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RE: Anybody have experienvce with Bondocker brand chargers

Here's a picture of what I have. https://i.imgur.com/dmmrm0Pl.jpg Found an old picture on my computer. It's been a few years since I looked but but I believe I have a bunch of room as it's under the refrigerator. I'll look again when i get home.
opnspaces 01/18/18 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: Anybody have experienvce with Bondocker brand chargers

Actually I think you may have the load center in the link below. And if so there is no drop in replacement for that . I think you may need to mount the new charger behind it somehow or get a new load center... http://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/media/uploads/1/11618_IOTA-Load-Center-Manual.pdf Yes that is what I have an ILC3045. I'll try to post some pictures.
opnspaces 01/18/18 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: Anybody have experienvce with Bondocker brand chargers

I think my OEM IOTA in my Jayco is starting to fail and I'd like to replace it. At any rate it's not a three stage as Jayco in it's infinite wisdom had the IQ4 port omitted from the original charger for them. So in short I decided it's time to upgrade my original charger to a new three or four stage charger. I see on Bestconverters.com they push the Boondockers brand of charger although they do offer the progressive Dynamics as well. From my years on this board I know that the Progressive Dynamics is recommended often but a search finds only three obscure references to Boondocker. So I figured I'd ask here about peoples experiences or thoughts on the Boondocker over the progressive Dynamics? FWIW I run 2 Costco brand 6 volts and was thinking about going with a 45a changer so my Honda eu2000i can power it. I also hope to add about 275w of solar in the future if that makes any difference. Thanks The iota can be modified as a 4 stage. Just call iota and they will tell you.. But have you searched on it for the plug in jack? From iota If you are using an IOTA DLS Battery Charger that does not feature a Dual Voltage Jack, you can still attach an IQ4 Smart Charge Controller to your system...just contact IOTA's Customer Service Department for assistance. Thanks Lawrosa I'll call IOTA in the morning. I looked in the past for the plug in port and it doesn't exist either front or back. I'll look again for the other screws maybe it's on there. If not I'll call IOTA. Though I remember many years ago on this forum we discussed Jayco having IOTA remove the charge port to save money. But for the price of a phone call (free) I'll find out for sure. Why do you think the iota is going? Maybe its just your batterys shot/sulfated... I'm assuming the charger is either bad or just trickle charging. The batteries were 12.76 when I brought the trailer home after being in storage for 2 months. I went to a full hookup site for a weekend and then it sat plugged in in front of the house for the week. When I unplugged the batteries were at 12.5v. I pulled it to the desert and the next morning I started the generator and plugged in the shore power cord. Voltage slowly climbed from 12.3. By slowly climbed I mean as in .01 volt every 45 seconds to a minute, I stood and watched on the multimeter. I walked away and two hours later it was charging at 13.45v. So if the chargers not bad I don't think it's giving me a rapid or bulk charge. The boon dockers are auto mode select... Id rather have the button. I can push it and make it go to 14.4... Plus I think I read the boondockers kick out too soon... https://www.iotaengineering.com/iq.htm
opnspaces 01/17/18 08:10pm Tech Issues
Anybody have experienvce with Bondocker brand chargers

I think my OEM IOTA in my Jayco is starting to fail and I'd like to replace it. At any rate it's not a three stage as Jayco in it's infinite wisdom had the IQ4 port omitted from the original charger for them. So in short I decided it's time to upgrade my original charger to a new three or four stage charger. I see on Bestconverters.com they push the Boondockers brand of charger although they do offer the progressive Dynamics as well. From my years on this board I know that the Progressive Dynamics is recommended often but a search finds only three obscure references to Boondocker. So I figured I'd ask here about peoples experiences or thoughts on the Boondocker over the progressive Dynamics? FWIW I run 2 Costco brand 6 volts and was thinking about going with a 45a changer so my Honda eu2000i can power it. I also hope to add about 275w of solar in the future if that makes any difference. Thanks
opnspaces 01/16/18 09:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Inexpensive device to avi play video

Tom M, thanks for that bit about the three cannot play surround. That's one of those defining moments when the path becomes clear. Thanks again
opnspaces 01/12/18 06:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Inexpensive device to avi play video

Thanks all. The only thing I was hoping was to keep my 5.1 surround with DVD player. Yes I realize that I might have to drop a bit more money and catch up with technology. I'll look at all your suggestions and see what I can make work.
opnspaces 01/12/18 06:35pm Technology Corner
Inexpensive device to avi play video

I'm wondering if there is an inexpensive device (hopefully less than $50 USD) that I can plug a thumb drive full of AVI video's into and it will play the video and output it to the 5.1 surround deck in my Jayco over Red White and Yellow RCA cables. Do you guys know if such a device exists? I really don't want to swap out the receiver, but I guess I could if there was something better out there. Thanks
opnspaces 01/11/18 10:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Questions about "Closed" topics

It definitely seems like participation is down, but that usually happens this time of your. But the other answer is you might have changed your view preferences. Click My Forums on the top right corner of the window. then on the left side of the window click of My Preferences. Scroll down to the General Preferences and see if you possibly changed Topics per page from the default 20 to 40. Changed Posts Per Page from the default 10 to 20. That will make it look like you're suddenly getting only half as many posts as you used to when in fact you're only seeing twice as many posts on the screen before you have to click onto the next page.
opnspaces 12/06/17 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: DIY portable battery cart ideas wanted.

My neighbor stripped an old gas bbq and put down some plywood where the bbq used to sit. It might be too large for your space, but most of the parts can be found for free. Picture is not his http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/carts005_zps39fe886f.jpg height=320
opnspaces 11/27/17 10:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tire Buckling

As said check the pressures, but I say it's normal. Mine definitely do it too.
opnspaces 11/09/17 11:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: LP Tank Selector valve

might be a broken indicator, but i wold do kind of as BobNDot said but with a slight twist. shut off tanks remove pigtails to relieve pressure at the tank connect pigtails open valves slowly flip or turn selector switch to point at each tank one at a time. Does the indicator go green?
opnspaces 10/31/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coiled Wiring Connector

I don't have one but I have considered it many times. I need to change my plug end anyway so I might. As far as that huge bump at the driveway, Maybe they had some nasty flooding in the past from a desert monsoon.
opnspaces 10/24/17 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which is the right move in a split second decision?

If the trailer starts swaying the option is to apply the trailer brakes. Then once it is back under control you slow down. Take your foot off the gas and keep the trailer brakes manually applied until you slow down. You need to put tension on the joint between the hitch ball and the tongue. There are two ways to do this. Put on the trailer brakes while the vehicle is still under power. Or accelerate to attempt to fix a problem that is caused by going too fast.
opnspaces 10/11/17 11:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: water dripping over doors

As suggested clip a wooden clothespin at the end of each gutter.
opnspaces 10/08/17 12:26am Beginning RVing
RE: summer slushie recipe

Okay waiting for the recipe............summer or not it already sounds good. :)
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Where to store the tow hitch and stabilizer bars

I have an equal-i-zer so when camping I leave the hitch head in the receiver tube. I swing the spring bars out wide to lay against the rear bumper and leave them there until I hook up to go home. If I do remove the spring bars they lay across the tongue behind the propane bottles. The head stays locked into the receiver At home everything sits off to the side on the garage floor.
opnspaces 10/02/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oven Help!!!???

place the tile/stone/pan above the burner and below the food. You are trying to distribute the heat coming up off the burner so it doesn't create hot spots on the bottom of the baking dish.
opnspaces 08/18/17 01:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Sway

One other thing of note. Yes everybody is correct that correct weight distribution is very important. BUT, after all is said and done, your trailer will always have a little bit of wiggle as you pull it down the road. If you want no wiggle you have to find a used Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride hitch. But be prepared to spend $2500 for new or hopefully cheaper if used. Hensley ProPride
opnspaces 08/12/17 08:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge normal?

I always pre-cool in the house refrigerator before loading the RV fridge. But after that I don't worry about putting pulling out a can of soda and replacing it with a warm can. Do you remember the refrigerator commercial from the 70's where they open the door a a bunch of ping pong balls (representing the cold) fall out? That's kind of the effect you get when you open your RV refrigerator. But unlike a household refrigerator your RV fridge has a slow recovery rate. What the commercials don't show though is that when you close the door all the items in the refrigerator start releasing ping pong balls back into the compartment. So as long as air can move around the food, the more cold items in the refrigerator the less the opening of the door affects the temperature.
opnspaces 08/10/17 10:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: CD PLAYER door problem???

I don't see a manual release in your picture, nor in the pictures of ones on ebay. If you really want to find out you'll have to pull the 4 screws holding it in the cabinet and then disassemble the unit. Another option is to hook something small inside the edge of the tray and pull out gently while you push the eject button.
opnspaces 08/01/17 02:02am Tech Issues
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