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Old 02-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #211
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Redbaron and Roadweary -- I sure hope -- selfishly -- that you're both planning to come to our Hoots Fest at Two Rivers in Tennessee in mid-October. If you have signed up already, great. If not, please do so. Man, will we all have a lot to talk about! I know I speak for our entire group in saying so. Deek
Is the Two Rivers campground for the Hoots gathering in Oct '14 in Nashville, TN?
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:54 AM   #212
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REDBARON..... When you tightened everything up did you use lockwashers, or apply threadlock?
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:17 PM   #213
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REDBARON..... When you tightened everything up did you use lockwashers, or apply threadlock?
I did not use thread lock, but that would be a great idea. I will do that the next time.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:27 PM   #214
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redbaron73 ... I just checked my reel and did find the nuts behind the round cover on the inside hub of the reel were loose. The ones on the side of the reel were ok. Glad you posted this as it prompted me to check it.

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What do you think about using thread lock on these?

Did your wires on the side connection have a fair amount of bend on the wire entering the connector?
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I'll check mine if I ever get it back. 7 weeks and counting!
Another good catch redbaron73, Thanks!
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Thermal expansion/contraction can also cause loose terminal connections so even if the RV sits there is chance of looseness. I would hope that manufacturers understand that electrical connections in an RV is not like S/B house and that any connections would be torqued down and lock washers used.
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In the pictures I posted you can barely see it, but there is an external type lock washer being used.

I am not confident that thread lock would be safe for electrical usage. I have never seen it used and can not find any with UL approval ratings.
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In the pictures I posted you can barely see it, but there is an external type lock washer being used.
Pretty scary if there were lock washers there. Wonder if the nuts weren't tightened in the first place.
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I plan on checking this again in 3 months to see if there has been any change in tightness.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:14 AM   #221
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I have not paid attention to the voltage levels of the chassis battery until this week. I notice that when the coach is left plugged in, the chassis and coach battery's remain at 12.5(chassis) and 12.7(coach).

I have noticed several times when the charger cycles into the charging mode, the chassis will climb to 12.7 and the coach to 13.1. It is possible that it climbs higher before the charger cuts out, I just never waited it out.

Is this within the normal range for the chassis battery?

I am taking the level reading from the front panel control that shows tank levels too.
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I try to check mine around once a week, 2 weeks at max. There always around the 14 volts.

I'm hoping to finish installing all the Magnum Energy Advanced Remote Control tomorrow. Don't know if that will change anything are not.

I may have to give you a call next week for some advice. Hopefully I'll have sometime off to actually work on it.
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Do you have agm batteries? Do you think that would make a difference?
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:51 AM   #224
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I try to check mine around once a week, 2 weeks at max. There always around the 14 volts. I'm hoping to finish installing all the Magnum Energy Advanced Remote Control tomorrow. Don't know if that will change anything are not. I may have to give you a call next week for some advice. Hopefully I'll have sometime off to actually work on it.
You have my number.

I am going to restart the bulk charge, it may have been incomplete
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