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Old 07-27-2016, 02:57 PM   #8481
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Took a cue from 05CrewDually (thanks to him for the idea and info) and installed a volt meter above my tank gauge display panel. Traced two points on the back of the circuit board that were not being used and soldered the wires from the meter.

When I press the button it gives me a true readout of the voltage, not just an idiot light.

Currently the power supply is providing 14+ volts to the battery and system.
If I were you, I'd take my digital voltmeter and check the voltage in parallel with the analog meter. Just to make sure it's reading properly. You'll notice below your analog needle that there's an adjustment screw. 14 volts sounds a little high. Adjust it to read what your digital is reading.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #8482
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Took a cue from 05CrewDually (thanks to him for the idea and info) and installed a volt meter above my tank gauge display panel. Traced two points on the back of the circuit board that were not being used and soldered the wires from the meter.

When I press the button it gives me a true readout of the voltage, not just an idiot light.

Currently the power supply is providing 14+ volts to the battery and system.
Great idea. Love it. Thanks
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:12 PM   #8483
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If I were you, I'd take my digital voltmeter and check the voltage in parallel with the analog meter. Just to make sure it's reading properly.
Did that after posting. My multi meter says 13.2v and I will adjust it accordingly.

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Great idea. Love it. Thanks
Yeah the whole thing only cost $2.85 on Amazon.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:38 PM   #8484
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Looks great Dea49. It is nice to know what the charger is putting out at any given time. Half the fun for me is sharing ideas.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:51 PM   #8485
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Did that after posting. My multi meter says 13.2v and I will adjust it accordingly.

Thanks.
Yeah, 13.2 VDC sounds more like reality.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:23 PM   #8486
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What did you do to your camper today?

We are preparing for 9 days at Ocean Lakes.

I picked up some Calgon to put in the black tanks. CFO vacuumed everything. We also did some AC work.....

After reading everyone's AC issues (and spending the weekend in my old DP at the dragstrip) I convinced myself that the main AC in our Sandpiper wasn't doing as good as I expected. I had been pretty happy with it, but reading other folks issues and sitting in my old motor home convinced me that I needed to do some work. So.... I pulled the return vent covers and checked the clearance. They were less than an inch thick (top to bottom). I added some 1.5" flexible PVC to "expand" them. I also checked the outlets and noticed 3 "joints" in the duct work that were not taped. We added tape. I also took som cell phone video of the vents looking towards the rear of the RV and realized that there was no end to the duct work. I taped them up at the last ducts to prevent air from going back in no mans land. We have not been unhappy with the AC performance, but thought it could be a little better. Hopefully these few tricks help.

I will report back on these in the next few days as we are headed out for 9 days at a ocean lakes.

If these "tricks" help the AC, then I will pick up two new returns and do some surgery on the ceiling.

The key to happy camping is not relying on a dealer to do work on the camper!

Tomorrow.... Just organizing the basement, loading clothes, hooking up the truck, and pulling it out of the garage. Leaving at 6:30AM Friday.


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Old 07-27-2016, 10:02 PM   #8487
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The key to happy camping is not relying on a dealer to do work on the camper!
Absolutely!

The only issue I haven't fixed yet (only 2 other minor issues since buying in January) is a range hood fan that isn't working. Took it apart last trip to make sure it wasn't a wiring or switch problem. Have an email out to Joe to see if he'll send me a new hood.

I think I'll check the A/C run while I'm in Gatlinburg next week. Everything worked great in Gulf Shores last month, but anything to improve the efficiency can't hurt.

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:35 PM   #8488
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:12 PM   #8490
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My maker lights keeps blowing a 20 amp fuse, My dealer looked at it and tested the system and keep saying it's fine, also I just got back from the factory from a total roof replacement. Told them about the problem and they checked it all out and said they can't find anything. I told them it only happens when I drive, after about 10 miles it will blow that fuse. This has been going on since new. I know it's not the TV being I'm on my 2nd TV. and the first was checked by Ford and they said it's not the truck. The Factory suggested I change the plug. Well now I have done that. The reason for the post is that I found the ground and 12v wire are 10 ga. the rest are 12 ga. I was surprised that It had 10 ga. that is good for 30 amps for the charging circuit. There has been a lot of post about the TV charging the trailer battery. Learned that if you keep your lights on the alternator will stay on that should help in charging your batteries. I'm hoping it was just a corroded end spade only. Time will tell next trip. Lets hope that's it, I have been using a auto reset fuse but you have to turn your lights off for a couple of minutes to rest...
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