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RE: GFCI Risks? Update

GFCIs do go bad. Yours did. I once replaced a full size upright deep freeze, only to find a bad GFCI outlet. DW was NOT happy. Compressor type refrigation equipment and GFCI's do not get along well. Best not to plug a refigator/freezer into a GFCI receiptical.
Dusty R 03/22/15 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Reflections on 6 Months of RV Research! ;)

We have an Itasca 24' on a Ford E-350 and have never felt that the chassis was too narrow. We found it new. If we had ordered it new, would we have ordered an E-450? I don't know.
Dusty R 03/22/15 05:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Heat & AC t-stat

Let us try some real numbers. Say you set the heat to 73 and the cool to 74. The heat comes on at 72 and runs till it hits 74. The cool comes on at 75 and runs till it hits 73. Usually, the temp continues to either climb or slide a little after the unit turns off. If the heat cuts off at 74, but climbs to 75 before it stabilizes, the cool suddenly comes on. If the cool cuts off at 73, but slides to 72 before it stabilizes, the heat suddenly comes on. This is a no win situation. Even a 2* difference is cutting it close. I keep a 5* difference, and use a jacket if it gets cool. I use 69* for heat and 74* for cool. Not on a non-programable t-stat because you MUST manually change a switch from heat to cool and back. Dusty
Dusty R 03/19/15 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stupid Question on Generators

Old-Crows. Very good write up, except, if you use 15 gallons, getting to your camp site, with the 3/4 tank generator dip tube in a 20 gallon tank, there will be nothing left for the generator. Question. If a diesel generator runs out of fuel, do you have to bleed the fuel injector pump? If so, is it a difficult job ? Is this one more strike against a diesel generator ? Dusty
Dusty R 03/19/15 03:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Right LED tail light staying on

Different problem but might be the same. I have a 20' flat bed trailer with break way brake system with it's own battery. That system charges it's battery when in use. But for some reason it will drain it's battery when sitting, not plugged in and sitting for a long time. I have to remember to unplug it's battery when not in use. Then remember to plug the battery in when I use it. Before I had a smaller trailer with break away brakes, but it did not have the charging system and it never drained the battery between uses. Dusty
Dusty R 03/19/15 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Heat & AC t-stat

But at 2* it gets too cool before it turns off, and then too warm before it restarts. Dusty
Dusty R 03/19/15 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
Heat & AC t-stat

We have an '03 Itasca Spirit. The t-stat is a RV Comfort NC ColemanMack. On AC the differential is 2*. Is there any way to change it to 1* ? Thanks.
Dusty R 03/18/15 04:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DIY Pressure Testing for Rain Leaks

You read the difference between the two sides. Or one half inch of movement on one side equals one inch.
Dusty R 03/15/15 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone using Tire Pressure Monitors??

I use a hand held radiant thermometer and check when we stop. I have caught a soft tire a couple of times.
Dusty R 03/11/15 05:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Expansion tank electrical question

With a 2 gallon accumulator tank I can turn the pump off when going to bed and still have enough water to use the bath room a few times during the night.
Dusty R 03/08/15 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump airlock??

Leave a faucent open and let the pump run until water comes out. It does not hurt the pump to run without water, so let it run.
Dusty R 03/04/15 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Class C Cabover Rebuild

Or use 2 layers of 3/8" plywood and stager the joints, cost more but would be much stronger.
Dusty R 03/03/15 05:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator propane/Natural gas conversion big sale

This past summer I was searching for a LP powered generator for home back-up. I found one that I had never heard of, so I was doing a little research on it. Found a link, don't remember where, that was for asking the manufacture about it. I guy stated he and a neighbor both had purchased a gasoline fired one, and his neighbor had convered his to LP. And that his neighbors now smoked a little, while his did not. The person answering stated that LP fires at a much higher temperatue, it was stated the degrees but I don't remember, and that now the warranty on the converted LP one was now void. Many years ago I was thinking of converting a farm tractor to LP. The local LP supplier stated that I would need to have the head machined down to raise the compression on the engine.
Dusty R 03/01/15 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: generator transfer switch

Every time that I read about a problem with an ATS, I think about how I am really glad that Winnebago put a manual transfer in my RV. To transfer power, I unplug from the pedestal and plug in to an outlet in my electrical compartment that the generator powers. This was for a friend. I'm with you. My transfer switch si just like yours. Dusty
Dusty R 02/28/15 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Battery question

Most modern TV's only run on 12 volts. If there is a little power pack, called a wall wart, that plugs into the 120 volt receptacle, look at it close. Most likely it will say 12 volt dc output, and the other end plugs into the TV. Just find, or build a cord that has a 12 volt cigarette lighter plug on one end and will plug into your TV with the other end. Dusty
Dusty R 02/27/15 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: generator transfer switch

It was above the refrigerator in the 120v breaker, 12v fuse panel. we had to remove all the breakers and the buss bar, and the fuse holders to get to the generator transfer switch. The neutral side had burned up. It doesn't seem to me that one should ever have to tear apart an electrical panel to get to anything. I really wonder about some of the engineering today. Thanks for the help, Dusty
Dusty R 02/27/15 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: Plugged new TT into 220v (wired wrong by electrician) HELP?!

Sent you a PM.
Dusty R 02/27/15 06:50am Tech Issues
RE: Help w/ Water Heater

The flame detector is NOT a thermocouple, it is just a rod/electrode, flame/fire is a conductor. Thus there is a current to ground through the flame rod which the circuit board senses. So a dirty rod or if the rod is not in the flame. Will it to shut down. Dusty
Dusty R 02/27/15 06:40am Class C Motorhomes
generator transfer switch

Can anyone tell me where the generator transfer switch is located in a 2000 Bounder model 34D?
Dusty R 02/25/15 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance

We had Progressive on a car that we left in Florida. What I liked about them was that twice a year you reporter, by e-mail, the odometer reading, and they based your rate on how many miles you drove.
Dusty R 02/25/15 06:25am Class C Motorhomes
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