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Old 12-14-2012, 07:57 AM   #15
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"Many RVer's have a few screws loose..



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Old 12-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Kevinc2011 View Post
I installed a 50 amp hardwired surge guard and checked all the breaker box screws while I was in there. On a new camper I still found 2 loose grounds. Routine testing is always necessary!
LOOSE you say..... When my House was new (This RV is my house) I had issues with the air conditioenrs, sometimes one would work sometimes the other, NO EMS they are wired direct to the breakrs.

I checked the screws,, One took over TWO FULL TURNS (2 1/2 to be precise) before I felt any resistance and of course more to tighten.

LOOSE is not the word for it, That is WAY beyond ues.

This is, of course, why I say many RVers have a few screws loose (Those are the kind I'm talking about).

Had a "Sticker in the window new" 5er park in front of me a spring or two ago.. He plugged in and his wife said "NO POWER"

I went back to my rig and got the meters (he is an Electrician, Me Electronics technician by training, police dispatcher by carrier and with some cross training in electricial) .

When we got to the step where we pull the power cord off the inlet and measure the voltage at the outlet end (Marinco connector) the thing came off the cord in our hands. NOT one screw had been tightened.

We put it back to gether and later he went to have a small "Chat" with the dealer. I suggested he bill the dealer for the emeergency repair 1 hr at 150/hr. plus some additional for hasssle value. Don't know if he did. Never got my cut. (Did nto give him an address to send it to).

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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Thanks to all

Just started storming here in Prescott...so I'm delaying any repair attempts until January when I relocated to Quartzsite. There the weather will be nice and allow me to do all kinds of work without freezing my tush. Thanks again!

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