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RE: Current draw from refrigerator.

How are you charging the batteries? They may not be getting a full charge.
YC 1 07/24/16 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need Battery Help ASAP

You paralleled a dead battery with a charged battery. Bad idea. The charged battery tried to charge the dead battery. That wasted a ton of amp hours. We do NOT buy batteries. We rent them. If you have an RV battery that is 4 year or older why waste time wondering. That is past its useful life. YES< YES, I'm going to get a dozen people tell me they got 9 years on their batteries with no problems. I worked with batteries in public safety vehicle for over 40 years, owning a telecommunications company. I am a Senior Certified Electronic Tech. FCC licensed, Motorola Certified. Save time and misery. Replace old batteries, clean all connections shiny and new. Take care of them. Keep them charged and watered properly. If you have two 12 volt batteries now. I would replace them with two big 6 volters in series. Now go camping.
YC 1 07/24/16 09:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery

Since you have power to run a charger, isn't there an onboard charger? I don't know what a 23B is so sorry for the ignorance. A trickle charge could take a couple of days to bring a battery up. You probably basically have a maintainer. Eventually it will catch up.
YC 1 07/24/16 08:15am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Are Engine and House Batteries Connected?

If your engine battery was 6 volts or so and now a replacement shows 14 volts with the engine running, my vote is for a loose battery connection. It could be loose at the combiner solenoid or at the battery terminal. When you replaced the battery you tightened those connections but did you follow those heavy wires and tighten anywhere they are connected??? The boost switch, if connected to the engine battery, would not close due to low voltage. If you get into a situation like that again, you can often just use one jumper cable between the positives to get things going.
YC 1 07/24/16 05:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maintaining Dinghy Battery

Just curious as to why this might be important? Brake lights? Some vehicles like my Ford Edge Limited are power hogs. The vehicle is left in neutral and with the start button put in the off position there is plenty of drain. The braking system can use a decent amount of power in a day too. Any drain will also find a weak battery. It is a pain to pull in and find the battery dead.
YC 1 07/23/16 05:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Maintaining Dinghy Battery

Definitely do not try to use the headlights as a charging source. There would be very little current handling and you could easily pop fuses often. If you are not comfortable finding a source to tap have someone that is. You do not need to have it run through a relay, just a fuse close to where you pick up the power and one close to where you connect to the toad battery. Disconnect the toad charge line if parking overnight if you do not have shoreline hookups.
YC 1 07/22/16 09:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Blowout

How fast do you travel? I have a monitoring system and am amazed at the temperature rise sometimes.
YC 1 07/21/16 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential vs Repair RV Fridge

I have been doing lots of measurements lately. I found the RF18 is tall so installing it in a slide or over a furnace poses some challenges. Check the dimensions on the RF220NCTABC. It is much shorter but deeper. The width should not be a problem either. It is 65 inches high, 29 inches wide, and will take 33-36 inches of depth. The weight is comparable. I am amazed that this refer has so much room.
YC 1 07/20/16 06:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Idling Diesel ??

In newer desiel engines that have particulate filter, idling can cause premature failure, which is not covered by any warranty. A Ram DPF cost upwards to $3,000 plus labor. On a Cummins 400ISL the cost is close to 5K. The Cummins dealer told me I had high idle time. I do not idle much except to air up but have when stopping for lunch or fueling so I did some mental calculations and have to agree. Highway time versus idle times when doing small trips can add up.
YC 1 07/19/16 08:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential vs Repair RV Fridge

Here is an example There is several examples of installs over furnaces on the IRV2.com forum.
YC 1 07/19/16 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving a class A vs. Trailers

Clicky Heck, I just picked up a tip from this video. I have used a dot on my windshield for going left around tight curves especially in rv parks. The dot on each side of the windshield for the lines is a great idea.
YC 1 07/18/16 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving a class A vs. Trailers

Go to the LazyDaze site and find their driving course videos. They will give you new confidence.
YC 1 07/18/16 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? Charging Electric Bike Battery

Look on the charger for specs. Need to know the amps.
YC 1 07/18/16 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: Residential vs Repair RV Fridge

Gene, was that install in a slide? We live in Auburndale. We have a nice side by side Dometic that is 8 years old and would like to change to a residential.
YC 1 07/17/16 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential vs Repair RV Fridge

http://i.imgur.com/MfYnykYl.jpg]http://i.imgur.com/MfYnykYl.jpg Those are not suspenders, that is a lifting strap for two people.
YC 1 07/17/16 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide out Battery Trays - Who has installed them?

Would a watering system versus a slide work for you? I am fortunate enough to have a slide on mine but having the watering system for four batteries is really nice.
YC 1 07/13/16 04:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Domestic fridge not cooling

Is the drain tube cracked? Has it been moved?
YC 1 07/12/16 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Current events having second thoughts

You cannot believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.
YC 1 07/11/16 08:40pm Family Camping
RE: Hypothetical DC electrical Question

Just use jumper cables from the Coach to chassis batteries and you could go a long way. or use a cloths pin to keep the emergency start switch active. If a converter makes 12 volt supply from 120 and an inverter makes 120 from 12 volts why is a inverter/converter not the same as an inverter/charger. LEN Symantics I often use the term charger to make it easier for the target audience to understand things.
YC 1 07/11/16 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hypothetical DC electrical Question

Any decent onboard converter would have no problem keeping up with headlights, radios, etc. The only thing when running the generator as I mentioned earlier is you need to use a voltmeter to see if the engine batteries are getting the voltage. You cannot assume the generator running will charge the engine batteries. These things are snow flakes and there are thousands of differences in setups.
YC 1 07/11/16 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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