Lately we’ve been having some issues with various things in our RV. Our fridge is supposed to run on propane and electric but it only works on propane. Our furnace has been finicky. We thought it was just the cold. But today the furnace quit working altogether. Not good in the dead of winter. Brent tried all of his normal tweaks but couldn’t get it to go. Then the fridge quit working too. Then the water heater. It seemed that no propane was getting to any of our appliances.
We made some calls, did some googling and figured it might be the regulator. Which would require us to drive the house to the garage and have them replace it. Ok, so lets start packing up and seeing if this thing will even start after not running since Thanksgiving. It started, thankfully. The jacks went up, thankfully (not frozen to the ground). The slide out room, not so much. The slide motor was not even making any noise. The button would not do anything. We went outside and knocked all the snow off. Brent crawled underneath but I don’t remember why. We started the RV up again. We checked the e-brake was on. On and on and on. Nothing.
So back to googling. I will interject that, every morning when we get up, the cat has opened one of the closet drawers. I have no idea why he does this. Once he crawled in and got stuck behind the drawer and caused a ruckus trying to get out. He hasn’t crawled in lately, but still, every night he opens it for no reason.
Anyway, we’re googling the problem and we keep both insisting to ourselves that its an electrical issue. Brent goes to check the fuse box again. He saw online that one particular fuse runs the slide, water heater, and fridge. Sure enough, that fuse is loose. And guess where the fuse box is? Right next to the drawer that the cat is mysteriously messing with every night.
So all our problems came down to the dumb cat messing with things. Thankfully no money to fix this, but sadly for the cat, the drawer will now be taped shut from now on.