To Answer RandK-M, If you mean increasing the controller brake power, yes. While in motion and not applying the brake at all, if I dialup the controller, it will increase the brake pressure and virtually slow me down and stop. Returning home from Hershey, had not choice but to turn it almost completely off. But sometimes if I made a left or right turn, it would go completely green. Which leads me to believe it could be connector.
Here is an update. I read through the manual and it states that if you disconnect the red cable on the battery, it resets the circuit in the front storage compartment that mbopp spoke of. (I guess since you really cannot get to it.) I tried that but the battery is completely shot. I tested the battery which had 0 CCAs where when new it had 500 CCAs. Got 7 years out of it and I guess it doesn't owe me anything since unbeknownst to me, I kept it plugged in when not in use.:S I posted a question on Etrailer about the brake controller and they responded stating that power is getting to the brake magnets and that I should check the red wire from the controller. Also thought about checking the trailer to TV connection as well. Noticed that on the GMs the connector box gives you a schematic on the lid indicating the function of each pin connection.
Thanks again for the replies!
One, there does not appear to be a problem with the brake actuator. The break controller still shows that the brakes are on on occaision. Weird sometimes on and sometimes off. Can't tell since if you increase the how much brake to be applied sometimes it will slow the vehicle down and others it is like they are not being applied. both times I am not pressing the brake.
I am not sure of the voltage on the Battery since I haven't tested it. Thinking the battery was completely dead, I connected it to a Diehard trickle charger and it is showing fully charged. I checked fuses but I had no idea there was a box in the front compartment. I think I know what you are referring to. Getting to it is going to be fun. Is there an access to it from inside rv? I guess if that is tripped then putting a new battery in isn't really going to change anything?
First of all, thanks for all of the replies! :) I checked all of the fuses. but never thought of the actuator was the problem. If that had been pulled out like on our last trip when I first noticed it, even after parking it, would it have killed the battery just sitting there?
Was taking weekend trip to Hershey Park this weekend and from the moment I disconnected the power to the house, my troubles started. As soon as I disconnected shore power, the propane alarm went off. Went to turn on lights, no lights and alarm went off. Basically no power from battery. Shore power everything works fine. Connected battery charger, full green lights but still no power...has the battery discharged? I have not monitor or pump ability either Interstate battery, 8 years old. Time for replacement?
Second dilemma, since shore power worked, I could still use it. Brake controller is activating when not pressing the brake pedal on TV. Disconnected, reconnected. pushed the brake a few times it stopped but as soon as I pulled away and the next time I had to brake, brake controller remained on. Tekonesha brake controller. turned left of right and it world return to normal. a week prior I had an issue with the Cruise control on TV but only in the afternoon meaning, I could not turn it on. Does the controller think the brakes are on? is the controller going bad, is it the vehicle connector. This was our last trip for the season so we still made the 2 hour trip and had a great time aside from twisting my ankle.
Could the brake controller issue and battery issues be related?
Regarding the slide operation, Red and black battery cables are Positive and the White cables are Negative connections. Probably have 2 whites and one red and one black. Make sure all are connected and tight.
With regards to the Hand crank feature at least on my Starcraft, in between the slide motors is a Hexagonal shaft (shaft 6 sides). Using an adjustable wrench, you could crank the slide out or in depending on what you need to do. No need for a cranking tool. Normally have to take a panel off underneath the sofa bed and dinette to get to the shaft.
On our trip from PA to Disney in 2008 We stopped at a Ramada Inn in Florence SC right off I95. We discovered after check-in that there was a Campground called Swamp Fox campground directly behind the Ramada. Since we hit a lot of traffic on the way down, took us over 12 hours just to get there, we decided not to unhook and set up. Figured in the morning we could just eat and leave. On the return trip we stopped at a KOA. If I were to travel this route again, I would stop at South of the Border and Camp there.
If we are not fishing, we are Kayaking and we have water wars on the Kayaks like 2 warring vessels on the open seas. I have 2 daughters (12 and 15, so me and the 12 Y/o vs wife and 15 y/o and we "broadside" with water guns until empty they try to evade.
Happy hour is washer toss and/or ladder toss.
At night we have a campfire, make s'mores and popcorn. for good kettle popcorn get an "over the campfire popcorn popper" tastes ten time better than Microwave and not too much work. Sister-in-law got me one for Christmas a couple of years ago and is very good. If we make a lot we will usually play poker and the extra popcorn is the ante. Otherwise it is crazy 8's until bedtime.
Hi, We are in Montgomery County PA and always looking to make new friends. I have 2 daughters, 12 and 15. Lots to do in this tri-state area but always wanted to camp with a group since most of my friends either don't have an RV or are not interested in camping. If staying local within 2 hour drive, amusement parks like Knoebels, Hershey, Great Adventure, even Dorney (a little close for me) all having water parks could be an option. Also would be up for some farther excursions.
Thanks for the reply. I am just outside of Philadelphia. Would think to AF Museum would be 8 hours for me. Really didn't have a clue as to what is necessary to travel to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse but will now take that into consideration. Mainly an east coast traveler but wanted to broaden my experience. Considered just going to the AF Museum in the near future but do not know where to go or what else there is to do as well.
Would like to take a trip to Yellowstone NP, preferably in summer. Family of 4 with the youngest being 12. Google maps put it as 32 hours. Would plan on making a couple of stops i.e Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Air Force Museum, probably on the return since returning is usually more depressing. Is a 2 week vacation enough or do I need more. is 3 days out and 3 days back accurate? Is 32 hours realistic? baring traffic/construction.
Anyone in the general vicinity or opposite direction made the trek?