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RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

That is exactly why the National Electrical code does not permit electricians to replace old 2 slot receptacle's with 3 slot outlets UNLESS a ground wire or metal conduit system is present. I may be wrong, but I thought it was OK to replace a 2 pin outlet with a 3 pin outlet without adding a ground wire as long as it is then labeled "NOT GROUNDED." I am also pretty sure it is approved to replace a 2 pin outlet with a GFCI outlet without adding a ground wire. Disclaimer: I am not an electrician, and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Bobbo 07/25/21 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dash Air

Which chassis/engine do you have? The OP says he has a gasser Baystar. According to the Newmar website, the Baystar has Every Bay Star is built on a next-generation Ford® F-Series Class A Motorhome Chassis with standard Electronic Stability Control. It features a 7.3-liter V8 with 350 horsepower and 468 lb./ft. of torque, plus new heavier duty sway bars for an even ride.
Bobbo 07/21/21 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Brake Wire

The bigger the wire the less voltage drop you will have. Using 12g is fine. 10g is better. 8g is better still, and so on. Use the largest wire you can comfortably use. Second the suggestion to use only marine wire. Personally, I wouldn't go smaller than 10g.
Bobbo 07/20/21 05:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator not powering house-already checked breakers/fuses

You need to start at the source and check to see where power stops. 1. use tester to see if you have power on generator outlet. If yes, go to step 2. 2. use tester to see if you have power to back of main breaker. If yes, go to step 3. 3. use tester to see of you have power to front of main breaker. and so on and so on. When you FIRST have no power where you should have power, you have found the problem. It is between where there is power and where there is no power. You have narrowed it down. Report back where is the last place you have power and the first place you don't have power and we can help guide you from there.
Bobbo 07/20/21 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dash Air

When that happened to my Winnebago Class C, it was the famous vacuum leak. Squirrel chewed vacuum hoses, to be precise. When you looked down into the engine, you could see a squirrel nest. I had to have all of the vacuum lines under the hood replaced. I then took a 12v tail light bulb and socket and put battery connections on it. I placed it under the hood so the engine compartment was always lit up when parked at home, and left the hood cracked open so the critters would not feel secure in there. I kept the MH plugged in 24/7/365 with a Trik-L-Start sending power to the engine battery, which kept the engine battery from running down from the constant light bulb.
Bobbo 07/20/21 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Coverter/ GFCI problems

Checked continuity between ground and hot on the outside entrance plug. Continuity between GROUND and HOT would be a dead short circuit and would trip the circuit breaker. What you need to check for is continuity between the NEUTRAL and GROUND. Make this check with the converter/charger breaker turned on since that is when you are seeing the problem. Continuity between NEUTRAL and GROUND would not trip a breaker, but it would trip a GFCI circuit.
Bobbo 07/19/21 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling dually tires

When I had a dually MH, I got my replacement valve stems from Tire-Man.
Bobbo 07/17/21 07:36am Tech Issues
RE: Travel trailer battery not charging

Turn the battery disconnect switch the other way and see if that fixes the problem. If the battery disconnect, umm, disconnects the battery from the converter/charger, the battery will not charge.
Bobbo 07/14/21 07:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Poop in outside sink

Highly doubt a sink is tied into black tank, no way. What your experiencing is hot temps and grey tank is extinguishing odor. Our grey tank is just as pungent as black tank during hot months. Just dump a cup of bleach into kitchen sink and let it slosh around during travel......we've found it's always the dish water vs shower water incase you have 2 gray tanks. Sinks sometimes ARE plumbed into the black tank. My previous Winnebago MH had the bathroom sink plumbed like that. Made adding water to the black tank a cinch. Just turn on the bathroom sink tap. Don't mistake the fact that you have never seen it as it is never done.
Bobbo 07/14/21 07:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

One inseresting thing I found is when I towing slower, I actually get better MPG like 13, it used to be a bit more than 10MPG. This is absolutely true. When pulling a heavy load on a flatbed trailer, when you get to speed, inertia helps keep up that speed, and there is no appreciable increased wind resistance. When pulling a TT, you are actually pulling a large open parachute behind you. When you get to speed, the air resistance against the front of the trailer is trying to slow you down and it takes additional pressure on the gas pedal to overcome that. Hence, your decreased fuel mileage. Your most fuel efficient speed is about 5 or 10 mph above the speed where you hit top gear. Top gear is your most fuel efficient gear. If you barely hit top gear, any small rise you have to cross will make it downshift. A little faster and you can top a small rise without that downshift taking you out of top gear. Of course, a large rise will downshift no matter what. My experiments, with both a Class C MH and my Airstream, show that somewhere around 60 mph is the sweet spot. (I actually set the cruise control at 62. I have found that most folks drive on a 5 mph division, 55 or 60 or 65 or 70. By setting my speed 2 or 3 mph off of that division, I don't get caught up in the traffic wolfpacks. Everyone is either slowly passing me, or slowly being passed by me.) MH - 60 mph gets 12 mpg while 70 mph gets 8 mpg. That is about a 16% increase in speed with a 33% decrease in fuel mileage. (That translated into refueling every 300 miles or every 200 miles.) Airstream - the numbers are about 14 mpg and 9 mpg. The tests were run over the same 1,000ish mile stretch of road. Of course, weather conditions were uncontrollable. This was tested while driving from my home in TN to my sister's home in CO.
Bobbo 07/10/21 07:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

One thing I don't see anyone having mentioned...i understand the plan for the exterior is to patch and tape? Using that approach, you may be limited in what parks you would be permitted to use...state parks and most other public parks would be fine, but most private places have a 'no truck campers, no tents, no units over 10 years old, and for anything that might otherwise comply we reserve the right to refuse to rent if we determine the thing is just fugly' rule...that 'catch-all' might be used to keep you out of some parks if in fact it's basically held together 'with spit and baling wire' While those do exist, I don't think the term "most" is true. In 14 years of camping, I have never actually SEEN one with that policy.
Bobbo 07/08/21 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: New battery no power

Be sure you didn't wire the battery cables backward. That is a VERY easy thing to do, and it blows the reverse protection fuses on the 12v circuit board. If you did wire it backward, you have to rewire it correctly and replace the fuses, usually 2 or 3 LARGE amp fuses. On my trailer there are two 30 amp fuses for that.
Bobbo 07/08/21 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Electrical question

Very simple, if you have any idea what your monthly use is, put that amount into an alligator jar every month. If you do get bill later on that would make you blush, then open your alligator jar and you have funds available. What's an alligator jar, same as a crocodile or shark jar. Money only goes in until it's needed to pay the bill. Thats pretty much what my point has been, somewhere along the line he's going to have to pay, there is no free lunches. Doesn't matter what he has done ,doesn't change the fact, its not free electricity . If that was your point, I completely misunderstood you. I took your posts to mean he should continue pursuing getting the CG to fix the meter. He is under no legal or moral obligation to continue pursuing the issue once he had reported it to management. If I misunderstood you, I apologize.
Bobbo 07/03/21 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical question

Lol, meter is broke. IMO, you did you due diligence... So in other words ,just continue with your free electricity , although you should be paying for it. He notified them. His conscience is clear. He can't force them to fix the problem. Sure his conscience is clear, does that change the fact he should be paying the same as the rest . Sounds like from a few of you its okay as long as he can get away with it, he did his part :h What is he supposed to do? Stop using electricity? If he has notified the owners that the meter seems to be broken, yet the owner still doesn't do anything to fix it, it's not the OP's fault. OP isn;t "getting away with anything". He's done what he could do. If the owner is so little concerned, or so lazy to do anything, it's on the owner. No , he’s not supposed to quit using electricity, but what is it you and others don’t get . It’s coming back on him eventually in a big bill when they finally wake up to the error . Understand something here, he is using electricity that he’s supposed to pay for , thats seems to be eluding some of you . I would want to get it straightened out , and as I have said before he's had ONE verbal conversation. Sure it’s on the owner , and eventually it’s on him to pay up . He did want to get it straightened out. That is why he went and told them of the problem. What is he supposed to do, hold a gun on them till they fix it? All he can do is report it. It is up to them to take it from there. He reported it. He did his part. As far as a "big bill" later, he could report it, in writing, every day for 3 months and it will have no effect on whether he finally gets that bill. To prevent that bill, he would have to FORCE them to fix it, and that is NOT his responsibility, or right.
Bobbo 07/03/21 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical question

Lol, meter is broke. IMO, you did you due diligence... So in other words ,just continue with your free electricity , although you should be paying for it. He notified them. His conscience is clear. He can't force them to fix the problem.
Bobbo 07/01/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Folks, if this thread is to continue, it is time to post facts/research backing up many of your claims. Otherwise, it is pure hearsay. Thanks. California's fossil fuel NEW car ban: California bans fossil fuel cars
Bobbo 06/24/21 08:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: High Altitude AC use causing Onan generator to die

Maybe the proper adjustment was for 5000 ft but is insufficient for 7500 ft.
Bobbo 06/23/21 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

You obviously haven't heard that California has banned fossil fuel vehicles by the year 2035. If that is not "forcing" I don't know what is.Just to be clear, the order covers the sale of new non-zero emission vehicles in 2035, not all non-zero emission vehicles. Dave Your semantic quibbling doesn't change the fact that it is a BAN. (Which is the whole point.)
Bobbo 06/23/21 09:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

No one is forcing anyone to drive ev.however some cities will ban ice cars eventualy due to air polution. You obviously haven't heard that California has banned fossil fuel vehicles by the year 2035. If that is not "forcing" I don't know what is.
Bobbo 06/23/21 06:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Most have their panties in a wad because government is helping to start the EV industry. Nobody would care if it truly WAS "helping to start the EV industry." The problem is that governments are MANDATING BEVs by a certain date. Subsidize the EV manufacturers all you want, but reverse the requirements for all EV by 2030 or 2035, or whatever year they choose. Have you not noticed that California has banned the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2035? For at least 50 years, science has been warning us that fuel consumption patterns must change. But we did not start when gradual changes could of prevented most problems. If you don't want to have a EV, do like some in the trucking industry are doing; Buy a ICE car as late as you can, take care of it, and you can be burning dead dinosaurs well into the 2050s And exactly what does that have to do with the difference between subsidies and mandates?
Bobbo 06/22/21 10:50am Around the Campfire
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