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RE: Slide out ran itself out

1. Hydraulic or Electric slide? 2. Since about 2006 or 2007, ALL slides must have the wall button pushed continuously to keep the room moving. That means something(controller or the wall button assbly) activated the mechanism continuously for a full extension. From your description, I will bet it is Electric and not hydraulic since the room operated in reverse of the wall button 3. CONTAC WINNEBAGO FIRST THING MONDAY WITH YOUR UNIT NUMBER. They need to know this happened as it is a dangerous thing. 4. If electric, depending on which system Winne used 10 years ago, I would bet on the Slide control board is defective or has had water intrusion(corrosion) that caused this. You need to involve Winne and a Winne Service Center in this, NOT rely on a RV Forum for an answer. Doug
dougrainer 01/22/17 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: electric trailer brake controller 2000 Tradewinds DP

What I do is this. You need a large gauge wire from the Dash control to the rear to transmit a GOOD positive 12 volt signal to the rear brakes. I run a 12 gauge dual sheathed wire from the front to the rear. One wire is connected to the rear tow plug(for the electric brakes). The other wire is connected to one of the rear brake light wires that is HOT when brakes applied. This kills 2 birds with one stone. The newer models that have a so called prewire, the Gauge of the wiring is NOT adequate for electric brakes usually that wire is 16 gauge, way too small for a 40 foot run. You can also tap off the Air brake solenoid at the front that activates the Rear Brake switch. But, since I am running a Control wire already, I would rather connect to the rear brake light harness. Doug
dougrainer 01/22/17 07:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 RIM

1. Freezer should be BELOW 10 degrees 2. Refer BELOW 40 degrees 3. FANS MUST run for correct cooling on 1200 models 4. The position of the Temp Thermister on the evap coils will have NO bearing on cooling, especially when you are 40 degrees too high on temp. 5. Is the refer in a slide room? Doug
dougrainer 01/22/17 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 RIM

RED LED ON means the box has tripped. OFF means you are OK. IF ON, your refer will not function at all. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 RIM

RED LED ON means the box has tripped. OFF means you are OK. IF ON, your refer will not function at all. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert leveling system.

Powergear/HWH/LCI/Kwikee/Bigfoot/Equalizer. Not in order of best to worst. Bigfoot and LCI are rated last IMO. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert leveling system.

IF I have a choice, LCI would be the LAST choice for a Leveling system. HWH is my first choice. LCI is POWER DOWN and POWER RETRACT. NOT a good design if the system fails and you are extended. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No transfer switch?

With the fan and compressor timers built into the A/C of most new RVs The only loads will be the converter water heater etc.. A/C compressor instant load is a much LESS likely problem, than it used to be A manual transfer , is the safest most reliable mode The compressor start delay has NO bearing on a Auto Transfer switch operation. IF the compressors are running, they WILL have a load when the Genset transfers power. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace Short Cycles Off and On

Also, make SURE the whole house inpellor has ALL the vanes intact. I had this problem a few years ago with a customer. The Impellor had broken 1/2 the vanes and did NOT run unbalanced. But, when you pull the outer door or inner cover you should see the remnants of the broken vanes. Doug
dougrainer 01/21/17 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Generator is not charging house batteries

1. Your pic does NOT show the Inverter/Charger system. 2. An Inverter/CHARGER is connected DIRECTLY to the Coach batteries(12 volt positive with a LARGE 2/0 battery cable. 3. From your description and Pic, you have a POWER CONVERTER, not an Inverter/Charger 4. Your Inverter/Charger will be about the size of 2 shoe boxes. 5 The Converter will be about the size of 1 shoe Box. 6. IF it charges on Shore Power, it WILL charge on Genset Power. NO other wiring or devices are installed. ALL the Genset does is supply 120 to the RV as does Shore Power. Are you POSITIVE you have full 120 power to the complete RV when on Genset? 7. RV Genset's do NOT charge batteries. They supply 120 power to the RV and the Inverter/Charger or the POWER CONVERTER then charges the coach batteries. Doug
dougrainer 01/20/17 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace Short Cycles Off and On

I removed the inside furnace panel facing the trailer, then replaced the hi limit switch. After testing, the new switch also cycled with front panel removed. Maybe front panel with ducts attached is required for proper air flow across limit switch. Will try. Removing the panel removes case pressure. That means the fresh air can move over the chamber freely without restrictions like a restricted duct. USUALLY, if the Hi limit is GOOD, the ductwork is inadequate(not enough for spec) or it is restricted. I would suspect insect nests INSIDE the combustion chamber restricting the flow inside the chamber creating hot spots. If I had the unit, I would be testing on the work bench to see if the problem stays when on the bench. I would take a rubber mallet and hit the chamber and then see if I hear nests inside the chamber. Doug
dougrainer 01/20/17 06:13am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace Short Cycles Off and On

IF you have removed the back panel and this allows the heat to blow inward to the RV and the Hi limit short cycles. REPLACE the Hi limit. Doug
dougrainer 01/19/17 06:15pm Tech Issues
RE: What I learned about new big DPs at the Tampa RV show.

Most of our customers use the rear 1.5 bath for themselves and like the mid bath/toilet for their "friends" and family. Doug
dougrainer 01/19/17 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HWH 610-625 Computerized Level Control

1999 Tiffin. Is the control panel mounted on the floor next to the drivers seat? If so, I will bet LF tire rain water has corroded the control board. If on the floor remove the 4 screws and look at the Printed Circuit board. It will be evident if it is corroded. Doug
dougrainer 01/19/17 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aqua Hot Hot Water Tanks

The MAIN tank(about 8 gallons) is Propylene Glycol which is Antifreeze. This is what goes thru the Furnace radiators in the RV and what the HOT water coils are immersed in. The Hot Water coils are what you need to be worried about. What you do to winterize is drain the system and then pump RV antifreeze thru the water pump until Pink antifreeze comes out the nearest Hot water spigot, either a faucet or the low Point drain. Then you are done. The Coils are so small Aqua Hot states that blowing them out cannot remove all the moisture in the tubes and they could then freeze. The Coils are about the ONLY non serviceable part of the Aquahot. If they freeze and break you have 2 choices. 1. Buy a new unit(expensive). 2. Send your old unit back for rebuild.(not quite as expensive but close). Doug PS, you will know when they freeze and burst. The Overflow reservoir will overflow when you have the fresh water system pressurized up.
dougrainer 01/18/17 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: House batteries off gassing with Tripp Lite

The Walmart batteries you are using ae AUTOMOTIVE design batteries. NOT deep cycle RV batteries. THIS is your problem. Get RV Deep cycle batteries. Doug Actually, if OP is using group 27 "Marine/RV" battery they are a "combo" use which is intentioned for starting AND TROLLING MOTOR useage.. Kind of a half breed which works half as well for both uses (IE not very well for either use).. I would however agree with the idea of going with a PURPOSE BUILT DEEP CYCLE battery instead of a combo RV/Marine. I suspect the OP is expecting way to much from the current selection of battery they have.. The reason for this is a group 27 RV/Marine battery typically has about 80 Ahr of capacity.. Because it is a combo battery, deep discharges to 50% of capacity (40 Ahr) WILL drastically shorten the life of that battery in just a few cycles.. Those combo batteries should not have more than 16 Ahr-20 Ahr removed IF you want to maximize the battery life.. Removing 50% or 40 Ahr will result in replacing the battery every couple of years.. 40 Ahr can be easily removed by running a RV furnace overnight and a couple of hrs of some lights and perhaps a few minutes of water pump usage. On my first TT, I ran one group 27, it just barely had enough capacity to run the furnace by the time I got up in the morning.. Fast forward to my current TT, I use a pair of 6V GC batteries which powers my home fridge conversion, furnace and lights and I STILL have considerable capacity left in the morning. He did not state he was using the DEEP CYCLE Walmart 27 series. I was going by what HE posted and the batteries listed by what he stated are Automotive batteries which would cause his problem since he stated from day 1 he had the problem. Doug Doug, no need to get upset. Just pointing out that even though the OP DID NOT STATE "DEEP CYCLE" that when someone mentions group 27 AND it is used in a RV that they most likely have a "RV/Marine battery".. And that a RV/Marine battery is NOT a real deep cycle, it is a HYBRID design which has compromises.. It does neither starting or deep cycle application very well.. It will not survive true deep cycle usage if drawn below 50% unlike deepcycle batts like GC series which can handle 80% DOD and live a long life.. I am not upset. What YOU assume is just because it is a RV forum does NOT mean they know what they are doing. From his post it is obvious he does not understand charging and type batteries. Especially when he just stated a gallon of water added. THAT means the batteries are bad and cannot resume normal operational parameters. Doug
dougrainer 01/18/17 05:59am Tech Issues
RE: House batteries off gassing with Tripp Lite

The Walmart batteries you are using ae AUTOMOTIVE design batteries. NOT deep cycle RV batteries. THIS is your problem. Get RV Deep cycle batteries. Doug Actually, if OP is using group 27 "Marine/RV" battery they are a "combo" use which is intentioned for starting AND TROLLING MOTOR useage.. Kind of a half breed which works half as well for both uses (IE not very well for either use).. I would however agree with the idea of going with a PURPOSE BUILT DEEP CYCLE battery instead of a combo RV/Marine. I suspect the OP is expecting way to much from the current selection of battery they have.. The reason for this is a group 27 RV/Marine battery typically has about 80 Ahr of capacity.. Because it is a combo battery, deep discharges to 50% of capacity (40 Ahr) WILL drastically shorten the life of that battery in just a few cycles.. Those combo batteries should not have more than 16 Ahr-20 Ahr removed IF you want to maximize the battery life.. Removing 50% or 40 Ahr will result in replacing the battery every couple of years.. 40 Ahr can be easily removed by running a RV furnace overnight and a couple of hrs of some lights and perhaps a few minutes of water pump usage. On my first TT, I ran one group 27, it just barely had enough capacity to run the furnace by the time I got up in the morning.. Fast forward to my current TT, I use a pair of 6V GC batteries which powers my home fridge conversion, furnace and lights and I STILL have considerable capacity left in the morning. He did not state he was using the DEEP CYCLE Walmart 27 series. I was going by what HE posted and the batteries listed by what he stated are Automotive batteries which would cause his problem since he stated from day 1 he had the problem. Doug
dougrainer 01/17/17 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: this is wierd! black tank senor problem

Interesting, I always thought the Tecma shared the same sensors with the other system based on the Thetford manual, but evidently not. They do NOT, due to the dirty tank problems that plague normal RV tank sensors. Also, they really want the FULL shut off signal at about the 75 percent level. The Manual is very clear that they are separate sensors. Doug
dougrainer 01/17/17 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: House batteries off gassing with Tripp Lite

The Walmart batteries you are using ae AUTOMOTIVE design batteries. NOT deep cycle RV batteries. THIS is your problem. Get RV Deep cycle batteries. Doug
dougrainer 01/17/17 06:12am Tech Issues
RE: this is wierd! black tank senor problem

Usually there is a slime/debris buildup on the wall of the tank. The Tecma's is a glue on sensor and picks up the inside with a sonic type electromagnetic sensing system. Buildups can cause it to go crazy and not sense the correct inside level. Try multiple flushings (4 or 5). This means filling the tank FULL and then dumping. It is best to have a clear adapter at the sewer outlet on the hose. This way you can watch if you get debris after each flushing. You may only see debris as the last 5 to 10 gallons rush out on each flush. Doug
dougrainer 01/16/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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