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RE: New 06' Executive Owners... Ride Home

Aqua-hot is low on is it Boiler fluid? and I forgot to ask how it works. We had Aqua Hot on one or our rigs. It just used standard anti-freeze coolant. jor
joraz 06/26/17 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie driver

I like that concept of thinking of your butt and tire as being in the same location. And to continue with the butt concept, another trick when turning is to wait until your but passes the curb and then begin your turn. That way you'll never drag the tires over the curb. jor
joraz 05/29/17 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie driver

A lot of Class A drivers tend to drift to the right rather than stay in the middle of the lane. Some affix a paper dot or something to the bottom of the windshield in front of the driver to mark about where the center line should be. If he has this common problem, this will likely give him some relief. jor
joraz 05/28/17 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Linoleum sheet vs planks vs floating wood plank flooring?

In our last rig we used a product called Karndean. It is loose lay. i.e. you don't affix it to the floor. It's used in a lot of commercial applications. It's pricey but a great product. I'm going to do the same in our current rig. The photo makes the color look uneven. jor https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7YMvjT8NoyfFaBfpmJ-UpzxY9fxamd6uyoK7ZRSQ3fVbOHipBK86xEsTNvga8jrrtoOykbFQZUJDvj7zuxP2-FD5bUc5Qw_Uw7Ot-p6X3sxeCq8zW89wqWFthZtjMaG9enPFDTw1F9ERlXj6xGZguELSvTol7011jG4mSfSN46pueiUpMtYrPxIOPGMDpQJeA4AHtUaBiH54sR9DFm3UYFUI5xVXqgTQMaT_PqCqLv52jas5zYq3nXg-bcyrJxBB7r-bP34NlVbRZhscuphMYvTc74yVv0G-LXpCUS5d285j6G3Ibe75xgrRF8PqBdcAQ6iMwR7v8WsvBgzBv5DfuWRFyc5NMqmk3gtvXs8TPwBI81R6MWmGsxWnzPD6RKo_Z26WARIwR2UoNNYTpImLqC2XKAXYtJ6-T8pdNeXd6o05dwd67fvkEajdr-CVq7yMgQr2ZN1BnLZayp55SdFmGcvqQfKvhUnFo_OJrLupRCTjeKaAujGs_T_5Kid3H-XtG-nXilzLjmQyEyIscLnua4Zri8NDBra8HZOJWNelhYjV7nKUQiw5G_I4eOTFpBYjfkv87fe5CnOLJHZ7ZAW4dwb2bCTS88661E2CWSyQ6j__N8DEgkAX=w982-h736-no
joraz 05/25/17 04:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Charger not Charging

I'm going with the Magnum 2812. Will order today (ouch!). Thanks to all. jor
joraz 01/23/17 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Charger not Charging

If you have a battery temp sensor Don't have one. when my Trimetric went crazy Never even considered that! It certainly provides a possible solution to a once only event as the inverter works fine now. I have been connecting/disconnecting the batts several times (cutoff switches) and maybe that little guy reset. Anyhow, everything works fine except the charger so I'm going to bite the bullet and get another. I'll go with an inverter-charger rather than replacing just the converter as the box is 20 years old. Guess I'll get a Magnum. I need to do some research. The Freedom is a modified sine but I think I'll go with a pure sine. Expensive things; that's for sure. Any recommendations on what to get if not the Magnum? Thanks to all. jor
joraz 01/22/17 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Charger not Charging

I am just guessing of course, so IMO check the true state of those batteries. They look good. The rig has been unplugged (fear) and all batts disconnected for 14 hours. The coach batts are 12.8 and the start batts are 12.7. When I plug it in the charger does not come on. I changed the dip switch on the control panel so I could turn the charger on manually - still no go. I suppose I'll have to get another charger. The thing I was really worried about was the runaway amperage draw. I wasn't able to see the voltage drop as the Trimetric shows only one function at a time but the amps skyrocketed like there was a short circuit. When I tested it a second time, however, it operated properly. Thanks. jor
joraz 01/22/17 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Charger not Charging

With your shaky battery situation, the DC voltage fell, your amps went way up, and the gen auto start voltage setting was hit. Gens run from the house batts, same as the inverter, so it is noteworthy that the gen even started with the batteries like that. Not sure I understand this. Both the coach and start batteries were fully charged. Before today, the charger was charging the house batts at about 13.3 - 13.4v and I have a Trik-L-Start to keep the new start batts charged too. BTW, the genny did not start; it was just turning over. I am doing some work on it and had the control box disconnected. First thing, check with your meter on the output terminals of the converter for 12 volt charging voltage. You should have 13.5 there. On the Freedom 20 inverter/charger there aren't any external terminals. The darn thing is in a compartment and it's hard to get at too It is definitely not even on - no humm. It sounds like I might have to pull it out of there. Re loose connections, I know the coach batts (2 8Ds) are good and tight but I will check all other connections closely tomorrow. Hadn't thought of just getting a charger. Anyhow, I'll check those connections and hope for more ideas too. Thanks. jor
joraz 01/21/17 09:01pm Tech Issues
Charger not Charging

Heart Interface Freedom 20 Inverter-Charger This is original equipment on a 97 class A. A month or so ago I noticed that the batteries were not being charged. I checked the breaker and reset the breakers on the charger, neither of which appeared to be thrown. Anyhow, I unplugged and plugged in a couple of times and the charger came on. All has been well (parked and plugged into a 30a box) until today. I noticed that the charger wasn't working. Everything else is fine (all outlets, microwave, etc.). Now for a bit of weirdness. I unplugged and tried the inverter with the microwave. I watched the amp draw from the batteries on my Trimetric. It moved up to 80, 90, 100, 125 (that's where it would normally stop) and just kept going. I didn't get it shut down until it had reached around 200 amps! Then the autostart on the generator engaged and tried to start. Anyhow, everything still worked fine and the inverter-charger was not hot on its exterior. I tried the inverter again (with my finger on the microwave stop button) and it operated normally. So... the charger has quit but everything else works when plugged in, when unplugged and when on the inverter. Do I need a new inverter-charger? Thanks. Just thought of another info item. The panel for the Freedom 20 was blinking an error code. The book says that indicates Thermal Shutdown and recommends cooling and cycling power switch. The error is not showing now; it indicates charging but is not. jor
joraz 01/21/17 03:01pm Tech Issues
Fleetguard Coolant EG vs. PG

97 Cummins 8.3 I bought this rig a few months back. It is running Fleetguard ES Compleat PG coolant. I am having a hard time locating any of this stuff. Everyone stocks EG. Can these be mixed? I intend to call Cummins too. As I understand it, the PG is supposed to be more environmentally friendly but otherwise has the same characteristics as the EG. Also, Cummins has been maintaining this rig and they have been installing a coolant filter with DCAs. I thought that ELC type coolant used just a blank filter rather than one with DCAs. Thanks. jor
joraz 01/14/17 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Flame

Thanks to all. When I fix this I will post. jor
joraz 09/26/16 12:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Flame

Since other appliances operate, I doubt you did a good job on the orifice cleaning. Sputter is either orifice or lack of LP volume which is an orifice problem. Doug Thought I did, anyhow. I've done the procedure in the past and never had this problem. Maybe I'll buy another burner as another poster suggested or give it another cleaning (along with the tube) when we get home. Regarding the lack of LP volume, do you think this could be caused by the regulator at the tank? I suspect it is the original. Thanks. jor
joraz 09/25/16 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Flame

The orifice and tubing Ahhh... now we're getting somewhere. I am familiar with the burner/orifice cleaning process and did a good job of that before we left on this trip but I did not even think about cleaning out the supply tube itself. This is a new one on me. Thanks for the tip. Someone else mentioned that it could be my regulator although everything else operates well. jor
joraz 09/24/16 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
Refrigerator Flame

1997 Norcold Model 982 I just bought this rig with the above frig. I intend to replace it with a residential but am using it for now. (on a 3,500 mile trip) Just to be safe, before we left I installed an ARP device and cleaned the burner and orifice.. Anyhow, it works as it should with a nice blue flame EXCEPT the flame kind of spits. i.e. as if it momentarily loses its gas supply. It continues to cool but I can hear a continuous shhh-t-shhh-t-shhh... from inside almost like a perculator. From the outside I can see the flame stutter. The only adjustment I see is a little air shutter but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I should add that the other LP devices (water heater, 4 burner stove and furnace) work fine. Any ideas? Thanks. jor Just noted something. If I blow gently into the burner area the flame behaves properly. It's like it's running a little rich or something. It's cooling OK but it can't be efficient with this flame behavior. jor Just noted something. If I blow gently into the burner area the flame behaves properly. It's like it's running a little rich or something. It's cooling OK but it can't be efficient with this flame behavior. jor
joraz 09/24/16 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
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