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RE: 2017 Cherokee 274DBH question

Refrigerator is not in a slide, right? The upper vent should be on the roof.
beemerphile1 09/20/19 08:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Surge protector

yes
beemerphile1 09/19/19 09:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless cameras

After looking at the Furrion and surviving the sticker shock, I bought a Haloview which is substantially less expensive. The Haloview also records everything like a rear facing dashcam.
beemerphile1 09/18/19 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

... Of course the cutoff is set by the station depending on how much risk they are willing to assume. Higher volume stations could also get a higher guarantee from the card company, We aren't privy to those negotiations.Which is the answer to the question asked by the OP, and was replied to by me and several others: the gas station sets the limits. The station either abides by the card company limits or sets different limits. The fact is; the issue is caused by limits set by the card company on non-signature transactions. You don't want the limit? Take a walk into the the store and sign, then it is a different type of transaction.
beemerphile1 09/10/19 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: NEC 2020 & Receptacles

For those considering installing a 30 or 50 amp receptacle at home for their RV's, you might check out the changes the 2020 NEC has instituted. Looks like GFCI's will be required on all outdoor receptacles. NEC Increased GFCI Protection Nope, according to Mike Sokol it has been put on hold for now and will be reconsidered at next cycle of code review.
beemerphile1 09/10/19 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

Sir Beemberphile. A gentle and polite question if I may :) How many days per year average are you vacationing disconnected? Are your batteries constantly maintained at home? Last question first, batteries are constantly maintained when home. First question is harder to answer other than to say it varies. Spent five months in the southwest last winter, some dry camping and some resort camping. Have 400 watts of solar for dry camping so with four batteries they are never run particularly low. In other words, I use but don't abuse the batteries.
beemerphile1 09/10/19 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

When using a credit card without a signature the card company limits how much they will be liable for if the card is bad/stolen. Some gas companies will cut you off at that limit because anything over comes out of their pocket.The limit the gas stations impose have nothing to do with credit card limits They are arbitrary amounts set by the stations, not the CC companies. That limits their losses in case of drive offs. Nope, with a signature the card company accepts full risk, without a signature they limit the risk to a set amount, exceed that amount and the station can get burned.So why do you get different limits at different stations using the same card? It's set by the stations, otherwise all stations would have the same limit on the same card, and they don't. Of course the cutoff is set by the station depending on how much risk they are willing to assume. Higher volume stations could also get a higher guarantee from the card company, We aren't privy to those negotiations.
beemerphile1 09/09/19 08:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

When using a credit card without a signature the card company limits how much they will be liable for if the card is bad/stolen. Some gas companies will cut you off at that limit because anything over comes out of their pocket.The limit the gas stations impose have nothing to do with credit card limits They are arbitrary amounts set by the stations, not the CC companies. That limits their losses in case of drive offs. Nope, with a signature the card company accepts full risk, without a signature they limit the risk to a set amount, exceed that amount and the station can get burned.
beemerphile1 09/09/19 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

I get my GC2 (6v golf car) batteries at Sam's Club. I plan (usually get) a minimum of 7 years use.
beemerphile1 09/09/19 07:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam credit card fuel limits

When using a credit card without a signature the card company limits how much they will be liable for if the card is bad/stolen. Some gas companies will cut you off at that limit because anything over comes out of their pocket.
beemerphile1 09/08/19 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12V circuit breakers in series?

Not in series, mine is similar. The 50a is the main breaker and the 30a is for the slide. A jumper ties them together.
beemerphile1 09/08/19 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: WFCO Circuit Breakers

My WFCO says right on the label what breaker to use, take the front cover off.
beemerphile1 09/06/19 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY inverter transfer switch questions

I'd go for a much beefier transfer switch. Congratulations on the new RV! I hope it serves you well. Go Power makes a 30 amp transfer switch. I'd try to find a 60 amp one. After my original post I found the KISAE Technology TS20A 20 Amp Transfer Switch. I'm thinking two of them, one for each circuit would keep it simple. Reasonably priced at $65 each from Don Rowe and it would keep everything automatic which pleases the wife. We love the new trailer but it has been a lot of work making mods. I've probably done 100 or more mods in the last couple of months but I love doing it. I modded the previous trailer for 13 years and doing this one in one summer.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Hotwater Heater

Needs basic service like cleaning chimney and adjusting flame.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 07:51pm Travel Trailers
DIY inverter transfer switch questions

Back story, I installed a Xantrex PSW inverter in my previous trailer and was able to modify the circuits in order to get everything onto one circuit and operate from the inverter. I used the Xantrex PROwatt Auto Transfer Switch. We occasionally had an issue with the contacts in the PROwatt sticking and I think it was because we pushed hard against the 15a rating. I have moved the inverter to our new TT but have two circuits I want to power from the inverter. Option one is adding a second Xantrex PROwatt, but one of the circuits is 20a. I fear the contacts sticking will get to be a problem, the PROwatt is not available in 20a. Option two is a DPDT (double pole double throw) manual switch. The manual switch would certainly keep it simple but the wife likes everything automatic. Option three would be some other transfer switch but I don't know where to start on that one. I'm open for suggestions on manual switches, automatic transfer switch or maybe something else that I have yet to consider.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator question

When the power company blows a transformer and the power in your house goes out - does it cause damage to electronics? Not likely. That said, I don't see the need to run a generator all night if not running the A/C unit. We had to do it one time when the wife had to use a rental oxygen concentrator and we didn't have time to make other arrangements. Now with a few modifications, we are able to operate everything from the batteries.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator not powering motorhome

Maybe. Some rigs have an automatic transfer switch and some require plugging into a generator powered receptacle. In something that is 30+ years old, anything could have been changed over the years.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Do all campers have a switch to amplify antenna?

I've had lots of trailers, some didn't even have antennas. Some had an antenna but no booster. So to answer your question - it varies.
beemerphile1 09/05/19 12:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full timers warning

If there was any truth to it the inspector was probably local zoning board or something related. A campground and a mobile home park operate under different rules. The inspector may have been checking the permanent/transient status of the residents.
beemerphile1 09/02/19 07:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery disconnect

The only reason not to use the negative wire is the breakaway switch should never be disconnected from the battery, and disconnecting the negative does that. Either disconnect the positive, or be sure the battery disconnect switch is wired to the battery before the disconnect switch. In answer to your question, you must not be disconnecting every hot wire or every ground wire going to the battery. True, on a trailer it is imperative that the battery switch is in the positive line and the breakaway connected prior to the switch so it is always hot.
beemerphile1 08/31/19 09:09pm Travel Trailers
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