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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Dean n Mike
Check the battery disconnect switch near the...

Check the battery disconnect switch near the inverter/charger?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Dean n Mike
Also, it does support HD.

Also, it does support HD.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-25-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Dean n Mike
If you pull the dome off of the satellite dish...

If you pull the dome off of the satellite dish assembly on the roof there is a set of DIP switches and a sticker showing how to set them for dish.

“Wally” receivers are reasonably priced and dish...
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 07-05-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Dean n Mike
I have had two airbag failure events, probably...

I have had two airbag failure events, probably due to overextending the rear suspension in an uphill campsite. In my case, it was only the rear suspension that would not inflate, so this may not...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-26-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Dean n Mike
My 2016 40E looks to have the same arrangement in...

My 2016 40E looks to have the same arrangement in the rear (bath, bed, slides, etc.).

On ours, the bed can be down flat if the bed slide is out, even if the full wall slide at the foot of the bed...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-26-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Dean n Mike
I have just had to deal with a macerator toilet...

I have just had to deal with a macerator toilet issue on my 2016 Discovery 40E. Different toilet (ours is not a Dometic), but I did learn during the troubleshooting process that ours was wired...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 04-21-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,753
Posted By Dean n Mike
Where, in general, are you? Perhaps there is...

Where, in general, are you? Perhaps there is someone watching this thread who is nearby and could help in person?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-16-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Dean n Mike
I have had a similar issue. Check for 12DC power...

I have had a similar issue. Check for 12DC power at the terminals of the inverter. There is likely a large Buss-type fuse between the battery bank and the inverter.

My inverter failed in such a...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-14-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Dean n Mike
I replaced all the remaining plastic latches...

I replaced all the remaining plastic latches yesterday. Was able to open the adjacent door and reach the tang to release the latch.

Should not have this issue again!! [emoji846]

Mike
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Dean n Mike
Not slamming, push to latch with my knee. ...

Not slamming, push to latch with my knee.

Did you have any answers to my questions?
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 03-12-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Dean n Mike
Plastic Cargo Latch Broken - Cannot Open Door

Broke another latch last weekend, this time the latch is broken on the inside, and I cannot open the door! The compartment is isolated from others, so I cannot reach in from the adjacent...
Forum: Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-08-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Dean n Mike
It’s about the block temperature when you turn...

It’s about the block temperature when you turn the key. If the engine has been sitting overnight on a mild night, even if the outside temperature is warming up, the intake heater may activate to warm...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-19-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Dean n Mike
I switched from Farmers to Geico 3 years ago,...

I switched from Farmers to Geico 3 years ago, saved a lot. Shop around is the best approach, rates vary from place to place and time to time.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Dean n Mike
I've been offered a particular spot for an...

I've been offered a particular spot for an extended stay, but it is in a new area and I am not sure that there is any shade there...I have seen some there where there is literally NO shade.

I was...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-14-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Dean n Mike
Thanks, that would have helped, huh? [emoji54]

Thanks, that would have helped, huh? [emoji54]
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-13-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Dean n Mike
Anyone at the Hon Dah RV park?

Trying to get an opinion on a spot...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dean n Mike
We have never had an issue using a 20 amp...

We have never had an issue using a 20 amp connection to keep our coach charged, even when the batteries were fairly well discharged.

Keep in mind that there is a ~10:1 difference in current...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-21-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
Regarding the 300A fuse, it is potentially a bit...

Regarding the 300A fuse, it is potentially a bit undersized for the MS2800. The placard on the side of the unit states "Maximum Continuous Input Current: 373 ADC".

Having run the coach in a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-18-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
Could not find any issue with the wiring, so I...

Could not find any issue with the wiring, so I pulled the inverter and took it in for repair. The service guy suspects the “FET Board”. I will post again when repaired.

Mike
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-17-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,366
Posted By Dean n Mike
The fridge is running on the inverter, a device...

The fridge is running on the inverter, a device that converts battery (12v) power to 120v AC power To run your residential unit. The red dial switch is the supply line from the batteries to the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-23-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
So I went out to the coach Sunday and cleaned the...

So I went out to the coach Sunday and cleaned the batteries, connections, trays, etc. and replaced the fuse.

So far so good. I found no chafing, but the batteries were quite a mess. Once...
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Dean n Mike
Sounds like the inverter is turned off,...

Sounds like the inverter is turned off, disconnected from the battery bank, the inverter circuit breaker is open, or the inverter failed.

Presuming no one was fussing with the controls or the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
I spoke to Magnum customer support, who suggested...

I spoke to Magnum customer support, who suggested that the fuse might be slightly undersized, but could not explain why it would be failing now.

They suggested that a thorough cleaning of the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
Thanks, will look for that.

Thanks, will look for that.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
Fuse blow repeatedly between battery bank and Magnum MS2812 inverter/charger

About a year ago, after about 3 years of normal operation, the 300 amp fuse between the batteries and the inverter/charger blew while the coach was in storage. I replaced it and had no issues for...
Forum: Allison Transmission Forum 06-03-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By Dean n Mike
This doesn’t sound right. ECO mode should cause...

This doesn’t sound right. ECO mode should cause the transmission to shift at lower RPM to save fuel, but should not call de the RPM to be lower at cruise.

What does the control panel say when you...
Forum: Going Green 05-31-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,274
Posted By Dean n Mike
Your idea to connect a generator is a good one....

Your idea to connect a generator is a good one. Make sure the AC, other electric appliances are off and you should see some progress in charging it up.

Your tow vehicle may not have a charge /...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Dean n Mike
Nice! I had figured that the cost of something...

Nice! I had figured that the cost of something that has this much capability would be much more expensive. I do agree that your batteries are going to suffer from being run down to this extent. A...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Dean n Mike
For my part, as the jump start unit would have to...

For my part, as the jump start unit would have to be so big, I would look at charging the batteries first. Can you jump start the generator, let that charge the house batteries well enough to use the...
Forum: Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 03-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dean n Mike
Mine can be heard and felt at startup and...

Mine can be heard and felt at startup and shutdown, though "violent" is probably overstating it by a good bit. Everything being tight, no loose attachment points to give rise to rattles, would help...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-25-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean n Mike
Thanks again! Mike

Thanks again!

Mike
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean n Mike
Thanks. Wwith the 50% charge rate setting I am...

Thanks. Wwith the 50% charge rate setting I am seeing 55 Amps going into the bank in "bulk charge" mode. I will have to look to see if there is a ~70% setting; as I recall it was 50% or 100%. I...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-20-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean n Mike
Finally got out to the coach tonight. Hate it...

Finally got out to the coach tonight. Hate it when life interrupts the more interesting stuff. The inverter/ charger is a Magnum M2812. Picture attached. 272815

Setting showing the 50% setting...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-16-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean n Mike
Just one, I will have to go to the coach to see...

Just one, I will have to go to the coach to see what model. Supports the residential fridge for a day if nothing else. Typically I have to run in the morning after DW's hair dryer causes the LVCO...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-16-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Dean n Mike
On a related issue, I have 6 ea of the Costco 6V...

On a related issue, I have 6 ea of the Costco 6V batteries in my house bank, 210AH rated at 20 hour rate. Takes quite a while to charge at my 50% setting on the EC-30. What I read says that using...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 01-14-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Dean n Mike
Mountain Directory warns of a 7% Grade descending...

Mountain Directory warns of a 7% Grade descending from Flagstaff on 89A, many hairpin turns, 15mph, and that the road is very narrow. The road is narrow and winding from 8 miles south of the 89A...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-08-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Dean n Mike
I did turn the seat as needed to access the...

I did turn the seat as needed to access the bolts, yes,
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Dean n Mike
I had to replace the pedestal under my driver's...

I had to replace the pedestal under my driver's seat after it began to wobble back and forth (another story there for another time). On mine, there were actually three pieces. Starting from the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-07-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Dean n Mike
Not Flamin'

I understood that a triple was only legal if there was a 5th wheel in the middle - I will watch to see what others know (or think, anyway, like me).

Mike:popcorn:
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dean n Mike
Mission RV Park

Stayed at Hacienda Rv Park in Las Cruces 18 months ago for a week. Very nice and about an hours drive from El Paso. Agree with your earlier comment about staying in El Paso, just from driving through...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-22-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Dean n Mike
Getting power to the coach is well addressed by...

Getting power to the coach is well addressed by the previous responses - not a lot different from what you were doing before.

The new part with your coach will be in managing the electrical loads...
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 11-02-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,367
Posted By Dean n Mike
Do you hear air hissing at the axle that is not...

Do you hear air hissing at the axle that is not inflating? I just had a problem with a rear air bag separation at the bottom, which caused both of the rear bags to not inflate.

Hope you have a...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-12-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Dean n Mike
On my Discovery, the parking/emergency brake has...

On my Discovery, the parking/emergency brake has to be off to turn on the Daytime Running Lights, then there are parking lights (first position on the headlight rocker switch), headlights and a...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-11-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By Dean n Mike
Is it possible that the switch selects the Grover...

Is it possible that the switch selects the Grover horns on and off? I have seen folks install a switch so that the louder horn is used while on the highway and not in town.

Mike
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,364
Posted By Dean n Mike
We are at a different end of the spectrum from...

We are at a different end of the spectrum from many of those commenting earlier - we are out for 3-7 days once a month (my wife is retired, I am not). For us, we have guests stay with us about 1/3...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Dean n Mike
I don't have anything to add to the information...

I don't have anything to add to the information already provided on the first two issues, but regarding auto-start for the generator: On mine, turning the key will disable the auto-start, so once I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Dean n Mike
Had the same thing on my last coach, heard from...

Had the same thing on my last coach, heard from the storage lot that it was running. Never could track down the cause, but taking the research here and elsewhere I disconnected the harness at the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Dean n Mike
My coach was set for DirecTV when I purchased it...

My coach was set for DirecTV when I purchased it 3 years ago. As stated above, it was simple to remove the dome and reset the switches to the appropriate positions. Was interesting, as the engineer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,136
Posted By Dean n Mike
X4 (or is it 5?) on the Oasis service at FL...

X4 (or is it 5?) on the Oasis service at FL Tolleson. Kirk is great to work with!
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-24-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Dean n Mike
I believe you are correct. This is done by the...

I believe you are correct. This is done by the manufacturer instead of installing a transfer switch.
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