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Old 06-03-2016, 05:00 PM   #61
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Camping on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon...insane!
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:02 PM   #62
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #63
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I'm off to the North rim next month, it was still 22 degrees at night there last month. thank you for the update on the inverter!
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The inverter will charge the batteries and power all 12 volt fixtures/appliances including lights, furnace, fans, refrigerator controller, etc. It won't invert 12 volt for use with 110 appliances like air conditioner, refrigerator heat exchanger, or power outlets.
An inverter changes 12V DC to 110 AC power, a 110 to 12V is a converter. my Surveyor has both, an inverter for the refrigerator and a converter to charge the batteries.
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Thank you. Lots to learn.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:44 PM   #66
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Ooops...I miss typed. Our 2016 240RBS has a Converter, not an inverter. The fridge will run on propane + battery or on 110 - propane when connected to shore power.
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Posts #58, 59, 60: I think you mean CONVERTER. MOST TT's do not come with inverters.

Converters take 120VAC from shore power, and turn it into 12VDC for battery charging ans 12VDC accessories (lights, furnace fan/controls, fridge controls, water heater controls, etc).

Inverters take 12VDC from the battery and turn it into 120VAC for whatever you care to run that needs 120VAC and uses fewer watts than the size of your inverter.

OOPS - somebody beat me to this explanation!!
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240RBS Kitchen Drain Problem and Fix

I posted this in the main forum but thought it might be valuable for any other 240RBS owners that might experience this issue.

Recently we had a problem with the kitchen sink drain underneath the kitchen slide. In a nutshell, the flexible drain hose would put pressure on the permanent mount when the slide was activated. So, using the slide caused the coupling to fail...repeatedly. :-(

Rather than taking it in to the dealer for a warranty fix, past experience and many lost days of camping time motivated me to fix the issue myself. So, I spent a couple hours lying on the ground, reaching through the small opening, and making a SOLID permanent repair.

Attached are a few sketches that show the original factory problem and how I fixed the issue (TOTAL LAMENESS to whoever originally installed the drain hose at the factory BTW!).

I'm hopeful these sketches might prove helpful to anyone who experiences a similar issue.

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I posted this in the main forum but thought it might be valuable for any other 240RBS owners that might experience this issue.

Recently we had a problem with the kitchen sink drain underneath the kitchen slide. In a nutshell, the flexible drain hose would put pressure on the permanent mount when the slide was activated. So, using the slide caused the coupling to fail...repeatedly. :-(

Rather than taking it in to the dealer for a warranty fix, past experience and many lost days of camping time motivated me to fix the issue myself. So, I spent a couple hours lying on the ground, reaching through the small opening, and making a SOLID permanent repair.

Attached are a few sketches that show the original factory problem and how I fixed the issue (TOTAL LAMENESS to whoever originally installed the drain hose at the factory BTW!).

I'm hopeful these sketches might prove helpful to anyone who experiences a similar issue.

Cheers!
On mine, the screw-on ring broke. Bought a new one at Menards. YOu can see the hose and clamp are offset to the left some, so I moved the clamp to the right. Hope that helps.

Found this our first time out this year. It's about 4 feet of that black pipe from this connection to my sink. I don't know if freezing may have been a contributor, but I am going to make sure I add a bunch more pink anti-freeze to the sink next winter to make sure it gets to this fitting.
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I'm off to the North rim next month, it was still 22 degrees at night there last month. thank you for the update on the inverter!
We had a blast on the North Rim! So HUGE! The temps were around 90 during the day in early June but WAY better than the 105 that awaited us at Lake Powell!

Godspeed on your journey!
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