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RE: Why 30 amp and not 50 amp

Why not build all RV’s with 50 amp service ? With AC, microwaves, electronic water heaters plus numerous other electrical appliances we take with us it seems to make More sense to have 50 amp You do realize that so-called "50 amp service" is in fact 100 amps total - right? :W 30 amp service is delivered on one leg - 120 vac x 30 amps = 3600 watts. 50 amp service is delivered on two legs - 120 vac x 50 amps x 2 = 12,000 watts. BIG difference, so why pay for 50 amp service in the construction of your trailer if you have no need to draw anywhere near that amount of power?
SoundGuy 06/21/20 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: flojet macerator questions

Trying to decide how to set up Flojet macerator pump. I need to make an extension cord and it looks like I will need 10 ga wire for a 15 ft. run. Any suggestions on what type of connections to use? I ran 12 gauge zip cord from the battery back to a 7-pin Bargman connector mounted next to the waste gates and wired a matching Bargman to the macerator. https://i.imgur.com/HDN94qpl.jpg
SoundGuy 06/18/20 06:51pm Tech Issues
RE: inverter to AC outlet!!

Probably the first thing you need to figure out is how you would get the wire to the outlets. The inverter should be near the batteries. You could also possibly drop the wire straight down through the floor and back up where you want the outlet. but you still need to protect the wire under the trailer. All of which is illustrated in my own inverter installation detailed 2 posts earlier. ;)
SoundGuy 06/18/20 06:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: inverter to AC outlet!!

So I just purchased a GoPower 700W pure sine wave inverter plus all the install goodies for our TT. Initially I powered our trailer "whole house" by simply turning off the converter and plugging the trailer's main service cable into one of the inverter's 120 vac outlets. I later refined this by installing receptacles dedicated to the inverter output alone - one outside, duplex receptacles on each side of the bed, and another at the galley. I mounted the remote in one of the bedside cabinets so if we lost shore power for some reason I could just turn the inverter on without even getting out of bed and the 4 receptacles would be powered. Pics start here, click on "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description. Inverter Wiring
SoundGuy 06/18/20 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Ultimate power inverter/charger question

Yes my plan was to just disconnect the stock coverter/charger. Why bother disconnecting the converter? :h Since your intention is to power your trailer "whole house" with the inverter just turn off the converter and plug your trailer's 30 amp main service cable (using a dogbone) into the inverter output - done. :B At times when you're not using the inverter just turn the converter back on again. K.I.S.S. :W
SoundGuy 01/11/20 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater plastic plug

Anode rods are magnesium Not steel Not true - one can buy anode rods made of magnesium, aluminum, or zinc.
SoundGuy 01/10/20 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: Water heater plastic plug

That what I was thinking, Sound Guy, thanks. So, what are the Suburbans made of. Metal? Porcelain lined steel tank so Suburban does supply every model sold with an anode rod.
SoundGuy 01/10/20 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: Gas grill replacement

Any Weber Q grill will work fine off your trailer's low pressure feed provided you remove the grill's regulator. Once removed you'll need a hose with a quick disconnect fitting at one end that will plug into the trailer's low pressure feed and at the other end a threaded fitting that will screw on to the grill in place of the regulator. Many have done this mod and it works just fine. :B
SoundGuy 01/10/20 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater plastic plug

Talking among campers this morning one guy said he uses an anode rod in his Atwood tank, "Just to be safe." Waste of time and $$. An Atwood water heater tank is aluminum and acts as it's own anode. Atwood doesn't recommend the use of an anode rod so why would you? :R
SoundGuy 01/09/20 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Yellow window frame on door. Ugly. What to do?

Tape it off and paint it black like the rest of the windows? Other plastic stuff has yellowed too. Like the “marine” speakers. LA Awesome works well to brighten up yellowing plastic.
SoundGuy 12/28/19 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 25' 30 amp extension cord

Not really fond of using an extension cord to start with, but lately we have found some state parks, especially in Kentucky, with the power poles spaced between campsites and farther than my regular 25' power cord. Why? :@ Here in Ontario it's not uncommon at all to have to run 100' from the camper to the power post. I have a total of 140' and have on occasion have had to use it all. You just want to account for voltage drop across the length & gauge of cable you're using and long runs are quite doable. :) Voltage Drop Calculator
SoundGuy 12/23/19 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: How about those after market steps for TT?

There are a few different models to choose from and I wanted some feedback from those who already upgraded. Any brands or styles to avoid or recommendations on best to buy would be much appreciated. Lots of positive reviews for the Torklift Glowstep. A friend of mine had one and was really happy with it ... here's his detailed report.
SoundGuy 12/14/19 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Don't worry about the dog. Once his tail bursts into flames once you can rest assured he'll not go near that heater again. Does that make him a "hot dog"? :W
SoundGuy 12/13/19 02:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me. Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that. After retiring from my career I wanted something to still get me out of the house a couple of days each week so I ended up working for this dealer, for 7 years. :) New trailers always arrived with empty propane tanks. Our Spree came from a different dealer I also know well - his new trailers were also delivered to the dealership with empty tanks.
SoundGuy 12/12/19 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me.
SoundGuy 12/11/19 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: best place to buy a surge protector

TRC (now Southwire) Sure Guard is warrnted for 1 year. Used to be the case but is no longer - Surge Guard Limited Lifetime Warranty.
SoundGuy 11/22/19 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Azdel in 2020 Winnebago Minnie product line

We finally felt confident that the unit that we were considering did indeed use Azdel in the walls. Coachmen Freedom Express also used Azdel but it sure wasn't used for ALL walls, just the sidewalls, front and back were good ol' luan - Winnebago may be no different. ;)
SoundGuy 11/22/19 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: help picking new tt

... but i an open to others but can not find any with out slides. so maybe there are no others? You can't have put much effort into this as pretty well every manufacturer offers some non-slide models. Always has to be one! I did not do a good job of saying what im looking for. must be tandem axle and no shorter than 23 foot longer would be great. but cant find anything with out slides. must be well built as i will be living full time in it. Weight does not matter.I have plenty of truck. As one who has owned Coachmen I could suggest their Freedom Express 204RD. However, "well built" is an oxymoron when talking about the North American RV industry as almost every one of us has a had a horror story to tell about our own experiences as RV owners. :W As for "plenty of truck" - yeah, we've all heard that one too. :p
SoundGuy 11/17/19 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: help picking new tt

... but i an open to others but can not find any with out slides. so maybe there are no others? You can't have put much effort into this as pretty well every manufacturer offers some non-slide models.
SoundGuy 11/17/19 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loud Water Pump

I've got an idea or two to put some padding between it and the floor, but would also like to see if other folks here have come up with some brilliant solutions. Here's my "brilliant solution" ... 2 pics, 1 video. Pump operation is so quiet I had to add a light to the pump circuit so I'd know when it's running. Click "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description.
SoundGuy 11/16/19 09:20am General RVing Issues
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