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 on: June 25, 2015, 04:24:01 pm 
Started by savvydog - Last post by TomHanlon
 A surge protectors job is to sacrifice itself in the event of a power surge. Once it does that is no good anymore and must be repaired or replaced. Therefore you need it installed where you can get to it to unwire it and bypass the split in the wires in order to have electrical power again, until you can get it repair or replaced. If you are out camping on a Saturday and it blows or you are a long way from a store or repair place, you will not have Electrical power until whenever. The reason that Phoenix will only install one during the builld is that they hide it behind a wall. Not a good thing to happen to you.

You would be better off getting a plugin type and a chain to tie it to the electric post at the campground. 

 on: June 25, 2015, 04:02:05 pm 
Started by savvydog - Last post by JWW
On our previous coach I decided I wanted a hard wired surge protector. After studying the options I decided to use a "portable" surge guard and reconfigure the wiring of the coach with a male and female plug inside of a storage area. This allowed for the surge guard to be unplugged and the coach wiring to be reconnected using the existing (new) plugs in the event that the surge guard malfunctioned.
A qualified person would be needed to perform this modification, but an unqualified person could simply unplug the malfunctioned device and connect the two plugs togather, allowing power to be restored to the coach.
This set-up kept the expensive portable surge guard from being displayed at the power pedestal for all eyes to see, gave me the desired electrical protection, and gave me a plan "B" if it failed.
We do not own a P.C. at this time, so I do not know if your P.C. has the available space to perform this install.
Happy Motoring

 on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:55 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ragoodsp
I had noticed a couple of times over the winter some wet carpet on the right side (facing the slide when inside) corner, we all know water and RV's do not mix!!  I checked everything over even re caulked the front cap seam, etc and did not find anything obvious on the roof but did see wetness one more time.    I placed a call to Kermit (reported on the good service from him in another post) who told me to really look over the small plastic down spout that catches water off the slide topper/roof, he has seen water back up and go under that topper track and run down the wall.  Sure enough the spout had broken over the winter and in very heavy down pours the water would back up, literally run up hill and down the wall.  I got a new down spout (like $7.00 for four on Amazon) and installed with one screw and some Dcor self leveling goop and we have now had several very, very heavy rains with zero wet carpet.  I would never have guessed that water would run up hill, around a screw and down the wall enough to wet carpet!   Thanks to Kermit again for knowing his coaches inside and out.  I love my 3100!  Thanks, Ron G.

 on: June 25, 2015, 12:30:56 pm 
Started by savvydog - Last post by savvydog
I'm wondering if anyone has installed (by themselves or a third party) a hard-wired surge protector after teh coach is built?  I just talked to Earl about having one installed in my motorhome and he said they won't do it except at the time the coach is built.  I like the idea of the hardwired version, but I'm curious about the feasibility of installing it now. (I wouldn't attempt it myself but would look for somewhere else to get it done.)


 on: June 25, 2015, 12:26:34 pm 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by keelhauler
Try Smugmug

 on: June 25, 2015, 09:50:02 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by ron.dittmer

From Me Too!

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 on: June 25, 2015, 09:41:04 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Pax
Welcome Gretchen!  I'm sure you'll be a happy camper in your PC.  When we first got our rig I couldn't understand how folks just jump right into full-timing....but after living in ours on and off I definitely get it now.  Very nice, mostly easy life and no house upkeep!  Of course, Holly and John make it seem easy! 

   - Mike

 on: June 25, 2015, 07:15:58 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by Carol
Really, really sorry to hear that, Gophoenix.  Hope you will have time to still be active on the forum, if possible, since your knowledge and input is very helpful.  Don't know if you are familiar with the Escapees RV club but they have a website with a thread devoted just to selling RVs and related stuff.  Pretty active membership, so you might have some luck if you post there, as well.  Sorry, can't answer your specific question about a photo website.  Best of luck to you and your wife.  --  Carol

 on: June 25, 2015, 07:12:23 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Carol
Welcome Gretchen and four-legged copilots!
Nice to see another full-timer.  Feel free to email me if you ever want to chat about some of the issues that can arise as you are on the road.  My four-legged copilot and I are coming up on our one-year anniversary.  Looking forward to pictures if you feel comfy posting them after pick-up.
Safe travels!

 on: June 24, 2015, 10:46:42 pm 
Started by BMartin - Last post by savvydog
You could make a screen that attaches to the frame with magnets or velcro. makes screens for truck windows (driver and passenger) that attach with magnets.  If you don't want to make one yourself, maybe they do custom sized screens that would fit your emergency exit window?

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