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  • Recommended Dual Propane Tank Regulator With Automatic Changeover
  • To add a propane tank to your RV, I recommend the Camco Automatic Changeover 2-Stage Propane Regulator for Dual Propane Tanks, # CAM59005. This will allow you to use the extra tank first and then draw from you RV's tank. This will switch automatically so you don't end up with a 1/2 cold shower because your extra tank ran out. It does have a guage that will let you know when the tanks are running low so you can swap them out manually. If you want to ensure you don't drain one tank, simply...
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  • Recommended 50 AMP RV Adapters for 3&4 Prong 30 AMP Plugs on Honda EU 6500 IS Generator to Power RV
  • Using the Honda generator to power your RV is a great idea. You can use either outlet to power your RV. For any appliances that use less than 125V of power, I would recommend you use the 3 prong 30 amp outlet with a 50 amp adapter like the Camco # CAM55412. This will allow the generator to run economically when using appliances rated for less than 125V; most commonly RV appliances are rated for 120V. If you have any appliances that run on higher voltage than 125V you will want to...
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  • Can Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element # CAM02143 be Used in a Suburban Water Heater
  • The Camco RV Replacement Water Heater Element # CAM02143, according to Camco, is a fit for a range of water heater brands. The gasket is included. The unit screws in with a 1-1/4-inch diameter threaded portion and its overall length end to end is 6-1/4-inches. When removing the original element and installing the new unit, be sure to follow the safety precautions outlined on the packaging and/or as noted by the manufacturer of your water heater or RV. According to Camco this replacement...
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  • Can 50 Amp Surge Protector Be Used On 30 Amp Service In RV
  • You can use a 50 amp surge protector on your 30 amp service but I would offer a bit of caution. If any of your appliances or items are rated at 30 amps and something happened that caused them to draw more power, the 50 amp surge protector would not trigger and you could suffer damage to those items. If you decide to use the 50 amp surge protector I recommend making sure everything is in good working order, but as I stated, if there were a problem it may cause damage because the circuit...
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  • Does Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer Dogbone CAM55313 Correct Miswired Outlets
  • The Camco RV Power Defender Circuit Analyzer Dogbone # CAM55313 will tell you if the power outlet at an RV park is wired properly to prevent damage to the connected RV's electrics, but it does not correct for any mis-wired outlets. It is a warning device only. My contact at Camco confirmed that when three of the four LED indicator lights are lit yellow on the main body of the unit the outlet is wired correctly. They also offer a similar unit, their Power Defender Voltage Analyzer...
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  • Replacement Hot Water Heater Anode Rod for a Suburban Brand Water Heater
  • Camco hot water heater anode # CAM11593 is designed for 10 gallon Atwood heaters. Since you have a Suburban you should be able to use # CAM11563 which is for Suburban (Mor-Flo) heaters.
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  • Will Camco Vertical 2-Stage Propane Regulator Replace Marshall 260 Regulator
  • I spoke with my contact at Camco and she said you will want Camco Vertical 2-Stage Propane Regulator # CAM59313. This propane regulator maintains a constant 11" w.c. gas pressure for your camper. The 2 Stages ensure a smooth, consistent flow. The inlet connector is 1/4" NPT and outlet connector is 3/8" NPT. It will mount to your camper vertically.
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  • Solar Powered Trailer Vent Products
  • My contact at Camco advised that they have replaced a fan motor or two in their Solar RV Refrigerator Vent System # CAM42165 but this was back before they added an on/off switch to the fan. Those fan motors were replaced under warranty. Camco does not have a specific figure for the motor's expected lifespan. Camco also offers another solar-powered RV Refrigerator Vent Cover, their kit # CAM42162. For a solar-powered plumbing vent Ultra-Fab offers part # UF53-945001 which bolts to RV...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Power Analyzer and a Surge Protector 50 Amp Adapter
  • An analyzer such as # CAM55313 has diagnostic lights to indicate faults so that you can avoid damage to your RV. This model also offers surge protection. A model that offers only surge protection would not have any diagnostics. But some have both. There is also the Power Defender # CAM55306 that takes surge protection a step further by having the ability to detect too much AND too little power and disconnect and reconnected as needed.
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  • Cover Recommendation for Montana High Country
  • Yes, a camper cover designed for a 42 foot trailer like the part # CAM45759 would be exactly what you need. Yours being only 6 inches longer and having two AC units would not be an issue at all as most RVs this size have two of them.
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  • Does Camco RV Adjustable Screen Door Grille Install On Inside or Outside and What are the Dimensions
  • The Camco RV screen door grille # CAM43980 can technically be installed on the inside or outside. But having it on the inside would be better because most RV/Trailer doors open to the outside and it is less likely for someone to come along and remove the grille. The actual grille part measures 24-1/4 inches by 20-1/4 inches.
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  • How is the Thickness of the Camco Cam Locks Measured
  • The thickness of the Camco Cam Locks is measured from the back of the face of the lock to the latch (see photo). Based on the photo you submitted, I believe you would want the Camco Cam Lock -1-1/8 Thick, # CAM44363. This lock measures 1-1/8 inches from the back of the lock face to the latch.
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  • Can Camco Pop-A-Plate Disposable Plate Dispenser # CAM57001 Use All Types of Disposable Plates
  • The Camco Pop-A-Plate Disposable Plate Dispenser # CAM57001 will work fine with standard uncoated paper plates (the type that often need to be doubled-up for sturdiness) and it also works with disposable plastic plates. A heavier quality coated (or uncoated) paper plate will also work just fine in this under-cabinet dispenser. The only real difference in using this dispenser with the three types of plates is the amount of force required to pull one out. The thin "basic" paper plates will...
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  • Regulator and Hose to Connect Propane Tank to Deep Fryer
  • Check the deep fryer literature or the fryer itself to find the propane pressure required by the fryer. If it is 11" w.c. you could use # CAM59013. Regarding a hose it is going to depend on the type of fitting that is on the fryer. Hose # CAM59843 is commonly used with 20 or 30 pound LP tanks.
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  • Troubleshooting Camco Automatic Changeover 2-Stage Propane Regulator
  • I spoke with my contact at CAMCO and he said it sounds like rushing the LP through the Automatic Changeover 2-Stage Propane Regulator # CAM59005 caused the check valve to automatically shut off. He recommended turning off all propane at the bottle and turning off all downstream appliances and wait about 15 minutes for the system to reset, then when you hear a click in the green nut the system will be reset and you can turn back on the propane at the bottle.
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  • Trailer Cover Recommendation for Starcraft Satellite 17RB
  • The overall length of your Starcraft Satellite17RB that you references is 20 feet 1 inch. The Camco UltraShield Cover part # CAM45710 would be a great solution for you. It is designed for trailers between 20 and 22 feet in length and would also fit the AC unit and Wifi antenna you have as well. This is also the most protective cover we have for your trailer size as well so it will do an excellent job.
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  • Dimensions of Main Tubes in Camco RhinoEXTREME RV Sewer Hose Kit CAM39867
  • The length of the two black hoses included in the Camco Easy Slip RV Sewer Hose Kit # CAM39867 is 10-feet. The hoses compress for easy storage and the kit includes 4 storage caps for no-mess storage.
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  • 15 Amp Male Connector to 50 Amp Female Connector Recommendation
  • For an adapter that has just the 50 amp female connector plus a 15 amp make connector you would want the part # CAM55168. This would be what you would want to use while at your house without access to a 30 amp power source. The part # CAM55025 would be used only if you have access to both a 30 amp and 15 amp source.
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  • How Does the Camco Travel Toilet Drain?
  • Good news! Not only can I tell you how to empty the Camco Travel Toilet # CAM41545, I can show you too. If you look at the images I've attached for reference. It shows that once you remove the seated piece of the travel toilet from the waste holding tank base, you will want to take the tank by the handle to the nearest bathroom facility. Once you've arrived at the facility you will want to remove the cap from the toilets elbow and dispose of the waste into the toilet. I have...
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  • Switching from Single to Dual Propane Tanks on a Coachmen Travel Trailer
  • You will need a dual propane tank regulator. The one that we have, # CAM59005, happens to have the automatic change over feature (we haven't got a manual one). This is preferred so that you are not left with having to go out and switch tanks at the worst possible moment! I have linked a video of this regulator for you. You will also need a dual propane tank mount. there may be a model specifically for your trailer so you may want to check with Coachmen.
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  • Will 15 Amp Plug Be Energized When 30 Amp Plug Is Connected on # CAM55025?
  • The Power Grip RV Power Maximizer - 50 Amp Female to 15 Amp Male and 30 Amp Male # CAM55025 has independent wiring connected to the 50 amp Female end. When you plug in the 30 amp male, there will not be 30 amps of power going to the smaller 3 prong male connector as that would give you a live circuit exposed to the elements. The nice thing is that when there is a 15amp circuit available that is not GFI, then you can send 45 amps to your 50 amp system. If you just need the converter...
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  • 4 Prong 30 amp Generator Adapter Recommendation for Connecting to RV
  • The Camco Generator Adapter part # CAM55382 that you referenced is designed to do exactly what you are looking to do. Connect a 30 amp generator output to an RV 30 amp connector. This adapter would work just fine with the Honda generator you have. As long as both your RV and your generator use the 4 prong style connectors this adapter would work well for you. This is a 120 volt adapter so in that regard it would work as well.
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  • Connecting to Generator from 50 Amp Service on RV
  • For the 3 prong 30 amp outlet on your generator, I recommend using the Power Grip Generator 30 Amp to 50 Amp RV Power Cord Adapter # CAM55412. The 3-Prong twist-lock design will connect with the outlet on the generator and the female end will connect with your RV's 50-amp power plug. This adapter is rated for up to 125 volts. For higher voltage items, you can use the Mighty Cord Generator Adaptor # A10-G30450VP. This is rated for up to 240 volts of power and will connect to the 4 prong...
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Roof Vent Cover
  • I do not have any information about what specific roof vent cover would have been used on your camper, but I can explain how you can figure it out. The first thing you'll want to do is get a measurement of the outside dimension of the vent that extends through the camper roof. Then, you'll want to closely examine whatever's left of the existing vent cover or the roof vent itself for a manufacturer name or part number. Also, examine the hinge used to connect the cover to the vent. Is...
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  • 5th Wheel Cover Recommendation for RV that Measures 42 Feet with 2 AC Units
  • Since your trailer measures 40 feet in length the Camco UltraGuard part # CAM45759 would be what you need due to the two AC units.
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  • Recommended Storage Cover for Keystone Montana 3791RD 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Keystone lists the dimensions of their 3791RD 5th wheel trailer as 41-feet-1-inch long x 13-feet-5-inches tall. For a suitable storage cover I recommend the Camco cover you referenced, part # CAM45759, if you will be storing the trailer in a cold climate. If instead it will be stored in a moderate/mild climate zone then use their UltraShield 5th Wheel Cover # CAM45729. These covers feature different construction intended to better protect your trailer under the different storage...
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  • Best Cover for 2017 Lance Travel Trailer 2285
  • From what I was able to find online, it seems your trailer measures 27 feet long and 122 inches high. Based on these dimensions, I'd recommend either our Camco UltraGuard Class C/Travel Trailer Cover, Item # CAM45743, or our Camco UltraShield Class C/Travel Trailer Cover, Item # CAM45713. Both covers fit travel trailers 26-28 feet long and are UV and water-resistant. Zippers provide easy access to doors and storage while the cover is in place. Both also include self-adjusting hold-down...
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  • Availability of RV Grey Water Adapter for Connection to Garden Hose
  • We offer several RV grey-water plumbing adapters that sound like they could be what you are looking for. You can click on the linked page to see all items. They are the CAMCO RhinoFLEX Rhino Blaster Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks and Sewer Hoses # CAM39080, their RV Gray-Water Drain Adapter # CAM39322, their Easy Slip RV Gray-Water Drain Adapter # CAM39111 and their Rhino Blaster Pro Adapter for Rinsing RV Holding Tanks # CAM39085. Each of these has a female garden hose fitting. All...
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  • Installation of Mounting Rail for Camco RV Grill
  • You will want to make sure that you have proper support behind the fiberglass location you plan on mounting this rail too. I was able to go out to the warehouse and find that on the product Camco recommends this product be installed by a qualified RV dealer. I have attached an image of the tag for you to better see the details. It states: This mounting strip WILL NOT support the weight of the grill or other devices if only screwed into the skin of the RV. It may be attached to the...
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  • Available 2-Stage Propane Gas Regulators for Pop-Up Camper
  • The linked page will display for you all 2-stage propane regulators that we offer. All of these products are from Camco and they are offered with different types of fittings. For instance, vertical regular part # CAM59313 uses a 1/4-inch NPT inlet and the outlet connector is a 3/8-inch NPT. Part # CAM59005 is a 2-stage regulator that includes an automatic changeover.
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