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RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

Another possibility, and I'm not saying I think this is the cause, is something I could see myself doing. That's using a stranded wire for making the bond, and having one wayward strand touching the hot terminal inside the plug housing. That strand would likely go up in smoke without shutting down the generator output. That’s a distinct possibility I’ll take a closer look Thanks
Jetstreamer 09/08/19 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

I know I probably should have left well enough alone, but I researched the heck out of this before I did it and was completely confident that it would solve my monitor alarm issue and wouldn’t cause any harm....Oh well...
Jetstreamer 09/05/19 08:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

Check polarity of 30 amp outlet against 15 amp outlet, e.g. "hot wire to hot wire" should show zero voltage. If it shows 120v they are wired reverse from each other and one of them should be changed. Triple check the bonding plug. This only makes sense if both: 1. 30 amp and 15 amp have reversed polarity from each other and 2. something in your RV has a neutral/ground short The reason this would explain the problem is the RV's neutral/ground short puts one leg of power on the ground wire (the leg that is hot on the other outlet). The bonding plug puts the other leg on the ground wire. That is a dead short between the two legs through the ground wire. Thanks.. The plug is correct and I’m just surprised that a breaker wouldn’t have tripped somewhere... Certainly could be something wired wrong...I doubt it from Honda it’s more likely that I’m wired wrong.... when I get home I’ll do some further inspection...
Jetstreamer 09/05/19 08:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

OK, let me understand: The Generator was running and then you plugged in your RV using the Neutral/Ground bonded plug? If that is correct, are you sure there wasn't something on in the RV that caused a surge of current when the plug made contact with the Generator outlet? Anything is possible... the bonding plug was already in the generator outlet when I started it.
Jetstreamer 09/05/19 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

Have no direct answer, but just wondering why you made this bonding plug..? I made the plug so I can utilize a volt/frequency meter without the alarm going off. https://i.imgur.com/yiaWnGEl.jpg
Jetstreamer 09/05/19 08:15pm Tech Issues
Honda 3000eu issue using a bonding plug

I made my own neutral ground bonding plug to use with my generator. I had it plugged into one of the outlets on the generator. When I went to use it for the first time, I had a spark and a bit of smoke very briefly come out from somewhere on the panel. I immediately pulled the bonding plug out and the generator continued to run normally. I double checked that the plug was assembled correctly and it was. Also there was zero evidence of any arcing or burning on the plug itself. None of the panel breakers tripped. There was a 30 amp cord attached with a very light load. I’m out on a road trip and maybe when I get back home I’ll take the panel apart and take a look for any arcing evidence. Any ideas what may have happened??
Jetstreamer 09/05/19 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Ice cream?

I didn’t think my fridge was performing as well as it should be either, so I removed it and made some improvements to the baffling and insulation. I also installed that modification that allows you more range of temperature control. I can’t remember the name of the product but I have no problem now with keeping ice cream super cold.
Jetstreamer 08/13/19 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Very slow propane leak: how to find it?

I can’t believe that the flammable gas detector wand couldn’t find the problem for you... was it properly calibrated before use? I bought a relatively inexpensive one to trace some leaks and I couldn’t believe how sensitive it was. It sniffed out a couple of incredibly small leaks right away. Ones where I would have never smelled any gas.
Jetstreamer 05/19/19 11:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a 13,000 BTU AC enough for a 22' trailer?

The smaller unit might be easier for a portable generator to handle if there will be any future dry camping... we had a 24’ trailer with a 13.5 in it and you could hang meat inside.
Jetstreamer 05/13/19 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Feedback on the new style entry steps

I don't own one with them, but of the hundreds I went into with them at the rv shows I really liked them. Full support of weight going in and out. There is no way they are cheaper to include vs the old style steps...but I suspect they will become "standard equipment" on all but entry level rigs. For me the downside would be all outside dirt gets in when folded inside. In addition, in storage I could never lower them if the rig beside me is within 4 feet of mine. Yeah I never thought about the clearance issue .. That would be a problem in my indoor storage space....
Jetstreamer 03/09/19 09:11pm General RVing Issues
Feedback on the new style entry steps

We had been looking at buying a new camper for the last few years and one thing that has made me skeptical of a new purchase is the change over to the new style entry step. I saw nothing wrong with the old stlye step that just retracted into the side of the trailer. Yes, some trailers needed another step added but I liked the fact that your steps and any dirt associated with it stayed outside of your camper. I figure they made the change because it probably saved them ten bucks somewhere but I’ll admit I have never had the chance to use the new system. Please chime in on the pros and cons of these new fold up inside the camper step systems.
Jetstreamer 03/08/19 09:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you tell the campground?

Slightly off topic but I once had the opposite problem reserving a campsite if you can believe it....Reserved a site over a year in advance in the path of the solar eclipse that used to be a double pull thru type site. In recent years the management changed the double site to a single site I guess because it was maybe a little short of a pull thru to accommodate two rigs... I was so happy to get this site until a couple of weeks after I reserved it I get a phone call from the campground asking me how long my rig is..Because if it was under 40’ they were going to consider splitting my site into the original two sites to accommodate another camper. Well, I nearly blew a gasket over this and I was honest about my rig being 32’. Fortunately the lady doing the reservation was on my side and said that as long as she told the campground owners I was 40’ that there wouldn’t be a problem. I told her that we were seriously in the market anyway for a 40’er so that saying I had a shorter rig at the time wasn’t being totally untruthful. I mean my 32’ fiver and crew cab dually takes up a lot of space! We never did buy the bigger rig and in retrospect I would have paid the extra money to reserve the other site if needed but it all worked out as it was a wonderful campsite at a perfect campground for the eclipse experience.
Jetstreamer 02/07/19 06:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Recreation.Gov

Wisconsin state parks are also in the process of completely changing their reservation vendor next week.... We’ll see how that pans out...
Jetstreamer 12/09/18 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: camping with CPAP (no electric hookup)

Portable Battery/Power Generator Someone posted this on another site for CPAP users. I haven't tried it. Such false advertising using the term “generator “. It’s nothing more than a small battery that needs to be recharged... For $240....
Jetstreamer 12/08/18 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: WiFi Monitors for interior of camper

If you have two smartphones there is an awesome app that works without needing a wifi connection. It’s actually two apps one gets loaded on the phone being used as the camera and the other to the phone used to monitor. It works fantastic it has two way sound and a great picture. https://i.imgur.com/VcWyZIAl.png
Jetstreamer 11/30/18 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Question about wrecks while towing a 5th wheel

There was a very tragic story posted on here a while back where a family was towing a gooseneck horse trailer and they left the road to avoid an accident (I think). Unfortunately, the trailer came through the back of the truck and killed all but one person, or perhaps all of them. That being said, I've never read a story or seen where a fifth wheel RV disconnected from the hitch and came through the back of the truck. In my mind, I would find it hard to believe that this could actually happen short of someone driving full speed into the back of immovable object. If this happened, the 5er coming through the back is probably the least of your concerns. Under any other imaginable circumstance, I believe the nose of the 5er would more/less self-implode upon impact and the frame would get caught up somewhere along the way. The horse trailer mentioned above was probably built more rigid than the truck itself and likely weighed 20K-25K pounds. Makes me wonder if this happened in a jurisdiction that doesn't require safety chains for a GN. Either that, or a semi rear-ended the rig. Sad, either way... Lyle I believe it was because the truck and trailer ended up in a large, steep ditch causing the trailer to almost jacknife vertically through the back of truck cab.
Jetstreamer 11/12/18 03:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gear box replacement on landing gear

You shouldn’t have to support your trailer if you’re just replacing gearbox. It’s the same thing if you were using an old type jackscrew to jack up your car it’s not going to unwind itself loose. But why don’t you just hook up the truck to camper for piece of mind?
Jetstreamer 10/30/18 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Does any manufacturer do king beds right?

I feel your concern.. when we purchased our used keystone challenger, it had a king mattress installed but the plywood support underneath was only the size of a queen mattress! The lady who owned it previously used it like that for years... took me a while to figure out why I was rolling out of bed if I neared the edge! Lol. I quickly installed a proper sized base for the king mattress to this day I still can’t believe they built it like that... oh wait- yes I can.
Jetstreamer 09/24/18 10:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: TPMS Sensors when RV is stored

I’m not sure exactly how different brand sensors work, but it seems to me that when a sensor is removed it’s the same as it sensing a tire losing pressure thus generating an alarm. That’s how mine work and I would think that it’s going to continue to transmit an alarm signal as long as it’s disconnected. I would think it would be prudent to remove the battery while not being used. Please correct me if I’m wrong about this.
Jetstreamer 09/24/18 09:26pm Fifth-Wheels
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