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RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

Go back to the first post and in the photo you will see in the upper left hand corner the UL listing label is there, that means it was tested at full load and all the components including the contactor have been tested and are being used as designed. When I went out and checked my connections yesterday there was no heat coming from any component in the box, the trailer is plugged in 24/7 because we have our freezer running year around. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/23/17 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

A new contactor will repair the unit so that's the way I would fix it. Denny That's what I would do. Go to an electrical wholesaler and get a replacement. They don't cost much and certainly far less than a new EMS.NOT ME! That unit has been very stressed and it's unknown what further damage may have occurred or is just about to occur. I would buy a new PI unit. The only thing stressed was the terminal on the contactor and the wire that was attached to it and of course the case. One thing this thread did do was make me go out and check the connections on mine, they were fine. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/22/17 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: What's left of Our Progressive EMS Unit

OP, can you post some photos of the interior of the EMS. I have to wonder if there was a bad connection(s) (despite thinking it was tight enough) or there was a surge from the poco. *If* the OP's connections were not done properly I could see the manufacturer denying a claim, but without having the unit in hand, how would they know. The contactor itself could have been faulty too. myredracer... Like I stated in a previous post, all connections were tight when I removed it. I installed this EMS unit in our previous RV in 2009. It was in there for 4 years (no problems), then I transferred it to our current RV in 2014. So it's been preforming it job the last 3 years, and a total of 7 years. So I surmise my connects were done right. Something happened but probably will never know cuz Progressive Ind. doesn't care. Here's a pic of the inside of the unit. As shown, the set screw on the upper left terminal and inside of the end part of the box is scorched from the insulation on the wires melting from the heat. https://i.imgur.com/nFvqo7ml.jpg Decisions...Decisions....do I go with another P. I. EMS HW30C or a Surge Guard 30 amp HW. Compare the first photo and the last and you will see the burn mark on the cover that is in the same spot as the brunt thermal, when you have a bad connection and it gets hot it will fuse the set screw to the connector so you think it's tight but it wasn't. The heat also transfers to the contracts causing them to overheat and fail. I was in the electrical and commercial refigeration business for years and worked on all sorts of contactors and I've seen this many times, basically you had a bad connection. A new contactor will repair the unit so that's the way I would fix it. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/21/17 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone pull a 14k 5er with a gas engine

I pull a 16K trailer all over the country with my past V10 with 4.30 gears and now with my 6.2 with 4.30 gears, we average over long trips between 8 and 9. The secret to towing heavy with a gas motor is the rear end gears!!! So don't listen to no nothing dealerships set it up for towing. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/16/17 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black spots on rubber roof

The black spots is the rubber showing, scrubbing will do nothing but make then bigger as you wear more of the white off. Denny
Denny & Jami 09/02/17 06:07am Tech Issues
RE: TPMS Repeater --TST 507--Will I need one?

I was having a reception problem and isolated it to interference from the garmin GPS receiver mounted a few inches away from the 507 receiver. I solved it by using the external antenna left over from my 510 system, mounted about 2 feet from the GPS receiver. I found the same problem when using my Garmin GPS next to the monitor. Denny
Denny & Jami 08/13/17 06:22am Tech Issues
RE: 2017 dually vs mid 2000 dually comparisons?

I'm curious to hear from folks who have upgraded to a current model dually. I'm hoping to avoid a brand war thread just honest opinions of where/how the new models are improved...specifically for towing heavy. Unloaded performance isn't much a concern for me since I have a daily driver. My truck isn't generally used unless we are travelling or making deliveries for our business. I pull a 16k 40' toyhauler now. We do a few 1100 mile (round) trips to Disney each year, plus local trips. I'm really wanting to make a long trip out west in the next 2 years. I just don't see making that trip in our current truck as very relaxing. I'm considering any of the big 3 duallys or maybe a F450 at the moment. New truck will be 4x4, CC, upper level trim, outfitted with a flatbed. I just want to get an idea of what to expect after dropping $$$ on a new one. Thanks. I upgraded from a 2000 F350 DRW to a 2013 F350 DRW in 2013 and the increased load compacity and towing rating was noticed the first time we towed with it, the empty ride was a little stiffer but nothing we couldn't live with. Denny Thanks for the info. I bet it was hard saying goodbye to that 7.3. It wasn't a 7.3 it was a V10 with 4.30 gears. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/30/17 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generac Guardian Quietpact 40G

We have a G50 that is 1998 vintage built into our 5th wheel, this is the 3rd trailer its been in. The only time it has let us down is from old fuel,nothing to do wth the generator itself. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/30/17 05:42pm Tech Issues
RE: 2017 dually vs mid 2000 dually comparisons?

I'm curious to hear from folks who have upgraded to a current model dually. I'm hoping to avoid a brand war thread just honest opinions of where/how the new models are improved...specifically for towing heavy. Unloaded performance isn't much a concern for me since I have a daily driver. My truck isn't generally used unless we are travelling or making deliveries for our business. I pull a 16k 40' toyhauler now. We do a few 1100 mile (round) trips to Disney each year, plus local trips. I'm really wanting to make a long trip out west in the next 2 years. I just don't see making that trip in our current truck as very relaxing. I'm considering any of the big 3 duallys or maybe a F450 at the moment. New truck will be 4x4, CC, upper level trim, outfitted with a flatbed. I just want to get an idea of what to expect after dropping $$$ on a new one. Thanks. I upgraded from a 2000 F350 DRW to a 2013 F350 DRW in 2013 and the increased load compacity and towing rating was noticed the first time we towed with it, the empty ride was a little stiffer but nothing we couldn't live with. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/30/17 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric over hydraulic brakes

Easy check to see if it's truck or a trailer problem is to pull the break away switch and see if the trailer brakes lockup. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/25/17 07:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.2 F-350 4.3 rear end

Would like to buy a 2017 6.2 F350 lariat with the 4.3 rear end. The 4.3 rear end is hard to find though. If a person calls Ford up are they able to track the trucks with the 4.3 rear ends to the dealers and let you know any locations? First 4.30 gears are the only way to go if you are using your truck to pull a trailer. You will have a hard time finding a 6.2 with 4.30 gears on a dealer lot, after looking country wide on Ford's site I found 0 on dealer lots so I ordered one. Denny
Denny & Jami 07/25/17 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sailun Tires ?

Let's be serious here guys, these tires are made in China and they are cheap for a reason just like all the other China tires out there. If you don't put a lot of miles on they will probably work fine if you change them out every few years but if you put on a lot of miles I would consider a higher quality tire. DennyHave you even read any of the posts about the Sailun tires? Do a little research before you start talking trash. :) Not trash talking just giving you something to think about, when it comes to tires I use a lot of caution because I don't like repairing my trailer after blowouts or tread separation, just because a few on the internet think something is great doesn't make it true. I don't push any brand I just use what I think is best for way I use my trailer. I'm running GY G114 17.5 tires on my tailer now because I personally know a lot of people using them but after having multiple failures with GY 614 tires I would never have them agian even though many on the internet think they asre the greastest thing that came along. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/25/17 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires ?

Let's be serious here guys, these tires are made in China and they are cheap for a reason just like all the other China tires out there. If you don't put a lot of miles on they will probably work fine if you change them out every few years but if you put on a lot of miles I would consider a higher quality tire. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/25/17 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tpms repeater

We have a TST 507 system and it worked flawlessly for two years until we were coming home from Texas this spring and I started loosing signals, the only thing that was different was I was using my Garmin GPS and it was close to the monitor, put the Garmin away and all was well agian. Denny
Denny & Jami 06/04/17 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford 6.2 VS 6.8

I went from a 2000 V10 with 4.30 gears to a 2013 6.2 with 4.30 gears and would never go back, the 6 speed is a amazing transmission. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/09/17 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pathway X2 Owners

I routinely see 40-50. Of course rain wipes it out. For us getting each arc often means TV vs No TV and an unhappy DW. I've found that occasionally a cable may look ok but replacing it will clear up signal loss problems. This what I'm looking for to make my decision, my Tailgater has never had that kind of signals, the Playmaker really impressed me but it doesn't have the eastern arc. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/01/17 10:44am Technology Corner
RE: Pathway X2 Owners

48 locked on to 129 transponder 23 (CNN HD) right now. Keep in mind that the portable antennas require high-quality quad-shield coax since they are transmitting programming signal as well as control voltage and signal(s) on the same coax. We had issues until I upgraded all the coax. Rob I checked that transponder and got 25 but it is cloudy today, will have to wait a couple of days for clear skies down here in Texas. I checked the trailer coax the other day by connecting directly to the reciever and got tne same signal strength. What I'm really looking for is something that will bring in the weaker transponders, I played with a new Dish Playmaker by Winegard and was impressed by the signal strength over the Tailgater. But I like the bigger dish and the eastern arc discussion abilitythat the X2 has. Denny
Denny & Jami 04/01/17 07:40am Technology Corner
Pathway X2 Owners

We've been having signal strength issues with our 6 year old Tailgater, after taking it apart and cleaning years of desert dust out of it it's better but still low signal on most satellites. I'm talking 15 to 32 depending on the transponder mostly around 20. Before I spring for a X2 what kind of signals are you getting. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/31/17 07:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Passport america

I bought a lifetime membership 2 years ago and it has already paid for itself. There are two passport websites. passportamerica and passport-america. I see a lifetime membership on just one. I understand that there are two different competing offices selling memberships. What you are looking at is their add site and the main site, same company. We use it all the time in fact we are staying in one right now for 3 nights in AZ, we are also lifetime memberships Denny
Denny & Jami 03/15/17 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dexter Axle wheel studs

Just a suggestion but torque them to 90 and check them one time after going around 50 miles and don't check them agian unless you take the tire off. IMO you are over tightening them and fatiguing the studs. I torque mine to 120 but I have 9/16 studs, I only check them one time after removing a wheel. Denny
Denny & Jami 03/05/17 08:58am Tech Issues
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