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RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

So, if your propane is left on in your travel trailer wheel you are driving your insurance coverage will be compromised. This restriction is only for travel trailers, not sure about RV's. This pamphlet from an insurance company carries NO force of law.....and is no different than the RECOMMENDATION made by likely every insurance company and RV manufacturer in the world. BUT IT IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION. Your twisting that into a legal requirement just wastes our time.....and yours too.
Sam Spade 07/14/19 02:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dont do it go AAA instead

dont be a fool like me .. stay away! Personally, I wouldn't ever consider that kind of "insurance" anyway.....but that is just me. I had a BAD experience with AAA motorhome service too. After an hour and a half, they offered to send a service truck from a town almost 100 miles away. I limped it to a nearby truck tire shop. But that isn't insurance. I now belong to CoachNet.....but haven't used them yet.
Sam Spade 07/14/19 08:00am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

I just found out Just exactly HOW did you find that out ??
Sam Spade 07/14/19 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: RV NET showing alot of OUT OF SERVICE - TRY AGAIN POSTS

I did just that and now using the GOODSAMCLUB access portal for the RV NET. So far have not seen any more OUT OF SERVICE posts??? It has been suggested by MANY folks over at least the last 3 years that I have been on here......in countless threads. Those who have taken the advice find that they no longer have any trouble. Those who have NOT taken the advice continue to complain. Go figure.
Sam Spade 07/13/19 11:20am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What gauge wire do I use

6/3 or heavier for the future. Thanks. I was thinking 8, thinking 6 is a bit overkill. Why 6? Does 6 fit in a 30 amp breaker? Good thought about the breaker. You should be able to do a quick "test" for fit at the hardware store before you actually buy anything. I was thinking that the "for the future" comment was aimed mostly at the very real possibility that you might "upgrade" your RV in the future to one that needs 50 amp service, which has two 120 V 50 amp legs, which would require a heavier wire.
Sam Spade 07/11/19 05:35am Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire do I use

6/3 or heavier for the future. With ground. 4 total conductors. One spare unused with the 30 amp application.
Sam Spade 07/10/19 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Go 5 miles over in Indiana and foreit your vehicle

A classic case of sensationalist "journalism". The sky is not falling. The crux of the matter is in the last two paragraphs. I think you need to be a bit more careful about where you get your "news".
Sam Spade 07/09/19 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Accumulator installation

You probably just need to rearrange the water lines to ensure none are resting against a wall or the side of a cabinet. That can amplify the noise. Especially if it seems to be coming from an area AWAY from the pump. Most, but not all, pumps are shock mounted pretty good. Try to locate the actual source of the noise. Start in the area where you did the work.
Sam Spade 07/08/19 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 2500 LP won’t turn over no light on remote switch

Sounds like you aren't getting 12 V power to the generator. You need a voltmeter to find out why. Do other 12 V devices still work ?
Sam Spade 07/06/19 08:04am Tech Issues
RE: admin

Why report it? It’s getting legal almost everywhere. Simple. Ads are NOT ALLOWED HERE, for anything, anytime.
Sam Spade 07/04/19 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Magnum Inverter/Converter Question

Gotta ask...... Are you connected to an active 110 V input source.....like shore power or have the generator running ? And is the battery disconnect switch in the "connected" position ?
Sam Spade 07/04/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: battery

Yes, there is a "surface charge voltage" of around 13.6 volts which gradually lowers to around 12.6 volts when batteries are not being charged. But that is NOT what you said in the previous post. While it is not optimum to run your batteries down until DEAD, convenience is more important to me. I refuse to get up at 3AM to start the generator just to keep the batteries from reading 12.0 the next morning. If that shortens their life a little bit.......so be it.
Sam Spade 07/01/19 09:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: battery

Forgot to mention, try to never run your house batteries down to 12 volts which is "dead". MORE wrong information. 12.0 volts is about 75% discharged.....which is not "dead". Deep cycle batteries especially won't be phased by that IF they are charged back up soon.
Sam Spade 06/30/19 12:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: battery

Also, with battery not being charged, a fully charged battery should read around 13.6 volts. Others will NOT benefit from incorrect information. The above is just simply wrong. A conventional wet cell battery is fully charged if it has a resting voltage of 12.6. An AGM is 12.8; some 12.9.
Sam Spade 06/30/19 11:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Microwave over the range: what's difference

I have fixed several MV's this way. You have been lucky. That fuse usually only blows because the tube or the diode goes bad......and the new one blows soon too.
Sam Spade 06/29/19 07:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

They don’t always have the lowest prices but I value the amenities. Have you compared prices lately ? With the new ownership, their prices seem to be right in line with everybody else "at the intersection" these days. AND....with the 5 cent discount, in the past year I have NEVER seen a station in the south east (I-95 corridor) where they aren't a few cents cheaper.
Sam Spade 06/21/19 06:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Flying J Dedicated RV Lanes

.For those Flying J's that do have the dedicated RV lanes, do they have Gas pumps as well as Diesel pumps YES. And most are easier to access than the regular pumps...... BUT come in slowly and scope out the situation before you decide which pump to head for. IF....people park where they shouldn't and/or some landscaping truck pulling a 40 foot trailer has an RV slot blocked while he goes inside to take a shower......an end slot at the regular pumps might work better.
Sam Spade 06/21/19 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: House batteries

No, amps are pulled, not pushed. Not quite. If devices could "pull" whatever they needed, you wouldn't need any voltage at all.
Sam Spade 06/20/19 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: pressure tank now bad tasting water rubber taste

Did you flush and sanitize it like the rest of the system? There could have been some residue in the bladder that takes a few fill and drain cycles to clean out. This could be difficult to fix......since draining the whole system may NOT drain the small amount of water that is captured in the pressure tank. Especially if the tank is mounted with the inlet at the TOP. The tank may have to be disconnected to be flushed good. I suggest you call the company that makes the pressure tank.
Sam Spade 06/20/19 02:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Accumulator installation

anywhere in the cold system is fine. The objective is to accumulate pressure, right ? You can't compress water.....so there needs to be some air trapped in there. I don't see how either one of yours will do that with the inlet at the top. Seems like they would eventually fill completely with water and become ineffective. Maybe they have a sealed bladder inside ??
Sam Spade 06/18/19 06:44am Tech Issues
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