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RE: 110V Hookup

are you sure the outlet is 20A? Big power draws will be microwave, AC (during warmer periods), and the propane heater is a lesser item. Can you go with electric heat? electric heat will add to the problem. use gas heat and gas hot water.
cavie 12/22/20 04:18am Travel Trailers
RE: I need some help-PLEASE

I would find a large diesel repair shop
cavie 12/21/20 02:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

I used mine once a week for 3 months this past summer.
cavie 12/20/20 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

great input, thank you. My location is not a destination location. We are too far from I-5 to jump off and stay the night. The other parks in the area cater to more longer term RVs/5th wheels. I see the need for more longer term folks with the option for less than 5 day campers. I am planning for at a minimum, 50,30,110 power50/30/110 power, level spots, maybe 30'x60' with back-in parking around the perimeter and pull-through in the middle. trying to limit 10 sites/acre. pet space, small play area, future to include bathroom, shower area. picnic table per site, fire rings not allowed at this time. laundry and large grocery store less 2 miles away. river access is less 2 miles away. FYI 50 amp is 240 volts AC.
cavie 12/20/20 06:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: EMS / Surge Protector

Low voltage is as damaging as high voltage/surges. Hughes autoformer with surge protection. The Hughes "Surge Supression" is a spike clipper Like those 10 buck power strips but a bit more capable. It does nothing to protect you if you say plug into a 30 amp 240 volt outlet and though it will TELL you if there is say an OPEN ground. it won't protect you. Both TRC/Surgwire and Progressive Industries (The top end units) Do that. Both also make lower units that just clip spikes.444 You need to go to the web site and read up on Hughes Watchdog. they sell all manner of surge suppressors and full-blown EMS units in 30 and 50 amps. portable and hard-wired.
cavie 12/20/20 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: EMS / Surge Protector

Hughes does not show a PI HW50C on their web site Hughes EMS is called a Watchdog. the other is autoformer.
cavie 12/20/20 06:22am Tech Issues
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

When you get further into this, especially in CA, the coast of permit and design work will scare the bejesus out of you. Locations and # of electric pedestals are controlled by the NEC. The cost of electric service alone will probably put a stop to the whole thing. I know two people who tried it. Better off to buy an existing park and remodel it.
cavie 12/20/20 03:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Moving LiFePo4, Rewire or run Long Extensions?

Leave the battery where it is. Insulate the compartment with some spray foam insulation. Run a small heat duct to the area. Do not put wet cell batteries inside the camper.
cavie 12/20/20 03:37am Truck Campers
RE: EMS / Surge Protector

We are in the process of ordering our next home (Grand Design Momentum 397th). We will be getting a Surge protector / Energy management systems. Currently trying to chose between Hughes Voltage booster or their Surge protectors. What do you use/recommend. Any other brand better? Not worried about the cost since it will be protecting our home. Thanks for you Advice/Knowledge You need both. EMS and Hughes Autoformer. Two different species of equipment that do different things. https://hughesautoformers.com/run-your-autoformer-with-confidence-a-note-regarding-nfpa70/ https://rvmentor.com/2019/11/24/ems-vs-surge-suppressor/?fbclid=IwAR3yx1bcMOia0kJcJsOT-fPluEY-jPUA-rmNUwmN0s6qLo0_1M3_i4tQ-P0 https://thecampingnerd.com/rv-surge-protector-guard-ems-30-amp-50-amp/
cavie 12/20/20 03:30am Tech Issues
RE: Antifreeze no longer pink

throw it away and spend $5.00 on new.
cavie 12/13/20 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: splicing aluminum to copper elec wire

You can coat the wires with electrical de-oxidation grease and use a standard wire nut rated cu/al. non you can not' use cu/al butt splice crip connectors. copper on one side Al on the other. or cu/al split bolt connectors.
cavie 12/13/20 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: LED Interior Bulbs

Amazon. Buy Warm White. 35000
cavie 12/11/20 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exercise genny while on shore power?

No need to unplug anything. That is why they call it an " AN AUTOMATIC TRANSFER WITCH". IT IS DESIGNED TO DO JUST THAT. It is not a decoration.
cavie 12/11/20 03:44am Tech Issues
RE: Shutoff valves for appliances?

Close off and disconnect your propane tanks. Blow out with compressed air. no shot offs. That costs money. No need for a makeshift cap. Buy the proper brass threaded cap and install with some Teflon tape and be done with it.
cavie 12/11/20 03:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Onan 10K generator for home use-removed from the rig.

cal an electrician.
cavie 12/09/20 04:22am Tech Issues
RE: Water pump not circulating anti-freeze

Never put antifreeze in the FW tank. Use the 2'pickup hose that is in between the pump and the FW tank. If you don't have one there put one. $15.00. It only takes 2 gal to fill and RV with antifreze.
cavie 12/09/20 04:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Oil change + replace battery, which comes first ?

Change the oil per the manufacturer's recommendations. That is way too long!
cavie 12/09/20 04:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diluted RV Antifreeze

You can afford an RV but you cant afford $2.50 per gal of anti-freeze? It only takes 2 gals to do most any RV.
cavie 12/09/20 04:12am Tech Issues
RE: Very Frustrated

Take the battery back and have it load tested. Then start with a multimeter.
cavie 11/22/20 05:10am Tech Issues
RE: Gone through 5 water pumps in 2015 cedar creek

I'm in the freezing camp. Pump in antifreeze and the problem goes away.
cavie 11/21/20 09:12am General RVing Issues
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