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RE: Tail light woes

As I understand the OP his Tioga running tail lights don't work, nothing to do with any trailer. …….. . You are correct. Sounds like a problem with his Tioga class C MH. I got side tracked by his mention of a trailer. First thing I would look for is a dedicated taillight fuse if the clearance lights are also not working.
BB_TX 04/11/23 03:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Tail light woes

Does the trailer have side clearance lights? And do they work? What truck do you have. The tail lights may have a dedicated fuse. Get an inexpensive plug in tester to plug into the truck connector.
BB_TX 04/11/23 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater with Electric Heating Option?

You can always change it out to a gas/electric model with spark ignitor.
BB_TX 04/10/23 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Used to be informative

Clicking on Newest brings up all new threads started in the last 24 hours. That used to be 3-4 pages of discussions. Now it is typically less than one full page. And not just because this is the “slow season”. Slowly fading away.
BB_TX 04/09/23 08:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Removing AM24N tuner from DirecTV satellite receiver

Even google could not find any reference to it. Except for your post.
BB_TX 04/08/23 06:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Calculating voltage drop

OP's gone. Happens often.
BB_TX 04/08/23 01:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing AM24N tuner from DirecTV satellite receiver

Sounds like there is error checking built into the system software or firmware. Probably can’t do anything but tolerate the message or put it back in.
BB_TX 04/08/23 01:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Calculating voltage drop

……… Example.. Let's say the run is long enough you calculate 1 volt drop each way. So your total drop at max load is 2 volts. But the max drop on EACH leg is 1 volt NOTE: you will never hit max load.. It just does not happen as it would require PERFECT balance………. Not exactly true. It is theoretically possible to pull 50 amps thru leg 1 while simultaneously pulling anything from zero amps to 50 amps on leg 2. Or vice versa. The neutral current would vary accordingly. In which case one leg would have more voltage drop than the other. And if one leg were pulling zero current, all voltage drop would be on the leg actually pulling current. A completely unbalanced load is as unlikely as a perfectly balanced load. Still, the voltage drop will not likely be equally shared.
BB_TX 04/07/23 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Calculating voltage drop

Here is a good explanation of 50 amp service. It really is 240 vac 50 amp separated into two 120 vac 50 amp circuits. And most all RVs only use the 120 vac circuits. But some high end RVs do actually have some 240 vac appliances. But since it is protected by a 50 amp two pole linked circuit breaker you must size the wire for 50 amps.
BB_TX 04/07/23 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Microsoft 365 removal

Like you I went from an older Office to 365 on a new computer. Then started getting messages that it would expire soon and I could renew for $99. And later started getting messages that it had expired and certain features (or functions or something) would no longer work, but I could renew. Still haven’t renewed. But have yet to figure out what no longer works. But I don’t use it a lot. And really don’t have anything I can’t afford to lose. So I guess I will continue to coast.
BB_TX 04/06/23 12:22pm Technology Corner

Dodge and Ford have over a century of building trucks, customer feedback. They know what people want. They figured out that replacing engine and gas tank with electric motors and huge battery does not require a design change. I agree. As popular as bed covers are, at least in this area, I can't see too many people wanting a bed profile like the Chevy EV, unless they can come up with some special type cover to account for those wings at the front corners of the bed. I never liked that bed style on the Chevy ICE trucks and you don't see many of them around here.
BB_TX 04/06/23 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Printer

I am on my 2nd Canon ink jet printer/scanner. First latest over 5 years before it began acting up. Have had the current one about that long and still going. Only on rare occasion have I had print quality fade. But after running head cleaning cycle a couple times it would be good for months if not a year or more. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I did run the cleaning cycle. Had HP inkjets before Canon and did not get nearly the life or quality out of them.
BB_TX 04/04/23 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Interior lights

Did you connect the battery with the correct polarity? If not, then probably blown reverse polarity fuses. You probably have an auto reset circuit breaker (a little metal box with two terminals) in the wire between the battery and your converter. With shore power off, check to see if you have 12 vdc on both terminals. If not, bad breaker.
BB_TX 04/03/23 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Underground 250ft run

It’s also about voltage drop. If you want no more than 3% voltage drop at full 30 amps for 250 feet (drop to 116.4 lots) you need at least 3 ga. That’s especially true if the normal line voltage is less than a full 120 volts to start with or routinely sags below 120 volts.
BB_TX 03/31/23 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Underground 250ft run

I am probably just gonna go with 2 awg maybe 3 and I need to know what size wire for neutral and size to use for ground was thinking 8 white and 10 green. gonna get 25 10 ft 1 inch pvc conduit 1 30 amp breaker and 30 amp 125 volt receptacle I had a electrician come out here I said I was gonna be doing the trenching and getting material he said 2100$ to hook it up/labor, figured I'd just do it myself I got a mini excavator to do the trenching, want to know that I am getting the right material and not missing anything. The neutral carries the same current as the hot wire. The neutral wire must be sized the same as the hot wire. I know the costs is high. But reading your statements, I am thinking you need to hire an electrician. Get several bids for what you want. Some are much higher than others.
BB_TX 03/31/23 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Underground 250ft run

2 gauge as a minimum. And yes to the conduit.
BB_TX 03/30/23 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Question for TEXANS- Class A non CDL

Here is the actual law: SUBCHAPTER D. CLASSIFICATION OF DRIVER'S LICENSES Sec. 521.081. CLASS A LICENSE. A Class A driver's license authorizes the holder of the license to operate: (1) a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more; or (2) a combination of vehicles that has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, if the gross vehicle weight rating of any vehicle or vehicles in tow is more than 10,000 pounds. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Sec. 521.082. CLASS B LICENSE. (a) A Class B driver's license authorizes the holder of the license to operate: (1) a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating that is more than 26,000 pounds; (2) a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more towing: (A) a vehicle, other than a farm trailer, with a gross vehicle weight rating that is not more than 10,000 pounds; or (B) a farm trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating that is not more than 20,000 pounds; and (3) a bus with a seating capacity of 24 passengers or more. (b) For the purposes of Subsection (a)(3), seating capacity is computed in accordance with Section 502.253, except that the operator's seat is included in the computation. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by: Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 20.017, eff. September 1, 2013. Sec. 521.083. CLASS C LICENSE. A Class C driver's license authorizes the holder of the license to operate: (1) a vehicle or combination of vehicles not described by Section 521.081 or 521.082; and (2) a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds towing a farm trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating that is not more than 20,000 pounds. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. The bolded sections are the pertinent sections. The main difference between the class A and class B is that the Class A refers to the Combined gvwr and the Class B refers to the tow vehicle's gvwr. In BB_TX's case, the Class C is the appropriate license because his combined gvwr is less than 26,001 and his tow vehicle gvwr is less than 26,000. The Class C requirement does not limit the gvwr of the trailer to 10,000 or less. In the OP's case, the Class A is the required license because the combined gvwr is 26,001 or more and the towed has a gvwr of over 10,000. Interesting. The quote in blue in my post above specifying the 10,000 lb limit came from the Texas Department of Public Safety TEXAS DRIVER HANDBOOK January 2022 edition. What you posted above was enacted in 1995 in the state codes without the 10,000 lb limitation. So the million dollar question is; is the new handbook wrong to have that additional limitation or is the on-line access to the codes not up to date? :h
BB_TX 03/27/23 08:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out blows fuse coming in

By hearing the “fuse pop/blow” do you mean a click sound? If so, it may be an auto reset circuit breaker opening due to current overload. If you are continuing to hold the closing switch after the slide stops moving in, you are probably causing that overload. When a motor stops turning but is still under power the current will increase (locked rotor amps) considerably exceeding normal running amps. What sound are you expecting to hear?
BB_TX 03/27/23 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to see US solar eclipses '23/'24

I’m getting lucky this time, twice. First one will pass over our TX hill country hunting cabin so I am planning a trip there in October. Second will actually pass over our house so backyard viewing will happen.
BB_TX 03/25/23 07:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: newer ford and sensing trailer hooked up

I would start by cleaning the contacts on the trailer cord connector and truck receptacle. Do you have both a bumper connector and an in-bed connector? If so, try the other one (which ever you do not normally use). ya I have both as I still use the bumper one for my camper and the in bed one for my 5th. I'll do that and see if it makes a difference I sometimes, but not always, had a connection issue with my in-bed connector but not my bumper connector. Ended up replacing the in-bed connector.
BB_TX 03/24/23 02:45pm Towing
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