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RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I note with interest today they are offering a four year replacement warranty on a Duracell AGM. Yes, that's the norm for those, but who says that they have to honor it?. I had a manager's special on top of that, according to them at the time. Naturally that's all forgotten now, which makes it convenient for them. Lawyers are the only ones these kind of people understand.
tropical36 08/04/21 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The warranty should be honored, it was a basis for you to buy the batteries and you trusted them. It doesn't matter what the original manager said or did, you have the paperwork. My point exactly.
tropical36 08/04/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The Cadillac is a 2013 and came with an AGM battery from the factory. I'm no electrical engineer, but from what I have read an AGM can be overcharged with some vehicles. I don't have the answer, only suggestions. I'm not concerned about any of that, at this point, just for the company to honor their written agreement. You should have all been there, when that manager gave it to me. Good salesman anyway. Right now, it's also in the hands of the FL Attorney General for making some waves if not for anything else. The company's franchise owner must be hurting pretty bad if a $1000 + is worth all this hassle to him. Even for me, it's mainly the principle of the thing.
tropical36 07/26/21 01:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Guessing so, it's called the GEL setting. So, your Caddy has a special setting for AGM batteries. NO. Charging algorithms for AGM batteries are very close to those for wet cell batteries, NOT gel batteries. And, if you don't have the optional battery temperature sensor for your inverter/charger, you will need to re-program it as seasons change. Said another way, a fully charged battery in below freezing conditions will be very unhappy at 90 degrees F (and visa versa). As far as I know it's charging the same and for the wet cells as well, keeping in mind that the starting batteries are wet cell and are all in parallel for a good bit of the time. Thing is, this coach came with 4 AGM 12v house batteries and 2 maintenance free starting batteries and for the same as it has now, so however it was was set by the OEM, it's still that way using the same inverter/converter.
tropical36 07/26/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Does your motorhome have a charging system designed for AGM batteries? The fact that all 4 failed at the same time tells me that may be where the problem is. AGM batteries should easily last 5 years, the one in my Cadillac is over 7 years old. Guessing so, it's called the GEL setting. So, your Caddy has a special setting for AGM batteries.
tropical36 07/26/21 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

When did you make the claim? It's been 60 months since you bought those batteries, so the warranty is now up. I reported it in plenty of time and have that in writing as well.
tropical36 07/18/21 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I am surprised at their offering a 5 year warranty. Depending on use, charging type, and maintenance, 5 years could well be all one can expect from those batteries .... I do wish you had stated the battery mfg. and the problem you are having now . . . . Bottom line: If you do have a written warranty, you should end up on top of this .. eventually. All I can see on those blue tops back under there, is X-POWER. Don't think it was a company sponsored warranty, but a Manager special at the time. Naturally they choose not to remember or keep records of that sort. I believe the norm was for 48mons on these. The only problem with them is for not holding up like they should for just an overnight stay, but again, their not disputing it and I have that in writing as well.
tropical36 07/17/21 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Huh..... I have use that company ( different locations) many times with good results... I hope you get that issue resolved without too much more aggravation. It sounds like they need some additional managerial training there ! Well, as we all know, it's much easier to buy than to collect. And yes this manager might have been outside his limits, but the fact is, he did what he did and they should honor it.
tropical36 07/17/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

My experience is similar to Ford Truck Guy. In my last RV, the folks at Batteries Plus Bulbs not only had the best price on the four 6 volt GC's but removed the old ones and installed the new ones for me. Only good things to say about them. What has that to do with honoring a written warranty years later? Yes, good people when I bought. Why do you think I bought from them over others?
tropical36 07/17/21 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

This sent to BATTERIES PLUS BULBS “I bought 4 AGM 12V batteries for my Motorhome at a cost upwards of $1000 in July of 2016. At that time, the manager cited all the Benefits for purchasing these expensive batteries and for giving me a 60 month full replacement warranty. Story short and now that they need replaced, the present manager Chad has came up with every excuse possible for not honoring this written agreement and for basically saying that this past manager didn't know what he was doing by giving me that warranty. He then gave me his District Manager's email address of [email protected] and I've yet to hear back from him. In fact, I don't expect to, which again doesn't look well for your company. As you well know, this wouldn't fly in any court of law and I would expect a company of your size to make this good. After all, it's not worth all the bad publicity that will be forthcoming and considering what you spend on advertising alone. I do hope this can be resolved before taking any further action”. The above has been sent to the Better Business Bureau who has been in contact with them and to no avail or even an attempt at a solution, but will maintain my complaint on their website for 3 yrs. The BBC has also recommended sending my complaint, which I’ve also done, to the: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr PO Box 8911 Madison WI 53708-8911 (800) 422-7128 (608) 224-5058 V/TTY Email: [email protected] Website: datcp.wi.gov My recommendation after having dealt with this company and with comparing it to others in my lifetime, would be to stay far far away from them. If you’re in need of auto, golf cart or AGM batteries, try Rural King for much less cost and for getting a real warranty.
tropical36 07/17/21 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Powerglide Chassis

Looking to upgrade to a used Allegro Bus on the Powerglide chassis in a few months. How does this Tiffin built chassis compare to Freightliner? Are parts readily available in case of a break down? How is the ride on one?? Looking for any advise on these. Steve You'll get plenty of answers and don't know what years you're looking at, but starting around 2004 Spartan was also an option on a bus. For exp. on the 2010 .... https://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/2010/Allegro
tropical36 01/01/21 08:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

If the recall box is doing it’s job, how come you have to reset it with a magnet Like all things man made, they have their quirks and especially for a fix that was made as cheap as possible for satisfying the government. A little more money and it would reset on it's own with unwarranted nuisance tripping or at least for just having to turn the power off and back on. I think that's what I had to do with with my ARP until I moved the sensor up a bit. One must remember that the ARP is much more temp. sensitive. Then again, like Doug said, he could have been way off level and for causing the fridge to overheats. I believe that's what happens anyway. In the case of the OP, it's pretty obvious that his fridge never even got to 350F and proven by the fact that he has both units hooked up in his fridge. As for me, I'm just glad I have a simple low energy compressor unit now with most of the garbage gone. Thing is with a Norcold, most were inefficient and didn't earn the nickname NEVERCOLD for nothing.
tropical36 12/27/20 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

Thank you for your response. Since you have been in the business as long as I have been in flooring, enlighten us why the recalls and published recalls and the magnet trick to bypass the recalls was done. I have owner 15+ TVs, so, I too, know a “little’. I just have one question here and as to why you refer to the ...magnet trick to bypass the recalls... as a bypass when it's only to reset the thing, so it will do it's job?
tropical36 12/27/20 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

Thanks for the info. I have the ARP, I also installed a fire extinguisher and the unit is in very good condition. I frequently check it for any leaks, and it has worked great for years. So I really see no need to replace it. This is only the second time the safety switch has tripped and both times have been to washing. Thanks again for the help. Sounds like you have the ARP connected in series with the NC device. I didn't do that and see no need even though it says to. ARP has to say that for liability reasons. I mean if it's OK for NC's at a cutoff of 600F or so, why isn't it OK for the lone ARP to trip at around 350F? Biggest thing with the compressor versions is for quick and deep cold, along with quick recovery's with the door openings and closings. I get it though and didn't convert mine, until it gave up the ship.
tropical36 12/26/20 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco

It has road master chassis It's still going to have an aux. solenoid near the main starter solenoid. Batteries are obviously good if you can start it with the main solenoid. I put bypass buttons in the engine compartment for both solenoids, when we got the coach. Not only can I always start it, if the starter is good, but they also troubleshoot to a certain extent. Beats crawling down under in a rain storm and for possibly throwing sparks everywhere.
tropical36 12/25/20 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

Finally got the switch to reset. Found out one needs to leave the magnet over the area for 5 or so seconds before moving it. Just sliding the magnet back and forth wouldn't do it. Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated. Now consider an ARP replacement for this Norcold band aide, while contemplating a RC Refrigeration conversion to a residential type compressor for a permanent fix. Both were the best thing we ever did. State what the ARP does for safety that the Norcold recall does not. What the ARP does also, is, protects the Cooling Unit from off level operation and shuts the refer down when running off level. This prevents ruining the CU from off level operation. Once level the ARP restarts the Refer. The Safety part is almost identical to the Norcold device. I would have a ARP on any brand RV Ammonia refer. Doug Does it not cutoff at a much lower temp. than the NC fix? Seems that trying to reset the NC device brings in the most complaints though.
tropical36 12/25/20 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco

Got a friend got 2008 signature and won’t start. Lights will come on and speedometer goes back forward and tach. Until you turn switch off. But I can go underneath the coach and start on starter. Need help. The most likely culprit is the aux solenoid which you'll find near the Starter by following the small pos wire back. This is a chassis thing and a common failure on a Spartan. The good news is that Spartan usually has a better price than anyone for a replacement.
tropical36 12/25/20 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold 1200 won't turn on ??

Finally got the switch to reset. Found out one needs to leave the magnet over the area for 5 or so seconds before moving it. Just sliding the magnet back and forth wouldn't do it. Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated. Now consider an ARP replacement for this Norcold band aide, while contemplating a RC Refrigeration conversion to a residential type compressor for a permanent fix. Both were the best thing we ever did.
tropical36 12/25/20 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins ISB 5.9 Cranks but no fire-ECM power.

We just checked all 5 fuses in the battery box, going right into the main wiring harness. All fuses are good, verified with test light. However, some of the fuse holders have power at both sides, without a fuse installed. Maybe the ECM is back feeding those lines with power? The suggested fusible links look to be part of the wiring and not actual fuses. Not sure you're aware of that and just so you know.
tropical36 11/30/20 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How important is tire size to your selection?

Hi Chum lee, I'm not sure where you got the idea I was talking about a used coach? I'm looking for new. My question was is there a reason to specifically look at a coach with 22.5 tires over a coach having 19.5 tires? T he answer is NO... If you don't need the additional weight, then the tried and true 19'5's work just fine. The 22.5 tires/chassis may give a little better ride, but not to the point to make a selection on it? Have I gone off the rails on what you good folks have said? Are the two coaches about the same price wise? Just wondering why the one is equipped with larger wheels.
tropical36 11/24/20 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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