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RE: Samlex Solar Controller

... and if the truck won't keep them high enough, just connect the panels direct for a few hours. Yep. Thanks
big whitey 04/20/15 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Samlex Solar Controller

Update. Called Samlex and a new controller is headed to our home. Thought about it and decided that would be easiest as we will be home in about a week anyway. Meantime the truck should keep the batteries charged as we will be traveling.
big whitey 04/20/15 07:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Samlex Solar Controller

Thanks for the info,sorta as I was afraid that would be the case. I will be calling Samlex this AM when they open and see about getting a new controller.
big whitey 04/20/15 08:27am Tech Issues
RE: Samlex Solar Controller

disconnect panels and batteries and open it up ? you have nothing to loose by looking inside how old is it..what is the warranty Open up what? .....the controller. Nothing to open up as there is 4 wires I think connected to the controller. Really nothing to trouble shoot. Follow up question ...maybe dumb but will the solar panels continue to charge my batteries if the controller isn't functionong? If so what happens with an inoperative controller....overcharge of batteries or what? It is under warranty,maybe as it has been replaced before for a totally unrelated reason. Problem isn't warranty so much as I am in the midst of an eight week trip and need the panels ASAP. Guess I will give Samlex a call tomorrow AM and see what they say.
big whitey 04/19/15 05:47pm Tech Issues
Samlex Solar Controller

My 30 amp solar controller is dead. Left the camper this morning and it was working fine, came back this afternoon and it wasn't. Are these things fused or is a deal where if it quits you just replace the controller? I checked the manual and the RV for a fuse but found none. All connections to the controller are tight and look fine. Any ideas ?
big whitey 04/18/15 10:04pm Tech Issues
Samlex Solar Controller

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 28314035
big whitey 04/18/15 10:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Trav 'ler Issue

Update. Problem not resolved but after speaking with the tech at Winegard I do have a course of action. Continue to use the Trav'ler and the next time it acts up instead of cutting the power let it run and at some point it will give me an error cord as it cuts itself off. Hopefully with an error code the problem can be identified and ultimately repaired. Stay tuned.
big whitey 04/14/15 06:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Trav 'ler Issue

At what part of the stow routine is this happening? While the antenna is rotating or while the arm/dish is moving up or down? If you have not done the Calibrate EL routine in the owners manual I would do that the next time you plan to stow the antenna. Hi Biill thanks for responding. In all honesty I am not sure at what point of the stow routine it happens. That said it happens within 30 seconds of the routine but I don't know if it's rotating or moving up or down. I will look when I stow today and will also try to locate the Calibrate EL routine in the owners manual. Hopefully the instructions will not be too techy for me to understand. Thanks again for your help. I will post my findings.
big whitey 04/14/15 12:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Trav 'ler Issue

Forgot to mention,please dumb down all responses as I am technologically challenged when it comes to Satellite dishes.
big whitey 04/13/15 09:52pm Technology Corner
Winegard Trav 'ler Issue

This post is sorta directed to Bill Satellite or to others with first hand knowledge of the issue as I will describe it. My issue is as follows: I have a Winegard Trav'ler SK-3005 that will only stow intermittently. It might stow perfectly on ten different attempts then again it might not on the next 2 or 3 subsequent stowings. When it will not stow it makes a sound sorta like something is slipping or spinning freely. When this occurs I immediately cut the power to stop the stowing process then wait a couple of minutes and power up again. To date each time it fails to stow and I follow the above process it has stowed perfectly. Any ideas ? Thanks for your help.
big whitey 04/13/15 09:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Stable Load Install

Thanks for the offer but per a previous post I have an install scheduled for April 9 in Mesa,AZ.
big whitey 04/04/15 11:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

Big whitey, you are quite welcome. I saw that no one had stepped up to try and help you out. I had the time, so did what I could from the distance. Hope it all works out for you and you get the truck fixed. What failed on the stabil loads? I have them on my truck and want to watch out for the same problem. Darnedest thing,they failed in various ways. From broken bolts to pads that were worn completely thru. They are sending me the new stlyle so hopefully there will be no further issues. Sure be glad to get them on as I sorely miss not having them as my poor truck has got a case of the squats without them and doesn't handle dips etc nearly as well. Hope you will not have any issues with yours. Thanks again.
big whitey 03/26/15 09:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

big whitey, Hope this helps you some. Arizona Campers 4140 Grand ave. Phoenix 623-247-3829. Tom's Camperland 1161 W.Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 623-977-2888 and Cliff's Welding 4007 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 480-832-0570. I don't know anything about any of them, but thought the phone and address might possibly help you some. Good luck. Thanks For the heads up on Cliffs Welding in Mesa,AZ . I have an appt for April 9 which fits the mfg/shipping timeline and is in line with our travels. Thanks all who helped with their suggestions and especially Wheelholder who despite living outside of the area did what lazy me should have done ....research research research.Thanks again.
big whitey 03/25/15 12:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

As I mentioned earlier I will be coming into Phoenix on I -10 so I would prefer a shop in that area. I'm sure there are various dealers/shops in Phoenix but I was hoping to maybe get a heads up from someone with first hand knowledge of a reputable shop. Thanks.
big whitey 03/24/15 09:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

Sorry to not respond sooner but last couple days have not had internet service as we have been at Big Sur. Lots to consider as I have to get up with Tork Lift as the stable loads were out of stock. Also it is difficult to know when I'll be where. I think I will ask Tork Lift about a dealer etc in Phoenix and coordinate the back order/shipping logistics from there. That said the question still is open as am I for a reputable suspension shop or mechanic in the Phoenix area. Thanks
big whitey 03/24/15 08:40pm Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

I'm guessing you just don't want to lay on your back? Because if the new style bolt on the same as your old ones, and the hole is already there, then it's like 3 bolts, and may need a pry bar, or flex the suspension some on a curb or slope. You guessed wrong.It is not about laying or not laying on my back. It is about getting the parts shipped to a fiscal address which I can't provide on the road and hanging on to them till I get there. Also it's a little matter of having the right tools for the job which is an unknown .Most jobs are not as simple as they appear,especially when on the road. I know my situation better than anyone and feel the right decision for me and my circumstances is to find a shop to do the install,the search continues.
big whitey 03/22/15 12:49am Truck Campers
RE: Stable Load Install

Are they the upper or lower ? If upper all you would need is an 11/16" wrench. Most RV Ctr.'s stock them. Good Luck Unfortunately they are lower. Plus I need an address to ship them too . Surely there has to be at least one reputable shop on I -10. ?? Sure wish there was a Les Schwaab in the area. I had some work done on my brakes in Fresno and all I can say is wow,customer service second to none.
big whitey 03/21/15 09:48pm Truck Campers
Stable Load Install

Long story short, the stable loads on my truck have failed. Tork Lift has graciously agreed to replace them with a new style. Problem is I am on the road and in need of someone to do the install. Does anyone know of a reputable place along I-10 between Riverside and Phoenix that would accept the shipped parts and do the repair. Thanks for any suggestions.
big whitey 03/21/15 03:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Wine Tasting & TCing

Well we are in Napa as I type and find the accommodations at Les Schwab comfy and affordable.
big whitey 03/16/15 09:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Trip Report: Death Valley TC Safari, 2015-03, parts I & II

Sorta late to this thread but what a great TR. We were in DV the same time as you,sadly our paths didn't cross. Sorry we missed you. We too enjoyed our time there,which is one of the reasons I'm just seeing this TR as we have been on the road for 3 weeks now.
big whitey 03/16/15 06:15pm Truck Campers
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