Originally Posted by brad j
I do know that getting my Metric fitted heater to talk to my Imperial measured lines seems to make the gas guy's (here) head want to explode. It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult....?
LOL welcome to the world of owing an American made trailer (that the builder is not building with the understanding that it may need repairs one day outside of the USA) in a Country such as Canada that joined the rest of the industrial world and went metric long ago!
I have found that often the **** langue coming from the mouth of party attempting to do what ever repair on the trailer will end once you tell them the trailer was built in the USA
or they may just start laughing harder
Your gas fitter may be to young to even know about imperial and as such the issue would not be clear to him until some old guy in the shop points it out
They should able to order such a fitting or maybe not.... may be a law against that as well.
I have had a couple of situations come up in regards to the Scamp build specs here in Canada. One was when I went to buy a simple wheel hub cover from a local Dexter dealer. Walked in with the old one that was badly beaten up and told them the make and size of axle
on my trailer and they handed me 2 nice new covers. I held them up to the old one and they looked to be the same. Went home and tried to install them - not a chance. Went back to the shop and told them I was having a problem getting them on and asked if they were sure they were the correct covers. Yes they are correct - only ones we carry for that size Dexter axle
- as they double check the parts number on the package. "Just get a rubber malt and a board and bang them on harder " ... .ok.... as I had already tried that I took them home and put callipers on them - a very slight difference in size and no matter how hard I had banged away on them they were not going to ever go on or if they did they probable would not have stayed on!
The following week I was in the US so stopped at a small axle
shop and they were kind enough to give me the correct imperial sized covers and I picked up a spare while at it! They gave them to me (no cash involved) in exchange for the metric ones I had. They said they often have Canadian trailers stopping in for repairs and were running low on stock !