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RE: Trouble shooting the cause of Charge Line blown fuse

Is this a new problem? That is, was it working at one time? If it was working then you need to take the connectors apart for an inspection. They often have loose wires that short and chasing that with a voltmeter may be incredibly difficult. If it only does it with the RV plugged into the truck then inspect the trailer plug closely. I mean take it apart carefully. Heck, a simple screw rattling around inside can drive you crazy.
YC 1 11/02/21 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Battery discharging overnight

Replace the battery. Even a tiny drain can cause a bad battery to do very strange things. IF your alternator is charging properly you have a very serious drain to take the battery to 8 volts. A battery this old should be replaced without hesitation. Batteries are not purhchased/bought. We merely rent them for a time. They can fail from the shelf or last far beyond what we should expect. Since your battery has been run down so low many times it is crippled in any case. Fighting customer resistance to "buy a new battery" over forty plus years diagnosing things, even though I never sold any car batteries, was like pulling teeth without novicane. With a fire chief with a two month old vehicle kept coming back saying the radios were running his battery down and his "mechanic" said it was the radios running the battery down in just two hours I just gave up. Went to the parts store and bought a new battery for his new vehicle. Gave the vehicle back to him and asked him to see if it solved his issue. Sure enough, problem solved. I did not tell him how it was resolved until he reported back. My point is, unless you have the equipment to tell me how much current is being drawn I can only use my vast experience to suggest what is the most common problem.
YC 1 10/03/21 04:27am Tech Issues
RE: Tips on asking friends for mootchdocking?

I have a second RV pad with full hookups. Includes OTAR and Direct TV if wanted. A dear friend has spent up to two months at a time here. We come and go and do not have to entertain each other but we often make dinners and share our favorite recipes. The last stay I warned them NOT to buy us gifts etc in return. They left a $100 bill kind of hidden when they left this time to cover electricity. I know they just had to do this to satisfy themselves and not burden us with the extra costs. It is worth it to have friends and family nearby.
YC 1 08/23/21 03:46am Beginning RVing
RE: AC doesn't keep up with heat

Thanks for the input everyone. OK, guess it's normal then. If I ever have to replace it, I'll put in a 15K unit. I went from 15K units to 13.5 on our 42 foot diesel pusher. We have dual pane windows and cover the front glass from the outside. We cannot see any difference in the size of the units. We live in Central Florida where it is miserable in the Summer. Shade is your friend and getting sideways to the sun if possible. Close off the sleeping area during the day if possible. One AC in that unit will not keep up so adding one might be possible.
YC 1 08/16/21 04:32am Tech Issues
RE: Oops

We pay for our education. Glad it was only that and thanks for sharing.
YC 1 08/16/21 04:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Engine blew white smoke died then generator

The engine and transmission talk to each other. They protect each other. You can get all kinds of strange problems with clogged filters. I may have missed it but you said you had not changed the regular fuel filter yet. If not, why not? Have you put algae cleaner in the tank? A huge load of algae could take a bit of work to clean. I carry two sets of fuel filters on board at all times and a syphon hose to pull fuel out of the tank for priming the filters if needed. Follow the directions on the side of the filter for filling.
YC 1 08/04/21 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Supplemental Braking Systems

Ready Brake or Ready Brute. Does not need power or air to operate
YC 1 07/20/21 07:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ants and similar pests in any RV.

I keep a small bottle of Bifen in a spray jug. Not spraying it around food or pet areas but can get into lower cabinet bottoms and outside of the rv.. It last a long time and hammers just about anything that crawls or flys. Fire ants don't stand a change.
YC 1 06/30/21 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Electrical question

Always do the right thing when no one is watching. You will have a great feeling.
YC 1 06/30/21 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: What happened?

I have pulled the batteries and flushed everything in the compartment as best I could. I also covered everything with a baking soda paste and flushed it a second time. I will paint it all today if its dry enough. This is a Monaco and has a 3 stage inverter/charger. It is always powered up if that matters. Someone mentioned golf carts and my friend had a battery in his explode in the garage. The top of the battery went through the roof of the cart and the sheet rock ceiling of the garage.....I'll let you all know as I progress here as I had planned a trip for next week Sometimes the temp sensor on the inverter/converter acts up and will cause the batteries to overcharge/boil and be very susceptible to exploding.
YC 1 05/29/21 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: What happened?

I have seen far to many battery explosions. One right under my sit down. Yep, on a golf cart. I am an electronic tech and diagnoses battery issues thousands of times. Always wear some sort of eye protection around a battery. One spark or even one that goes bezerk internally. Usually an old one or one that has been overcharged. A battery temperature sensor can turn a charger into a boiler. Folks are mentioning low water levels and that can be a clue. For now if those batteries have any age on them it would be a good thing to get rid of them. You need to pull out all the batteries (after lots of pictures of course), and clean everything with warm water and lots of baking soda to get rid of the acid that will eat everything in sight and beyond.
YC 1 05/26/21 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: Whoops, I did it again.

You need to install a simple either/or power switch so you cannot back feed the power. Should be very easy to do. Remove it and open it up. Not much to lose. You might get lucky and find a fuse blown.
YC 1 05/26/21 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: electrical I think

Look up the owners manual if there is one available. There may be a switch to turn on or a breaker. Turn on a light switch and put a voltmeter across the battery to see if the voltage is holding up. It could be a very bad battery. While on shoreline the Converter supplies power and usually charges the battery but if it is shot it may not take a charge.
YC 1 05/18/21 06:09pm Folding Trailers
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo

We never leave home without ours. :B This question comes up and the overwhelming answers are positive. Learn to use it properly and do not overload it.
YC 1 05/18/21 06:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV pulling a tow through San Francisco

Lots of stop and go but you sit higher and can anticipate. Changing lanes is a pain so be prepared way in advance. Idiots will cut you off in a second and jump up next to you seeing that much space available if you are trying to change lanes. Don't worry, you will get through it in 4-8 hours. Ok, maybe two or three.
YC 1 05/14/21 03:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford as a tow vehicle

My 2016 twin turbo will smoke the tires and pulls hard. I have the full towing package. It is smooth as silk The newer models have more gears and I suspect that is even better. A 250 will pull a tank if you need or want a diesel.
YC 1 04/27/21 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2nd bottle won't discharge any LP after switching

Ditto on turning the gas off. Turn a burner on and let it burn down so pressure is off. Turn stove off. Turn valve on tank very slowly. Sounds like the leak protection valve kicked in. Can be a real pain at times.
YC 1 04/13/21 03:57am Tech Issues
RE: Multimeter Question

Have you tried to just pull the shoreline cord out a tiny bit and touch those lugs? That wouldn't work and would be dangerous if it did... You might be able to buy longer probes or similar - they are typically universal. There are other plug in meters but not sure if for 50Amp plug. The best bet is as everyone has suggested, get a surge protector. Actually it does work, but you do need to be careful of course. I tape my probes almost to the tip so they cannot short on anything nearby. If the plug is pulled out slightly and still makes contact you can get a loaded circuit test versus an open circuit test. That is, can the post support your load. Measuring voltages in this range is always hazardous and should be done with the utmost care. Standing in wet grass is not a good idea for example.
YC 1 04/13/21 03:55am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Wally Receiver DVR Hard Drive

Fantastic information Gdetrailer. Thanks for the input. Does not past the "logic" test for me but I can be taught. I'm an old dog with an open mind,
YC 1 04/13/21 03:51am Technology Corner
RE: Multimeter Question

Have you tried to just pull the shoreline cord out a tiny bit and touch those lugs?
YC 1 04/12/21 10:59am Tech Issues
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