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RE: How to test rv converter?

12.6 means you're charged. Is the solar doing that? Yes, 12.6 is an OK reading for a fully charged battery AT REST. But, it is not OK for a properly working charger.
wolfe10 11/14/20 12:54pm Tech Issues
RE: How to test rv converter?

How do you check? You just did. If there is 120 VAC to the converter and not blown fuse or open between converter and battery bank, it is not working. Said another way 12.6 to 12.6 says it is not charging. Should jump pretty quickly to at least 13.2 if batteries starting at 12.6.
wolfe10 11/14/20 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 2000 Safari Sahara Slide out inop

I hesitate to go on any forum and recommend another one. But, it is probably warranted in this case. For more Safari-specific information you might try here:https://safarifriends.org/index.php
wolfe10 11/12/20 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace Burner Keeps Cutting Off

This was posted in another RV forum by 'A1RVTraveler' I am a mobile RV tech and I am going to suggest something you need to try. The 2017-2019 Dometic Atwood furnace has been experiencing some problems with sail switches not staying closed during furnace operation. This has been especially problematic with furnaces mounted vertically. A new sail switch was introduced that has cured the problem. This is how I troubleshoot. Removed the sail switch and bracket from the furnace. Leave all wires connected. Have someone turn on the furnace. Once the motor starts, close the sail switch with your hand and keep it closed. If the furnace ignites and runs fine, the sail switch needs to be replaced with the new style switch. You can not close the sail switch until the motor starts. Let me know what happens. Matt PS: The new sail switch comes with a modified bracket to allow the sail switch to travel an extra 1/32". Seems odd, but this cures the problem. The actual sail switch in not bad, just not staying closed during operation. This only applies to 2017-2019 Dometic-Atwood furnaces with straight blade sail switches, not the angle bent sail switches. See post #28 Not sure I go along with this one as first thing to check. Could the sail switch be faulty-- certainly. But, remember what it does for a living-- it VERIFIES proper air flow for before allowing the furnace to ignite. So, start by verifying that the air return to the furnace is not blocked, all ducts in good condition (not crushed) and all vents open. Also a good idea to check from the outside for dirt, mud dubbers nests, etc before firing it up for the first time of the season. If all the above are good, connections to the PC board good and clean (or use DeOxit to clean the connections) THEN suspect the sail switch.
wolfe10 11/11/20 06:11am Tech Issues
RE: House batteries didn't charge while driving

Even if house bank is discharged (not likely with new batteries and long drive), the alternator is more than adequate to have them fully charged at the end of the drive.
wolfe10 11/11/20 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Every time you see a TV drug commercial, a health plan/Medicare supplement commercial, an attorney ad for "bad drugs/bad medial care, JUST ADD THEM TO THE COST OF OUR HEALTH CARE. Taking no sides/not political, but the TV networks aren't running all those spots for free! And drug companies and medical care facilities and personnel have to set aside money for mal-practice insurance and drug law suits. Part of cost of doing business NOB. Back out those costs and medical care would by reduced substantially.
wolfe10 11/10/20 03:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 1994 Firan "Europremier" chassis wiring diagram? New owner

Nothing special about the driveline. Any tech familiar with basic wiring and fuel systems for mechanical Cummins C engines should be able to get you going. The big issue is whether the diesel is still good. If not, MUCH cheaper to pay to have it drained and disposed of than to destroy the injection pump. A good diesel tech can "smell it" as a first indicator and then take a small sample from the primary fuel filter/water separator after running the engine for the first time.
wolfe10 11/09/20 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Outlets work while towing?

Then I can just plug in a small inverter rather than wiring anything.You may find one near your entertainment center or antenna wiring, but it's not a good idea. The wires are small and won't handle much of a load, plus they'll get hot. Correct. All but the smallest inverters, when run through those long small-gauge wire will waste a LOT of power. Those electrons will see those long runs of small-gauge wire as RESISTANCE and turn their valuable energy into HEAT. So, voltage to the inverter is diminished and draw on the battery bank is higher.
wolfe10 11/07/20 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Outlets work while towing?

An inverter needs to be located close to the battery, but not in the same compartment. Basically short 12 VDC lines and 120 VAC lines basically as long as you need. Many modern appliances require a PSW (Pure Sine Wave) inverter to function properly. You will need to carefully consider your 120 VAC load, inverter size and type and size of your battery bank so they fill your needs. Said another way, too high a 120 VAC load, a lighter load run for too long before recharging the batteries, incorrect size/type inverter and/or too small a battery bank or bank that is not fully charged when you need it to perform will likely NOT meet your needs.
wolfe10 11/06/20 01:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane shut off

An absolute MUST (turn it off at the tank) if stored indoors or in areas where there is even the remotest possibility of a FIRE. A fire, irrespective of the source (your RV, a neighboring RV, wild fire, lightening strike fire), can easily melt/burn a propane line and now you have a REAL BLOWTORCH.
wolfe10 11/02/20 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV sitting for two to three weeks in 10 degree weather

As others have explained, doesn't matter if you have a hard freeze for one over-night or 50, if you don't winterize, things will CRACK! PERIOD!
wolfe10 10/29/20 04:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Brake Fluid Still Milky

Perhaps someone added something else other than the correct brake fluid some time in the last 17 years.
wolfe10 10/17/20 02:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2001 Diesel Pusher with Dynomax Chassis

The "frame part" is no longer available, but most can be easily repaired. The components (axles, transmission, engine, etc) are common parts are are shared by many other motorhomes and OTR trucks.
wolfe10 10/09/20 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change question

Yes if you tend to use the Class A to go a 1/4 mile to the grocery then by all means change it. OR, if you are one of those people who start the engine every couple of weeks and let it idle without driving!
wolfe10 09/27/20 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change question

Agree, I wouldn't change it UNLESS you have started it multiple times without driving it far enough to get the OIL, not just coolant up to operating temperature. Yes if condensation in crankcase, I would change it. Oil is cheap-- engines, not so much.
wolfe10 09/27/20 06:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: rv inspector

Tell us what you are looking at so we have an idea of whether you need someone familiar with an older Ford chassis, never Chevy chassis, etc.
wolfe10 09/26/20 06:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Impression on new coach

Yes, he needs to use the "edit feature" on the original post, then ask the moderator to delete all the other posts trying to figure out what coach he really has.
wolfe10 09/25/20 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Impression on new coach

Dynasty or Diplomat???
wolfe10 09/24/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leece Deville alternator

If this is a DUVAC alternator, these are the connections: B+ to battery isolator (large-gauge wire) Ground-- may be separate wire or may ground through engine (metal to metal) Ignition hot small terminal/excite terminal-- gets power from any ignition hot connection in engine compartment Sense small terminal-- small gauge wire connected anywhere on the "battery side of the battery isolator". The last two are small gauge wires and can break. Pretty easy to check with a digital voltmeter.
wolfe10 09/22/20 07:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2006 Fleetwood Discovery 330 CAT dash lights

Contact your chassis maker with your VIN and issues.
wolfe10 09/21/20 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
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