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 on: August 18, 2015, 04:59:16 pm 
Started by savvydog - Last post by Doneworking
Interesting posts.  Thanks to all.

In a recent trip to New Mexico we boondocked three weeks.  For a couple of days it rained and our solar was not as effective as normal.  It works pretty well for us with just four or five hours direct exposure.  In any event, I got the same default signal, checked the gas, checked the normal stuff...most of what I checked was mentioned in the posts above.
Lo and behold, my batteries were discharged but only to about 11.7%, which is still a significant discharge in percentage of 100% charge.  Solution was simple.  I started the chassis motor and ran it for a few minutes, got a quick shot on the coach batteries and fired up the genset.  Ran it for an hour.  No more problems with the refrigerator.  

These newer refrigerators have their advantages.......and disadvantages.  Personally, I think they are much more "picky" than they were a few years ago.   Read your manual on leveling.  I forgot what ours calls for, but it seems way to tight a spec for me.  Our old Dometic in our 2007 Roadtrek would freeze up the refrig on a low setting when it was several degrees out of level.  

The lesson for me:  my refrig defaults at a battery drain of just a little under 12 volts, apparently.  

By the way, my refrigerator is two way only.  I do miss the DC setting on my old refrig.  


 on: August 18, 2015, 03:05:46 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Ron and Barry,

Your directions really helped me remove the door.  When it was off and placed down on the bed, I could see and feel that the door already has the metal hinge in place.

Before taking the door off I felt totally confident that the hinge was made of plastic, but all that I could really see was the very edge of the hinge.

Anyway, this discovery made the job very easy.  Just reinstall the door and be done with it.   LOL

Thanks again for your help.


 on: August 18, 2015, 02:20:06 pm 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by Carol
Beautiful work Dave.  And Ron, given how much you enjoy tinkering with your PC, it would probably be a vacation from a vacation!

 on: August 18, 2015, 10:05:54 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by ron.dittmer
it would be neat to have a Motorhome manufacturer here in Lancaster County................maybe I'll have to talk to Ron!

I will tell you right now that I am fighting my way through my final few years until I retire.  I so look forward to having my time to myself and with Irene.  My plan is to "NOT" have any kind of job thereafter.  I do wonder if working in the RV industry would be considered retirement or a job?  Smile

 on: August 18, 2015, 09:26:33 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Thank you Gail. I agree I would enjoy having Ron for a neighbor:) We have friends who live in the Elkhart Indiana area and I've always thought it would be neat to have a Motorhome manufacturer here in Lancaster County................maybe I'll have to talk to Ron!

 on: August 18, 2015, 09:25:42 am 
Started by savvydog - Last post by Gail Staton
Happy to know it was an easy fix. 

Wish you the best with your house sale.  Having experienced that last October,  I can identify with having to leave at a moments notice.


 on: August 18, 2015, 09:16:33 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by Gail Staton

Thank you for the kind invitation.  I think meeting you and visiting your farm would be worth the drive.   Lunch would be icing on the cake.  If you come anywhere near Vero Beach on your travels, please let us know.

I think you and Ron would make a good team tinkering with PC projects but I don't think your wives would see much of you.


 on: August 18, 2015, 09:15:34 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Before and after pictures of tile backsplash and Super Springs.

 on: August 18, 2015, 08:59:52 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Good Morning Ron,

I was really proud of myself for figuring out how to post those pictures now you have me in a tail spin...........I may need some help with your request Smile. I'll see what I can do.......
As for the Tile, I used traditional grout on the joints in the center and a flexible calk at the top, the sides and along the edge where the counter meets the tile.
I have to take a better look at the picture I posted but we do have the pocket for storing the covers. It must not be visible in the picture, I'll post another picture showing the pockets. I ran the tile down into the pocket about 2 1/2".

Hello Gail,

My wife says I do a lot of tinkering with our Motorhome Smile It's fun to post things we've done on the forum and see what others like Ron have done to their coach's. I'm still OK as long as find time to tinker with more important things that need attention on our farm Smile
If you take any trips up north we would love to have you visit. I know it would be a long drive for a sandwich but we'd be glad to treat you to lunch in our sandwich shop! Lord willing we plan to take a trip with our whole family to Florida this winter.


 on: August 18, 2015, 08:42:07 am 
Started by savvydog - Last post by ron.dittmer
You have me smiling over the cause & solution...just charge the batteries.  Smile  Our PC bought eight years ago, was our first fully functioning motor home.  Oh how many operator errors I made....and still make.  It seems every new RVing season is a test to see whether I am developing dementia.

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