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RE: 50A breakout - 30A & 20A for 2nd A/C in 30 amp RV

The 30A feed to the RV would be fine since there is already a 30A main breaker in the RV that feeds various, smaller breakers, including a 20A breaker to the original A/C unit. The new A/C unit would need it's own, separate 20A breaker in the line feeding the new A/C. That breaker would have to be mounted outside of the RV breaker box, in it's own enclosure. Addin
larry cad 06/12/21 05:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I use any 50 amp extension cord?

Building a 50A RV extension cord can be a bit tricky, mostly because the "receptacle" part is not easy to find. The male "plug" is very common as all 50A motor homes have one. The PLUG is a NEMA N14-50P. The other end of the extension cord can terminate with a NEMA N14-50R or a NEMA N14-50C. The N14-50R you will find, such as at Home Depot, etc. are designed to be mounted in an electrical box of some sort. The best way to terminate the cord is to use the N14-50C, but that item is difficult to find, with your best bet being an electrical supply house. As you can see, the N14-50C can be connected directly onto the rubber cord without the use of a box and cover. Rubber cord would probably be 6/4 SEOOW, or similar. NEMA N14-50P https://i.imgur.com/WQXjtdSl.jpg NEMA N14-50R https://i.imgur.com/HNz6SSJl.jpg NEMA N14-50C https://i.imgur.com/9HJn9Lcl.jpg 6/4 SEOOW https://i.imgur.com/5YSDXokl.jpg Current price $4.39/ft
larry cad 06/12/21 05:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generators!! Yes YOU!

I prefer to not use solar cells due to all the pollution that is created when the life of the solar cell is reached and attempts are made to dispose of the cells, only to find that there is nothing recyclable and the construction material is found to be polluting and toxic. But that's just my opinion FWIW
larry cad 06/02/21 06:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

The answer depends on three factors: 1 How much heat can your DW handle in summer? 2 How much cold can your DW handle in winter? 3 What is the outside temperature? Your genset consumes about 1/2 gallon/hour, so the expense is not overwhelming so adjust according to conditions and your needs. Stop worrying and have fun.
larry cad 05/30/21 02:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: aluminium ion battery

Excellent You have an ion it. :B
larry cad 05/27/21 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: Inflated hopes for EV P/U

Also, don't forget we have to keep cranking up those horrible carbon emitting power plants in order to create sufficient electricity to power those wonderful EV machines.
larry cad 05/27/21 05:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: What happened?

Everyone, please note the OP is driving a DIESEL PUSHER!! It would be safe to assume he has a three stage charger/inverter which would seem to preclude a high voltage "converter" Looking more like a defective battery and the manufacturer is running away from it.
larry cad 05/26/21 05:03am Tech Issues
RE: What happened?

Have you been watching the water level in the cells? If the water dries up, and the charger continues to try to charge the dry cells,it's possible to create an arc which can explode hydrogen gas.
larry cad 05/25/21 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

I never liked looking for fuel every 325 miles of travel and there are a lot of benefits that come with traveling in a diesel coach.I know diesels get a bit more economy but is the fuel tank also bigger? My American Coach Tradition has 125 gallon tank, which on a good day will take me almost 1000 miles between filling, for what that is worth.
larry cad 05/17/21 05:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Back before cellphones

I used to have to walk 20 miles to school and back, everyday, uphill both ways, through 10 feet of snow, barefoot! But I always remembered to take my cellphone with me so I could text in school! Awww, the good old days!
larry cad 05/17/21 05:38am RV Lifestyle
RE: Replacing day/night shades

FIX MY BLINDS Website This is a great source for instructions and new repair material. Strongly recommend it
larry cad 05/07/21 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing day/night shades

How to restring window blinds I have used this several times.
larry cad 05/07/21 04:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No City Water Pressure

Check your filter screens on your faucets. Happens to me almost every year. Take off the faucet filter and then turn on the faucet.
larry cad 05/05/21 01:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Follow up- Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

Your trip home was all down hill with a 35 MPH tail wind??? :B :B
larry cad 05/05/21 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater not lighting

There is a ground wire from the board that is attached to the water heater frame with a small screw. That screw frequently gets rusted and/or corroded and won't make reliable contact between the wire and the frame. Take out the screw and clean the wire surface and the frame surface and reassemble.
larry cad 05/05/21 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: So are there any decent 1141 replacement LEDs these days?

I just got a 10 pack from Amazon to replace all my basement compartment lights. Fairly new so no comment there but they are bright. Long term will have to wait. I also replaced my outside door light and that one has been on for about a month straight (I tend to forget it)
larry cad 04/26/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Test charging stop for large EV’s, busses, trucks, mohos.

If this place saves on petro chemical fuels, where does the energy come from that generates the power to do the charging? Typically it comes from petro chemical fuels!
larry cad 04/23/21 05:40am General RVing Issues
RE: 50 Amp Usage Question

To call it a 240V outlet for RV use is wrong. Someone may make a big mistake! There are 2 separate 120V legs, 1 Neutral and 1 ground. At no point do they make 240V unless you install that type of breaker in the panel and run 240 off of that. This is (almost) entirely wrong. It is not "a 240V outlet for RV use." It is a standard 4 pin 240v dryer/stove outlet that we just happen to be plugging an RV into. Every 4 pin 240V outlet is "2 separate 120V legs, 1 Neutral and 1 ground." EVERY ONE. Whether it is powering an RV, a stove, a dryer, or anything else. To say "{a}t no point do they make 240V unless you install that type of breaker in the panel and run 240 off of that" is the only true statement in your quote. However, you don't realize that saying that you get 240V by installing a 240V breaker in the RV, you are admitting that the feed TO the RV is, indeed, 240V. The breaker feeding the pedestal IS a standard 240V breaker. You will be correct if you say that the 50 amp outlet is a 120v/240v outlet but most (not all) RV's only utilize it as 2 separate 120v circuits. You are apparently not understanding the difference between how the power is supplied, and how the power is utilized. I think you are not understanding. We are talking RV’s here, not home 240V appliances. Give it up! You are wrong. The outlet doesn't know what is being plugged into it! There is 240v there! Get a meter and check it out! Stop making a fool of yourself by arguing with these people. It just makes them more determined to correct you. I've seen this argument 100 times on this forum. You can't win! Give it up.
larry cad 04/23/21 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Mixed Messages

From my read, easing travel restrictions only has to do with covid issues, not the crime issue. Two very distinct issues. There should also be a list of US cities that should be avoided because of the crime rate too. There was a young single German woman in my recent travel group. She was an experienced world traveler, knowledgeable - even I learned a few travel tips from her. We invited her to visit the US, mentioning several of our favorite places. She had too much fear due to the amount of gun violence in the US and declined our invitation. She had applied for a job in Mexico and was hoping to get that.That seems really crazy, but it goes to show how the US is being portrayed by media to those other nations right now. Sad to see the negative effect the media is having on the country where I grew up! :o:M
larry cad 04/22/21 04:34am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 50 Amp Usage Question

I have never owned an RV with 50 amp service so the question is if you had the choice of plugging into 220v 20 amp or 110v 30 amp, which would better serve your needs? The simple answer to your STATED QUESTION which seems to be being ignored is that the 30 amp circuit will be able to supply 3600 watts to the camper, while the 240v, 20 amp circuit will be capable of supplying 4800 watts to the camper. The remaining answers above are precautions to insure you don't wire either of the circuits incorrectly which would cause damage to your electrical equipment in the camper.
larry cad 04/22/21 04:16am General RVing Issues
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