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RE: How does 50 amp work?

The 50 amp 220 volt is the same as the 30 amp 220 volts at your home. Most RV's loads are 110 volts thus only use one side of the 220 volts as do most of the loads at your home. Most homes only the water heater, electric range and electric furnace use 220 volts and most are 30 amps or less with the exception of some heat pumps. A heat pump in a RV may be wired for 220 volts. NO HP in a RV is wired for 220 volts. No such HP for an RV has 220 volts. ALL are 110 volts. 220/240 volts in an RV is supplied by 2 separate 120 wires OUT OF PHASE. EACH side is on a 50 amp breaker for 100 amps total supply. The RV does NOT separate the supply. The supply is already separated at the POLE. If the Supply is in phase, the RV will not function correctly all the time. For instance, you have a built in EMS (energy management system) . IT sees if the supply is out of phase. IF IT IS, then you have full 100 amp capacity. IF same phase at supply the EMS will only allow 30 amps total operation. It assumes you have connected a 50 to 30 amp reducer dogbone. IF you think you are connected to a 50 amp service and your EMS shows 30 amp, you have what I call CHEATED 50 amp service. The RV park did not upgrade their supply and wiring for true 50 amp total 100 amp service. This is theft by the RV park. You are paying for 50 amp service and they are NOT giving you what you pay for. The simple test ALL RV'ers need to do is have a multitester and at the Park Pole test the voltage between the 3 and 9 o clock spade slots. 50 amp will show 240. ANY OTHER reading, the pole is NOT 50 amp. Doug A good explanation. Only thing wrong with it is that the "out of phase" part - a common misconception. They (the two legs) are in-phase with each other and maybe easier to understand as two halves of the same phase. On an oscilloscope the signal would look like one complete sine wave. That phase is then split into the two, 120VAC legs. So your 240VAC service is referred to as Split-Phase. The 220VAC is two phase power with each leg 180 degrees from each other. https://i.imgur.com/6yehSF7l.jpg
RCMAN46 01/03/23 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does 50 amp work?

The 50 amp 220 volt is the same as the 30 amp 220 volts at your home. Most RV's loads are 110 volts thus only use one side of the 220 volts as do most of the loads at your home. Most homes only the water heater, electric range and electric furnace use 220 volts and most are 30 amps or less with the exception of some heat pumps. A heat pump in a RV may be wired for 220 volts.
RCMAN46 01/01/23 07:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla delivers there first semi

So I’m thinking this Pepsi douche should be thanking the People of California and the United States for making this possible. Like Time, I’m buying somebody else’s products here on out. Are you going to quit buying products from all companies that may purchase an electric truck or vehicle in the future? If so be prepared to not to be able to purchase anything in the future. EV's are in the future. If you do not like the handouts, then make your vote count.
RCMAN46 12/19/22 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

Fiat, Chrysler, RAM or Selantis has NOTHING to do with carrying capacities plain and simple. These ratings are SAE verified. Read below. All 4th gen DRW Crew Cab RAM's with the Cummins have the same front axle ratings and all have the same RAWR. So? The truck was over the payload capacity listed on the door sticker, and for sure over the manufacturer's GVWR. What is it that's bandied about these forums? The GVWR is only for warranty purposes? Well, this is a warranty purpose. You can argue all you want that it shouldn't have broken and they didn't exceed axle ratings, but if the truck was over GVWR, warranty is void. I did NOT say anything about "Warranty Purposes". SAE is what matters plain and simple. They have to stay in class 3 or they would not be selling trucks in many locations. How do you think what I posted above is not the godspel??? How can I load to the RAWR at 9,750# that is SAE rated and have my front axle unloaded weight at 5,250# and be within the 14k??? Simply aint going to happen. I am licensed to carry my load that is on my 6 tires and I am within by far any axle ratings by AAM and at or under the SAE ratings of both of my axles. I am 100% legal and within warranty weights. If Chrysler could have denied my warranty when my trans had to be replaced they sure would have. I answered their questions with my RV weight of 24k and my rear axle weight of 9,750#. They approved warranty at a tune of WAYYY over 10k. I also had to show my fluid and filter purchases. PLEASE tell me why the above SAE ratings are part of RAM's specifications if I can't use them??? Look at my door jamb it says air rear tires to 65 psi for 9,750# load. It says 80psi fronts for 6k SAE rating. The truck was NOT overloaded plain and simple unless he had some crazy heavy stuff at one end or the Camper or the other. What transmission did you have to have replaced?
RCMAN46 12/15/22 02:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins vs Hummer Towing 6,000 lbs

" Friend has a 13 RAM six speed stick with 3.42's his mileage is incredible." This statement is anecdotal at best. What is wrong with giving a mpg number?
RCMAN46 10/18/22 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins vs Hummer Towing 6,000 lbs

At highway speeds pulling a barn door on mostly level roads wind resistance is the major factor. The drag from wind is a square function. There is 36% more resistance (drag) at 70 mph than at 60 mph. Thus it will take about 36% more fuel at 70 mph than at 60 mph.
RCMAN46 10/17/22 07:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Winter Travel Phoenix, Az to Montrose, Co

I would suggest going west to Grand Junction then I 70 to I15 then south to Las Vegas. The interstates are typically the first to be plowed etc during bad weather.
RCMAN46 10/15/22 07:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ordering a ‘23 Powerstroke

How many of you are going to be willing to pay an extra $1500 (just a guess) for a high output Powerstroke? Did Ford up and hire a bucnh of ex Ram guys and now all cornfused or what the hay is going on? NVM the absolute mystery of the new 6.8 gasser, to either fit in between where the 6.2 left off and the 7.3 takes over? Or is it too going to be a HOE and smaller displacement but more snort than Godzilla? (kinda like the Hellcat is smaller than the base sRT) Now this whole deezul thing... Are you guys implying that Frod is going to downgrade the "standard" Flowerjoke to a milquetoast 370/850 and offer that in light duty models with a HOE upgrade? Or are y'all completely confused and the HOE will be the standard in all the light duties with the detuned version for Med Duty use, as it is currently (the transgender F450 pickup that is rated like a 350 but bigger but not as big as a real F450, not withstanding)? The 6.8 gasser replaces the 6.2 and will be mated to the ten speed transmission. It will be significantly more powerful than the outgoing 6.2. Both the regular and high output Powerstrokes will be available in all trims levels on F250s through F450 pick ups. The HOE will have a water cooled turbo housing, stainless exhaust manifold and significant increase in power. Yet the "regular" one is going to be 370/850 if I read right, which is about what the detuned med duty Scorpion motors are, correct? So you're saying there's going to be new light duty Flowerjokes running around with less lead in their pencils than previous model years? This makes about as much sense as having 2 gassers that are literally about 2deg of timing advance from each other in the HP department. Weird stuff going on at Frod.... I could be wrong, but my understanding is that the new 6.8 litre gas is going to be significantly more powerful than the 6.2 and the 7.3 gets a big bump in power. The regular 6.7 Powerstroke will have 475 HP and the high output gets a significant bump. Ford is not releasing numbers... the comment I heard from a Ford engineer was something like "we are not releasing the numbers but when we do our customers are going to be happy". I'd like see a bigger boost in torque vs HP. 1200 lbft at 1600 rpm with 540 HP at 2600 rpm would be wonderful and 1250 lbft @ 1600 and 525 hp at 2600 rpm would be even better. ya you cant boost torque with out increasing HP though.. one of the side effects that I love about diesel is the more power they squeeze out of it generaly the better the milage if you can keep your foot out of it. going to be interesting to see what it is. Steve The Cummins only makes 420 HP but has a 36% torque rise.... As the engine pulls down on a hill the torque at the rear wheels increases to meet the hill's demand. The Powerstroke only has about a 9% torque rise.... If you are pulling a heavy load up a steep hill with your foot to the floor with a Powerstroke the engine does not build nearly as much torque as it slows. The rpm will drop quicker until the next gear can be selected ... the increase in rear wheel torque comes largely from gearing... hence the 10 speed transmission behind the Powerstroke. You can boost torque without increasing peak HP. If the Powerstroke were capable of making 1500 lb ft of torque at 1600 rpm the engineers could fuel it to make that 1500 lb ft of peak torque and still only make 475 peak HP at 2600 rpm. That engine would have a 56% torque rise. The larger diesel engines often have different power curves offered depending on the type of work they are designed to do. A 500 HP Cat C15 can produce 1850 lb ft of torque and has a 48% torque rise. Can you provide a link that shows the torque/hp curves for the 2022 or 2023 Cummins both standard output and High output. I have searched the internet and have not been able to find any torque/hp curves for the Cummins for the last 5 years.
RCMAN46 10/06/22 11:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Streaming with an iPhone

I purchased an apple lightning to hdmi connector. Hdmi adaptor Then connect to a hdmi input on the TV. It has worked very well for me. I usually have the IPhone connected to wifi. What you get on the TV is the same as what is on the iPhone display. The adaptor also has a lightning import port you can use for power from a USB charge port to keep the iPhone battery charged Thanks for all the suggestions. I just ordered the Apple HDMI adapter suggested in this post. It looks like there are several ways to accomplish mirroring but the adapter cable looks like the most efficient. At my home I have spectrum for my internet and use Netflix. When I am going to take a trip I will download movies from Netflix on my Iphone and then I can stream the movie to my tv in the RV using the said adaptor.
RCMAN46 10/04/22 10:32am Technology Corner
RE: Streaming with an iPhone

I purchased an apple lightning to hdmi connector. Hdmi adaptor Then connect to a hdmi input on the TV. It has worked very well for me. I usually have the IPhone connected to wifi. What you get on the TV is the same as what is on the iPhone display. The adaptor also has a lightning import port you can use for power from a USB charge port to keep the iPhone battery charged
RCMAN46 10/03/22 07:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Storing My Diesel Truck Over Winter Advice

If you do use a battery maintainer I recommend you do not use a GFI outlet if possible. I had a maintainer connected one winter and there was a power surge that activated the GFI. When I got home I found my battery totally dead. I suspect the maintainer run down the battery as it was looking at the battery voltage which put a small load on the battery. I had the car in storage for 7 months.
RCMAN46 10/01/22 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Maxxis tires

I had a set of Maxxis M8008 on my 5th wheel and had tread separations in 5 years with very little wear on the tires. I also had a set on a small single axle utility trailer that had tread separations in about 7 years and very little tread wear.I've never heard that before. Sorry you had that. Did you always run them at max inflation? I hope my experience with the 2nd set is as good as the first. Always at max inflation. When the first tire on the utility trailer failed the tire shop guy inspected the other Maxxis tire and it appeared to be OK. So I used it as a spare. It was stored inside the trailer. Then about 1 year later I was checking tire pressures when I found this. Note the tire was stored inside the trailer. https://i.imgur.com/K9tZASol.jpg
RCMAN46 09/24/22 10:27am Travel Trailers
RE: New Maxxis tires

I had a set of Maxxis M8008 on my 5th wheel and had tread separations in 5 years with very little wear on the tires. I also had a set on a small single axle utility trailer that had tread separations in about 7 years and very little tread wear.
RCMAN46 09/24/22 09:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Montrose, CO to Durango

Beautiful drive but not for the faint hearted. No guardrail. Guardrails do not always keep you on the road but they do provide a good reference where the side of the road is. https://i.imgur.com/sjeg9N9l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sjeg9N9l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
RCMAN46 09/18/22 10:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Hitch

Yes, we do a trailer brake test. Our leveling system doesn't provide for a means to have the landing gear jacks a couple inches off the ground so a pull test would have to either be done with one jack grounded or one jack a couple inches above ground or both jacks stowed. I guess I could drag the landing gear jacks with a pull test. But I would rather not since the visual check is such a good indication. If you have your trailer properly chalked you will not drag the landing gear jacks with a pull test.
RCMAN46 09/17/22 07:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Hitch

It is my understanding that it is NOT needed IF you have certain hitches AND if a visual check is done. https://i.imgur.com/YAN5pPul.jpg Here is a certain hitch had the owner done a proper pull test there may have been no or very little damage.
RCMAN46 09/16/22 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes record heat and electric demand with ZERO rolling blackouts ordered by the CAISO. Of course equipment failures and maintenance happens every single day. (24/7/365) Looks like CA will be ready for both SEMI and transition to 100% EV auto sales on schedule. Breathing cleaner air will be a wonderful transition. But in some people's world, a single incident of a blackout (my sister lives in the Bay Area and she told me, what black out) is some scary **** "rolling blackout" that would make EV unfeasible. California averts widespread rolling blackouts as energy demands ease amid heat wave I did not see this in how California averted blackouts. Emergency Generators
RCMAN46 09/07/22 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Twin Falls ID to Las Vegas NV Advice

I did the trip a year ago in August towing a 5th wheel southbound. I was meeting a semi about every two miles. After meeting semis trying to pass coming at me I decided I would never use that route again. Saw about 2 semi's to one car.
RCMAN46 09/06/22 12:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Hitch

Of course they ALL recommend a pull test. A pull test is no divergent than a visual test, it's a test! My wife double checks me every time as she fully understands how the hitch works. Kinda like "did you put the butt plug in the boat" as she asks me every time before a launch. I really don't care if people do a pull test or not. I think people should do what they feel comfortable with. Lot's of damage can be done not doing a pull test correctly. Expand on the damage that can be done if a pull test is not done correctly.
RCMAN46 08/31/22 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Favorite way to skip the interstates?

Just yesterday I had an incident that supports why I use interstates when possible. I was traveling US 20 between Albany and Newport Oregon. I was going about 5 over the speed limit towing a 5 th wheel. A pickup following me decided I was going too slow. He started to pass and when he was beside the trailer another car pulled out from a side road onto the highway in the same lane as the pickup. Now someone has to do something. The car can only brake as no place to pull over as road is narrow with steep drop off and no shoulder. I felt if I were to brake the pickup would not make it around me in time. Luckily the pickup decided to brake hard and wait for me to pass him before he came to the car.
RCMAN46 07/19/22 09:10am Roads and Routes
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