Few Minor Fixes For the The Millennium Falcon After the ALCAN… 06/01/17

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So folks, after settling into our new home for the #summer, #TheTravelingMac had a few minor fixes he had to perform on #TheMillenniumFalcon… I immediately hit amazon and ordered a new #ComputerBoard for the #WaterHeater… When I went to #CampingWorld, on the trip up, they tested my old one and determined it was bad…

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I was tired of setting this contraption up every time we needed a shower… I had to take it apart every time because the hoses required the window to be open to take a shower… And its still very cold up here at night, so you can’t have any windows open…

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The new part was here in a week and it was the problem… It felt so good to take a hot shower without this tedious set up… I love accomplishing this stuff when starting a new life in a new place… It almost gives you this sense that you have settled in…

If you look above, you will see the new circuit board I am pointing to… Ever since I purchased The Millennium Falcon, I have had trouble initially lighting the water heater… It was especially frustrating when it was windy or raining out considering the heater is on the outside of the vehicle… Even the guy who sold it to me, told me I had to light it a few times to get it to work…

Well, this was the whole problem from the beginning because after replacing this unit, I have not had a single problem lighting my water heater… All those frustrating days could have been solved by a simple $100 part… Sometimes the time taken to find a solution to your problem is worth not having to deal with the little aggravations it creates everyday…

An important lesson #TheFalcon has taught me over the years that I have to keep on relearning… But a hard lesson to learn because you get so fed up of fixing things on this old bucket of bolts… lol…

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But we all know The Millennium Falcon by now folks… And she wasn’t done with her problems from traveling the #ALCAN just yet…

I noticed the carpet around our bed was damp… When I lifted the bed, where my 40 gallon water tank and pump are, I noticed the #WaterPump was leaking badly… All of that shaking and moving had jolted the seals loose, so now I had to get a new water pump…

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I removed the water tank and leaking pump… I bypassed the whole tank and pump, connecting the lines together, considering we didn’t need them when we had full running water… The tank and pump are only used when traveling or not hooked up… The problem was, that all of the water goes through the reserve tank and water pump when using the free running water, hooked up to a faucet outside… So if I kept the leaking water pump connected, we wouldn’t be able take a shower… So, I removed them both and just connected the lines together, bypassing the whole unit…

And when the new water pump arrived, I was not half fasting this job… I checked all of the plastic water lines for leaks and made sure the system I put back in place was nice and solid… so it can survive the trip back down the ALCAN in a few months…

I also made sure to check all of the carpet for #mold or any other damage water brings… I would leave the bed propped up during the day and leave all of the fans on, so the carpet would dry out completely before I put the new system in… Water is definitely one of your biggest enemies in an #RV… It can destroy everything by attracting mold, deteriorating your floor and wreaking havoc on your house… If you ever see any leak, you should dress it immediately and be very thorough… Definitely one of the most important lessons I learned from The Falcon…

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