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  1. Back when I was a young kid with a paper route I carried a squirt gun with ammonia/water mix. Shot in the eyes stopped aggressive dogs in their tracks. Lenp
  2. The most important part of any system is a battery monitor system as noted by Lou. I use a Bogart Engineering Pentametric monitor and find it very informative. They also have a Trimetric battery monitor that does many of the same things the Pentametric does. Both to a great job of informing us of battery status. Lenp
  3. It is almost time for this years Fallen Hero cart escort. This year we will be escorting a sparkling new cart to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. We depart SeaTac on May 8th and travel down Interstate Five to Ontario, CA where we will join the RFTW (southern route). Cart delivery at Sky Harbor is scheduled for May 16th at 10:00am if anyone interested (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2456981954334295&set=gm.423422115138684&type=3&theater&ifg=1) We will be arriving at the Chandler Southgate Hotel the evening of the 15th. I have participated in the last two Fallen Hero cart escorts (Dallas/Fort Worth & San Francisco) and looking forward to this years ride. Also plan to continue on to Washington, DC for the 31st RFTW and hope to participate in the very last Rolling Thunder parade in DC on Sunday, May 26th. After this year Rolling Thunder will no longer exist due to exorbitant costs and issues with using the Pentagon parking lot for staging.
  4. I am not familiar with the Magnum equipment but a quick review of the ME-RC manual shows an additional unit (ME-BMK battery monitor) is required to measure SOC. Page seven - https://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sites/default/files/MagArchive/64-0003-Rev-D-ME-RC.pdf If the Magnum is anything like my Bogart Engineering Pentametric system there is a parameter that can be set to determine when 100% SOC is achieved. If I remember correctly it is set for the point when the voltage reaches 14.4 volts and charge current drops to 9 amps - don't quote me on those numbers but they are close. Does the Magnum SOC have anything similar? As noted above, if your applying solar charge to the batteries at the same time your running the generator there could be some false reading. Lenp
  5. How are you measuring your SOC?
  6. Thanks for letting us know the root cause!! Many of us were watching. Lenp
  7. lenp

    Louisiana US 90

    US 90 is not too bad from New Orleans until you get near Lafayette where it gets a little congested and the last few miles in Lafayette are very busy and narrow lanes. Still no big deal - we often travel that route. Lenp
  8. Only have about 45,000 on my 2012 and the only problem was a catalytic converter had to be replaced under warranty. I have not towed with it but have flat towed it behind MH for about 30,000 miles in addition to the 45,00 on the clock. I have not heard any horror stories about them. Lenp
  9. Carlos, You are 100% correct but that still doesn't mean a range extender wouldn't work for the OP. I use one and don't even notice difference in speed or latency. Lenp
  10. A $90 range extender might do just as well Lenp
  11. Had the 3000 in my International 4400 and hated it! It only had 275 HP so I could never find a good gear on a hill. With the C12 it might work out better for you. Can't say I am real fond of the 300 behind (or should I say in front) of the ISL I have now either but lots better than the old 4400. Lenp
  12. Maggie, what toad brake system do you have? The Prodigy brake controller is typically used in conjunction with a trailer with electric brakes. If your toad brake system is a RVI or similar system it may not need a controller. My RVI brake works without ANY device in the motorhome - strictly an inertia brake system totally contained within the toad. It does have a remote mounted in the MH that allows me to "test" the brakes on the toad as well as monitor what the RVI unit is (or isn't) doing. The prior owner may have towed a trailer and used it with the prodigy. There may be some toad brake systems that utilize a cab mounted controller but I believe most are like the RVI unit - correct me if I am wrong here folks. Suggest you read the owners manual for your toad brake system (or contact the manufacturer) and (1) tell us what model you have and (2) tell us what you find. Lenp
  13. Or if you have lots of time drop down to Freeport and go across Galveston Island and take the ferry to Point Bolivar and up to I10 at Winnie. We always enjoy that route! Lenp
  14. dmcb, I too, have problems starting the rig, intermittently though. Tough trying to figure it out when it only happens occasionally. The wiring diagrams from Sparton (I know your on a Freighliner but perhaps wiring is similar) show multiple relays/solenoids in the starter "path". One is controlled by the Allison to lockout the starter if not in neutral. You really need to get a wiring diagram and start tracing wires (and I need to do the same!). Friend with an older Allegro with starting issues had to replace the Allison touch pad to correct his start problem. Was not cheap! Good luck and let us know if you solve the problem. Lenp
  15. AND DIAMONDS!!!! Lenp
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