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Full time RV life. Ed 3-12-16  
Hi folks Im new to the RV world, and will be in the RV world perminantly. Ive acquired a 1988 Winnie Chieftain 22ft and its a great vehicle structurally, with minor bits and bobs that need tending to, which is why Im here. I hope Im not bringing up topics that have been revised and talked about too many times. I have 2 main issues: my furnace is LP and so is my water heater. My water heater lights up, burns hot, but the water doesnt get hot or even warm, and my heater(located under the oven) doesn't ignite and for the life of me I cant figure the two out, any help on those is greatly appreciated as I want to take hot if not warm showers... My other question is, I have of course like any other RV, the power chord on the driver side to plug in at parks, but right next to the electrical box where that extention chord comes out is a plug, which pattern matches the the chord, what is that for? I hope Im not annoying with these questions. Like I sId Im new to this world, and will be living jn my RV with my dog full time. I live in the north jersey area about 20 minutes from NYC, so any help is always welcome.
Re: Full time RV life. Keith 3-15-16  
Hi Ed, I'll try to help on a couple of your questions. There is probably a water heater by-pass for winterizing. Look at the back of your water heater and there is probably 3 valves, one near the inlet and outlet ports ( lower in, upper out) of the tank, with another inline in between them. That one should be closed and the other two open for normal operation. If the center valve is open you are mixing cold and hot water together depending on the position of the other two. The furnace could be a number of things for no ignition. It would be best for you to take it to or call a mobile RV repair tech if you're not familiar with this stuff. The plug I'm not real sure about..... ask whoever repairs your furnace. Your questions aren't annoying at all. But when you ask them please include make and model of the furnace, water heater, fridge etc. It helps to give you a better diagnosis, but then again all advise is without being able to see the actual setup and are the best we can do with the symptoms given. There may be other variables that can effect the operation that can't be seen over the internet. In other words... it's a best guess. Good luck and hope you enjoy your RV lifestyle!
Re: Full time RV life. Bubba The Bus Tech 3-16-16  
Plug: Do you have a generator or was the unit built for a generator.

The plug you describe is a cheap way for the generator to be hooked up. There is an expesive way to ;)
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