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Old 08-23-2020, 10:38 AM   #17481
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Old 08-23-2020, 10:53 AM   #17482
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Nothing. Just got back from a weekend out and this is the first time I can recall I haven't had to fix something since I bought my motorhome.
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Old 08-23-2020, 11:12 AM   #17483
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Old 08-24-2020, 06:25 AM   #17484
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:35 AM   #17485
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We have frameless windows. I donít see caulking around them. My question is there supposed to be and should I caulk around them?
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:03 PM   #17486
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I installed an EMS-HW50C. Took about 3 hours and that included a trip to the hardware store (not sure I've ever done a project that didn't include a trip to the hardware store).
The EMS works great and the best part is no more portable surge protectors. No worry about theft.
I installed it behind the WFCO power panel and next to the converter and left enough cable to be able to replace the converter or EMS if necessary.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:19 PM   #17487
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I installed an EMS-HW50C. Took about 3 hours and that included a trip to the hardware store (not sure I've ever done a project that didn't include a trip to the hardware store).
The EMS works great and the best part is no more portable surge protectors. No worry about theft.
I installed it behind the WFCO power panel and next to the converter and left enough cable to be able to replace the converter or EMS if necessary.
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I also have the hard wired EMS-HW50C. The one benefit of the portable version is that you can test the receptacle on the pedestal before you plug in. I’m patiently waiting for someone to actually have PI’s new RRT-50 “50 amp receptacle tester” in stock. COVID-19 has delayed production and shipping from China.

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For now I have to use my multimeter.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:29 PM   #17488
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The one benefit of the portable version is that you can test the receptacle on the pedestal before you plug in. .
If you turn your 50 amp CBs "OFF" in the camper panel, you can check everything before you apply power to the camper. Once the EMS says OK (E0) flip the camper CBs back on.
It's like we usually do at the pedestal CB. And you won't need the new tester.
The only thing it won't show is the Amp draw.

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If you turn your 50 amp CBs "OFF" in the camper panel, you can check everything before you apply power to the camper. Once the EMS says OK flip the camper CBs back on.
It's like we usually do at the pedestal CB. ANd you won't need the new tester.

True, but I want to be able to check the pedestal before I even back into the site. The RRT-50, once its available, will sell for around $50.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:45 PM   #17490
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True, but I want to be able to check the pedestal before I even back into the site. The RRT-50, once it's available, will sell for around $50.
I will probably do the same (love new toys), but the other option is still there.

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Old 08-31-2020, 08:20 PM   #17491
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We have frameless windows. I donít see caulking around them. My question is there supposed to be and should I caulk around them?

I'll be interested in this. I would think that if you can remove the glass, that should expose some sort of frame & that probably should be re-caulked. Although I have regular windows on mine, I just had them re-caulked because the old sealant became dry & brittle.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:19 AM   #17492
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I'll be interested in this. I would think that if you can remove the glass, that should expose some sort of frame & that probably should be re-caulked. Although I have regular windows on mine, I just had them re-caulked because the old sealant became dry & brittle.


When I open the window you can see the frame but no caulking. Not sure if the window can be removed.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:36 AM   #17493
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When I open the window you can see the frame but no caulking. Not sure if the window can be removed.

They probably used butyl tape on the window frame to seal it. I would clean & caulk all your windows anyway just to be sure.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:59 AM   #17494
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Old 09-01-2020, 08:44 AM   #17495
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Frameless windows use a gasket on the outside and when the screws go thru the frame on the inside half to the outside half it compresses the gasket and seals the window. There is a ribbon of sealant along the top of the gasket to camper side joint sealing the top so no water can run down past the gasket.
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Frameless windows use a gasket on the outside and when the screws go thru the frame on the inside half to the outside half it compresses the gasket and seals the window. There is a ribbon of sealant along the top of the gasket to camper side joint sealing the top so no water can run down past the gasket.


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Old 09-01-2020, 12:39 PM   #17497
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:42 PM   #17498
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I know it says 7" monitor in the description before I bought it, but I swear its the size of a 60" TV when it's sitting on your dashboard!
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:45 PM   #17499
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Frameless windows use a gasket on the outside and when the screws go thru the frame on the inside half to the outside half it compresses the gasket and seals the window. There is a ribbon of sealant along the top of the gasket to camper side joint sealing the top so no water can run down past the gasket.

X2 Much better explained than I did. My brain just couldn't put that down in words yesterday.

But, yes. My regular windows are installed in the same concept but, I notices that "what was squeezed out" during installation was now becoming dry, cracked & brittle. So, using a plastic knife, I trimmed the old "gasket" flush to the window flange and applied a good RV window caulk. As told to me by a very good RV tech., DO NOT caulk the bottom of the window frame. This allows for any moisture from normal condensation that occurs due to temp. & humidity changes to drain out. Come down and around the bottom only an inch or two.
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