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Old 07-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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While retracting my power cord this morning, the cord caught behind a tire and the system stopped. I looked at the manual and it makes reference to a breaker switch. Can someone please point me to the fix?
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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You may have popped a fuse. Mine came w/a 15A fuse while the Glen.... calls for a 20. Check your indoor fuse panel, I think it is there.
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The first thing to do is check the fuse panel. (Emike is so smart!) Mine is in the bathroom. Others are supposedly in the vanity area. The installation manual talks about a breaker, but WRV used a fuse. Mike is correct, Glen calls for a 20 amp fuse for a 12 volt system and 15 amp for a 24 volt system. Our coaches are 12 volt, of course.

If the fuse is good, there is a relay module to control the Glen that is likely mounted on the roof of the storage compartment near where the unit is mounted. You can probably see the power leads going to it. Easy to check for 12 volt power with a voltmeter if necessary. There is a thin plastic sheet covering it, with two screws holding it on. Be careful to not drop the screws down into the cord windup area. Don't ask how I know that. If you do, I think it is a #6 x 3/8 screw.

If that does not solve it, the Glendenning website has a troubleshooting manual as a PDF.
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Thanks E & Jim: The fuse is toast. To dark tonight to proceed. Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow is another day. Goodnight.(will report back)
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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Not so much so smart. I blew the same fuse, same way.
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Not so much so smart. I blew the same fuse, same way.
Add me to the list, same fuse, same way.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. A new 20 amp fuse and all is well again.
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Glendenning Power Reel

We had WRV mount our power cable reel suspended from the ceiling of the storage area - instead of on the floor. It gave us more storage area. However it has never worked as well as the floor mounted unit as our 2003 did.

I have to drag the cable out and "feed" the cable in on this Glendenning. I have talked to Glendenning and had WRV adjust the tensioner and replace the friction wheels but this unit just seems underpowered. The motor slows and lugs and sometimes stops - thus my feeding the cable in to prevent burning up the electric motor.

I always have a paper towel at the cable compartment and I wipe the cable clean as I feed it into the round "access port".

Glendenning wanted me to measure the voltage and amperage draw at the motor but I have never gotten around to doing that.

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If you replace the glendinning reel, try the later type WRV was using. It is a manual outfeed (you pull it) and electric retract. If it was mounted to the ceiling I'm pretty sure it would be the same electrically as on the floor. And it has a narrower footprint. The glendinning was developed for yachts where you are always pulling the cord up thru a hole in the deck, whereas the later type was developed for RV use.
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On my 2002 WRV used the Gendinning Cablemaster with the tub. Like this. Glendinning's RV-Cablemaster Page On the Apex's and SE's WRV used a reel system, like Mike mentions. I don't see a reel like the one I have, on the Gendinning site. Did WRV start using a reel system before the Apex's and SE's?

Harold,

Does your system look like the one on the Gendinning site or is it a reel? I wouldn't think that the Gendinning unit with the tub would work upside down.
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I will have to take a look at mine, but I think that this is probably the one WRV used on mine.
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I agree with Dale statement, " I wouldn't think that the Glendinning unit with the tub would work upside down." Harold, did Glendinning tell you it can be mounted upside down? You could also have a sheet metal shop bend you a bracket shelf to be bolted to the coach bulk head and put the Glendinning back with the base on the shelf. You would the same room only with the unit in the original position.

The differences between the Glendinning and the Shoreline (reel type eMike talked about) are as follows.
Glendinning has the shore cable run thru the power feed and is wired direct to the transfer switch. No additional connections. (less is better, IMO)

Shoreline is a reel, with manual out and electric in. The shore cable is connected to the drum and requires contactor to get the current to the connections on the side of the unit. Then there is a cable from the Shoreline to the Transfer Switch.
http://www.tdiproducts.com/pdf/50ampinstall.pdf See link for Shoreline above. One advantage is I think you could mount it in any position. I have seen this reel unit on an Alpine where the owner put it in the compartment ahead of the service bay mounted next to the ceiling with a PVC tube running into the Service Bay.

I first saw the change from Glendinning to Shoreline at the WRV home coming in 2005. The new Apex had this reel in the new service bay.

The Shoreline reel is cheaper than the Glendinng, so that might explain why WRV changed.

I didn't like where WRV put my Glendinning power, so I moved it to the compartment behind the service bay (40'). It works and is so much handier to use there.

May your cable always go in n out. No that's a Hamburger Joint.

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Mine looks like the RVCM-7 and is the same one WRV has been using for some time - I had the same model in our 2003 Alpine, but mounted on the floor. I first saw the Clendenning cable reel mounted "upside down" at the Minot, ND FMCA show in 2005 before we ordered our 2006 Alpine.

I spoke with the Glendenning rep, who turned out to be one John Glendenning one of the brothers, and he said that model reel which spools and coils the cord in a tub can be mounted in any axis. We got talking about WRV and John said that he had been talking to Ron Doyle and that Ron was going to have WRV mount the reel in his coach the company was making for him upsidedown.

I have never checked the electrical wire size WRV used but if the motor is drawing too much current I would think I would have blown a fuse, or two, by now.

When I say "upside down" - the cable storage tub is actually horizontal wih the cable being feed in the aft end of the storage drum. The take up rollers are almost directly above and in line with the cutout hole in the coach's floor so should feed easily. The difficult idea to grasp is that horizontal coiling of the cable is suppose to work as well as vertically with gravity helping.

I looked at the shoreline reel before ordering the Glendenning option on the Alpine. The shoreline design looks so much simplier and problem free. I even considered ordering the coach without the powere reel and installing the shoreline design myself.


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