I recently had a 18'X 30'X12' high legs(2-12pitch)box eve metal building on a slab. Building was $2200.00 installed the concrete was $1500.00. $3700.00 total. I have pictures on my computer but this site in particular is difficult to post them. Ridiculous as to why they don't have a upload button. Off topic, sorry for the rant.
Thanks guys for the suggestions. I do have a scanner so that will help. I have a Droid which has a camera, I'll see if there's a black/white option. I'll also look in to my fax.
Our phone company charges $50.00 month for the landline and $30.00 for DSL. I've kept that (12 month contract)but will probably drop it at the end and tether from my phone. That saves me RVing money.
I finally fired the phone company as paying $600.00 per year was ridiculous considering we have unlimited calling on our smart phones.
What I didn't consider,however, was what I was going to do when we needed the occasional fax? I have a HP that has a wireless feature(although i've never set it up). Is there a way of faxing from my house somehow via the use of my cell phone?
Thank you in advance
WCruise control does not help, it hinders, I have found.
I have an EGT and Boost gauges and watching them while on cruise vs. foot, I prefer the foot. Saves fuel.
X2. I have always driven diesels by monitoring the pyrometer and tachometer. The pyro(pre-exhaust temps preferably) tells you all you need to know about how your fuel is behaving. Your right foot should be in tune with that gauge, then proper gearing for the load.
Example: Your starting up a grade in high gear(say 4th), your speed starts decreasing,as your foot begins to compensate by pouring more fuel to compensate, note the egt's(exhaust gas temperatures)viewed on your pyrometer start rising. This is a measure of unburned fuel(poor mileage). You downshift into 3rd gear,rpm,s increase causing both the egt's and engine temps to decrease(best economy- most use of btu's from fuel).
Semis use these gauges. Never understood why the auto manu's never put them in as standard. The heartbeat of the engine can be monitored from these gauges.
I remember the old thinking was that you always wanted to have gas in the carb that way the gaskets wouldn't dry out,crack, or shrink. Now with the crappy fuel, if you leave it in too long it spoils and clogs everything up.
I have had three newer campers with Atwood swingout jack brakets. Each have had small beads. I have always wondered the same thing. No problem getting full pen longer beads. Welds are incredibly strong but that was simply a tack weld from the beginning.
Probably the finest thread i've ever seen/read. Brings back memories of a America where you could go anywhere you wanted without government restrictions and control. Of coarse people respected the out doors more than they do now. Really taken back by the photos and the story. Thank you.
LOL. I have the Everest on a Dodge 3500 dually. Both r/springs have been replaced and are 4500# rated apiece. The truck squats about 2" when it's loaded. Rides excellent, however it's a buck board unloaded. No sway or porpoising. Truck has over loads also, however, they don't ever engage unless you hit a heavy bump at a pretty descent speed. I used this truck prior with a Host Yellowstone which is about the same weight and size. Been thousands of miles around the N.West, no complaints other than driving in deep sand. Front end got buried. Next is a 1200# winch install. Also, IMOP, a exhaust brake is a must. Here in my neck of the country there are same VERY serious descents off mountain ranges, the exhaust brake works incredibly.
The Caribou was Fleetwoods flagship. Judging by the photos that thing looks mint, probably been under cover. If so, good chance there isn't any water damage, you'll need to hop ontop and inspect. It appears to be loaded and well taken care of. The question is, can you get that nice of a camper, with those same options and amenities for that price. I like to follow the used truck camper market and that is not as outrageous as some seem to think. Most if not all of the appliances ,etc. were never built by Fleetwood(stove,a/c,refer,toilet,light bulbs,carpet,pillows) so you'll likely be able to repair and replace these as with all of the truck camper industry models, regardless of brand. Seems to be a very nice rig, what are the comparable campers in your area selling for? Good luck.
I however, can't seem to figure out how to reset my Harbor Freight Chinese made Prosine and they don't know either
is this a play on words
I have an HF inverter 'for backup' in case my Tripp-lite ever has a problem
my HF does Not look like prosine and is MSW
yes I know both brands are mfg in China
Yea you caught me. I was just being facetious comparing the expensive Prosine to a substantially cheaper(cost only, at least they my work) Chinese HF model.
Happy fathers day to you dads out there.
Since you are talking about horror stories I will tell you my experience with my prosine.
Installed in 2005, in 2006 it failed, Sent it back to Xantrex and they sent me a new one.. I sometimes tell the story of 3 customer service calls. I will give the very short version of it now.
Hughesnet: Call answered, I suspect, in India.. 7 hours on phone, No joy.
Xantres: Call answered in USA, perhaps 15 minutes on phone, RMA within five the rest was hints, tips and shooting the bull, the hints and tips I have passed on to you by the way.
Workhorse, Call answered in Troy, Michigan, USA, Never made it past the young lady (Screener) who answered the phone, She had the info I needed, Call lasted less than one minute very happy customer. (NOT THAT Is service)!!
SInce then I have had only two problems with my Prosine.
Both were bad connections (My fault) and I fixed them both with out customer support,,Both were EXTERNAL to the prosine.
I'm very pleased with it.
Those are great experiences with Xantrex that you have had. Shame so many others didn't work out so great. Do you want to sell yours because i'm now in the market for another inverter/charger. Actually,FAT chance in hell that ill EVER buy a product from a company that doesn't support or repair its own product.
I however, can't seem to figure out how to reset my Harbor Freight Chinese made Prosine and they don't know either. So my bad for not researching this companies products prior.
Caveat Emptor= "Let the Buyer Beware"
Really appreciate your remarks though as they were really helpful.
Thanks guys for the help. I think i,m going to pull it out from the camper and set it up on my shop bench. Just sick over the expensive purchase and such a early failure as we have only used this maybe six weekend type trips. Honestly I have been taking with repair centers and reading online and Xantrex has a aweful reputation. Countless horror stories, especially from the service and repair side. My fault for not researching this before we bought it. Grateful for all the suggestions.
While not exactly an answer for the "Battery to Hot" issue, the other two may be caused by a defective internal fan in the inverter. Do you hear the fan run? Where is the inverter located? If in an enclosed storage compartment, it could be overheating. Start with listening for the fan and "feel" the case to see if it seems to be hot.
Good points. They fan isn't running. The inverter is inside the lower compartment where it stays much cooler,however. I don't notice any excessive heat areas anywhere on the unit, seems ambient. No sounds coming from the unit? Thanks however as I hadn't tried those.
Remote display functions and under system diagnostics, the internal heat shows the same as outside ambient.
The DC voltage is reading 154v at +74amps??????
Next I just ran a blower into the vents of the unit for about five minutes to"cool it down". No luck either.
We sure spent alot of money purchasing this I am sure afraid were out.
It may have simply gotten confused.
Step one in the prosine trouble shoot is a full reset.
To do this:
Step one turn off (Center position) the switch ON TEH INVERTER (Forget the remote panel/display for now)
Disconnect from DC power (Unhook negative battery cable)
Kill AC power (Either unplug or turn off the breakr (30 amp) that feeds it)
Have cup or glass of favorite beverage (Come back in 5-10 minutes)
Restore power in any order
Turn back on
Re-check for errors.
THEN.. Call Xantrex if problem presists.
Sounds like a bad solder connection to me, Or a bad component on the sensor board. (not the sensor itself, but the circuit board inside)
I've had to do that reset a few times.
Thanks, I followed your suggestion even waiting over night but same error code persists. Xantrex simply says they no longer repair or troubleshoot these(which is frustrating as they still sell them) after they are two years old. Thanks again
I have a Xantrex Prosine 2.0 just over 2 years old. The display is showing three fault codes:
Battery Too Hot
Int.Tmp1 Too Hot
Int.Temp2 Too Hot
It was 72degrees outside during the day/58 at night time. My batteries where fully charged(12.80v). Temp sensor hooked up and verifying the 72deg. temperature via the control. We were camping in the Nevada desert and luckily my solar system keep my batteries topped off as both the inverter and charger would not function.
According to the manual, these are only system warning messages and do not affect operation. However, my unit will not function. It simply continues to flash through these codes. The manual describes how to clear fault codes, however, the procedure does not clear them.
I,ve tried resetting the unit(via on/off/rem)button, disconnecting the battery from the system from hours to over night, etc., w/ no change. Of coarse I phoned Xantrex tech support(42 min wait)in which he told me I needed to buy a new one(previous customer discount 30% off of $1800.00) as after two years, these are throw away disposables and they will not repair them. He had no tips,tricks, or otherwise as how to troubleshoot this unit???
Does anyone that is familiar with these units have any suggestion as to how to clear these codes or a procedure to unlock this unit?
Question#2- The Xantrex guy also mentioned that I can't have the charger on while the solar panel was charging as it would confuse the charger thus stopping it from working. He said I needed as disconnect switch on the solar if I wanted to use the charger?????