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RE: Eagle cap 1160 & Lance 1172 owners....

I think that the biggest boogieman on the Schwintek was due to improper or near lack of installation training...At this point (post initial growing pains) they are pretty RV ubiquitous and likely with few concerns...
3 tons 08/14/19 03:22pm Truck Campers
RE: LiFePO4 drop in's are they really a drop in?

Note that what I’ve been referring to in my previous is charging with a ‘single stage’ PD Li charger... So I did some more testing (as to my initial inquiry) and have these findings: It now appears that the batt resting voltage is around 13.5v, though I’m not exactly sure what the trigger voltage is for the PD (??)... Whatever the PD trigger voltage, when the single stage PD charger kicks in, it puts out 14.4v which is enough pressure (voltage) to force the current into the Li for charging...Once the batt rises to about the 14.4v (charging voltage), the PD shuts down and then over a short period of time (?) the battery slowly drops to it’s resting voltage of about 13.5v...And this is true for the Zamp PWM solar charge controller (set to Li mode) as well...At least that is the best that I can determine, and this seems to make sense - thus, it appears that the BMS mostly guards against extreme operating parameters...JMHO 3 tons
3 tons 08/11/19 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: LiFePO4 drop in's are they really a drop in?

Something to remember is that the bms (battery management system) of the dropin is the last line of protection for the battery (over/ under voltage, temperature) which should shut the batteries down protecting the cells. Having programmable charging sources that quit charging or go to float is the first line of protection. Correct if your are storing for longer periods of time you should store at 50% +/-, disconnecting the charging sources. So (post charging) when the battery falls to its resting voltage, what prevents a dedicated single stage Li charger from immediately kicking in again??... It’s not clear to me - I have not been able to determine this issue, and doubt that by design that the BMS is the supposed gate-keeper...
3 tons 08/11/19 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: LiFePO4 drop in's are they really a drop in?

What I’ve yet to figure out is when using say a Progressive Dynamics Li Charger (charges at a straight, single stage 14.4v), once the Li has been fully charged then drops to it’s resting voltage (of say 13.x volts), what prevents the charger from immediately kicking in again - or put another way, what triggers the charger to switch ON??...Its not clear to me that the BMS prevents this from occurring, and it’s also known that Li’s should not be stored long term at a full SOC - 50% is a better way to go...
3 tons 08/11/19 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: 17" wheels on DRW - is it worth replacing them with 19.5"?

For all but the heaviest of loads 19.5’s are not necessary on a DRW one ton truck (nowadays rated at 14k GVWR), but then you’d likely be over GVWR anyway - if they were necessary they’d come stock... Maybe with Dodge dually. My 2017 F350 with diesel and 6400 lb of TC load - scales at 13,800 lb. Means little, since I believe ford has an aluminum body, eh?.. My EC is at about 5k lbs wet and loaded, and I barely perceive it’s in the truck bed... Two Drw’s, 175k mi with camper aboard, zero issues period...Even drove100mi with outside dually flat and didn’t know it - but I’m still waiting for the boogie man to raise his head...
3 tons 08/09/19 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Ready to Buy?

If just one battery is the make or break, go with just one Lithium 100a, much cheaper per watt/duty cycle over the long haul...
3 tons 08/09/19 09:30am Truck Campers
RE: 17" wheels on DRW - is it worth replacing them with 19.5"?

For all but the heaviest of loads 19.5’s are not necessary on a DRW one ton truck (nowadays rated at 14k GVWR), but then you’d likely be over GVWR anyway - if they were necessary they’d come stock...
3 tons 08/08/19 09:18pm Truck Campers
RE: DPF Delete Recommendations for Dodge Cummins

Deleting for milage is like buying stock in Purple Unicorns R Us...
3 tons 08/08/19 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: 2020 eagle cap width

Can anyone tell me the width of the eagle cap the part that fits through the tailgate. It would depend on which model, but if your talking about one of their jumbo models,(whether 1160, 1165, 1200) be advised that they are ‘over the rail’ (over truck bed top-sides) designs, thus tailgate width limitations (whether ford, gm, or ram) will not apply...
3 tons 08/02/19 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Norcold 621L code H ??

Wnjj, I checked out your repair thread and have to say that was an outstanding repair job!! 3 tons
3 tons 08/01/19 10:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold 621L code H ??

Thanks for all your help!! I change out the board about a month ago but don’t recall getting any codes...Luckily, it’s working fine on LPG, so I’ll do some trouble shooting tomorrow! Thanks to All !
3 tons 08/01/19 10:51pm Tech Issues
Norcold 621L code H ??

Tried to start up our Norcold 621L and am getting a code ‘H’... any ideas are much appreciated...
3 tons 08/01/19 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI trips when generator used

Op, disappeared....
3 tons 08/01/19 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: air conditioner without and with autoformer

I have a Hughes Autoformer, but based on company info, looks like Sola is around to stay... http://solaballast.com/about.html
3 tons 08/01/19 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: air conditioner without and with autoformer

Thats odd...assuming that your battery’s SOC was up to snuff, then even if in Eco, I can see no reason why the Magnum’s load assist feature would not readily kick in to facilitate this temporary deficit...(triggered by ‘i’ sag??)... My ProSine is not a true hybrid, but will (in same scenario) momentarily bare the entire load (via ATS) which provides sufficient time (seconds) to overcome a LRA amps condition, and for genny to adjust to what’s now a ‘running amps’ load...This is why (in my previous...) I mentioned a reset of the Magnum to factory defaults as a possible solution...Just saying
3 tons 07/31/19 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: air conditioner without and with autoformer

One last test--which had disappointing results. Ambient temperature 76 f Interior of RV 81 f Yamaha 2800 sIEB run for 2 minutes to warm up. eco switch off. No load voltage 122.1v turn on only air conditioner 97 volts recovering to 119.5 1101 watts Retest with eco switch on after waiting ten minutes. generator over load Retest with magnum load support turned on generator over load Retest with autoformer generator overload. Not what I was expecting at all. Don, Something seems amiss here, especially if you have the Soft-Start....Converter-charger is off?...Autoformer operable? Be advised that I had a similar problem, and was ultimately able to correct it by resetting my ProSine to it’s factory defaults... Even when only Standby mode (not inverting) it may passively shut off shore power from entering the coach if the Genny voltage or Hz is sub-par...Sub-par voltage could be a parameter of the programming.
3 tons 07/31/19 04:28pm Tech Issues
RE: AC Issues have me baffled

Does your coach have a pass-thru type inverter/charger? Even when only Standby mode (not inverting) it may passively shut off shore power from entering the coach if the CG voltage or Hz is sub-par...Sub-par voltage could be caused by a bad connection.
3 tons 07/30/19 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI trips when generator used

Per the OP’s description, if the problem ONLY develops when running the generator (assuming not plugged in to shore power), then per the principle of Occum’s Razor, I would first look to the generator...
3 tons 07/30/19 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't believe my payload is so low.

I've decided I want to for sure and certain get a truck camper. I've been reading and researching for about two weeks now. Looking at what I want, the sizes, the weights. Plugging numbers into the weight calculator. Weighed my truck and blah blah. It seems like my 2007.5 Chevy diesel 2500HD has a very low payload. 1468 lbs to be exact!I should've broken this truck years ago if that is in anyway accurate. Just last week I hauled 2000 lbs of sack-crete in it. And for nearly 6 months I was hauling 2900 lbs of water in it about 2-3 times a week! I'm just about to say heck with it all. :R Lets see if my memory works. :) 1 ton = 2000lbs 3/4 ton = 1500lbs Sounds like the payload on the truck is fairly close. :) - Mark0 For those who actually pay attention, the above referenced tonnage ratings have no basis in fact with today's truck offerings...Today, even a properly configured half ton may have a rating of over a ton.
3 tons 07/30/19 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: GM pickup tailgate opening too narrow

FWIW I have a 2016 Ram and a 2009 Eagle Cap 995 with about 5/8” inch at gate opening to spare on each side of camper.
3 tons 07/30/19 08:49am Truck Campers
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