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RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

Do a trial test of JB Weld. Or flat head bolt the bar to plastic and then glue a larger piece on the bottom and secure that piece to the box. Or use a thick piece of plastic with recessed and sealed bolt holes. Tap Plastic etc should have what you need.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 10:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

Yes. It does need to hold up to vibrating and bouncing down the road which is not a home environment factor.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 09:28am Class C Motorhomes
RE: California I-5

I passed through at least 2 speed enforcement officers in CA on this trip. Both were on 101 from LA north. Both were a single officer with radar. Others may have had radar, don't know. And don't most use laser these days? Years ago I asked a San Jose officer at Starbucks about the radar trap that I went through every day. He politely informed me that they don't have radar traps but rather "speed enforcement". :B But of course the same ticket and they always had customers every day. Most truckers in CA stay under 63 MPH. At 65 they are pushing their luck and they with their commercial license don't want a ticket. Sure some go faster but not many in my experience.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 09:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

The neutral bus is insulated from the case and the ground bus is not. Try HD etc including ordering or electrical supply house.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Starting on August 17 will be an interesting trip. I left Skagway for WA on 8/17 and most of the CGs on the Alaskan Highway were closed and very few tourists. We were the only rig at one CG and I asked when they would close - "As soon as we run out of fuel." All of their AC power was from a generator but he was referring to the fuel pumps.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 08:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Worst US/Canadian border crossing

Well that is the number 1 worst posting to date.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

The ground bus is bonded to the panel case. And somewhere the ground is bonded to the rig frame. When all repairs are completed I recommend that you plug into a GFCI and check that none of the electrical equipment trips the GFCI. This establishes that you don't have a ground fault - ie amps leaking to ground.
CA Traveler 06/23/18 07:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

I'd also recommend you clean up the ground wires, bus and rust. The bare copper wires look green with corrosion. And the lower right back panel entry point has something shinny near the right black hot wire. Hope it's not the actual wire.
CA Traveler 06/22/18 11:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

All connections should be clean etc. The 30A male plug is the one on the end of your shore cord. The 20/30 adapter is the one used to connect the 30A male plug to the 20A church plug. Perhaps there is no problem there but I was suggesting to check everything especially considering that you have multiple overheated neutral wires including the bottom wire which is part of the 30A shore cord circuit. And there could be additional connections between the shore cord and CB panel that should be checked to at least make sure they didn't contribute to the problem. Understand that if the church plug is one of multiple plugs then at times there is likely to be other church loads on that circuit which can cause low voltage. RVs should only use a dedicated 20A circuit like most CG 20A plugs. And running the A/C is considered a heavy sustained load.
CA Traveler 06/22/18 11:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

All connections should be bright, clean and tight. In addition to everything else consider replacing the 30A male plug and the 20/30 adapter. And always minimize loads if you must be on 20A.
CA Traveler 06/22/18 09:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical system has gotten hot

Loose connection, corrosion and excessive loads come to mind. But low voltage leading to increased amps seem likely. Is the church plug a 20A plug on a dedicated CB? Most house circuits have multiple 15A plugs on a 20A CB. In addition to other posts sustained loads should be limited to 80% or 16A for a 20A plug. Regardless you are pushing your luck on a 15A or 20A plug with any heavy load like A/C or HW etc. I would not use AC until the neutral block is fixed and clean not over heated wires are connected. Your picture suggests you will need insulated butt connectors to extend the wires.
CA Traveler 06/22/18 09:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: California I-5

In Eureka and just enjoyed Santa Barbara, Bodega Bay and the Redwoods so avoided 5. But with family in Sac 5 will be on the return list. It's not 5/99 as much as the sticker shock pretty much every time we visit CA.
CA Traveler 06/20/18 08:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Worst US/Canadian border crossing

Once waiting for the ferry at Port Angeles, WA I asked what I could do with the firewood. "Well the Canadians won't like it but you can put it in that truck over there. When it's full it's auctioned off to the employees and the money is donated to help local kids." I was happy to help and avoid any problems in Canada.
CA Traveler 06/20/18 03:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worst US/Canadian border crossing

Usually just a few questions. Checked the refer a few times. US took our US tomatoes once. Never asked to see dog/cat papers. Then the comical border crossing off of the Ferry at Victoria. Waved me and the MH through. DW was grilled for 30 minutes in the car. Why don't you have luggage? Why no reservations? To each one she replied - See that motorhome - I'm with him, my clothes are with him, etc. On and on went the same questions and the same answers. Don't know what was going on but a good story after the fact.
CA Traveler 06/20/18 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: SWM Upgrade

BTW DTV has published equipment placement restrictions for wireless Genies and RV space limitations make a more constrictive environment. ie This includes interference with non DTV WiFi. So check it out for your equipment.
CA Traveler 06/18/18 07:36pm Technology Corner
RE: SWM Upgrade

Clarification: Both my house and RV have full sized DTV SWM dishes which I understand has 8 channel capability on one coax.
CA Traveler 06/18/18 07:05pm Technology Corner
RE: SWM Upgrade

In the rig you should be able to use the Genie, SWM splitter and HR24 configured for SWM. Or the Genie, video bridge and Genie client. We move the HR44 from house to rig, no Genie client. For a period of time I had the HR24, HR44 and SWM splitter connected. And that gave me 7 channel recording. Plus I could view the HR44 recorded channels on the HR24. Connect the HR24 in your house as a test.
CA Traveler 06/18/18 06:59pm Technology Corner
RE: 50 Amp Pedastal/Nr. 4 AWG

Cut off a small piece and check the lug fit on both ends before proceeding.
CA Traveler 06/17/18 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Will Solar save my frig temp?

My lipids are low. My excursions were for A YEAR AT A TIME. Very remote areas where a trip to a real store was a 14 hour ordeal. My refrigerator is 18 cubic feet the freezer the same capacity. And energy use is 60 amp hours per day at 24 volts.That's consistent with the often reported 130Ah at 12V reported for inverter draw for the 18 cu ft Samsung refer that many are using for absorption replacement. Not knocking DC motors at all. But newer 120V refers are very efficient, inverters not as much. I've read that the Samsungs use variable speed motors (DC?), start at low speed with no surge, MSW and PSW inverters OK, etc. And yeah they keep ice cream rock hard.
CA Traveler 06/16/18 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Will Solar save my frig temp?

RV fridge simply does not have the same capability as house ref. My freezer can freeze up one bottle water overnight but can't keice keep a sack of ice frozen. Down below is just like a fresh keeper and definitely won't keep meat for long.All of my RV propane refers kept all frozen food below 10F and refer below 42F. And this is for both propane and AC operation. Other than a longer cool time they work just fine. Ditto for more extended door openings. Your refer is not operating as it should and there are a number of reasons why this can occur.
CA Traveler 06/14/18 07:19pm Tech Issues
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