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RE: Kitchen and Bathroom fans

check for tripped GFIC outlets. on a previous MH we found we had one in an exterior storage bay so look carefully. deleted.
cavie 09/18/20 07:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We have a toilet issue......

replace the seal. It's easy. Amazon is your friend.
cavie 09/18/20 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: We have a toilet issue......

replace the seal. It's easy.Amazon is your friend.
cavie 09/18/20 07:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Heat setting off smoke alarm

remove the detector and burn off the junk in the furnace.
cavie 09/17/20 12:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to RV/towing. Whats my best option for a towing setup?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RbqPaqtpuIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RbqPaqtpuI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFLOBrADBshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFLOBrADBs
cavie 09/16/20 05:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: lithium batteries and shore power

I think you will need to change the Converter to install a lithium battery.
cavie 09/14/20 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Tradewinds 2001 model 7390

turn your battery disconnect on.
cavie 09/12/20 01:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery to RV wiring identification

You battery should have a positive wire for the Trailer, A positive wire for the breakaway switch, and a positive wire for the tong jack. # of ground wires is optional. Can be on the battery or on the frame. It will have at least one.
cavie 09/12/20 12:54am Tech Issues
RE: Hughes autoformers

I use both an autoformer followed by an EMS. With more and more larger units(two or three ac units) in campgrounds, voltage goes low a lot more often than people realize. I feel like I'm protected from both low and high voltage. I couldn't make a choice of one or the other. I first bought a surge suppressor but found that I needed the voltage boost so I bought an Autoformer. The Autoformer I purchased has surge suppression built into the unit. I'm just curious why you're using both the Autoformer and the EMS? Autoformer has surge protection but not EMS protection. https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0
cavie 09/12/20 12:50am Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat. You smelled burning wire because of loose connections. No surge protector of any brand will protect from loose connections. It was a pwm30 and there were no loose connections. The burnt wires were attached to the lugs on the device. The tech confirmed from the pics that it was a surge. Ask the tech if he is a Master Electrician. A surge usually hits and burns out electronics and never starts any fires or melts anything. It is a very fast jolt of very high electricity.
cavie 09/12/20 12:42am Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

Anyone ever have their equipment saved by a surge protector? I just sprang for a new one for my rig. Has indicators that show correct current or reversed bad ground and so on. Its SSP 50 xl if you are wondering. Got some good revues. that is a surge protector only. It does not protect from high and low voltage. You need an EMS $250-$300.00 https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0 Made your link clickable. Clicky thank you. I need to learn how to do that.
cavie 09/10/20 11:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

Yep, bad lightening storm. Afterward I noticed the indicator lights were different, 2 were out, it was the surge protection indicator. I called Progressive Industries customer service and asked them and they confirmed that is what happens, the lights will go out and not provide surge protection the rest of it still worked though. I bought the SSP50xl also to replace the fried one. They do work. SSP50xl is NOT an EMS. It is a one hit only surge protector. Does NOT turn off for high and low voltage.
cavie 09/10/20 11:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

Most of the cheap surge protectors protect nothing.What's cheap? $100.00. A good EMS cost $250-$300.00
cavie 09/10/20 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat. You smelled burning wire because of loose connections. No surge protector of any brand will protect from loose connections.
cavie 09/10/20 11:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: 50 amp surge protector

I had a Progressive on mine. A surge hit it and fortunately we were in the trailer and were able to save it when we smelled the burning wires. The Progressive didn’t stop squat. I am a retired electrical engineer and professional troubleshooter. I am curious on why you thought there was a surge. What did you find that caused the burning wires? If there had been a significant transient voltage spike you would not have time yourself To shut it off because the voltage spikes only last for microseconds or milliseconds. Please let me know some more details and especially what caused the burning wires. Thanks. What model # did you have. All surge protector are NOT equal.
cavie 09/10/20 11:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Problems With Newer Powered Awning

Mine has 2 torshen knobs that MUST be tightened/loosened every time you move it. Also you must lube any moving joint.
cavie 09/10/20 11:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp surge protector

Anyone ever have their equipment saved by a surge protector? I just sprang for a new one for my rig. Has indicators that show correct current or reversed bad ground and so on. Its SSP 50 xl if you are wondering. Got some good revues. that is a surge protector only. It does not protect from high and low voltage. You need an EMS $250-$300.00 https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0
cavie 09/10/20 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sway Bars

Sway bars are for just what they say. They stop the sway when a large truck or bus passes. I am sure they would be nessessary with a tiny house. 4 point equilsier has built in sway control. You only need to add 1 sway bar.
cavie 09/10/20 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: RPMs dropping uphill, Ford f-450

When towing always keep it in tow mode. Also drop it back one gear normal drive and leave it there.
cavie 09/10/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: RPMs dropping uphill, Ford f-450

When towing always keep it in tow mode. Also drop it back one gear normal drive and leave it there.
cavie 09/10/20 11:52am Tow Vehicles
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