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This is the kind of thermostat you both have. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbiUMa0cIJo&feature=youtu.be and see how it works. It must be set to auto.

General Discussion / Re: A/C Has No Auto/On Option
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:42:55 am »
The 2011 has this kind of thermostat I believe. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbiUMa0cIJo&feature=youtu.be

General Discussion / Re: Slide out
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:34:41 am »
Best thing for rubber, gaskets, tires, vinyl, etc. is 303 aerospace protectant. Keeps everything soft & pliable. Never use Armorall, exact opposite effect.

General Discussion / Re: Sanicon fail
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:13:05 pm »
Please explain
the Sanicon system failed

If it is not turning, take end cap off and turn backward then forward with a screwdriver, you could have just got something hard in there, but you should be able to clear it.
Try switch on-off again.
Did your break Housing or seal?

General Discussion / Re: Solar set-up
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:19:59 am »
You are correct, with 6v batteries they don't add.
No on/off required.
On the Bogart, you normally keep the selection switch set to % full.
It should read 100% when fully charged, if it reads above that hit reset button.
When you are not plugged into 110v power and no sun the % will start going down.
NEVER let it go below 50%, if no sun, either plug in, drive or run your generator.

General Discussion / Re: Generator questions
« on: September 01, 2018, 03:06:29 pm »
The generator starter power comes from the house batteries, but if you run Ford engine that would supply the power to batteries & Generator starter.
I wonder at what voltage the automatic system turns on the generator. If it's very low it would probably run the rest of the night anyway.
I have never used Stabil or anything like it, I don't drain any gas from generator or spray anything into it. I do run my generator under load for 10-15 minutes every 4-6 weeks. I have had zero problems, in two different PC's.

General Discussion / Re: Engine Battery Voltage Decrease
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:21:44 pm »
Voltage measured at battery at battery with digital meter and in dash with a plug in digital in the cig style plug.  Measured the same.  Bogart solar monitor shows different voltages.

Also the switch I requested to be added was to allow us to listen to sat radio from house Batts without running down engine batt.  Also when I turn on the switch ( formerly momentary, now on off) it immediately brings up the voltage of engine batt. with solar providing power to house Batts.

So now I don't understand your original question. It seems like it is operating like you want. The solar is charging all batteries.

General Discussion / Re: Engine Battery Voltage Decrease
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:01:04 pm »
Where are you measuring the voltage?

When you use power, voltage goes down. I know they did some changes to how this switch works.

If it works like mine, before I switch batteries - Ford and house batteries are at a different voltage. When I turn on switch all batteries read same voltage in a few minutes.

General Discussion / Re: No electricity
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:17:05 am »
Do you have a Energy management system? EMS
Is switch on by the door?

General Discussion / Re: Exterior maintenance
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:14:00 am »
Read this about tires.
7 years is fine. But protect tires from sun. Use 303 30350 Aerospace Protectant 32oz twice a year on outside of tire, this prevents surface cracking.

I use 3M 09062 Marine Liquid Wax, 1 Liter once or twice a year on the exterior. After 10 years outside still has no oxidation and looks new. It is not that hard to apply.

General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:23:17 am »
I had all sorts of electrical wiring eaten up by mice. Engine wouldn't even start.

Now I put 100% peppermint oil on cotton balls and put all over under my hood. I guess I should put some by the gas tank and generator also.

So far in last 5 years, no more mice problems.

General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure cold vs hot
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:42:07 am »
I think inside your sink door is a label.
Go to Michelin's website, no matter whose tire brand you have, they have a chart for RV tires, weight vs pressure. To really do it right you need to weight each axel and each side. while fully loaded. Then highest load on one axle sets what pressure you need on that axle. Same for second axle.

General Discussion / Re: Hankook tires
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:25:01 am »
Buy 303 protectorant, not ArmorAll.
Wipe all over face of tire every 3-4 months.

This will prevent surface cracks and keeps tires safe.

Michelin says 7 years

General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:19:57 am »
Main Points
Make sure you have more than 1/3 tank of fuel
Run generator once a month for 10-15 minutes.
Use A/C for a load.

If fuel pump is going and won't start the carburetor could be dirty
Remove, take to small engine=-lawnmower-motorcycle shop and tell them to clean in ultrasonic bath.

General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure cold vs hot
« on: July 23, 2018, 07:00:57 pm »
Before leaving Houston, I carefully set the pressures to 65 psi all-around, on a typical 85-degree July morning in Houston.  While underway, the temps varied considerably, with the rears running 10 degrees hotter.  The hottest was the right rear, which I figured must be because the exhaust runs close to that side.  Pressures were all different and all over 70 running, with the rears approaching 75.

But then, on one 50 degree morning in Yellowstone, the low pressure alarm went off as soon as the sensors started to come up, as I was leaving the Fishing Bridge RV park.  One of the rears was below the 55 psi low-limit I'd set.

Pressure is directly proportional to absolute temperature. PV=MRT  Boyles Law

so 85oF = 545oR
    50oF = 510oR

Multiply (65 psig ) X 510/545 =  60 psia
5000'   altitude the air pressure is 2.5 psi lower
10000' altitude the air pressure is 4.6 psi lower

So your experience is what would be expected.

All tire manufactures say check pressure when tires are cool and leave alone.

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