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RE: How does a charging system work 2004 kountry star

On your unit, the chassis alt charging system is DIRECT to the chassis batteries and does not go thru any Newmar installed equipment. You do have a Bi charge (BIRD) relay system, but that is for the Coach batteries charging from the chassis system. This BIRD has nothing to do with the chassis system charging the chassis batteries. Now, if you have a problem(short or open in the Coach battery charging system, that "may" affect the Alternator output, but not likely. There IS a voltage regulator on all Diesel Chassis engine charging systems, but it is Frtliner installed. Either in the Alternator or close too it. Sometimes on Diesel systems, the lower voltage for a few minutes is NORMAL as the engine glow plugs may still be activated for a few minutes. If the batteries are old/weak, then the lower voltage may be a sign of that, not your charging system. Start the Genset, and let the coach batteries be charging from your Inverter or Converter which ever you have. Then start the chassis engine and see if you get the same voltage drop and rise. Doug
dougrainer 10/24/14 01:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Texas safety inspection

The Texas Inspection is done per where YOU have it registered. If you come to a Emission area, they do NOT do the Smog test, just the test that you are required to have in your county. So, you can go to any facility that can handle large vehicles. Doug
dougrainer 10/24/14 01:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Complaint about a dealer

You buy an 8 year old used coach, NOT just any Motorhome, but a REPO, which YOU KNEW. You really think people that turned in a REPO unit took good care of it?????????????????????? Then this is YOUR list that you wanted taken care of which is reasonable. 1. Front (Zone 1) AC Interior water leak. 2. Rear (Zone 2) AC Squealing when starting. 3. Awning Wind Sensor issue (sensor not detected). 4. Water Heater – Still does not always wanting to start. 5. Missing ‘ring’ on Passenger map light. I assume the dealer took care of THESE issues at no charge to you. If so, you have NO reason to be upset. ALL the other items are not part of YOUR original deal. They came up after the sale and IF any of the major chassis items came up on your drive home at the FIRST time you left the lot, then you should have returned immediately. From your post, those items did not. You purchased a USED REPO unit and expect treatment like you purchased NEW with a full factory warranty. Curious, IF the dealer called you up and stated he wanted you to pay for any problems on your trade in unit that they were getting ready for the new owner, you would gladly write a check to cover those items????? Its too bad you have all these problems, but putting blame on the dealer is not right. ONLY if he had knowledge of those major problems prior to the sale would he be liable. Doug
dougrainer 10/24/14 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

It did not work on electric or propane. You said it cooled and then went up on LP. So, how did it cool down the first time? Also, you never responded to my question---Is the refer in a slide room. Also, IF the rear cooling fans are not operating the refer will not cool correctly regardless of heat source. Doug
dougrainer 10/23/14 06:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH Gas Furnace always runs.

ALL RV furnace tstats have an ON/OFF. If you can, post a pic of the wall tstat and I will show you where and how the On/Off works. Even with the On /Off ON all the time, if the inside temp of the RV is higher than 60 degrees and the tstat temp control is at a hi temp setting, the furnace fan and the burner should NOT have come on. I wonder if you have an aftermarket home type wall tstat. Is there a brand name on the wall tstat? If so, post that brand. Doug
dougrainer 10/23/14 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

I was contacted by the dealer. They also noted the temperature in the frig went up when on propane. They said the cooling unit needed to be replaced. X2. IF the refer operates to spec on 120, but NOT on LP and your so called Service center states that indicates a new cooling unit. Then do NOT leave your unit there and do not trust them anymore. There is NOTHING in a CU that will not respond to LP versus 120. ALL LP and 120 does is supply the heat source. You either have LOW LP pressure and/or a dirty clogged LP orifice or burner. Also, not likely, IF the flue baffle is gone or damaged, the LP flame will not heat the flue correctly. Also, IF the CU was defective, the refer would NEVER get DOWN to a correct temp. As to your previous question about 12 volts. The 12 volts is MINIMAL and is only required to operate the various controls on the refer which pull MILLIAMPS. Do you have a ESC (extended service contract)? If so, and the dealer knows this, they may be just throwing an expensive part at it because the ESC may pay for it. I doubt any ESC would pay for a CU when they are told it works on 120 but not on LP. Even an ESC knows that this is not a bad CU. Doug
dougrainer 10/23/14 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: power awning problem

Be sure to hold the switch down for three seconds and let go of switch and the awning should extend or retract automatically.Dont keep holding the switch!!That is the way my A&E works. Holding the switch will cause no problems on the Dometic's that have the auto feature. Doug
dougrainer 10/23/14 10:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: power awning problem

HR, the odds are it is one of the original Dometic WeatherPro awnings. From the description, the motor is old and weak. The BAD news is, IF it is the original motor and arms, you cannot get just the motor. Dometic discontinued the style motor and arms about 10 years ago. You must purchase a complete new set of awning arms and a NEW style motor. Dometic upgraded both the Hardware(arms) and the motors after the first few years of the WeatherPro. They found the original arms and motor put too much torque on the system and would fail prematurely. If Carefree, then finding a motor also may be a problem for a 12 year old awning. Doug
dougrainer 10/23/14 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

If the propane did not ignite there should be a "Check" indicator light on the control panel. If the propane had been turn off for an extended period of time it may take several times to get it to light. If my propane has been off for a while I will light the stove to make sure there is gas in the line. You can also check the flue temperature. The flue directly above the burner. If it is heating the flue should be hot to the touch. Also there is FILTER in the propane inlet to the burner. It may need cleaning. There is NO filter on the Inlet to the burner. Doug
dougrainer 10/22/14 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

Simple thing, did you turn the propane detector on, my refrigerator will not run unless the detector is on. My last refrigerator repair. The refer will "run" on 120 with the LP detector OFF. The refer will NOT light, IF, You have a LP detector that has the 12 volt safety solenoid and the detector is OFF. Most Class A motorhomes built in the past 10 to 15 years do NOT install a LP detector with a solenoid shut off any more. You have a 1997 according to your profile. But, as the poster stated, he can hear the flame light and IF he had a LP detector shut off system, it would not light if turned OFF. Also, YOURS and all RV refers will have an indicator that will state if it does NOT light on LP. Doug
dougrainer 10/22/14 05:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Refrigerator Not Working

The 1350 has rear cooling fans. IF they do not operate, the refer will not function correctly. You should hear the fans running. Is this refer in a slide room? Doug
dougrainer 10/21/14 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a permanent solution to my TV issues

Since you have a single LNB Dish and that means you CANNOT get Direct HD channels, get a older Direct TV receiver(non HD) that has coax out to TV. Then just use the RV's coax cable to power each TV. Since NO HD , there is no reason to use HDMI cables. Doug I contacted Direct and they do not have a receiver with the coax outputs. All of theirs have the HDMI outputs and the coax inputs. You purchase an older receiver on E bay that has the coax. If the Direct receiver has the Yellow/Red/White RCA output, then do this- http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SWS2103W-17-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B001UYUNSE
dougrainer 10/21/14 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: Need a permanent solution to my TV issues

Since you have a single LNB Dish and that means you CANNOT get Direct HD channels, get a older Direct TV receiver(non HD) that has coax out to TV. Then just use the RV's coax cable to power each TV. Since NO HD , there is no reason to use HDMI cables. Doug
dougrainer 10/21/14 05:32am Tech Issues
RE: Roof top airconditioner

A new upper control board for the model wall tstat AND the wall tstat and then you run the tstat wire harness(6 or 8 wire tstat wire). Your AC should have a tstat already, but I guess you have roof mount controls(knobs) and want the Fan to shut off when the compressor shuts off. The roof top multiplug will fit the RVP control board. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/14 07:28pm Tech Issues
RE: 100% electrical conversion?

Thank you all for your advice, your experiences and/or opinions - it has all giving me a lot to think about. I do have a generator and I have NO plans of ever getting rid of it or never using it. The main thing is I don't like is just having a lp gas tank in my rv. I wanted to see if getting rid of it is doable and worth it or am I just going to have to get rid of my hang ups and press on with it. How are you going to run the Refer? What are you going to do when you need the heat that only a furnace can supply? Going 100% electric is a noble idea, but why would you want to remove the LP system? It does not take up that much room and could be used as a back up if needed. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/14 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic refrigerator issues

ANY smell of ammonia indicates you have a leaking cooling unit. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/14 12:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Kwikee Steps stopped working

While someone opens and closes the door to activate the door switch, HIT the existing motor with a hammer. After a few whacks the motor will activate to extend. IF you have 12 volt power to the control box, you will see the underside step amber light go on and off when you open and close the door. Doug
dougrainer 10/20/14 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveler down lite came on

Or You may have a weak Spring? If it happens again stop and look to see if one of the jacks appears to have slipped down. The control panel on My HWH Jacks indicates which Jack has deployed. The springs are inexpensive and easily replaced! Weak/Old springs will not cause a jack to extend enough to cause the down light to come on. Doug
dougrainer 10/18/14 09:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: leveler down lite came on

Winne usually had HWH your year. IF you have the NON automatic touch pad(300 series), then what you experienced is normal. The operating instructions for the 300 series requires you to ALWAYS push the store button every time you start the engine to travel. If you have this model HWH, respond and I will explain why. Doug
dougrainer 10/18/14 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco Recalls

Just purchased a 2007 Monaco Dynasty Countess III. While it is beautiful, I wonder if there have been any recalls over the years and if they were adequately addressed or if any are still outstanding. Is there any way of finding this information? We have owned our '08 Dynasty since April of 2007 and have never received a recall notice to date. MM. Because, the OLD Monaco went out of business 3/5/2009. Doug You can still get a list of any recalls for your Model and year.
dougrainer 10/18/14 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
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