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RE: House Water Pump needs assistance priming

They can go bad. The pump in our camper worked fine for several years but now will not prime unless the tank is completely full. Once I prime it by forcing water into it by blowing into the winterizing tube with water in it, it will hold prime fine. It doesn’t leak back or run unless water is used. It otherwise works perfectly. I’ve cleaned the diaphragm twice and now just have a new pump to install.
wnjj 07/01/20 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Disconnect Power When Using Generator?

The park just doesn’t want every RV in the place to switch back to campground power at the same time when it returns. If people have to manually have to reconnect it spreads the load.While you are correct... I understand that typically generator gets priority so I believe RVs would remain isolated until the generator was shut down. I guess that makes sense in that the “normal” use doesn’t require energizing the relay coils full time, however much like unplugging you wouldn’t have an easy way to know the power was restored. I suppose you could have some circuits that only connect to shore power and/or a tattle tale indicator for shore power.
wnjj 06/29/20 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

For clarification, do you consider shocks to be a modification or not? They replace a stock part with an equivalent or better but since they are also a wear item you could consider them just replacements. The same question goes for the tires I suppose. As I mentioned above, I did replace the shocks and eventually the tires but with no major notable difference with the shocks and the tires were the same size and load rating as the worn out OEM tires.
wnjj 06/29/20 07:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Disconnect Power When Using Generator?

The park just doesn’t want every RV in the place to switch back to campground power at the same time when it returns. If people have to manually have to reconnect it spreads the load.
wnjj 06/29/20 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: AC unit wiring question

Did you ever get a chance to connect it up? I’m curious if it’s working.
wnjj 06/29/20 09:46am Travel Trailers
RE: City Water is filling/overflowing my freshwater tank

The check valve is part of the water pump itself. Try running some water through your system by using the pump. That may reseat it or let whatever debris through that may be making it leak. If that doesn’t work, it’s fairly simple to take the pump head apart to clean and inspect the diaphragm. If you are referring to the city check valve at the hose connection that is not the issue. That one prevents pump pressure from pushing water out of that connection when it’s not In use,
wnjj 06/28/20 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator question

Note that according this schematic there is NO CITRCUIT BTREAKER PROTECTING EITHER THE TWIST LOCK 30A OUTLET OR THE PARALLEL OPERATIONS OUTLET ! There doesn’t need to be breakers because the generator (or generators) cannot put out enough current to exceed the capacity of those outlets. The 20A receptacle has a breaker because parallel cables would allow up to 26A that would overload that receptacle.
wnjj 06/27/20 11:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator question

The outlets are protected by a 20A breaker so that’s all you’ll get by paralleling 2 non-companion models.All you'll get? The generator is only rated at 13.2 a. Don't you get twice that max when paralleled.. otherwise what's the point? If you only connect the parallel cables meant for use with a companion model then try to draw from one of the generator’s 20A receptacle, you may not get all 26.4A since the receptacle and its breaker are only rated for 20A. A parallel kit with a 30A receptacle as part of the parallel cables or a companion model avoids this limitation.
wnjj 06/27/20 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator question

The outlets on a an EU2000i are rated at 20A. I am ASSUMING your trailer has a 30A plug (TT30). While it is possible to purchase/make an adapter to 120VAC 20A to 120VAC 30A, I have to question the wiring BEHIND the outlet. The outlets are protected by a 20A breaker so that’s all you’ll get by paralleling 2 non-companion models. You can, however build a cable that takes both of the parallel connections and brings them to a 30A receptacle. The same would work with the 20A plugs but would require a suicide cord and would not be recommended. The only thing special about the companion model is the built in 30A receptacle.
wnjj 06/27/20 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: Poll: How many 1T TC haulers have no modifications?

I ran completely stock for a couple years before adding Rancho RS9000 shocks. I’m not sure I really noticed much of a difference to be honest, maybe a little less rocking when turning into driveway cuts. No other changes made. I even ran the stock tires for 12 years. 2005 Silverado 3500 SRW with Eagle Cap 950, usually towing a 6x10 cargo trailer.
wnjj 06/26/20 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Mach III plus 13.5 ac fan running backwards?

Wax, tell us how a capacitor is used to create torque in AC motor? In short, a capacitor creates a 2nd phase. Here's a pretty decent page to help explain this. Refer to the capacitor-start and capacitor-run motors: https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/alternating-current/chpt-13/single-phase-induction-motors/
wnjj 06/25/20 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: AC unit wiring question

OK, so I found a Dometic installation instruction that while it may not be your model, the wiring colors are the same. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/808076/Dometic-620412-331.html?page=13#manual For the following, I'll refer to the separate brown & white as the supply wires, the red & white pair as the furnace wires and the 6-conductor as the thermostat wires. The wire colors in all CAPS will be the 11 A/C wires. According to the doc above: 1. Connect large the +12V brown supply wire to A/C RED (after you confirm it's the one from your fusebox). 2. Connect the large white supply wire to A/C BLACK. 3. Connect the thermostat red wire to A/C RED/WHITE (+12V out to thermostat). 4. Connect the thermostat green to A/C GREEN (gnd). 5. Connect the thermostat yellow to A/C YELLOW (cool). 6. Connect the thermostat tan to A/C TAN (fan). 7. Connect the thermostat blue to A/C BLUE (hi fan). 8. Connect the thermostat white to A/C WHITE (heat). 9. A/C ORANGE is not used (no HS/HP terminal on your thermostat). I take back what I said previously about the furnace wires (red & white pair). It seems this A/C unit takes in the thermostat white wire and provides a set of BLUE/WHITE that short together to run the furnace. Based upon that, I'd say the 2-wire red & white furnace pair connect to the A/C BLUE/WHITE wires.
wnjj 06/25/20 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: AC unit wiring question

The 2-wire thin pair (red/white) likely comes from the furnace. Usually power comes up the red wire and is switched on/off on the white wire by the thermostat. That white wire needs to connect to the white one coming from the thermostat 'heat' pin (also white). The red wire may also need connected to the thermostat + wire (red). Some of the wires in the 6-wire cable look like they were cut and/or never used. I assume some of those broke off when you disconnected them? The A/C will need a wire for cool, fan, high fan, power and ground. The brown and white larger wires probably provide the 12V power for the A/C unit. What brand is the A/C?
wnjj 06/25/20 04:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

wnjj 06/22/20 06:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

My general trailer backing thoughts: 1. Back toward the driver's side if at all possible. 2. Pull forward further past the spot than you think. 3. Start with your trailer and tow vehicle closer to the side of the road that you're going to back toward. This leaves room for your tow vehicle to swing out when chasing the trailer after the turn has started. 4. Get the trailer starting to turn gently at first then adjust the vehicle to sharpen the cut at the right time (i.e. what the trailer guy called jack-knifing). 5. Pull forward 1-2 feet if corrections are needed to cut sharper or less sharp. Earlier minor corrections are easier than trying to catch up later. For tight spots I find cutting too sharp then pulling forward occasionally to "shuffle" the front of the vehicle around the "corner" works best.
wnjj 06/22/20 06:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Happijac Help

Maybe the motor has a dry bearing/bushing?
wnjj 06/10/20 11:42am Truck Campers
RE: How much weight is too much?

^^^^ What does it mean to be able to safely stop a truck and trailer. A Corvette can come to a stop from 60 mph in 90 feet. If I can stop a 100,000 lb legally loaded semi trailer with properly functioning air brakes in 450 feet am I safe? What if I can bring my overloaded 2020 f250 from 60 mph down to zero in 300 feet.... is that safe? What if I'm towing a 1993 5th wheel with a '93 GMC 1 ton and all my weights are within specs and it takes me 400 feet to stop from 60 mph .... am I safe? When you injure or kill someone, you can ask the court/jury that question. You could end up in court for not stopping in time in a Corvette. The brakes are only as good as the operator’s attentiveness and travel speed. As for requirements, one example is Oregon law where combinations must stop within 35 feet from 20 mph without leaving a 12’ wide lane. https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/815.125
wnjj 06/05/20 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Supplemental AC

If water is free and plentiful, I set a timer to "sprinkle" the trailer down three or four times an hour. (The evaporating water acts like a swamp cooler and brings the skin temperature down.) That’s an interesting idea and I can see that helping quite a bit. You probably want to make sure it’s not hard water that will leave crusties behind when it evaporates.
wnjj 06/04/20 10:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on these tie-downs?

Happijack Quickloads. I had a set. royal pain to adjust. You need two open end wrenches to adjust and snug the rods everytime you reload the camper onto the truck. Went to Torklift Fastguns and never looked back Could you not use them without the jamb nut? That’s pretty much what Fastguns do. I don’t know why the nut is needed since the hook can’t spin.
wnjj 06/04/20 10:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Today was my first time......

I drop the rear jacks anytime I stop to camp, it helps quite a bit to eliminate the rocking from the everyone walking around. Takes what, two minutes to drop them, worth it in my book. Yep, plus with the Happijac quick releases it takes only seconds. Ours are always down.
wnjj 06/04/20 09:41am Truck Campers
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