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Old 08-02-2016, 05:37 PM   #11
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The first thing I do at at campground site is hook up electric and hoses. I also take the patio crap out of the basement, mostly so I don't have to dodge the slides as I reach into the storage bays, but also because it gives me a chance to ensure I'm not going to hit a tree or power podium with the slides. I then go in and level and slide out.


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Old 08-02-2016, 10:46 PM   #12
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I have an MM1212 charger and the MM-RC (6 LED's only) remote as pictured.
Thanks for the idea on the ME-RC controller. I like to keep things simple, but more than that I like to have more info rather than less. This looks to be a good upgrade
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:49 AM   #13
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Do you run your generator or connect to shore power when you put jacks down/slides out? I do so whenever I put jacks/slides out and that way it doesn't run down the batteries. Believe it or not it takes a good amount of power to put jacks down and the slides out.
Yes, I run the genset, have to. 5 minutes with no air and the temp rises like an oven
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:16 PM   #14
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You really should not be boiling off water quickly if the batts are good and the charging system is at least 3 stage and working properly. BEFORE investing in a new battery monitor... I'd install the batts and use them in service for a month. Don't run them down too much. You should never see below 12V on your meter unless you are doing something like slides using just battery power and it should pop back over 12V shortly after that stops. You should not need to add water within the first month if all is well with the charging circuit since once float stage is reached it is generally less than a couple of amps at 13.4V or less and will NOT boil off water...it is essentially a battery tender in float stage.
Once you know the charging system is working fine...then it would pay to add a new monitor. If you need to replace your charger...get one that is around 25% of your total amp hour capacity of the bank....4 large 12V are generally around 400 amp hours...so the charger should be able to put out around 100 amps. It should also have a built in Equalization stage ...making it a 4 staged charger to preserve your batts and bust up sulphation on regular basis. Both Progressive and IOTA have well regarded smart chargers in this range. If you switch charger brands and want a battery monitor...Trimetric and Victron would be the brands of choice.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:08 PM   #15
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I'm fairly convinced that the issue was entirely the old batteries.
As for my current voltage readout...I have not way to determine it with just 6 lights and the new remote is already in the mail via Amazon Prime LOL.

Suppose I had the more sophisticated remote in place before I could have seen what was happening. 6 LED's isn't enough.
Thanks to all for the help everyone
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:15 PM   #16
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I'm fairly convinced that the issue was entirely the old batteries.
As for my current voltage readout...I have not way to determine it with just 6 lights and the new remote is already in the mail via Amazon Prime LOL.

Suppose I had the more sophisticated remote in place before I could have seen what was happening. 6 LED's isn't enough.
Thanks to all for the help everyone
We agree that 6 leds aren't enough...and you did just order a nice monitor. My only point was to save you the money for the monitor IF you found out that you needed a new charger. Hopefully it was just the batts failing that caused the water boil off...but that is by no means a certainty.
Worst case now that you have an order in...is that you also need to order a new Magnum that works with the same monitor. All best...
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:21 PM   #17
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What control are you using to charge the batteries. If it the one that came with the Moho it's time to upgrade. I had a issue with the old controller and it ruined 4 batteries. This is the one you want. It allows you to set the charge rate and much more. It is plug and play so a easy instal.
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go thru setup?

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Magnum ME RC work with a 1,200 watt inverter?
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:27 PM   #18
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Marc that is my understanding. It runs off the same phone type plug as the old one. Warren installed mine as I had other warranty work being done. I was going to install it myself. Anyone with the old 6 light control should upgrade to the new one. It cheap insurance compared to the price of batteries.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:30 PM   #19
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Mine is scheduled for delivery today and I have to put it in tonight and program it up. SO, I'll let you know soon
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Mine is scheduled for delivery today and I have to put it in tonight and program it up. SO, I'll let you know soon

Set the charge rate low like 30% and move it up. We have ours at 50% now with no boiling of the batteries.
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