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  1. ChiefHart

    Power Switches

    That is why I open the Main Breaker on my service panel. That opens the 120-V circuit, and cuts out the 12-V converter. I also have a built in kill switch for the cable going to the top. My Galley when opened, closes the switch so there is 12-V power to the lights. 93' Coleman Chesapeake
  2. ChiefHart

    Power Switches

    Or the white switch might be an outside light over your steps. My '93 Chesapeake has an amber light over the step into the popup. It used to be incandescent, but I have replaced it with an LED array of two LED.s
  3. ChiefHart

    I can’t hook up my battery!

    See if this diagram helps.
  4. ChiefHart

    I can’t hook up my battery!

    Do you think that a couple of the wires go to a brake breakaway switch?
  5. ChiefHart

    Television at campsite?

    We take a 20" monitor and a DVD player, a HDMI cable, and some small speakers, and sometimes watch movies on DVD's. But when we were younger, no TV or electricity when camping. Just us and two kids, and lots of nature.
  6. ChiefHart

    What is your opinion? Can you use a dual receiver upside down?

    Personally I would rather have two separate ball mounts. For my Dodge Journey I use a drop mount, for my Chrysler T&C van I use one that has a rise, both are for the same popup trailer. That way the trailer is just about level no matter the tow vehicle I use. I expect that a ball and ball...
  7. ChiefHart

    200 miles in and some weather stripping fails.

    I bought the bottom of the roof edge weather seal and the bed seals from https://colemanpopupparts.com/. I am not sure if Coleman used the same seal as your trailer, but look around. It does look like you trailer box corner could allow water in either when your trailer is stationary or...
  8. ChiefHart

    200 miles in and some weather stripping fails.

    On my 1993 Coleman Chesapeake, I replaced the bed weather strip that closes the gap between the bed and trailer box when bed is out. I also replaced the weather strip on the outer edge of the bed that closes the gap between the bed and the top of the box when the bed is IN. I also replaced the...
  9. ChiefHart

    20 lbs to 20 lbs Refill/Transfer

    I always wonder when the big tanks next to a home are recertified, or the really big tanks that are buried, when are they certified? I have had tanks for over thirty years and they are good as new. I even bought ODP valves for them and had the Farm Co-op to replace them. Recertification is a...
  10. ChiefHart

    "Burning in brakes"

    The tire Rack is talking about disc brakes. Most trailers have DRUM brakes. So it still might be BS.
  11. ChiefHart

    Ford EV lightning slammed in tow test

    Both trucks were pulling the same weight. They had Identical Trailers. 85 miles for the Elec Truck and more than double for the ICE truck.
  12. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    Grounding the generator must not be important, because they put that instruction in the generator instruction manual (sarc). Grounding to earth will protect against a fault in the 120-V load device that could keep the generator it self from becoming electrically HOT. Touch the energized...
  13. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    More info from the AC instruction manual. Unit has to be connected to a 120-V 15-A GROUNDED circuit with a time delay fuse or a circuit breaker, and must not be on an extension cord. That is on page 3 of the manual. Maybe there is a voltage drop with the extension cord or the AC electronics...
  14. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    From the generator instruction manual: This might be part of the problem.
  15. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    For all responding to this problem. I read that one of you talked about a floating Neutral. I noticed on the generator a post for a ground. QUESTION shouldn't this generator in this application have an earth ground? That might be the cause of a Floating Neutral and a possible problem with...
  16. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    I like your reply, I also would suspect that the output curve of the generator to be "dirty", square wave versus pure sine wave. Plugging directly into the generator should help identify the problem. That fits your outline of diagnostics.
  17. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    I found this on line: 8,000 BTU Portable AC Generator Size A portable AC with an 8,000 BTU cooling capacity requires a generator with at least a 4000-watt output. According to manufacturer requirements, 8,000BTU needs 800 watts when running and 1350 watts when starting.
  18. ChiefHart

    USB Outlets?

    I replaced my 20-A outlet in my PopUp with a 20-A plus two USB outlets, and I have had no problems with using it. It is my AC outlet and circuit.
  19. ChiefHart

    My portable AC keeps tripping the breaker

    The AC compressor uses higher Amps when starting than your generator breaker. What is the Amperage of your generator breaker? It should be at least 20-A for an AC. Your AC will use lower Amps after the compressor has started, but the starting inrush of power is too much for your generator...




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