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RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

Just convert to metric...1 C and it's not an issue (just kidding) Where are you in Texas and is there anything stopping you from moving? We are down in the RGV and our worst day is projected to be around 30F. Even up by Corpus Christie the worst is only around 23F for the worst low. (check the weather maps, it might make sense to head east or west rather than south) As a full timer, my first choice would be to get to a warmer area. Yes, 1F is challenging in an RV. If you can't move: - Fill the Fresh Water tank and disconnect the hose. - Assuming you are on a full hookup, drain the tanks and leave the valves open just before the first freeze. Try to limit water usage if you can as the waste hose will still freeze up. - If the water system is in an underbelly compartment consider putting a work light with a 75w bulb inside (be careful that it doesn't rest against anything that could catch fire). - Open the cabinet doors around any water pipes, so interior heat can get in. - Fill the propane tanks and plan on where you are going to refill them (We got caught in -5F for a few days one year and we were going thru a 30lb tank per day...the park wound up restricting propane fills to park residents) - If you have an electric heater, that can help. (during that time we were down to -5F, the furnace running full time and a space heater and we were still only up to the 50F's inside). - If you don't already have it, go to home depot and pick up some reflectics (it's silver backed bubble wrap insulation). Then fit that to the windows and hatches to help trap heat. Plan on a few miserable days. I'm really only worried about the tanks and the pipes. Do you think putting some anti freeze down the tanks? It's only gonna be bad for like 36 hours. Also I was thinking about pulling in the slide outs to make the space smaller. I was going to come back and add a comment about the slides. As long as it's reasonably livable, pulling them in will help. The water systems are the primary concern but if you run out of propane, a new set of problems piles on top. Drain the tanks, close the valves and put a gallon or two of antifreeze into each waste tank is viable. The only issue is how much water will you add. If you aren't going to use the waste tanks (go up to the camp bathhouse), that is perfect. If you use the tanks, as you dilute the antifreeze, the temp it protects against starts increasing. 1 gal of antifreeze in a tank with 30-40gal of waste water is likely going to freeze up when you are down to 1F. Ok good to know. Yeah I would be dumping the tank the night before it gets really cold and then doing the anti freeze we can hold off on waste tanks for the day and a half it's going to get insaine.
Cmccain13 02/11/21 04:21pm Full-time RVing
RE: Low Of 1 Degree!!!

Just convert to metric...1 C and it's not an issue (just kidding) Where are you in Texas and is there anything stopping you from moving? We are down in the RGV and our worst day is projected to be around 30F. Even up by Corpus Christie the worst is only around 23F for the worst low. (check the weather maps, it might make sense to head east or west rather than south) As a full timer, my first choice would be to get to a warmer area. Yes, 1F is challenging in an RV. If you can't move: - Fill the Fresh Water tank and disconnect the hose. - Assuming you are on a full hookup, drain the tanks and leave the valves open just before the first freeze. Try to limit water usage if you can as the waste hose will still freeze up. - If the water system is in an underbelly compartment consider putting a work light with a 75w bulb inside (be careful that it doesn't rest against anything that could catch fire). - Open the cabinet doors around any water pipes, so interior heat can get in. - Fill the propane tanks and plan on where you are going to refill them (We got caught in -5F for a few days one year and we were going thru a 30lb tank per day...the park wound up restricting propane fills to park residents) - If you have an electric heater, that can help. (during that time we were down to -5F, the furnace running full time and a space heater and we were still only up to the 50F's inside). - If you don't already have it, go to home depot and pick up some reflectics (it's silver backed bubble wrap insulation). Then fit that to the windows and hatches to help trap heat. Plan on a few miserable days. I'm really only worried about the tanks and the pipes. Do you think putting some anti freeze down the tanks? It's only gonna be bad for like 36 hours. Also I was thinking about pulling in the slide outs to make the space smaller.
Cmccain13 02/11/21 03:35pm Full-time RVing
Low Of 1 Degree!!!

Ok so disclaimer I am from Texas and I am not used to cold temps like this. its not going to get above freezing Sunday till Wednesday (its now Thursday) on Monday it will not get above 15 degrees and a low of 1 degree. I am not in a 4 seasons rig I'm in a Class C 2021. SO how worried should I be that **** is gonna freeze and break on me? I will be of course in the rig the full time. We have a space heater that helps but its a pretty weak one. Any help will be appreciated.
Cmccain13 02/11/21 01:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

It’s unlikely it has anything to do with which leg of your trip you were on. Assuming it’s one of those CB’s tripping and resetting, it’s going to take some knowledge of the circuits each one is protecting in order to test each one. Your owners manual may have that info, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t. As new as this unit is, I would be checking into getting Coachmen to authorize warranty service at the closest, most convenient location to you, or even a mobile RV service tech. I’m of the opinion that electrical problems shouldn’t be ignored. That yellow with black-stripe wire going to the item I marked #2 isn’t pinched under the seal and anything metallic, is it? Just wanting to make sure. :):) No that wire isnt pinched or anything it looks like they are all secured as well. i did have my refrigerator runnign though so i am going to turn it off and hope that was the issue when we leave here tomorrow for texas.
Cmccain13 02/04/21 01:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nomad Internet experience

Like many of these new style cellular based warless internet plans, the quality is only as good as the network your on at the location your at. If you pick a plan based on Big Red's network, if the Big Red brand name service sucks, so will your service. Likewise if Big Blue has lousy reception in an area with their own named service, your service will also be lousy if on the plan based upon Big Blue's network. So, the real question has to be what about the plan/price options (forget reception as that's carrier/location dependent) steers you towards this service? Also, what is it about your old service that makes you want to switch? So with att and Verizon i get a total of 60 gigs of data before they throttle the hell out of the speed. i go through about 58 gigs in a month and that only covers work. so with this i will be able to get unlimited data and be able to stream all i want with it as well. It will be on tmoble/sprint network with the nomad internet. i will still have my ATT hotspot on my phone in case I'm somewhere they don't have T-Mobile service for work but i doubt ill be anywhere T-Mobile doesn't cover with 4glte
Cmccain13 02/03/21 06:55am Full-time RVing
Nomad Internet experience

hello any one have experince with nomad internet? im thinking about switching.
Cmccain13 02/02/21 12:10pm Full-time RVing
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

Leave the IMG tags with the brackets in the image location URL and they will post as images like this: https://i.imgur.com/p4kt4UFl.jpg #1 looks like a maxi fuse holder. There should be a replaceable fuse under the cover. #2 I think is a solenoid, possibly to isolate the house batteries from the starting battery when the engine is off. #3 looks like four self-resetting CB’s mounted with the “cans” down and the terminals up. To a plastic holder maybe? Hard to tell through all the paint. No, that’s got to be a +12v buss bar, only one of those CB’s has two cables attached to it. If those are CB’s, any one of those could be tripping due to a problem somewhere, then resetting, then tripping again, etc. That would sound very much like a turn signal flasher. :):) Is this something that could possible only have happened on that leg of the trip, i actually wont be where i can get this addressed for about 3 more trips. Unless i need someone to come out and look at it before hand ill have to find a way.
Cmccain13 02/02/21 12:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

Some pictures of what’s in and around your battery box would help. There are enough experts on here that can identify what each component is, and what it does. If you’re unfamiliar with posting images on this forum, use this site. It’s pretty easy, you’re just uploading your image to the hosting site (Imgur), and copy/pasting the provided link into your forum post. RV.net Photo Upload and Post :):) Here is what I have. Batteries https://imgur.com/gallery/xVHbWDj
Cmccain13 02/01/21 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

Self-resetting CB? :):) not sure but my circut breaker box is under my bed in the back. there is a part that is located next to the battery that may have been making the noise but im not sure.
Cmccain13 02/01/21 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

It could be the A/C compressor turning on and off. Turn off the air inside and see if it goes away. yeah we didn't have any air on ac or furnace. In trouble shooting I had turned off the electrical switch in the coach to disconnect 12v power to the coach to see if that fixed it, it did not.
Cmccain13 02/01/21 06:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

Do you have a BIM ? A battery isolation manager charges both chassis and coach batteries by switching back and forth , alternating the charge from one to the other. Maybe you are hearing the solenoid clicking. Im really not sure, but there is something located right next to the battery separated by a compartment under the stair where the battery is located. it does seem like its something related to that since it sounds like an electrical issue.
Cmccain13 02/01/21 06:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Clicking sound from where home battery is.

So what are you driving? Where is your water heater located. Is your propane turned on? Sounds like your fridge is trying to light and the gas is empty or off. So I'm in a 2021 coachmen leprechaun 300BH, water heater is on the other side of the coach and the propane was on. that's what I was thinking but the fridge should be able to run off the coach battery when im driving right? and it was in auto position so maybe something was going on and it was trying to switch to propane just not working.
Cmccain13 02/01/21 06:32am Class C Motorhomes
Clicking sound from where home battery is.

So we were driving andy wife kept hearing a clicking sound almost like a blinker clicking comming from under the stairs and next to the refrigerator whole area situation. It would stop for a bit and then start up again. Always with the same cadence but not necessarily the the same length of time. I looked at the battery and it looked ok and there are some other wires that I'm not sure what they do. Any suggestions/help would be great. It seems to be only when we were driving we're hooked up to shore power now and it's not doing it.
Cmccain13 01/31/21 03:01pm Class C Motorhomes
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