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RE: Open Ground

This supports the need to bond neutral and ground on an RV generator. https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-electricity-jam-generator-bonding-rvdt-1956/
BB_TX 06/21/23 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open Ground

………………. GFCI trips on 5 mA differential between H and N. Ground not needed. I agree that ground is not required on home wiring where the power source uses earth as a ground. Earth provides an electrical path back to source for current leakage to occur and create the imbalance in case of a fault. But does it apply where using a generator and the generator neutral and ground are not bonded and ground is not connected to earth? There would be no electrical path back to the generator for the leakage. Current can’t flow without a closed path to the source.
BB_TX 06/20/23 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open Ground

From NFPA 70 National Electric Code. Judge for yourself. Article 551 Recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks. Part III. Other Power Sources 551.30 Generator Installations (A) Mounting. Generators shall be mounted in such a manner as to be effectively bonded to the recreational vehicle chassis. The connection of the electrical system produced by the generator shall provide an effective ground-fault return path when operational.
BB_TX 06/20/23 12:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open Ground

If you have an open ground, your GFCI outlets are not going to trip on a ground fault. They require an electrical path to the power source neutral-ground bond to trip. And if you should have a hot wire shorted to ground or RV frame it will not trip the circuit breaker. It will create a hot frame though. None of which are good conditions. .
BB_TX 06/20/23 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford towable?

https://www.sherwoodford.ca/blog/can-i-flat-tow-my-ford-f-150-truck/amp/ But check the owners manual or Ford dealer for your specific truck.
BB_TX 06/18/23 09:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: Grease in EZ lube dust cap

I would not worry about it. There is no seal at the outer bearing like there is at the inner bearing, although there should be a rubber plug on the metal dust cap. Don’t know how the “professional” performed the service. But sounds like he may have used the zerk to put in grease as directed by Dexter instructions and filled the hub with grease. That is the way it is designed to work. And is fine as long as the rear seal is not leaking. But if you have drum brakes the only way to know for sure is to pull the drum.
BB_TX 06/17/23 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Rocket exhaust from diesel regen

Not a lot, but I have seen several postings on RV forums from GM owners saying the heat from the GM exhaust pointing directly at the curb side front corner of the RV causing heat damage. Hard to say just how much of a problem it is.
BB_TX 06/17/23 08:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yellowstone from Mt. Rushmore

From I-90 I believe you want to take US 16 rather than US14 going to Cody. Or maybe some other route. I know 14 is a beautiful drive but steep and winding. Don’t know about 16 or other routes. Someone will likely come in and give better info.
BB_TX 06/14/23 01:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: adding on/off toggle switch

OP's diagram does not have two feeds. Right lower corner shows power plus and minus Black is negative Red is positive. Black leads on switch would be wired in series to positive lead. ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^ Do not twist the red and black together.
BB_TX 06/11/23 08:49pm Tech Issues
RE: How to further pinpoint lighting circuit short

A cold incandescent light bulb is basically a very low resistance wire when measured with a meter. When power is applied that wire (filament) heats rapidly and the resistance also rapidly increases. Much higher resistance than before power is applied.
BB_TX 06/11/23 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: upcomimg solar eclipse

Yep. Be passing over us here in north TX also. I'll take a chance on the clouds.
BB_TX 06/11/23 08:29am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Why is the Hemi Going Away

I hate those videos to the point I will not watch them. If you have similar inclinations here is an article on the subject you can read. https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2022/08/ram-1500-5-7l-v-8-hemi-days-numbered-as-dodge-declares-end-of-v-8-muscle-cars/
BB_TX 06/10/23 11:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Are some kinds of TVs better for RV life

I replaced my original TVs (off brand) in my 5er with Samsung LED in the living room and Samsung LCD in the bedroom and towed the trailer over some very rough highways for many years and no problem with the TVs.
BB_TX 06/10/23 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Cal to Texas

I-10 to I-20 to Weatherford.
BB_TX 06/09/23 06:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Omaha to Capulin Volcano NM

Can’t really help with the route. But I don’t think you want to tow your 5er to the volcano. Narrow steep road to the top with a small parking lot that would be hard to turn a 5er even though it has a few RV spaces probably better suited to a B or smaller C mh. The visitor center at the entrance has a somewhat tight parking lot with some RV spaces where they may let you temporarily drop the 5er and drive to the top. Call to be sure and check satellite view. Better yet is to stay at the small RV park in the town of Capulin.
BB_TX 06/09/23 02:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Quick question on tow ratings

Correct. AND, the rear axle weight should not exceed the RAWR (rear axle weight rating).
BB_TX 06/09/23 09:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Usefulness of Ford "5th-Wheel/Gooseneck" package

If you plan to keep the truck for a long time get the hitch package. You may someday decide to try a different hitch that would use the puck mounting system. Or even the Goosebox gooseneck adapter that is growing rapidly in popularity and use the ball mount.
BB_TX 06/07/23 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV decision

Seems newer RVs are having more issues than older ones. I bought a 2007 Montana 5th Wheel new and kept it 14 years and it could not have been more trouble free. Not sure that can be said about any newer RV of any type. I like to buy new. But finding a several year old unit in great shape would certainly be worth considering. With motor homes, you have the additional issues of a another drive train to service and maintain. And you would probably want a vehicle that can be towed behind it if yours is not towable. With a travel trailer, you need a vehicle capable of towing whatever size travel trailer you decide to buy. That may mean buying a new tow vehicle. You just need to decide what is right for you.
BB_TX 06/04/23 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping World or not?

Camping World comes up fairly often there. Horror stories, especially about service, as well as those who were completely happy with their purchase. Just depends on the individual dealership. But I agree. Shop around for the best deal. And check reviews of each dealer. Whether you want to buy new and accept the initial depreciation or look for a good used unit is certainly an individual choice. Buying to keep for years vs buying with the intention of selling/trading in 2-3 years is a significant factor to me. The longer you own, that initial depreciation is spread out over the years and less concern for me.
BB_TX 06/04/23 08:13am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Voltage protector 110V?

Power companies today supply power at 120 vac +/- 5%. So you should see anywhere from 114 vac to 126 vac at your outlets if you are receiving good power. Much below 110 vac is low. 110 vac was an old standard that was raised to 120 vac many years ago.
BB_TX 06/02/23 08:37pm Tech Issues
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