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Old 12-03-2016, 03:54 PM   #21
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:57 PM   #22
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Set your charger for 6 amp and let it run for a full 24-36 hours.
When the generator is running the panel will show full charge even though the batteries are not fully charged, it is showing the voltage from the converter.


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Old 12-03-2016, 04:00 PM   #23
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Coffee guy,!.…we all had to learn....black first, then grey


Just had a cup myself, I'll never forget that now! Greatly appreciated. Thanks for the app tip!! Works perfect!
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:28 PM   #24
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To sanitize the fresh water system use 1/2 cup unscented bleach per 30 gals of water: Drain water heater then put anode rod/plug back in. Fill fresh water tank with water 1/2 full, pour in the bleach then fill tank to full. Let sit for 15 mins to allow bleach and water to mix.
Turn on pump then turn on hot water faucet until water comes out and has a slight bleach smell then turn off. Do the same with all the faucets individually (hot and cold). Top up water tank to full again and let it sit for 4-6 hours.
Drain fresh water tank and water heater then refill water tank and run all the faucets again as before, but a couple mins at each faucet this time.
Drain water tank and refill, you are done.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:23 PM   #25
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IMO Interstate batteries are not very good. I had them in past and now have them in my new 2017 Rockwood.. and having nothing but problems with them.. I have charged them for a couple of days using the converter, then check them with a "Hydrometer" (inexpensive at any auto part store to check the amount of charge in each "Cell".) and they only checked half charged.. Took them back to the dealer and they charged them again for about a week and said they were OK... I don't believe them..A good battery should come up to Full Charge in a matter of hours if not fully discharged.. Had Trojan brand in my last RV and they worked Great.. ( two 6 Volt Gold Cart batteries wired in series).. No more Interstate Batteries for me..
Disagree, had two interstate group 27's deep cycle and got a good 4 years out of them. Did enough boondocking too. Never allowed them below 50%. The problem here is the care and custody of the battery can vary greatly within the forum member community, so what one got over another is pretty hard to quantify. Just sayin'
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:09 AM   #26
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Even with everything turned off, or all the fuses pulled unless you have a battery Isolation switch your converter is still running and drawing current from your batteries.
If you have a battery isolation switch, be sure to turn it OFF when you park the camper for some period of time unless it is connected to shore power. If you don't have one, have one installed.
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^ Curious minds would like to know how the converter still runs and draws current from the batteries, please explain.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:05 PM   #28
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If batteries had smaller wires, coming off posts not going to cut-off switch...converter should be off line, but not all 12 volt stuff..
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Yes, the electric jack, slides, breakaway switch (to name a few) are still connected, but that has nothing to do with the converter.
Was just curious how Douglas figured the converter was still running.
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