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  1. About $120 + or - is what I've found them to be and be of good quality. Under $100 and the quality takes a dump. Whatever You eventually get, periodically spray them with Protecterant 303 available at Amazon, Walmart, RV dealers.
  2. Would GMail work for you? Have used it for years without a problem on phones, different windows versions, etc.
  3. Is the main breaker in ur class c 30A or 50A? Convection ovens will have a lot of amp draw.
  4. The main topic of the original post seems to be the creation/adoption of a more welcoming attitude towards Xscapers so they will feel welcome and thus increasingly become more active in the main group. This is an acceptable philosophy to have as it will usually yield positive results. This attitude does/should also be extended to "all" members but sometimes is not. Several years ago, after having been an Escapees member for several years, we decided to incorporate attending one of the "national" rallies" (2016 Burlington, Vt) into our travel plans as we were going to be traveling to several NE states. The lady that was part of the welcoming committee made us feel at home and was most charming. The second day we were once again greeted warmly and made to feel welcome by none other than #1- Mrs Kay Peterson as she noticed our First time attendees badge. The remainder of the week was less than welcoming as it became evident that groups of obviously more seasoned Escapees existed but were not very sociable towards or receptive of strangers. At the conclusion of the rally, we were disappointed at the arms length approach that we had mainly received which left a bad taste in my mouth that still exists today and undoubtedly is why we have not been to any other gatherings with this group.
  5. Several years ago, I bought one of these ac power compressors, https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-CMB15-Oil-Free-Shrouded-Compressor/dp/B006CVXGR0/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3GH350H0LOZ1O&keywords=craftsman+air+compressor&qid=1567086834&s=hi&sprefix=craftsman+air+compressor%2Ctools%2C239&sr=1-6 which has never failed to pump up our 130 psi Class A tires. Plug in to ac power or use your rv generator if no plugin is available. We also have a digital gauge for checking pressure similar to one mentioned by Kirk. 12v compressors will usually handle pressures like class C tires or smaller but my pass experience shows them to be severely lacking for the big stuff.
  6. U were a lot nicer then I would have been. My response would have been to run the gennie until quiet time. If he bothered me again before that time, I would have notified the check in people or park rangers. 😡
  7. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    Their were only (3) contacts of which the 1st & 3rd were somewhat brittle, very corroded looking and partially eaten away for some reason. I believe that the discolored plug that u are referring to is in regards to what I originally found last Sept 2018 and subsequently replaced shortly after. It certainly wasn't helping the situation at the time.
  8. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    After arriving back to the KC area, I disassembled the cord reel and found what the problem was. Two of the 3 metal contacts were badly pitted/corroded as was the metal cylinder they were in contact with. Will most likely not replace the electric cord reel with a new one but continue to store it in the electric bay as there has been no problems since wiring directly to the Progressive EMS switch. Thanks everyone for your comments/suggestions.
  9. This is what u need. Any big box store will have. We keep 1-2 on hand. Hand tighten firmly and may have to wrap a rag aound it to loosen with channel lock plyers. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-1-1-2-in-ABS-PTC-In-Line-Cheater-Vent-39012/100204205
  10. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    Called Newmar and thet show the orig reel that was installed was a Glendining brand so the 1st owner had it replaced for unknown reasons with a Shoreline brand. Was able to find a mobile tech yesterday who responded to the cg we are at and he did remove the reel and install it directly into the Progressive EMS system. He has done this a number of times in the past as the contacts can become pitted and cause various electrical issues. Will run the cord this way until we get back to the KC area then decide if I will have a new cord reel setup installed.
  11. Had a yrly done last Aug and had it checked again this April-2019 with our annual coach/generator service. Mobile tech responded yesterday to the cg we are currently at. He chked the Oasis system then rebooted and every thing fired up and is ok as of this post. The main 50A power cord was wired directly to the Progressive EMS and the cord reel was removed. I had him leave it as I want to see if the contacts in the reel are pitted. Seems to have been a problem for some the past several yrs and can cause different electrical probles,
  12. In addition to my power cord electric giving me fits, the Oasis system gave an error message yesterday as we prepared to leave the cg in upper Michigan. the error message is: Heater Module Fault red led is on. This apparently means the combustion fan has shot craps according to the Oasis tech I talked with. No diesel burner but according to the tech, I can still get hot water for dishes and showers by turning both ac elements on then off when done. This really sucks and is becoming a little annoying. In regards to the cord reel issue, I managed to find a number of past posts in Irv2 where others had similar issues due to the contacts becoming pitted. Seems most either replaced the reels, as they are not repairable or dumped the reel and wired the power cord direct to their ems system and coiled the cord inside the compartment after use.
  13. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    No sir, not at this time. We are currently in the UP of Michigan and will not be in the Kansas City area for a couple of weeks to have it replaced. There are no mobile techs or dealers where we are so that is not helpful as I do not want a fly-by-night person working on the rv. did manage to find several previous posts on Irv2 in addition to what u also found indicating that several people have dad issues with certain brands of cord reels causing electrical issues similar to mine. I also want to check the wire connections within the reel call Newmar this week and find out what the original build sheet shows for reel brand name. We have a Shoreline brand but I have also seen where the Glendining Power Cord reel brand was also used in the 2010 Newmar Dutch Aire. Be interesting to see if the original owner might have had to replace the reel with another while he owned it.
  14. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    Update. We left the CG in Holland, Michigan at 11a this morning. Pryor to turning off the pedestal 50a breaker, I reached in and started to pull out about (3) ft more of power cord from the reel. Heard the transfer switch click and lost ac power to the coach. Quit pulling on the cord and the ac kicked back on at 20 seconds as it should. Me thinks that something(wire connections/brushes/contacts) in the cord reel itself might be the culprit. We are now at a cg close to Mackinac Island for 4 days or so. Plugged in with no problems. I will check the cord reel for loose connections or try and find a mobile rv tech if one is available here. I know my limitations when it comes to electricity. I remember reading a discussion on another forum(?) about cord reels causing electical issues. Now to find which forum.
  15. jc2

    AC Issues have me baffles

    I read your comments with interest on the use of a portable Surgeguard as I originally use one at the pedestal(s) when we first got our rv last August-2018. I do not remember any error codes being shown by it even though the Progressive Dynamics EMS display did. I will be planning to try and check, "again" all ac connections for tightness, including the main breaker panel inside.
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