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RE: hard wired my converter in but not sure of polarity

Not really if the wire goes only to the convertor because all it is a glorified transformer and battery charger. But if it ( the cord) fed any outlets or lights the wrong polaraty could create a shock hazard.
aruba5er 08/07/14 07:06am Tech Issues
RE: cleaning out waste tank

If you feel you need to clean the tank, get some Rid X and fill the tank with water. the little bugs will eat all the poo and you will have a nice clean tank (WHY?)
aruba5er 08/06/14 07:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need advice on which generator to go with

I choose the 2 Honda 2000i Easier to carry and you can carry one in each hand. as opposed to the 3000. I bought the Reliance HPK2011 Parallel Kit that give you a 30 amp RV outlet and 30 amp breaker rather than buying the companion which requires you to buy and use an adapter.You can get this kit from Northern Tool for $199 which is cheaper than the companion and does not need the adapter
aruba5er 08/04/14 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Want to upgrade tires

my new rims had it stamped inside you would have to remove the tire to see it. Probably #85
aruba5er 08/04/14 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carrier A/C

Gustave Larson or Grainger would more than likely have a fan blade for you
aruba5er 08/01/14 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater Cut-Off Valve

I doubt a heater that old would have a valve. Cost you know. Old plumbers joke. "why do you want to heat hot water"
aruba5er 08/01/14 09:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wow! Unplugged 50 to 30 amp adapter....50amp female melted

I always ( when 50 amp is available) use the 50/30 adapter. chances are the 30 amp plug got hot and started burning ever so slightly and then got worse. The most power you can pull is 30 amps because the main in the camper is 30 amps. If plugged into a 100 amp plug the most current you can pull is 30 amps so there is no danger of overloading the supply cord. In the event of a short the 50 amp breaker would trip faster than you can blink. # 14 copper is considered a 100 amp fuse link so it would get darn hot and you could maybe start a fire, but you will never overload a #10 cord because of the inside main of 30 amps. I carry a replacement plug in case mine gets damaged. Too many pedestal outlets are burnt which just compounds the problem
aruba5er 07/31/14 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: GFI outlet tripping for no (??) reason

Moisture is the most likely culprit. Silicone around the tops and sides of the outlets and around the lights too. remember the current is looking for a ground. Not a neutral. Gfci's do go bad so you may want to replace that. Is the gfci inside the house (prefered) or outside. most people do not seal the outlets, relying of that rubber casket that usually does not conform to the siding or brick.
aruba5er 07/28/14 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Gray tank capacity - two seperate tanks

I, by mistake left the valves open to both the gray and galley tank while my sister and brother in law stayed in the trailer for 10 days. just kinda filled both. No big deal. My pipes have valves (3) that run into one 3" and I put an extra 3" valve to stop all water just before the dump connection. Or you can buy an adapter that adds that valve. A whole lot easier when you come to dump and then you can balance the tanks or like you say, you don't use the galley so you can add gray to it.
aruba5er 07/25/14 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Hooked up to 220v on accident

I always say " put a piece of wire in a guys hands and right away they think they are electricians" Your ac may not work because the transformer 120/12 volts in the AC my be shot. The AC runs on 120 volts but the thermostat is 12 volt DC so there is a relay in there somewhere. I can hear mine clicking the the AC. Or there may not be a transformer but just a relay. I don't know but the thermo controls it so it just might be a relay only I doubt if the ac is shot. Too d**m bad people can't read. It says right on the outlet the voltage and amperage
aruba5er 07/25/14 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: DEF Date Codes

Very interesting. Now can you tell us the affects of freezing and how long it lasts after freeze thaw cycles as long as you are the "Doctor"
aruba5er 07/23/14 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: wet bolt kits

How about changing the whole thing out and go with the Dexter E-Z Flex suspension system. Go to Dexter e-z flex on google and learn more about it. It comes complete for $170/ 190 $ better the ride and no increased labor.
aruba5er 07/23/14 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4 step rv steps info

Got the Elkhart Quad. Love them. Only thing it took a long time to get the old ones out as they welded them in.Had to do a lot of cutting. New ones are bolted in (like the factory should have done in the first place). Have you ever seen steps all bent to **ll because someone drove away and left them down? I have. Bolting would have been so much simplar to repair. Because there is an extra step the stairs are a little less stable but not so much that you feel unsafe.
aruba5er 07/19/14 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Problem

Did it burn where you connected the cord? If so than it was a loose wire that caused the problem. Tinning( solder) is no longer recommened as the solder itself is not that good a conductor (lead). Plus you can overheat the wire and blue it. best yet is to just put the wire into the hole and tighten it. DO NOT twist the strands, just lay them in. I can't believe they gave you static rather then helping you get the problem solved as many GOOD things have been said about Progressive. I think i'll go out and check to see if mine still is tight. Wires will lossen with age.
aruba5er 07/14/14 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Brakes - No Brakes

Flushing brake lines may be all and good, but todays vehicles have improved so much over the years that the dealer has no work to do so they make work. 3000 mile oil changes? Brake flush? just 2 of the many things to get you back into the service bay. Unless brake fluid has changed so much, my 2nd to last vehicle had 250k+ and was 27 years old and never had a transmisson oil change nor brake fluid change. It got new cooling fluid when I had to change the water pump. The transaxle and rear end were never changed nor where to front or rear wheel bearings greased Luck, I don't know.
aruba5er 07/14/14 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Tool Box-Fuel Tank Combo

I have a RDS from Northern also and the check engine light came on on my 07 chev. I found out that by opening the valve when parked for lunch or rest stops gave enough fuel rather than having it always running into the truck tank cured that problem, and it really wasn't a problem as it did nothing to affect the engine. Now with my 11 chev I added a ball valve in the wheel well to make that easier to turn on/off. Now I open/close valve easy and does not set CE light.
aruba5er 07/14/14 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel fueling Etiquette

In AZ if you pull into the truck lanes you may end up paying 8 cents a gal more because any truck over 26,000# pays more. Although you may not be that heavy, the pumps don't know that. Check B4 pumping. I had a guy come out and tell me that and they didn't care if I was in the truck lane, just be aware the cost.
aruba5er 07/13/14 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Need some electrical education

I always ( when available) use the 50 amp outlet with the adapter. the only way my cord would melt would be that the 30 amp breaker would be bad. And a short would blow faster than you can blink your eyes. Probably never in a lifetime is that going to happen. The 50 amp outlets are hardly ever burnt like the 30 amp one that almost always are. No bearing between the 12 volt and the 120 volt.
aruba5er 07/05/14 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: SofaBed Mattress is Horrible

I read that some were replacing hidea bed with futons. We dumped the hide a bed and got 2 lazy boys as there are just the 2 of us, but with the grand childern coming of age I may try the futons route.
aruba5er 07/05/14 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why not use AFCI's in RVs?

I know an electrican that removes them as soon as the house passes final inspection.I really think there is much ado about nothing. In a modern home there are plenty of outlets and no need for an extension cord. That is what they (code writers) thought of originly. Where cords were getting overloaded and melting. Yeah a nail or staple might get thru a wire but that doesn't happen that often. I remebember the orignal GFCIs outlets. They were NO good. And no one wanted to spend the money for the breakers. I like them, I think they have saved a LOT of lives. I don't see that with AFCI
aruba5er 07/02/14 09:09am Tech Issues
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