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RE: 30amp surge protector on 50amp line

Most houses do not have surge protection. Most RV's don't come with surge protection, some do including more advanced EMS protection (voltage, miswired pedestal, etc).
CA Traveler 03/20/23 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: 30amp surge protector on 50amp line

For reference it's been discussed many times that a 50A 4 wire RV circuit is actually 2 120V 50A circuits allowing for 3 or 4 A/C units or combinations of other higher draw devices. Without getting into the details of the 50A RV circuit which has been discussed many times this circuit can and does cause very high and low voltage when the common neutral is open or partially open which can be a pedestal or RV problem. Hence it's been my recommendation that all 50A RVs use a EMS protects against this possibility since high voltage can damage connected equipment in the RV. In 2004 with my first 50A RV I installed the Progressive Industries HW 50C EMS which protects against an open 50A neutral and 10 other faults.
CA Traveler 03/20/23 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: 30amp surge protector on 50amp line

Without the 2nd AC, I wouldn’t think that the RV would routinely pull more than 30 amps. All it takes is 3 higher draw devices like: A/C, HW, charger, toaster, coffee pot, hair dryer etc to exceed 30A. Get a 50A EMS.
CA Traveler 03/19/23 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Spare tire size

Find out what the mfg says about 1 different sized tire on a 4x4. It is a 4x4 correct? First and foremost there are many Alaska trip areas where there is no tire related shop for many miles, think hundreds. This can/does also include most of Canada. Plus when you get they may not have your size and getting one could take days. My advice is be prepared. Take one full sized mounted tire and consider a unmounted spare for extra caution. And note that even the same sized tire may not have the same diameter due to wear or other differences due to brands so that could be a consideration for longer distances. Our round trip mileage was 9600 miles.
CA Traveler 03/17/23 10:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Hwy 89A in Northern Arizona

CA Traveler, do you drive a big rig and are you saying Hwy89A across to Page?Yes, profile was in a earlier post. 89A is OK for the N Rim and 89 is better for a direct route.
CA Traveler 03/16/23 10:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 89A in Northern Arizona

HorseDoc, we are coming south out of Utah going to The Paiute campground near Fredonia, AZ. Was thinking about Hwy89A over to Page. After reading these posts, I think we'll take Hwy89 across Utah down to Page. Thoughts on that? I noticed we both joined RV.net in September of 2002. I beat you by 12 days LOL...We've taken that section of 89A w/o any issues. Highly recommend you see North Rim.
CA Traveler 03/16/23 08:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Solar charger

i'd guess the controller has a short or if no controller the panel is shorted. For a followup check the panels Voc and Isc to be sure it's OK. Then reconnect with new wires and check V and A on the battery wires.
CA Traveler 03/15/23 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000

That's 25A so you would need 2 smaller A/C units and startup surge could be a issue. I'd say it won't be reliable let alone other RV draws.
CA Traveler 03/15/23 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Hwy 89A in Northern Arizona

IF you are referring to the section of 89A from Flagstaff to Prescott it's not a road for RVs except small ones. We've used 89A for the North Rim w/o issues. Update: 89A between Sedona and Cottonwood is fine for large RVs and there are many off road camping sites which can be reached from several roads off of I17. The Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center has an excellent map. I would also not take the 89A out of Cottonwood through Jerome.
CA Traveler 03/15/23 09:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Driver’s license for DPs

IMHO it's not law enforcement you need to be worried about, however it is the ambulance chasing attorneys if you're ever involved in an accident, at fault or not. *DING DING DING* Driving illegally would be fantasy level stuff for a lawyer.Absolutely agree! We don't expect the unexpected. But should one have a injury accident and not have the required license - well I wouldn't want to be explaining that to a judge.
CA Traveler 03/10/23 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

StirCrazy Serial panels with bypass diodes which all large panels have is more shade tolerant than parallel panels and this is especially true when there is shade like a A/C involved. It's a factor but not necessarily hugh. I wanted a more efficient system but adding another panel may be a better price performance option. For me 1500W solar systems "require" the larger 60/72 cell panels and MPPT. 12V panels for 1500W is certainly possible but last time I looked more panel cost and more panel square footage.
CA Traveler 03/09/23 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

The wide variety of responses has been so much better than I anticipated! The longest wire run should be from the pvs to charge controller(s). I still don't know how I'm going to accomplish that part. I'm hoping to keep all other components within just a few feet of each other. I'm leaning toward sticking with 12v just for simplicity, but will still weigh my options as I acquire stuff.I wired 3 panels in serial with the standard 10ga wire. 62' of wire 0.6% wiring loss. About 100Vmp, Consider a serial/parallel connection and be sure your controller can handle the panel Voc.
CA Traveler 03/09/23 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

1500W is 125A @12V hence equipment layout is also a consideration as to much wiring voltage loss is a consideration. And the solar controller, inverter, charger and battery proximity is a factor. All of the equipment, your intended usage and expectations and cost are also factors. Look at the entire system and various tradeoffs for what is best for you as there are many considerations besides DC voltage.
CA Traveler 03/08/23 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Water works in bathroom, but Kitchen sink is just a trickle

Is either water pipe hot or at least warm right at the HW tank? If so you most likely have a bypass problem. My next step would be to check for 120V on the AC input terminals.
CA Traveler 03/07/23 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motorhome tires - recommendations.

CA Traveler 03/06/23 12:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water works in bathroom, but Kitchen sink is just a trickle

Clean the faucat screen, possible fillter for the sink. Check hot water heater bypass valves and outside water valves closed. Check that the heater is working and producing hot water.
CA Traveler 03/06/23 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Overload built-in Onan gen. without popping a breaker?

Did it blink a fault code?
CA Traveler 03/06/23 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: Driver’s license for DPs

Check the DVM requirements for your home state for license requirements. DLs are recopical in all other states.
CA Traveler 03/05/23 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaking walls

The leak source and also be windows, lights, seams etc.
CA Traveler 03/04/23 12:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric and ICE forever together?

No one knows the future of batteries and fuel capability and related costs. What is known is that Detroit resists change until they are given no choice. Don't think that Californias leading edge requirements won't effect other states etc as California alone has a significant market share. Just my opinion.
CA Traveler 03/04/23 07:03am Tow Vehicles
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