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RE: Battery questions

The reply to my question to the manufacturer of my converter: Hello, This converter is designed to charge both lead acid and AGM batteries…no adjustments to be made No worries about it overcharging
RRTom 10/09/20 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

8A27M looks like EP Deka battery and the voltages you have are fine. Charging voltages at bottom of p11. The sheet has GELL and AGM. Mostly just read the AGM sections. Thank you time2roll and all the others who have helped me so far. So, if we are at a good float range, then leaving the 50AMP plugged in should not harm the batteries? As long as I check the voltage periodically?
RRTom 10/09/20 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

OK, I left the 50 amp plugged in overnight. The reading this morning is 13.4. Is that in the proper range?Yes, the batteries like this float voltage to be on for maintenance while the RV is not in use. This should be described in the battery charging and maintenance specifications. If you post the exact batteries this can be confirmed. Generally the PD9270 is good for all flooded and AGM batteries. time2roll: The batteries are Roadhawk Deep Cycle Predator RV AGM, part #8A27M EDIT: These are rebranded Deka batteries. Specifications are: Deka 8A27 (8A27M) AGM Battery Specifications: Nominal Voltage: 12V Amp Hour Capacity @ 20 hr rate: 92 a/h Reserve Capacity @ 25 amp discharge rate: 185 mins BCI Group Size: 27 Marine Cranking Amps @ 32* F: 900 amps Cold Cranking Amps @ 0* F: 580 amps Weight: 63 lbs Length: 12 3/4 in. Width: 6 3/4 in. Height: 9 7/8 in. Terminal Type: dual terminals (autopost and stud)
RRTom 10/09/20 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

I hope your Genset and Motorhome are less than 30 days old. If NOT, then the odds are YOU will be paying for the Genset problem. From your description of the Genset problem your GASOLINE has gone bad in the Carb and gummed it up. This is NOT a warranty repair. RVer's need to run their Gensets twice a month for at least 30 minutes and also use STABIL type additive in the Gasoline to prevent Genset Carb problems. Doug I was thinking that might be the problem. But, we have had the genset looked at at least once by the dealer because it twice stopped running while driving. The dealer couldn't find the problem. So, hopefully that will be my out.
RRTom 10/09/20 10:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

OK, I left the 50 amp plugged in overnight. The reading this morning is 13.4. Is that in the proper range?
RRTom 10/09/20 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

RR, Something you need to do is locate your converter/charger and the paper work (documentation) that should have come with it. Then come back and tell us about it. Yes, all of the posted numbers say you have a problem, but how much of a problem remains to be seen. I have a very old coach, and I leave it plugged into the 50 as long as it is in range. I have a good system and I have zero problems. Matt My converter is a Intellipower PD9270 with built-in Charge Wizard. Output 13.6 VDC, 70 AMP."The Charge Wizard microprocessor constantly monitors the battery voltage and automatically adjusts the converter output voltage to provide the proper charging voltage for fast recharges and long-term maintenance." But it doesn't mention AGM batteries. I sent an email to the company asking if it could be used with AGM's. Another question: If the battery is "disconnected" at the switch, should the interior ceiling lights still work?
RRTom 10/08/20 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

RR, Something you need to do is locate your converter/charger and the paper work (documentation) that should have come with it. Then come back and tell us about it. Yes, all of the posted numbers say you have a problem, but how much of a problem remains to be seen. I have a very old coach, and I leave it plugged into the 50 as long as it is in range. I have a good system and I have zero problems. Matt I will do that and post the info.
RRTom 10/08/20 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

At 13.3 volts I would stay plugged in with the battery switch on. Down to 8.85 may have already damaged the batteries some with loss of capacity. Damage to batteries was from old trickle chargers set at 13.8 volts combined with poor maintenance of the water levels. Does not apply in your situation. Thanks
RRTom 10/08/20 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery questions

A mistake most people make is determining how quickly batteries charge and discharge. People think if you put a battery on a charger it should be charged up within an hour. This is false. Depending on the level of discharge, it might take several hours or even overnight to charge it fully. Also, a partially charged battery will discharge much faster than a fully charged battery. So, if you put it on the charger for an hour and then attempt to use it, it will discharge again very quickly. From your description, it sounds like your genset issue is directly related to your battery problem. One thing that you said that is questionable is that your genset is under warranty. Do you have an extended warranty, is your rig new what? If your rig is new then why did you replace your batteries? Generally, batteries will start their charging around 15VDC and then that will drop slowly as the battery reaches it's full capacity. AGMS are different than wets also, so your on board charger needs to be told they're AGMS....Dennis The following article might help answer some of your questions. At the very least, it will give you a little insight. Click HERE BOL...D Yes, the batteries would still have been under warranty but I over filled the original batteries and made a mess. Decided no more wet batteries. The space where they are makes it difficult for my old eyes to see what I'm doing, and my back just screams if I have to stay bent over long enough to get the job of checking and filling the batteries done.
RRTom 10/08/20 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
Battery questions

I just had the house batteries replaced with AGM's. I checked the built in "battery control" and voltage was reading 8.85. This was one week after install. I started the generator to exercise it, the A/C and charge the batteries. The gen ran very rough for about a minute and half, and then stopped. I will let the dealer sort the gen problem out since it's still under warranty. I plugged in the 50 amp this morning and immediately checked the "battery control" and got a reading of 13.3. I left it alone for a while and it stayed right in that range. I have now unplugged the 50 amp and the voltage dipped to 12.9, did the battery disconnect, and I will check again in an hour. I have been told that leaving the 50 amp plugged in while parked next to the house will damage my batteries. Also, when i do the battery disconnect, and then reconnect, the radio comes on by itself. ??? I am "electrical system illiterate" and would appreciate any possible explanations for this.
RRTom 10/08/20 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
Typical AGM warranty

What is the typical warranty length for AGM batteries. I need to replace my house batteries and want to go with AGM because they are maintenance free. My battery compartment is very difficult to work in and I probably caused my own problems by over filling the batteries because I could not clearly see what I was doing. I have an appointment at CW to replace the batteries, but the new ones only have a one year warranty. Seems like I should be able to get a longer warranty. Also, I have searched on here and saw a post about a possible problem with converters causing a problem with AGM's by charging them too quickly. How can I tell if I will have a problem with that?
RRTom 09/25/20 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving tow bar connected to MH

The cons are: Weather exposure if the RV is stored outside Legs.. If it not bolted on and locked (As in with a key) it the can grow legs . It would be in a protective covering, and it would be locked. The motor home is backed in between our house and a block wall so the motor home (let alone the tow bar) is not noticeable.
RRTom 07/07/20 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving tow bar connected to MH

I spray it with anti-corrosion oil and cover it. When you spray with anti-corrosion oil, do you spray the entire tow bar or just pivot points and bar that goes into the receiver on the motor home?
RRTom 07/07/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
Leaving tow bar connected to MH

How many of you leave the tow bar on the motor home after you return from an outing? What are the possible cons?
RRTom 07/07/20 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving in windy conditions

OK we need a report back from you RRTom....how was it and what would be your advice to other new members who haven't driven in wind. We left early enough that we didn't have much wind. But even after getting here and setting up, we could tell the wind wouldn't have been much of an issue. Not able to post this earlier because of a password issue. Thanks for all of the replies.
RRTom 07/05/20 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving in windy conditions

"If "your rig handles badly in 16 mph there's something seriously wrong somewhere but I doubt you will have any issues, :C Thanks, this is what I am looking for. I can't visualize winds of different speeds. I feel better now about the trip.
RRTom 06/30/20 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
Driving in windy conditions

We will be driving the motor home and pulling the car tomorrow. The forecast is calling for 16MPH winds where we will be driving. We will be on freeways/highways nearly the entire time with a speed limit of 55MPH (wink, wink). I have no after market suspension upgrades on the motor home and it actually drives pretty well in normal conditions. Are winds at that speed likely to make the drive a white knuckler?
RRTom 06/30/20 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hooking grill to onboard propane

You need to tell us if the regulator is at the tank end of the hose or if it is part of the grill. If it is at the tank end of the hose it is easy to convert to a quick connect and run off the MH. If the regulator is part of the grill it gets complicated. The regulator is at the tank end of the hose.
RRTom 05/23/20 03:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Hooking grill to onboard propane

"Includes a hose for connection to a 20-lb. propane tank (sold separately)." thanks. I don't remember any extra hose with the grill. But now I know that is doable. Now I need to find out if I can connect to the Motor Home's propane.
RRTom 05/23/20 01:59pm Tech Issues
Hooking grill to onboard propane

We purchased this grill at Camping World. We were told the only way we could use it was with the small 5 LB propane canisters. That we could not use any adapters to connect to our onboard propane tank connection. While at the dealers yesterday, I was looking at the adapters and saw one that looked like it should work. MEC brand. Of course I didn't take a photo of it and now I can't find it on line. The tech at the dealer said there was no reason I couldn't connect to the onboard tank. Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated. https://www.campingworld.com/smoke-hollow-vector-series-smoking-tabletop-3-burner-gas-grill-86915.html?cgid=grills#start=4&cgid=outside-rv%2Fgrills-picnic%2Fgrills%2Fgas-grills
RRTom 05/23/20 12:19pm Tech Issues
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