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RE: Battery wires- black white and green

One has to be very careful assuming any color is positive or negative in an RV. Electrons are color blind and often RV builders think of the black wire as being the "hot" wire and continue with that into the 12 volt side of life. Too many folks have smoked things making assumptions connecting up batteries on the fronts of their travel trailers.
YC 1 11/17/17 07:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone self installed a Winegard SK SWM3 to replace a dome

In telecommunications for decades and used thousands of barrels. There is a reason they sell them. Be sure to tighten them with pliars and seal with commercial quality tape or sealing material. Scotch 33 or 88 is outstanding and will last 20 years or more. Signal loss for such short runs is nothing to worry about. If you can make the run without them, do so of course.
YC 1 11/17/17 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery wires- black white and green

Any color is probably connected to positive. You can leave the green off until something does not work.Could be a bad deal if it is the break-away cable. It should be easy to follow the green wire to the break-away switch if that is it.
YC 1 11/17/17 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Transfer switch not making contact automatically.

Why not just lift the gozinds and goesouts and wire nut them together? You will need to remove the transfer switch at some time anyway. Take plenty of pictures before and print them out for reference.
YC 1 11/17/17 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone self installed a Winegard SK SWM3 to replace a dome

Been doing installs in every conceivable vehicle on earth for 40 years+. Start by taking any speakers and lights that are recessed in the ceiling loose. Most of them can dangle. This often allows you access to places unseen. Be patient and have a helper. You may need to drill some of your own holes but be very careful. One drill bit in the wrong place can be a disaster. Take the plastic pillars off each side near the windshield before starting too. Wiggle any existing wires and listen closely how they are routed. I have some handy pulling tools such as an old speedometer cable. Those are amazing things. Be very very patient.
YC 1 11/16/17 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch not making contact automatically.

Yes you can clean the contacts. May be as simple as that. Be sure to tighten all the screws that are holding wires. It is best to unplug from shoreline. Being silly of course. Make sure you do not have an auto start generator setup to turn on.
YC 1 11/14/17 11:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Transfer switch not making contact automatically.

Yes you can clean the contacts. May be as simple as that. Be sure to tighten all the screws that are holding wires. It is best to unplug from shoreline. Being silly of course. Make sure you do not have an auto start generator setup to turn on.
YC 1 11/14/17 11:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Geweke Auto and RV Collision Center 

I bought many vehicles from the Dealership in Yuba City. They always treated me great and fair. Not a collision issue but they have a collision center nearby in Marysville.
YC 1 11/14/17 02:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too smart a thermostat?

I may have missed someone mentioning this but if these are roof mounted A/C / Heat Pump units they will not keep the wet bay warm anyway. You must run propane heat to get warm air down there. These RV's are so different. My Propane heaters do NOT heat the basement. Past Rv's of mine did. My basement is heated by 12VDC.
YC 1 11/11/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too smart a thermostat?

My Duotherm heat pump works down to 32 degrees. It does a decent job but they are noisy. I have made the gas heaters very quiet so prefer them.
YC 1 11/11/17 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too smart a thermostat?

Yes these things are very smart. Some heat pumps don't work below 40. Some go a bit further.
YC 1 11/11/17 04:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thank you

I was invited a few weeks ago to attend a Veterans event at a local school. Juliana, a sweet 12 yr. old asked me to be her guest. Today at the appointed time as all veterans know how to be on time we Veterans were met by young men and women directing traffic and all were smiling and saying, “thank you for your service”. Stepping out of my car there were more students and faculty directing us to the Gym. Each of us was warmly greeted and had table assignments. At each table was a beautifully printed list of each person assigned to the table along with our young hosts name. The tables were decorated and there was a program of events. Drinks were served as if in the finest restaurants. My dear host Juliana arrived and took her place next to me. She is an absolute delight. The air conditioner had her shivering and the drone they were flying right over us was blowing a hurricane making things worse. She never complained. Lunch was served with the meals being donated by a local company. Dessert was provided by the culinary class. A color guard presented the flag and of course we said the pledge. What amazed me is that we had a prayer too. A drum group provided some lively entertainment and the choir has some amazing talent. The most amazing event was the video presentation made by all the students that had guests. Each student was taped thanking their veterans. Some had moms, dads, uncles and aunts as well as grandpa’s. Juliana honored me by thanking her “Grandpa” for his service. What an honor that is indeed. From there they all had dance routines to show. The enthusiasm of the students and staff was moving and rewarding. Juliana rejoined me as a few more songs were sung honoring each service. From there more entertainment followed in the amphitheater. The younger children sang several patriotic songs and thanked us for our service. Turning to face the parking lot there was a parade with the whole school taking their turns marching by. Each had a flag and were waving at us. Many thanking us as they walked by. These kids really have been taught what Veterans day is supposed to represent. I could not be prouder of my young hostess and her school. Thank you for such a fantastic tribute.
YC 1 11/10/17 03:35pm RV Lifestyle
RE: High Def TV

Along the lines of fat chance. The mfgr likes to bundle cables and tie them up. I have ten cables inside my roof that I would like to remove but there is no way that can be done. On the odd chance you can actually tug and pull one of the cables, then taping the new cable might work but keep in mind if things get stuck, you may lose the pulling cable as well.
YC 1 11/07/17 05:54am Technology Corner
RE: Short

If the batteries are bad then any tiny bit of drain can cause them to short internally. Measure the voltage on each battery and write it down. Take pictures at the same time for future reference. Get a simple hydrometer to check them. They are easy to use. Any automotive shop has them. Check the charging voltage to see if they are getting enough. If these are original batteries and you are a new owner it is time for fresh ones, hence the pictures to make sure you do not leave one wire off. Look in storage compartment for lights left on.
YC 1 11/05/17 03:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not Connected, Can't print to printer over wifi,

I fought my last one until it finally took a dive out the front door. Told my wife, "need a new printer dear". The new one works great.
YC 1 11/04/17 04:13am Technology Corner
RE: I see why people complain now

Found this one interesting.. Received an ad and decided to pick it it up at the Bartow Store in Florida. There is a sign that says they will charge shipping for items picked up in the store that are listed online. After some chagrine, I pushed the items gently forward and said No Thanks, I can get them on Amazon Prime. I was trying to shop local. Oh wait, Amazon is local here.
YC 1 11/01/17 06:35am Good Sam Club
RE: Satellite question

Yep, level, level, level. Then turn right and left. Do use a dishfinder app that will let you see the birds and any thing that might be blockiing it.
YC 1 10/26/17 03:18am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold N611v /N811V models issue

Definitely on the correct path using gas. If it cools with gas on it could be a simple element has gone bad or even a breaker perhaps. Did you test the outlet the refer is plugged into?
YC 1 10/20/17 07:06am Forum Technical Support
RE: Hello! Short to ground?

Very common for a GFI circuit to trip using that adapter. Mine does it as well. Just plug into a non GFI circuit and don't worry about it. Very very common complaint. Extension cords contribute to the problems. The design of onboard chargers can cause GFI's to trip when first plugged in. Just the design and not a problem. Do find a non gfi if possible. Don't get a great thought and think about plugging into a dryer outlet unless you do some research. If the dryer is gas operated then the 110 outlet will be fine. If the dryer is electric only you can fry things if you try adaptors and don't know what is going on.
YC 1 10/14/17 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery switches by door to use or not .

Thanks YC 1 , should I leave the RV plugged in with both switches off ? or does it matter ? Thank you Checking the voltage on the batteries before and after you plug in and then turning the switches on and off to verify they do not effect the charging system you can leave them off or on when plugged in. But if one effects the charging path you definitely want to leave that on when plugged in.
YC 1 10/06/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
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