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  1. crozsr
    09-07-2018 07:12 PM
    Hi Bob: This is Dave Crosby Sr and I live in New Cumberland PA. I've read many of your posts on Airforums and discover you have a vast knowledge of Airstream trailers. I purchased a 2017 Basecamp in January 2018. I need some advice for this: the BC is parked in my driveway which has a gradual slope. I level the BC when unhitched. After all the rain we had a few weeks ago I hitched the BC to my truck to go camping up near Belleville PA. When I lowered the BC on the hitch, rusty water came out of the frame at the hitch jack. My concern is the frame will rust through from the inside out over time. Any thoughts how the water got in the frame? I emailed Jeremy at Airstream customer service but I can't get a response. Any help you could offer is appreciated. Dave
  2. bickp
    07-27-2018 04:31 PM
    I am trying a personal message because I don't know exactly how the forum works. I'm not sure if I post tonight when I will get responses. I have guests at the cottage who want to take me to dinner now. I've only got tonight and tomorrow morning to get this figured out. And tomorrow I'm working with the cleaning lady for 4 hours to get the house right for the wedding party coming Wednesday. Then at noon I head downstate to meet the wedding guests for dinner. I understand if you don't see this or don't get a chance to respond, but thought I'd try my luck. I'll figure out protocol, but in a bit of an emergency. Sorry to have sent 4 notes.

    Thanks, any suggestions appreciated.
  3. bickp
    07-27-2018 04:29 PM
    As I am giving up and putting all the breakers back to the on position I notice two will not stay on. Main breaker, no problem, same with the first 3 or 4. The two (with test buttons), waterheater/furnace and general circuit (the only one I need) won't stay on. It's as though they are bad breakers.

    I know this must be a problem, but a downstream problem because I can't get the darn GFCI outlet to hold without any of the breakers on.

    No sure what next to troubleshoot.
  4. bickp
    07-27-2018 04:28 PM
    On Basecamp the AC is off / Fridge is off, still trips.
    Turned off every breaker in the Basecamp, still trips the house GFCI outlet.

    I'm not comfortable with the connection between the cord and the basecamp. It's lined up correctly, push it on, twist to right, but never get a click. I can't pull it straight out after my clockwise twist, but no distinctive click. In that position, screw down the cap. It seems seated. The indicator light on the top of the cord is a tiny bit from being at the perfect top. Hence my concern, but I've never used a cord like this so I don't know if I get a click.

    Next, back in the Basecamp I cycle all breakers, including main breaker off. There is absolutely no current draw possible. House GFCI still trips.

    Next I try with Main breaker on only. Still trips.
  5. bickp
    07-27-2018 04:27 PM
    Hi Bob: My name is Bick Pratt. I've been following the forum since putting my deposit down on a 2019 fc 30 twin. Should arrive in October. The dealer agreed to let me borrow a Basecamp for about a week because my son is getting married and his fiancÚ is bringing mom, dad and sis from Brazil. We need an extra bedroom.
    I've noticed that you've got a thorough understanding of the electronics and I am having an issue with this basecamp and the dealer cannot figure it out.

    30 amp cord with plug adapter for a 20Amp GFCI outlet at my cottage. As soon as I plug the adapter, the GFCI on the house circuit trips. Can't get the plug 1/4" in without it tripping.

    Need to break this into more than one message
  6. SilverHouseDreams
    Hey Bob, sorry for the private message but I couldn't find the post/thread where this may have come up. Did you mention you had your Victron Orion DC/DC converter fail? Sorry to bother you if I am remembering the wrong person, I am seeing a similar problem. It seems that the DC/DC charger won't "power on" unless I have the load and input disconnected, and then connect the input first...or it is slowly giving up the ghost entirely. I just had zero TV charging for 15 hours of driving due to this issue, on the previous trip I "tricked it" into powering on by connecting the input before the output (by manipulating my in-line breakers) This seems entirely illogical for the purpose of this device.

    I was curious if you had found a solution to yours failing, if it wasn't you I will continue my search to try and find who it was. Happy charging!

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