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RE: Bathroom light fixture wire terminals

just use the proper size wire nut. Tape it in place if you think it will help.
cavie 08/24/19 07:08am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Hooking up to a well

op stated he has a wire coming out of the well. It will be a 220 pump. He will weed a plumber and an electrician. That's where the trouble starts. He may need permits. My not be allowed to have a trailer. good luck.
cavie 08/23/19 09:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

GVW is listed on your driver door post. That is where you start. Now add up EVERYTHING that will be in the truck and trailer. ALL people, dogs kids, and don't forget the wife. ADD everything you walked thru the door of the trailer. Fill up the storage tanks. Fresh, Black and gray with water. All this can be done on paper. Now compare that to the truck GVW and see what you got. Not only do you pull it but you have to stop it.
cavie 08/23/19 05:02am Towing
RE: Air Conditioning Problems

Our unit is 3 yrs old and I just had an HVAC guy look at it. Domestic brand. He had to add a bunch of refrigerant. Had to add a piece to be able to do it. Much cooler now and no freezing up anymore. Did he FIX the leak the Gas leaked out of?? If not it's gonna HAPPEN AGAIN.
cavie 08/21/19 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Will GFCI work with items without equipment ground

In truth. The GFCI is NOT there to protect YOU. It is there to protect the circuits. That by doing it's job, it also protects you, is just a bonus Wrong. a gfi is in fact designed to protect people not circuits. A circuit breaker is designed to protect wiring. GFI is used on circuits within 6' of a water supply and in a garage to protect people from voltage leakage in power tools.
cavie 08/20/19 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Issues

did you find the fuses that said reverse polarity?
cavie 08/18/19 07:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12V Power

1st have the battery load tested.
cavie 08/18/19 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical Issues

Hello all, So last Tuesday there was an electrical storm that hit our campground. A lightning bolt struck a tree about 25 feet from my camper and sent a power surge to multiple campers around me. (None of my circuit breakers had been tripped) When I got home from work that night my thermostat gave an E1 code for zone 1 and zone 2 would turn on; however, once the compressor turned on zone 2 would quit. After resetting all the breakers and checking all fuses, zone 1 was non longer communicating with the thermostat. Now just yesterday the lights would not turn on in the camper. After doing some research I learned that the lights are powered by the batteries, I think, so I checked the voltage on both batteries today and they are reading at 5.6 volts. If I'm reading about inverters and converters correctly, I think the converter is shot from the power surge??? Would this also affect the AC units as well??? Any advice or help is greatly appreciated as I am really new to the camp life. Thanks all. Roy Start at the pedestal with a volt meter. Reset the ped main breaker. off then on. If 50 amp measure between L1 and L2 for 240 volts. If 30 amp look for 120 volts hot leg to ground or neutral. Then go to the circuit breaker panel and read the voltage there. Turn off all breakers then back on. Measure the voltage going into the converter. 120 volts. measure the voltage coming out of the converter. 12 volts. Fuses are 12 volt. Circuit breakers are 120 volts. Check the two 30/40 reverse polarity fuses on the converter. A/C t-stat is controlled by 12 volts.
cavie 08/18/19 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is this normal for a 30 amp breaker

no. a 20 amp breaker on a 12 amp load should not be hot. You have a loose connection or loose breaker on the buss bar.
cavie 08/15/19 10:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suburban DSI water heater won’t light

There is no separate 12 volt fuse for the water heater. It is 120 or gas. The 12 volt circuitry is shared by the furnace and the fridge. maybe also the range hood. All these loads a very very small. There is a switch to turn the watwer heater on with gas. It will have a red light indicater. When you turn on the switch the red wight will come on then go out when the heater fires. If it does not light it will repeat this process 3 times. if it doesn't fire the red light will remain on. Find the switch and turn it on.
cavie 08/15/19 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: fridge code. refrigerator

Check converter AC circuit breaker. Use voltmeter to measure converter output voltage. Check two reverse polarity 30/40 amp fuses on converter. Check water level in battery's. Have batteries load tested.
cavie 08/14/19 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

I'm hiring an electrician to run a 50 amp line at my daughter's house for my RV. I only need 50amps because I have two A/C units. It's a 30' toy hauler. No W/D hookups. Everything is 110 (I believe). Having a difficult time telling the electrician exactly what I need, since I don't really know myself. My cord is a four post cord. What should he run?? He's saying 220, but I don't want to blow stuff up. ANY info on this basic question would be appreciated. I've just never been able to grasp the concept. Please use small words, lol. Do you have a 50 amp service in your trailer?? Is the cord 4 wire?
cavie 08/14/19 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

I'm hiring an electrician to run a 50 amp line at my daughter's house for my RV. I only need 50amps because I have two A/C units. It's a 30' toy hauler. No W/D hookups. Everything is 110 (I believe). Having a difficult time telling the electrician exactly what I need, since I don't really know myself. My cord is a four post cord. What should he run?? He's saying 220, but I don't want to blow stuff up. ANY info on this basic question would be appreciated. I've just never been able to grasp the concept. Please use small words, lol. Do you have a 50 amp service in your trailer?? Is the cord 4 wire?
cavie 08/14/19 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

Before you have this done make sure the electrician knows what you need. It is not a normal 220V circut it is two 110V. There have been several posts with pictures on this issue. If you install the wrong one it can cause severe damage to you rig. It is very much a normal 240 volt circuit. Just like your 4 wire range plug at home. 240 volts L1 to L2 , neutral, and Ground. 50 amps. Nothing special about it. 30 amps on the other hand is 120 volts 3 wire.
cavie 08/14/19 08:23am Tech Issues
Looking for a new RV?

get your answers here. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/rv-manufacturers/
cavie 08/13/19 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cabin filte

My 2016 GMC Canyon has one
cavie 08/13/19 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane vs AC on Dometic Refrigerator

YES, will run cheaper (If you paying for electric)and get colder than AC. Move the thermister down on the fins when on Gas. Why do you want OP to move thermistor? On fridge WITH temp settings on upper panel.thermostat is calibrated for temp sensing from thermistor on a specific FIN position On fridges with "AUTO TEMP CONTROL" (NO temp set points) Moving it DOWN means warmer Moving it UP means Cooler Overall temp effect is 4-6*F Propane & electric transfer basically same temp to boiler section Propane does 'start' the process sooner due to hot flame When I run my fridge on gas it runs colder than when on Electric. On gas I don't need all that cold. I slide the thermister down a little to keep the same temp as electric. I have done the math and it's cheaper to run on gas. I'm seasonal for 4 months and pay for electric. I don't have temp settings. Moving the thermister up and down the fin is the temp sencer. At least that is what the arrow in the side wall says.
cavie 08/12/19 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

KZ, Kestone.
cavie 08/12/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
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