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RE: Will GFCI work with items without equipment ground

The under lying issue with "unexpected" GFCI tripping from an RV sub system is called "stray capacitance" which allows for stray current leakage. Every foot of wire has some stray capacitance and some loads have RFI capacitors across their AC input circuits. All this "Normal Capacitance" soon adds up to be a 5 mA current leakage. Is there a solution? I actually tried using a portable battery charger to maintain house batteries but it has "smart" features that somehow won't reliably keep my house batteries charged. I attached at the point they feed the inverter with 12v. It gave me an error.
mikestock 08/21/19 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Will GFCI work with items without equipment ground

All this brings up another related topic. I know I'm wavering. My RV is in a storage lot where a, low potential, outlet is supplied for each camper. An AC unit or electric water heater will immediately trip the main. We, pretty much, only plug up to keep batteries charged. Nobody loads anything of consequence on the inverter or 12 volt system. Every motorhome owner I talk with seems to have a persistent problem with the GFCI's tripping. The only thing we all have in common is that we all have an inverter. Mine is a 1500 watt Xantrex PSW. Is there something inherent with motorhomes that could cause this? I know the 15 amp connections an campgrounds are GFCI, but I doubt they are used by motorhomes.
mikestock 08/21/19 07:24am Tech Issues
Will GFCI work with items without equipment ground

I know it's probably a dumb question but my wife's hair dryer is old and has no equipment ground. Wanted to be sure she is still protected if it should be dropped into water or otherwise shorted.
mikestock 08/20/19 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

The rest "should" take care of itself. I did not know this. Guess I can just sit back and wait. Actually, this makes sense. Last time I activated I was back and forth with agents. Then, low and behold the DNS showed up as I was passing through Texas. Should say p_a_s_s_i_n_g t_h_r_o_u_g_h (825 miles)
mikestock 08/17/19 10:43am Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

Update: For any of you who find yourselves in my position, I have acquired 3 phone numbers. Since I am in no great rush to get the DNS turned on by Sept first, I have not yet called. Still have to expect to spend a ridiculous amount of time on the phone to get it finalized. I plan to do so next week. Tech Assist 800-676-3169 DNS (been told) 806-444-7931 or 806-444-7810. As DJT famously says, "We'll see".
mikestock 08/16/19 08:53am Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

Yes. I remember when we knew that option was offered for continued E/W feeds. Speak now of forever hold your peace. I didn't keep it. I am surprised AT&T didn't screw up your deal, when they took over.
mikestock 08/11/19 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

It has been years since I used this, but I have this contact saved. Phone number straight into the DNS folks 1-800-263-0028 Thanks. That is the one I thought I was looking for, but I got this: "Welcome to DirecTV. Sorry but this number is no longer in service. Please dial 800-531-5000".
mikestock 08/11/19 11:59am Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

After installing a SWM3 Traveler on my MH roof I don't consider DISH an option.
mikestock 08/11/19 10:02am Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

Yes. I am aware of the current rules. Years ago, you I didn't have to choose. They activated all of the DNS channels, East and West. My wife loved this, because she could pick up her favorite shows from the West if she missed them first time around, in the East. This was pre-DVR.
mikestock 08/11/19 07:50am Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

OK. I get it. You get LA as your home locals. All I'm really looking for is a shortcut to get to the right person by phone to check my affidavit and get my DNS activated. I really don't plan to travel until September so I think I may wait a couple more weeks to make sure the affidavit gets on file.
mikestock 08/10/19 08:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

I recently switched my locals to LA. I get them all over the western US. No DNS necessary to receive just the western feed. If you need both, different story. Sounds like you just switched from East to West. I am trying to do an initial setup since they don't allow my previous setup to qualify me for reinstating service.
mikestock 08/10/19 06:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

Thought I had implied that I was waiting to see if my form had been processed yet. I mailed it about 3 weeks ago. She had no idea what I was asking about, when I wanted to know if the affidavit had been processed yet. In the past, I had to call before I actually got connected. I have been through this process several times, but with a person who had English for their first language. Apparently, this young lady's supervisor didn't even understand what I was calling about. If I can't get to talk to someone with a little savvy, I don't see how to will ever get through this process. The last time I had DNS activated was about 5 years ago and I turned it off about 3 years ago to save the $15/month.
mikestock 08/10/19 04:30pm Technology Corner
Shortcut phone number to connect DNS with DirectV

After 45 minutes with a person who barely spoke English, never understood what an affidavit was and could not tell me if mine had arrived, I finally gave up getting my DNS reinstated. This person consistently tried to explain that I could only get the networks for my mailing address while I explained that I have had DNS activated and deactivated at least 7 times over the last 20 years. Does anyone know how to get around all the BS and how to get to someone who understands the meanings of RV, DNS and affidavit?
mikestock 08/10/19 03:37pm Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

In case you missed it, local CBS stations came back a couple of days ago. Somebody must have blinked. Not here!! :E Still acting like children. Not in Birmingham market either. Football season is getting close and I am getting nervous about CBS. They carry the SEC spotlight game each Saturday and many Sunday NFL games.
mikestock 08/10/19 03:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Norcold 621L code H ??

May find the answer on this page. If it works on gas but not AC this is probably on track.
mikestock 08/01/19 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: RV park rates

I've learned that these rules that apply to any business and any successful business owner will learn them the easy way or the hard way: Treat everyone with respect. Provide a good product or service. Charge too much and you won't make money. Charge too little you won't make money.
mikestock 07/31/19 07:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

This inconvenience actually is not so bothersome at my home. It is specifically a problem where I tailgate, with the season approaching. My batwing just won't get a reliable signal. I've seen these squabbles several times, over the years. This one has lasted longer than any I can remember.
mikestock 07/28/19 07:12am Technology Corner
RE: DirecTV DNS changes

You need to get the Roku box and there you can get access to what you mention plus thousands of more channels.. Plus just about all local news channels are now streaming, you can be on the other side of the world and watch your local new Can't afford to pay for all the data if I stream TV every night in my RV. I have DirecTV and, for one, will have to make some kind of change when football season arrives. SEC premium games are covered by CBS and I have trouble getting my local CBS channel OTA from our tailgate location. This just won't do.
mikestock 07/27/19 08:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Tiffin Motorhome repair Red Bay rule change

Nothing against Tiffin. It's important to know your dealer and his ability to service your purchase.
mikestock 07/07/19 07:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold settlement

Guess it depends on the model of your Norcold. I can't even remember the model of mine but it's in a scrap yard somewhere.
mikestock 07/07/19 05:31pm Tech Issues
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