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RE: No water pressure

Nailed it, sediment screens. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 05/11/22 01:05pm Tech Issues
No water pressure

2009 fleetwood pulse, dewinterizing. Drained holding tank and low point valves. Filled tank half way, turned pump on pumped up pressure and stopped. Flush toilet pump and water run. Turn on shower, hot and cold, pump and water run. Turn on either sink, pump runs about 1 second, stops, no pressure to either faucet. Anyone have any idea as to cause?
Silas Carpy 05/11/22 10:04am Tech Issues
RE: Oil change

Thank you all for help. I stayed with the 5w-40, ordered the liqui moly from rock auto as it is listed in both the mb 229.51 and newer mb 229.52 specs. For some reason shipping dropped to 10 bucks from 25 so that helped. Happy trails!
Silas Carpy 04/29/22 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Oil change

2008 sprinter with the om642 3.0 turbo diesel. In as much as this is 14 yrs old, the oils listed in manual are no longer even produced so I am using the bevo chart recommendations. The mobil 1 euro car is not listed for this engine. The manual doesn’t give a specific weight recommendation, just choices based on ambient temp usage. It confuses me because the only change is at the low temp, all from 0w-30 to 20w-50 show the same upper temp range. So what’s the point in the differences? Like I said, I must be over thinking it, I guess either the 30 or 40 will work equally as well.
Silas Carpy 04/28/22 02:06pm Tech Issues
Oil change

I’ve read a million posts, am I over thinking this? My sprinter calls for mb 229.51 oil spec. P.o. Used pentosin hp 2 5w-40. It is no longer available in 5w-40. In fact, I can’t find 5w-40 locally, would have to order. The new 229.52 spec can also be used but they have even fewer at this weight. I see all kinds of recommendations for Mobil 1 esp 5w-30. I live in upstate n.y. But rv is not used in winter, buttoned up oct. and not started since. I read it is better to leave sit than to start up if you can’t take out for 35 miles or so. Why are all the mfg getting away from 40 weight? For this rv only used in summer it would seem that 40 would be beneficial but everything seems to be going to 30 recommendation. I can get the Mobil 1 esp 5w-30 locally, if I want to stay with 5w-40 I would have to order liqui moly from rock auto with an extra 25 bucks for shipping. Is everyone going to 5w-30 even for hot weather use?
Silas Carpy 04/28/22 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Aux battery light

With ac power unplugged, aux battery power turns on and off. With ac power plugged in, aux battery light stays on, will not turn off.
Silas Carpy 04/21/22 02:05pm Tech Issues
Aux battery light

I have 2009 fleetwood pulse class c on dodge sprinter chassis. I winterized and covered and stored in my driveway since oct. I had chassis and house batteries (2-6 volts) on tenders all winter. I have plugged my shore cord into my standard 110 volt garage outlet. When I do this, my aux battery light for the house comes on and will not turn off. Shouldn’t this go off when plugged into ac outlet? Unit was new to me a year ago and to be honest I can’t recall from the few times we used it if this light stayed on when plugged in or not. However, it seems to me that the battery light would only be on when using the dc power and should be off when plugged into ac. Any help appreciated. Thank you.
Silas Carpy 04/21/22 10:48am Tech Issues
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
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