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Trailer was only three months old here and I was practicing backing the new 5ver. I soon learned that 5th. wheels don't back like a Travel Trailer.


I must have learned something because I was told by camp host at this CG this particular site is one he see's a lot of people give up on. I did manage to get it on second attempt.
 
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Traildust, that looks like a really nice 5th wheel! We have a 28ft Heartland which is our 3rd trailer and 2nd 5th wheel. We absolutely love the ability to fit it into the smallest of spots.
 
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She wanted a second AC unit, I wanted a King mattress.

The new rig looks great...congrats!!
 
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What a nice upgrade!
 
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Truck financed for 6 years/ Bighorn financed for 10 years. As long as my finances allow I will be pre-paying a bit extra monthly.
 
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Ok guys, looking for a little advice. I have an older Atwood water heater that I have replaced the dsi solenoid valve in. It needs replaced again. It lets gas leak through it when it's off. I was just wandering if there's anything I can do to extend the life of it. I figured that the failure is due to not using it but once a year now...
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Originally Posted by kla94 View Post
Ok guys, looking for a little advice. I have an older Atwood water heater that I have replaced the dsi solenoid valve in. It needs replaced again. It lets gas leak through it when it's off. I was just wandering if there's anything I can do to extend the life of it. I figured that the failure is due to not using it but once a year now...
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I have never experienced that problem....... I am no help.

 
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I have not seen a leaking valve one time on anything. The industry bends over backwards trying to insure that anything with gas fails or defaults to the closed side. Has anything been done or added to your gas line at the tanks or anywhere else in any way?
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:36 AM
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Nothing has been added. It leaks very little. You can smell gas every now and then. If you put a lighter to the pipe, it will barely ignite.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:09 PM
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I am sure you know this, but flame is never used to detect leaks. A bubble solution of water and detergent should be used. Since propane carries on air, using a flame, besides being dangerous is not diagnostically useful in locating a leak. I would focus on connections and coupling on the supply side of the valve. A leak on the downside could obviously only come from the valve. I would be thinking a nicked flare would be a potential culprit as would a fitting screwed into the valve without teflon.

I am also assuming you did not see any deposit in the line when you disconnected it to install the new valve. As I said, I have never seen the situation your are describing over the installation of probably hundreds of gas valves so this one has me curious.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:16 PM
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I am sure you know this, but flame is never used to detect leaks. A bubble solution of water and detergent should be used. Since propane carries on air, using a flame, besides being dangerous is not diagnostically useful in locating a leak. I would focus on connections and coupling on the supply side of the valve. A leak on the downside could obviously only come from the valve. I would be thinking a nicked flare would be a potential culprit as would a fitting screwed into the valve without teflon.

I am also assuming you did not see any deposit in the line when you disconnected it to install the new valve. As I said, I have never seen the situation your are describing over the installation of probably hundreds of gas valves so this one has me curious.
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It's as if the solenoid isn't shutting completely. It still fires and operates like it's supposed to, other than letting a very small amount of gas through. It's definitely coming through the valve.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:08 PM
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I am clueless. Never seen it, never heard of it. Only option is to replace the valve.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:33 PM
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I am clueless. Never seen it, never heard of it. Only option is to replace the valve.
When it happened the first time, I done some internet investigations and found out to replace it. I was just wandering if there's anything I can do to extend the life of the solenoid. My guess is that the camper only gets used once a year now and lack of use may be the problem. It's got me, so I figured that I would ask here. Thanks for the input.
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:52 PM
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Obviously a leaking solenoid is a safety issue, but I have never run across one in any appliance. The manufacturers' liability on those things is horrendous so they bend over backwards to make sure they fail closed rather than open. You might call and ask them what they think, but I bet they just tell you to replace it or that you are wrong and it is not the valve. Whenever I have called tech support about something they are not familiar with, they basically have blown me off or told me they test all that stuff and it can't happen.

You can chatter the valve with a jumper to see if that forces it closed, but I don't know whether than will solve your issue or not and if I would working on your rig I would replace it just to protect myself.
 
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