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RE: Can't start generator

You don't know if it is your battery or the connections to it. Load testing would give you the answer, so would measuring the battery voltage, right on the battery posts, under load, assuming the battery is fully charged.
tenbear 09/30/14 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: Leveling?

Anderson Levelers easiest way to level that I have ever used. I can see that they would be great with a TT. How do you use them on a Class C when 3 corners have to be raised different amounts? I know this is an extreme case but it does happen.
tenbear 09/29/14 07:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can't start generator

Have you checked the battery voltage when the generator is cranking?
tenbear 09/29/14 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter/Charger Upgrade

Good job! Glad you got it right the first time. From what I have read, the WFCO is junk. You will be happy with the new converter. You may want to increase the wire size between the converter and the battery if it is a long run, so that the battery gets the maximum voltage when charging at a high current. 60 days to go!
tenbear 09/29/14 06:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding Dinette Doors

Good idea, do you have something for the rear wheels to ride on? I couldn't tell from the pics. I just completed making a drawer and it works very well but as ADK Camper said, your idea is "much lighter and simpler than a drawer".
tenbear 09/29/14 05:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h322/baxation8/Mobile%20Uploads/20140923_201148.jpg width=640
tenbear 09/29/14 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

Your converter is right below your power distribution panel, the thing with the big transformer in it. Some people call it the converter charger. It's function is to convert 120vac power to a voltage that will run the 12v things in the RV and charge the battery. Yours probably puts out about 13.8v and charges the battery very slowly. A modern converter starts out at about 14.4v with a discharged battery, then decreases the voltage in steps so it doesn't damage the battery. I would replace it with a Progressive Dynamics 9260. There is a good chance that it will fit in the same space. The PD 9260 can put out up to 60Amps and will charge up to that level if the battery will accept that much current. You may want to put in larger wire between the battery and the converter. It might be wise to have someone with more experience in wiring and electronics help you do the change-over. BTW, it would help if you set the width to 640 so the pics, and the text, would fit on the screen.
tenbear 09/29/14 10:51am Travel Trailers
RE: inexpensive MPPT controller

Thanks for the info.
tenbear 09/28/14 05:45pm Tech Issues
RE: No hot water when water pump is on.

Sounds like your water heater bypass valves may not be set correctly. If you have 3 valves, the 2 in the pipes into the heater should be on, the one between the hot and cold water pipes should be off.
tenbear 09/28/14 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Leveling?

Thank you Cloud! Off topic question. I just joined Good Sam. How do I put that on the left side like all of you have? It may be as simple as logging off and back on again. Also, make sure you are using the same internet provider that you told Good Sam about. Hmmmm. Good Sam didn't ask for my internet provider. Surprising, they need your address to send you all their junk email. Did you give them an email address? That contains your internet provider.
tenbear 09/28/14 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling?

Thank you Cloud! Off topic question. I just joined Good Sam. How do I put that on the left side like all of you have? It may be as simple as logging off and back on again. Also, make sure you are using the same internet provider that you told Good Sam about.
tenbear 09/28/14 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical problems "outlets"

OK i went and pulled the gfci outlet to check to see if the 2 pairs of wires were going out and they were. I checked the 3 outlets in the bedroom and they worked then i checked the other ones and they were working so they are all working now. The only thing i did was pull the gfci back out the wall so i figured i have a loose wire so i moved the wires around trying to get to give me problems but it didn't. I have no idea what was wrong but its working now if i had to guess what the problem was i would say its with the gfci and its wiring. Thanks for all the help i also now know that i only have one gfci i think. LOL Glad to hear your outlets are working. While you have the GFI out, tighten all the screws and if you are using the push in terminals that some GFIs have, it may be better to switch the wires over to the screw terminals. You might want to check the connections on the first in line outlets too. Hope they all stay working.
tenbear 09/28/14 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: Leveling?

I use Hoppy Levels placed so I can see them while I drive. I use them to find a level spot, or close to level. Then I use 2 X 8s with beveled ends to put under the low wheels so the Hoppy levels indicate we are close to level. Ideally the RV should be level but if the RV feels level it is usually close enough.
tenbear 09/28/14 09:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Picture Posting Test Thread

http://i.imgur.com/K0aV6wZl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1jtQSidClick For Full-Size Image.
tenbear 09/28/14 07:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need help identifying light bulbs.

So how do you get the "click for full size image" to work? I didn't find any reference to it. Edit: Never mind, I figured it out. Pretty slick.
tenbear 09/28/14 06:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need help identifying light bulbs.

My objection to using a larger photo is that it causes the entire page to be wider than the screen, so you have to scroll back and forth to read any text on the entire page.
tenbear 09/27/14 05:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electrical problems "outlets"

The gfci has 2 pairs of wires coming out of it and one pair going in or it could be the other way around. The bathroom light was also out until i reset the gfci outlet i thought that was strange since the light is 12 volts. If the 2 pairs are on the load side of the GFI, then the problem could be in either of the 2 branches. If the 2 pairs are on the input side you only have to worry about the single pair on the load side. The GFI should be clearly labeled as to load and source? I can think of no reason that the bathroom light should be affected by the GFI.
tenbear 09/27/14 05:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problems "outlets"

what others are you talking about. GFI is only used in the Bathroom, and over the kitchen sink. And if you have an outlet outside In my RV all the outlets are controlled by 2 GFIs.
tenbear 09/27/14 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problems "outlets"

The GFI should have 2 wires, black is the hot wire and white is the neutral, going into it and 2 wires going to the next outlet in line. It also has a bare ground wire. If it does not have all 4 wires then the other outlets are not on that GFI and you will have to find a loose wire someplace else. Thanks SMK for reminding me that all outlets may not be on that GFI.
tenbear 09/27/14 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problems "outlets"

Yes I turned the breakers off then back on. How can i tell which outlet is next in line? It's probably the one that would take the shortest wire to reach from the GFI. Copper is too expensive to use more wire than necessary.
tenbear 09/27/14 03:26pm Tech Issues
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