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RE: Why 2 tent beds and not just one on all HTT's?

Here is one from Coachmen. I have seen them on Ebay but have not seen one in person yet. http://www.coachmenrv.com/products/freedomexpressul.aspx?page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=5460
electrician549 03/04/14 11:05am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge

Hailey 9-11-2009, 1-13-2014 http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i418/electrician549/IMG00048-20111007-2237.jpg height=640 width=480 http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i418/electrician549/IMG00076-20110424-0740.jpg height=640 width=480 You couldn't spell two words in front of Hailey with out her knowing what we were talking about B-A-L-L and C-A-M-P. I'll miss her forever.
electrician549 01/18/14 11:02am RV Pet Stop
RE: Water Heater Always On

Thanks for everyone's replies. While winterizing this past weekend I decided to cut off the plug to the water heater and install a new cord cap with the polarity reversed to make the black wire hot (120V) in the water heater. While doing this I pulled the covers to the element and thermostats and the switch out to check for any shorts to ground and to check for continuity to asssure the internal wiring for the heater was correct. One thing I found was that the wire that went from the plug to the water heater was not color coded but had a tracer molded into the wire to identify the nuetral so I guess that was an easy mistake to make during the construction of the trailer. Once I found there were no shorts and the heater was wired correctly I plugged in the new cord cap and the water heater worked as it should. I am definitley going to keep my eye on it but I know if it malfunctions again it should immediately trip the breaker or go out on the reset button. Thanks again.
electrician549 11/01/13 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Always On

Well it is official, I will be pulling my water heater in the spring. I pulled the white wire off of the element and with the breaker on the white wire has 120volts to ground. The black wire has no volts with the switch on the outside on or off. I even took the cover off of the thermostat and found no voltage there. I have unplugged the water heater and turned the breaker off. Even though I believe that it has worked fine for the past three years no sense in taking any chances. The water heater still works fine on propane.
electrician549 10/15/13 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Always On

It is a Suburban water heater. I don't have another switch for the 120volt side besides the one on the outside of the heater. I am positive the switch was off checked the switch several times. I can't access or even see the 120volt junction box or thermostat with out pulling the water heater, which is my last resort. When I get home from work I will try a couple other things. I went out last night and double checked polarity on the camper and the outlet and both were fine.
electrician549 10/15/13 04:31am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Always On

I pulled the receptace that the heater is plugged into and it has the correct polarity. I have everything plugged in the same way I have been doing it for three years now, same outlet on shed, same extension cord, same adapter. I checked the polarity of the GFCI in the bathroom as well and that was fine.
electrician549 10/14/13 02:59pm Tech Issues
Water Heater Always On

Today I replaced my on board water filter with a Shur-Flo accumulator. Once I was done I plugged the camper into house power and noticed that the water heater came on. I went outside and checked the switch and it was off so I unplugged the water heater and of course it went off. I plugged it back in and checked power at the element, I have 120volts on the white wire and no voltage on the black wire, 120volts across the element. I then pulled the wires off of the element and tested for short to ground, none and Ohms across the element 10.4ohms. I pulled out the switch and it works as it should. I know for sure it hasn't always been like this because I would have melted the element by now. The thermostat and junction box is only accessible if I pull the whole heater. The gas side works fine and is what I will use if I can't figure this out before this weekend. Any help would be appreciated.
electrician549 10/14/13 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Nature Power unit

Luckily I'm not buying the unit I'm just going to try it out for someone else that has a specific use in mind in a greenhouse. I am thinking that it may work for what they have in mind (operating a 12vdc watering system) but a couple cloudy days and they may be dissapointed. After reading the instruction manual it seems that it was designed for power outages and not as a stand alone power system. I have a Trimetric and was asked to see how it performs.
electrician549 09/08/13 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Nature Power unit

Thank you for the input. I may take it once and that way I can chart its performance. Luckily I will be able to give it back when I return from the trip but will probably have to plug it in and charge it first.
electrician549 09/07/13 05:42pm Tech Issues
Nature Power unit

Does anyone have any experience with this unit? http://www.naturepowerproducts.com/product-details.php?id=78 I have a chance to try one for four days of dry camping but I want to make sure that it won't harm my converter and I'm not sure if it will even be worth lugging it along. After all it charges a 12 volt dc battery from a solar panel inverts it to 120 volts ac and then my camper will convert it back to 12 volts dc and that equals a lot of conversion loss. I already use a 60 watt foldable solar panel that almost maintains my camper battery during the day so my only real loss is at night.
electrician549 09/07/13 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: light fixture?

It may be for a Bunk Fan/Light. The link is to the first one I found on the web. http://www.tvformyrv.com/18-0211-command-fan-bunk-light-001-103
electrician549 07/26/13 12:26pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: It's a camping thing RV park patch collecting

I cut a piece of Lexan to cover the screen on the bottom of the entrance door to prevent my dog from tearing the screen when she needs out. This has turned into a great place to put our stickers for each campground we visit.
electrician549 07/10/13 10:45am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: We're officially a 2 camper family

Please stick around. We are thinking about moving to the dark side after 25 years of tents, pop ups and the Roo. I have learned so much from your post and do not want to lose track.
electrician549 05/08/13 04:50pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Ideas for mid-atlantic July 4th trip

Gettysburg will be packed with the 150th anniversary of the battle. We were up there last weekend and the crowds were already building. If you decide to go in the other direction we used to camp in the smokies for the 4th and there were several options for fireworks.
electrician549 05/04/13 10:05am Roads and Routes
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