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RE: What the #@!! happened??

Circuit breakers and circuit fuses both protect the wiring. Appliance fuses protect the appliance. Fuses for 12-volt DC wiring, circuit breakers for 120-volt AC wiring.
Ex-Tech 04/22/14 11:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: What the #@!! happened??

Recently while dry camping in Yosemite we had a problem arise. During generator hours my lovely wife plugged in her flat iron/hair straightener and the hair dryer at the same time in the GFI outlet in the bathroom. As I stood in the kitchen I thought I got just a hint of some electrical burning. I look under the sink and saw nothing but looked up and saw the microwave and coffee maker both not lit up.( No flashing 12:00) I plugged them both in directly into the generator and neither one worked. No coffee or microwave the last two days of our stay. We get home and I let the rv sit for a day and plug in to the house and now everything works fine. What happened? I thought her heavy electrical draw maybe damaged the micro and coffer maker even though they had not been in use. No problem with the fuses either. One more thing, all the outlets stopped working as well until I reset the GFI. Could the electrical wiring have been damaged? I thought the GFI would prevent that. I don't know. I hate electrical issues!! I would carefully inspect the GFI. The GFI does not protect your wiring (fuses do that), the GFI senses a ground fault and cuts the circuit to protect YOU! If you have ever seen the inside of a GFI its full of goodies that can burn up. Thanks for the GFI advice. My engineer neighbor said the same thing. I'll check it when I get home. Actually, circuit breakers protect the 120-volt circuits, not fuses.
Ex-Tech 04/22/14 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any discount programs for disabled? Golden age?

California offers a 50% discount.
Ex-Tech 04/22/14 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Survey sez

I have always liked the Palomino brand. I used to purchase most of the tent trailer trade ins at the dealerships where I worked. I probably owned at least 20+ over the past 30 years. The Palominos that I came across were always the ones in the best condition. I like their roofs covered with aluminum on the outside and on the inside ceiling. No peeling vinyl coated fiberboard such as Starcraft and others. Just finished restoring a 1986 Hard-Side folding wall Palomino to like new condition. Looks like the day it left the factory inside and out. This will finally be my keeper. Looked at the new Palomimo line up at a local dealer and happy to see the quality is still there.
Ex-Tech 04/22/14 06:41pm Folding Trailers
RE: filling butane cylinder

You might find it hard to find anyone to fill your tank since it looks like it doesn't have the Overfill Protection Device type valve which is now required here to be legally refilled.
Ex-Tech 04/20/14 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Famous sightings... almost

John Denver tent camping in 1979. Now this makes me jealous. Did you have any interaction with him?
Ex-Tech 04/17/14 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used 2000 Coleman Cheyenne Grand Touring?

Run fast and far. The defective roof will fail especially with the weight of a roof air on it. I know a man that worked for a Coleman dealership and he said always avoid the Coleman's with the ABS roof.
Ex-Tech 04/17/14 05:44pm Folding Trailers
RE: feedback on clear lake RV resort

His location reads Calif. a good indication that it's Clearlake Ca. In Lake County.
Ex-Tech 04/11/14 09:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water Heater Soot?

This trouble is commonly caused by spider webs in the burner tube. It needs to be cleaned.
Ex-Tech 04/11/14 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Good place to look for used trailer prices?

Kelly Blue Book or NADA.
Ex-Tech 04/11/14 08:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fridge Heater Element

I would use caution on the anti-seize. The heating element needs to transfer heat to the boiler tube and the application of anything on the element could actually insulate the element and diminish the efficiency of the heat transfer.
Ex-Tech 04/08/14 12:59pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Frig Question

There must be a way to adjust the temperature, go to the manual or call the service. HERE is a link to the manufacturer. Good luck . FYI....... Many Dometic refrigerators do not have an adjustable thermostat. The only way on these types is to move a thermistor up and down on the inside cooling fins but this will give a temperature variation of only a few degrees.
Ex-Tech 04/08/14 12:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: disconnect solar panel when running portable generator

No different than when you plug in the shore line and the converter charges the batteries. Leave it connected.
Ex-Tech 04/06/14 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Don't you just love....

Who is "Don"? :W
Ex-Tech 04/06/14 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: dspencer

Really? A new thread created for this issue? How about a PM to the author of the thread? :R
Ex-Tech 04/04/14 09:19am General RVing Issues
RE: What is this tube??

It looks like the fresh water fill that has never been hooked up ??? Jack L :R
Ex-Tech 04/04/14 09:12am Travel Trailers
RE: turning a CO2 tank upside down

Are you sure they filled it with Co2?
Ex-Tech 04/01/14 07:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane refrigerator issues

Very possible that some debris flaked off from inside of the vent tube and has fallen on top of the burner.
Ex-Tech 04/01/14 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven removal

Disconnect propane line and use a 'gas' plug with 'gas' tape (yellow teflon) on threads to cap the line. Plan on much lowered resale value and limited interested individuals when selling the RV. Actually, the fitting you will be removing is a 3/8" flare. The plug you will use will be the male 3/8" flare and sealant is never used on flare fittings since the sealing takes place on the beveled flare and not the threads.
Ex-Tech 04/01/14 07:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: US Highway 395 - good to travel in a motorhome?

Craig.....I can see the Reagan library from my backyard. If you plan to visit, there are really NO campgrounds near by, but there is a Walmart that allows parking in Simi Valley. It's about 3 miles from the library. There is a small County Park, called Oak Park, that has RV sites nearby. It's safe, but kind of a dive. PM me if you need more info about the ins and outs of the Reagan library. Actually there is a nice campground in Simi Valley on Tapo Canyon. Nice little park with hook-ups and about 15 minutes from the Regan Library.
Ex-Tech 03/30/14 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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