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  1. Model and where is it???
  2. Any more questions on why I will not visit Canada? Or go thru it to Alaska. So that leaves the other 48 to visit, minus a few of the anti gun states, NJ for example. My preferences, yours may vary.
  3. And that would be?????
  4. I'm confused. Starting price was $47,500 then it went up to $49,500 then reduced back to $47,500. Huh????
  5. Don't confuse Progressive Dynamics products with Progressive Industries products. They are not the same.
  6. I think he ignores anything that doesn't conform to his beliefs. Likes to shout also.
  7. What the NEC (and John) is saying is you should not plug any cord into an outlet unless the cord is rated for the same current as the breaker protecting it. I can see that in a hardwire situation to the outlet but not an extension cord. That would mean every cord I plug into a 20A protected socket would have to be 12GA, no matter what it's powering. If that's the case the NEC has lawyered up and lost common sense. (Seems to be a lot of that around, lawyering up). Don't stick your foot or hand under the deck of a running lawnmower....DUH If the 30A cord has a break and draws excess current to the extent it burns; 1. The 50A breaker will trip, 2. The cord is outside and not inside the RV therefore the risk to the RV is minimized, maybe a burned spot on the grass. That's the same risk I take when I plug a 16ga extension cord into a 20A outlet, done every day.
  8. Amen.....
  9. And pray tell why would anyone use a 50-30A dogbone connected to a 30A cable and then adapting back to a 50A to plug into a 50A rv? I see nothing said about that, all I saw was you can't use a 50-30 dogbone safely. Irrespective of what is on the other end. FWIW I don't have a 50-30A dogbone. I have a 30A cable and a 50A cable, both can connect to the RV which is 50A. The 30 goes into the 30 hole and the 50 into the 50 hole. And extensions for both.
  10. I guess I'm missing something. Not being the electrical injunir. If I use a dogbone to plug into a 50A outlet and then plug a 30A cord into the dogbone that would be an unsafe condition IF I put a 50A load on the other end or could put one. But what if on the other end of the 30A cord is a 30A breaker limiting the load on the cord to 30A. Where is the unsafe condition? I can't draw more than 30A thru the 30A cord because of the 30A breaker on the load end. I'm not trying to use a dogbone 50-30 to power a 50A RV.
  11. Yes, the higher the altitude the lower the power out. Under those circumstances I would go with a min of 3k. That will leave overhead for the altitude. Probably won't need it since I doubt you will need the AC. It's always better to have more than you need and not need it than to wish for more.
  12. Along those lines. A friend called and was having a problem. He bought a Champion 3100w inverter generator (<$1K) for his new BP with a 13.5k Dometic AC. When he turned on the AC the generator went into overload and shut down. He couldn't figure out if it was the AC (which ran on house electricity) or the generator. He hauled the generator to my house and we hooked it up to my RV which has 15k Dometic AC's. I turned off everything (fridge etc) and we hooked up the generator. First problem was I have the Progressive EMS-50 hardwired in. It immediately showed a ground neutral fault and would not turn on. A quick look at the wiring showed it had the normal generator setup where the ground and neutral are not connected. It also showed the 30A receptacle on the generator and the 20A receptacle had the grounds and neutrals common but not tied together. I made a ground/neutral plug for the 20A receptacle and the EMS was happy. It showed the RV was drawing 4A of current (battery charger?). I turned on the 15k AC and the generator grunted and went right on working. The EMS showed 14A of current with the AC running. All is well and the generator was happily running the AC. He didn't want to power up other stuff the see what it could handle so we stopped there. The generator was fine, it was his new AC that had a problem. While under load we stood beside the generator (sitting on the tailgate of his PU) and talked and the noise level was not objectionable. Since the generator has electric start and a remote starter it seemed like a nice package for the price and had no problems with a 15k AC.
  13. They need to study a little longer. I'm not retired military, a 2 year draftee and I got it. I specifically asked the ATT folks and an Honorable Discharge is all it takes. Didn't know about the retired PO, wonder if I can get another 15% GRIN
  14. I call Bologna. In a wreck between your PU and an HDT guess who's going to lose? Maintenance is cheaper also on a per mile basis. An O/O has to be moving to make money and will put more miles on a truck in 6 months than the average RV'er in 6 years.
  15. Nothing can prepare you for the actual setup of the Wall in DC. All of the moving walls are panels sitting on the ground. DC is sunk into the ground and V shaped.The end of each leg of the V is level with the flat ground around the Wall. The wall from each side goes down into the ground to the center of the V which is (guessing) 7-8 feet below level ground. First name on left is first KIA and last is one the right. One name one each end. Until you get close enough to see the sunken portion there is no clue anything is there.