Originally Posted by Russ661
It is getting dark here now but tomorrow I will remove the igniter and adjust the gap. I won't be going anywhere for a while so I won't be able to report back with the results but I am confident it will work. Funny, I actually tried to bend the igniter in situ but was afraid I would break the porcelain (sp?) insulator so I stopped trying.
Thanks for the link!
I'm still amazed that a 1/16th inch gap adjustment fixed my problem, but it's still working flawlessly with 3 more higher elevation trips under the belt and haven't had the "blinking lights" ignition failure thing even one time since I did it, so hopefully your confidence will prove out in your case also. It's a little tricky in that you have to just loosen the mounting screw and try to hold it in place at the new gap while re-tightening and the re-tightening part tends to move it around a bit, but it can be done.
As for the furnace and water heater altitude problems, I haven't had any issues with those other than what appears to be the standard Atwood controller board failure with the water heater (replaced by dealer and working OK since, knock on wood). Furnace has never failed to ignite in our case (more knocking on wood . . .). But it is indeed fascinating/puzzling as to why RV manufacturers would sell us something that clearly is not intended to work at even midrange altitudes, especially in "western series" models like we have. Thanks, 2edges, for the plot-thickening info, will be very interested in how the story ends up.
Now am just hoping Jayco and dealer fix my roof issue that the TT is going in for next month . . .