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Old 12-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Last night about 4pm the power in the coach went haywire, only half of the things worked, in my usual manner I went nutstbecause the weather was in the 30s and it was raining like heck (WE are in Oregon on the coast) could only see a cold night developing.
So put on my rain coat and got out a flash light, off into the night I went, like a pioneer dad going to save his family from doom.
I messed with the inverter, because we had had problems in the past (Mainly caused by me), went back inside , stiil nothing-anyway long tale short this went on for about a 1/2 hour--Out /in/out again, no help.
So I decided to fire up the Genny, which I should have done in the first place, as I went out for the last time (cold and wet) the neighbor caught me and informed me the RV park lost all power. DUUU I should have noticed the street lights were out.
Went back in fired up the genny and got out the burbon.
All the neighbors came in and helped themselves, drank all my cough Segrams medicine
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Forgetting the check the obvious...

Marilyn often wonders why we assume the worst before checking the obvious.

I'm glad you guys survived the coastal winds. It wasn't so bad here in Salem.

Marilyn's chemotherapy is going ok. We'll be done in February and maybe we can start traveling again in March. Sorry we missed the most recent northwest gathering.

Take care.

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Sounds like me. I often miss the obvious. Glad it turned out to be the whole area and not your rig though!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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I can't tell you how many times I've thought I had a problem... only to find out it wasn't a problem at all. I've learned to just take a break and mull it over before jumping in on the trouble shooting.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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Don't beat yourself up over it. We all do it. My cable/internet has a habit of leaving the TV stream running and shutting off the internet. It says connected, but no data comes across. I have worked on all my setting and really screwed it up to then have my neighbor call me up and ask if my internet worked.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Hi Larry & Rita,
My panic travels with me (no not the wife). The breaker on the battery charger is a bit persnickety. Not often (couple of time a year) it will pop for no apparent reason. When connected to shore power and having 4 coach batteries I can go a long time without noticing the coach batteries are not being charged. When they are about to give up the ghost, I go checking all kinds of stuff to determine what could be wrong. One time I even got out the portable battery charger and connected it to the coach batteries. Eventually, I check the 120 VAC breaker panel and see the breaker tripped. It is one of those maintenance items I've been going to get around to, but keep forgetting.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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Last night about 4pm the power in the coach went haywire, only half of the things worked, in my usual manner I went nutstbecause the weather was in the 30s and it was raining like heck (WE are in Oregon on the coast) could only see a cold night developing.
So put on my rain coat and got out a flash light, off into the night I went, like a pioneer dad going to save his family from doom.
I messed with the inverter, because we had had problems in the past (Mainly caused by me), went back inside , stiil nothing-anyway long tale short this went on for about a 1/2 hour--Out /in/out again, no help.
So I decided to fire up the Genny, which I should have done in the first place, as I went out for the last time (cold and wet) the neighbor caught me and informed me the RV park lost all power. DUUU I should have noticed the street lights were out.
Went back in fired up the genny and got out the burbon.
All the neighbors came in and helped themselves, drank all my cough Segrams medicine
Hay, the Bourbon was the correct action to resolve the stress. Having the neighbors over to confirm the solution was priceless. Here wishing you many future RV experiences. Hopefully some where you are parked next to me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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Marilyn often wonders why we assume the worst before checking the obvious.

I'm glad you guys survived the coastal winds. It wasn't so bad here in Salem.

Marilyn's chemotherapy is going ok. We'll be done in February and maybe we can start traveling again in March. Sorry we missed the most recent northwest gathering.

Take care.

Steve
Steve, my wife Linda and I are here in Salem at He He Ilihee RV resort. Been here since July and will be moving out in late May. Just curious is we were in the same park or not? Gary
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