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RE: 8 people killed in Utah sand storm

The best choice is to pull off as far as possible, lights off, foot off the brake, flashers off as you don't want someone to follow your lights. Wait it out.
CA Traveler 07/27/21 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

I actually had 160/80V with a 30/50 adapter one night while plugged into a 30A pedestal and I couldn't unplug fast enough. However my EMS shut down the RV power in milliseconds before the smoke escaped. The problem was a open neutral in the 120/240V CG distribution panel. Very rare of course. Not as rare however is a 50A open neutral due to pedestal or RV wiring and one reason I've posted using a EMS especially for 50A. Mine is a PI HW 50C with an inside remote display.
CA Traveler 07/27/21 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

In the years I've been on various forums electricity is hands down the least understood topic. In 2004+ the top item was 50A RV power. It just shows how little is understood about house power which is the same except that a house us usually 100A, 200A, etc. ie Its 120/240V 50A 3 pole 4 wire 60 Hz SINGLE PHASE and 12,000 watts. And a 50A open ground is yet another mystery. Not being critical as there is much about a lot of things that I don't know. I think you meant to say open neutral. That will cause some devices to see a high voltage say 180V while another sees 60volts.Thanks for catching that typo!
CA Traveler 07/27/21 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

In the years I've been on various forums electricity is hands down the least understood topic. In 2004+ the top item was 50A RV power. It just shows how little is understood about house power which is the same except that a house us usually 100A, 200A, etc. ie Its 120/240V 50A 3 pole 4 wire 60 Hz SINGLE PHASE and 12,000 watts. And a 50A open ground is yet another mystery. Not being critical as there is much about a lot of things that I don't know. Update: And a 50A open neutral is yet another mystery.
CA Traveler 07/26/21 11:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump off/on switch inside RV

I wasn't assuming the water pump (or switch fuse etc) worked on a 25 year old RV that has been on city water recently. :@
CA Traveler 07/26/21 11:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water pump off/on switch inside RV

I'd guess it's one of those switches that you don't know what it's for...and when you find it the pump may/may not work?
CA Traveler 07/26/21 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TS-30 transfer switch failure.

With a gen don't eliminate the ATS unless you want to manually plug either the shore or gen cables into the cord to the CB panel which requires some rewiring. Need 2 male plugs, 1 female and probably some additional wire.
CA Traveler 07/25/21 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

I installed a separate circuit with 2x 20A plugs and with an extension cord can plug into a 20A pedestal plug along with the 30A pedestal plug. ie I have 30+20A available (3600+2400W) vs a 50A pedestal (12000W). The extra circuit is primarly used for 2x ceramic heaters when it's cool. Though there ARE some "work arounds" for those who are really electrically savvy, I don't see this as good advice for what the OP said: "My kids, new to RVing.... " A standard 30 amp male to 50 amp female is the "short answer". I read that and provided additional information which is common on this board. They are free to ignore it.
CA Traveler 07/25/21 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

The extension cord is only one part. There could be a problem with the pedestal plug, the RV cord or wiring or for some reason the RV frame or other metal parts are not grounded. Furthermore both the hot and neutral should be isolated from ground in the RV and reverse polarity doesn't change that.
CA Traveler 07/25/21 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

I installed a separate circuit with 2x 20A plugs and with an extension cord can plug into a 20A pedestal plug along with the 30A pedestal plug. ie I have 30+20A available (3600+2400W) vs a 50A pedestal (12000W). The extra circuit is primarly used for 2x ceramic heaters when it's cool.
CA Traveler 07/24/21 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Extension Cord Useage - Guage

Right now we are parked forward in a back in site because of the view. Just one reason why we carry a RV extension cord.
CA Traveler 07/24/21 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Extension Cord Useage - Guage

The typical home extension cord will have excesive voltage drop depending upon length and load. One option is a 30A or 50A RV extension cord. Another option is a heavy duty 10ga all copper cord - not a copper covered aluminum cord.
CA Traveler 07/24/21 09:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery cable lug sizes

How about using a drill? My install: http://i.imgur.com/eGWI3um.jpg
CA Traveler 07/24/21 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to find toads for sale

Be aware that there are multiple different ways to connect lights, battery charging, auxiliary brake and tow bars. Toad weight may be a factor. Some may not be adaptable to your MH.
CA Traveler 07/24/21 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: AGM battery question for the experts.

Take it to a good battery store and have it load tested. A auto store is not a good battery store. BTW 12.5V is not 100% charged, more like 12.7-12.8V. Should to to 13.4V float with a charger if not 14.4V, but check your battery specs. Yours sounds like toast.
CA Traveler 07/23/21 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: New 5er, fresh water

The winterizing inlet bypasses the fresh tank as well. This assures that the anti freeze goes into the water lines only and does not pump excess anti freeze into the tank.The connection is on the suction side of the pump and the pump output does not go to the fresh water tank. I add bleach, fill the water tank, then purge the water lines so that they get sanitized. If you sanitize the hot water then drain it and the fresh water tank, refill and purge everything with fresh water. Alternate: We use a reasonable amount of treated city/utility water in our travels and hence have very rarely sanitized.
CA Traveler 07/23/21 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Long Term Stays

Good advice above. I'm much more conservative about letting gas engines sit since the gas might dry up or gum up. Diesel no problem. Batteries if not on shore power certainly will have drains that cannot be turned off like smoke detectors, computers etc. That is why I installed full disconnect switches right on the battery posts which limited the drain to battery self discharge.
CA Traveler 07/23/21 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical layout in fifthwheel

I was slightly confused by one circuit named 6FT…but apparently it runs most of the outdoor plugs and kitchen plugs. I counted 6 receptacles on this circuit. Reread and that definitely should be a GFI or GFCI circuit. Find and trip the GFCI and see if all of those plugs go dark...
CA Traveler 07/22/21 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Long Term Stays

And park with full fuel to help reduce tank condensation.
CA Traveler 07/22/21 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Long Term Stays

For us in Chandler the best place for propane is Tractor Supply.
CA Traveler 07/22/21 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
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