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Old 10-29-2017, 12:50 AM   #5027
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Got a mega pack of 15 amp fuses! We're having a crisis with our water heater switches creating a direct short and blowing out the 15 amp fuse. Talk about going from a tenor to a soprano!
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:01 AM   #5028
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I suggest getting the problem itself fixed before having a fire from a short. Changing the fuse is not fixing the short and could cause more problems if the issue is in the trailer wiring instead of the water heater circuitry.
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:08 AM   #5029
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I second that motion

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I suggest getting the problem itself fixed before having a fire from a short. Changing the fuse is not fixing the short and could cause more problems if the issue is in the trailer wiring instead of the water heater circuitry.
That's right. Get to the source of the problem and fix whatever's causing the short.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:58 AM   #5030
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Yep, we found the same on the A/C side of our power center. If a circuit-breaker is popping more frequently than it should, shut off all power, open up that cover, look inside, inspect every connection to be they are all are tight, and ensure that no evil gremlins are trying to let the smoke out.
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Mounted a hitch receiver on the business end of the Suburban ... have to park the Airstream in a tight spot ... Iím told this will make it easier...
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:42 AM   #5032
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Mounted a hitch receiver on the business end of the Suburban ...
Business in the front, party in the back! I'm sure that will make it easier to maneuver in tight places.
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:59 AM   #5033
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Mounted a hitch receiver on the business end of the Suburban ... have to park the Airstream in a tight spot ... Iím told this will make it easier...


And you can use it for a bike rack too. Good idea!
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Got some nice fabric and zippers to make a few pillows for the Caravel.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:05 AM   #5035
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Not sure this counts, just got a Mavic Pro drone from Costco, a great deal.

Will be using it to take cool pics and videos of the AS on the road.

Wife wonít let me open until. Christmas!
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:02 PM   #5036
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That's right. Get to the source of the problem and fix whatever's causing the short.


Yes, thanks. Absolutely. I had to do a process of elimination to determine the source of the direct short. Therefore I had to have plenty of extra fuses to find the culprit. It's definitely the water heater. So now more diagnosing until we can ever use the water heater again.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:34 AM   #5037
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Got a mega pack of 15 amp fuses! We're having a crisis with our water heater switches creating a direct short and blowing out the 15 amp fuse. Talk about going from a tenor to a soprano!
Our first trip out, the water heater was blowing DC fuses every time I pushed the gas or the electric switch to the water heater.
Found out that the circuit board in the water heater was shorting the AC into the DC.
If I flipped the AC breaker to the heater off, no fuses blew and we could heat with gas.
Also if I disconnected the AC power cord to the trailer then the DC fuse would not blow.
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Here is the Water Heater forum:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445/

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Not sure this counts, just got a Mavic Pro drone from Costco, a great deal.

Will be using it to take cool pics and videos of the AS on the road.

Wife wonít let me open until. Christmas!
I was touring a client around the Park City area and we stopped at an overlook of the Jordanelle Reservoir. There was a guy taking some video with a drone, and I admittedly have never actually seen how they work, up close. Coolest thing ever. It was so high up I could barely see it. He pushed a button and it flew directly overhead and then landed exactly where it took off from. I was fascinated. Really tempted to get one at some point.
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