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Old 11-29-2019, 10:32 PM   #85
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Thanks for that! I knew where you were coming from with the question and appreciated it. And as long as these threads are, I certainly understand folks posting without reading it all. ANd 99% of them are only trying to help, so I can't fault anyone for that!!! But yes, hot water has been resolved. Now I'm trying to figure out if I've got a problem with my water pump (see my new post in thread "here I am again...",

Old-Biscuits confirmation that I'd probably be ok with my 6 ga wire at 220 ft really means a lot to me. Most people have said the same, but some have been adament that losing just 3 volts will ruin all my appliances and so on. I've come to trust O-B's opinion so I'll sleep better tonight....even though someone will likely come along with a different opinion and tell me I'm ruining everything! ha.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:31 AM   #86
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Induction Motors can de damaged by Voltage lower then 108V......so don't be running your A/C Unit (Hahaha)


Resistive loads.....fridge/water heater heating elements not an issue

Space heater output will be reduced



Now if your incoming voltage should go down below 104V you would want to reduce your electrical load.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:51 PM   #87
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You said your staying in the camper this winter I think you need to try to underpin that rascal I have seen square hay bales stuffed under campers before
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:57 AM   #88
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I am 92 and have had 13rvís in over 50 years.
I understand a great great deal, And in your case, I have many many times consulted factory, By. Passing other sources.
Trace the factory down, be it. In. In, calf, or wherever.
Somewhere is a VP. OF THAT CO. GET TO HIM OR HER WITH YOUR PROBLEM. AND BE PERSISTANT.
todayís. Day and age the right factory PERSON will help as. They. DO NOT WANT BAD REFERENCES ON SOCIAL. MEDIA.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:04 PM   #89
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As Old Biscuits said, the voltage drop over that distance at 30a is pretty low, so unless you're running two air conditioners hard and trying to use other electric appliances at the same time, you should be fine.

This is my first post here as well, though I've been reading along with the digests they send me in email every week, or mabye bi-weekly, for a few years now. I've learned so much and even had a few fun surprises along the way when I'm sure I know the answer to a problem and it turns out I was wrong and it was something I'd never heard of before!
Kind of like playing along with Wheel of Fortune! Hehehe

I don't have my RV in my signature yet, just as well since I've never gotten to use it yet, lol. It was a 'good deal' that I saw being sold on one of those grocery store corners where people park their cars to sell. Never owned one before and the previous guy said they used it for hunting, the insides were half stripped down like someone had started to renovate it and just stopped. Oh. If I had just gotten my jack of all trades mechanic neighbor to look at it first! Lemon is an understatement, ROFL.
Roof leaks and rotted around solar light window in shower, right quarter panel damage from hitting something apparently shifted the fiberglass she'll up front, pushing the windshield out of it's seal (how did I not see THAT!!) Had to work on both AC units, had to repair generator, had to wire in second breaker on generator since both AC units were on the same one, lol. ALL window seals leaked in a downpour!! Oh, and apparently the guy dropped the nut off the air filter cover down into the engine, I had a stuck valve so I tried all kinds of stuff to free it. It came unstuck alright!! Like angry bees in the engine going down the highway for about 5 or 10 seconds before it blew through the Piston! Ouch!!
Fixed THAT. It's been sitting there annoying my wife for a few years now, I've been seriously been thinking about just giving it to my mechanic neighbor. He'd have it touring and looking new in a few months, ROFL. On the other hand, it burns me that I've spent more money on it than I did going through my boat phase, hehe, and I want to fix it!! Health has been my big holdup though.

Oh, forgot the hot water heater issue! Gas only and the thing wouldn't fire over from the control module in the kitchen. No sparky sparky sound from the igniter. Being very un-technician like (shame on me!! Retired HVAC guy) I just ordered a replacement ignition board. Installed it and.... Nothing! Scratched my head then decided to use my tiny brain!
Got out the voltage meter and checked for power at the ignition module. Nothing. Argh!! (Forgive me for not being more specific about that, it's been a few years)
Grabbed a 12v battery and some jumper leads and wired it direct, fired up after a few tries and proceeded to make hot water! Great, just lug a battery outside to take a shower, lol.

Getting to the water heater wiring from the inside will require either jamming myself up under some cabinets at a weird angle (not happening with my back), taking some cabinets apart, or trying to drain the tank and pull it out from the outside, but no guarantee that I will get far with stuff attached on it from the inside. Ah, I had found mice nests under the kitchen drawers there, so they probably chewed through things!

The roof should be the biggest hassle, well besides the front end, since the black (black?!?) Roof rubber, or tar or something, has baked the surface dry into a fine powder that gets all over everything it touches. I recall reading someone somewhere saying that alcohol can clean/renew the surface so that future app!ication attempts will stick.

Oh! Sorry, anyway didn't mean to try and hijack the thread, just wanted to originally comment on the electricity issue and mention my water heater fun!! No need to comment on my stuff, just laugh and groan with my pain, hehehe.
Thanks to everyone here that offer so much help to everyone and congrats to OP on getting your water heater up and running!!

P.s., just saw that I have six posts! Holy cow my memory is gone, I don't even remember posting before, wow I'm losing it!! Lol.
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Because people here often know more than your average sales person. And we're easier to get in contact with. And most of us are nicer 'after the sale'.
But if you don't go back to the dealer what incentive have they got to make sure a buyer has all the information that they need, you wouldn't dream of buying a car and drive away without knowing what all the knobs & switches were for, so ask the question.
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But if you don't go back to the dealer what incentive have they got to make sure a buyer has all the information that they need, you wouldn't dream of buying a car and drive away without knowing what all the knobs & switches were for, so ask the question.
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RV Dealers and Incentive......hahaha


Unfortunately the dealer will not have a clue.
Floor personnel have limited knowledge because they are just salesmen.....many haven't even gone camping


RV Industry is decades behind the auto industry......
Heck owners manuals if you get one is so generic it covers only the basics and is totally lacking in any informative information.
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