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RE: RP fuses blowing when not on shore power

Has the trailer been connected to the tow vehicle when the fuses blew. Could the charge line polarity be reversed?
ndrorder 08/02/20 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Shoreline and generator not charging

Perform these checks with shore line connecter or generator running. Measure all voltages relative to ground. The problem could be: Bad batteries not accepting a charge. Verify at least 13V at the batteries. If there is, then the converter is good but the batteries may be bad or the connections are too dirty. Clean the connections and see if it helps before replacing the batteries. Bad or dying converter. If 12v systems (lights, thermostat, etc.) work when plugged in, converter is probably ok, but check output voltage to be at least 13v, enough to charge batteries. Disconnect solenoid that is operated by the disconnect switch is failing. This is the item that clunks when the switch is pushed. When batteries are on, there should be at least 13v at each of the 2 big lugs relative to ground. One lug is connected to the batteries. The other goes to the converter. Last check is the inline fuse or circuit breaker. It will be inline in the positive cable from the batteries. Again, should be at least 13v on each lug relative to ground. Good luck. Oh, and be sure your volt meter measures colonial volts and not imperial volts - kidding.
ndrorder 08/02/20 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC power issue after installing inverter

If there is a battery disconnect switch by the door, it will activate a 12v solenoid to make the battery connection. Flipping the switch will coincide with the thunk of the solenoid. Find the solenoid and check for battery voltage on both of the big lugs. The solenoid will look similar like this: https://www.amazon.com/INTELLITEC-0100055000-Battery-Disconnect-Relay/dp/B072N8NYN2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Rv+disconnect+solenoid&qid=1595853520&sr=8-1 The inline circuit breaker will look similar to this. If it isn't self resetting, a button pops out from the side when it is tripped: https://www.amazon.com/Circuit-Breaker-30A-12V-CBC-30HB-RP/dp/B00DNG39VK/ref=sr_1_88?dchild=1&keywords=12v+circuit+breaker&qid=1595854104&sr=8-88
ndrorder 07/27/20 06:51am Tech Issues
RE: Converting a enclosed trailer to a RV TT

Lots of folks have made upgrades to utility trailers for camping. It just depends on how RV like you want it to be. Lots of good ideas on pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/112378953178120050/
ndrorder 07/23/20 12:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Floor heights

As they are custom built, I don't know if the products this outfit markets will be any less than a new TT, but they do look like a clean solution to your problem. May even be up-gradable should more assistance be needed. http://www.startrackslifts.com/
ndrorder 07/23/20 11:13am Travel Trailers
RE: I-40 Anything worth seeing

Cadillac ranch - Amarillo. Not really a place to stop, more of a watch it go buy. Bisti badlands and Chaco canyon Indian ruins off 550 on stretch from i40 to moab outside Bloomfield NM.
ndrorder 07/14/20 07:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: setting up a battery bank

All great advice so far. Some other thoughts to consider: 1. Anything with a heating element is a power hog. Be sure 1000W of inverter is enough. Only means you have to limit those activities to generator time. 2. If adding an inverter, I'm sure you pick a good wire size. If replacing the converter with an inverter/charger/transfer switch, the wire size to the battery will probably need updating as well. 3. If only using lights, water pump, water heater, and fridge, two batteries will easily last 3-4 days without a charge. That all changes once coffee pots, tv's, toasters, and furnaces are added to the mix. A furnace used at comfortable temperatures will require an extended generator run to put some umph back in the batteries. 4. Often times, a generator will have more capacity than a converter charging the batteries use. Adding a stand alone charger will help speed the bulk charge cycle.
ndrorder 07/14/20 05:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Raton Pass, New Mexico

Negative, Haste Maker. NM requires self isolation for 14 days or the actual length of time spent in the state, whichever is shorter.
ndrorder 07/13/20 06:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: no hot water..help please

Mixing can happen when the "mixer (middle) valve" in the normal photo is open. It can also happen when both valves are open on a faucet such as an outside shower or faucet.
ndrorder 07/10/20 01:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Mexico travel restrictions

Quarantine doesn't mean you must stop for 2 weeks before continuing. Quarantine means you are responsible to keep your germs to yourself by staying away from others. If passing through, pass on. If returning home or coming for a visit, your first 2 weeks will be less than social.
ndrorder 07/05/20 08:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

New Mexico order is to self isolate if you enter the state. Includes all forms of travel. No need to avoid the state, you will not be held for 2 weeks. But, the first two weeks that you are here, you are expected to stay away from others. Stopping for fuel while travelling through is not going to get you placed in custody and your vehicle impounded. And New Mexico orders do not extend beyond state lines. So, because NM expects you to self isolate while here, once you leave the state, we could care less.
ndrorder 07/04/20 12:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: light film on cabinets

Could it be like the film that builds up on the inside of car windows as a result of the plastic off gassing.
ndrorder 07/04/20 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C vs Trailer for Cross country with family? Help

We had several road trips with our girls at age 10 and 12. Travel was only NM to WA to help and visit family. They never complained whether taking the full sized bronco or rented smaller class Cs. However, it was the motor home trips they remember enjoying the most because of the undistracted family time. Even over the couple airline trips.
ndrorder 07/03/20 05:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Inverter

+1 inverter was trying to power a/c. I don't know what model or inverter you have, but the generic 2500 inverter doesn't list pass through power as an option meaning it doesn't have an internal transfer switch to turn off the inverter part of the box when 120V is available. Being rated at 20 amps output, the inverter may be capable to run the a/c. But as you've learned, the battery cables seem undersized.
ndrorder 07/03/20 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Has anyone added an extra water tank to RV roof

There are several 500 lb rated hitch carriers listed on amazon. Much better solution imho.
ndrorder 07/03/20 04:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chassis Battery Voltage Fluxuating while driving

That is a typical symptom of a voltage regulator overheating and tripping out. Most voltage regulators are built into the alternator. The parts store can test it for free if removed from the engine.
ndrorder 07/03/20 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Roof Vent and Bathroom Roof Vent Too Close?

No harm in routing the vent horizontal across the roof as long as it is well secured during travel.
ndrorder 07/01/20 06:41am Tech Issues
RE: Are all RV's noisy and rattle?

Some rattle more than others, but yes they all rattle. The RV of an owner more sensitive to the rattles, rattle less.
ndrorder 06/30/20 11:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Solar and VSR relays

Not a problem drawing current from both batteries during startup. The starter will only draw the amperage it needs from the path of least resistance which is typically the starter battery. Many rvs have a switch to close the vsr so the leisure battery can help starter battery if needed. There are different systems to perform the task of the vsr. They use a non-sensing isolation relay controlled by either a bidirectional isolator relay delay (bird) or an isolator relay delay (ird) that sense voltage from both or single direction, respectively.
ndrorder 06/26/20 06:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Help finding this DC Outlet

Try searching 'surface mount 12v outlet'. While none exactly like you have, there are many options available.
ndrorder 06/25/20 09:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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