.com/en-us/us/products/food-and-beverage/mobile-refrigeration/rv-refrigerators/dometic-americana-3-series-_-136457 and it comes in both left and right hand doors. The dimensions and manuals are there, too...
by Keystone
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Air conditioner antics
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

Re: Air conditioner antics

Thanks for weighing in on this, Skater. Like so many components in our vans, it appear this A/C unit is living on borrowed time. I’ll add it to the list... :)
by Keystone
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Air conditioner antics
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

Air conditioner antics

I rarely use the B190’s air conditioner, but I thought we might need it this week, so before leaving home I ran it to see if it worked, and it did. Fast forward to mid-morning a couple of days later, and I turned it on to “low air conditioning” and left for about 5 hours. When we returned in the hea...
by Keystone
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: B190 database
Replies: 122
Views: 72040

Re: B190 database

Hi Skater: Thanks for developing and keeping this database. And I love your VIN decoder! You may well have my 1994 van in your database, but in case not, here is an updated list of the particulars. I copied your “must have” list below so I’d be sure to include what you asked for— Chassis VIN: 1FDJS3...
by Keystone
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: '97, '98, '99 Original Couch In Action
Replies: 5
Views: 4849

Re: '97, '98, '99 Original Couch In Action

I’m local and interested in your couch if still available. PM’d you.
Thanks!

Keystone
Ricci wrote:Did you ever sort this out? I just took our couch out on the frame. Its in great shape if you need one Im in Colorado!


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by Keystone
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Propane
Topic: Propane Tank replacement or certification?
Replies: 6
Views: 10030

Re: Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Hi all! I just replaced the 24-yr-old propane tank on my 1994. It was pretty rusty, and was often overfilled by attendants unfamiliar with our old-style tanks. The best match I found in a new tank is the Manchester 6814, which is 10”x32” and 7.9 gal. It’s a bolt-on replacement, and meets today’s ASM...
by Keystone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: House battery not charging from alternator
Replies: 15
Views: 16164

Re: House battery not charging from alternator

Thank you so much for this, Ive been searching like crazy!!! Thought I was onto something with the solenoid, took grill and front cover apart twice with no luck. Turns out the 60amp fuse for aux battery was missing, put one in and both batteries now charging!! I no longer have to drive with generat...
by Keystone
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: House battery not charging from alternator
Replies: 15
Views: 16164

Re: House battery not charging from alternator

I had this problem in my 94, and found the solution in Planck’s old thread called,Secrets of the 92-96 auxiliary battery set up. “https://b190.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=714 Don’t know if it’s the same in your ‘90, but this thread is worth a read. Planck found a fuse box in the engine compartment t...