Was up early with my bride.Then she was off to the truck company and then the restaurant.
Pretty much stayed on the computer for a couple hours, and then I went out and took both the propane tanks off the fiver and started out to find a place to refill them.The place I always used, a Shell station in Wentzville closed since last summer, so I drove over to the RV Dealer where I bought my trailer to see if they could tell me where. I also wanted them to double check the readings I got on my new generator to make sure I was getting 120 volts to the 30amp plug even though the switch on the generator has to be in the 240 volt position. Verified it and said the 30 amp cord is wired to only allow 120volts to the RV from the twist in socket on the generator. That made me feel better even though I had measured it myself with a digital voltmeter, a second opinion is always good before you damage your RV. He also said they could fill the tanks for me there, and since I purchased my trailer there, anything I buy has a 10% discount. That I didn’t know so I was glad I stopped. Went home and manhandled the full tanks into the fiver so now we will be leaving with two full tanks. I also carry a smaller 30lb tank for the BBQ grill but it is full from last trip.
Another sunny an gorgeous day, it’s 83 degrees at 02:00PM, I think that’s a record for today, there saying now the warm spell should last another week, so I am going to go ahead and put water in the fresh water tank and pressure check all the lines and be set for the trip, Don’t really expect anymore hard freezes and a cold night won’t hut a tank that isn’t full.
I’ll also start the fridge and make sure there are no surprises there.
This is the switch on my generator if it is 120volt position and the 30 amp RV cord is plugged in to the 120/240 4 pin twist lock socket, there is no reading across the 30am plug. If you put the switch to the 240volt position the voltmeter on the generator reads 240, but you will read 120volts across the 30amp RV plug. Evidently the RV plug adapter is wired with just 2 wires and a ground and will only put 120volts to the RV Plug. To get 240 volts you would need three wires and a ground.This socket had a 30amp breaker, The two 120volt outlets on the right have 15 amp breakers , so if you want Air conditioning you have to use the bigger socket and the RV adapter. Everyone confused now.That’s about it for today. Waiting to see if Nick wants to go to the park when she gets home today. The furbags have spent most of the day outside, they are now taking a nap waiting for Nick.
Everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..