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Old 02-18-2021, 07:46 PM   #1
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What is this "Voltmeter" doing?

I have heard this thing is garbage, but seriously what is the deal?

My PWM controller shows 12.8v
Cherokee Total Control shows 12.5v
Then this thing is running anywhere from 30.1v to 19.7v and changes every second.

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Old 02-18-2021, 07:51 PM   #2
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Looks like a defective voltmeter. Replace it.
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:51 AM   #3
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What is your battery setup? Have you added a 12v battery?
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What is the Cherokee Total Control? First I hear of it.
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Bluetooth app so you can connect your smart phone to your TT and control the lights, slides, awnings, etc with your phone.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:21 PM   #6
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Looks like a defective voltmeter. Replace it.
Or faulty wiring.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:27 PM   #7
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voltage

maybe solar panel output
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:05 PM   #8
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Volt meter

Looks like two screws will get you in so you can use a test meter, like a Flir, Fluke or UEI.
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:07 PM   #9
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I want that Cherokee Total Control

I wonder if I can add the Cherokee Total Control to my TT. I do have a wireless remote control now. Anybody out there done that? How pricey?
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:32 PM   #10
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Looks like you have a Cherokee RV product, which is what I have. Depending on the model year you have, it's likely part of the Juice Pack package they've been installing on 2020 and 2021 models. The volt meter on mine indicates the battery levels being charged by a 50-watt roof-mounted solar panel.
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:32 PM   #11
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I am thinking that the OP has added a second 12V battery and connected them in series resulting in 24V to the TT.
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Wow!! wouldn't it be nice if you are sitting in your slide out dinette, eating dinner, and your slide starts closing as your new neighbor is opening his?
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Wow!! wouldn't it be nice if you are sitting in your slide out dinette, eating dinner, and your slide starts closing as your new neighbor is opening his?
I was in an RV Park where spaces were so narrow that almost happened to me.

Never going back there.
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Looks like solar panel output which will vary with light intensity.
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What is your battery setup? Have you added a 12v battery?
Only one group 24 12v battery, factory installed.

And this was happening at night, no solar output.

I'll email my dealer and copy FR service, see what they say. Maybe my first warranty claim. 2 weeks in, that didn't take long.
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Looks like you have a Cherokee RV product, which is what I have. Depending on the model year you have, it's likely part of the Juice Pack package they've been installing on 2020 and 2021 models. The volt meter on mine indicates the battery levels being charged by a 50-watt roof-mounted solar panel.
Yes, I'm commenting on how the factory Voltmeter is messed up, apparently. The readout is all over the place. I checked it again throughout the day and it was anywhere from 16v to 19v.
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Only one group 24 12v battery, factory installed.
Batteries on towables, are dealer-installed items, not by the factory. The factory may have installed the battery box though.
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Batteries on towables, are dealer-installed items, not by the factory. The factory may have installed the battery box though.
With the Juice Pack option from FR, the battery comes from the factory. My dealer was just as surprised as I was. Of course, it could have just been a line of bull from my tech doing the PDI, but it is the exact same "Expedition" battery that others have received with recent Wolf Pups that have the Juice Pack option.
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Yes, I'm commenting on how the factory Voltmeter is messed up, apparently. The readout is all over the place. I checked it again throughout the day and it was anywhere from 16v to 19v.

Yeah, you definitely got some type of issue with that volt meter or wiring to it. I don't ever recall seeing mine go much beyond 14v, but the level displayed was consistent unless we were using the battery. Just be prepared to wait a month or two for FR to accept the warranty claim and ship out a replacement meter to the dealer. At least you can still use your RV and it won't be sitting at the dealership service department for all that time, like mine did recently.
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