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Old 01-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #15
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Wow poor op. not one reply was helpful to this newbie. What you need to do is go over your settings on the inverter charger, especially the LBCO (low battery cut off) I would expect that it is set too low, and it allowed the batteries to be drawn too far down. Additionally, you need to manage your running load on the inverter. TVs, and sat boxes are notorious power hogs. Look at your inverter display, and see what your running load is with the genny off. You can then use the display to isolate load. Another thing to look for is if you leave a coffee maker on, they will draw you down fast. Last if it exceptionally cold, the furnace fans are a big draw. I would suspect that if it is a late model coach with a residential refer, it should easily make it through the night. One other thing, you may want to check your batteries. You could have a bad one in the bunch. Good luck.
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.......Rv fridges--recalls and replacements--hope your fire insurance policy is up todate..
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Wow poor op. not one reply was helpful to this newbie. What you need to do is go over your settings on the inverter charger, especially the LBCO (low battery cut off) I would expect that it is set too low, and it allowed the batteries to be drawn too far down. Additionally, you need to manage your running load on the inverter. TVs, and sat boxes are notorious power hogs. Look at your inverter display, and see what your running load is with the genny off. You can then use the display to isolate load. Another thing to look for is if you leave a coffee maker on, they will draw you down fast. Last if it exceptionally cold, the furnace fans are a big draw. I would suspect that if it is a late model coach with a residential refer, it should easily make it through the night. One other thing, you may want to check your batteries. You could have a bad one in the bunch. Good luck.


I was going to say the same thing,
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #18
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I was going to say the same thing, but everytime I sound off Cliff the MOHO forum cop wants to put me in jail. Dont you just love some of these point less replys.
To which we must include this one.
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I am guessing by the unit being classed as residential that it does not not have an option to switch over to propane mode? I know that mine has an auto function that will switch between propane and AC depending on wether the MH is connected to shore power or not.

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I am guessing by the unit being classed as residential that it does not not have an option to switch over to propane mode? I know that mine has an auto function that will switch between propane and AC depending on wether the MH is connected to shore power or not.

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You are correct. The thread is referring to a residential refrigerator, same as in most homes. Electric only.
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Thanks to everyone for all the replies. I know it is possible to have problems with a new unit (which I have a few) the coach has four batteries and two for the chassis. I did not run the heater that night and pretty sure everything else was turned off. My coach has the AGS system, I just need to learn how to set it up. I have to take the coach in for a couple of issues in a week or two I will have it checked out. In the mean time I will take a VOM and check each bat and make sure they are serviced properly. Thanks Again. Dan
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Congrats on you new motorhome. Lots of things to learn.
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.......Rv fridges--recalls and replacements--hope your fire insurance policy is up todate..
You may not agree but IMO not everything "newer" is "better"!
My Norcold was built long before the ones with FIRE problems and recalls.
I wonder what will still be working in 16-17 years on the new coaches of today?
Everything on my '96 Safari IS..... (including the Norcold)!
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Wow poor op. not one reply was helpful to this newbie. What you need to do is go over your settings on the inverter charger, especially the LBCO (low battery cut off) I would expect that it is set too low, and it allowed the batteries to be drawn too far down. Additionally, you need to manage your running load on the inverter. TVs, and sat boxes are notorious power hogs. Look at your inverter display, and see what your running load is with the genny off. You can then use the display to isolate load. Another thing to look for is if you leave a coffee maker on, they will draw you down fast. Last if it exceptionally cold, the furnace fans are a big draw. I would suspect that if it is a late model coach with a residential refer, it should easily make it through the night. One other thing, you may want to check your batteries. You could have a bad one in the bunch. Good luck.
Perfect answer, IMO
Where were you for the 8 hours all of us where NOT helping?
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Sorry, the generator had been on for at least four hours before shut down.
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Where were you for the 8 hours all of us where NOT helping?
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What size are those 4 house batteries (I.e how many amp hours)?

If I assume you have 400 amp hours or so (just guessing here) then that should be sufficient to run a residential fridge overnight without anything else big on. Given you ran the generator for 4 hours beforehand (which should be long enough to fully charge the batteries) I'm thinking either your charger is not charging those batteries properly (perhaps it has an incorrect charging profile?) or one/several of your batteries may be fried.

I would start by looking at your batteries first. Get a volt meter and check your batteries right after charging and a few hours later to see if they're getting fully charged and holding that charge. Then check the charging profile on your charger to see if it matches the battery specs (I.e. what the battery manufacturer recommends). Sometimes chargers are set-up with generic profiles that may not be what the batteries actually need (this happened to us and took us most of our 1st year to figure out why our batteries never seemed to fully charge on the generator)

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Great information! I love it when you post Nina, because then the link to you and your husband's blog is there. Just enjoy reading about your boon docking adventures.

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