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RE: 50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

Now the rules according to readdy kilowatt LOL! Haven't heard of that one in years! I grew up in a powerline construction family, contracting to numerous REAs... they were all Willy Wirehand guys ... http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/64/8a/e1/648ae18d7f5299dcbddf73d83ac26e5b.jpg and the "other guys" (local Power and Light companies) had Reddy Kilowatt https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d5/83/e3/d583e3959ec820af74cf4a7b00f3ed63.jpg as their mascot!
gkainz 07/24/21 09:59pm Tech Issues
50 Amp plugging into 30 amp service

My kids, new to RVing, bought a big toy hauler wired for 50 amp service. My experience is all 30 amp RVs. They tell me that a few of their destinations for their planned trip have 30 amp pedestals only. What are the different adapters available to plug a 50 amp cord into a 30 amp service, and pros and cons of each? I think I saw somewhere there are adapters to use 2 30 amp outlets and combine to fully run a 50 amp RV? What would you suggest I pass along to them for options and accessories. I already explained that just because you have all those electrical appliances and outlets, you can't always "just plug in and turn everything on" ... wondering if I need to resort to the old Green Acres simple ampacity solution that Oliver created for Lisa ... :)
gkainz 07/24/21 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Propane Firepit Restrictions - West Coast

Last Year's Ruling ... Colorado allows them in even in a higher stage fire ban, as the device has an immediate gas disconnect (ON, OFF) to the burner, which is their definition of an allowable device, whereas other "pits and devices" have combustibles that do not/cannot immediately stop burning. Here, the county authorities mostly chose to follow State and Federal guidelines for Fire Danger and restrictions... for the most part. There's always that exception, though, where arguing gets you nowhere successfully. My take on it is, "your park, your rules".
gkainz 06/03/21 02:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cleaning up our old RV

We tried to get Grand Lake for July 4th weekend and struck out just 12 hours into the reservation slot, so we're boon-docking at a friend's cabin near Leadville. We normally camp every other weekend all summer from May through October but this year we definitely missed the boat for reservations. We did get Sylvan Lake for end of September.
gkainz 05/25/21 05:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning up our old RV

Howdy, neighbor! Good work! :)
gkainz 05/24/21 01:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rent a Truck to tow a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck

I just peeked at Enterprise website as well and only saw bumper pull hitch towing equipment ... didn't see anything for 5th wheel or gooseneck. Did I miss it?
gkainz 05/17/21 09:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are your campfire cooking essentials?

to add to above - heavy leather gloves or "ove glove" - adjustable pole mounted grate (like Cabela's Adjust-a-Grate) and wire brush - meat hook/flipper - good GOOD cooking wood (oak, hickory, mesquite, apple) or hardwood lump charcoal - heavy foil & disposable aluminum holding/serving pans We camp often with a group and I and a friend do breakfasts and evening meal cooks for the group. We both somewhat aspire to be like Ken Rollins when we retire.
gkainz 03/23/21 08:13am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Breakaway Cable on Andersen Hitch.

carabiner on the gooseneck safety chain eye in the bed.
gkainz 03/13/21 05:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Here she is - our new to us 5th wheel

So does that mean the toys are staying home now? Edit - never mind, just saw the update on the TH section...
gkainz 03/11/21 10:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you guys use for communication in your truck camper?

while driving? turn signals, flashing high beams and middle finger ... just like always. :)
gkainz 03/08/21 03:26pm Truck Campers
RE: Underframe Storage

I interpret the above to say the add-on underbody mounts (aftermarket?) are more flimsy than the rear bumper spare tire mounts (factory), and nothing to do with an attitude of "don't give a rip about anyone behind me, as long as my stuff is not hurt" ...
gkainz 03/05/21 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any software devs, working from their RV?

Business Systems Analyst here. I work weeks at a time from the RV all the time. My hotspot has been rock solid for work during the day and streaming at night. I've tested lots of different conditions and haven't ever hit a data cap or been throttled yet. I have to be strategic about the spots where I camp, but it's not too tough to find a hill or unobstructed valley where I'll get a good signal. I don't recommend doing like Lwiddis suggests and trying to bill your employer, because they'll tell you to quit telecommuting (once the lockdown is over) and make you come back to the desk that they're already paying for. Not here ... our CEO said "you all are doing such a good job as remote workers, we're not renewing our leases on a number of offices." So, many of us are now permanent remote workers. I was nearly that anyway, BC (Before Covid).
gkainz 03/04/21 01:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Any software devs, working from their RV?

Since I'm pretty much the sole Oracle DBA for my group, I've been doing this for years and my vacations in the RV always ended up being working vacations. Sometimes an "urgent request" might have to wait until the fish aren't biting and I make it back to shore again, but they know that. I VPNed into the company network, then RDPed onto my office desktop, then reached out to everywhere I needed to be from there. Before picking a destination I checked reported cellular coverage and used my company phone on AT&T as a hotspot. One of my favorite campgrounds has absolutely ZERO cell service. I reserve that one when I really REALLY need to be left alone! :)
gkainz 03/03/21 10:36am Full-time RVing
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Any restrictions on the height of fence you could build between this property and Gladys Kravitz neighbor?
gkainz 02/22/21 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Credit Cards

Counter-point to the above - you don't have to use Costco gas stations to get cash back on their credit card. Although Costco gas stations are cheaper than anything else around here, at least. However, there are some gas locations that are disqualified from the 4% reward. see here https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/gas-stations-included-citi-costco-card/
gkainz 02/19/21 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

sammich in one hand, diesel nozzle in the other. Everything is just fine until one has to switch hands! :D
gkainz 02/10/21 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Maybe it's already been said up above, but if so, I'll repeat ... if sitting in a line waiting to dump, with others behind me, I'll take that time to prep - get the hose out, fittings, gloves, etc and stage either on the tailgate or on the ground near the dump pad. That way others aren't waiting on me to get ready ... I'm ready to hook up and dump when it's my turn. After dumping and rinsing, I'll pull ahead for the next guy, and put my stuff away while out of the way.
gkainz 02/08/21 08:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Mega Cam Ram 3500 and towing fifth wheel

I assume you (OP) ... hmmm, was the OP the one who said they're towing with the Andersen? If so, then I'll continue - I assume you know that the Andersen gives you 4 distinct offsets from cab to 5er, depending on your positioning of the Andersen base and kingpin block ... I've posted them elsewhere on this forum and can't recall exactly where. But, you can get those measurements off the Andersen site as well.
gkainz 02/08/21 08:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DYI Electric brakes

... Simplest method to verify brakes are working is to use a compass. with the brakes engaged, the north needle will lock onto that wheels magnet. What if I have to stop while traveling any direction other than north? :)
gkainz 01/19/21 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Breaking down and smoking a turkey?

Do you need to break it down because of smoker rack size? Consider spatchcocking the bird if you can fit it in your smoker. Everything lays flat and gets even smoke and heat. Also, I smoke poultry as hot as I can get my smoker - ignoring the smoker's mantra of "everything low and slow". Basically, I'm oven roasting birds in my smoker. Eliminates the rubbery skin problem and produces a nice crispy skin. I can easily get 325-350° in both my wood fired and propane fired smokers.
gkainz 12/30/20 08:48am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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