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RE: Rusty ball

Curt. Enough said. Chinese junk. Advanced auto Parts replaced Reese with Curt. What does that tell you.
cavie 12/11/19 10:54am Beginning RVing
RE: Extension cords

Who has a code allowing 14 gauge wire? You couldn't run but one plug in on it. Our last home built in 1970 had 10 gauge solid wiring. The National Electric Code does. Been wiring houses with #14 for 50 years. Been wiring up to ten outlets on a circuit during all that time. Wired 2 of my own homes with it. I'm guessing your house was wired with $12 ga not #10. I my neck of the woods in Florida they require #12 so the country boys don't have to think of when to use 14 and when to use 12. The 10 ga you are referring to was for the Water Heater, Dryer, maybe the electric back up heater, A/C. All this copper wire by the way.
cavie 12/10/19 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords

Assuming you do not plan on running the A/C and for a one time thing, I don't see anything wrong with your plan. Shouldn't be much voltage drop, even if they happen to have a 20 amp circuit available. Might even be able to run the A/C if they have 20 amp, and you run very little else. Go with a 12 ga extension cord and a dog bone adaptor. Both useful items in the future.
cavie 12/09/19 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords Nice chart. your point is?
cavie 12/09/19 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords

I think you are off by a long way. 100 foot run at say 20 amp max draw would required a 10 gauge wire and you would only have 114 volt at the end. I did not use your motor home wire since wire size is unknown. His thinking is spot on. He is NOT gonna draw 20 amps. He intends to use lights only.
cavie 12/09/19 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warranty work on TT v 5r v MH

There is far more complaints of MH on the 3 boards I hang out on than 5er's and TT's
cavie 12/05/19 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: RV'ing with a cat

We drive from Fl to MA where our trailer is every summer. 3 day trip. The cat free rains in the back seat of our pickup. Food on the floor on one side and litter box on the other. We stop in motels. Our cat is leach trained and NEVER runs free. He does break the rules from time to time but doesn't go far from the food bowl.Food in on the floor in the kitchen and litter is in the BH. He is tied to a tree during the day and NEVER goes out at night. I walk him around the park.
cavie 12/04/19 11:38am RV Pet Stop
RE: Tailgate Step Suggestions?

By a chevy/GMC and get built in bumper corner steps.
cavie 12/03/19 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 15 Amp Service

If you trip the house GFI with very little load, then turn off the GFI circuit in you RV.
cavie 12/02/19 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What do you do for condensation inside cabinets?

My previous van was too small to have cabinets, but my current van does. Plus storage under the bed and in the loft over the drivers area. It's raining where I am, and it will be for the next week or more. The walls inside the cabinets and in the storage areas are WET. Luckily, I put my clothes inside garbage bags, in the cabinets. The insides of the garbage bags seem to be dry so far. But what can I do about all this water? It's condensation, not leaks. I've been opening all the windows and doors and the ceiling fan, running the heat full blast. But it only help so much when the outside air is 100% humidity. Dehumidifiers are expensive, but do I need to buy one? YES Cheap at walmart.
cavie 12/01/19 04:03am General RVing Issues
RE: toilet

domedic 310 can be a breeze or a real PITA.
cavie 11/30/19 10:47am Class C 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 You have a GFI or inverter tripped.
cavie 11/30/19 06:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Majordad, did you find the Battery Disconnect at the door. Your lights are 12 volts. Your furnace has two 12 volt circuits, One for the fan motor and one for the control board. The same 12 volt circuit for the control board is shared with the WH.
cavie 11/29/19 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: freezer door seal

Norcold Fridge Door Seals are NOT replacement items. They are incorporated within the door So Norcold wants to sell you a complete new door! Folks have cut the old seals off and used glue on / self adhesvie generic seals Sometimes you can 'reset' the seals Place a cotton ball in each corner under the seal Heat the seal using a hair dryer, warm air heat gun etc until the whole seal is warmed up THen close door and let seal reform to fridge frame After it cools remove the cotton balls and check if sealing has improved I like that trick!
cavie 11/29/19 03:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Whatever the official name of the "salesman switch" is it doesn't completely disconnect the house battery from all of the loads. Mine disconnects some common loads like lights but not the refer and not other safety items. Maybe it should be called "Battery Draw Reduction Disconnect Switch". Even my 2 Monaco installed Battery Disconnect Switches (real mechanical switches) don't disconnect all loads from each battery bank. But the Battery Disconnect Switches I installed do indeed completely disconnect the batteries from all loads. Correct terminology or not "Salesman Switch" uniquely identifies the small switch by the door that activates the latching solenoid near the batteries that disconnects some loads. Salesman Switch COMMON nomenclature used by MANY folks Some folks just love to appear superior by denigrating others And some folks just try to help the newbies learn a language they are new to and know nothing about.
cavie 11/29/19 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Switch the 50 amp breaker on the RV park power pole. You may have lost just one leg of the input power. The salesman switch shuts off basic power inside the coach and sometimes gets bumped to the off position. Most are right near the front door. They are NOT called Salesman switches. They are called Battery Disconnect Switches. Doug You are 100% correct Doug. Unfortunately the Majority of MH owners don't know any better. I don't think it is ever gonna change. I would love to hear one of them go to a hardware store and ask for a salesman switch. It's like MH owners saying they have an RV and the rest of us have......I don't know, tents with wheel I guess.
cavie 11/29/19 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2012 king air

Can’t get my genset back in acts like no fluid in it but it’s full Back in where? Is it a slide out? What Fluid? Gas? Oil? What would Fluid level have to do with getting it back in? whatever that means.
cavie 11/29/19 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

I use the body spa. Love it.
cavie 11/28/19 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: inverter/charger issues

I have a class B and had inverter problems. First the solenoid by the inverter went out. I could not turn on the charger/inverter without it. I replaced it. Now my 110 outlets worked off the inverter but roof AC would not. Roof AC worked on shore power. Finally took it to a good repair shop. They checked it all over and the issue was bad inverter. It supplied basic 110 power when turned on but could not handle the power drain when AC compressor tried to start up. Luckily they had a used inverter to swap out with mine to find it. Bottom line in my opinion is that you need to be educated in all the ways the inverter chargers work or it will be very frustrating. I had a couple of other people look at it including a retired industrial electrician and a guy who tests high temperature ovens electronically and neither could figure out a way to test things. They both thought it was a bad compressor on the AC. Good luck. Please tell us the make and model of this inverter and the size of your A/C.
cavie 11/28/19 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Uncomfortable Sofa

What? you never sleep in a recliner at home??? Threw out our fold out and never regretted it.
cavie 11/27/19 05:40am General RVing Issues
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