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Getting help from ALISON

Have you ever tried to get help from ALISON ? Their ability to talk to any one is very limited. All I want to is what pin does what on the Transmission module. this is what you must do to get this info. (( That said, you can find WTEC 3 Tech Data on the HUB by going to Engineering > Tech Data > Out-of-Production Transmissions and Controls > WTEC-III Controls. From that point, you can find the system schematics via the Installation Drawings link. )) I know this is a rant, but I feel better.
Tom/Barb 07/17/21 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Magnum inverter/battery issue

I have a 2014 coachman cross country that we purchased 2 years ago used. This last weekend we took a trip and ran the generator all weekend. Place we were at had no hook ups. Saturday night the inside lights kept getting super dim like they had no power even with the generator running. Sunday morning started having electrical gremlins and the generator shut off. I figured it it was low on oil which it was not. I tried to start it back up and had no power. I tried to turn a light on they were dead to. I hit the override to 12 volt and fired up no problem. Airs turned on had inside lights. Went to take a shower- we have a tankless unit and as soon as that went to heat up killed the generator again. I turned water heater off and restarted generator again with the over ride and looked at the inventor panel and it’s faulted bad battery. I just replaced the house batteries tonight and the battery temperature sensor is melted. I know it needs to be replaced. Already found on line but will be checking the 2 local Rv dealers tomorrow if that have it. Question the inverter panel is faulted for battery I see which I assume is from the melted sensor. Will the electrical system function okay without the sensor till I get the new one ? Do you have to reset the system after the house batteries are replaced ? The inverter is the magnum s line 2000 watts. Thanks in advance.Your lucky, the Magnum 2000 dam near burned our house down.
Tom/Barb 07/06/21 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 200 amp-hour Li $799

Hi li lovers! If you have room?? gofer it... they are big batteries.
Tom/Barb 07/06/21 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Fire in the coach.

The cure sounds good but do not discount the fact that lithium batteries carry their own fire hazards. Another thing to consider is that putting out a lithium battery fire is a little different than putting out a regular fire. The lithium batteries create their own fuel and oxygen so certain types of extinguishers may have little affect. Show me an example of a Li battery type in use as a motorhome?? If my Laptop ever catches on fire, I'm throwing it out the window and taking pictures. :)
Tom/Barb 07/06/21 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fire in the coach.

You could add a 1200A starter solenoid ($25) as your boost solenoid. In 20 years of service I have never use the Boosted start system.
Tom/Barb 07/06/21 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fire in the coach.

Glad you were home and got things under control. A MH fire is one of our concerns since we store it IN our home. Did install a fire sprinkler system in the MH bay…hopefully it never gets hot enough in there for them to go off. Battle Born only sells LiFePO4 batteries which are not fire prone like the type used in laptops. I recently built 600AH of Lithium’s for $1200…cheaper than AGMs. You could add a 1200A starter solenoid ($25) as your boost solenoid. Exactly --- LiFePO4 are very safe, and are a better deal than lead in the long run. when doing a change over to BattleBorn, remember the Chassis batteries are Lead Acid, and you must separate the 2 systems.
Tom/Barb 07/06/21 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
Fire in the coach.

We recently had a near miss, the Inverter circuit board decided to over heat and catch on fire. We were home and smelled smoke, and found the electrical compartment was on fire, we park next to the house, where the junction box is, so my reaction was to unplug the 50 AMP chord and deploy the extinguisher. The fire was quickly put out. Things that saved our A**es was Newmar has a firebox built in the coach. we were home when it happened. Facts - no circuit breakers were blown, the circuit board simply malfunctioned, causing the inverter /charger to short circuit. The cure, we removed the 4 lead acid batteries, the inverter, and all heavy cables. to make room for the up grade. we installed 4, 200 AMP hour Lithium batteries, and a Victron 3000 watt inverter/charger, and a 500AMP smart shunt, and a Victron 30 amp 12to12smart charger we eliminated the ability to do a boosted start. The folks at Battle Born talked thru it. they are great, and provide the videos to show me how. we now monitor the system with my phone,- blue tooth connection
Tom/Barb 07/05/21 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: VictronConnect BMV-712-Smart

Contact Brandon @ battle born batteries.
Tom/Barb 06/27/21 08:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery disconnect switch

Before you pitch it in the trash, do a voltage drop test.
Tom/Barb 06/10/21 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
Fixed it

Finally fixed the Newmar.. Who would have thought it required 2 flashers to get all the lights to work. and 1 can't be shorted . Now what would have made 2 flashers to go at the same time?
Tom/Barb 06/07/21 11:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

Tom/Barb 05/30/21 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

To run both A/C units we can run the Genset traveling, very seldom do.
Tom/Barb 05/30/21 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: windshield poped out on cornor

remove and replace the glass reseat as required.
Tom/Barb 05/24/21 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Ok look, I have a new Newmar Mountain Air and it’s better than a gasser. I have an old Newmar and it is still better than any gas rig.
Tom/Barb 05/16/21 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crack in gel coat

OK but what's the best way to seal it More gelcoat, Clean all wax off the surface, then squeegee some thinned gelcoat into the crack. allow to harden, buff as require.
Tom/Barb 05/11/21 11:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pt Townsend Coupeville Ferry Seattle Area

OBTW--- it is alway good to do the reservations on the ferry.
Tom/Barb 05/08/21 07:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pt Townsend Coupeville Ferry Seattle Area

I’m planning to take the Pt Townsend Coupeville ferry on 8/8 and concerned about ramp clearance for my low clearance MH. Negative tide at 10am and 4’ at 3pm which is the time I’m considering. I’ll be in Pt Townsend for a few days and will get a visual on the ramp with tides. But thinking I should made a reservation ahead of time. Also need to understand turning radius as I can’t back up with the toad and prefer to not disconnect. Suggestions etc appreciated. As posted, it should not be a problem. remember...The short cut... leaving the ferry on Whidbey Island side ... It is a left turn thru Ft. Casey.. swing wide use both lanes, and do not follow Highway 20. That takes you 10 miles out of your way. The Left turn brings you out (Engles Rd) at the traffic signal on Hw-20 then direct to Oak Harbor. Use Google Map.
Tom/Barb 05/08/21 07:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: IH-5 through Seattle options?

I-5 thru the Seattle is best during the late evening, or early in the morning on the weekend. Best drive is 101 and Port Townsend. and the ferry, then Highway 20. say hi when you pass the house :)
Tom/Barb 05/08/21 09:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Exhaust Manifold

Next use nickel anti seize.
Tom/Barb 05/03/21 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Short in the ACC pole

. Exactly what fuse is blowing? Jerry And what size is the fuse? How many amps? It is labeled " 15 Key SW' and it is a 15 amp It is in the #1 junction box.
Tom/Barb 05/01/21 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
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