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Old 03-22-2016, 10:06 PM   #31
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Your setup is looking good. How may amps is the inverter and is it modified or pure sine wave?

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:08 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by jimcarterhb1951 View Post
From what I can tell in a short period of use the regeneration and AH's are no way as good as 6 volt batteries, that's why I will be upgrading to four 6 volts when I get the cash. I also wanted to get some use out of the new 12 volts that came with the MH. Seemed a waste to throw them away.

I hear you. Have first I just added 26 V batteries along with my 12 V batteries. But everyone said that was going to reduce the life. So I went ahead and got two more. They're not cheap though about $350 a pair. :-/

But I really was referring to was how well the 500 Watt panels keep up with your average usage. Do they make considerably more power than your batteries can handle? How long does it take in good son to recharge them? I know this is difficult question to answer as everyone's usage and son is different. Do you find you have way more panels then you need with only two batteries?

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:29 PM   #33
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Right TLAK... The problem is... They are not draining. When opened, they release only the residual water in the lines, it appears as though (I could very well be wrong) that one of the lines is just as the sticker says, a low point to drain the water lines in the coach, and the other is to drain the contents of the fresh water tank. Water will come out of one of the lines but only when pressurized by the pump.
The low point drains (there should be two, hot and cold, red and blue) will only drain if opened and you open up the faucets upstairs. Open them all up to drain them all out..

I think you said there were two blue lines there at the low point. If so, then one is the cold water low point drain and the other is the tank drain. Generally speaking (not necessarily for all models), the low point drain has a screw cap or pull valve on the end of it and the tank drain has an in-line valve higher up. If you follow that second blue line straight up into the house, that's most likely where you will find that valve. It can't be higher than the bottom of the tank, obviously, so the choices are limited. But it can be in any number of odd places, ranging from an exterior compartment (some of which have inner compartments) to under the sink, to under the bed, in some other cabinet or hidden compartment (the cover of which may require a screw driver to remove). Keep looking, it's there to be found.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:51 AM   #34
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Just got her back from the dealer and all has been addressed. The floor was fixed by sealing it in the rear of the dog house. As for the tank drain issue, it turns out the overflow line was clogged so when the cap for the tank drain was removed it wouldn't allow it to siphon out. The overflow drain needed to be cleared out and now it drains.

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