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136  Main Forum / General Discussion / Electric step dead on: April 03, 2012, 07:35:33 pm
It is a single step.   It quit this afternoon.  The wall switch has no effect.  The door switch has no effect. Where is the step fuse/breaker?  What else to do for trouble shooting?

Dick in FL
137  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Battery Minder on: March 26, 2012, 10:13:53 pm

A  Battery Minder is the way to keep engine battery charged by shore power because shore power does not charge it through the converter.  I asked the manufacturer if it was ok to leave the Battery Minder attached to the engine battery at all times and they said yes. 

At seminar given by one of the developers he said to keep in mind that if there is no 120v power, the Battery Minder connected to a battery draws a small current to run the high frequence oscillator that does the desulfation.

I leave mine connected unless there will be a period of storage without shore power.

Dick in FL
138  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 26, 2012, 08:59:14 pm

Yes, we have one power seat.  I just tried it.  Does not seem to pull enough affect the cyclic high current thing.

139  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 26, 2012, 02:12:32 pm

Yes, I have the booklet but the chlorination procedure is a generic write-up with no drawing or references to how to access the drain valve.

This morning (Mon.) I talked to Bobby at PC who confirmed my speculation about removing the mattress and prying up the cut-out at the back.  Removing screws was not necessary.  This gives access to the demand pump, a T-valve for winterization, and the drain valve. We have now have a clean tank. Presumably, there will an illustrated addition to the handbook that is specific for the 2910.

I also talked with Ed the electrician about the unusual cyclic high-current draw on the engine battery that I reported earlier.  My Battery Minder can only barely keep up to the demand even though I have rejuvenated the battery with desulfation and equalization.

Ed says there are only four things using the engine battery: outside mirrors, coach step, back-up camera and compass... not the slide-outs. When the step is out, the step controller pulls around 0.8 amps.  I can see this difference in the cyclic thing-a-majig because it causes a higher draw.  That leaves something in the Ford turning on and off.  Ed gave some ideas of how to track this down.  We shall see.


140  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 24, 2012, 02:52:48 pm
Thanks all,

None of the suggestions apply although they have caused me to become more familiar wirh the innards of the coach.  No drawers under the sink either even though I am famiar with how to remove them.

Earlier today we arrived at our campsite for our first trip.  We are using city water until we figure out the drain delemma in sanitizing the fresh water tank.

Dick in FL
141  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 23, 2012, 09:13:30 pm

Thanks, but the question is how to drain the tank.  I could not see the tank or any tubing leading from the gravity fill that would disclose the tanks' location, drain or drain valve.   

After a lot of time under the coach finding nothing, the only thing left was that the tank is under the bed (adding 300 plus pounds on the slide!). I extended the slide to look underneath.  There, at last, was a tube that likely was a drain.  Digging under the mattress I found a panel secured with four screws (torx?).  Can someone who knows the 2910 tell me what to do next?

Dick from FL
142  Main Forum / General Discussion / Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 23, 2012, 05:10:31 pm
Please excuse a dumb question but how do I drain the tank after the chlorine treatment?

Dick in FL
2012 2910
143  Main Forum / General Discussion / Some really basic questions on: March 06, 2012, 06:31:48 pm
We just got a new 2910 and I have these questions:

Which battery runs the slides; the steps; the detectors (smoke, propane, CO), levelers; frig?

Into which tank does the: kitchen sink, toilet sink, shower empty?

Is there a 12v outlet from the coach batteries?

What current draw when steps are out?
I observe an erratic, cyclic, high current draw from the engine battery when everything is off and the steps are out. Any suggestions about the source?

Where is:
The transfer solenoid for boost and charging house batteries when engine is running?
The house battery cut-off solenoid?
Slide-out relay(s) and breaker(s)?

Thanks everyone for patience while I figure out stuff.

Dick from Florida
'12 2910
144  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Getting mail on the road on: February 22, 2012, 06:02:51 pm
We use a forwarding service from Family Motorcoach Association and it works well.  The service is part of membership benefits with FMCA.  We travel 3 months out of the year.  Our mail is forwarded to the FMCA office and (when we request) it is delivered to wherever we are via general delivery to a post office.
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