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RE: Good morning - B and C - 06-15-2019

Good morning. Glad you're have a good time Roamer! Wish I could get out.

Well, bad news on the remote start. It isn't the switch. Took a good while searching the net to find a good diagram of the switch wiring. There are only 4 wires, led (to indicate running), start, stop and ground. The ground is applied to start and stop through the switch (and ground for the led). The start wire is open, grrrr. Probably rat chew under the van somewhere. Maybe they built a nest on top of one of the tanks under there where the wiring crosses from one side to the other although all wiring is encased in wire loom. At least the mothballs seem to be keeping them out of the engine bay. I was concerned that they might have chewed through the hot wire going to the gas tank pump but the van still starts and the gas gauge works. I gotta come up with a plan for keeping them from nesting under the van now it looks like. A sitting vehicle seems to be fair game. Any ideas?

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 06-15-2019

Well, apparently Roamer is having more fun than Brian today. More fun than most of us, really. Enjoy your vacation time, Roamer. I like how you remind us of what we could be doing instead of what we are doing.

For me, my life is bogged down with STUFF and it is time for me to DISCARD STUFF to make nomadic life a real possibility.

I hope you all have a good day. Either live the dream or take steps toward it.

RE: Good morning - bullfrog - 06-15-2019

It seems to me I had a similar problem once that was caused by poor circuit connections. They just needed a little cleaning and a better ground. If all the wires are in wire loom it seems likely all the wires would have gotten chewed on unless the start wire was a tasty color! I would check with an ohm meter or run a temporary wire around where you think they chewed and see if it works before I started tearing out stuff.

RE: Good morning - B and C - 06-15-2019

The wires are a ribbon cable in a loom when it goes underneath. Only the start wire affected. The chew is speculation until such time as the actual problem is found. Hard for me to troubleshoot when I have to check on the wife often.

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 06-15-2019

(06-15-2019, 07:29 AM)B and C Wrote:    A sitting vehicle seems to be fair game.  Any ideas?
get a Rat Terrier or a cat or a mongoose or an owl or a rat snake

RE: Good morning - B and C - 06-15-2019

No livestock. Been there, done that. There is an owl we hear hooting every now and then and a pair of hawks.

RE: Good morning - Dean and Buster - 06-16-2019

No other animals here but pets and wild life hi dwellers and RVers .I am still with you guys at heart or till October I hope.

RE: Good morning - RoamerRV428 - 06-16-2019


B and C, you do got a lot on your plate right now LOL feel for ya Smile

so true Travelaround….this is just a vacay for 2 weeks but at home I am paring down the house big time. I got about 4 yrs til kid hits college then we are selling it all....omg seems so long, but heck we have been waiting so long, now the yrs seem so much shorter. But the junk I do have, I am ditching, thank goodness I am a minimalist type anyway LOL
I have 3 horse barns on my house property now so I have to clear those also but I got enough yrs, told hubby when the time hits, we are gone so fast it will make your head spin!

on school summer vacation time we rv so much, we cram so much into this short time but it feels great to be on the road at any time Wink I am so over home maintenance, so over mowing, so over being stuck, I want freedom lol

RE: Good morning - B and C - 06-16-2019

Good morning. Dean, October will be here before you know it.

Pets are livestock by another name. Don't want any anymore.

RE: Good morning - RoamerRV428 - 06-16-2019

hear ya B and C

got Papillion dog Bolt for kid when she was, like, 6, so kid is 14 is now a bit over 8....I planned it that dog might croak before college and our nomadic adventure, or she can deal with it in college in an apt. for what time it has left, lol Smile

when we go nomadic 0 pets. don't want ANY responsibility at all on the road now.