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RE: Why won’t my Champion C46540 generator run the microwave?

OP: What you posted for connection is not correct. The hour pin twist lock is a 120/240 genset output. The 30TT three wire receptacle is 120 volt. The twist lock only has a 240 volt output rated at 14.6 amps. See page 6 of owner's manual You should be using the 30TT recptacle to get full load from genset. What is shore power connection in your rig? This makes sense. If you are indeed using the 4 pin connector to a 50A 4 pin RV cord you are only able to use 1/2 of that power for any one of the 120V devices. Our 2000W Honda struggles with the microwave so 1/2 of 3500W would definitely do so. Since your RV doesn't need 240V, using the 30TT will allow all of the wattage at 120V, which in turn can be connected to both legs of the RV via an adapter.
wnjj 01/04/22 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Tandem axle vs single

I think the “off road” advantage for tandem is because any bump encountered will turn into two (as each tire hits it) but will be half as tall since the equalizer will transfer the wheel travel onto both. The trailer frame will only see the average change of both wheels.
wnjj 12/31/21 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Torque is what counts when hauling a load. LOL, I wish you would tell that to my 440ft/lbs of torque 6.5 when I'm doing 25 MPH up a hill and a 5.3 gas rig with 383ft/lbs comes blowing past me like I'm standing still pulling the same or bigger trailer. :R How I like to put it: ultimately, HP gets a load up a hill (as per Newton). Torque is simply a way of making hp, via rpm. But if an engine ONLY has torque (2000 lb-ft @ 150rpm), it's getting nowhere fast. Another law of physics: you can always CREATE torque with gearing, but you cannot create more power. You just made two opposing statements, first is Torque is a way making HP through RPM. The second, you can create Torque through RPM and gearing. The second is true. Both are true and not conflicting. The first one is referring to the engine itself. It creates power by generating torque and rpm. The second one is referring to the rest of the power train between the engine and the wheel where you can multiply torque but not power.
wnjj 12/23/21 11:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are chips coming available?

What I don't understand is why we have so much excess chip manufacturing capacity sitting idle here in the USA? It seems every time we hear of a chip shortage, suddenly these US based manufactures produce all sorts of plans to turn on production at these idle plants IF the government would just throw in some money. I would think demand is high enough to make producing chips in the US profitable. Or is this just another run on tax payer money to build a plant that isn't really needed? (I think those of you in AZ, NV and TX knows what I'm talking about with those idle taxpayer funded chip plants) The simple explanation is that chip manufacturing foundries are not interchangeable. They are purpose-built for a specific technology. Converting chip designs from one technology to another takes months to years. Also, some automotive chips are built on older technology and it would take an awful lot of incentive to build capacity for an otherwise outdated technology.
wnjj 12/16/21 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grey tank ABS pipe leak

It’s a bit of effort but you can cut lengthwise cuts in the bell end and pry it off in pieces. I’m not sure if there’s enough room to work in there.
wnjj 12/08/21 09:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Valve Will Not Close

Put one of these on and get through the winter: https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T58-Twist-On-Waste-Valve/dp/B000BGHYJS/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=twist+on+rv+dump+valve&qid=1636654797&sr=8-3
wnjj 11/11/21 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: waterfilter for eagle cap 1165

Our ‘07 Eagle Cap has a filtered drinking faucet. Yes, there is a cartridge filter underneath the sink. I think it’s a Culligan but like was said above, you can install whatever you want. Our faucet looks just like this one: Faucet
wnjj 11/11/21 09:18am Truck Campers
RE: Jack leg help - Happi jac

If the jack doesn’t work by itself or with the “all” buttons I’d say the issue is in the controller board and not with the keypad. The coiled phone cord sends codes down to the controller so very unlikely to just fail one jack. Also if the other 3 run when pressing the all up/down buttons that means the controller keypad is working and the issue is local to the controller board for that one jack output. If it were mine, I’d open the control box and see if it’s something cheap like the $8 relay on my fridge’s control board.
wnjj 11/07/21 10:03pm Truck Campers
RE: how much camper can I carry

A retired RV repair friend of mine bought a Eagle Cap 950 slide and put it on his newer SRW Dodge 3500 and took it home up a windy river road to his place near Elk City and sold it within a week because of the sway on the narrow road home...Said it needs a DRW because of instability in corners.. Good luck on your choice.. and like I was saying above I am wondering if he would have had the same feeling with stableloads or somthing like that.. if a comercial rv rental company can put these on my truck and rent them out with no suspension mods how bad can they realy be as per stability? Im not stating that just kinda thinking out loud, as you would think they would have a much stricter requirment to ensure it is properly set up.... And yet I’ve been hauling an Eagle Cap 950 on a stock SRW ‘05 Chevy for 15 years (added Rancho shocks but didn’t notice a dramatic difference). I don’t have any issue with sway and there’s been exactly once when I had to slow below the limit. That was in the infamous Columbia River Gorge in high side winds. I’ve had to take a 40 mph abrupt lane change and back to avoid a car trying to pull into my front fender. While there was some body roll, it never felt out of control. I remember a trip home from the central Oregon coast where I was following a dually Ram with a similar sized Citation. He was swaying all over and running below the speed limit. After several miles of this he pulled off. I continued on at ~10 mph faster without any discomfort. I’m not sure what was up with his setup but it was definitely not handling it well. Perhaps he had some mods that actually made it worse? Air bags plumbed together or pumped up too high?
wnjj 11/03/21 11:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Suburban SW6DE questions

No, the outside switch only turns on or off the electric element and has no effect on gas. In addition to the gas on/off switch inside, some RV's have another inside switch for electric which is connected in series with the outside one (both need to be on). Others, like mine, hardwire the electric so the outside switch is the only way to turn on/off electric. You can also run gas and electric simultaneously for faster warm up. In this case an either/or switch wouldn't make sense.
wnjj 10/12/21 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: High profile tires on off road packages on trailers. hmmm

The larger diameter the tire, the slower the wheel bearings have to spin. If they aren’t too stiff, a larger tire may be smoother on bumps.
wnjj 10/02/21 09:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I thought the Sabre Pyramid was the design inspiration. https://theoffice.fandom.com/wiki/Pyramid
wnjj 09/29/21 11:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A add-on for the almost blind old guy

You don’t want the Fastguns as tight as you can get them. You want them as tight ad they are supposed to be and no more. Too tight and you risk compromising the camper’s attachment points. For the front: If you use something wide enough to spread the load a bit, loose blocks between the camper and bed wall should stop the movement. If they want to move in transit, attach some thin plastic sheeting to the bottoms and set the camper down on the plastic to hold them in place.
wnjj 09/29/21 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: trailer saved the day

If you’re desperate for water, the toilet tanks are a good emergency source.
wnjj 09/29/21 08:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Over filling

This is a common question asked on a Jayco Facebook group. Many times it is the pressure check valve on the pump especially if the pump hasn't been used for some time. The check valve gets dry and sticks. Pumping some water from the freshwater tank can help to prevent that. That check valve is located on the power input end of the pump. ^this 1. Run some water through the faucets using only the pump. 2. If that doesn’t fix it you may have to take the pump apart to clean a piece of debris out. 3. Failing that, you can usually buy a rebuild kit (new diaphragm) or new pump.
wnjj 09/25/21 09:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Pairing honda eu generator problem

If you plug into the companion generator (with the 30 or 20A receptacle), but without the generators paralleled, does that work? Try just that generator with the RV 30 to twist lock 30 then with the RV 30 to 20. Report back.
wnjj 09/25/21 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

wnjj Again, thanks for the info. Would you happen to know the part number for the relay? (jt box 8330-385) I have never soldered on a circuit board but I have a brother-in-law who builds electrical devices. His job is to repair stun guns and police body cameras so he is well prepared for the task. Sorry I don’t but if you post a picture of the relay I could check out the specs on it. You need only match the footprint, coil voltage and amp contact rating. Relays are usually fairly universally and easy to swap. I did one on the control board of our Norcold fridge a few years ago.
wnjj 09/19/21 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

When you jumped to the Y terminal, was the thermostat still connected to Y? If so it may have been pulling that down too much. While you are jumpered, trying checking the voltage on the Y terminal at the compressor. The opposite could also be true. Perhaps the relay coil at the compressor is shorted and pulls any source down. Try measuring the Y output from the thermostat with nothing connected to it. Thanks for that idea. I have checked and there is no voltage (well, .05V this morning) when the line from the thermostat is disconnected from the board terminal. And I know that if I wire around the relay, the compressor runs. It’s possible a shorted relay took out the thermostat. Just to be clear, you tried a jumper on the relay coil (Y terminal) with the thermostat out of the circuit? You should see voltage on the source you jumped from (fan) before you connect the jumper. Then if you still see voltage when you connect it to the Y pin, it means the relay coil is open. If the voltage drops to near 0, the coil is shorted and pulling even the fan signal down.
wnjj 09/19/21 12:57am Tech Issues
RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

When you jumped to the Y terminal, was the thermostat still connected to Y? If so it may have been pulling that down too much. While you are jumpered, trying checking the voltage on the Y terminal at the compressor. The opposite could also be true. Perhaps the relay coil at the compressor is shorted and pulls any source down. Try measuring the Y output from the thermostat with nothing connected to it.
wnjj 09/17/21 12:24am Tech Issues
RE: Suggestion needed ASAP

OP’s tires: https://filesharing-eugene.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2021-09-16+21.01.06.jpg Width=640
wnjj 09/17/21 12:18am Travel Trailers
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