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RE: Maintaining batteries

I guess I haven’t been around long enough, bob’s my uncle???
Silas Carpy 01/01/22 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Maintaining batteries

Thanks, I’m more confused than ever now. Tested them today and got over 12v and6v, respectively. Also, my aux battery light is on and won’t turn off even though plugged in to ac. I’m just gonna get a two bank tender and plug it directly into my extension cord, leave shore power off. Thanks again.
Silas Carpy 01/01/22 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Maintaining batteries

Thank you all for advice, I have volt meter, it is what I’m checking with. I’ve decided to get charger/ maintainers for 12v and 6v, any recommendations on best? Also, my 2, 6v house batteries are connected together, is this considered series? Would charger connected to one maintain both? Lastly, I’ve seen 2 bank chargers. Does anyone know if these can be set to 2 different voltages, one 6 and one 12? Thank you again.
Silas Carpy 01/01/22 07:49am Tech Issues
Maintaining batteries

New to rving as of May this year so first time winterizing. If I understood everything I read, including owners manual, I can leave batteries in rv and connect to shore cord and inverter will maintain charge. I’ve had it hooked for about 3-4 weeks now. I’ve been monitoring the batteries and today the 12 volt chassis battery was at 11.55 volts and the 6 volt coach batteries were 5.85. Does this method not maintain charge. 2009 Fleetwood pulse on dodge/Mercedes’ sprinter. Thanks.
Silas Carpy 12/31/21 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Loading generator

Thanks again all. KD4UPL, Rig is in driveway, why didn’t I think of that? Gen is 3600 watt so I guess I’ll need 2 1500 heaters, run one on full, one on 750 to get enough draw. Also gen is propane fired so I don’t know how that figures in with all the talk about gas and carburation.
Silas Carpy 10/26/21 06:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Loading generator

Thank you all. Not familiar with electric heat strip on ac so I guess I don’t have that! Water heater is drained so I guess electric heater is the way to go. Thanks again.
Silas Carpy 10/25/21 05:57am Beginning RVing
Loading generator

First time winterizing, I think I covered all bases, finally found low point and f.w tank drains. Added pink stuff and pumped through. Star-tron in tank and filled fuel. Parked on tire savers screwed to 3/4 kilzed plywood. Checked engine anti freeze. My question is, how do people put a load on the generator during winter storage? I’ve been running the ac but only goes down to 55 so no load at temps below that. Nothing else puts that much of a draw on gen. I thought about an electric heater but using that in cold will create condensation. Supposed to run gen every month. Any suggestions appreciated.
Silas Carpy 10/24/21 07:28pm Beginning RVing
Fresh water tank drain.

Not sure if right forum? First time winterizing. I cannot find a drain plug for fresh water tank. 2009 fleetwood pulse class c. Is this a thing? Do they make some of theses w/o a drain? Also, best to drain and leave black tank empty or water w/antifreeze? I’ve read both opinions. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 10/07/21 10:38am Beginning RVing
Class c cover

First winter with rv, looking at covers. Any recommendations.? Is Sunbrella worth the big bucks? 09 fleetwood class c 25 ft. Upstate N.Y., cold, wind, snow. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 08/31/21 06:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Old style propane cylinders

Thanks all.
Silas Carpy 08/11/21 06:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old style propane cylinders

From what I’ve read, my class c tank has asme type and tt will have dot cylinder. I guess by old style I mean whatever was put on tt circa 1997 (pol?) which is too small for type 1 fitting. Color me stupid but I thought that cylinders that won’t connect to type 1 were no longer legal. If that is not correct then I guess maybe I can just fill or exchange what I have.
Silas Carpy 08/11/21 03:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Old style propane cylinders

We have a 97 tt that is set up and left permanately at my mil lake property. We only use propane to take the chill off on spring/fall nights as needed. The propane has finally run out and I want to replace the old style cylinders with one 20 lb grill type cylinder. Has anyone done this? Do I still need a 2 stage regulator? Amazon has a hose with female end that looks like it will connect to rv black pipe and has a grill type regulator and type 1 fitting for cylinder. Will this suffice for our needs? Thank you.
Silas Carpy 08/11/21 01:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED Bulbs

Checked the Jdm on Amazon, moderately priced, I’ll give them a try, will do brake lights as well. Hadn’t considered the boondocking, valid point. We may be joining harvest hosts when wife retires and that’s all boondocking. Thank you all for replies.
Silas Carpy 08/05/21 11:16am Tech Issues
LED Bulbs

Getting ready to open and re-seal my clearance lights. I’ve read that it’s a good idea to replace bulbs with LED. 2 questions: I know u usually get what u pay for, does anyone know why there is such a big difference in price for same size bulb. About a buck apiece or less on Amazon up to 10 bucks each at parts store. Is there that big a dif in quality? 2nd, are they worth the extra expense for sometime rv’er? I know they save money on electric in house but I’m not paying electric in rv, use rv a few times a year. Will incandescents last long enough? Thanks.
Silas Carpy 08/05/21 08:23am Tech Issues

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30261611
Silas Carpy 07/16/21 12:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

Driving home on interstate the other day I ran into a downpour. After awhile a couple of drops of water came down , looks to be from where the fiberglass roof over cap meets the metal vehicle roof, 09 fleetwood class c on dodge chassis. It appears to me that the seal there is a gasket rather than sealant, does show some signs of age, minor cracking. I have read some threads, some say to use dicor, never silicone. I also read one guys dissertation that dicor is marketing hype, only good for laps on rubber roofs, he says use quality silicone. This location is obviously a tight spot that must withstand driving rain at 70 mph. I don’t see how it would be possible to get in there with any of the tapes. Anyone have experience sealing this area on a class c, with recommendations for what actually works best? Any help appreciated.
Silas Carpy 07/16/21 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: H44 recall

To my knowledge all manufacturer recalls are free. I guess that was my biggest fear, can I trust a mopar mechanic working on a mb. And wondering why no p.o. Had it done since 2010. I made the appt anyway for 5/28 so fingers crossed. Thanks all for replies.
Silas Carpy 05/20/21 03:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: H44 recall

Class C, Dodge chassis, MB 6 cylinder diesel, I was thinking along the lines of dodge guy, that whole let sleeping dogs lie thing, but was hoping someone may have had experience with it. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 05/14/21 05:45am Class C Motorhomes
H44 recall

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Silas Carpy 05/13/21 07:29pm General RVing Issues
H44 recall

Hi all, new rv’er and new to forum. Not sure I’m in the right place for this question but guess I’ll find out. We just bought our first rv, a 2009 fleetwood pulse 24D. It has an open recall from 2009, H44 “reprogram ecm”, has to do with emissions. Is anyone familiar with this recall? The vehicle has obviously gotten by for 12 years without it, including passing emissions inspections. Don’t know if I should leave well enough alone or get the reprogram done. I don’t want it to stir up problems. Anyone with experience or advice is appreciated. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 05/13/21 07:29pm Class C Motorhomes
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