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Old 05-29-2015, 12:38 PM   #1
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Post Newie has 3 questions!

I have a class A Winnebago/Itasca Suntar 30T.

1. I know this probably sound ridiculous, but how important is the toilet paper you use?

2. I am making a trip out to Arizona in July! Hot, hot, hot........How do I run the house air while driving? I really think I am going to need it. Do I just run the generator?

3. Can someone tell me about surge protectors? I bought one but it keeps tripping. So I think it probably was a cheap one. Do I need it? And if so, can someone suggest a good one?

Thanks as usual...............you guys are very helpful.

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It's very important - - if you run out! If you wish to do a test, take a sheet of your favorite brand and put it in a jar of water. Shake and see how long it takes to break apart. If it doesn't break apart at all, don't use it. Also, make sure you use lots of water when flushing and dumping the black tank to keep from building a 'pyramid of poo and paper' that can reduce black tank functions.

Running the generator for the A/C is common practice, there's even some folks that suggest the fuel used to run the generator is saved by turning off the dash air, but we use both in hot weather.

The only Electrical Management System I would buy is one by Progressive Industries. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
It's well made AND has a lifetime warranty, no other has that kind of support. An EMS does more than just protect against surges in electricity, it also checks and makes sure the pedestal is wired correctly and supplying energy within safe parameters. If the voltage drops or changes, it disconnects, delays, then reconnects when power is O.K. It protects you against issues commonly found in many campgrounds. Remember, a surge protector actually sacrifices itself when it's doing it's job, so why not start with one that will always be repaired or replaced?
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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1TP] Maybe not too important, but some people seem to be clog prone, perhaps because they use more paper and.or less flush water than others. Single ply, not quilted, non-colored and non-perfurmed is the easiest for your black system top digest. That's because the designer TP's all require thicker, sturdier paper to be dyed/perfumed/embossed/whatever. You can try what you use at home and see how it goes, but if you begin to have problems switch to something like Scott Single Ply and see if that helps. Or some other "septic tank safe" brand.

2.[A/C] Run the coach generator and power whatever you like, including roof air. A small genset uses about 0.5 gal/hr at 50% load, and that's usually enough to run two roof a/c units (or a basement unit). Not really much fuel at all.

3 [surge protect] What brand & model did you get? Surge protectors themselves don't trip - they absorb surges. If yours also includes power line monitoring, e.g. high voltage and bad wiring, than a "trip" is the fault of the source power, not the protector.
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I have a class A Winnebago/Itasca Suntar 30T.

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I know this probably sound ridiculous, but how important is the toilet
paper you use?
We use the Charmin UltraSoft that we use at home. We also use Happy Camper tank treatment and have never had a clog or any odors!

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I am making a trip out to Arizona in July! Hot, hot, hot........How do I run the house air while driving? I really think I am going to need it. Do I just run the generator?


No problem, just run the generator. Our Onan 7.5 Quiet Diesel uses from 1/2 to 1 gallon per hour, depending on the load.


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Can someone tell me about surge protectors? I bought one but it keeps tripping. So I think it probably was a cheap one. Do I need it? And if so, can someone suggest a good one?


I highly recommend the Progressive Industries EMS series! I have used the HW-50C on each of the three RV's we have owned. I would not leave home without it!

Thanks as usual...............you guys are very helpful.

Carol
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