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Just get a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter. You plug your 50 amp plug into it and then into the 30 amp pedestal. Easy peasy. and no, a 50-amp RV pedestal is not 220-volts. it is two separate legs of 120-volts, each leg capable of supplying 50-amps. you can safely connect your 30-amp RV to the 50-amp RV pedestal using the 30-female/50-male dogbone adapter My house has 2 120 volt wires come into my main breaker box and a double 200 amp breaker. Farther down are several double breakers, 1 for the dryer, 1 for the range, 1 for the well pump, and 1 for my 5th wheel. In my 5th wheel the main breaker is again a 50 amp double breaker. If in fact my house is 240 volts and my dryer, range, and well pump, then my 5th wheel is also 240 volts. When I use a volt meter and jump between my two hot bars in my RV it reads 240 volts. Horrors!
DSteiner51 07/28/19 12:41pm Tech Issues

Since the old topic is closed and I can’t do it there... as I posted on the other topic I had ordered and paid for the new baggage door then realized I had insurance for such things, I tried to get reimbursed for the cost over the deductible. After a little apparent confusion I was told that I would be reimbursed. Well, yesterday the check went into the bank and all is well! They followed thru in spite of me not following normal procedure so I am happy.
DSteiner51 05/23/19 05:07am Good Sam Insurance

I have a car dolley. The car dolley has surge breaks. Surge breaks are a curse sent to enrage us to the point that certain four letter words are used. I would dearly love to change out the damnable surge brakes for electric brakes. Installing new electric back plates with shoes does not seem to be any more complicated than graduate level nuclear physics. But I do have a couple of questions. 1 - How heavy does the wiring have to be to support the solenoids? 2 - Can the electric brakes be connected to the existing brake light circuit or does it require a separate dedicated circuit of it's own? 3 - Any ideas about what to do with the now abandoned surge brake actuator? Thanks in advance. 1. I prefer nothing smaller then #12 wire. Too many trailers, especially two/three axles, have too light of wire. 2. NO! a good quality brake controller is needed. NO time based controller. 3. Sell it? Paper weight? Put it on a shelf?
DSteiner51 04/26/19 02:44am Towing
RE: Night stops with RV

Some trips I’m short on time as worked during the day, family gathering next day noon. Almost never stop at a campground but use church parking lots, Cabelas, Walmart, etc. Some trips are leisurely so I drive a few hours then find a campground for a night. Sometimes the campground is a base to visit sites in the area then move to another area. Sometimes the campground is the destination. I have my 5th wheel so it fits my need for whatever need/want I have. Hotels I don’t believe would fit the wants/needs I have. I spend enough nights in hotels for work that fill another need. Why vacation much like work?
DSteiner51 04/20/19 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: pull rite auto slide problem

When the jam nut is adjusted properly not only will it eliminate this play but the hitch head will stay in position without needing a bungee cord when unhooked an will make hitching much easier if the truck is not the same as the trailer side to side.
DSteiner51 04/20/19 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DC inline fuse blows when battery power turned on

You hooked the battery up wrong and blew the reverse polarity fuses on the converter thus no power from the converter. Most likely did damage to other appliances too. You are lucky if you didn’t blow the furnace, water heater, and refrigerator circuit boards too.
DSteiner51 04/15/19 05:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Am I allowed?

I have quoted Wadcutter on other forums and people that do not understand the Federal Bridge Weight laws, still do not understand them when presented with the facts. So it is kind of a waste of time trying to enlighten internet Weight Police! Like Marty, JIMNLIN, many others including myself have hauled commercially we understand the laws. It would be very difficult for any pickup to exceed the weight laws. https://i.imgur.com/kpwXG5Fl.jpg I’ve hauled commercial too until 10 years or so ago which is why I know nothing or little compared to those who never did. Which is why I spend little time here.. too many people knew too much that wasn’t true.
DSteiner51 04/14/19 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would gas engine opinions change if.....

If a 440 hp gasoline powered engine in a Ford f350 wirh a 7.1 rear end made its peak hp at 5600 rpm and made its peak torque of 465 lbft at 3600 rpm it would pull exactly the same as a 6.7 Powerstroke with a 3.55 rear axle ratio. You are correct but don’t confuse the ‘experts’ with facts. Sarcasm on... it is all with that amazing torque, horsepower means little to nothing...
DSteiner51 04/14/19 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would gas engine opinions change if.....

When I buy my trucks the Manufacturer states xxxhp at xxxxrpm. I paid for that hp so I’m gonna use it and always have. Some say I’m hard on engines but by the time 200,000 miles roll around it is the bed and cab that rot away, not the power train.
DSteiner51 04/14/19 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I allowed?

I'd use it, but link it or equal. Especially if said experts are quoting laws incorrectly. I've had folks on here not like me quoting the correctly. My 02 Marty Thank you! The threads I want to use it on are not related to rv.net in any way that I am aware of.
DSteiner51 04/14/19 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Am I allowed?

I have not used it anywhere yet. I thot it only right and fair to ask permission first. I have copied it to my iPad but before I post I want permission. I’ve been saying basically the same thing in other forums for years and one recently I got permanently banned after making several posts because I challenged the “experts” as a newbie on that forum. I have always appreciated Wadcutter’s post on the topic.
DSteiner51 04/14/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
Am I allowed?

Marty, am I allowed to copy/paste Wadcutter’s post from page two of the federal weight laws thread to other sites on the web? There is so much bs on the net and since ‘I read it on the net’ makes it a ‘legal fact’ I think his posts should be much more widespread.
DSteiner51 04/14/19 05:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Westinghouse 2500 with MicroAir EasyStart

Yep! I had an old Coachman with a 13500 ac that my 2800 Subaru genny wouldn’t start so I installed an easy start. When I bought the current 5th I didn’t realize it had a 15k ac and no way, it didn’t even seem to attempt... like a dead short. I installed a MicroAir and it starts easier then the 13.5k did although the running requires slightly more throttle on eco mode. Well worth the cost and simple to mount.
DSteiner51 04/09/19 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: What is the truth?

Good news! After making a few phone calls, Good Sam will cover any cost over my deductible. The man that sent me the low ball quote admitted he had no clue what door he was quoting. Not sure why he even sent a quote? Now if they follow thru or not we will see. I hope they can be trusted. I tend to trust people until I get burnt so hopefully all is well. Admin, sorry I missed the phone call but I believe it is well taken care of.
DSteiner51 04/01/19 05:07pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: What is the truth?

I have $500 deductible and thot the door would not be enough to meet that so I called Camping World to order part. It was then that they quoted a high price that was well over the deductible so I thot I would get insurance involved. Insurance said the price was well below the deductible while Camping World, who would fix it says no way. Who do I believe? If I can get it replaced at the insurance quote it is less then $300. Great! If in fact it costs over $900 which Camping World claims getting it directly from Keystone then ouch! Is Camping World taking me for a ride or is Good Sam quoting me some used inferior door to keep from paying anything? Or a combination of both? Hopefully I will know by tomorrow evening. We will see...
DSteiner51 03/31/19 06:57pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: New shore power cord plug

I bought some Camco plug ends to replace ends on an older 30amp cord I had bought at Walmart. I noticed that the prongs were shorter then the old plugs. When I measured using a Camco male with a Camco female the prongs only inserted approx 1/8 inch and the plugs got hot. I make a habit of never putting two Camco's together and it seems to work fine. I also use the same technique that SoundGuy uses to help keep the plugs dry after seeing one explode once! Fortunately it wasn't mine. :)
DSteiner51 03/31/19 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Is this one of you guys?

Not another one! Approx 8 years ago I was backing my rig up with a boat behind (not at nite) when I read on RV.net that it was impossible so I just kept doing it. Never had it videoed to prove it because I wasn't knowledgable enough to know it couldn't be done until I learned it here. In my ignorance I thot it was easier then backing up a chopper and wagon with auto steer behind a tractor, especially when the chopper was swung off center to trail to the right of the tractor for chopping and on field surface, not blacktop. Never was great at this so I thot a fifth wheel and boat on hard surface was a piece of cake. Haven't done either now for 5 years so not sure I could still.
DSteiner51 03/31/19 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
What is the truth?

I put my tailgate thru the front baggage compartment door. Good Sam insurance says the door is one price (below my deductible) but Camping World says it is three times more. Tomorrow I intend to find out who is right. Having dealt with insurance companies before I got a hunch but we will see. My Good Sam renewal is due in two weeks but I'm already getting notice of cancelation warnings like threats. Depends what happens tomorrow I may let the threat become reality as I change companies. Hopefully I will know in the next day or two.
DSteiner51 03/31/19 01:29pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Is there really a 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel?

I will also state that a 1/2 tom pulling a 30'+ 5er as long as they have enough tire on them, is far safe and far more stable than that same 1/2 ton towing a 30'+ TT, far less tail wagging the dog. I worry more about those that feel they can carry/pull a 16,000#+ 5er with a 3/4 ton truck, paying no attention to tire capacity. Finally! One of the most honest posts I’ve seen on this topic in years! I would much rather see a half ton overloaded by 200 lbs pulling a 5th wheel which is inherently stable then the same truck pulling a long travel trailer which requires bandaids to make the numbers work out even if they can fool themselves into thinking they are 500lbs in the clear. RVer’s are about the only ones who think they can overload a truck by adding WDH and sway control. I have only seen one agricultural/construction trailer using such bandaids in 60 years of towing... mine until I got smart and figured out there was a good reason then I GAVE it way, free.
DSteiner51 03/13/19 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Motorhome to 5th wheel

I guess I’m just ignorant. People complain about the steps in a 5th wheel but my friends’ motorhomes have more entry steps then my 5th inside and out. They have to climb the full flight every time going in and out while I only climb a partial when I go in and out and then complete the climb only if going to the bathroom or bedroom. Going in and out with an occasional climb to the bedroom/bathroom is considerably less then the whole flight by the end of the day.
DSteiner51 02/16/19 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
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