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RE: Is this normal for a 30 amp breaker

no. a 20 amp breaker on a 12 amp load should not be hot. You have a loose connection or loose breaker on the buss bar.
cavie 08/15/19 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suburban DSI water heater won’t light

There is no separate 12 volt fuse for the water heater. It is 120 or gas. The 12 volt circuitry is shared by the furnace and the fridge. maybe also the range hood. All these loads a very very small. There is a switch to turn the watwer heater on with gas. It will have a red light indicater. When you turn on the switch the red wight will come on then go out when the heater fires. If it does not light it will repeat this process 3 times. if it doesn't fire the red light will remain on. Find the switch and turn it on.
cavie 08/15/19 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: fridge code. refrigerator

Check converter AC circuit breaker. Use voltmeter to measure converter output voltage. Check two reverse polarity 30/40 amp fuses on converter. Check water level in battery's. Have batteries load tested.
cavie 08/14/19 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

I'm hiring an electrician to run a 50 amp line at my daughter's house for my RV. I only need 50amps because I have two A/C units. It's a 30' toy hauler. No W/D hookups. Everything is 110 (I believe). Having a difficult time telling the electrician exactly what I need, since I don't really know myself. My cord is a four post cord. What should he run?? He's saying 220, but I don't want to blow stuff up. ANY info on this basic question would be appreciated. I've just never been able to grasp the concept. Please use small words, lol. Do you have a 50 amp service in your trailer?? Is the cord 4 wire?
cavie 08/14/19 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

I'm hiring an electrician to run a 50 amp line at my daughter's house for my RV. I only need 50amps because I have two A/C units. It's a 30' toy hauler. No W/D hookups. Everything is 110 (I believe). Having a difficult time telling the electrician exactly what I need, since I don't really know myself. My cord is a four post cord. What should he run?? He's saying 220, but I don't want to blow stuff up. ANY info on this basic question would be appreciated. I've just never been able to grasp the concept. Please use small words, lol. Do you have a 50 amp service in your trailer?? Is the cord 4 wire?
cavie 08/14/19 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

Before you have this done make sure the electrician knows what you need. It is not a normal 220V circut it is two 110V. There have been several posts with pictures on this issue. If you install the wrong one it can cause severe damage to you rig. It is very much a normal 240 volt circuit. Just like your 4 wire range plug at home. 240 volts L1 to L2 , neutral, and Ground. 50 amps. Nothing special about it. 30 amps on the other hand is 120 volts 3 wire.
cavie 08/14/19 08:23am Tech Issues
Looking for a new RV?

get your answers here. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/rv-manufacturers/
cavie 08/13/19 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cabin filte

My 2016 GMC Canyon has one
cavie 08/13/19 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane vs AC on Dometic Refrigerator

YES, will run cheaper (If you paying for electric)and get colder than AC. Move the thermister down on the fins when on Gas. Why do you want OP to move thermistor? On fridge WITH temp settings on upper panel.thermostat is calibrated for temp sensing from thermistor on a specific FIN position On fridges with "AUTO TEMP CONTROL" (NO temp set points) Moving it DOWN means warmer Moving it UP means Cooler Overall temp effect is 4-6*F Propane & electric transfer basically same temp to boiler section Propane does 'start' the process sooner due to hot flame When I run my fridge on gas it runs colder than when on Electric. On gas I don't need all that cold. I slide the thermister down a little to keep the same temp as electric. I have done the math and it's cheaper to run on gas. I'm seasonal for 4 months and pay for electric. I don't have temp settings. Moving the thermister up and down the fin is the temp sencer. At least that is what the arrow in the side wall says.
cavie 08/12/19 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane vs AC on Dometic Refrigerator

YES, will run cheaper (If you paying for electric)and get colder than AC. Move the thermister down on the fins when on Gas.
cavie 08/12/19 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Power

Hello, Happy Campers, A month ago my gfi in my kitchen was bad which is hooked to the refrigerator and the kitchen outlets which was tripped and all the items had to be thrown out like meat and had to take everything out and throw away because of the smell 2 weeks ago I replaced it with another and we went to the camper stayed all weekend and it worked fine the campgrounds did lose power and the gfi was at red so I reset it and worked fine all weekend just stumped do I have to replace the gfi again?want to keep some meat and some other items but don't have confidence it may go off again so we take everything out of the refrigerator and bring it home then we bring it back, any answers? Thank you. get the fridge of the GFI circuit. Not required by the nec.
cavie 08/11/19 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Power

GFI will also trip if the amp draw is too great. They will trip before a breaker in your electric panel trips most often. And yes, they are designed to trip if water is a problem too. GFI outlets do not trip on amprage overload.
cavie 08/11/19 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Light switch

Where in the bedroom is this switch located? If down on the side of the bed I have heard of that switch controlling the A/C in some fashion.
cavie 08/09/19 06:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: refrigerator iceing up

youtube is your friend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3K0fQxqiuc
cavie 08/09/19 06:30am Tech Issues
RE: Got bad news

Find a seasonal campground site and park it. Wife can drive you to it? I live in Florida and leave a trailer on site all year for $1700.00. It's a steal at that price. You can find them all over the country for $2000 and up.
cavie 08/08/19 04:42pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Dometic 15K A/C Blowing Warm/Hot Electric Smell?

Hey guy's, My Dometic 15K A/C is blowing warm air and has a distinct smell. I'm not sure if it's hot electric or not. Breakers are off!! It is only four months old and I'm have a heck of time finding a mobile RV tech near St Louis. As most, I've had a rig for decades and been in/out of these doing self repair. I have no inside access to the unit in order to check it. With that, where should I start? I hope to find a tech for warranty, however, it's time to get the ball rolling on figuring this out. Also, these new digital thermostats that have an "auto" mode vary the fan speed from high to low accordingly. I'm not convinced I like that feature, as the speed fluctuates regularly. I always ran my units on direct high in the heat/humidity. Thought's?? Are you saying this thing runs with the breakers off? I'm confused. Access is by removing the cover on the roof. If this smell a new condition?? Has it run correctly in the past? Thanks, David
cavie 08/07/19 05:37am Tech Issues
RE: A/C flipping breaker

I’m guessing your FW is 50 amp service and you said you were tripping a 20 amp breaker. Sounds like you are using adapters to plug into a regular household outlet in your garage. This can be a problem depending what else is drawing current in the FW or possibly in your house on the same circuit. I used to have this same issue on my TT with 30 amp service plugged into a household outlet. Especially in July and August when it is the hottest. Try running your AC in the evening after the outside temperature has cooled down. See if it runs longer than 30 minutes. If that works, you might see if you can find someone with a 50 amp box or generator where you can get 30 to 50 amps of continuous power and see if that solves your problem. My guess is he is tripping the 20 amp breaker in the trailer marked A/C' Change out the breaker. It.s cheap at Lowes, HD. Could be defective. Buy new run and start caps. Some units have 1 ea. Some have a combo.
cavie 08/07/19 05:25am Fifth-Wheels
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