RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Small Class C with out tow car

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class C Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class C Motorhomes  >  Class C

 > Small Class C with out tow car

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev
Sponsored By:
pnichols

The Other California

Senior Member

Joined: 04/26/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 06/30/20 10:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Desert Captain wrote:

"One concern I do have with us taking our small Class C around to visit places is having to leave it parked too much off-level for long periods with it's absorption refrigerator turned on. "

Anytime we park the coach with the frig on I always check to see just how level we are. If it is even close to not being level enough I just turn it off. If you leave the door closed and don't let the coach heat up too much by opening a vent/windows or even running the fan the interior temp of the frig will change very little if any.

You just have to remember to turn it back on when you return. Between my bride and I we manage to remember to turn it off and back on every time we refuel so this ritual is not a problem.

[emoticon]


I've never turned off the frig when parked during RV trips - but once when parked at a picnic site the RV was tipped bad enough such that the frig appeared to have stopped on it's own - because the interior temp went up into the high 50's. That was a highly unusual out-of-level way to park that we've never had to do since. I probably should turn the frig off if a parking situation like that ever arises again.

I turn off all propane appliances whenever we gas up by turning off the coach's master 12V system switch by the coach entrance door. On the cab dash I have a voltmeter mounted that shows the voltage level of the coach's 12V system. Very rarely after gassing up I've forgot to turn the coach's master 12V system switch back on ... meaning we were driving with the refrigerator not cooling until I was able to pull off and turn the master 12V system switch back on. The voltmeter warned me by showing zero volts on the coach's 12V system.

I also use the voltmeter on the dash to tell me if the coach's 12V batteries are getting properly charged by the alternator when going down the road ... which has saved my bacon a couple times by telling me that the inter-connect solenoid between the engine battery and coach batteries was no longer working. When the alternator is properly charging the coach batteries, of course the voltmeter on the cab dash indicates voltages in the high thirteens or fourteens.

* This post was edited 06/30/20 12:29pm by pnichols *


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Class C Motorhomes  >  Class C

 > Small Class C with out tow car
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class C Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.