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RE: 50amp EMS w/surge

I have a Progressive PT50X 50amp and it works just fine from a 30 amp source or my Predator 3500 generator. I have also had to use it at Campgrounds that only had 30 amp hookups by using the provided 50 to 30 amp adapter from Progressive. I prefer to have the portable unit because I can check the power before parking at a campsite, plus if something does go wrong with the unit it won't stink up the RV with smoke. This is my second unit from Progressive. My first one had the cord come loose from the plug. It still worked OK but it was hanging from the wires and not the cord. Progressive replaced it within 7 days from the time I submitted a warranty claim...great customer service.
Route 66 Traveler 04/20/21 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: I just got the new RV Magazine

Thanks....just used the Link to ask to have my subscription cancelled. Plus, told them what I thought of their Camping World ad magazine. Marcus Lemonis ruins everything he touches! Sure miss Trailer Life....
Route 66 Traveler 01/26/21 07:21am Good Sam Club
RE: I just got the new RV Magazine

Got my second issue yesterday. It looks just like an ad for Camping World and nothing to do with trailers or Class A motorhomes. The lack of Tech issues and information is disappointing. The loss of Motorhome and Trailer Life magazines will never be replaced by this garbage. Makes me more PO’ed at Camping World just looking through the ads. Amazon has almost the same products at a lower cost.
Route 66 Traveler 01/24/21 06:04pm Good Sam Club
RE: Smartplug Converstion

I installed the 50amp SmartPlug on my travel trailer 2 months ago. One of the best mods I have made since I bought the trailer. The second best mod was installing the MORryde REEL56-001H Easy Reel Cord Spooler to wind up my 50amp cord. https://www.amazon.com/MORryde-REEL56-001H-Easy-Reel-Spooler/dp/B00BFU2G6A/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=morryde+cord&qid=1588439653&sr=8-1
Route 66 Traveler 01/24/21 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: FLEXIBLE FRESH WATER HOSE

In cold weather I simply connect my water hose to my outside water connection and run hot water through it until it becomes soft and easy to coil.
Route 66 Traveler 01/21/21 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Propane blockage

If you used compressed air on the propane hose without disconnecting the furnace and water heater you have damaged the gas valves in both of them. With a bit of luck the stove burner and refrigerator might be OK. Amazon has the gas valves for the furnace and water heater.
Route 66 Traveler 01/09/21 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smartplug Converstion

That is true, but it was a good excuse to convince my wife we needed to spend the Big Bucks to buy the Smartplug! I bought it on Black Friday for a greatly reduced price, installed it a week later. I was (am) greatly impressed by it construction and it has such a positive connection between the RV and power cord. My TT is a 2017 that is going on 4 years old and when I took the factory installed socket out of the trailer I was amazed at how sloppy the connections were. Two of the four wires were barely tight, and if either one had come loose it would have caused a serious problem. After I found those loose connections I checked all the connections on my converter, finding one loose there as well. Loose connections result in excessive heat, excessive heat results in melted connections that can end up causing a fire.
Route 66 Traveler 01/09/21 08:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smartplug Converstion

I updated my travel trailer with 50 amp service to the Smartplug system about a month ago. One of the best Mods I have done. The change over adding the new socket to the RV, and the new connector to the power cord was simple and didn’t take very long. It has a much more solid connection than the old twist lock and is very weather resistant. What prompted me to make the change was a cracked twist ring that would not get tight enough to secure the plug in the socket and as a result was getting hot when using high amperage.
Route 66 Traveler 01/09/21 04:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

Speaking from actual experience in removing the tube, that will not work because the tube is rigid and will not bend. The tube will be laying on the bottom of the tank in a horizontal position lengthwise. The only possible way to remove it is to remove the heating element and try and grab the tube with a locking hemostat, move it a bit and use a second pair of hemostats to grab it a bit further down the tube, and then repeat until you can grab it close to the end, then carefully pull it out the opening. I got mine out on the 4th try. It takes a lot of patience and a few choice words, but it can be done.
Route 66 Traveler 11/12/20 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

I had the same problem about a year ago. It took me almost two weeks of trying various solutions to finally get it out of the tank. Mine is an Atwood so there is no way it was going to come out the drain hole because of the size and angle. I got one of those small cameras and inserted it into the heating element mounting hole and could see that it was lodged underneath the gas heating tube. I tried blasting it with compressed air, didn't budge. I made up another water tube connected to the hose and tried moving it that way...didn't budge. I finally tried refilling and draining the heater and after the third try the tube moved to where I could see it laying on the bottom of the tank fairly close to the heating element hole. I had to have my wife shine a flashlight into drain hole in order to see inside the tank. I then used 2 pairs of 12 inch locking Hemostat Forceps to finally grab and remove the plastic tube. The "Mechanical Fingers" that was linked to on the previous page did not work. It was difficult to get into the hole and when I did get it in the right position it didn't grip the tube tight enough for removal. I contacted Camco about my problem and frankly they could have cared less. All they said was they didn't think it would cause a problem. I told them it was a poor design and the grey tube was susceptible to splitting and coming off the hose adapter. If you decide to use this product be sure you use a small hose clamp to secure the grey tube to the hose adapter nipple. If you see any splits in the tube cut off the damage piece and reinstall it and use a hose clamp. I also put a clamp on my Camco fresh water fill device to keep it from going into the fresh water tank...
Route 66 Traveler 11/12/20 07:43am General RVing Issues
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