We just spent 2+ weeks 'docking in a fine northern VT SP in our 2018 Casita
Independence Dlx 17' TT. .. Of course there are NO water or electric hookups at any Vermont SP
. This of course we knew ahead of time, so we went prepared: 5 gallon water carriers to refill the tank from a "water point", extra drinking water carried along in truck, 140W solar panel
aboard. 2200W generator
and 5 gal gasoline for it..aboard. etc. All seemed fine until on day 2 we could not get the WH to run on propane
. All we knew to check was to no avail: restart tried several times, all breakers and fuses pulled and all checked out Propane
tanks checked out and 'switched'..frig and furnace
working fine on gas..checked.
Finally got away from camp to where cell phone service was available..call to factory got us no real help either..just a suggestion about stuff we already had tried, and a suggestion to "have it loooked at" when we got home. (cassy is stil under warantee)
Long story short: we made do and had a great time..[WH of course was working fine]at 3 campgrounds w electric hookups or on generator
, while heading home.
Got the Cassy to our local TT repair shop yesterday and had the guru look at it...he found a small lead wire connector loosened in the back side of that little plastic junction box atop the water heater..only vissible AFTER we pulled all driver side cushions and removed both large 'wood' access panels under the bed supports on Driver's side. (2018 Independence Dlx)
The area directly in front of the WH is where the 25' 30 amp cord is stored(when you roll it up into the trailer) and he theorized the heavy CORD probably looped around and hit that little wire, loosening it enuf for the WH to NOT fire up...that little wire happens to be the IGNITER WIRE for the WH.
Anyways...this problem was something completely new to us.
I plan to somehow 1. engineer some kind of partition to place in front of the WH area..so that the heavy cord will not bugger up the fragile wires to the wh or the invertor/breaker box. OR 2. A solution wd be to install a "marine connector" on the outside of the trailer and have the CORD not at all rolled up into that space. We'll see.
Any thoughts?????? Esp on where to buy a connector etc. Could I still use my cord w a new connector installed ..etc?