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RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Let back up... and say I HATE dealing with electrical. I'm fairly adept at working on most things, turning a wrench... swinging a hammer... fixing stuff. But I just despise electrical. I have no problem letting someone else deal with it... The thing that was tricking me away from simply being a ground was the weird activity with the way ALL power would go away. Then eventually come back. I figure it would either come back immediately, or, well just act differently. Always easier in hindsight. So anyway... moving on... when I removed the Jumper, I noticed as heavy of a gauge it was, it was still warm. So, something still wasn't right. Made a trip to the store and stocked up on a some items. (I already had electrical grease. :) . ) Anyway, Got back, and a few minutes to mess around before heading to the track, so started taking things apart to clean, re-grease, replace, and re-assemble. and got a MUCH better crank out of the starter. I may even try and return the battery... we'll see. Could use the $$$ right now... gotta buy racing slicks for three karts. Also, for those keeping track of the guy who's doing more lurking than anything else currently... both of my boys are playing premier level soccer. Like everything else... Teams fees and travel take a chunk.
eyeteeth 06/24/17 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I was just out looking into the ground part. a jumper (cable) to the chassis was easy enough... The good news is we got further than previously. The starter turned... lights and everything stayed on. Going to chase the rabbit down that hole for a bit.
eyeteeth 06/24/17 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Treeseeker - Ok... mixing verbiage... Dome light should be on... but isn't. door open... no light. No power=no power. lights that should be aren't, dash blower turned on, should be on, but isn't, nothing. Like there is no battery. Fuses... tripped, popped, blown, broke, damaged... nothing comes on... everything won't come on? Anything coach related is not working for undefined time periods after trying to start the vehicle. Breakers... see fuses... Often when something shorts out, it will trip a breaker of blow a fuse to protect the rest of the electrical system. What comes back on? Everything that was wasn't coming on after trying to start the vehicle. The Dome light comes back on... the blower starts again... etc. Help clear it up at all? Makes sense in my head. lol.
eyeteeth 06/24/17 09:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Battery levels are good. Tested to the chassis and it's the same voltage. I need a second set of hands to twist the key while I watch the meter...
eyeteeth 06/24/17 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Tested with a meter this morning. The battery is at 13v. Getting no power however. Dome light is off, no fuses are tripped... nothing comes on. argh. Its like it's shorting out, but there's no smells, and all the breakers look good. But then, it comes back on...
eyeteeth 06/24/17 08:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Leeann - Thats awesome. And, more wiring work than I think I'm willing to try and pull off at this time.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 07:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Thinking a trip may be in order to the hardware store for a new charger... in the morning... after coffee... eventually.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I don't remember what Leeann mentioned. Its by Progressive Dynamics. They're here in Michigan... support the home team. The batteries are not paired. I 'think' the coach will supply a little voltage to charge the House when running, but definitely NOT the other way. I only say that, because once or twice when traveling long distances the house battery has seemed to have a little more oomph at our destination than it would otherwise... but we're talking HOURS here, so it can't be anything more than a drip... not even a trickle.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 07:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I replaced the inverter/charger with a 'modern' unit last spring. The original unit, although ahead of its time... was still archaic. This purports to have a maintenance kind of trickle mode, as well 'cycling' the voltage every so many hours to help keep it from getting sedentary... Electrically the house has been SO much happier since I installed it. If I knew it was going to be as easy as it was, I would have done it long ago.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 07:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

No 'Clicky'... If it were the starter... I would imagine the lights might 'dim' when turning the ignition, not shut everything down electrically. Along those same lines, if I had a short... I would think it would pop a fuse and the dome lights and such wouldn't eventually come back on. Maybe I'm wrong there, but it makes sense to me 'current' ly. Bwa hahahahah. Couldn't resist... HAHAHAHAHA. OMG! I can't stop.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 06:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I did not... I haven't had to charge a purchased battery in forever. And, worse... my charger was destroyed in a flood recently. RV has been plugged into shore power since we returned home. Doubtful the house battery is draining anything. It's tired too... but... it's been on the 'house' charger. (Has a trickle/maintenance mode)
eyeteeth 06/23/17 05:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Follow up... went to look for the ignition module, flipped a few switches, turns don the headlights, RV electrical shut down again. Nothing in the ignition.. so... now... I hate electrical problems....
eyeteeth 06/23/17 05:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Well.... I need to go back to well for some advice. The boys have been playing soccer all spring, haven't had any chance to go to the track, or reason to fire up the RV. We had no problems on our trip to Florida over Christmas, now however. She son't start. Just threw a new battery in it... old one 'was' fairly tired last fall... Buuuuuut. That solved nothing. Open door, lights come on, blower fan would work, etc. Pump the gas, turn the key, everything goes dark, no crank. If it sits for a few minutes, sometimes more. When I open the door, lights will come back on. not sure what that sounds like... regulator and ignition module are both fairly new... although... I seem to go through and ignition almost annually... Doesn't sound like a the Ballast resister. So... anyone have any thoughts? I might go out and try the original ignition module... it ain't pretty... tends to be a little finicky when it gets warm, but has yet to fail me.
eyeteeth 06/23/17 05:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

@eyeteeth - How about an update on how your trip to Florida over Christmas went, especially regarding your motorhome's performance? Somehow missed this long ago.... Sure. The trip went well. Better than the previous trip we took to Florida. I took a temp gun with me as a second means of measuring. The temps showed 'high' when ever we were above 50-60 degrees out side. Shooting the engine, in carious locations, top of radiator etc... showed temps around 195 or so. In the Florida 'heat' it would run real close to the "H", but would shoot at just over 200. The only time I got real nervous was climbing the smokies when it came close to topping out the gauge, but shot roughly 214. So, the old girl performed like a champ. The Cab heater worked, the passenger vent worked (had to replace cables). The only 'drama' we had was 1) broke a wiper bushing looking for a place to park for the n right at a truck stop. Fortunately I had a couple packages with me. Found a covered spot and replaced it. and 2) The house battery isn't in the best of shape. I think the old converter/charger may have baked it at some point. Never realized it until we were using it for a length of time. Which was on the way home of course when everything was closed. The boys drained the battery watching TV, and we couldn't start the generator. Which may have been good because while I was exercising it in Florida, I discovered it developed an oil leak. So, instead of stopping for a second night on the way home, we drove all the way through and parked in our driveway around midnight. Man... she's a thirsty girl though. I forgot how much we spend on fuel driving our small apartment down there and back. Probably better to not remember.
eyeteeth 05/22/17 06:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Interesting. I did 'prepare' the surface after removing the voltage regulator... but now I'll go back and add a little dielectric grease as well. Thanks.
eyeteeth 12/14/16 08:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

In the long list of an RV updates/repairs I've been too lazy (or busy) to write, I recently had to replace mine. Opposite problem however... I was getting 18v to the battery. However... many years back I had a similar problem, and replacing the voltage regulator was the solution. Driving home one evening and my head lights just kept getting dimmer and dimmer. With the engine running, you should get around 14.5v to the battery. Anything above that or below 12.5 warrants replacement of the voltage regulator. Short update with details to follow eventually... gauges working speedometer working overheating 'should' be a thing of the past now 90% repaired exhaust... (still needs a new manifold gasket) repaired valve cover gasket/leak running much better overall. Which is good because we're going to do our best to get the RV to Florida and back over Christmas. 1300 miles ones way. Should be another adventure!
eyeteeth 12/12/16 01:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

I recently replaced my entire power center/distribution with one of these: http://www.progressivedyn.com/all_in_one_pd4000.html Charge wizard built it, under $200, plenty of circuits left over... everything works better. Seriously. If I was going to run AC, I used to HAVE to be plugged into 30 amp service. After the new converter, I got stuck on a hot summer day on a 20 amp service and decided to run it "while I could"... it never tripped the breaker... never had a problem. Had I known how easy it was going to be or much of a difference it was going to make, I would never have put it off for years... and years.
eyeteeth 10/19/16 02:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Finally got around to digging out the box from the engine temp sensor I put in. NAPA part, TS6178SB.
eyeteeth 08/27/16 11:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Funny you mention that as I just put the clust back together. It is all fairly boogered. Looks like the posts have been soldered once already. I now have one blinker indicator not working and the brake light is pulsing. Lol. Think I'll drive it home so I can work on it during the week. Just have to ignore that gauge for now and try to trust its ok for 20 mins.
eyeteeth 08/21/16 01:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many of us are there? Owners of Dodge based RV's?

Got the ATP universal repair cable. I'll let ya'll know how it works. Also replaced the temp sensor today. Let it run for a bit... Aaaaaand now it's even worse. Perhaps the sensor is the wrong one? Do they come with different resistances? Soon frustrated. The gauge is off the top. But shooting the top of the radiator, is 202. The water inlet at the bottom of the engine... 79. The water pump... 129. The brass end of the sensor... 147. The top of the hose right off the engine... 191. Temps are good, this is driving me crazy.
eyeteeth 08/21/16 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
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