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Old 03-03-2015, 07:40 AM   #31
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smo99, it sounds like you had been severely running your cabin batteries down. Even though they are deep cycle, you will get longer life if they are not discharged below 50%. Specific gravity testing can tell the charge state, but while on the road, the voltage level is a good measure. While 12.75 volts is fully charged, about 12.20 volts is 50% charged. Because of this small difference, a digital meter is required right at the battery terminals. You can spend many hundreds of dollars to add the voltage and current remote option to the Magnum converter/inverter or wire the few dollar device to the terminals, which link follows. There has been many threads on this subject; do a search for them.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:56 AM   #32
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Thanks for all the help so far everyone. I found the issue with the pump, the fuse fried when the pump was frozen--easy fix--whew.

Question on my tank heaters. I have a switch on my main control panel inside the coach for Tank Heaters. It lights up red when on. However, I don't see anything that looks like a blanket (or are the heaters inside the tank?). And where the diagram in the electrical bay says there should be a fuse for tank heaters, there isn't any fuse at all. Am I being spoofed in thinking I'm heating my tanks when in fact all there is a lighted switch? The light for my water pump stayed lit even when the fuse was gone. So I'm wondering if I need to get a fuse in that slot?

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