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RE: GFCI not cooperating with me

3Tons last post reminded of the GFI problem I had a couple of years back. 2011 Jayco 5er we bought new and never had a GFI problem until about 2 yrs ago. I simply put a new one in and it worked for a few days then again started tripping occasionally again. I started looking for cause and after about an hour of looking was back looking at the panel wiring for that circuit and finally noticed my White neutral tied to the Gnd bus and the bare Gnd on the neutral bus. Corrected wireing and put my old GFI back on and it's still working.
sayoung 11/26/20 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: State Farm Insurance coverage for roof water damage

If you can see a tear in the roof from a foreign object, like a tree limb, it may be covered. If it is leaking due to lack of maintenance at sealed seams, probably not. I hit a tree branch last year, no water damage tho, & SF was very easy to work with & generous . I doubt water damage from not fixing a leak would be something any insurance would pay on, strictly my opinion.
sayoung 10/29/20 06:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flex armor sprayed on roof

The sprayed on RV FlexArmor roof as being discussed here is, as of last January, $130 per linear foot. For a 30 foot RV such as ours, it would have come to $3900. We had an appointment with Elite RV in Palmetto, Fl. last November to have the roof done but had to cancel because we needed to replace our refrigerator when we arrived in Tampa for the winter. I have since re-done the roof myself, with the help of my son and grandson, as posted about here and posted follow-ups here and here. Barney I just got a quote for Flexarmor for $185 foot from DFW Roof in Denton TX. Not sure I am willing to pay that. DFW Roof did our Jayco 1 1/2 yrs ago. Great bunch of folks to work with. If I bought another rv tomorrow would book a new roof with them, it's the best roof for a rv you can get.IMO.
sayoung 10/27/20 08:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Coleman 7335(?) Series Compressor Suddenly Stopped

Take a minute and find what happened to your 120 across Run & Common . pins 1 & 3 of your harness , where/what do they connect to ?. The potential relay/start cap only helps start ( boost) the compresser & is only in the circuit for about 7 seconds max or you will need a new start cap. It's not even needed with a capillary tube or piston type metering device but is needed with most TXV 's. If compresser simply quit while running it is going to be an open circuit or the compresser has had a mechanical failure. Normally a bad run cap just won't let it start again once it shuts off. Could be as simple as a bad thermostat not calling for cool .
sayoung 08/28/20 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman 7335(?) Series Compressor Suddenly Stopped

"Y" is the LOW voltage lead that controls the relay ( contacter ) that energizes compressor. The relay you posted early on is a start/potential relay for a Start capacitor. Sounds like what you ordered was a CONTACTER , totally different function .
sayoung 08/27/20 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

If someone put a charging port on it in the past, sounds to me like it's time for a new A/C. If OP had it charged then it's got a hole somewhere. Get that fixed or replace the unit. Those compressors need the proper amount of returning gas on the suction line to cool it.
sayoung 08/27/20 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Understanding 50A in my RV

Not unusual on some newer RVs to have 120 vac distribution panels with the main 50 amp breaker in the center position with L1 sub breakers on one side and L2 sub breakers on the other side. That's the way my panel is wired. You can only get 240 at the main breaker by using a dbl thin but I see no need of 240 for my stuff.
sayoung 08/26/20 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Laura evacuation.

I can't believe you're even asking this question. Get out while you can. I live 250 miles north of expected landfall region. I'm just asking to make some aware. I saw last night that lots of hotels north of Lufkin were allready full. There are quite a few RV parks up my way with spots today.
sayoung 08/26/20 12:39pm General RVing Issues
Laura evacuation.

Anyone leaving the Gulf Coast to avoid hurricane Laura ? Our news is reporting its now a Cat 4
sayoung 08/26/20 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Help with I’d of this capacitor

Go with a 30-5uf 370vac that the most common. Also if you can still read the name plate on the fan motor they usually alway state what size cap for it. If you can also read the compresser model/make any hvac supply can look up correct MFD. go with 440v as a little more durable .
sayoung 08/19/20 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel hitch

I now use the 18K Patriot ( after 2bad pyramids ) on our Jayco that's 10500 dry . . It's worth the price difference for the welded frame, imho. I started with a Reese 16K that was fine just noisey
sayoung 08/19/20 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC Not Working / Unusual Symptoms

Have not checked capacitors, since the RV AC specialist I consulted by phone said that is an unlikely issue, though I will probably do that before buying a new AC. I know how to do it. The breakers that tripped were 30 amp. Nothing else running in RV. It did not trip the 20 amp AC breaker in the RV. If the fan will start running after you get it turning/spinning then the run cap is bad, usually. If you have amp meter check draw of compresser and make sure all 3 compresser terminals are good, could have one burnt off. I lean to electrical fault or locked compresser ( mechanical fault ) before refrigerant when breaker is tripping, but what do I know.
sayoung 08/16/20 07:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Chicken Killers

Skunks tend to be the head eaters. The pen/coup has to have both a top & bottom as well as sides .
sayoung 08/15/20 05:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Buying land for camping...

We didn't buy our mini farm for actually camping . However with the pandemic it has served us well as a get away. We have a RV shelter , covered patio , 2 shops, well, & septic that is sized for a small house. We have a small vineyard, garden, fruit trees , & a lot of flowers planted. It's about 10 miles from our small town so we spend a lot of time there. Keep the 5er plugged up & air/heat on so we work a while, nap awhile. We can hookup & go if we want/need to as we keep a good food supply & we have our RV clothes. Just stop for perishables. We keep bird feeders out & lots of different species abound. We even have a big dead hollow tree with a huge honeybee population. I don't mind going often to the same place.
sayoung 08/14/20 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Max heat to leave propane canisters inside of trailer?

It will vent. In the process, it will turn your rig into a fuel-air bomb (google "fuel-air bomb." They are second only to nukes on the military "mine is bigger than yours" scale), and the slightest spark will cause an explosion you don't want to be within several blocks of. Wise grasshoppers do not store propane tanks/canisters INSIDE ever. It is why propane tanks are always OUTSIDE of houses and hanging off the OUTSIDE of RVs on the hitch. He isn't foolin Ya. If those canisters vent it just accumulates on the floor as propane is heavier than air. One thing is it will only ignite at IIRC correctly with a 8% mixture
sayoung 08/14/20 08:33pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Finding DIY car/truck wash locations north of Dallas?

Don’t know of any DIY washes large enough for a travel trailer. Camping World in Denton offers RV “spa” services. Don’t know of any other north of Dallas. There is a Blue Beacon truck wash that will also wash RVs south of Dallas on I-20 just west of I-45 that would not be difficult from Plano. Have never used either so can’t speak to how well they do. I've used that BlueBeacon and there is one in Ennis on I45 that's easier in/out. I can't remember exactly where on 287 near Decatur there is a RV park that has a car wash with RV bays. Found on yelp DFW Truckstop near 635-I35E that has a truckwash Look on craigslist, Facebook marketplace for a mobil car wash crew.
sayoung 08/07/20 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV'ing and need help.

Do you have a good friend you could pay the expenses & they get it ?
sayoung 08/07/20 06:45am Beginning RVing
RE: over nite stops

Tax dollars pay for rest stops so I will keep using them. I don't use the truck spaces at truckstops if crowded.
sayoung 08/06/20 07:23am Around the Campfire
RE: How does RV Insurance work? How to get around my Catch-22?

I haven't heard of needing an RV license anywhere! Ignorance of the law is no excuse said the Judge. Many states have higher class licenses for non-commercial vehicles. I'm in Texas & it's based on the combined GVWR and if over 26000 lbs you need a class A or B NON-COmMERCIAL license.I have the A . I don'tt know or care about Ca specifics but have read several threads on this & Ca does have an endorsement/license requirement for larger RV's .
sayoung 08/06/20 05:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone using a Andersen Ultimate on a 2020 GM truck?

I have no idea about Andersen, I have a Pull Rite single point which is essentially the same. Pull Rite says the Chevy under bed "joists" are not where they would support the Pull Rite and they require a kit to fix that. I don't know where the Andersen feet would sit in the bed, that may be something to check with Andersen. Pull Rite understands bed deflection, Andersen does not. I had no damage to my 2012 Chevy bed after bending two different series of Andersens . My truck bed is tougher than thier hitch which as I have posted before I will never ever use again.
sayoung 08/04/20 07:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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