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Old 03-16-2019, 01:06 PM   #127
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Absorption refrigerators are a major cause burned up RV's. Don't believe me just ask the RV wrecking yards. My Samsung 18 cf runs over 14 hours with 6 deep cycle 6 volt batteries. With auto gen start I never worry about it and I don't to worry about level or my ice cream melting.
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Six Continental 6v which are the same battery as Trojan but with a cheaper sticker in place of the Trojan label. Made by the same company. All connected together and run the Samsung 18cf refrigerator over 14 hours.
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A friend of mine was physically searching RV wrecking yards last year and most of the burned ones were caused by the absorption refrigerators.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:32 PM   #130
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I see where some folks state that they have an auto start feature for their generator when voltage is low. With trying to decide to convert to an residential fridge or purchase another ac/lp fridge this interest me. Can someone direct me to info on this please?
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I have the auto start and other than to see that it works, I never use it. IF I were going to be away for several days then I would, otherwise I crank it when going to use a high amp item.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:18 AM   #132
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I see where some folks state that they have an auto start feature for their generator when voltage is low. With trying to decide to convert to an residential fridge or purchase another ac/lp fridge this interest me. Can someone direct me to info on this please?
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You may or may not have this feature.
It's usually on an interior control panel for the genset.
Most modern DP coaches with a Diesel gen, with have it.

You should probably state your coach specifics, along with your signature for more responses to any question.
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...Auto gen start was an OEM feature on my 2003--haven't used it in 16 years. Depending on type of genset, retro-fitting an AGS system might be difficult and/or expensive. AGS systems usually respond to low battery or a preset cooling or heating temperature. So typical applications for AGS is either keeping up the bats for your fridge, etc, while off the grid, or keeping the rig cool or warm for pets or to protect pipes from freezing. Modern RV gensets are pretty sophisticated and very safe to operate--but it would make me a bit nervous to have genset run for long periods when I am not around. That is when things can, and often do, go wrong--IMHO......
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You may or may not have this feature.
It's usually on an interior control panel for the genset.
Most modern DP coaches with a Diesel gen, with have it.

You should probably state your coach specifics, along with your signature for more responses to any question.
Ok I think I accomplished that, thank you
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:55 PM   #135
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I see where some folks state that they have an auto start feature for their generator when voltage is low. With trying to decide to convert to an residential fridge or purchase another ac/lp fridge this interest me. Can someone direct me to info on this please?
Thank you in advance for your help.
A search for AGS, Automatic Generator Start or a new thread may lead to your answer. Many manufacturers included the feature on coaches equipped with residential refrigerators. It can be turned on or off at the thermostat.
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There are atleast two good AGS systems - the Onan EC-30 and an AGS module as a part of a Magnum Inverter. Most factory installs use the EC-30 but it is too costly to retrofit as it requires 16 connections to the Coach's wiring. You best bet is the get the Magnum add on - if you have the Magnum Inverter - or replace the existing Inverter/Carger with a Magnum unit. I installed an EC-30 in a previous Winn class C where full wiring diagrams were available and every wire in the coach had unique identifier and it took me 15 hours. I am also an electrical engineer and willing to try anything. Unless you have like resources, I wouldn't recommend It as a DIY job.
If you think you already have the EC-30 installed, download the EC-30 manual - it is not simple to use but once you get the hang of it, it will be a real asset.Good luck,
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You may or may not have this feature.
It's usually on an interior control panel for the genset.
Most modern DP coaches with a Diesel gen, with have it.

You should probably state your coach specifics, along with your signature for more responses to any question.
Nope, I tried but looks like it didn’t work. My coach is a 2008 Fleetwood discovery 40X Cummins 350 Freightliner chassis with Onan 8000 gen set.

Thank you again
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Nope, I tried but looks like it didn’t work. My coach is a 2008 Fleetwood discovery 40X Cummins 350 Freightliner chassis with Onan 8000 gen set.

Thank you again
I would think that a Discovery would have this feature.
Someone with a like coach, should probably chime in now.
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