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RE: Wot size wire for buried cable to 50A RV receptacle at home?

NEC (code) requires that the conduit run be complete before pulling wire. And no more than 4 90 degree bend or equalvent. and too many do it yourselfer's use plumbing fittings rather than electrical fittings. Yes, they put wire in drain or vent elbows. And btw pipe is in 10 ft lengths. not 8 ft.
aruba5er 06/06/15 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Element Problem

water heater elements come in varying lengths. If the watts per foot is too great it will overheat the element. Is yours about 7" long? either look for a longer one that will fit or reduce the wattage to 1000 watts. Is the hardness building up on the element and making it overheat because it can't get rid of the heat? Sounds like it is. Maybe a fine micron filter in your water line might help also.
aruba5er 06/01/15 08:24am Tech Issues
RE: More Money Than Brains Dept

never could figure that out (monster cables) put an ampmeter on the wires and you'll not get hardly any reading. My house is wired for sound in # 16-2 rip cord. I doubt any one could tell. good speakers are more important than wire size.
aruba5er 05/29/15 08:37am Tech Issues
RE: GFI Circuit Plug

And whatever you do, observe line and load markings on the outlet. I've seen too many do it yourownself'ers get the wires mixed up and the new ones won't work if wired improperly. And of course there are plenty of you out there that should not do ANY electrical work.
aruba5er 05/29/15 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom TV Not Working On Cable

mine didn't work either. wire (coax) was not crimped into connector at the boaster where they all come together by the amplifer with the boost switch. Take the outlet plates off and see if everything is connected
aruba5er 05/25/15 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I move a GFCI receptacle?

the trouble with moving it somewhere else is usually the regular outlets are not installed in a box. The gfci needs to be because they need regular mounting unlike the vampire bite outlets used in the rest of the rv.. And if your rv is anything like mine, most of the breakers are 1/2" or doubles so installing a gfci breaker may not be possible. I guess you'll have to tough it out. Buy a newer one. The older ones were very unrelible by todays standards
aruba5er 05/19/15 07:22am Tech Issues
RE: ST to LT

I went with the LT crowd and when, if ever I need to replace tires I will retreat to the ST's. I think I will go with the Maxxis ST tire. The ST gives a higher load limit and it lays flatter when cornering hard, plus I think you will get a softer ride (less expansion crack, pot hole etc.) I also think the side strain when cornering is much harder on spindles and bearings as the LT's just dont bend. MY opinion only:
aruba5er 05/05/15 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: UV Protection for Cable on Roof?

I used sch 40 electrical pvc screwed to the roof with two hole straps and sealed with Dicor self leveling sealant. never had a leak and it's been on there 12 years.
aruba5er 04/10/15 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Block or not to block

I'd get it off the rubber and cover the tires also. If I know I won't use the trailer for a couple weeks only I jack it up and put stands under the frame. Takes me only 10-15 minutes to do. That way the tire won't absorb water or flat spot
aruba5er 04/09/15 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning Cover

Where we live there is an awning shop within 10 miles and another withing 25 miles. Check your yellow pages. Stick and brick homes use them all the time. Boats and other rv's need covers too, so they could help you.
aruba5er 04/06/15 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: China bombs

Always blame the tires, never the way they are driven. yesterday going down I94 in Wisconsin is was passed by a truck pulling a New fiver. He was a contract carrier delivering a new trailer with Indiana transport liscense. I was going 74 mph.He passed me quickly. Tires are rated in most cases and all ST tires at 65 MPH.Yes I know, they may have been Michlien ribs, but do you really beileve a brand new trailer would have them? So here we are, a tire that is driven in excess of it's rated speed and you want to blame the tire maker (China bombs)
aruba5er 04/06/15 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving Slideouts Extended When Coach is in Storage

more roof exposed to harsh Texas sun, the outer seals are not sealing anything and critters could get in. My vote slide them in. Heck, they sit in at the builder in their parking lots until sold, maybe 6/12 months.
aruba5er 04/06/15 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Summer in Phoenix in a fifth-wheel? Has anyone done it?

Az was on my bucket list for the summer. Wife and I went to Yellowstone, Bryce and the North Rim and then left for Yuma to drop our trailer until we came back in January. We stayed 2 days in Yuma and agreed to leave NOW. 113 degrees and the AC could not keep up. The little to non exsistant insulation made the choice must more easy. i did what I wanted and NEVER again, Thank You.
aruba5er 04/01/15 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disc Brake conversion?

I use the Built in controller that chev put in and if there is a delay, The shear stopping power of the disc brakes more than makes up for it. I think it is a non-issue.about $1000 bucks delivered from etrailer. A full 8 hour day could get them installed. I took my time and it took 3 days puttering around. I would NOT buy a new trailer without disc brakes, and I've told salesmen so.
aruba5er 03/31/15 08:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thought's on buying Good Sam extended warranty

If I were going to buy one G.S. would be the one to buy. Most of the others have gone bankrupt of just gone. In 12 years of owing my present fiver I have not spent any money on what would be called a warrenty repair. Save your money
aruba5er 03/21/15 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cabinet over head door hinges come loose

i think every hole in every hinge let loose one time or another. I used toothpicks and gorilla glue. Let dry overnight and then put the screws back in. too soon and you will never remove them.The stiles on the cabinets are not wood but that dern glueboard (sawdust and glue)
aruba5er 03/20/15 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: light switch

I'd say the switch is rated too small for the load. And most switches are not rated for DC. Good luck finding one that is but I'd say get a smaller bulb or change to LED
aruba5er 03/18/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Fan-Tastic Ultra Breeze vent cover, White or Smoke?

I chose white and bought online for the same reason. dealers don't stock them. I like the more light effect.
aruba5er 03/18/15 11:01am General RVing Issues
RE: electrical issue

Huh? Big plug small plug? Next 911. sounds like you should not be doing anything. Ask a friend or neighbor to help you before you shock yourself. Not everyone can do everything. I've always said " put a piece of wire into someones hand and all of a sudden thy are electricians"
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Conditioner Prayer?

there is a thing on every air cond compressor called a klixon that heats up at the same rate the windings in the motor do. If in a brownout period the voltage goes down, then the amperage goes up. Fact or law of electric. the klixon will snap off until it cools and then snap back on. It should (repeat should) prevent the AC from turning to toast.If you hear the compressor cycling, turn it off.For best insurance, buy a Progressive EMS and it will turn off the electric for you. Absolute peace of mind for a couple hundred bucks
aruba5er 03/17/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
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