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RE: GFI Breaker

Months later - here is the update. After the bathroom GFI, the circuit goes to 2 outdoor outlets, then outlets in the living room, then 2 outlets in the kitchen. I turned off the power to the rig and tested the continuity to all the plugs by shorting them together and measuring resistance. All were were connected. So I removed the outdoor outlets and found one bad connection. The wires in the outdoor outlet were the kind you just insert into a hole - not tied down the nearby screws. So I removed a loose connection and screwed it down. That was the culprit.
DarkSkySeeker 02/17/22 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: Installing new anode rod

http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/anode_feb_16_2022.jpg width=600
DarkSkySeeker 02/17/22 08:40am Tech Issues
Can I rent your RV?

My friend asked me if she and her boyfriend could rent my RV. They are both 60+ and capable. I don't know him, but I know her. She is responsible and I trust her with life's issues, but my immediate thought was "NO!". I don't owe her any reasoning, but my reasons are the wear and tear on the unit and general risks. This especially applies to the likelihood that something will happen to it while on the road, just as something likely would happen to me while on the road. Then in my mind the RV, our relationship, and my obligation to deal with any issues resulting from their use would ensue. Your thoughts?
DarkSkySeeker 08/03/21 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: East Side of Sierra options

Topaz Lake?
DarkSkySeeker 07/27/21 09:41am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: The big anti virus lie

I never follow links like this on this forum. If the poster has nothing to say and there is just a blink link, I am not interested.
DarkSkySeeker 07/27/21 09:40am Technology Corner
RE: GFI Breaker

I bought a twin breaker. Sorry for the confusion. I replaced the GFCI in the bathroom. And now the downstream outlets work. Someone guessed "loose connection". I think that was it, so the replacement was not necessary, but the installation caused me to tighten things up.
DarkSkySeeker 07/06/21 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: GFI Breaker

5 appliances on a circuit will not trip the GFCI they will trip the breaker if the load is too much. The breaker labeled GFI is supplying the GFCI. Did you check the outside outlet for GFCI? In many cases that one supplies some of the other circuits. Thanks for the response. The GFCI in the bathroom does not go off when the circuit labelled GFI is off. She had an ice maker, a small dorm sized freezer and a coffee pot all on at the same time.
DarkSkySeeker 07/01/21 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: GFI Breaker

All of the breakers are the same manufacturer, they just have different limits. http://www.winecountrystarparty.com/images/breaker.jpg width=600
DarkSkySeeker 07/01/21 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: GFI Breaker

I am guessing you have another GFCI receptacle. The breaker you replaced, was it a true GFI breaker or was it just a single pole breaker. GFI breakers have a reset button. I don't really know the answers to your good questions. All I did was replace the GFI breaker with a single pole breaker. The breaker panel lists this particular breaker as GFI. We looked high and low for a resetable outlet, and never reset anything since we couldn't find it.
DarkSkySeeker 07/01/21 11:22am Tech Issues
GFI Breaker

So I warned the GF not to plug in 5 appliances to the outlets in the kitchen. She did anyway and the plugs stopped working, including the kitchen, living room, and outside plugs. All of the dead plugs are labelled "Ground Fault Protected" but none have resets or test buttons. Turns out the bedroom and TV outlets are on their own circuit. The bathroom has a GFCI plug that tests, resets, and works independently of this problem. A lot of the rest of this post is guesswork. So I opened up my breaker panel and there is a 15amp circuit labelled "GFI" (no "C"). I bought another breaker ($25) and replaced it and the "failed" circuits continued to not work. About an hour later, mysteriously, they were on. Here's the real guesswork... The contacts on the old breaker looked bent. While on there was continuity but I could not tell if power was getting to it through the bent contacts. I can not explain the hour long delay before power was restored. Some sort of reset process/lag? Your thoughts?
DarkSkySeeker 07/01/21 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

>> Traffic circles often gave right of >> way to vehicles entering, so they >> would lock up at high volumes. Roundabouts >> have entering vehicles yeild so they >> can always clear vehicles in the circle. Most people would not understand that.
DarkSkySeeker 06/21/21 12:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: I hate roundabouts -- but maybe I am wrong

With a 45' fiver, I take up a lot of lanes in the smaller circles. It's not a great feeling, but it's pretty workable. Agreed - difficult while towing.
DarkSkySeeker 06/17/21 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Get these teenagers outta here!!! Plus magical buff/wax ;)

>> the foundation for that needs to be laid >> LONG before teenage years....... Agreed
DarkSkySeeker 06/16/21 03:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Get these teenagers outta here!!! Plus magical buff/wax ;)

The key is teaching teens to care for the TT and enforcing the rules. My experience with teens and twenty-somethings is I get a "wait, what?" half way through the teachings.
DarkSkySeeker 06/16/21 11:08am Truck Campers
RE: A/C & Heat Control

>> The D settings have NOTHING to do with Good to know.
DarkSkySeeker 06/15/21 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C & Heat Control

I had perhaps the same problem (perhaps not). My AC and furnace would run at the same time. Turns out my thermostat had a "differential" setting. D1/D2/D3. It was defaulted to D1. When set to D3 the problem went away. I supposed it was that the thermostat was no longer looking for set temperatures so close to the actual temperature that it thought the RV needed heat and cooling. I forget exactly how I change to D3. Something like pressing "up temp" and power at the same time. See https://www.forestriverinc.com/brochures/0000/0000ThermostatSingleDometicManual.pdf
DarkSkySeeker 06/15/21 11:40am Tech Issues
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