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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-16-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Playtime III
Watts Law: Watts = Amps x Volts (12 or 120...

Watts Law:

Watts = Amps x Volts (12 or 120 in RV scenarios).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Playtime III
Used portable concentrator for bringing mom...

Used portable concentrator for bringing mom across country. It didn't like being on Inverter (MSW) but fine on genny or shore power.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-03-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Playtime III
Recently replaced a gasket on a middle AC (2005...

Recently replaced a gasket on a middle AC (2005 toyhauler w/ 3 ACs). Someone had replaced the AC but did not seal the mount holes ( different places ) and the current unit mounts with 4 lag screws...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,406
Posted By Playtime III
Home gennys are to be grounded at its frame to...

Home gennys are to be grounded at its frame to earth. RV genny's have floating grounds. RV circuit box has separated neutral bus and ground bus bars.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By Playtime III
The drawing you posted was simplified. It doesnt...

The drawing you posted was simplified. It doesnt show the Inverter cabling in addition to the Converter cabling. There are several ways to make the connections which can make it confusing at best,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Playtime III
How is the garden hose working for you? My pump...

How is the garden hose working for you? My pump requires 3/4" hose. I have two sections coupled together (all OEM parts).
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By Playtime III
Silicone for fiberglass, Dicor for TPO. Dicor...

Silicone for fiberglass, Dicor for TPO. Dicor can be spot added as long as the old is prepped first. Silicone has to be removed.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-03-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Playtime III
Most residential ice makers have a set screw to...

Most residential ice makers have a set screw to adjust the fill volume to compensate for different water pressure effecting the amount of water per fill. Should be under the front facing cover.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Playtime III
219993 219994 This is my wiring from...

219993 219994


This is my wiring from Roadmaster. At least the wires are labeled if you can find your magnifying glass.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Playtime III
AND.. the brake signal wire on mine was hot...

AND.. the brake signal wire on mine was hot until I pressed the pedal (reverse of most brake controller needs) so needed to run wire to the front run elect bay and add a relay. white labeled wires...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Playtime III
If you opt for the full width of you door jamb...

If you opt for the full width of you door jamb then you need to keep in mind that your door would need to open more than 120 degrees before the stairs will clear the door when deploying the stairs
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,431
Posted By Playtime III
RV receptacle circuits are mostly undersized for...

RV receptacle circuits are mostly undersized for your proposed high demand. I.E. branch receptacle circuits are few and mostly 15amp. One or two of those circuits actually flow through the inverter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-22-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Playtime III
From a non-electrician RV tech... 99% of RV...

From a non-electrician RV tech...

99% of RV circuit breaker panels contain 110v (15, 20, 30, 50 AMP single pole circuit breakers). The other 1% are the ones with Residential electric clothes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-19-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Playtime III
Pulled our empty Master Tow from Tampa to...

Pulled our empty Master Tow from Tampa to Albuquerque. Caused some tire wear but otherwise fine. Recommended 10psi was too low in my opinion.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Playtime III
Sorry. She. The 1402 came in two...

Sorry. She.

The 1402 came in two versions. 1) Ice in the door and 2) Ice and water in the door. We had version 1.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-15-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Playtime III
He did. Dometic NDA 1402. Had one in our...

He did. Dometic NDA 1402. Had one in our scepter.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-17-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Playtime III
Vegas is a Thor MH (Axis is the twin built for...

Vegas is a Thor MH (Axis is the twin built for CW). Triton gas engine. Small MH 20-30'. Multiple floorplans. OP doesnt say dash radio or coach radio.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-25-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By Playtime III
I used a 1" cam strap. Route it from seat...

I used a 1" cam strap.
Route it from seat base area up to the bottom of the steering wheel then back down to the other side (same seat) seat base. Cam strap releases easiy vice a ratcheting type.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-14-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By Playtime III
Is your negative lead the black wire disappearing...

Is your negative lead the black wire disappearing behind the battery? Would it normally be connected to the terminal that is not connected? IF so, you would be better off (even draw/even charge) if...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-13-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,138
Posted By Playtime III
Just some 12VDC 101 for those new to RV ...

Just some 12VDC 101 for those new to RV

House batterys are drained and recharged deeply and frequently so traditional car (Cold Cranking Amps) are not suited for House batteries. You need Amp Hrs...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-05-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Playtime III
Your time window should be okay if you pull it...

Your time window should be okay if you pull it down earlier if that side is in the direct sun in the AM. A lot of consumer-installed window tint has warnings not to use their product on dual pane...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-28-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Playtime III
Remember that 2-12v will need to be wired in...

Remember that 2-12v will need to be wired in parallel (++/--) so you keep the volts at 12 and double the Amps. 2-6 will need to be wired in series (+-/-+) so you double the volts (back to 12v) but...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,039
Posted By Playtime III
RVs are similar but not the same as AC for homes....

RVs are similar but not the same as AC for homes. RVs keep the neutral and ground separate on AC circuits.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-22-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By Playtime III
Forced to go with Hartford when we upgraded from...

Forced to go with Hartford when we upgraded from TT to DP MH. USAA did not do MHs in VA and Progressive was way high. Thus Hartford. However, after moving to FL I called to update Hartford and...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Playtime III
RV APs can be addicting. I still have RV...

RV APs can be addicting. I still have RV checklist, Bubble level, TV finder, and several Campground as well as Truckstop APs.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-05-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,931
Posted By Playtime III
Park with the back of the refer in the shade can...

Park with the back of the refer in the shade can help. Also with a breeze to draw air up the back of the refer helps (assuming you have a roof vent v. a side vent).
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-24-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Playtime III
2018 Thor Class C (gas/E series) have 8k rated...

2018 Thor Class C (gas/E series) have 8k rated hitches installed however read the GCVWR and GVWR. If near GVWR then there is only 6k of towed weight available.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By Playtime III
Dealers have insurance to cover test drives. My...

Dealers have insurance to cover test drives. My insurance specifically excludes it. So option 1 is for test driver to prove their insurance would cover them or 2, I drive and they pick the route.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-24-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,198
Posted By Playtime III
Place an old fashioned bubble level in the coach....

Place an old fashioned bubble level in the coach. If the buble is mostly (>50%) between the marks then you are okay. (3 degrees is 75% between the marks).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Playtime III
Prep can mean a lot of different things. On a...

Prep can mean a lot of different things. On a local lot here it means: 1)Lot Porter time to move the unit to the maintenance bay. Tech time @135/hr to perform a 45pt inspection and make any repairs...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 02-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Playtime III
What is the AMP or Watt draw of the heater? 15a...

What is the AMP or Watt draw of the heater? 15a might not be enough.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,349
Posted By Playtime III
Oh Yeah, you might not get accurate information...

Oh Yeah, you might not get accurate information from the DMV. People make mistakes. For example:
1) In VA I had a CDL-B but when I moved to FL at the DMV they said I could not convert it without a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,349
Posted By Playtime III
As you can see, States rule for this area. ...

As you can see, States rule for this area.

Also for annual inspections and what may be a part of any inspection. In VA, Travel Trailers and MHs are inspected annually (at least when I left in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 02-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,622
Posted By Playtime III
Only use a 6pt socket on the drain plug. Chances...

Only use a 6pt socket on the drain plug. Chances are the last change was done by a gorilla. A 12pt will round the plug if it isn't already.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-18-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Playtime III
Insurance company recommended one that came to...

Insurance company recommended one that came to the storage lot. Glad I used them. They got the old one out in one piece but cracked the corner of the new one installing it. My one-piece...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,847
Posted By Playtime III
IF you ask a mechanic, ask them what the Factory...

IF you ask a mechanic, ask them what the Factory says. Do not ask a mechanic for their personal opinion. Why? The factory might stand behind their guidance. The mechanic won't.

Nothing...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-24-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,847
Posted By Playtime III
Rented a Penske 26' Box and their tow dolly to...

Rented a Penske 26' Box and their tow dolly to move intrastate. When loading the car onto the dolly the truck shut off on its own. Not sure if this was the engine mfgr or Penske's design spec. Not...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-18-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Playtime III
Motors and stuff that create heat draw the most...

Motors and stuff that create heat draw the most power.

My 10k Onan only needs 30mins of "exercise" at 1/2 load a month per our manual. I can't imagine a gas Onan needing 4x more time of...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-18-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,122
Posted By Playtime III
2x on biz card size cell number. Someone has to...

2x on biz card size cell number. Someone has to be very close to read it. Cant be seen at night without a flashlight. Risky? pros outweigh cons to me.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,722
Posted By Playtime III
Unless the genny runs on propane, it will effect...

Unless the genny runs on propane, it will effect your mpg/range.
However, our 10k sips 1/2 gal/hr. With the 120gal diesel tank, the genny is not even noticed. Pulling over at the end of a day of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-11-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By Playtime III
Most 32 Vistas I saw have a max tow of 5000lbs. ...

Most 32 Vistas I saw have a max tow of 5000lbs. That would include vehicle, dolly/trailer (if used) and any "stuff" you put in the car. You also need to keep your Vista under its rating to get the...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 12-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,178
Posted By Playtime III
Our 2006 (early model) did not have the vents. ...

Our 2006 (early model) did not have the vents. At least on the 42DSQ this is in the rear bath so I can close the bath door and run the ceiling fan. It looks like the PO cut the engine access...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-09-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,711
Posted By Playtime III
-My coach's EMS (Magnum ME) will only let me...

-My coach's EMS (Magnum ME) will only let me select between 20 and 30 on a single line feed (vice L1/L2 50a feed).
-My S/B house has 20a CBs on my receptacle circuits but the actual receptacles...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-03-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Playtime III
Sounds like your thermostat is trying to task the...

Sounds like your thermostat is trying to task the "Heat Pump" (Roof A/C heat strips) versus the "Furnace" (which would be the Hydro Hot in your case).
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Playtime III
Final Charge is a brand compatible with cummins...

Final Charge is a brand compatible with cummins engines
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Playtime III
Yes we can run all 3 on 50A but... We only...

Yes we can run all 3 on 50A but...

We only have one thermostat/controller and several zone sensors. The controller will prevent multiple compressors from "starting" at the same time. They can...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Playtime III
The dash loop was easiest to drain. The hose is...

The dash loop was easiest to drain. The hose is at eye level when the genny is extended. When removed, has plenty of slack to bend it downward and into a container. Just remember to turn up the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By Playtime III
It is likely, that your check valve is damaged if...

It is likely, that your check valve is damaged if you are in an area that freezes. Unless you take the extra step to push pink stuff through that check valve, that section of line is at risk of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Playtime III
You will need to flush all of the lines (Aqua Hot...

You will need to flush all of the lines (Aqua Hot pre-heat loop, Dash heater core loop, as well as the block/radiator). So, it wont help; but is necessary.

Be careful with replacing coolant with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-27-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,823
Posted By Playtime III
We were stationed by Marquette MI and averaged...

We were stationed by Marquette MI and averaged 100" snow each season. I doubt many parks are open during the snow season (Halloween-Easter).
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