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RE: Well we are almost full timers & the bunkhouse room

I use a box fan in the doorway on my 32' rear BH.
cavie 03/26/20 07:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: hydraulic cylinders

It will be fine holding it up. Are you sure it's not 12 electric?? I have not heard of HD on the front of a trailer. But then I am old and I don't sleep at Holiday Inns. LOL
cavie 03/26/20 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter and Battery Question

Before you do anything, the storage compartment must be HIGHLY vented at ALL TIMES and HIGHLY sealed off from the interior of the trailer. Installed in a battery box that is vented to the outside is one way. Battery vented gases can kill you. The wires from the inverter to the battery must be sized to the wattage of the inverter installed and the distance to the battery. It's called voltage drop. They will be large. You cannot run the complete trailer off the inverter. You will need to install a inverter sub panel and wire just a few things to it. Batteries do not provide enough power to run A/C and WH's. Sounds like it's time for an electrician. The 12 volt system works with the converter turned off because it keeps the battery charged. If it is off all will work until the battery goes dead.
cavie 03/26/20 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing inverter w/charger and transfer switch

Since I'm disconnecting the shore line from the 30 amp breaker in the panel box that romex #10 wire has to run to the inverter. Since its not long enough I will have to add a junction box and extend the wire to the input of the inverter. The output of the inverter will run to the 30 amp breaker. Is that correct? So if I understand this right the existing converter is use to convert a/c to d/c when Im plug into shore power. If its not being used the d/c power will be supplied through the wire I will leave connected to the battery. If Im correct with all that then my last question would be since I disconnected the existing converter then how will the batteries recharge? You can not power the whole RV of the inverter. You will need to install a small Sub panel and select just a few circuits to be inverted. You need to call an electrician. This is not a DIY over the internet project.
cavie 03/26/20 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 2004 Bounder New To Us Has Issues We Need Help With

Check the lights. They may have individual switches on them that are turned off. I am assuming that they all work on a single switch. Under the coach you will find a junction box at one end or the other of the slide. Romex 120 volt wire and 12 volt wire will come to 2 different j-boxes. Coming out of theses boxes will be rubber cord to feed the slide and allow for flexibility. Remove the covers and check the voltage. As for the water it would be a leak from under the sink. Not from the holding tank. Water does not leak up thru the floor.
cavie 03/23/20 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: did run now doesn't

You need to rephrase your question so we can understand but I'm gonna take a stab at it. I assume you are referring to the WH not working. Are you trying to use gas or electric?. If it is a Suburban there is an outside switch lower left corner. If you tried to use 120 volts with no water in it you burned out the heating element. If on electric there is a circuit breaker in the power box that may be tripped. Were you using gas and run out? Many reasons and to little info. try again with year make and model of you RV. Trailer, 5th wheel, Motorhome etc. When someone says "my rig" in the RV world they are usually talking about their RV. When they say "it won't start" they are talking about the motor in a Motorhome or a generator.
cavie 03/21/20 03:36pm Tech Issues
RE: ac technical issue

FYI, you can't post a link on this site that directs a person to another forum. It was removed by the Mods. Also AC = 120 volt electric. A/C = Air Conditioning.
cavie 03/21/20 05:36am Family Camping
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

I pull a 6 x 12 single axel 1500 miles twice a year with my motorcycle in it. works just great. This will be 5 years.
cavie 03/20/20 07:04pm Towing
RE: Manufacturers saving a few cents on wire

10-guage wire will carry 55 amps, according to the charts. You can check the output of your converter, but I would be surprised if it is rated at more than 55 amps. You might wanna rethink that. #10 ga is only good for 20 amp @15' 55 amp would require #4 at 15' I checked 4 different 12 volt wire charts. #10 will never carry 55 amps on any wire chart. If you have one that does I would like to see it. #10 will never carry 55 amps for any distance.
cavie 03/17/20 07:49am Tech Issues
RE: Reuben Casserole

I'm gonna fix it this weekend
cavie 03/17/20 06:49am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: GFI tripping when plugging in to charge batteries

There is nothing wrong with your trailer. There is no ground fault. There is 2 ways to fix your problem. Dealer not required. Your trailer has a GFI circuit in it. Sometimes 2 GFI's in series don't play nice. One way is to turn off your GFI 120 volt circuit breaker in the breaker box of your Trailer. Not the outlet in the bath. Everything will work except any outlets within 6' of a water source. Option #2 is to plug into a non-gfi circuit at the house.
cavie 03/17/20 06:18am Toy Haulers
RE: Access Denied You don't have permission to access

Time to update 7. It is a non supported dinesore. alosng with IE
cavie 03/16/20 04:27am Technology Corner
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

4 states have closed all restaurants to everybody!
cavie 03/16/20 04:20am General RVing Issues
RE: My 12 lights and other appliances do not work from battery

Be sure the reverse polarity fuses (Two or three 30 or 40 amp fuses) on the converter are not blown. Find and check the inline resetable 12 volt fuse within 6 feet of the battery. Be sure the battery disconnect switch is in the use position. Find and check the battery disconect relay. Be sure to check the GFI reset on the inverter. "Lights and other appliances" is not enough information. We need to know ALL that don't work.
cavie 03/14/20 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: If I went to a Progressive Dynamics Converter.......

If one wants to use thicker cables than will fit in the cable receptacles, there are adapters available, or one can simply destrand at the connection until it fits. It's not going to cause any measurable voltage drop or excessive heating destranding a 0 gauge cable to 4 awg at the connection. Never, Ever destrand a connection for any reason!!!:M
cavie 03/11/20 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Plumbing issues and installing of ToTo

You will need 12" rough in wall to center of the hole.
cavie 03/08/20 06:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

There are some truck stops that offer that but they are few and far between.
cavie 03/01/20 08:14am Beginning RVing
RE: 1999 Ford F53 Motorhome Chassis Fuse Issue

That makes perfect sense. However, shouldn’t a line that should be “always hot” only be separated from the positive of the battery by a fuse, independent of the position of the ignition? Any line should be protected from a fuse. You would not and always hot line to any of those pieces of equipment.
cavie 03/01/20 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you get to your spare tire with the camper on?

If you are in a parking lot, turn your pickup the best way so you can the tool in the hole and crank. If not, you may have to disconnect the truck. I do believe the op is talking about a truck camper as that is the forum he is on. I could be wrong.
cavie 03/01/20 08:04am Truck Campers
RE: Water pump problem Winnebago Sunova

It will never work on AC power. It is 12 volts. Look close the the pump for an in line fuse. Is the pump switch turned on??
cavie 03/01/20 07:57am Tech Issues
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