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RE: How Can Old, Yellowed Plastic Trim be restored?

Thanks C-Leigh Racing. That's a great price. Unfortunately it doesn't appear there are any Rose's on the west coast. Next time I drag the trailer to Kansas to see my brother I'll have to remember that. I use Awesome for quite a few clean up jobs, paint prep and window washing.
bob213 04/16/15 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to repair plastic bottom side sheating

I've used Gorilla tape with good results. I have been told that this flashing tape works well also: Flashing tape
bob213 04/13/15 10:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How Can Old, Yellowed Plastic Trim be restored?

If L.A.'s Totally Awesome from the Dollar Store doesn't do it, I add my vote to the Krylon Fusion group.
bob213 04/13/15 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waxing MH - Avoid decals?

X2 on the 303 Aerospace protectorant for the decals. I wax the rest and wipe the decals down with 303. Some may tell you 303 is snake oil, but my decals look pretty good and after I sold my last unit the new owner called to ask what I had been using on it.
bob213 04/13/15 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 Volt on/off switch?

Some systems require the batteries to be inline to act as a buffer for the converter. If you post what converter you have I'm sure one of the more experienced members will be able to tell you if yours is one that requires the batteries to be on.
bob213 04/13/15 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Drought/Water Shortage

Agriculture and industry use 80% of California's water without any restrictions. Homeowner's use the rest and are restricted in their use??? The amount you use while in CA will be the "drop in the bucket" we hear about. Come and enjoy.
bob213 04/09/15 11:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: 30 amp adapter- newbie here

Be careful! Many electricians make the same mistake when it comes to RV's. Read this (and maybe have the electrician look at it also before he does anything) RV Electric
bob213 04/08/15 10:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blowing out water lines?

Just make sure your water heater is off(or you refill water heater) before you plug into electric again. Empty tank means instant element burnout.
bob213 04/08/15 09:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing Atwood water heater plug photo added

I did replace the plastic plug with a brass one from camping world that has a drain cock similar to a car radiator drain, at least now I do not need a wrench to drain. Atwood require a nylon plug. Pretty soon you will not be able to remove that brass one. Water passing over two different metals creates galvanic corrosion. They are nylon for a reason. When I had an Attwood I carried and extra plug and a sprinkler nipple remover in case I broke one off or gummed it up too much to get a socket on it. Drill a hole in the broken plug and screw out with nipple remover.
bob213 04/06/15 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: So i'm trying to find

get the wrench while you are there if you don't have one. I have found that ACE/TrueValue actually carry Camco heater elements.
bob213 04/06/15 08:11pm Camping World Accessories
RE: RV surge protection

Any recommendations/brands for surge protection in my small pop up truck camper? 30 amp with no air conditioning and the only real load being an ac/dc compressor frig. I am mostly an off the grid type but on occasion frequent full service campgrounds. A quick search indicates that these things aren't that inexpensive. If you want an excellent EMS with lifetime warranty, there's only one choice IMO. Progressive Industries EMS NOT JUST A SURGE PROTECTOR! Without A/C others may disagree but if you get a portable unit you can take it to your next unit.
bob213 04/03/15 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: RV surge protection

I started camping over 50 years ago with my parents in a Scotty trailer. A lot of the campgrounds were new and the trailers rarely had any electronics in them. Now we have 50 year old campgrounds trying to maintain RV's drawing 50amps with two A/C's and countless electronics. The campground wiring is probably the same and can't keep up with todays demand. Unless you are in a NEW campground(few and far between) I think you are going to see that power sag 2oldman refers to. A good EMS is cheap insurance for the money I have invested in my RV. If you think it's a problem that doesn't really exist, you haven't been to enough CG's especially in hot weather. I suggest you get one and protect your investment.
bob213 04/03/15 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

Update... After several days at home on 30amp each unit works fine independently. They also work fine together. Only had about a max. of 7 amp load on system but never had a fault code and never saw autoformer go into boost. Obviously, my home 30 amp isn't facing the draw that a campground would, but I have to believe that my problems were "pedestal" related. We'll find out more next time out at a different campground.
bob213 04/02/15 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

I was going to call PowerMaster (VC-30) tomorrow but can't seem to find them. Does anyone know if they are still in business?
bob213 03/29/15 09:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

AllegroD........... please tell me what an ATS is so I can answer your question. I'm guessing "no" since I don't know what it is :) I have 30amp at home. I will do solo checks this week and report my findings.
bob213 03/29/15 09:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

Hi, Does it trip the 30 amp breaker without the autoformer? How about without the ems? I left today so I did not try either of the options you ask about.
bob213 03/29/15 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

If the extension cord was plugged into the pedestal 20A and tripped the pedestal 30A then this sounds like a pedestal problem. I guess one should assume you had some kind on load on the extension cord when you flipped on the breaker? Actually the extension cord was not hooked to anything when I flipped the pedestal breaker. I agree that that part of my problem was probably pedestal related although I could not duplicate the surge with my meter hooked up. But then again, at that time there was no load on the 30amp either.
bob213 03/29/15 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

I will try the autoformer after the EMS. But wouldn't that leave me vulnerable to a malfunction in the autoformer?
bob213 03/29/15 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

why plug into the 20 amp? The 20amp was used for an extension cord for other purposes totally separate from anything to do with the trailer. It's just when I flipped the breaker for the 20amp I got a surge across the two circuits (it would seem, anyway).
bob213 03/29/15 06:23pm Tech Issues
Strange power problems with PI EMS 30 and autoformer?

Sorry for the length of this but details help: This is not a first outing with these items. Connected as follows: 30amp Post,-PowerMaster autoformer,- PI EMS-30,-trailer. Post had 50amp/30amp/20amp breakers. 30amp checked out fine with hand held checker and open ground detector. EMS ran check and turned on without problem. Plugged extension cord into 20amp outlet and turned on breaker. This caused an over current situation on the 30amp breaker and EMS shut down. Turned off 20amp breaker and EMS reset. Later that evening, with the refrig on electric, the coffee pot, two 12 volt lights, television and satellite box on, I turned on 1 more 12 volt light. EMS shut down everything and showed an "open ground" fault. Reset EMS and it recycled and returned power without a problem. Any ideas on what would cause this? I turned on the same 12 volt light without problem after the reset. Do I just have a sensitive unit? Is this something you have to live with to have EMS protection? When only using the autoformer we never experienced these problems. I may have been having problems and just didn't realize it. Thoughts please....
bob213 03/29/15 02:45pm Tech Issues
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