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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SeeLevel RV tank Monitors on: March 25, 2015, 11:54:33 am
Tom, What do you mean by quit working? No level lights lite up, all the level lights lite up?
Do the other lights in the panel for LPG & battery work?
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charging coach batteries from van battery on: March 06, 2015, 11:11:25 pm
Either you asked the question backward or I don't understand.

The switch that operates that solenoid and next to the steering wheel. With the engine off when depressing the switch the solenoid will click closed and allow the coach batteries to charge the van battery.

As soon as you turn on your key to start the engine this solenoid will open and not allow this. When the engine is running the van alternator charges your coach batteries via a diode that allows the current to go in only one direction.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charging coach batteries from van battery on: March 06, 2015, 12:45:11 pm
When the engine is running the alternator charges the coach batteries. There is a diode that makes it one-way, the van only charges the coach batteries.
To go the other way from coach to van, Phoenix put the little switch on left side of steering wheel.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Questions on: March 04, 2015, 10:28:35 pm
Take a look at a Thor RUV. Nice size, but not made as well as a Phoenix.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sound deadening on: March 01, 2015, 08:23:01 pm
Never saw that option. We do not have thermopane windows either and out 2552 is very quiet fro outside noise.

Maybe it's sound insulation in the doghouse (Engine compartment) the engine is noisy when driving.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New truck battery on: February 28, 2015, 10:13:41 pm
The switch next to the steering wheel that allows you to charge your engine battery may still be on, it makes my step go in when it is on and door closed.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New truck battery on: February 28, 2015, 07:36:04 am
So any standard car battery of the same group size is fine. Interstate is a good brand,
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New truck battery on: February 27, 2015, 08:31:00 am
I don't understand "Truck Battery".

Do you mean the 2 RV batteries or the Engine battery under your hood?

The 2 are Deep Cycle but the engine battery is a standard car battery.

All lead acid batteries are charged at the same voltage.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cold Weather Camping on: February 22, 2015, 07:57:28 am
Saw one laying there this morning right where my head was.
Did you know more people are killed in MX by falling coconuts than snakes or scorpions?
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cold Weather Camping on: February 21, 2015, 08:05:56 am
The biggest problem and easiest to remedy is the outdoor shower. Disconnect the shower head and drain it and the hose. The Macerator suggestion is excellent, needs some RV antifreeze in there.
A caution when you do winterize also is the kitchen sprayer. Disconnect and drain it.
Leaving sink cabinets open to get heat from rig is also an excellent suggestion.
Things don't freeze all that fast on cold nights.

Or do what I do, just go to Mexico for the whole winter. We really got cold last night, all the way down to 57oF.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Conserving electricity on: February 06, 2015, 10:55:19 am
Another thing to check is the Battery Disconnect off? If you are plugged into 110v the light will be on but the relay may not be closed so that batteries will not charge from the converter. Hit the up USE position. To be sure you could unplug the 110v, if the relay is on then, the red light will be on.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Conserving electricity on: February 05, 2015, 03:27:32 pm
Seldom are new batteries fully charged.

12.73V is fully charged.

Keep charging with battery charger or RV alternator.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Conserving electricity on: February 05, 2015, 12:41:37 pm
Converter inefficiency.
It takes more power to charge the batteries to the same level from where they were depleted to.

Also try to never drop your batteries below 12.1 volts, this is 50% charged.

Converters never fully charge your battery, your alternator will or solar arrays.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trik-L-Start installation on: January 30, 2015, 08:46:08 am
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to keep the chassis battery charged when plugged in to shore power.

Believe me, this simple solution works fine. I only have to turn on the switch for a day about once every few weeks.

Replace or have Phoenix replace the little momentary on switch that is on left side of your steering wheel with an on-off switch. My 2006 2551 had this.
Phoenix went to a momentary switch for some reason,

Contrary to what people believe this switch is not to start your RV, the wires from the relay it activates are too small. But it will trickle charge your battery. Phoenix built in a safety feature. Ask Kermit. When you turn on your ignition switch to start the relay is deactivacted so you CANNOT pull too much current through the relay wiring.

I have been doing it this way with 2 cruisers for 9 years,
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery switch on dash on: January 30, 2015, 08:29:29 am
I leave mine on for 2 months at a time while my RV is in storage so that my solar arrays keep the engine battery charged. No problem. Its a relay, you are just keeping it energized. No dusty cycle involved.

The replacement switch is less that $10 and a 5 minute installation.
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