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Old 05-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #311
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Is this part of the 1 year extended warranty? I paid for that when I purchased,but I don't remember anything about a lifetime thing (paperwork is buried somewhere).
If you paid $100 to FR, then yes but it is a 3 years extended for parts and labour and lifetime for parts non transferable. Better call FR and check your records with them, they will need your vin number.

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:56 PM   #312
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Can anyone tell me where the CO2 battery is located on the A122. Just opened her up for first time after winter. Everything looks good, except for battery chirps. Smoke alarm was easy to replace. I assume the remaining chirp is CO2. Thank you.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #313
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This what I got for my 2012 A128S and it uses the main battery:
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If you hear beep then this is indicating your main battery is low.

We have to remind ourselves to replace this unit after 5 years at our expense....boo

I actually got a battery operated CO2 for backup detector because this gas can kill us in our sleep:
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I got this for my birthday gift from my brother so my family feels safe for me on my trips out there...
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #314
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Ko777. Is the only battery inside that I need to replace for smoke detector?
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #315
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Ko777. Is the only battery inside that I need to replace for smoke detector?
Yes, did you ever check your main battery charge level? Make sure to charge it to full all the time to prolong its life to the max. It should be over 12.6 volts to be considered 100% charged. To prevent over charging it, pull out the external battery fuse after it is fully charged.
The way I find out the built in charger did its job is by using a watt meter connected between the RV power cord and the outlet, when it reads below 20 watts, at this point everything that needs power is idle ie: fridge reached the desired temp and the battery is fully charged. Make sure all the internal devices are turned off; at this point I pull out the battery fuse.

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It is indicating that the fridge and other devices in the RV is currently using 184 watts. After 200 hours plugged in, it recorded 27.27 kwh total electric usage but this includes charging my ebikes everyday. The other device is a timer to prevent overcharging the ebikes batteries.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #316
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In my last trip when I'm not using any water, the water pump goes on/off for a few seconds every after several minutes, is this normal or I have a leak somewhere? I have looked around the water system and it is dry.
For now I turn off the water pump after I'm done with it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #317
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In my last trip when I'm not using any water, the water pump goes on/off for a few seconds every after several minutes, is this normal or I have a leak somewhere? I have looked around the water system and it is dry.
For now I turn off the water pump after I'm done with it.
I wonder if maybe your hot water heater might not be completely full.
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A leak is one possibility. Another possibility is a bad pump that is letting water back into the line to the tank.

From your post, I assume the cycling will keep going as long the pump is turned on. If you haven't already, set it up at home when it is dry outside and follow the plumbing everywhere to eliminate leakage as a possibility. If it is leaking you will eventually see water somewhere.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #319
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In my last trip when I'm not using any water, the water pump goes on/off for a few seconds every after several minutes, is this normal or I have a leak somewhere? I have looked around the water system and it is dry.
For now I turn off the water pump after I'm done with it.
You are losing pressure in the water system

There are 3 things to check.

1) The faucets - any drips will slowly bleed off pressure prompting the pump to run.

2) The city water inlet one way check valve (if you have one) - a slow leak here will cause water to drip down the side of the camper.

3) The water pump itself (my guess) - There is an internal check valve that can bleed pressure back into the fresh water tank. No water will be seen since it flows right back into the tank.

Cheap fix - install a new exterior one way check valve on the input side of the water pump CVT-050 - Honeywell-Sparco CVT-050 - 1/2" Female NPT x 1/2" Male NPT Check Adapter for AM-1 NPT valves

or

SHURflo 340-001 In-Line Check Valve : Amazon.com : Automotive


Middlin' fix - rebuild kit for your water pump.

SHURFLO Check Valve Kit at West Marine


Or

Replace the head assembly http://compare.ebay.com/like/1609878...Types&var=sbar

or
The most expensive - replace the pump.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #320
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In my last trip when I'm not using any water, the water pump goes on/off for a few seconds every after several minutes, is this normal or I have a leak somewhere? I have looked around the water system and it is dry.
For now I turn off the water pump after I'm done with it.
Ours sometimes does it. This trip, no problems. I think it may be trapped air the system. Like you, when it cycles too much, I just switch it off.
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