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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-10-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
You can lead a horse to water...

You can lead a horse to water but........:nonono::facepalm:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-10-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,153
Posted By cavie
Bypass valves do not have an on or off. They are...

Bypass valves do not have an on or off. They are just a direction flow valve. There can be 1, 2, or 3 valves depending on the type of system. WH is accessible from both sides. One is outside and one...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-10-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By cavie
Believe it. you have a neutral problem. Call an...

Believe it. you have a neutral problem. Call an electrician. He does not need to be an RV Tech.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-10-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
Plus 2 on the above statement! That was a neutral...

Plus 2 on the above statement! That was a neutral problem. It would be nice if a simple breaker change could fix that.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
I guess you'll have to ask the folks that write...

I guess you'll have to ask the folks that write the National Electric Code, The building departments that enforce the NEC. The Companies that make 3 wire Romex that go into houses and trailers all...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-09-2021, 03:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
[Mod Edit]Just because it works does not make it...

[Mod Edit]Just because it works does not make it safe!!!!!! At the very least put a ground fault breaker or outlet in that circuit!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
Please tell me I did not just read that!!!!! How...

Please tell me I did not just read that!!!!! How did you install boxes and regular outlets in RV walls?:confused:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-06-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
A surge suppresser has been called a surge...

A surge suppresser has been called a surge protector for the 50 years that I have been in the business. I have installed 100's of them. The words "Surge Guard" is a company name not the name of a...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-06-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By cavie
OP stated 29ft 1994 Alpenlite DL:thumb:

OP stated 29ft 1994 Alpenlite DL:thumb:
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By cavie
Good to hear. I did my roof with Tropicool last...

Good to hear. I did my roof with Tropicool last summer.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-06-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
That is a hard-wired unit. It the first I have...

That is a hard-wired unit. It the first I have heard of being factory installed. Most folks confuse an EMS with a Load Shedding Device that has the EMS lettering on it but is not an EMS. It is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-05-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,062
Posted By cavie
I will pray for you.

I will pray for you.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-05-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
Yes, that is a Hughes Autoformer. Not an EMS. I...

Yes, that is a Hughes Autoformer. Not an EMS. I gonna just leave you guys to your confusion.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-05-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,577
Posted By cavie
A 10 gauged cord would be rated for 30 amps. 14...

A 10 gauged cord would be rated for 30 amps. 14 gauged cord would be rated for 15 amps.:thumb:
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-04-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By cavie
What type, of roof do you have?? Makes a big...

What type, of roof do you have?? Makes a big difference.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-03-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
Persistent, I'm not gonna quote the whole post...

Persistent, I'm not gonna quote the whole post over again. GFI reads current hot to neutral NOT hot to ground. That is why has the neutral connected to the circuit breaker. GFI will work on an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-03-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,577
Posted By cavie
Please explain. I'm a 50-year master electrician...

Please explain. I'm a 50-year master electrician and do not have a clue what you are talking about. If you're using a 50/30 dog bone you are only using 1 leg of the 50. They are not bonded together. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-03-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
You have a picture of that. I Have not seen or...

You have a picture of that. I Have not seen or heard of a built-in EMS. There is hardwired EMS that the owners install in place of portable one. There are load Shedding Devices in MH's built-in that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-02-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By cavie
I have to ask. Are you talking about a Hughs...

I have to ask. Are you talking about a Hughs Autoformer Watchdog EMS or a Hughes Autoformer?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-02-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,153
Posted By cavie
A couple of weeks ago I got into a discussion...

A couple of weeks ago I got into a discussion about whether the plugs were in fact nylon or plastic. I was under the impression they were nylon but it turns out not to be the case. Seems they are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-02-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
OK., I'm gonna ask for the 3rd time! what outlets...

OK., I'm gonna ask for the 3rd time! what outlets are off when it trips?? name them all. Need their locations. Are they controlled by the bathroom GFI outlet? What breaker trips? Does a breaker trip...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
What is supposed to have an EMS in it?:confused:

What is supposed to have an EMS in it?:confused:
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-02-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
No need to turn off the ped to change the breaker...

No need to turn off the ped to change the breaker and the receptacle.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-29-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,330
Posted By cavie
Yes, the ped problem would have caused the A/C...

Yes, the ped problem would have caused the A/C problem. After you get it all fixed, Buy a good EMS. Had you had one you would not have burned this up.:thumb:
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
36PFT. You still have not told us What outlets do...

36PFT. You still have not told us What outlets do not work! Check all of them inside and out.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
The GFI outlet has absolutely nothing to do with...

The GFI outlet has absolutely nothing to do with the RV sitting on rubber tires. GFI's work very well in older 2 wire non-grounded systems and are in fact required by the NEC to be installed in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-28-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,030
Posted By cavie
Tell use what outlets they are. Every one that...

Tell use what outlets they are. Every one that does not work.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-26-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By cavie
This is very interesting. ...

This is very interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WalzXF48iac
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-25-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By cavie
very, very nice :thumb:

very, very nice :thumb:
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-25-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By cavie
Well, the first thing you must do, if you are...

Well, the first thing you must do, if you are going to do your own work on your RV, is to buy a multi-meter and watch some youtube and learn how to use it. Your batteries might be just fine and have...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-22-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,952
Posted By cavie
This whole thread has been nothing but a Facebook...

This whole thread has been nothing but a Facebook post. And I thought it was an RV Forum. The RECENT DISCUSSIONS BOX needs to say where the post came from so we all can avoid this BS if we wish to....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-20-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By cavie
Laptops, cell phones, hotspots, and things like...

Laptops, cell phones, hotspots, and things like that are not the problem. They are very minimal loads. The problem comes with things like A/C, WH, Blow dryers, coffee pots, Insta pots, and the things...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-17-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,436
Posted By cavie
I think it's time to close this thread. The...

I think it's time to close this thread. The problem was fixed a long time ago. :whistling:
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-17-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,293
Posted By cavie
The GFI outlet in the bathroom is NOT a surge...

The GFI outlet in the bathroom is NOT a surge protector and never will be. :nonono::nonono: It is a "Ground Fault interrupter and nothing more. It does not even provide "Overcurrent Protection" that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-15-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,293
Posted By cavie
Take this one step at a time. Troubleshooting...

Take this one step at a time. Troubleshooting 101. Start at the circuit breaker box with a voltmeter. Look for a breaker labeled "Converter". See it has 120 volts output. If not turn the breaker hard...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-15-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,059
Posted By cavie
Yes, that is all you would have to do. A/C and...

Yes, that is all you would have to do. A/C and heat pump are the same unit. Heat pump is just a reversing valve to change the flow of the freon. Both use the same compressor.
Forum: RV'ing On A Budget 04-13-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,648
Posted By cavie
Just use whatever single play paper you want...

Just use whatever single play paper you want along with lots of water. Flush two bowls of water down into the empty black tank after you dump. Always fill the bowl before you use it except to...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-12-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By cavie
I did not realize the breaker in post #1 was an...

I did not realize the breaker in post #1 was an Arcfault because I would never think an RV would have one. Didn't look close enough. I just assumed a standard 20 amp breaker. No wonder I was...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-12-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By cavie
Making a small cubby hole in the wall for that...

Making a small cubby hole in the wall for that would be very easy. I would recommend it for anybody.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-12-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By cavie
I am a Master Electrician and I would not use...

I am a Master Electrician and I would not use one. Trouble waiting to happen. If you need 50 ' use 2 25's. I have heard too many stories.:thumb:
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 04-12-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By cavie
It's probably not wired for A/C so you would need...

It's probably not wired for A/C so you would need to run wiremold across the ceiling to get wiring into a cabinet to get to the breaker box. You also would need an A/C with the controls on the unit...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-12-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By cavie
So, someone removed an Arc-fault breaker and...

So, someone removed an Arc-fault breaker and replaced it with a standard breaker?? ARC-faults are not used in RV's. That means the arc-fault breaker was incorrectly installed where you put the GFI...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-11-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By cavie
The fridge on propane uses 12 volts DC for...

The fridge on propane uses 12 volts DC for control circuits. WH uses 12 volts DC for control circuits. CO and LP use 12 volts DC. Stereo uses 12 volts DC for the memory circuit. Lights are 12 volts...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-10-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By cavie
The #2 breaker that is tripping is not a GFI...

The #2 breaker that is tripping is not a GFI breaker. It is a standard 20 amp SQ breaker that feeds the GFI circuit and the GFI outlet wherever it is. Most likely in the bathroom. It is the first...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-09-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Coachmen: Outlet not working
Views: 622
Posted By cavie
A short is not something that comes and goes. A...

A short is not something that comes and goes. A short is a hot wire touching ground when it should not. I also have never heard of a Safety switch on a slide. I do know of loose connections that come...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-09-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By cavie
Learn something new everyday

Learn something new everyday
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-08-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By cavie
pull down and twist.

pull down and twist.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-08-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By cavie
Since you used the term Batteries, I'm gonna...

Since you used the term Batteries, I'm gonna assume you are confusing Chassis with House batteries since I have not heard of more than one chassis battery. But then I don't sleep at Holiday...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 04-08-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 95,525
Posted By cavie
324245

324245
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-07-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Coachmen: Outlet not working
Views: 622
Posted By cavie
Most all the post I have read on this has the...

Most all the post I have read on this has the microwave and the fireplace on the same circuit. You can not run them both at the same time. It is one or the other. It should not take long to find out...
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