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RE: How to spot a good disconnect switch?

1. Quality 2. Cheap Choose.
Bobbo 09/30/20 07:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing Travel Trailer

Now next thing. IF you use the winterizing kit inside the RV. Please remember to let the antifreeze run out the city water connector. There is a button inside the hose connector that you can press with a screw driver. However, Remember to stand to one side, as there will be pressure on it. Ask me how I know. Never, EVER, do this while the water system is pressurized. It can blow the O-ring out of the backflow preventer. After everything else is full of antifreeze, open the kitchen tap to release the pressure, and leaving that tap open as a vent, press that button on the shore water inlet. There will be enough pressure from the full water lines higher than the inlet to make the antifreeze flow back out of the inlet, protecting it.
Bobbo 09/30/20 07:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water problem

If it smells when you fill up at home and not when you use other sources then you know what the issue is. I told the OP that back on page 2: If the water from the campground "seems ok" but the water from your well doesn't, you have your answer. That is apparently not what he wants to hear.
Bobbo 09/30/20 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water problem

what button are you talking about? I am not sure even if i have this button how it would back flow up hill. Without being there to point, I don't know how to tell you other than the button is in the middle of the backflow preventer. As far as water flowing uphill, I doubt that the shore water inlet is higher than the showerhead. Open the showerhead valve to vent the pipes, and water will backflow. My kitchen faucet is higher than my shore water inlet, so I can open my kitchen faucet for that. (That is also how I get RV antifreeze into that section of piping.)
Bobbo 09/30/20 06:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water problem

how are you sanatizing,just putting it the city water conection or putting it in the tank fill? Are you runing off your fresh water tank or are you hooking up to city water when it smells? I had it when I was hooked up to city water it would taste/smell funny but when I used the onboard tank it would be fine. my sanatize process was using the fresh water tank as the source so it never got that bit bettween the city atachment and the water pump , so now I sanatize both ways. Steve After filling all of the lines with the bleach solution, open a faucet to relieve all of the pressure. Then, and only then, go around and push on the button in the middle of the shore water inlet and bleach water will backflow out of it so it gets sanitized too. BE SURE THE PRESSURE IS RELIEVED FIRST OR YOU WILL DAMAGE THE BACKFLOW PREVENTER!
Bobbo 09/29/20 08:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Reverse Polarity code When Plugging in at Home

You can verify or just fix it. Turn off power at the breaker, remove the connector, reverse the Hot and Neutral, replace connector, restore power. http://www.myrv.us/electric/img/30-ampRV-rec2.jpg width=200 http://www.myrv.us/electric/img/30-ampRV-front2.jpg width=200 http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/30amp_Service.htm Before I switched the wires, I would want to confirm that it is, indeed, the outlet that is mis-wired. Hence my recommendation for the no contact voltage tester. If he re-wires the outlet, but it was actually the EMS that was wired backwards, he has not helped himself.
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Reverse Polarity code When Plugging in at Home

Bpbbo, If you hare some elcheapo HF volt ohm meters laying around already, won't they suffice for the testing? The no contact tester will tell him immediately which wire is the hot wire. Using an el cheapo VM he will have to test each wire pair to determine which wire is hot. Just faster and easier. And safer since it is no contact and he can't shock himself. But, to answer your question, yes the el cheapo VM will give him that information, if he knows how to use it.
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Reverse Polarity code When Plugging in at Home

Call an electrician and have them check the wiring. This can be done before calling an electrician. Go to a big box hardware store and buy a no-contact voltage tester. They are not expensive. That will tell you exactly which slot on your 30 amp outlet is hot. You can then tell if the outlet is wired backwards. With the round slot at the top, the hot slot should be lower left. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51bXDYpGoYL._AC_SL1000_.jpg width=160
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:36am Tech Issues
RE: Why Didn't I Think of This Before?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YN2KRWF Your clicky doesn't work. You need to take the spaces out of your link. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YN2KRWF I fixed it for him. :) Barney
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help replacing pendant light globe

Take the intact shade to a lamp fixture store And get two new matching shades that will fit your fixtures I doulbt you will be able to find the exact matching duplicate replacement MrWizard beat me to it. This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water problem

You need to drain the hot water tank after every trip and leave it empty until the next trip; otherwise the smell will come back. If that were true, then the fresh water tank would also have to be drained until the next trip. Fresh water sitting in the water heater is no different than fresh water sitting in the fresh water tank. For the last 13 years, I have not drained the water heater except when winterizing in November and not had a problem. Now, considering the OP's water supply is from a well, it may very well be necessary to drain both between trips. We don't know what is in their water that may be growing. That water is not chlorinated to kill stuff.
Bobbo 09/28/20 07:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Wiring , converter , not sure

Unplugged motorhome started the generator everything came on then all started flickering and went out but the generator was still running. Any idea what could be going on? Thanks Sounds like the generator breaker tripped too. Maybe because of the problem in the transfer switch.
Bobbo 09/27/20 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Fresh water problem

If the water from the campground "seems ok" but the water from your well doesn't, you have your answer.
Bobbo 09/26/20 08:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

Four: I've lived a lifetime before TPMS was invented and never had a problem. I've lived 65 years and never needed a fire extinguisher, but that doesn't mean I am going to throw mine out. Driving from Colorado to Tennessee one time, I left Colorado with 80 psi in all 6 tires. When I stopped for the night just east of Oklahoma City, one of my inside dually tires had 0 psi. As soon as I got home, I got my TPMS. (It has since saved me from an RV fire when a brake started dragging. By the time I got pulled over, the wheel was smoking.)
Bobbo 09/24/20 08:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protector

There is an issue when using a Generator! You will need a special wired adapter to use with a generator! Make sure you do not get an Open Ground indication, you will need a floating ground plug. Not all generators. My previous RV had an ONAN Microquiet 4000 watt and it had the ground and neutral bonded. My EMS didn't have a problem with it. It wasn't until I traded RV's and bought a TT and a Honda EU2000i that I finally had to make a bonding plug. (Bonding plug was less than $2 to make. A trip to a big box hardware store for a replacement 3 prong plug plus an inch and a half of wire that was sitting around my shop.) You definitely want the open ground indicator.
Bobbo 09/24/20 08:04pm Tech Issues
RE: TPMP High Temp Setting

It has been a while (a long while) since I set mine and my memory is fuzzy, but, as best I recall, I had to skip whichever setting came up first and set the second one. Then I could go back and set the first one. The temperature, I left at factory setting. (Even at factory setting it saved me from an RV fire a few years ago when a brake started dragging. When it alarmed and I got pulled over, the wheel was smoking.)
Bobbo 09/24/20 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Surge protector

I prefer the hard wired EMS HW-30C, myself. You can't leave it off because you are in a hurry or the weather is bad so you don't bother getting it out. Also, it can't walk off. Mine is currently (pun pun) on its second RV and 13th year.
Bobbo 09/24/20 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: generator question

I don't see any ready-made 50A bonding plugs, so this is probably something to talk to an electrician about. You can bond anywhere there is neutral and ground available on the generator, for example the 120V receptacle. I didn't want to suggest that (even though it will seem to work just fine), because then you're bonding a 50A circuit over a 15/20A path. All you are doing is simulating a house's ground. The wire you use is only 1 to 2 inches long. There is no problem with that. If you are REALLY concerned, use a 6g wire in the bonding plug. Voila, you have a 50 amp bond. (A 22g wire will work just fine.)
Bobbo 09/21/20 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

If it is unlimited only to a specified cap, it is not really unlimited. Regardless of what marketing chooses to call it.
Bobbo 09/21/20 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Honda EU generators, BLUETOOTH, FINALLY!

If I ever buy one with the CO detector, I will cut the wires to it. If that won't let the generator run, I will wire nut them together. I, also, don't run a generator inside an enclosed space.
Bobbo 09/20/20 07:52pm Tech Issues
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