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Old 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM   #85
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So, my 45-year experience, 35 years as a Licensed Master electrician, owner of 2 electric companies is no good??? I never knew!!!
Regardless of any qualifications you might have, you may need to read a little more carefully. I don't think you can find anywhere in my post where I ever said anything about any information you provided. I never commented on anything said by any individual.

Maybe you're part of the 30% who gets it right. My point is that the OP has no way of knowing the trash from the treasure unless he happens to know and trust you personally. Anybody can write anything they want in a signature line on a web forum. If the OP could tell the difference between good info and bad info he would never have asked the original question.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:10 PM   #86
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Good grief...... just how off-subject is this getting.....
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #87
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Good grief...... just how off-subject is this getting.....
My thoughts exactly, just Google it folks and then you don't have to ask anyone anything. And you can watch it being done 1st hand on You Tube. I'd rather get it from the horse's mouth.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #88
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Walk away. Based on the owner's statements they know about as much as you concerning an RV AC and DC electrical service. It can only get worse.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:48 AM   #89
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I do have some understanding of electricity. So this is a 50amp system so I thought it would be a 220v system. so I donít understand neither how he smoked the system. But he did take to a shop in the twin cities that did all the electrical rebuild. My major concern is, there is just one wiring that was burnt through it could short out or get hot enough to start a fire. I think I will have to pass. By the way it is a 2006 Alpha for $44,000. it also has the pitting issue along the bottom trim.
Maybe somewhere in the thread this was addressed but if the system on the coach was a 50 amp then there was an issue with the receptacle lacking a ground or incorrectly wired in the first place. A good many have already addressed the fact that RV pedestal if 220 volt which again as many have said carry a meter or a protective device and check any and all receptacles. Something don't add up here. Maybe this thread will make it to 5000 views, kind of looks like it will. Not going to read the rest to see if you got any further information as to what actually happened or not so if you did it would be nice to hear what it was. The vast majority of RV's owners still don't get the difference in the 30 versus 50 amp service but maybe it is getting a bit better.

Something I have seen when looking at a late model used coach with 50 amp was a different style plug wired in to fit the receptacle where he stored it. When I saw the sloppy job of adding the replacement plug I never bothered going inside. This has turned out to be quite an entertaining thread anyway.
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