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RE: Bad Xantrex or bad batteries

In my earlier post, some commented the Xantrex 1000 might be too small. After thinking about it, I know it worked for a few hours last October. When we got ot our campsite, they had put us in a 30 amp, so I had to run around town looking for an adaptor. When none was to be found, I bought a gas can and put gas in the onboard tank so I could use the generator to give the batteries a good charge when needed. The batteries seemed to make it through the night. AS I stated earlier, a 1000 watt Inverter has more than twice the power to run a residential refer. BATTERIES and Capacity of Batteries is your limiting factor. You could have a 2500 watt Inverter and you would still have the same problem. Doug FYI, most class A Oems will state no more than 24 hours running a residential refer with just 2 deep cycle batteries. You CAN run longer, but they state 24 hours. That's good to know I would only need 8-10 hours of run time with my two golf cart batteries. I would like to add another pair, but I don't think I have the room
mrad 05/31/21 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Bad Xantrex or bad batteries

In my earlier post, some commented the Xantrex 1000 might be too small. After thinking about it, I know it worked for a few hours last October. When we got ot our campsite, they had put us in a 30 amp, so I had to run around town looking for an adaptor. When none was to be found, I bought a gas can and put gas in the onboard tank so I could use the generator to give the batteries a good charge when needed. The batteries seemed to make it through the night.
mrad 05/31/21 12:15pm Tech Issues
E or F rated tires

My 2015 toy hauler I bought last October is due for new Tires. I am guessing it has the originals on, and even though they look almost new, I don't want to risk an issue. The tires that are on it now are E-rated, 3,400lbs per tire and I have a triple axle. GVW of the Rig is 20,0000. I did one pull with it last fall that was a 400-mile round trip. Winds were gusty at 30mph+. the rig towed great. Minimal to no sway. Because of this, I am inclined to stay with the E-rated tires. They are about $50 a tire less. However, I am curious if the stiffer sidewalls in the F rated tires would have better performance in high side winds, or should I go with the F-rated just to get the added strength/quality?
mrad 05/31/21 11:42am Fifth-Wheels
Bad Xantrex or bad batteries

Last week I got some help from you guys when I had an issue while trying to see how long my residential fridge would run on the two 6 volt golf cart batteries I had put in last fall. When I checked on it after 4-5 hours, I was getting an E05 code. After getting some help on how to reset it, normal readings came back. Today I was going t try it again. I unplugged from shore power and by the time I got into the 5th wheel, it was showing an E02 code that would blink on, then show the voltage which was showing sporadic readings or 12.6, 11.8,10.1. WHen I prest the batterie indicator button on the control panel, it fluctuated from a full four-light down to one light. I was also hearing noises from the fridge. I quickly plugged back into shore power and when I came back in, the Xantrex display was reading 14.4. Does this sound like the Xantrex is bad, or the batteries may be bad? I have a Xantrex XM 1000
mrad 05/31/21 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: Need Some help with my battery system

Sooooo....Do I need a bigger inverter/converter or more batteries. I should state the only time I will be using battery power would be if I brought the rig to work to leave from there. Also, why does the Xantrex have an on/off button on the readout gauge? When should it be on, and when should it be off????
mrad 05/27/21 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Some help with my battery system

The disconnect worked. The Xantrex is not reading 13.7v
mrad 05/27/21 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Some help with my battery system

My model is the Xantrex Pro XM1000. I just unplugged it from shore power and hit the disconnect switch
mrad 05/27/21 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Some help with my battery system

Sounds like you need a battery monitor, and 2 more batteries. Resi fridges get hungry. Not all residential fridges are "hungry", mine can easily operate off one pair of GC2 6V batteries for 24 hrs before needing recharged. Granted, my home fridge conversion I spent a lot of time weeding out heavy power user fridges and opted for a 10 CuFt apartment size fridge which sips power.. Something that most RV manufacturers will ignore.. OP got less than 5 hrs of operation, either batteries were not fully charged before the test or they have additional 12V loads not accounted for.. At the rate the OP is going adding 2 more GC2s would only get them 10 hrs tops so throwing more batteries at the problem doesn't solve the problem.. I'm wondering if one or both of the batteries is bad. they are only six months old. They had been plugged in to shore power for three weeks. They should have been fully charged.
mrad 05/27/21 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Some help with my battery system

E05 Red Overload shutdown Short circuit Reduce or disconnect the load. Make sure the load does not exceed the XM 1800’s output rating. Check connection to the load. The best way to remove the code is to disconnect from Shore Power and disconnect the Coach batteries for 5 minutes and then reconnect the Coach Batteries and plug into shore Power. Hopefully the code goes away. The Xantrex Pro---Can you tell us the Model? Your refer pulls minimal AC current, less than 300 watts, and almost any Xantrex Pro will power the refer OK. Did they install 2-6 volt Golf Cart batteries or 2-12 volt Golf Cart Batteries? Doug Two six-volt golf cart batteries. I will check the model number when I get home. I have a disconnect switch right at the batteries, and another in the storage area. would turning off the disconnect at the batteries work the same a physically disconnecting them?
mrad 05/27/21 12:16pm Tech Issues
Need Some help with my battery system

Last fall we purchased a used toy hauler with an onboard Onan 5500. It also has a residential fridge. We had the dealer install two golf cart batteries in place of the 12-volt batteries. The tech guy didn't tell us anything about the Xantrex pro display or its purpose. Yesterday I wanted to get an idea of how long the batteries could power the fridge. At 9:00 am I unplugged from shore power. My Xantrex Pro digital display showed 12.8 volts. When I came back 5 hours later, the display was showing an E05 code. I plugged back into shore power. This morning before I left for work, I checked the display again and it was still showing the E05 code. Does anyone know what that code means? Shouldn't 6-month-old golf cart batteries be last longer than 5 hours when powering a residential fridge?
mrad 05/27/21 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

Yes and no. You can run it, but it won't actually exercise it since there won't be any load. You're better off disconnecting from shore power first. Thanks. If I am starting it weekly to keep gas running through it, is it best to unplug it? Can I start it while plugged in then unplug it?
mrad 05/03/21 04:45pm Tech Issues
Can I run my Onan while plugged into shore power?

My new to me 5th wheel has an Onan 5500 generator. Can I exercise the Onan while being plugged into shore power at home?
mrad 05/03/21 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

Receiver or draw bar (also known as : shank) ? Agree with RangerSmith... exactly right - a hitch is the thing bolted/welded to the frame. My bad. I was referring to the shank
mrad 04/02/21 02:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

Grit dog, Is this the hitch you have? https://www.amazon.com/Flash-2-5-shank-Chromed-Balls/dp/B073Q3LJNN/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2FR8MPIMIX88W&dchild=1&keywords=fastway+adjustable+hitch&qid=1617328387&s=automotive&sprefix=fastway%2Cautomotive%2C207&sr=1-6 I don't think I will ever be towing over 12,000 if that with the hitch. Mostly a 4,000lb boat
mrad 04/01/21 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

I just purchased from Fastway Trailer, a Flash E series adjustable ball mount, 2.5" shank aluminum drop hitch, with 2"-2 5/6" flip over ball. Was right at $200. I think it was about $225 plus a 10% discount code. 1800/18000lb hitch. Was the best price I could find for 2.5" shank adjustable quality drop hitch. All the other quality steel and aluminum ones were about 1/3 more in price. This one was about $50 more than the cheapo aluminum ones. Can't comment on longevity, but it appears to be quality. Ironic. I went to Costco after writing this post. The truck next to me had the exact same hitch! I took pictures of it so I could look it up when I got home
mrad 04/01/21 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
Looking for a 2.5" receiver hitch

I'm looking for some suggestions for a 2.5" adjustable receiver hitch. The ones I am finding are all north of $200 unless they have poor reviews (slop in them). I would also prefer one that is easily adjustable using pins and cotter keys versus nut and bolt to adjust the height. Any suggestions?
mrad 04/01/21 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need new tires

The side of the tire will have a date code on it, so no need to guess at age...but most likely they are the original tires, so 6-7yrs old. Yes, that's time to be looking at new tires. When you calculated the load ratings, did you do it based on the GVWR or the GVWR minus the hitch weight. It's fine if you want to upgrade the tires but if you have excess capacity, that's should be fine. I did not calculate the pin weight. That completely slipped my mind. If I subtract the 3,400lb of hitch weight, I guess I have plenty of capacity left on each of the E-rated tires.
mrad 03/31/21 03:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need new tires

In October of 2020, WE bought our first 5th wheel, a 2015 Heartland cyclone 4150. From what we can tell, it was left on a seasonal site since 2016. I am thinking the tires are original, and although they look almost new, I am planning on replacing them as it sounds like dry rot is a problem when a tire gets this old. The tires that are on it are E-rated. This is a triple axle coach with a 20,000 lb GVWR. When I did the math with the tire weight capacity that was listed on the tire, there was only 540 lbs left if the TH was fully loaded (which I doubt I will ever come close too). Does this seem odd that the TH would have come with these tires from the factory? I am thinking I need to put "G" rated tires on it when I replace these. My local small town tire shop recommended: "G" rated not only for the extra capacity but also said they have never seen a "G" rated tire shred on a 5th wheel. The price is about $210 per tire vs. $170 for the E rated. I have no problem spending the extra money, but just wanted opinions from those who have been doing this longer than I have Buy the “G” rated tires!!!! Then buy the Good Sam Emergency roadside service plan for break downs and changing tires?????? I have the AAA RV coverage that would pay for the tire change. I don't remember the brand my local guy recommended a it was back in November that he quoted me, but I know he is a "Buy american guy" so I am assuming it is an american made tire
mrad 03/29/21 10:01pm Toy Haulers
Need new tires

In October of 2020, WE bought our first 5th wheel, a 2015 Heartland cyclone 4150. From what we can tell, it was left on a seasonal site since 2016. I am thinking the tires are original, and although they look almost new, I am planning on replacing them as it sounds like dry rot is a problem when a tire gets this old. The tires that are on it are E-rated. This is a triple axle coach with a 20,000 lb GVWR. When I did the math with the tire weight capacity that was listed on the tire, there was only 540 lbs left if the TH was fully loaded (which I doubt I will ever come close too). Does this seem odd that the TH would have come with these tires from the factory? I am thinking I need to put "G" rated tires on it when I replace these. My local small town tire shop recommended: "G" rated not only for the extra capacity but also said they have never seen a "G" rated tire shred on a 5th wheel. The price is about $210 per tire vs. $170 for the E rated. I have no problem spending the extra money, but just wanted opinions from those who have been doing this longer than I have
mrad 03/29/21 07:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which E rated ties have the most weight capacity?

To the OP...careful shopping for the same sized tire with the highest load rating. As some stores will only show you what they sell. Even though another brand might have a higher rating. Do your research and make sure your wheels are also rated for MORE than the tire’s rating (personal preference), as the tire has more compliance than metal wheel will have. BUT, none of this would be confusing if the OP did a little research on tires. They would presumably understand the conventions relatively easily. This is where my confusion started. I was looking online at different tires. My 275 70R 18 firestone tranforce state 3640# at 80 psi on the tire. The ratings I would see online all listed around 3200. I figured they must be using a generic number.
mrad 03/29/21 07:02pm Tow Vehicles
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