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RE: wiring a 30 Amp Power Outlet 30A Circuit Breaker {{UPDATE}}

Have a 30 amp outlet next to our TT in the lot but the breaker is in the garage a distance away. so I want to install a 30amp plug with a breaker in the box also so I can shut the power off right at the box when plugging and unplugging the TT into it to save me walking a 100 ft to the breaker box... I will be buying this box from amazon... 30 amp box and breaker My question is does anyone have a site to show me how to wire the breaker to the outlet in the box??? checked utube but nothing that I found that shows this, only how to just wire the 30 amp outlet only....thanks Since you already have a breaker supplying overcurrent protection to the receptacle, all you need is a non-fused service disconnect like the type used with outside AC condenser units. You can find these at any electrical supply house and most building supply companies. Most of these will have two poles for 240 vac use, however, only use one side of the disconnect and run only the black wire through the contacts. The white neutral wire should not be routed through the switch contacts and should just be junctioned straight through the box. The ground conductor should be bonded to the switch enclosure.
whjco 02/08/20 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Gen/inverter issue

I wonder if the line from the generator plug and the line from the inverter output have been wired in parallel to one another. If so, that would explain why the breaker reset on the inverter after the generator was unplugged.
whjco 02/08/20 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Covering your travel trailer

I always cover mine during the winder months. It really helps slow the weathering of the exterior.
whjco 02/08/20 07:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling in a group— How do you handle it?

Attempting to travel together with two entirely different types of vehicles can be stressful, especially if traveling through major population areas with heavy traffic. The trip will be much more enjoyable if you want to schedule some rendezvous points but not try to stay together. I also drive charter buses and we'll sometimes have as many as 7 buses traveling together. It can be a real hassle, particularly if we get in towns with traffic lights.
whjco 02/05/20 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Second AC worth it?

We live in Nebraska and it can get hot and humid. Looking at buying a Grand Design Transcend 29TBS 35' long. $1100 is cost to have installed. Worth it? Does anyone wish they had a 2nd ac? We have a Forest River Cherokee 274vfk that is a 34' model with the kitchen in the v-nose. It has a single 15,000 btu AC unit with ducted air. We had it in Georgia last summer on days with temps in the upper 90s and high humidity. It ran some pretty long cycles but it kept us quite comfortable. In our case, we see no need for a second unit. Bill J., Lexington, KY
whjco 02/05/20 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: I give up..NEW PC

If your new computer is a tower with a mount for a second drive, just remove the hard drive from your old computer and install it in the new computer as a second drive. Then you'll have access to all of your original files. If the new computer doesn't have this capability, purchase an inexpensive USB SATA controller, remove the hard drive and connect it to the controller. Plug in the USB cable and then you can copy all of your files from the old drive to the new one. If you miss some files, no problem as you can always just plug in the controller and access the files on the old drive. As an IT tech, I've done this many times to transfer files between systems.
whjco 02/02/20 09:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Starting RVing again; have GPS & backup camera questions?

FYI - I have a Garmin RV660LMT with a Garmin BC30 camera mounted in my ultra light TT (fiberglass shell on aluminum frame). Garmin says that setup is good for up to 45 ft. separation between camera transmitter and GPS. My RV660 picks up the BC30 signal atleast 200 ft away when parked at the CG. To fix your map download problem on your RV760, I recommend you download and install a fresh copy of Garmin Express on your PC. That installation should correct any bad connectivity settings on your PC. Garmin RV760 requires a BC20 camera (now obsolete) NOT the newer BC30 model. The wireless receiver on the BC20 model is located in the special mounting plate on the back of the RV760 GPS. The receiver for the BC30 is located in the power cable. Without that special mounting plate receiver (which is part of the BC20 kit), I doubt that a BC30 camera will work with your RV760. This LINK may help explain the differences between Garmin cameras. I'd add the recommendation that you completely uninstall Garmin Express before you install the newly downloaded copy.
whjco 02/01/20 08:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Were older travel trailers built better?

It may not be a valid comparison, but our 2019 Forest River Cherokee has better materials and better fit and finish than our 2006 Starcraft.
whjco 01/30/20 08:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best route to Helen Ga from Kentucky

We drove to John C. Campbell Folk School from Lexington, KY in August. TN 68 is okay but curvy in places. I didn't have any problems with our 34' trailer pulled by our 2015 Ram 2500 CTD.
whjco 11/28/19 09:05am Roads and Routes
RE: who uses Fog lights? / Hella 500 / OEM connector->F350

We added for lights and had them wired in, then we added another aftermarket light: an LED light bar about 24" long. This is what I'd suggest- it came with an easy wiring harness and puts out 3000 lumens. We bought it at Canadian Tire, so look around and you might be surprised what's out there. Just make sure that the light bar is street legal as many are not. My concern would be blinding other drivers with a light bar.
whjco 11/28/19 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 22" to 24" portable gas griddle

I bought the 2-burner LP special from WalMart for $25. It works great and I don't have to fool with stale charcoal briquettes any more. And the LP fuel is actually cheaper than the charcoal.
whjco 11/28/19 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: in need of macerating toilet options advice.

We have a custom bus in our fleet that has a macerating toilet. It looks like a standard porcelain toilet but when the button is pushed, it first runs additional water into the bowl and then the grinder starts and the toilet flushes. It works fine if only toilet paper is put into the toilet, but if a tampon or other kind of solid material of that type is put into the toilet, it causes a malfunction that requires pulling the whole toilet off of the floor and manually cleaning out the grinder. Our maintenance crew just loves it. The toilet dumps into a holding tank that located directly under the toilet so one would probably mount in place of your present toilet. However, I'm wondering if the hassle of the macerating toilet might not be offset by just using a wand through your toilet to wash down the tank and maybe use a digesting treatment in the tank?
whjco 11/12/19 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

The issue is Ram doesnt offer a 10 speed. The day they do, and 12V98 owns one which will be very close to the same time, all will be better here on this forum. He knows that more gears is generally better, Ram is 4 gears short of the other two, currently. Since Ram is behind the curve in this respect, the only option for him is to discredit the guys with more gears. Its important to him that Ram leads in every aspect. So until there is gear parady, and Ram owns the IKE this will continue. Once they make runs at full capacity if Ram wins, then we will hear about Ram domination regardless of having 4 gears tied behind its bumper. If GM and or Ford beat Ram, but the win is not dominate enough (he decides what that is) then the winner (s) are not legit because the gap was too close given the gear advantage. Interesting world he lives in. Additional gears are not as necessary with the Cummins. The Cummins has a 33% torque rise where as the Duramax has only 9% and the new Powerstroke has an 18% rise. All of our Prevost H3-45 motor coaches have the Volvo D13 inline 6 cylinder diesel with an output of 500 hp and 1850 ft/lb of torque. All of them use 6-speed Allison transmissions.
whjco 10/13/19 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No more GM diesels?!

I suppose the next thing will be hybrid railroad locomotives. That’ll never work. They already tried that. One of them caught on fire and was a major environmental mess.
whjco 09/28/19 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No hot water

Every RV hot water that I've worked with has at least two or three valves depending on configuration. If it's a three-valve system and the bypass valve is in closed position with the other two valves also shut off, no water will flow. I'd check for two other valves on the inlet and discharge side of the hot water heater.
whjco 09/19/19 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

Thanks for all the info. I pick it up tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait to hook to the trailer for the first time! Be forewarned. You'll have a really tough time wiping the smile off of your face after you feel how that Cummins pulls your trailer. :) I have a 2015 2500 CTD that has the same transmission. I've run up about 86k on it and the only problem I've had is an axle seal that needed replacement. The transmission has been trouble free. As for the mileage, I'll echo the comments of a previous poster. The mileage on a truck of that age were probably highway miles. I wouldn't worry about it because that's not many miles for a truck like that. Enjoy your new acquisition! Congratulations! Bill J. Lexington, KY
whjco 09/19/19 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 GMC HD in the Wild

The styling of the 2020 GMC is far nicer that its Chevy counterpart.
whjco 09/15/19 07:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for quality

We bought a Forest River Cherokee 274vfk back in November. I've been very impressed with the quality and fit and finish. It's well insulated and last winter we heated it with two electric heaters set on 750w heat setting and didn't even use the furnace. The floor is 5/8" marine glued plywood and is rock solid. We toured the factory this past July and much of the assembly is performed by Amish craftsmen in the Topeka, IN area. We're very pleased with this travel trailer.
whjco 09/15/19 07:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV GPS Units / GPS Apps that ACTUALLY WORK???

I have to ask a simple question, did you program the Garmin with the profile of your RV and was the GPS set for this profile? I use the trucker version, a Garmin 785 LMT because I drive charter buses and I've been real happy with it. As a backup, I have Sygic Truck installed on my Samsung phone. Sygic installs the map database on the phone so that you're not dependent on a cellular connection to load maps. It save you from the frustration of losing navigation when you lose a cell signal and also saves on the data plan on your phone. Sygic Truck also uses the vehicle profile that you enter into the program.
whjco 09/11/19 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: On Call for Work While Camping

Yes. I'm also in the IT business. As long as my hotspot can connect, I haven't had any problems in doing any remote support work. The worst part has been the intrusion on a relaxing vacation! :)
whjco 08/22/19 05:56pm General RVing Issues
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