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RE: Electrical issue

Your friend isn't a licensed electrician is he? that he is not, i thought he had it professionally installed. i was wrong
Cmccain13 07/01/21 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Electrical issue

Ok this is the situation. I am staying at a friends house/farm they set up a 30 amp plug for me to hook up to. (I already have a power surge protector on order now) well we hooked up and my breaker box started smoking (he has "converted" a 50 amp to a 30 amp outlet). we unhooked immediately and I started up my generator, everything works fine off the generator and I'm not sure what was smoking but it seemed to be coming from the inverter(converter? I only have one of these and not sure which) my question is, if the inverter/converter was fried would everything still be working in my rig? or am I gonna be screwed when I try and hook back up to shore power at the spot I'm going to tonight.
Cmccain13 07/01/21 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Running the generator all night

Nothing deadlier than CO2. If you must at least use a Gen-turi. You mean CO: carbon monoxide not CO2: Carbon Dioxide with you exhale and is plant food. And there are many things deadlier than CO, HCN, H2S for just a few. He isn't running the generator inside is he? No our generator is housed under our motorhome.
Cmccain13 06/15/21 06:04pm General RVing Issues
Running the generator all night

Hello all, so we have been to a few harvest hosts and its been hot, i don't know why, but I am apprehensive about letting the generator run all night. should I be? Does anyone else do this or do you run your generator all night. The only time I use the generator is at a harvest hose like every two weeks or so.
Cmccain13 06/15/21 04:07pm General RVing Issues
Up grade my AC thermostat.

Hey all I wanted to see if there was anyone in an RV that has upgraded their thermostat to something like a nest? I have a dometic AC at the moment and didn't know if it was something that could be done or even should be done.
Cmccain13 06/02/21 08:21am Full-time RVing
RE: AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

To me, if it was lubricant of any type it would have caused issues soon after the leak was detected. I know first camping trip of the season the water coming off the roof from the AC condensation seems slimy for awhile. Hope it goes well (and not expensive) for you. Yeah, i have been monitoring it, and it was running a lot the last few days and i was thinking maybe condensation was making it drip with some left over lubricant that was flung on there long ago.. we shall see though. The guy at coachmen assured me that its probably fine. :-/
Cmccain13 05/25/21 10:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

No issues cooling, and no odd noises or smells, everything seems to be working just fine. I was thinking that maybe because its a new rig (october last year) that may be something as well.
Cmccain13 05/24/21 11:48am Class C Motorhomes
AC is dripping what seems to be like a lubricant

Hey all, my wife noticed something that she thought was water dripping from the AC unit. opened it up and it looks like the hamsters wheel kind of thing is actually throwing some sort of lubricant out. As I am typing this I'm assuming its not good... anyone have the same issue and how did you solve it?
Cmccain13 05/24/21 11:37am Class C Motorhomes
Boondocking and working with no electricity

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Cmccain13 03/15/21 09:25am Technology Corner
Boondocking and working with no electricity

Hey all, obligatory "just started fulltiming" (class C Coachmen leprechaun 32 ft) and we have been thinking about boondocking with the weeks that we have to be away from a thousand trails campgrounds. However what is going to be difficult is that we wont have electricity. we do have a generator that runs off the gas in my gas tank. Now the question is im not sure how long i can work per day with working off the house battery for my monitor. i know the laptop battery wont last the full day so is there an alternative people use for a power source. I'm not really looking to get a solar bank and panels as of yet due to costs. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Cmccain13 03/15/21 09:25am Tech Issues
Road way and Elevation issues while traveling

Hello all! So I am going to make an epic trip up to Maine from Texas and back through the interior of the country's to Albuquerque. But i have a questions about the east coast or just roads in general. are there any sites that you would recommend that would give good directions for RV's as opposed to cars. I'm worried that some of the roads would be bad for an RV. our rig is 32 foot long so not very large but I'm pulling a car as well. let me know if you have any help to offer thanks!
Cmccain13 03/09/21 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Jeep towing questions.

Might depend on which Jeep you're interested in - Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, etc.... I've got personal experience with the Grand Cherokee, and can definitively say that some, but not all, automatics are flat towable. It depends entirely on the transmission. I suspect this to be true with other Jeep models, but I'm not certain. If you let us know what model you're interested in, we can give more advice. No vehicle comes from the factory with the necessary baseplate installed, or wired for the rear signal lights. The baseplates vary by manufacturer - Blue Ox, Roadmaster, etc...I'm partial to Blue Ox, but there are others available. Ok yeah I am gonna be doing a Wrangler. I totally thought I mentioned that. Ok good to know that I'll still have to install all of that stuff on there also.
Cmccain13 02/21/21 08:54am Dinghy Towing
Jeep towing questions.

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Cmccain13 02/21/21 06:51am Tow Vehicles
Jeep towing questions.

Ok I know this has proboably been asked here a ton but bear with me please. Do aftery last trip I am fed up with the tow dolly that we have. We have snagged the bumper of my civic too many times and with wet weather it creates so many issues. Ugh I'm going flat tow. So I was reading and you can have an automatic Jeep and still tow it? I was under the impression they had to be manual transmission. Also do you still need to get the tow plate installed like on other vehicles or do Jeep's generally come with that stuff already stick on the vehicle? Thanks for your time!
Cmccain13 02/21/21 06:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

Why not winterzie camper, cant take more than 15-20 min. HL Well i live in it full time. but i had planned on doing that (well semi winterizing) and when i went to drain the black tank it had already frozen solid.
Cmccain13 02/18/21 06:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

How are you holding up? We are down in the RGV and been without power since yesterday morning but we've got enough propane and the generator is running. Plus it's probably not quite as cold as up where you are. well were holding up all right. I had a great plan of attack but all got thrown out the window when I went to dump the black tank it had already frozen solid so I tried to dump some really hot water down the top and start to thaw the bottom as well and now I just added to the ice cube and its completely full. so I'm worried about the condition of it I don't see any leaks or ice sickles down there so I don't think that it ruptured but I'm not 100% sure. I reaaaaaaaaly don't want to have to deal with that mess, so here's to hoping. also we have ice everywhere in the rig, on all the windows and a lot of the corners of the floor and wall. so imp worried about mold in the future. but I think there would need to be a more of an abundance of water than that to really have that affect on mold. but everyone is fine and the snow here is absolutely gorgeous so silver linings. are you in Texas or was your state already prepared for something like this; Going to be tough to assess until it thaws. Hopefully no major damage. We are in the Rio Grande Valley at the moment and it's a total cluster around here. Low 20's at night and they closed the freeway, power out, hunger games to get gas or propane. Back home in Michigan, it would be a non-event. Daytime is getting above freezing, so we just left the waste tanks open. We are having to run the generator as the power is out but otherwise no major concerns. Good to hear but man that gas and propane situation is a bummer. luckily I filled up on Friday and at our current rate I will be good until mid next week before ill need again. its finally out of the single digits up here near DFW so by tomorrow i think we will get some above freezing temperatures. my tanks actually hang out in the open under the rig and i think thats where i went wrong. the wind was just ripping though underneath and i though i had more time than i did to dump before the deep freeze.
Cmccain13 02/17/21 08:02am Full-time RVing
RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

How are you holding up? We are down in the RGV and been without power since yesterday morning but we've got enough propane and the generator is running. Plus it's probably not quite as cold as up where you are. well were holding up all right. I had a great plan of attack but all got thrown out the window when I went to dump the black tank it had already frozen solid so I tried to dump some really hot water down the top and start to thaw the bottom as well and now I just added to the ice cube and its completely full. so I'm worried about the condition of it I don't see any leaks or ice sickles down there so I don't think that it ruptured but I'm not 100% sure. I reaaaaaaaaly don't want to have to deal with that mess, so here's to hoping. also we have ice everywhere in the rig, on all the windows and a lot of the corners of the floor and wall. so imp worried about mold in the future. but I think there would need to be a more of an abundance of water than that to really have that affect on mold. but everyone is fine and the snow here is absolutely gorgeous so silver linings. are you in Texas or was your state already prepared for something like this;
Cmccain13 02/16/21 07:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Suggestions for places near New Orleans LA.

I would consider NOLA and beaches two separate stops. Gulf Port is going to be the closest beach destination. What's the plan for NOLA? We stayed at Bayou Seggnette SP and found it nice...but we aren't in the party crowd...just day trips. If we don't stay near a beach we will need a pool. We're only gonna be in LA for a week and then moving along. New Orleans will proboably be the best, it's me my wife and daughter. So we're not into the party crowd I'll check that place out.
Cmccain13 02/12/21 05:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for places near New Orleans LA.

Warning - I have never lived or spent an extensive amount of time in New Orleans. I had one uncle who lived in Ama, across the river from New Orleans for his entire adult life, raised a family of 4 cousins near my age. Another uncle raised his family with another half-dozen cousins in Lafayette. Both had 5th wheels and traveled with their children as teenagers to the beach. In Mississippi, Alabama or Florida. They did not consider Grand Isle a good beach worth the effort and inconvenience of trying to get there. I have gone to the 'beach' with my cousins on Lake Pontchartrain a few times. There can be surprisingly largish waves there if the wind is out of the north. (That is how Katrina flooded New Orleans, raising the level of Pontchartrain so that if overflowed into the city.) Their preferred 'beach' was at Fontainebleau State Park on the north shore of the lake. But a much longer drive. Now, if your objective is to experience the incredible city of New Orleans, French Quarter RV is an excellent choice. If your objective is beaches, I suggest one of the many RV parks near the coast from Bay St Louis, MS to Apalachicola, FL It is about 55-60 driving miles one way from French Quarter RV to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, MS It is about 110-120 driving miles one way from French Quarter RV to Grand Isle State Park in Louisiana - a much slower, more tedious drive. Ok this actually gives me a lot of what I was looking for, for people to live there and not go to the grand isle for beach time that makes my decision a lot easier and ill just go somewhere either in or near the city and enjoy the French quarter!
Cmccain13 02/12/21 12:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Suggestions for places near New Orleans LA.

so I was looking at places around there and I want to be near the beach and NOLA but I'm sure that places near NOLA are not going to have waves and such from the gulf, I would need to go to the grand isle right. Anyone have suggestions of places that they have been they liked in that area?
Cmccain13 02/12/21 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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