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Vintmxman

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Posted: 10/10/13 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe I located the issue...Multiple wires fried on my transfer switch. It is located under the bed. Would have never dreamed to look there to be totally honest. Is there any transfer switch better than another ? CW will be replacing this item on their nickel but I would like to request a good quality unit Disappointed to think they didn't check this standard system out prior to delivery. Makes a guy wonder what else is screwed up...Very poor pre delivery inspection by CW Bath, NY...they didn't seem to make any errors/ issues cashing my check. I love the camper and look forward to traveling with my family And meeting some new people.Thanks to everyone again for the great advise...[emoticon]

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Posted: 10/11/13 12:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just read a similar post from a guy whom also bought from CW and had it delivered. It was dirty with other problems also. They were supposed to do a clean up and inspection but instead did nothing but be late with delivery. I guess this is the standard for Camping World.

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I would go to CW when they have new switch installed, have them demonstrate starting generator to get power and using external 110vac power with shore cable. Then make sure all the 110vac appliances, including furnace and roof air conditioner are working. (Fridge will need to run overnite for cooling). Note that some apppliances need both 12 volt DC power for automatic controls and 110vac or propane power to operate. This includes your furnace. This means that your house battery(s) must be good and properly charged and that your 110vac powered converter box must keep the house batteries charged when you are plugged into 110vac power or getting power from your generator. Get a simple plug-in AC power monitor and plug it into an outlet. You can tell at a glance if you are getting 110vac power and if line voltage is high enough to run roof AC, microwave, etc. Low line voltage can damage roof AC unit. Buy a simple voltmeter and learn how to use it to check house battery voltage. Learn how to maintain battery electrolyte levels with distilled water and periodically clean battery connections. You have to learn how to do basic checks and maintenance yourself, don't rely on others.

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Posted: 10/11/13 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Knowing you had some fried wires, it may be a good idea to make sure no other components got damaged.

Just because you get power now, there could have been some internal damage on your microwave, etc.


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no metal put rod for the awning


Rather than buying one which has a limited use. Go buy a cheap fireplace poker. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20........5806/condemned/images/f/f4/Poker3-1-.gif

When not pulling out the awning, can also be used around the campfire.
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Posted: 10/11/13 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's exactly what I grabbed, my log poker from my old wood stove...I'm ahead of you on that ..but thanks all the same !

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