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RE: Short Term Winterising

If you're not looking at a deep freeze and the temperature only goes down to say 28 degrees for a couple hours, just keep the heat on at the minimum setting and open cupboard doors near where the plumbing runs.
rrupert 11/05/19 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Ok,thanks, I'll try that. I assume 30 amp since that's what I'm wired for - that sound right? That sounds about right.
rrupert 10/28/19 08:08am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Last update: as I've been driving on the road, the breaker has tripped a couple more times - I thought it might have to do with turning off/on the car, but that's not it - I can't reproduce the issue. I'm sure it is just because it was a dry day, but I also got shocked by my car two or three times. Anyway, the only common factor for this issue is when I'm towing. Breakers are inexpensive. You may want to replace it to see what happens. If it trips you have other problems.
rrupert 10/28/19 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: Progressive Dynamics 9180, 9180A, 9180AV

Is there an adjustment pot that you can access? Some converters have that. Check with Best Converter and see what they say. Best Converter
rrupert 10/26/19 07:28am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Not out of the woods yet. Need to know why it tripped and fix the real problem. It could be nothing more than that breaker has become oversensitive. You may want to replace it with an automatic reset breaker.
rrupert 10/26/19 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: The kid meets the furnace thermostat...

If you have the simple two wire thermostat go to HD or Lowe's and get a simple digital non-programmable thermostat. It's a very easy hookup and it will give more accurate temperature control. You will thank your daughter for pulling the old one apart.
rrupert 09/27/19 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Consumer Cellular - No Coverage?

Our CC works mostly everywhere, only in a few remote areas it hasn't. It has an AT&T SIM card. If we wanted to use our phone in Europe we could get a T-Mobile SIM for $10 from CC or Target.
rrupert 09/25/19 10:04am Technology Corner
RE: Dometic fridge fins icing

It's my understanding that the fridge is supposed to shut off cooling periodically to allow the frost to melt from the fins. I assume that function is controlled by the control board.
rrupert 08/26/19 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: refrigerator iceing up

Some late model fridges have a mode programmed in that shuts them off occasionally to allow the fins to warm up and melt the ice buildup. Our Norcold does that.
rrupert 08/09/19 06:45am Tech Issues
RE: Weber Q - not your usual Regulator issue...

I have heard that tanks that are filled from a nearly empty storage tank can have an excess amount of oil inside. I had that problem a number of years ago. It slowly cleared up but I can't help but think the oil has adverse effects on regulators.
rrupert 07/31/19 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Do I need to replace converter? What is the issue?

It wasn't mentioned but if the campground power wasn't up to par there could have been a low voltage condition that may have contributed to the 120-volt breaker tripping when the microwave was operated. I don't know what effect that could have on the converter.
rrupert 07/30/19 06:15am Tech Issues
RE: Best Location for MaxxAir Covers?

If you want to cover the Fantastic Fan vent you should get the cover made for the fan. It provides more venting area than the standard covers. I believe Maxair still handles them.
rrupert 07/08/19 03:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Fresh water life, how long?

You may want to add Drinking Water Freshener that prevents algae and slime from forming in the tank. Walmart and Amazon sell it for under $5 a bottle.
rrupert 07/02/19 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery drain

Also I have the stock WFCO 9865 in my rv but just ordered a Boondocker 1275 4 stage that was recommended. I was trying to bring the interstate batteries back to life with an external 3 stage 15 amp charger but it didn’t seem to help. With the current WFCO onboard converter, I never saw the volts get up to 14+ when charging a really low battery while looking at my VictronConnect monitor. I just replaced the WFCO 8955 with a Boondocker 55 amp over the weekend. Now the two GC2 batteries are being charged properly. I never saw the WFCO go over 13.7 volts, now the Boondocker ramps up to 14.7 volts, drops back to 13.8 volts to complete the charge, and then to 13.2 volts to maintain.
rrupert 06/19/19 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: EZ-Pass?

AAA offices can set you up with EZ-pass. Once you get the transponder and the windshield sticker-on holder, you get online and set up your account. In PA, at least, you will have to load an amount into your account and set up an automatic payment once your balance goes below a certain amount.
rrupert 06/17/19 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2 - 6 Volt Batteries - Newb question

You may want to upgrade your converter to better handle charging the GC2 batteries. I started a thread on the subject and got some very good information in response: Boondocker Converters vs. Progressive Dynamics Converters?
rrupert 06/12/19 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Fan

If you want a fan just to circulate the air inside get this one:Fridge Fan It's much improved over the one you posted. It runs about a month on two D batteries and doesn't fall apart on first use. If you want a fan to cool behind the fridge go with the recommendations that the other posters have suggested.
rrupert 06/12/19 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Boondocker converters vs.Progressive converters?

Adding to the conversation, I have two 6 volt GC2 batteries. What kind of twist do those put into the charging?
rrupert 06/09/19 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Boondocker converters vs.Progressive converters?

Yes that would be a single stage converter. Low for charging and a bit high for float charge in warm weather. So you are saying my WFCO is not three stage regardless of what the manual says?
rrupert 06/09/19 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Boondocker converters vs.Progressive converters?

The WFCO 8955 is a three-stage converter and appears to be operating okay now but I am always keeping an eye on it.Have you ever seen boost mode 14.4 volts? After 3 days of minimal use do you actually see storage mode 13.2 volts? These are the functions that often just don't work. I have never seen the 14.4, but I have never let the batteries get down below 12.2 volts. The constant voltage is 13.7 while sitting on charge with just the LP/CO detector drawing any current.
rrupert 06/09/19 09:43am Tech Issues
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