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RE: 15 Amp Service

15 amp is pretty simple as long as the weather is not very hot or very cold. Just pay attention and you'll be fine. If you have an EMS just manually set it down to 15 amp service and let it regulate the load if not then that task will fall on you. If you trip the breaker just reset it and go on. Someone suggested using a plastic bag in the toilet. For the life of me I can't figure out how that conserves electricity. :? :h
larry cad 12/06/19 03:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace running very hot...

You would have to define what you mean by "too hot". Measure a specific temperature, and either check the owner manual or contact dometic. If it truly is "too hot", they will want to know and will most likely correct the problem before they end up in a nasty lawsuit.
larry cad 12/05/19 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Blue Ox Tow Bar

Sorry to hear about your problems. I have personally installed 4 Blue Ox base plates on different vehicles and never had a single problem, either with supplied installation components, or factory support, which I consider excellent. After 15 years of towing and over 150,000 miles, my Blue Ox tow bar is still sound and working fine. BUT, if it ever needs repair, I send it back to Blue Ox and they rebuild it for about $25. I did stop at the Blue Ox factory several years back to have mine rebuilt, and stayed for FREE at their very nice campground, right at the factory. I have nothing but good things to say about extensive Blue Ox experience.
larry cad 12/04/19 07:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 15 Amp Service

That will keep your batteries charged and that's about it. You can run your furnace, but no electric heaters. Also don't heat water with electric. You will find out real quick if you overload the circuit and the house breaker trips.
larry cad 12/02/19 05:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace blower stops briefly then comes back on.

I am more inclined to think the flame goes on and off, rather than the blower. If the blower isn't running, the flame cannot come on due to the sail switch not made. Might want to listen closer to the various noises.
larry cad 12/02/19 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: "Balancing" motorhome heating systems.

I like having spare time to work on my motorhome because it is a "target rich environment" for making design changes to improve the coach, and it is satisfying to see how simple it is to make it better than the high paid designers at the factory. Good job with the improvement and sounds like it will work just fine.
larry cad 12/02/19 06:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another ‘dadgum’ post re: tire PSI…please bear with me…

The best thing I did to my coach to improve the wandering was the REMOVE the Steersafe that came with the coach. Before: wandered all over the road. After: steered straight down the road. I would never recommend them. Wore me out. I have a set in my garage if anyone wants it free!
larry cad 11/30/19 12:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Thanks for the many suggestions. I should have been more specific, we are staying with family here in Texas. I am plugged in to a 30 amp plug just to keep things charged up, that’s why I was trying to run the appliances on propane so as not to take too much electricity and that is how I came to find no 120 V power on passenger side of coach, save for 1 outlet in the bedroom. I am going to try and locate transfer switch in the morning before we leave and check voltages. Will let y’all know what I find, but the kids have to be back to school Tuesday so we gotta get going. Merrill If you are using a 30 amp adapter in a 50 amp coach, it is very possible the adapter is defective. Get a new 30-50 amp adapter and it likely will fix the power problem. If your batteries are low, someone suggested your propane shut off solenoid may be off, not letting propane to flow. Finally, I had to repair a Magnum inverter that had a bad circuit breaker, leaving it with only one output circuit and the other one dead. May be a bad inverter circuit breaker.
larry cad 11/30/19 12:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: allisson transmisson

I've never heard of this problem but I'm gonna venture a guess that it will turn out to be the keypad. Just a guess.
larry cad 11/29/19 03:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

First: Grand Cherokee Second: Cherokee
larry cad 11/21/19 03:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Is this normal for a 30 amp breaker

ve7prt that was a very good layman’s description of how the math works with electric motors. Thank you. No problem! I hope it explained to everyone just how this all works. Cheers! Mike Actually, the back EMF generated when the motor is up to speed is always slightly LESS than the applied EMF. If it was the same, there would be no current flow. Actually the back EMF is constantly fluctuating, attempting to keep motor RPM constant. This variation in motors is known as “slip” and slip is what produces torque.
larry cad 11/12/19 02:37am General RVing Issues
RE: fridge removal and replacement

You can make the frig smaller by removing the door, and sometimes by removing the cooling unit. If that doesn't work, you may have to remove a window. Check to see what your best option is by measuring doors and windows.
larry cad 11/01/19 03:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank integrity test

"tanks" are tanks. "Cylinders" are cylinders and cylinders require recertification. Tanks DO NOT! Tanks are permanently mounted. Cylinders are portable and easily removed. If they don't believe you, they don't know their job.
larry cad 10/28/19 07:01pm Tech Issues
RE: No heat

Don't like to not be used... Yes! Thank you. :)
larry cad 10/23/19 04:46am Tech Issues
RE: No heat

Typically RV furnaces don't like to not be used for a long time. Too many things can happen. 1. The green ground wire that is screwed to the furnace metal gets loose or corroded. Loosen and tighten it. 2. Mud daubers build nests inside the furnace. This either clogs the blower air path, or worse builds up on the sail switch. Maybe blow some compressed air through the outlet to clear it out and hope that helps. 3. There is a control circuit board with a connector on it. Sometimes the connections on that board get corroded. Pull the connector off and on several times and see if that solves the problem. 4. Probably not the case, but also possible the gas valve is stuck. 5. The heat sensor rod may not be clean and is not sending an igniter signal to the gas valve. I'm sure others will have additional ideas.
larry cad 10/19/19 05:16am Tech Issues
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

When you are plugged in to shore power most rigs have a "converter" wired into the system that keeps your batteries charged. When you are using "inverter" for 110v power, you must switch off the "converter" breaker on 110v breaker panel, otherwise you have the "inverter" using up battery power running the "converter" which is a battery charger. Big time loosing proposition. Will run your batteries down very rapidly. Sounds like this is what is happening to you in addition to other things mentioned.... With the magnum inverter/charger in his diesel motorhome, all of that is done automatically and there is nothing to worry about. The "charger" is integral to the magnum and operates to charge the batteries only when plugged into shore power.
larry cad 10/15/19 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: TOGO comments?

I have been using a Verizon MIFI for a couple of years now and it seems to work decent. What is there about this TOGO that makes it better? I am curious. The MIFI has unlimited data for $20 a month with multi users.
larry cad 10/14/19 08:49am Technology Corner
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold. It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control. Lot's of good advice here. I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter The magnum can be conveniently wired to your Onan Quiet Diesel Generator to operate in "auto gen start" mode which will start your genny automatically if your batteries get low. You have the option of setting the "low" voltage where it starts. This is all done on the magnum operator panel, the one with the rotating know.
larry cad 10/13/19 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Check the video! At some point early on, the tow truck guy stated that the axle was out of position but they could probably loosen the shackle and move it back into position to "make it towable" (His words) Which I took to mean towable from the front. Somewhere along the way this plan was abandoned and they were "forced" to tow from the rear. Without knowing what actually happened to that plan, we should refrain from criticizing the tow driver. It would have been a tough job to move the axle back into position for front towing, and maybe impossible in this circumstance. Give the guy a break. He's the on site expert and has to make difficult decisions on the spot without our benefit of 20-20 hind sight.
larry cad 10/13/19 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A electrical system setup - no dealer guidance

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold. It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control. Lot's of good advice here.
larry cad 10/13/19 06:47am Tech Issues
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