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RE: Blue Ox Customer Service

Glad to hear that Blue Ox customer service is still great. Years ago my Blue Ox brake box died on a trip, we were in Fort Worth, TX, a long way from home. Customer service worked with me on the phone to determine the problem and when that failed, they arranged for me to swap my brake box for a new one at a nearby dealer. Great service that saved the trip.
tenbear 05/25/16 07:02am Dinghy Towing
RE: Question about house battery's

I will try that now, it is a Series 6300A model 6345 I believe that is a Magnetek or Parallax converter. If I am correct, you would be wise to replace it with a modern converter such as a PD 9250 Converter.
tenbear 05/23/16 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about house battery's

If you disconnect the 12v output wire does the breaker still trip? When you disconnect it, remember it is still connected to the battery so make sure it doesn't touch anything, or disconnect it at the battery first. What is the make of the converter?
tenbear 05/23/16 02:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about house battery's

If you have a battery charger put it on the battery and charge it up. I agree that you need to find out what the problem is with the mystery wire.
tenbear 05/23/16 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Problems-Need your help

Glad to hear you fixed the problem. The key piece of info was the dimming lights.
tenbear 05/23/16 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Black tank chemical

When I bought my first RV, the salesman gave me some chemical for the black tank and I used it and bought the same thing when I ran out. I continued doing this for a while, then I wondered if I really needed any chemicals. I stopped using the chemicals and never started using them again. Never had any black tank smells. As long as your toilet holds water so there is a good seal you should not have any smells. I have had to clean the seal a couple of times over the past several years since I tend to get calcium deposits on the seal.
tenbear 05/23/16 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you use for a BBQ?

I bought a small propane grill at Walmart and use a small propane tank, same height but smaller diameter than the usual 30 lb propane tanks. Both grill and tank are easy to store.
tenbear 05/23/16 08:29am Beginning RVing
RE: How do you stabilize your Class C when parked for camping?

I have never felt the need for stabilizers. I drive onto the site, if it's level I'm all set. If not level, I put 2x6s under the appropriate tires and I'm all set. Whatever rocking or other instability doesn't bother us. If we had big dogs running around in the MH maybe it would???
tenbear 05/23/16 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Problems-Need your help

It seems you were right. The converter is not charging your battery. Either the converter has failed, the converter isn't getting power, or the converter output isn't getting to the battery. What converter do you have?
tenbear 05/22/16 06:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Problems-Need your help

First, the converter does not have any 30/50 amp feed. The converter converts 120 vac to dc power to keep the battery charged, and to power the 12v needs of the camper. The loss of 240v power could be anything from a faulty power cord to ??? Since you have a voltmeter check the voltage at the circuit breakers. Be careful, 240v can kill you. If you have any reservations about troubleshooting 240vac, you should have an RV repair person fix your problem.
tenbear 05/22/16 05:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Wear While Towing

I have never noticed any difference in the tire wear when towing my Subaru.
tenbear 05/22/16 11:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Adding an 12V outlet to a slide

I don't have a slide so maybe my answer doesn't make any sense. I would look at the other wiring in the slide to see how the manufacturer coped with the problem of running the wire so it doesn't get caught when the slide is opened or closed.
tenbear 05/22/16 06:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Questions after the first trip

I had the same problem with my shower. The floor developed a crack which I covered with duct tape. About a week after my warranty expired, I happened to be at the Thor plant, they gave tours in those days, and I mentioned it to the leader of the tour. He told me to take it to the repair facility and see if they would fix it. Next day I was there and they agreed to repair the damage and put a better floor under the shower. I came back later in the day and all was repaired. The shower has been like new and still is good, 11 years later.
tenbear 05/21/16 09:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Re sealing the Bunk Head of a Class C

Posted in error. Sorry.
tenbear 05/21/16 08:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What does my battery work on

6v batteries in series will accept a similar current to what any other 12v battery will. The batteries in a TT, or fifth wheel AFAIK, have a long charging path. If the wire is not big there will be a large voltage drop which will limit the charge rate.
tenbear 05/17/16 10:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Help! Safe-T Alarm low battery alert keeps going off...

Another thought. If you are interested in learning more about the 12v electrical system in your RV, look at "The 12 volt side of life". The 12 volt side of life.
tenbear 05/17/16 09:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Safe-T Alarm low battery alert keeps going off...

It takes a lot of current to start the generator or the engine. Running either for just a few minutes will not fully recharge the battery. Perhaps the "low battery" alarm is just doing it's job. Measure the battery voltage when the alarm starts beeping. If it's fully charged it should read about 12.6v if it's not being charged. If it's less than 12.0v, the battery is discharged. If you keep the RV plugged in, the converter should recharge the battery. When being charged, the battery should read 13.2v to 14.5v depending on your converter and the battery state of charge
tenbear 05/17/16 09:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: fill MH propane tank

Thanks DrewE.
tenbear 05/16/16 03:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: fill MH propane tank

The local hardware store that fills my motorhome propane tank cannot fill it by weight and the tank is usually partially full. He must have a different way to tell how full the tank is. I would guess it is by pressure???
tenbear 05/16/16 02:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toad, subaru question

I have towed my 2010 manual transmission Subaru since it was new. The owner's manual says it is towable with no restrictions. I understand the 2016 is not towable according to the owner's manual. I would not tow it. Maybe they started using inferior (cheaper?) materials in their manufacturing process???
tenbear 05/15/16 07:02pm Dinghy Towing
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