How to quiet a noisy water heater

Dear Gary, I have a question regarding the Atwood water heater, model GC10A-4E, in my 2013 Jayco Eagle Premier. When running on propane with the outside access door open the heater appears to operate normally and burns quietly with a light blue flame. When I close the access door, the heater seems to adopt a dual personality. Part of the…

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RVer, arrested after high-speed chase, returns to court

An RVer camped in Malibu, California, fled police following an altercation with his wife and was found and arrested in Barstow 150 miles away. In May he had led authorities on a high-speed chase that started in Santa Clarita. He returned to court Friday, only to have his preliminary hearing continued. Stephen Merle Houk was charged with two counts of kidnapping,…

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Young adult families with spendable income ignite record RV sales

Sales in RVs are seeing major gains, as sales efforts pivot away from older consumers and successfully target young adults who are starting to form families and have excess cash to spend on non-essential splurges, reports Yahoo Finance. Wholesale RV shipments reached its highest annual level in 2017 at 504,600 units, a 17.2% increase over 2016, according to the RVIA (RV…

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Mendocino Complex Fire reaches 90% containment

The largest wildfire in California history could finally be coming to extinction, reported the Sacramento Bee, as firefighters approached full containment. After a month of burning, the Ranch Fire part of the Complex was 90% contained, while the other part, the River Fire, has been fully contained. Glenn County evacuations were lifted for residents Monday, leaving only Mendocino National Forest and Cow…

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Local efforts find new home for abandoned RV – at the dump

A few locals in Tillamook, OR, got frustrated with an abandoned RV eyesore parked along Highway 6 and decided to do something about it. Their combined efforts succeeded in its removal to the local dump, and its final resting place, reported the Tillamook Headlight Herald.   The crusty camper was removed from Highway 6 and taken to the dump to be destroyed.…

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