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  1. RV Park Shore Power

    I have (since these diagrams) changed the analog line voltage meter our and use two small digital meters that fit side by side on the two top outlets... By using this, have found a couple campgrounds using fake 50A circuits to a supposed 50A outlet.... and by watching this while in a receptacle on a source common to others, have discovered widely fluctuating voltages responsible for others having their system tripping, etc. Obviously can be used on 30A receptacles also with an adapter and will tell same info except both sides would/should always read same.
  2. RV Park Shore Power

    I would make and always use one of these 50A testers before plugging in to a "even remotely questionable" 50A receptacle.... believes it tells you everything to need to know to be sure of the wiring....
  3. Apostle Islands , WI

    Here's a web site you can check on http://www.511wi.gov/web/traffic/map.aspx?region=location1&type=trafficSpeeds
  4. Apostle Islands , WI

    Make sure you check the route... We and several others were going to go there beginning of Sept but have all cancelled out because main roads from central, eastern WI going to that area are still closed due to the flodding from 3 weeks ago... and several of the alternate roads are (I'm told) under weight restrictions and permit only....
  5. Boon Docking

    Have you checked out Boondockers Welcome ?? May be a posslble one along your route ?
  6. This Website

    Understand... I'll just stop checking this daily for a while and maybe when I come back, I'll be able to figure it out again.
  7. This Website

    Seems like this website has really been goofed up in past few days.. I dont seem to get the same screen nor process twice - having difficult time just looking at new topics and posts....
  8. Aqua Hot Humming After It Is Turned Off

    Did you also turn the thermostat off or is it still calling for heat and the fan is running?
  9. Toad Brakes Non-responsive After Towing

    I also interpreted it as meaning his toad brakes seem to have been affected / worn out / after being used as the towed with the Patriot system... no question that it could happen if the Patriot system is applying the towed brakes too much, too often, continuously, or however more that wanted / desired / needed. Maybe I've been fortunate but I've not had that bad experience - I do set it, test it, and make sure the monitor / remote shows me when the brakes are being applied so I know they are not being "ridden" or applied when momentum slow-down is just from a grade change, coasting , etc. Correct setup adjustment is very important but not all that sensitive.
  10. Toad Brakes Non-responsive After Towing

    Not familiar with the Ford edge set up for flat towing but have used the Blue Ox Patriot system on 2 MH and 2 Jeeps... The system has to be firmly set in position correctly, run thru the self test for braking pressures, and the gain set both at the unit and the remote monitor/controller.. probably to 4 or 5 for the Edge.. I used 5 on the 2001 GC and now 6 on the 2012 GC Overland because it's another 800# or so heavier... if set properly, brakes are not abused .. If it was set too tight, it may have "ridden" the brakes but you would have noticed that on the remote panel if that was the case....
  11. Loss Of Coach Battery Power

    This may seem ridiculous to many but I have had chassis battery discharge issues off and on for last two years... have now put in third new set of batteries in past 2 years .. so yes, it's been an issue... I have replaced the alternator, replaced the main disconnect switch twice, first disconnected the inline fuse - then totally removed the Battery minder that was with the coach .. and most recently installed the Amp-L Start. Over the past 2 years, 4 shops, plus a mobile tech have tested all parasite draws, and amps drawn from all leads out of the chassis batteries both with the main disconnect on and with it off... all conclusions showed normal as expected .. first two times it occurred, I had the batteries replaced under their warranty as being defective.... even I don't believe that anymore. My most recent and current theory which I am going to watch very closely and document conditions, then resolve is. I have noticed the batteries first show discharge after some time sitting .. and after rainfall... In looking at the last two sets on batteries in there ( Delco 950CCA class31?) and now another set of replacements, is that the entire top of the battery is wet.. On the set I have now, the center of the battery top has a built in battery handle which holds almost 1/2" of water and the entire surface is fully linked by wet surface. Both posts have a flat bar that connects to the posts and extends to where the outbound cable is connected to a post on it. In any case, my theory is that these batteries are draining at some unknown rate due to water physically connecting the posts. I believe the Amp-L Start can handle this drain but suspect it was far more that the little 1- 1.2 A battery minder could handle. It seems there has been mention of this issue mostly on marine batteries but it seems to make sense as a possibility to me. This could explain why the drain whether the disconnect is on - or off.... Can't stop them from getting wet .. but... My resolution is going to be to "tilt these batteries from their frame holder - and or - dry them off, tape a piece of rubber insulation gasket across the top as a water "dam" to avoid possible drain because of that... suspect that if there was a gasket or felt material under the flat post connecting bars, that might work also...
  12. Place To Leave RV Near IAH Airport

    Google RV storage Houston TX .. Gives map and dozens of spots... center the map on airport and some "Click-on" dots in area say they have open and enclosed RV storage ??
  13. Supplemental Braking - What's Best for My Situation?

    Have no experienc with the others so sure they are good ... but.... I've used the Blue Ox Patriot system on two different motor homes and two different Jeep GC - this one being the Overland... works best for me... set in correctly, it works fine with no concerns.. have approx 65,000 miles on it including two trips in and around AZ, NM, CO, Yellowstone, etc. Gasser had the tow haul mode, the DP has the 2 stage jake... can easily adjust the remote to prevent break dragging... Has worked fine for me... takes less than 4-5 min to set up with test pulses, or remove...
  14. Electric Outlets Not Working

    On our bus, there is a panel with circuit breakers just below the refrigerator facing... In it, there is a breaker for each of the two inverter out lines..
  15. Electric Outlets Not Working

    I believe each "slide-out" receives it's inverter power from a cord plugged into an outlet ... Is it possible that the electrical supply cord in the compartment below this slide has become unplugged from the outlet mounted in the ceiling of that basement compartment?