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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-26-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By justinpirie
I would isolate it first to see if the battery is...

I would isolate it first to see if the battery is dead or itís just naturally dropping voltage. Lead acid should lose about 5% a month which is why you always should trickle charge them. You might...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,350
Posted By justinpirie
If you can afford/justify it, you wonít regret a...

If you can afford/justify it, you wonít regret a DP.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By justinpirie
My 2011 Freightliner has a light control box with...

My 2011 Freightliner has a light control box with relays- does yours have one? It was super-confusing to my when none of the lights were controlled by the relays in the fuse box...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-20-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By justinpirie
I would sooner rent my home than my RV again.

I would sooner rent my home than my RV again.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By justinpirie
Firstly, good job for paying for an inspection!...

Firstly, good job for paying for an inspection! All coaches will have ďminorĒ issues. You need to figure out what itís worth to you. If youíre handy, then minor things can be fixed easily. If youíre...
Forum: Going Green 09-20-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By justinpirie
Really? Iíd thought this was the case: ďThe...

Really? Iíd thought this was the case:

ďThe leading advantages of AGM are a charge that is up to five times faster than the flooded version, and the ability to deep cycle. AGM offers a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By justinpirie
Always jacks first. Auto level is a waste of time...

Always jacks first. Auto level is a waste of time on my Fleetwood. Manual mode wins every time.
Forum: Going Green 09-20-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By justinpirie
The big advantage with AGM over FLA is higher...

The big advantage with AGM over FLA is higher depth of discharge though. As twinboat says, panels are panels. I really like Victron for monitoring and charge controllers.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-19-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By justinpirie
The calls when theyíre crashed your coach or...

The calls when theyíre crashed your coach or ďsomething brokeĒ are the worst.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-19-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By justinpirie
Weíre about to take our newborn on a trip for a...

Weíre about to take our newborn on a trip for a couple of months for our respective leaves [emoji41] Great advice above. Sell it before renting it if you canít justify the money.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-19-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By justinpirie
Yeah two rentals and $35k damage, in the shop for...

Yeah two rentals and $35k damage, in the shop for more than six months. Itíll never be the same. Not worth the money or hassle unless itís a POS.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By justinpirie
Yes! The other way is much more problematic.

Yes! The other way is much more problematic.
Forum: Going Green 09-16-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By justinpirie
There are a few folks who have tried them at the...

There are a few folks who have tried them at the windsurfing/kitesurfing spot we camp at. Theyíre really loud and annoying compared to solar and itís... really windy there! Solar is the way to go IMO
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By justinpirie
Only if youíre just using a voltmeter, not if...

Only if youíre just using a voltmeter, not if youíre measuring amps in and out like with the Victron battery monitor which uses a shunt. That gives accurate SoC regardless of the load

That said,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By justinpirie
If they donít have a custom profile available,...

If they donít have a custom profile available, youíll need to upgrade your inverters.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By justinpirie
I also race with the Hankook RS4ís, while not as...

I also race with the Hankook RS4ís, while not as fast as the BFG Rivals, much more durable.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-19-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By justinpirie
If youíre in the Bay Area, these guys are great...

If youíre in the Bay Area, these guys are great Paul's Automotive Repair Center
5060 Neroly Rd #2903, Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 522-8367...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-19-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By justinpirie
I have them on my Discovery 40G. Really happy...

I have them on my Discovery 40G. Really happy with them, no issues. Great tire for the money. Replaced the Goodyear that was fitted by Freightliner.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-18-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By justinpirie
Yeah itís annoying. I tend to use it on longer...

Yeah itís annoying. I tend to use it on longer journeys because you have to turn the connector box on and the app. Better than a blowout though!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
Yeah thatís how mine is. If you do that you...

Yeah thatís how mine is. If you do that you should put a manual disconnect in however.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-13-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
Disconnect the batteries and check for...

Disconnect the batteries and check for continuity. There shouldnít be any continuity between positive and ground.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
I really suspect you have a short somewhere. Or...

I really suspect you have a short somewhere. Or at least a bad ground.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By justinpirie
Thatís a really nice product. Little pricey but...

Thatís a really nice product. Little pricey but nice! Your other option if you have your inverter powered on is to use a cheap battery tender. But lots of conversion loss and lots of folks donít like...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,288
Posted By justinpirie
Google photos are a great way to share a lot of...

Google photos are a great way to share a lot of high res photos. I nearly started buying a coach on the other side of the country before the owner mentioned accident damage... [emoji2357]
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-10-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By justinpirie
Super annoying! Put the part on eBay and you...

Super annoying! Put the part on eBay and you should get most of your money back.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-07-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By justinpirie
They hold the washer tube and degrade with UV...

They hold the washer tube and degrade with UV exposure.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-06-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By justinpirie
Yeah thatís why I bought mine..,

Yeah thatís why I bought mine..,
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
Start by disconnecting both battery banks and...

Start by disconnecting both battery banks and getting them to 100% charge, then diagnose the problems independently. The charger might be detecting a short hence not charging. Something weird is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By justinpirie
Because lead acids lose 5% of their charge every...

Because lead acids lose 5% of their charge every month and too many discharges below 40% destroy the batteries. Given how expensive our house batteries are and how cheap solar or plug in battery...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
I wonder if that charger has a low voltage cut...

I wonder if that charger has a low voltage cut off? Try charging it with an external charger to 100% SoC then see if the inverter can maintain it.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By justinpirie
You should never leave lead acids without a float...

You should never leave lead acids without a float charger on them.

Can you change the outlet?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
Did you set the charge rate? It can be set to...

Did you set the charge rate? It can be set to zero, i.e off. What is the voltage at the batteries?
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-05-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By justinpirie
Itís highly unlikely that a small solar panel...

Itís highly unlikely that a small solar panel that floats your batteries will be able to keep that running... Iím guessing it would be at least 50w and your panel is likely 100w. So even in perfect...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
255821 Have you set the battery type and the...

255821

Have you set the battery type and the charge percentage? It could be set to off.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By justinpirie
Can you post the specs of the inverter/charger?...

Can you post the specs of the inverter/charger? It isnít charging while plugged into 110v which is why youíre having issues. I wonder if itís just an inverter and not a charger?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By justinpirie
I got mine on eBay for about $450.

I got mine on eBay for about $450.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By justinpirie
There are a bunch of fuses in a black box to the...

There are a bunch of fuses in a black box to the left of the power reel- try there. Took me ages to figure it out.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By justinpirie
Do you not have a Man button?

Do you not have a Man button?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-30-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By justinpirie
Apparently coca-cola works well too!

Apparently coca-cola works well too!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-13-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By justinpirie
Disconnect the connector from the motor and see...

Disconnect the connector from the motor and see if it happens. Sounds like a short to me.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By justinpirie
Thinking out loud... sounds like the pump is...

Thinking out loud... sounds like the pump is running. Normally it only does that while a solenoid is open to extend a jack. Maybe try unplugging the pump connector when you go for a journey to see...
Forum: Full-Timers 06-15-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,275
Posted By justinpirie
Definitely hire an inspector. Even on a...

Definitely hire an inspector. Even on a relatively new coach it would have saved me a bunch!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By justinpirie
Yeah itís super annoying on my Fleetwood...

Yeah itís super annoying on my Fleetwood Discovery so Iíd love a better solution too.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 05-10-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,259
Views: 384,701
Posted By justinpirie
Nice! Not having built in trash is super annoying.

Nice! Not having built in trash is super annoying.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-10-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By justinpirie
Do you have a picture?

Do you have a picture?
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 05-09-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By justinpirie
Are you getting 110v anywhere else in the coach...

Are you getting 110v anywhere else in the coach when the generator is off and youíre not plugged in? If not then make sure your Magnum inverter has 12v power. Mine has manual disconnects. If it has...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By justinpirie
I suspect itís a flooded lead acid battery then....

I suspect itís a flooded lead acid battery then. A picture would be great.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By justinpirie
Hereís the advice I wish Iíd gotten when getting...

Hereís the advice I wish Iíd gotten when getting into RVís:

No meter is going to be accurate without being in between the batteries and the load/charge.

The best meter Iíve found is the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-06-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By justinpirie
Ah- great that youíre still getting out there in...

Ah- great that youíre still getting out there in your new situation!

How are you measuring battery state of charge?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-05-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By justinpirie
Just out of interest, whatís stopping you from...

Just out of interest, whatís stopping you from putting panels on the roof?
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