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RE: Plugged new TT into 220v (wired wrong by electrician) HELP?!

My question was how in haties can an "electrician' get 220 to an outlet and use the proper circuit breaker. 110 is single pole.From my reading the OPs 30A plug was wired with a dual CB and 240V just like the common 3 wire 240V dryer plug. Perhaps your thinking of other countries. Most countries use 230-240V with a mix of 50HZ or 60HZ power for residential power with several different plug types. ie A neutral and hot with a single pole CB. The US is one of the few that uses 120V for residential power (well OK 120/240).
CA Traveler 03/01/15 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: New Orleans to West Cost & upwards in 2 months

Well they could go up and back down 101. Many of those OR turnouts are on curves with limited visibility that favor going south. The incoming traffic view is limited both in crossing over into the turnout and equally limited when exiting the turnout when you are north bound. And if you have to stop then traffic behind you has to see you and stop and you have to accelerate going across traffic. I do get it. :R
CA Traveler 02/28/15 05:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Choosing a toad: is 4wd a good idea?

Good comments above except starting in 2015 the CRV is no longer flat towable.
CA Traveler 02/28/15 04:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: New Orleans to West Cost & upwards in 2 months

Head for Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and then you'll be in a direct line to Tioga Pass Road and Yosemite. Then up I5 to Portland, Astoria and south on 101 to the Redwoods, then head home. Note: The best direction on 101 in Oregon is south because 99% of the stops are on the ocean side. Many other stops that you could make on this trip but you only have 2 months!
CA Traveler 02/28/15 04:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Adding Washer & Dryer

You also need AC power which would be part of the prep. Can't you just look and see if the connections are in some cabinet?
CA Traveler 02/28/15 01:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Then what would stop someone from the Canadian side from driving across. They must be blocking the road going both ways otherwise it would be senseless.I wondered about that. The road does split but if not blocked one could drive on the opposite side on the road to enter Canada. But you would then enter Canada illegally which doesn't sound like a good idea.
CA Traveler 02/28/15 01:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

That was my thinking in that I'm not aware of any US/Canada border crossings in either direction that require you stop for the country that you are exiting, only the one you are entering. I should clarify that I was thinking of driving not not flying, ship, etc. But given what's happening in the world these days I could see that changing.
CA Traveler 02/28/15 12:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing Honda CRV

Most of the AZ interstates are 75. Interesting that most truckers drive about 65.
CA Traveler 02/28/15 07:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

So can you can drive into Hyder 24/7 and it's just the exit to Stewart that has restricted hours? Or is it restricted in both directions?
CA Traveler 02/28/15 07:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Plugged new TT into 220v (wired wrong by electrician) HELP?!

I don't understand this thread. I can understand how you might get a dumb "electrician" (read "friend of a neighbor") incorrectly wire a 50A plug and put 240V into your RV but 30A? Just install a 30A 120V breaker and connect the 3 wires. Is there a 30A 240V breaker? How could a someone miswire this?Actually it's just the opposite. The 50A RV plug is also a very common household plug and it is 120/240V so very unlikely to get miswired. But the 120V 30A RV plug looks similar to the 3 wire 240V common household dryer plug so just install a dual CB and wire the RV plug to 240V. There are a number of posts on these boards about certified electricians doing exactly that. And even more posts about "friends" doing exactly that. Modern dryer plugs are 120/240V 4 wire. Older dryer plugs are 240V 3 wire (looks similar to the 30A RV plug) which I understand was done in the 40's to save copper wire. There are also common 3 wire 240V plugs. There are both single and dual 30A CBs.
CA Traveler 02/28/15 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Plugged new TT into 220v (wired wrong by electrician) HELP?!

Testing the pedestal prior to plugging in is a good idea but your protection ends there. I had a 30A pedestal jump to 160V in the middle on the night. The PI unit disconnected the power long before I could have reacted even if I had been watching a voltmeter. Equally protected for reverse polarity, low voltage, etc.
CA Traveler 02/27/15 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: Plugged new TT into 220v (wired wrong by electrician) HELP?!

All 120V appliances that were on will likely need to be repaired. "On" includes the ones with a clock or remote standby, etc. Like a TV waiting for a remove signal. Might be just a fuse for a particular appliance or total replacement.
CA Traveler 02/27/15 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: deep cycle battery suggestions

I just bought Interstate GC2-XHD-ULT, 232AH, 66.5lbs for $110 wholesale. Compare to Trojan T105, 225AH, 62lbs and Trojan T125, 240AH, 66lbs.
CA Traveler 02/26/15 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: Converter/Charger

CA Traveler- Is that a piece of copper water pipe? Yes
CA Traveler 02/25/15 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Cable routing - conduit fittings?

if the box falls down to the floor due to earthquake, flood, end of the world etc. Over the top for sure. If any of those things happen who cares if the box falls??? I ran the wires in cabinets, walls, etc so that they are not visible and all wires use split loom and some plastic clamps. SHOULD the 3 screws holding the box or the controller fail the wires will support the equipment. But I'd be wide awake during the earthquake with flashlight and absolutely the first thing I would check would be the box and controller. :S
CA Traveler 02/24/15 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter/Charger

A flattened piece of copper pipe and copper bolts makes an excellent bus bar. Here's a bus bar that supports a battery monitor shunt. And just so you know this shunt and the Trimetric battery monitor cost me $0 on the current rig. Well OK it cost more than that on the last rig. :B http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo134/catraveler/ShuntDSCN1866-Small.jpg
CA Traveler 02/24/15 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

RV.NET Alaskan Travelers for 2015 - If you plan to go let us know! Posted weekly. Place a sign on your RV, the bigger the better. Posting your location as you travel can also be helpful for meeting others. OK, I’ll post what you post going forward rather than trying to post bits and piecs of prior posts. CA Traveler, Bob & Diane, Sun Lakes, AZ Chiefelectusn, Rick & Gaye Meade, Sarasota, FL cdbinns, Brett and Celina Binns, Gouldsboro, ME trcgolf, Gregg & Dawn Bender, Jamestown, NY beeman1, Jerry, Claremont NH Firehawvvk, Bob and Shelley Deffenbaugh, Oskaloosa, IA jimbow2, Jim & Irene, La Junta, CO agesilaus, Bryan and Cindy Kramer, North FL oldtrojan66, Debra & David Kirkpatrick, New Castle, IN 2hams2alaska, Mike and Arlyce, Quincy, IL sljohnson1938, Stuart and Darlene, Mount Airy, NC mxwi, Mike MW Jones, Max & Ann, Texas MissouriBird, Ken and Robin, Stewartsville, MO americanrascal, Joe and Joy, LaGrange, GA SpencerRB, Spencer & Rachel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL NewallaBus, Richard, Newalla, OK RamblinManGA, Craig, Arizona
CA Traveler 02/24/15 05:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is this a dangerous situation?

OK I missed the .01 thrust angle. Have someone drive the vehicle. You sit dead in the center of a second vehicle (rear seat etc) and have that driver move side to side while you observe. Say nothing. Then repeat the observation with the other two persons and then compare notes. Then you'll have 1, 2 or 3 opinions. :B
CA Traveler 02/24/15 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wire Size to Connect 2 12V Batteries?

The wires need to carry 1/2 the current being pulled from both batteries. It is probably ok, but why not at least 6-8 ga for the interconnectX2
CA Traveler 02/24/15 07:43am Tech Issues
RE: Is this a dangerous situation?

Did you have a 4 wheel alignment and what was the rear axle thrust angle?
CA Traveler 02/23/15 09:36pm Tow Vehicles
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